PSY 0600: Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
This course examines the various cognitive processes that affect behavior. Topics include information processing, memory, attention, unconscious processing, decision making in social context, language, and self-schemata development. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0601: Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
This course emphasizes the principles of behavioral neuroscience, stressing the methods and rationales used to acquire information and reach conclusions about brain mechanisms underlying behavior. Students will survey topics related to the biology of psychology including: the basic anatomy of the nervous system, the normal physiological functions of the nervous systems, cellular electrophysiology, behavioral disorders, and brain diseases. The course also reviews current research on the role of the biological basis of behavior. The relative contribution of heredity and environment will be examined. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0605/PYCL 0512: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
This course covers how developmental maturation and social learning impacts individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research in social development and learning are covered in topics for mental health and school counselors. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0607: Social Psychology (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide graduate students with a broad overview of current theories and research in social psychology. This course will review in detail the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of other people. Topics such as self-perception, judgment and decision-making, attitude change, conformity, social influence, obedience, attraction, love, aggression, violence, altruism, deception, nonverbal communication, and prejudice will be covered. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0609/PYCL 0608: Individual Evaluation and Assessment (3 credits)
This course surveys frequently used tests of aptitude, interest, and personality. Test content, purpose, psychometric properties, administration, and scoring procedures are compared and evaluated. Issues of test use with culturally diverse populations are addressed. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0611: Research Design (3 credits)
The focus of this course is research methodology and scientific thinking. It covers basic experimental designs (between and within groups), single subject experiments, group experimental designs, non-experimental designs (correlation research, case studies, meta analysis), and program evaluation. Validity issues in research (internal and external) and research ethics are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: None.
PSY 0613: Psychological Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
This course will focus o the theory and application of the most commonly used parametric statistical methods in Psychology. Specifically, this course will explore the relationship between advanced statistical methods and psychological research methods by providing students with an advanced understanding of the univariate methods commonly used for the analysis of behavioral data.