2014-16 Academic Catalog
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Department of Psychology

(College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

www.uni.edu/psych

The Department of Psychology offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs and program certificate.  Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Psychology section in the following order:

  • Undergraduate Major (B.A.)
    • Psychology
  • Minor
    • Psychology
  • Graduate Major (M.A.)
    • Psychology
  • Program Certificate
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology Certificate

Students who want to declare psychology as a major or minor must have completed 9 hours of psychology (PSYCH xxxx/400:xxx) with a minimum GPA of 2.50. Students not meeting this requirement may discuss their special situation with the department head.

Only courses with an earned grade of at least a C- will count toward the major and minor.

It is possible for psychology majors to graduate with departmental honors provided they have an overall GPA of at least 3.50 and complete a research project deemed worthy of honors by the department. Generally such a project is done in the context of 3 hours of PSYCH 4705/5705 (400:193g) Research Experience in Psychology.

PSYCH 1001 (400:001) Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for most other psychology courses, and must be taken by all psychology majors and minors. It also counts as a Liberal Arts Core requirement.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Psychology Major

The Psychology major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required
Psychology:
PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 1002Careers in Psychology1
PSYCH 3002 (400:101)Research Methods4
PSYCH 3003 (400:102)Psychological Statistics4
PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)History and Systems of Psychology3
Select one course from each of the five content areas:15
Biological:
Biopsychology
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Neurology
Social/Developmental:
Psychology of Gender Differences
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Applied:
Applied Psychology
Psychology and Law
Health Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Abnormal/Individual Differences:
Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Cognition and Learning:
Behavior Modification
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Electives in psychology9
Electives may be selected from any of the psychology courses (PSYCH xxxx/400:xxx)
No more than six total hours of 3179/179, 4704/192, 4705/93, and 4198/198 can count toward fulfilling the major requirements
Total Hours39


Minor

Psychology Minor

Required
Psychology:
PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 3002 (400:101)Research Methods4
PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)History and Systems of Psychology3
Electives in psychology 15
Total Hours25

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in Psychology

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Psychology for any other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is required for admission to the program, except those applicants applying to the Fifth Year program in Industrial-Organizational (I/O)

In addition to meeting general university admission requirements, applicants are also required to submit the following for consideration:

  1. a departmental application form;
  2. three letters of recommendation, preferably from undergraduate psychology instructors; and
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the general test (advanced psychology test scores required only for those applicants who do not have sufficient undergraduate psychology cousework). Students from UNI applying for the Fifth Year I/O emphasis do not need to submit GRE scores.

The application deadline for fullest consideration for financial aid is February 1. Offers of admission will begin in February and continue on a rolling basis until all positions in the program are filled or until early May. Applications completed by April 30 will be reviewed and given consideration, but early application is strongly encouraged.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This major is available on the thesis option only and requires a minimum of 30-45 semester hours, depending on the emphasis chosen. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.

The M.A. program in psychology consists of three traditional emphases and an individualized study option:

  1. clinical science, for those who wish to pursue doctoral-level study in clinical or counseling psychology or to become master’s level providers of psychological services operating in clinical settings under appropriate supervision;
  2. industrial-organizational emphasis, for students interested in pursuing either doctoral-level studies in industrial-organizational psychology or a career in human resources; and
  3. social psychology, for students wishing to pursue doctoral study in social and related areas of psychology or careers as master’s level data analysts or community college instructors.
  4. students may also choose an individualized study option in which they choose a program of study beyond the courses required for all students in conjunction with a faculty advisor and the graduate coordinator.

The program maintains a strong empirical, research-based orientation and seeks to: a) provide students with opportunities to develop skills in research methodology; b) gain advanced knowledge of major areas of scientific psychology; and c) obtain basic competence in skills relevant to these areas. All students are required to complete a thesis for successful completion of this program. It is expected that students in the two-year program will, except under extraordinary circumstances, have a thesis proposal approved by their advisor by the beginning of their second year of study. The program is set up so it should be completed in two full academic years and two summers. Students are strongly encouraged to finish within this time frame.

The Industrial-Organizational emphasis also includes a Fifth Year Option, available to students with a bachelor’s degree and I-O certificate from UNI. This program is designed to be finished in one year. Undergraduate seniors may register for up to six credit hours of graduate credit with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Department Head.  See policies and procedures for Graduate Credit as a Senior. Graduate credits completed as an undergraduate count towards only the I-O emphasis master’s degree at UNI, and completing those credits does not guarantee admission to the program. Actual admission to graduate study and classification as a graduate student commences the term after the student has completed the baccalaureate.

Required for all students
Psychology:
PSYCH 6001 (400:239)Advanced Statistics3
Readings:
PSYCH 6285 (400:285)Readings in Psychology2
Thesis Research:
PSYCH 6299 (400:299)Research6
Emphasis requirements (as listed below)19-34
Total Hours30-45

Clinical Science Emphasis

Requirements for all students (listed above):11
Required for emphasis:
Psychology:
PSYCH 6002 (400:241)Research Design3
PSYCH 6401 (400:249)Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment3
PSYCH 6402 (400:270)Research and Practice of Psychotherapy3
PSYCH 6405 (400:262)Personality Assessment3
PSYCH 6406 (400:225)Psychopathology3
PSYCH 6407 (400:272)Evidence Based Treatment3
PSYCH 6409Clinical Ethics3
PSYCH 6410Advanced Child Psychopathology and Evidence Based Treatment3
Clinical Practicum:
PSYCH 6408 (400:290)Clinical Practicum3
Electives in Psychology3
(determined in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)
The following courses are pre-approved as electives in this program:
History and Systems of Psychology
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Neurology
Psychology of Aging
Health Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Special Topics in Social Psychology
Principles of Psychometrics
Psychological Anthropology
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Graduate Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Research in Psychology
Evolution, Brain and Social Behavior
Social and Cognitive Development
Personality
Advanced Social Psychology
Advances and Developments in Social Psychology
Readings in Psychology
Seminar
3 hours total from:
Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Research Experience in Psychology
Total Hours41

Industrial-Organizational Emphasis

Requirements for all students (listed above):11
Required for emphasis:
Psychology:
PSYCH 4604/5604 (400:149g)Principles of Psychometrics3
PSYCH 3305/5305 (400:157g)Industrial Psychology3
PSYCH 3304/5304 (400:158g)Organizational Psychology3
PSYCH 6301 (400:210)Organizational Consulting and Change Management2
PSYCH 6302 (400:232)Training and Instructional Design3
PSYCH 6303 (400:234)Recruitment and Selection3
PSYCH 6304 (400:237)Performance Appraisal3
PSYCH 6204 (400:264)Advanced Social Psychology3
Practicum in I/O Psychology:
PSYCH 6305 (400:291)Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology2
Electives in Psychology3
(determined in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)
Total Hours39

Industrial-Organizational 5th Year Emphasis

Requirements for all students (listed above):11
Required for emphasis:
Psychology:
PSYCH 4604/5604 (400:149g)Principles of Psychometrics3
PSYCH 6301 (400:210)Organizational Consulting and Change Management2
PSYCH 6302 (400:232)Training and Instructional Design3
PSYCH 6303 (400:234)Recruitment and Selection3
PSYCH 6304 (400:237)Performance Appraisal3
PSYCH 6204 (400:264)Advanced Social Psychology3
Practicum in I/O Psychology:
PSYCH 6305 (400:291)Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology2
Total Hours30

Social Psychology Emphasis

Required for all students (listed above):11
Required for emphasis:
Psychology:
PSYCH 4604/5604 (400:149g)Principles of Psychometrics3
PSYCH 3606/5606 (400:162g)Special Topics in Social Psychology3
PSYCH 6002 (400:241)Research Design3
PSYCH 6201 (400:218)Evolution, Brain and Social Behavior3
PSYCH 6202 (400:220)Social and Cognitive Development3
PSYCH 6203 (400:261)Personality3
PSYCH 6204 (400:264)Advanced Social Psychology3
Psychology:
PSYCH 6006 (400:293)Research in Psychology6
Psychology:
PSYCH 6205 (400:294)Advances and Developments in Social Psychology (1 hr. each of 4 semesters for a total of 4 hrs)4
Electives in Psychology 3
(determined in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator)
The following courses are pre-approved as electives in this program:
History and Systems of Psychology
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Neurology
Psychology of Aging
Health Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Psychological Anthropology
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Graduate Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Readings in Psychology
Seminar
Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment
Psychopathology
Advanced Child Psychopathology and Evidence Based Treatment
3 hours total from:
Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Research Experience in Psychology
Total Hours45

Individualized Study Emphasis

Required of all students (listed above):11
Required for emphasis: (hours determined in consultation with the faculty advisor and Graduate Coordinator)30
The following courses are pre-approved for this program:
History and Systems of Psychology
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Neurology
Psychology of Aging
Health Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Special Topics in Social Psychology
Principles of Psychometrics
Psychological Anthropology
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Research Design
Graduate Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Research in Psychology
Evolution, Brain and Social Behavior
Social and Cognitive Development
Personality
Advanced Social Psychology
Advances and Developments in Social Psychology
Readings in Psychology
Seminar
Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment
Psychopathology
Advanced Child Psychopathology and Evidence Based Treatment
3 hours total from:
Practicum in Teaching Psychology
Research Experience in Psychology
Total Hours41

 

 

Program Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the Department of Psychology or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Certificate

This certificate provides undergraduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in a professional human resources or consulting environment.

The 6000-level courses listed are available only to graduate students.

Required
Psychology:
PSYCH 3304/5304 (400:158g)Organizational Psychology3
PSYCH 3305/5305 (400:157g)Industrial Psychology3
Electives: select three of the following: 9
Psychology:
Applied Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Motivation and Emotion
Social Psychology
Principles of Psychometrics
Communication Studies:
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Organizational Communication
Organizational Communication Assessment
Political Science:
Political Psychology
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Organizations
Public Personnel Administration
Management:
Leadership and Human Relations
Human Resource Management
Employment and Labor Law
Organization Structure and Design
Organizational Behavior
Staffing and Employee Development
Education:
Organization and Governance of Postsecondary Education
Administration of Student Affairs
Leadership for Effective Schools
Human Resource Administration
Educational Leadership and Systems Change
Leisure, Youth, and Human Services:
Human Resource Development for Nonprofit and Youth Agencies
Social Psychology of Leisure
Leadership in Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Management Issues in Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Strategic Program Management
Technology:
Applied Industrial Supervision and Management
Industrial Safety
Total Hours15

 

The 6000-level and 7000-level electives are available only to graduate students.

 

 

Psychology, B.A.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
PSYCH 1001 (400:001)3Major Elective3
Liberal Arts Core12PSYCH 10021
 Liberal Arts Core12
 15 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Liberal Arts Core13Liberal Arts Core3
 University Electives6
 PSYCH 3002 (400:101)4
 16 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Elective3Major Elective3
University Electives9University Electives9
PSYCH 3003 (400:102)4Capstone2
 16 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Elective3University Electives6
University Electives9Major Electives6
PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)3 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 120

*

 Requires a minimum grade of C- in major courses.


 

Courses

PSYCH 1001 (400:001). Introduction to Psychology — 3 hrs.

Survey of basic principles in psychology including cognitive, emotional, social, developmental, and biological processes, and the scientific research methods used to learn about these processes. Course requires participation in psychological research; or an alternative acceptable to both students and the department which provides a similar educational experience. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 1002. Careers in Psychology — 1 hr.

Familiarizes students with career options in psychology, helps students clarify personal interests and career goals, and prepares them for job searching or admission to graduate school. Offered credit/no credit only. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 2101 (400:155). Biopsychology — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the biological basis of behavior. Consideration of the roles of brain function, hormones, heredity and evolutionary history as they relate to sex differences, psychopathology, language, emotion, memory, sleep, and sensation/perception. Consideration of basic neuroanatomy and comparative approaches. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 2201 (400:060). Psychology of Gender Differences — 3 hrs.

General overview of the nature and meaning of gender, gender roles, and stereotypes; research on gender similarities and differences; gender development; and the effects of stereotypes and roles. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2202 (400:120). Developmental Psychology — 3 hrs.

Contemporary and historical theories of human development throughout the lifespan; description of cognitive, emotional, social, and physical changes over time. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 2203 (400:160). Social Psychology — 3 hrs.

Overview of social psychology. Includes social perception and cognition, attraction and liking, social influence, group dynamics, and attitude formation and change. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 2301 (400:025). Applied Psychology — 3 hrs.

Overview of various areas traditionally studied within applied psychology. Topic areas covered include work/occupational psychology, as well as areas related to legal issues, health, environment, education, counseling and abnormal behavior. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2302 (400:070). Psychology and Law — 3 hrs.

Study of psychological theory and empirical research as it relates to the law. Topics include witness memory, suspect identification, lineup procedures, false confessions, lie detection, juror cognition, and jury decision making. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2401 (400:166). Clinical Psychology — 3 hrs.

Contemporary practice of clinical psychology with emphasis on the theories and techniques of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2402 (400:161). Psychology of Personality — 3 hrs.

Introduction to major theoretical models of personality and to applications derived from these theories, and an overview of empirical findings in selected topics in personality. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2501 (400:050). Behavior Modification — 3 hrs.

Behavioral approach to behavior change based upon learning principles. Emphasizes analysis of ongoing behavior and the means of implementing change in a variety of everyday situations. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2601 (400:132). Psychology of Music — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the scientific study of psychology of music. Topics include physics of sound and psychoacoustics, pitch and rhythm representation, development of musical intelligence, emotion and meaning in music, functions of music in society, and music therapy. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001). (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 2701 (400:020). Community Service/Experiential Learning — 1-3 hrs.

Students explore potential career options via volunteer opportunities at an approved location from 3-9 hours per week, after completing training required by the specific agency. Serves as a valuable hands-on learning experience. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); consent of instructor. (Variable)

PSYCH 2703 (400:185). Individual Topics — 1-3 hrs.

Under special circumstances, students may study a topic of interest under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Generally, three hours of individual instruction per week per credit hour. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Variable)

PSYCH 3002 (400:101). Research Methods — 4 hrs.

Introduction to fundamentals of psychological inquiry. Emphasis on experimental research but all major approaches (correlational, field, clinical, phenomenological) considered. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); must be a declared Psychology major or minor by the starting date of the course. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3003 (400:102). Psychological Statistics — 4 hrs.

Introduction to the basic methods of collecting, organizing, and analyzing psychological data. Emphasis on statistical inference (e.g., t tests, F tests, and selected non-parametrics). Provides the student with the basic statistical concepts and skills necessary for the laboratory and survey work and to provide adequate quantitative background for understanding psychological literature. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); one college-level mathematics course or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g). History and Systems of Psychology — 3 hrs.

Survey of the history of psychology. Topics include philosophical influences, schools of thought, biographies of prominent psychologists, methodology, and important studies. Examination of the psychology of science. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 3102/5102 (400:170g). Drugs and Individual Behavior — 3 hrs.

Survey of the effects/side-effects of all categories of psychoactive drugs on brain, body, and behavior. Covers patterns of use and/or abuse of prescription, non-prescription and street drugs as well as an introduction to drug abuse treatment. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3103/5103 (400:152g). Sensation and Perception — 3 hrs.

Examination of relationship between physical world and perception, anatomy and physiology of brain structures responsible for perception, algorithms involved in perception, and development of perceptual processing systems. Focus on the visual system. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); junior standing. (Variable)

PSYCH 3104/5104 (400:127g). Introduction to Neurology — 3 hrs.

Introduction to basic nervous system structure and function including the neuron, peripheral nervous system, the senses, the brain stem, neural control of movement and coordination, the forebrain and its specific functions, and brief coverage of methods of study and clinical neurology. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing; written consent of instructor. (Even Springs)

PSYCH 3179. Cooperative Education — 1-6 hrs.

For students who wish to apply classroom learning to field experience. Requires approval by the faculty supervisor, the head of the academic department granting credit, and Cooperative Education/Internship staff for placement agreement, project, and credit arrangements. Credit may not be applied to a major or minor without approval by the department offering the major or minor. Co-op/Internship staff assist in developing placements and arranging student interviews with employers and maintain contact with student and employer during the co-op/internship experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3204/5204 (400:173g). Psychology of Aging — 3 hrs.

Analysis of the factors affecting adult development and aging. Emphasis on physiological, cognitive, sensory, personality, and interpersonal changes occurring with age. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Variable)

PSYCH 3303/5303 (400:154g). Health Psychology — 3 hrs.

Overview of the contribution of social, personality, and clinical psychology to: a) an understanding of the psycho-social variables affecting physical illness and disease; b) the development of assessment and intervention strategies for comprehensive illness management and rehabilitation; and c) the promotion and maintenance of health-enhancing behavior. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3304/5304 (400:158g). Organizational Psychology — 3 hrs.

Work motivation, job satisfaction, work group influences, and the structure of work; explores the most influential theories in the field and the most widely-used applications of theories. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 3305/5305 (400:157g). Industrial Psychology — 3 hrs.

Processes involved in recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating employees in all types of organizations; prominent theories and current techniques in use. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall)

PSYCH 3403/5403 (400:142g). Abnormal Psychology — 3 hrs.

Definition, classification, and characteristics of abnormal behaviors and major mental disorders. Review of the causes and treatment of major mental disorders. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 3404/5404 (400:106g). Psychology of Human Differences — 3 hrs.

Nature and extent of human differences as they apply to an understanding of general psychology of the individual and group differences in a social setting. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Spring)

PSYCH 3502/5502 (400:134g). Motivation and Emotion — 3 hrs.

Investigation of the major factors underlying human actions. Factors that motivate our behavior including genetic and environmental influences, pleasure and need seeking, the role of personality in motivation, and how goals, incentives, and emotions influence behavior. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 3503/5503 (400:150g). Conditioning and Learning — 3 hrs.

Survey of conditioning and learning including classical conditioning, operant conditioning, conditional discrimination, verbal behavior, and remembering in humans and animals. Emphasis on how the field relates to modern psychology and everyday life. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); junior standing. (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 3504/5504 (400:151g). Memory and Language — 3 hrs.

Memory topics include theories of memory, memory deficits, and the role of memory in broader cognitive processes. Language topics include theories of language, biological bases of language; and comprehension and production of language. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); junior standing. (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 3505/5505 (400:153g). Cognitive Psychology — 3 hrs.

Investigation of basic concepts and contemporary topics in cognitive psychology such as perception, attention, pattern recognition, consciousness, memory, the representation of knowledge, language, cognitive development, thinking, and artificial intelligence. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); junior standing. (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 3603/5603 (400:125g). Child and Adolescent Psychopathology — 3 hrs.

Overview of childhood problems ranging from minor problems in adjustment to severely disabling disorders; primary focus on research findings relevant to assessment, etiology, prognosis, and management. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); plus any one from FAM SERV 1055 (31F:055), PSYCH 2202 (400:120), or equivalent of one of these, or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall or Spring)

PSYCH 3605/5605 (400:163g). Special Topics in Developmental Psychology — 3 hrs.

Examination of selected topics within the field of developmental psychology viewed from various theoretical and empirical perspectives. Topics may vary each semester. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); PSYCH 2202 (400:120); junior standing. (Variable)

PSYCH 3606/5606 (400:162g). Special Topics in Social Psychology — 3 hrs.

In-depth coverage of an applied topic in social psychology and the design of social psychology research. Students will be required to complete a project, which may or may not include the collection of data, in the topical area. Topics may include, but are not limited to, social cognition, emotion, interpersonal relationships, aggression, persuasion, altruistic behavior, identity and group dynamics. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); PSYCH 2203 (400:160); junior standing. (Variable)

PSYCH 4198 (400:198). Independent Study — 1-3 hrs.

Under special circumstances, students may study a topic of interest under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Generally, three hours of independent reading per week per credit hour. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Variable)

PSYCH 4604/5604 (400:149g). Principles of Psychometrics — 3 hrs.

Exploration of contemporary theories and principles basic to the construction and clinical use of psychological tests. Students will learn how to (a) critically evaluate psychological tests (e.g., self-report and interview methods) and (b) develop and validate self-report instruments, using contemporary psychometric principles and procedures. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); PSYCH 3003 (400:102); junior standing. (Spring)

PSYCH 4607/5607 (400:164g). Psychological Anthropology — 3 hrs.

Psychological dimensions of sociocultural systems from a cross-cultural perspective. Analysis of universals and cultural variation in cognition, socialization, concepts of the self, emotion, and mental illness. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011); junior standing. (Same as ANTH 3101/5101 (990:164g)) (Even Springs)

PSYCH 4608/5608 (400:167g). Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective — 3 hrs.

Evolutionary, biological, psychological, cognitive, social, and cultural theories of gender and gender inequality evaluated with respect to cross-cultural data. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001) or SOC 1000 (980:001) or ANTH 1002 (990:011); junior standing. (Same as ANTH 3104/5104 (990:167g) and SOC 3411/5411 (980:167g)) (Spring)

PSYCH 4609/5609 (400:189g). Seminar in Psychology — 1-3 hrs.

Provides opportunity to correlate previous course work and knowledge in field of psychology. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101) or consent of instructor; 15 hours in psychology; junior standing. (Variable)

PSYCH 4704/5704 (400:192g). Practicum in Teaching Psychology — 1-3 hrs.

Organization and teaching of psychology; student serves as participant-observer, with advance approval, in any PSYCH xxxx course. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Psychology GPA 3.00 or higher; B+ or higher in the course for which student will participate; junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 4705/5705 (400:193g). Research Experience in Psychology — 1-3 hrs.

Conduct a supervised research or scholarly project. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Highly recommended for students planning to enter graduate programs. Majors with an overall GPA of at least 3.50 may earn departmental honors if their projects are deemed worthy of honors by the department. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); PSYCH 3002 (400:101); 15 hours in psychology; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 6001 (400:239). Advanced Statistics — 3 hrs.

Review of elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, analysis of variance and covariance models, multiple linear regression and the generalized linear model, and specialized topics in multivariate analysis. Prerequisite(s): previous courses in statistics; graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Fall)

PSYCH 6002 (400:241). Research Design — 3 hrs.

Covers the planning and execution of psychological research. Topics include research design, measurement, ethical issues, sources of artifact and bias, data evaluation, and interpretation. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 6001 (400:239); graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6003 (400:292). Graduate Practicum in Teaching Psychology — 1 hr.

Preparation for and supervised experience as an introductory psychology instructor. Required course for all first-semester Teaching Fellows; may be taken by graduate students planning to apply for teaching fellowships. May be repeated. Some course work required before the start of first teaching semester. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology. (Variable)

PSYCH 6005 (400:254). Psychology, Law and Philanthropy — 2 hrs.

Students will learn about the psychology underlying giving including topics such as altruism and persuasion. Legal and ethical issues will be covered as they relate to philanthropy, including regulation/governance, tax law, and standards for professional conduct. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program. (Variable)

PSYCH 6006 (400:293). Research in Psychology — 1-3 hrs.

Conduct a supervised research project. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology; consent of graduate coordinator and instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 6201 (400:218). Evolution, Brain and Social Behavior — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on biological foundations of social behavior, importance of natural selection processes and interplay of genes and environment. Functional significance of genetics, hormones, neurotransmitters on personality, pathology and sex differences. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Odd Springs)

PSYCH 6202 (400:220). Social and Cognitive Development — 3 hrs.

In-depth, critical analysis of major theories of developmental psychology and their application to practical situations. Discussion of psychoanalytic, ethological, behaviorist, social learning, structural-developmental, and contextual approaches to social and cognitive development. Prerequisite(s): an undergraduate course in developmental psychology; graduate standing. (Even Falls)

PSYCH 6203 (400:261). Personality — 3 hrs.

Comparative study of major personality theories and techniques of personality assessment. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Even Springs)

PSYCH 6204 (400:264). Advanced Social Psychology — 3 hrs.

Covers the major areas of classic and current research in social psychology. Students engage in an in-depth, critical analysis of the research in areas including, but not limited to, conformity, obedience, social norms, social cognition, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and helping behavior. Substantial proportion of the course focuses on social cognition. Examines the socio-historical context of social psychology and the application of social psychological research. Prerequisite(s): an undergraduate course in social psychology; graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Fall)

PSYCH 6205 (400:294). Advances and Developments in Social Psychology — 1 hr.

Seminar involving presentations and discussion of current research in social psychology. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours credit. Credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Social Psychology emphasis) or consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

PSYCH 6285 (400:285). Readings in Psychology — 1-3 hrs.

Individualized readings. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 6289 (400:289). Seminar.

(Variable)

PSYCH 6299 (400:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

PSYCH 6301 (400:210). Organizational Consulting and Change Management — 2 hrs.

General discussion of the nature of organization development and organization change, discussion and developmental exercises in the skills necessary to become a successful consultant/change agent. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis) or consent of instructor. (Fall)

PSYCH 6302 (400:232). Training and Instructional Design — 3 hrs.

Exploration of recent theories of organization training with emphasis on instructional design. Students will compare and contrast trade approaches to academic approaches to training and will demonstrate competencies in developing and delivering training tools. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis) or consent of instructor. (Fall)

PSYCH 6303 (400:234). Recruitment and Selection — 3 hrs.

Focused seminar covering the recruitment and hiring of employees using lectures, discussion of key readings, and directed activities in a HR context. Topics include: recruitment, validity in selection, use of tests in selection, and legal topics. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6304 (400:237). Performance Appraisal — 3 hrs.

Development of criteria and methods for appraising work performance in a variety of organizations. Major topics include job analysis, criterion development, legal considerations, performance appraisal methods, and properties of appraisal data. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis) or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6305 (400:291). Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology — 2 hrs.

Applied experience in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students will work in a host organization and demonstrate consulting skills through participation in a regional contest. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis). (Variable)

PSYCH 6401 (400:249). Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the nature, use, and interpretation of tests for assessing intelligence and other cognitive functions in varied populations in this and other cultures. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Clinical Science emphasis) or consent of instructor. (Fall)

PSYCH 6402 (400:270). Research and Practice of Psychotherapy — 3 hrs.

Reviews the major theoretical approaches to psychological treatment, covers relevant empirical and clinical issues, and facilitates proficiency in fundamental therapy skills. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology. (Fall)

PSYCH 6405 (400:262). Personality Assessment — 3 hrs.

Overview of theoretical and empirical issues in the measurement of personality. Examines reliability and validity of projective and actuarial methods of personality assessment, criticism of traditional approaches to personality assessment, and behavior assessment as an alternative to traditional approaches. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6406 (400:225). Psychopathology — 3 hrs.

Reviews diagnostic issues and covers the major mental disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Includes coverage of symptoms, prevalence and incidence, risk factors and correlates, etiology, and differential diagnosis issues. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6407 (400:272). Evidence Based Treatment — 3 hrs.

Survey of behavior change strategies documented as effective by a body of supporting psychological research. Comparison of these techniques with non-psychological (drug) treatments as well as with non-empirically supported psychological treatments. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology or school psychology. (Fall)

PSYCH 6408 (400:290). Clinical Practicum — 3 hrs.

Supervised experience as a psychologist-trainee in an appropriate mental health agency/program. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in psychology (Clinical Science emphasis); PSYCH 6401 (400:249); PSYCH 6405 (400:262); PSYCH 6402 (400:270) and PSYCH 6407 (400:272) (grade of B- or higher in all courses). (Spring)

PSYCH 6409. Clinical Ethics — 3 hrs.

Review of critical ethical and professional issues related to practice of clinical psychology,including changing roles of psychological assessment, intervention, and research; role of ethics in research, and importance of multicultural awareness. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in the psychology department or related field or consent of instructor. (Spring)

PSYCH 6410. Advanced Child Psychopathology and Evidence Based Treatment — 3 hrs.

An overview of diagnostic and assessment issues in the most common types of childhood psychopathology, as well as an in-depth examination of evidence-based treatments for these disorders. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in the Psychology department or related field. (Fall)