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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Psychology 830 Courses  

Courses

01:830:101General Psychology (3) Survey of main areas of contemporary psychology.
01:830:200Quantitative Methods in Psychology (4) Quantitative methods used in psychological research. Regular exercises required. One term of college-level mathematics recommended.
01:830:201Principles of Cognitive Science (3) Introduction to the field of human cognition, surveying methods, concepts, findings, and problems in perception, learning, memory, thinking, problem solving, psycholinguistics, and development. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:211Principles of Psychobiology (3) Introduction to the relationship between brain and behavior. Topics such as structural bases of perceptions, learning, emotions, and abnormal behaviors. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Not to be taken with or after 01:830:313.
01:830:271Psychology of the Family (3) Life-span couple development, parent-child relationships, and extended family relations. Effects of family environments on adjustment. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:272Drugs and Human Behavior (3) Drug classification; contexts of drug usage; effects of various drugs; analysis of drug action in the central nervous system; aspects of "human nature" revealed by drug usage. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:300Research Methods in Psychology (3) Logic and design of behavioral experiments; analysis and interpretation of data; writing of formal laboratory reports. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:101, 200. Fulfills laboratory course requirement but not a 300/400-level course requirement.
01:830:301Sensation and Perception (3) Principles of sensory processes in vision, audition, and other modalities, and of the perception of objects and events. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:302Sensation and Perception Laboratory (1) Experiments and written reports on a variety of topics in sensation and perception. Training in scientific method with respect to data analysis, experimental methods, and research design. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:301.
01:830:303Memory (3) Principles of acquisition, retention, recall, and forgetting of verbal and nonverbal material. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:304Memory Laboratory (1) Experiments and written reports on a variety of topics in learning and memory. Stresses training in scientific method with respect to data analysis, experimental methods, and research design. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Corequisite: 01:830:303.
01:830:305Cognition (3) Cognitive processes, including thinking, language, and memory and their development. Prerequisite: 01:830:101 or permission of instructor.
01:830:306Cognition Laboratory (1) Experiments and written reports on cognitive processes, including thinking, language, and memory. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:305.
01:830:307Perception in Cognitive Science (3) Approaches to visual perception that emphasize reasoning about stimulus properties (shading, texture, lines, movement, etc.) that give information about the structure of the environment.
01:830:308Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (3) Higher level cognitive processes including reasoning, problem solving, hypothesis testing, judgment, and decision making. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:311Conditioning and Learning (3) Topics include habituation, sensitization, associative learning, rule and category learning. Data derived from animal and human research. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:312Conditioning and Learning Laboratory (1) Learning experiments conducted with animals. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:101, 200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:311.
01:830:313Physiological Psychology (3) Physiological determinants and mechanisms of behavior. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:314Physiological Psychology Laboratory (1) Experiments with animals demonstrating or testing principles of physiology. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200 or permission of instructor. Pre- or corequisite: 01: 830:313.
01:830:315Comparative Psychology (3) Evolution of behavior. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:316Comparative Psychology Laboratory (1) Experiments designed and conducted with animals to demonstrateor test principles of comparative psychology. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:101, 200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:315.
01:830:321Social Psychology (3) Social aspects of behavior. Topics such as socialization, communication, small-group interaction, attitudes and attitude change, social perception, and social conflict. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:323Research Methods in Social Psychology (4) Research methods for laboratory and field studies in social psychology. Logic and design of behavioral experiments; analysis and interpretation of data; writing of formal laboratory reports. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:101, 200, 321. Fulfills laboratory course requirement and one of the 300/400 level course requirements.
01:830:326Small Groups (3) Empirical findings and theories drawn from research on small-group behavior, group development, leadership, conformity, deviation, and intergroup relations. Prerequisites: 01:830:321 and permission of instructor.
01:830:327Small Groups Laboratory (1) Laboratory and field studies in small-group behavior. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Corequisite: 01:830:326.
01:830:330Developmental Psychology (3) Survey of life-span human development covering prenatal, infant, child, adolescent, and adult periods. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:331Infant and Child Development (3) Review of psychological theory and research on perceptual, cognitive, social, and personal growth during infancy and childhood. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:332Infant and Child Development Laboratory (1) Experiments and written reports based on observations of children in a school setting, interviews, application of research protocols, and existing databases including videotapes. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Corequisite: 01:830:331 or permission of instructor.
01:830:333Adolescent Development (3) Review of theory and research on adolescent growth, cognition, personality, and social development. Prerequisite: 01:830:101 or permission of instructor.
01:830:335Adult Development and Aging (3) Review of psychological theory and research on cognitive, personality, and interpersonal development. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:338Personality Psychology (3) Major personality systems. Personality structure, dynamics, development, and assessment. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:340Abnormal Psychology (3) Survey of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:341Research in Personality (3) Research approaches to major issues in personality psychology. Prerequisites: 01:830:101, 338. Corequisite: 01:830: 342.
01:830:342Research in Personality Laboratory (1) Research projects designed and conducted in personality psychology. Participation in ongoing research programs. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Corequisite: 01:830:341.
01:830:346Atypical Development in Childhood and Adolescence (3) Origin, diagnosis, and treatment of deviations from normal physical, intellectual, psychological, and social development. Prerequisites: 01:830:101 and one of the following: 01: 830:330, 331, 333, 335, or 340.
01:830:351Psychology of Language (3) Production, perception, and acquisition of language at the level of sound (phonology), words (morphology and the lexicon), and grammar (syntax). Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Recommended: 01:615:101 or 201. Credit not given for both this course and 01:615:371.
01:830:352Psychology of Language Laboratory (1) Covers phonology and speech perception, morphology, lexical change and access, syntax and sentence processing, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, genetics, and evolution of language. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:351.
01:830:353Language Acquisition (3) Empirical and theoretical studies of the acquisition of syntax, morphology, and phonology; word learning, the neural bases of language acquisition, language disorders, and learnability theory. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Recommended: 01:615:101, 201, 441, or 01:830:351. Credit not given for both this course and 01:615: 373.
01:830:361Developmental Psychobiology (3) Growth, maturation, and development of behavior with emphasis on physiological mechanisms and early experience. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:362Psychology of Sex and Gender (3) Biological, psychological, and cultural determinants in sex differences in behavior with emphasis on humans. Sexual behavior, aggression, personality, intelligence, and social roles. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Credit not given for both this course and
01:830:363Behavioral Pharmacology (3) Effects of drugs on physiological and behavioral mechanisms. Prerequisites: 01:830:101; 211 or 313.
01:830:364Motivation and Emotion (3) Psychological and physiological aspects of motivation and emotion in human and animal behavior. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:365Hormones and Behavior (3) Relationship between hormones, the nervous system, and behavior; sexual, parental, aggressive, and ingestive behaviors; fear, coping, learning, and memory. Emphasis on higher vertebrates, including humans. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Recommended: One year of general biology.
01:830:366Hormones and Behavior Laboratory (1) Laboratory experiments in hormones and behavior. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:365.
01:830:371Group Dynamics (3) Basic aspects of group interaction. Participation in experiential group. Focus on variety of topics related to group interaction, development, and change. Prerequisites: 01:830:101 and written permission of instructor.
01:830:372Psychological Approaches to Social Problems (3) How social problems are defined. Theories and methods used to study social problems such as crowding, poverty, education, and race relations. Prerequisite: 01:830:321.
01:830:373Organizational and Personnel Psychology (3) Social psychological research and theory applied to industrial problems. Personnel selection, job satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, group and intergroup relationships, and communication in work settings. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:375Prejudice and Conflict (3) Social psychology of development and consequences of stereotypes and attitudes toward outgroups; special emphasis on interactions within the classroom. Prerequisites: 01:830:101 and one other course in psychology.
01:830:376Psychology and African-American Experience (3) Examination of selected psychological principles and concepts as they pertain to the African-American experience. Critical evaluation of psychological research involving race comparisons. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:377Health Psychology (3) Relationships between behavior and health. Stress, personality, and lifestyle as disease causes; modifying high-risk behaviors; coping with serious illness. Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
01:830:381Psychology of Women (3) Theories of feminine psychology; physiological and cultural sex differences as they affect motivation; personality; social and sexual adjustment; and maladjustment. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Credit not given for both this course and
01:830:393Systems of Psychotherapy (3) Examination of clinical, empirical, and theoretical foundations of therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: 01:830:340.
01:830:394Community Psychology and Community Mental Health (3) Influence of social and community forces on development, treatment, and prevention; applications to community problems. Prerequisite: 01:830:321, 323, or 340. Open only to juniors and seniors.
01:830:395Internship in Human Factors Research (6) Fully supervised participation in research in an industrial environment, involving the application of psychology to the design of complex computer systems. Prerequisites: 01:830:101 and permission of instructor. Open only to juniors and seniors.
01:830:396,397Fieldwork (3,3) Faculty-supervised placements in human service centers and agencies, both on and off campus. Includes regular meetings with faculty. Academic reading and report-writing assignments required. Prerequisite: Contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:398Service-Learning Internship (1) One-credit community service placement in psychology-related field setting. Corequisite: Must be taken in conjunction with a designated CASE (Citizenship and Service Education) course offered in the Department of Psychology.
01:830:401Advanced Topics in Human Cognition (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in human cognition. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:411Advanced Topics in Psychobiology (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in psychobiology. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:412Neuropsychopharmacology (3) Effects of drugs on behavior. Emphasis on central nervous system mechanisms and clinical psychopharmacology. Prerequisites: 01:830:101, 211; or 313.
01:830:413Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory (1) Research on the effect of drugs on animal behavior. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200 or permission of instructor. Pre- or corequisite: 01: 830:412.
01:830:421Advanced Topics in Social Psychology (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in social psychology. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:431Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in developmental psychology. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:441Advanced Topics in Personality Psychology (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in personality psychology. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:451Advanced Topics in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (3) Multisectioned course with each section investigating advanced problems and issues in clinical and abnormal psychology. Contact department for titles, descriptions, and requirements of sections. Prerequisite: 01:830:101; contact department for prerequisites of sections offered.
01:830:470History of Psychology (3) Philosophical and scientific antecedents of modern psychology. Schools of thought in psychology including structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt, and psychoanalysis. Recurrent issues in the history of psychology. Prerequisites: Six courses in psychology. Open only to juniors and seniors.
01:830:472Cognition and Computation (3) Intelligent behavior as a process involving creation and modificationof symbolic structures; examples from psychology and artificial-intelligence research. Prerequisites: 01:830:101 and permission of instructor.
01:830:473Cognition and Computation Laboratory (1) Projects involving the use and evaluation of computational models of cognition. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus; 01:830:200 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 01:830:472.
01:830:474Psychological Tests and Measurements (3) Theoretical, developmental, and methodological bases of psychological tests. Includes introduction to selected standard tests of intelligence and personality and their administration procedures. Prerequisites: 01:830:101, 200, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 01:830:475.
01:830:475Psychological Tests and Measurements Laboratory (1) Research projects using various assessment techniques. Prerequisites: 01:640:112, 115, or tested placement in calculus. Corequisite: 01:830:474.
01:830:480Topics in Visual Perception (3) Current theories of human visual perception and its physiological correlates. Analogies to auditory perception and parallels with computer vision. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
01:830:490Honors Research Seminar (1) The seminar will assist students in their honor's research project and their preparation for graduate school or jobs. Prerequisite: 01:830:101. Open only to seniors in the departmental honors program.
01:830:493Internship in Applied and Community Psychology (BA) Supervised full-time involvement in service settings, providing opportunity to apply knowledge in developmental, community, and clinical psychology; may include service delivery, planning, evaluation research. Prerequisites: At least five courses in psychology and permission of instructor. Corequisite: 01:830:494. Open only to junior and senior psychology majors.
01:830:494Internship Seminar in Applied and Community Psychology (3) With fellow interns, study dynamics of service organizations and forces influencing how professionals function; group and individual supervision around problems and issues arising from internship experiences. Corequisite: 01:830:493.
01:830:495,496Research in Psychology (BA,BA) Supervised research. Written agreement with the supervisor required. May include laboratory/library research. Final written report required. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of application form and permission of instructor. May be taken more than once.
01:830:497,498Honors Research in Psychology (3,3) Individual research projects to be written as honors thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Open only to seniors with 3.4 or better cumulative grade-point average in courses counting toward the major. Honors Research in Psychology (either 01:830:497 or 498); does not count as a laboratory course.
 
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