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Heesacker, M., Chair; Rowland, N., Associate Chair; Abrams, L.; Albarracin, D.; Berg, W.K.; Bradley, M.; Cunningham, W.R.; Dallery, J.; Delaney, P.; Devine, D. P.; Dewsbury, D.A.; Epting, F.R.; Farrar, M.J.; Fischler, I.S.; Graber, J.A.; Griggs, R.A.; Hackenberg, T.; Iwata, B.; Karney, B.; Levy, C.M.; Meyer, M.E.; Miller, P.; Miller, S.A.; Moradi, B.; Neimeyer, G.J.; Pennypacker, H.S.; Schlenker, B.R.; Severy, L.J.; Shepperd, J.A.; Sorkin, R.D.; Spector, A.; Stehouwer, D.; Stewart, A.E.; Teitelbaum, P.; Tinsley, H. E. A.; Tucker, C.; Van Hartesveldt, C.; Vollmer, T. R.; West, R.; White, K.D.; Wynne, C.D.L.; Ziller, R.C.; Undergraduate Coordinator: W.K. Berg; Graduate Coordinator: G.J. Neimeyer

CBH 3003 Comparative Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Survey of the approaches to and concepts of the study of animal behavior as related to psychology. (B)

CLP 3144 Abnormal Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

The varieties of disordered experience and conduct are studied for their contribution to an understanding of more effective personal and social adjustment. Specific topics include the neuroses and psychoses as well as psychosomatic and conduct disturbances. (S)

DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Theory and research on psychological development from prenatal stages through adulthood. (S)

DEP 4115 Infant Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.

The course will emphasize the development of psychological process during infancy as well as prenatal, perinatal and postnatal influences on development. (S)

DEP 4163 Cognitive Development.

Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.

Basic principles and theories of cognitive development from infancy through early adolescence. Information-processing, Piagetian, and neo-Piagetian theories will be covered. Possible topics include language, memory, social cognition, concept formation, perception and attention.

DEP 4305 Adolescent Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.

Biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives on adolescence. Includes such topics as dynamics of socialization, self-concept and identity, peer groups, and problems of adolescence. (S)

DEP 4404 Psychology of Aging.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Topics in the field of gerontology from a life span developmental perspective, including the development of psychological problems of the aged, and theoretical and methodological issues in the study of the aged. (S)

DEP 4704C Research Methods in Developmental Psychology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: DEP 3053, STA 2023; Prereq or Coreq: STA 3024.

Methodological approaches to the study of development including experimental and observational techniques. (S) GR-E

DEP 4930 Revolving Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Advanced study of selected topics in developmental psychology. Precise course content will vary from term to term. Examples of probable topics are cognitive development, psychophysiological aspects of development, intelligence, social-personality development, and sensory development.

EAB 3002 Principles of Behavior Analysis.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

An introduction to and survey of the principles, methods, theories and applications of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Students may not take both EAB 3002 and EAB 3764. (S)

EAB 3764 Applied Behavior Analysis.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Extension of learning principles to human problems. Topics include: child development, education, mental health, mental retardation, behavioral medicine, business and industry, aging and environmental applications. Students may not take both EAB 3002 and EAB 3764. (S)

EAB 4022C Laboratory Procedures in Behavior Analysis.

Credits: 4; Prereq: EAB 3002.

An introduction to general laboratory procedures and apparatus employed in the experimental analysis of animal behavior. Daily laboratory sessions focus upon experimental treatments, apparatus programming and data analysis. (S) GR-E

EAB 4184 Behaviorism and Contemporary Society.

Credits: 3; Prereq: EAB 3002 or EAB 3764.

Consideration of the applications of behavioral science and technology to contemporary society with emphasis upon the implications of behavioristic theory and the experimental analysis of behavior. (S)

EAB 4704 The Natural Science and Technology of Behavior.

Credits: 3.

Recording and charting human behavior. Tactics of behavior management; theory and research. (S)

EAB 4714C Laboratory in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Credits: 4; Prereq: EAB 3764.

Introduction to Research Methods in applied behavior analysis. Computerized measurement and assessment of human behavior in ongoing field studies, data analysis, implementation of experimental techniques. GR-E

EAB 4724C Laboratory in Precise Behavior Management.

Credits: 4; Prereq: EAB 4704. May be repeated with change in content to a maximum of 8 credits.

Applications of the principles of behavior analysis to problems involving human behavior change, particularly in an educational context. (S)

EXP 3104 Sensory Processes.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012; MAC 1140 or equivalent.

An introductory survey of the human senses and their role in perception, considering how we sense the physical environment and what factors influence our perception of it. (B)

EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

An introductory survey of human cognitive abilities, including perceptual and motor skill, attention, learning and memory, language, and thinking, and the methods used to study these abilities. (S)

EXP 4174C Laboratory in Sensory Processes.

Credits: 4; Prereq: EXP 3104.

Students collect, analyze and evaluate data on specific problems related to sensory and perceptual abilities. (B) GR-E

EXP 4504 Human Memory.

Credits: 3; Prereq: EXP 3604.

Contemporary theories and data on human memory, with emphasis on the information processing approach. (S)

EXP 4635 Thinking.

Credits: 3.

Examination of human reasoning, problem solving, judgment and decision-making. (S)

EXP 4934C Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: EXP 3604, STA 2023; Prereq or Coreq: STA 3024.

Contemporary laboratory techniques used in the study of learning, memory, thinking, information processing and perceptual processes. (S) GR-E

PCO 2714 Personal Growth.

Credits: 3.

An introduction to the concepts and techniques in psychology which apply to personal growth and development. In order to provide greater depth to the course, all students have the opportunity to participate in research projects or alternative experiences. (S)

PCO 4104 Humanistic Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PCO 2714 or PSY 2012.

The contemporary humanistic view of human behavior and experience. Emphasis upon the human potentialities for high level functioning including creativity, self-concept, caring and commitment. (S)

PCO 4930 Seminar in Counseling Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PPE 3004. May be repeated to 6 credits.

Advanced study of topics in counseling psychology. Content varies term to term. Possible topics include psychology of women, studies of the person, studies of the self. (S)

PPE 3004 Psychology of Personality.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Development and organization of personality, description and assessment methods, results of research in personality structure and processes. (S)

PPE 4324C Research Methods in Personality Psychology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: PPE 3004 or SOP 3004, STA 2023, and consent of instructor.

Emphasis on four aspects of research: measuring psychological variables, designing research projects, statistically analyzing data, and writing psychological research reports.

PPE 4930 Advanced Personality: (Revolving).

Credits: 3; Prereq: PPE 3004. May be repeated to 6 credits.

In-depth examination of selected issues and topics in personality psychology. Check the course schedule to determine the particular issue or topic being covered that semester. Rotating topics include, among others, the self, self-consciousness, individual difference in altruism and moral behavior, tests and measurement, and the philosophy of individual differences. (S)

PSB 3004 Physiological Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

Survey of the biological basis of behavior with special relevance to psychology. Students may not take both PSB 3004 and PSB 3340. (B)

PSB 3340 Behavioral Neuroscience.

Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010.

Neuroanatomatical, chemical, and electrophysiological studies in the biological basis of behavior. Students may not take both PSB 3004 and PSB 3340. PSB 3340 is recommended for IDS majors in Neurobiological Sciences. (B)

PSB 4065 Psychobiology of Abnormal Behavior.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 and STA 2023.

Biological theories and models of mental retardation, schizophrenia, affective disorders and others. Treatments of these conditions. (B)

PSB 4104C Laboratory in Physiological Psychology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: PSB 3004, or PSB 3340 and STA 2023.

An introduction to current techniques used in research in physiological psychology. Prior to enrollment in this course, students must have had a tetanus booster within the last 10 years.(B) GR-E

PSB 4434 Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Behavior.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 or consent of instructor.

Advanced discussion of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and action of neuroactive drugs, in relation to behavior. (B)

PSB 4504 Developmental Psychobiology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 or consent of instructor.

Principles of neural and behavioral development stressing the correlations among structural, chemical, endocrine, and behavioral events during maturation. (B)

PSB 4654 Chemical Senses and Behavior.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 or consent of instructor.

Discussion of neural mechanisms and function of chemical senses, interaction with physiologic state, and motivational aspects. (B)

PSB 4810 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3054.

Advanced undergraduate seminar on neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, with concepts applied to neuroadaptations in many aspects of neurophysiology.

PSB 4823 Principles of Integrative Physiological Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 or consent of instructor.

Discussion of the problem of how reflexes become transformed into operant behaviors. Focus on drug and disease states as a way of getting insights into this problem in animals and humans.

PSB 4934 Special Topics in Physiological Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3004 or PSB 3340 or consent of instructor.

Selected topics in physiological psychology: precise course content will be announced in advance. Course provides an opportunity for study in depth of topics not offered in other courses.

PSY 2012 General Psychology.

Credits: 3.

Designed to provide a broad, general introduction to the field of psychology, this course is the prerequisite for advanced courses in psychology. Emphasis is on psychology as a research enterprise. Students are required to participate as subjects in psychological research or write a paper on a psychological research article. (S)

PSY 3213L Laboratory Methods in Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012, STA 2023.

Introduction to Experimental Design in Psychology, Data Analysis, and Interpreation of Results and Literature Reports.

PSY 3912 Introduction to Research in Psychology.

Credits: 1 to 3 per semester; max: 4; Prereq: PSY 2012 and consent of instructor.

An introduction to current techniques used in research in the various areas of psychology by participation in on-going research.

PSY 4604 History and Systems of Psychology.

Credits: 3

Traces the history of psychology and psychological thought from the early Greek philosophers to the present. The course covers the foundations laid by philosophers, the emergence of psychology as a separate discipline in the nineteenth century, and the development of psychology in the twentieth century. (S)

PSY 4905 Individual Work.

Credits: 1 to 3 per semester; max: 4; Prereq: At least 12 semester hours of psychology.

Qualified students and the instructor or supervisor concerned may choose a particular problem for investigation or study from the various areas of psychology. A formal written report of the work is required of the student.

PSY 4930 Special Topics in Psychology.

Credits: 3; max: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 and consent of instructor. Maximum of 3 credits to count toward the major.

Selected topics in psychology; precise course content will be announced in advance. Course provides an opportunity for study in depth of topics not offered in other courses.

PSY 4949 Community Work in Psychology.

Credits: 1 to 3 per semester; max. 4; Prereq: 12 semester hours of psychology.

Credit is earned through volunteer work with community agencies that have been approved by the department for this purpose. The agencies provide a range of services to the community. Students work 45 hours per semester credit earned.

PSY 4970 Senior Thesis.

Credits: 1 to 3 per semester; Prereq: 24 hours in Psychology and consent of instructor.

Qualified students write a formal research proposal in order to enroll in the course, carry out individual research under the supervision of a faculty member, and submit a formal written report.

SOP 2513 Human Conflict.

Credits: 3.

An interdisciplinary study of interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup conflict. Theories, techniques, and applications to field situations are included. (S)

SOP 3004 Social Psychology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

A study of the social factors influencing individual behavior. Consideration of socialization, social influence and conformity, social interaction, decision-making, attitudes and opinions, and related topics. (S)

SOP 3743 Psychology of Women.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.

The course is designed as a general introduction to the Psychology of Women. It includes both developmental and topical approaches.

SOP 4214C Research Methods in Social Psychology.

Credits: 4; Prereq: SOP 3004-grade B or above, STA 2023-grade B or above or STA 3024-grade B or above..

Laboratory training and basic experimental techniques and procedures used in the investigation of social-psychological processes. (S) GR-E

SOP 4444 Attitudes and Social Cognition.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SOP 3004.

A consideration of the formation and utilization of knowledge about the social world. Includes a focus on how attitudes and values are defined, measured, formed and changed. (S)

SOP 4504 Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes.

Credits: 3; Prereq: SOP 3004.

A consideration of the nature and dynamics of interactions and social relationships in dyads and small groups. The focus is on the behavior of individuals as influenced by their relations with others. GR-E (4)

SOP 4701 Social Psychology of Leisure.

Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 and SOP 3004 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to social psychology theory and research on the causes, attributes and benefits of leisure experience. Emphasizes critical analysis of leisure theory and research and use of scientific method in studying leisure.

SOP 4704 Advanced Social Psychology (Revolving Topics).

Credits: 3; May be repeated with change in content to a maximum of 9 credits.

In-depth examination of selected issues and topics in social psychology. Check the course schedule to determine the particular issue or topic being covered that semester. Rotating topics include health psychology, social motivation, the self, self-presentation, group dynamics, conflict, population psychology, community psychology, or the psychology of law. (S)

Writing for Psychology

ENC 3254 Professional Communication for the Discipline: Psychology.

Credits: 3; May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prereq: Junior or senior standing and one 1-2000 level English course.

A communication course adjusted to a specific professional discipline, the discipline to be determined by need. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals and oral presentations. Course materials and assignments are relevant to the specific discipline. Highly recommended for psychology majors. (C) GR-E

 
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