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Psychology

PSYC 100 (4.00)

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to the basic concepts of psychology. Emphases on interpretation of psychological data, biological bases of behavior, perception, learning, individual differences, personality, behavior pathology and social psychology.
   Course ID: 056460
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 100H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

PSYC 100H (4.00)

Introduction to Psychology - Honors

   Course ID: 056461
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 100
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

PSYC 200 (3.00)

Child Developmental Psychology

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.
   Course ID: 056464
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 205 (3.00)

Before We Were Born

A multidisciplinary analysis of prenatal human development, including psychological and biological theories of human development; neural development; prenatal behavior, perception and learning; developmental and genetic disorders; effects of maternal conditions on prenatal development.
   Course ID: 056466
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

PSYC 210 (3.00)

Psychology of Learning

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.
   Course ID: 056467
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 210H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 210H (3.00)

Psychology of Learning

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.
   Course ID: 100346
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 210
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 100 with a C or better.

PSYC 215 (3.00)

Paraprofessionals in the Residential Community

This course is for students who are paraprofessionals in the Residential Life Office. The course will examine developmental tasks and critical issues facing college students. College student development theory, helping and peer counseling skills, examination of personal ethics and responsibility, conflict resolution and group development will be the focus of this course. Prerequisite: This course requires special permission from the Residential Life Office for registration.
   Course ID: 056468
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

PSYC 216 (3.00)

Foundations of Leadership Development

This course is designed to help develop effective, ethical leaders. The principles and practices of leadership will be addressed, incorporating opportunities to implement what is learned. It is a highly interactive course that requires extensive in-class discussion. The main goals are to help students better understand themselves, develop intercultural competence, communicate effectively in group settings, develop an ethical decision-making process, value civic engagement and actively apply leadership skills.
   Course ID: 050065
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: EDUC 216
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 100 with a C or better.

PSYC 230 (3.00)

Psychology and Culture

Building on students' familiarity (from PSYC 100) with basic concepts and research methods in contemporary American psychology, this course explores the ways in which these ideas are related to cultural variation, both internationally and within the United States. The findings of cross-cultural research are examined in four major fields of psychology: cognitive, develop- mental, personality and social. Implications are considered for interpretation of personal experience and for applications of psychology in professional practice and public policy.
   Course ID: 056470
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 230H (3.00)

Psychology and Culture - Honors

Building on students' familiarity (from PSYC 100) with basic concepts and research methods in contemporary American psychology, this course explores the ways in which these ideas are related to cultural variation, both internationally and within the United States. The findings of cross-cultural research are examined in four major fields of psychology: cognitive, develop- mental, personality and social. Implications are considered for interpretation of personal experience and for applications of psychology in professional practice and public policy.
   Course ID: 100329
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

PSYC 255 (3.00)

Psychology of the Black Experience in the United States

A survey of selected psychological theories and research pertaining to black people. Includes an introduction to black psychology.
   Course ID: 050001
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 255, SOWK 255
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

PSYC 285 (3.00)

Abnormal Psychology

Mental, emotional and personality disorders. Classification of abnormal behavior, its causes and treatment.
   Course ID: 056475
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 292 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Topics in Psychology

Students should refer to the course description(s) appearing in the Schedule of Classes.
   Course ID: 056476
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top: Lie Detection, Top:Child Devel & Cultur, Paraprof/Residential Lif, Top: Before We Are Born, Mthds & Mtrl Of Research, Top:Ergnmcs-User/Equipmt, Before We Are Born, Special Topics In Psych, Top: Child Abuse, Topics:Ideal Probl Solve, Top:Before We Are Born, Special Topics: Shyness, Spec Topics: Shyness, Rdg Behav & Soc Sci Rese, Special topic: Learning, Intro to the Psyc Major, Exploring the Discipline/Careers in Psychology
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 304 (3.00)

Adolescent Psychology

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.
   Course ID: 056479
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 305 (3.00)

The Exceptional Child

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.
   Course ID: 056480
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 200 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 306 (3.00)

Lifespan Human Development

An introduction to human development through the lifespan. 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.
   Course ID: 050066
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: EDUC 306
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 307 (3.00)

Psychology of Aging

An examination of psychological changes associated with aging. Topics include physiological, cognitive, affective, behavioral and social changes.
   Course ID: 056481
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 308 (3.00)

Child Maltreatment

Psychological aspects of child maltreatment will be covered. Issues to be discussed include history, definitions, causes and correlates, prediction, treatment, prevention and developmental effects of abuse of children.
   Course ID: 056482
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 200 or PSYC 285 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 316 (3.00)

Language and Thought

Introduction to empirical and theoretical literature on a variety of topics dealing with language behavior and higher mental processes.
   Course ID: 056485
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 200 or PSYC 210 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 317 (3.00)

Cognitive Psychology

Introduction to human information processing, including such topics as concept formation, pattern recognition, attention, memory and problem-solving.
   Course ID: 056486
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 320 (3.00)

Psychological Assessment

Basic principles of the construction, standardization and interpretation of psychological tests. Emphases on intelligence, personality and interest tests.
   Course ID: 056488
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed or PSYC 100 and STAT 121 or PSYC 331 with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 324 (3.00)

Introduction to Interviewing Techniques

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.
   Course ID: 056489
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 285 or PSYC 380 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 330 (3.00)

Child Development and Culture

The influence of culture on child development will be examined from several perspectives. Issues examined include the influences of group; differences in family organization, how styles of parenting affect children's socio emotional development, how language and communication practices affect cognitive development, national differences in cultural tradition reflected in the pattern of educational and other institutions, and implications for the participation of minority cultural groups in American education.
   Course ID: 056490
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 200 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 331 (4.00)

Experimental Psychology: Design and Analysis I

Design and analysis of single-variable experiments and quasi-experiments. This course emphasizes the design, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of psychological research.
   Course ID: 056491
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: Completion of PSYC 100 with a C or better, completion of MATH GFR/GEP requirement, completion of ENGL 100 with a C or better.Will also accept ENGL 100 or equivalent as co-requisite

PSYC 332 (4.00)

Experimental Psychology: Design and Analysis II

Design and analysis of experiments, including multi-factor problems. Students perform experiments, apply statistical methods in data analysis and write scientific reports.
   Course ID: 056492
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 331 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 333 (3.00)

Laughter and Humor

Laughter and humor is a wide ranging, interdisciplinary science course dealing with some of our species' most common, potent and ancient behaviors. Laughter and humor will be examined from evolutionary, historical, philosophical, psychological, literary, musical, acoustic, and neurological perspectives, to understand their place in human nature and everyday life. Class participation and self-examination are emphasized and novel descriptive techniques are used to discover order and meaning in our laughter and social relationships.
   Course ID: 056493
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 335 (3.00)

Physiological Psychology

Physiological and neurological bases of behavior. Emphasis on physiological bases of sensory, motivational, emotional and cognitive processes.
   Course ID: 056494
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 340 (3.00)

Social Psychology

Analysis of theories and research in the scientific study of human social phenomena, focusing on the relationship between the social environment and individual behavior.
   Course ID: 056495
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 342 (3.00)

The Psychology of Aggression and Antisocial Behavior

Topics include theories of violence and aggression; the classification, treatment and modification of anti-social behavior; and the development of conscience and pro-social behavior.
   Course ID: 056496
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 200 or PSYC 285 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 345 (3.00)

Introduction to Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

This course focuses on clinical interviewing; intellectual and personality assessment; the diagnosis and classification of psychopathology; and theories,techniques and research concerning a variety of therapeutic approaches (including psychodynamic, Gestalt, person-centered and cognitive/behavioral.)
   Course ID: 056498
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 285 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 346 (3.00)

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

A general survey of industrial psychology, including such topics as personnel selection and evaluation, job satisfaction, environmental factors and current research on individual behavior in complex organizations. Recommended: PSYC 210.
   Course ID: 100223
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 355 (3.00)

Comparative Psychology and Ethology

Introduction to the biology of behavior emphasizing the adaptive and evolutionary significance of species-typic behavioral systems in animals. Recommended preparation: BIOL 101, 106 or 141.
   Course ID: 056501
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 356 (3.00)

The Psychology of Sex and Gender

An examination of the psychology and biology of sex and gender differences. The major focus of the course is an examination of the psychological and social factors that lead to the development of sex and gender differences and similarities in behavior. Sexuality and variations in sexual orientation will be discussed. Research on both sexes (biological construct) and gender (consequence of socialization) will be included. Diversity and variation on concepts will be explored.
   Course ID: 050116
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 356
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 357 (3.00)

Psychology of Women

The course will discuss psychological models of the female personality (psychoanalytic, social learning, cognitive development and gender schema perspectives); sexuality; gender roles; gender bias in psychological research; and psychological research on such topics as women's achievement, mental health and interpersonal relationships.
   Course ID: 050115
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 357
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 360 (3.00)

Psychology of Motivation

Study of theory and experimentation concerned with the concepts of drive and reward and their effects on perception, learning and behavior.
   Course ID: 056502
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 365 (3.00)

Children with Disabilities

This course explores the genetic, medical and behavioral implications associated with a sampling of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The focus will be on disabilities that commence during the prenatal through childhood period with an emphasis on behavioral strengths and deficits, and the role of family involvement and remediation.
   Course ID: 100615
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 200.

PSYC 370 (3.00)

Sensation and Perception

An examination of basic phenomena in sensory psychophysics and perception. Anatomy and physiology of sensory systems, methodological issues and perceptual theories are considered.
   Course ID: 056504
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 371 (0.00)

Psychology Success Seminar

   Course ID: 056505
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

PSYC 375 (3.00)

Neuroanatomy

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.
   Course ID: 056506
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 or BIOL 101 or BIOL 106 or BIOL 141 with a C or better.

PSYC 380 (3.00)

Personality

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.
   Course ID: 056507
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 382 (3.00)

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

The course covers assessment, causality and treatment of specific DSM-IV 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.
   Course ID: 056508
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 285 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 385 (3.00)

Health Psychology

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.
   Course ID: 056510
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 385H
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 385H (3.00)

Health Psychology

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 ofobesity and alcoholism and the management of the dying patient.
   Course ID: 100351
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PSYC 385
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 387 (3.00)

Community Psychology

This course assesses the current status of theory, research and action by psychologists as they grapple with the difficult, often values-related social and psychological problems in communities (e.g., mental illness, discrimination, unemployment). Major topics include prevention of psychological and medical problems in high-risk populations, development of alternative human-service models and resources in the community, and the establishment of effective social and mental health policies.
   Course ID: 056511
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 390 (3.00)

Neuropsychopharmacology

An examination of the basic principles of how drugs affect the central nervous system and behavior. Topics include pharmacokinetics, drugs as treatments for behavior disorders, drugs with abuse potential, and the neurochemistry of mood and cognition.
   Course ID: 056512
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and PSYC 210 or PSYC 285 or PSYC 335 both with a grade of 'C' or better.

PSYC 393 (3.00)

Special Topics in Psychology

Selected Topics in Psychology; refer to the course description(s) appearing in the Schedule of Classes. Repeatable for different area/topic up to 12 credits.
   Course ID: 056513
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top: Psych Of Women, Top:Chld Dvlpmt&Culture, Special Topics In Psyc, Parenting, Top: Community Psyc, Top: Human Judgment, Psychology And The Law, Human Sexuality, Ethics, Top:Child Mental Health, Top: Psychology Of Women, Top:Child Devlpmt & Cult, Child Develpmnt/Culture, Clin Psyc & Ther Rel, Laughter And Humor, Criminal Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Schizophrenia, Top: Human Judgement, Psyc Of Women, Special Topics In Psych, Neuroanatomy, Psychology Peer Health, Forensics, Child Devlop & Culture, Neuroanatomy:Self-Paced, Laughter & Humor, Addictions, Psychology Of Learning, Top:Child Psychopatholgy, Top:Judgment And Choice, Hearing Loss In Adults, Applied Behavior Analy, Group Dynamics, Top: Cmmnty Clncl Psych, Top: Health Psychology, Child Mntl Hlth In Film, Adol Mntl Health On Film, Eating:Normal/Abnormal, Intro To Neuropsychology, Special Topcis In Psyc, Social Psychology, The Psyc Of Peer Health, Social Psychology and Belief in the Paranormal, Psych of Pass Aggr Behav in Families, Schools, Wor, Consumer Behavior, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Psychology, Diversity in the Workplace, Myths of Popular Psychology, Leadership, Child Development & Socialization, Abnormal Psychology in Film, Children with Disabilities, Community in the Age of Social, Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism, Curious Behavior
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 and one other PSYC course both with a C or better.

PSYC 397 (1.00 - 3.00)

Research Experience in Psychology

Active involvement in psychological research under the direct supervision of a faculty member.This course can only be taken P/F and does not count as an upper-level elective for the psychology major or minor requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. A student may register for no more than 3 credits of PSYC 397 with a given instructor per semester.
   Course ID: 056516
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research

PSYC 398 (1.00 - 3.00)

Applied Psychology Internship

This course gives students the opportunity to gain academic credit for structured practical experiences relevant to psychology. The internship site may be on or off campus.This course can only be taken P/F and does not count as an upper-level elective for the psychology major or minor requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. A student may register for no more than 3 credits of PSYC 398 with a given instructor per semester.
   Course ID: 056517
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 100 with a "C" or better before taking this class.

PSYC 399 (1.00 - 3.00)

Cooperative Education in Psychology

This course provides a means for students intending to pursue careers in psychology to acquire academic credit while they are employed in a position related to psychology. The number of credits assigned, which will not exceed three per semester, will be based upon the instructor's assessment of the intellectual and scientific level of the employment and its contribution to the professional development of the student. The grade assigned will be based on the quality of a written report and on the instructor's appraisal of the student's performance. The instructor may be guided in part by an evaluation provided by the student's employment supervisor. This course can only be taken P/F and does not meet psychology major or minor requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. A student may register for no more than 3 credits of PSYC 399 with a given instructor per semester.
   Course ID: 056518
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 100 with a C or better before you can enroll in this course.

PSYC 400 (3.00)

Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Selected topics in developmental psychology.
   Course ID: 056519
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Mental Ret & Dev Disabil, Multicultural Education, Poverty And Consequences, Attachment & Development, Clin Proced With Child, Sem In Developmentl Psyc, Aggression/Disruptv Behv
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 200 and PSYC 332 both with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

PSYC 405 (3.00)

History and Systems of Psychology

Survey of the history of major issues in contemporary psychology. Emphasis on the contributions of such schools as structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology and psychoanalytic theory.
   Course ID: 056524
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 406 (3.00)

Advanced Behavior Pathology

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.
   Course ID: 056525
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 285 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better before taking this class.

PSYC 407 (3.00)

Advanced Child Psychology

An in-depth critical examination of theory and research in selected aspects of children's cognitive and social/emotional development. The course includes consideration of applications of basic research findings to real-world contexts and issues.
   Course ID: 056526
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 200 and PSYC 332 both with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

PSYC 409 (3.00)

Development and Education

The aim of the course is to apply insights derived from research and theory in developmental psychology to problems of education.
   Course ID: 056527
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 200 and PSYC 332 both with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

PSYC 410 (3.00)

Seminar in Learning

Contemporary issues in learning. Topics such as the selection of behavior by its consequences, contingencies of reinforcement, the relation between behavioral and cognitive approaches, and verbal behavior will be treated through primary readings.
   Course ID: 056528
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sem:Learning & Cognition, Seminar/Learning:Skinner, ., B. F. Skinner, Seminar In Learning
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 210 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better to take this class.

PSYC 415 (3.00)

Seminar in Cognitive Psychology

Selected topics in human cognition.
   Course ID: 056533
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Seminar In Cognitive Psy, Sem In Cognitive Psyc, Cognitive Psych Seminar
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 317 and PSYC 332 both with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

PSYC 421 (3.00)

Parenting

This course is designed to facilitate understanding of parenting processes and the parent-child relationship based on scientific study of child development and family relations from an ecological perspective. Pertinent theory, research, and practical issues regarding factors that influence parenting and its subsequent effects on children┬┐s development are examined.
   Course ID: 101941
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 200 and PSYC 332 both with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

PSYC 437 (3.00)

Contemporary Social Issues: Making a Difference

This advanced seminar focuses on community psychology approaches to making a difference in contemporary social issues. Approaches related to prevention, group empowerment, urban areas and social policy will receive special focus. Course requirements include active and prepared participation in classroom discussion, thought papers based on assigned readings, and an in-class presentation and final paper in an area of interest to the student.
   Course ID: 056550
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 440 (3.00)

Seminar in Social Psychology

Selected topics in social psychology.
   Course ID: 056551
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Seminar In Social Psyc, Psychosocial Influences, Top:Nonvrbl Beh And Comm, Soc Psy/Stanley Milgram, Sem: Affect & Cognition
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 340 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better.

PSYC 441 (3.00)

Social/ Health Psychology

This course examines health behavior research and theory through the lens of applied social psychology. Students critically explore the variety of ways in which social influence shapes health-promoting institutions and health policy, and the impact of institutions and policies on the health outcomes of individuals and social groups.
   Course ID: 000069
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and either PSYC 340 or PSYC 385 both with a C or better.

PSYC 442 (3.00)

Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Advanced topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology, and applied approaches to performance improvement. Topics will include development of needs assessments, worker- and job-oriented performance criteria, training, and motivational interventions in a variety of organizational settings. Repeatable for different topic.
   Course ID: 101768
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Organizational Behavior
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC332 & PSYC 346

PSYC 448 (3.00)

Developmental Neuroscience

This course begins with an examination of the history of embryology and developmental thought, and it moves on to contemporary topics in neuronal proliferation, differentiation, migration, axon outgrowth, trophic interactions, synapse formation, regeneration, naturally occurring neuronal death and behavior development. The behavioral relevance of techniques, findings and theory in neuroembryology is emphasized.
   Course ID: 056555
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed PSYC 332 and PSYC 335 or a 300 level BIOL class both with a C or better.

PSYC 450 (3.00)

Seminar in Comparative Psychology and Ethology

Examination of special topics dealing with the scope, aims and methods of the comparative, phylogenetic approach to the study of behavioral mechanisms.
   Course ID: 056557
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 355 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better before taking this class.

PSYC 455 (3.00)

Schizophrenia

PSYC 455 Schizophrenia. This course describes the origins, development, assessment, neurological correlates, and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. Emphasis will be placed on early onset, early identification, and early psychosocial interventions of the disorder.
   Course ID: 100519
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 285 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better before taking this class.

PSYC 460 (3.00)

Seminar in Motivation and Emotion

Selected topics and current issues in motivation and emotion.
   Course ID: 056563
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and PSYC 360 both with a grade of C or better.

PSYC 463 (3.00)

Eating: Normal and Abnormal

This course examines the psychological, physiological and cultural determinants of human eating behavior. Topics include the development of food preferences and eating habits, eating disorders, (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating), overeating/obesity, the nature of hunger/satiety, evolutionary perspectives and the effects of aging.
   Course ID: 056566
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 465 (3.00)

Family Psychology

PSYC 465 Family Psychology [3]: This course examines the six primary aspects of family psychology: the family as a system; developmental family behavior; family diversity/gay and lesbian families; family of origin concepts and how they affect the family; relationships, dating, courtships, and marriage; and family dysfunctions.
   Course ID: 100434
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 470 (3.00)

Seminar in Perception

Selected topics in sensory-perceptual research will be examined. Emphasis may vary over given sensory systems and may focus on developmental, applied or other variables that determine perception and its importance for behavior.
   Course ID: 056568
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Seminar In Perception, Sem In Perception:Vision
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 or PSYC 335 or PSYC 370 or a 300 level BIOL course all with a C or better to take this class.

PSYC 480 (3.00)

Seminar in Personality Study

Selected theoretical and research topics in the study of personality.
   Course ID: 056570
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Seminar In Personality
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and PSYC 380 both with a C or betterbefore taking this class.

PSYC 485 (3.00)

Seminar in Behavior Pathology

Selected theoretical and research topics in the study of behavior pathology.
   Course ID: 056571
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Addictive Behaviors, Sem: Behavior Pathology, Addictions
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 285 and PSYC 332 both with a C or better before taking this class.

PSYC 490 (1.00 - 3.00)

Independent Research Project or Independent Reading in Psychology

Students will be required to present the results of their research orally at the end of the semester.
   Course ID: 056572
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 493 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Psychology

A detailed examination either of a major area of psychological research (such as cognitive science) or of a specialized topic within one of these areas (such as nonlinear dynamics in behavior and cognition). Repeatable for different area/topic.
   Course ID: 056573
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Topics In Soc/Hlth Psyc, Comm Psyc & Comm Buildng, Adv.Psyc.Tpcs: Pni, Adv.Psyc.Tpcs:Soc/Health, History & Systems Of Psy, Social/Health, Clin & Therapeutic Rel, Pni, Contemp Social Issues, Seminar In Verbal Behav, Making A Difference, Addictions, Hiv/Aids, Children W/ Disabilities, Qualitative Methods, Risk And Resilience, Hiv & Aids, Advanced Tpcs:Parenting, Contemp Controversies Clinic Psyc/Psychopathology, Family Psychology, Seminar in Schizophrenia, Seminar in Quantitative Methods, Seminar in Healthy Personality, Leadership, Child Health Psychology, Popular Myths in Psychology., I/O Psyc: Organizational Behavior, Neuropsychology, Parenting, Poverty & It's Consequences
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and 11 additional credits in PSYC all with a C or better.

PSYC 498 (4.00)

Honors Thesis Research

All honors students will design and carry out an original research investigation under the supervision of a faculty member thesis advisor. Notes: Does not count as an upper-level elective required for the psychology major.
   Course ID: 056575
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must complete PSYC 332 and PSYC 397 or PSYC 490 before taking this class with a C or better.

PSYC 499H (4.00)

Honors Thesis Research

Continuation of PSYC498H. In addition to submitting a written honors thesis, students must present their research either in poster or oral format at an appropriate venue (e.g. Psychology Department Colloquium, UMBC Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day, professional/scientific conference).
   Course ID: 056577
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study