Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 135-01 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 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 WGST 135. This course fulfills the US Diversity graduation requirement.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
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: Kiersten Baughman
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 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.
0830:MWF   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.
0930:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 155-01 Child Development
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
This introduction to developmental psychology will cover such topics as: What are the processes of prenatal development and birth? How does an infant learn about the world around him or her? How do children develop as social beings? And, how do the cognitive abilities of thought, language, and memory develop?
1030:TR   TOME 117
PSYC 155-02 Child Development
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
This introduction to developmental psychology will cover such topics as: What are the processes of prenatal development and birth? How does an infant learn about the world around him or her? How do children develop as social beings? And, how do the cognitive abilities of thought, language, and memory develop?
1330:T   ALTHSE 201
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.
1030:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 201-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WR 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 WR graduation requirement.
1330:MR   KAUF 186
1500:MR   KAUF 186
PSYC 202-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WR 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 WR requirement.This course fulfills the DIV II distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
1330:TF   KAUF 186
1500:TF   KAUF 186
PSYC 325-01 Research Methods in Biological Psychology
Instructor: Angela Setzer
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. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1130:MWF   JAMESR 1206
1230: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: 175, 201 and 202.
1330:TF   KAUF 185
1500:TF   KAUF 185
PSYC 380-01 Psychological Testing in Research and Practice
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. In contrast, proper psychological testing is much more in depth and occurs only after significant research and development have taken place. This course will introduce students to commonly used psychological assessments and students will complete a research project which focuses on creating and piloting their own assessment tool. Assessment instruments examined will include the clinical interview, objective and projective personality tests, measurements of intellectual functioning and learning aptitudes, and vocational instruments. Students will also research and critically evaluate issues such as test validation, norming and standardization, and test bias, while also gaining experience in how tests are constructed and then used as part of the clinical decision making process.
1330:M   KAUF 185
1330:R   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.
0900:TR   KAUF 187
PSYC 435-01 Gender and Sexual Identities
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 305-01. In this advanced discussion seminar, we will focus in depth on special topics in the field of psychology of gender and sexuality, particularly highlighting personal and social identities. We will discuss such topics as the development of heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities; gender conformity and socialization in childhood; the coming out process; the relationship between gender and sexual orientation; social pressures and compulsory heterosexuality; heterosexism, homophobia, and the stigma and prejudice surrounding sexual minority identity; gender nonconformity and transgender identity; and special issues facing GLBTQ individuals in intimate relationships. We will also discuss social and political activism, with an emphasis on collective action stemming from group identification. The course material will include some sexually explicit material; please carefully consider your degree of comfort in discussing this type material before enrolling in the course. Class participation will significantly contribute to your final grade. Prerequisites: 202 or WGST 250. This course is cross-listed as WGST 305. This course fulfills the US Diversity graduation requirements.
1030:TR   KAUF 185
PSYC 465-01 Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Disordered Eating
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
Students read and discuss primary sources in theoretical and applied clinical psychology to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of assessment and treatment used with various psychopathological conditions. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1330:W   KAUF 178
PSYC 480-01 Seminar on Theories of Psychological Counseling
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
The major goal of this course is to develop the students broad-based understanding of the major counseling theories. Students will be introduced to counseling techniques, stages of change, conditions that facilitate an effective counseling relationship, and professional ethics. This course is designed to provide students with a broad and in-depth understanding of the major theoretical approaches and their application to counseling, an examination of the evidence in support of/against the use of these theories with various clients/issues, and an understanding of varying pathways to change and how counselors can facilitate change in their clients.
1030:TR   KAUF 187
PSYC 480-02 The Social and Cultural Psychology of Patriarchy and Honor Cultures
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
Course Description:
Social psychology is the science of how people interact with, relate to, influence, and motivate one another; cultural psychology, a sub-field of social psychology, is the study of how psychological phenomena are embedded within specific cultural contexts. In this seminar course, you will be exposed to patriarchy, a social system in which men hold greater social status and power, and the culture of honor, a cultural system in which ones reputation is paramount and defending that honor is important. We will explore these systems from within the field of social psychology, learning about their history as well as current research on topics such as expectations of how men and women behave, scripts for how romantic relationships unfold, and how aggression and violence are utilized to maintain and defend ones reputation. The course will be structured primarily around the text, Half the Sky, and you will also read scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals to gain a better understanding of the kind of research that has been performed on cultures of honor to date. It is my hope that you leave this course with the knowledge of the many facets of a culture of honor and how it affects everyday life of people around the world.
1500:MR   KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Issues Related to Legal Advocacy for Children
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 500-02 Eating Behavior
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 500-03 Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 500-04 Substance Use and Comorbid Disorders
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-01 Smoking Stigma Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 550-02 Perceived Attachment to Parents and Risky Behavior
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 560-01 Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 560-02 Responses to Infidelity
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
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