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DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Psychology (PSY)

College of Social Sciences

PSY 100 is a prerequisite for all undergraduate courses except 170. Unless otherwise noted, 700-level seminars are explorations of current issues in their respective areas.

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (X0X)

PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (3) An overview of the field: psychophysiology, perception, learning, cognition, stress, personality, social psychology. DS

PSY 201 Unit Mastery Instruction (3) Principles, techniques, issues, and philosophy. Laboratory provides working experience with this instruction technique. Pre: 100 and written consent.

PSY 202 Psychology of Gender (3) Survey of topics in psychology relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues and violence. A-F only. Pre: 100 or WS 151. (Cross-listed as WS 202) DS

PSY 402 History of Psychology (3) Origin and development of contemporary points of view. Pre: 100. Recommended: 9 credit hours in psychology. DS

PSY 403 Seminar on the Psychology of Knowledge (3) Selected topics in the psychology of knowledge and mind from Western and/or non-Western perspectives. Repeatable in different topics up to 9 credit hours. Pre: 100 and written consent. DS

PSY 407 Practicum in Psychology (V) Supervised psychological experience in school, clinic, hospital, industry, social welfare, government, etc. Pre: 100 and consent.

PSY 408 Teaching General Psychology (V) Supervised experience. Pre: 100, at least 12 additional credit hours in psychology, and written consent. Repeatable one time.

PSY 409 General Psychology: Advanced Topics (3) In-depth coverage of some area of theory and research. Repeatable to 6 credit hours. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 600 Methodologic Foundations of Psychology (3) Methods used in psychological research; observational, correlational, and experimental types of design.

PSY 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master's thesis. Maximum of 6 credit hours. Not repeatable for credit toward master's degree.

PSY 701 Seminar in General Psychology (3)

PSY 702 Seminar in History and Theory of Psychology (3)

PSY 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times.

PSYCHOMETRICS (X1X)

PSY 212 Survey of Research Methods (4) (3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Survey of standard methods and related conceptual issues employed in psychological research. Both experimental and non-experimental methods will be reviewed. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 419 Psychometrics: Advanced Topics (3) In-depth coverage of some area of theory, research, or methodology relevant to individual differences, measurement, or aspects of psychometrics. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 610 Introduction to Quantitative Methods (3) Introduction to quantitative methods in behavioral sciences. Introduction to general linear model as principle of data analysis. Course requires basic statistics. (Meets PhD common inquiry methods requirement or elective.)

PSY 611 Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (3) Analysis of variance and other models of assessing results of experiments. Relation of analysis to design. (Cross-listed as EDEP 603)

PSY 612 Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance (3) Introduction to linear statistical models as principle of data analysis. Topics include multiple regression models with continuous and categorical predictors. ANOVA with multiple factors, ANOVA with repeated measures, and ANCOVA. Pre: 610 or EDEP 601 or PSY 610, (with a grade of B+), or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEP 604)

PSY 613 Structural Equation Modeling (3) Theories and applications to test models with manifest and latent variables. Topics include path analysis, factor analysis, and latent variable analysis. Pre: 612, EDEP 604, or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEP 605)

PSY 614 Multivariate Methods (3) Multivariate forms of multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of co-variance. Multiple discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, and principal components analysis are discussed. (Cross-listed as EDEP 606)

PSY 616 Measurement in Education and Social Sciences (3) Test theories and applications in education and social sciences. Topics include the true score model; reliability; generalizability theory; validity; item response theory; and applications in research. Class requires knowledge in ANOVA and regression. (Cross-listed as EDEP 616 and SW 658)

PSY 617 Advanced Psychometrics (3) Theories and applications of modern psychometrics. Topics include unidimensional and multidimensional models of item response theory, detecting biased items, measurement invariance, scaling methods, and current issues in psychometrics. Pre: 616, EDEP 616, or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEP 626)

PSY 719 Research in Psychometrics (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (X2X)

PSY 220 Introduction to Behavioral Psychology (3) Outline of basic learning principles. A general, unified approach to study of human personality and behavior. Based upon a learning conception; various areas of psychology and the other social sciences are treated. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 225 Statistical Techniques (3) Frequency distributions; graphic methods; central tendency; variability; correlation; reliability; tests of significance. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 322 Learning and Motivation (3) Theoretical interpretations; survey of major theorists and contemporary controversial issues; major influences in classical and instrumental conditioning. Pre: 100. Recommended: 220. DS

PSY 324 Psychology of Emotion (3) Survey of traditional views and leading theories, and research in related topics. Pre: 100. Recommended: 220 or 322. DS

PSY 325 Cognitive Psychology (3) Mental processes of humans and other organisms. Survey of major theories and findings in cognitive psychology. Pre: 100 or consent. DS

PSY 429 Experimental Psychology: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 622 Animal Learning (3) Principal findings and major theories in animal learning. Detailed consideration of the contemporary literature.

PSY 625 Knowledge and Wisdom (3) Topics in the psychology of mind from Western and/or Asian perspectives. Repeatable in different topics. Pre: consent.

PSY 626 Cognitive Psychology (3) In-depth survey of the computational and representational structures and processes of cognition. Special attention devoted to consideration of the relationship between brain, mind, and computation. Pre: 325 or consent.

PSY 627 Thinking (3) Provides an introduction to higher cognition (thinking and reasoning) and its foundations, particularly as they relate to the larger field of cognitive science. A-F only. (Alt. years)

PSY 721 Seminar in Experimental Psychology (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 722 Seminar in Learning (3)

PSY 729 Research in Experimental Psychology (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

PSYCHOBIOLOGY (X3X)

PSY 230 Introduction to Psychobiology (3) Survey of study of behavior from a natural sciences viewpoint. Evolution, ethological analysis of behavior genetics, neural mechanisms, drugs and behavior, biological development. Pre: 100. DB

PSY 331 Behavioral Neuroscience (3) Coverage of the neural, developmental and mechanistic bases of learning, memory and cognition, motivated and regulatory behavior and mental disorders. A-F only. Pre: 230 or consent. DB

PSY 333 Psychopharmacology (3) Coverage of the basic principles of pharmacology as they apply to the brain and specific brain disorders such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, memory, and drug abuse. A-F only. Pre: 230 or consent. (Once a year) DB

PSY 439 Psychobiology: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research in psychobiology, physiological psychology, or sensory processes. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100. DB

PSY 631 Comparative Psychology (3) Comparative study of natural behavior, learned behavior, sensory processes, social behavior in animals.

PSY 632 Selected Topics in Comparative Psychology (3) Intensive review of comparative, communicative, sensory, or learning mechanisms in animals. Pre: 631.

PSY 633 Psychopharmacology (3) Basic principles of pharmacology as they apply to the brain and specific psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, memory, and drug use. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

PSY 634 Physiological Psychology (3) Relation of central and peripheral nervous systems to behavior.

PSY 731 Seminar in Physiological Psychology (3)Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 732 Seminar in Comparative Psychology (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 739 Research in Psychology (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (X4X)

PSY 240 Developmental Psychology (3) Emotional, mental, physical, social development from infancy to adulthood; interests and abilities at different age levels. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 341 Social Development of Children (3) Survey of socialization process and acquisition of social behavior. Pre: 240 or FAMR 230. DS

PSY 342 Adult Development and Aging (3) Overview from a multidisciplinary, life-span perspective. Includes research techniques, personality development, family relationships, occupational attainment, death. Pre: 100. Recommended: 240. DS

PSY 442 The Exceptional Child (3) Evaluation of physical, emotional, and intellectual deviations; effects on growth and development of children. Pre: 100. Recommended: 240. DS

PSY 449 Development Psychology: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 240, 341, or consent. DS

PSY 640 Developmental Foundations (3) Historical, theoretical, and methodological foundations of developmental psychology.

PSY 642 Cognitive Development (3) Familiarizes students with current research and theory in cognitive development through readings of original journal articles and monographs. Pre: 640 (or concurrent) or consent.

PSY 741 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 749 Research in Developmental Psychology (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (X5X)

PSY 250 Social Psychology (3) Cognitive, behavioral, and emotional effects of people: interpersonal relations, attribution, attitudes, group behavior, stereotypes, social roles, aggression, helping, self-concept; applications. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 351 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3) Psychological theories and cultural systems; understanding of own and other cultures; psychological and cultural perception of social motivation; cultural similarities and differences in interpersonal relations. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 352 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3) Psychosocial aspects of human sexual relationships. Social psychology of emotional and physiological arousal, interpersonal attraction, and societal regulation of intimate relationships. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 459 Social Psychology: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 250 or consent. DS

PSY 650 Social Psychology (3) Theories and research in social cognition and behavior. Pre: 250.

PSY 653 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3) Application of psychological theories to cross-cultural phenomena; assessment of cross-cultural processes and social motivations; culture and personality; research evaluation and design.

PSY 654 Psychology and Social Issues (3) Conflict, dissent, community issues, problems; social change and its relation to mental disorder.

PSY 655 Applied Social Psychology (3) Problems in use of social psychology principles in human affairs; multidisciplinary considerations.

PSY 656 Social Psychology of Love and Sex (3) Seminar in psychosocial aspects of human sexual relationships. Social psychology of cognitive, emotional and physiological arousal, interpersonal attraction, mate selection, and antecedents and consequences of intimate relationships. Pre: consent. A-F only. (Spring only)

PSY 751 Seminar in Social Psychology (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 759 Research in Social Psychology (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

PERSONALITY/TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (X6X)

PSY 260 Psychology of Personality (3) Scientific study of personality, its meaning, assessment, development, relation to cultural-social determinants. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 361 Transpersonal Psychology (3) Psychological study of transpersonal human capacities, potentialities, awareness, and growth. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 469 Personality: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research in personality or transpersonal psychology. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 660 Personality Theory and Research (3) Methods of measurement, antecedents, structure, dynamics, situational determinants of individual reactions. Evaluation of theories and related research. Pre: 260.

PSY 763 Seminar in Transpersonal Psychology (3)

PSY 764 Seminar in Humanistic Psychology (3)

PSY 769 Research in Personality (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

ADJUSTMENT/CLINICAL (X7X)

PSY 170 Personal Development (3) The application of psychology to the understanding, management, and enhancement of one's life. DS

PSY 270 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) History, theories, types of psychological problems, methods of assessment, forms of intervention, current developments. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 371 Abnormal Psychology (3) Nature and causes of psychoses; abnormalities of intelligence; psychotherapy. Pre: 100. Recommended: 270. DS

PSY 476 Health Psychology (3) Psychological principles for understanding and dealing with wellness and illness. Theories and research on stress-related disorders; prevention of stress through lifestyle and healthy behaviors. Pre: 100 or consent. Recommended: 220 or 322. DS

PSY 477 Communication in Helping Relationships (3) Theory and application of personal and interpersonal elements affecting communication of human-service professionals. Supervised practice, video lab. Pre: one of 100 and COMG 151, COMG 251 or COMG 301. (Cross-listed as COMG 490) DS

PSY 478 Teaching Personal Development (6) Supervised experience in leading a seminar in personal development. Pre: 170 and 12 additional credits in PSY and written consent.

PSY 479 Advanced Topics in Adjustment/Treatment/Prevention (3) Coverage in-depth of some area of theory and research. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 270, 371 or consent. DS

PSY 670 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) Preparation for becoming a clinical psychologist with emphasis on scientist-practitioner model, professional ethics, diversity and professional development. Pre: graduate student in psychology or consent of instructor.

PSY 671 Introduction to Assessment I (3) Psychometric theory; ethics; diversity issues; principles and methods of cognitive-intellectual, neuropsychological, and personality assessment. Co-requisite: 670 or consent.

PSY 672 Introduction to Assessment II (3) Administration and interpretation of cognitive-intellectual and personality assessment devices. Pre: 670 and 671 or consent and enrollment in Clinical Studies Program.

PSY 673 Introduction to Assessment III: Behavior Assessment (3) Conceptual and methodological foundations of clinical applications of behavioral assessment. PSY majors only. A-F only. Pre: 671 and 672 and enrollment in Clinical Studies Program, or consent. (Once a year)

PSY 674 Child Psychopathology (3) Comprehensive study of psychopathology in youth. Pre: 670 and 671.

PSY 675 Treatment Research (3) Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to clinical treatment research methods and findings. Pre: 670 (or concurrent) and 671, or consent.

PSY 676 Adult Psychopathology (3) Comprehensive study of the mental disorders of adults. A-F only. (Once a year)

PSY 677 Child Practicum (3) Supervised clinical assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Repeatable ten times. Pre: consent.

PSY 678 Adult Practicum (3) Supervised clinical assessment and treatment of adults. Repeatable ten times. Pre: consent.

PSY 679 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (V) Repeatable ten times. Pre: consent.

PSY 771 Child Treatment (3) Psychological interventions for youth, as well as parent training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 670 or consent.

PSY 772 Adult Treatment: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (3) Training in cognitive-behavioral strategies for treating adults. Repeatable one time. Enrolled in Clinical Studies Program only. Pre: 670 or consent.

PSY 773 Seminar in Psychopathology (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 774 Seminar in Clinical Psychology (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 775 Seminar in Psychological Therapies (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 776 Health Psychology: Behavioral and Biological Bases (3) Psychological and biological bases of health psychology and behavioral medicine. Overview of cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysiological mechanisms; theories and methods of prevention in physical disease. Pre: 670 or consent.

PSY 778 Internship in Clinical Psychology (1) Pre: consent of instructor and department chair.

PSY 779 Research in Clinical Psychology (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable 30 times. Pre: consent.

COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (X8X)

PSY 280 Introduction to Community Psychology (3) Examination of human functioning in social and ecological context. Topics include stress, health, intergroup relations, culture, ethnicity, social competence, and community empowerment. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 385 Consumer Behavior (3) Analysis of consumer behavior and motivation; principles of learning, personality, perception, and group influence, with emphasis upon mass communication effects. Pre: BUS 312 or consent. (Cross-listed as MKT 311) DS

PSY 489 Applied Psychology: Advanced Topics (3) Coverage in-depth of some areas of theory and research. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100. DS

PSY 680 Cultural Community Psychology (3) Graduate seminar on cultural considerations and issues in the history, methods, theories, interventions, and professional roles in community psychology. Small class size (up to 10). Open to graduate students.

PSY 682 Practicum: Behavioral Change and Community (3) Supervised experience in educational, mental health, correctional, consulting, or community action agencies. Pre: consent.

PSY 781 Community Psychology Seminar (3) Repeatable unlimited times.

PSY 789 Community Psychology Research (3) Supervised reading, discussion, research projects in areas of special interest. Repeatable unlimited times.

RESEARCH (X9X)

PSY 499 Directed Reading or Research (V) Repeatable. Pre: 100 and consent of instructor and department chair.

PSY 699 Directed Reading or Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.