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. Prerequisite: PSY 100, 210, 231, 232;
MTH 145 or 250. Offered Sem. II.
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. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and
304. Offered occasionally.
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. Prerequisite:
PSY 231, 232; MTH 145 or 250. Offered Sem. I.
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. Prerequisite: PSY 100 and PSY 231 and
232. Offered Sem. II alternating years.
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. Prerequisite: PSY 100, 231, 232, 341 SOC 330 MTH 145 or 250, Offered
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. Prerequisite: PSY 100, 231, 232, MTH
145 or 250.
710 Cr. 2-3
This course explores human
development with an emphasis on issues that 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.
711 Cr. 3
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.
712 Cr. 3
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.
Prerequisite: PSY 310 and 710 or consent of instructor. Offered
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. Prerequisite: graduate standing and PSY 310 or
equivalent. Offered occasionally.
714 Cr. 3
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.
717 Cr. 3
Disorders in Children
Psychological aspects of
behavioral disorders in children. Includes the study of etiology, symptoms
and treatment of behavior disorders in children. Prerequisite: consent of
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 occasionally.
756 Cr. 3
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:
Graduate status and consent of instructor. Offered Sem. II.
759 Cr. 3
of Personality and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
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. Prerequisite: PSY 402/502, SPY 752, 775, and 758.
Offered Sem. I.
770 Cr. 2-3
Consideration of psychological
principles, concepts, processes, and interpretations of human learning and
cognition 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.
772 Cr. 3
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.
776 Cr. 3
Consultation and Collaboration
This course emphasizes theory,
research, and applications of psychological consultation and collaboration
in a school setting. Students will acquire skills for consulting and
collaborating with teachers, parents, and related professionals. Additional
topics include organizational systems, organizational development, pupil
services, prevention, crisis intervention, home/school/community
collaboration, program assessment, and needs assessment. Prerequisite:
admission to the school psychology program or the special education program.
Offered Sem. II.
780 Cr. 1-3
Reading and discussion of selected
topics, current trends, and issues in professional psychology. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit ?
795 Cr. 1-3
Study in Psychology
Directed readings or presentation
of psychological material not available in formal departmental courses.
Repeatable for credit ? maximum 4.
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