UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



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
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Educational Psychology


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

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

Educational Psychology: EDP

180E, 280E, 380E. Intermediate Discipline.
Designed for students accepted in the doctoral program in educational psychology who need additional preparation in the areas covered by the topics. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For educational psychology students, graduate standing, admission to the doctoral program in educational psychology, and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology; for others, graduate standing, admission to a doctoral program, an appropriate score on the departmental proficiency examination or consent of instructor, and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Fundamental Statistics.

Topic 2: Selected Topics.

380G. General Discipline.
Designed for master's degree students with majors outside educational psychology and for doctoral students who need to update preparation. Advanced synthesis of basic literature, research approaches, and foundational knowledge in educational psychology and the behavioral sciences bearing on education. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division educational psychology or other behavioral sciences, and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Psychological Foundations of Education.

Topic 2: Psychology of Human Learning.

Topic 3: Selected Topics.

180P, 280P, 380P, 480P. Psychometrics.
Group and individual tests of abilities and performances, their theoretical and statistical bases; construction, administration, and interpretation of instruments; evaluation theory and practice. One, two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Measurement and Evaluation.
Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division education, psychology, or other behavioral sciences.

Topic 2: Theory and Methods.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 371 and 380P (Topic 1), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Individual Testing.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 1), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Evaluation Models and Techniques.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2) and 482K (Topic 1: Experimental Design and Statistical Inference), or the equivalent. Restricted enrollment; contact the department to register for this topic.

Topic 5: Advanced Psychoeducational Assessment and Evaluation.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 1) and consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Item Response Theory.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Multidimensional Scaling.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Test and Scale Construction.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Advanced Psychometrics.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2), or the equivalent and consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Practicum in Evaluation.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 4) and consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Practicum in Psychometrics.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 2) and consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Practicum in Research and Evaluation Methodology.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380P (Topic 4) and consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Computerized Adaptive Testing.
Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Applied Psychometrics.

Topic 15: Advanced Psychometrics Research.

Topic 16: Selected Topics.

381, 481. Psychological Counseling.
Advanced study of the theories and processes of vocational, educational, and personal counseling at elementary school and secondary school levels, in colleges, and in the community. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; twelve semester hours of upper-division education or psychology, including a course in measurement; and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Counseling Theory and Procedure.

Topic 2: Theories of Counseling Psychology.

Topic 3: Seminar in Guidance.

Topic 4: Career Development.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 481 (Topic 3) or the equivalent.

Topic 5: Psychology of Career Counseling.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 381 (Topic 4) or the equivalent.

Topic 6: Assessment in Counseling Psychology.

Topic 7: Psychotherapeutic Group Processes.

Topic 8: Psychotherapeutic Counseling.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 381 (Topic 2) or the equivalent.

Topic 9: Family Systems Therapy.

Topic 10: Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Test Interpretation.

Topic 11: Gender Issues in Psychotherapy.

Topic 12: Psychology of Women and Gender.

Topic 13: Practicum in Counseling: MEd.
May be repeated for course credit.

Topic 14: Practicum in Counseling: Advanced MEd.
May be repeated for credit.

Topic 15: Practicum in Counseling: PhD.
May be repeated for credit.

Topic 16: Practicum in Counseling Seminar: Professional and Ethical Issues.
May be repeated for credit.

Topic 17: Practicum in Counseling: Group.

Topic 18: Selected Topics: Theories and Techniques of Counseling.
Topics include experiential psychotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and cross-cultural therapy.

Topic 19: Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Topic 20: Critical Perspectives in Psychology.

Topic 21: Selected Topics.

381M. Social Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in Education.
Examination of issues, theories, and research in selected areas of social psychology and other behavioral sciences that have implications for education and higher education policies, programs, and practices. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division education or behavioral science, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: The Individual in Society.

Topic 2: Seminar in Social Psychology.

Topic 3: Social Psychology and the Family.

Topic 4: Social Psychology of the Self.

Topic 5: Theories in Social Psychology.

Topic 6: Families and Education in Three Cultures.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Families and Education in Three Cultures), 390 (Topic 4: Families and Education in Three Cultures), Educational Psychology 381M (Topic 6: Families and Education in Three Cultures).

Topic 7: Selected Topics.

182, 282, 382. Graduate Seminar.
Discussion of critical issues in a field, and their implications for education; review of historical background and critique of current literature; development of theories, models, research proposals. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Consultation Theory and Procedure.

Topic 2: Law, Education, and Psychology.

Topic 3: Organizational and Group Behavior.

Topic 4: Psychology of the Gifted.

Topic 5: Psychology of Teachers and Teaching.

Topic 6: Understanding Minority Group Children.

Topic 7: Child Abuse: Issues and Research.

Topic 8: Inquiry in the Human Sciences.

Topic 9: Interpretive Social Science.

Topic 10: Selected Topics.

Topic 11: Reality Therapy.

182K, 282K, 382K, 482K. Quantitative Methods.
Theories, models, and methods for the analysis of quantitative data. One, two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; six semester hours of mathematics; twelve semester hours of upper-division education, psychology, or other behavioral sciences, including Educational Psychology 371 or the equivalent; additional preparation satisfactory to instructor; and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Experimental Design and Statistical Inference.

Topic 2: Correlation and Regression Methods.

Topic 3: Factor Analysis.

Topic 4: Survey of Multivariate Methods.

Topic 5: Analysis of Categorical Data.

Topic 6: Structural Equation Modeling.

Topic 7: Quasi-Experimental Design.

Topic 8: Selected Topics.

382L. Learning and Motivation.
History and systems of psychology applied to education; modern theories and current research in learning and human motivation, especially in relation to new educational media and to the educative process. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division educational psychology and/or psychology, and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Psychology of Learning.

Topic 2: Motivation and Emotion.

Topic 3: Instructional Psychology.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380G (Topic: Psychology of Human Learning), 382L (Topic 1), or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Cognition and Behavior.

Topic 5: Psycholinguistics.

Topic 6: Current Topics in Cognition.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 382L (Topic 1).

Topic 7: Contemporary Theories of Discourse Comprehension.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 382L (Topic 1) or consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Theory and Practice of Writing.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 382L (Topic 1) or consent of instructor.

Topic 9: Biological Bases of Behavior.

Topic 10: Practicum in Research in Human Learning.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 380G (Topic: Psychology of Human Learning) or 382L (Topic 1).

184, 284, 384. Research Methodology.
Theories and models, design of laboratory and natural experiments, population sampling, and research operations in the study of human behavior and the educative process. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; twelve semester hours of upper-division education or behavioral science, including an adequate background in statistics; and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 2: Introduction to Linear Statistical Models.

Topic 3: Intermediate Topics in Linear Statistical Models. Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 384 (Topic 2) or the equivalent.

Topic 4: Introduction to Survey Research.

Topic 5: Practicum in Research Methodology.

Topic 6: Data Analysis Using SAS.

Topic 7: Meta-analysis.

Topic 8: Qualitative Research Methods.

Topic 9: Data Analysis Using SPSS.

Topic 10: Selected Topics.

385. Human Development.
Biological, cultural, and psychological theories; interrelationships in the study of individual personality; group behavior; and the educative process. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; twelve semester hours of upper-division education, psychology, or other behavioral sciences or consent of instructor; and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: The Individual through the Life Cycle.

Topic 2: Child and Adolescent Social and Cognitive Development.

Topic 3: Human Development Practicum.

Topic 4: Field Experience: Developmental, Social, Personality Psychology.

Topic 5: Practicum in Research: Developmental, Social, Personality Psychology.

Topic 6: Selected Topics.

386N. Personality Psychology.
Advanced investigations in personality dynamics and role expectations and the explanation and prediction of individual and group behavior; projective instruments and their analysis; synthesis through interview, self report, psychometrics, and sociometric data. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; twelve semester hours of upper-division education, psychology, or other behavioral sciences; and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Seminar in Personality Psychology.

Topic 2: Theoretical Approaches to Personality.

Topic 3: Adlerian Theory and Diagnostics.

Topic 4: Objects Relations Theory.

Topic 5: Selected Topics.

189H, 289H, 389H, 489H. School Psychology.
Study and application of theories, concepts, and techniques related to school psychology. For 189H, 289H, and 389H, one lecture hour a week for one semester for each semester hour of credit earned; for 489H, three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; twelve semester hours of upper-division educational psychology and/or psychology and other behavioral sciences; and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Professional Issues, Law, and Ethics.

Topic 2: Practicum in Diagnostic-Intervention Theory and Methods.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 389H (Topic 1: Professional Issues, Law and Ethics).

Topic 3: Affective Assessment of Children and Adolescents.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 480P (Topic 3: Individual Testing), 397 (Topic 2: Child Pshychopathology), or the equivalent.

Topic 4: Practicum in Affective Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 389H (Topic 3: Affective Assessment of Children and Adolescents) or the equivalent.

Topic 5: Family Psychology.

Topic 6: Practicum in Family Assessment and Intervention.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 389H (Topic: Family Psychology).

Topic 7: Neuropsychological Assessment.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 480P (Topic 3: Individual Testing), or the equivalent.

Topic 8: Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 389H (Topic: Neuropsychological Assessment).

Topic 9: Behavioral-Cognitive Assessment and Intervention.

Topic 10: Practicum in Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention.
Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 389H (Topic 9: Practicum in Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention.).

Topic 11: School Consultation Theory and Practice.

Topic 12: Selected Topics.

391, 691. Child Development.
Theory and research on the psychological development of young children; early stimulation and education; methodology and assessment techniques in research with children. Three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Child Development in Education.

Topic 2: Selected Topics.

193, 293, 393. Field Experience.
Observation and/or practice in an applied setting. The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to the doctoral program in educational psychology, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Affective Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents.

Topic 2: Behavioral-Cognitive Assessment and Intervention.

Topic 3: Assessment in Counseling.

Topic 4: Family Intervention.

Topic 5: Neuropsychological Assessment.

Topic 6: Diagnostic-Intervention Theory and Methods.

Topic 7: School Consultation.

Topic 8: Selected Topics.

394K, 694K. Internship.
Required for doctoral students in accredited training programs in counseling psychology and school psychology. Predoctoral or postdoctoral internship in counseling psychology, mental health, school psychology, educational research, or college teaching in educational psychology. Part-time or full-time internship for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit throughout the duration of an approved internship. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for, or possession of, a doctoral degree; acceptance as an intern; and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Counseling Psychology.

Topic 2: Intervention in Human Development.

Topic 3: Professional Practice in School Psychology.

Topic 4: Applied Behavior Analysis.

Topic 5: Research.

Topic 6: Program Evaluation.

Topic 7: Research in Learning, Motivation, and Cognition.

Topic 8: Selected Topics.

395. Research.
Individual research planned, carried out, and reported under the supervision of a Graduate Studies Committee member. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to an approved program of graduate study and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

196. Colloquium.
Presentation and discussion of issues related to graduate study in educational psychology, including research proposals and developments in the field, by advanced graduate students, members of the faculty, and visiting lecturers. One lecture hour a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Departmental Colloquium.
Required of all doctoral students in educational psychology.

Topic 2: Doctoral Research.
Required of all doctoral students in educational psychology.

Topic 3: Counseling Psychology.
Required of all doctoral students in counseling psychology.

Topic 4: School Psychology.
Registration for at least three semesters required of all doctoral students in school psychology.

Topic 5: Developmental/Social/Personality Psychology.
Required of all doctoral students in developmental/social/personality psychology.

Topic 6: Program Evaluation.
Required of all graduate students in program evaluation.

Topic 7: Learning, Cognition, Instruction.

Topic 8: Selected Topics.

396T. Directed Research.
Investigation of assigned problems under direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of an acceptably written research report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit by doctoral students. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division educational psychology or psychology, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Educational Psychology.

Topic 2: Counseling Psychology.

Topic 3: School Psychology.

Topic 4: Selected Topics.

397. Psychopathology.
Recognition of psychopathology; its symptomatology and methods of dealing with it, including etiology and dynamics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, admission to a doctoral program, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

Topic 1: Psychopathology.

Topic 2: Child Psychopathology.

Topic 3: Child and Adolescent Depression and Suicide.

Topic 4: Selected Topics.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in educational psychology and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Educational Psychology 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in educational psychology and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. College Teaching Methodology.
Supervised college teaching experience. With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Educational Psychology 399R, 699R, or 999R; and consent of the graduate adviser in educational psychology.



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