Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 110-01 Animal Learning and Cognition
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
Course Description:
In this introductory course, we examine how fundamental principles, derived from the field of animal learning, govern simple and complex human behavior. Topics such as classical and operant conditioning, stimulus control, extinction and avoidance are discussed.
1030:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 110-02 Animal Learning and Cognition
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
Course Description:
In this introductory course, we examine how fundamental principles, derived from the field of animal learning, govern simple and complex human behavior. Topics such as classical and operant conditioning, stimulus control, extinction and avoidance are discussed.
1230: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. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the DIV III lab science distribution requirement.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
1130:MWF   TOME 115
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. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the DIV III lab science distribution requirement.
1330:R   JAMESR 1206
1130:MWF   TOME 115
PSYC 130-01 Perception, Memory & Thought
Instructor: Jonathan Page
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.
1500:MR   KAUF 179
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.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 145-01 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
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.
0900:TR   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.
1030:TR   DANA 110
PSYC 201-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WR Requirement.
0930:MWF   KAUF 186
1330:W   KAUF 186
PSYC 202-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WR Requirement.
0900:TR   KAUF 186
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 335-01 Research Methods in Gender and Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
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 and 202, and either 135 or 145.
1030:TR   KAUF 185
1330:F   KAUF 185
1330:F   KAUF 186
PSYC 340-01 Research Methods in Social Psychology
Instructor: James Skelton
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 and 202.
1130:MWF   KAUF 185
1230:MWF   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 and 202.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1500:MR   KAUF 185
PSYC 430-01 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
Instructor: Jonathan Page
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1030:MWF   KAUF 187
PSYC 440-01 Seminar in Social Psychology
Instructor: James Skelton
Course Description:
In this seminar, we read and discuss primary sources in theoretical or applied social psychology. Previous seminars have looked at applications of social psychology principles in law, medicine, mental health, consumer behavior, conservation, and education, and theories of social construal, social influence, and social systems. Students are responsible for leading class sessions and contributing to a group document, such as an annotated bibliography or literature review. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
0930:MWF   KAUF 187
PSYC 440-02 Seminar in Organizational Psychology
Instructor: Diane Brockman
Course Description:
In this seminar, we read and discuss primary sources in theoretical or applied social psychology. Previous seminars have looked at applications of social psychology principles in law, medicine, mental health, consumer behavior, conservation, and education, and theories of social construal, social influence, and social systems. Students are responsible for leading class sessions and contributing to a group document, such as an annotated bibliography or literature review. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:W   KAUF 187
PSYC 475-01 Seminar in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
The practice of community psychology is typically directed toward the design and evaluation of strategies aimed at facilitating empowerment, preventing psychological disorders, and promoting social justice and change. The goal is to optimize the well-being of individuals and communities with innovative and alternative interventions designed in collaboration with affected community members and with other related disciplines inside and outside of psychology. This course is an advanced seminar that focuses in depth on special topics in the field of community psychology. Topics may include substance abuse and addiction, delinquency, stress and coping, prevention vs. intervention, social support, and program consultation and evaluation. Students will develop their understanding of topical issues by reading primary and secondary sources and participating in class discussions and applied exercises. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:T   KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with PTSD
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 500-02 Psychopathy as a Psychological Construct
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 500-03 Mindfulness
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-04 The Role of Ethnicity in Juvenile Delinquency
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 500-05 Mating Attractiveness of Sports Figures
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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PSYC 550-01 The Effects of Complementary Posture and Mimicking Posture
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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PSYC 550-02 Independent Research in the Psychology of Manhood and Womanhood
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 550-03 Racial Differences in the Use of Corporal Punishment
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-04 Qualitative Research in Gender & Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 560-01 Collaborative Research on the Media, Power and Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 560-02 The Effects of a Drifting DLR Schedule on Rat Behavior
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
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