Psychology (PSYCH)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Fundamental psychological concepts derived from the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior and mental processes. Applications of psychology.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in PSYCH 101
Laboratory to accompany 101.

Cr. 0.5. F.S.


Program requirements and degree/career options. Required of psychology majors. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Participation in Freshman Learning Community
Topics include orientation to academic program requirements, career awareness, strategies for successful transition to college, connections with other disciplines, and applying psychology via service learning opportunities. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.S.


Evidence-based approach to learning and applying academic skills such as time management, note-taking, reading, test preparation, goal setting and motivation, and well-being. Hybrid course structured in a team-based learning format. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Life-span development of physical traits, cognition, intelligence, language, social and emotional behavior, personality, and adjustment.

(3-0) Cr. 3.


Survey of theories and research methods of psychology applied to the workplace. Consideration of employee selection, training, performance evaluation, leadership, work groups, employee motivation, job attitudes and behaviors, organizational culture, organizational development, human factors, and job design from the scientist-practitioner approach.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Individual human behavior in social contexts. Emphasis on social judgments and decisions, attitudes, perceptions of others, social influence, aggression, stereotypes, and helping.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101, sophomore classification, and permission of intructor.
Beginning level supervised research experience in a faculty laboratory. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: STAT 101; 1 course in psychology
Overview of the principal research techniques used in psychology with an emphasis on the statistical analysis of psychological data.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 301, ENGL 250
Discussion of and experience in designing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing research reports in psychology.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Survey of basic concepts in the neurosciences with emphasis on brain mechanisms mediating sensory processes, arousal, motivation, learning, and abnormal behavior.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Survey of the physiology and psychology of human sensory systems including vision, audition, smell, taste, the skin senses, and the vestibular senses.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Survey of fundamental concepts and theories related to learning and memory derived from human and animal research.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Theory and research on motivation at biological, environmental, and psychological levels. Topics include emotion, eating, sex, music, addictions, incentives, goal performance, personality, coping, self-determination and purpose.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Biologically based examination of the effects of drugs on behavior and social interactions, including recreational drugs and drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Overview of human cognition, including sensation and perception, attention, memory, education, language, and judgment and decision making.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101; STAT 101 or MATH 104 or equivalent
Understanding human reasoning and decision making, including evaluating evidence, judging probabilities, emotional influences, and social dilemmas, with emphasis on the mechanisms that underlie decision making.

(Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 230 or HD FS 102, application to the teacher education program or major in psychology
Classroom learning with emphasis on theories of learning and cognition, and instructional techniques. Major emphasis on measurement theory and the classroom assessment of learning outcomes.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101; PSYCH 230 or HDFS 102
Psychopathology of children and adolescents,including childhood depression and anxiety disorders. Consideration of multiple probable causes and corresponding therapies.

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 2 courses in psychology including PSYCH 101
Survey of theory and research related to major biological, interpersonal, and cultural issues affecting girls' and women's psychological development and behavior.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with US LS). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Two courses in Psychology including PSYCH 101
Historical, political, and social contexts of psychological and mental health constructs in terms of their validity and utility for use with Latino/a people in the U.S. Unique aspects of psychological functioning particular to Latino/a people in the U.S.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with RELIG). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Nine credits in psychology
Survey of psychological theory and research investigating religious and spiritual attitudes, beliefs and practices.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: PSYCH 101; junior classification
Understanding human behavior and cognition in the context of modern technologies. Focus on emergent interactive technologies, human computer interaction, user centered design, usability analysis, and usability testing.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Historical and contemporary theory and research on development and expression of personality with a focus on normal functioning.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 280
How people understand themselves and others, including attribution, social categories and schemas, the self, social inference, stereotypes, and prejudice.

(Cross-listed with SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SOC 305 or PSYCH 280
A survey of small group theory and research from an interdisciplinary, social psychological perspective.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 280
Survey of topics in the interface between psychology and the legal system including but not limited to Miranda warning, confessions, police interrogation, lie detection, juries, eyewitness identification, false memories, and the death penalty.

Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PSYCH 101 or PSYCH 230 or PSYCH 280
Theories and research on the psychological mechanisms (e.g., attitudes, perceptions, emotions, arousal) by which media influence children and adults. Topics include media violence, educational media, advertising, music, video games, media literacy, and ratings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 4 courses in psychology
Philosophy and science backgrounds of psychology. Development of theories and causes of events in academic and applied psychology.

(Dual-listed with PSYCH 510). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: PSYCH 101; PSYCH 310 or equivalent.
Examination of the neuroanatomical foundation of cognition, affect, and action from a neurological perspective. Focus on basic and applied research with neurological patients.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Junior classification, three courses in psychology; one course in biology
Examination of the application of the principles of evolutionary biology to the understanding of human behavior. Evolutionary perspectives on brain development, cognition, language, mating behavior, sex differences, altruism, artistic behavior, and criminal behavior are explored. Arguments by those critical of the evolutionary approach to psychology are also examined.

(Cross-listed with LING). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 101
Introduction to psycholinguistics. Topics may include origin of language, speech perception, language comprehension, reading, bilingualism, brain bases of language, and computational modeling of language processes.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 3 courses in psychology
Overview of the major counseling theories and techniques, with emphasis on the key concepts of each theory, the role of the counselor, therapeutic goals, and the main techniques derived from each theory.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Three classes in psychology and credit or enrollment in PSYCH 422.
Learn basic counseling skills such as active listening, reflecting feelings, empathy, confrontation, immediacy and self-disclosure. Supervised practice using basic counseling skills.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: PSYCH 301 and 9 credits in psychology, STAT 101
Principles of psychological measurement, including concepts of reliability and validity; interpretation of scores; factors influencing performance; construction and use of measures of ability, achievement, and personality.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 2 courses in psychology including PSYCH 101, STAT 101
Theory, content and methods of industrial psychology related to the effective operation of organizations. Application of psychology principles to topics including different approaches used to select employees, how to conduct performance appraisals, and how to train and keep employees safe. Work attitudes and behaviors of employees as well as relevant legal issues. Statistics including regression and correlation are used.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 3 courses in psychology including PSYCH 101
Description of major forms of psychopathology including anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Coverage of research examining causes, development, and clinical issues concerning psychopathology.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology
Current topics in psychological research and practice in the following areas.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 9 credits in psychology including PSYCH 280
Theories and research concerning the functions, development, and deterioration of close relationships. Influence of psychological processes on friendship, romantic, marital, and family relationships. Topics include mate selection, interdependence, trust and commitment, power and dominance in relationships, sexuality, divorce, gender roles, and family interaction.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification, 6 credits in psychology
Application of psychological theory and research methods to issues in physical health. Psychological factors in illness prevention, health maintenance, treatment of illness, recovery from injury and illness, and adjustment to chronic illness.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: PSYCH 230 or PSYCH 280; PSYCH 301; PSYCH 313, PSYCH 316, PSYCH 318, PSYCH 360, or PSYCH 380
Theory and research on development and occurrence of human aggression; implications for prevention and treatment.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 280 and PSYCH 301; junior classification
Examination of the ways that cultural beliefs, values, and affordances shape cognitive, developmental, social and other psychological phenomena, as well as the forces that shape and change culture.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior classification, 6 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor
Supervised reading in an area of psychology. Writing requirement. No more than 9 credits of Psych 490 may be counted toward a degree in psychology.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior classification, permission of instructor, and credit or enrollment in PSYCH 301
Supervised research in an area of psychology. Primarily for students intending to pursue graduate education. No more than 9 credits of Psych 491 may be counted toward a degree in psychology.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior classification, 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor
Supervised fieldwork in one of the following applied psychology settings. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. No more than 9 credits of Psych 492 may be counted toward a degree in psychology.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior classification, 12 credits in psychology and permission of instructor
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Junior classification, 12 credits in psychology including PSYCH 450 or PSYCH 250 and enrollment in PSYCH 450, and permission of instructor.
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: STAT 401 or equivalent
Ethical issues, research design, sampling design, measurement issues, power and precision analysis, interpretation of statistical results in non-experimental, quasi-experimental, and experimental research, use of statistical packages.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 440 and PSYCH 501 or STAT 401
Methods and issues in applied psychological research. Role of theory in research, fidelity of measurement, selection of subjects, sampling, ethical issues, experimenter bias, data collection methods, power analysis, and professional standards for writing research articles. Emphasis on research methodological issues, not statistical issues.

(Dual-listed with PSYCH 410). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: PSYCH 101; PSYCH 310 or equivalent.
Examination of the neuroanatomical foundation of cognition, affect, and action from a neurological perspective. Focus on basic and applied research with neurological patients.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 316
Theoretical models and empirical research in human cognition including perception, attention, memory, concepts/categorization, imagery, and judgment and decision making.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 310, PSYCH 315, or equivalent and permission of instructor
Fundamentals of drug-behavior interactions with emphasis on psychoactive drugs and their use in experimental, therapeutic, and social settings.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 310 and PSYCH 316 or PSYCH 313; graduate classification or permission of instructor
Psychological models and related neurological substrates underlying cognition in normal and brain-damaged individuals.

(Cross-listed with HCI). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification or instructor approval
Biological, behavioral, perceptual, cognitive and social issues relevant to human computer interactions.

(Cross-listed with HCI). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: PSYCH 521 and STAT 101 or equivalent
Basics of hypothesis testing, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, and the ethical principles of human research as they apply to research in human computer interaction.

(Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Learning, cognition, and memory in educational/training settings.

(Cross-listed with HD FS). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 9 credits in human development and family studies or psychology or permission of instructor
Theories, research, and current issues regarding the intersection of development and disabilities. Investigation of interventions with individuals and families. (on-line course offering via Distance Education).

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: PSYCH 440
Principles of psychological measurement, including concepts of reliability and validity; interpretation of scores; factors influencing performance; test construction and use of measures of intelligence, ability, achievement, vocational interest, and personality. Ethical and multicultural issues in measurement.

(2-1) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 542 and admission into the PhD program in counseling psychology
Supervised practice in integration of clinical interviewing, behavioral observation, and administration, scoring, and interpreting individual tests of cognitive function.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 4 courses in psychology, including PSYCH 360
Advanced analysis of contemporary theory and research on personality measurement, development, heritability, and social expression.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 460
Examination of DSM and research based perspectives pertinent to the major forms of adult psychopathology including: anxiety, mood, psychotic, personality and other disorders. Coverage of research examining causes, development, and clinical issues concerning adult psychopathology.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: PSYCH 360, PSYCH 440, PSYCH 542, and PSYCH 501 or STAT 401 and admission to the PhD program in counseling psychology
Principles, concepts, and methods of personality assessment. Though not a practicum course, exposure is given to a variety of objective, projective, and situational tests.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 4 courses in psychology, including PSYCH 280
Current theories, methods, and research in social psychology with an emphasis on cognitive and interpersonal processes such as attribution, social cognition, attitude change, attraction, aggression, and social comparison.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor
Guided reading on special topics or individual research projects in the following areas.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor

Cr. arr. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 credits in psychology, and permission of instructor

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 hours in psychology or graduate classification.
Seminar in the following areas.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 hours in psychology or graduate classification.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 hours in psychology or graduate classification.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: 12 hours in psychology or graduate classification.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 501 or equivalent
Specialized quantitative methods for social and behavioral research problems in the following areas.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 501or equivalent

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 501 or equivalent
Specialized quantitative methods for social and behavioral research problems.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 501 or equivalent.
Specialized quantitative methods for social and behavioral research problems.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 501 or equivalent
Specialized quantitative methods for social and behavioral research problems.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology
Seminar in the following areas in social psychology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology
Seminar in the following areas in counseling psychology.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in Psychology

Cr. R.

Prereq: M.S. degree candidacy; permission of instructor
Full-time, non-clinical, supervised experience in a setting relevant to psychology. Intended for master's degree level internships.

Cr. 0. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 516, PSYCH 501 or STAT 401.
Seminar in the following areas in cognitive psychology.

Cr. arr.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 4 courses in psychology
Origins of psychology in philosophical, medical, and related thought. Development as an independent discipline in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a science and as a practice including traditional and contemporary theory and philosophy.

(Cross-listed with HD FS). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: HD FS 503 and HD FS 505 or STAT 404 or permission of instructor
Rationale for and interpretation of random coefficient models. Strategies for the analysis of multi-level and panel data including models for random intercepts, random slopes, and growth curves.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 3 courses in psychology and permission of instructor
Overview of major counseling theories with emphases upon: key concepts of theories, the role of the counselor, and applications of theory in fostering client change.

(0-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: permission of instructor required
Development of basic counseling skills and techniques through observation, role-playing, case studies, and supervised counseling sessions.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 3 courses in psychology or graduate classification
Theoretical views, research, and issues in career development through the life span. Methods of career counseling, including appraisal interviewing, assessment, test interpretation, and use of information sources.

(2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Theory, research, ethical issues, and therapeutic considerations relevant to group counseling. Participation in lab exercises for development of group counseling skills and observation of ongoing groups.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Enrollment in doctoral degree program in psychology, completion of at least 1 year of graduate study, permission of instructor
Orientation to teaching of psychology at college level: academic issues and problems, instructional and evaluative techniques.

Cr. arr. F.S.

Prereq: Prereg: Permission of instructor
Supervised practice and experience in the following fields of specialization in applied psychology.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: PSYCH 621L

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, PSYCH 691A

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, PSYCH 691A, PSYCH 691B

Cr. 1-3. F.S.

Prereq: Prereg: Permission of instructor, PSYCH 626, PSYCH 691A

Cr. 1-3. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor, PSYCH 592A, PSYCH 621L

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor,PSYCH 633
Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Research seminar in the following areas.

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

(1-0) Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

Cr. R.

Prereq: Ph.D. candidacy in the Counseling Psychology program, approved dissertation proposal, and permission of instructor
Full time supervised predoctoral internship experience in a setting relevant to counseling psychology.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.


Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.