Psychology - PSCH


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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100 Introduction to Psychology
4 hours. Survey of basic concepts of contemporary psychology. Introduction to the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental and clinical psychology. Students under 18 years of age need parental consent to participate in research experiments that are part of the course. Instructions for obtaining parental consent will be provided during class early in the semester. Individual and Society course.

184 The Basics of Neuroscience
1 hours. Introduction to the scientific study of the brain and behavior. Overview of neuroscience as an integrative discipline. Same as PHIL 184 and BIOS 184. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

201 The Psychology of African Americans
3 hours. Historical analysis of various psychological approaches to the African American experience and identity. Special attention to development of African American psychology as a disciplinary orientation. Same as AAST 201. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 or consent of the instructor. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

202 African American Behavioral Patterns
3 hours. Formal theories on personality in terms of interdependence between personal characteristics, African American culture, and oppression; social-psychological aspects of black identity and interpersonal behavior. Same as AAST 202. Prerequisite(s) PSCH 100 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit in AAST 201. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

210 Theories of Personality
3 hours. Survey of major theoretical approaches to the study of personality and the evidential basis underlying each approach. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100. Individual and Society course.

231 Community Psychology
3 hours. Psychological principles, research and interventions concerning community settings; community human services, primary prevention, consultation, advocacy, social ecology, organizational change, and citizen participation. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100. Individual and Society course.

242 Introduction to Research in Psychology
3 hours. Techniques and problems associated with the study of behavior. Emphasis on measurement, descriptive statistics, and the principles of experimental design. Exercises involving data collection. Participation in research. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 100.

262 Behavioral Neuroscience
3 hours. Research and theories concerning the physiological bases of behavior. Understanding of basic brain organization with emphasis on neural substrates of learning, motivation and perception. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100.

270 Abnormal Psychology
3 hours. A survey course covering the assessment, description, causes, and treatments of many psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, sexual dysfunction, and personality disorders. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100. Individual and Society course.

303 Writing in Psychology
3 hours. Teaches students the fundamentals of scientific writing including literature reviews, research reports and book reviews. Students will write a minimum of three papers dealing with psychological topics. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 242 and ENGL 161 with a minimum grade of C; MATH 118 (or the equivalent) with a minimum grade of C or MATH 090; or consent of the instructor. For psychology majors only.

305 History of Psychology
3 hours. The history of scientific psychology with emphasis on forerunners of modern psychological issues. Prerequisite(s): 15 hours in psychology.

312 Social Psychology
3 hours. Survey of theory and research in social psychology, emphasizing experimental investigations of attitudes and social cognition, and interpersonal relations and group processes. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

313 Laboratory in Social Psychology
3 hours. Conduct laboratory and field experiments in social psychology on problems in attitudes and social cognition, and interpersonal relations and group processes. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 312.

315 Psychology of Women and Gender
3 hours. Critical examination of research on women and gender across the life span, including psychological aspects of reproduction, and the way that gender shapes cognition, sexuality, family, friendship, and work experiences. Same as GWS 315. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242 or consent of the instructor.

320 Developmental Psychology
3 hours. Analysis of research and theory concerning social, cognitive, and biopsychological aspects of human development. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

321 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
3 hours. Survey of dominant research strategies in contemporary developmental psychology. Laboratory experience in developmental research. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 320.

324 Cultural Psychology
3 hours. A survey of theory, methods, and research in culture and psychology. Examination of how culture is defined and studied and how it affects development, socialization, personality, interpersonal relations, and mental health. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

330 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3 hours. The application of psychological principles and methods to problems and issues in work organizations. Employee selection, decision making, performance appraisal, group dynamics, leadership, job design. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

331 Laboratory in Community and Prevention Research
3 hours. Examines how researchers conceptualize, design, implement, and evaluate school and community programs to enhance competence, promote empowerment, and prevent behavioral problems. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 231 and PSCH 343.

333 Laboratory in Clinical Psychology
3 hours. Laboratory practicum in self-change processes, empirically validated treatments, experimental psychopathology, and clinical assessment development. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and PSCH 242 and PSCH 343; and PSCH 270 or PSCH 210. Class Schedule: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

340 Psychological Testing
3 hours. Introduction to principles of psychological assessment, with an overview of representative techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on objective tests. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

343 Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science
4 hours. Introduction to statistical inference, probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and analysis of variance. Credit is not given for PSCH 343 if the student has credit for IDS 371. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 242 and ENGL 161 with a minimum grade of C; MATH 118 (or the equivalent) with a minimum grade of C or MATH 090; or consent of the instructor. For psychology majors only.

350 Sensation and Perception
3 hours. Survey of theories and empirical findings in the study of sensation and perception. Emphasis on human vision and audition as information processing systems. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

351 Laboratory in Perception
3 hours. Laboratory practicum in sensation and perception. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343, and credit or concurrent registation in PSCH 350.

352 Cognition and Memory
3 hours. Survey of experimental findings in human learning, memory, attention, knowledge representation, problem solving, conceptual behavior, and psycholinguistics. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

353 Laboratory in Cognition and Memory
3 hours. Laboratory practicum in memory, psycholinguistics, problem solving, and reasoning. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343, and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 352.

354 Knowledge Acquisition
3 hours. Introduction to belief formation, conceptual change, cognitive development, discovery and invention, schema abstraction, skill acquisition and other cognitive change processes. Research and practical applications. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

360 Learning and Conditioning
3 hours. Principles of learning; emphasis on parameters of acquisition, extinction and retention of classical and instrumental conditioning and stimulus control of reflexive and voluntary behavior. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

361 Laboratory in Learning and Conditioning
3 hours. Laboratory practicum in conditioning and simple learning using animal subjects. Emphasis on operant conditioning. Animals used in instruction. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 360.

363 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
3 hours. Laboratory practicum and demonstrations of research techniques used to study the physiological bases of behavior. Animals used in instruction. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 262 or BIOS 286.

366 Cognitive Neuroscience
3 hours. Survey of neural basis of cognitive processes; perceptual and motor systems, attention, memory, symbolic representation, executive control of behavior. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

367 Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience
3 hours. Laboratory practicum in attention, memory, decision-making and symbolic cognitive processes. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and credit or concurrent registration in PSCH 350 or PSCH 366.Class Schedule: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory.

381 Psychology of Interviewing
3 hours. Theory, research, and practice of interviewing. Emphasis on developing skills for interviewing individuals. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 210 or PSCH 231 or PSCH 312; and a grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

382 Psychological Interventions
3 hours. Application of psychological theories and principles used in psychotherapy and behavior change. Emphasis will be on models for assessment of change, the evaluation of psychotherapy, and selecting appropriate interventions. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 210 or PSCH 231 or PSCH 312; and PSCH 270 and a grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

383 Psychology of Groups
3 hours. Application of psychological theory and research to group functioning and change. Survey of intervention methods emphasizing the development of competence in group participation and leadership. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 210 or PSCH 231 or PSCH 312; and a grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

385 Field Work in Applied Psychology
6 hours. Supervised practicum as a paraprofessional worker for a minimum equivalent of one day (8 hours) per week in a mental health, developmental disabilities, or industrial organizational setting. 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 340 and PSCH 343; and PSCH 330 or PSCH 381 or PSCH 382 or PSCH 383 or PSCH 386.

386 Crisis Counseling Techniques I
3 hours. Application of psychological theories and principles used for telephone crisis counseling, crisis intervention, and referral. Emphasis will be on models for interviewing and assessment and appropriate intervention in crisis situations. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242; and PSCH 210 or PSCH 231 or PSCH 270; and consent of the instructor.

387 Crisis Counseling Techniques II
1 hours. Students will work a minimum of one three-hour evening shift per week conducting telephone crisis interventions. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 386; and consent of the instructor.

394 Special Topics in Psychology
1 TO 3 hours. Lectures devoted to an announced topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PSCH 242.

395 Seminar in Psychology
1 TO 3 hours. Seminar devoted to special topics in psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 242.

396 Directed Research
1 TO 3 hours. Participation in ongoing research in psychology under the direction of a faculty member. A final report describing the research and its theory is required. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A combined maximum of 8 hours of credit in PSCH 387, PSCH 396, PSCH 397, and PSCH 399 may be applied toward the degree. Either PSCH 396 or an additional laboratory course is required for High Distinction in Psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 242 and consent of the instructor. Must consult intructor for permission to enroll.

397 Readings in Psychology
1 TO 3 hours. Bibliographic research on a special topic under the direction of a faculty member. Paper is required for course credit. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A combined maximum of 8 hours of credit in PSCH 387, PSCH 396, PSCH 397, and PSCH 399 may be applied toward the degree. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 and consent of the instructor. Must consult instructor for permission to enroll.

399 Independent Research
1 TO 4 hours. Individual research on a special topic under the direction of a faculty member. A paper is required for course credit. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A combined maximum of 8 hours of credit in PSCH 387, PSCH 396, PSCH 397, and PSCH 399 may be applied toward the degree. Required for earning Highest Distinction in Psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343; one from PSCH 313, PSCH 321, PSCH 351, PSCH 353, PSCH 361, PSCH 363; and consent of the instructor and the director of undergraduate studies.

411 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Racism
3 hours. Psychological research and theory concerning stereotyping, prejudice, and racism. Historical conceptualization, development, causes, expression, and psychological consequences of prejudice, as well as theories of prejudice reduction. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

415 Social Bases of Health Behavior
3 hours. Psychological theory and research concerning the coronary-prone personality, pain management, controlling adherence to medical regimens, biofeedback, smoking, and weight control. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 270 and consent of the instructor, or graduate standing.

417 Psychology and Law
3 hours. Application of psychological theories to the development, operation and effects of law; evaluation of different and similar approaches of law and psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 312 or consent of instructor.

420 Social Development of Urban Children
3 OR 4 hours. General principles of social development and how these principles need to be modified for this population of children. Same as EPSY 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program in education or psychology; or consent of the instructor.

422 Advanced Developmental Psychology and Educational Processes
3 hours. Focuses on cognitive and social development from birth to early adolescence. Examines relations between development, learning, and educational processes. Same as ED 422. Prerequisite(s):PSCH 100 and any one from EPSY 210, PSCH 259, PSCH 320 and consent of the instructor; or graduate standing.

423 Characteristics of Early Adolescence
3 hours. Physiological, social, emotional and cognitive development of early adolescence. The relationship between these developmental characteristics and success in the middle grades. Same as EPSY 446. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a program in psychology or education; or approval of the College of Education or consent of the instructor, EPSY 210 or EPSY 255 or ED 421 or ED 422.

424 Social and Emotional Learning: Research, Practice, and Policy
3 OR 4 hours. Research, theory, educational practices, and federal/state policies that promote the social, emotional, and academic competence of students who are in preschool, middle school, or high school. Same as ED 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 or equivalent; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Experience working with children or adolescents.

429 Constructivist Approaches to Development: Piaget and Vygotsky
3 OR 4 hours. Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of development of knowledge. Empirical and logico-mathematical forms of knowledge. Thought and action. Thought and language. Same as EPSY 429. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent and graduate standing in education or graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

443 Advanced Statistics
3 hours. Design and analysis of experiments: between, within factorial and mixed factorial designs and introduction to multiple regression. For students planning research careers or advanced degrees. 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343.

452 Cognitive Psychology of Memory and Attention
3 hours. A survey of empirical research and theories concerning the human memory system and the encoding, retention, retrieval of information in that system and research and theories of attention. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 352 and consent of the instructor.

454 Cognitive Psychology of Language
3 hours. Provides students with a survey of methods, theory and research in language and discourse processing. Same as COMM 454, and LING 474. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

455 Cognitive Psychology of Thinking
3 hours. Introduces students to research and theory concerning higher mental processes, including problem solving, reasoning, judgment, and decision making. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 352 and consent of the instructor.

457 Cognitive Psychology of Skill and Knowledge Acquisition
3 hours. The course approaches learning from a variety of cognitive perspectives. The instruction is organized around discussions of original research articles. Prerequisite(s): Previous knowledge of Cognitive Psychology (with at least an undergraduate survey course) or admittance into the Cognitive Division graduate program.

459 Cognitive Methods
3 hours. Hands-on training in the methods of cognitive psychology, especially computational modeling and the analysis of verbal protocols and other types of trace data. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

460 Advanced Learning
3 hours. Methods, results, and interpretation of experimental studies of basic learning processes in animal and human subjects. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 360 and PSCH 361 and consent of the instructor.

462 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory
3 hours. Theory and research on the anatomical, electrophysiological and chemical bases of learning and memory in humans and other animals. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 262 and consent of the instructor.

465 Neural Basis of Perception
3 hours. Psychophysical and physiological studies of sensory systems and processes. Primary emphasis on the early processing of visual stimuli. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 351 and consent of the instructor.

466 Neural Basis of Motivation
3 hours. Review of empirical data and theories concerning the physiological basis of motivational processes in animals and humans. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; or PSCH 262 and consent of the instructor.

467 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
3 hours. Basic principles of neurophysiology and neuropharmacology including logic bases of nerve action, chemistry of synapses and actions of pharmacological agents. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 262 or graduate standing.

481 Interviewing
1 hours. Lecture on the theory and practice of clinical interviewing with supervised experience. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

483 Neuroanatomy
4 hours. Organization of the nervous system, with an emphasis on mammals. Same as BIOS 483 and NEUS 483. Animals used in instruction. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 272 or BIOS 286 or BIOS 325 or PSCH 262; or consent of the instructor.

484 Neuroscience I
3 hours. Neuroscience as an integrative discipline. Neuroanatomy of vertebrates, neural development, cellular neurobiology, action potential mechanisms, synaptic transmission and neuropharmacology. Same as BIOS 484 and PHIL 484. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 286 or PSCH 262.

485 Neuroscience II
3 hours. Integrative neuroscience; continuation of BIOS/PSCH/PHIL 484. Sensory and motor systems; learning, memory, and language. Pathology of nervous systems. Philosophical perspectives, and modeling. Same as BIOS 485 and PHIL 485. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 484.

494 Special Topics in Psychology
1 TO 4 hours. Advanced treatment of an announced topic. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

495 Seminar in Psychology
1 TO 3 hours. Seminar devoted to special topics in psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

503 Writing for Social Scientists
3 hours. Training to write for the social sciences, including how to edit effectively, formulate a thesis statement, construct an argument, and begin and conclude a paper. Previously listed as PSCH 403. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

504 Rating Scale and Questionnaire Design and Analysis
4 hours. Development and administration of rating scales and questionnaires, analysis of data, and reporting of results. The focus is on rating scales. Same as EPSY 504. Prerequisite(s): ED 501, and ED 503 or EPSY 503 or the equivalents or consent of the instructor.

505 Advanced History of Psychology
3 hours. The history of scientific psychology, with an emphasis on the forerunners of major contemporary research problems. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

506 Item Response Theory/Rasch Measurement
4 hours. Statistical inference with item response theory models, useful to measure an individual's performance on a test or questionnaire. Models include parametric, non-parametric, unidimensional, multidimensional, and cognitive. Same as EPSY 506. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): ED 501 and EPSY 503 and EPSY 546 or the equivalent. Appropriate score on the department placement test. Graduate or professional standing required or consent of the instructor.

507 Emerging Research Issues
1 hours. Weekly seminar that introduces Ph.D. students in psychology to the current research of each faculty member in the department of psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

508 Colloquium on the Teaching of Psychology
1 hours. Required training to prepare graduate students for contact teaching in the Department of Psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

512 Attitudes and Social Cognition
3 hours. Survey of theory and research in social psychology, including attitudes and social cognition. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

513 Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes
3 hours. Survey of theory and research in social psychology, including interpersonal relations and group processes. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

515 Psychology of Women and Gender
3 hours. Critical examination of psychological theories and research on women and gender, including biological, psychoanalytic, socialization, power, and social constructionist perspectives. Same as GWS 515. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology; or PSCH 315 or GWS 315, and consent of the instructor.

516 Research Methods in Social Psychology
3 hours. Critical analysis of current theories in social psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 512 and PSCH 513 and PSCH 514; or consent of the instructor.

517 Social Psychology of Education
4 hours. Social psychological factors influencing academic and social outcomes in schools. Achievement motivation, peer relations, social values in relation to student characteristics and school practice. Same as EPSY 502. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or the Ph.D. in Psychology program; or consent of the instructor.

518 Seminar in Social and Personality Psychology
1 TO 4 hours. Critical discussion of selected topics, such as helping and altruism, social judgment, group processes, attitude formation and change. Content varies. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

519 Current Topics in Social Psychology
1 hours. Discussion of recently published research and ongoing research by department faculty and graduate students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

520 Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
4 hours. Consideration of development in the preschool years. Stress on theory, research, individual child study, and educational implications. Same as EPSY 526. Prerequisite(s): ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent.

521 Violence Against Women
4 hours. Examines the extent, causes, and consequences of sexual assault, intimate partner violence (e.g., domestic violence, dating violence), and sexual harassment, and considers the impact of culture and community on violence and its victims. Same as GWS 521. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

525 Achievement Motivation
4 hours. The psychology of achievement motivation will be explored from the perspectives of personality, social, and educational psychology. Same as EPSY 530. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in education or psychology or consent of the instructor.

526 Lifespan Development
3 hours. Review of factors influencing continuity and change at genetic, physiological, psychological and social levels across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

527 Seminar in Moral Development, Character Formation, and Education
4 hours. Philosophical assumptions, psychology research, and theory underlying current approaches to moral and character education. Cultural and developmental factors in value formation. Same as EPSY 527. Prerequisite(s): ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent, or admission to the Ph.D. in Education program, Ph.D. in Psychology program, or Ph.D. in Social Work program, or consent of the instructor.

531 Community Research
3 hours. Intro to research design for community and action research; data collection techniques; perspectives on the relationship between researchers and communities; ethical issues; and philosophies of science informing community-based research.

532 Community Intervention
3 hours. Theory, research and practice of community interventions in public, nonprofit and voluntary settings, such as disability organizations; intervention types and effectiveness; role of community intervenor. Same as DHD 532. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

533 Advanced Community and Prevention Research
3 hours. Overview of community psychology theory and intervention research in areas like prevention, empowerment, diversity, ecology, competence enhancement, and social change from historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

534 Community and Preventive Intervention Theory
3 hours. Emphasizes issues related to the conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation of community interventions. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

537 Seminar in Action Research
3 hours. Supervised action research in community settings including entry, data collection, ethics, feedback and report preparation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the Community and Prevention Research Specialization of the Ph.D. in Psychology program or consent of the instructor.

538 Seminar in Community and Prevention Research
1 TO 4 hours. Examination of a selected topic in community and prevention research. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

539 Current Topics in Community and Prevention Research
1 hours. Ongoing seminar with faculty and graduate students to discuss contemporary issues in community and prevention research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

540 Research with Diverse Groups
3 hours. Highlights some of the issues relevant to doing research with diverse groups, such as race/ethnicity, gender, social class, age, disability.

541 Introduction to Computing in Psychology
1 hours. An introduction to applications of computing in psychological research. Several projects are required. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

543 Research Design and Analysis
4 hours. Experimental design, advanced analysis of variance (ANOVA) and statistical analyses for experimental and quasi-experimental designs, interpretation and writing results in APA style, SPSS. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

544 Latent Variable Models
3 hours. Statistical methods and practical issues relevant to latent variable models with special emphasis on factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 545.

545 Multivariate Analysis
3 hours. The statistical analysis of functional relationships among two or more variables; multivariate regression, canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, principal components, factor analysis, logistic regression, cluster analysis. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 543, and graduate standing in psychology; or consent of the instructor.

546 Theory and Practice in Program Evaluation
3 hours. Introduction to theory, design and practice of program evaluation. Emphasis will be on theories of social programming, selecting appropriate methods, and politics of evaluation. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 531 or the equivalent and PSCH 543 and PSCH 545; or consent of the instructor.

548 Seminar in Methods and Measurement
1 TO 4 hours. Seminar on a preannounced topic in methodology, measurement or mathematical psychology. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

549 Current Topics in Psychology and Law
1 hours. Discussion of recently published research and ongoing research in psychology and law by department faculty, graduate students and outside speakers. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

550 Proseminar in Educational Psychology I: Socialization into The Field
2 hours. Socializes students into Educational Psychology, and covers professional development (e.g., importance of CV, presenting at a conference, IRB, grant proposals), and areas of emphasis (e.g., learning, assessment, statistics, measurement). Same as EPSY 500. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or Education programs; or consent of the instructor.

551 Theories of Educational Psychology
4 hours. Covers critical theories that drive the research and practice of educational psychology, including theories and research that pertain to student achievement, motivation, beliefs, assessments, teaching, and learning across the life span. Same as EPSY 501. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 500 and admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or the Ph.D. in Psychology program; or consent of the instructor.

552 Cognition and Instruction: Advanced Constructivist Approaches
4 hours. Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of knowledge development. Emphasis on competing approaches concerning the relation of thought to action, to language, and to social relations. Same as EPSY 529. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 429 or PSCH 429 or the equivalent, and admission into a Ph.D. program in the College of Education or psychology or consent of instructor.

558 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
1 TO 4 hours. Detailed critical review of selected topics in cognitive psychology: emphasis on current research and theoretical developments. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

559 Current Topics in Cognitive Psychology
1 hours. Discussion of current research and theoretical issues in broad areas of cognitive psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

564 Clinical Psychopharmacology
3 hours. Behavioral, cognitive, and biological effects of psychotropic drugs in psychiatric populations. Theoretical, methodological and empirical issues related to the pharmacological treatment of psychopathology. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

568 Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience
1 TO 4 hours. Current research issues and studies in Behavioral Neuroscience are discussed in terms of methodology and theory. Topic to be announced each semester. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

569 Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience
1 hours. Presentation of current research projects by staff and students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

570 Personality Psychology
3 hours. Contemporary research in personality psychology and a review of theoretical approaches to the study of personality structure and processes. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

571 Psychopathology
3 hours. Detailed consideration of disorders of behavior including description, etiology, prognosis and experimental and clinical research; consideration of development and functions of classification systems of abnormal behavior and their relation to clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 570 and consent of the instructor

573 Cognitive and Behavioral Assessment
3 hours. Theory and research-based coverage of intellectual, neuropsychological, and behavioral assessment. Focus is on methods and interpretation of psychological testing including both objective and projective methods. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 572 and consent of the instructor.

574 Techniques of Psychological Intervention
3 hours. Intervention skills, modalities, concepts and techniques for different patient populations and presenting problems. Topics will vary each semester and include: cognitive-behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, group therapy and family therapy. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 571 and consent of the instructor.

575 Psychotherapy Theory and Research
3 hours. Research methods and theory related to psychotherapy and behavior change, with an emphasis on design, evaluation, and results of empirically-based psychotherapy studies. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 571 and consent of the instructor.

577 Ethics and Professional Development
3 hours. Ethical dimensions of psychology including clinical practice, research and teaching; ethical codes, confidentiality, client rights, dual relationships, legal issues, competency, social responsibility, moral reasoning, values. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in psychology or consent of the instructor.

578 Seminar in Clinical Psychology
1 TO 4 hours. In-depth coverage of selected current topics in clinical psychology. Emphasis is on current research. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

579 Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
1 hours. Research and case presentations in clinical psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

581 Practicum in Interviewing
1 hours. Interviewing practicum through the Office of Applied Psychological Services. Students observe and conduct clinical interviews under supervision. 1 graduate hour.Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 481 and consent of the instructor.

582 Practicum in Psychological Assessment
4 hours. Supervised practice in psychodiagnostic testing in various facilities associated with the graduate training program in clinical psychology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 573 and consent of the instructor.

583 Practicum in Clinical Intervention
4 hours. Instruction and supervision in the practice of psychological intervention, application of basic psychological principles to varied parent populations. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 574 and consent of the instructor.

584 Practicum for Clinical Trainees on Assessment, Intervention and Research
0 TO 3 hours. Presentation and discussion of trainee assessment, intervention, and research projects. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into either an NIMH- or OAPS- sponsored training program.

587 Practicum in Instruction in Psychology
0 TO 9 hours. Seminar on course planning and supervised teaching of an undergraduate course. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Students register for 2 to 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

591 Research Apprenticeship
2 TO 3 hours. Directed training in conducting research in specific areas of Psychology, and in developing skills related to the research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 5 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

594 Advanced Special Topics in Psychology
1 TO 4 hours. Advanced treatment of an announced topic. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

595 Methods and Measurement in Clinical Psychology
2 hours. Provides students with an overview of research methods, process concerns, ethics, and issues that are relevant to the field of clinical psychology. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 12 hours. Research on or study of topics not included in regular classes or thesis and dissertation research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

598 Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Research on the topic of the master's thesis. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

599 Dissertation Research
0 TO 16 hours. Research on the topic of the doctoral dissertation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.