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Courses

Psychology

5103. Learning & Behavior Analysis  (3 s.h.)
A systematic introduction to the principles of behavior analysis with emphasis on their application as well as their origins in basic research.

5151. Motivation   (3 s.h.)
The course entails hands-on experience in the shaping of behavior through differential reinforcement, several field trips to sites where behavioral principles provide the basis for serving individuals with special needs (e.g. closed-head injury, autism, aggressive, and self-injurious behavior), as well as individual projects on behavior of personal concern to the course participants.

8011. Graduate Statistics I.   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: a course in elementary statistics.

Review of hypothesis-testing methods for means, variances, correlations, and proportions. One-way ANOVA for completely randomized, blocked, and repeated measure designs. Planned and post hoc multiple comparisons.

8012. Core Course in History and Systems of Psychology   (3 s.h.)
An historical and conceptual analysis of the principle ideas and movements that have contributed to fundamental theoretical and methodological features of contemporary psychology.

8015. Teaching of Psychology   (1 s.h.)
Required of all graduate teaching assistants during their first semester of teaching. Designed to assist and prepare them for their teaching duties. Supervision and feedback are used to promote effective communication and teaching skills.

8021. Graduate Statistics II.   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Psychology 8011.

Multiway ANOVA for completely randomized and repeated measures, nested designs, covariance designs. Simple effects and planned and post hoc comparisons. Use of available statistical computer programs.

8031. Survey of Multivariate Techniques   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Psychology 8011.

Beginning with bivariate correlation and regression, generalizations are made, through the aid of matrix algebra, to multiple regression and correlation. Multivariate techniques also include principal components, canonical correlation, and multivariate analysis of variance use of available statistical programs.

8041. Factor Analysis and Scaling   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Psychology 8031 or permission of instructor.

Factor analysis covers exploratory and confirmatory methods, estimation procedures, factor transformations, as well as extensions and applications of the factor model. Scaling covers the laws of comparative and categorical judgment, goodness-of-fit tests, metric and nonmetric multidimensional scaling, and clustering methods.

8051. Focused Analysis of Research Data   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Psychology 8011 and 8021, or equivalent.

An examination of focused methods of primary and secondary data analysis, taught within the conceptual framework of meta-analysis. Particular emphasis is given to the use of contrasts, indices of effect size, confidence intervals, simple graphical methods, etc., in confirmatory and exploratory data analysis.

8110. Topical Seminars in Experimental Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: open to Ph.D. students in psychology and others with permission of instructor.

Examination of different topics within experimental psychology, varied from semester to semester.

8120. Topical Seminars in Experimental Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: open to Ph.D. students in psychology and others with permission of instructor.

Examination of different topics within experimental psychology, varied from semester to semester.

8130. Topical Seminars in Physiological Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: open to Ph.D. students in psychology and others with permission of instructor.

Topics vary from semester to semester.

8210. Topical Seminars in Learning   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: open to Ph.D. students in psychology and others with permission of instructor.


Topics vary from semester to semester.

8212. Core Course in Learning and Behavior Analysis  (3 s.h.)
An examination of the fundamental concepts in learning and behavioral analysis.

8310. Topical Seminar in Cognitive Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Open to Ph.D. students in psychology and others with permission of instructor.

Topics vary from semester to semester. Students may repeat this course.

8312. Core Course in Cognitive Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Review of theory and research in the areas of memory, language, and thinking.

8410. Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Topics such as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others are varied from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

8411. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology.

Surveys cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of the major classes of mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. Emphasis is placed on cognitive-behavioral models and case formulation as well as empirical evaluation of the relevant cognitive-behavioral treatment outcome literature.

8412. Core Course in Psychopathology   (3 s.h.)
The course will review concepts, theory, and research in psychopathology.  Behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, psychodynamic, sociocultural, genetic, and biological/neuroscience aspects of psychopathology will be covered as appropriate, depending on the disorder.  The course will emphasize descriptive psychopathology (e.g. phenomenology, epidemiology, course of disorder) and issues of etiology, rather than treatment, although some work on treatment will also be discussed.  The major goals of the course are knowledge of the nature of various mental disorders and what is known about their causes and risk factors, an appreciation of important issues in psychopathology, and development of the ability to think clearly and critically about these issues.  For students who are not part of the Psychology Ph.D. program, permission of the instructor is a prerequisite for registering for the course.

8413. Psychological Assessment I  (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or enrollment in Clinical Ph.D. program.

A year-long course; surveys concepts of intelligence and teaches the administration, scoring, and interpretation of individually administered tests. The evaluation of learning disabilities and neuropsychological disorders is also covered. Surveys the diagnostic system of mental disorders. Teaches the administration, scoring, and interpretation of projective tests and other procedures used to identify and understand clinical dynamics.

8420. Topical Seminars in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Topics such as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others are varied from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

8423. Psychological Assessment II.   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or enrollment in Clinical Ph.D. program.

A year-long course; surveys concepts of intelligence and teaches the administration, scoring, and interpretation of individually administered tests. The evaluation of learning disabilities and neuropsychological disorders is also covered. Surveys the diagnostic system of mental disorders. Teaches the administration, scoring, and interpretation of projective tests and other procedures used to identify and understand clinical dynamics.

8430. Topical Seminars in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Topics such as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others are varied from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

8433. Clinical Psychology: Scientific and Professional Dimensions   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: enrollment in Clinical Ph.D. Program.

History, ethics, research and service methodologies, psychometrics, and topical discussions pertinent to the relationships between psychological science and the practice of clinical psychology.

8453. Personality and Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology.

An examination of Freudian/Modern psychoanalytic and existential theories and their application to personality, psychopathology and treatment.

8463. Family System Theory

8510. Topical Seminar in Developmental Psychology I to IV   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

In different semesters these courses focus on topics such as aging, adolescence, infancy, language development, learning and memory development, perceptual development, and theories of development.

8512. Core Course in Developmental Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Consideration of theories and related research on human development.

 

8513. Cognitive Development   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Psychology 8512.

Theories of cognitive development (including Piaget, Werner, information processing) and exploration of issues and research generated by these theories. Includes consideration of sensory-motor, perceptual, language, memory, and conceptual development.

 

8610. Topical Seminar in Organizational-Social   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Topics selected depend on the current emphasis in the field and interests of the students. A student may repeat this course.

8612. Core Course in Social Psychology  (3 s.h.)
A survey of theoretical foundations and the substantive and methodological issues of social psychology.

8613. Advanced Social Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Topics selected depend on the current emphases in the field and interests of the students. A student may repeat this course.

 

8712. Core Course in Behavioral Neuroscience   (3 s.h.)
An examination of brain-behavior relationships in the context of evolution.

9183. Readings in Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

A post-master's advanced tutorial course.

9187. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
For Ph.D. clinical students only. Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester will emphasize either a different client population or a different orientation to the assessment and treatment of child, family, and adult disorders. Faculty assignments and the focus of group supervision vary from semester to semester.

9283. Readings in Psychology   (1-3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

A post-master's advanced tutorial course.

9287. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
For Ph.D. clinical students only. Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester will emphasize either a different client population or a different orientation to the assessment and treatment of child, family, and adult disorders. Faculty assignments and the focus of group supervision vary from semester to semester.

9387. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
For Ph.D. clinical students only. Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester will emphasize either a different client population or a different orientation to the assessment and treatment of child, family, and adult disorders. Faculty assignments and the focus of group supervision vary from semester to semester.

9411. Clinical Research Methodology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Focuses on design issues and major methodological problems in research on such topics as psychotherapy outcome, characteristics of diagnostic groups, and stress in families. Particular attention is given to internal and external validity threats, advantages and disadvantages of assessment methods, principles of test construction, challenges and alternatives to traditional research methods, single subject designs, and approaches to integrating clinical research and practice.

9485. Ph.D. Internship Course   (variablecredit s.h.)
For clinical students only who are on internship.

9487. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
For Ph.D. clinical students only. Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester will emphasize either a different client population or a different orientation to the assessment and treatment of child, family, and adult disorders. Faculty assignments and the focus of group supervision vary from semester to semester.

9587. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
For Ph.D. clinical students only. Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester will emphasize either a different client population or a different orientation to the assessment and treatment of child, family, and adult disorders. Faculty assignments and the focus of group supervision vary from semester to semester.

9991. Research   (3-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Intended to meet the needs of students who desire to carry on an individual investigation while working for the master's degree.

9994. Preliminary Exam Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)
Preparation for the preliminary examination.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)
Independent pre-dissertation research.

9999. Ph.D. Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

After passing the preliminary examinations, Ph.D. students must register each semester for this course until the completion of the dissertation.