Course Offerings

Fall 2018

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Spring 2018

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Winter 2018

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Brain and Behavior

PSYC 111 - Lorig, Tyler S.

An introduction to behavioral neuroscience, including the physiological bases of sensation, learning and memory, motivation, cognition, and abnormal behavior.

Cognition

PSYC 112 - Johnson, Dan R.

An introduction to human information processing, including an examination of perception, attention, memory, problem solving, and language.

Cognition

PSYC 112 - Whiting, Wythe L., IV

An introduction to human information processing, including an examination of perception, attention, memory, problem solving, and language.

Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 114 - Scherschel, Heather M.

The scientific study of how individuals' feelings, thoughts, and behavior are affected by others. Topics include prejudice, the self, interpersonal attraction, helping, aggression, attitudes, and persuasion.

Statistics and Research Design I

PSYC 120 - Schreiber, William B.

Students learn the basics of collecting, interpreting, and presenting data in the behavioral sciences. Data from a variety of sources, such as questionnaires, psychological tests, and behavioral observations, are considered. Students learn to use and to evaluate critically statistical and graphical summaries of data. They also study techniques of searching the literature and of producing written reports in technical format. Individual projects include oral presentations, creating technical graphics, and publishing on the World Wide Web.

Statistics and Research Design I

PSYC 120 - Fulcher, Megan

Students learn the basics of collecting, interpreting, and presenting data in the behavioral sciences. Data from a variety of sources, such as questionnaires, psychological tests, and behavioral observations, are considered. Students learn to use and to evaluate critically statistical and graphical summaries of data. They also study techniques of searching the literature and of producing written reports in technical format. Individual projects include oral presentations, creating technical graphics, and publishing on the World Wide Web.

Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 255 - Lorig, Tyler S.

An examination of the role of the central nervous system in the production of human behavior. Special emphasis is placed on the contribution of the cerebral cortex to cognitive activity and to the effects of brain injury on psychological processes. Laboratories focus on neuropsychological testing and basic concepts in the brain's distribution of complex function. Laboratory course.

Cognition and Emotion

PSYC 259 - Johnson, Dan R.

This course challenges the notion that cognition and emotion are fundamentally opposing psychological systems and explores how they function together to influence attention, memory, thinking, and behavior in our social world. Coverage includes contemporary theory, research, experimental design, and application on topics regarding both healthy individuals and those with psychological disorders.

Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 265 - Murdock, Karla

This course utilizes a biopsychosocial perspective to explore atypical developmental processes. The course examines risk and protective factors that contribute to the development of social, emotional, behavioral difficulties and competencies in childhood and adolescence. Conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of children's and adolescents' psychological disorders is also discussed.

Topical Seminar in Psychology

PSYC 298 - Schreiber, William B.

Seminar topics vary with instructor and term. These topical seminars are designed to introduce students to an area of current interest in the field of psychology. Students receive an overview of the research and/or applied practices that have advanced an area of psychological science. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Topical Seminar in Psychology

PSYC 298 - Scherschel, Heather M.

Seminar topics vary with instructor and term. These topical seminars are designed to introduce students to an area of current interest in the field of psychology. Students receive an overview of the research and/or applied practices that have advanced an area of psychological science. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Topical Seminar in Psychology

PSYC 298A - Schreiber, William B.

Seminar topics vary with instructor and term. These topical seminars are designed to introduce students to an area of current interest in the field of psychology. Students receive an overview of the research and/or applied practices that have advanced an area of psychological science. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2018, PSYC 298A-01: Topical Seminar in Psychology: Learning & Behavior (3). Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 250. This course aims to develop a multidimensional understanding of the mechanisms of behavior, with a specific focus on the cognitive and biological forces which drive learning, memory, and task performance. Students learn to recognize, describe, and discuss major topics underlying theories of learning; to demonstrate how these theories are derived from and applicable to empirical research studies; and to appraise how these concepts influence personal experience. Major topics include habituation, sensitization, foundations and mechanisms of classical and operant conditioning, motivated behaviors, stimulus control of behavior, and extinction learning. Schreiber.

Topical Seminar in Psychology

PSYC 298B - Scherschel, Heather M.

Seminar topics vary with instructor and term. These topical seminars are designed to introduce students to an area of current interest in the field of psychology. Students receive an overview of the research and/or applied practices that have advanced an area of psychological science. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2018, PSYC 298B-01: Topical Seminar in Psychology: Health Psychology (3). Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 250 . Using a biopsychosocial framework and application of social psychological theories, this course examines the bidirectional relationship between psychology and health. Through analyzing experimental, correlational, and observational designs, we try to answer such questions as: What psychological and social factors cause people to behave in unhealthy or healthy ways? What does stress do to your health? Does having many friends affect your health? Are there ethnic variations in health? Does it matter how your doctor talks to you? Does dieting work? Students address these and similar questions through peer-led discussions, exams, and a final project evaluating a public health campaign. Scherschel.

Advanced Methods in Systems Neuroscience Research

PSYC 353 - Stewart, Robert E. (Bob)

Directed research on a variety of topics in systems neuroscience. May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.

Advanced Methods in Systems Neuroscience Research

PSYC 353 - Schreiber, William B.

Directed research on a variety of topics in systems neuroscience. May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.

Advanced Methods in Attention Research

PSYC 354 - Whiting, Wythe L., IV

Directed research on a variety of topics in attention and memory. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Advanced Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience Research

PSYC 355 - Lorig, Tyler S.

Directed research on a variety of topics in human neuropsychology. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Advanced Methods in Cognition and Emotion Research

PSYC 359 - Johnson, Dan R.

Directed research on a variety of topics in cognition and emotion. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Advanced Methods in Developmental Psychology Research

PSYC 362 - Fulcher, Megan

Directed research on a variety of topics in developmental psychology. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Psychology Capstone

PSYC 413 - Murdock, Karla

This course is designed for psychology majors to take near the end of their course of study. Students synthesize skills and information learned in the psychology curriculum and engage in deep study of an aspect of the field. Students choose one of four structures for their capstone work: topical specialization; senior thesis; community-based research; or applied science. Each structure involves participation in a capstone seminar and the production of a written report. Community-based research and applied-science structures involve interaction with local community agencies, and thus require planning at least one term in advance. May be repeated for credit.

Psychology Capstone

PSYC 413 - Stewart, Robert E. (Bob)

This course is designed for psychology majors to take near the end of their course of study. Students synthesize skills and information learned in the psychology curriculum and engage in deep study of an aspect of the field. Students choose one of four structures for their capstone work: topical specialization; senior thesis; community-based research; or applied science. Each structure involves participation in a capstone seminar and the production of a written report. Community-based research and applied-science structures involve interaction with local community agencies, and thus require planning at least one term in advance. May be repeated for credit.

Tutorials in Psychology

PSYC 431 - Fulcher, Megan

Advanced reading, study, or internships directed by a member of the staff to meet the needs of the individual student. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Tutorials in Psychology

PSYC 432 - Murdock, Karla

Advanced reading, study, or internships directed by a member of the staff to meet the needs of the individual student. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Tutorials in Psychology

PSYC 432 - Scherschel, Heather M.

Advanced reading, study, or internships directed by a member of the staff to meet the needs of the individual student. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Honors Thesis Proposal

PSYC 443 - Fulcher, Megan

Conferences, directed reading, and exploratory research culminating in the preparation of a proposal for honors thesis research, which will minimally include a clear statement of the problem being studied, a comprehensive literature review, and a feasible, detailed plan for the research. Must be taken no later than spring term of the junior year.

Internship

PSYC 453 - Stewart, Robert E. (Bob)

Supervised off-campus experience in a local agency, research organization, or other venues approved by the department. Requires a research paper in addition to off-campus activities.

Honors Thesis

PSYC 493 - Fulcher, Megan

Laboratory research culminating in an honors thesis. Honors candidates also present a public summary of their work.