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PSYC 5100 - History of Psychology

Intellectual antecedents to contemporary clinical, developmental, experimental, and social psychology.

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PSYC 5101 - Motivation

Theories of motivation considered in relation to their supporting data. Also offered as COMM 5101.

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PSYC 5102 - Psychology of Women and Gender

A survey of research and theory on the interpretation of sex differences; gender, status, and power, and women’s life span development.

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PSYC 5104 - Foundations of Research in the Psychological Sciences I

Introduction to the logic of experimental design and data analysis in the psychological sciences. Analysis of group designs, especially analysis of variance, and introduction to hypothesis testing.

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PSYC 5105 - Foundations of Research in the Psychological Sciences II

Expands on material covered in PSYC 5104, including the development and application of correlational methods specific to conducting and understanding research in the psychological sciences.

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PSYC 5120 - Health Psychology

Interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors in health. Topics include disease prevention and health promotion, psychosocial factors in treatment of illness, and stress and coping processes.

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PSYC 5121 - Research Methods in Health Psychology

Research designs, methods, and data analysis strategies used in health promotion and disease prevention research (e.g., case control studies, randomized clinical trials).

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PSYC 5122 - Clinical Health Psychology

Examines the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors in health and the application of psychological interventions for physical illness, psychological problems secondary to physical illness, and health promotion.

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PSYC 5123 - Occupational Health Psychology

Introduction to research in occupational health and the field of occupational health psychology in a proseminar format. Topics include work stress, worker participation in hazard management, epidemiology of occupational exposures, workplace incivility, and design of safe work environments.

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PSYC 5130 - Causal Modeling in Psychology

The analysis of data to test causal theories, the use of factor analysis to test models of measurement, and the comparison of alternative models is discussed.

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PSYC 5131 - Meta Analysis: Theory and Practice

Methods of research synthesis, including the literature review and the place of quantitative methods in drawing conclusions from existing empirical research. Introduces the statistical techniques of meta-analysis, which integrates the results of independent studies addressing the same hypothesis.

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PSYC 5140 - Foundations in Neuropsychology

An introduction to neuropsychology, including functional neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology and cognitive/emotional function and dysfunction.

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PSYC 5141 - Neuropsychological Assessment

An introduction to clinical neuropsychological assessment, including review of neuroanatomy and neuropsychological functions, common syndromes of neuropsychological dysfunction, specific tests to measure neuropsychological functions and professional issues for the neuropsychologist.

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PSYC 5150 - Neurodevelopment and Plasticity

Overview of brain development including: embryonic neurogenetics; evolutionand evo-devo; how emergent behavioral capabilities reflect neural growth inneurobehavioral development; and how disruptions of neurodevelopment causedevelopmental disabilities. Also offered as COGS 5130. Offered bi-annually inSpring semester.

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PSYC 5170 - Current Topics in Psychology

Selected topics in psychology are studied with particular attention to recent developments in the field.

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PSYC 5200 - Behavioral Neuroscience Research Seminar

Seminar on current research, with intra- and extra-mural colloquium speakers.

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PSYC 5228 - Neuropsychopharmacology

This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the CNS and then discuss the effects of pharmacological agents on it. Topics include general anaesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, anticonvulsants, alcohol, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, and narcotics. Student presentations will treat topics relating the CNS and behavioral pharmacology.

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PSYC 5251 - Neural Foundations of Learning and Memory

Examination of the processes involved in habituation, conditioning, learning, and memory through a study of the neural elements and systems involved in their production and maintenance.

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PSYC 5257 - Physiological Psychology Laboratory

Techniques used in the study of physiological psychology, including ablation, electrical and chemical stimulation, and electrophysiological recording of the nervous system.

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PSYC 5261 - Animal Behavior

A survey of the scientific study of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary and developmental mechanisms underlying non-human behavior patterns.

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PSYC 5270 - Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience

Special problems or areas of research are studied with particular attention to recent developments in the field.

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PSYC 5271 - Special Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience

May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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PSYC 5284 - Human Behavior Genetics

Concepts and methods in human behavioral genetic analyses with emphasis on normal variations, psychopathologies, and ethical issues.

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PSYC 5285 - Neurobiology of Aging: Changes in Cognitive Processes

Neural basis of age-related changes in learning and memory. Both the normal aging process and age-related pathologies examined. Encompasses both animal models and human data.

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PSYC 5300 - Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology

Advanced seminar presentations by faculty, graduate students, and visiting speakers on current theoretical developments and empirical research in clinical psychology.

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PSYC 5301 - Practicum in Interviewing and Cognitive Assessment

An introduction to psychological assessment with supervised practice in administering and interpreting clinical interviews and psychological tests.

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PSYC 5302 - Adult Psychopathology

Theoretical and descriptive overviews of mental disorder that afflict adults, emphasizing etiology, diagnosis, and conceptualization.

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PSYC 5303 - Developmental Psychopathology

An examination of diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis in child psychopathology.

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PSYC 5304 - Practicum in Personality Assessment

Supervised practice in administration and interpretation of clinical tests and case history material, report writing and discussion of implications of diagnostic data for therapeutic procedures.

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PSYC 5305 - Psychodynamics

Overview of theoretical and empirical literature about theories of personalitydevelopment and models of behavior change processes.

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PSYC 5306 - Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology

An examination of the relations among the law, ethical issues, and professional practices of clinical psychologists and of other providers of mental health services.

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PSYC 5307 - Empirically Supported Therapy

Instruction in and supervised practice of empirically supported therapeutictechniques and treatments.

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PSYC 5322 - Methods of Child and Family Therapy in Clinical Psychology

Overview of multiple intervention models for therapy with children and families.

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PSYC 5332 - Research Design and Test Construction

Theoretical issues and practical problems in developing valid measures of personality variables and in designing experimental and quasiexperimental research.

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PSYC 5344 - The History and Systems of Psychology

An overview of the trends in philosophy and early psychology that shaped the present course of the discipline.

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PSYC 5370 - Current Topics in Clinical Psychology

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PSYC 5371 - Special Topics in Clinical Psychology

May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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PSYC 5399 - Clinical Psychology Research Group

Discussion of ongoing research of faculty and graduate students

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PSYC 5400 - Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Current research in developmental psychology, with intra- and extramural speakers and directed readings.

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PSYC 5410 - Advanced Developmental Psychology

This course undertakes, at an advanced level, a developmental treatment of child behavior on the basis of experimental findings and psychological theory.

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PSYC 5420 - Cognitive Development

Current theory and research on children’s conceptual development.

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PSYC 5424 - Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Across the Lifespan

The cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of language across the lifespan. Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, ERP, TMS, and fNIRS are combined with classic lesion studies to address the neurobiological bases of typical and atypical language processing.

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PSYC 5425 - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Survey of current research and methods in developmental cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary scientific field at the boundaries of neuroscience, developmental psychology, and cognitive science.

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PSYC 5430 - Developmental Ethology

Introduction to conceptual, theoretical, and empirical issues based upon an ethological and biopsychological approach to development across species. Topics include nature-nurture, behavioral embryology, early experience, continuity-discontinuity, and performationism versus epigenesis.

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PSYC 5440 - Development of Language and Related Processes

Experimental and descriptive study of the child’s language processes, with emphasis on acquisition, structure, meaning, thought, and the influence of verbal processes on nonverbal behavior.

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PSYC 5441 - Language Modality, Neural Plasticity, and Development

An integrative approach that reveals the contribution of sign language research to the understanding of human neural plasticity. Diverse research programs and methodologies (e.g., emerging languages, neuroimaging) are combined with behavioral studies (e.g., cognitive psychology) to address the e?ffects of variable language experiences on language development, cognitive development, and neural organization for language.

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PSYC 5445 - Neurobiology of Language: Typical and Atypical Cognition and Language Development

Survey of current research on language acquisition in developmentally delayed/pathological populations, including but not restricted to Autism, WilliamsSyndrome, Down Syndrome, and Specific Language Impairment. Examination ofwhat the language delays and deficits reveal about each disorder, the processes of language acquisition, the representation and organization of language, and the biology/neuropsychology/genetics of language. Also offered as COGS 5140.

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PSYC 5450 - Infancy and the Effects of Early Experience

Data and theory concerning the effects of early experience in infancy on behavioral and physiological development. Cross-species comparisons are emphasized.

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PSYC 5460 - Social and Personality Development

Fundamental research and theory on social behavior, social cognition, and interpersonal relations in the preschool period (2-6 years) and in middle childhood (6-12 years). Early childhood precursors and consequences in adolescence. Both normative and atypical development.

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PSYC 5470 - Current Topics in Developmental Psychology

Selected topics in developmental psychology are studied with particular attention to current research and theoretical trends.

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PSYC 5471 - Special Topics in Developmental Psychology

May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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PSYC 5499 - Research Team in Developmental Psychology

Planning and execution of both individual and collaborative research projects in developmental psychology.

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PSYC 5500 - Research Seminar in Language and Cognition

Also offered as LING 5010.

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PSYC 5512 - Ecology of Language and Cognition

The scope and content of an ecological theory of language are outlined. Conventional theories of language, ecological theories of perceiving and acting and relevant portions of social psychological, anthropological, and linguistic theory are explored.

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PSYC 5513 - Memory

Contrasts associationist, cognitive, connectionist, and cognitive neuroscience approaches to issues involving short-term memory, long-term memory, and the representation of knowledge.

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PSYC 5514 - The Mental Lexicon

The role of the mental lexicon in the perception and production of words, including the representation and use of knowledge about phonology, morphology, orthography, and semantics.

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PSYC 5515 - Connectionist Models

Connectionist models in psychology and computational neuroscience. Topics include learning, memory, and language processes in both intact and damaged networks.

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PSYC 5541 - Reading Acquisition and Reading Disorders

Examination of theories and research: Aspects of literacy and stages of acquisition; cognitive prerequisites for reading and writing; individual differences in learning and the problem of dyslexia.

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PSYC 5553 - Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics

Basic concepts and methods of nonlinear dynamics systems theory applied to behavioral time-series data.

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PSYC 5554 - Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics for the Behavioral Sciences

Advanced concepts and methods of nonlinear dynamics systems theory applied to behavioral time-series data.

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PSYC 5564 - Dynamics of Language and Cognition

Application of dynamical systems theory to language modeling.

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PSYC 5567 - Cognition

An introduction to theories of human cognition.

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PSYC 5568 - Psychology of Language

Psychological aspects of linguistic structure, with particular attention to phonology.

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PSYC 5569 - The Neuropsychology of Language

An examination of language and speech in relation to the biological systems that serve communicative processes in man.

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PSYC 5570 - Current Topics in Cognitive Science

Special topics in cognitive systems theory are reviewed with particular emphasis on techniques for the intrinsic measurement of systems behavior including information processing capacities and goal achievements. Students are required to apply the techniques discussed to an ongoing research topic of their own choosing.

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PSYC 5571 - Sensation and Perception I

Relations among physical, physiological, and psychological variables in selected sensory and perceptual processes. Attention is given to problems of measurement, empirical findings, and theoretical interpretations.

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PSYC 5572 - Sensation and Perception II

A continuation of Psychology 5571.

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PSYC 5572 - Sensation and Perception II

A continuation of Psychology 5571.

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PSYC 5574 - Control and Coordination of Action

Covers the ecological approach; movement as the product of a representational/computational system; intentionality; physical principles of self-organization and cooperativity; task dynamics. Problems in the physiology of activity, prosthetics and robotics are addressed.

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PSYC 5575 - Introduction to Cognitive Systems

Survey of the fundamental concepts of machine theory, cybernetics, structural stability theory, and natural systems theory with respect to their role in modeling cognitive systems.

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PSYC 5583 - Sentence and Discourse Processing

How psychological theories of perception and learning provide insight into language processing at the level of sentence structure and discourse structure.

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PSYC 5600 - Research and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Current research and practice in industrial/organizational psychology, with intra- and extramural speakers. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

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PSYC 5601 - Proseminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology I

Introduction to research and practice in the field of I/O psychology; personnel psychology, organizational psychology, human factors/ergonomics, and judgment and decision making.

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PSYC 5602 - Proseminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology II

Introduction to research and practice in the field of I/O psychology; personnel psychology, organizational psychology, human factors/ergonomics, and judgment and decision making.

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PSYC 5611 - Work Motivation

Major theoretical approaches to work motivation, and their implications for the design of work settings and the treatment of workers.

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PSYC 5612 - Leadership in the Workplace

Theoretical and research issues associated with leadership in the workplace. Classical and current theories of leadership, research in leadership development, and evaluation of various leadership models.

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PSYC 5613 - Organizational Psychology

Major research lines in organizational behavior (work motivation, leadership, work attitudes, job design, turnover, absenteeism), with attention to emerging areas (e.g., women in management). Emphasis on research methods and analytic strategies.

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PSYC 5614 - Personnel Psychology

Techniques of personnel psychology: recruitment, selection, placement, evaluation, training, development, and related areas.

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PSYC 5615 - Human Factors

Theories of design and analysis of man-machine systems in an industrial/organizational context. Special emphasis on the human as an information-processing sub-system operating with other people and machines in complex systems. Application of psychological principles to design of industrial workplaces, military systems, and consumer products; and to the design of simulation systems for training.

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PSYC 5616 - Human Judgment and Decision Process

Examination of social judgment methodology, judgmental heuristics and biases, process tracing, bootstrapping, behavioral decision theory, and multi-attribute utility measurement.

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PSYC 5617 - Occupational Health and Safety

Research methods, theories and findings related to the impact of work duties and environmental conditions on occupational safety and health.

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PSYC 5618 - Selection and Placement

Theory and research on employee selection and placement. Selection models, employee testing, statistical methods in selection and placement, equal opportunity and EEOC guidelines and related ethical issues.

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PSYC 5619 - Performance Appraisal

Methods and issues in performance rating in organizations. Classic studies and current models of performance evaluation are used to explore factors which enhance or hinder the accurate gathering, evaluation, and communication of employee performance information.

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PSYC 5620 - Design and Analysis of Human-Machine Systems

The basis, in theories of perception and learning, for design of complex human-machine systems.

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PSYC 5621 - Simulation and Training

The theoretical basis for techniques of effective training of human operators in complex human-machine systems.

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PSYC 5622 - Work Systems and Performance

Research methods, theories and findings related to the impact of work duties, schedules, psycho-social variables and circadian psychophysiology on human performance.

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PSYC 5670 - Current Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Selected topics in industrial/organizational psychology are studied with particular attention to current research and theoretical trends. Topics vary by semester.

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PSYC 5671 - Special Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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PSYC 5699 - Research Team in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Planning and execution of both individual and collaborative research projects in industrial/organizational psychology. This course may be repeated for credit.

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PSYC 5700 - Proseminar in Social Psychology

Presentations on current research in all areas of social psychology.

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PSYC 5701 - Experimental Social Psychology

A critical overview of the various laboratory methods and techniques in social psychology.

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PSYC 5702 - Field Research Methods

An examination of various methods of field research, focusing on design, analysis, theory, and practical issues.

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PSYC 5703 - Advanced Social Psychology

An overview of the field of social psychology organized around the major underlying theoretical orientations. Several positions are critically examined along with representative empirical work.

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PSYC 5770 - Current Topics in Social Psychology

Topics vary by semester. Recent topics have included Professional Development, Health Psychology, Morality, Cross-cultural Psychology, Social Processes of AIDS, Ecological Social Psychology, Stereotypes and Prejudice.

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PSYC 5771 - Special Topics in Social Psychology

May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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PSYC 5799 - Research Team in Social Psychology

Planning and execution of both individual and collaborative research projects in social psychology.

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PSYC 5800 - Research in Psychology

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PSYC 5801 - Independent Study in Psychology

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PSYC 6130 - Measurement and Scaling

History and theories of psychological measurement and scaling. Application of unidimensional scaling models (e.g., Thurstone, Guttman, and Likert scaling, hierarchical cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, and factor analysis) to psychological research problems.

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PSYC 6136 - Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods

Quantitative research culminating in a research methods paper. Intended as the capstone course for the Quantitative Research Methods graduate certificate following completion of other courses in the certificate program.

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PSYC 6141 - Practicum in Neuropsychological Assessment

Field placements in clinical neuropsychology. Students will be placed in area hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or on campus, where they will perform neuropsychological evaluations under supervision and attend clinical rounds and team meetings.

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PSYC 6300 - Clerkship in Clinical Methodology

Supervised clinical training in a community facility.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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PSYC 6301 - Practicum in Adult Psychotherapy

Supervised psychotherapy training with adults including diagnostic procedures.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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PSYC 6302 - Practicum in Child Psychotherapy

Supervised psychotherapy training with children and parents including diagnostic procedures.Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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PSYC 6303 - Didactics of Supervision and Consultation

Exposure to theories, models, and empirical data pertinent to providing quality supervision of the psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic activities of mental health professionals.

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PSYC 6304 - Practicum in Clinical Supervision

Supervised training in supervising psycho-diagnostic and psychotherapeutic activities of less advanced clinical psychology students.

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PSYC 6310 - Internship in Clinical Psychology

Students assume professional psychological assessment, psychotherapeutic, and consultation responsibilities under the direct supervision of licensed clinical psychologists.

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PSYC 6505 - Teaching Experimental Psychology

The lecture method applied to teaching undergraduate courses in experimental psychology (introductory, cognition, learning and memory, sensation and perception) and giving conference presentations. Attention is given to presentation style and content.

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PSYC 6730 - The Self in Social Psychology

Social psychological perspectives on the self. Early psychological/sociological views on the structure of the self, symbolic interactionism, self-concept and self-esteem, social comparisons, self-discrepancies, self-regulation and automaticity, and the self within the culture are some of the topics discussed.

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PSYC 6731 - Person Perception

An examination of the social psychological literature dealing with person perception and cognition, organized around the historical development and current status of attribution theory and research.

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PSYC 6732 - Attitude Organization and Change

An overview of the field of attitude theory and research focusing on problems of attitude formation, attitude organization, and attitude change.

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PSYC 6733 - Social Cognition

Study of causal attribution, stereotyping, evaluating, judgement and decision-making, persuasion, expectancies, memory, attention as they pertain to social life.

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PSYC 6750 - The Social Psychology of Stigma

Classic and current theories and research on stigma are covered. General stigma processes as well as group-specific (e.g., race, gender, mental illness) issues will be discussed.

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PSYC 6752 - Interpersonal Relations

The study of affect, cognition, and behavior in two-person relationships.

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PSYC 6771 - Intergroup Relations

Marxism, social identity theory, realistic group conflict theory, elite theory, equity theory, relative deprivation, authoritarian personality, social dominance theory and evolutionary theory as it pertains to intergroup and gender relations.

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