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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



PSYC 200  Child Developmental Psychology (SS)                     3 credits
Hybrid Course - The study of age-related cognitive, social and emotional behavior focusing on theories of development during infancy and childhood. Students learn how social factors—such as one’s family, socioeconomic status, and culture—impact upon human development, and the current state of affairs in America for factors (e.g., divorce, child care, single-parenting) that impact child development. The focus of the course is on human development within the American culture, but both book and lecture materials will also present cross-cultural comparisons. This course provides a foundation for other courses within the psychology department, such as child psychopathology, cross-cultural psychology, and the exceptional child. This course is recommended for students planning to teach in elementary or secondary schools. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact dschultz@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0270] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 06/22/2007             SCHULTZ, D
            MTh........9:00am-12:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 210  Psychology of Learning (SS)                             3 credits
Basic problems in the psychology of learning: reinforcement and patterns of reinforcement, extinction, generalization and discrimination, verbal learning, transfer of training, retention and forgetting, and concept learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact sos@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0271] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             SIGURDSSON, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND103)


PSYC 285  Abnormal Psychology (SS)                                3 credits
Mental, emotional and personality disorders. Classification of abnormal behavior, its causes and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0272] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             ANDERSON, R
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  106)


PSYC 304  Adolescent Psychology (SS)                              3 credits
Hybrid Course - 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. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0273] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             O'BRIEN, E
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 231)


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
[0274] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FREIBERG, K
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  006)


PSYC 306  Lifespan Human Development                              3 credits
Hybrid Course - An introduction to human development through the life-span. This 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: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the psychology major or minor. Also listed as EDUC 306. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact eobrien@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0275] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             O'BRIEN, E
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 233)


PSYC 307  Psychology of Aging                                     3 credits
An examination of psychological changes associated with aging. Topics include physiological, cognitive, affective, behavioral and social changes. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0276] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             FREIBERG, K
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (MP  101)


PSYC 317  Cognitive Psychology                                    3 credits
Introduction to human information processing, including such topics as concept formation, pattern recognition, attention, memory and problem-solving. Recommended: PSYC 200 and 210. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact groninge@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0277] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             GRONINGER, L
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 324  Introduction to 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. Prerequisites: PSYC 285 or 380. For more information contact mfox@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0278] 7050 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             FOX, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  105)


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
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0279] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             STAPLETON, L
            TuWTh......9:00am-11:30am (SOND109)
            TuWTh.....12:00pm- 1:00pm (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
[0280] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             BLASS, T
            MWTh.......9:00am-11:50am (ACIV305)


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. For more information contact blass@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0281] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             BLASS, T
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  101)


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. This class meets only twice--an introductory session on Tuesday, May 29th and for the final exam on Thursday, July 5th, 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. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or BIOL 100. For more information contact provine@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0282] 6050 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             PROVINE, R
            TuTh.......7:00pm- 8:30pm (MP  101)


PSYC 380  Personality (SS)                                        3 credits
A comparative survey of the major theories of personality, preceded by a discussion of theory construction and evaluation, including an examination of some of the empirical research generated by the theories. Prerequisite: Seven credits in psychology. For more information contact randerso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS.
[0283] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             ANDERSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


PSYC 393L Special Topics in Psychology Psychology                 3 credits
          and the Law                                       
The professions of law and psychology maintain very different roles in society. As a result, they each tend to take very different approaches towards learning what they consider to be the truth. These different approaches are informed by differing methodologies. This course will introduce the student to the fundamental facts of the legal system and the means whereby the field of psychology seeks to apply its principles to those facts. Students will become familiar with a variety of specialized topics, including competency, the psychology of juries, and the psychology of evidence. Relevant topics currently in the news will be integrated into the material. One additional class will be held during the last week of June. Students must attend all classes throughout this summer session, as no exemption will be made for vacations.
          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD THIS  CLASS IS
          HELD AT THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE IN
          ROCKVILLE.
[0284] 8020 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             SHANDLER, M
            TuTh......10:00am- 1:00pm (OFF ...)


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 406  Advanced Behavior Pathology                             3 credits
Selected areas and topics in abnormal psychology are examined. The course emphasizes current research on key conceptual issues in behavior pathology, such as classification of disorders and the combined and interactive influences of biological, psychological and social factors in the determination of behavior pathology. A variety of conditions are covered, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, traumatic stress disorders and schizophrenia. Prerequisites: PSYC 285 and PSYC 332. For more information contact jpallenphd@cox.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD COURSE REOPENED.
[0285] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             ALLEN, J
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  106)


PSYC 409  Development and Education                               3 credits
The aim of the course is to apply insights derived from research and theory in developmental psychology to problems of education. Prerequisites: PSYC 200 and PSYC 332. For more information contact drrobingoldstein@aol.com.
          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD THIS  CLASS IS
          HELD AT THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE IN
          ROCKVILLE.
[7561] 8020 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             GOLDSTEIN, R
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (OFF ...)


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 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 898  PRE CANDIDACY DOCTORAL RESEARCH                       1-6 credits

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


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