Fall 2017

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.
0830:MWF   KAUF 186
PSYC 120-02 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.
1030:MWF   KAUF 186
PSYC 145-01 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 102-02. This course is a study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological aspects. We will cover sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientations, biological influences, sexual attitudes and behavior, gender, sex therapy, sexual coercion and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health, and the development of sexual relationships. The study of human sexuality is inherently interdisciplinary in nature (drawing from such varied disciplines as sociology, women's studies, biology, anthropology, history, and others). Although we will cover some material from these disciplines, we will take an explicitly social psychological perspective, focusing on individual, personal, and social aspects of sexual behaviors, attitudes and beliefs.
1330:MW   KAUF 186
PSYC 145-02 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 102-03. This course is a study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological aspects. We will cover sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientations, biological influences, sexual attitudes and behavior, gender, sex therapy, sexual coercion and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health, and the development of sexual relationships. The study of human sexuality is inherently interdisciplinary in nature (drawing from such varied disciplines as sociology, women's studies, biology, anthropology, history, and others). Although we will cover some material from these disciplines, we will take an explicitly social psychological perspective, focusing on individual, personal, and social aspects of sexual behaviors, attitudes and beliefs.
1500:MW   KAUF 186
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.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 150-02 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.
1500:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 160-01 Human Development: Emerging Adulthood through Death
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the principles, theories, and research methods of lifespan developmental psychology from emerging adulthood (ages 18 25) through the end of life. The course focuses on how individuals develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally at each stage of adult life emerging, early, middle, and late adulthood. While we will take a chronological approach to studying human development, we will also focus on integrating and reinforcing connections within and across ages and areas of development. By the end of the course, you will have gained exposure to the psychological study of human development and the ways in which gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic factors influence development. The course will also expose you to the role of context (e.g., marriage, work, leisure, neighborhoods) in supporting or undermining adult development and aging. Finally, we will explore the various ways knowledge gained from studying developmental processes in adulthood have been used to improve lives and inform solutions to social problems facing adults.
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 165-01 Psychopathology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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 186
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.
0930:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 175-02 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.
1030:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 202-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and 202 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. NOTE: Completion of both 201 and 202 fulfills the WID requirement.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
1330:R   KAUF 186
PSYC 210-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
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 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 355-01 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
An advanced presentation of the research methods and statistical techniques used by developmental psychologists including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and sequential designs. Students conduct laboratory and field-based research and develop original research proposals in the area of human development. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 155 or 160, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1500:MR   KAUF 185
PSYC 370-01 Research Methods in Counseling Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
Many people complete brief magazine or online surveys about their personality, relationships, or psychological symptoms in order to better understand themselves or others. Comprehensive psychological testing, however, is much more in-depth and occurs only after significant research and development have taken place. The course will address how psychological assessment tools, including structured and unstructured clinical interviews, objective and projective personality tests, measures of intellectual functioning and learning aptitudes, and vocational instruments, are developed and tested. This is an intensive course in which you will receive advanced training in the research methods and principles underlying psychological assessment. Students will critically evaluate issues such as test validation, norming and standardization, reliability and validity, and test bias. Students will also gain practical experience in the administration of assessment tools commonly employed in counseling psychology. Finally, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge on psychological assessment via a group research project involving the development, administration, and analysis of a novel psychological test. Prerequisite: 202 or 211 and 165.
0900:TR   KAUF 185
1030:TR   KAUF 185
PSYC 425-01 Human Neuropsychology
Instructor: Teresa Barber
Course Description:
1330:W   KAUF 187
PSYC 440-01 The Social Psychology of Stigma
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
This seminar focuses on theoretical and empirical social psychological research on social stigma. We will read and discuss research on why individuals stigmatize including cognitive, evolutionary, self, and system justification explanations. We will examine how people contend with stigmatization and discuss the intra-personal (e.g., self-esteem and health), interpersonal (e.g., interactions), and intergroup (e.g., attitudes toward other stigmatized groups) consequences of experiencing stigmatization. We will primarily examine research on the effects of stigmatization for low status groups (including research on stereotype threat, dis-identification, concealability and controllability, attributional ambiguity, and health outcomes) but we will also read about perceptions of bias from the perspective of high status groups (e.g., perceptions of anti-white discrimination).
1030:MW   KAUF 185
PSYC 450-01 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
This advanced seminar course investigates psychological perspectives related to the impact of culture in determining individual and social behavior, cross-cultural differences and similarities in human behavior, and the psychological sources of group conflict. Topics may include the impact of stereotypes on perceivers and targets, the psychological rationale for prejudice and discrimination, the benefits and difficulties of gender, racial, and cultural diversity, methods for prejudice and discrimination reduction, and an examination of human behavior beyond the traditional Euro-American psychological perspective. Prerequisite: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.
1330:T   KAUF 187
PSYC 465-01 Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Disordered Eating
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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1330:F   KAUF 178
PSYC 500-01 Investigation of Topics in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-02 Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 560-01 Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
 
PSYC 560-02 Stigmatization Research and Analysis
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 560-03 Smoking Stigma Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
 
PSYC 560-04 Sexuality and Relationships
Instructor: Megan Yost
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