222 The Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood (3)
Principles of adolescent functionality. Evaluation of various theories of adolescence. Psychodynamic consideration of life-span development concepts and the adjustment problems related to aging. Emphasis on age-related changes. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent. Credit not allowed in both Education 204 and Psychology 222.
223 Psychology of Aging (3)
Theoretical and empirical introduction to the psychological development of older adults. Discussion of cognition, personality, social behavior, and sensorimotor changes as they evolve at the adult end of the life span. Examination of psychological issues in adult coping, death and dying, and work and family roles. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 101 or equivalent.
241 Psychology of Individual Differences (3)
Develops an understanding of the most difficult aspect of human behavior to comprehend: differences. Investigating the three major causes of differences. Looking at the nature of these differences in temperament, intelligence, personality, interests and pathologies. Learning to change from judging to valuing diversity. Exploring the implications the course perspective has for personal, educational, work and political choices/policies. Every semester.
242 Psychology of Black Experience (3)
Impact of cultural differences from a psychological perspective. Principles, theories, and research in psychology applied to black experience. Differences in socialization, personality, and social processes. Topics include intelligence, racial identity, and psycholinguistics. Every semester.
251 The Psychology of Personal Adjustment (3)
An overview of the major theories of adjustment and maladjustment, including classical psychoanalysis, neo-Freudian analysis, humanistic psychology, and social learning and behavior theory. Other topics will include the role of religion, economic status, and cultural context in adjustment. Prerequisite: Psychology 101.
308 Principles of Abnormal Psychology (3)
A biosocial approach to theories of causation, development, and symptomatic behavior in emotional disorder; theoretical bases of the various therapies and of positive means of prevention. Every semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours psychology.
309 Contemporary Psychotherapies (3)
A comprehensive review of psychotherapeutic techniques practiced to help alleviate individuals’ behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Reviews practices derived from the behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic perspectives. In addition, the course emphasizes the empirical research demonstrating the efficacy of these techniques. Prerequisite: Psychology 308.
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.
316 Psychology of Communication (3)
An examination of complex behavioral processes within and between systems. The role of communications in thinking and problem-solving both by individuals and groups. Practical applications and problems of communication in such areas as management, market research, industry, and intelligence. On demand. Prerequisite: Psychology 101, 201 or equivalent, 202, and 204 or approval of instructor.
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. May be registered for as Sociology 331. Every semester. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or sociology. 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.
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. 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: Psychology 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.