College of Arts and Sciences
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. Spring semester. 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: 101 or equivalent; 6 hours of upper division psychology, including 448; and approval of the instructor.
411 Experimental Analysis of Behavior (3)
A rigorous analysis of complex behavior from the standpoint of contemporary behavioral systems. On demand. Prerequisites: 6 hours psychology.
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: 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.
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. May be registered as Sociology 431. Prerequisite: 331 or equivalent.
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 WSTU 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.
460 Systems of Psychology (3)
The historical development, major theses, elements of strength, shortcomings, and current trends of the principal schools of psychological thought. Reading and discussion course for psychology majors and graduate students. Every semester. Prerequisites: 9 hours of psychology.
461 Philosophical Psychology (3)
Critical analysis of philosophical aspects of current systems of psychology. Particular focus upon assumptions and consequences of various modes of explanation and description. Fall semester.
470 Psychology of Religion (3)
Analysis of empirical data and psychological theories involving religious beliefs, practices, and experiences. Every semester. May be registered for as Religion 470. Prerequisites: 6 units psychology or philosophy-religion.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)