Course Descriptions-Research Concentration

 

5020 Teaching of Psychology (3)


Examination and application of psychological research on college teaching and learning. Includes observational and experiential components. Prerequisite: admission into a Psychology master’s program or department head approval. Standard letter grade.

5100 Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology I (3)

Review and extension of undergraduate psychological statistics and research methods.  Focus on computer analysis using parametric and nonparametric techniques including analysis of variance and regression.  Prerequisites: Background and/or experience in statistics for the social sciences required or a course equivalent to UTC PSY 2010 and admission to a psychology master’s program or department head approval.

5140 Applied Research II (3)

Advanced research design and research process.  Focus on critical literature review and synthesis, multiple approaches to research design, proposal development, and research integrity. Prerequisite: PSY 5100 and admission to a psychology master’s program or department head approval.

5950r Advanced Studies in Experimental Psychology (3)

Detailed examination of current issues in learning, cognition, psychopathology and/or biological psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate programs unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: department head approval.r.

5960r Advanced Studies in Developmental/Personality/Social Psychology (3)

Detailed examination of current issues in personality, developmental and/or social psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate program unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master’s program or approval of the graduate instructor.

5997r Individual Research (1-3)

Supervised individual projects that involve intensive literature surveys or development of research procedures.  A written report is required. Maximum credit: six hours. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.

5998r Directed Individual Study (1-3)

Supervised individual study in subject areas included in the graduate curriculum in psychology.  Demonstration of knowledge acquired via tests and/or reports required.  Maximum credit: six hours unless specific approval is given by student’s program director.  Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.

5999r Master’s Thesis (1-6)

Maximum of six hours of graded credit.

A Note about Electives :   

The seminars (PSY 5950 and 5960) can be taken as electives, as can any I/O course.  In addition, students may take course from other departments with permission of the Coordinator.  For example, students interested in Program Evaluation can take that course from Human Services Management.  All courses taken outside of the department require permission and usually also require approval of the instructor.