Chairperson and Professor Joe
Professors Brown, Hartman, Matthews, Roberts Associate Professors Enloe, Hatzenbuehler Assistant Professors Gordon, Harris, Heyneman
Master of Science in Psychology (General Experimental Psychology Emphasis)
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the candidate must have:
PSYC 546 Cognitive Process 3 cr PSYC 627 Advanced Statistics in Psychology 3 cr PSYC 632 Advanced Experimental Design 3 cr PSYC 650 Thesis 6 cr
Other requirements include: 11 additional graduate credits in psychology and 6 credits in a related field approved by the student's graduate advisor.
First-year students must take PSYC 627 in the fall and PSYC 632 in the spring of their first year. Normal credit load is 9-12 hours and first year students must take a minimum of six credits a semester to maintain classified status.
Master of Science in Psychology (General Clinical Psychology Emphasis)
All admission requirements are as stated above. Required courses are:
PSYC 511 Advanced Psychopathology 3 cr PSYC 512 Ethical & Professional Issues in Psychology 2 cr PSYC 527 Advanced Psychometric Methods 3 cr PSYC 545 Psychology of Learning 3 cr PSYC 551 Clinical Psychology 3 cr PSYC 552 Theory & Techniques of Psychotherapy 4 cr PSYC 555 Behavioral Assessment 3 cr PSYC 556 Behavioral Assessment Laboratory 1 cr PSYC 560 Behavior Therapy 3 cr PSYC 620 Psychodiagnostic Methods 3 cr PSYC 621 Applied Psychodiagnostics 3 cr PSYC 624/625 Practicum 6 cr PSYC 627 Advanced Statistics in Psychology 3 cr PSYC 632 Advanced Experimental Design 3 cr PSYC 649 Clinical Project 3 cr
Other requirements include a comprehensive written examination and a clinical project. The comprehensive examination will be designed to assess a student's capacity to integrate theory, principles, and empirical findings across the core courses. The clinical project will evaluate a student's ability to function effectively in a clinical setting.
PSYC g401 Theories of Personality 3 credits. Detailed study of the leading theories of personality with emphasis on the Freudian, Neo-Freudian, humanistic and existential theories. PREREQ: PSYC 225 OR 301.
PSYC g402 Study of Personality 3 credits. Critical study of some of the leading traits and situational determinants in the area of personality with emphasis on the empirical research supporting the validity of those constructs and determinants. PREREQ: PSYC 401 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g404 Sensation and Perception 4 credits. The anatomical and physiological basis of sensation will be reviewed. Moreover, traditional and contemporary theories of perception will be critically considered. Students will be expected to do laboratory work illustrating basic concepts of sensory and perceptual functions. PREREQ: PSYC 303.
PSYC g411 Advanced Psychopathology 3 credits. The study of various forms of behavior pathology, primarily neuroses, psychoses, and affective disorders, including mental deficiency and antisocial behavior. Alternative theories of etiology and treatment will be examined by careful analyses of current empirical literature. PREREQ: PSYC 301.
PSYC 412 Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology 2 credits. Topics include informed consent, confidentiality, deception, duty to protect, competency, malpractice, dual and collegial relationships, and impaired professionals in research and practice. PREREQ: 24 CREDITS IN PSYCHOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g417 Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques of interdisciplinary evaluations and treatment planning for youth with special needs. Disciplines emphasized: Social Work, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Special Education, Physical Therapy. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g423 Community Practicum 1-6 credits. Students work in state and local agencies and involve themselves in professional activities including research, testing, and counseling. Four hours per week on site are required per credit hour. PREREQ: 24 CREDITS IN PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC g425 Psychology Clinic Practicum 1-6 credits. Students are supervised by faculty in the evaluation and treatment of the Psychology Department Clinic clients. Four hours per week in the clinic are required per credit. PREREQ: 24 CREDITS IN PSYCHOLOGY.
PSYC g426 Psychology of the Problem Child 3 credits. Causes, common symptoms, the therapeutic procedures, and preventive measures of maladjustment in children. PREREQ: EITHER PSYC 225 OR EDUC 201.
PSYC g427 Advanced Psychometric Methods 3 credits. Critical review of the major approaches to psychological assessment of individuals and groups with emphasis on administration and interpretation of paper and pencil personality tests. PREREQ: PSYC 227-228.
PSYC g428 Personality Assessment 3 credits. Survey of psychometric instruments and techniques used in research and in applied settings. Includes approaches to evaluation of instruments and topics related to interpreting and applying data obtained from their use. PREREQ: PSYC 228 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g431 Physiological Psychology I 3 credits. Introduction to neuropsychology with an emphasis on methods, basic neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology. PREREQ: PSYC 303.
PSYC g432 Physiological Psychology II 3 credits. Survey of the physiological bases of psychological processes, including learning, emotion, motivation, sensation, and perception. Emphasizes current research and theory concerning brain mechanisms and behavior. PREREQ: PSYC 431 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g435 Animal Behavior 3 credits. Study of experiments in animal learning that have thrown light upon the problem of understanding human learning. Course is concerned with both observation and experimental studies of habit formation, conditioning, related endocrinology, and nerve structure as they are associated with behavior capabilities. PREREQ: SIX HOURS IN PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND 111-112 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g443 Advanced Social Psychology 3 credits. In-depth study of current theory, issues, and research in the field of social psychology. Emphasis is on newly-emerging research areas such as non-verbal communication; human uses of space; development of moral and ethical values; helping behavior, and compliance-obedience research. PREREQ: PSYC 303 AND 341 OR PERMISSION.
PSYC g445 Psychology of Learning 3 credits. Survey of the major principles of learning, including the processes underlying classical and instrumental conditioning and motor skills behavior. PREREQ: PSYC 303-404 OR PERMISSION.
PSYC g446 Cognitive Process 3 credits. Survey of current theories of human learning and cognition, including decision-making, information processing and an emphasis on model building and current research. PREREQ: PSYC 445.
PSYC g451 Clinical Psychology 3 credits. Survey of the field of clinical psychology emphasizing its past and present status in the following areas: diagnosis, assessment, critical topics related to intervention, the clinical psychologist's role, and the student training. PREREQ: PSYC 301.
PSYC g452 Theory and Techniques of Psychotherapy 4 credits. Introduction to theories and techniques of individual, group, and marital/family therapies. Includes training in microcounseling skills. PREREQ: PSYC 301.
PSYC g455 Behavioral Assessment 3 credits. The assessment of social deviance through self-report, observational, and mechanical technologies. Emphasis on the clinical utility of measurement strategies in the description of deviant behavior, treatment selection, and treatment evaluation. PREREQ: PSYC g445 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g456 Behavioral Assessment Lab 1 credit. Practical application of the principles of behavioral assessment. Focus on data collection procedures via weekly participation in a practicum course. PREREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN PSYC g455.
PSYC g460 Behavior Therapy 3 credits. Introduction to techniques, theories, and research in behavior therapy. Critical theoretical, empirical, and ethical issues will be integrated within the description and the demonstrations of behavior therapy techniques. The practice of behavior therapy will occupy the central focus of this course with the better part of in-class time devoted to technical rehearsal. PREREQ: PSYC 445 OR 451 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g464 Dilemmas of Youth 3 credits. This course surveys theory and research concerned with dilemmas of identity formation. Personal accounts, literature--classic and psychological--will serve to illustrate dilemmas and explain their resolution.
PSYC g465 Behavioral Medicine 3 credits. Psychological issues of health, disease states, and prevention. Critical evaluation of clinical research and practice including nontraditional healing techniques and current models used to understand health and disease. PREREQ: PSYC 111 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g472 History of Psychology 3 credits. Modern psychology in historical perspective. The genesis of and development of fundamental problems and methods of psychology, with emphasis on the more specific fields of research which constitute the chief chapters of experimental psychology. PREREQ: SIX HOURS IN PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND 111-112 OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC g483 Special Problems 1-3 credits. Research or readings in a special area of interest to be arranged on an individual basis with individual faculty. PREREQ: 24 HOURS IN PSYCHOLOGY.
PSYC 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
PSYC 601 Family Assessment I 3 credits. Assessment strategies which lead to the treatment of dysfunctional families. Interdisciplinary coverage of need and purpose of family centered therapy, basics of assessment and data collection processes.
PSYC 620 Psychodiagnostic Methods 3 credits. Introduction to conceptual and methodological bases of traditional psychological assessment. Survey of objective and projective personality tests and intelligence tests. Rationale for selection and use is critically evaluated. PREREQ: PSYC 228 PR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 621 Applied Psychodiagnostics 3 credits. Supervised experience in the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of commonly used psychological tests including objective and projective personality tests and intelligence tests with clinical populations. PREREQ: PSYC 620 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 624 Community Practicum 1-3 credits. Students work in state and local agencies and involve themselves in professional activities including research, testing, and counseling. Four hours per week on site are required per credit hour. PREREQ: PSYC g401, g427, g451 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 625 Psychology Clinic Practicum 1-3 credits. Students are supervised by faculty in the evaluation and treatment of the Psychology Department Clinic clients. Four hours per week in the clinic are required per credit. PREREQ: g401, g427, g451, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 627 Advanced Statistics 3 credits. Critical review of the theory and the methods used to evaluate the outcome of empirical research in the life and social sciences. Chi square, correlation, regression, analysis of variance designs are considered and related to the theoretical distributions basic to statistical inference. PREREQ: BASIC STATISTICS, COLLEGE ALGEBRA, AND/OR CALCULUS, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 632 Advanced Experimental Design 3 credits. Basic assumptions in the philosophy of scientific investigation, principles of design and analysis of experiments, including tests of significance and factorial designs, and reporting of research, in which the student is required to prepare reports of his own work as if for publication. PREREQ: PSYC 303-404 AND STATISTICS.
PSYC 635 Marital and Family Therapy 4 credits. Introduction to theories research, assessment devices, and techniques of marital and family therapy. The focus will be the competent practice of marital/family therapy including assessment and intervention techniques. PREREQ: PSYC 455, 460 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 641 Special Problems 1-3 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. The student will pursue original research in some area of psychology of particular interest to him and write a report of his work in a form suitable for publication. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSYC 649 Clinical Project 3 credits. Demonstration of clinical skill by application of theory and principles in applied case work. PREREQ: 3 CREDITS OF PSYC 624.
PSYC 650 Thesis 1-6 credits.