UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Courses

PSY 150. Introduction to Psychology (3)

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, ethics involved in research, perception, cognition, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied …

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 …

PSY 230. Introduction to Human Sexual Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: ANTH 150, PSY 150 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 …

PSY 250. Physiological Correlates Human Behavior (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Passing grade in AAS, AFRS, CHS, 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 …

PSY 301. Pre-Professional Development in Psychology (1)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Course is required for Psychology majors. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 150. This course, required of all Psychology majors, should be taken as early as possible after declaring Psychology as one’s major. Students will learn about career options for Psychology majors, preparation for various post-B.A. career options and preparation …

PSY 304. Cognitive Psychology and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 310. Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 313. Developmental Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 150; “C” or better in 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 the 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. 3 hours lecture-discussion, 3 hours lab per week.

PSY 327. Infancy and Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150 or CADV 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 335. Middle Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150 or CADV 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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, …

PSY 345. Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 351. Behavioral Psychology and Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

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 individuals 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, PSY 250; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PSY 301. 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, …

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 …

PSY 361. Adolescence (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150 or CADV 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 365. Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 367. Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 369. Applied Cognition (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 370. Psychology of Personality (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 380. Psychology of Stress (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150, PSY 250; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Prerequisite/Corequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

PSY 382. Principles of Human Factors (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of 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 …

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 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 student’s graduate …

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, PSY 301. Addresses the evolution of sport psychology as a science, including the psychological variables associated with successful performance in sport and physical-activity settings. Kinesiology majors receive …

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. …

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 …

PSY 443. Advanced Inquiry in Legal Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 150; Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Exam; and either PSY 310, PSY 313, PSY 345, PSY 367 or PSY 369. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 321/L. Advanced examination of the relation between clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and the legal system. Topics covered include: eyewitness identification, interrogation and confession, deception detection, …

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 …

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 Associations ethics code and …

PSY 457. Behavioral Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 351; Completion of Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L. This course covers behavioral approaches to assessment and treatment of individuals with and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

PSY 459/S. Methods of Behavior Analysis and Seminar (3/2)

Prerequisite: PSY 351; Corequisite: PSY 459S. This course examines the logic, procedures and various uses of behavioral science methodology. A variety of single subject research designs will be examined, with the strengths and weaknesses of each identified. Issues related to treatment fidelity, social validity and ethical use of behavioral methodology also will be discussed. Seminar: …

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 …

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, PSY 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 …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L; Any course from required Clinical Cluster (PSY 310, PSY 351, PSY 353, PSY 370 or PSY 380); Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Recommended Corequisite (when offered): Corresponding PSY 471AA-ZZ Seminar. This course provides advanced study of areas of current interest in …

PSY 471AAS-ZZS. Advanced Inquiry in Clinical/Personality Psychology Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L; Any course from required Clinical (PSY 310, PSY 351, PSY 353, PSY 370 or PSY 380); Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 471AA-ZZ Lecture. For Psychology and Psychology Honors majors only. This course is optional, but requires concurrent enrollment in lecture. It provides advanced study of areas of current interest …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 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 …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L; Any course from required Developmental Cluster (PSY 313, PSY 327, PSY 335, PSY 361 or PSY 365); Score 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 …

PSY 479AA-ZZ. Advanced Inquiry in Social Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L, PSY 345; Score of 8 or better on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Recommended Corequisite (when offered): Corresponding PSY 479AA-ZZ Seminar. This 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. Students will …

PSY 479AAS-ZZS. Advanced Inquiry in Social Psychology Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L, PSY 345; Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 479AA-ZZ Lecture. This course is optional, but requires concurrent enrollment in lecture. It provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of social psychology. Topics within sub-areas listed below may change each semester. Includes student …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 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 …

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 SBS 486: 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 …

PSY 488AA-ZZ. Advanced Inquiry in Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L; Any course from required Cognitive Cluster (PSY 304, PSY 367, PSY 369 or PSY 382); Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Recommended Corequisite (when offered): Corresponding PSY 488AA-ZZ Seminar. This course provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of …

PSY 488AAS-ZZS. Advanced Inquiry in Cognitive Psychology Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 301, PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L; Any course from required Cognitive Cluster (PSY 304, PSY 367, PSY 369 or PSY 382); Score of 8 or higher on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Corequisite: Corresponding PSY 488AA-ZZ Lecture. This course is optional, but requires concurrent enrollment in lecture. It provides advanced study of topics of current interest in sub-areas of cognitive psychology. Topics within …

PSY 492H. Honors Professional Development (1)

Restricted. Instructor permission required. Prerequisites: completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 8 or higher. Recommended Preparation: PSY 301. Addresses issues associated with becoming a professional in Psychology. Discussion of time management, study skills, decisions about one’s prospective career, discussion of activities that can strengthen competitiveness for a variety of career …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 250, PSY 492H; 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 …

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 …

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 fieldwork. 6 units maximum may be taken for credit.

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 masters programs in Psychology and being a professional in the social sciences. Students receive direct research experience and learn the skills needed …

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 …

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 …

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

Prerequisites: 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 …

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

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 …

PSY 534/S. Latent Variable Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Psychology; Instructor consent. Corequisite: PSY 534S. Recommended Preparatory: PSY 420/L, PSY 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 …

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, …

PSY 551A. 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 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, …

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 …

PSY 555. Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology; instructor consent. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll with instructors 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

PSY 591A. Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (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. 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 593A/S. Community Research I and Seminar (2/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L and instructor consent. This course is Part I of a two-course series. Students are placed at community-based organizations to complete a year-long research assignment(s) utilizing a community-based, action research model. Seminar includes discussion of principles of action research and comparisons to other types of research. Enrollment in this course requires agreement …

PSY 593B/S. Community Research II and Seminar (2/1)

Prerequisites: PSY 320/L, PSY 321/L, PSY 593A/S, and instructor consent. This course is Part II of a two-course series. Students are placed at community-based organizations to complete a year-long research assignment(s) utilizing a community-based, action research model. Seminar includes discussion of principles of action research and comparisons to other types of research. Enrollment in this course requires …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Prerequisite: Admission to a master’s-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, …

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

Prerequisites: PSY 427; Admission to a master’s-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, learning, and/or social-emotional adjustment issues. Supervised practice in test administration, evaluation, integration …

PSY 628. Fundamentals of Psychotherapy (3)

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

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Taught as an academic, University-based experience designed to accompany students supervised practica, fieldwork 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 four semesters) and taken for varying number of units (1-5).

PSY 660. Seminar in Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 460; Instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: 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 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 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 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 698C. Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

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

PSY 698D. Graduate Culminating Project (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology; instructor permission required. In this culminating graduate course, students demonstrate their mastery of the behavior analytic skills necessary to become competent Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Students will be expected to apply the knowledge and experiences they gained in their prior behavioral clinical graduate coursework to new cases. Students will …

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.