Social Psychology Colloquia (N1)
Series of colloquia, lectures, and panel discussions as an introduction to the discipline and profession of social psychology.
Required of all first-year social psychology students.
Nonthesis Research (BA,BA)
A course for students engaged in research that is not directly related to master's or doctoral research.
Advanced Studies in Psychology (3,3)
Reading and individual study course; students arrange with members of the staff for direction and guidance; regular conferences scheduled; written and oral reports submitted.
Theories and Issues in Developmental Psychology (3)
Models and theory in developmental psychology. Emphasis on metatheoretical and theoretical issues, including theories of cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Attitudes and Social Cognition (3)
Critical survey of concepts and current research in social psychology. Social perception, attitudes and attitude change, and groups.
Developmental Research Methodology (3)
Survey of descriptive and explanatory research methods for the study of behavioral change and development.
Research Methods in Social Psychology (3)
Critical examination of methodological problems in research involving human subjects, including personality, social psychology, and health psychology. Topics include measurement, experimental and quasiexperimental design, operationalization, and threats to validity. Applications to students' research problems.
Practicum: Field and Applied Research (3)
Practical issues encountered in nonlaboratory settings; procedures and statistical analyses useful when true experimental designs cannot be employed; developing research proposals to meet needs of an organization; issues involved in consultation.
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
Overview of topics in personnel psychology (predictors, criteria, personnel decisions, interviews, and training) and organizational psychology (motivation, job satisfaction, supervision, and organizational structure).
Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology (3,3)
Selected topics in developmental psychology, emphasizing theory and research. Offered by different faculty members as a special course in their particular area of expertise.
Topics include functional neuroimaging studies of language (PET, fMRT, MEG), acquired and developmental language disorders, the relationship between language development and neural development, language acquisition after the critical period.
Prerequisite: Graduate student in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, or philosophy; or permission of instructor.
Sensation and Perception (3)
Theoretical and experimental approaches to the perception of form, motion, depth, texture, and color.
Computational Perception (3)
Introduction to algorithms for computing environmental shape-from-stimulus cues and regularization procedures for choosing optimally economic solutions as related to the perception of surfaces and objects.
Human Infancy (3)
Current theory and research in infants' socioemotional, motor, perceptual, cognitive, and language development.
Principles of Biopsychology (3)
Survey of current theory and data from the fields of neuropsychology, Pavlovian and operant learning, neuropharmacology, and developmental psychobiology.
Not open to biopsychology majors.
Research Design and Analysis I (3)
Review of basic statistical theory, experimental design, and statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, z-scores, t-tests, correlation, bivariate regression, one- and two-way analysis of variance, and elementary nonparametric analyses.
Research Design and Analysis II (3)
Review of advanced topics in design and analysis, with emphasis on one or more of the following: multiple regression; multiway analysis of variance, including mixed designs and repeated measures; analysis of covariance; factor analysis; cluster analysis; and bootstrapping techniques.
Computer Applications in Psychology (3)
Designed to introduce psychologists to the use of the computer in the control of experiments, simulation, and complex data analysis.
Sensory Processes (3)
Theory and data on the senses treated behaviorally and psychologically.
Assessment and Treatment (3)
This yearlong applications class offers didactic and practical
training in evidence-based intervention procedures for the assessment
and treatment of older adults with anxiety disorders.
Clinical Ethics I (1.5)
The goals of this course are to (1) develop knowledge of the guidelines, standards, rules, and regulations related to the responsible practice of psychology; (2) develop an increased understanding of what it means to practice ethically; and (3) develop and refine skills needed to recognize and solve problems involving relevant topic areas in regard to ethical and responsible practice.
Clinical Ethics II (1.5)
The primary goals of this course are to (1) develop increased knowledge of the guidelines, standards, rules, and regulations related to the responsible conduct of research; (2) develop core competencies in the responsible conduct of research; and (3) develop and refine skills needed to solve problems involving relevant topic areas of responsible scientific conduct.
Psychology of Decision Making (3)
Contrasts how decisions are actually made (descriptive theories) with optimal methods for decision making (normative theories); covers psychological research on judgments of uncertainty and individual and group decision making.
Language and Communication (3)
Structural properties and processing of language.
Adult Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology (3)
Systematic consideration of descriptive and experimental psychopathology, consisting of class discussion, student presentations, and research critiques.
Child Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology (3)
Descriptive and experimental psychopathology of childhood, covering neurotic, psychotic, and antisocial behavior; learning disabilities; child abuse; and mental retardation. Systematic observation of parent and child interviews and evaluations.
Mathematical Models of Learning, Perception, and Cognition (3)
Historical and current status of mathematical models of learning, perception, and cognition.
Personality Theory (3)
Nature, development, and role of theory in personality; major contemporary theories and relevant evidence.
Learning Processes (3)
Principles and applications of Pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, and stimulus control. Topics include conditioned drug tolerance, learned helplessness, and cognitive processes in animal behavior.
Survey of current theories and research in memory and attention.
Computational Models of Cognition (3)
Computational approaches to cognition. Historical development of approach; formalisms, tools, and methodological challenges.
Language Development (3)
Theory and research on the acquisition of speech and language by young children.
Personality and Social Development (3)
Theory and research on personality and social development.
Perceptual Development (3)
Effects of early rearing conditions, phylogenetic development, and development of children's and infants' perception of objects, persons, spatial arrays, pictures, and symbols.
Strategies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (3)
Research on and applications of a number of behavioral strategies in psychotherapy. Concentrates on individual, adult, and outpatient psychotherapy; treatment of couples; families; and the use of small groups.
Development of Cognitive Processes (3)
Cognitive development, including memory, language, and thinking.
Psychopharmacology: Theory and Practice (3)
Neural, neurochemical, and behavioral bases of psychopharmacology. Peripheral and central nervous neurotransmission mechanisms and animal experimental methods; the application of these methods to human problem areas in the behavioral effects of drugs, including learning, activity, dyskinesia, psychosis, tolerance, abuse, aggression, anxiety, and behavioral toxicology.
Emotion and Motivation (3)
Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of the nature and basis of emotions and emotion-related behaviors.
Nervous System and Behavior I,II (3,3)
Neural bases of reinforcement, motor behavior, and ingestive behavior.
Clinical Proseminar I (3)
Basic philosophical issues, current theories of personality, and issues in personality research as they relate to clinical phenomena.
Clinical Proseminar II (3)
Major approaches to personality (psychodynamic, social cognitive) and issues in the field (the unconscious, the self, motivation, personality change). Introduction to the clinical context and the practice of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy using discussion, demonstrations, and role-playing of techniques such as systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring, and hypnosis.
Open only to clinical psychology students.
Health Psychology (3)
Survey of psychological aspects of physical health/disease; stress-and-coping theory, stress physiology, and stress moderators; health-related behaviors; illness cognition, health care utilization, and interactions with the health care system.
Developmental Neuroscience (3)
Underlying processes that determine the course of behavioral and physiological development.
History and Systems of Psychology (3)
Philosophical and scientific antecedents of modern psychology. Psychological systems of psychology, including structuralism, fundamentalism, behaviorism, gestalt, and psychoanalysis. Recurrent issues in the history of psychology.
Current Topics in Psychology (BA)
Review of recent developments within psychology.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(S) Psychoneuroimmunology (3)
Functional interactions between the brain and the immune
system. Neuroinflammatory effects on neurodegeneration, cognition, and emotion;
neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter mechanisms that mediate neural-immune
Language comprehension and production, including syntactic and semantic analyses.
Social Psychology of Organizations (3)
Social psychological analysis of major approaches to organizations, (e.g., classical and open systems), roles, environment, decision making, leadership, communication, health, conflict, and change.
Seminar: Perception (3)
Selected topics on theory and research in perception.
Seminar: Social Psychology (3)
Each section reviews an area of current research interest in social psychology. Topics vary and may include cardiovascular health psychology, health and social behavior, stress and illness, and social cognition.
Prerequisites: 16:830:506, 508, or permission of instructor.
Topics in Social Cognition (3)
Examination of current theoretical and empirical approaches to social behavior from a cognitive orientation.
Prerequisites: 16:830:506, 546, or permission of instructor.
Seminar: Personality (3)
Critical examination of theories of personality, with particular attention to the relationship between emotion and thought.
Prerequisite: 16:830:541 or permission of instructor.
Self and Intergroup Relations (3)
Examines social psychological
theories and research on the self and intergroup relations. Topics include
human motivation, the self in groups, explicit and implicit stereotyping and
prejudice, reducing prejudice, social stigma, and strategies for fostering
Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy I,II (3,3)
Analysis of the theoretical and clinical foundations of cognitive behavior theory (CBT); clinical practice of CBT with adult disorders.
Implicit Theories and Methods (3)
The assessment of core constructs identified with social psychology is undergoing a revolution. In a broad sense, this revolution has
focused on indirect assessment including response latency techniques (as opposed
to self-reports). This course provides (1) a theoretical context for using implicit methods, and (2) hands-on training in conducting response
Seminar: Problems of Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience (3)
Critical examination of the literature on a relatively
circumscribed topic of current research interest in behavioral neuroscience and
systems of the brain.
Seminar: Selected Topics in Learning (3)
Detailed examination of limited research problem areas in learning.
Neuroendocrine Responses to Stress (3)
Psychological factors initiating stress, physiological correlates of stress, and pathological consequences of stress.
Seminar: Cognition (3,3)
Selected topics in cognition and cognitive science, including language, memory, attention, problem solving, thinking, and learning.
Cognitive Assessment (3)
Integration of various means of assessment and communication of assessment findings; recent theory, research, principles of measurement, and sociocultural factors relevant to individual cognitive assessment; administration and scoring of individual intelligence tests, interpretation of findings, and use of findings for intervention.
Seminar: Problems in Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
Current problems in the physiological determinants of behavior. Preparation and presentation of student papers.
Practicum in Clinical Psychology I,II (BA,BA)
Second-year students in the clinical Ph.D. program see clients in the program's psychological clinic.
Seminar: Problems in Clinical Psychology (BA)
Current issues relevant to the technical, as contrasted with the professional, aspects of clinical psychology.
Practicum in Clinical Psychology III,IV (BA,BA)
Third-year students in the clinical Ph.D. program participate one day a week at a mental health or other human service agency.
Internship in Clinical Psychology (0,0)
Eleven months of supervised clinical experience in an approved psychological installation.
Prerequisites: 16:830:655,656 and permission of instructor. Required of candidates for the Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Practicum in Developmental Psychology (3)
Application of the principles of developmental psychology to a practical problem of development.
Seminar: Teaching of Psychology (1)
Required of all first-year students; foundations, methods of evaluation, and experience in the basic aspects of teaching.
Open only to first-year psychology students.
Research in Psychology (BA,BA)
Research directly related to master's and dissertation theses.