PSY 402/502 Cr. 3
Personality Theories, Models and Measures
Theories of personality and
their utility in explaining or predicting behavior and cognition,
general models of personality and personality measures.
Prerequisites: PSY 100 or 212 and junior standing. Offered Sem.
PSY 403/503 Cr. 3
This course focuses on
selected topics in the area of clinical and abnormal psychology and
is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced current issues
in the field. It helps prepare undergraduate or graduate students for
the field of human services by offering additional information beyond
that conveyed in the abnormal psychology course on the diagnosis and
treatment of a number of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSY
304. Offered occasionally.
PSY 410/510 Cr. 3
Advanced Developmental Psychology
An in-depth study of important
topics in developmental psychology. Relevant theories and recent
research in social development, cognitive development, moral
development, language development, and emotional development will be
evaluated. Prerequisites: PSY 210, 231, 232, and MTH 205 or 250; or
consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.
PSY 420/520 Cr. 3
Advanced Research Methods
An advanced course in the
quantitative and logical aspects of statistical analysis,
interpretation and design of behavioral science research and
experimentation. Major emphasis is on the conceptual rather than the
computational aspects of quantitative methods. Recommended for those
planning graduate work in psychology or related fields.
Prerequisites: PSY 231, 232, six additional credits in psychology;
MTH 205 or 250. Offered Sem. II.
PSY 426/526 Cr. 3
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Study of the personality
characteristics of individuals experiencing substance abuse,
dependency, and compulsive behaviors such as eating disorders and
gambling. The focus will be on abuse as a maladaptive response to the
demands of life. Special topics will include consumptive patterns,
level of dependence, neurological status, assessment, and
contemporary treatment techniques. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 304.
PSY 435/535 Cr. 3
A course examining
contemporary theories, models, and related experimental research
concerning human mental processes. Topics include acquisition of
information, memory, thinking, decision-making and language.
Prerequisites: PSY 231, 232; MTH 205 or 250. Offered Sem. I.
PSY 436/536 Cr. 3
Psychology of Language
An introductory course in
psycholinguistics concerned with the comprehension, production and
acquisition of language. Other topics include: language and thought,
reading, writing, bilingualism, figurative language, metalinguistic
skills,and the neuro-psychology of language. Prerequisites: PSY 100
and junior standing. Offered occasionally.
PSY 441/541 Cr. 3
Advanced Social Psychology
The course will provide
coverage of methodology and statistics most frequently encountered in
social psychology and cover topics both of classic and current
interest such as stereotypes and prejudice, medical social
psychology, environmental psychology, social interdependence,
leadership, and power. Prerequisites: grade of "B" or better in PSY
341 or SOC 330, PSY 231, 232; MTH 205 or 250. Offered
PSY 451/551 Cr. 3
Principles and procedures for
the psychological measurement of human differences. This course
examines the development, quantitative interpretation, uses,
distinctive and desired characteristics of tests of intelligence,
aptitudes, achievement, occupational interests and personality.
Prerequisites: PSY 100, MTH 205 or 250, six additional credits in
psychology. PSY 231, 232 are recommended.
PSY 710 Cr. 2-3
Educational Psychology: Human Development
This course explores human
development with an emphasis on issues which are relevant to
establishing effective conditions for successful learning in school
contexts. Major topics include developmental theories and issues, and
cognitive, language and social-emotional development. In addition,
individual differences, multiple influences on developmental
processes, multicultural and gender issues and the role of early
experiences are examined. Prerequisite: admission to a program
leading to certification in a school related profession, and an
undergraduate course in developmental psychology (e.g.,
lifespan,child or adolescent). Offered Sem. I.
PSY/EFN 711 Cr. 3
Psychology of Human Exceptionalities
Nature and needs of
exceptional persons: intellectual deviations, learning disabilities,
emotional and social deviations, sensory impairments, speech and
language disorders and physical and health impairments. (Cross-listed
with EFN; may only earn credit in PSY or EFN.) Offered
PSY 712 Cr. 3
Development of the Young Child
An in-depth study of important
theories, research, and issues related to development during the
first six years of life. Implications of theories and research are
examined with respect to facilitating development of both normal and
handicapped children. Prerequisites: PSY 310 and 710. Offered
PSY 713 Cr. 3
An examination of the
development of cognition from infancy through adolescence.
Theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and educational
implications, related to the development of knowing, will be
surveyed. Prerequisites: graduate standing and PSY 310 or equivalent.
PSY 714 Cr. 3
The Hurried Child
Many children and adolescents
are being forced to take on the physical, psychological, and social
behavior of adulthood before they are prepared to do so. Attention is
given to parental influences, school, and the media and pressures for
academic, interpersonal, and extracurricular achievement. Methods for
handling these pressures and stresses are discussed. Offered
PSY 717 Cr. 3
Behavior Disorders in Children
Psychological aspects of
behavioral disorders in children. Includes the study of etiology,
symptoms and treatment of behavior disorders in children.
PSY 720 Cr. 2
An in-depth exploration of
critical issues which surface during adolescence. Topics include
psychological correlates of puberty, changes in cognition, adolescent
sexuality, identity formation, diversity among adolescents, and
problems experienced by young people. Emphasis is placed on relating
these issues to professional contexts, especially schools. Offered
PSY 754 Cr. 2
Concepts and Applications of Pupil Services
Study of pupil services as an
integrative conceptual model guiding the application of a variety of
services for pupils in schools. Prerequisites: nine graduate credits
and consent of instructor.
PSY 756 Cr. 3
Early Childhood Assessment
This course will provide an
in-depth review of best practices of formal and informal assessment
techniques in early childhood. Such techniques will be discussed in
context to the four major functions of assessment: screening,
diagnosis/eligibility, program planning, and program evaluation. The
course will focus on procedural considerations in assessing
cognition, motor skills, communication, play, socialization,
behavior, and adaptive skills in early childhood. Issues of test
development, standardization, reliability, validity, and report
writing will also be explored. The challenges of assessing young
children and meeting the ongoing needs of the child and family will
be addressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered summer
PSY 757 Cr. 2
Intellectual Assessment: Theory and Applications
History, theory, test
standardization, research and applications of current major
individual intelligence measures. Prerequisite: PSY 451/551.
PSY 759 Cr. 3
Models of personality
assessment. Reliability, validity and applications of personality,
cognitive and behavioral measures. Planning, collecting and
integrating data. Outlining and writing reports. Emphasis on
assessing behavioral and emotional problems in children and youth.
Prerequisites: PSY 402/502, SPY 752, 775, and 758.
PSY/EFN 770 Cr. 2-3
Educational Psychology: Learning and Instruction
Consideration of psychological
principles, concepts, processes, and interpretations of human
learning and related empirical evidence. Emphasis is given to those
most relevant to establishing effective conditions for instruction
and learning in schools. Prerequisite: admission to a program leading
to certification in a school related occupation. (Cross-listed with EFN; may only earn credit in PSY or
EFN.) Offered Sem. II.
PSY 771 Cr. 1
Study and practice of the
concepts and skills involved in the interview process.
PSY 772 Cr. 3
Counseling and Therapy Methods
Focus on an integrative
framework for major theoretical views and methods for use in
counseling and therapy. Includes lab and field supervised experiences
in individual and group therapy. Prerequisite: PSY 402/502.
PSY 776 Cr. 2-3
Psychological Consultation in the Schools
Theory and research in
psychological consultation, particularly in educational institutions.
Includes interpersonal processes, consultation styles and types of
services for children, teachers and systems. Methods of consulting
with teachers, parents and administrators. Prerequisite: Admission to
school psychology or special education program.
PSY 780 Cr. 1-3
Seminar in Psychology
Reading and discussion of
selected topics, current trends, and issues in professional
psychology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for
credit -- maximum 9.
PSY 795 Cr. 1-3
Directed Study in Psychology
Directed readings or
presentation of psycho-logical material not available in formal
departmental courses. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 4.