311 Learning and Motivation (3)
Study of the effective conditions for various learning phenomena; roles of motivation, reinforcement, and punishment in learning. Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
312 Sensation and Perception (3)
Study of sensory and perceptual processes; examination of the sense organs and related neurophysiological mechanisms, and the necessary stimulus conditions for particular perceptual phenomena. Laboratory. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
313 Cognitive Processes (3)
Examination of the ways in which people process information; with an emphasis on attention, memory, problem-solving, and language. Every semester. Prerequisite: 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
314 Physiological Psychology (3)
The study of the physiological bases of behavior with emphasis on the functional neural systems of the brain which mediate behavior. Laboratory designed to familiarize students with basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiological techniques used in the investigation of brain functions and behavior. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or 6 hours of college biology courses, or approval of instructor.
315 Primate Behavior (3)
A comparative survey of the ecology, social behavior, and cognitive ability of nonhuman primates, especially monkeys and apes, with emphasis on the evolutionary factors that have shaped primate behavior. Prerequisites: Any of the following: Anthropology 152, 207, Psychology 101, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 315. No credit in both Psychology 315 and Anthropology 315.
331 Social Psychology (3)
Survey of the general concepts and research areas in social psychology. Emphasis upon the interactions between the individual and society with consideration of such topics as attitudes, prejudices, conformity, deviance, socialization, and interpersonal attraction. Every semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or sociology. May be registered for as Sociology 331. Credit not allowed in both Psychology 331 and Sociology 331.
340 Applied Developmental Psychology (3)
An in depth examination of interactions among 1) processes in cognitive, language, social, and emotional development and 2) environmental experiences of children, form birth through adolescence. Emphasis on analysis of the implications of these interactions for the welfare of current and future generations of children. Prerequisites: Psychology 221 or equivalent.
345 Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
Principles of psychological measurements including reliability, validity, errors of measurement, techniques of test construction, and problems in assessment and prediction. Laboratory use of selected tests. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
360 Ape Language (3)
A review and critical analysis of sign language, speech, computer language, and other symbol studies with great apes and other intelligent animals. Examines the origins of culture, language, and intelligence in humans, and the ethical treatment of great apes and other intelligent animals in nature and under human care. Prerequisites: Any of the following: Anthropology 152, 207, Psychology 101, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 360. No credit in both Psychology 360 and Anthropology 360.
365 Medicine and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
Cross-cultural study of medicine and disease; the relationship between the development of medicines and medical care, including-non-Western medical systems, and cultural beliefs, social systems, ecological adaptations, and cultural changes of human groups. May be registered as Anthropology 365 or Sociology 365. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses.
401 Intermediate Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences (3)
The use of a popular statistical package for the conduct of statistical analyses in psychology. Applications include common descriptive and inferential techniques, the analysis of variance and multiple regression. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 201 or equivalent and 204.
406 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
Introduction to the study of organizations with emphasis upon personnel selection, criteria, and training. Special consideration of work motivation, job satisfaction, and the role of the organization in behavior. Every semester. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics course.
407 Professional Psychology (3)
Role models of the psychological practitioner in community settings. Discussion of the foundations, methods, ethics, legal issues, and relationships with other specialists involved in professional psychology. On demand. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology or approval of instructor.
410r Advanced Topics in Personality Research (3)
Intensive study of selected topics of current theoretical and research interest in personality, abnormal psychology, and individual differences as they relate to personality. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent; 6 hours of upper division psychology, including 448; and approval of the instructor.
412 Advanced Seminar for Psychological Processes (3)
A comprehensive review of the field as summary experience, especially for senior major students planning to enter graduate study. On demand. Prerequisite: 18 hours of psychology or by approval of instructor.
421 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
An in-depth investigation of particular topics in human development, childhood through high school years. Focus on research methodology and findings in relation to social or cognitive development. On demand. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 or equivalent, 221 or 222, or equivalent.
425 Psychology and Law (3)
A comprehensive review of how psychological theory and research influences social policy and law. Topics include, but are not limited to eyewitness memory, lie detection, jury behavior and selection, trial process, death penalty, children in the court, and the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. Emphasis on psychologists use of the scientific method to understand various phenomena related to legal processes. Prerequisites: 6 hours of behavioral and social sciences; Mathematics 210 or Psychology 201 or equivalent; junior standing.
427 Psychology and Contemporary Life (3)
Examination of how psychological research and perspectives are relevant to an increasingly diverse array of issues in contemporary life. Illustration of that relevance by focusing on a specific topic that will include, but will not be limited to the psychology of money, film, sports, health, multiculturalism, and positive functioning. Prerequisites: 6 hours of behavioral and social sciences, Mathematics 210 or Psychology 201, or approval of instructor.
431 Advanced Social Psychology (3)
Intensive treatment of selected research areas in social psychology. Emphasis upon the interrelationship between current theoretical perspectives and appropriate methodological procedures. On demand. Prerequisite: 331 or equivalent. May be registered as Sociology 431. Credit not allowed in both Psychology 431 and Sociology 431.
448 Theories of Personality (3)
Survey of basic theories of personality including the psychoanalytic, sociocultural, factor analytic, the biosocial, and the phenomenological. Strongly suggested for guidance majors. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology.
451 Psychology of Women (3)
Analysis of empirical data and theoretical viewpoints concerning the psychological development of women. Psychological effects of sex roles, achievement motivation, and abilities of women; models of socialization practices, personality development, and stages of adjustment. Fall semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology and junior standing. May be registered as Womens Studies 451. Credit not allowed in both Psychology 451 and Womens Studies 451.
456r Individual Practicum (1-3)
Supervised contact program in community schools or social service agencies. Academic and personal development sought in the individual or small group activities conducted in this program. An activities log and final written report required. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of upper division psychology and approval of instructor. Maximum credit 6 hours. Course graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis.