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PSY - Psychology

PSY 120 Principles of Psychology (3)

Surveys psychology as a science and applied discipline, including research methods, statistics, learning, motivation, sensation, perception, intelligence, personality and physiological, developmental, social and abnormal psychology. (LAC, gtP)

PSY 200 Psychological Statistics and Design (3)

(2 lecture, 2 laboratory) Prerequisite: PSY 120. Required laboratory arranged. Basic scientific methods and statistical analysis procedures; emphasizing probability distribution statistics, hypothesis testing, computer applications for data manipulation and report writing.

PSY 230 Human Growth and Development (3)

Introduction to the science of developmental psychology. Study basic concepts and issues related to cognitive, socioemotional and physical development from conception through senescence. (LAC, gtP)

PSY 255 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Study abnormal behavior: causes, symptoms, characteristics, classification, prevention and treatment.

PSY 265 Social Psychology (3)

Survey major areas of social psychology, discussing nature of and factors involved in human social behavior, impression management, prosocial behavior, aggression, conformity, obedience to authority, attitude change and interpersonal attraction. (LAC)

PSY 271 Psychological Testing and Measurements (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Receive an introduction to psychological test theory, interpretation of results, group and individual tests (cognitive, affective and psychomotor), reliability, validity and standardization procedures.

PSY 300 Research Methods in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 120, PSY 200. This class affords all psychology majors the opportunity to learn the foundations of research methodology, design and analysis.

PSY 323 Health Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Explore psychological factors in maintenance of wellness, treatment of illnesses and recovery from or adjustment to ongoing health problems. Study theory, research methods and clinical applications in health psychology.

PSY 330 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 230. Focus on human development from conception through adolescence, particularly physical, cognitive and socioemotional development. Learn research methods for studying developmental processes.

PSY 331 Maturity and Aging (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 230. Explore physical, cognitive and socioemotional variables related to adult development encompassing an age range from 20 to over 100. Emphasis in learning various research methods.

PSY 341 Principles of Learning (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Explore principles of classical and operant conditioning. Understand principles as the basis for concept learning, problem-solving, information processing and memory. Emphasis on human behavior in everyday life.

PSY 347 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: IDLA major and cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Study the relationships between theory, research, and practice in learning, memory, child development, motivation, and educational assessment for elementary classroom settings.

PSY 349 Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: EDFE 110 or EDFE 120 or EDFE 125 and cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Study the application of principles derived from research on learning, memory, adolescent development, motivation, and educational assessment and measurement to secondary classroom settings.

PSY 350 Theories of Personality (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Study psychological theories and research methods used to explain personality development and functioning including psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioral, humanistic and type-trait theories.

PSY 365 Psychology and the Law (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 265 or SOC 332. Examine social psychological theories and methods related to the legal system issues e.g., jury selection, eyewitness testimony, and death penalty cases.

PSY 366 Industrial Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120.Discover basic methods employed by psychologists in selection, placement, training and motivation of industrial personnel. Examine psychological factors influencing morale, production and job satisfaction.

PSY 375 Sensation and Perception (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Laboratory arranged. Survey of how humans perceive the world through vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Examine physiological mechanisms, sensory processes, development, and theories of perception for each sensory modality.

PSY 380 Introduction to Physiological Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 120, Introduction to BIO/ZOO or equivalent. This class is designed to give students an introduction to neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and psychopharmacology while stressing the functional relationship between the nervous system and behavior.

PSY 401 Advanced Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Prerequisites: PSY 300, Majors Only, Juniors or above, and 3.0 GPA and above. This class will cover advanced topics in research methods and statistical techniques, including multi-factor designs and statistical analyses, post-hoc tests, qualitative research, and advanced topics in research ethics. Each student will conduct a literature review, design a research study, collect/analyze data, and report results consistent with A.P.A. style in written and oral form.

PSY 407 Introduction to Counseling Theories (3)

Prerequisite: Prerequisites: PSY 350, Majors Only. Juniors or above and 3.0 GPA and above. Survey current theoretical approaches with individuals and groups. Not intended as training in counseling approaches, but as basis for future study.

PSY 422 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

PSY 430 Developmental Disabilities and Psychopathology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 230. Juniors and above. 3.0 GPA or higher. This course will examine the major categories of disability (e.g., mental retardation, learning disability, autism) and psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression) that can be diagnosed during childhood and adolescence.

PSY 440 Cognition (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Explore human cognition by examining perception, attention, memory, intelligence, problem and cognitive development. Become familiar with neural bases of cognition, theoretical perspectives and research methods.

PSY 443 Motivation (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Investigate motivational concepts and related research: drive, goals, direction, incentive, reinforcement, external stimulation, emotion, homeostasis, biological aspects, instinct and self-actualization.

PSY 460 Clinical Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 120 and PSY 255. Majors only. Juniors or above. 3.0 GPA or above. Examine roles and skills required of a clinical psychologist including ethics, multicultural issues, limitations, and skills.

PSY 467 Psychology of Prejudice (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Understand basic causes of prejudice and how prejudicial behavior is learned and diminished. Experience increased understanding of others.

PSY 475 Evolution and Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120, Juniors and above. 3.0 GPA or above. This course surveys the field of evolutionary psychology, focusing on theories that attempt to explain human behavior in terms of evolution and natural selection.

PSY 481 Advanced Physiological Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 380, Majors Only, Juniors and above and 3.0 GPA and above. This class investigates higher-order physiological processing of the nervous

system through lecture and experiential learning activities. Topics may include the sensory systems, sleep, reproductive behavior, emotion, learning, memory, and/or human communication.

PSY 482 Behavioral Genetics (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Majors only. Juniors and above. 3.0 GPA and above. Introductory genetics course recommended. Consider genetic basis of behavior in humans and animals, contemporary issues, including genetic counseling, eugenics, intelligence and genetic correlates of psychopathology.

PSY 491 Psychology Field Experience (1-6)

Prerequisite: PSY 120. Juniors and above. Majors only and consent of instructor. Get full or part-time experience working with professionals in psychology, for one or more semesters. Make arrangements with instructor and supervisor during semester before registration. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

PSY 493 Practicum in Psychology (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and school director. Assist psychology faculty with research or laboratory; 38 clock hours per credit hour. Maximum of four (4) credits apply to psychology major. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

PSY 495 Special Topics in Psychology (1-5)

Scheduled on irregular basis. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

PSY 508 Workshop (1-3)

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

PSY 530 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3)

Human growth and development from conception through senescence, focusing on cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor development throughout the life span.

PSY 540 Theories and Principles of Learning (3)

A survey of classical and contemporary theory and research related to human cognition. Topics include the study of learning processes, memory and higher cognitive functions.

PSY 550 Cognitive Development (3)

Examine classic and contemporary research and theory on cognitive development of children, and specific topics such as attention, memory, and intelligence. Undergraduates may not register without permission of instructor.

PSY 575 Educational Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 674. The course will provide educators with the skills needed to evaluate, explain, and apply assessment and testing data to inform classroom instruction and education decisions.

PSY 580 Psychopharmacology (3)

Intended to educate clinicians about the various medications that are often used in the treatment of mental illness and the mechanisms that allow them to work.

PSY 590 Seminar in History and Systems (3)

Philosophical perspectives and major theories and systems are reviewed as they contributed to the development of contemporary psychology. Course required for state psychology board licensing eligibility.

PSY 595 Special Topics in Psychology (1-5)

Scheduled on an irregular basis to explore special areas in psychology and carries a subtitle for each offering. Check department office for topics currently planned. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

PSY 600 Graduate Research Methodology (3)

Graduates only. Majors only. Introduction to basic concepts in psychology research, including experimental design, non-experimental methods, statistical analysis and researchers' ethical responsibilities. Overview of ongoing research in Psychology Department.

PSY 622 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

PSY 625 Principles of Neuropsychology (3)

Survey of functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to human psychological processes. Discussion of theories of neuropsychology and their experimental and clinical applications. Introduction to neuropsychological disorders and their assessment/treatment.

PSY 626 Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 625. Principles of behavioral and neurophysiological assessment. Standards of practice. Practice experience with behavioral/neurophysiological measurement, development of problem-lists and report writing.

PSY 627 Psychometrics (3)

Survey of psychometric considerations within areas of personality, psychopathology, intelligence, neuropsychology. Topics include: domain theory test construction, test operating characteristics, multivariate methods within psychometrics, exemplars across major areas.

PSY 630 Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 530 or equivalent. Physical, social and emotional development of children from conception through puberty, stressing normal development and major development theories.

PSY 635 Individual Differences in Cognition (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 540 or equivalent. Examine individual differences between learners from a cognitive viewpoint. Review verbal, mathematical and spatial abilities, cognitive styles, problem solving and gender and cultural differences. Seminar format.

PSY 654 Seminar in College Teaching (3)

Practices, issues and research in college teaching. Instructional models and methods, course planning, cognition, testing and grading, student-teacher interaction and ethics.

PSY 661 Trends and Issues in Educational Psychology (3)

Majors only. Examines professional, philosophical, theoretical issues and trends across the discipline. Students practice and receive feedback regarding written and oral communication skills.
S/U graded.

PSY 663 Apprenticeship (1-3)

Consent of instructor. Work with faculty member on professional endeavors such as research, writing, course planning or public service. Requires 3 hours per week for each credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

PSY 664 Advanced Social Psychology (3)

Examine major areas of social psychology e.g., aggression, altruism, cooperation, attitude change, and impression management; learn about observation and other data-collection techniques. Possible laboratory observations.

PSY 674 Measurement I: Educational Testing (3)

Prerequisite: SRM 600. Construction and evaluation of tests and other measures. Topics include score and norm interpretation, reliability and validity. Item construction and analysis, rating scales and questionnaires.

PSY 675 Measurement II: Advanced Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 674. Classical and modern measurement theory and methods. Derivations of reliability and validity formulae, test bias, item response theory, logistic models, score equating, standards, individual prediction and classification.

PSY 680 Neuroscience Seminar (3)

Graduates only. Reviews current theories and research regarding neurophysiological underpinnings of typical and atypical human behavior. Topics include: neuroscientific investigation of behavioral domains, cognitive models, genetic contributions, and developmental influences.

PSY 681 Cognition and Instruction I (3)

An introductory overview of various theoretical and applied perspectives on cognition and instruction, including behavioral, cognitive, meaningful learning, and situated cognition. Includes significant classroom-based observational and clinical interview experiences.

PSY 682 Cognition and Instruction II (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 681 or EPSY 540. Assumes basic knowledge of cognitive and instructional theory. Focuses on research in development, cognition and instruction, subject matter, and social and cultural contexts of learning.

PSY 683 Research Issues in Cognition and Development (3)

Course will consist of an overview of a range of formal to semi-formal educational research models. It includes philosophical ideas and assumptions, qualitative quantitative research models and ethical issues.

PSY 684 Advanced Seminar in Human Development (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 530. For Graduate students wishing to develop advanced competency. Periodically, seminar may focus on topic reflecting instructor's interest area or on developing a student's inquiry. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

PSY 685 Advanced Seminar in Learning and Cognition (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 540. Pursue original research into learning and cognitive processes under the guidance of a faculty member. Arranged to reflect faculty and students' interests. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

PSY 686 Advanced Seminar in Measurement and Assessment (3)

For graduate students wishing to develop a competency in psychological and educational measurement. The seminar will focus on an advanced topic in contemporary measurement and assessment. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

PSY 692 Internship in Educational Psychology (1-9)

Consent of instructor. Full-or part-time assignment in a field-based setting under supervision. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 18 credits.

PSY 693 Research Practicum (1-3)

Each student will collaborate in research with a psychology professor. The research topic and nature of involvement are determined by consultation between student and professor. S/U graded.

PSY 694 Practicum (3)

Consent of instructor. Majors only. Supervised experience in diagnostics of neuropsychological deficits. Individual and group supervision emphasizing behavioral interview and psychometric data. S/U graded.

PSY 695 Special Topics in Educational Psychology (1-3)

Specialized topics or contemporary issues. Topics vary. Repeatable, maximum of two times, under different subtitles.

PSY 697 Master's Project in Psychology (3-6)

Majors only. Consent of advisor. For Master's students in psychology as an approved alternative to the written comprehensive examination. Students will enroll with major advisor to develop research proposal, conduct project and report results. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

PSY 699 Thesis (1-6)

Recommended in place of M.A. project, especially for students applying to doctoral programs. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

PSY 797 Doctoral Proposal Research (1-4)

Doctoral students must earn 4 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Check with the Graduate School regarding appropriate procedures and formats. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

PSY 799 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)

Must earn 12 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Dissertation must be approved by and defended before the dissertation committee. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

PSY 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration (1)

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program.
S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.


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