An overview of the field: psychophysiology, perception, learning, cognition, stress, personality, social psychology.
PSY 100 is a prerequisite for all undergraduate courses except 170. Unless otherwise noted, 700-level seminars are explorations of current issues in their respective areas.
Survey of topics in psychology relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues and violence. A-F only. Pre: 100 or WGSS 151. (Cross-listed as WGSS 202)
Outline of basic learning principles. A general, unified approach to study of human personality and behavior. Based upon a learning conception; various areas of psychology and the other social sciences are treated. Pre: 100.
Psychology as applied to education, including major theories and research and development, cognitive, sociocultural, and multicultural approaches to teaching and learning. Incorporates introductions to standardized testing, classroom assessment, motivation, instructional planning and classroom management. (Cross-listed as EDEP 311)
Selected topics in the psychology of knowledge and mind from Western and/or non-Western perspectives. Repeatable in different topics up to 9 credit hours. Pre: 100 and written consent.
In-depth coverage of some area of theory and research, in cognitive psychology. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 100.
Social and emotional maladjustment in children and adolescents, developmental disabilities, pediatric psychology, psychological interventions with children and adolescents. Pre: 100. Recommended: 240.
In-depth coverage of some area of theory and research in developmental psychology. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 240, 341, or consent
Theory and application of personal and interpersonal elements affecting communication of human-service professionals. Supervised practice. Restricted to students with 60 or more credits. (Cross-listed as COMG 490)
In-depth coverage of some area of theory and research in clinical psychology. Repeatable to six credit hours. Pre: 270, 371 or consent.
Methods used in psychological research; observational, correlational, and experimental types of design.
Introduction to quantitative methods in behavioral sciences and the general linear model with a focus on regression. Topics include correlation, bivariate and multiple regression, mediation, and moderation. Requires basic statistics. (Meets PhD common inquiry methods requirement or elective.)
Introduction to ANOVA and its extensions from both traditional and general linear model approaches. Topics include single and multi-factor ANOVA, multiple comparisons, analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), and repeated-measures ANOVA.
Theories and applications to latent variables models. Topics include path analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models (SEM), multi-sample SEM, mean structure, latent growth curve models, and multilevel SEM. Requires basic knowledge of regression.
Analysis of multiple dependent variables. Topics include multivariate normal distribution, Hotelling’s 72, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, canonical correlation, and principal components analysis (PCA). Pre: 610, EDEP 604, or consent.
Test theories and applications in education and social sciences. Topics include the true score model; reliability; generalizability theory; validity; item response theory; and applications in research. Class requires knowledge in ANOVA and regression.
Theories and applications of modern psychometrics. Topics include unidimensional and multidimensional models of item response theory, detecting biased items, measurement invariance, scaling methods, and current issues in psychometrics. Pre: 616, EDEP 616, or consent.
Theories and methods for data analysis with categorical and discrete variables. Topics include contingency tables; logistic regression; log-linear models; and introduction to generalized linear models. Pre: 610, EDEP 604, or consent. (Cross-listed as EDEP 618)
Theories and applications of analysis of nested (clustered) data. Topics include fixed and random effects, intra-class correlation, cross-sectional multilevel models, and multilevel models, and multilevel models with repeated measures and longitudinal data. Requires basic knowledge of regression.
Intensive review of comparative, communicative, sensory, or learning mechanisms in animals. Pre: 631.
Seminar in psychosocial aspects of human sexual relationships. Social psychology of cognitive, emotional and physiological arousal, interpersonal attraction, mate selection, and antecedents and consequences of intimate relationships. Pre: consent. A-F only. (Spring only)
Supervised experience in educational, mental health, correctional, consulting, or community action agencies. Pre: consent.
Specific and newly emerging topics in statistics, including casual inference, analysis of missing data, and statistical machine learning. Content varies and focuses on advanced topics not covered in other PSY methods and statistics courses. Repeatable two times. PSY majors only. A-F only. Pre: 610 (with a minimum grade of B) or instructor consent.
Training in cognitive-behavioral strategies for treating adults. Repeatable one time. Enrolled in Clinical Studies Program only. PSY major only. Pre: 670 or consent.
Psychological and biological bases of health psychology and behavioral medicine. Overview of cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysiological mechanisms; theories and methods of prevention in physical disease. Pre: 670 or consent.