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Pass/No pass only. Students should take this course as early in their studies as possible, even if they have not taken PSYC 181.
Survey of careers frequently sought by psychology majors, and recommendations for course work and experience for attaining students' career goals. Includes departmental, college, and university resources of value to students' educational and career objectives, and preparation for graduate study in psychology and related fields.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Structure, requirements, and nature of health careers.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behavior. While the course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses, the content is presented in a manner appropriate for students planning to take only a minimum of courses in psychology.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Equivalent to PSYC 181 for purposes of prerequisites for other psychology courses. Serves as both an introduction to the field for those desiring only one psychology course, and as a stepping-stone to more advanced psychology courses.
Introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behavior.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program. Letter grade only.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
PSYC 233
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent.
Aggressive behavior from biological, developmental, social, and psychological perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 6
PSYC 261
Conflict and Conflict ResolutionCrosslisted as ANTH 261, POLS 261, SOCI 261
Core course for minors in conflict and conflict resolution
Introduction to the study of the biological, economic, political-historical, and cultural bases of war and group conflict.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Introduction to the psychological processes involved in pattern recognition, memory, human learning, problem solving, language development, verbal communication, and decision making, as viewed from an information processing standpoint.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 360, PSYC 463, PSYC 466
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or 6 hrs of sociology or anthropology, or permission.
Introduction to factors relevant to drug use and substance-use disorders including biological, social, cognitive and clinical. Issues in research, theory and practice are considered.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent.
Introduction to processes of instrumental and classical conditioning in animals and humans, and to theories of and research on motivation.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 461, PSYC 464
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 181, BIOS 101 and 101L, or equivalent.
Application of modern evolutionary theory to contemporary societal problems. Understanding human behaviors such as aggression, parenting and social systems, the role of evolutionary thought in medicine, and evolutionary approaches to cognition and intelligence.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent.
Introduction to factors influencing personality and its development; the dynamics of personality adjustment.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 380
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent.
Social factors influencing the values, attitudes, and behavior of the individual, including language, propaganda leadership, and group identifications.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 483
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent.
Developmental approaches to human behavior from conception to senescence. Theories, methods, and results of research.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 362, EDPS 457
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
Completion of PSYC 181 taught via the Keller Plan (PSI) with an grade of A or A+; and permission of Keller Plan instructor.
P/N is not allowed.
General psychology in the context of a self-paced course. Working one-to-one with students in an introductory psychology course.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 396, PSYC 496
Credit Hours: 3-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore or junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.
P/N only.
Experience within a psychological perspective in a variety of off-campus settings.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore or junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.
Psychological research or reading.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 310
Psychology of ImmigrationCrosslisted as ETHN 310
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or permission.
Examines psychological theory and research on the topic of immigration. Includes the impact of immigration on individual development (e.g., socialization, identity formation, acculturation) and family functioning (e.g., intergenerational relations, gender roles), especially as exemplified by the experiences of Latinos from diverse national backgrounds.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Survey of theory and research on the psychological aspects of ethnicity and racism, gender, sexual orientation, including biological, social, and cultural influences. Causes and nature of prejudice in US society towards minorities and women. Research methods for key topics with these identified groups.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs:
10 credit hours in Psychology, including PSYC 181.
PSYC 350 is offered each semester and is a pre-requisite for PSYC 425, 449, 450, 451, 460, 462, and 470.
Presentation of basic designs, methods, and data analysis techniques employed in psychological and behavioral research. Critical review of existing research, development of empirical hypotheses, design of research to test those hypotheses, statistical analysis and interpretation, and presentation of results. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 425, PSYC 450, PSYC 451, PSYC 460, PSYC 462, PSYC 470
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 or equivalent; PSYC 263 and 350.
Introduction to one of the most important human behaviors, language, from the viewpoint of the psychologist.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 373
BiopsychologyCrosslisted as BIOS 373
Prereqs:
PSYC 181 and BIOS 101/101L or their equivalents.
Critical introduction into methods and concepts useful in analyzing the biological basis of animal behavior. Topics surveyed are the physiological, genetic, developmental, and environmental mechanisms controlling behavior in various species of animals including humans.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 458, PSYC 465
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
6 hrs psychology including one of the following: PSYC 287, 288, 289, or 350.
Etiology and development of abnormal behavior, including the constitutional, cultural, and experimental factors; the psychological aspects of the psychoses and neuroses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
PSYC 394
Seminar in Behavioral BiologyCrosslisted as BIOS 394
Prereqs:
PSYC/BIOS 373.
May be repeated for credit under different topics.
Critical reading and discussion of literature on topics dealing with the biological bases of behavior.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
At least 6 hrs of PSYC 296 and permission of Keller Plan instructor.
P/N is not allowed.
Advanced practicum for students having completed PSYC 296.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 399H
Prereqs:
For candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hours psychology.
Survey of the relationships between psychology and the law, legal system and legal process. Issues in research, theory, and practice considered.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 421/821
Psychology of GenderCrosslisted as WMNS 421/821
Prereqs:
12 hrs PSYC.
Theory and research on the role of gender in human behavior and attitudes. Diverse theoretical positions on the development of gender and the biological, social, and cultural bases that influence the relationship between gender and a variety of areas of human experience (e.g., intelligence and achievement, emotion, relationships, sexuality, physical fitness, stress, and coping).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 425/825
Psychology of RacismCrosslisted as ETHN 425
Prereqs:
For psychology majors: PSYC 350.
For non-psychology majors: any research methods course.
Major terms and issues in psychology that pertain to race and racism in the United States. General principles of the psychology of racism that are universal. Psychology of the major racial minority groups in the United States examined through their unique cultures, histories, traditions, and collective identities. Research methods for the psychology of racism reviewed as a basis for interpreting research results.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 428/828
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
The relationship between psychological factors and physical health. Health behavior, health decision-making, health promotion and coping from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior Standing
Overview of the multiple forms of family violence through a psychological perspective, including child maltreatment (physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, psychological maltreatment), intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. Scope of the problem, etiology, consequences, intervention, prevention, and current controversies are addressed.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Phenomenon of terrorism and related forms of extremist violence, focusing on explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology.
Currently important fundamental issues in psychology considered within a framework of their philosophical foundations and historical perspectives.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 446
Psychology of Adult Development and AgingCrosslisted as GERO 446/846
Prereqs:
Major social and psychological changes that occur as a function of aging. Both normal and abnormal patterns of developmental change including their implications for behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 350 with a grade of B or better.
PSYC 450/850 (usually offered in the fall) and PSYC 451/851 (usually offered in the spring) can be taken in any order.
Presentation of advanced, experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research designs and statistical models employed in psychological and behavioral research. Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA designs and analysis, with interpretation and presentation of the results in oral, written, and web-based formats. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 350 with a grade of B or better
PSYC 450/850 (usually offered in the fall) and PSYC 451/851 (usually offered in the spring) can be taken in any order.
Presentation of multivariate research designs and statistical models employed in psychological and behavioral research. Analysis using multiple regression and linear discriminant function models; interpretation and presentation of the results in oral, written, and web-based formats. Create, perform, and present an individual research project.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC/BIOS 373.
Age-related behavioral changes in humans and other animals using genetic, neural, hormonal, and evolutionary concepts and data. Behavioral systems, such as sexual and parental behaviors, aggression, communication, social affiliation, and cognition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 458/858
Prereqs:
Introduction to concepts and research in behavior genetics. The role of heredity in normal and disordered behaviors will be examined, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms by which genetic variation influences individual differences in behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 460/860
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including PSYC 350.
Issues in human memory within the context of cognitive psychology: attention; short and long term memory; retrieval processes; semantic memory; how long-term memory is involved in comprehension and knowledge; how emotion affects memory; and the major research paradigms used in the study of memory.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 461/861
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including PSYC 268.
Theoretical evaluation of studies of learning, thinking, and perception.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 462/862
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including PSYC 350.
Major problems and methods involved in the study of motivation and emotion including theoretical considerations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 463/863
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including either PSYC 263 or 373.
Analysis and comparison of approaches to the study of current problems in human perception and information processing. Psychophysical judgment, signal detection theory, perception of form and space, and the role of imagery in perception.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Understanding behavioral and psychological phenomena using pharmacological tools. Topics from neurobiology of receptor functioning to the concerted actions of neural mechanisms that are believed to produce such phenomena as fear and anxiety, substance abuse, and neurological disorders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 465/865
Behavioral NeuroscienceCrosslisted as BIOS 419/819
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology or 12 hrs biological sciences, including PSYC 373 or BIOS 373.
Relationship of physiological variables to behavior, an introduction to laboratory techniques in neuropsychology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Theory and research on human attention and the critical link between attention and performance within the context of cognitive psychology. The influence of various factors on attention (e.g., emotion, video games, cognitive disorders) and how these influence behavior (e.g., eye movements, perception, motor control, search).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Application of advanced scientific research methods and standard psychological concepts from physiological, sensory-perceptual, learning, social, and abnormal psychology to provide naturalistic explanations of experiences and events which have been labeled "paranormal". Includes psychic powers (extra-sensory perception, clairvoyance), dowsing, astrology, hypnosis, ghosts, reincarnation, UFO sightings, and UFO abductions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 471/871
Human Sexuality and SocietyCrosslisted as EDPS 471/871, CYAF 471/871, SOCI 471/871
Prereqs:
Junior standing and 12 hrs in one of the departments in which the course is listed.
Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).
Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Current problems, methods, and findings in the study of individual behavior as it is influenced by the social environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including one 200-level Group 2 course.
Detailed comparative study of the classic and modern theories of personality from the point of view of conflicts in the philosophies of science and images of man implied in the various theories.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 486/886
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including one 200-level Group 2 course.
Fundamental procedures in clinical practice, a critical evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs psychology, including one 200-level Group 2 course.
Current issues in theory and research in developmental psychology examined (e.g., emotional development, the changing American family, the preschool years, social understanding), along with methods of research in these and other areas.
This course is a prerequisite for: PSYC 490
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel enrollment in PSYC 489.
Demonstrations and exercises in child psychology in laboratory or community settings.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
At least 6 hrs of PSYC 296 and permission of Keller Plan instructor.
P/N is not allowed.
For students who wish to work one-to-one with the students in PSYC 296 and 396 in the context of a Keller Plan Introductory Psychology course.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.
P/N only.
Experience within a psychological perspective in a variety of off-campus settings.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Variable, including permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Junior standing; prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member.
Psychological research or reading.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
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Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Introduction to ethical principles and reasoning for research, teaching and professional practice in psychology.
Credit Hours: 1
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission
Application of ethical principles to practica and professional practice. Critique of the status of a professional mental health discipline, a discipline’s ethical code, and practice in society.
Credit Hours: 1
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Application of ethical principles to the practice of psychology in interaction with legal institutions with an emphasis on the communication of psychological expertise and research to those legal institutions.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Instructor permission
PSYC 941 is usually offered every fall.
Presentation of basic methods, designs, and data analysis techniques employed in psychological and behavioral research. Univariate and bivariate statistical analyses and research hypothesis testing, multiple groups ANOVA, multiple regression, and the general linear model (GLM).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 941 and instructor permission
PSYC 942 is usually offered every spring.
Presentation of additional basic methods, designs, and data analysis techniques employed in psychological and behavioral research. Factorial designs and ANOVA, integrating these designs into the general linear model (GLM), testing and comparing models, uses of statistical control, path analysis, linear discriminant function analysis, and cluster analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 942 and instructor permission
PSYC 943 is a pre-requisite for PSYC 944 and PSYC 948.
Presentation of the core topics in modern multivariate analysis, including extensions of linear models involving link functions, maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, missing data, path models for multivariate regression and mediation, repeated measures analysis of variance, and exploratory factor analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 943 and instructor permission
Applications of the multilevel model (hierarchical linear model, general linear mixed model) for analyzing longitudinal and repeated measures data, including analysis of growth curves, within-person fluctuation, repeated measures research designs with crossed random effects, and simultaneous prediction of multiple sources of variation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 944 and permission
Advanced applications of the multilevel model (hierarchical linear model, general linear mixed model) for examining multiple sources of variation, models for crossed sources of nesting, three levels of nesting, heterogeneous variances, multivariate outcomes, and non-linear outcomes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 946
Psychology of Survey ResponseCrosslisted as SRAM 946
Cognitive and communicative processes affect on dynamics of survey interviewing and relationships to principles of survey design. Effects of question wording on comprehension; question order and context on attitude; communicative and retrieval processes on validity of retrospective behavioral reports; and impact of response alternatives on answers.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 947
Questionnaire DesignCrosslisted as SOCI 947, SRAM 947
Design of questionnaires for survey research and the theoretical and practical issues arising from them. Selection of appropriate measurement techniques for assessing opinions, past behaviors and events, and factual material.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 943 and instructor permission
PSYC 944 and PSYC 948 may be taken in any order.
Contemporary measurement theory and latent variable models for scale construction and evaluation, including confirmatory factor analysis, item response modeling, diagnostic classification models, and structural equation modeling.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Introduction to the theory and application of assessment procedures and techniques. Measurement and interpretive issues in clinical assessment. Laboratory introduction to structured techniques emphasizing intellectual assessment.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 955 or permission
Didactic and laboratory training in the administration, scoring, and beginning interpretation of projective and objective assessment techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 955 and 956 and permission, or equivalent advanced training and permission
A selected topic taught during the course. Examples include clinical neuropsychology, assessment techniques and assessment batteries, individual case conference presentation, and assessment of sexual dysfunctions.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 955 and 956 or permission
Advanced interpretation, issues, and research in clinical psychology assessment. Emphasis on the “dispositional assessment” model of clinical analysis. Student presentations and individual case interpretation.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Biopsychosocial perspective of alcohol abuse. Focus on multiple factors that contribute to alcohol problems, including physiological/genetic, psychological and sociocultural determinants. Intervention, treatment and prevention issues. Societal and governmental attitudes and policies. Emphasis on theoretical and empirical literature bearing on the above areas.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Psychological, economic, and biological perspectives on decision making in humans and nonhuman animals. Examines the role of psychological mechanisms including learning, memory, heuristics, emotions, and theory of mind in decision-making contexts such as probability judgments, risky choice, intertemporal choice, and cooperation. Includes biological component examining an evolutionary perspective on decision making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Open to students in community-clinical psychology or permission
Group phenomena which are relevant to mental health service providers. Incorporates both didactic and experiential teaching of group process and group outcome issues. Focus on group process issues in group therapy (using the group concepts of Yalom and other writers) and experiencing these concepts in a training group.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the community-clinical psychology program or permission
Basic skills needed in seeing a mental health client (e.g., listening, empathy, reflection and restatement) explored through didactic, group interaction and live individual interviews. Focus is preparing the student to meet their first psychotherapy client in a competent manner. Doing observing and rating pseudo and patient interviews.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Reading assignments in special fields; library reading, conferences.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
For course description, see PSYC 971.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Teaching methods, philosophical perspectives to teaching, practical ideas about classroom instruction, and career issues in higher education.
Credit Hours: 1-3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Typical refinements of controlled investigations. General methodology and practice in carrying out a few prolonged experiments.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Theoretical and practical implications for the impact of race and ethnicity on psychological processes and functioning. The meaning of race and ethnicity for notions of self, identity acquisition and maintenance, intra- and inter-group processes, measurement of biases and discrimination. Methods to improve the treatment of race and ethnic issues within the field of psychology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Influence of culturally driven world-views on psychological functioning and on psychological theory. American psychological theory, research and practice influenced by the socialization and world-views of the contributing psychologists. Ways in which existing theory and practice accommodate--or fail to accommodate--the world-views and experiences of racial/ethnic minorities in the contemporary United States.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Graduate standing in clinical psychology training program or permission of director of clinical training
Practical and didactic training in assessment and intervention for psychological and behavioral disorders. Emphasis on entry-level clinical skills including establishment of the therapeutic relationship, case conceptualization, and development of treatment plans within the scientist-practitioner model.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 981 and either graduate standing in clinical psychology training program or permission of director of clinical training
Practical and didactic training in assessment and intervention for psychological and behavioral disorders. Emphasis on conceptualization of more complex cases, assessment and treatment of a broader range of cases, and evaluation of efficacy of interventions within the scientist-practitioner model.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Theory and methods employed by different “schools” of therapy analyzed and related to basic psychological theory.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 985
Law and Behavioral ScienceCrosslisted as LAW 762G
General issues in the interaction between law and the behavioral sciences; discussion of the use/misuse/nonuse of the behavioral sciences in the law, with attention to ways of making behavioral science input most useful; analysis of the law as a behavioral instrument.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission
Major categories of child psychopathology, theoretical formulations of etiology of such disorders, empirical findings and issues related to each disturbance and appropriate instruments for assessing each disorder.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 987
Prereqs:
Advanced graduate standing and permission
Various child intervention techniques with an emphasis on behavioral parent training for child noncompliance.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 988
Mental Health LawCrosslisted as LAW 763G
Credit may only be earned in either LAW 763G or LAW 772G.
Critical review of the mental health laws throughout the nation and their psychological foundations. Emphasis on the research that illuminates the problems facing mental health law, system, and processes and the available solutions. Includes the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, guardianship, conservatorship, and civil commitment.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 989
Topics in Law and Psychology ICrosslisted as LAW 764G
May be repeated once. Analysis of specific psycholegal topics. Previous course titles include Privacy, Mental Health Policy, Legal Decision Making, Institutional Reform and Deinstitutionalization, Legal Policy and Child Development, and Domestic Violence.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 989A
Topics in Law and Psychology IICrosslisted as LAW 765G
May be repeated once. For course description, see LAW 764G.
Credit Hours: 1-4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
PSYC 974 and permission
Students will contract with instructor to teach an undergraduate psychology course under supervision. Individual instruction on teaching methods, classroom assessment, and practical classroom techniques.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission and second-year graduate standing; at least 1 sem graduate-level statistics
Research design and the application of design to real research problems, including the application of statistics, problems of control, confounding, alternative explanations, demand characteristics, and experimenter effects. In addition to readings in theory of design and experimentation, the practical solution of design problems and critique of research are emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Second-year graduate standing and permission
Design and implementation of field research, including observational methods, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and program evaluation. In addition to readings in the theory of field research methodology, the solutions to specific, commonly occurring design and statistical problems are emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Major issues involved in the evaluation of programs which deliver human services. Includes needs assessments, outcome evaluation techniques, qualitative methods, goal attainment scaling, multi-attribute utility theory, role relationships and political problems with which evaluators must contend.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 995
Research is supervised and approved by a faculty member in the Law/Psychology program. Absent the prior approval of the Dean, only those students enrolled in the Law/Psychology Joint Degree Program may register for this course. Absent the prior approval of the Dean, no student may take more than 6 hours of research in a selected and/or psycholegal research. A substantial research and writing project on a psychological topic.
Credit Hours: 3-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
PSYC 995A
Research is supervised and approved by a faculty member in the Law/Psychology program. Absent the prior approval of the Dean, only those students enrolled in the Law/Psychology Joint Degree Program may register for this course. Absent the prior approval of the Dean, no student may take more than 6 hours of research in a selected and/or psycholegal research. For course description, see LAW 757G.
Credit Hours: 3-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Full graduate standing in clinical psychology training program or permission of director of clinical training
Individually supervised evaluative and diagnostic work with clinic subjects. Emphasis on the refinement of skills in evaluating and diagnosing behavior deviations.
Credit Hours: 1-30
Max credits per degree: 30
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Full graduate standing in Law/Psychology Graduate Training Program or permission of the director of the Law/Psychology Program
See description under Law/Psychology Studies which follows. Supervised fieldwork in law and psychology. Emphasis on the integration of legal analysis and psychological research in the formulation or implementation of public policy.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom