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Psychology

College of Liberal Arts

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Psychology - PSY Courses

LOWER DIVISION

100. General Psychology (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One of the GE Foundation courses
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Provides a basis for further study and for application to everyday life. Topics include biological foundations of behavior, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, thinking, personality, development, social behavior, abnormal behavior, methods of therapy.

130. Critical Thinking (3)

Prerequisite: Completion/concurrent enrollment GE A1 requirement
The nature of critical thinking; models and strategies; common fallacies of reasoning; self-regulation in the thinking process; application of critical thinking to specific areas.

150. Personality and Social Behavior (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One of the GE Foundation courses
Psychological principles pertinent to the understanding of personality and interpersonal dynamics. Discussion of research and theories of social motivation, conflict and anxiety, adjustment mechanisms and personality change.

210. Introductory Statistics (4)

Prerequisites: PSY 100,completion of GE A1 requirement, and eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
Calculation and meaning of statistical measures. Descriptive and inferential statistics.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 110. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours)

220. Research Methods (4)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210 or equivalent and GE A1 requirement.
Introduction to basic research methods in Psychology. Principles of experimentation, naturalistic observation, correlational studies.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 200. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory and field 3 hours)

241. Psychobiology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, Completion of GE A1 requirement.
Introduction to the study of behavior from a biological point of view. Biological systems and processes underlying behavior, with emphasis on brain mechanisms, presented in the context of fundamental concepts and issues in psychology.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 141.

278. Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100
In-depth look at domestic violence. Students learn about types of violence, prevalence rates and the etiology of domestic violence. Students also learn about legal, medical and therapeutic responses to domestic violence, as well as prevention and public policy interventions.

UPPER DIVISION

300I. Mind Control or Freedom (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, PSY 100. Upper division standing.
Theories of persuasion and how people control others using informational, manipulative and coercive approaches; sources of power in society; and the psychological and ethical implications of freedom and responsibility in coping with control attempts by friends, government, advertisers, cults.

301. Introduction to Psychology as a Discipline and Profession (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Covers scope and value of psychology major including preparation for graduate work, careers available at varying degree levels, ethical considerations, key historical concepts, and essential skills like library search techniques, using APA format, and study skills.
(6 hrs activity)

310. Intermediate Statistics (4)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210.
Basic theoretical concepts of statistics and use of these concepts in selection and development of model testing, hypothesis testing and parameter estimation procedures. Both single measure (univariate) and correlation (bivariate) concepts are included.
(Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours)

314. Psychological Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210, 220.
Principles of assessment applied to the measurement of individual behavior and to programs intended to affect behavior. Includes interviews, tests and other methods.

315. Principles of Psychological Testing (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210, 220.
Principles and practices of group and individual testing in the fields of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality and interest. Emphasis on the evaluation of tests as measuring devices, their applicability and limitations.

327I. Introduction to Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses and upper division standing. Introduction to the field of human factors, a discipline concerned with designing products and systems for human use.
Letter grade only (A-F).

329A. Advanced Research Methods in Mental Health (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210, 220, Admission to COR program and consent of instructor.
Introduction to fundamental and advanced methods relevant to mental health research as well as current directions and cutting edge research in the field of mental health. Development and execution of an independent research project on topics related to mental health.

329B. Advanced Research Methods in Mental Health (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 329A, Admission to COR program and consent of instructor.
Introduction to fundamental and advanced methods relevant to mental health research as well as current directions and cutting edge research in the field of mental health. Development and execution of an independent research project on related topics.

331. Sensation and Perception (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
An introduction to the scientific study of sensory processes and perceptual principles from a psychophysical and physiological perspective, and the methods used to investigate them. Topics may include vision, audition, psychophysics, and object and space perception.

332. Cognition (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
Study of higher-order processes basic to the acquisition of knowledge. Includes thinking, problem solving, creativity, information processing, decision making, judgment, concepts and imagination.

333. Psychology of Learning (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior resulting from experience. Emphasizes interaction of biological and environmental variables in the processes of instinct, habituation, sensitization, Pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, and cognition; examination of methods, theory and applications.

336. Psychology of Emotion (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
Discussion of research and theories of emotions. Includes the evolution of emotions, neurophysiological mechanisms of emotion, development of emotions, expressions of emotions, and emotions in social relationships, with an emphasis on the emotions of anger, grief, happiness, jealousy, and love.

339I. Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation, PSY 100 and upper division standing.
Psychological dimensions of attitudes, behaviors, and performance in sport and exercise environments.
Same course as KIN 339I. Not open for credit to students with credit in KIN 339I.

340. Physiology of Behavior (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
An in-depth examination of central nervous system (CNS) components that create our behavioral capabilities. Topics include major structural and functional features of the neuron and of selected systems representative of the sensory, integrative, and motor capabilities of the CNS.

341. Neuropsychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
Localization of brain regions responsible for human capabilities as studied in patients with brain damage, normal people, and nonhumans. How brain damage is assessed and treated. Relation of findings to function of normal brains.

342. Psychopharmacology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 241, 220.
Introduction to the effects of major classes of psychoactive drugs on the central nervous system. Topics include anatomical and functional characteristics of neurotransmitter systems; pharmacology of drug administration; and physiological and psychological actions of selected classes of psychoactive drugs.

346I. Evolutionary Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation and one or more Explorations courses, PSY 100 and upper division standing.
Human social behavior as seen in context of evolutionary biology. Topics include the importance of kinship in human societies, altruism and reciprocity, human sexuality, parent-offspring relations, ethical and legal systems and religion.

350I. Psychology and Contemporary Social Issues (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation, PSY 100 and upper division standing.
Application of social psychological principles toward understanding major contemporary social issues. Each issue covered is presented in its historical context, and the economic, political, social and cultural aspects are examined.

351. Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation and PSY 100.
Study of individuals and groups as they are affected by social interactions. Topics may include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, interpersonal perception and attraction, aggression, altruism, and group dynamics.
Not open for credit to students in SOC 335I.

354. Psychology of Women (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Examination of women’s roles throughout the lifespan including gender differences, body image, pregnancy, sexuality, communication, relationships, motherhood, work, physical and mental health. Attitudes toward women, including violence against women, may be explored.
This course is for both men and women.

356. Personality (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation and PSY 100.
Survey of classical theories and methods in Personality psychology, with a sampling of current research. Examines how and why people differ in personality, and the ways these differences are reflected in thoughts, feelings, motivations, and behaviors.

359. Self-Observation and Self-Development (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Examination of personal traits and behavior patterns as reflected by objective measures, group interactional procedures and video feedback. Development of self through systematic self-observation.

361. Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation and PSY 100.
Developmental change processes from prenatal development through adolescence. Emphasis on ethnic, gender, and social class differences in development combined with emphasis on the universal features of human development. Topic coverage includes physical-motor, social, physiological, and cognitive aspects of development.

362. Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100
Introduction to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including consideration of behavioral and cognitive issues, comorbid disorders, prevalence, possible etiology and psychological impacts on families. Examination of treatment approaches such as behavioral, speech, physical, occupational, educational, dietary and biomedical therapies.

363. Developmental Psychopathology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100
This course covers research on psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. The symptoms, causes, course and prevention of the most important childhood disorders are discussed, including conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity, depression, anxiety disorder, autism and mental retardation.

365. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Methodological and theoretical problems and issues in the study of developmental change processes from young adulthood through old age. Topical coverage includes physical-motor, social, physiological and intellectual aspects of behavioral functioning.

366. Fathers and Fathering: A Psychosocial View (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100; SOC 100 or CDFS 111.
Overview of psychological literature on parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering in the U.S. Focus on current literature and research regarding the perceived and changing roles of fathers, including ethnic fathers, in an effort to diminish stereotypes.
This course is for both men and women. Same course as CDFS 358. Not open for credit to students with credit in CDFS 358.

368. Asian American Personality and Mental Health (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100 and upper division standing.
Survey of psychological issues facing Asian Americans, including the historical, sociopolitical, and cultural influences that shape personality and mental health of individuals in the diverse population group.

370. Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation and PSY 100.
Overview of abnormal behavior as a portion of continuum of human behavior. Covers field’s historical approaches, range of psychological disorders, as well as causes, consequences, and treatment of these disorders.

373. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100, 370.
Survey of field of clinical psychology including an introduction to its history, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic process, clinical training, research approaches, and ethical issues.

375. Community Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation, PSY 100, and upper division standing.
Examination, prevention, and interventions for contemporary social problems. First-hand experience with community assessment, intervention, evaluation, and social policy through community service learning. Emphasis on contextual analyses, community strengths, and culturally-appropriate solutions.

378. Health Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Research and theory regarding attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to health and illness. Individual difference variables will be examined. Analysis of applications of psychology to prevention, counseling, and treatment of major health problems.

379. Psychology of Stress (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100
Introduction to the scientific study of stress and its relationship to health. Course content will focus on understanding the nature of psychological stress, its physiological correlates, and specific strategies used to help in understanding and managing our own experience of stress.

381. Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
Introduction to theories, methods, findings, and applications of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology. Topics covered include job analysis, employee recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee training and development, work stress, teams, satisfaction, motivation, and leadership.

382I. Introduction to Cognitive Science (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of all Foundation courses; at least one Explorations course; upper-division standing; at least six units in two areas chosen from computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology.
Introduction to cognitive science including historical development, foundational philosophical presuppositions, core topics, underlying theoretical framework, explanatory goals, different methodologies and theoretical contributions of its constitutive disciplines.
Same course as PHIL 482I. Not open for credit to students with credit in PHIL 482I.

383. Women, Family, and Work Issues (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 or equivalent.
Opportunities and challenges women in U.S. face with family and work issues explored. Specifically, cultural influences, complex family compositions, work demands, and the collective influence of these factors on women’s life choices examined.

384. Workplace Diversity: Barriers and Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 or equivalent.
Current U.S. workforce is diverse along gender, multiracial, and multicultural factors, such as men, women, European Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and others. Understanding psychological barriers and developing strategies at the individual, group, and organizational levels to create a positive multicultural workplace will be explored.

390. Special Topics in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in psychology selected for intensive development.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics; no more than 6 units may be used for the major.

401./501. History of Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; six upper division units in psychology.
Historical background and development of psychology as a science. Contributions of major individuals and systems.
Letter grade only (A-F)

405. Field Work in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major (3.0 GPA), 12 units upper division in PSY, PSY 301, consent of instructor, letter of recommendation.
Supervised internship in a Psychology-related position in the surrounding community. Placements include schools, hospitals, clinics, and community mental health agencies.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

406A,B. Applications of Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; consent of instructor.
Theoretical and laboratory training in the topic areas are followed by applied work with clients, schools, businesses, etc., as appropriate. Students are supervised by the course instructor.
Students apply for 406A-B during the semester before the courses are taken. Letter grade only (A-F)

407./507. Introduction to Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 301 and 373 or 475.
Survey of the field of family therapy including origins of differences in family structure, historical development of family therapy theory and practice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

411./511. Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 or consent of instructor.
Focuses on logic, application, and interpretation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) models in addition to other statistical procedures. Various issues of research design and experimentation are also covered.
Letter grade only (A-F).

412./512. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 or consent of instructor.
Covers logic, application, and limitations of multivariate (multiple independent and dependent variables) statistics. Topics may include multivariate analysis of variance, single and multiple correlation/regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, and path analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

415./515. Test Construction Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 301, 310, PSY 314 or PSY 315 and Psychology major.
Consideration of problems in the construction of tests for personnel selection, educational screening, personality assessment, aptitude estimating, and measurement of academic achievement. practice in the development of tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 2 hrs)

418./518. Computer Applications in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 301; PSY 310 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Foundations of computer technology and its application to psychology. Emphasis on real-time control by digital computers in psychological research and applications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

423./523. Qualitative Methods and Analysis. (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology Major, PSY 301.
Overview of qualitative research methods and analysis. Students learn to conduct observations, focus groups and qualitative interviews. Inductive analysis techniques such as content analysis and narrative analysis. Application of these skills in a qualitative evaluation of a real-world program.
Letter grade only (A-F).

427./527. Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 and two of the following: PSY 331, 332 or 333.
Systematic application of psychological principles to the design of person-machine systems. Emphasis in the laboratory on the development of skills required of human factors psychologists. These skills will include systems and analysis, cognitive task analysis, rapid prototyping and usability testing.
(Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

433./533. Research in Cognition and Learning (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 and 331 or 332 or 333.
Research methods in cognition, learning, and perception. Laboratory includes experiments on selected topics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

436./536. Psychology of Mood (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 or consent of instructor.
Analyses of normal mood states, including survey of existing literature. Topics may include the relationship of mood to important antecedents and consequences such as sleep-wake cycles, exercise, nutrition, physical health, stress, and cognition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Psycholinguistics (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; six units of linguistics or upper division psychology.
Psychological and linguistic approaches to the study of language. Theory and research in the production and understanding of language, language acquisition, memory for language, and use of language in its social context.
Letter grade only (A-F).

441./541. Research in Physiological Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310 and one of the following: PSY 340, 341 or 342.
Research methods in psychobiology. Includes fundamentals of neuroanatomy, surgical procedures for stimulation, lesioning and recording, and pharmacological procedures used in neuropsychological research.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

444./544. Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310, 332 and one of the following: PSY 340, 341 or 342.
Explores brain systems responsible for cognitive processes in normal humans, integrating theory from texts and current research from original sources.
Letter grade only (A-F).

453./553. Principles of Group Dynamics (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 351 or consent of instructor.
Behavior in groups with attention to such factors as leadership, followership, interaction and influence including organization, management, morale, and efficiency. Problems, techniques and methods of investigation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

456./556. Research in Personality (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 310, 356, or consent of instructor.
Examination of common research methods, especially as they apply to particular theoretical personality paradigms.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

457. Psychology of Sexuality (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 351 or 356 or 370.
Survey of topics in human sexuality with emphasis on developmental psychology of sexuality, attitudes and feelings related to sexuality, sexual variations and deviations, and sexual dysfunction and sex therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

463. Social and Personality Development (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 361.
Development of social behavior and personality in children and adults. Coverage will include theoretical approaches and processes, as well as content areas including development of emotions, personality systems, aggression, morality, prosocial behavior, peer relations, and sex differences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

475./575. Clinical Interviewing (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 373.
Study and development of clinical techniques of observation and interview. Coverage includes detailed exposure to Client-Centered and Gestalt counseling methods. Emphasis on understanding theory and acquisition of basic skills.
Letter grade only (A-F).

477. Psychology of Addiction (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; and six upper division units in psychology.
Investigation of theory and research on psychological causes and effects of addiction, including analyses of individual differences on major demographic variables of gender, age, and ethnicity. Considerations of major approaches and methods to recovery from addictive behavior.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Advanced Topics in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; and one 300-level course in the subject matter of the course.
Advanced study of selected topics in one basic area of psychology, e.g., cognition and learning, emotion and motivation, physiological, social, personality or developmental.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

  • A. Applied Social Psychology

490H. Special Topics – Honors (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; consent of the Psychology Honors Program Advisory Committee.
Advanced study of selected topics in psychology.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Psychology and the Law (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 370, and six upper division units in psychology.
Examines relationship between fields of psychology and law, including laws pertaining to psychologists and rights and ethical responsibilities of mental health providers. Topics include forensic psychology, trial consulting, and issues relating to the legal system.
Letter grade only (A-F).

496H. Research Preparation – Honors (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; and consent of the Psychology Honors Program Advisory Committee.
Development of a senior honors thesis proposal.
Letter grade only (A-F).

498H. Senior Thesis – Honors (3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; PSY 490H, 496H, and consent of the supervising faculty member.
Final completion of an original research project with the product being both an oral and written presentation of the research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Psychology major, PSY 100, 301; and consent of department.
Student will conduct independent laboratory or library research and write a report of the research.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

501./401. History of Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Six upper division units in psychology.
Historical background and development of psychology as a science. Contributions of major individuals and systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

507./407. Introduction to Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 220, 373, 475 or consent of instructor.
Survey of the field of family therapy including origins of differences in family structure, historical development of family therapy theory and practice.
(Lecture/Discussion) Letter grade only (A-F).

511./411. Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 310 or consent of instructor.
Focuses on the logic, application, and interpretation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) models in addition to other statistical procedures. Various issues of research design and experimentation are also covered.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

512./412. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 310 or consent of instructor.
Covers logic, application, and limitations of multivariate (multiple independent and dependent variables) statistics. Topics may include multivariate analysis of variance, single and multiple correlation/regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, and path analysis.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

515./415. Test Construction Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 310 and either PSY 314 or 315.
Consideration of problems in the construction of tests for personnel selection, educational screening, personality assessment, aptitude estimating, and measurement of academic achievement. practice in the development of tests.
(Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 2 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

518./418. Computer Applications in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 310 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Foundations of computer technology and its application to psychology. Emphasis on real-time control by digital computers in psychological research and applications.
(Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

523./423. Qualitative Methods and Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Student Standing.
Overview of qualitative research methods and analysis. Students learn to conduct observations, focus groups and qualitative interviews. Inductive analysis techniques such as content analysis and narrative analysis. Application of these skills in a qualitative evaluation of a real-world program.
Letter grade only (A-F).

527./427. Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 310 and two of the following: PSY 331, 332 or 333.
Systematic application of psychological principles to the design of person-machine systems. Emphasis in the laboratory on the development of skills required of human factors psychologists. These skills will include systems analysis, cognitive task analysis, rapid prototyping and usability testing.
(Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

533./433. Research in Cognition and Learning (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 220, 310, and 331 or 332 or 333.
Research methods in cognition, learning, and perception. Laboratory includes experiments on selected topics.
(Lecture 2 hrs, lab 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

536./436. Psychology of Mood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 220, 310, or consent of instructor.
Analyses of normal mood states, including survey of existing literature. Topics may include the relationship of mood to important antecedents and consequences such as sleep-wake cycles, exercise, nutrition, physical health, stress, and cognition.

538./438. Psycholinguistics (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology.
Psychological and linguistic approaches to study of language. Comparison of human language with communication in lower animals. Language development, disorders, symbolism and universals.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

539. Language Acquisition (3)

Prerequisite: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or consent of instructor.
Theory and research on acquisition of first and subsequent languages in children and adults. Psycholinguistic perspectives on phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language. Interacting roles of cognitive processes, individual differences, social influences, and cultural context will be stressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as LING 539. Not open for credit to students with credit in LING 539. (Seminar)

541./441. Research in Physiological Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 220, 310, and 341.
Research methods in psychobiology. Includes fundamentals of neuroanatomy, surgical procedures for stimulation, lesioning and recording, pharmacological procedures used in neuropsychological research.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

544./444. Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 332 and one of the following: PSY 340, 341, or 342.
Explores brain systems responsible for cognitive processes in normal humans, integrating theory from texts and current research from original sources.
Letter grade only (A-F).

553./453. Principles of Group Dynamics (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 210, 220, 351, or consent of instructor.
Behavior in groups with attention to such factors as leadership, followership, interaction and influence including organization, management, morale, and efficiency. Problems, techniques and methods of investigation.
(Lecture/Discussion) Letter grade only (A-F).

556./456. Research in Personality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 220, 310, 356, or consent of instructor.
Examination of common research methods, especially as they apply to particular theoretical personality paradigms.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

575./475. Clinical Interviewing (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, 220, 373.
Study and development of clinical techniques of observation and the interview. Coverage will include a detailed exposure to Client-Centered and Gestalt counseling methods. Emphasis will be on understanding theory and acquisition of basic skills.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581. Organizational Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 351 or 453/553.
Analysis of organizational behavior and practices from a systems point of view. Consideration of employee motivation, power, leadership, communication, decision-making, and organizational change. Research methods for studying organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

582. Research in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 220 and 310.
Research methods and problems in industrial psychology. Includes direct observational, psychophysical, regression, survey, experimental, and quasi-experimental methods.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

585. Proseminar in Personnel Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 314 or 315.
Advanced consideration of problems and procedures in personnel psychology. Includes both differentiation and synthesis of major areas within this field.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 586. Letter grade only (A-F).

589. Advanced Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1)

Prerequisite: Acceptance in to the Master of Science – Industrial and Organizational Psychology or consent of instructor.
Exploration of selected advanced topics in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
Not open for credit to students with credit in same topic in 590. May be repeated to a maximum of six units with different topics in the same semester. Letter grade only (A-F).

  • A. Large Group Intervention

590. Advanced Topics in Psychology (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Topics of current interest in psychology selected for intensive development.
May be repeated to a maximum of six units with differend topics. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Unclassified graduate student will conduct independent laboratory or library research and write a report of the research.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

627. Human Factors' Methods

Prerequisite: PSY 527 or consent of instructor
An advanced graduate level course on methods commonly used in the field of human factors. These methods include analytic techniques used during the design of human-machine systems (e.g., task analysis, simulation), techniques used to evaluate functioning systems (usability testing, critical incident surveys) and techniques used to measure human performance (e.g., workload, situation awareness).
Letter grade only (A-F).

631. Seminar in Perception and Physiological Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 331 or 340 or 341 or 342 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Critical examination of selected topics in perception, information processing and neurophysiological correlates of behavior. Student emphasis on either perception or physiological psychology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

632. Seminar in Learning (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 333 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Advanced consideration of selected topics in learning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

633. Seminar in Perception and Attention (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 331 or 332 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Examination of methods, theories, and experimental evidence in selected topics from the areas of sensation, perception, and attention. etter grade only (A-F).

634. Seminar in Cognition (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 332 or 333 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Examination of method, theory and experimental evidence in selected topics from the area of cognition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

637. Seminar in Emotion and Motivation (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 336 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Advanced consideration of selected topics in animal and human motivation and emotion.
Letter grade only (A-F).

651. Seminar in Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 351 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Critical examination of interpersonal relations, social influence, group membership and influence, and intergroup relations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

656. Seminar in Personality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 356 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Theories of personality structure, dynamics, and development. Critical examination of research deriving from different theoretical approaches.
Letter grade only (A-F).

661. Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 361 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Consideration of theoretical and methodological issues in life span developmental psychology. Critical examination of research on selected topics, including development of physiological function, intelligence, language, learning processes, sensory processes, perception, personality and social behavior.
Letter grade only (A-F).

678. Seminar in Health and Behavior and Intervention (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 310 or consent of instructor; consent of graduate advisor.
Overview of health psychology and health promotion field. Students learn background of psychology’s role in health professions, health behavior theory and health intervention design and evaluation. analysis of individual, contextual, structural and cultural factors impacting health and health intervention.
Letter grade only (A-F).

681. Seminar in Applications of Psychology to Industry (3)

Prerequisites: At least 12 units of graduate-level work within the MSIO program including 511 or 512 and 582.
Psychological applications to current problems of industry. Development of thesis proposal and pretest of thesis research techniques required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

683. Issues Organizational Development (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 581.
Examination of theory, research, techniques, and practices in field of organizational development, professional practice of managing change in organizations. Techniques, such as team building, systems analysis, process consultation, large-group interventions and survey feedback will be examined.
Letter grade only (A-F).

686. Issues in Training (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 332 or 333, and 585.
Discusses theoretical and applied issues with the development of employee training programs. Topics include needs assessment, adult learning theory, training methods, training evaluation, and learning organizations. Experiential assignments reinforce course concepts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

688. Practicum in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2)

Prerequisites: At least 12 units of graduate-level coursework within the MSIO program.
Practice of industrial psychology or human factors in various industrial settings. Individual research and consultation with industrial or governmental organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methods (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 411/511 or 412/512, and consent of graduate advisor.
Preparation and completion of thesis proposal for preliminary oral examination. Power calculations, research methods, and statistical concepts and procedures. Ethics, human subjects protection and responsible conduct of research. Includes the required comprehensive examination for MA Research students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor and department.
Theoretical and experimental problems in psychology requiring intensive analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-6)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, consent of graduate advisor. MSIO students: PSY 681 as prerequisite or corequisite.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in psychology.
Must be repeated for a total of 6 units of credit. Letter grade only (A-F).