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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4153 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM 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.
4155 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. 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.
4415 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Kennen,Kristine TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 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.
4582 PSYC-101-04 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Outten,Henry R. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.
5101 PSYC-218-01 Special Education 1.00 SEM Mackey,Megan L. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  NOTE: This is a cross-listed course, there are 10 seats available as EDUC218 and 9 seats available as PSYC218.
  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.
4196 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Reuman,David A. 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.
4197 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
4198 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
5135 PSYC-236-01 Adolescent Psychology 1.00 LEC Senland,Amie K. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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.
5179 PSYC-241-01 Interpersonal Relationships 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA 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.
4583 PSYC-255-01 Cognitive Psychology 1.00 LEC Casserly,Elizabeth D. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA 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.
4584 PSYC-255-20 Cognitive Psychology Lab 0.25 LAB Casserly,Elizabeth D. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  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
4182 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Raskin,Sarah A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM 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.
4210 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM 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.
4750 PSYC-270-01 Clinical Psychology 1.00 LEC Lee,Randolph M. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y 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.
4154 PSYC-293-01 Perception 1.00 LEC Grubb,Michael A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA 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)
4180 PSYC-293-20 Perception Laboratory 0.25 LAB Grubb,Michael A. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  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.
4751 PSYC-294-01 Forensic Psychology 1.00 LEC Gockel,Jason A. TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA 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.
4962 PSYC-302-01 Behavioral Neuroscience 1.00 SEM Masino,Susan A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261 or Neuroscience 201.
  A selective exploration of dynamic biological and psychological mechanisms and underlying anatomy associated with various behaviors. It will explore behavior in the framework of brain health versus brain disease and include neurological disorders and their treatments as well interactions between the environment and behavior.
4853 PSYC-315-01 Development and Culture 1.00 SEM Anselmi,Dina L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA 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?
4963 PSYC-332-01 Psychological Assessment 1.25 SEM Reuman,David A. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 221L and four other courses in Psychology.
  The course examines the methods used to assess differences among individuals in personality characteristics, intellectual qualities, and overt behavior. Topics to be discussed include interviewing, intelligence and achievement testing, projective techniques, objective test construction, and behavioral observation.
5086 PSYC-332-20 Psychological Assessment 1.25 LAB Reuman,David A. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 221L and four other courses in Psychology.
  The course examines the methods used to assess differences among individuals in personality characteristics, intellectual qualities, and overt behavior. Topics to be discussed include interviewing, intelligence and achievement testing, projective techniques, objective test construction, and behavioral observation.
4560 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA 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
5111 PSYC-346-01 Intergroup Relations 1.00 SEM Outten,Henry R. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226.
  This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the psychological study of intergroup relations—how people of different groups relate to one another. The area of intergroup relations focuses on the psychological processes involved with how individuals perceive, judge, reason about, feel, and behave toward people in other groups. Social groups can take many forms, ranging from classic social groups (e.g., race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation), not so classic social groups (e.g., weight, mental ability, physical ability, physical attractiveness) to minimal groups. We will examine some of the causes and consequences of intergroup inequality, and explore ways in which the psychological study of intergroup relations can inform attempts at social change.
4549 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.
4964 PSYC-391-01 Psychology of Language 1.00 SEM Casserly,Elizabeth D. WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, 256, or 293.
  A survey of the questions asked by researchers working in different areas of psycholinguistics and the methods used to address those questions. We will cover a wide range of issues, from motor control in speech production to online sentence parsing to typical and atypical language acquisition. Focus will be on analytic discussions of readings from textbooks, scholarly reviews, and original research reports. Perspectives from neuroscience, linguistics, and psychology will be considered.
4260 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.
5137 PSYC-402-01 Sen Seminar: The Social Self 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course will examine how we construct a sense of self as a social being. We will integrate research from various areas of psychology to address the following questions (among others): How did you, as a baby, learn that you were separate from your mother? Who is in charge of your actions and how do we figure that out? To what extent are you shaped by your circumstances and the way others view you? What happens when there is a breakdown of boundaries between the self and others, and what does this tell us about conditions such as autism and psychopathy?
4261 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.
4262 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.
4244 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.
4118 HFPR-201-01 Topics in Health Care 1.00 SEM Draper,Alison J. R: 1:30PM-3:55PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
4119 HFPR-202-01 Health Care Research 2.00 SEM Draper,Alison J.
McGuire,Maryann
TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.