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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Fall 2014
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1059 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2062 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt,Laura J. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2322 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Kennen,Kristine TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2123 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Casserly,Elizabeth D. 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.
2124 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Chapman,Barbara L. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM 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.
2125 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Chapman,Barbara L. 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.
2419 PSYC-226-01 Social Psychology 1.00 LEC Mahalak,Justin TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2420 PSYC-226-20 Social Psychology Laboratory 0.25 LAB Chapman,Barbara L. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2104 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Raskin,Sarah A. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2103 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to PSYC 261. The course is designed for declared or intended psychology neuroscience majors.
3309 PSYC-265-01 Drugs and Behavior 1.00 LEC Gockel,Jason Alan MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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
3296 PSYC-273-01 Abnormal Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt,Laura J. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2105 PSYC-295-01 Child Development 1.00 LEC Anselmi,Dina L. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 50
  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.
2102 PSYC-295-20 Child Development-Lab 0.25 LAB Anselmi,Dina L. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  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.
3203 PSYC-324-01 Stereotyping, Prej, and Discr 1.00 SEM Reuman,David A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2453 PSYC-339-01 Developmental Psychopathology 1.00 SEM Helt,Molly WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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
2933 PSYC-390-01 Psychology Research Internship 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
3204 PSYC-397-01 Psychology of Art 1.00 LEC Mace,William M. MF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  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.
2168 PSYC-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
3205 PSYC-401-01 Sr Seminar: Psyc of Human Face 1.00 SEM Mace,William M. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open only to senior Psychology majors.
  An overview of the major areas of psychology (social, clinical, cognitive, developmental, physiological) as revealed in research and theory concerning faces. Representative topics include facial expression, facial aesthetics, memory and recognition of faces, stereotyping, and the development of children’s drawings of faces.
3235 PSYC-401-02 Sr Sem:Psychology of Aging 1.00 SEM Raskin,Sarah A. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course will examine the process of human aging from a number of psychological perspectives. These perspectives include neuropsychology, personality, social psychology, sensation and perception, and psychopathology. In addition, common disorders of aging will be reviewed, including senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type, depression and age-associated memory loss.
3333 PSYC-434-01 Current Issues in Cognition 1.00 SEM Casserly,Elizabeth D. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255 or Psychology 293, or permission of instructor
  This seminar will explore current “hot topics” in cognitive research. For example, we’ll investigate how our minds interface with our bodies (How do we learn new skills like swinging a bat or doing gymnastics? How do people control the movement of artificial limbs or wheelchairs?) and how the different “pieces” of cognition interact (Can how well we hear impact memory? How does lack of sleep change the way we pay attention?). In class and in writing, we will analyze behavioral, neurological, and philosophical research in cognition and evaluate the impact of these issues for psychologists and for people’s lives in the “real world.”
2545 PSYC-464-01 Neuropsychopharmacology 1.00 SEM Brunquell,Philip MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 261 or Neuroscience 201.
  This seminar will examine how drugs act upon, amplify, and modify neural functions, ultimately affecting mood and behavior. It will provide an introduction to the principles of pharmacology and neurochemistry. An in-depth study of the brain and behavioral mechanisms of drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, and alcohol, and the neurobiology of addiction. Additionally, we will examine the effects of prenatal exposure to these drugs.
2169 PSYC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
3207 PSYC-471-01 Psychotherapy 1.00 SEM Lee,Randolph M. T: 1:30PM-4:10PM 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.
2171 PSYC-490-01 Research Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2170 PSYC-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.