Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 120-01 Introduction to Health Psychology
Instructor: Christine Guardino
Course Description:
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the interdisciplinary field of health psychology, which uses scientific research methods to study the bi-directional relationship between psychology and health. We will discuss psychological states such as stress and how they affect the body, and mental processes such as finding meaning that are associated with effective coping and positive health outcomes. We will also study health behaviors such as exercise, sleep, eating, and substance use. Finally, we will explore how psychological concepts and research can be applied to health promotion and illness prevention. Course content will be especially relevant to students considering careers in health care or public health.
0930:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 125-01 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 125-02 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Katherine Landis, Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:R   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 135-01 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 135-01. Using a feminist social psychological framework, we will examine theory and research related to the psychology of women and the psychology of gender. We will analyze gender as a system that influences men's and women's lives, and consider the ongoing significance of gender role socialization across the lifespan. Throughout the semester, we will consider the social and political implications of putting women at the center of psychological analysis. In addition, we will develop tools to critically analyze traditional psychological theory and research to expose sexist bias, and we will examine alternative research methodologies that provide ways to study the richness of women's lives in context. This course is cross-listed as WGSS 135.
0900:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 135-02 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 135-02. Using a feminist social psychological framework, we will examine theory and research related to the psychology of women and the psychology of gender. We will analyze gender as a system that influences men's and women's lives, and consider the ongoing significance of gender role socialization across the lifespan. Throughout the semester, we will consider the social and political implications of putting women at the center of psychological analysis. In addition, we will develop tools to critically analyze traditional psychological theory and research to expose sexist bias, and we will examine alternative research methodologies that provide ways to study the richness of women's lives in context. This course is cross-listed as WGSS 135.
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
In this introduction to psychological aspects of human social behavior, we discuss such topics as the relationship between attitudes and behavior, how people judge one another, interpersonal and group influence processes, and relations between individuals and groups, with strong emphasis on real-world applications. We also introduce scientific methods and formal theories for studying social behavior.
0900:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-02 Social Psychology
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
In this introduction to psychological aspects of human social behavior, we discuss such topics as the relationship between attitudes and behavior, how people judge one another, interpersonal and group influence processes, and relations between individuals and groups, with strong emphasis on real-world applications. We also introduce scientific methods and formal theories for studying social behavior.
1030:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 155-01 Human Development: Conception through Adolescence
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, and research methods of lifespan developmental psychology from prenatal development and birth through adolescence (0 - 18 years old). It will focus on how individuals develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally at each stage of the early part of the lifespan infancy, childhood, adolescence and the role of context (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, culture, family, peers, schools, neighborhoods) in shaping development. Finally, we will explore how developmental psychology can contribute toward improving lives and inform solutions to social problems.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 155-02 Human Development: Conception through Adolescence
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, and research methods of lifespan developmental psychology from prenatal development and birth through adolescence (0 - 18 years old). It will focus on how individuals develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally at each stage of the early part of the lifespan infancy, childhood, adolescence and the role of context (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, culture, family, peers, schools, neighborhoods) in shaping development. Finally, we will explore how developmental psychology can contribute toward improving lives and inform solutions to social problems.
1500:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 165-01 Psychopathology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 210-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 fulfills the WID Requirement. In this course, one of the core requirements for the major, our focus is how to make sense of numerical information. Students learn to describe and analyze data. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: any 100-level course. NOTE: Completion of both 210 and 211 fulfills the WID requirement.
1330:MR   KAUF 186
1330:T   KAUF 186
PSYC 211-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 fulfills the WID Requirement. Readings and laboratory exercises introduce students to bibliographic resources in psychology, rules of valid scientific inference, and techniques for conducting psychology experiments. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 210. NOTE: Completion of both 210 and 211 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1030:MWF   KAUF 186
1330:W   KAUF 186
PSYC 315-01 Research Methods in Drugs and Behavior
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
This integrated lecture-laboratory course will review the mechanisms by which various classes of drugs (e.g., antidepressants) interact with the central nervous system to alter behavior. In the laboratory component, methodologies employed by behavioral pharmacologists to study the effects of drugs on behavior will be reviewed. Several hands-on projects will be conducted throughout the semester. Three hours of lecture will be complemented by three hours of laboratory a week.Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 125, 130 or 165, PSYC 201 & 202 or 210 & 211; OR BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
0930:MWF   JAMESR 1206
1030:MWF   JAMESR 1206
PSYC 335-01 Research Methods in Gender and Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 302-02. This course addresses the methodological principles underlying empirical psychological research on gender and sexuality. We will specifically consider qualitative methods as they are used within psychology. Because the study of gender in particular has been strongly guided by feminist theory, this course will focus on feminist epistemologies as related to social psychological research. Class and lab time will be spent developing the following skills: critical reading and analysis of published research, design of empirical research, data collection, and qualitative data analysis. This course will culminate in the design and implementation of an original research project in the area of psychology of gender or human sexuality. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 or 210 & 211, and either 135, 140, 145, 150, 155 or 175.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1330:T   KAUF 185
PSYC 365-01 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
This course will introduce various strategies used in empirical research of clinical phenomena. Practice in behavioral observation systems, structured clinical interviews, and assessment techniques will be gained as students conduct research and write research reports in the area of clinical psychology. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 165, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211.
0900:TR   KAUF 185
1030:TR   KAUF 185
PSYC 420-01 Psychology of Women’s Health
Instructor: Christine Guardino
Course Description:
This seminar will examine theoretical and empirical advances in the psychology of womens health. A biopsychosocial perspective will be used to explore womens reproductive health across the lifespan; gender differences and similarities in disease morbidity and mortality; the influences of the health care system, the workplace, and relationships on womens health; stress, depression and health in women; and womens health-related behaviors. Through readings and class discussions, students will be exposed to psychological theories and research methodologies used in studying the psychology of womens health. We will also explore how psychological science can enrich biomedical approaches to understanding and improving womens health. This advanced seminar will focus on psychological and behavioral processes in health and illness. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a current topic in health psychology, such as the psychology of womens health, stress and health, or health behaviors. Through readings and class discussions, students will be exposed to psychological theories and research methodologies used in health psychology, and to current literature in the field. We will also explore the application of psychological science in improving health. Pre-requisite: 202 or 211.
1330:W   KAUF 185
PSYC 470-01 Seminar in Counseling Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
The major goal of this advanced seminar course is to develop students understanding of the major counseling theories. Students will be introduced to various counseling techniques and the underlying scientific research, including the conditions that facilitate an effective counseling relationship. We will also review and critically evaluate professional ethics and standards for care in counseling psychology. This is largely a theoretical course; while some skills may be introduced and practiced in class, skills-building is not a main goal of the course. Students will engage in presentation of differing research topics within the field, while also applying relevant course information to case studies. Course requirements include, but are not limited to, class participation, reflection papers, research papers and oral presentations. Prerequisite: 202 or 211.
1130:MF   KAUF 187
PSYC 480-01 Psychology of Social Class
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description:
Social psychology recognizes the tremendous importance of social context for understanding human thinking and behavior. This course explores one very influential aspect of social context: social class. Social class means different things to different people but psychological research shows that no matter how you define it, it impacts peoples lives in many ways. This course will describe the ways social class affects the physical and social environments a person is exposed to, the way people think about themselves and view other class groups, the way people make sense of their lives and explain events in their social world, the norms and values they embody in their daily lives and pass on to future generations, and much more. In this course, we will discuss how social scientists have studied and continue to study social class and we will learn how the psychological study of social class contributes uniquely to this broad field of study. We will also talk about different conceptualizations of social class (e.g. income level vs. subjective social status) and their implications for both the study of human cognition and behavior and for practical application in the real world.
1500:MR   KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Investigation of School Counseling
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-02 Aquatic Occupational Therapy and Autism
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 550-01 Formal and Informal Support Services for Students of Color at a Liberal Arts College
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-02 Research on Touch in Sexual Encounters
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 550-03 Social Class and Health Outcomes
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
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PSYC 560-01 Smoking Stigma Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 560-02 Cross-cultural Stigmatization Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 560-03 Attitudes Toward Cultural Appropriation
Instructor: Rui Zhang
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PSYC 560-04 Research on Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 560-05 Stress and Resilience Processes in Maternal-Child Health
Instructor: Christine Guardino
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PSYC 560-06 Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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