Professor Jane L. Winer, Dean
Department of Psychology
Professor Ruth H. Maki, Chairperson.
Professor Emeritus Locke and Ray; Horn Professor C. Hendrick; Professors Bell, Clopton, D. Cogan, R. Cogan, Elias, S. Hendrick, Mahone, Marshall, McGlynn, Richards, and Winer; Associate Professors DeLucia, Fireman, Kashubeck, Mumma, and Taraban; Assistant Professors Cook, Epkins, Gannon, Harter, Melchert, Robitschek, and Zebb; Visiting Professor W. Maki; Adjunct Faculty: Banken, Freed, Gable, Hutton, Kyllonen, Lese, and Randolph.
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 developmental, human factors, applied cognition, cognition, social or general experimental 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. Seminar in Child 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. Neuropsychological Assessment (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5304 and consent of instructor. Neuropsychological techniques of assessing brain-behavior relationships in humans with primary emphasis on the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychology Test Battery.
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). Course for second year clinical graduate students representing a 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
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 Counseling (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5002 and 5316 or 5318. An introduction to the field of family counseling and therapy. Ideas and techniques of the major approaches to family counseling 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). Prerequisite: PSY 5356. 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.
5330. Attitude Organization and Change (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 3304. Advanced study of the formation, organization, and change of social and interpersonal attitudes. The role of belief and values. Emphasis on current research and theory.
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.
5339. Current Topics in Clinical Psychopathology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Reviews trends in empirical research about psychopathology. Course focus varies across semesters emphasizing schizophrenia, eating disorders, childhood psychopathology, etc. May be repeated for credit.
5340. Psychological Issues in the Study of Emotional Expressivity (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5336 or consent of instructor. An advanced examination of research and theory in developmental psychology that emphasizes emotional expressivity and affect communication.
5341. Psychological Study of the Self (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5336 or 5328 or consent of instructor. A topical approach to psychological development of the self. Focuses on current theoretical and research perspectives related to the psychology of the self and self processes.
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 (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 4323 or consent of instructor. Major problem areas in psychology of perception, such as the study of the psychophysiology of sensory processes; perception theory; implication theory; implications for usage in social and clinical psychology.
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.
5359. Seminar in Text Comprehension (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5356 or consent of instructor. An examination of current theories and research on text comprehension. Topics include inferences during reading, memory for text, question answering, and metacognitive processes.
5370. Engineering Psychology (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to human factors and their function in
machine systems. Emphasis is on the perceptual and work capacities of man in relation to various task situations.
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.
5381. Research Seminar in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5347, 5353, 5380, or equivalent. Review current research literature in alcohol and drug abuse with emphasis on psychobiological aspects of vulnerability, consequences of usage, and recovery.
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.
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.
5388. Seminar in Cognitive Development (3:3:0). Considers cognitive development from infancy to adulthood in the areas of spatial cognition, concepts and categories, language, and physics, using symbol-processing and neural models.
5390. Seminar in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: PSY 5002 and 5316 or 5318. A review and critical evaluation of major concepts and theories of dynamic psychotherapy with emphasis on the psychoanalytic tradition as it is broadly defined.
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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