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Course ID:PSYC 1030H. 3 hours.
Course Title:General Psychology (Honors)
Course
Description:
A survey of psychology, with emphasis on theoretical and methodological issues.
Athena Title:General Psychology (Honors)
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 1101, PSYC 1101E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 1101E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Psychology
Course
Description:
The phenomena, laws, theories, and history of psychology. Topics include animal and human learning, motivation, perception, individual differences, social behavior, and biopsychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles rather than on application. Students are given the opportunity to participate in ongoing research.
Athena Title:Elementary Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 1030H, PSYC 1101
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 1101. 3 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Psychology
Course
Description:
The phenomena, laws, theories, and history of psychology. Topics include animal and human learning, motivation, perception, individual differences, social behavior, and biopsychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles rather than on application. Students are given the opportunity to participate in ongoing research.
Athena Title:Elementary Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 1030H, PSYC 1101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 2101. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Psychology of Adjustment
Course
Description:
Psychological adjustment, including appropriate and inappropriate reactions to frustration and stress; solutions to conflict, fear, and anxiety; building self-concept and improving interpersonal relations.
Athena Title:PSY OF ADJUSTMENT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(AFAM) 2150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Cultural Diversity
Course
Description:
Cross-cultural psychology, including an examination of issues such as conformity, leadership, and attributional style as they vary across different cultures, with consideration of their implications for the emerging world.
Athena Title:Understand Cultural Diversity
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2150E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 2150E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Cultural Diversity
Course
Description:
Cross-cultural psychology, including an examination of issues such as conformity, leadership, and attributional style as they vary across different cultures, with consideration of their implications for the emerging world.
Athena Title:Understand Cultural Diversity
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2150, AFAM 2150
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 2530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mental Processes
Course
Description:
Mental processes such as perception, imagery, memory, attention, problem solving, decision making, and thinking.
Athena Title:MENTAL PROCESSES
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3030. 1 hour.
Course Title:Preparing for a Career in Psychology
Course
Description:
Survey of career opportunities in psychology and psychology-related professions with special emphasis on developing career goals and the skills and credentials necessary to pursue these objectives.
Athena Title:Preparing for a Career in Psyc
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HONS(PSYC) 3040H. 1-3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Research Methods
Course
Description:
Research methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences to enhance directed study participation and Honors thesis/project preparation.
Athena Title:HONORS RES METHODS
Nontraditional Format:Weekly seminars focus on individual student research designs. May be held as daily seminars during May session.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Psychology
Course
Description:
Introduction to special topics in the field of psychology.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS PSYC
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Black Psychology
Course
Description:
Deconstruction of traditional thought, behavior, and development as well as reconstruction of the same on contemporary terms; testing of nuances and varieties of multicultural and indigenous models. The designs and projected future of the Black Psychology Movement.
Athena Title:INTRO BLACK PSYCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Psychology
Course
Description:
Designed to increase students' knowledge of the way culture, diversity, and ethnicity are associated with human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Topics include multiculturalism, stereotypes, prejudice, intercultural communication, acculturation, and race.
Athena Title:Cultural Psychology
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Abnormal Psychology
Course
Description:
The varieties of abnormal behavior: their explanation, assessment, and treatment.
Athena Title:Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Sexuality
Course
Description:
Research in human sexual behavior. Emphasis is given to empirical findings and current personal and social implications. Topics include variations in sexual behavior, deviance, social patterns, assessment, and treatment.
Athena Title:HUMAN SEXUALITY
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3260E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Sexuality
Course
Description:
Research in human sexual behavior. Emphasis is given to empirical findings and current personal and social implications. Topics include variations in sexual behavior, deviance, social patterns, assessment, and treatment.
Athena Title:HUMAN SEXUALITY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 3260
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social and Personality Development
Course
Description:
Factors that influence children's social behavior as they are integrated into adult society. Included are basic theories and research on the development of sex roles, aggression, altruism, moral standards, dependency, independence, achievement, and peer relations.
Athena Title:SOC/PERSON DEVLOPMT
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(PSYC) 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophical Psychology
Course
Description:
What is the human mind? What is emotion? What is consciousness? What is the relation between thought and emotion? How is perception connected with thought? This course will raise these, or similar, questions and explore some answers that philosophers propose together with the arguments that they make for those answers.
Athena Title:Philosophical Psychology
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTI(PSYC)(EPSY)(PHIL) 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Cognitive Science
Course
Description:
Interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligent activity that forms cognitive sciences. Contributions of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, biology, anthropology, computer science, and education toward uncovering important aspects of the mind and intelligent activity are discussed.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTI 3020
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 or PHIL 1000 or EPSY 2020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Abnormal Psychology - Eastern and Western Approaches
Course
Description:
The varieties of abnormal behavior: their explanation, assessment, and treatment from Eastern and Western perspectives.
Athena Title:ABNORMAL PSYCH - EW
Nontraditional Format:This course is part of the summer in China Psychology program. The lectures will be supplemented with field trips to museums as well as to cultural locations that will help students gain a better understanding of the different approaches to abnormal psychology.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3601. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Abnormal Psychology - Eastern and Western Approaches
Course
Description:
A historical perspective on the analysis of abnormal behaviors and their explanation, assessment, and treatment from Eastern and Western perspectives.
Athena Title:HIST OF ABN PSYC-EW
Nontraditional Format:This course is part of the summer in China Psychology program. The lectures will be supplemented with field trips to museums as well as to cultural locations that will help students gain a better understanding of the different approaches to abnormal psychology.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Health
Course
Description:
Psychological influences on health, illness, and responses to those states, as well as psychological origins and outcomes of health policy and health interventions.
Athena Title:PSYCHOL OF HEALTH
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3900H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Honors Seminar in Psychology
Course
Description:
An introduction to special topics in psychology for honors students.
Athena Title:HONORS SEM PSYC
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and permission of major and permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3980. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Design in Psychology
Course
Description:
Design of research in psychology. Experimental and quasi-experimental design, as well as the general principles of the scientific method. Direct experience with the formulation of hypotheses, collection of data, and description of research findings is required.
Athena Title:Research Design in Psychology
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E and [(BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1103E) and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107E and BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L)] and (STAT 2000 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or BIOS 2010-2010L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 3990. 4 hours.
Course Title:Research Analysis in Psychology
Course
Description:
Basic concepts and quantitative methods used to describe, analyze, and draw logical conclusions from data collected in psychological research. Direct experience with data analysis and description of research findings is required.
Athena Title:RESEARCH ANALYSIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2990
Prerequisite:PSYC 2980 or PSYC 3980
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPED(PSYC) 4010/6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Instructing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Course
Description:
Introduction to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Social, behavioral, and other characteristics; evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies.
Athena Title:INST CHILDREN W/ASD
Nontraditional Format:This class will be conducted in a seminar format. Some parts of most classes will be characterized by lectures, other parts as discussions, still others as problem solving/application.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive Psychology
Course
Description:
Contemporary theories of human information processing. Major topics include attention, mental representations, categorization, short-term and long-term memory, psycholinguistics, reasoning, problem-solving, judgment, and decision making. Laboratory/research experience is included.
Athena Title:Cognitive Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2530
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Learning
Course
Description:
The phenomena and theories of animal and human learning, including Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning, discrimination learning and verbal learning, and organization and processing in memory.
Athena Title:LEARNING
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2540
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sensation and Perception
Course
Description:
How organisms sense and perceive the environment. Topics discussed are anatomy and physiology of the sensory systems, types of stimuli affecting sensory systems, and current knowledge and theories of our perceptual abilities.
Athena Title:SENSE & PERCEPTION
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Physiological and Comparative Psychology
Course
Description:
The biological bases of human and nonhuman behavior, with emphasis on underlying physiological mechanisms, and on the development, evolution, and function of behavior.
Athena Title:PHYSIO COMP PSYCH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2520
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive Neuroscience
Course
Description:
The origins and principles of cognitive neuroscience and the types of research that are conducted in the field. Classic, seminal, and current studies on how the brain performs various tasks (e.g., language, memory, attention, perception). Also, the variety of different brain imaging techniques available to scientists in the field of neuroscience (e.g., MRI, fMRI, PET, CT, EEG and MEG) will be discussed.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE NEURO
Prerequisite:PSYC 2980 or PSYC 3980
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biological Foundations of Health Psychology
Course
Description:
The contributions of Psychology to the enhancement of health. Specific foci include the role of behavior on the development of acquired illness and health behaviors. The application of psychological principles to applied problems such as high blood pressure, controlling serum lipids, managing stress, pain, tobacco, and alcohol use will be discussed. The course is designed to provide a biological background for further study in health psychology.
Athena Title:Biological Health Psychology
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 3990
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Research and theory on social behavior, including attitudes, social influence, group dynamics, and person perception.
Athena Title:SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2560
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychological Testing
Course
Description:
The measurement of individual and group differences in abilities, interests, achievement, and traits.
Athena Title:PSYCH TESTING
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Developmental Psychology
Course
Description:
Research and theory on the psychological development of the maturing human, including social/emotional and cognitive development.
Athena Title:Developmental Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 4220E
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4220E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Developmental Psychology
Course
Description:
Research and theory on the psychological development of the maturing human, including social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Athena Title:Developmental Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 4220
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of the Workplace
Course
Description:
Major topics in industrial-organizational psychology, with emphasis on organizational and personnel psychology applied to business, industry, and government.
Athena Title:PSYCH OF WORKPLACE
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychopathology
Course
Description:
An introduction to the mechanisms and treatment of psychopathology. Emphasis is placed on the use of the scientific method for understanding abnormal behavior.
Athena Title:Psychopathology
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Study of research methods in one of the areas of Psychology. The specific topic addressed will depend on the instructor and can include cognitive, learning, sensation and perception, physiological, social, clinical, applied, developmental, etc.
Athena Title:PSYC LAB
Prerequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4330. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Physiological Psychology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Hands-on survey of mammalian central nervous system anatomy and physiology. Behavioral neuroscience studies will be conducted and results reported in scientific manuscript format.
Athena Title:PHYSIO PSYCH LAB
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 4130
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 4500E/6500E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Prejudice
Course
Description:
Motivational, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that lead to discrimination in our society and various perspectives found in the research on discrimination.
Athena Title:PSYCH OF PREJUDICE
Prerequisite:(PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101) and fourth-year student standing
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Prejudice
Course
Description:
Motivational, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that lead to discrimination in our society and various perspectives found in the research on discrimination.
Athena Title:PSYCH OF PREJUDICE
Prerequisite:(PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101) and senior standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(WMST) 4600/6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Women
Course
Description:
Women as the subject of psychological inquiry. Topics include personality theory, psychopathology, psychological aspects of reproductive health, psychological reaction to being victimized, and life crises.
Athena Title:PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(GRNT) 4700/6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Aging
Course
Description:
Research in gerontology, with emphasis on learning, personality, attitudes, perception, ability, and adjustment in the aged.
Athena Title:PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4800. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Problems
Course
Description:
A course for the advanced undergraduate who wishes to participate in supervised research.
Athena Title:Special Problems
Nontraditional Format:Directed study. The credit hours received are based on the amount of hours committed to spend in the lab. For 1 hour credit, student will work 3 hours weekly. For 2 hours, they work 6 hours weekly. For 3 hours, they work 9 hours weekly.
Prerequisite:PSYC 3990 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4850. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings in Psychology
Course
Description:
A course for the student who wishes to read comprehensively in a particular content area under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Readings Psychology
Nontraditional Format:Directed study. The credit hours received are based on the amount of hours committed to spend in the lab. For 1 hour credit, student will work 3 hours weekly. For 2 hours, they work 6 hours weekly. For 3 hours, they work 9 hours weekly.
Prerequisite:PSYC 3990 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced General Psychology
Course
Description:
Review, summary, and integration of psychology as a whole. Attention will be given both to content and to psychology as a profession.
Athena Title:ADVANCED GEN PSYCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4920. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Psychology
Course
Description:
The history of psychology and its antecedents, both classical and modern.
Athena Title:History of Psychology
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4930/6930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Systems of Psychology
Course
Description:
Major theoretical systems in psychology, with special emphasis on developments of the last half-century, especially behaviorism and cognitivism.
Athena Title:SYSTEMS OF PSYCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Supervised research, reading, or other projects.
Athena Title:DIRECT READ OR PROJ
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Supervised research, reading, or other projects.
Athena Title:DIRECT READ OR PROJ
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Supervised research, reading, or other projects.
Athena Title:DIRECT READ OR PROJ
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in his or her major or in a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 and senior standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Psychology
Course
Description:
Current topics and new developments in areas of psychology which are not covered in other courses.
Athena Title:Seminar in Psychology
Prerequisite:PSYC 3990 and permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judgment and Decision Making
Course
Description:
Theory and research on topics in judgment and decision-making, including heuristics-and-biases, rational decision theory, evolutionary approaches, causal judgment and applications to medicine, law, economics, social psychology, and everyday decisions. Emphasis is placed on how behavior compares with rational models.
Athena Title:JUDG/DECISION MAK
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 2990 or PSYC 3990
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5750/7750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Primate Phylogeny
Course
Description:
Interrelationships among morphology, behavior, and systematics for students studying primate behavior.
Athena Title:Principles Primate Phylogeny
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5770/7770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organization of Primate Social Groups
Course
Description:
The interaction of ecology, phylogeny, individual behavior, and group organization from a comparative perspective.
Athena Title:Org of Primate Social Groups
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5780/7780. 3 hours.
Course Title:Animal Cognition
Course
Description:
An examination of psychological mechanisms in animals that subserve such cognitive processes as perception, attention, working and reference memory, associative learning, spatial navigation, time perception, counting, concept learning, and primate cognition.
Athena Title:Animal Cognition
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 5850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychopharmacology - Drugs and Behavior
Course
Description:
The effects of psychoactive drugs on consciousness and behavior. The mechanisms of drug action on neurotransmitter systems are emphasized. Topics include the relationship between behavior and endogenous neurochemical activity, therapeutic agents in psychopathology, and drugs of abuse.
Athena Title:PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Prerequisite:PSYC 4130 or BIOL 1108
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive Psychology
Course
Description:
History of cognitive psychology and the basic cognitive processes involved in attention, memory, knowledge representation, information processing, and problem solving.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE PSYCH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6630
Prerequisite:PSYC 6110 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Basic Learning Processes
Course
Description:
Empirical phenomena and theories concerning basic forms of nonassociative and associative learning, primarily stimulus-stimulus and response-consequence associations. Phenomena include habituation, Pavlovian and operant conditioning, generalization and discrimination, concept formation, and choice behavior. Historical and comparative aspects of the subject are emphasized.
Athena Title:LEARNING PROCESSES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6520
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biological Foundations of Behavior
Course
Description:
Literature in the fundamental aspects of physiological psychology.
Athena Title:BIOL FOUND BEHAVIOR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6910
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sensory Psychology
Course
Description:
Literature in the fundamental aspects of sensation and perception.
Athena Title:SENSORY PSYCHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6920
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6180. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Psychology
Course
Description:
History of psychology and its antecedents, both classical and modern.
Athena Title:HIST OF PSYCHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6040
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Ethics in social research, social factors in perception, attitude formation and change, cognitive theories, group structure and process, ideology and personality, and social motivation.
Athena Title:ADVANCED SOCIAL PSY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6640
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Individual Differences
Course
Description:
Nature and interrelationship of psychological traits, including maximum performance (intelligence, achievement, etc.) and typical behavior (interests, personality, etc.) traits. Also considered are the extent of racial, sex, age, and other group differences as well as the causal factors (genetics, environmental, etc.) in individual differences.
Athena Title:INDIVIDUAL DIFFEREN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6530
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Developmental Psychology
Course
Description:
Critical survey of evidence and theories of psychological development.
Athena Title:DEVELOPMENTAL PSY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 8800
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
Course
Description:
Provides in-depth, empirically-grounded coverage of major issues with respect to cognitive and affective bases of behavior, including topics such as learning, memory, thought processes, decision-making, affect, mood, and emotion.
Athena Title:Cog/Aff Bases of Behavior
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year. Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Psychopathology: Adults
Course
Description:
Surveys, historical trends, and contemporary theories of psychopathology; reviews methods, issues, validity, and utility of classificatory systems; evaluates the intrinsic-attribute properties of various behavior disorders as well as related assessment; and treatment procedures.
Athena Title:ADV PSYCHOP ADULT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 8140
Prerequisite:PSYC 3230 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychometrics
Course
Description:
Theoretical and statistical principles that underlie psychological measurement and how they are employed in the development and use of psychological tests.
Athena Title:PSYCHOMETRICS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6150
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Industrial Psychology
Course
Description:
Major topics in industrial psychology, with emphasis on personnel psychology applied to business, industry, and government.
Athena Title:INDUSTRIAL PSYCH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 6140
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Course
Description:
Major topics in organizational psychology with emphasis on organizational psychology applied to business, industry, and government.
Athena Title:ORGANIZATIONAL PSY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 8970
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Methods used in contemporary empirical research by social psychologists. Field and experimental approaches will be examined in terms of their relative strengths, weaknesses, and costs for various research questions. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
Athena Title:RSCH MTHDS SOC PSY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Statistics in Psychological Research
Course
Description:
Basic concepts and techniques in descriptive and sampling statistics. Applications of statistics in psychological research.
Athena Title:STAT IN PSY RSCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Experimental Psychology
Course
Description:
Experimental techniques and methods of experimental work. Especially designed for the student who desires to learn scientific method in psychology.
Athena Title:ADV EXPERI PSY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Regression Methods in Psychology
Course
Description:
Simple and multiple regression methods as applied to the prediction and explanation of behavior. Topics include the formation and testing of models in experimental and nonexperimental research. Computer software packages are used for data analysis.
Athena Title:APPLIED REGRESSION
Prerequisite:PSYC 6420
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6440. 3 hours.
Course Title:Experimental Design in Psychology
Course
Description:
Design and analysis of psychological research, with emphasis on the logical foundations of experimental design.
Athena Title:EXP DESIGN PSY
Prerequisite:STAT 6220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6560. 3 hours.
Course Title:Clinical Assessment
Course
Description:
Introduction to the theory, concepts, methods, and issues related to assessment in the practice of clinical psychology. Provides a foundation for further study of assessment through advanced courses, practice, and self-directed learning.
Athena Title:CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ethical Issues in the Methods and Practice in Clinical Psychology
Course
Description:
Ethics in conducting clinical research and in the assessment and behavior-personality change procedures currently used in clinical psychology. Ethical, applied, and theoretical issues important to these applied procedures.
Athena Title:ETHICS CLIN PSY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6670. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Design in Clinical Psychology
Course
Description:
Research problems and strategies in clinical psychology. Methods for evaluating treatment outcome will be the focus of study. Both single subject and group designs.
Athena Title:RESEARCH CLIN PSY
Prerequisite:PSYC 6650
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organizational Research Methods I
Course
Description:
Research methods as they are applied in organizational settings will be covered. Survey research, focus groups, program evaluation, and other topics in organizational research will be examined.
Athena Title:ORG RSCH METHODS I
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Workplace Psychology II
Course
Description:
Second part of the two-part series introducing applications of psychology to the workplace. Topics such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, worker well-being, and organization change will be covered.
Athena Title:WORKPLACE PSYCH II
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 6811
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6840. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organizational Research Methods II
Course
Description:
Statistical analyses that apply to organizational research settings will be a focus. Analytical methods, interpretation, and reporting and communication will be demonstrated and practiced.
Athena Title:ORG RSCH METHODS II
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Prerequisite:PSYC 6820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Testing and Measurement
Course
Description:
The use of assessments in organizational settings will be covered. Evaluation, administration, and interpretation of a suite of common assessments used in organizations will be the focus.
Athena Title:Applied Testing and Measure
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Prerequisite:PSYC 6820 and PSYC 6840
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Competency Modeling and Evaluation
Course
Description:
Competency modeling, performance evaluation, and applications to performance management systems will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced.
Athena Title:COMPETENCY MODELING
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Prerequisite:PSYC 6811 and PSYC 6830
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6870. 3 hours.
Course Title:Talent Acquisition and the Legal Environment
Course
Description:
Steps involved in designing valid selection systems will be covered. Legal requirements will be a major focus.
Athena Title:Talent Acquisition Legal Envir
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Pre or Corequisite:PSYC 6811 and PSYC 6830
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 6880. 3 hours.
Course Title:Leading Organizational Change
Course
Description:
Processes used to manage organizational change will be discussed. Topics such as mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring will be covered.
Athena Title:Leading Organizational Change
Nontraditional Format:Offered exclusively at Gwinnett Campus.
Prerequisite:PSYC 6811 and PSYC 6830
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Master's Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 7520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Psychological Intervention
Course
Description:
The conceptual foundations of empirically-oriented therapy, including cognitive-behavioral techniques. Treatment outcome research and practical applications of evidenced-based psychotherapy are covered.
Athena Title:Psych Intervention Principles
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 7540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Disadvantaged and Minority Groups
Course
Description:
Psychological aspects of minority and disadvantaged groups in the United States and the impact of the discipline of psychology on these groups.
Athena Title:PSY DISADV/MINOR GP
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8000. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Psychology
Course
Description:
Current topics and new developments in the field of psychology.
Athena Title:Advanced Topics in Psychology
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A/S (A-F or S/U)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8060. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Vision Seminar
Course
Description:
Specific topics in areas representative of contemporary research and theory in visual science.
Athena Title:VISION SEMINAR
Prerequisite:PSYC 6160 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EPSY(LING)(PSYC) 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psycholinguistics
Course
Description:
Recent theoretical and experimental work on the psychological aspects of semantics, grammar, and discourse processes are surveyed. Language development is also considered.
Athena Title:PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8210. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Cognitive Theories and Models
Course
Description:
Cognitive theories and models of human attention, perception, recognition, representation, memory, language, judgment, decision making, reasoning, and problem solving. Readings will exclusively consist of articles published within two years prior to the date of the course, in order to emphasize current theories and models.
Athena Title:COG THEORIES/MODELS
Prerequisite:PSYC 6100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Memory
Course
Description:
Major phenomena, experimental procedures, and theoretical models of human memory.
Athena Title:HUMAN MEMORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Classical Perception
Course
Description:
Classical problem areas of perception (e.g., contour, movement, illusions), with emphasis on the perceptual process and its relation to other psychological functions.
Athena Title:CLASS PERCEPTION
Prerequisite:PSYC 6160 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judgment and Decision-Making
Course
Description:
Theory and research on topics in judgment and decision-making, including heuristics-and-biases, rational decision theory, evolutionary approaches, causal judgment and applications to medicine, law, economics, social psychology, and everyday decisions. Emphasis is placed on how behavior compares with rational models.
Athena Title:JUDG/DEC-MAKING
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Cognition
Course
Description:
Cognitive psychology with a perspective on applying knowledge from research on basic cognitive processes in attention, memory, knowledge representation, and decision making to the workplace.
Athena Title:APPLIED COGNITION
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8270. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Cognitive Research Seminar
Course
Description:
Topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, memory, reading, attention, language, mathematics, and decision making.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE RSCH SEM
Nontraditional Format:Cognitive research, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Individual Differences in Child Cognition
Course
Description:
Theory and research in individual differences in children's cognitive development, with emphasis on the stability of intelligence, the modifiability of intelligence, and cognitive characteristics associated with individual differences in intelligence.
Athena Title:IND DIFF CHILD COGN
Prerequisite:PSYC 6220
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Knowledge Representation
Course
Description:
Theory and data on the representation of knowledge in humans, with emphasis on the relation of perception to cognition and action.
Athena Title:KNOWLEDGE REPRESENT
Prerequisite:PSYC 6100
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Neuroanatomy for Behavioral Scientists
Course
Description:
Basic, functional neuroanatomy of mammals, including humans, is emphasized to provide a foundation for understanding the neuroanatomical substrates of perception, motivation, emotion, learning, and other cognitive and behavioral processes.
Athena Title:NEUROANAT BEHV SCI
Prerequisite:PSYC 6130
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8330. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 27 hours credit.
Course Title:Laboratory Apprenticeship in Biopsychology
Course
Description:
Approaches and research methods of physiological and comparative psychology.
Athena Title:Lab Apprentice Biopsychology
Nontraditional Format:Laboratory apprenticeship, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociobiology
Course
Description:
Basic principles of sociobiology beginning with Wilson's classic book. The scientific theory will be emphasized while noting popular overextensions and common logical fallacies. Tinbergen's analysis of structure, proximate cause, ontogenetic cause, and evolutionary selective pressures will be used to critically evaluate conclusions.
Athena Title:SOCIOBIOLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Cognition
Course
Description:
Traditional and contemporary, empirical and theoretical research which may be subsumed under "cognitive processes" and which has involved nonhuman animals. Among the topics will be Piagetian concepts, oddity and sameness-difference judgments, color, form, size, number, and "natural category" judgments, and other class and relational conceptual judgments.
Athena Title:COMPAR COGNITION
Prerequisite:PSYC 6810 or PSYC 8310
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8370. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Comparative Psychology
Course
Description:
Particular problem areas within comparative psychology. Emphasis is placed upon the evaluation of current research and theory in the development of research ideas by the student.
Athena Title:COMPARATIVE PSY
Prerequisite:PSYC 5780/7780 or PSYC 8360
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Course
Description:
Basic principles of neuroendocrinology and their applications to studies of activity, ingestive behavior, learning and memory, stress and emotion, and reproductive behavior.
Athena Title:BEHAV NEUROENDOCRIN
Prerequisite:PSYC 6130 or CBIO 4730/6730
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(SOCI) 8400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Prevention Science: Using Genetic, Epigenetic, and Inflammatory Biomarkers
Course
Description:
Provides social and behavioral science graduate students an opportunity to take part in the revolution in prevention science that is being driven by increased availability and use of biomarkers, particularly those related to epigenetic change and systemic inflammatory processes. Little (or no) background in biology is assumed.
Athena Title:Prevention Science
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8500. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Clinical Staffing Procedures
Course
Description:
Practicum in clinical psychology. Supervised experience in assessment and treatment of clinical problems using a wide variety of applicable techniques. Professional roles and ethical concepts of the clinical psychologist are integrated with clinical procedures.
Athena Title:Clinical Staffing Procedures
Nontraditional Format:Clinical staffing procedures, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Child and Family Intervention
Course
Description:
Evidenced-based intervention for children who are experiencing a variety of emotional, social, behavioral, and developmental difficulties. Foundations and practical applications of evidenced-based practice are covered.
Athena Title:Child and Family Intervention
Prerequisite:PSYC 6240
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology
Course
Description:
The definition, scope, and research efforts in the field of behavioral medicine-health psychology will be discussed. The behavioral concomitants of select medical and psychophysiological disorders (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, and pain related problems) as well as psychologically based interventions.
Athena Title:BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Marital Dysfunction and Intervention
Course
Description:
Contemporary empirical research on marital functioning and the treatment of marital dysfunction with an emphasis on characteristics of concordant and discordant couples, theoretically divergent models of marital functioning, and the efficacy of available methods of therapeutic intervention.
Athena Title:MARITAL DYSF/INTERV
Prerequisite:PSYC 6240
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Neuropsychological Assessment
Course
Description:
Theories of brain function in the human. Methods of detecting abnormal functioning and the localization of such abnormal functioning by behavioral methods. Possible etiologies of such lesions.
Athena Title:NEUROPSYCH ASSESS
Prerequisite:PSYC 8300
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Behavioral Development
Course
Description:
The interface between biology and psychology in the study of development. Evolutionary and psychobiological approaches to behavioral development across species and consideration of human behavioral development from these perspectives.
Athena Title:COMP BEHAV DEVELOP
Prerequisite:PSYC 6220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Attitude Structure, Formation, and Change
Course
Description:
Theoretical approaches to the organization and formation of beliefs and attitudes to cognitive consistency, and to the determinants of attitude stability and change.
Athena Title:THEOR OF ATTITUDE
Prerequisite:PSYC 6200
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8790. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology
Course
Description:
Illustrative topics are social motivation, conformity, social power, interpersonal perception, simulation and mathematical models of social behavior, and vicarious learning.
Athena Title:ADV SEM SOC PSY
Prerequisite:PSYC 6200
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Health and Illness
Course
Description:
Psychological influences on health, illness, and responses to those states. Psychological origins and outcomes of health policy and health interventions.
Athena Title:PSY HEALTH/ILLNESS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Developmental Psychopathology
Course
Description:
Examination of child emotional and behavioral problems from a developmental psychopathology perspective, including factors that predict or maintain psychopathology, protect against the development of psychopathology, or affect the diagnosis or course of disorders.
Athena Title:Developmental Psychopathology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8840. 3 hours.
Course Title:Personality and Social Development
Course
Description:
Literature relevant to early childhood determinants and developmental processes to personality and social behavior. Current research, theories, and methodological issues.
Athena Title:PER AND SOC DEV
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Perceptual Development
Course
Description:
Ontogenetic changes in perception and their importance for cognitive processes with emphasis on the implications of these changes for perceptual theories.
Athena Title:PERCEPTUAL DEVLPMNT
Prerequisite:PSYC 6160 or PSYC 8230
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cognitive Development: Infancy to Adolescence
Course
Description:
Current research on problems, issues, and theories relevant to the development of complex cognitive processes in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Athena Title:CHILD COGNITIVE DEV
Prerequisite:PSYC 6220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8870. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Psychological Development
Course
Description:
Logical and empirical adequacies of modern theories of psychological development in relation to selected issues relevant to theory construction in the behavior sciences.
Athena Title:THEORIES OF PSY DEV
Prerequisite:PSYC 6220 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8890. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Developmental Processes
Course
Description:
Current topics in developmental psychology. Emphasis on independent study and research.
Athena Title:SEM IN DEV PROC
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychopharmacology Seminar
Course
Description:
Psychopharmacology literature. Emphasis is placed on basic behavioral research. Pharmacotherapy and clinical topics.
Athena Title:SEM PSYCHOPHARMACOL
Prerequisite:PSYC 6130
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CHFD(PSYC) 8920. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavior Problems in Children
Course
Description:
The child's adjustment to his or her environment with a consideration of the causes, treatment, and prevention of behavior problems. Utilization of case materials and research problems in the field will be carried out by the student.
Athena Title:CHILD BEHAVE PROB
Nontraditional Format:Research problems in the field will be carried out by students.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Psychological Measurement
Course
Description:
Modern test theory approaches to test construction, reliability, validity, item, and factor analysis.
Athena Title:ADV PSYCHOL MEASMT
Prerequisite:PSYC 6250
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8980. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Course
Description:
Consideration of significant and current topics in industrial-organizational psychology as determined by the interests and research activities of the faculty.
Athena Title:SEM IND-ORG PSY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 8990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Psychometrics
Course
Description:
Consideration of significant and current topics are defined by the interests and research activities of the faculty.
Athena Title:SEM PSYCHOMETRICS
Prerequisite:PSYC 6430 or PSYC 8930
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 90 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9100. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Problems
Course
Description:
Extensive readings or empirical research in selected areas or planning and pilot studies preparatory to a thesis.
Athena Title:Special Problems
Nontraditional Format:Special problems, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Clinical Internship in Psychology
Course
Description:
Professional practice of clinical psychology under constant and close supervision. This professional work will include treatment of patients, group and individual psychotherapy, teaching, and research.
Athena Title:CLIN INTERNSHP PSY
Nontraditional Format:Clinical internship, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9250. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Course
Description:
Professional practice of industrial and organizational psychology under close supervision. This professional work will include work with organizations, teaching, and research.
Athena Title:Indus and Org Psych Intern
Nontraditional Format:Industrial and organizational psychology internship, with meetings arranged between major professor and student.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 60 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PSYC 9880. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Staffing
Course
Description:
Methods appropriate to the development and administration of the staffing process in contemporary organizations. The strategies and the statistics of the validation of personnel screening devices: personnel testing, interviewing, and biographical information.
Athena Title:SEM IN STAFFING
Prerequisite:PSYC 6310 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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