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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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Investigation of a special research problem or directed reading in an area not covered in regular courses. No more than 3 hours of PSYC 480 may be counted toward the minimum hours required for the major. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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Guided participation in ongoing research programs to augment quantitative skills through direct practicum experience. No more than 3 hours of PSYC 481 may be counted toward the Psychology minor or the Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience major requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 200 or PSYC 201 or PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. RSH
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Introduction to human sensory and perceptual capabilities. Topics include: sensory systems, perceptual development, and perceiving color, objects, space, movement, sound, speech, touch, smell, and taste as well as various perceptual illusions. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Students conduct psychology focused fieldwork in an organization related to their professional/career goals. Credit hours are determined on the basis of 120 clock hours for 3 credit hours, 80 clock hours for 2 credit hours, and 40 clock hours for 1 credit hour. An internship plan (contract) is developed by the student in conjunction with the student's academic adviser and signed off by the academic adviser and an authorized agent of the internship site. At the conclusion of the internship experience, the authorized agent of the internship site writes the academic adviser indicating that the student has met the goals of the internship plan and the hours required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Psychology major. FLD
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An advanced course in the theories and basic concepts of child development. Coverage includes: (a) analyses of the general logic, assumptions, and principles of the five major approaches: normative-maturation, psychoanalytic, social learning theory, cognitive-developmental, and behavior analysis; (b) historical background of developmental theory; (c) social-cultural influences on theory construction; and (d) some cross-cultural perspectives. Not open to students previously enrolled in HDFL 290. Prerequisite: PSYC 104, or HDFL 160, HDFL 161, HDFL 432, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of psychological aspects of selected social issues in contemporary American society. Race relations and the civil rights movement. Political extremism. Public opinion and social change. Social psychological approaches to a variety of social problems. Prerequisite: PSYC 360 or 361, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course examines classic issues in psychology--free-will and determinism, nature and nurture, the mind-body problem, approaches to human action, cultural influences on psychological theories, the evolution of intellectual paradigms, and inductive and deductive approaches to social scientific research--from multiple perspectives within psychology and related social sciences. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or equivalent. LEC
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A second course in statistics with emphasis on applications. Analysis of variance, regression, analysis, analysis of contingency tables; possibly selected further topics. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in PSYC 210 or PSYC 211. LEC
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An introduction to the field of human sexuality. Topics to be covered include sexual anatomy and physiology, fertilization, pregnancy, birth and lactation, contraception, human sexual response, sexuality across the life cycle, love, marriage, alternatives to marriage, sexual orientation, sex differences in behavior, parenthood, sexually transmitted diseases, sex and the law, and sex education. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Optional course for students currently enrolled in PSYC 510 or may be taken after completion of PSYC 510. Will offer students practical experience in an infant research laboratory. Students must spend a minimum of nine hours a week (on three different half days) in laboratory. They will learn to observe and record infant behavior, to handle data from experiments and participate in the planning and discussion of laboratory research. Acquaintance with and involvement in the issues of obtaining informed consent and ethical aspects of infant research will be included. Prerequisite: Current enrollment or previous enrollment in PSYC 510 and consent of instructor. LAB
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In-depth coverage of human memory phenomena, including phenomena concerning acquisition, storage and retrieval, unconscious forms of memory, memory monitoring and control, and practical aspects of memory such as autobiographical memory, mnemonic techniques and eyewitness memory. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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A review of the literature on the development of memory in young children, and the implications of this research for understanding children's eyewitness testimony. The course will present current research on children's long-term memory abilities, the impact of stress on recall performance, the effectiveness of various types of interviewing techniques, and the suggestibility of children's recollections. Policy issues and potential guidelines for the elicitation and evaluation of children's memory reports in both clinical and legal arenas will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or ABSC/HDFL 160, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An examination of research on women and violence, including rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and child sexual abuse. The nature, prevalence, causes, and consequences of violence against women are discussed. (Same as WGSS 521.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Introduction to the study of language development; emphasis on the psychological processes underlying syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language development in children. Prerequisite: One of the following courses - PSYC 318, 319, 333, or 334; or consent of instructor. LEC
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A review of the literature on contemporary psychological and developmental disorders of children and youth. Course will present current models of psychopathology, classification systems, assessment methods, and treatment approaches designed for the individual, the family, and the community. Specific attention will be given to age, gender, and cultural differences and similarities. Topics include: anxiety disorders, oppositional behavior disorders, physical/sexual abuse, learning disabilities, and autism. (Same as ABSC 535.) Prerequisite: ABSC 160, PSYC 333, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of recent research on psycholinguistics covering the perception, production, and comprehension of language. Topics include: the biological basis for language, the nature of comprehension processes, and memory for the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic components of language. Prerequisite: One of the following courses - PSYC 318, 319, 333, or 334; or consent of instructor. LEC
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The course considers the relationship between culture and psyche. One theme throughout the course involves revealing the cultural grounding of psychological functioning. The second and complementary theme involves identifying the psychological processes involved in the phenomenon of culture. Prerequisite: PSYC 333, 334, 360 or 361 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A review of evolutionary theory and its application to human personality, cognition, interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, and development. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and at least 3 additional hours in Psychology, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An advanced study of the application of theories and concepts of developmental and behavioral psychology to a range of specific issues and problems of childhood and adolescence. This course will rely heavily upon the empirical research literature. Topics include contemporary social issues and child development, research in applied settings, assessment, intervention, and prevention, as well as program evaluation. (Same as ABSC 565.) Prerequisite: ABSC 160 or PSYC 333, and ABSC/PSYC 535. LEC
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An application of psychological processes and concepts to the American legal system. Among the topics covered are the socialization of legal attitudes, opinions about the purposes of the criminal justice system and especially of prisons, the concept of "dangerousness," the nature of jury decision making, and the rights of prisoners, patients, and children. LEC
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A study of the processes underlying the dynamics of the group, including the observation of group phenomena and a consideration of their relation to research findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 360 or 361, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of psychological approaches to analysis and intervention in the field of international conflict and peace-making. Focus on major contributions and important paradigms for explanation and action. Prerequisite: PSYC 360 or consent of instructor. Background study in international relations or recent world history desirable. LEC
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An introduction to the study of attitudes focusing on problems of measurement and on empirical findings and theories of attitude acquisition and change. Prerequisite: PSYC 360, 361, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Consideration of the psychological antecedents of religious experience, the nature of religious experience, and the behavioral consequences of religion. Focus will be on psychological theory and research relevant to religious thought, feeling, belief, and behavior. (Same as REL 581.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Examination of non-linguistic behavior in human communication, including proxemics (spacing), kinesics (movement and expression), and paralinguistics (voice quality). Includes phylogenetic and developmental perspectives, methods of analysis, applications to interpersonal problems. (Same as COMS 590.) Prerequisite: COMS 356 or PSYC 210 or PSYC 211. LEC
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A lecture course to help students become more aware of and responsive to the psychological needs of persons with physical illnesses or disabilities. Emphasis is upon the meanings of such conditions in individuals' lives and the effects of treatment and rehabilitation settings on psychological adaptation. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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An introduction to the core assumptions and research findings associated with human strengths and positive emotions. Also an exploration of interventions and applications informed by positive psychology in counseling and psychotherapy, and its application to school, work, family and other close relationships. (Same as PRE 580.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Individuality in cognitive and personality attributes is surveyed, and analyzed by current psychological theory. The course includes topics on the structure of intellect and personality, cognitive theory, brain research and behavior genetics as relevant to the understanding of individuality. Prerequisite: An introductory course in psychology. LEC
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Review of research and theory concerning the role of psychological factors in the development of physical illness and the contribution of psychologists to the treatment and prevention of physical illness. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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An examination of the theory and literature on sex role development in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Particular attention is given to approaches stressing androgyny and variations on traditional roles. Processes of socialization into both traditional and non-traditional roles are stressed. Literature on females is emphasized, but male sex role development is also covered. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or HDFL 160. LEC
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A survey of selected topics in the area of personality (e.g., defense mechanisms, aggression, interpersonal relations). Prerequisite: PSYC 120 or PSYC 420 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of the historical development of modern theoretical systems in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 104, plus twelve hours in psychology. LEC
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A consideration of experimental findings and theories concerning classical and instrumental conditioning. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Lectures and laboratory research on human information processing as related to theories of word recognition, reading, and language comprehension. Major emphasis on experimental design, data analysis, interpretation, and scientific writing. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Lectures and laboratory work on human sensory processes and how they result in perceptions of the environment. Experience is provided in designing and implementing research as well as in the skills necessary for statistical analysis, interpretation of data, and scientific writing. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Lectures, laboratory and fieldwork on various issues in research in social psychology (e.g., conformity, attitude change, social processes). Two two-hour periods a week and appointment for research. Prerequisite: PSYC 104, PSYC 360, and PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Lectures and laboratory research on contemporary issues in clinical psychology. Emphasis on experimental design, data analysis, interpretation of data, and scientific writing. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Lectures and laboratory work on psychophysiology and neuropsychology research methods. Overview of psychophysiological tools to measure the central and peripheral nervous systems. Experience designing and implementing neuropsychology and psychophysiology research. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Impact of factors of social environment and physical growth upon psychological development from puberty to young adulthood. (Same as ABSC 626.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104, PSYC 333, or HDFL/ABSC 160. LEC
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The historical and empirical foundations of clinical psychology. Significant trends in theory, research, and social organization which have shaped clinical practice. A review of clinical practice. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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An advanced course in child development that includes a survey of the field's principles and theoretical approaches, and current issues in research and practice. Topics will include: prenatal development, cognition and language, social-emotional development, socialization influences in childhood, developmental psychopathology, and social policies. (Same as ABSC 632.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160, PSYC 333, or instructor permission, and senior or graduate status. LEC
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Study of the family as a psychosocial system. Emphasis is placed on factors affecting contemporary families including family structures, development, communication patterns, disorders, and treatment approaches. Theory, empirical evidence, and practical principles that may lead to maximizing individual growth in the family unit are discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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Addresses psychological and behavioral effects of drugs, including psychotropic medications. A central theme is that effects of drugs frequently cannot be characterized solely from a pharmacological perspective. Thus, emphasis is placed on examining the interaction of pharmacological and behavioral variables. For example, how do psychological factors moderate responses to drugs? The nature of this area assumes some knowledge of general psychology, research methods, biology, chemistry, neurophysiology, and the nervous system. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Reviews recent research and application in the field of mental health and aging. Theoretical perspectives appropriate for understanding mental health issues with increased age are discussed. The epidemiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment methods associated with a variety of mental health conditions are surveyed. The community mental health resources available for older adults are discussed as well as practically-related issues such as evaluations of functional independence and competency among older adults. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Elementary distribution theory; t-test; simple regression and correlation; multiple regression and multiple correlation; curvilinear regression; logistic regression; general linear model. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 790 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: A grade of B- or better in a beginning course in statistics (e.g., PSYC 210 or PSYC 211, MATH 365, POLS 306, COMS 356, SOC 510, or equivalent) is recommended, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Course covers one-way analysis of variance, linear trends, contrasts, post hoc tests; multi-way analysis of variance for crossed, blocked, nested, and incomplete designs; analysis of covariance; repeated measures analysis of variance; general linear model. Applications across the social, educational, and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 791 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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A review of the principal techniques of behavior therapy, exclusive of operant-based therapies. Emphasis upon systematic desensitization, implosion, assertion training, and modeling techniques. Special attention given to outcome research relevant to the effectiveness of these techniques. Recommended: A course in abnormal psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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A survey of the methods used to study the effects of drugs on behavior, and of the effect of selected drugs on behavior, particularly the narcotics, hallucinogens, and drugs used in the treatment of mental illness. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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This course covers nonparametric statistical methods for testing hypotheses. Topics include a review of parametric statistics, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and motivations for using nonparametric techniques. In-depth coverage is given to distribution-free procedures, goodness-of-fit tests, resampling methods, and theory underlying nonparametric methods. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 879 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Research techniques and methods useful in quantifying parameters of human performance that affect system functioning. Special emphasis is placed on modeling visual, auditory, and orienting systems and on human information processing. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course covers the theory behind, and application of, exploratory factor analysis. Topics include a review of multiple linear regression and matrix algebra. In-depth coverage is devoted to diagrams, model specification, goodness of fit, model selection, parameter estimation, rotation methods, scale development, and sample size and power issues. Extensions to confirmatory settings are elaborated. Both the theory underlying factor analytic techniques and hands-on application using software are emphasized. Applications across the social and behavioral sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 887 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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An examination of the social construction of sexuality and research methods and issues relevant to sexuality. These concepts are applied to various topics, such as defining and conceptualizing sex and gender, sexual dysfunction, sexual orientation, the social control of sexuality, sexual coercion and abuse, and abstinence-only sex education. The course does not cover anatomical or physiological aspects of sexuality. (Same as WGSS 689.) Prerequisite: PSYC 104 or WGSS 201. LEC
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Discussion of current problems in psychological theory and research. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and sophomore status. LEC
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Social, psychological, and economic adjustments required by aging; changes in cognition, role and personality necessitated by advancing age. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or PSYC 211 and one of the following: PSYC 318, PSYC 319, PSYC 350, PSYC 351, PSYC 360, PSYC 361, PSYC 370, PSYC 371, PSYC 380, or PSYC 381; or graduate standing; or consent of instructor. LEC
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An introductory course that takes a unified approach (from classical and modern test theory) to the topic of measurement in the behavioral and social sciences. Content covered includes the construction and administration of psychological tests (e.g., intelligence, achievement, and personality; practice in test construction, administration, and validation; and how to assess the reliability and generalizability of an instrument. Applications across the social and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 892 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the central methods used in the analysis of multivariate data. Includes linear transformations, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate multiple regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, factor analysis, and an introduction to methods for clustering and classification. Applications across the behavior and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 893 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to statistical methods for modeling multilevel (hierarchically structured) data. Topics include a review of ordinary least squares regression analysis, random effects ANOVA, intraclass correlation, multilevel regression, testing and probing interactions, maximum likelihood estimation, model assumptions, model evaluation, and the analysis of longitudinal data. Emphasis will be on the theory underlying multilevel modeling techniques and hands-on application using software. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 894 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to multivariate analyses of count data, including error models, statistical inference, loglinear models, logit models, logistic regression, homogeneity, symmetry, and selected other topics. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 895 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to statistical methods for modeling latent variables. Topics include a review of latent variables, covariance structures analysis, mean structures analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), structural equation modeling (SEM), multiple group CFA, longitudinal CFA, longitudinal SEM, and hierarchical CFA. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Students taking this course as PSYC 896 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Reviews and contrasts various statistical models for the analysis of change. Course focuses on techniques to analyze longitudinal (repeated measures) data beyond the repeated-measures ANOVA framework. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Students taking this course as PSYC 991 will have different course requirements. Prerequisite: PSYC 696 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course provides students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program with the opportunity to enhance and consolidate their research activities by fulfilling one of the elective cluster course requirements. This practicum involves a contract with a research adviser and the program director. The contract includes definable products and dates for completion to prepare research for submission for publication, develop a grant proposal, or conduct additional research project independent of other requirements in the program. The course is not to be taken as an overload, but is to be part of a full-time course schedule. May be repeated. (Same as ABSC 704, formerly HDFL 704.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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A course offering detailed discussion of the literature and research methods of a special topic within clinical child and pediatric psychology. Topic and instructor may change by semester and will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated. (Same as ABSC 706, formerly HDFL 706.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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Detailed examination and discussion of psychological theory and research from a feminist perspective. Specific topics will vary. The goal of the course is to facilitate students' ability to develop feminist critiques of existing research and theory as well as to generate nonsexist alternative approaches. Open to advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Some familiarity with research methods in the social sciences. LEC
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Advanced cognitive psychology reviewing theories of pattern recognition, attention, working memory, language comprehension and problem solving. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of these theories to real-life situations. Prerequisite: PSYC 104 and six additional credit hours in psychology, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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A survey of the critical issues within cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The course will provide information about neuronal physiology, functional neuroanatomy, and psychophysiological research methods. Human cognition and the neurophysiology that subserves the primary cognitive functions will be discussed. LEC
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A detailed examination of issues in the processing of language. The course will provide a survey of research and theory in psycholinguistics, reflecting the influence of linguistic theory and experimental psychology. Spoken and written language comprehension and language production processing will be examined. (Same as LING 735.) LEC
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An in-depth examination of selected topics in psycholinguistics. Topics may include spoken language processing, written language processing, neurolinguistics, prosody, and syntactic processing. (Same as LING 737.) Prerequisite: PSYC 735/LING 735 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Design and execution of research on the causes and consequences of variations in gender identity, sexual orientation or affectional preference, sex roles, and sex-linked behaviors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A consideration of the facts and theories of human perception. The emphasis will be on vision, although hearing, smell, pain, and other senses will also be discussed. Of particular concern is the question of perceptual modifiability and the response of the human observer to unusual sensory environments. Prerequisite: PSYC 104. LEC
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First semester of a two-semester course. Designed to provide a thorough background in social psychology and to motivate a continuing exploration of theoretical problems and issues in the field. Combines examination of historical development of theories and methods in social psychology with analysis of theoretical and methodological approaches to a variety of contemporary topics. LEC
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A continuation of PSYC 774. LEC
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Basic theories in social psychology, as well as their applications to the process of coping with life events. The focus is on the nature of each theory, including the history and more recent developments; however, where clinical applications have been made of a particular theory, these will be discussed. LEC
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A survey of methods for studying phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic change during language development. Methods include: diary interpretation, language sample analysis, probe elicitation tasks, and clinical assessment. (Same as LING 782.) LEC
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A weekly forum for students and faculty to discuss professional issues and interdisciplinary research in communication and aging. May be repeated for credit. (Same as COMS 784.) (Same as SPLH 784.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (psychology, biology, sociology, and communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as ABSC 787, AMS 767, COMS 787, and SOC 767.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC
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Elementary distribution theory; t-test; simple regression and correlation; multiple regression and multiple correlation; curvilinear regression; logistic regression; general linear model. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: A beginning course in statistics and graduate standing, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Continuation of PSYC 790. One-way analysis of variance, linear trends, contrasts, post hoc tests; multi-way analysis of variance for crossed, blocked, nested, and incomplete designs; analysis of covariance; repeated measures analysis of variance; general linear model. Applications across the social, educational, and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the use of personal computers to facilitate and standardize administration of research protocols and to automate data collection. Lectures and projects emphasize direct application to research in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of Psychology and consent of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to the techniques of computer modeling with applications in the study of brain-behavior mechanisms. Early and contemporary efforts to simulate the neuron, neural networks, and neural processes which regulate behavior, are reviewed. Application of modeling techniques in sample brain-behavior problem areas are used to illustrate the operation of thresholds, feedback, dynamic equilibrium, redundancy, plasticity, network structure, and similar constructs. Programming skill in a high-level language available on personal computers or mainframe is required. Prerequisite: EECS 128 or EECS 138 or PSYC 795, and PSYC 370, or equivalent courses or experience. LEC
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A first course in scaling and modeling psychological processes. Substantive areas treated selected from sensation, perception, learning, memory, preference, choice and decision processes, problem solving, games, social interaction, and individual differences. May be repeated with permission. Prerequisite: Previous course work beyond the introductory level in psychology or a closely related area, a course in statistics, and a course in calculus. LEC
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A review and discussion of current issues in children's language acquisition. May be repeated for credit. Students are graded S/F. (Same as ABSC 797, LING 799, and SPLH 799.) (Formerly HDFL 797.) LEC
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An advanced survey of theory and research in a selected area of experimental psychology. Continual enrollment for four semesters is required of entering graduate students in experimental psychology. Open to other students with graduate standing in psychology or a closely related field. May be repeated with permission. LEC
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Disabling myths; perception of causes and effects of disease and disability; attitudes and interpersonal relations; hoping, coping, and reality issues; values; professional-client relations; public media and societal rehabilitation. A departmental core course for graduate students. LEC
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A historical survey of basic concepts and theories in psychology with emphasis on their relationship to contemporary problems in theory. LEC
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Consideration of special problems confronting the child and family oriented scientist-practitioner, and in the development of a professional identity. Topics include critical issues including ethical, legal, cultural, empirical, and clinical aspects of research and practice. May be repeated. (Same as ABSC 809, formerly HDFL 809.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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Course covers the basic theory, research, administration, and reporting of psychological assessment of development, intelligence, and achievement for children, adolescents, and adults within cultural and developmental contexts. The range of psychological instruments examined includes, for example, WIAT, K-ABC, W-J, S-B, WISC, WAIS, and WPPSI. (Same as ABSC 811.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, fieldwork, and supervision appointment. Theory and applications in the psychological evaluation of children with standardized assessment techniques. The administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of behavioral and personality functioning in children. (Same as ABSC 812, formerly HDFL 812.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, fieldwork, and supervision appointment. Supervised experience in specialized psychological assessment approaches for children and families. Emphasis on interviewing, observation, psychometric scales, and consultation. Rationale, administration, analysis, and reporting of mental health functioning of children and families. Experience with clinical populations, and communication with referral sources. (Same as ABSC 814, formerly HDFL 814.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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Coverage of the philosophy and basic principles of group-design research, with a special emphasis on designs that are appropriate for developmental studies. Designs for both experimental and quasi-experimental research are covered, and appropriate statistical procedures are presented concomitantly with the designs. Individual-difference analyses and statistical control issues are also addressed. LEC
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Course covers research design and analysis issues for event-related potential (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Repeated measures, statistical parametric mapping, principal components analysis, and independent components analysis techniques are covered. Both practical and theoretical aspects of these statistical techniques will be explored in Matlab environment. Matrix algebra recommended but not required. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent are required. LEC
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Systematic discussion of the techniques of research in social psychology, with practice in the utilization of selected methods. Prerequisite: One course in social psychology in addition to introductory social psychology. LEC
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Basic principles and practices of field methods in basic and applied research in social psychology and related fields; relationships between field and laboratory studies; special emphasis on survey and evaluation research methods and study designs; client and respondent relationships; research and public policy. LEC
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A survey of the basic empirical research in the field of child development, covering intelligence, cognition, perception, attention, personality, social behavior, and socialization processes. These literatures are integrated and their implications for social application are addressed. (Same as ABSC 820, formerly HDFL 820.) Prerequisite: A course in child development or equivalent. LEC
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A lecture and discussion course in social development. It includes such topics as theoretical approaches to the study of social development, as well as the literature on family processes, peer relations, aggression and prosocial behavior, child abuse and neglect, family violence, child care, and the media. (Formerly PSYC 880.) (Same as ABSC 825.) Prerequisite: A course in child psychology or development. LEC
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An in-depth analysis of current research and theory. Focus will be on experimental methodology in these areas. LEC
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An overview of the field of health psychology as applied to health promotion and disease prevention. Content areas include history and current research regarding behavioral and psychosocial risk factors for disease, as well as empirically supported assessment and therapeutic techniques for risk factor reduction and health promotion. Prerequisite: Graduate student in psychology or health-related fields, or permission of instructor. LEC
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An overview of the field of health psychology as applied to acute and chronic illness in adult, adolescent, and child populations. Content areas include psycholocial aspects of acute and chronic illness, including relevant empirically supported assessment and intervention strategies, adherence to medical regimens, pain, and enhancement of the psychologist's role in medical settings. Prerequisite: Graduate student in psychology or health-related fields, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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An overview of physical manifestations of health and disease. Content areas include overview of anatomy and physiology of each body system, description of how deviations form normal anatomical development and physiological function result in common disorders, methods for distinguishing psychological from organic etiologies, indications of side effects of medications for common disorders, and description of roles of key members of health care team members. Prerequisite: Graduate student in psychology or health-related fields, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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Supervised assessment and treatment of individuals and families within a medical setting, as well as multidisciplinary consultation. Inpatient and outpatient clinical health psychology rotations may include pediatrics, oncology, pain, rehabilitation, and other health psychology related fields. Emphasis in selection of and training in psychological intervention strategies is on the use of empirically supported treatments where possible. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 970 and graduate student in clinical health psychology specialty. FLD
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Continuation of PSYC 835. Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical health psychology specialty. FLD
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