Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 130-01 Perception, Memory & Thought
Instructor: Nicholas Soderstrom
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.
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 130-02 Perception, Memory & Thought
Instructor: Nicholas Soderstrom
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: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.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
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.
1500:MR   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.
0900:TR   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.
1030: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. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1330:TF   KAUF 186
PSYC 180-01 Human Development: Emerging Adulthood to Death
Instructor: Naila Smith
Course Description:
Students gain an appreciation of psychological principles by reading about and discussing a topic of interest. Course topics range from contemporary issues and historic controversies to broad themes. Recent topics courses have included Health Psychology, Unconscious Processes, and Molecules and Mental Illness.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 201-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 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: any 100-level course. NOTE: Completion of both 201 and 202 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1330:MR   KAUF 186
1500:MR   KAUF 186
PSYC 202-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 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.
0900:TR   KAUF 186
1030:TR   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: either 125, 201, 202 OR 125, BIOL 124 and NRSC 200.
0830:MWF   JAMESR 1206
0930:MWF   JAMESR 1206
PSYC 375-01 Research Methods in Community Psychology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
This course will emphasize gaining advanced knowledge and skills in the research methodologies of community psychology, answering the question: How does community psychology seek to scientifically understand relationships between environmental conditions and the development of health and well-being of all members of a community? Students will gain and practice skills in consultation and evaluation of programs to facilitate psychological competence and empowerment, and prevent disorder. Specifically, students will: (a) consider ways to assess and be responsive to the needs of people from marginalized populations with diverse socio-cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds; (b) become familiar with innovative programs and practices geared towards prevention and empowerment of disenfranchised groups; (c) apply learning (of theory and research strategies) to a problem in the community; and (d) develop skills in collaborating with Carlisle-area community members in identifying, designing, implementing, and interpreting community-based research. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1500:MR   KAUF 185
PSYC 380-01 Psychological Testing in Research and Practice
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
Students conduct empirical research in an area of psychological science, analyze data, and report findings and conclusions. Three hours classroom plus three hours lab per week. Prerequisite: 202. NOTE: The prerequisites for Neuroscience majors for PSYC 380 (Research Methods in Drugs & Behavior) are 125 and BIOL 124.
1030:MWF   KAUF 185
1130:MWF   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 and 202.
1030:TR   KAUF 187
PSYC 450-01 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
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. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:WF   KAUF 187
PSYC 455-01 Seminar in Dev Psychopathology
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
Applying a developmental perspective in which clinical disorders are viewed as either quantitative deviations from normal development or qualitatively distinct disorders this course will study the history, methods, procedures, empirical facts, and theories that influence the conceptualization of and treatment of clinical disorders in children. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:T   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.
0900:TR   KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Racism as a Mental Disorder
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
 
PSYC 500-02 New Technologies in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
 
PSYC 550-01 Independent Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
 
PSYC 560-01 Smoking Stigma Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
 
PSYC 560-02 Social Class on TV Content Analysis
Instructor: Peter Leavitt
Course Description: