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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Psychology

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Psychology: PSY

380C. Human Neuropsychology.
Basic issues in normal and abnormal human brain function reviewed with emphasis on disorders of higher cerebral functioning. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Psychology 383C or consent of instructor.

380D. Neuropsychological Assessment.
Diagnostic neuropsychological testing procedures, including techniques for evaluating motor, sensory, memory, language, and higher cortical functions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with three practicum hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Psychology 380C.

380E. Vision Systems.
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, and psychophysics of human vision from an information-processing and computational perspective. Neuroscience 380E and Psychology 380E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

382K. Internship in Clinical Psychology.
Application of psychological principles, methods of measurement, and clinical procedures within the area of personality; systematic study and investigations. Practicum hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

382T. Principles of Neuroscience I.
A proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381C, Biomedical Engineering 382T, Kinesiology 382T, 688QA, Neuroscience 382T, Pharmacy 382T, 688QA, Psychology 382T, 688QA, Zoology 382T, 688QA. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383C. Functional Neuroanatomy.
An examination of the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, emphasizing connections and functions of neural systems. Neuroscience 383C and Psychology 383C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383M. Fundamentals of Physiological Psychology.
Survey of important theories and research in physiological psychology, with emphasis on current problems. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383T. Principles of Neuroscience II.
Continuation of Psychology 382T; a proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381D, Biomedical Engineering 383T, Kinesiology 383T, 688QB, Neuroscience 383T, Pharmacy 383T, 688QB, Psychology 383T, 688QB, Zoology 383T, 688QB. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Psychology 382T (or 688QA), and consent of instructor.

384K. Advanced Statistics: Experimental Design.
Consideration of problems of analysis and design commonly encountered in psychological research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, an undergraduate statistics course, and consent of instructor.

384M. Advanced Statistics: Inferential.
Covers t-test, chi-square, analysis of variance, and nonparametric tests. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, an undergraduate statistics course, and consent of instructor.

385N. Fundamentals of Personality Psychology.
Survey of important theories and research in personality psychology, with emphasis on current problems. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

385P. Fundamentals of Social Psychology.
Survey of important theories and research in social psychology, with emphasis on current problems. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386N. Fundamentals of Psycholinguistics.
Survey of important theories and research in psycholinguistics, with emphasis on current problems. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387N. Fundamentals of Perception.
Overview of theory and research in visual perception and perceptual information processing. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387R. Fundamentals of Cognition.
Review of theories and empirical research on pattern recognition, attention, memory, imagery, and problem solving. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388D. Individual Differences.
Differences among individuals in abilities, motives, and personality: their measurement, their genetic and environmental sources, and their societal implications. Neuroscience 388D and Psychology 388D may not both be counted. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388K. Conference on Special Topics.
Readings, conferences, and other work on individually selected topics. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division psychology. Students must sign up in the Department of Psychology Graduate Office before enrolling in some sections; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

389K. Theory and Techniques of Assessment I.
Diagnostic interviewing, observational methods, case study methods; introduction to diagnostic testing procedures and projective techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with three to six hours of supervision to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of the committee on admission to clinical training.

389L. Theory and Techniques of Assessment II.
Advanced diagnostic testing procedures; Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and related techniques; special diagnostic devices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with three to six hours of supervision to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Psychology 389K.

390. Research.
Individual research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division psychology. Students must sign up in the Department of Psychology Graduate Office prior to registering.

391N. Learning and Memory.
Presentation and analysis of recent and current theoretical developments in learning and motivation. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

391P. Design, Measurement, and Analysis.
Selected topics on the design and analysis of psychological research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

391R. Psychometrics.
The theory underlying testing and test construction, and the application of that theory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Psychology 384M or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

392N. Fundamentals of Comparative Psychology.
History and current status of comparative psychology, emphasizing several biological disciplines including behavior genetics, ethology, evolutionary biology, and sociobiology. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

393. Clinical Practicum I.
Supervised practical experience in the use of clinical techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with ten to twelve hours of practicum experience to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Psychology 389K, and consent of instructor.

393K. Clinical Practicum II.
Continuation of supervised practical experience in the use of clinical techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with ten to twelve hours of practicum experience to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Psychology 393, and consent of instructor.

394K. Fundamentals of Social and Personality Development.
Survey of important theories, issues, and research in social and personality development. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

394N. Fundamentals of Cognitive Development.
Survey of important theories, issues, and research in the development of perception, language, and cognition. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

394P. Seminars in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Brain-behavior relationships, particularly recent research in behavioral neuroscience, including the anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of behavioral events, and behavioral influences on the brain. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 1: Current Topics in Biopsychology) and Psychology 394P (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Recent findings concerning the mechanisms of action and the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly those used in psychiatry. Various drug types (such as sedative-hypnotics, hallucinogens, and drugs used to treat depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, and anxiety) and pathways in the brain are discussed to examine the neurochemical basis of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 2: Clinical Psychopharmacology) and Psychology 394P (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
Neuroanatomical systems that are functionally related to basic forms of learning and memory in mammals. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 3: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory) and Psychology 394P (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Animal Communication.

Topic 7: Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy.
Neuroanatomical systems that are functionally related to basic forms of neuroanatomy in mammals. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 4: Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy) and Psychology 394P (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

194Q, 394Q. Seminars in Clinical Psychology.
One or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Clinical Psychology.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 2: Psychopathology II.

Topic 4: Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology.

Topic 5: Human Neuropsychology II.

Topic 6: Empirical Foundations of Behavioral Therapy.

Topic 8: Assessment Practicum I.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 9: Assessment Practicum II.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

394R. Seminars in Community Psychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Community Psychology.

Topic 2: Cross-Cultural Community Psychology.

Topic 3: Research Contributions of Minority Psychologists.

Topic 4: Prevention: Myths, Realities, and Research.

394S. Seminars in Developmental Psychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Developmental Psychology.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 2: Children's Racial/Gender Schemata.

Topic 3: Literacy Acquisition.

Topic 4: Psychological Processes in Family Violence.

Topic 5: Language and Conceptual Development.

Topic 6: Infant Perception and Cognition.

Topic 7: Professional Issues in Academia.

394T. Seminars in Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

394U. Seminars in Cognition and Perception.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Cognition and Perception.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis.

Topic 2: History of Psychology.

Topic 3: Introduction to Cognitive Science.
Same as Cognitive Science 380 (Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science), Linguistics 392 (Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science), and Philosophy 383C. Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 393 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science), 393 (Topic: Topics in Cognitive Science), Philosophy 383 (Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Science), Psychology 394U (Topic 3).

Topic 4: Cognition.

Topic 5: Psychoacoustics.
Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral auditory system; behavioral measures of auditory performance-masking, sound localization, pitch and loudness perception, temporary and permanent hearing loss. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Sciences and Disorders 394K (Topic 2: Psychoacoustics), Neuroscience 394U (Topic 1: Psychoacoustics), Psychology 394U (Topic 5).

Topic 6: Memory.

Topic 7: Speech Perception.

Topic 8: Topics in Vision and Hearing.
Current research in human vision and/or hearing. Neuroscience 394U (Topic 2: Topics in Vision and Hearing) and Psychology 394U (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

Topic 9: Visual Perception.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

394V. Seminars in Social and Personality Psychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Social and Personality Psychology.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Topic 3: Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Topic 4: Individualism and Collectivism.

Topic 6: The Self.

Topic 7: Social Stereotypes.

396. Advanced Behavior Pathology.
Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

396C. Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
The epidemiology, etiology, associated features, developmental course, and prognosis of childhood and adolescent behavior disorders. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

397L. Mental Health and Human Service Systems.
Consideration of current mental health theories and practices; problems of criteria, pertinent research areas, and experimental designs. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology or a related discipline, and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in psychology, twelve semester hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in psychology, and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Psychology 698A.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Psychology.
Teaching under close supervision of course instructor for two semesters; weekly meetings of two to four hours during semester; individual consultation and reports throughout the teaching period. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Psychology 399R, 699R, or 999R.


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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