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Courses - Summer 2017
PSYC
Psychology Department Site
PSYC100
Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS
A basic introductory course, intended to bring the student into contact with the major problems confronting psychology and the more important attempts at their solution.
PSYC200
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: PSYC100. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (STAT100, MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH140); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
A basic introduction to quantitative methods used in psychological research.
PSYC221
Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
The influence of social factors on the individual and on interpersonal behavior. Includes topics such as conformity, attitude change, person perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior.
PSYC289E
Psychology of Evil
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Why is there evil in the world? Are some born evil, or do social, environmental and cultural forces create evil? What makes otherwise good people do evil things? The scientific study of evil epitomizes the fundamental challenge that psychology faces in dissecting the role of biology (nature) and the social context (nurture).
PSYC300
Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program.
Credit only granted for: PSYC300 or PSYC309R.
Formerly: PSYC309R.
A general introduction and overview to the fundamental theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues in psychological research in both the laboratory and the field.
PSYC334
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Research, theory and their practical applications pertaining to the development, maintenance and dissolution of human relationships. Processes critical to successful relating (e.g., communication, bargaining, conflict resolution), and issues associated with troubled dyadic relations with equal partners (e.g., jealousy, spouse abuse, divorce).
PSYC336
Psychology of Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Also offered as: WMST336.
Credit only granted for: PSYC336 or WMST336.
A survey of the biology, life span development, socialization, personality, mental health, and special issues of women.
PSYC341
Introduction to Memory and Cognition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200 and PSYC300.
An introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology, the scientific study of mental processes. Topics will include perception, attention, memory, reasoning, and language, with an emphasis on how findings from cognitive psychology can inform real-life thinking (e.g., memory strategies for studying, pitfalls of multitasking, and how/why our memories can fail us).
PSYC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PSYC432
Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC200.
Analysis of research and intervention strategies developed and used by counseling psychologists. Historical and current trends in content and methodology.
PSYC433
Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PSYC300; and (PSYC434, PSYC334, PSYC353, PSYC435, PSYC436, or PSYC432).
Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits.
Theories and research regarding effective helping skills. Students will practice helping skills with each other and will conduct research projects evaluating their helping skills. Students should be willing to talk about personal issues in class. Because of the participatory nature of this class, attendance normally will be included in the computation of grades.
PSYC479
(Perm Req)
Special Research Problems in Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC489V
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Children Living in Poverty: Effects on Childhood Development and Policies to Improve Outcomes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Living in poverty can have profound effects on the physical and psychological development of children and adolescents. This course explores those effects and the factors that mediate and moderate them. We will also critically examine government policies proposed to minimize the effects of poverty on children. In addition to classroom study of recent research, students will gain field experience working with community organizations.
PSYC489W
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Addiction: Variations in Vulnerabilities and Treatments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Addiction strikes diverse groups at all socioeconomic levels. This course will explore the complex interactions of environmental circumstances, preexisting disorders, socioeconomic factors, and social groups on the occurrence and treatment of addiction. We will focus on the development of addictive behaviors and strategies for treatment that take into account the diverse backgrounds of the addicts.
PSYC489Y
Advanced Special Topics in Psychology; Computer PRogramming for Social Scientists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will learn and practice fundamentals of computer programming, oriented towards the needs of social and behavioral scientists. The goal is for students to achieve a practical level of beginning proficiency in a commonly-used language (e.g., R or Python), with an emphasis on fundamental programming concepts and practices. Students are highly encouraged to bring a laptop to class.
PSYC629
(Perm Req)
Clinical Laboratory
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC632
Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in one of the following programs (Psychology (Master's); Psychology (Doctoral)).
Formerly: PSYC789A.
Introduces students to the process of therapy with particular focus on behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions in children and adolescents. Syllabus focuses on theory, research, client diversity, ethics and practical aspects of conducting therapy.
PSYC638
(Perm Req)
Externship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
PSYC639
Internship in Professional Psychology
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC650
Culture and Diversity in Mental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Clinical Psychological Science MPS program.
Review literature regarding the role of culture and diversity in mental health and how culture and diversity are integrated into research and are related to mental health and mental health service utilization. Examine principles and concepts of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology to acquire an increased understanding of diverse underrepresented groups and topics to consider when involved with research and/or clinical work with individuals having diverse backgrounds (e.g., cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status).
PSYC656
Business Fundamentals and Legal Issues facing Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of business, including both issues of finance and legal issues faced by organizations. Topics will include finance, accounting, and marketing. Students will learn core business concepts, about how each major business function enables organizations to run, and how to talk to and understand the leaders of organization. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of common legal challenges organizations face. In addition to introducing students to employment law, this course will review professional ethics standards for IO psychology. This course will use case study methodology to hone students' understanding of the ethical and legal issues faced in day-to-day organizational life.
PSYC657
Managing Strategic Organizational Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program.
In this course, students will learn to think about organizations as systems and will explore catalysts of organizational change. Issues of strategy, market pressure, competition, workforce planning, and stakeholder buy-in will be discussed. Finally, students will learn about methods for planning, leveraging, and managing organizational change. Case study methodology will be used to deepen learning on the challenges faced during organizational change and how to guide organizations through change, planned or not.
PSYC665
Understanding Torture and Trauma II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC663.
Restriction: Must be in the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Treating Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma: Theoretical Foundations and Mental Health; or permission of instructor.
This is the second course in a searies of two classes focused on theory research, and psychological interventions related to the treatment of survivors of torture and trauma. Current approaches to treatment of torture survivors, as well as psychological, social/familial, spiritual, physical, community, and political implications of torture will be introduced.
PSYC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PSYC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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PSYC899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.