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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Fall 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3631 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Dai, Yael TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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.
2029 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Grubb, Michael MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  NOTE: 15 seats reserved for first-years.
  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.
2196 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath, Daniel TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  NOTE: 15 seats reserved for first-years.
  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.
2699 PSYC-101-04 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath, Daniel TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 45
  NOTE: 15 seats reserved for first-years.
  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.
2063 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Casserly, Elizabeth MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA 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.
2064 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland, Amie M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y 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.
2065 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland, Amie T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y 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.
2254 PSYC-226-01 Social Psychology 1.00 LEC Outten, Robert TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  Studies human behavior and cognition in social situations, interactions of individuals in groups, and such topics as affiliation, aggression, and conformity. The course also covers applications of social psychology to such areas as medicine, the workplace, and the law.
2255 PSYC-226-20 Social Psychology Laboratory 0.25 LAB Outten, Robert W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226, or concurrent enrollment.
  Studies human behavior and cognition in social situations, interactions of individuals in groups, and such topics as affiliation, aggression, and conformity. The course also covers applications of social psychology to such areas as medicine, the workplace, and the law. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 226.
3650 PSYC-240-01 Parent, Int Rel & Mental Hlth 1.00 LEC Averna, Susan TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  This course will explore how early relationships with primary caregivers shape the nervous system, affect memory, and influence intimate relationships and mental health. We will discuss the role of emotion regulation on cognitive and social development. We will examine the development of anxiety disorders, depression, and personality disorders from an attachment perspective. Interventions aimed at parents and children will be discussed.
2055 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Raskin, Sarah MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA 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.
3778 PSYC-261-02 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Swart, Chris MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA 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.
2054 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Swart, Chris R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  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.
2700 PSYC-265-01 Drugs and Behavior 1.00 LEC Gockel, Jason TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  A broad overview of the use and abuse of psychopharmaceuticals. We will study the classification of psychoactive drugs, their history, and the methodological research techniques used on humans and animals. The course emphasizes physiological mechanisms of drug actions, drug effects on psychological functioning including therapeutic and toxic effects. -- Hartman
3156 PSYC-270-01 Clinical Psychology 1.00 LEC Helt, Molly TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
2056 PSYC-295-01 Child Development 1.00 LEC Anselmi, Dina MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  A survey of the biological, cognitive, and social factors that influence the process of development. The course will focus on both theoretical and empirical issues in child development and will include topics such as attachment, emotion regulation, language, cognition, and socialization. The course will highlight how cultural factors, along with biology interact to influence both the process and the outcomes of development. This course includes a community learning component, where students will choose a problem of interest and after talking with community experts, propose a solution to that problem.
2053 PSYC-295-20 Child Development-Lab 0.25 LAB Anselmi, Dina M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 295, or concurrent enrollment.
  An introduction to the major scientific methods of observation, interviews, and experimentation that are used to study developmental questions in the areas of language, memory and concept development, sex-role stereotyping, prosocial development and play. Students will study infant and preschool children at the child care center located on campus. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 295.
3633 PSYC-324-01 Stereotyping, Prej, and Discr 1.00 SEM Reuman, David WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA 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.
2848 PSYC-344-01 Eval & Trtmnt Addictive Behavr 1.00 SEM Holt, Laura MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 270 or 273.
  This course will provide an overview of theory and research on alcohol, drug, and tobacco use and dependence, in addition to other compulsive behaviors such as gambling. Specifically, we will compare theoretical models of the development of these behaviors; models of how people with an addiction change; methods to assess these behaviors; and different modalities of treatment. As part of this course, students will complete a "self-change" project, whereby they apply relevant assessment and intervention techniques to a behavior they wish to change.
3713 PSYC-348-01 Focus Mind: Psychol Attention 1.00 SEM Grubb, Michael WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 293.
  More than 100 years ago, William James famously declared, “Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought.” And while James’ conception of attention resonates with a colloquial understanding of the term that’s still in use today, empirical treatment of attention in the psychological and neuroscientific literature suggests that consensus on what attention is and what attention does has not yet been reached. Using primary sources, scholarly reviews, and popular science pieces, we will work toward a more nuanced understanding of what attention is and delve deeply into what it means to selectively focus the mind in a world full of distraction.
3634 PSYC-370-01 Psychotherapy 1.00 SEM Lee, Randolph M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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.
3159 PSYC-384-01 Cultural Psychology 1.00 SEM Outten, Robert TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226.
  Cultural psychology focuses on how sociocultural contexts and cultural practices affect and reflect the human psyche. Our understanding of cultural influences on psychological processes related to topics like the self, emotion, relationships, perception, multicultural issues, and health, will be informed by theoretical and empirical research. We will explore various cultural contexts, including Latino, Asian, African, European, and North American cultures. We will examine major issues in cultural psychology, including the methodological challenges that researchers face when trying to bring a cultural level of analysis to psychological processes.
2507 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.
3651 PSYC-397-01 Psychology of Art 1.00 LEC Mace, William TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Constructive, Gestalt, and ecological approaches to perception will provide a framework for examining the following topics: How pictures serve representational functions, the relation between perception and production of art works, the evolution of artistic styles or movements, and nonrepresentational and nonpictorial art. Enrollment limited.
2093 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.
3739 PSYC-401-01 Sen Sem:Psychology of Deafness 1.00 SEM Casserly, Elizabeth M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Hearing plays a surprisingly fundamental role in many aspects of daily life. We take for granted the fact that we can talk over the phone, listen to music, multitask with our hands or eyes during conversation, and use our voices to express happiness, empathy, sadness, or humor. In this seminar, we will explore all the ways in which a lack of hearing (deafness) affects the human experience – from the biological basis of deafness and hearing to the cultural pride deaf individuals often feel regarding their identities. Through readings, discussions, and projects we will examine questions like: How do deaf individuals experience music and humor? How does deafness impact neurological and social development? Do deaf infants still coo and babble as they grow?
2094 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.
2096 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.
3213 PSYC-491-01 Senior Thesis Colloquium Pt 1 0.25 SEM Senland, Amie W: 6:30PM-8:00PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in Psyc 498-01 is required
  Senior Thesis Colloquium is a year-long colloquium series for students completing senior theses in psychology. Topics include navigating one’s thesis, preparing Thesis Prospectus presentations, building a strong Introduction section, communicating results, and preparing a poster presentation. Goals of this colloquium series include fostering a sense of community, building relevant skills, and helping students develop critical abilities for graduate school and/or future jobs. The course will meet 4 times a semester, specific dates to be determined. (.25 course credit is considered pending in the first semester; .25 credit will be awarded for completion in the second semester). Required for senior thesis students.
2095 PSYC-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in PSYC 491-01 is required
  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.
3777 NESC-101-01 The Brain 1.00 LEC Church, William MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 39
  NOTE: 15 seats reserved for first year students
  Recent developments in neuroscience have revolutionized our views of familiar human experiences such as locomotion, substance abuse, mental illness, sleep, and memorization. Through highly enjoyable and selected readings, presentations by visiting faculty, demonstrations and other activities, we will explore the foundations of this field as well as recent discoveries. The overall objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of neuroscience, enabling them to make important decisions that may affect their lives.
3621 RELG-260-01 Meditation, Medicine, & Mind 1.00 SEM Fifield, Justin M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines the relationship between traditional meditation practices and their contemporary applications in therapeutic, clinical, and neuropsychological settings. We will question to what extent contemporary practices remain true to the historical traditions, and to what extent such a question even matters. If a meditative practice works in a clinical setting, without recourse to traditional understanding, is such an application valid? In what ways do modern institutions - the marketplace, the clinic, the laboratory - alter the way meditation is translated into the contemporary world? Readings will range across classic Asian texts, modern meditation manuals, and research from the fields of medicine and neuroscience.