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Course Schedule for PSYCHOLOGY - Fall 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1089 PSYC-101-01 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Outten,Henry R. 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.
2070 PSYC-101-02 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC Grubb,Michael A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM 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.
2268 PSYC-101-03 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. 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.
2860 PSYC-101-04 Introduction to Psychology 1.00 LEC McGrath,Daniel R. 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.
3577 PSYC-206-01 Environ Psyc & Sustain 1.00 LEC Outten,Henry R. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  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.
2113 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.
2114 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. M: 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.
2115 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. 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.
2332 PSYC-226-01 Social Psychology 1.00 LEC Reuman,David A. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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.
2333 PSYC-226-20 Social Psychology Laboratory 0.25 LAB Reuman,David A. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
3578 PSYC-246-01 Community Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt,Laura J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course is not open to first-year students.
  In this course we will explore the major theories and principles of community psychology, a branch of psychology that explores how societal, cultural, and environmental factors impact people's psychological well-being. Topics will include community-based prevention of psychological disorders, health promotion, citizen participation and empowerment, the value of diversity, and the role of social support in buffering stress. We will also examine the goals and methods of community research, with an emphasis on the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs. Given our proximity to numerous vibrant organizations in Hartford, this course requires that students participate in a community learning activity so that they may gain first-hand experience with community collaboration and put their classroom learning into practice. Enrollment limited.
2099 PSYC-261-01 Brain and Behavior 1.00 LEC Raskin,Sarah A. 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.
2098 PSYC-261-20 Brain & Behavior Laboratory 0.25 LAB Swart,Charles C. 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.
2861 PSYC-265-01 Drugs and Behavior 1.00 LEC Gockel,Jason A. TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for sophomores, 10 seats for juniors.
  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
3579 PSYC-270-01 Clinical Psychology 1.00 LEC Kennen,Kristine 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.
2100 PSYC-295-01 Child Development 1.00 LEC Anselmi,Dina L. 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.
2097 PSYC-295-20 Child Development-Lab 0.25 LAB Anselmi,Dina L. 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.
3580 PSYC-314-01 History of Psychology 1.00 SEM Mace,William M. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in five psychology courses
  Why do psychologists do what they do today? The historical approach to this question will be divided into two parts: the theoretical ideas about how the human mind works, and the methods used to study the mind. What has changed since the early Greeks? What has stayed the same? Why? In what sense can we say there has been progress? How are theories, facts, and methods related? How is psychology like any other science? To fully confront the question of why psychologists do what they do, the history of psychology as a professional organization will also be examined. For instance, who controls grants and how do granting agencies control what psychologists do?
3581 PSYC-334-01 Current Issues in Cognition 1.00 SEM Casserly,Elizabeth D. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.”
3089 PSYC-344-01 Eval & Trtmnt Addictive Behavr 1.00 SEM Holt,Laura J. 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.
3533 PSYC-348-01 Focus Mind: Psychol Attention 1.00 SEM Grubb,Michael A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2896 PSYC-364-01 Neuropsychopharmacology 1.00 SEM Martinez,Luis A. TR: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
3582 PSYC-384-01 Cultural Psychology 1.00 SEM Outten,Henry R. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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.
2623 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.
2147 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.
3637 PSYC-401-01 Sen Sem: Big Beautiful Brain 1.00 SEM Masino,Susan A. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open only to senior Psychology majors.
  This senior seminar will explore emerging research across the disciplines of psychology on the “what”, “when”, and “why” for optimal neurological function. Is bigger better? What makes and keeps a brain healthy? How does diet influence brain health and disease? Starting now, you can achieve and maintain the best brain possible, and learn specific strategies that may enhance your brain and reduce your chances of neurological disease.
3583 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.
2148 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.
2150 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.
2149 PSYC-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
3402 CPSC-352-01 Artificial Intelligence 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Computer Science 215L and Computer Science 203 (or concurrent enrollment in 203).
  A study of basic principles and research methods in artificial intelligence. The course exposes students to selected topics in the field including pattern recognition, problem solving, theorem proving, knowledge representation, and natural language understanding by computers. The course will draw on recent advances made by cognitive scientists in each of these applications. Students are expected to study the theoretical background of an application. They will also complete several programming and simulation assignments during the semester.
3445 MUSC-248-01 Psychology of Music 1.00 LEC Platoff,John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A broad survey of human responses to music, from the physics and psychophysics of how we perceive musical sounds to the question of how and why music is emotionally powerful. Through reading from the primary literature in both music and psychology, students will develop an understanding of the cognitive processes by which we understand music; musical meaning and the formation of musical taste; the social and cultural factors that influence musical preferences; and the similarities and differences in music across cultures. Students MUST have the ability to read music.