Fall 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. 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.
0830:MWF   ALTHSE 207
PSYC 130-01 Perception, Memory & Thought
Instructor: Nina Tarner
Course Description:
This introduction to cognitive psychology will cover such topics as: How do you recognize your grandmother? Can you do more than one thing at a time? Why can't you remember the names of people you just met? More formally, we will examine the processes of perception, attention, representation, and retrieval in children, adults, and machines.
0900:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 130-02 Perception, Memory & Thought
Instructor: Nina Tarner
Course Description:
This introduction to cognitive psychology will cover such topics as: How do you recognize your grandmother? Can you do more than one thing at a time? Why can't you remember the names of people you just met? More formally, we will examine the processes of perception, attention, representation, and retrieval in children, adults, and machines.
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 135-02 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Megan Yost
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.
1500:MR   DENNY 317
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
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.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-02 Social Psychology
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
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.
1500:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 150-01 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
This course takes the position that human behavior can best be understood only in the cultural context in which it occurs. Discussions focus on the impact of culture on human behavior including the nature of culture; political and religious elements of culture; perceptions, stereotypes and the realities of cultural differences; how nationalism and animosity between cultures grow; and sources of prejudice and cultural conflict, and how they may be reduced. Suitable for all students, regardless of prior background in psychology. This course takes the position that human behavior can best be understood only in the cultural context in which it occurs. Discussions focus on the impact of culture on human behavior including the nature of culture; political and religious elements of culture; perceptions, stereotypes and the realities of cultural differences; how nationalism and animosity between cultures grow; and sources of prejudice and cultural conflict, and how they may be reduced. Suitable for all students, regardless of prior background in psychology.
1330: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.
0900:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 165-02 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.
1030:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 175-01 Introduction to Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the field of community psychology--a field that focuses on persons-in-context and the ways that social issues, institutions, and settings impact individuals' mental health and wellbeing. In the course, we will: (a) review the historical underpinnings of community psychology; (b) examine the field's major tenets and theories, including its emphasis on understanding the role of the environment in human behavior; (c) explore the field's application to a range of clinical and social issues; and (d) emulate the field's commitment to the promotion of social change through research and action. This course is a Health Studies elective. This course will provide an introduction to the field of community psychology--a field that focuses on persons-in-context and the ways that social issues, institutions, and settings impact individuals' mental health and wellbeing. In the course, we will: (a) review the historical underpinnings of community psychology; (b) examine the field's major tenets and theories, including its emphasis on understanding the role of the environment in human behavior; (c) explore the field's application to a range of clinical and social issues; and (d) emulate the field's commitment to the promotion of social change through research and action. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1130:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 210-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 fulffills 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:TF   KAUF 186
1500:TF   KAUF 186
PSYC 211-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 fulffills 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.
0930:MWF   KAUF 186
1330:W   KAUF 186
PSYC 320-01 Research Methods in Health Psychology
Instructor: Christine Guardino
Course Description:
Pending Faculty approval. Health psychology is the study of psychological issues in health, illness and health care. In this course, students will learn about research methods used in health psychology and, more broadly, the scientific method. Health psychologists use many different methodologies including experimental methods in lab and field, quasi-experimental methods, and observational methods. We will discuss the application of these methods to health psychology research, as well as related topics of validity, measurement, and research ethics. This course will culminate in the design and implementation of an original research project in the area of health psychology.Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: PSYC 120; PSYC 202 or PSYC 211.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
1030:MWF   KAUF 185
PSYC 325-01 Research Methods in Biological Psychology
Instructor: Teresa Barber
Course Description:
A comprehensive coverage of the research methods employed in the field of biopsychology. Students conduct research on the relationship between the nervous system and/or the endocrine system and human behavior. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 110, 125, or 130, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211; OR BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
0830:MWF   JAMESR 1206
0930:MWF   JAMESR 1206
PSYC 340-01 Research Methods in Social Psychology
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
We conduct empirical studies in order to become familiar with techniques for measuring attitudes and social behavior in the field and the lab, for analyzing and evaluating data, and for reporting findings and conclusions. Students gain direct experience in the process of conducting research studies by working as experimenters and data analysts. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 140, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211.
0900:TR   KAUF 185
1030:TR   KAUF 185
PSYC 410-01 Seminar in Learning
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Elementary principles govern simple and complex human behavior. This seminar examines how such principles help us understand both typical, everyday behaviors (e.g., eating) and atypical or maladaptive behaviors (e.g., drug abuse). Formal theories of learning also are discussed. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.
1330:MR   KAUF 187
PSYC 460-01 Immigration as a Context for Human Development
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
This advanced seminar will develop students understanding of how social and contextual forces can shape human development. It will focus on how physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development might be similar or dissimilar based on different life experiences. This course will consider development at all stages of life - childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood and adulthood. When appropriate, this course will draw on perspectives from related disciplines (e.g., history, sociology, public health). Additionally, this course will consider how social categories (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity) influence development. Finally, we will explore how knowledge gained from studying developmental processes in adulthood have been used to improve lives and inform solutions to social problems.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 07
PSYC 465-01 Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An advanced seminar in which students read and discuss primary sources in theoretical and applied clinical psychology. The purpose of this course is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the processes of clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of psychopathology. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.
1330:TF   KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Investigating Topics in Applied Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-02 Investigating Issues in Disordered Eating
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-03 Anti Social Personality Disorder
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-04 Attentional Factors in Sports Psychology
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 500-05 Students of Color and Imposter Phenomenon
Instructor: Naila Smith
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PSYC 500-06 Benefits of Outdoor Education in Childhood Development
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-01 Factors Affecting Attention in Individuals with ADHD
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-02 Visualization and Motor Performance
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
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PSYC 550-03 Independent Research on Attitudes about Parenting and Disability
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 550-04 Cultural and Academic Social Comparison
Instructor: Rui Zhang
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PSYC 560-01 Cross-Cultural Stigmatization Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 560-02 Biculturalism and Creativity
Instructor: Rui Zhang
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PSYC 560-03 Studying the Relationship Between Ostracism and Distress Levels
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
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