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Courses

Psychology

5103. Learning and Behavior Analysis   (3 s.h.)

This course offers 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); and individual projects on behavior of personal concern to the course participants.

8011. Graduate Statistics I   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Elementary statistics course.

This course reviews hypothesis-testing methods for means, variances, correlations, and proportions. It offers one-way ANOVA for completely randomized, blocked, and repeated measure designs. The course also discusses planned and post hoc multiple comparisons.

8012. Core Course in History and Systems of Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course covers 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.)

This course is required of all graduate teaching assistants during their first semester of teaching as it is 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:  PSYCH 8011.

This course covers multi-way ANOVA for completely randomized and repeated measures, nested designs, and covariance designs. Simple effects and planned and post hoc comparisons are also discussed, as is the use of available statistical computer programs.

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

Beginning with bivariate correlation and regression, generalizations are made in this course 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:  PSYCH 8031 or permission of instructor.

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

8051. Focused Analysis of Research Data   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  PSYCH 8011 and PSYCH 8021 or their equivalents.

In this course, an examination of focused methods of primary and secondary data analysis is 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:  Permission of instructor.

This course examines different topics within experimental psychology, varying from semester to semester.

8120. Topical Seminars in Experimental Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

This course examines different topics within experimental psychology, varying from semester to semester.

8130. Topical Seminars in Physiological Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

This course examines different topics within physiological psychology, varying from semester to semester.

8210. Topical Seminars in Learning   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.


This course examines different topics in learning, varying from semester to semester.

8212. Core Course in Learning and Behavioral Analysis   (3 s.h.)

This course examines the fundamental concepts in learning and behavioral analysis.

8310. Topical Seminar in Cognitive Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

This course examines different topics within cognitive psychology, varying from semester to semester.   Students may repeat this course.

8312. Core Course in Cognitive Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course reviews theory and research in the areas of memory, language, and thinking.

8410. Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course covers such topics as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others. Topics vary from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

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

This course 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.)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Psychology Ph.D. program or permission of instructor.

The course reviews concepts, theory, and research in psychopathology. Behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, psychodynamic, sociocultural, genetic, and biological/neuroscience aspects of psychopathology are covered as appropriate, depending on the disorder. The course emphasizes descriptive psychopathology (e.g., phenomenology, epidemiology, course of disorder) and issues of etiology, rather than treatment, although some work on treatment is also 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.

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

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

8420. Topical Seminars in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course covers such topics as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others. Topics vary from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

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

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

8430. Topical Seminars in Clinical Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course covers such topics as depression, sexuality, neuropsychology, death and dying, stress, impulsivity, specialized treatment approaches, and others. Topics vary from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

8433. Clinical Psychology: Scientific and Professional Dimensions   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Discussion in this course centers on 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:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

This course examines 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.

This course covers such topics as aging, adolescence, infancy, language development, learning and memory development, perceptual development, and theories of development. Topics vary from semester to semester according to programmatic needs.

8512. Core Course in Developmental Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course considers theories and related research on human development.

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

This course covers theories of cognitive development, including Piaget, Werner, and information processing, and explores issues and research generated by these theories. The course also considers sensory-motor, perceptual, language, memory, and conceptual development.

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

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

8612. Core Course in Social Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course is a survey of theoretical foundations and the substantive and methodological issues of social psychology.

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

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

8712. Core Course in Behavioral Neuroscience   (3 s.h.)

This course examines brain-behavior relationships in the context of evolution.

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

This is a post-master's advanced tutorial course.

9187. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester emphasizes 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.

This is a post-master's advanced tutorial course.

9287. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester emphasizes 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.)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester emphasizes 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.

This course focuses on design issues and major methodological problems in research on such topics as psychotherapy outcomes, 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   (variable credit)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Clinical students earn credit while on internship.

9487. Clinical Practicum   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester emphasizes 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.)

Prerequisite:  Matriculation in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.

Under the auspices of the Psychological Services Center, students work with a different faculty member for each of four semesters. Each semester emphasizes 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.

This course is intended to meet the needs of students who desire to carry on an individual investigation while working toward the master's degree.

9994. Preliminary Exam Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

This course prepares the student for the preliminary examination.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

This course allows for 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.

 

Updated 2.9.10