Department of Psychology

Professor Ruth H. Maki, Chairperson.

Horn Professor C. Hendrick; Professors Clopton, Cogan, S. Hendrick, W. Maki, Marshall, McGlynn, Richards, and Winer; Associate Professors Cook, DeLucia, Epkins, Fireman, S. Harter, Kashubeck, Mumma, Robitschek, and Taraban; Assistant Professors Cohen, Desmond, Gannon, Garos, Morgan, Reich, and Zebb; Adjunct Faculty: Gable, G. Harter, Hutton, Kyllonen, Matthews, Randolph, and Shute.

This department offers study in the following graduate degree programs: GENERAL EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, Master of Arts; CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, and GENERAL EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, Doctor of Philosophy.

Admission to a graduate program in psychology requires the recommendation of the department as well as the approval of the Graduate Dean. Admission to degree programs is competitive and decisions on admission normally are made each spring for the fall semester. Application instructions may be obtained from the department. Students who are not officially approved for a degree program may not enroll in courses with a practicum component. Students may not take courses with a practicum component toward a minor in psychology without approval of the instructor.

Applicants for the master's degree may specialize in general experimental psychology. Doctoral students may specialize in clinical, counseling, or general experimental psychology. Students in general experimental psychology pursue research in human factors, cognition, applied cognition, or social psychology. Doctoral students who specialize in counseling or clinical psychology are required to complete a year of internship at an approved facility.

Courses in Psychology. (PSY)

5001. Problems in Psychology (V1-6). Prerequisite: 12 advanced hours of psychology and prior permission of instructor. Independent work under individual guidance of a staff member.

5002. Advanced Practicum in Counseling and Clinical Psychology (V1-6). Prerequisite: PSY 5316 or PSY 5318 and prior permission of instructor. Supervised practice in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy with selected cases. Emphasis on a wide variety of experience. May be repeated.

5004. Doctoral Internship in Counseling and Clinical Psychology (V1-6). Prerequisite: By arrangement with department chairperson. Full-time supervised internship in an appropriate facility. Enrollment required four times to complete one calendar year.

5101. Colloquium in the Teaching of Psychology (1:2:0). An overview of teaching methods as applied to the teaching of Psychology in the college classroom. Graded pass-fail.

5303. Developmental Psychopathology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An examination of psychopathology in children, with consideration of the developmental course of various psychological disorders through childhood and adolescence.

5304. Practicum in Intelligence Testing (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A review of the historical and theoretical bases of intelligence testing in addition to instruction and supervised practice in scoring, interpreting, and reporting results from individual intelligence tests.

5306. Seminar in Contemporary Professional Issues (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of the employment practices and prevailing legal and ethical standards in contemporary professional psychology.

5308. Vocational Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Review of theories, assessment tools, and interventions in vocational psychology including the integration of vocational issues into psychotherapy.

5309. Clinical Neuropsychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5304, 5338, and doctoral standing in psychology. Foundational course in brain-behavior relationships, neuropathology for neuropsychologists, neuropsychological assessment, and other clinical applications.

5310. Seminar in Child Assessment (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5303 and consent of instructor. A review of the procedures used in a comprehensive child assessment and the integration of this information for diagnosis and report writing.

5311. Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Intervention and Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Didactic introduction to psychotherapy procedures plus a practicum element.

5312. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychological Treatment (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to empirically-based treatment approaches pertaining to children, adolescents, and families, with a focus on case formulation and treatment planning.

5313. Practicum in Integrated Assessment Approaches (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Two graduate assessment courses and consent of instructor. A practicum in comprehensive, broad-spectrum psychodiagnostic evaluation.

5314. Projective Testing (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Second-year graduate status in clinical-counseling psychology or consent of instructor. A survey of projective assessment with emphasis on administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Rorschach.

5315. Objective Personality Assessment (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the department, permission of instructor, and PSY 5338. Survey of objective personality and psychodiagnostic assessment including supervised practicum experience and methodological, empirical, theoretical, cultural, and ethical issues.

5316. Introduction to Counseling Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to counseling psychology doctoral program or consent of instructor. Professional identity, research themes and strategies, and ethical standards of counseling psychology. Exploration of theories and techniques of counseling.

5318. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to clinical psychology doctoral program. Supervised experience in interviewing. A study of different approaches to psychotherapy with adults.

5320. Data Analysis in Psychological Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3403 or equivalent. Quantitative analyses for describing data distributions, testing hypotheses about experimental effects, and identifying relationships among variables via regression and correlational analyses.

5321. Nonparametric Statistical Analysis Techniques for Psychological Research (3:3:0). Includes one, two, and k sample designs plus measures of association. Some coverage of single case studies.

5322. Family Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5002 or 5311. An introduction to the field of family psychology and therapy. Ideas and techniques of the major approaches to family psychology and therapy.

5323. Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Prior permission of instructor. Designed to provide theories of approaches to group work and a personal experience with group processes. Various points of view will be studied.

5324. Seminar in Personality Theory (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3306. A critical review of current theories of personality.

5326. Human Motivation: A Social Psychological Approach (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination of motivation from a social psychological perspective. Includes consideration of theoretical frameworks of motivation and application to a wide variety of research areas.

5327. Seminar in Social Cognition (3:3:0). An examination of research and theory on the mental activities that underlie social information processing and behavior.

5328. Seminar in Social Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3304. Contemporary attitude theory and research; systematic theory in social psychology; social structure and personality; the psychology of social movements and current research trends.

5331. Small Group Behavior (3:3:0). Prerequisite; PSY 3304. Advanced study of the nature and origin of small groups and interaction processes. Emphasis on data obtained from empirical studies rather than theoretical or logical analysis.

5332. Stereotypes and Prejudice (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in social psychology or consent of instructor. Examines origins of stereotypes and prejudice, factors contributing to the persistence of prejudice, and strategies for promoting change. Modern varieties of prejudice are emphasized.

5333. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5002 and 5318 or 5316. A critical analysis of the major concepts of psychological intervention approaches derived from contemporary learning and cognitive theory.

5334. Advanced Counseling Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5316. Consideration of theories of vocational development and counseling. Discussion of professional issues and problems related to the area of counseling psychology.

5335. Psychology of Trauma and Abuse (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Seminar examining theoretical models, empirical research, and professional issues related to effects of trauma and abuse, recovery processes, and psychotherapy.

5336. Advanced Child Psychology (3:3:0). A survey of the theoretical foundations of modern child psychology; psychoanalytic theories, social learning theories, cognitive-developmental theories, and comparative ecological theories, research strategies and appropriate models of development.

5337. Counseling Women (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the department or permission of instructor. Seminar focuses on women's mental health, feminist therapy, and issues and strategies for specific problems and types of clients.

5338. Seminar in Psychopathology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 4305 or equivalent. A survey of theoretical perspectives and research findings concerning the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology.

5345. Research Seminar in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5347. Survey of methods and approaches to research in these areas.

5347. Advanced Correlational Methods and Factor Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Comprehensive survey of multivariance analysis including multiple correlation and factor analysis and other correlational techniques. Review of analysis of co-variance.

5350. History and Systems of Psychology (3:3:0). The nature of psychological systematics and theory construction, including cultural and other factors influencing system building; consideration of major systems from the Hellenic period to the present.

5352. Seminar in Learning Theory (3:3:0). An examination of the general areas of learning and memory with particular attention on current theory and data.

5353. Seminar in Physiological Psychology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3327 or equivalent. Open to graduate students in the biological sciences with credit in PSY 3327 or equivalent. Current trends in psychophysiological research.

5354. Seminar in Perception: Theories and Applications (3:3:0). Theoretical and applied issues in perception. Emphasis on demonstrations of perceptual phenomena (e.g., illusions, motion perception), theories of visual perception, and discussions of human-factors literature.

5355. Psychology of Aesthetics (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An examination of theoretical and empirical approaches for the study of the production and appreciation of art from a psychological perspective.

5356. Seminar in Cognition (3:3:0). A survey of the research and theory on human mental activities such as attention, memory, concepts, language processing, problem solving, and reasoning.

5357. Seminar in the Psychology of Reading (3:3:0). Current models of reading and comprehension. Topics include stages of reading development, reading disabilities, word perception, and syntactic, semantic, and discourse processes.

5358. Seminar in Knowledge Representation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5356 or consent of instructor. An examination of research and theory on the acquisition, content, structure, and use of different types of knowledge representation.

5370. Human Factors Psychology (3:3:0). Survey of topics in human factors including human-machine interaction, visual performance, and transportation. Emphasis on presenting solutions to practical design problems and discussing applied literature.

5372. Human Factors Methodology (3:3:0). Overview of human factors methodology including task analysis, usability evaluation and its role in human-computer interaction, assessment of risk, human reliability, and error.

5374. Sensory and Physiological Bases of Human Performance (3:3:0). Discusses the bases of human perceptual performance with attention given to the role of underlying physiological mechanism such as sensory integration, limitations, and capabilities.

5376. Stress and Fatigue in Human Performance (3:3:0). Overview of theory and research concerning the effects of stress and fatigue on human performance including changes in information processing, strategy, and state.

5378. Perceptual Issues in Transportation and Locomotion (3:3:0). A review of perceptual topics related to locomotion including limitations at night, accidents, technological advances, visual-vestibular interaction, and animal perception and locomotion.

5380. Experimental Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Logical principles governing sound experimentation: conventional designs using analysis of variance. Introduction to complex analysis of variance designs and trend tests.

5382. Psychopharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3327 or equivalent. Survey of neurophysiological and psychopharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs, including issues of treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.

5384. Psychology in the Courtroom (3:3:0). Surveys the role of psychology in courtroom settings including topics such as psychologists serving as expert witnesses and applications of psychological research to legal practices.

5385. Life Span Development: Psychobiological and Cognitive Processes in Aging (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study in theory and research involving changes in cognitive and physiological processes in adults with emphasis on middle-aged as well as older individuals.

5396. Counseling and Psychotherapy with Special Populations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Gender, ethnic background, physical disabilities, and age-related themes related to the theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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