PSY - Psychology


PSY 200Introduction to PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Social Sciences
Survey of basic principles for the understanding of behavior and experience including development, learning, cognition, biological foundations, perception, motivation, personality, behavior abnormalities, measurement of individual differences, and social processes. The value of scientific observation and experimentation to the development of psychological understanding is emphasized.


PSY 201Controversial Issues in PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Social Sciences
Prerequisite: Freshman standing
Students will explore contemporary controversial issues within several areas of psychology (biological, human development, cognitive processes, mental health, psychological treatment, and social psychology) and encounter the diverse approaches used by psychologists and other scientists. Students will have the opportunity to refine and use their critical thinking skills as they inquire into basic psychological concepts relevant to issues they help select and will practice confronting differing opinions responsibly and respectfully to fully contribute to and gainfully receive from the university community.


PSY 220Orientation to PsychologyUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Orientation for new or potential Psychology majors. Analysis of expectations and demands of the psychology degree programs. Exploration of the challenges and opportunities presented by various post- baccalaureate educational and career options.


PSY 230Introduction to Psychological ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200
This course is an introduction to the principles of scientific research. Students will develop and test research hypotheses in accordance with methods approved by the American Psychological Association. Methods of analyzing data and the interpretation of research findings will be stressed. Students will work in teams to collect, analyze, report, and provide a professional presentation of a group research project. Psychology majors and minors must take the course under the graded option.


PSY (ST) 240Introduction to Behavioral Research IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY 200, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 241
Introduction to quantitative methods in psychology, including measurement, experimental control, validity, and fundamentals of research design. Discussion of distributions and statistical inference.


PSY (ST) 241Introduction to Behavioral Research I LabUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY 200, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 240
Students design, analyze and report a variety of simple experiments.


PSY (ST) 242Introduction to Behavioral Research IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY (ST) 240, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 243
Continuation of PSY (ST) 240. Ethics of Research in Psychology. Techniques for the development of research proposals. Statistical techniques for data analysis including non-parametrics, one-way and two-way ANOVA and introduction to correlation and regression.


PSY (ST) 243Introduction to Behavioral Research II LabUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY (ST) 240, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 242
Design and analysis of a major research project.


PSY 307Industrial and Organizational PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201
Surveys the application of psychological theories and methods to problems involving people in working settings. Topics include: organizational and management theory; work motivation and job satisfaction; job and organizational analysis; performance evaluation; personnel recruitment, selection, and placement; and personnel training and development.


PSY 311Social PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Social Sciences
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201
Theory and research on how individuals respond and are responded to in social situations. Topics include attitude formation and change, affiliation, attraction, self and interpersonal perception, interpersonal relationships, aggression, helping behavior, intergroup behavior, and group dynamics.


PSY 312Applied PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201
Covers diverse areas of psychological practice, related methods and ethical issues. Includes illustrative cases of psychological practice in health, education, work settings, law, sports, consumer markets, and cross-cultural settings. Explores professional roles and contributions in the contexts of social, organizational and technological change.


PSY 313Positive PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 200
Positive psychology is the scientific study of positive experience, positive individual traits, and the institutions and practices that facilitate their development. This course reviews the history of positive psychology and the contributions this new field has made to several traditional research areas in psychology. Among other issues, the course will address the questions such as: What is happiness and how should we measure it? What determines subjective well-being? Can (and should) we deliberately increase happiness? (Restricted to psychology majors)


PSY 340ErgonomicsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201
Concepts from ergonomics, environmental psychology, and cognitive psychology related through design examples to problems of everyday living. Criteria of efficiency, comfort and safety evaluated relative to the design of activity, products, and the environment. Topics include: visual and auditory perception, information processing, physical activity, noise and lighting, work space design, workload, and product design.


PSY (AFS) 345Psychology and the African American ExperienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years, U.S. Diversity
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201
Historical and cultural examination of the psychological experiences of African American experience from pre-American times to the present. Focus on mental health, personality, identity development, racism, oppression, psychological empowerment andan African-centered world view. Discussion of contemporary issues within the African American community.


PSY 360Community Psychology Principles and PracticeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 200
This course provides an introduction to the field of community psychology. The aim of this course is to help empower students to contribute to effective social change in their communities. Community psychology focuses upon person-environment interactions and the ways individuals navigate between different social contexts (e.g. schools, neighborhood, community, and society). Community psychologists employ a variety of methodological approaches to understand the social issues facing communities today such as juvenile violence, homelessness, HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence.


PSY 370PersonalityUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: PSY 200
Major personality theories. Definition of personality associated with each theory as well as the assumptions and principles used in accounting for human behavior. Theories evaluated considering recent research.


PSY 376Developmental PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Social Sciences
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201 or EDP 304
Behavioral development during the life span, including study of current theories and project work with persons at various stages of the life cycle.


PSY 400PerceptionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201, Junior/Senior
Anatomy and physiology of the major sensory systems, their relationship to central structures of the brain, important and/or common pathological conditions. Basic issues and techniques of psychophysics. Perceptual phenomena and theory, with an emphasis on topics in two-and three- dimensional spatial perception, including the perceptions of size, depth and motion. Consideration of perceptual phenomena in practical settings.


PSY (WGS) 406Psychology of GenderUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Social Sciences, U.S. Diversity
Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201 or HSS 200
Current theory and research on perceived and actual biological, social, cognitive, personality and emotional similarities and differences of men and women throughout the lifespan. The construction and consequences of gender in our society and others.Credit cannot be given for both PSY 406 and PSY 506


PSY 410Learning and MotivationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200, Junior standing
Introduction to the primary laboratory research areas in learning and motivation: classical conditioning, operant conditioning, verbal learning, drive theory, and the role of motives. Emphasis upon research on conditioning and its motivational processes as the foundations for techniques in behavior modification. Examination of both the uses and limitations of current information on learning and motivation.


PSY 411The Psychology of Interdependence and RaceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite:PSY 311
The Psychology of Interdependence and Race is designed to explore how interpersonal relationships are structured and how two-person interactions within those structures are influenced by race. Drawing on the major social psychological theory of interpersonal relationships - Interdependence Theory - this course will provide students with an understanding of the various structures of interpersonal relationships in order to explore how and why the presence of race (and other diversity categories) influence the ways in which people try to interact with each other within those interpersonal structures.


PSY 416Psychology of EmotionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 200
Introduction to the classic and contemporary theories of emotion, with strong emphasis on how data provide evidence to test theory. Biological, cognitive, social, and cultural foundations are explored.


PSY 420Cognitive ProcessesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200, Junior standing
Introduction to research and theory in cognition, including such topics as memory, acquisition and use of language, reading, problem-solving, reasoning, and concepts.


PSY (PHI) 425Introduction to Cognitive ScienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Prerequisite: One upper-level course in either PHI, PSY, CSC or Linguistics. Credit is not allowed for both PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525.
Philosophical foundations and empirical fundamentals of cognitive science, an interdisciplinary approach to human cognition. Topics include: the computational model of mind, mental representation, cognitive architecture, the acquisition and use of language. Students cannot receive credit for both PHI/PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525.


PSY 430Biological PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY 200 and (BIO 105/106 or BIO 181)
Biological mechanisms of behavior, including elementary neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor processes, and their application to motivation, learning, and psychological processes.


PSY 431Health PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY 200 and (PSY 230 or PSY 240/242 OR equivalent research methods course).
Introduction to health psychology. This course provides an overview of the field of health psychology, which is concerned with how behavior and psychological states influence physical health (i.e., how people stay healthy, why people become ill, and how people respond to illness). Application of psychological theory and research methods to such topics as: pain, stress and coping, helplessness and control, reactivity to stress, the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in health, illness prevention, health maintenance, recovery from injury and chronic pain, adjustment to chronic illness, treatment compliance.


PSY 436Introduction to Psychological MeasurementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 240-241
The basic principles of psychological measurement, including elementary statistical concepts, reliability, and validity. Emphasizes measurement in the science of psychology. Application of measurement principles to a wide variety of measurement problems.


PSY 470Abnormal PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or 304 or EDP 304
Common psychological disorders of children and adults. Historical and theoretical perspectives on abnormal behavior; issues of assessment and classification, etiology, symptoms, and treatment of disorders.


PSY 475Child PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or 304 or EDP 304; PSY 376
Theories, methods, and phenomena of child psychology and application of this information to the enhancement of child development. Multiple aspects of development, including physical, cognitive/intellectual, and social/emotional development, from conception to adolescence. Emphasis on recent research findings in developmental psychology.


PSY (EDP) 476Psychology of Adolescent DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or EDP 304
Theories, principles, and issues of human psychological development emphasizing adolescence. Cognitive, social, and physical changes; their interaction. Implications for teaching and parenting adolescents.


PSY 491Special Topics in PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: PSY 200
Exploration in depth of advanced areas and topics of current interest in psychology.


PSY 495Human Resource Development PracticumUNITS: 1-8 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: HRD Majors, Junior standing
Supervised practicum in a human resource development organization during two consecutive semesters. Application of human resource development knowledge and skills.


PSY 497Senior Seminar in PsychologyUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: HRD or PSY Majors, Senior standing
Readings and discussions in depth of a special topic, which integrates several fields covered in the undergraduate psychology or HRD major.


PSY 498Psychology Honors SeminarUNITS: 3 - Offered Upon Demand
Prerequisite: HRD and PSY honors students
Seminar and independent study under faculty direction. Provides the undergraduate psychology honors students with an opportunity to practice skills in designing, conducting, and evaluating research. The student, working closely with a faculty advisor, designs a research approach to a particular body of literature, accumulates appropriate data, and analyzes and evaluates the data. Must take two semesters


PSY 499Individual Study in PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Corequisite: PSY 495 for HRD majors during their work semester
Individual research project (literature review, experiment, survey, field study) open to any undergraduate, under the direction of a Psychology Department faculty member.


PSY 500Visual PerceptionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Detailed consideration of anatomy and physiology of visual system (both peripheral and central components). Modern quantitative approaches to psychophysical problems of detection, discrimination, scaling. Examination of chief determinants of visual perception, including both stimulus variables and such organismic variables as learning, motivation and attention. Discussion of perceptual theory and processes emphasizes several topics in two- and three-dimensional spatial perception.


PSY 502Physiological PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Twelve hours of PSY including PSY 200, 400,410
Physiological foundations of behavior, basic vertebrate neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.


PSY 504Evolutionary PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Emphasis upon use of evolutionary theory to understand the interaction of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and thought. Topics include human mating, kinship, parenting, cooperation, aggression, cognition, and morality.


PSY (WGS) 506Psychology of GenderUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Offered Alternate Even Years
Current theory and research on perceived and actual biological, social, cognitive, personality, and emotional similarities and differences of men and women throughout lifespan. Construction and consequences of gender in our society and others.Credit for both PSY 406 and PSY 506 is not allowed.


PSY 508Cognitive ProcessesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
Emphasis upon the results from research on a number of complex processes (e.g., remembering, concept learning, problem solving, acquisition and use of language) and the theories that have been proposed to explain these results.


PSY 510Advanced Problems In PsychologyUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Offers opportunities to explore various areas of psychology. Sections: Section D, developmental psychology; Section X, experimental psychology; Section I, industrial-organizational and vocational psychology; Section S, social psychology.


PSY 511Advanced Social PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
A survey of theory and research in social psychology through reading and discussion of primary source materials. In addition, the course deals with issues of methodology, ethical questions in social psychological research and application of researchfindings to the world at large.


PSY (PHI) 525Introduction To Cognitive ScienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Credit is not allowed for both PSY 525 and PHI/PSY 425.
Philosophical foundations and empirical fundamentals of cognitive science, an interdisciplinary approach to human cognition. The computational model of mind, mental representation, cognitive architecture, the acquisition and use of language. Students cannot receive credit for both PHI/PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525.


PSY 535Tests and MeasurementsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Six hours of PSY program
A study of the principles of psychological testing including norms and units of measurement, elementary statistical concepts, reliability and validity. In addition, some attention devoted to the major types of available tests such as general intellectual development, tests of separate abilities, achievement tests, measures of personality and interest inventories.


PSY (ISE) 540Human Factors In Systems DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: IE 452 or PSY 340, Corequisite: ST 507 or 515
Introduction to problems of the systems development cycle, including human-machine function allocation, military specifications, display-control compatibility, the personnel sub-system concept and maintainability design. Detailed treatment given to people as information processing mechanisms.


PSY 541Overview of Human Factors PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered in Fall Only
An overview of Human Factors Psychology covering a large number of tools, topics, and exercises important for the field of human factors. Includes topics fundamental to human factors research, such as attention, decision making, and motor control, as well as specific domains within human factors, such as information technology, healthcare, aging, and transportation, with particular emphasis on the methods used for study of these areas. A group project will give students experience with the usability evaluation process.


PSY 553Principles and Practice Of Ecological/Community PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Six hours PSY program
Introduction to community psychology and its attempt to redefine social problems according to an ecological frame-of-reference with emphasis on humanitarian values, cultural diversity, the promotion of a psychological sense of community among individuals and groups, and the need for psychologists to engage in systematic community research and action.


PSY 558Psychology and the African ExperienceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Six hours PSY program
An ethnographic approach to the psychology of peoples of African descent through examination of the influence of historical and cultural phenomena. Specific attention to understanding the Africentric world view and issues of mental health, personality and identity development, racism, oppression and empowerment.


PSY (EDP) 582Adolescent DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring and Summer, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: 6 hours in PSY
Current theories and research on development during adolescence. Topics include: physical growth, cognitive changes, relationships with peers, parents and teachers, quest for identity and independence, morality and sexuality.


PSY 584Advanced Developmental PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. of PSY, including PSY 376, PSY 475 or PSY 476
A survey of the role of growth and development in human behavior, particularly during the child and adolescent periods. This course pays particular attention to basic principles and theories in the area of developmental psychology.


PSY 591History and Systems Of PsychologyUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: PSY 200,400,410,420, Consent of Instructor or Graduate standing
Aim of this course is to acquaint students with the history of psychology and psychological systems and to give students some practice in taking different approaches to a particular problem area.


PSY 641Psychological Clinic PracticumUNITS: 1-12 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Twelve hrs. in grad. PSY, which must include clinical skill courses PSY 722 and PSY 723.
Clinical participation in interviewing, counseling, psycho-therapy and administration of psychological tests. Practicum to be concerned with adults and children.


PSY 651Internship In PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Approval of advisory committee
Supervised work experience in an appropriate setting with professional supervision in the field from a doctoral level psychologist with credentials and/or experience in the appropriate specialty in psychology. Experience consists of full time for one semester or half time for an academic year or equivalent time.


PSY 680Directed Study PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Research project for graduate students supervised by members of the graduate faculty. Research to be elected on basis of interest of student and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research. Credits Arranged


PSY 685Master's Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


PSY 693Master's Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


PSY 695Master's Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Thesis Research


PSY 696Summer Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


PSY 699Master's Thesis PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis. Credits arranged


PSY 704Learning and MotivationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
A systematic analysis of some of the major classes of variables determining behavioral change. Learning variables analyzed within their primary experimental setting, and emphasis upon the diversity of the functions governing behavior change rather than upon the development of some comprehensive theory. Examination of both learning and motivational variables as they contribute to changes in performance within the experimental setting.


PSY 705Affect and CognitionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: SIx Hours of Graduate Level PSY
Critical examination of research and theory dealing with the intersection of affect and cognition. Topics will include the impact of emotion, mood and other aspects of affective experience on memory, decision making, judgment, and reasoning. Developmental and individual difference will be explored, as will the neuropsychological underpinnings of observed relationships.


PSY 710Special Topics In PsychologyUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Course provides opportunity for exploration in depth of advanced topical areas which, because of their degree of specialization, are not generally involved in other courses; for example, multivariate methodology in psychology, computer simulation, mathematical model building. Some new 700-level courses will first be offered under this title during developmental phase and as such may involve lectures and/or laboratories.


PSY 714Social Psychology: Small Groups ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: PSY 511
Surveys the literature and research pertaining to social psychological processes in and between groups. Course content includes basic principles of group formation, role differentiation, communication, influence, norms, social exchange, equity, cooperation/conflict, decision making and pro-social behavior. Environmental factors affecting group behavior also considered. In conjunction with each substantive topic, suitable methodologies for research considered.


PSY 721Area Seminar In School PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
The following topics dealt with: (1) the development of school psychology as a professional area, (2) methods of inquiry, (3) scientific and theoretical bases, (4) contemporary issues, (5) ethical questions, (6) relationship to other areas within psychology.


PSY 722Individual Intelligence MeasurementUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 535 and consent of school psychology coordinator
Theoretical approaches to and individual assessment of intellectual functioning, child development, adaptive behavior, and visual motor functioning. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of current standardized instruments and nonstandardizedassessment. Written communication of findings.


PSY 723Personality MeasurementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 722
Theory and practicum in individual personality testing of children and adults with emphasis on projective techniques, other personality measures, report writing and case studies.


PSY 724Psychological Intervention IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 723
Designed to examine theories, research, techniques, ethics and professional responsibilities related to approaches to psychological intervention. Types of psychological intervention include behavior modification, milieu approaches, crisis intervention techniques and group process methods, in addition to more intensive relationship approaches. A close integration of experiences, content and supervision emphasized in a variety of professional settings with a wide range of personal problems and age groups.


PSY 725Psychological Intervention IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 724
The primary purpose of this course is to provide students opportunities to acquire information, conceptual frameworks, interpersonal skills and a sense of ethical responsibility, all basic to their further development as practicing psychologists. A major effort in the course made to help the student increase his/her interpersonal skills as a means of promoting the psychological growth and effective-ness of others.


PSY 727Psychological ConsultationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. grad. PSY or ED
Introduction to psychological consultation with emphasis on school setting. Presentation of various consultation models and theoretical bases. Development of skills in practice of consultation.


PSY (ISE) 740Engineering Psychology of Human-computer InteractionUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: IE(PSY) 540 or CSC 554
Exploration of usability of computer technology. Theory and practice of user-centered design for HCI applications. Course focuses on current usability paradigms and principles, psychology of users, iterative and participatory design processes, system requirements specification, prototyping, user support systems, usability evaluation and engineering, interface design guidelines and standards. Application domains include, universal design, virtual reality, and scientific data visualization.


PSY (ISE) 743Ergonomic Performance AssessmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 200, ST 507 and 508
Fundamentals of ergonomic performance measurement used to assess the effects of environment and system design on human performance. Treatment of topics such as workload measurement, measurement of complex performance, simulator studies, measurement of change, task taxonomies, criterion task sets and statistical methods of task analysis. Problems of laboratory and field research, measurement of change and generalizability of findings.


PSY (ISE) 745Human Performance ModelingUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: ST 507 or 515 or equivalent; IE (PSY) 540, CSC 554 or IE (PSY) 744
Advanced aspects of human performance research. Qualitative models of human information processing. Characteristics and role of memory in decision making and response execution. Sensory channel parameters, attention allocation, time-sharing of tasks. Situation awareness and workload responses in complext tasks. Limitations of human factors experimentation. Factors in human multiple task performance. Cognitive task analysis and computational cognitave modeling/simulation of user behavior in specific applications.


PSY 750Area Seminar In Human Resources DevelopmentUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Only
The following topics dealt with: (1) human resources development as an area of inquiry, (2) methods of inquiry, (3) contemporary issues, (4) ethical questions, (5) relationship to other areas within psychology.


PSY 751Human Resource PlanningUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status, Corequisite: ST 507
Review of the literature, methods and research issues in the field of human resource planning and evaluation. Goal-setting, needs assessment, information systems, subjective probability, human resource accounting, decision processes, incentive programs, human productivity and related subjects. Focus on planning and evaluation methods for communities and organizations.


PSY 752Action Research In PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ST 511, Corequisite: ST 508
Action research models in psychology and their relationships to research methods. Research in field settings and implications for ethics and social responsibility, internal and external validity, experimenter and volunteer effects and problems of measurement.


PSY 755Cross-Cultural Research and DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ST 507, Graduate standing, Corequisite: ST 508
Review of the literature, methods and issues in cross-cultural research and development. Cross-cultural programs evaluation and policy studies in health, education, technology transfer, international cooperation and communications. For graduate students in science and technology with plans to work in international settings.


PSY 756Consumer ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ST 507, Graduate standing or PBS status, Corequisite: ST 508
Review of the literature, methods and research issues pertaining to consumer behavior. Consumer demographics, psychographics, attitudes, persuasion, intentions, decision processes, consumption, saving, innovation and related topics. Research methods including experiments, surveys, focus groups and case studies.


PSY 757Innovation and TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: 3 hrs. grad. ST or research methods
Social science theory and research on innovation process and consequences of deploying and implementing technologies. Interactions between social and technical systems: R&D management; social/administrative technology; adoption and dissemination; public policy; computer-mediated communications; implementation; and intended and unintended outcomes for individuals, organizations and society.


PSY 760PsychometricsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: Six hours of graduate statistics, including linear regression
Theoretical and statistical approaches to understanding psychological measurement. Topics include detailed coverage of reliability, validity, and factor analysis.


PSY 761Advanced Psychometrics: Item Response TheoryUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: PSY 760
Item Response Theory approaches to advanced test construction and scoring; the investigation of test bias via item response theory methods.


PSY 762Quasi-Experimental Evaluation DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ST 507
An introduction to quasi-experimental design as applied to HRD program evaluation: (1) Methods of assessing informational needs, (2) recognition of internal and external validity threats, (3) design of quasi-experiments to minimize threats and (4) use of results by program decision makers.


PSY 763Systems Theory and Applications In Human Resource DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 750
An introduction to the systems approach and general systems theory. (1) Concepts and terminology of general systems theory, (2) techniques currently used to access system requirements and (3) methods of analyzing system performance. Emphasis on application of systems techniques to the design and implementation of human resource development programs.


PSY 764Survey of Industrial/Organizational PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: PSY 535
Issues surrounding the person, organization and job. Employee motivation and work attitudes, work analysis and design, recruitment, selection, training, and performance appraisal of employees, and organizational leadership and group/team processes.Emphasis on scientist-practitioner model throughout the course.


PSY 765Vocational PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: ST 507, PSY 761
The study of the individual's vocational behavior and development through the years of choice and adjustment. An up-to-date review and synthesis of research and theory in the field of vocational psychology. Empirical studies and theoretical statements in the field appraised and evaluated to determine what behavioral laws apply to vocational phenomena.


PSY 766Personnel Selection ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of grad. ST, PSY 535
A survey of theoretical, methodological and research literature on personnel selection. Topics include organization, task and person analyses, validation strategies, utility and equal opportunity issues and selection strategies. Emphasis on research.


PSY 767Training ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of grad. PSY and six hrs. of grad. ST
A survey of conceptual and research literature on training. Topics include needs assessments, learning, transfer, maintenance, criterial and evaluation issues, as well as a review of research on specific training techniques. Emphasis on research methods and findings, not skill development in specific training techniques.


PSY 768Organizational PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. of PSY
A study of the application of behavioral science, particularly psychology and social psychology, to organizational and management problems.


PSY 769Work MotivationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 768
Theory and research in work motivation. An in-depth examination of motivation theory as it pertains to the study of individual behavior in work settings.


PSY 770Organization Development and ChangeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 768
A survey of theory and research in organization development. Attention directed to: (1) methods of diagnosing need for organizational change, (2) techniques currently used to implement and evaluate organizational change, (3) professional ethics and other issues dealing with client-consultant relationship. Emphasis on developmental approaches originating from psychology and allied fields.


PSY 785Methodological Issues In Developmental PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 584 and 3 hrs. of grad. statistics
Methodological issues, research designs and statistical techniques in developmental psychology. Role and meaning of age as a research variable. Interpretation of research reports. Ethical issues.


PSY 786Cognitive DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: PSY 584
Examination of research and theory in cognitive development. Primary focus on childhood, but implications for the entire life span addressed. Application of cognitive developmental principles in creating interventions and educational programs also discussed.


PSY 787Social DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Years
R: Psychology Graduate Status or Permission of Instructor
Survey of current theory and research on the development of social behavior systems, including attachment, aggression, gender-role behavior, prosocial behavior. Attention to the role of social class, race and culture, and to contemporary phenomena such as day care, single-parent and dual-career families, child abuse.


PSY 788Adulthood and Aging: Cognitive and Intellectual ChangeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite:PSY 584 or PSY 508
Critical examination of theory and research associated with the study of cognitive and intellectual change in adulthood and aging. Memory and learning, information processing, language, intelligence, social cognition and expertise.


PSY 789Socio-Emotional Processes In Adulthood and AgingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: PSY 584
Current theory and research on social, emotional and personality development during adulthood and aging. Generally including self-concept and identity, interpersonal relations (friendship, marriage, parenting, work), control, coping and life satisfaction. Attention to gender, culture and contemporary issues in adult development and aging.


PSY 792Psychology Of Families and ParentingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. grad. PSY or ED
Special topics in the area, including family influences on cognitive development, effects of parental divorce on children, single-parenting, step-families, child abuse and ethnic/cultural differences in family functioning. A critical examination of traditional and contemporary parenting approaches and an introduction to family therapy.


PSY 795Stress and CopingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Two grad. PSY courses
Discussion of current research findings and theories in area of psycho-social stress. Topics include: biology of the stress response, methodology, physical, behavioral and psychological reactions to stress, and relationships between personality and social support to the development of stress-related disorders.


PSY 800Introduction To Graduate Study In PsychologyUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Restricted to students with Graduate standing in PSY
Orientation to graduate study in psychology. Library and computer systems. Faculty research and teaching interests. Special research facilities and populations. Standards for research with human and infra-human subjects. Ethical principles of American Psychological Association. Generic and specialty guidelines for providers of psychological services. North Carolina Licensing Law and supporting rules. Psychology as science, discipline and profession.


PSY 809Psychology ColloquiumUNITS: 1


PSY 820Special Topics In PsychologyUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: 6 hrs. of PSY, Corequisite: 3 hrs. of ST
Course provides opportunity for exploration in depth of advanced areas and topics of current interest.


PSY 841School Psychology PracticumUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Twelve hrs. in grad. PSY, which must include clinical skill courses PSY 722 and PSY 723
Clinical participation in interviewing, counseling, psycho-therapy and administration of psychological tests. Practicum to be concerned with adults and children.


PSY 846Practicum in Industrial/Organizational PsychologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: PSY 764
Procedures and techniques used by Industrial and Organizational Psychologists in the field. Students write work proposals, conduct interventions in field, and codument results. Review one or more I/O procedure step-by-step.


PSY 851Internship In PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's degree in PSY and approval of advisory committee
Supervised work experience in an appropriate setting with professional supervision in the field from a doctoral level psychologist with credentials and/or experience in the appropriate specialty in psychology. Experience consists of full time for one semester or half time for an academic year or equivalent time.


PSY 880Directed Study In PsychologyUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Research project for graduate students supervised by members of the graduate faculty. Research to be elected on basis of interest of student and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research. Credits Arranged


PSY 885Doctoral Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planing for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


PSY 890Doctoral Preliminary ExamUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.


PSY 893Doctoral Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


PSY 895Doctoral Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Dissertation Research


PSY 896Summer Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


PSY 899Doctoral Dissertation PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.