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Summer 2006




PSYC 200  Child Developmental Psychology (SS)                     3 credits
The study of age-related cognitive, social and emotional behavior focusing on theories of development during infancy and childhood. This course is recommended for students planning to teach in elementary or secondary schools. Access to the internet and use of e-book and online activities is required. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0413] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             O'BRIEN, E
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 231)


PSYC 304  Adolescent Psychology (SS)                              3 credits
Concerned with the period of human development from puberty to maturity. Topics include theoretical perspectives, cross-cultural differences, physiological growth and cognitive development, selected social issues and selected problem areas, including drug abuse, sexual behaviors and delinquency. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0414] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             FREIBERG, K
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (MP  101)


PSYC 305  The Exceptional Child                                   3 credits
This course will examine development and behavior of various types of exceptional children. Consideration is given to children who are sensorially impaired, mentally disabled, brain-damaged, learning disabled, gifted and to other atypical children. Prerequisite: PSYC 200. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0415] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             FREIBERG, K
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)


PSYC 306  Lifespan Human Development                              3 credits
An introduction to human development through the life-span. The course is designed specifically for nursing students and covers theoretical perspectives and empirical research on development from the prenatal period through senescence, with consideration of practical implications. Issues in physical, social, cognitive and affective development are examined. Note: Access to the internet and use of e-book and online activities is required. This course does not satisfy the requirements of the psychology major or minor. Students not pursuing a degree in nursing may take this course for elective credit. Note: Also listed as EDUC 306. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0416] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             O'BRIEN, E
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (LH8 ...)


PSYC 317  Cognitive Psychology                                    3 credits
Introduction to human information processing, including such topics as concept formation, pattern recognition, attention, memory and problem-solving. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. Recommended: PSYC 200 and 210. For more information contact groninge@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0417] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             GRONINGER, L
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND414)


PSYC 331  Experimental Psychology: Design and                     4 credits
          Analysis I (SS)                                   
Design and analysis of single-variable experiments and quasi-experiments. This course emphasizes the design, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of psychological research. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and a mathematics placement above MATH 099.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0418] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             STAPLETON, L
            TuWTh......9:30am-11:50am (MP  102)
            TuWTh.....12:30pm- 1:30pm (MP  106) LAB


PSYC 332  Experimental Psychology: Design and                     4 credits
          Analysis II                                       
Design and analysis of experiments, including multi-factor problems. Students perform experiments, apply statistical methods in data analysis and write scientific reports. Successful completion of both PSYC 331 and 332 are required for students majoring in psychology. Prerequisite: Completion of PSYC 331 with a grade of "C" or better. For more information contact blass@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0419] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             BLASS, T
            MWTh.......9:00am-11:50am (MP  105)


PSYC 335  Physiological Psychology (SS)                           3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course will examine physiological and neurological bases of behavior, with emphasis on physiological bases of sensory, motivational, emotional and cognitive processes. This class will meet in person a total of 3 times from 10:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.: Tuesday May 30 for organizational structure and introduction, Wednesday June 14 for an exam and group presentations, and Wednesday July 5 for the final exam. The remainder of the course will occur on-line, including lectures, group discussions, assignments, and quizzes. The on-line activities will be asynchronous; you will determine the specific time of day you engage in the learning activities. To achieve a satisfactory course experience, you should have strong independent study skills and you must have daily, and preferably high-speed, internet access. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. For more information contact lmcguire@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.  This class
          will  meet face to face in room MP 103 for
          a  total  of  3 times: Tuesday  May 30 for
          organizational structure and introduction,
          Wednesday  June  14 for an  exam and group
          presentations,  and  Wednesday July  5 for
          the final exam.
[0420] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             MCGUIRE, L
            TBA                       (MP  103)


PSYC 340  Social Psychology (SS)                                  3 credits
Analysis of theories and research in the scientific study of human social phenomena, focusing on the relationship between the social environment and individual behavior. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. For more information contact blass@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0421] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             BLASS, T
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  012)


PSYC 375  Neuroanatomy                                            3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - This course is a self-paced, clinically oriented introduction to human neuroanatomy. Students learn the basic structures of the brain and spinal cord and how to diagnose and localize the site of various neuropathologies. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or BIOL 100. The class meets only twice--an introductory session on Tuesday, May 30th and for the final exam on Thursday, July 6th, which is directly based on material from the text. Online consultation is available most days and evenings. Students needing additional time to complete the text are encouraged to begin reading before the first class meeting. For more information contact provine@umbc.edu.
          Grade  Method: REG/P-F TWO CLASS MEETINGS:
          6:00  PM  -  9:10  PM,  MAY  30,  2006 FOR
          INTRODUCTORY  SESSION AND JULY 6, 2006 FOR
          FINAL EXAM.
[0422] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             PROVINE, R
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  012)


PSYC 380  Personality (SS)                                        3 credits
A comparative survey of the major theories of personality, preceded by a discussion of theory construction and evaluation and including an examination of some of the empirical research generated by the theories. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology or consent of instructor. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0423] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             ANDERSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


PSYC 385  Health Psychology                                       3 credits
The course presents a comprehensive review of the role of behavioral variables in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, etiology and treatment of disease. Special attention is paid to behavioral variables in coronary heart disease, hypertension and cancer. Other topics include pain management, the treatment of obesity and alcoholism and the management of the dying patient. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. Recommended: PSYC 285. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0424] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             ANDERSON, R
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  012)


PSYC 397  Research Experience in Psychology                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 398  Applied Psychology Internship                         1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 399  Cooperative Education in Psychology                   1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PSYC 424  Interviewing Techniques                                 3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - An introduction to the interview as an information- gathering technique in research, in the clinic and in industry. Students receive supervised experience in interviewing skills. Prerequisite: PSYC 285 or 380. Highly recommended: PSYC 331. For more information contact mfox@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0428] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             FOX, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND108)


PSYC 490  Independent Research Project or                       1-3 credits
          Independent Reading in Psychology                 

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PSYC 498  Honors Thesis Research                                  4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 499  Honors Thesis Research                                  4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 690  Field Experience                                      1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PSYC 693  PRACTICUM IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS                  3 credits
          INTERVENTIONS                                     

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 694  Practicum II in Applied Behavior Analysis               3 credits
          Interventions                                     

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 699  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PSYC 793  INTERVENTIONS IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS              3 credits
          I                                                 

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 794  INTERVENTIONS IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS              3 credits
          II                                                

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PSYC 899  Doctoral Dissertation Research                        1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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