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PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)
 
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. I.
 
PSY 403/503         Cr. 3
Advanced Psychopathology
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. Offered occasionally.
 
PSY 435/535         Cr. 3
Cognitive Processes
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 occasionally.
 
PSY 451/551         Cr. 3
Psychological Measurement
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 occasionally.
 
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 occasionally.
 
PSY 713         Cr. 3
Cognitive Development
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. Offered occasionally.
 
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 occasionally.
 
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
Adolescent Issues
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 occasionally.
 
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 session.
 
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
Personality Assessment
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
Effective Interviewing
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.
 

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