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1100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

A prerequisite to advanced courses; a broad survey of psychological science. Application of the scientific method to the empirical study of behavior with emphasis on individual and cultural differences.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 100, 100H, or 100E. This course is available for EM credit. GE soc sci indivs and groups and diversity soc div in the US course.
 
2220 Data Analysis in Psychology (3 credits)
Discussion of statistical analysis of psychological data-random samples, graphical and numerical techniques of descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, probability, sampling distribution, and hypothesis testing. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H), and Stat 1450 (145), Math 1148 (148), Math 1149, 1150 (150), 1251.xx (151) or 152 or equiv. or Math Placement Level M or higher; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 220 220H, 320, or 320H.
 

2300 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits)

An overview of issues, methods, and techniques of scientific psychological research. Students must be pursuing majors or minors in Psychology.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 300.
  
2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3 credits)
 Overview of the psychology of human sexuaity including the nature and variety of human sexual experience, theories and therapies regarding sexual issues. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H. Not open to students with credit for 333.02.
 
2367 Social Psychology (3 credits)
Survey of group processes as they affect individual behavior; topics include individual motivation, group behavior, attitudes, and perception of self and others. Prereq 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H), and English 1110.01, 1110.01H, 1110.02, 11110.02H, 1110.03, 110, or 111, or equiv, and Soph standing or above. Not open to studens with credit for 3325 (325), 3325H (325H), or 367.01. GE writing and comm: level 2 and soc sci indivs and groups course.
 
 2376 Interpersonal Relationships (3 credits)
 Surveys the scientific literature on interpersonal relationships, including family, friends, and romantic partnerships. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 376.
 
2420 Psychology Applied to Sport (3 credits)
Psychological factors that influence sport participation and performance; psychological techniques to enhance performance; psychological problems associated with sport. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 462 or 662.
 

3310 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)

Examination of how observers perceive their environment through sensory information,, emphasis on major sensory systems including vision, audition, spatial orienation, touch, taste, and olfaction.Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 310.

 

3312  Memory, and Cognition (3 credits)
An introduction to experimental study of human memory and cognition. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 312.

 

3313 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)

Introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system in relation to behavior. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 313.

 

3321 Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Psychology (3 credits)
 A concentrated examination of appications of statistical tools in inference in contemporary psychology; hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H), and a grade of B or higher in 2220 (220) or 2220H (220H); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 321 or 321H.
 
3331 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
Examination of current  theories and empirical findings regarding the major forms of psychopathology and treatment. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 331, 331H, or 331E.
 

3335 Psychology of Adjustment (3 credits)

Examination of psychological concepts and theories related to individual adjustment and adaptation. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 335.
 

3340 Introduction to Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

Consideration of theories and research on psychological development across the lifespan: includes consideration of social policies that influence develomental outcomes. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 340, 340E, or 340H.
 

3375 Stereotyping and Prejudice (3 credits)

Lectures address experimental research in stereotyping and prejudice; readings focus on historical, cultural, and sociological perspectives on issues related to gender, tthnicity, and social class.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 375 GE diversity soc div in the US course.
 
3530 Theories of Personality (3 credits) 
Major theoretical and research orientations in the study of normal and abnormal personality development, with a focus on personality processes.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 513.
 

3550 Psychology of Childhood (3 credits)

Introduction to the major phenomena, methods, theories, and findings of develomental psychology, especially as they apply to infancy and childhood.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 550 or 550H.
 

3551 Adolescence (3 credits)

An examination of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of normal adoescent development.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 551.
 
4501 Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
Advanced discussion of contemporary issues in psychobiology, including synaptic pharmacology, drugs, and behavior, neurodegenerative diseases and the biological bases of psychology. Prereq: Grade of B or above in 3313 (313). Not open to students with credit for 501.
 

4505 History of Psychology (3 credits)

Development of psychology from the 19th century to present status as science and profession. Emphasis on contributions and lives of psychologists.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 505.

 

4511 Psychological Testing (3 credits)

An overview of theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment and prediction of human behavior; topics include achievement, intelligence, personality, attitudes, interests, and interpersonal relations.  Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H) and 2220 (220) or 2220H (220H). Not open to students with credit for 511 or 597.02.

 

4520 Social Psychological Laboratory (3 credits)

Training in experimental and quantititative methods in social psychology; Experiments include topics such as attitudes, persuasion, social cognition,and group processes. Prereq: 2220 (220) or 2220H (220H), and 3325 (325), 3325H (325H), or 2367 (367.01), and 2300 (300), and enrollment in Psych major. Not open to students with credit for 4510 (510) or 520.

 

4540 Counseling Psychology (3 credits)

Issues within the field of counseling psychology including assessment, counseling skills, multicultural issues, career, professional, and ethical issues. Prereq: 3331 (331), 3331H (331H), 3331E (331E), 3335 (335), or 3530 (530). Not open to students with credit for 540.
 

4543 Psychology of Gender (3 credits)

An examination of the origins and implications of gender differences and similarities and the role that gender plays inthe interpretation of behavior. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 543 or 543E.
 

4555 Adolescent Sexuality (3 credits)

An examination of the psychological, biological, and social influences on adolescent sexuality. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 100H (100H). Not open to students with credit for 555.

 

4998 Undergraduate Research in Psychology (variable credits)

Supervised collaborative research in psychology. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 8 completions. This course is graded S/U.

 

4999.01 Thesis Research I (2 credits)

Seminar designed to support the writing of the Thesis proposal and data collection, including proposal structure, literature review, research ethics, the IRB process, and data collection methodology. Prereq Enrollment in Psych, and candidate for degree with research distinction, and permission of department.

 

4999.02 Thesis Research II (2 credits)

Seminar designed to support data collection/analysis, and writing and defending of the Thesis, including quantitative methods, data interpretation, summary, and presentation, writing results and discussion, poster presentation, and oral defense. Prereq 4999.01

 

5601 Comparative Psychology (3 credits)

Research on animal behavior by psychologists and ethologists; behavioral differences between species; emphasis on evolutionary and adptive significance of the mechanisms underlying behavior. Prereq: 3313 (313), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 606.

 

5681 Development and Psycholopathology (3 credits)

Examines theories and research on psychopathology (e.g., autism) during infancy, childhood, and adolescence from a developmental-contextual perspective, emphasis on description, prevalence, etiology, prognosis, and assessment. Prereq: 3550 (550) or 3550H (550H), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 681.

 

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