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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4110 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM LSC - 138-9 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  An introduction to the basic concepts in psychology with primary emphasis on the study of human behavior. Topics will include motivation, learning, emotion, perception, intelligence, memory, personality, child development, mental illness, and social interaction. Students will be introduced to issues in research techniques by either being involved in on-going faculty research or writing a short paper based on research articles.
4112 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt,Laura J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MECC - 270 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  An introduction to the basic concepts in psychology with primary emphasis on the study of human behavior. Topics will include motivation, learning, emotion, perception, intelligence, memory, personality, child development, mental illness, and social interaction. Students will be introduced to issues in research techniques by either being involved in on-going faculty research or writing a short paper based on research articles.
4438 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Kennen,Kristine TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MECC - 232 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  An introduction to the basic concepts in psychology with primary emphasis on the study of human behavior. Topics will include motivation, learning, emotion, perception, intelligence, memory, personality, child development, mental illness, and social interaction. Students will be introduced to issues in research techniques by either being involved in on-going faculty research or writing a short paper based on research articles.
4718 PSYC-101-04 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Outten,Henry R. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - AUD SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  An introduction to the basic concepts in psychology with primary emphasis on the study of human behavior. Topics will include motivation, learning, emotion, perception, intelligence, memory, personality, child development, mental illness, and social interaction. Students will be introduced to issues in research techniques by either being involved in on-going faculty research or writing a short paper based on research articles.
5061 PSYC-206-01 Environ Psyc & Sustain 1.00 LEC Outten,Henry R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM LSC - 136  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course examines questions of how environments affect humans, as well as what factors motivate people to act in pro-environmental ways. It also serves to introduce students to a range of environmental challenges faced by contemporary humans, while presenting theory and research that can be applied to our understanding of environmental sustainability. This class is very much interdisciplinary. While psychological perspectives are abundant, the content is also informed by other areas of study like human factors, ecology, geography and sociology, just to name a few. Some important topics include: environmental stress, the health benefits of nature, constructing environments that promote well-being, risk perception, social influence, norms, persuasion, consumption, environmental inequality and environmental justice.
5391 PSYC-218-01 Special Education 1.00 SEM Mackey,Megan L. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM SH - S205 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  How are children labeled (or mislabeled) as having learning and developmental disabilities, autism, or attention deficit disorder? How have definitions and diagnoses of learning disorders changed over time? How have standardized evaluations and assessments impacted those diagnoses? How does the law seek to ensure the accommodation of the needs of individuals with disabilities? Students will critically analyze research on psychology as it pertains to learners, examine special education case law and advocacy, and explore current issues in special education.
4157 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Reuman,David A. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MECC - 220 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 36
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4158 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Chapman,Barbara L. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LIB - 119 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4159 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Chapman,Barbara L. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LIB - 02 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
5035 PSYC-236-01 Adolescent Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt,Laura J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM LSC - 131 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course will focus on the important theoretical and conceptual issues in adolescent psychology and their experimental support. A developmental perspective will be adopted in order to emphasize that adolescence is not an isolated period but rather part of the process of development that occurs throughout life.
5049 PSYC-241-01 Interpersonal Relationships 1.00 LEC Howland Rutherford,Maryhope MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM LSC - 137 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Romantic relationships are universal in human experience, and as such, we all have an intuitive idea of how these relationships function. Can our partners change our personalities? Do our romantic relationships change the ways we see the world? How do we handle heartbreak? How do our early relationships affect our later ones? How well can we know someone else, and does it matter? This course will provide an in-depth discussion of the major theories and ideas that have guided researchers in this are, and you will be challenged to consider that in many cases, 1) the common wisdom about romantic relationships is superficial, 2) is not as clear as it seems, and/or 3) is simply incorrect.
4721 PSYC-255-01 Cognitive Psychology 1.00 LEC Hu,Sien MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM MECC - 270 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  The study of knowledge and how people use it, for example, in recall and recognition, controlling attention and dealing with distractions, solving real-world problems, and spoken or written communication. We will emphasize how each piece of our mental abilities fits together with other skills such as perception and language, along with the ways in which our minds and thoughts can diverge from what we subjectively experience of them.
4722 PSYC-255-20 Cognitive Psychology Lab 0.25 LAB Hu,Sien M: 1:15PM-3:55PM LIB - 02  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, or concurrent enrollment.
  A hands-on introduction to the methods used in behavioral cognitive science research. We will briefly explore a survey of methods and the process used to create a "program of research" rather than isolated experiments. Students will then develop a big-picture question and research program of their own, designing, executing, and analyzing two experiments with related motivations and methods. The relationship between experimental design and the research report paper will also be emphasized. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 255
4141 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Masino,Susan A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - 138-9 NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101 or Biology 140 or Biology 181 or Biology 182 or Biology 183.
  A basic study of the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system with a comprehensive analysis of the biological bases of major classes of behavior. Specific topics include: neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory and motor system functioning, motivated behaviors, learning and memory, emotions, sex, and language. Enrollment in laboratory limited. (1.25 course credits with optional laboratory) The course is designed for declared or intended psychology and neuroscience majors.
4176 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Masino,Susan A. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - B01  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261-01 or concurrent enrollment.
  A diverse laboratory experience focused on the nervous system. Topics may include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory and motor system functioning, motivated behaviors, learning and memory, emotions, cognition, and language. The course is designed for declared or intended psychology neuroscience majors. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to PSYC 261.
5036 PSYC-270-01 Clinical Psychology 1.00 LEC Helt,Molly TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM LSC - 138-9 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  A survey of the concepts, methods, and theoretical issues of clinical psychology, with a focus on current and classical research and theory. Students will explore such areas as personality development from a clinical perspective, assessment, pathology, diagnosis, clinical research, and some preventative and therapeutic modes of intervention. Emphasis will also be placed upon evolving models of clinical psychology and their relationship to other areas of psychology and the life sciences.
4111 PSYC-293-01 Perception 1.00 LEC Nie,Lin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 134 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An introduction to current understanding of how organisms maintain contact with their environments through perception. Emphasis is on vision, but other modalities are also treated. (1.25 credits with optional laboratory)
4139 PSYC-293-20 Perception Laboratory 0.25 LAB Harrison,Henry S. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - B01  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 293, or concurrent enrollment.
  The perception laboratory provides students with an opportunity to experience and manipulate perceptual effects, to learn necessary concepts and basic methodology. Students will learn how to manipulate computer graphics to make displays, design and execute psychophysical procedures, analyze psychophysical data, and write experimental reports. Topics include perception of size, depth, color, proportion, binocular vision, apparent motion, and "biological motion." Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 293.
5037 PSYC-294-01 Forensic Psychology 1.00 LEC Gockel,Jason A. TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM MECC - 246 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course will focus on the application of clinical psychology within the legal system. Students will develop an understanding of the role psychologists play in various legal settings including criminal and civil proceedings, police evaluations, and custody evaluations. Areas of focus will include eye witness testimony, criminal psychopathology, psychological assessment and malingering, competency evaluations, the insanity defense, expert witness testimony, and criminal profiling.
5166 PSYC-315-01 Development and Culture 1.00 SEM Anselmi,Dina L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 135 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226 or 295
  This seminar will look at current issues in developmental and social psychology including attachment, emotions, cognition, personality, biculturalism, gender, language, socialization and psychopathology from the perspective of cultural psychology. We will focus on the role culture, along with biology play in the outcome of development, as well as influencing our definitions of the process of development. Questions we will address include: How do we define the process of development? Can we integrate development, culture and biology into a coherent model of development? Are there cultural universals? Are current psychological models and methods sufficient to account for the role of culture in development?
5038 PSYC-324-01 Stereotyping, Prej, and Discr 1.00 SEM Reuman,David A. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM MC - 311 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226.
  This course will focus on classic and contemporary psychological theories and research related to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. We will analyze these phenomena at the level of individuals, small groups, and institutions, with applications to forms of prejudice and discrimination based on several status characteristics, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and health. Approaches to reducing prejudice and discrimination will be examined and evaluated.
4631 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM LSC - 138-9 Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261, or Psychology 270 or Psychology 273, or Psychology 295.
  This course studies the development in humans and animals of selected psychopathological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders. The use of drugs and their neurochemical bases at different stages of the disorders will be explored. Clinical case studies and films will be used throughout the course to illustrate each of the disorders discussed. -Averna
5042 PSYC-370-01 Psychotherapy 1.00 SEM Lee,Randolph M. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM LSC - 213 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 270 or 273. Open only to Psychology majors or Literature & Psychology minors.
  This course is taught as a seminar with limited enrollment and assumes some background. Through study of original theoretical source material, students investigate the nature of psychotherapy, with attention given to its evolution, the therapeutic relationship and communication, and the integrative aspects of diverse methods and theories, such as client-centered, rational-emotive, behavioral, psychoanalytic, Jungian, Gestalt, and group psychotherapy. Films will illustrate various styles of psychotherapy.
4616 PSYC-390-01 Psychology Research Internship 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Internship or field work placement, with a required academic component to be determined by the faculty sponsor and student. This internship is for students pursuing research at a field placement. Students need to complete an internship contract with Career Services.
5040 PSYC-392-01 Human Neuropsychology 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - N128 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, 256, or 261, or Neuroscience 201.
  The course will begin with a cursory review of basic neuroanatomy, brain organization and topography, and neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter conductive systems. Next, an in-depth examination of physiological and neurological manifestations of cognitive and psychopathological disorders as well as behavioral correlates of neuropathological and pathophysiological disturbances will follow. Finally, a survey of current diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches will be presented. All course material augmented with, and accentuated by, illustrative clinical case material. Students should anticipate that special scheduling arrangements will be required for activities outside of regular class sessions.
4227 PSYC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A faculty member will supervise a student’s independent examination of topics that fall under the following rubrics: cognitive, social, and gender development (Anselmi); psychopathology, clinical, or counseling psychology (Holt, Lee); neuropsychology (Masino, Raskin); cultural psychology (Chang); social psychology (Chang, Reuman); personality and assessment (Reuman); perception (Mace); psychology of art (Mace); history of psychology (Mace); and language (Anselmi, Mace). Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4727 PSYC-402-01 Self-Regulation: Theory & Appl 1.00 SEM Holt,Laura J. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM LSC - 213 Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open only to senior Psychology majors.
  Many of the personal and social problems we face today such as substance abuse, obesity, excessive debt, crime, and violence can be linked to a failure of self-regulation, or one’s “willpower” over his or her thoughts, emotions, and impulses. Through regular student-led discussions, we will explore the topic of self-regulation, drawing on numerous areas of psychology including social, clinical, cognitive, consumer, educational, and developmental psychology. Specifically, we will compare and contrast different models of self-regulation and we will explore current questions and debates related to this concept, such as whether self-control is a limited resource and the role of self-regulation in social relationships. We will examine the development of self-regulation early in the lifespan and investigate ways in which individual and environmental influences can subsequently enhance or impede one’s efforts to self-regulate. Finally, we will consider how theoretical models of self-regulation can be applied to promote behavior change and inform prevention efforts across a variety of settings. Working in groups, students will design a targeted intervention aimed at enhancing self-regulation in a specific area of interest (e.g., increasing prosocial behavior in school age children, decreasing disruptive behavior in adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
4228 PSYC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4229 PSYC-490-01 Research Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students may assist professors in conducting research studies. Hours and duties will be determined on the basis of project needs and student interests. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4211 PSYC-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The thesis is a year-long research project sponsored by a member of the Psychology Department. (Two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.) Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4914 BIOL-140-01 Biological Systems 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Daniel G.
Dunlap,Kent D.
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - AUD Y NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: Open to juniors and seniors majoring in Psychology and Engineering, and other students planning to major in these subjects. Please contact the instructor for a PIN to enroll.
  This course explores the biology of animals (including humans) from standpoints of anatomy, physiology, and evolution. We shall consider basics of cell biology, genetics, development, and structure and function of the major organ systems (e.g., digestive, respiratory, excretory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems). Evolutionary processes that have yielded animal diversity will also be explored. Laboratory activities include anatomical dissection, as well as explorations of microscopy, physiology, behavior, population genetics, and molecular biology. Not creditable to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. This course fulfills the biology course requirement for students majoring in psychology and engineering.
4071 HFPR-201-01 Topics in Health Care 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. R: 1:30PM-3:55PM MECC - 293 GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
4072 HFPR-202-01 Health Care Research 2.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A.
McGuire,Maryann
TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.