Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 110-01 Animal Learning and Cognition
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
Course Description:
NOTE: Some class sessions will feature the instructor's dog in live demonstrations of learning principles.
0830:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 110-02 Animal Learning and Cognition
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
Course Description:
NOTE: Some class sessions will feature the instructor's dog in live demonstrations of learning principles.
0930:MWF   KAUF 179
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.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 106
PSYC 135-01 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 135-01.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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:MWF   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-02 Social Psychology
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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.
1130:MWF   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.
0900: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.
1330:MR   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.
1500:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 201-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WR 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 WR Requirement.
0900:TR   KAUF 186
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 315-01 Research Methods in Drugs and Behavior
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
This integrated lecture-laboratory course will review the mechanisms by which various classes of drugs (e.g., antidepressants) interact with the central nervous system to alter behavior. In the laboratory component, methodologies employed by behavioral pharmacologists to study the effects of drugs on behavior will be reviewed. Several hands-on projects will be conducted throughout the semester. Three hours of lecture will be complemented by three hours of laboratory a week.Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 125, 130 or 165 and PSYC 201 and 202, or BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
 
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   JAMESR 1206
0930:MWF   JAMESR 1206
PSYC 330-01 Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology
Instructor: Jonathan Page
Course Description:
Students devise, conduct, analyze and prepare written reports of experiments on topics such as autobiographical memory, time management, techniques for improving learning, and decision-making. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: either 130, 201, 202 OR 125, BIOL 124 and NRSC 200.
1330:TF   JAMESR 2206
1330:W   JAMESR 2206
PSYC 350-01 Research Methods in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
Each culture is unique in its understanding and beliefs regarding human nature. These differences can lead to varied perceptions of self, in-group and out-group members, time, politics, social distance and social expectations. This course is designed to support student investigation into these cultural and subcultural differences as students generate, conduct, analyze and prepare written reports of observational, survey, correlational or experimental study designs on various topics in cross-cultural psychology, stereotypes and intercultural conflict. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Prerequisite: 150, 201 and 202.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1500:MR   KAUF 185
PSYC 435-01 Gender and Sexual Identities
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 305-01.
1500:TF   KAUF 187
PSYC 480-01 Animal Minds: Instinct, Intelligence, Cognition
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
Course Description:
NOTE: Some class sessions will feature the instructor's dog in live demonstrations of learning principles. This seminar will discuss theory and research in cognition from a comparative approach. The main objective of this course is to develop a better understanding of animal cognition and behavior. Readings will include research articles and popular press on topics such as perception, memory, problem solving, time perception and spatial cognition. In addition to readings, in-class demonstrations and cognitive tests will be conducted using the domestic dog.
1230:MWF   KAUF 178
PSYC 480-02 Theories of Psychological Counseling
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
Advanced seminar in which students become actively engaged in reading about, reviewing, and discussing selected topics of importance in the discipline. Recent advanced topics courses have included The Psychology of Law and Medicine, Psychopharmacology, The Psychology of Groups, and Psychology of Identification. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1030:TR   KAUF 178
PSYC 500-01 Behavioral Feedback in Organizations
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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PSYC 500-02 Independent Research on Eating Disorders
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 500-03 Independent Study in the Psychology of Manhood and Womanhood
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 500-04 Learning Styles of Introverts and Extroverts
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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PSYC 500-05 Beyond Medicine: Treating ADHD
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 550-01 Mental Health and Media
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 550-02 Safety Concerns Among Occupational Drivers
Instructor: Diane Brockman
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PSYC 560-01 Research on Smoking Risk Perceptions and Culture
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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PSYC 560-02 The Effect of Differential Feedback on Interval Timing
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
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PSYC 560-03 The Effects of Context on Human Interval Replication
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
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PSYC 560-04 Effect of Reinforcement Probability on Human Temporal Integration
Instructor: Kathryn Kalafut
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