Graduate Catalog 2008-09
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5250. Topics in Psychology (3) (WI*)
May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Minimum of 9 s.h. in PSYC. Selected topics at advanced level. Topics vary.
5325. Introduction to Psychological Testing (3)
P: PSYC 1000 or 1060 or consent of chair: A statistics course. Principles of testing, including requirements for validity, reliability, norm samples, and examples of psychological tests.
5380. Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3)
P: PSYC 1000 or 1060 or consent of chair. Study of children who are markedly different from the average child in physical, mental, emotional, academic, or social characteristics.
5400. Advanced Gerontology (3)
P: PSYC 1000 or 1060; GERO 2400 or consent of chair. Seminar on psychological research and its applications to the aged.
5990, 5991, 5992. Field Experience in Psychology (1,1,1)
May be taken concurrently. Accepted graduate psychology students spend approximately 10 hours per week per credit hour in lab/field experiences under joint supervision of field supervisor and university instructor. May count maximum of 3 s.h. of field experience toward BA or MA PSYC requirement. Additional hours may count toward electives. P for undergraduate students: PSYC major; 9 s.h. in PSYC; minimum cumulative and PSYC major 2.0 GPA; dept consent. P for graduate students: PSYC major; minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 in PSYC; dept consent. Applies concepts and principles from related courses to applied situations in field.
6312. Laboratory Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience (3) Formerly PSYC 5312, 5313
1 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. P: Consent of chair. Basic techniques of animal surgery, histological examination, drug administration, and behavior testing.
6315. Neuroscience: Literature and Laboratory Experience (3) Formerly PSYC 5315, 5316 May be repeated.
May count a maximum of 12 s.h. 1 hour seminar and 8 hours lab per week. P: Consent of chair. Recently published research and participation in ongoing research.
6320. Behavioral Pharmacology Seminar (3) Formerly PSYC 5320
P: Consent of chair. Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of psychoactive drugs in experimental animal and clinical populations.
6327. Methods in Human Measurement (3)
P: Statistics course or consent of chair. Rationale and techniques of psychological measurement. Advanced estimates of reliability and validity, questionnaire and test construction, and fair employment procedures.
6333. Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
P: PSYC 4333 or consent of chair. Advanced study of principles, applications, and research methodology of behavior analysis.
6343. Psychology of Organizational Behavior (3)
P: PSYC 3241 or consent of chair. Systems approach to understanding behavior in work organizations.
6350. Psychology of Sexual Behavior (3)
P: Consent of chair. Research relating to psychological aspects of sexual behavior.
6353. Behavioral Assessment and Intervention (3)
P: PSYC 4333 or 6333 and consent of chair. Applies behavioral principles to assessment and intervention with children and adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, psychiatric diagnoses, medical illness and health/fitness-related issues.
6380. Interdisciplinary Practice: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Their Families (3) Same as CDFR 6380; NURS 6380; SOCW 6380
P: Consent of chair. System of care model for use across disciplines in mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Prepares professionals to participate in holistic, interdisciplinary team practice in variety of settings.
6402. School Consultation (3)
P: Consent of chair. Theory, models, and methods of consultation and systems change in schools.
6404. Professional School Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. History, foundations, models of service delivery, and legal and ethical issues in school psychology.
6405. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
Comprehensive study of psychological principles and techniques as applied to various aspects of human learning. Emphasis on relationships between brain functions and learning processes.
6406. Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Review of theories and research dealing with developmental change. Emphasis on life span development and application of developmental psychology to social service professions.
6408. History of Psychological Thought (3)
P: Consent of chair. Review of major themes of psychological thought from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6409. School Assessment I (3)
P: Consent of program director. Standardized testing procedures, applied psychometrics, and selection, administration, and interpretation of individual measures of intelligence and visual-motor abilities.
6410. School Assessment II (3)
P: PSYC 6409 or consent of program director. Selection, administration, and interpretation of measures of children’s academic, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning.
6420. Issues in Personnel Selection (3)
P: Consent of chair. Application of psychological research and theory to personnel selection and training.
6421. Social Psychology (3)
Current research and theory in selected topics such as attitudes, dehumanization and conformity, aggression, and effective group functioning and change.
6422. Group Dynamics (3)
Psychological nature of task-oriented groups and dynamics and principles of group processes.
6423. Employee Motivation and Leadership (3)
P: Consent of program director or chair. Current theories, concepts, and issues associated with the application of psychology to employee motivation and leadership.
6426. Motivation (3)
Research and theory in motivation.
6428. Cognitive Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Research and theory in cognition. Research and theory in cognition. Attention, memory, imagery, language, conceptual behavior, and problem solving.
6430. Statistics and Research Design (3)
2 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: Consent of chair. Inferential statistical application and research methodologies.
6440. Individual and Group Counseling Theory (2)
May not count toward degree unless PSYC 6441 is completed. Basic theory and application of principles involved in individual and group counseling. Emphasis on application of theoretical and practical approaches of group and individual counseling for school psychologist.
6441. Individual and Group Counseling Theory and Practice (1)
3 hours per week in school setting under academic supervision. P: Consent of chair; PSYC 6440. Application of concepts and principles of group processes by school psychologist.
6450. Advanced Psychopathology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Diagnosis, etiology from several theoretical viewpoints, and implications for interventions. Broad biopsychosocial framework.
6452. Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Major childhood emotional disorders. Emphasis on assessment and diagnosis.
6460. Clinical Psychology Practicum I (2)
P: PSYC 6466. Develop skills in intake interviewing, mental status examination, diagnostic interviewing, and other specialized assessment interviews.
6461. Clinical Psychology Practicum II (2)
P: PSYC 6484 or 6485. Develop skills in intellectual, visual motor, behavior ratings, and personality evaluation with major psychology assessment instruments.
6462. Clinical Psychology Practicum III (2)
Placement in mental health facility. P: PSYC 6467 or 6468. Develop skills in individual psychotherapy with adults or children.
6465. Ethics and Professional Practice (3)
P: Consent of chair. Seminar reviews ethical principles and practice issues relevant to professional psychology.
6466. Psychotherapy Concepts and Techniques (3)
P: Consent of chair. Basic theory with an emphasis on object relations, self psychology, and interpersonal specialties.
6467. Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Children and Families (3)
P: PSYC 6452 or consent of chair. Theoretical models, system of care components, and therapy techniques for working with children with emotional problems and their families. Ecological interpersonal and behavioral approaches.
6468. Psychotherapy: Theories, Research, and Practice (3)
P: PSYC 6450 or consent of chair. Psychotherapy research, theories, and techniques. Professional issues and ethical and value considerations.
6475. Personality Theory (3)
In-depth evaluation of major theories of personality, past and present.
6477. Seminar in Group Psychotherapy (3)
P: Psychotherapy or counseling course or consent of chair. Principles of existential and other group psychotherapies. Emphasis on specific populations, research, and cultural issues. Training group experience.
6484. Cognitive Assessment (3)
C: PSYC 6461. Introduction to the process of cognitive assessment and the administration, scoring, and interpretation of major intelligence tests.
6485. Personality Assessment (3)
C: PSYC 6461. Selection and use of appropriate psychological assessment procedures leading to integrated report of findings for evaluation of emotional disorder and personality functioning with a wide variety of presenting problems.
6486. The Rorschach Technique (3)
P: Consent of chair. Intensive study of Rorschach technique. Emphasis on Exner’s administration, scoring, and interpretive system to assess personality functioning of individual.
6501, 6502, 6503. Problems in Psychology (1,1,1)
P: PSYC major or minor; consent of chair. Individual study under supervision of staff member.
6510. Assessment in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities I (3)
P: Consent of chair; PSYC 5325. Selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of several measures of intellectual, adaptive, and language development functions.
6511. Assessment in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities II (3)
P: PSYC 6510. Assessment techniques for individuals who are significantly impaired, by visual, auditory, and motor handicaps; autism; and severe and profound mental retardation.
6519, 6520. Directed Research I, II (3,3)
P: Consent of chair. Individual research.
6521. Special Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
Basic understanding of current theoretical and applied issues relevant to study and practice of industrial/organizational psychology. Emphasis on newly developed technology and research in areas such as organizational theory, small group theories and processes, teams, and organizational development. Topics vary with new research.
6800. Teaching Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Develop lesson plans, course delivery systems, effective teaching approaches, and methods of classroom management, testing procedures, tests, teaching of specific areas, and related matters. Information, theory, and training necessary to teach (under supervision) 2000-level or below psychology courses.
6810. Practicum in Teaching Psychology (3)
P: PSYC 6800 and consent of chair. Assists assigned faculty member in all aspects of course instruction, including lesson plans, course delivery systems, provision of class lectures, and design and implementation of all student evaluations and tests.
6815. Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience (1)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 8 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Critique of current literature in behavioral neurosicence.
6960, 6961. Internship in Mental Retardation/ Developmental Disabilities I, II (2,2)
P: Consent of chair; P for 6961 only: PSYC 6510, 6511. Application of behavioral technology and assessment and behavioral programming techniques in facilities serving individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.
6970. Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Professional experience in organizational application of psychological techniques and principles.
6980, 6981, 6982. Field Experience in Psychology (1,1,1)
May be taken concurrently. May count maximum of 3 s.h. field experience toward PSYC MA. Approximately 10 hours per week per credit hour in lab/field experiences under the joint supervision of a field supervisor and a university instructor. P: Consent of chair.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7411. School Assessment III (3) Formerly PSYC 6411
P: PSYC 6410; 6452. Selection, administration, and interpretation of instruments and measures to assess preschool children and children with low incidence handicaps and health related conditions.
7412. Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
P: Consent of chair. Advanced study of research and theories on neural mediation of behavior and cognitive functions.
7413. Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology (3) Formerly PSYC 6413
P: Consent of chair. Basic procedures for assessment and intervention of neuropsychological syndromes in children.
7414. Adult Clinical Neuropsychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Research, theory, and basic procedures for assessment of neuropsychological syndromes in adults.
7427. Advanced Principles of Learning (3)
P: Consent of chair. Intensive review of principles of learning and advanced study of the field of learning.
7431. Advanced Research Design (3) Formerly 6431
P: Consent of chair and PYSC 6430 or equivalent (inferential) statistics course. Introduces multivariate analysis and research design. to students preparing to engage in research.
7433. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3) Formerly PSYC 6433
P: PSYC 7431 or consent of chair. Computation and interpretation of multivariate statistical analyses.
7442. Psychological and Educational Interventions (3) Formerly PSYC 6442
P: Consent of chair and PSYC 6409, 6410. Plan, implement, and evaluate psychological and educational interventions for children’s academic and behavior problems.
7950. Practicum in Therapeutic Approaches with Children (3)
P: Consent of chair. Supervised practicum in counseling with individuals and groups.
7951. Practicum in Psychoeducational Assessment (3)
P: PSYC 6409, 6410. Practicum experiences in psychoeducational techniques, procedures, and the analysis and interpretation of psychological tests results.
7992. School Internship I (3)
P: Completion of MA in school psychology degree requirements; current standing in CAS in school psychology program. Full-time, supervised experience providing school psychological services in public school setting.
7993. School Internship II (3)
P: PSYC 7992. Full-time, supervised experience providing school psychological services in public school setting.
7995. Clinical Psychology Internship (3)
May repeat once. P: Consent of chair. Placement in health psychology facility that requires direct clinical services.
8001. Colloquium in Health Psychology (1)
P: Admission to PhD program in Health Psychology or consent of chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h. Current research, practice and ethical issues in health psychology.
8002. Health Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology, including the promotion and maintenance of physical health, the prevention and treatment of physical illness and causal and diagnostic correlates of health and illness for children and adults.
8003. Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care (3)
P: Consent of chair. Theory, research and practice of clinical health psychology in primary care settings.
8404. Pediatric School Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Etiology, behavioral/academic characteristics and interventions for pediatric medical disorders in both school and health settings.
8416. Psychopharmacology (3)
P: Consent of chair. The biological basis, clinical application, and side effects of the major psychotrophic medications used in the management and treatment of psychological and behavioral disorders.
8460. Health Psychology Practicum (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Supervised clinical experience with assessment, consultation and intervention for health related problems in a variety of health care settings.
8468. Health Psychology: Psychotherapy Methods and Interventions (3)
P: Consent of chair. Major theories, models, and empirically-supported principles of health behavior change in behavioral medicine.
8519. Directed Research (3)
May be repeated. P: Consent of chair. Research in health psychology.
8990. Predoctoral Internship (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Applied assessment, treatment, consultation, and use of professional ethics at an offsite internship location accredited by the American Psychological Association.
8994. Seminar in Pediatric School Psychology (3)
P: Consent of chair. Etiology and developmental course of pediatric health conditions emphasizing the adverse impact of a variety of medical conditions of children’s functioning across school, family, and community environments.
8995. Seminar in Clinical Behavioral Medicine (3)
P: Consent of chair. May be repeated. Special topics in clinical behavioral medicine.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.
PSYC Banked Courses
5311. Sensation and Perception (3)
5370. Mental Hygiene in Schools (2)
6401. Advanced Child Psychology (3)
6403. Seminar in School Psychology (2)
6445. Sport Psychology (3)
6469. Behavior Therapy: Research and Techniques (3)
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