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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)

407-3 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY. Students will develop a critical framework for looking at the concept of "culture" in contemporary America. Students will explore how culture impacts psychological services. Prerequisite: PSYC 111.

409-3 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY. Important antecedents of contemporary scientific psychology, issues, conceptual development, major schools and systems. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and PSYC 111.

420-3 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. Learning principles, evaluation methods and techniques of managing and modifying human behavior based upon operant and respondent conditioning. Prerequisite: PSYC 111.

421-3 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS. Principles of psychological measurement, test construction and evaluation; problems in assessment and prediction. Prerequisite: PSYC 220.

422-3 DATA ANALYSIS WITH SPSS. Comprehensive overview of SPSS. Focus on creating databases, analyzing data and interpreting results. Build students' confidence in using the software on their own. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in PSYC 220 and PSYC 221 OR permission of the instructor.

431-3 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. Classification, description, etiology, and treatment of disorders of personality organization and behavioral integration. Prerequisite: PSYC 111.

442-3 ADLERIAN PSYCHOLOGY. In-depth summary of theory and application of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs applied to mental health and human relations in family, school, clinic, and workplace. Prerequisites: PSYC 111; graduate standing.

461-3 ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. May include social cognition, attitudes, attraction, social influence, aggression, and other issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 206 or consent of instructor.

473-3 PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY. Psychological principles and techniques used in job selection, training, and employee evaluation. Prerequisite: PSYC 320.

474-3 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. Relationship between organizational functioning and job satisfaction; motivation; performance; psychological climate in work setting. Prerequisite: PSYC 320 or consent of instructor.

487-3 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING. Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors in development and aging; age changes in learning, memory, intelligence, personality; special issues such as retirement, Alzheimer's disease, elder abuse. Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or graduate standing.

495-1 to 3 SEMINAR: SELECTED TOPICS. Offered occasionally when needed. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours so long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

507-3 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Focused on broadly defined multicultural issues in counseling and psychotherapy, with emphasis placed on becoming an effective multicultural counselor/psychotherapist via increased awareness. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Department of Psychology or permission of instructor.

514-3 ADVANCED BIOPSYCHOLOGY. Advanced study of biological foundations of behavior; structure and function of brain related to personality, behavior, and health. Prerequisite: PSYC 314 or consent of instructor.

520-3 RESEARCH DESIGN AND INFERENCE I. Research methods, philosophy of science, research writing, review of basic statistics, using computer for statistical analysis and research writing. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor.

521-3 RESEARCH DESIGN AND INFERENCE II. Design, analysis, and interpretation of experimental research designs including ANOVA, ANCOVA, and trend analysis; design, analysis, and interpretation of field research; multiple regression. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor.

523-1 to 6 PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL ADULT PSYCHOLOGY. Practicum experience in professional setting under staff supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisites: PSYC 538; PSYC 543b; graduate standing in psychology, consent of instructor.

524-1 to 12 PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL CHILD/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. Practicum experience in professional setting under staff supervision. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology, consent of instructor.

525-1 to 6 PRACTICUM IN INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. Practicum experience in professional setting under staff supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

527-1 to 6 PRACTICUM: TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY. Practicum teaching experience in professional setting under staff supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

531-3 ADVANCED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. Current research and literature. Prerequisites: PSYC 431; graduate standing in psychology.

535-3 COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOTHERAPY. Review the theory, research, and application of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Specific treatment programs designed to treat various disorders will be reviewed. Prerequisites: PSYC 531 or 553; graduate standing in psychology, or consent of instructor.

537a-3 COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES. Psychotherapeutic approaches, methods and procedures with children, adolescents, and families. Developmental approach and multicultural perspective. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

537b-3 COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY OF THE ADULT. Major approaches. Aspects of therapeutic situation and changes during psychotherapy with adults. Evaluation of both theory and practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

538-3 CONTEMPORARY INTERPERSONAL THERAPIES: GROUP/FAMILY/MARITAL. Current theory and research in group, family, and marital therapy. Prerequisites: PSYC 537a or 537b; graduate standing in psychology.

539-3 CRISIS INTERVENTION AND CRISIS THERAPY. Crisis theory and intervention strategies for major situational and developmental life crises. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or instructor approval.

541a-3 COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. Administration and interpretation of psychological measures to assess cognitive abilities in youth, including the exceptional child. Developmental approach and multicultural perspective. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

541b-3 COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT. Training in administration/interpretation of psychological measures to assess cognitive abilities. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

543a-3 BEHAVIORAL AND EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS . Administration and interpretation of psychological measures to assess behavior and emotion in youth, including the exceptional child. Developmental approach and multicultural perspective. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

543b-3 PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT. Theory underlying use of objective and projective methods of assessing adult personality. Application of techniques to personality, clinical diagnosis, research. Prerequisites: PSYC 541b; graduate standing in psychology.

544-3 RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION: EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL TREATMENTS. Assessing student, including the exceptional child, response to intervention, single-case study design, and measuring progress through curriculum based measurement and other techniques. Prerequisite: PSYC 541a.

545-3 PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION. Psychoeducational functioning of youth, including the exceptional child, through norm-referenced and alternative data-based methods. Empirically-validated interventions and instructional methods in reading, writing, and mathematics. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology, PSYC 541a.

550-3 ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY. Ethical and professional issues in the field of psychology, especially as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association. Prerequisite: Graduate student in Psychology Department.

553-3 SEMINAR IN CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. Theories of childhood psychopathology, typical psychological disorders, therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

556-3 SEMINAR IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY: PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. Review and development of intervention programs in social systems that promote wellness and prevent psychopathology in children and their families. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology or related human service program; consent of instructor.

557-3 SEMINAR IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD. Developmental principles and theories, normal and atypical development, assessment methods, intervention approaches. Prerequisites: PSYC 201 or equivalent; graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

565-3 CONSULTATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Principles and methods of consulting in schools and mental health organizations. Includes management and instructional methods for typically developing and exceptional children. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology, completion of 24 graduate hours or consent of instructor.

571-3 SEMINAR IN MOTIVATION AND LEADERSHIP. Factors affecting motivation and leadership in organizations as well as their measurement, evaluation, and application. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

572-3 SEMINAR IN WORK ATTITUDES. Measurement, evaluation, and consequences of different work attitudes with a specific emphasis on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and other issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor

573-3 SEMINAR IN PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY. Research and practice of Personnel Psychology. Topics include employee recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, job analysis, and legal issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

574-3 SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. Issues and research on interaction between person, position, and organization variables. Theoretical and practical issues; focus on individual and organization. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

575-3 SEMINAR IN EMPLOYEE SELECTION. Theory, research, and practice of employee selection. Topics include selection techniques, validation, job analysis, and legal issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

576-3 SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Early history, assumptions, concepts, and various change strategies. Human process approaches to planned change within systems framework. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

578-3 PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT. Physical, psychological, and social variables involving stress. Theories, models, substantive issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

580-3 PSYCHOLOGY OF EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT. Theory, research, and practice of employee training, career development, and performance appraisal. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor.

584-3 EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. Best practices in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, evidence-based interventions, and progress monitoring. Prerequisites: PSYCH 541a and PSYC 543a.

588-0 GRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP. Psychology-related work in a business, government, or not-for-profit setting under the supervision of an employer. Prerequisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and consent of Career Development Center.

589-0 GRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CO-OP. Psychology-related work in a business, government, or not-for-profit setting under the supervision of an employer. Prerequisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and consent of Career Development Center.

590-1 to 3 READINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY. Selected topics under faculty supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

591-1 to 6 RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY. Research under faculty supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

594-3 SEMINAR IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. History, theory, and practice of school psychology; psychoeducational assessment and remediation with variety of exceptionalities. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; completion of 24 hours or consent of instructor.

595-1 to 3 GRADUATE SEMINAR: SELECTED TOPICS. Varied content. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: advanced graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

596-5 INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. Professional training in school settings; full time for one academic year. Must be repeated once for a total of 10 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing in psychology; consent of instructor.

598-3 RESEARCH PROJECT IN CLINICAL CHILD AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. A paper reviewing theory and research on a topic approved and supervised by a faculty committee. Prerequisite: graduate standing in the Clinical Child and School Psychology Program (School Psychology track).

599-1 to 6 THESIS. Design and implementation of psychological research study. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology.

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