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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Psychology 830 Graduate Courses  

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16:830:500Social 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.
16:830:501,502Nonthesis Research (BA,BA)
16:830:503,504Advanced 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.
16:830:505Theories and Issues in Developmental Psychology (3) Models and theory in developmental psychology. Emphasis upon metatheoretical and theoretical issues, including theories of cognitive, social, and emotional development.
16:830:506Social Psychology (3) Critical survey of concepts and current research in social psychology. Social perception, attitudes and attitude change, groups.
16:830:507Developmental Research Methodology (3) Survey of descriptive and explanatory research methods for the study of behavioral change and development.
16:830:508Research 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 quasi-experimental design, operationalization, and threats to validity. Applications to students` research problems.
16:830:509Practicum: 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.
16:830:510Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3) Overview of topics in personnel psychology (predictors, criteria, personnel decisions, interviews, training) and organizational psychology (motivation, job satisfaction, supervision, organizational structure).
16:830:511,512Advanced 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.
16:830:513Neurolinguistics (3) 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.
16:830:514Sensation and Perception (3) Theoretical and experimental approaches to the perception of form, motion, depth, texture, and color.
16:830:515Computational Vision (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.
16:830:516Human Infancy (3) Current theory and research in infant`s socioemotional, motor, perceptual, cognitive, and language development.
16:830:517Interpersonal Behavior and Group Processes (3) Observations of the development of an undergraduate self-analytic group used as the basis for the investigation of issues in the psychology of personality, interpersonal behavior, social structure, and the formation of group cultures.
16:830:518Personality Assessment I (3) Survey of the logic and rationale of self-report personality assessment procedures and of experimental research procedures. Informal presentation of multivariate data analysis procedures and a practicum in the use of experimental assessment procedures.
16:830:520Principles 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.
16:830:521Research 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.
16:830:522Research Design and Analysis II (3) Review of advanced topics in design and analysis, with emphasis on one or more of the following: multiple regression, multi-way analysis of variance, including mixed designs and repeated measures, analysis of covariance, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and bootstrapping techniques.
16:830:523Computer Applications in Psychology (3) Designed to introduce psychologists to the use of the computer in the control of experiments, simulation, and complex data analysis.
16:830:524Sensory Processes (3) Theory and data on the senses treated behaviorally and psychologically.
16:830:525,526Developmental Survey (1,1) Comprehensive review of theory, data, and methods in developmental psychology. Three classes taught each term in 1-credit units. These may be elected independently.
16:830:534Psychology 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.
16:830:535Language and Communication (3) Structural properties and processing of language.
16:830:537Adult Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology (3) Systematic consideration of descriptive and experimental psychopathology, consisting of class discussion, student presentations, and research critiques.
16:830:538Child 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.
16:830:540Mathematical Models of Learning, Perception, Cognition (3) Historical and current status of mathematical models of learning, perception, and cognition.
16:830:541Personality Theory (3) Nature, development, and role of theory in personality; major contemporary theories and relevant evidence.
16:830:542Attitude Organization and Change (3) Theories and research data on the formation, structure, and alternation of attitude.
16:830:543Conditioning and Learning (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.
16:830:546Memory and Attention (3) Survey of current theories and research in memory and attention.
16:830:547Computational Models of Cognition (3) Computational approaches to cognition. Historical development of approach; formalisms, tools, and methodological challenges.
16:830:550Language Development (3) Theory and research on the acquisition of speech and language by young children.
16:830:551Personality and Social Development (3) Theory and research on personality and social development.
16:830:552Perceptual 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.
16:830:553Strategies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (3) Research on and applications of a number of behavioral strategies in psychotherapy. Concentrates on individual, adult, outpatient psychotherapy, treatment of couples, families, and the use of small groups.
16:830:554Development of Cognitive Processes (3) Cognitive development, including memory, language, and thinking.
16:830:556Human and Animal Aggression (3) Attempt to define aggressive behavior and to examine its function.
16:830:558Psychopharmacology: Theory and Practice (3) Neural, neurochemical, and behavioral bases of psychopharmacology. Peripheral and central nervous neurotransmission mechanisms, 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.
16:830:560Emotion and Motivation (3) Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of the nature and basis of emotions and emotion-related behaviors.
16:830:567,568Nervous System and Behavior I,II (3,3) Neural bases of reinforcement, motor behavior, and ingestive behavior.
16:830:572Clinical Proseminar I (3) Basic philosophical issues, current theories of personality, and issues in personality research as they relate to clinical phenomena.
16:830:573Clinical 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.
16:830:577Health 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.
16:830:579Developmental Neuroscience (3) Underlying processes that determine the course of behavioral and physiological development.
16:830:580History and Systems of Psychology (3) Philosophical and scientific antecedents of modern psychology. Psychological systems of psychology, including structuralism, fundamentalism, behaviorism, gestalt, psychoanalysis. Recurrent issues in the history of psychology.
16:830:591Current Topics in Psychology (BA) Review of recent developments within psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:830:602Psycholinguistics (3) Language comprehension and production, including syntactic and semantic analyses.
16:830:610Social Psychology of Organizations (3) Social psychological analysis of major approaches to organizations, (e.g., classical and open systems), and roles, environment, decision making, leadership, communications, health, conflict, and change.
16:830:611Seminar: Perception (3) Selected topics on theory and research in perception.
16:830:612Seminar: 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.
16:830:613Seminar: Conflict and Conflict Resolution (3) Critical examination of major theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of conflict. Prerequisites: 16:830:506, 508, or permission of instructor.
16:830:615Topics 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.
16:830:616Seminar: 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.
16:830:620Seminar: The Dynamics of Small Groups (3) Examination of the processes operating in several types of groups, including families, work groups, adult-psychotherapy groups, and children`s groups. Includes participation in an experiential group, lectures, and the opportunity to plan and practice consultation and intervention skills with an ongoing group.
16:830:622Introduction to Survey Research (3) Explores all stages in the survey process (e.g., research design, question construction and survey layout, sampling, interviewing, coding, analysis, and report writing). Covers face-to-face interviews and mail and telephone surveys.
16:830:623,624Theory 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.
16:830:627,628Developmental Laboratory I (3,3) Intensive consideration of problems, methods, data, and theory in selected areas of development.
16:830:631,632Seminar: Problems of Experimental Psychology (3,3) Critical examination of the literature on a relatively circumscribed topic of current research interest in experimental psychology.
16:830:635Seminar: Selected Topics in Learning (3) Detailed examination of limited research problem areas in learning.
16:830:636Neuroendocrine Responses to Stress (3) Psychological factors initiating stress, physiological correlates of stress, and pathological consequences of stress.
16:830:637,638Seminar: Cognition (3,3) Selected topics in cognition and cognitive science, including language, memory, attention, problem solving, thinking, and learning.
16:830:639Cognitive 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.
16:830:641Seminar: Thinking (3) Treats in-depth the literature of circumscribed topics in thinking.
16:830:646Seminar: Problems in Behavioral Neuroscience (3) Current problems in the physiological determinants of behavior. Preparation and presentation of student papers.
16:830:651,652Practicum in Clinical Psychology I,II (3,3) Second-year students in the clinical Ph.D. program see clients in the program`s Psychological Clinic.
16:830:653Seminar: Problems in Clinical Psychology (3) Current issues relevant to the technical, as contrasted with the professional, aspects of clinical psychology.
16:830:655,656Practicum in Clinical Psychology III,IV (3,3) Third-year students in the clinical Ph.D. program participate one day a week at a mental health or other human service agency.
16:830:657,658Internship 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.
16:830:660Practicum in Developmental Psychology (3) Application of the principles of developmental psychology to a practical problem of development.
16:830:661Neuroscience Internship (3) Supervised research experience in an industrial setting. Wagner
16:830:701,702Research in Psychology (BA,BA)
 
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