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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4148 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Outten, Robert 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.
4150 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Senland, Amie 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.
4393 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath, Daniel 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.
4535 PSYC-101-04 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.
4188 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.
4189 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.
4190 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland, Amie W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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.
4849 PSYC-236-01 Adolescent Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt, Laura TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM 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.
5184 PSYC-237-01 Health Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath, Daniel TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course examines psychological and behavioral processes of health and illness and treatment related to human wellness. It will focus on understanding how psychological, biological, behavioral, social, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness and how to best promote and maintain health and prevent illness.
4536 PSYC-255-01 Cognitive Psychology 1.00 LEC Casserly, Elizabeth 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.
4537 PSYC-255-20 Cognitive Psychology Lab 0.25 LAB Casserly, Elizabeth T: 1:30PM-4:10PM 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
4174 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Masino, Susan TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 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.
4202 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Masino, Susan 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.
5085 PSYC-273-01 Abnormal Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt, Laura TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  This course explores how "abnormal" behavior is defined and assessed, and focuses on the epidemiology, etiology (causes), and diagnostic criteria for a range of psychological disorders (e.g., depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders), as well as biopsychosocial treatments for these disorders. Students also are introduced to controversial issues in the field.
4149 PSYC-293-01 Perception 1.00 LEC Grubb, Michael MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  With a simple opening of the eyes, a vividly colorful, object-filled world effortlessly appears before you. With remarkable ease, you recognize individual voices or unique melodies. And without even trying, you know immediately if you have over salted your food. But how does all of this happen? This foundational course will provide an introduction to our current scientific understanding of the psychology and neuroscience of perception.
4172 PSYC-293-20 Perception Laboratory 0.25 LAB Grubb, Michael W: 1:15PM-3:55PM 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.
4606 PSYC-294-01 Forensic Psychology 1.00 LEC Gockel, Jason 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.
4641 PSYC-315-01 Development and Culture 1.00 SEM Anselmi, Dina 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?
4522 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt, Molly WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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
5272 PSYC-346-01 Intergroup Relations 1.00 SEM Outten, Robert TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEB  
  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.
5087 PSYC-365-01 Cognitive/SocialNeuroscience 1.00 SEM Raskin, Sarah TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 17
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, 256, or 261, or Neuroscience 201.
  This course examines the way in which brain function influences mental processes and overt action. We will consider a range of cognitive and social functions, primarily from the perspective of neuroscience and draw on such related disciplines as cognitive psychology, social psychology, and computational analysis as needed. The functions to be reviewed include perception, attention, memory, thinking, emotional processing, group behavior, stereotyping and empathy. We will apply these to consider topics such as substance abuse, discrimination, child development, and mental illness.
5088 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.
4512 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.
4249 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.
4850 PSYC-402-01 Sen Seminar: The Social Self 1.00 SEM Helt, Molly WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM 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?
5089 PSYC-402-02 Self-Regulation: Theory & Appl 1.00 SEM Holt, Laura W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA 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).
4250 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.
4251 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.
5124 PSYC-492-01 Senior Thesis Colloquium Pt 2 0.25 SEM Senland, Amie F: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in Psyc 499-01 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, dates and time 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.
4233 PSYC-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in PSYC 492-01 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.
4114 HFPR-201-01 Topics in Health Care 1.00 SEM McGuire, Maryann R: 1:30PM-3:55PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
4115 HFPR-202-01 Health Care Research 2.00 SEM Draper, Alison
McGuire, Maryann
TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Health Fellows Program.
5242 MUSC-249-01 Music Therapy Intro 1.00 SEM Johnson, Douglas MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  An introduction to the principles and current practices of music therapy, with emphasis on the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the field. Topics explored include music itself, and music interwoven with studies in movement, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, human development, ability, and disability. Seminar format emphasizes student engagement and responsibility. Reading, writing, discussion, and evaluation of research, and an experiential component each week offer a variety of modes of engaging with key topics in the field.
5083 NESC-101-01 The Brain 1.00 LEC Church, William MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  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.
5245 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.