511. Research Design and Data Analysis 1. 3 Hr. Principles of experimental design in psychology including group and single subject methodologies. Topics include: (1) internal and external validity; (2) simple and complex analysis of variance; and (3) reversal and multiple baseline designs.
512. Research Design and Data Analysis 2. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 511. Inferential statistics, simple correlation and regression, multiple correlation and regression, partial correlation, analysis of power, analysis of covariance, analysis of variance of designs with unequal cell sizes.
524. Fundamentals of Gerontology. 3 Hr. An advanced multidisciplinary examination of current research in biological, psychological, and sociological issues of human aging and the ways in which these impinge on the individual to create both problems and new opportunities. (Also listed as BIOL 738.)
531. Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 3 Hr. Research and theory in the psychology of learning. Assessment of traditional and behavior-analytic approaches to the study of positive reinforcement, aversive control, and stimulus control. Includes laboratory work with animals.
532. Human Behavior. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 531. Review of the role of basic human operant research in testing the generality of animal-based behavior principles, analyzing phenomena that are specific to humans, and extending behavior analysis to traditional psychological problems.
533. Applied Behavior Analysis. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 531. Methodological, empirical, and conceptual issues in the application of basic research in behavior analysis to problems of social significance.
541. Infant Development. 3 Hr. Examination of psychological literature on prenatal and infant development. Topics include physical, cognitive, perceptual, language, and socioemotional development.
542. Child Development. 3 Hr. Examination of psychological literature on child development. Topics include perception, learning, language, problem solving, social cognition, peer and family relationships, gender, moral development, friendship, aggression, and altruism.
543. Adolescent and Young Adult Development. 3 Hr. Examination of the psychological literature in adolescence and young adulthood. Topics include learning, problem solving, social cognition, peer and family relationships, gender, moral development, friendship, aggression, and altruism.
544. Adult Development and Aging. 3 Hr. Examination of psychological literature on adulthood and aging. Topics include health, cognition, family relationships, personality, psychopathology, work, and retirement.
545. Conceptual Issues in Developmental Psychology. 3 Hr. History, philosophies, and theories of psychological development in the major age periods and the life span; conceptual issues such as nature-nurture, sex differences, cultural differences, life events, rigidity-plasticity, continuity-discontinuity, and competence performance.
546. Methodological Issues in Developmental Psychology. 3 Hr. Methodological issues in psychological research on the major age periods and the life span. Topics include: validity; reliability; age, cohort, and time of measurement; cross-sectional, longitudinal, and mixed designs; data analytic methods; ethical issues.
601. Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) Survey of professional issues in behavior analysis. (Grading may be S/U.)
602. Professional Issues in Developmental Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) Survey of professional issues in developmental psychology. (Grading may be S/U.)
603. Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) Survey of professional issues in clinical psychology. (Grading may be S/U.)
604. Ethical Issues in Psychology.1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) The ethical standards for psychologists as applied to research and clinical problems.
605. Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology.1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) Review of the major areas in which psychologists interact with the civil and criminal legal systems.
606. Seminar on Teaching Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) Review and discussion of methods and issues in college teaching of psychology.
607. Ethical & Legal Issues in Psychology. 3 Hr. Surveys the ethical guidelines and major legal issues confronted by psychologists.
611. Single-Subject Research Methods.3 Hr. PR: PSYC 511 and PSYC 531. Critical evaluation of single subject designs in basic and applied research. Major topics include single- subject methodology=s historical and conceptual bases, its relation to group-statistical methods, and its role in behavioral psychology.
612. Multivariate Analysis. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 511. Data analysis techniques in psychology with application to typical research problems. Includes simple matrix algebra, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, and an introduction to factor analysis. (Equiv. to STAT 541.)
613. Quasi-Experimental Design. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 511 and PSYC 512. Consideration of the statistical procedures used with quasi-experimental group and single-subject designs.
614. Program Evaluation and Intervention. 3 Hr. Examines the nature, method, and process of evaluative research, especially as it applies to social and behavioral treatment and service delivery programs.
630. Behavior Analysis Practicum. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 533 and consent. Supervised applied behavior analysis experience integrated with a seminar emphasizing group solutions to problems that individuals encounter in students= applied projects. Progress and final project reports are presented and evaluated. (1 hr. seminar; 2 hr. practicum.)
651. Behavior Pathology. 3 Hr. Advanced study of diagnostic classification, functional analysis, and experimental research in psychopathology of child, adult, and geriatric adjustment problems.
652. Introduction to Clinical Psychology. 3 Hr. Basic interviewing skills and current problems in the practice of clinical psychology.
653. Behavioral & Psychological Assessment 1. 3 Hr. Conceptual and methodological bases for behavioral assessment; comparison of trait-oriented versus behavioral assessment; design and evaluation of measurement systems, particularly self-report, ratings by others, and direct observation, within the basic framework of generalizability theory.
654. Behavioral and Psychological Assessment 2. 4 Hr. PR: PSYC 653. Evaluation of clinically relevant behavior and environments by means of testing and other methods. Includes test selection, administration, and report writing.
660. Clinical Psychology Practicum. 1-15 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) PR: Consent. Supervised practice of psychological techniques in clinics or institutional settings; experience in psychological testing, interviewing, report writing, case presentation, interpretation of tests and supportive counseling.
661. Adult Behavior Therapy. 3 Hr. Reviews the roots and development of behavioral interventions with adult populations. Applied clinical intervention is stressed in concert with evaluation and research application.
670. Clinical Child Psychology Practicum. 1-15 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) PR: Consent. Supervised field experience in various aspects of delivering psychological services directly or indirectly to children. Experience in assessment, treatment, program design, administration, and evaluation.
671. Child Behavior Modification. 3 Hr. Assessment, intervention, and evaluation strategies appropriate for childhood disorders and based on behavior principles.
698. Thesis. 2-4 Hr. PR: Consent Note: this is an optional course for programs that believe that this level of control and supervision is needed during the writing of their student’s reports, thesis, or dissertations. (Grading may be S/U.)
701. Advanced Professional Issues in Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit.) Discussion of professional issues in psychology relevant to advanced doctoral students. (Grading May be S/U.)
711. Seminar in Methodology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) Current problems and techniques in research design, data analysis, and research methods.
721. History and Systems. 3 Hr. Study of the history of psychology from its roots in physics, biology, and philosophy. The development of American psychology is emphasized.
722. Biological Aspects of Behavior. 3 Hr. PR: Consent. Overviews of the areas of psychological investigation that pertain to the relation between biology and psychology, including neuroscience, psychobiological theories of personality and development, neurological and neuropsychological assessment, psychophysiology, and biologically-based treatment strategies, including basic psychopharmacology.
723. Psychophysiology. 3 Hr. PR: 3 Hr. of physiological psychology or consent. The current state of theory, methods, and findings concerning the association of physiological response systems and psychological states and processes, including biofeedback intervention.
725. Social Psychology. 3 Hr. Survey of current concepts, research, and findings in social psychology. Includes such topics as self and identity, attribution theory, interpersonal perception, social cognition, attitude change, social influence, interpersonal processes, prosocial behavior, aggression, and prejudice.
730. Advanced Behavior Analysis Practicum. 1-6 Hr. PR: PSYC 630 or consent. Supervised applied behavior analysis experience in an approved setting.
731. Research Issues in Behavior Analysis. 3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) PR: Consent. Examination of research issues in general psychology from a behavior analytic perspective. Topics vary from year to year.
732. Behavior Theory & Philosophy. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 531 or equivalent. Critical consideration of contemporary concepts, theories, and methods of psychology.
733. Stimulus Control and Memory. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 531 or consent. Critical review of basic research and theory in discrimination learning, stimulus generalization, and memory.
734. Reinforcement and Punishment. 3 Hr. PR: PSYC 531. Examination of theories of response acquisition, maintenance, and suppression in the context of recent experimental work with animals and humans.
735. Social Behavior. 3 Hr. Examines selected concepts, research, and findings in social psychology from a behavioral perspective. Focuses on understanding and explaining the social context of individual and group behavior.
736. Advanced Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) PR: PSYC 531. Selected topics and research issues in the experimental analysis of behavior.
737. Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis. 3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) PR: PSYC 533. Application of research and theory of behavior analysis to social problems; other selected topics.
740. Practicum in Developmental Psychology. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Provides experience in a wide range of applied settings. Sites are chosen to accommodate exposure to the entire life-span from infancy through old age. Supervising responsibilities are determined by the instructor-in-charge in the agency.
745. Seminar in Life-Span Development. 3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) Current issues in life-span development or selected periods of the life span.
750. Clinical Internship. 1-15 Hr. Intensive training in clinical assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and/or treatment skills that offer during an internship placement, typically at an off-campus training site.
751. Integrative Behavioral Psychotherapy. 3 Hr. Conceptual and practical introduction to basic tenets, concepts, and techniques of major schools of psychotherapy. Reviews psychotherapy integration efforts by analyzing therapy process variables and therapist activities presumably common to many effective forms of therapy.
752. Family and Marital Therapy. 3 Hr. Examines both theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment and treatment of family and marital difficulties.
753. Clinical Neuropsychology. 3 Hr. Neuroanatomical foundations, neurobehavioral disorders, neuropsychological assessments, and psychopharmacological principles and practices relevant to clinical psychology.
754. Clinical Psychopharmacology. 3 Hr. Survey of the ways in which psychotropic drugs are used to treat behavioral and psychological disorders.
762. A-Z. Seminar in Clinical Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) Research and problems in clinical psychology.
772. Seminar in Clinical Child Psychology. 1-3 Hr. (May be repeated for credit with consent.) Current issues and research related to a particular area of clinical psychology involving children.
790. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of psychology. Note: this course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given college teaching responsibility. It will also present a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience. (Grading may be S/U.)
795. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.
798. Dissertation. 2-4 Hr. PR: Consent. Note: this is an optional course for programs that believe that this level of control and supervision is needed during the writing of their student’s reports, thesis, or dissertations. (Grading may be S/U.)
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