Spring 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 125-01 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut, Katie Landis
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required 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
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
TOME 115
PSYC 125-02 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut, Meredith Rauhut
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required 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.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
TOME 115
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, R
JAMESR 1206
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Grace Larson
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
KAUF 179
PSYC 140-02 Social Psychology
Instructor: Grace Larson
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
KAUF 179
PSYC 155-01 Human Development: Conception through Adolescence
Instructor: Alexandra Rush
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, and research methods of lifespan developmental psychology from prenatal development and birth through adolescence (0 - 18 years old). It will focus on how individuals develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally at each stage of the early part of the lifespan infancy, childhood, adolescence and the role of context (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, culture, family, peers, schools, neighborhoods) in shaping development. Finally, we will explore how developmental psychology can contribute toward improving lives and inform solutions to social problems.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
ALTHSE 106
PSYC 155-02 Human Development: Conception through Adolescence
Instructor: Alexandra Rush
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the principles, theories, and research methods of lifespan developmental psychology from prenatal development and birth through adolescence (0 - 18 years old). It will focus on how individuals develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally at each stage of the early part of the lifespan infancy, childhood, adolescence and the role of context (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, culture, family, peers, schools, neighborhoods) in shaping development. Finally, we will explore how developmental psychology can contribute toward improving lives and inform solutions to social problems.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
ALTHSE 201
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
KAUF 179
PSYC 165-02 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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
KAUF 179
PSYC 175-01 Introduction to Community Psychology
Instructor: Howard Rosen
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. This course is a Health Studies elective.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
WEISS 221
PSYC 210-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Azriel Grysman
Course Description:
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-02:45 PM, MR
KAUF 186
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
KAUF 186
PSYC 211-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
KAUF 186
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
KAUF 186
PSYC 315-01 Research Methods in Behavioral Pharmacology
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
JAMESR 1206
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
JAMESR 1206
PSYC 335-01 Qualitative Research Methods in Gender and Sexuality
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 336-01. The psychology of gender and sexuality is the study of psychological issues relating to gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, and sexual practices. In this course, students will learn about one of the primary research methods used in the psychology of gender and sexuality qualitative research methods. Although gender and sexuality psychologists use many methods (including experimental and quasi-experimental methods in lab and field, surveys, and observation), we will focus on interview methodology because it is particularly well-suited to studying peoples lived experience of gender and sex. Because the study of these topics has been strongly guided by feminist theory, this course will draw heavily on feminist critical perspectives on social science research. We will consider methodological topics of sampling, analysis, transferability of findings, researcher reflexivity, and research ethics. This intensive lab course will include the design and implementation of an original, community-based (on campus) research project. This course is cross-listed as WGSS 336. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: PSYC 210 & 211, and PSYC 135, 140, 145, 150, 155 or 175; OR, WGSS 200 and one additional WGSS course.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, F
DENNY 112
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 303
PSYC 350-01 Research Methods in Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
Cultural psychology is the study of psychological processes shaped by cultural context. In this course, students will learn about various research methods used in cultural psychology. To compare cultures and subcultures, cultural psychologists have employed a wide array of methodological tools; we will focus on survey, quasi-experimental, and experimental methods. We will discuss the application of these methods to cultural psychology research, especially in relation to topics of validity, bias/equivalence, causal inference, and replication. This intensive lab course will culminate in the design and implementation of a research project in the area of cultural psychology. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 135, 140, 145 or 150; 210 & 211.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
KAUF 185
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
KAUF 185
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. This seminar covers advanced research as it pertains to culture and psychology. To fully appreciate how culture is intertwined with human behavior, it is necessary to go beyond a survey of research that merely describes cultural variation. By cultural processes, we mean why, how, and when culture comes to shape psychological functioning for group differences to arise. As a result, we will pay close attention to different ways of accounting for cultural influence as well as the specific ways in which cultures vary. We will conclude this course by discussing some recent applications of this emerging science of cultural processes.Prerequisite: 210 & 211.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 187
PSYC 470-01 Seminar in Counseling Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
The major goal of this advanced seminar course is to develop students understanding of the major counseling theories. Students will be introduced to various counseling techniques and the underlying scientific research, including the conditions that facilitate an effective counseling relationship. We will also review and critically evaluate professional ethics and standards for care in counseling psychology. This is largely a theoretical course; while some skills may be introduced and practiced in class, skills-building is not a main goal of the course. Students will engage in presentation of differing research topics within the field, while also applying relevant course information to case studies. Course requirements include, but are not limited to, class participation, reflection papers, research papers and oral presentations. Prerequisite: 211.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, MF
KAUF 185
PSYC 475-01 Seminar in Community Psychology
Instructor: Howard Rosen
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: 210 & 211.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, T
KAUF 187
PSYC 500-01 Qualitative Research: Exploring Girls' Experiences in a Traditionally All-Boy Space
Instructor: Alexandra Rush
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PSYC 500-02 Investigating Topics in Positive Psychology
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 500-03 Qualitative Research: Exploring Girls' Experiences in Scouting
Instructor: Alexandra Rush
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PSYC 500-04 Psychological Research on Group Dynamics in the Workplace
Instructor: Grace Larson
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PSYC 550-01 Examining the Impact of Weight Stigma on Relationship Satisfaction
Instructor: Grace Larson
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PSYC 550-02 The Iatrogenic Effect of the Juvenile Justice System
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-03 Independent Research on LGBTQ Experiences
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 560-01 Laboratory Research in Autobiographical Memory
Instructor: Azriel Grysman
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PSYC 560-02 Evaluation of Positional In-Game Metabolic Demands of Varsity Lacrosse Athletes
Instructor: Chuck Zwemer
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PSYC 560-03 Bicultural Identity Styles and Wisdom
Instructor: Rui Zhang
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