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Graduate Psychology (PSYC)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The minimum prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

50974 History of Psychology (3)
Course examines the historical context, influences and individuals instrumental in the development of psychology. Course organization is designed to compare and contrast systems theories and fundamental issues with which psychologists have concerned themselves in past and contemporary states of the science.

51993 Variable Title Workshop in Psychology (1-6)
Variable topics offered as need arises to train in specific area of field. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.

60110/70110 Introduction to Psychopathology: Child (3)
Introduction to psychopathology from a developmental perspective. Covers models of classification and specific disorders of childhood. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60170/70170 Introduction to Psychopathology: Adult (3)
An examination of the etiology, symptomology and theoretical models of adult psychopathology. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology.

60171/70171 Family Interaction and Psychopathology (3)
Introduction to the study of family interaction as it relates to the etiology and maintenance of psychopathology. Theory, methodology and research relevant to specific behavioral disorders will be covered. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70170 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60192/70192 Integration Practicum (1-3)
Integration of assessment, psychopathology and psychotherapy coursework. Emphasis on learning how to conceptualize cases in general, and from differing theoretical perspectives. IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70292 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60272/70272 Introduction to Psychological Assessment (3)
Introduction to psychological assessment as a process for solving important clinical problems. Theoretical, methodological and research issues are emphasized. Students will also become familiar with major psychological tests. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60273/70273 Advanced Psychological Assessment: Adult (3)
Examines psychodiagnosis within a context of “personality-as-a-coherent-whole.” Emphasizes an ideographic approach with a theoretical framework, which organizes and gives meaning to observations. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70272 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60274/70274 Advanced Psychological Assessment: Child (3)
Interviewing, developmental and intellectual assessments, personality evaluations, behavioral assessments, and assessment of special child populations. Emphasis on the rationale and integration of research relevant to appropriate use and interpretation. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70272 and 6/70292; and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60275/70275 Behavioral Assessment (3)
Considers behavioral assessment from an empirical as well as an applied perspective. Intended for persons familiar with general assessment, psychopathology and psychotherapy issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70272 and 6/70292; and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60276/70276 Neuropsychological Assessment (3)
Introduction to the conceptual foundations of neuropsychological assessment and practical knowledge in assessment procedures, methods of interpretation and differential diagnosis. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70272 and 6/70292; and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60292/70292 Psychological Assessment Practicum (1-3)
Applied aspects of material presented in PSYC 6/70272. Emphasis on administering, scoring and interpreting major assessment tools. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PSYC 6/70272 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60313/70313 Community Psychology (3)
Introduction to conceptualizations and findings in community psychology. Special emphasis on the application of community approaches in various settings. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60324/70324 Professional Issues and Ethics in Clinical Psychology (3)
Review of professional concerns in the field, including training, ethics, client rights, economics, legal issues, relationship to other professions, and professional organization and policy. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60325/70325 Forensic Psychology (3)
Consideration of the interface of psychology and the law with focus on activities in which clinical psychologists are likely to participate in relation to the legal system. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60326/70326 Clinical Aspects of Health Psychology (3)
Consideration of psychosocial influences on health status that are relevant to the clinician. Attention is given to interventions on both individual and community levels. Emphasis on approaches to prevention, treatment and public policy. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60371/70371 Introduction to Psychological Therapy (3)
Introduction to psychotherapy with special emphasis on psychodynamic and phenomenological approaches with theory, technique and major research findings considered. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70170 and 6/71260 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60372/70372 Psychotherapy for Specific Disorders (3)
Review of conceptual and empirical literature relating to psychotherapeutic treatment of various behavior disorders. A variety of theoretical orientations will be included. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70371 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60373/70373 Family Therapy (3)
Consideration of major theories, approaches and research in family therapy. Practical experience in conducting family therapy through supervision and discussion of ongoing cases. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70371 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60374/70374 Group Psychotherapy (3)
Introduction to group psychotherapy with emphasis on theories, techniques and research findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70371 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60375/70375 Cognitive Behavior Therapy (3)
Empirical and clinical aspects of cognitive behavioral interventions. Intended for students familiar with basic psychotherapy, assessment and psychopathology issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70371 and 6/70292 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60376/70376 Child Psychotherapy (3)
Consideration of various aspects of child psychotherapy,including general issues, traditional therapies, behavior and cognitive-behavior therapies, and child therapy research. Emphasis on integration of theory, technique and research. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70371 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60395/70395 Advanced Topics-Clinical Psychology (1-6)*
Advanced-level consideration of selected content areas in assessment, psychotherapy, psychopathology, professional issues and community psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

60453/70453 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)
Information-processing approaches to human thought. Focus on processes used to transform, store, manipulate and retrieve sensory input. Topics include attention, pattern recognition, memory and language. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60610/70610 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3)
Examines psychological theory and research related to the psychology of adulthood through old age. Surveys current cognitive, social, developmental and clinical work on later life. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60792/70792 Psychotherapy Practicum (1-3)
Basic training in applied aspects of psychotherapy. Through didactic and experiential methods students learn basic listening and communication skills that are then applied to specific techniques, situations and issues. IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70292, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 6/70371 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

60895/70895 Advanced Topics-Experimental Psychology (1-6)*
Advanced-level consideration of selected content areas in experimental psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

60950/70950 History and Contemporary Systems (3)
Relationships between historical antecedents and the major contemporary systems and theories of psychology. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61054/71054 Learning and Conditioning (3)
Introduction to basic conditioning processes. Emphasis on Pavlovian and instrumental learning phenomena, particularly as these are exemplified in animal models of behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61133/71133 Sensation and Perception (3)
Introduction to basic sensory and perceptual processes of vision and audition. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

61260/71260 Theories of Personality (3)
Consideration of major theoretical orientations including psychoanalysis, phenomenology and those stressing learning. Emphasis on principal concepts; deals less with research methods and findings. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 61199.

61350/71350 Physiological Psychology (3)
Neurophysiological, neurochemical and neuroanatomical factors in the control of cognitive processes, motivation and behavior. Emphasis is on the broad coverage of major topics in the field. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61496 Individual Investigation (3)
Intensive pursuit of a subject matter beyond normal course coverage with possibility of associated research. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval

61498 Research (1-15)*
Research or individual investigation for master’s-level graduate students. Credits may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if department approves and if letter grade or “S” is given. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

61548/71548 Psychology of Gender and Minorities (3)
This course will be an in-depth study of the methodology and current research and theory on gender and minorities. The course will be concerned with gender differences and inter- and intra-cultural differences and similarities. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61580/71580 Social Psychology (3)
Introduction to empirical research and theories on the psychological processes related to interpersonal and small group behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology (PSYC).

61651/71651 Quantitative Statistical Analysis I (3)
Review of univariate statistics and an introduction to using bivariate and multivariate statistics. Part one of a two semester sequence on statistical analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology (PSYC) and special approval.

61654/71654 Quantitative Statistical Analysis II (3)
Multivariate statistics for classifying individuals and variables. Additional topics include power/effect size and handling missing data. Part two of a two-semester sequence on statistical analysis. Prerequisite: PSYC 61651 or 71651; and graduate standing in psychology (PSYC).

61684/71684 Experimental Design and Method (3)
Critical analysis of research design in psychology. Advanced topics in univariate and multivariate data analyses. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/71651 and graduate standing in psychology (PSYC).

61685/71685 Clinical Research Methods (3)
Consideration of research methodologies relevant to clinical psychology with emphasis on strengths and weaknesses of research designs and issues related to collection and evaluation of data. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61894/71894 College Teaching of Psychology (3)
Training and experience in college teaching. May be repeated to total of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

61993/71993 Variable Title Workshop in Psychology (1-6)
Variable topic offered as need arises to train in a particular area of the field. Specific topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. S/U grading. Prerequisite: Graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

62392/72392 Clinical Practicum (1-3)*
Beginning practicum in Psychological Clinic involving selection, administration and evaluation of tests of ability and personality. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

62492/72492 Advanced Practicum (1-3)
Intensified experience in the diagnosis and treatment of specific disorders from the scientist-practitioner model. IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70192, 6/70292 and 6/70792 and graduate/doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70392 Supervised Clinical Experience (1-3)*
Post-practicum, psychological service provision and/or research activities in institution or agency under supervision of licensed psychologist and by arrangement of Department of Psychology. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/72392 and special approval.

70413 Cognitive Neuropsychology (3)
The effect of brain injury and anomalous neurological development on cognitive skills such as language, perception and memory are explored. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70436 Psycholinguistics (3)
Study of relation between language and its speaker/listeners. Special emphasis placed on sentence and prose comprehension and language acquisition. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70468 Memory and Cognition (3)
Critical review of contemporary research and theory in memory and cognition. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/70453 and doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70485 Reading Processes(3)
Analysis of basic psychological processes involved in reading with emphasis on models of the skilled reader and of learning to read. Current research is surveyed. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70604 Cognitive Development (3)
Examination of theories and research concerning changes in memory, perception, thought and language over the life span. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

70615 Social and Personality Development (3)
Examination of theories and research in social development, with a focus on how personal relationships influence personality development. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71004 Animal Memory Processes (3)
Examination of basic phenomena and principles of memory, as exemplified by research with animals and humans. Consideration of behavioral and biological processes in memory functioning. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71013 Drugs and Behavior (3)
General principles of drug action with special attention to drugs used in the treatment of psychopathologies. Focus will be on neural mechanisms of action, addiction and tolerance, and drug interactions with learning and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/71350.

71046 Connectionism and Neural Networks (3)
General principles of connectionist modeling of memory, cognition and other psychological processes. Focus will be on the logic of connectionist models, plausibility of models and strategies for implementation of models. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/71350, 6/70453 or 6/71054, 6/71651 and special approval.

71307 Psychobiological Aspects of Health Psychology (3)
An introduction to non-neural aspects of psychobiology, with emphasis on psychoendocrinology, psychoimmunology and the psychobiologic aspects of disease. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71498 Selected Literature Review (3)
Comprehensive literature survey and review prepared by graduate student in area of interest. May be repeated to total of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71506 Social Cognition (3)
Explores both historical and current developments in cognitive social psychology including theory and research, social attention and memory, judgment and decision-making, cognitive views of the self, and current debates regarding the relationship. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71507 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Psychology (3)
Examines concepts of disease and their implications for health. Emphasizes psychosocial stress in disease, etiology and psychological factors influencing illness recovery. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71513 Psychology of Alcohol Abuse (3)
Critical review of theories and empirical research on the use and abuse of alcohol. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71656 Factor Analysis (3)
Survey of major types of factor analytic methods employed in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/71654 and doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71657 Field Research Methods and Program Evaluation (3)
Focus is on research designs used in field research and on threats to valid causal inference. Measurement and analytical issues are also examined. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

71688 Computer Applications in Psychology (3)
Programming applications in psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 6/71651 and 6/71654 and doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

80391 Seminar in Clinical Psychology (3)*
Seminar devoted to detailed study of various topics in field of clinical psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

80491 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (3)*
Seminar on current research in cognitive psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

80691 Seminar in Child and Developmental Psychology (3)*
Seminar on current research in child and developmental psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

81091 Seminar in Learning and Biopsychology (3)*
Seminar on current research in learning and biopsychology. Specific topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

81199 Dissertation I (15)
Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in at least two semesters is required, the first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

81299 Dissertation II (1 or 15)
Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: PSYC 81199.

81498 Research (1-15)*
Research or individual investigation for doctoral students. Credits may be applied toward degree if department approves and letter grade or “S” is given. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

81591 Seminar in Personality and Social Psychology (3)*
Seminar on current research in areas of social psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in psychology (PSYC).

81691 Seminar in Quantitative Methods (3)*
Seminar on applications of quantitative methods within various content areas of psychology. Specific topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: special approval.

*Repeat registration permitted.

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