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Psychology


College of Social and Behavioral Science

Courses


PSY 150. Principles of Human Behavior (3)

Designed to give students an understanding and appreciation of the scientific approach to human behavior, thought and action, and to provide the basic conceptual framework for studying the cognitive, emotional and social aspects of human activity. Students are required to spend approximately 2.5 hours during the term in research-related activities. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)


PSY 200. Introduction to Lifespan Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Introduction to the patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occurs through the entire lifespan. In addition to physical development, this course examines growth and change in intellectual abilities, as well as how interactions with others and social relationships develop from infancy to late adulthood. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.) PSY 230. Introduction to Human Sexual Behavior (3)


PSY 230. Introduction to Human Sexual Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: ANTH, PSY or SOC 150. Introductory overview of human sexual function and sexual behavior. Emphasis on the historical and religious background of the prevailing attitudes toward sex in our culture as well as to current sexual practices from the perspective of contemporary social science. Additional topics include sexual values and ethics, love, legal aspects of sexual behavior and eroticism in American culture. (Cross listed with ANTH 230 and SOC 230.)


PSY 245. Psychology of Social Issues (3)

Inquiry into the psychological aspects of contemporary social problems. Analysis of psychosocial variables influencing people and a consideration of the conscious and unconscious aspects of motive states underlying current social conflicts. Individually assigned readings, small group discussions and classroom participation required. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.)


PSY 250. Physiological Correlates Human Behavior (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Passing grade in AAS, CHS, PAS or ENGL 098 or eligibility for the Lower Division writing requirement. Designed for students majoring in Psychology. Development of a greater understanding of the relationship between human behavior and human physiology. Includes basic information about the anatomy and function of the nervous and endocrine systems. Students are required to spend approximately 1.25 hours during the term in research-related activities.


PSY 265. Psychology of Prejudice (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Consideration of psychologically relevant research and theory relating to prejudice and discrimination. Special emphasis given to African-American, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native American cultures. Topics include institutional racism and discrimination, issues of reverse discrimination, culture, ethnicity and language, as well historical victims of prejudice and discrimination. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)Upper Division Course Prerequisites


PSY 302. Human Learning in the Formative Years (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Process of learning during infancy, childhood and early adolescence. Topics include concepts of cognitive development, individual problems in learning, the social learning process and the role of motivation.


PSY 304. Cognitive Psychology and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Introduction to research and theory on how instruction affects student learning. Topics may include development of learning and thinking strategies, instructional methods, learning in subject matter areas, individual differences and classroom processes. Explores implications for education and teacher training. This course fulfills the 300-level Cognitive Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 305. Cultural Determinants of Psychological Processes (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Psych-ological analysis of human emotions, actions and cognitions in relation to the surrounding culture from which they emerge. Interactions between conformity to societal norms, and deviation from them, are examined in depth.


PSY 306. Health Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 250. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Provides an analysis of the contributions of psychology to medicine. Topics include an analysis of patient/ physician interaction, psychological risk factors in illness, behavioral management techniques for disease, psychological intervention in addictive behaviors and psychological promotion of healthy behavior. Intended for both Psychology Majors and students who intend to work in health-related fields.


PSY 310. Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, 250; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Survey of mental disorders, including biological, psychological and social/cultural determinants, as well as psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. This course fulfills the 300-level Clinical/Personality Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 312. Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of motivations and skills necessary for parenthood and the effect of various parental attitudes and practices on the development of the self. Historical presentation of changes in parenting styles, cross-cultural views of parental practices and current information on the results of deviations in parental care. Examination of alternate family stylesÑsingle parenting, communal living arrangements and reconstituted families. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.) (IC)


PSY 313. Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. In the context of examining the development of the whole child, relevant aspects of physical, social, cognitive, linguistic and emotional change are highlighted as part of development from birth to adolescence. Emphasis on the study of the underlying processes and influences on human development. Cultural contexts of development, key changes, continuity and individual differences are examined. Includes evaluation of selected theories, contemporary issues and practical applications. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 317. Psychopharmacology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 250; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Study of the most commonly used therapeutic and recreational drugs. Physiological effects on the central nervous system and resultant behavior.


PSY 320/L. Statistical Methods in Psychological Research and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, MATH 140 or equivalent. Corequisite: PSY 320L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of statistical decision-making procedures used in psychological research. Lab: Considers problem-solving techniques and computational methods needed to analyze data obtained in psychological experiments. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 321/L. Research Methods in Psychology and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Corequisite: PSY 321L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Study of principles and techniques used to design and evaluate psychological research using simple and advanced research designs. Lab: Includes use of various research methods in psychology research projects. 2 hours lecture-discussion, 3 hours lab per week.


PSY 322/L. Computer Applications for Psychologists and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Corequisite: PSY 322L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Introduction to the use of computers by psychologists in their clinical practice, research and teaching. Students use personal computers and student versions of state-of-the-art applications programs. No computer experience necessary. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 327. Infancy and Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Relevant aspects of physical, social, cognitive and emotional change are highlighted as part of human development from conception to early childhood (8 years). Emphasis on study of the underlying processes and influences on human development. Cultural contexts of development, key changes, continuity and individual differences are examined. Includes evaluation of selected theories, contemporary issues and practical applications. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. (Cross listed with CADV 327.)


PSY 335. Middle Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. This course examines developmental changes in the middle childhood years (7-12 years). Emphasis is on current research and major theories associated with middle childhood development. Cultural contexts of development, key changes, continuity and individual differences are examined. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. (Cross listed with CADV 335.)


PSY 344. Psychology of Creativity (4)

Prerequisite: PSY 150.Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Examination of the research on creativity and exploration of the creative process through classroom activities, group projects and the use of technology. Examines the application of creative processes to effective instruction.


PSY 345. Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Survey of phenomena that affect individual behavior. Topics include attitudes, affiliation, aggression, altruism, person perception, liking, social interaction, social influence and group dynamics. This course fulfills the 300-level Social Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 350. Principles of Learning (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Basic procedures and phenomena of behavior change emphasizing respondent and operant conditioning with applications to human behavior.


PSY 351. Behavioral Psychology and Therapy* (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. The focus of this course is on how we learn certain behaviors, why we behave as we do and how human behavior can be modified. Topics include basic concepts, research methods used to study adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, assessment procedures, intervention strategies and outcomes, self-management and ethical considerations in practice. This course fulfills the 300-level Clinical/Personality Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Exam.


PSY 352. Motivation (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Explores basic and acquired motivations that provide the energy to arouse and direct the individualÕs interactions with society. Discusses research methods in the social sciences. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.) (IC)


PSY 353. Psychological Interventions (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, 250; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301, PSY 310. This course focuses on the theories and practice of psychological interventions. Topics include scientific bases for psychological interventions and case formulation, cultural and ethnic sensitivity, treatment of special populations, and ethical and legal issues. The course emphasizes current research findings and their implementation in treatment strategies. This course fulfills the 300-level Clinical/Personality Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 356. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. An introduction to the major applications of psychology in various organizational and job settings. Representative topics include job selection and training, job enrichment, motivation, team collaboration, leadership, knowledge sharing, environmental design, consumer psychology, psychometrics, social networking and human factors. Consideration is given to individual student work interests and to the application of psychological principles to help advance student career objectives.


PSY 361. Adolescence (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes from puberty to adulthood. Examines contemporary youth culture from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Discusses evaluation of age norms and deviant development. Project involving some aspect of adolescent development is required. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. (Cross listed with CADV 361.)


PSY 365. Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Study of the changes occurring with age as a result of alterations in physical conditions, economic status, role changes, etc. and the accompanying psychological effects. Students may engage in volunteer activities or advocacy work in community agencies for persons over 55, or in research in memory, quality of life issues, physical health, exercise, etc. This course fulfills the 300-level Developmental Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences.) (IC)


PSY 367. Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of the mechanisms by which people gather and process information from the environment. Basic phenomena of perception and cognition are discussed with an emphasis on experimental studies on such topics as pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving. This course fulfills the 300-level Cognitive Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 369. Applied Cognition (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes, such as learning, memory, attention, problem solving and language. Applied cognitive psychology describes contemporary cognitive theory from the perspective of its application in support of human performance in real-world domains, such as medicine, legal practice, aviation and business, among many others. This course fulfills the 300-level Cognitive Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 370. Psychology of Personality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Human behavior and personality as a function of social, dynamic and biological determinants. Emphasis on social learning conditions that relate to normal and deviant behavior and other relevant contemporary issues. This course fulfills the 300-level Clinical/Personality Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 380. Psychology of Stress (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, 250; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Cognitive, emotional and physiological effects of psychosocial stressors. Emphasis placed on differentiating stress from other motivational constructs and examining contemporary research approaches and techniques of personal stress management. This course fulfills the 300-level Clinical/Personality Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 382. Principles of Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Overview of the interdisciplinary field of human factors, a professional specialization that considers how best to accommodate human needs in real world systems. Focuses on cognitive, perceptual, behavioral and physiological principles as they relate to the design of devices, products and systems in order to enhance human performance and satisfaction. Representative topics include principles of information processing, human characteristics and limitations, environmental stressors, user safety and applied research techniques. This course fulfills the 300-level Cognitive Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology Majors.


PSY 383. Interpersonal Competence and Group Dynamics (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Lecture-discussion and experiential activities designed to increase knowledge and skill in the areas of interpersonal relations, group dynamics and leadership.


PSY 384. Dynamics of Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 383. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Examination of basic leadership theory and techniques, dynamics between leaders and group members, communication within the group and within the leadership hierarchy, and organizational management. Includes a practical application of leadership skills through participation in individual and group problem-solving projects.


PSY 386. The Role of Psychology in the Legal Process (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Critical examination of the relationship between psychology and the legal system. Covers the application of social psychological theory and research to the courtroom; issues in mental health law, such as competency to stand trial and the insanity defense; and legal restrictions on the practice of psychology, including confidentiality and the duty to warn.


PSY 390A. Peer-Assisted Instruction in Psychology (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Consent of instructor and Department Chair. Not open to students who have received credit for 390B. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Preparation and supervised experience as an instructional aide in a selected Lower Division Psychology course. May not be repeated. Credit may be applied to the Major or Minor. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 390B. Peer-Assisted Instruction in Psychology (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Appropriate Upper Division Psychology courses; consent of instructor and Department Chair. Not open to students who have received credit for 390A. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Preparation and supervised experience as an instructional aide in a selected Upper Division Psychology course. May not be repeated. Credit may be applied to the Major or Minor. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 406. Developmental Psychopathology* (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 313; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Study of disorders diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence (e.g., autism, mental retardation, communication disorders) and the empirically validated interventions appropriate for each population. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 2 hours lecture-discussion per week. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Exam.


PSY 409. Advanced Sport Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Score of 8 or better on Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Not available to students who have taken KIN 409. Recommended Preparatory: KIN 306 and/or PSY 150, 301. Addresses the evolution of sport psychology as a science, including the psychological variables associated with successful performance in sport and physical-activity settings. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. KIN Majors receive Upper Division elective credit toward the KIN Degree in Options that allow electives. (Cross listed as KIN 409.)


PSY 412. Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 313, 320/L, 321/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Critical evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature in developmental psychology. Selected contemporary and applied issues relevant to children and adolescents are discussed.


PSY 413. Current Trends in Child Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. No credit if PSY 313 has been taken. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Survey of the major contemporary issues, findings, and theories in child psychology, with a consideration of their broader applications. Project involving some aspect of child development is required.


PSY 418. Theories of Perception (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Critical analysis of theories in sensation and perception, with a consideration of their broader implications.


PSY 420/L. Advanced Statistical Methods and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Corequisite: PSY 420L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Explores the relationships between advanced statistical methods and psychological research methods. Advanced techniques of analysis of variance and regression analysis are emphasized. Lab: Considers problem-solving techniques and advanced computational methods needed to analyze data obtained in complex psychological experiments. Consideration given to an individualÕs particular research interest. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 421A-Z. Workshop in Psychology (1-1-1-1)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Psychology workshops deal with specific psychological topics related to living and adjusting in contemporary society. Encourages relevance and practical application through the use of group discussions, simulations, role-playing, case studies and real-life examples. Maximum of 4 units may be counted toward the Major.


PSY 425. Origins and Perspectives in Psychology (4)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Considers the present state of the science of psychology within the context of its origins and the key individuals that have influenced the field. Emphasizes discussions of important issues in contemporary psychology and its future. Students complete an approved, supervised comprehensive term-project in response to specific course topics. Course is available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture/discussion, 1 hour TBA.


PSY 426. Contemporary Trends in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Trends and issues in current psychological theories and systems.


PSY 427. Introduction to Psychological Testing (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Basic concepts of psychological measurement as applied to the construction, evaluation and use of group and individual tests of intelligence, aptitude, interest and personality are studied. Demonstrations of the administration, scoring and interpretations of standardized tests are provided.


PSY 430. Theories of Personality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 370; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Basic principles of science as applied to the study of personality. Current theories of personality are analyzed in terms of structure, dynamics, and development. Characteristic research and research methods are covered.


PSY 432. Applied Intergroup Relations and Mediation (4)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301, 345. Seminar examining theories of intergroup relations, inclusion, diversity and equity, and their application in field settings, as well as principles of intergroup conflict mediation and their use. Students apply the theories and principles in supervised field work and complete an approved community based project report, as either a service intern or a research intern.


PSY 436. Memory (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 321/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Introduces classical views and current theories of human memory. Different memory systems are examined. Topics include forgetting and retrieval of memory, repression of memory, eyewitness testimony, amnesia and memory and aging. Covers cognitive processes involved in remembering.


PSY 440. Thinking (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 321/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Survey of cognitive and symbolic processes, including concept formation, judgment, problem solving, creative activity and states of consciousness.


PSY 442. Communication and Conflict Resolution (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Sharing of information and meanings in both verbal and nonverbal communication. Strategies of communication for active listening and sending of effective messages in many different contextsÑcouples, parent-child, group and workplace. Examines differences in communication style as a function of gender, age, social class, position of dominance, etc.


PSY 445. Applications of Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Seminar on social psychological methods, theories and research findings as they apply to understanding and solving behavioral problems and social issues. Topics include physical and mental health, environmental behaviors, prejudice and discrimination, sports, consumerism, education, law, media, organizations, politics, diversity and culture. Completion of projects requiring application of social psychology to a theoretical controversy or practical problem.


PSY 446. Issues in Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 345; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Critical analysis of basic and applied social psychological theories and issues, and their application in contemporary society.


PSY 452. Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 230; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Study of controversial topics in sexual behavior from a socio-psychological standpoint. Varying perspectives of heterosexuality, homosexuality, transexualism, polygamous marriage, non-marital sex and related topics are presented. Both traditional and unconventional viewpoints toward these variant behaviors are examined.


PSY 453. Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to human sexuality. Examines sexual behaviors and attitudes in contemporary society, and includes the physiological basis of sexual function and dysfunction.


PSY 454. Clinical Psychology (4)

Prerequisites: PSY 310; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Survey of varied approaches to psychotherapy and examination of assessment methods used in research and decision making in clinical settings. Historical development of the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines, and such current professional issues as graduate programs, ethics and delivery of mental health services to the community are explored. Students are expected to complete 20 hours of field work in an agency related to their career objective.


PSY 455. Ethical, Professional and Legal Standards in Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Upper Division or Graduate Status in Psychology; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Ethical issues relevant to teaching, research, and application of psychology are reviewed, with an emphasis on the principles of the American Psychological AssociationÕs ethics code and related professional standards and guidelines.


PSY 460. Counseling and Interviewing (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 310; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Intensive study of current approaches to individual counseling and psychotherapy, particularly for students seeking preparation for graduate programs. Format allows students to present research findings, discuss current theories and experience therapy situations through role play and supervised counseling.


PSY 462. The Development of Language and Thought in the Young Child (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Analysis of the processes of language and cognitive development and their interactions in young children. Considers problems, issues and implications of these processes for use with children. Evaluation of current theories. Project required.


PSY 464. Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention Techniques (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301, 350. Consideration of some of the major issues and theories of human behavior change, including a critical review of some of the important relevant experiments and areas of application. Includes techniques of modifying cognitive processes and behavior in the medical and clinical settings.


PSY 465. Psychology of Aging (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 365; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Comprehensive study of the later years of life, including physical changes, social adaptations, psychological aspects and the interactions among these areas. Successful aging is explored, as well as problem areas. Attention given to intervention strategies and to theoretical formulations. Students are expected to participate in ongoing relationships with the elderly.


PSY 470. Introduction to Psychobiology (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Consideration of the physiological, biochemical, anatomical and endocrinological aspects of behavior. Discusses traditional theories and current topics in psychobiology.


PSY 471AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Clinical/Personality Psychology and Seminar(3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L; Any course from required Clinical Cluster (PSY 310, 351, 353, 370 or 380); Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 471AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of areas of current interest in sub-areas of Clinical/Personality Psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within Clinical/Personality Psychology. Each may be taken 1 time for credit: (AB) Applied Behavior Analysis, (C) Clinical, (CN) Clinical Neuropsychology, and (P) Personality. Satisfies the Capstone requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 473AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Neuroscience and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L; Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 473AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of areas of current interest in sub-areas of Neuroscience. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within Neuroscience. Each may be taken 1 time for credit: (BN) Behavioral Neuroscience, (CN) Cognitive Neuroscience, (NP) Neuropsychology, and (P) Psychopharmacology. Satisfies the Capstone Requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 475AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Developmental Psychology and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L; Any course from required Developmental Cluster (PSY 313, 327, 335 361 or 365); Sore of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 475AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of Developmental Psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within Developmental Psychology. Each may be taken 1 time for credit: (CD) Cognitive Development, (CO)Contexts of Development, (CU) Cultural Contexts of Development, (DM) Developmental Research Methods, (ID) Identity Development, (LD) Language Development, and (SE) Social and Emotional Development. Satisfies the Capstone Requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 479AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Social Psychology and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L, 345; Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 479AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of Social Psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within social psychology. Each may be taken 1 time for credit: (A) Attitudes; (AG) Aggression; (AH) Altruism and Helping; (AI) Attraction and Intimacy; (AS) Applied Social Psychology; (AT) Attribution; (C) Culture; (CO) Conformity and Obedience; (G) Gender; (GS) General Social Psychology; (IR) Intergroup Relations; (P) Persuasion; (PD) Prejudice and Discrimination; (S) Self; and (SC) Social Cognition. Satisfies Capstone Requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 482. Human Factors in Systems Design (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 150, 301. Study of applications that illustrate human factors principles and practices in the design of industrial systems, residential environments, and community facilities. Emphasizes designing for human performance and behavior.


PSY 483. Principles of Human Relations (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Examination of interpersonal communication and group interaction by using the classroom group as a microcosm. Emphasis on increasing interpersonal competence and on understanding the principles underlying such behavior.


PSY 483T. Tutorial in Human Relations (1)

Prerequisites: PSY 483; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Supervised projects and field study in the area of human relations.


PSY 485AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Research and Analysis Methods and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L; Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 485AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of areas of current interest in sub-areas of Research Methods in psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within Research Methods. Each may be taken one time for credit: (AD) Archival Data, (CS) Case Study, (DA) Discourse Analysis, (ET) Ethnography, (GT) Grounded Theory, (NA) Narrative Analysis, (PA) Participatory Action Research, (QL) Qualitative Methods; (QT) Quantitative Methods; and (SD) Survey Data. Satisfies the Capstone Requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 486SOC. Social Science Career Internship (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Corequisite: Enrollment in 1 unit of SBS486: Social Science Career Seminar (contact College of Social and Behavioral Sciences). Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Social and behavioral science principles are applied to the workplace. At least 9 hours per week of supervised field work are required. Students complete learning contracts and submit written reports related to their internship. (Cross listed with GEOG, PAS, POLS and SOC 486SOC.) (See section on Academic Internships.)


PSY 487. Psychology of Human Technology Interaction (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Seminar focusing on the psychological and behavioral issues in human-technology systems. Principles of cognitive science, human factors and social psychology are applied to the study of human-technology communication processes. Research topics include voice input/speech output, interactive/touch graphic displays, web navigation, knowledge-based problem solving, mobile computing and technology-mediated social networks. User experience evaluations and program improvements are considered. No programming knowledge is required. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor.


PSY 488AA-ZZ/S. Advanced Inquiry in Cognitive Psychology and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, 320/L, 321/L; Any course from required Cognitive Cluster (PSY 304, 367, 369 or 382); Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 488AA-ZZ Seminar. This Capstone course provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of Cognitive Psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Seminar: Includes student presentation of written and oral reports based on relevant topics from current literature, and intensive student-led discussions of selected research and application of theories. Students will demonstrate knowledge of statistics and research methods obtained in prerequisite courses. Letters indicate sub-areas within Cognitive Psychology. Each may be taken 1 time for credit: (AC) Attention and Consciousness, (C) General Cognition, (CA) Cognition and Action, (CF) Cognition and Food, (CI) Creativity and Innovation, (DM) Decision Making, (E) Expertise, (HF) Human Factors, (I) Intelligence, (L) Language, (M) Memory, (MI) Mental Imagery, (OP) Origins and Perspectives, (P) Perception, (PM) Pattern Matching, (PS) Problem Solving, and (R) Reasoning. Satisfies the Capstone requirement for Psychology Majors. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours seminar.


PSY 490/L. Quantitative Research Methods and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 250, 320/L, 321/L; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Corequisite: PSY 490L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Focuses on quantitative methodologies, statistical analysis of data, the nature of knowledge and writing professional papers in various fields related to mental health. Students read primary resources, conduct an empirical study, write a professional paper and present their work in a common forum. Students also learn to enter, ÒcleanÓ and transform data when necessary, to determine and apply appropriate statistical tests, and to perform advanced descriptive and inferential statistics on small and large data sets. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 3 hours lab per week.


PSY 491/L. Qualitative Research Methods and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Corequisite: PSY 491L. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 250, 301, 320/L, 321/L, 490/L. Students learn how to design and conduct mental health research that is qualitative in nature and based on interviews, videotapes, real-time observations and other non-quantitative sources of data. Topics may include integrating qualitative data with theory; deciding on a coding scheme; coding of data; interpretation of coded data; writing up qualitative reports for theses, dissertations and publications; and presenting qualitative data at conferences. 2 hours lecture-discussion, 3 hours lab per week.


PSY 492SOC. Professional Development the Social Sciences I (1)

Prerequisites: PSY 250; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Addresses issues associated with becoming a professional in the social sciences. Discussion of time management, study skills, the role of a researcher, decisions about oneÕs area of interest in research, deciding on a university, presenting at professional conferences, writing a statement of purpose, Curriculum Vita, studying for the GRE and asking for letters of recommendation, among other topics. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 493SOC. Professional Development in the Social Sciences II (1)

Prerequisites: PSY 250, 492SOC; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Students learn, in detail, what it is like to be in a graduate program. Prepares students to be successful while in their graduate program by preparing them to write applications for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals for work with human and animal subjects, writing for publication, and applying for financial aid, scholarships, fellowships, and other sources of funding. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 495A-Z. Tutorial in Psychology (1-4)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Supervised individual projects in selected areas of interest. 6 units maximum may be taken for credit. May be offered to qualified students as a substitute for a required lab or seminar. Sections meeting in small groups for reading and discussion will be offered in the following fields as schedule and staff allow: (A) Teaching, (B) Human Ecology, (C) Counseling and Interviewing, (D) Social Psychology, (E) Human Factors, (F) Animal Behavior, (G) Teacher Training, (H) Applied Cognitive Psychology, (I) Electrophysiology, (J) Neuropsychology, (K) Student Leadership, (M) Linear Models, (S) Stress, (T) Tutoring, and (Z) Zoo research.


PSY 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Psychology (1-4)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Experimental courses in psychology, with course content to be determined.


PSY 497. Proseminar in Psychological Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Introduction to psychological research and writing through supervised individual projects and field work. 6 units maximum may be taken for credit.


PSY 498. Practicum in Psychology (1-3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. Supervised field work participation in approved community agencies. Written reports and regular conferences with instructor are required. Participation limited to 3 units in each of q semesters. 3 units maximum may be applied to the M.A. Degree.


PSY 499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 301. 6 units maximum may be taken for credit.


PSY 500. Seminar in Professional Development (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Addresses issues associated with being in MasterÕs Programs in Psychology and being a professional in the social sciences. Students receive direct research experience and learn the skills needed to advance to a Doctoral Program. Topics include current research in psychology, writing applications for an Institutional Review Board (IRB), writing for publication, writing a statement of purpose, presenting research at conferences, applying to Doctoral Programs, scholarships, internships, fellowships and teaching opportunities. Students attend scheduled seminars on course topics, and serve outside the course as a research intern to a professor in the Department of Psychology. 1 hour seminar, 2 hours by arrangement each week. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 512. Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor. Undergraduate students will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Offers an examination of critical issues and theories in the study of human development. Discussion of selected topics in child and/or adolescent development, including empirical findings and broader applications.


PSY 513. Human Development: A Lifespan (3)

Lifespan approach to the individual from infancy to old age, with consideration of biological, psychological and social development. Case studies and other empirical observations focus on the emerging self and the factors that may challenge the development of a well-integrated and flexible sense of self.


PSY 514. Advanced Experimental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 321/L, 420/L. Critical review of current problems in the field of experimental psychology, with emphasis on methods, data and concepts specific to the experimental approach. Lab experience with techniques and equipment used in experimental studies of behavior. 2 hours seminar, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 519. Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. This course covers current research on the etiology, assessment techniques and empirically-validated interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), including advanced study of the methodology used to evaluate these techniques. This course is one in a sequence of courses that provide course work requirements to sit for the BCaBA exam. 3 hours seminar per week.


PSY 520/L. Multivariate Statistical Methods and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: PSY 420/L. Corequisite: PSY 520L. Study of multiple-response, multifactor regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, alternative models in factor analysis and statistical classification methods. Background matrix algebra and computational techniques required in applications. Lab considers problem-solving techniques and advanced computational methods used to analyze multivariate data obtained in psychological experiments. 3 hours seminar; 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 524/L. Multivariate Analysis Computer and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: PSY 420/L. Corequisite: PSY 524L. Analysis of multivariate research data in psychology using packaged computer programs. Covers standard techniques with applications in psychology. Choice of analytic technique is discussed, as are methods of screening data to assure appropriateness of techniques. Lab: Provides direct experience with computing facilities for conducting multivariate analysis and computational methods extending statistical analysis provided by computer output. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 525AA-ZZ. Advanced Psychological Measurement (3)

PSY 525AA-ZZ. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor permission. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 427. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor. Undergrads are graded using the same standards used for graduate students. This course focuses on the theory and practice of advanced psychological measurement as applied to the construction, evaluation and use of group and individual tests. Letter designations (AA-ZZ) represent different offerings of the course. However, each topic includes discussions of classical test theory, item analysis, reliability, validity, factor analysis, modern test theory, ethics and qualifications necessary to conduct psychological measurement and assessment. Students are required to demonstrate obtained skills as part of a final project. Each letter designation (AA-ZZ) may be taken once for credit. 3 hours seminar per week.


PSY 530. Seminar: Theories of Personality (3)

Recommended Preparatory: PSY 430. Advanced consideration of the theories of personality, with special emphasis on trends and recent research findings.


PSY 534/S. Latent Variable Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. Corequisite: PSY 534S. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 420/L, 524/L. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll with permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Introduction to path models and models hypothesized to be generated by latent (unmeasured) variables. Topics will include path and simultaneous equations models and various latent variable models (e.g., confirmatory, multiple-group, higher-order, mean structure factor analytic models). Parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and other statistical issues will be addressed. Students are required to demonstrate obtained skills as part of a final project.


PSY 540. Seminar in Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor. Undergraduate students will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Examines current research and theory in social psychology. Representative topics include attitudes, aggression, altruism and helping, attraction and intimacy, applied social psychology, attribution, culture, conformity and obedience, gender, intergroup relations, persuasion, prejudice and discrimination, self, social cognition and stereotypes.


PSY 551-A. Becoming a BCBA: Professional and Certification Issues (1)

This course will introduce students to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, which has developed eligibility standards to take the BACB Certification Examinations, Renewal and Recertification Standards to maintain certification, Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts, Professional Disciplinary Standards with appeal procedures, procedures to approve continuing education providers, and professionally developed and maintained certification examinations.


PSY 551-B. Becoming a BCBA: Taking the Exam (1)

This preparatory course helps students review the broad specified content areas and prepare for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam by taking repeated practice tests and obtaining feedback on their progress.


PSY 552. Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

This course is an introduction to basic characteristics, processes, concepts and terminology in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the learning principles on which ABA is based. Topics include philosophy and assumptions of ABA, choosing and defining target behaviors, positive and negative reinforcement, schedules of reinforcement, extinction, positive and negative punishment, imitation, motivating operations, functional relations, stimulus control, discrimination and generalization, and verbal behavior. Students also learn to interpret and discuss articles from the behavior analytic literature, as well as use self-management techniques.


PSY 553. Measurement and Experimental Evaluation of Behavior* (3)

In this course, students will learn how to design and evaluate experimental interventions, as well as measure, display and interpret results of experimental behavioral interventions. Ethical considerations in the use of behavioral interventions also will be discussed. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 555. Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis* (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology; instructor consent. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll with instructorÕs permission. This course focuses on ethical issues and the primary methods used for behavioral assessment in application of behavior analysis Students learn to interpret and conduct preference assessments, reinforcer assessments, indirect and descriptive assessments, and functional analyses. Various methods used to collect, graph and interpret data are discussed. Students learn to conduct and write comprehensive functional behavior assessments. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 556AA-ZZ Current Topics in Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor. Undergrads are graded using the same standards used for graduate students. Courses cover current topics in human factors as a science and a profession. Letter designations (AA-ZZ) represent different offerings of the course. Topics are updated frequently to keep current with research and practice in the field. Representative topics include individual differences, expertise, human-computer interaction, job analysis and design, human error measurement and classification, applied systems theory, cognitive workload assessment, virtual work systems and distributed training models. Each letter designation (AA-ZZ) may be taken once for credit.


PSY 557. Behavior Change Procedures and Systems Support* (3)

This course will focus on procedures for behavioral analysts working with students with learning, behavioral, emotional and/or peer relationship problems. Topics include using reinforcement, punishment, extinction, prompting, shaping, chaining, incidental teaching techniques, direct and precision teaching, discrete trials, contingency contracts, token economy, and providing behavior analysis services in collaboration with others. Students also learn to synthesize and analyze research on effective behavioral change and management practices, and to apply the knowledge to classroom and school situations. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 558. Topics in Behavior Analysis* (3)

In this course, students will learn applications of behavior analytic theories, procedures and methods as it pertains to special populations (e.g., children with autism, geriatrics, learners with developmental disabilities). Specific behavioral challenges and research in the selected topics will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practices and procedures to eliminate or minimize challenges, teach and increase appropriate behaviors. Given the focus on application, students will be required to conduct and complete a comprehensive written project utilizing behavior analytic principles. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 581. Teaching of Psychology (3-3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This course focuses on the theories, skills, preparation and practices required for serving as an instructional aide in Psychology courses. Topics include course preparation, skills for fostering student learning, theories of assessment, effective strategies for improving student writing, using technology in the classroom, diversity, sensitivity and treatment of special populations, as well as ethical and legal issues faced in the classroom. An emphasis will be made on both traditional and recent educational research findings and their implementation for effective teaching. Students attend scheduled seminars on course topics and serve outside the course as a teaching aide to a professor in the Department of Psychology. Available for graduate credit with consent of studentÕs graduate advisor. May be taken for a maximum of 6 units. 1 hour seminar, 2 hours by arrangement each week. (Credit/No Credit only)


PSY 582. Human Factors in Product Design (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Application of human factors principles to the design and evaluation of products and services tailored to specific user populations. Translation of user needs into design requirements that match individual differences in cultural factors, performance requirements, behavioral patterns, developmental stages, cognitive styles and group affiliations are considered. The role of the HF specialist in cross-disciplinary collaboration, knowledge management and end-user advocacy are emphasized.


PSY 591A. Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Offers an in-depth examination of current research and theory in cognition. Representative topics include attention, perception, learning, memory, language, problem solving, creativity, reasoning, decision making and intelligence.


PSY 591B. Seminar in Emotion and Motivation (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor and will be graded using the same standards as for graduate students. Examination of critical issues and theories in emotion and motivation. Discussion of selected topics in emotion and motivation, including empirical findings and broader applications


PSY 592B. Seminar in Research Methodology (3)

Prerequisites: 15 units of classified graduate work; Instructor consent. Students develop and carry out research projects in their elective areas and present their ideas, resources and proposed methods of research to the class for critical discussion. Research report written to conform to journal format is required.


PSY 594A-Z. Tutorial in Psychology (1-4)

Prerequisite: Admission into the Graduate Program or instructor consent. Tutorial content varies by instructor and related areas of faculty specialty. Sections meet in small groups for reading and discussion to cover topics such as cognition, social psychology, traumatic stress, mental disorders and substance dependence, clinical neuropsychology and human factors design. May be repeated for credit.


PSY 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Psychology (1-4)

Prerequisite: Admission into the Graduate Program or instructor consent. Advanced examination of selected studies in psychology with course content to be determined. Topics are presented from a psychological perspective encompassing theory, contemporary research, and intervention alternatives. Course content varies by instructor and related areas of faculty specialty. Courses include such topics as cognition, social psychology, traumatic stress, mental disorders and substance dependence, pediatric psychology, clinical neuropsychology and human factors design.


PSY 600. Ethical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Multidisciplinary Teams* (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. This course focuses on ethical and professional research and practice of behavior analysts and professionals in the field of psychology. Emphasis is placed on ethical guidelines established by Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and American Psychological Association (APA) through analyzing cases that address working with individuals, families and multidisciplinary teams. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 601. Psychological Service Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Study of the legal, ethical and professional bases for psychological services. Professional roles in various settings are considered with emphasis on school psychological services. Explores design, development and evaluation of alternative human service delivery systems.


PSY 602A. Mental Health Models (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Historical, theoretical and evaluative understanding of community and clinical models. Includes study of mental health legislation, funding, cost effectiveness and current issues in the delivery of mental health services. Analysis of types of Community Mental Health Programs.


PSY 605. Introduction to Health Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology or instructor consent. Health psychology is a specialization in clinical psychology devoted to the understanding of the relationships between psychological factors and health and illness. Covers the empirical foundations of several domains of health psychology (e.g., health behaviors and patient compliance, adjustment to chronic and terminal illnesses, substance addiction) and the therapeutic strategies employed for each (e.g., health behavior scheduling, pain management, cognitive-behavioral approaches toward sustained sobriety).


PSY 606. Seminar in Exceptionality (4)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Study of children who are exceptional intellectually, physically emotionally. Students are required to participate in ongoing programs with exceptional children.


PSY 610A, B. Advanced Psychopathology (3, 3)

Prerequisite: PSY 310. State-of-the-science review of the principal methods for assessing psychopathology in children and adults. Discussion of the empirical and theoretical basis of the current DSM. PSY 610A covers child and adolescent psychopathology, while PSY 610B covers adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Both courses include key issues in retrospective assessment, family history and cultural influences. For each symptom classification, current theoretical and empirical treatment approaches are presented, including the psycho-pharmacological approach.


PSY 611. Developmental Psychopathology and ABA Interventions* (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. This course focuses on psychopathology and applied behavior analytic (ABA) interventions across human development. Emphasis is placed on psycholopathology and empirically validated interventions to address the behavioral excesses and deficits of each disorder. *This course serves in a series of courses that prepares students to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.


PSY 612. Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 313 or equivalent; Classified graduate status. Examination of current approaches to critical issues and theories relevant to an understanding of developmental processes. Discusses applications of results of these current approaches for psychological service to children.


PSY 622A/L. Research and Statistical Concepts in Psychological Services (3-3) and Lab (1-1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L, 321/L; Admission to the Psychology Clinical Graduate Program. Corequisite: PSY 622AL. Conceptual integration of research and statistical methods appropriate for psychological service applications. Lab: Provides direct experience with computing facilities in conducting multivariate analysis appropriate for psychological services applications. 3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 622B/L. Research and Statistical Concepts in Psychological Services (3-3) and Lab (1-1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L, 321/L; Admission to Graduate Program in School Psychology or Clinical Psychology. Corequisite: 622BL. Conceptual integration of research and statistical methods appropriate for psychological service applications. Lab: Provides direct experience with computing facilities in conducting multivariate analysis appropriate for psychological services applications. 3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 625 B/L. Psychological Testing II and Lab (Individual)(3/1)

Prerequisites: Admission to a MasterÕs level Graduate Program in Psychology (Clinical, General Experimental or Human Factors). Corequisites: PSY 427, 625BL. Theory and practice of individual assessment of children and adolescents, focusing on assessment of behavior and social-emotional functioning. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation, integration of data from multiple sources and communication of results. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 625A/L. Psychological Testing I and Lab (Individual)(3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 427; Admission to a MasterÕs-level Graduate Program in Psychology (Clinical, General Experimental or Human Factors). Corequisite: PSY 625AL. Theory and practice of individual assessment of children and adolescents, focusing on assessment of cognitive abilities and achievement. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation, integration of data from multiple sources and communication of results. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 625C/L. Child/Adolescent Psychological Assessment and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: Admission to a MasterÕs-level Graduate Program in Psychology (Clinical, General Experimental or Human Factors). Corequisites: PSY 427, 625CL. Theory and practice of individual assessment of intelligence and personality in non-clinical children and adolescents, as well as those referred for diagnostic assessment of attention, cognitive, learning and/or social-emotional adjustment issues. Supervised practice in test administration, evaluation, integration of data from multiple sources and communication of results. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 625D/L. Adult Psychological Assessment and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 427; Admission to a MasterÕs-level Graduate Program in Psychology (Clinical, General Experimental or Human Factors). Corequisite: PSY 625DL. Theory and practice of individual assessment of intelligence and personality in non-clinical adults and with those referred for diagnostic assessment of attention, cognitive, learnin, and/or social-emotional adjustment issues. Supervised practice in test administration, evaluation, integration of data from multiple sources and communication of results. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week.


PSY 626. Problems of the Atypical Child (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 625C/L. Application of psychological principles to the study of the atypical child, including a survey of etiological theories. Testing the atypical child. Supervised activity required.


PSY 628. Fundamentals of Psychotherapy (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 460; instructor consent. Comprehensive review of representative theories of psychotherapy and behavioral readjustment with an evaluation of the assumptions underlying these theories. Emphasis on group work in a community mental health setting. (Some sections are reserved exclusively for M.A. students in the classified graduate programs)


PSY 629. Concepts and Clinical Application of Behavior Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. This course focuses on ethical functional behavior assessment and behavior change procedures as they pertain to clinical populations. Students will demonstrate advanced understanding of the philosophy, theories, science and concepts of applied behavior analysis.


PSY 631. Individual Case Studies in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 430. Seminar designed to reach a better understanding of individual personality dynamics and relevant personality theories by a detailed examination of classic and contemporary cases.


PSY 640. Advanced Social Psychology I (3)

Extensive coverage of major research and theories advanced in contemporary social psychology, with emphasis on individual behavior as a function of social variables. Topics include interpersonal attraction, person perception and attributional processes, attitude formation and change, social motivation, aggression and altruism.


PSY 641. Advanced Social Psychology II (3)

Extensive coverage of major research and theories in contemporary social psychology, with emphasis on group behavior. Topics include cooperation and competition, conformity, leadership, social learning, socialization and environmental social psychology.


PSY 646. Group Dynamics and Leadership (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 345 and either 442 or 483. Study of interpersonal relations and leadership within various social organizations. Applied methods for group motivation and participation in activities toward accomplishing group goals. Supervised activity required.


PSY 655A-Z. Fieldwork in Psychological Services (1-5)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Taught as an academic, University-based experience designed to accompany studentsÕ supervised practica, field work and/or internship. Course content varies as a function of the practicum setting (e.g., hospital, community agency) and client age level (e.g., children, adolescents, adults). May be repeated (up to 4 semesters) and taken for varying number of units (1-5).


PSY 656A-D. Seminar in Human Factors Principles and Applications (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Instructor consent. Courses cover current topics in human factors as a science and a profession. Letters A-D represent offerings of the courses with different clusters of topics. Clusters are updated frequently to keep current with research and practice in the field. Representative topics include human-computer interaction, job analysis and design, human error measurement and classification, applied systems theory, cognitive workload assessment, virtual work systems, distributed training models and human movement dynamics.


PSY 660. Seminar in Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 460; Instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: PSY PSY 660T. Some sections are reserved exclusively for M.A. Degree students in Classified Graduate Programs. Examination of current theoretical approaches to counseling with emphasis on applications to individual and group, children, adolescents and families.


PSY 660T. Tutorial in Counseling (1)

Prerequisites: PSY 460; Instructor consent. Tutorial option for PSY 660. Examination of the problems and techniques of counseling and interviewing. Dynamics of the interpersonal relationship between counselor and counselee in relation to current theories of personality. Intensive supervised individual activity and field work to supplement classroom lectures.


PSY 678A-B. Human Performance Research in Psychology (4-4)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Principles and methods of measuring and evaluating human performance in system design. Topics include the application of lab and simulation techniques, field studies and psychometric and survey techniques to the description of human capabilities and limitations.


PSY 682. Subsystem Integration in Human Factors Design (4)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Project-discussion course on the human factors problems and principles involved in the design of a community service system. Emphasis on incorporating the individual studentÕs subsystem designs into a total integrated system.


PSY 683. Seminar in Human Relations (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Instructor consent. Social psychological analysis of interpersonal behavior. Analysis of group experience and research on variables involved in interpersonal and group behavior.


PSY 686. Human Factors in Complex Civil Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Involves the design of a major variable load-demand, responsive civil system. Emphasis devoted to failure-mode evaluation and analysis, and principles of behavioral engineering. 3 hours per week, plus 1 hour supervised individual projects per week.


PSY 690A. Advanced Sensation and Perception (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Critical review of current literature, theories, methods and problems concerning sensory and perceptual processes.


PSY 690B. Advanced Conditioning and Learning (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Critical review of current literature, theories, methods and problems concerning conditioning and learning.


PSY 691A. Advanced Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Critical review of current literature, theories, methods, and problems concerning thinking processes and communication.


PSY 691B. Advanced Emotion and Motivation (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Critical review of current literature, theories, methods and problems concerning emotion and motivation.


PSY 692A. Seminar in Research Methodology (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. This course focuses on advanced research methods in psychology, including review of the scientific approach, research designs and measurement, and threats to validity. Emphasis is on critical analysis of research in terms of the research objective, the adequacy of research design and the justifications for the conclusions.


PSY 696. Directed Graduate Research (3)

No course description.


PSY 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

No course description.


PSY 698C. Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status; Instructor consent. Course may be repeated once.


PSY 699. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Written proposals for independent study in areas of special interest to the advanced student must be submitted for Departmental approval prior to registration.