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PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)
College of Education and Human Service Professions
Psychology
 
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (SOC SCI, LE CAT6)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.



PSY 2003 - Psychology: Discipline and Profession
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Pre-psychology or psychology major; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Orientation to psychology: the major, discipline, and professions available. Subfields of psychology, ethical issues, careers, preparation for graduate school, and opportunities for professional development. Introduction to research, available resources, and preparation for writing assignments required in upper-division psychology courses.



PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 and psy minors only or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Scientific method and designs used in published psychological research including quasi-experimental and survey designs accompanied by inferential statistics used to test research questions (including correlation and analysis of variance).



PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY, LE CAT6, LECD CAT06)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.



PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide (GLOBAL PER, LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Family functions and structures worldwide; impact of expectations, gender roles, race, culture, and values on partner and parenting; love, sex, communication, power, abuse, stress, and satisfaction; small group experiences with focus on strengthening families.



PSY 2223 - Gender in Society (CDIVERSITY, LE CAT8, LECD CAT08)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Sociocultural, historical, and developmental formations of men's and women's roles and experiences in society. Effects on personality, interpersonal relationships, and life choices.



PSY 3010 - Internship Preparation
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Psy major or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
For psychology majors preparing to complete an internship. Includes career development, site selection, exploration of community or business organizations and study of ethics.



PSY 3011 - Internship in Psychology
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-3010 or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Internship with a school, community agency or business. Nine hours supervised experience on site and one hour on campus per week. Students complete an internship contract, weekly log, relevant readings, and paper or presentation. Includes direct contact with clients and staff.



PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Elem Algebra, Math placement test; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Descriptive statistics; introduction to correlational analysis and regression; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design analysis of variance and other parametric and nonparametric hypothesis-test statistics in the behavioral sciences.



PSY 3021 - Experimental Design and Methodology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2003, 3020, Psychology major; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to problems and methods of experimentation in psychology; logical and scientific basis of experimental psychology; problems and techniques of designing, conducting, and reporting experiments.



PSY 3022 - Applied Methods and Measurement
(4.0 cr; Prereq-psychology major, PSY 3020, 3021 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Designing, conducting, and reporting experiments; constructing, choosing, and interpreting psychological instruments; experimental procedures and research findings from various areas within psychology.



PSY 3051 - Cross-cultural Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Role of culture on behavior. Universal versus culture-specific aspects of psychological principles. Definition of culture, methodology, development of self and others, cognition, attitudes, emotions, applications in organizations, therapy, well-being.



PSY 3061 - Physiological Psychology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Physiological basis of behavior, including central and peripheral nervous systems, sensory processes as they relate to perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, intelligence, and learning.



PSY 3081 - History and Systems of Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Survey of historical development and current status of contemporary systems and theories in psychology.



PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Basic concepts, issues, and methods involved in study of human personality; introduction to selected theories on motives, dynamics, development, and description of human nature.



PSY 3112 - Psychology of Religion
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Upper div standing, strong interest in scientific study of religious experience and behavior; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Religious beliefs and their functional value in human life. Varieties of religious experience and behavior.



PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Mental disorders, including DSM-IV classification system, etiology, and treatment.



PSY 3122 - Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003, 2021; A-F only, spring, every year)
Overview of psychological disorders common among children and adolescents, including theoretical approaches, diagnostic criteria, developmental trajectory and framework, etiology, risk and protective factors, and treatment. Ethical considerations, research methodology, and diversity considerations in child clinical psychology will also be covered.



PSY 3201 - Social Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
How thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are affected by others. Social influence and interaction. Attitude measurement and change, conformity, impression formation, attribution theory, aggression, and prosocial behavior.



PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Principles and processes of interaction in groups; structure and functioning of groups; leadership, communication, decision making, social influence; aspects of sensitivity training.



PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality
(3.0 cr; =[PSY 3216]; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Biological and psychosocial factors relating to human sexuality, sexual functioning, gender, and related issues. Group discussion of societal factors, values, and attitudes and their impact on behavior.



PSY 3231 - Psychology of Drug Use
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Basic understanding of drug effects: tolerance and withdrawal; commonality among drugs of abuse; how antischizophrenic, antimanic, antianxiety, and antidepressant drugs are thought to work; reward centers in brain.



PSY 3371 - Child and Adolescent Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Growth of individual and social forms of human behavior. Interaction of heredity and environment on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes from conception to adulthood.



PSY 3381 - Adult Development and Aging
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Change and continuity in physiological, psychological, and sociocultural development in early, middle, and late adulthood; theories and research on effects of demographics, cohort, race, ethnicity, gender, culture, family, friends, work, health, education, housing, public policies; dying, grief, bereavement.



PSY 3445 - Transpersonal Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Branch of psychology that studies spiritual and transcendental experiences. Concerned with the whole of being, it recognizes potential for a variety of states of consciousness; it acknowledges developmental psychology and draws further insights from the spiritual dimensions of human beings. Lab fee.



PSY 3520 - Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to the field of industrial/organizational psychology. Major content areas within the field will be covered, including selection, training, performance evaluation, motivation, work stress, organizational culture, teams, and leadership.



PSY 3524 - Basic Helping Skills
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Rationale for and practice of basic skills needed for effective interpersonal helping.



PSY 3525 - Behavior Analysis in the Workplace
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Introduction to performance management in the context of understanding workplace behavior using a non-traditional approach to management based on principles derived from the field of behavior analysis. Major content areas within the field will be covered, including measurement of performance and results of performance, analysis, of performance data and environments in which performance occurs, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of practical solutions to produce positive, effective workplace performance change.



PSY 3540 - Psychology of Food Abuse
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Basic understanding of eating disorders: obesity, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and social, psychological, and physical influences on normal and abnormal eating. Social evaluation of obesity.



PSY 3601 - Psychology of Personal Development
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Focuses on discovery of self and spiritual journey. Examines personal development by exploring ways to change, grow, and achieve creative potential. Individual and group counseling experiences required to increase self-awareness and self-knowledge.



PSY 3611 - Learning and Behavior
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of basic learning and behavior processes including the evolution of behavior, pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, and elementary cognitive processes.



PSY 3613 - Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Change
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Overview of diverse topics and application of the principles of the science of behavior known as behavior analysis. The philosophical system known as behaviorism that underlies this area of study will be explored, as well as the application of behavioral principles to a number of areas of society, including interpersonal relationship, parenting, clinical applications and treatments for persons with intellectual and other disabilities, business and management, animal behavior, health, sustainability, and more. Students will learn techniques for utilizing the principles of behavior in their own lives, conducting functional behavior assessments, as well as the social benefits associated with the incorporation of behavioral principles into educational, rehabilitative, organizational, and other settings.



PSY 3621 - Cognition
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
An overview of cognitive processes, using historical, philosophical, biological and experimental perspectives. Course topics include attention, perception, knowledge representation memory, language, thinking, reasoning, and decision-making.



PSY 3661 - Psychology of Language
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Psychological processes underlying comprehension, production, and acquisition of language(s); cognitive, social, biological, and educational perspectives on language and their applications.



PSY 3697 - Sensation and Perception
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Theories, methods, and findings in study of sensory and perceptual processes; psychophysics and psychophysiology of visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, cutaneous, kinesthetic, vestibular, and pain senses; analysis of perceptions of constancy, illusion, space, time, motion, and form.



PSY 3701 - Personnel Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to personnel psychology. Testing, selection, performance appraisal, job analysis, job evaluation, validity issues in organizational settings, discrimination, and affirmative action programs.



PSY 3707 - Organizational Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Overview of organizational topics within industrial/organizational psychology. Leadership, job satisfaction, motivation theories, goal setting, organizational behavior, organizational development, and industrial relations.



PSY 3986 - Honors Project
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Psychology major, 3.00 GPA overall; 3.25 GPA Psychology; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced project demonstrating either the application of psychological principles or an empirical investigation proposed and conducted by the student. Project or empirical investigation must be based on theoretical and research foundations. A psychology faculty advisor and a written and/or oral report required.



PSY 3989 - Directed Instruction
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent; fall, spring, every year)
Students work with department faculty in planning and helping teach an undergraduate course.



PSY 3990 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-3 cr Psy or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Developed by psychology faculty in their expertise areas to instruct on selected advanced and current topics.



PSY 3991 - Projects in Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Psy major or minor, instructor consent; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised practical experience in University or community activities to gain experience in application of psychological principles and techniques; written report required.



PSY 3994 - Directed Research in Psychology
(1.0 - 8.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Psy major or minor, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research problem in psychology chosen by either the instructor or the student; written research report required.



PSY 3995 - Research in Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Psy major or minor, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Intensive independent empirical research on problem in psychology chosen by student; research report required.



PSY 3996 - Pre-Professional Field Placement
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-3010, 3011, instructor consent; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Preprofessional field placement. For students wishing additional internship experience. Requires additional 3 hours per week of supervised experience on site for each credit. Must be taken with Psy 3011 Internship in Psychology.



PSY 4021 - Research Methods I
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3020, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Provides an overview of research methods in psychology; logical and scientific basis of experimental psychology; problems and techniques of designing, conducting and reporting experiments; selecting and constructing psychological instruments, a review of statistics and how to design a research project.



PSY 4022 - Research Methods II
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4021, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Discusses research methodology as it is applied within different areas of psychology. Reviews statistics and introduces the use of statistical software (e.g.,SPSS). Provides an overview of testing and measurement and research ethics.



PSY 4023 - Research Methods III
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4022, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Emphasizes designing and conducting a study, analyzing data, and interpreting and reporting the results.



PSY 4121 - Foundations of Clinical Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3121, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
An overview of clinical psychology as well as contemporary issues and trends within the field. Emphasizes areas in which clinical psychologists are principally involved, including assessment, treatment, and clinical research.



PSY 4500 - Health Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003, min 60 cr or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
Concepts, issues, and methods of health psychology; health maintenance and illness prevention integrating biological, psychological, and social factors; utilization of health psychological assessments; and interdisciplinary aspects of health psychology.



PSY 5021 - Advanced Developmental Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Course format involved reading and discussion of reviews and journal articles about theories, research methodology, and topics central to the scientific study of human development from conception through adulthood. The role of theory as a guide for research and practice, and classical as well as contemporary theories will be examined. Normative changes and individual differences will be examined. Theoretical frameworks in the domains of social, cognitive, language, and temperament/personality development will be examined.



PSY 5051 - Research Methods and Measurement in Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research methods and design for the behavioral sciences; principles and practices of needs assessment, program evaluation, and individual assessment techniques; ethical and legal considerations in research and assessment.



PSY 5052 - Advanced Statistical Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3020; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced parametric and nonparametric statistics; application of variance, covariance, and linear regression analyses to a variety of multilevel and factorial research designs; psychometric statistics; computer-based data management; ethical and legal considerations.



PSY 5061 - Research Problems I
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Application of principles and procedures of research methods, needs assessments, and program evaluations; integration of research concepts with counseling problems through guided study and practice; ethical and legal considerations. Partially fulfills Plan B requirement.



PSY 5062 - Research Problems II
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-5061 or instructor consent; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Advanced application of principles and procedures of research methods, needs assessment, program evaluation, and statistics; integration of research concepts with counseling problems; analysis, conclusions, and dissemination of research. Written report and oral exam required; completes fulfillment of Plan B requirement.



PSY 5120 - Career and Lifestyle Development
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Psychology graduate student or instructor consent.; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Overview of career development and decision theories related to life planning and career choices. Methods and techniques involved in the career counseling process.



PSY 5121 - Psychopathology Over the Lifespan
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Psychopathology from integrative biopsychosocial and developmental psychopathology perspectives; adult and child psychopathologies including symptomatology, prevalence, etiological evidence, typical course and prognosis, associated features, cultural and social considerations, comorbidity and differential diagnosis.



PSY 5123 - Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Examination of a wide spectrum of addictive behaviors, including drug addictions and process addictions, such as gambling, compulsive buying, and compulsive eating. Evaluation and treatment approaches.



PSY 5130 - Evolutionary Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Evolution and the theory of natural selection as it applies to behavioral processes, e.g., survival, mating strategies, parenting and family, cooperation and conflict.



PSY 5131 - Mind-Body Connection
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Examination of interface between biological and psychological development associated with risks for substance abuse, depression, and conduct disorders; potential commonality of mechanisms. Topics may include communication between brain and endocrine systems, evolution of the brain, homosexuality, psychoneuroimmunology, and psychopharmacology.



PSY 5155 - Forensic Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1003 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Examines the application of psychology to the judicial system in such diverse areas as criminal diversion and rehabilitation; expert testimony, jury selection; police training; divorce mediation; and custody evaluations.



PSY 5401 - Advanced Social Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3201; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Examination of core content areas and topics within experimental social psychology with a focus on application within both clinical and industrial/organizational psychology. Topics include attitude formation and attitude change, attribution theory, the self, conformity, prejudice, aggression, and prosocial behavior.



PSY 5621 - Cognition and Emotion
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3621; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Students in this course will read and discuss scholarly reviews and journal articles on theories, research methodology, and topics central to the scientific study of human cognition, emotion and their applications. There will be discussions on the models of cognitive (perception, memory, language, thinking and reasoning) and emotional processes and their interrelatedness. Consideration will be given to how these contemporary models are developed and evaluated through empirical studies. Finally, how these theoretical models can be applied to educational, clinical, legal and workplace settings will be examined.



PSY 5631 - Biological Bases of Behavior
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3061; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Understanding how communication within the body (neuronal, endocrinological, immunological) affects behavior and psychological processes, and how these systems interact to influence these processes. Examining how perturbations within these systems lead to mental illness and/or problematic behaviors. How psychoactive drugs affect these systems, with respect to clinical treatment and abuse. The neurological mechanisms of reward and drug dependence (withdraw, cravings) will be investigated.



PSY 5701 - Advanced Personnel Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3701; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Students will apply theories and research finding to address issues of personnel recruitment, selection, and classification in the workplace.



PSY 5702 - Advanced Organizational Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-psychology graduate student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 3707; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course covers core contents in organizational psychology, with a focus on understanding of research findings to enhance organizational functioning and employee well-being. Topics include employee motivation, job attitudes, work stress, teams, leadership, and organizational justice and culture.



PSY 5993 - Directed Study: Psychology and Counseling
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; fall, offered periodically)
Individual in-depth explorations of psychological and/or counseling theories and principles approved and guided by faculty.



PSY 5995 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(0.5 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-psychology grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Analysis of selected advanced topics in psychology and/or counseling.



PSY 8021 - Research Methods and Evaluation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Successful completion of an undergraduate research methods course in Psychology or another social science discipline, PSY 5020 or an equivalent graduate level statistics course in the social sciences.; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Examination of quasi-experimental and experimental designs within psychological science. The course will provide comprehensive coverage of the assessment of reliability and validity of measures, methods, and research designs to facilitate the development of a research proposal. A wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research designs, measurement techniques, and methods will be described and evaluated in terms of internal, external, construct, and statisical conclusion validity.



PSY 8052 - Advanced Statistics II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5052 with a grade of C- or better; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Advanced statistics used for experimental and correlational research in psychology; analyze data using advanced univariate, basic multivariate, and meta-analytic techniques; assumptions of test; diagnosis of assumption violations; interpretation of results; use of common statistical software (e.g., SPSS or R).



PSY 8097 - Clinical-Counseling Practicum
(2.0 cr; Prereq-clinical counseling track ssychology graduate student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Supervised counseling practice experience within the University setting. Emphasis is on developing individual and group counseling skills.



PSY 8099 - Research Project in Psychology
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Psychology grad student; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course provides a capstone experience for students to integrate all they have learned in order to produce scholarly work. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students will plan, design, conduct, and present an original project.



PSY 8103 - Introduction to Graduate Studies
(0.0 cr; Prereq-graduate psychology student; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
This course will orient new students to key facets of graduate studies in the MasterÔ┐┐s in Psychological Science Program. Program expectations, requirements, and timelines will be clarified to enable students to make progress in formulating goals in their chosen tracks. This course will provide students with a basis for academic collaboration and professional development by facilitating student interactions with peers and the faculty in psychology.



PSY 8197 - Clinical Counseling Internship
(2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8097 and instructor consent; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised clinical work in a professional psychological services setting. Psychological assessment and clinical intervention are emphasized.



PSY 8221 - Individual Adult and Group Therapy/Counseling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course provides an overview of a variety of individual and group therapy models and techniques utilized with adults. Evidence-based techniques and empirically supported treatments will be emphasized along with their application to specific psychological diagnoses.



PSY 8223 - Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology graduate student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Individual child and adolescent psychological intervention models and techniques as well as a variety of family therapy models and techniques will be reviewed, emphasizing those with demonstrated empirical effectiveness. Students will be introduced to the provision of effective youth and family counseling approaches in preparation for practicum experience.



PSY 8224 - Clinical Treatment Planning
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course provides an overview of methods and strategies of evidence-based clinical treatment planning. Identification and evaluation of measurable process and outcome goals are emphasized. Treatment planning will target specific psychological diagnoses for adults and children, and various modalities, as well as crisis intervention/counseling.



PSY 8231 - Assessment I: Foundations and Cognitive Assessment
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
This course provides an overview of basic psychometric issues, test administration, and cognitive assessment. It covers fundamental issues in evidence-based assessment and the development of competent administration and interpretation skills of common cognitive assessments.



PSY 8232 - Assessment II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8231; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Building on content from Assessment I, this course applies concepts of psychological testing and measurement to the assessment of specific clinical syndromes and personality through objective personality tests, behavioral observations, symptom checklists, rating forms and structured diagnostic interviewing. Students will learn to appropriately use and interpret results from such measures in the course of clinical/counseling practice. Issue of clinical judgment and controversies concerning common assessment approaches will be covered.



PSY 8301 - Multicultural Foundations in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
This course explores the complexities of culture in practice. The focus is on becoming culturally responsive counselors and therapists. Within evidence-based practice, this course provides guidelines for integrating cultural considerations into the theory and practice of assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions.



PSY 8302 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Therapy and Counseling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Clinical counseling track psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course covers approaches to ethical decision making of relevance to work as a psychologist. Codes of ethical conduct, as well as legal issues related to research and practice are foci. Students will learn about important historical cases illustrating ethical and legal issues in the field.



PSY 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, offered periodically)
(no description)



PSY 8701 - Performance Evaluation and Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course centers on the methods of evaluating performance and on actions taken with employees based upon such appraisals. Theoretical understanding and familiarity with research on interpersonal judgment and perception, criterion theory and development, rating scale construction and use, sources of information, and effective communication will help students in this course develop skills in designing performance appraisal and feedback systems which meet organizational needs while enhancing employee motivation.



PSY 8705 - Organizational Systems & Development
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course is designed to cover topics central to organizational systems and development, including classical and contemporary theories of organizations, organizational structure, organizational design, technology, and cross-cultural differences and issues. Students will learn how to integrate theory, research findings, and applied techniques to help organizations adapt within the ever-changing local and global environment.



PSY 8706 - Personnel Training & Development
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Psychology graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course is designed to cover topics central to personnel training and development. This course requires the integration of theories, tools, concepts, and techniques learned in the classroom with an application in a "real" organization. Students will learn how to analyze performance deficiencies in order to determine whether training is required and, if so, how to design and implement effective training to help fix performance problems. Basic phenomena of learning, various training and development approaches commonly used in business and industry, and design issues necessary for planning evaluation and improvement strategies will be covered.



 
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