PSY

Psychology

  • PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab
    Lecture

    History of psychology, research methods, biological foundations, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, language, development, motivation, emotion, social behavior, personality, health, psychopathology and therapy, and organizational psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 1010L Introduction to Psychology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 1010.

  • PSY 2000 Psychology Elective Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A variable elective topic in psychology. Topics vary.

  • PSY 2001 Psychology Elective Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A variable elective topic in psychology. Topics vary.

  • PSY 2002 Psychology Elective Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A variable elective topic in psychology. Topics vary.

  • PSY 2003 Psychology Elective Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A variable elective topic in psychology. Topics vary.

  • PSY 2010 History of Modern Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The history of psychology as an academic discipline. History of "the mind", historical events that have shaped the field, recognition of psychology as a science, and life histories of selected psychologists.

  • PSY 2020 Careers in Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics relating to careers and occupations in psychology.

  • PSY 2100 Psychology of Men and Women

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Current state of research evidence about sex differences in all aspects of human behavior, as well as patterns of public attitudes about the natures and proper roles of men and women.

  • PSY 2110 Human Sexuality

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the diversity of human sexual behavior including the psychological, physiological, social, and emotional basis of sexual behavior.

  • PSY 2120 Human Factors and Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Applies human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics to the design and evaluation of products, systems, jobs, tools, and environments.

  • PSY 2130 Environmental Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Effects of environmental factors such as crowding, noise, pollution, temperature, lighting, and architecture on human behavior. Applications of psychological knowledge and techniques to current environmental problems.

  • PSY 2150 Psychological Principles in Commercial Films

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies principles of psychology and their application through commercial films.

  • PSY 2410 Issues in Childhood and Adolescence

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Child and adolescent development, based on theories and research in developmental psychology. Emotional, cognitive, and social development, as well as the development of the self, identity, and relationships.

  • PSY 2420 Psychology of Men and Women

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the current state of research about sex differences in all aspects of human behavior, as well as patterns of public attitudes about the natures and proper roles of men and women.

  • PSY 2430 Issues in Aging

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Issues facing older adults in today's society. Replaces the view of aging as a time of illness, feebleness, and disability with a view of aging as a time of continued growth, change, and maturation.

  • PSY 2510 Stereotyping and Prejudice

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Current topics in stereotyping and prejudice. Lectures are organized around discussions, videos, demonstrations, and experimental findings.

  • PSY 2520 Forensic Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines applications of psychology to law and the U.S. legal system. Addresess issues such as the history of forensic psychology, research methods, criminal behaviors such as juvenile delinquency, eyewitness testimony, profiling, jury decision-making, and sentencing

  • PSY 2530 Influence and Persuasion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the importance of attitude formation, structure, and change, which special emphasis on the elements of persuasive appeals. Applications of this research to marketing, advertising, politics, law.

  • PSY 2610 Behavior Modification

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces procedures used in the field of behavior modification.

  • PSY 2620 Animal Intelligence

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces the adaptive function of animal behavior, from the simple to the complex. Associative learning, discrimination learning, category formation, short-term and long-term memory, navigation, social learning, and communication and language.

  • PSY 2640 Evolution and Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Scientific movements that paved the way for the science of evolutionary psychology. Methods of testing evolutionary hypotheses, problems of survival and group living, and the challenges of sex and mating, and of parenting and kinship.

  • PSY 2710 Psycholinguistics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physical, neurological, and cognitive processes underlying the acquisition, production, and application of language. Examines contributions of psychology, linguistics, computer science, and neuroscience to this discipline.

  • PSY 2810 Psychology of Incarceration

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Instruction examines the socio-psychological, developmental, mental health factors surrounding the experience of incarcerated persons.

  • PSY 2830 Chemical Dependency

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Use, misuse, and dependency of psychoactive chemicals/drugs. Review of history and theory regarding the study of dependency, particularly as it relates to current practices in treatment, the nature of the addiction process, recovery, and prevention.

  • PSY 2910 Drugs and Behavior

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces the major classes of psychoactive drugs, their behavioral effects and mechanisms of action. The societal impact of some popular drugs is examined in terms of their effects on the brain, body and behavior.

  • PSY 2920 Hormones and Behavior

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An overview of hormone-behavior relationship in humans and animals. Topics include sexual differences, puberty, reproductive behavior, parental behavior, aggression, and cognition.

  • PSY 2940 Mind, Body, Consciousness and Reality

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An exploration of modern ideas about consciousness, how it is related to the mind and body, its usefulness, and its relationship to reality.

  • PSY 3000 Psychology Core Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A selected topic in a core area of psychology. Topics vary.

  • PSY 3010 Research Methods in Psychology I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basics of experimentation, data analysis and writing using the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3010L Research Methods in Psychology I Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3010.

  • PSY 3020 Research Methods in Psychology II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Methods of true experiments, data analysis and APA-style writing. Uses methods from representative fields of psychology to collect, summarize and visualize data. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3020L Research Methods in Psychology II Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3020L.

  • PSY 3040 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Scientific psychological principles, procedures, and methods applied to human behavior in organizations.

  • PSY 3070 Tests and Measures

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the use, application, evaluation, and development of psychological tests and measures including ability, aptitude, attitude, standardized, or normed measures.

  • PSY 3090 Psychology of Health Behavior

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the psychology of health care. The focus is both theoretical and practical, emphasizing the integration of physiological and psychological knowledge.

  • PSY 3110 Abnormal Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Facts and theories pertaining to abnormal behavior. Topics include classification and diagnosis, and causes and treatment of abnormal behavior.

  • PSY 3130 Qualitative Methods in Clinical Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course provides students with a critical knowledge of qualitative research methods in psychology and with competencies necessary to carry out this kind of research in conjunction with quantitative methods and independently in its own right.

  • PSY 3210 Cognition and Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theories, methodologies, and applications in the areas of attention, perception, visual imagery, memory, expert performance, decision making, and problem solving. Emphasis on how the brain performs cognitive functions.

  • PSY 3230 Cognition and Learning Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Laboratory research in various areas of cognitive psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3230L Cognition and Learning Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3230.

  • PSY 3310 Personality Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of contemporary perspectives in personality psychology. Compares research methods, assessment strategies, and applications.

  • PSY 3330 Personality Research Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of research methods appropriate to personality assessment and analysis. Laboratory experience in the development, implementation, and analysis of a research project focused on an issue in personality psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3330L Personality Research Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3330.

  • PSY 3410 Lifespan Development Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of theory, research, and methodological issues in the study of development across the lifespan.

  • PSY 3430 Developmental Psychology Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of research design appropriate to developmental analysis, innovations in developmental methodology, and laboratory experience in the selection, design, and analysis of developmental problems of specific interest to individual students. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3430L Developmental Psychology Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3430.

  • PSY 3510 Social Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Current theories and experimental findings examining the situational and social causes underlying people's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

  • PSY 3530 Social Psychology Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Laboratory course in methods and problems involved in social psychology research. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3530L Social Psychology Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3530.

  • PSY 3600 Engineering Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the study of human factors in the design and operation of machine systems.

  • PSY 3610 Conditioning and Learning

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to experimental findings and contemporary theories of conditioning, learning, and motivation.

  • PSY 3630 Conditioning and Learning Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Problems and methods of research in conditioning, learning, and motivation. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3630L Conditioning and Learning Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3630.

  • PSY 3710 Perception

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines active processes by which organisms gather, interpret, and respond to environmental stimuli.

  • PSY 3730 Perception Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Laboratory experience and research techniques in various areas of perception. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3730L Perception Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3730.

  • PSY 3820 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Human behavior as supported by specific brain mechanisms. Incorporates research from varied disciplines such as cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurobiology, philosophy, and computer science.

  • PSY 3830 Cognitive Neuroscience Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Research methods used in cognitive neuroscience. Hands-on experience with the design of neuroscientific experiments, data collection, data analysis, as well as communication of data through writing.

  • PSY 3910 Behavioral Neuroscience I

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physiological mechanisms of behavior. Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neuronal development and function, psychopathology, reproduction, learning, sleep, and stress.

  • PSY 3920 Behavioral Neuroscience II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Learning and memory, reinforcement systems, ingestive behavior, sensory and motor systems, psychopharmacology, and addictive processes.

  • PSY 3930 Behavioral Neuroscience Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of methods used in behavioral neuroscience. Includes neuroanatomical dissections, student presentations, animal testing, and manuscript preparation. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 3930L Behavioral Neuroscience Methods Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 3930.

  • PSY 4000 Psychology Capstone Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A selected psychology capstone topic. Topics vary.

  • PSY 4020 Advanced Topics in Research Methods and Experimental Design

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Methods and techniques necessary for more advanced statistical applications, as well as those specific to computer programs instrumental in the design, analysis, and interpretation of behaviorally oriented research.

  • PSY 4030 Practicum in Applied Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Supervised work in an applied psychological setting consistent with students' individual interests (e.g., mental health agency, industrial, or organizational setting). Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 4040 Independent Readings in Selected Topics in Psychology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Specific topics selected by students and instructor.

  • PSY 4050 Honors Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Primarily derived from current honors thesis research. Literature surveys, experimental designs, and special analytical problems presented and discussed by students and faculty. Topics vary.

  • PSY 4060 Independent Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Original problems for investigation. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 4070 Honors Research Project

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Original problems for investigation leading to a psychology department honors thesis.

  • PSY 4100 Applied Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on applied psychology. Topics vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4110 Positive Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within Positive Psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4120 Applied Sports Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within sports psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4130 Psychology in Film Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge examining psychology in film. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4140 Conditioning and Learning Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within conditioning and learning. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4200 Cognitive Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on cognitive psychology. Topics will vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4210 Information Processing Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on information processing skills such as selective attention, pattern recognition, reading, problem solving, and human performance. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4220 Psycholinguistics Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on language: its development during the first years of life, its biological basis, its normal and abnormal characteristics. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4230 Problem Solving and Reasoning Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on problem solving and reasoning. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4240 Attention and Performance Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on attention and performance. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4270 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Current topics and controversies in cognitive neuroscience. How different research traditions are integrated to inform and advance present-day understanding of the relationship between brain and behavior. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4280 Psychological Game Theory Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Psychological aspects of game theory that allow us to understand strategic decision-making in business, diplomacy, and personal life.

  • PSY 4300 Abnormal Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on select topics within abnormal psychology. Topic will vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4310 Clinical Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within clinical psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4320 Developmental Psychopathology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Concepts and principles of developmental psychopathology and their connections to childhood/adolescent disorder and the evolution of personality pathology.

  • PSY 4330 Personality Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on personality, including theory, research, and application. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4360 Developmental Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on current theory, research, and applied issues in selected aspects of development across the lifespan. Topic will vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4370 Psychology of Aging Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on theories, methods, and research related to human aging. Focus on both current research and applications from psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4400 Industrial/Organizational Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on industrial/organizational psychology. Topics will vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4410 Advanced Topics in Industrial Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on industrial psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4420 Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on organizational psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4430 Psychometrics Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on psychometrics. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4440 Work Stress Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on work stress. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4500 Social Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on social psychology. Topic will vary by title. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4510 Cross-Cultural Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on cross-cultural psychology. Explores national differences in perception, cognition, and self-concept as well as in personality dynamics and interpersonal interactions, and addresses the challenges of globalization.

  • PSY 4520 Advanced Topics in Prejudice Research Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Discusses research on the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and related phenomena. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4530 Psychology and the Law Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within forensic psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4600 Human Factors Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human factors psychology. Topics will vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4610 Human-Computer Interface Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human-computer interface issues. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4620 Ergonomics Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on ergonomics. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4630 Human Error Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human error. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4640 Science, Psychology, Religion and Mysticism Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar examining differences between science and religion as ways to explain reality. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4700 Advanced Topics in Perception Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on perception. Topics vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4710 Signal Detection Theory in Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on signal detection theory in psychology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4720 Selective Visual Attention Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on selective visual attention. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4730 Hearing Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on the perception of hearing. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4740 Space and Time Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on space and time. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4900 Behavioral Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within behavioral neuroscience. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4910 Psychobiology of Stress Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on the psychobiology of stress. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4920 Clinical Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on clinical neuroscience. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4930 Behavioral Neuroscience Education Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on behavioral neuroscience education. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4940 Animal Behavior Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on animal behavior. Topics will include evolution, natural and sexual selection, and mating systems. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4941 Animal Behavior Capstone with Field Study Abroad

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on animal behavior. Topics will include evolution, natural and sexual selection, and mating systems. Integrated Writing course.).

  • PSY 4950 Sexuality and Endocrinology Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on sexuality and endocrinology. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 4960 Fetal Behavior Capstone

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on fetal behavior including both normal and abnormal (teratological) development. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 5000 Psychology Core Special Topics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A selected topic in a core area of psychology. The topic and structure of this course will vary according to the discretion of the instructor.

  • PSY 5040 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Scientific psychological principles, procedures, and methods applied to human behavior in organizations.

  • PSY 5070 Tests and Measures

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the use, application, evaluation, and development of psychological tests and measures including ability, aptitude, attitude, standardized, or normed measures.

  • PSY 5090 Psychology of Health Behavior

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the psychology of health care. The focus is both theoretical and practical, emphasizing the integration of physiological and psychological knowledge.

  • PSY 5110 Abnormal Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Facts and theories pertaining to abnormal behavior. Topics include classification and diagnosis, and causes and treatment of abnormal behavior.

  • PSY 5130 Qualitative Methods in Clinical Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides students with a critical knowledge of qualitative research methods in psychology and with competencies necessary to carry out this kind of research in conjunction with quantitative methods and independently in its own right.

  • PSY 5130L Qualitative Methods in Clinical Psychology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for PSY 5130.

  • PSY 5210 Cognition and Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theories, methodologies, and applications in the areas of attention, perception, visual imagery, memory, expert performance, decision making, and problem solving. Emphasis on how the brain performs cognitive functions.

  • PSY 5310 Psychology of Personality

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of contemporary perspectives in personality psychology. Compares research methods, assessment strategies, and applications.

  • PSY 5410 Lifespan Development Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of theory, research, and methodological issues in the study of development across the lifespan.

  • PSY 5510 Social Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Current theories and experimental findings examining the situational and social causes underlying people's attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

  • PSY 5600 Engineering Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the study of human factors in the design and operation of machine systems.

  • PSY 5610 Conditioning and Learning

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to experimental findings and contemporary theories of conditioning, learning, and motivation.

  • PSY 5710 Perception

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines active processes by which organisms gather, interpret, and respond to environmental stimuli.

  • PSY 5830 Cognitive Neuroscience Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The course will provide an introduction to the research methods used in cognitive neuroscience, giving students a hands-on experience with the design of neuroscientific experiments, data collection, data analysis, as well as communication of data through writing.

  • PSY 5910 Behavioral Neuroscience I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physiological mechanisms of behavior. Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neuronal development and function, psychopathology, reproduction, learning, sleep, and stress.

  • PSY 5920 Behavioral Neuroscience II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Learning and memory, reinforcement systems, ingestive behavior, sensory and motor systems, psychopharmacology, and addictive processes.

  • PSY 6000 Psychology Capstone Special Topics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A selected psychology capstone topic. The topic will vary according to the discretion of the instructor.

  • PSY 6010 Advanced Topics in Research Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Advanced methods in selected areas of psychology.

  • PSY 6020 Advanced Experimental Design: Packaged Computer Programs

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Use of canned computer programs such as SPSS, SAS, and BIOMED in the design, analysis, and interpretation of behaviorally oriented research.

  • PSY 6030 Practicum in Applied Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Supervised work in an applied psychological setting consistent with students' individual interests (e.g., mental health agency, industrial, or organizational setting). Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 6040 Independent Readings in Selected Topics in Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Specific topics selected by students and instructor. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 6060 Independent Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Original problems for investigation. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 6100 Applied Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on applied psychology. Topic will vary by title.

  • PSY 6110 Positive Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within Positive Psychology.

  • PSY 6120 Applied Sports Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within Sports Psychology.

  • PSY 6130 Psychology in Film Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge examining psychology in film.

  • PSY 6140 Conditioning and Learning Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within conditioning and learning.

  • PSY 6200 Cognitive Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on Cognitive Psychology. Topics will vary.

  • PSY 6210 Information Processing Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on information processing skills such as selective attention, pattern recognition, reading, problem solving, and human performance.

  • PSY 6220 Psycholinguistics Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on language: its development during the first years of life, its biological basis, its normal and abnormal characteristics.

  • PSY 6230 Problem Solving and Reasoning Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on problem solving and reasoning.

  • PSY 6270 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This graduate course will introduce students to current topics and controversies in cognitive neuroscience. The course will demonstrate how different research traditions are integrated to inform and advance present-day understanding of the relationship between brain and behavior.

  • PSY 6300 Abnormal Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on select topics within Abnormal Psychology. Topic will vary.

  • PSY 6310 Clinical Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within Clinical Psychology.

  • PSY 6330 Personality Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on personality, including theory, research, and application.

  • PSY 6360 Developmental Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on current theory, research, and applied issues in selected aspects of development across the lifespan. Topic will vary.

  • PSY 6370 Psychology of Aging Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on theories, methods, and research related to human aging. Focus on both current research and applications from psychology.

  • PSY 6400 Industrial/Organizational Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on industrial/organizational psychology. Topics will vary.

  • PSY 6410 Advanced Topics in Industrial Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Writing and oral communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on Industrial Psychology.

  • PSY 6420 Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on Organizational Psychology.

  • PSY 6430 Psychometrics Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on psychometrics.

  • PSY 6440 Work Stress Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on work stress.

  • PSY 6500 Social Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on Social Psychology. Topic will vary by title.

  • PSY 6510 Cross-Cultural Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on Cross-Cultural Psychology. Explores national differences in perception, cognition, and self-concept as well as in personality dynamics and interpersonal interactions, and addresses the challenges of globalization.

  • PSY 6520 Advanced Topics in Prejudice Research Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Discusses research on the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and related phenomena.

  • PSY 6530 Psychology and the Law Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within Forensic Psychology.

  • PSY 6600 Human Factors Psychology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human factors psychology. Topics will vary.

  • PSY 6610 Human-Computer Interface Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human-computer interface issues.

  • PSY 6620 Ergonomics Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on ergonomics.

  • PSY 6630 Human Error Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on human error.

  • PSY 6700 Advanced Topics in Perception Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on perception. Topic will vary by title. Integrated Writing course.

  • PSY 6720 Selective Visual Attention Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on selective visual attention.

  • PSY 6730 Hearing Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on the perception of hearing.

  • PSY 6740 Space and Time Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on space and time.

  • PSY 6900 Behavioral Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge within behavioral neuroscience.

  • PSY 6910 Psychobiology of Stress Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on the psychobiology of stress.

  • PSY 6920 Clinical Neuroscience Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on clinical neuroscience.

  • PSY 6930 Behavioral Neuroscience Education Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on behavioral neuroscience education.

  • PSY 6940 Animal Behavior Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on animal behavior. Topics will include evolution, natural and sexual selection, and mating systems.

  • PSY 6941 Animal Behavior Capstone with Field Study Abroad

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on animal behavior. Topics will include evolution, natural and sexual selection, and mating systems.

  • PSY 6950 Sexuality and Endocrinology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on sexuality and endocrinology.

  • PSY 6960 Behavioral Embryology and Teratology Capstone

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Communication-intensive seminar integrating knowledge on behavioral embryology and teratology.

  • PSY 7010 Research Design and Quantitative Methods I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    The foundation of experimental design and quantitative techniques will be developed. Students are expected to understand assumptions underlying each technique or procedure.

  • PSY 7020 Research Design and Quantitative Methods: ANOVA

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Continuation of PSY 701.

  • PSY 7030 Personality Structure and Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The major approaches for describing personality structure will be discussed and the results of factor analytic studies will be summarized. Implications of personality structure for behavior will be explored and the interactionist model will be described and evaluated.

  • PSY 7040 Social Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Theories and data on social behavior will be reviewed. Topics will include attitude and attitude change, social perception, prejudice, and group decision-making. Possible applications will be discussed.

  • PSY 7050 Cognition

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Phenomena, principles, and problems of human cognition and learning.

  • PSY 7060 Perception

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the active processes by which organisms gather, interpret, and respond to environmental stimuli.

  • PSY 7900 Independent Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research conducted under faculty supervision. Student must not have defended their Master's thesis yet.

  • PSY 7910 Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Internship in private or governmental organizations under the direction of a faculty advisor. Student must not have defended their Master's thesis prior to enrollment in this course. Does not count for graduate credit toward the M.S. degree in psychology. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 7990 Thesis Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research conducted for the M.S. thesis. Research must be approved by supervisory committee, submitted in writing and defended by public oral examination.

  • PSY 8000 Graduate Psychology Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Weekly discussions of topics in Human Factors or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

  • PSY 8020 Stress, Cognition, and Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminars with in-depth coverage of special topics in human factors. Topics vary. Permission of Instructor. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 8090 Topics in Human Factors

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Seminars with in-depth coverage of special topics in human factors. Topics vary. Permission of Instructor. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 8110 Application of Visual Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of visual systems including psychophysical measurement, temporal and spatial properties, display criteria, colorimetry, and visual system modeling.

  • PSY 8120 Cortical Visual Processes

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    In-depth consideration of visual processes that originate in the cerebral cortex. Topics include binocular vision, motion perception, eye movements, and the application of these to human factors research.

  • PSY 8130 Fundamentals of Motion Perception

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A detailed introduction to visual motion perception, covering historical, psychophysical, neural, computational, and applied perspectives.

  • PSY 8140 Psychoacoustics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced examination of auditory psychophysics and perceptual processes involving consideration of peripheral and central auditory physiology whenever possible.

  • PSY 8150 Binaural Hearing

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the psychophysical and physiological basis of binaural and spatial hearing. Topics include binaural detection, sound localization, the cocktail-party effect, models of spatial hearing, and 3-diminsional audio displays.

  • PSY 8210 Cognition & Reality: Paradigms in Experimental Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The topic of scientific revolutions (as described by Kuhn) and how they apply to experimental psychology is described. Students will learn about the concepts of normal vs. revolutionary science, the rational vs.

  • PSY 8220 Spatial Knowledge

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course explores research and concepts of spatial knowledge acquisition, processing and use. Relevant theories will be reviewed and critically evaluated from contemporary and historical perspectives.

  • PSY 8230 Psycholinguistics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course introduces students to the major concepts and theories in the area of psycholinguistics, the study of language processes, primarily in humans.

  • PSY 8240 Reasoning and problem solving

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course will provide an overview of problem solving theory in the context of laboratory, academic and workplace tasks. Upon completion, students will be able to relate fundamental research to support the analysis of complex workplace cognition.

  • PSY 8250 Attention and Performance

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The course covers the major theoretical views of human attention in the literature, their implications on human performance in complex, dynamic systems, and their implications on human factors applications

  • PSY 8260 Decision Making

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The course covers the major theoretical viewpoints of judgment and decision making in the literature. The emphasis is on understanding the nature of human decision making and the implications on designing decision aids, training, and policy making.

  • PSY 8270 Advanced Topics in Neuroscience

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This graduate course will introduce students to current topics and controversies in cognitive neuroscience. The course will demonstrate how different research traditions are integrated to inform and advance present-day understanding of the relationship between brain and behavior.

  • PSY 8280 Topics in Human Factors

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminars with in-depth coverage of special topics in human factors. Topics vary. Permission of Instructor. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 8290 Learning with Disabilities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course will introduce students to the major perspectives and cross-disciplinary theories in the area of human learning, to provide a foundation for the consideration of physical activities in this process.

  • PSY 8310 Cognitive Systems Engineering

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The role of human factors in system design is examined from a cognitive systems engineering perspective. The analytic tools of CSE are explored and applied in design projects.

  • PSY 8320 Ecological Interface Design

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Examination of critical factors in the design of effective computer interfaces, including display, from a cognitive systems engineering and ecological interface design perspective. Design principles discussed include direct perception, direct manipulation, and visual momentum.

  • PSY 8340 Engineering Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of psychological principles and methods pertinent to issues of human-machine interactions. It is emphasized that basic and applied research inform each other and are both necessary for advancing the field.

  • PSY 8350 Aviation Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The application of psychological principles and methods in the avaiation doamin. The focus is on the dynamic pilot-cockpit interface, its cognitive processing demand, and implications for designs of technological support.

  • PSY 8420 Mental Workload Measurement

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course reviews the major theories and practices of mental workload measurement, including a review of the research relevant to them. Applications to human factors will be discussed.

  • PSY 8430 Physical Ergonomics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This addresses the physical demands of work, with an emphasis on cognitive work in technical settings.

  • PSY 8440 Task Analysis/Work Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course extends the theoretical understanding of human capabilities to the analysis of human behavior in complex work settings. The course covers the ergonomic, cognitive and socio-technical aspects of human behavior that influence any realistic work setting.

  • PSY 8450 Bayesian Analyses

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course is an intro to applying Bayesian data analysis. We will cover the necessary probability theory to understand Bayes rule and to derive posterior distributions for simple models.

  • PSY 8500 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Weekly discussions of topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

  • PSY 8590 Topics in Industrial/Organizational

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminars with in-depth coverage of special topics in industrial or organizational psychology. Topics vary. Permission of Instructor. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 8610 Personnel Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    In-depth review of the psychological basis of personnel selection including recruitment techniques, criterion development, performance evaluation, validity generalization, and instruments. Theoretical, practical, and legal issues are covered.

  • PSY 8620 Behavior in Organizations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Review of behavior in organizations within a framework of psychological theory and research. Topics include socialization, careers, organizational design, and leadership.

  • PSY 8630 Psychometrics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar
  • PSY 8640 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    The course focuses on the unique methodological challenges faced by I/O researchers. Theory, causation, and experimental validity are reviewed. Various research designs (e.g., experiments, quasi-experiments, correlation and regression analysis, ethnographic study) are discussed.

  • PSY 8710 Psychology of Leadership

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Designed to explore the theories, research, and practice of leadership in work organizations from a psychological perspective.

  • PSY 8720 Work Motivation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Work motivation theories are examined in terms of their empirical support and practical usefulness. Factors and processes influencing effort, intentions, performance, and other job behaviors are discussed.

  • PSY 8730 Training in Organizations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course will address theories, issues, and research in training.

  • PSY 8740 Teams in Organizations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course will address theories, issues, and research relating to workplace teams. The purpose will be to discuss definitions of teams as well as their development, composition, and functioning.

  • PSY 8750 Job Attitudes

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An overview of the theoretical, methodological and empirical literature on job attitudes.

  • PSY 8760 Job Performance

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar with in-depth coverage of job performance. Topics will include: dimensionality of job performance, measurement techniques and common errors, and various other IO and HF topics related to job performance.

  • PSY 8770 Organizational Development Change

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Overview of the systems approach to organizational diagnosis, planning, and intervention in human service organizations. Behavioral interventions are emphasized.

  • PSY 8780 Organizational Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar with in-depth coverage of organizational theory.

  • PSY 8790 Legal Issues in I/O Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Course will explore established, current, and emerging legal issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

  • PSY 9010 Signal Detection Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents signal detection theory in the context of Thurstonian scaling and statistical decision theory. Studies the application of signal detection theory in various areas of psychology including psychophysics, memory, physiology, and psycholinguistics.

  • PSY 9020 Manual Control and Psychomotor Skills

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Description of human control processes and their models. Analyses of human skills and skill typology.

  • PSY 9025 Introduction to MATLAB for Psychological Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will introduce students to the use of MATLAB in psychological research. We will cover the basics of the MATLAB environment, including the interface, data types, control flow, and plotting.

  • PSY 9030 Computational Cognitive Modeling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    In this course, we will learn how to develop computational cognitive models within a unified theory of the human mind referred to as a cognitive architecture. We will briefly review a number of existing cognitive architectures and discuss their main applications.

  • PSY 9035 Mathematical Models of Cognition

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    1) Math & stats tools for models of cognition: random vars, prob density & dist funct's & cond'l prob.2) Methods for comparing models. This will include BIC, AIC, & chi-square tests.3) Models of response selection inc. Luce choice & Gen'l Context Model and Gen'l Recog.

  • PSY 9040 Neural Networks

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines neural networks as models of perception and cognition. Topics include perceptrons, pattern associators, backpropagation, and self-organizing networks. Students apply neural networks to a topic of there interest using MATLAB.

  • PSY 9050 Quasi-Experimentation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Issues in design and analysis for field settings are reviewed. These issues quasi-experimental design, validity, and statistical analysis.

  • PSY 9060 Multivariate Methods in Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Issues in multivariate analysis are reviewed using statistical software programs. These issues include path analysis, principle components analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural regression models.

  • PSY 9070 Multilevel Modeling Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    At the conclusion of the course, students will have a working knowledge of the basics of multilevel modeling. They will be able to estimate and interpret basic two-level models, growth models, and multilevel mediation models using specialized software.

  • PSY 9080 Item Response Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Issues in item response theory (IRT) are reviewed using statistical software programs. These issues include basic dichotomous and polytomous IRT models, model fit, and differential item functioning.

  • PSY 9090 Meta-Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the use of meta-analytic methods in psychology.

  • PSY 9100 History of Psychology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Major trends in the development of psychology from its beginning to the present.

  • PSY 9800 Qualifying Exam Preparation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 8
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Reading of relevant material for students to prepare to take the qualifying exam for PhD candidacy.

  • PSY 9900 Independent Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research conducted under faculty supervision for students who have completed their Master's thesis.

  • PSY 9910 Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Internship in private or governmental organizations under the direction of a faculty advisor. Student must have successfully defended their Master's thesis prior to enrollment. Does not count for graduate credit toward the Ph.D. degree in psychology. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.

  • PSY 9990 Dissertation Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 15
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Original research of a quality that is publishable in refereed journals. Research must be acceptable to the supervisory committee, submitted in writing and defended by public oral examination.