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Winter 2008


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



PSYC 200  Child Developmental Psychology                          3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - 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. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. For more information contact dschultz@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0075] 9151 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             SCHULTZ, D
            MTh........9:00am-12:10pm (SOND409)


PSYC 304  Adolescent Psychology                                   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. For more information contact freiberg@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets SS.
[0076] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             FREIBERG, K
            MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (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. The class meets only twice--an introductory session on Wednesday, January 2nd and for the final exam on Thursday, January 24th, 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   TWO  CLASS
          MEETINGS:   JANUARY   2  FOR  INTRODUCTORY
          SESSION AND JANUARY 24 FOR FINAL EXAM.
[0077] 9151 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             PROVINE, R
            WTh........7:00pm- 8:00pm (ACIV013)


PSYC 382  Child and Adolescent Psychopathology                    3 credits
The course covers assessment, causality and treatment of specific psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence (e.g., autism, depression and suicide, anorexia nervosa, conduct disorders). Differences in theories of causality of disorders are linked to assessment and treatment. Models of intervention such as psychotherapy, behavior therapy, family therapy and primary prevention are discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 285. For more information contact windance42@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0078] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             NEMEROFSKY, A
            MTuW.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (MP  101)


PSYC 393  Special Topics in Psychology Social                     3 credits
          Psychology and Belief in the Paranormal           
This course examines various paranormal phenomena, and some of the more salient social psychological / cognitive factors that often play a role with the belief in same. Topics evaluated include more traditional parapsychological phenomena (e.g., ESP), as well as such purported events as UFOs and "alien abductions." Students will learn to apply social psychological concepts (e.g. confirmation bias) to parapsychology, and will employ critical thinking skills in scientific evaluation of the paranormal. The course also includes several guest speakers who will offer their evidence for the actual existence of some of the phenomena presented. For more information contact spr100@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0079] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             RESTA, P
            MWTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH1 ...)


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 699  Directed Independent Study                            1-3 credits

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


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