Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 125-01 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Sharon Kingston, Benjamin Basile
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. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, T
JAMESR 1206
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
KAUF 179
PSYC 135-01 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 136-01. 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 136. 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 136.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 311
PSYC 135-02 Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 136-02. 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 136. 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 136.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
DENNY 311
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 186
PSYC 165-02 Psychopathology
Instructor: Nancy Farber, Sharon Kingston
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
BOSLER 208
PSYC 165-03 Psychopathology
Instructor: Sharon Kingston, Nancy Farber
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 08
PSYC 210-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 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. Prerequisite: any 100-level course. NOTE: Completion of both 210 and 211 fulfills the WID requirement.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
KAUF 186
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
KAUF 186
PSYC 211-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 211 and PSYC 210 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: 210. NOTE: Completion of both 210 and 211 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
KAUF 186
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
KAUF 186
PSYC 315-01 Research Methods in Behavioral Pharmacology
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Behavioral pharmacology is a subdiscipline of pharmacology interested in the physiological and behavioral mechanisms by which drugs operate, encompassing how drugs influence behavior as well as how behavioral factors influence the actions of drugs. Standard experimental methodologies employed by behavioral pharmacologists to study the effects of drugs on behavior will be reviewed. Topics such as the behavioral analysis of drug effects, basic principles of pharmacology, and research ethics will be discussed. In this intensive lab course, students will conduct original, hands-on animal experiments throughout the semester. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 125, 130 or 165, PSYC 210 & 211; OR BIOL 132, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
JAMESR 1206
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
JAMESR 1206
PSYC 330-01 Autobiographical Memory Research Methods
Instructor: Azriel Grysman
Course Description:
Cognitive psychology is the study of how the mind processes information, including vision, attention, memory, and decision making, among others. In this course, students will learn about autobiographical memory, or memory for events in a persons life that are considered relevant to understanding a sense of self. Although cognitive psychologists use many different methodologies (including experimental methods, reaction time tasks, and even brain imaging), this course focuses on analyzing personal memory narratives to draw conclusions about memory and selfhood. In doing so, methods covered include reliability and validity, experimenter control when studying memory, correlational and quasi-experimental approaches to data, ethics, and real-world applications of research. This intensive lab course will include the design and implementation of an original research project in the area of autobiographical memory. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 130, 210 & 211; OR 125, BIOL 132 and NRSC 200.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
KAUF 185
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
KAUF 185
PSYC 370-01 Research Methods in Counseling Psychology: Psychological Testing
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
Many individuals complete brief magazine or online surveys about their personality, relationships, or psychological symptoms 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. Counseling psychologists take an empirical approach to understand many aspects of peoples functioning; one of the ways is through assessment. This course will address research methods in counseling psychology, with a specific focus on test development. This course will examine 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. Students will critically evaluate issues such as test validation, norming and standardization, reliability and validity, and test bias. This intensive lab course will include an original research project in test development. Students will also gain practical experience in the administration of assessment tools commonly employed in counseling psychology. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 165, 210 & 211.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 185
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
KAUF 185
PSYC 430-01 Human Memory
Instructor: Azriel Grysman
Course Description:
Understanding human memory means considering the mechanisms responsible for retaining information in the midst of a complex world where many forces experiences, technologies, and other people are simultaneously influencing us. This advanced seminar course explores the science of memory by examining the various approaches to defining and testing it. We begin with the basics: cellular processes, short-term, working, and long-term memory, and showing how memory models have led to phenomena like computers who play Chess and Jeopardy. We then turn to two applied aspects of memory. The first is memory errors and what they tell us about eyewitness events and for high-profile cases of mistaken identity. The second is an examination of autobiographical memory, exploring how what we recall informs who we are and vice versa.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 187
PSYC 435-01 The Psychology of Rape and Sexual Aggression
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 306-01.Permission of Instructor Required.In this advanced seminar, we will examine psychological theory and research relating to rape and sexual aggression. We will begin by considering the impact of the social construction of masculinity and femininity on sexual relationships. We will then explore the relationship between these gender ideologies and understandings of sexual consent. With this foundation in place, we will examine the psychology of sexual aggression perpetration, victimization, and bystander intervention. Additional topics may include sexual violence in same-sex relationships, sexual violence on college campuses, and rape prevention and education programs.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
DENNY 304
PSYC 450-01 Psychology of Multicultural Experience
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
This senior seminar will focus on the psychological ramifications of participating in multiple cultures afforded by intercultural contact. Through scholarly readings and class discussions, students will develop in-depth understanding of theories and substantive research stemming from a variety of intercultural and intergroup contexts such as acculturation, multicultural identity, culture mixing, diversity ideologies, and studying abroad. We will consider the implications of the psychological science of multicultural experience for living in an intensely connected world.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
KAUF 187
PSYC 480-01 Positive Psychology
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: 210 & 211.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
TOME 213
PSYC 560-01 Autobiographical Memory Research
Instructor: Azriel Grysman
Course Description: