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Twin Cities Campus

Psychology Ph.D.

Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Psychology, S246 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-4181; fax: 612-626-2079)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2016
  • Length of program in credits: 60
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Students are admitted only for the PhD degree. Doctoral program specialties are offered in biological psychopathology; clinical science and psychopathology research; cognitive and brain sciences; counseling psychology; industrial/organizational psychology; personality, individual differences, and behavior genetics; quantitative/psychometric methods; and social psychology.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Committee on Accreditation of the Amer. Psychological Assoc (for Clinical & Counseling specialities)
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Although there are no specific minimums for GPA and GRE scores, previous admissions statistics are available from the psychology website at psych.umn.edu.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Recommended academic preparation includes a minimum of 12 credits (three to four courses) of psychology coursework beyond introductory psychology, including one course in statistics or psychological measurement. Applicants to the clinical science program must have completed a course in abnormal psychology. An undergraduate major in psychology is desirable, but not required.
Special Application Requirements:
Applications are accepted for fall admission only; the deadline is December 1. A department application; a statement of career interests, goals, and objectives; three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's scholarship and research potential; and scores from the GRE General Test are required. The GRE Subject Test in psychology is not required, but highly recommended. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the TOEFL iBT. Applications are submitted electronically through the ApplyYourself application system. For more information about the application procedures, see the psychology website at psych.umn.edu.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Internet Based - Speaking Score: 23
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
24 credits are required in the major.
12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 3 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please go to the Psychology website at www.psych.umn.edu for information about the specialty areas offered. Applicants are allowed to apply and be admitted to only one specialty area.
General Area Distribution Requirement
The General Area Distribution Requirement, which provides students with a broad knowledge of psychology, must be completed prior to the preliminary written examination. The 15 required credits must be from at least 4 of the 12 general topic areas. An additional course may be chosen from any category. Grades of A or B are required.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
1. Brain Science
· PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5063 - Introduction to Functional MRI (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5065 - Functional Imaging: Hands-on Training (3.0 cr)
or NSC 5561 - Systems Neuroscience (4.0 cr)
or NSC 5661W - Behavioral Neuroscience [WI] (4.0 cr)
· 2. Cognitive Science
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5038W - Introduction to Neural Networks [WI] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· 3. Developmental
· CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
or CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
· 4. Differential/Behavior Genetics
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5136 - Human Abilities (3.0 cr)
· 5. Industrial/Organizational
· *PSY 5701 - Organizational Staffing (3.0 cr)
or *PSY 5703 - Psychology or Organizational Training & Development (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· 6. Measurement
If a student chooses the measurement area as one of their 12, they must take this course to satisfy the measurement area. The additional courses below may be take after 5862 is completed as secondary Measurement fulfillment.
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
Measurement electives may only be taken only after completing PSY 5862.
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
or EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application (4.0 cr)
or PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
· 7. Personality
· PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or *PSY 8107 - Personality, Culture & Society (3.0 cr)
· 8. Psychopathology
· *PSY 5604 - Abnormal Psychology (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
or *PSY 8112 - Psychopathology II (3.0 cr)
or CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· 9. Quantitative Methods & Research Methodology
Take at least 3 credits of 5- or 8-level advanced quantitative methods or research methodology from coursework offered at the University. Must complete with a grade of A or B. Coursework must be approved by the student's adviser. - The following courses CANNOT be used: EPSY 8261 EPSY 8262 EPSY 8263 PSY 5862 STAT 5021
· 10. Sensation and Perception
· PSY 5031W - Perception [WI] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5036W - Computational Vision [WI] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception (3.0 cr)
· 11. Social
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
or *PSY 5206 - Social Psychology and Health Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8203 - Impression Management (3.0 cr)
or *PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
or *PSY 8207 - Social Psychology History and Systems (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8209 - Research Methods in Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· 12. Statistics
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
or STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
or STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
or These two courses must both be taken but they count as one.
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
Outside Coursework
Take at least 12 credits outside the major, in consultation with the adviser and director of graduate studies.
Thesis Credits
Take exactly 24 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Major Areas of Concentration
Students are admitted to one area of concentration to fulfill major credits.
Biological Psychopathology
Biological Psychopathology requires 42-57 coursework credits.
Required Courses
Take 15 credits
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
Required Elective
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
Biological Psychopathology Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8935 - Readings in Behavioral Genetics and Individual Differences Psychology (1.0 cr)
· PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences (1.0-6.0 cr)
· PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research
Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research requires 72-80 coursework credits. Students should take the required courses listed below.
PSY 8611 - Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment: Measurement, Methodology, and Development (5.0 cr)
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8612 - Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology: Interviewing, Diagnosis, and Cultural Diversity (5.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8622 - Theories and Methods of Effective Intervention (3.0 cr)
PSY 8542 - Professional Standards and Ethics in Clinical Psychology (3.0 cr)
Clinical Studies
Take exactly 1 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences (1.0-6.0 cr)
Clinical Psychology Practicum
Clinical Psychology Practicum
Take exactly 2 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8620 - Clinical Practicum: Consultation, Supervision, Professional Standards, and Lifelong Learning (1.0-6.0 cr)
Crisis, Consultation, and Community Psychology
Take exactly 1 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8621 - Foundations in Therapeutic Intervention Applying Theory to Clinical Practice (3.0 cr)
Research Credits
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences (1.0-6.0 cr)
-OR-
Cognitive and Brain Sciences Required Courses
Cognitive and Brain Sciences requires 36-51 coursework credits.
Core Areas
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Brain Science
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5063 - Introduction to Functional MRI (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5065 - Functional Imaging: Hands-on Training (3.0 cr)
· NSC 5561 - Systems Neuroscience (4.0 cr)
· NSC 5661W - Behavioral Neuroscience [WI] (4.0 cr)
· Cognitive Science
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5038W - Introduction to Neural Networks [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· Sensation and Perception
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5031W - Perception [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5036W - Computational Vision [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception (3.0 cr)
Quantitative Methods or Research Methodology
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
· PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
-OR-
Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology requires 95-132 coursework credits.
Required Courses
Take 68 to 72 credits
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8501 - Counseling Psychology: History and Theories (3.0 cr)
PSY 8503 - Interviewing and Intervention (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 5501 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8502 - Assessment in Counseling Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8541 - Multicultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8514 - University Counseling Practicum I (4.0-6.0 cr)
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8515 - University Counseling Practicum II (4.0-6.0 cr)
PSY 8545 - Counseling Psychology Process and Outcome Research (3.0 cr)
PSY 8542 - Professional Standards and Ethics in Clinical Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8544 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology Research (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5853 - Biological Bases of Behavior (3.0 cr)
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion (3.0 cr)
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology (4.0 cr)
PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
*PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology: Professional Consultation Beginning (1.0 cr)
*PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, Individual and Cultural Influences (3.0 cr)
*PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology: Counseling Psychology Supervision (2.0 cr)
Advanced Practicum
Take 6 - 24 credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8560 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I: General (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PSY 8561 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II: General (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PSY 8562 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum III: General (1.0-3.0 cr)
Counseling Psychology Courses and Electives
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· *PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology: Professional Consultation Advanced (1.0 cr)
· PSY 8565 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (1.0-6.0 cr)
· PSY 8566 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (1.0-6.0 cr)
· PSY 8567 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum III: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (1.0-6.0 cr)
-OR-
Industrial/Organizational Required Courses
Industrial/Organizational requires 50-63 coursework credits.
Required
Take 27 credits
PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8701 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology I (3.0 cr)
PSY 8702 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology II (3.0 cr)
PSY 8703 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology III (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
*PSY 5701: Organizational Staffing (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5136 - Human Abilities (3.0 cr)
· *PSY 8884: Factor Analysis *PSY 8960: Seminar in Psych - Meta Analysis (3.0 cr) *PSY 8960: Seminar in Psych - Fairness and Bias (3.0 cr) *PSY 8960: Seminar in Psych - Personality at Work (3.0 cr) *PSY 8960: Seminar in Psych - Counterproductive Work Behaviors (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
EPSY 8264 - Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences (1.0-6.0 cr)
-OR-
Personality, Individual Difference and Behavior Genetics
Personality, Individual Difference and Behavior Genetics requires 41-56 coursework credits.
Required
Take 11 credits
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
Required Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5136 - Human Abilities (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8664 - Personality Assessment (3.0 cr)
Advanced Sourse in Psychometrics
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
· PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8935 - Readings in Behavioral Genetics and Individual Differences Psychology (1.0 cr)
· PSY 8937 - Seminar in Human Behavioral Genetics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Quantitative/Psychometric Methods
Quantitative/Psychometric Methods requires 50-62 coursework credits.
Quantitative Psychometrics Required Courses
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
MS in Statistics
STAT 5701 - Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
STAT 8801 - Statistical Consulting (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
or STAT 8101 - Theory of Statistics 1 (3.0 cr)
STAT 8102 - Theory of Statistics 2 (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Social Psychology
Social Psychology requires 51-60 coursework credits.
Social Psychology Required Courses
Take 12 credits
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8206 - Proseminar in Social Psychology (1.0 cr)
Electives 1
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· *PSY 5206 - Social Psychology and Health (3.0 cr)
Electives 2
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8203 - Impression Management (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8204 - Social Psychology of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8209 - Research Methods in Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consequences of different types of brain damage on human perception/cognition. Neural mechanisms of normal perceptual/cognitive functions. Vision/attention disorders, split brain, language deficits, memory disorders, central planning deficits. Emphasizes function/phenomenology. Minimal amount of brain anatomy. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5063 - Introduction to Functional MRI
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to understand and perform a brain imaging experiment. Theory and practice of functional MRI experimental design, execution, and data analysis. Students develop experimental materials/acquire and analyze their own functional MRI data. Lectures/lab exercises. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to affective neuroscience. How brain promotes emotional/motivated behavior in animals/humans. Biological theories of emotion in historical/current theoretical contexts. Fundamental brain motivational systems, including fear, pleasure, attachment, stress, and regulation of motivated behavior. Implications for emotional development, vulnerability to psychiatric disorders. prereq: 3061 or 5061 or instr consent
PSY 5065 - Functional Imaging: Hands-on Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic neuroimaging techniques/functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). First half of semester covers basic physical principles. Second half students design/execute fMRI experiment on Siemens 3 Tesla scanner. prereq: [3801 or equiv], [3061 or NSCI 3101], instr consent
NSC 5561 - Systems Neuroscience
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of organization of neural systems forming the basis for sensation/movement. Sensory-motor/neural-endocrine integration. Relationships between structure and function in nervous system. Team taught. Lecture, laboratory. prereq: NSc grad student or instr consent
NSC 5661W - Behavioral Neuroscience (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Neural coding/representation of movement parameters. Neural mechanisms underlying higher order processes such as memorization, memory scanning, and mental rotation. Emphasizes experimental psychological studies in human subjects, single cell recording experiments in subhuman primates, and artificial neural network modeling. prereq: Grad NSc major or grad NSc minor or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Mathematical models of complex human behavior, including individual/group decision making, information processing, learning, perception, and overt action. Specific computational techniques drawn from decision theory, information theory, probability theory, machine learning, and elements of data analysis. prereq: Math 1271 or instr consent
PSY 5038W - Introduction to Neural Networks (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Parallel distributed processing models in neural/cognitive science. Linear models, Hebbian rules, self-organization, non-linear networks, optimization, representation of information. Applications to sensory processing, perception, learning, memory. prereq: [[3061 or NSC 3102], [MATH 1282 or 2243]] or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genetic methods for studying human/animal behavior. Emphasizes nature/origin of individual differences in behavior. Twin and adoption methods. Cytogenetics, molecular genetics, linkage/association studies. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 5136 - Human Abilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, methods, and applications of research in human abilities. Intelligence, aptitude, achievement, specific abilities, information processing/learning and intelligence, aptitude/treatment interactions, and quantitative measurement issues. prereq: [3001W or 3001V], [3135 or 5135], [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00416
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological causes of behavior in work organizations. Consequences for individual fulfillment and organizational effectiveness. Individual differences, social perception, motivation, stress, job design, leadership, job satisfaction, teamwork, organizational culture. Prereq: Psy 3001W or 3001V and 3711 OR Psy grad
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab. prereq: [5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Mathematical models of complex human behavior, including individual/group decision making, information processing, learning, perception, and overt action. Specific computational techniques drawn from decision theory, information theory, probability theory, machine learning, and elements of data analysis. prereq: Math 1271 or instr consent
PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current theory and research on personality functioning and personality structure. Descriptive, biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and narrative perspectives on personality. prereq: Psy 3001W and either Psy 3101 or Psy 3135 OR Psychology PhD student
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special course or seminar. Topics listed in Class Schedule. prereq: PSY 1001, [jr or sr or grad student]
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive psychopathology. Theory/research. Evaluation of current experimentation in various behavior disorders. prereq: Clinical psych grad student, instr consent
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
PSY 5031W - Perception (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc/Psy 5031
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Cognitive, computational, and neuroscience perspectives on visual perception. Topics include color vision, pattern vision, image formation in the eye, object recognition, reading, and impaired vision. prereq: 3031 or 3051 or instr consent
PSY 5036W - Computational Vision (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Applications of psychology, neuroscience, computer science to design principles underlying visual perception, visual cognition, action. Compares biological/physical processing of images with respect to image formation, perceptual organization, object perception, recognition, navigation, motor control. prereq: [[3031 or 3051], [Math 1272 or equiv]] or instr consent
PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Seminar. Advanced topics in auditory and visual perception. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of the peripheral visual and auditory systems, cortical representations, behavioral and brain-imaging methods, and computational approaches to understanding/simulating perception. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8203 - Impression Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Classic and contemporary theory and research concerning interpersonal strategies of impression management and interplay between private and public self. prereq: Grad psych major; 8208 recommended; instr consent
PSY 8209 - Research Methods in Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Experimental/quasi-experimental methods for research in social psychology. Statistical, interpretive, operational, and ethical issues. prereq: Psych PhD student
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3032 or 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Bivariate and multivariate distributions. Multivariate normal distributions. Analysis of multivariate linear models. Repeated measures, growth curve and profile analysis. Canonical correlation analysis. Principal components and factor analysis. Discrimination, classification, and clustering.
STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Varieties of categorical data, cross-classifications, contingency tables. Tests for independence. Combining 2x2 tables. Multidimensional tables/loglinear models. Maximum-likelihood estimation. Tests for goodness of fit. Logistic regression. Generalized linear/multinomial-response models.
STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Order statistics. Classical rank-based procedures (e.g., Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis). Goodness of fit. Topics may include smoothing, bootstrap, and generalized linear models. prereq: Stat classes 3032 or 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive psychopathology. Theory/research. Evaluation of current experimentation in various behavior disorders. prereq: Clinical psych grad student, instr consent
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genetic methods for studying human/animal behavior. Emphasizes nature/origin of individual differences in behavior. Twin and adoption methods. Cytogenetics, molecular genetics, linkage/association studies. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to affective neuroscience. How brain promotes emotional/motivated behavior in animals/humans. Biological theories of emotion in historical/current theoretical contexts. Fundamental brain motivational systems, including fear, pleasure, attachment, stress, and regulation of motivated behavior. Implications for emotional development, vulnerability to psychiatric disorders. prereq: 3061 or 5061 or instr consent
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
PSY 8935 - Readings in Behavioral Genetics and Individual Differences Psychology
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Each week participants read and discuss one or two primary research articles. prereq: 5135, 5137 or instr consent
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory instruction and seminars in faculty research areas. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special area of psychology or a related science. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reviews individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reviews, individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8611 - Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment: Measurement, Methodology, and Development
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Prerequisites: Clinical psych grad student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practice in clinical application of assessment techniques/interviewing. Lab observations, administration, scoring, interpretation. prereq: Clinical psych grad student
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive psychopathology. Theory/research. Evaluation of current experimentation in various behavior disorders. prereq: Clinical psych grad student, instr consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8612 - Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology: Interviewing, Diagnosis, and Cultural Diversity
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Prerequisites: 8611, clinical psych grad student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/practice in clinical application of assessment techniques/interviewing. Lab observations, administration, scoring, interpretation. prereq: 8611, clinical psych grad student
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 8622 - Theories and Methods of Effective Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Methodological issues in treatment research, theories of change/motivation. Empirically supported therapies for anxiety, mood, personality disorders, psychosis, addiction. Simulating therapeutic interactions to prepare students to provide therapy. prereq: 8111, CSPR grad student
PSY 8542 - Professional Standards and Ethics in Clinical Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical principles/codes of conduct for psychologists. Ethical dilemmas faced by researchers, practitioners, teachers. prereq: Counseling or clinical psych grad student or instr consent
PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special area of psychology or a related science. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8620 - Clinical Practicum: Consultation, Supervision, Professional Standards, and Lifelong Learning
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 36.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field experience in professional work in clinical settings. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8621 - Foundations in Therapeutic Intervention Applying Theory to Clinical Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Professional methods in clinical psychology. Individual and group treatment techniques. Lectures and demonstrations of contemporary theories of methods of intervention with adults and or children. prereq: Clinical psych grad student
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory instruction and seminars in faculty research areas. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special area of psychology or a related science. prereq: instr consent
PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consequences of different types of brain damage on human perception/cognition. Neural mechanisms of normal perceptual/cognitive functions. Vision/attention disorders, split brain, language deficits, memory disorders, central planning deficits. Emphasizes function/phenomenology. Minimal amount of brain anatomy. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5063 - Introduction to Functional MRI
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to understand and perform a brain imaging experiment. Theory and practice of functional MRI experimental design, execution, and data analysis. Students develop experimental materials/acquire and analyze their own functional MRI data. Lectures/lab exercises. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to affective neuroscience. How brain promotes emotional/motivated behavior in animals/humans. Biological theories of emotion in historical/current theoretical contexts. Fundamental brain motivational systems, including fear, pleasure, attachment, stress, and regulation of motivated behavior. Implications for emotional development, vulnerability to psychiatric disorders. prereq: 3061 or 5061 or instr consent
PSY 5065 - Functional Imaging: Hands-on Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic neuroimaging techniques/functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). First half of semester covers basic physical principles. Second half students design/execute fMRI experiment on Siemens 3 Tesla scanner. prereq: [3801 or equiv], [3061 or NSCI 3101], instr consent
NSC 5561 - Systems Neuroscience
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of organization of neural systems forming the basis for sensation/movement. Sensory-motor/neural-endocrine integration. Relationships between structure and function in nervous system. Team taught. Lecture, laboratory. prereq: NSc grad student or instr consent
NSC 5661W - Behavioral Neuroscience (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Neural coding/representation of movement parameters. Neural mechanisms underlying higher order processes such as memorization, memory scanning, and mental rotation. Emphasizes experimental psychological studies in human subjects, single cell recording experiments in subhuman primates, and artificial neural network modeling. prereq: Grad NSc major or grad NSc minor or instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5018H - Mathematical Models of Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Mathematical models of complex human behavior, including individual/group decision making, information processing, learning, perception, and overt action. Specific computational techniques drawn from decision theory, information theory, probability theory, machine learning, and elements of data analysis. prereq: Math 1271 or instr consent
PSY 5038W - Introduction to Neural Networks (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Parallel distributed processing models in neural/cognitive science. Linear models, Hebbian rules, self-organization, non-linear networks, optimization, representation of information. Applications to sensory processing, perception, learning, memory. prereq: [[3061 or NSC 3102], [MATH 1282 or 2243]] or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 5031W - Perception (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc/Psy 5031
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Cognitive, computational, and neuroscience perspectives on visual perception. Topics include color vision, pattern vision, image formation in the eye, object recognition, reading, and impaired vision. prereq: 3031 or 3051 or instr consent
PSY 5036W - Computational Vision (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Applications of psychology, neuroscience, computer science to design principles underlying visual perception, visual cognition, action. Compares biological/physical processing of images with respect to image formation, perceptual organization, object perception, recognition, navigation, motor control. prereq: [[3031 or 3051], [Math 1272 or equiv]] or instr consent
PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Seminar. Advanced topics in auditory and visual perception. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of the peripheral visual and auditory systems, cortical representations, behavioral and brain-imaging methods, and computational approaches to understanding/simulating perception. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 8501 - Counseling Psychology: History and Theories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to history of counseling psychology and to primary theoretical orientations used by counseling psychologists. For each theory: basic principles, application to counseling practice, and research support. prereq: Counseling psych grad student or instr consent
PSY 8503 - Interviewing and Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Skills-based course: conceptualization of counseling process, stages of counseling, development of counseling skills, and strategies for behavior change. prereq: Counseling Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 5501 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of history, concepts, theories, methods, and findings of vocational/occupational health psychology. Burnout, personality, violence, stressors/stress-relations, counter productive behaviors, coping in workplace. Vocational development/assessment, career decision-making/counseling, person-environment fit. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 8502 - Assessment in Counseling Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and practice. Emphasizes psychometric assessment. History, foundations in measurement, basic methods, survey of instruments, test interpretation evaluation, ethics. prereq: Counseling psych grad student or instr consent
PSY 8541 - Multicultural Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Approaches, findings, and controversies in research on psychology of ethnic/racial minorities and other cultural populations. Emphasizes counseling/community applications of theory/research. Lecture, discussion, lab. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 8514 - University Counseling Practicum I
Credits: 4.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrates science with supervised practice in University Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS) involving career, academic, and personal counseling clientele. prereq: Counseling Psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory instruction and seminars in faculty research areas. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
PSY 8515 - University Counseling Practicum II
Credits: 4.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrates science with supervised practice in University Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS) involving career, academic, and personal counseling clientele. prereq: Counseling Psy grad student
PSY 8545 - Counseling Psychology Process and Outcome Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Research methods, empirically-supported interventions, assessing treatment outcomes in practice, research on the counseling process, applying counseling research in counseling practice and in non-counseling contexts in the "real world." Ethics and standards of research, history of counseling process and outcome research. prereq: [[8501, 8502, 8503] or equiv], counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8542 - Professional Standards and Ethics in Clinical Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical principles/codes of conduct for psychologists. Ethical dilemmas faced by researchers, practitioners, teachers. prereq: Counseling or clinical psych grad student or instr consent
PSY 8544 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Research problems specific to special populations, vocational research, assessment/testing, findings in these areas useful to counseling psychology practice. prereq: [[8501, 8502, 8503] or equiv], counseling psych grad student, instr consent
EPSY 5853 - Biological Bases of Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Biological basis of behavior with emphasis on relationship between functions/structures of brain.
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to affective neuroscience. How brain promotes emotional/motivated behavior in animals/humans. Biological theories of emotion in historical/current theoretical contexts. Fundamental brain motivational systems, including fear, pleasure, attachment, stress, and regulation of motivated behavior. Implications for emotional development, vulnerability to psychiatric disorders. prereq: 3061 or 5061 or instr consent
PSY 8111 - Biological, Cognitive, Affective, Social, Developmental and Historical Aspects of Psychopathology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive psychopathology. Theory/research. Evaluation of current experimentation in various behavior disorders. prereq: Clinical psych grad student, instr consent
PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consequences of different types of brain damage on human perception/cognition. Neural mechanisms of normal perceptual/cognitive functions. Vision/attention disorders, split brain, language deficits, memory disorders, central planning deficits. Emphasizes function/phenomenology. Minimal amount of brain anatomy. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contemporary theoretical positions and related research. prereq: Psy PhD student
PSY 8560 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I: General
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied practice experience in counseling psychology settings and seminars. May include guest speakers, readings, and student presentations. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8561 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II: General
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Applied practice experience in counseling psychology settings and seminar that may include guest speakers, readings, and student presentations on topics relevant to clients and settings of practice experiences. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8562 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum III: General
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Applied practice experience in counseling psychology settings and seminar that may include guest speakers, readings, and students presentations on topics relevant to clients and settings of practice experiences. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8565 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied practice experience in vocational assessment clinic of Department of Psychology. Career/vocational testing, assessment, decision making. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8566 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Applied practice experience in Vocational Assessment Clinic of Department of Psychology. Career/vocational testing, assessment, decision making. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 8567 - Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum III: Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Applied practice experience in Vocational Assessment Clinic of Department of Psychology. Career and vocational testing, assessment, and decision making. prereq: Counseling psy grad student, instr consent
PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00416
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological causes of behavior in work organizations. Consequences for individual fulfillment and organizational effectiveness. Individual differences, social perception, motivation, stress, job design, leadership, job satisfaction, teamwork, organizational culture. Prereq: Psy 3001W or 3001V and 3711 OR Psy grad
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 8701 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Application of research and theory in psychological measurement and individual differences to problems in job analysis, personnel selection and classification, performance assessment, and individual training. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8702 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Determinants of behavior, performance, job satisfaction that can be influenced after an individual enters an organization. Application of research/theory in attitudes, motivation, leadership, group/team dynamics, and job design to enhancement of job performance/satisfaction. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8703 - Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology III
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Developing issues/trends in current research, research methodological advances, and implementation practices. Recent important/controversial developments. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
PSY 5136 - Human Abilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, methods, and applications of research in human abilities. Intelligence, aptitude, achievement, specific abilities, information processing/learning and intelligence, aptitude/treatment interactions, and quantitative measurement issues. prereq: [3001W or 3001V], [3135 or 5135], [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3032 or 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
EPSY 8264 - Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
General linear model used as context for regression. Matrix algebra, multiple regression, path analysis, polynomial regression, standardized regression, stepwise solutions, analysis of variance, weighted least squares, logistic regression. prereq: [8252 or equiv], regression/ANOVA course, familiarity with statistical analysis package
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory instruction and seminars in faculty research areas. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
PSY 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special area of psychology or a related science. prereq: instr consent
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 5137 - Introduction to Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Genetic methods for studying human/animal behavior. Emphasizes nature/origin of individual differences in behavior. Twin and adoption methods. Cytogenetics, molecular genetics, linkage/association studies. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5136 - Human Abilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, methods, and applications of research in human abilities. Intelligence, aptitude, achievement, specific abilities, information processing/learning and intelligence, aptitude/treatment interactions, and quantitative measurement issues. prereq: [3001W or 3001V], [3135 or 5135], [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current theory and research on personality functioning and personality structure. Descriptive, biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and narrative perspectives on personality. prereq: Psy 3001W and either Psy 3101 or Psy 3135 OR Psychology PhD student
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8664 - Personality Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Concepts/issues concerning individual differences in personality and their assessment; content, reality, and significance of personality traits; classification of personality traits; major approaches to measurement of personality. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reviews individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reviews, individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8935 - Readings in Behavioral Genetics and Individual Differences Psychology
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Each week participants read and discuss one or two primary research articles. prereq: 5135, 5137 or instr consent
PSY 8937 - Seminar in Human Behavioral Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced topics vary with each offering. Sample topics: gene identification in complex human traits, behavioral genetics of alcoholism, twin-family methodology. prereq: 5137 or instr consent
PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar in subject of current interest in psychology. prereq: Psychology grad student or instr consent
PSY 5993 - Research Laboratory in Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laboratory instruction and seminars in faculty research areas. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reviews individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8882 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reviews, individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar in subject of current interest in psychology. prereq: Psychology grad student or instr consent
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
STAT 5701 - Statistical Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: (Stat 5102 or Stat 8102) and (Stat 5302 or STAT 8051) or consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical programming, function writing, graphics using high-level statistical computing languages. Data management, parallel computing, version control, simulation studies, power calculations. Using optimization to fit statistical models. Monte Carlo methods, reproducible research. prereq: (Stat 5102 or Stat 8102) and (Stat 5302 or STAT 8051) or consent
STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linear/generalized linear models, modern regression methods including nonparametric regression, generalized additive models, splines/basis function methods, regularization, bootstrap/other resampling-based inference. prereq: Statistics grad or instr consent
STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design experiments/analyze data with fixed effects, random/mixed effects models. ANOVA for factorial designs. Contrasts, multiple comparisons, power/sample size, confounding, fractional factorials. Computer-generated designs. Response surfaces. Multi-level models. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) for longitudinal data with non-normal errors. prereq: 8051 or instr consent
STAT 8801 - Statistical Consulting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: STAT 8051 and STAT Grad Student or Instructor Consent
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of effective consulting/problem-solving, meeting skills, reporting. Aspects of professional practice/behavior, ethics, continuing education. prereq: STAT 8051 and STAT Grad Student or Instructor Consent
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
STAT 8101 - Theory of Statistics 1
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review of linear algebra. Introduction to probability theory. Random variables, their transformations/expectations. Standard distributions, including multivariate Normal distribution. Probability inequalities. Convergence concepts, including laws of large numbers, Central Limit Theorem. delta method. Sampling distributions. prereq: Statistics grad major or instr consent
STAT 8102 - Theory of Statistics 2
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Statistical inference. Sufficiency. Likelihood-based methods. Point estimation. Confidence intervals. Neyman Pearson hypothesis testing theory. Introduction to theory of linear models. prereq: 8101, Statistics graduate major or instr consent
PSY 8205 - Principles of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contemporary theoretical positions and related research. prereq: Psy PhD student
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 8206 - Proseminar in Social Psychology
Credits: 1.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current research topics in social psychology. prereq: [PSY 8205, Social Psych PhD student] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8203 - Impression Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Classic and contemporary theory and research concerning interpersonal strategies of impression management and interplay between private and public self. prereq: Grad psych major; 8208 recommended; instr consent
PSY 8204 - Social Psychology of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Approaches, findings, and controversies in research on social psychology of prejudice, racial attitudes, and intergroup relations. Focuses on approaches based in social psychology and on related work from political science and sociology.
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
PSY 8209 - Research Methods in Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Experimental/quasi-experimental methods for research in social psychology. Statistical, interpretive, operational, and ethical issues. prereq: Psych PhD student