Psychology

DEPARTMENT





Psychology Courses

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY 340 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course is a study of a variety of behavioral abnormalities in children and adults. This study will take place within a historical overview of explanations applied to abnormal behavior and modes of treatment which logically followed from such explanations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
ACTION RESEARCH IN ORG DEVELOPMENT PSY 889 PSY (3.00 credits)
Consistent with Edgewood College's commitment to building community, each student will complete an applied project in the workplace or community related to a topic they select relevant to the OD field. Applied research is the key as "real time" collaborative projects that involve faculty from multiple disciplines work with students to construct projects that matter to communities or organizations are undertaken, and in which individual learning from course experiences are applied. To ensure the quality of this capstone project, and consistent with Edgewood College's common identity across its graduate offerings, multiple levels of assessment will provide the basis for evaluation, representing the state of the art in assessment approaches and a robust evaluation framework encompassing formative (i.e., reaction and learning) and summative (i.e., behavior and results) criteria as follows: 1. Project level self, peer, and instructor assessments comprises internal assessment, 2. Site level contact or supervisor assessment comprises external assessment, 3. Organization/community level assessment comprises impact assessment. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 872.
ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT CONTINUED PSY 890 PSY (1.00 credits)
This course is used to complete the action research project for the MS in Organization Development program, if not completed in PSY 889, Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S/SS Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT PSY 220 PSY (4.00 credits)
The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to adolescent development. This course will cover the major biological, cognitive, and social transitions that occur during adolescence in addition to providing an overview of the major developmental tasks of adolescence which include developing identity, autonomy, intimacy, and sexuality. Important contexts, such as family relationships, peer relationships, and school environments, in which adolescents develop, will also be explored. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING PSY 440 2 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course provides a broad overview of the multiple perspectives of adult development from young adulthood to late adulthood. The emphasis is on breadth--the range of influences on individual growth and development during the adult years--rather than an in-depth focus on one or two facets of adult development. As the field of adult development and aging has been interdisciplinary from its inception, biological, psychological, sociological, cognitive, gender, and cross-cultural theories will be explored. The current status of research and implications for practice in a variety of adult settings with diverse populations will also be examined, as well as the political and social implications of aging and development in the United States. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 1 OR COR 199; junior or above standing.
ADULT LEARNING & ORG DEVELOPMENT PSY 606 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course emphasizes the principles of adult learning and provides an understanding of adult development from a broad liberal arts perspective. Students learn and apply the techniques and procedures used in the development of adult learners, including employment settings in different organizations and at all organizational levels. Cross-listed: ED 606. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PSY 430 S PSY (4.00 credits)
The study of animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: BIO 152 or consent of the instructor.
ASSESS SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS PSY 635 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course provides an overview of methods and instruments used to define problems and indicate possible treatment approaches. Comparative study of interactional approaches and individual and family dysfunction assessments. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 630.
ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT OF SUB ABUSE PSY 360 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course emphasizes that assessing individuals for potential substance abuse disorders, developing effective treatment plans, and providing the required treatment and aftercare should all be part of one seamless process. Various assessment instruments, interviewing methods, and diagnostic tools will be reviewed. Included will be a full discussion of Prochaska and Miller's Stages of Change Model and Motivational Interviewing. A review of treatment options will include 12-step and other self-help groups, outpatient individual and group therapies, hospital based interventions and long-term residential treatment. Cognitive-behavioral, family systems, interpersonal and psychopharmacological approaches to treatment will all be explored. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: None.
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY 445 V PSY (4.00 credits)
This course examines the relationship between the functions of the central nervous system and behavior. Topics include basic structure and function of brain cells, and the physiological mechanisms of sensory perception, motor coordination, sleep, memory, language, aggression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression. Cross-listed: BIO 445. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 or BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 155, BIO 181, BIO 182.
CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY PSY 285 PSY (1.00 credits)
This course will comprehensively cover career options in psychology on different degree level. We will focus on experiences and practical skills needed at each level. Course objectives include introducing different career options to psychology majors, gaining knowledge of experiential requirements for different career options and gaining experience writing cover application materials for graduate schools and jobs. This course will be taught in a hybrid format, primarily over Blackboard, with four in person meeting throughout the semester. This course cannot be used for the Psychology Minor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None
CASE MANAGEMENT PSY 301 PSY (4.00 credits)
Basic knowledge and skills for working directly with individuals and families (i.e.., micropractice). Special attention will be given to the competencies of case management and interviewing, emphasizing communication skills and management of the helping relationship. The generalist perspective from social work will be used in a context of multiculturalism. Professional values and ethics will be employed as guiding principles to micropractice skills and decisions. In a practice course students should be prepared to take an active role in "hands-on" learning using demonstrations, dyads and small group-work. Cross-listed: HS 300. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PSY 210 PSY (4.00 credits)
The major goal of this course is to introduce students to the field of child psychology by providing an understanding of development from conception through adolescence. Major topics include cognitive development, language development, emotional and social development, and contexts of development. Two main questions guide the course: how do children develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful adults and how do differences in children come about? Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I PSY 750 PSY (3.00 credits)
Group supervision of marriage and family therapy field experience. This course must be followed within a 12-month period by PSY 760 and PSY 770. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: completion of all Year 1 courses and approval of the Program Director.
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II PSY 760 PSY (3.00 - 4.00 credits)
Group supervision of marriage and family therapy field experience. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 750.
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP III PSY 770 PSY (3.00 - 4.00 credits)
Group supervision of marriage and family therapy field experience. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 760.
COLLABORATION & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES PSY 745 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course facilitates students developing competencies in addressing emerging and evolving contemporary challenges impacting individuals, couples, and families. Examples may include working with veterans, immigration, and technology. This course will also address developing competency in multidisciplinary collaboration. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CONSULTATION IN ORGANIZATIONS PSY 801 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines various client-consultant issues arising from psychological interventions. Topics covered include entry and contracting, diagnosis and role setting, implementation, evaluation, withdrawal and maintenance. Consistent with the College's Sinsinawa Dominican values, special attention is given to ethical issues and standards relative to the concept of "organization as client". Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
DIVERSITY THRU THE LIFESPAN PSY 620 PSY (3.00 credits)
Focuses on the diversity of psychosocial development across ethnicity, class, gender, and culture, from childhood through old age. Discusses the implications for interactional therapies. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
DRUG USE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE PSY 350 PSY (4.00 credits)
Overview of the ways that substance abuse impacts on individuals, families and society. Various models of abuse and addiction will be discussed, with an emphasis on the Biopsychosocial Model. Demonstrates an appreciation of how biological, genetic, developmental, psychological, environmental, historical and cultural factors all interact to explain substance use, abuse and dependency. Considerable emphasis on the psychopharmacological aspects of substance abuse and gaining an understanding of the way that specific drugs affect individuals on physical, emotional and behavioral levels. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: None.
EMOTION & MOTIVATION PSY 391 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course will cover emotion and motivation from a scientific perspective, with an emphasis on current research findings. Students will gain expertise in behaviors and neural substrates of the emotion system in general with a special emphasis on stress. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PSY 800 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines ethical and legal practices and dialogue about ethical issues in professional practice. It discusses legal requirements and accountability for the profession and the relationship of ethical practices that relate to global and local resource allocations. The course explores how one's belief system impacts on justice, honesty, and respect in dealing with colleagues and clients in the ethical conduct of the profession. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
EVALUATING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH PSY 498 KUX PSY (4.00 credits)
Senior psychology majors write and present to the Psychology Department a critical review of the primary research literature on a topic in psychology of their choice. They will exhibit skills in searching data sources (e.g., PsychInfo), writing conceptual frameworks for the reviews, analyzing and summarizing the research articles, critically evaluating the research, and writing the final review paper in APA style. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: W tag; PSY 375; psychology major declaration; senior standing.
GEL INTERNSHIP: BROADFIELD PSYCH PSY 495E PSY (1.00 - 6.00 credits)
Experiences involving psychology as a science or in psychology as a means to improving human welfare. Each psychology major is required to complete a minimum of one internship credit for graduation. A student may do multiple internships but a maximum of six internship credits can be counted toward the psychology major. Students will contract the Psychology Department internship director for internships. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Junior or above standing.
GEL INTERNSHIP: COUNSELING PSY 495A PSY (1.00 - 6.00 credits)
Experiences involving psychology as a science or in psychology as a means to improving human welfare. Each psychology major is required to complete a minimum of one internship credit for graduation. A student may do multiple internships but a maximum of six internship credits can be counted toward the psychology major. Students with contract with Psychology Department internship director. Sixty hours in an internship setting is required for each internship credit. Students will work in a setting offering psychological services. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 380 and junior or above standing.
GEL INTERNSHIP: HUMAN SERVICES PSY 495C PSY (4.00 - 6.00 credits)
Students work in an agency under the supervision of a licensed social worker. This internship is taken by in the Human Services Concentration and is administered by the Social Science Department. Cross-listed: HS 400. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HS 300, HS 302 and consent of instructor.
GEL INTERNSHIP: RESEARCH PSY 495B PSY (1.00 - 6.00 credits)
Experiences involving psychology as a science or in psychology as a means to improving human welfare. Each psychology major is required to complete a minimum of one internship credit for graduation. A student may complete multiple internships but a maximum of six internship credits can be counted toward the psychology major. Students will contract with the Psychology Department internship director for internships. Students will work with individual faculty members on empirical research. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY 101 J PSY (4.00 credits)
An introduction to psychology as a science. Emphasis on major topics and areas of research in psychology including: biology and behavior, perception, memory, learning, states of consciousness, emotions, personality, psychological disorders, and psychotherapies. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: None.
GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY PSY 390 PSY (4.00 credits)
Designed to provide students with knowledge in the theory and practice of group therapy, the course will explore basics in group selection and formation, therapeutic issues for group work, dealing with problems in process and participant behavior, and application with different populations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
HUMAN SEX/THERAPY ACROSS LIFESPAN PSY 625 PSY (3.00 credits)
Review of the psychosocial development of sexuality and gender from childhood through old age. Summary of clinical approaches to sexual and gender problems from a systemic perspective. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PSY 285R PSY (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course that enables students to become involved with faculty doing empirical research on a wide variety of topics in psychology. Learning will involve direct instruction as well as applied experiences. The activities and requirements of the course will vary depending upon the type of research. Students will be expected to work 3 hours per week per credit hour. A maximum of two credits in Independent Research can be applied toward the major. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - DSM V PSY 679 PSY (1.00 credits)
Participate in PSY 679 by attending all classes, and actively being engaged in class participation. Outcome: to become proficient in the DSM V diagnostic criteria. Assessment: At end of semester, student will be assessed by Dr. Fabian on familiarization of the DSM. Grade: will be pass/fail.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - PSYCHOLOGY PSY 790 PSY (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
To be arranged with the Director of the Program. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - PSYCHOLOGY PSY 379 PSY (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - PSYCHOLOGY PSY 479 PSY (0.00 - 4.00 credits)
Topics and credits will be determined and approved by the Department of Psychology. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM INTERVENTIONS PSY 732 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines individual and team interventions from a psychological perspective. Topics covered include individual performance improvement, performance coaching, teams and teamwork, conflict resolution, and process consulting. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INTRO TO FAMILY THERAPY PSY 487 PSY (4.00 credits)
Addresses the major concepts of the field including both theory and the application of Family Therapy. Practical applications and demonstrations given in class to foster the student's beginning skills as a therapist. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
INTRO TO MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY PSY 605 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course connects the theories and the models of marital and family therapy and their clinical approaches. Sets the groundwork for MFT II by providing a solid base for understanding the core concepts & interventions of interactional therapies. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPIES PSY 380 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to the major therapy methods in use today. It gives a brief examination of the nature of mental health and dysfunctions from the organic, interpersonal and intra-psychic perspectives and a study of the theories and treatment methods of contemporary psychotherapies. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS THEORIES PSY 600 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course explores the theoretical foundations for thinking and approaching psychotherapy systemically. Provides an overview of the use of metaphors of system, pattern, interaction, and communication to describe human behavior and relationships. A major focus in this course is the exploration and the integration of "self as a therapist" or "person of the therapist" within systemic psychotherapy. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
LAB: PERCEPTION, MEMORY, COGNITION PSY 288 S PSY (4.00 credits)
In this course, we will explore the neural processes underlying cognitive functions such as attention, reasoning, memory, imagery, language, problem solving, sensation, and perception. We will examine these phenomena in the context of the evolution of the cognitive system in the natural world, and the physiological mechanisms that enable them. Within the body of this course, we will understand Cognitive Science as a foundational laboratory science, and we will cover many theoretical and empirical approaches to Cognitive Science, with a focus on Perception and Memory. This course will provide students with knowledge and experience in the theories and techniques that are the foundations of experimental psychology and our understanding of the basic functional properties of the human brain. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and any S Tagged Course.
LEADERSHIP PSY 619 PSY (3.00 credits)
Leadership, provides students with an overview of a variety of theories, methods, and models of leadership, with an emphasis on the cultural context in which leadership is pursued. Students will explore their own model of leadership by reflecting on the models presented in class, through interactions with peers/colleagues within the course, and by constructing a leadership profile. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT PSY 345 PSY (4.00 credits)
An integrated study of the processes and major influences throughout the human experience from the beginnings of life through aging. Learning, cognitive, self-actualization theories as well as the psychoanalytic tradition will be examined. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPY II PSY 610 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course explores the process and practice of interactional psychotherapy (from first contact through the course of treatment to termination). Addresses the professional significance of understanding and articulating rationales for treatment approaches. Examines session formats and their dynamics to include family, group, and the impact of substance use as a co-occurring disorder. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 605.
MARITAL AND COUPLE THERAPY PSY 655 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course provides an exploration and application of theories and methods used in marital and couple therapy using a systemic perspective. Major theoretical approaches will be examined to develop a framework within which the student can understand the nature of intimate relationships and the dynamics of marital and couple therapy. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING PSY 382 D PSY (4.00 credits)
In this course we will focus on the theories, ethics, and issues related to counseling within a multicultural context. Working effectively with diverse clients requires self-awareness, the skills for successful interaction, and knowledge of information specific to various cultures/populations, and the ability to engage in a relationship with those from other cultures/populations. Implications of cultural ethnic, geographic, and sexual diversity are considered as they relate to developing a multicultural perspective in studying and understanding human behavior, as well as its application in professional settings. Cross-listed: ETHS 401 D. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J or consent of the instructor.
NEURAL SCIENCE PSY 490 S PSY (4.00 credits)
The goal of this course is to explore the fundamentals of neuroscience research. By reading classic academic articles in the field and current research, students will be able to follow the historical evolution of neuroscience research through to its evolving present state. We will build upon the knowledge of basic cellular mechanisms from BIO 151 and basic neuroscience from PSY 445. We will explore complex cellular mechanisms, functional and structural brain connectivity, network activation, and related behavioral correlates. We will gain expertise in many basic neuroscientific methods by testing hypotheses using neural network models, neuron and brain simulation software, neuro-imaging data analysis and connectivity software, and physiological data collection. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY/BIO 445 and any S Tagged Course
ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS PSY 735 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines the techniques used to study and analyze organizations as holistic entities comprised of interdependent component parts. The course explores the manner in which organizational analyses are positioned, designed, implemented, and evaluated. Various data gathering methods are explored relative to critical organizational variables such as strategy/mission, goals/objectives, measurement, communication, group boundaries, power and status, relationships, rewards, operations/processes, structure, design, employee learning and growth, and customer satisfaction. Utilizing the data from an organizational analysis to guide and target subsequent planning, leadership development, and team development initiatives is emphasized. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: None.
ORGANIZATIONAL INTERVENTIONS PSY 603 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines organization-wide interventions from a psychological perspective. Topics include planned change, appreciative inquiry, work design and re-design, organizational structure, and high performance systems. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS PSY 315 2G PSY (4.00 credits)
This course considers parenting practices across diverse cultures around the world and within the United States. It draws on research from several disciplines (primarily psychology, sociology, and anthropology) to inform students' understanding of parenting in diverse cultures. An interdisciplinary approach will be employed to examine how geographic, political, religious, cultural, and economic characteristics of the country/region/community affect specific childrearing approaches and practices. The course will also cover a smaller number of "controversial" topics, including: child discipline; grandparents as parents; fatherhood; parenting children with special needs; gay/lesbian parenting; and child abuse. In trying to understand parenting practices, students will also examine parenting practices in their own communities through a community engagement activity outside of class. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 1 or COR 199; junior or above standing
PROF SEMINAR/INTERNSHIP SUB ABUSE PSY 496G PSY (4.00 credits)
Work in a setting for the assessment and treatment of alcohol and other substance abuse. The internship participants will discuss their internship experiences, specifically related to issues of case management and referral, assessment and treatment planning, record keeping, cultural diversity, relapse prevention, aftercare, patient and community education, and the ethical considerations facing professionals working in the field. The senior seminars and GEL internships are the clinical capstone within the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: PSY 380 or PSY 386.
PROF SEMINAR/INTERNSHIP SUB ABUSE PSY 496H PSY (4.00 credits)
Work in a setting for the assessment and treatment of alcohol and other substance abuse. The internship participants will discuss their internship experiences, specifically related to issues of case management and referral, assessment and treatment planning, record keeping, cultural diversity, relapse prevention, aftercare, patient and community education, and the ethical considerations facing professionals working in the field. The senior seminars and GEL internships are the clinical capstone within the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 380 OR PSY 386.
PSY OF TRAUMA & STRESS DISORDERS PSY 615 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course examines therapeutic strategies with selected trauma and stress-related issues that impact the family, such as physical illness, death, divorce, and persistent mental illness. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT PSY 386 PSY (4.00 credits)
An examination of the basic principles of test construction and interpretation including issues related to reliability and validity. Issues related to test administration, scoring and reporting are explored, with emphasis given to the ethical uses of psychological tests. Attention is also given to emerging trends in the practical uses of tests. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP PSY 495 PSY (1.00 - 6.00 credits)
Active experiences involving psychology as a science or in psychology as a means to improving human welfare. Each psychology major is required to complete a minimum of two internship credits for graduation. A student can complete multiple internships but a maximum of six internship credits can be counted toward the psychology major. Students will contract with the Psychology Department internship director and the nature and extent of the contracted experience will determine the number of credits. Internships will be available in the following areas: Students will work in a setting offering psychological services. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP COR 3 MODULE PSY 497 3 PSY (1.00 credits)
This course may involve clinical counseling, human services, developmental, educational, or other psychology-related service/participation. Students will examine and reflect on their strengths, current limitations, and areas for growth in terms of their work in the internship settings. They will also examine and reflect on the ethical and moral elements of the internship settings, and examine and develop creative and innovative solutions for problems in the internship setting. Lastly, students will determine how their work in the internship contributes to a more just and compassionate world. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: concurrent registration in PSY 495 or PSY 496G or PSY 496H.
PSYCHOLOGY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS PSY 310 Q PSY (4.00 credits)
This course examines the ways in which couple relationships are formed, maintained, and dissolved. Relevant theory and empirical research will be used to examine a range of relationship processes (including attraction, love, intimacy, commitment, power, communication, and conflict) that may have an impact on the development and quality of an intimate relationship. Throughout our explorations of intimate relationships, we will examine how gender influences relationships processes, and specifically how gendered power affects the quality of intimate relationships. The student will become familiar with theories, research findings, and methodologies used to study features of and changes in intimate relationships. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101 J and sophomore or above standing
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN LEARNING PSY 230 PSY (4.00 credits)
The course will survey theories and research in learning and memory and the implications of their implications in educational, therapeutic, and other applied behavior change settings. Topics included are classical and operant conditioning; cognitive behavioral theories and cognitive theories; social learning; memory; other selected topics. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: PSY 101.
PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN AND MASCULINITIES PSY 389 2Q PSY (4.00 credits)
This course, through the multidisciplinary nature of topics discussed, allows for students to explore the ways in which they relate to men in their lives and in the world. It is intended that through engagement with community-based agencies that work with boys and men, we will develop a deeper understanding of the very complex ways boys and men are affected by the experiences of growing up male and having people respond to them as male. Through this integration of scholarly works, class discussion, and community involvement, the student will be fostered into becoming a more socially conscious and compassionate member of greater society. This service learning course expects that students participate in 1-2 hours weekly of community engagement outside of class. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 1 OR COR 199; junior or above standing.
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY PSY 300 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to major theories and empirical research in the field of personality psychology. Topics include the dynamics, structure, and assessment of personality, as well as personality development and change. Biological and socio-cultural influences on personality will be considered. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY & PSYCHOPHARM PSY 630 PSY (3.00 credits)
Review of major theories of personality and psychopathology, emphasizing psychiatric diagnostic classification systems relevant to MFT. Study of the implications for treatment and comparisons with interactional approaches. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS PSY 872 PSY (3.00 credits)
An advanced course covering simple correlation, inferential procedures appropriate for independent and dependent correlations, interpretation issues in correlation research, simple linear regression, nonlinear regression, multiple correlation and regression, general linear models, regression diagnostics and robust regression. This class will guide the student through choosing an important research question in the workplace and designing an appropriate research design to address that question. This project is the first step in outlining the master's action research project that constitutes the capstone experience for the program. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 871.
RESEARCH DESIGN PSY 871 PSY (3.00 credits)
Topics include statistical decision theory, one factor analysis of variance, multiple comparison procedures, factorial designs, randomized block designs, and basic issues in experimental design as well as non-experimental and qualitative research designs and approaches including survey, naturalistic observation, case study, and archival research. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F Prerequisite: None.
RESEARCH METHODS PSY 700 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course provides a review of quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, examining recent marriage and family therapy research studies and includes the opportunity to conduct relevant research. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY PSY 375 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to research in psychology with an emphasis on understanding and learning to conduct research in various areas in psychology and becoming a critical consumer of psychological research. Each student will be required to design, carry out and analyze the results of an original research project. Cross-listed: None. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: PSY 369.
RESEARCH PRACTICUM PSY 292 PSY (1.00 credits)
A beginning level research experience in which students will engage in research in a support role. Students may support the development, implementation or continuation of research projects. Students will gain skills in basic research processes. It may be part of a developmental research process, or a standalone experience. Prerequisites: PSY 101
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY 349 PSY (4.00 credits)
This course is an overview of theories and research pertaining to the interaction and reciprocal influences between individuals and their societal context. It includes such topics as helping behavior, attribution, group processes, attitude change, racism, sexism, obedience/compliance, and aggression/violence (and others). Emphasis will be placed on both the major thinking in these areas and experimental investigation of these notions. Cross-listed: SOC 349. Offered: S Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTICS PSY 369 PSY (4.00 credits)
An introduction to the techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics appropriate to the research methods and forms of analysis used in the social sciences; and to the use of microcomputer statistical programs. Cross-listed: SS 469. Offered: F/S Prerequisite: Completion of a Foundations Math requirement.
TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY PSY 485 PSY (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
A different topic in psychology will be examined in each topic course. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY PSY 385 PSY (4.00 credits)
A different topic in psychology will be examined in each topic course. Knowledge on mood disorders in order to provide students with advanced knowledge on the historical development, classification of the disorders, and the role of genetics and neurobiology. We will also examine the role of gender (both male and female), class issues, culture, personality and developmental factors that can play a role in the development of mood disorders. Course texts will be a combination of theory and research, professional, popular psychology, and autobiographical approaches to mood disorders. A community project or practicum may be required. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: PSY 101 J.
WORKING WITH KIDS & ADOLESCENTS PSY 740 PSY (3.00 credits)
This course explores therapeutic techniques for approaching children, adolescents and their parents. It is designed to both provide exposure to basic observational and therapeutic techniques, a systemic framework for intervening in common family patterns, and to provide a model for designing custom interventions based on observed dynamics. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WORKSHOPS PSY 499 PSY (0.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.