Course Catalog - 2012-2013

     

PSYC 101 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Survey of topics, problems, and approaches in contemporary psychology. Includes the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, thinking, language, abnormal behavior and therapies, personality and individual differences. Required for psychology majors.
 

PSYC 102 - READINGS IN INTRO PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: READINGS IN INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 1
Corequisite: PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
Description: This is an accompaniment to PSYC 101 and provides the opportunity for students to delve deeper into various topics through reading and discussion of research. This course will expand on the topics discussed in PSYC 101 and help students to develop the skills necessary for reading, evaluating, and discussing psychological research.
 

PSYC 202 - INTRO TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101
Description: Overview of topics in social psychology. Includes conformity and social influence, attitude formation and change, aggression, altruism, relationships, liking and loving, prejudice and stereotyping, as well as applications to other disciplines (e.g. law, marketing, the workplace, etc.). Required for psychology majors.
 

PSYC 203 - INTRO TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: An introduction to topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, language, memory, and decision making. Required for psychology majors.
 

PSYC 231 - INDUS & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYC

Long Title: INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
Description: An overview of the principles, techniques, and theories of psychology applied in the industrial setting.
 

PSYC 260 - UNDERGRAD PROF ISSUES IN PSYC

Long Title: UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Senior
Junior
Description: This seminar will provide students interested in psychology with an opportunity to explore psychology as a major and a career. Through guest lecturers, group discussions, and class projects, students will learn about diverse fields and potential career paths in psychology. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 308 - MEMORY

Long Title: MEMORY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Critical review of traditional and contemporary approaches to the study of remembering and forgetting. Block I course.
 

PSYC 309 - PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203
Description: Study of human and other animal communication. Includes the structure of human language, word meaning and semantic memory, psychological studies of syntax, bilingualism, language and thought, and language errors and disorders. Block I course. Cross-list: LING 309.
 

PSYC 315 - INTRODUCTION TO SEMANTICS

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO SEMANTICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to basic approaches to the study of meaning in linguistics and related fields. Includes the cognitive representation of meaning, lexical categorization, conceptual structures, metaphor/metonymy, meaning change, pragmatic inference, and the relation of language and mind. Cross-list: LING 315. Recommended prerequisite: LING 200 or ANTH 200.
 

PSYC 321 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
Description: Study of behavioral changes with age in both human and nonhuman species. Block II course. Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 202 and PSYC 203.
 

PSYC 329 - PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339 or permission of instructor
Description: Offers a detailed examination of psychological test development and analysis. Topics include an exploration of different forms of psychological tests (e.g. intelligence, attitudes, personality, clinical), reliability and validity of tests, and practical issues in testing such as test bias (e.g. gender differences). Block II course.
 

PSYC 330 - PERSONALITY THEORY & RESEARCH

Long Title: PERSONALITY THEORY AND RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
Description: Examination of those aspects of personality emphasized by major theorists past and present. Block II course. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 202 and PSYC 340.
 

PSYC 331 - PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Overview of research and theory on gender in psychology. Block II. Cross-list: SWGS 331.
 

PSYC 332 - ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

Long Title: ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND (PSYC 202 OR PSYC 203) or permission of instructor
Description: Study of the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Block II course.
 

PSYC 338 - STATISTICAL METHODS LAB

Long Title: STATISTICAL METHODS LAB
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 0
Corequisite: PSYC 339
Description: This course must be taken concurrently with PSYC 339. The course covers computer methods for the statistical analysis of experimental data.
 

PSYC 339 - STATISTICAL METHODS-PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: STATISTICAL METHODS-PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
Corequisite: PSYC 338 or permission of instructor
Description: Introduction to quantitative and computer methods applicable to the analysis of experimental and correlational data. Required for psychology majors. Psychology and Cognitive Science Majors only or Permission of Instructor(s). This course must be taken concurrently with PSYC 338.
 

PSYC 340 - RESEARCH METHODS

Long Title: RESEARCH METHODS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 339 or permission of instructor
Description: A continuation of PSYC 339, with emphasis on individual student experiments and the writing of research reports. Required for psychology majors. Psychology and Cognitive Science Majors only or Permission of Instructor(s).
 

PSYC 341 - HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Long Title: HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Study of the design and evaluation of interactive computing systems for human use and the major phenomena surrounding them.
 

PSYC 342 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Long Title: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 203
Description: The use of computers in psychological research and in usability engineering. The emphasis will be on dynamic HTML and JavaScript. Topics will include designing and running psychology experiments to run on the web and the use of web-based video. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 504. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 342 and PSYC 504.
 

PSYC 343 - RESEARCH METHODS LAB

Long Title: RESEARCH METHODS LAB
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 0
Description: The course covers the design of experiments, collection of data, and computer methods for the statistical analysis of data.
 

PSYC 345 - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 202 AND PSYC 203
Description: Contemporary theory and research in health psychology, including topics such as health behaviors, stress and coping, pain and its management, heart disease, psychoneuroimmunology, chronic illness, and dying. Block II course. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 332 and PSYC 340.
 

PSYC 351 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Overview of the sensory and cognitive processes involved in human vision and audition. Not offered every year. Block I course.
 

PSYC 353 - PSYC OF EMOTION & MOTIVATION

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION AND MOTIVATION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 202
Description: Study of motives and emotions as causes of human behavior; includes biological motives, aggression, emotions and emotional expression, and individual differences in motivation. Block II course. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 203.
 

PSYC 362 - BIOPSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: BIOPSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Overview of the neurophysiological correlates of behavior. Block I course.
 

PSYC 370 - INTRO TO HUMAN FACTORS & ERGO

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Application of principles of psychology and human performance to the design of modern systems.
 

PSYC 375 - NEUROPSYC OF LANGUAGE/MEMORY

Long Title: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AND MEMORY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group II
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 203
Description: An introduction to the neural basis of language and memory covering patient-based and neuroimaging approaches. Topics include the neural basis of speech perception, language comprehension, language production, short-term memory, working memory, sematic and episodic memory, and domain-specific memory (e.g., verbal, spatial, and emotional memory). Block I course. Recommended pre-requisite(s): PSYC 101, PSYC 308, PSYC 309, PSYC 362.
 

PSYC 380 - NEUROSYSTEMS

Long Title: FUNDAMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE SYSTEMS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will provide a broad overview of the brain's neural systems that subserve perception, learning and behavior. The course will be highly integrative with thematic content including functional organization of the nervous system, neural encoding and decoding, sensory systems, motor systems, and high level concept processing. Cross-list: BIOC 380, NEUR 380, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 584. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 380 and PSYC 584.
 

PSYC 409 - METHODS HUMAN-COMP INTERACTION

Long Title: METHODS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Introduction to methods for developing and testing user interfaces to computer systems. The focus is on web-based applications. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 609. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 370. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 409 and PSYC 609.
 

PSYC 411 - HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 202 AND PSYC 203 or permission of instructor
Description: Survey of evolution of psychological theory from the Greeks to the present. Includes development of scientific approaches to the study of human thought and behavior. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 511. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 411 and PSYC 511.
 

PSYC 420 - ELECTION SYSTEMS

Long Title: ELECTION SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND ADMINISTRATION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This multidisciplinary course will consider how elections are conducted to enhance participation, to accurately measure the will of the electorate, and to be sufficiently rigorous to convince all parties that the results are legitimate. This course will consider the design and evaluation of election technologies, ranging from voter registration through the polling booth and vote tabulation. This course will consider three questions: how do individual voters interact with the voting technology, how are voting technologies engineered to be accurate and secure, and how do the social aspects of voting fulfill democratic goals for elections? A central requirement for this course will be group research projects, many operating in our community, built around the November election. Cross-list: COMP 435, POLI 420.
 

PSYC 430 - COMP MODELING OF COG PROCESSES

Long Title: COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: A survey of computational approaches to modeling cognitive processes. The emphasis will be on recent production system models, but other approaches will also be covered. The course will involve evaluation of existing models and hands-on experience in modeling. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 543. Recommended prerequisite(s): PSYC 203 and COMP 200 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 430 and PSYC 543.
 

PSYC 431 - ADVANCED I/O PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 231
Description: An emphasis on reading original published research. Topics covered include personnel selection, training, motivation, job attitudes, and groups. Instructor Permission Required.Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 530. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 431 and PSYC 530.
 

PSYC 432 - BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

Long Title: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND PSYC 203 AND PSYC 362 or permission of instructor
Description: An in-depth examination of the neural basis of higher mental functions in humans, including perception, attention, memory, motor skill, and language. Claims and controversies in cognitive neuroscience will be discussed. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339 and PSYC 340.
 

PSYC 435 - POLLUTION & PSYCHOLOGICAL DEV.

Long Title: POLLUTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: In this course, we will consider research on the effects of various pollutants and toxic substances on the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. Expert guest speakers will contribute to the course as well. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 436 - ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL PSYC

Long Title: ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 231 AND PSYC 431
Description: Contemporary theory and research in organizational psychology, including topics such as motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, occupational stress, social cognition in work organizations, and group processes. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 636. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 436 and PSYC 636.
 

PSYC 438 - GROUP DYNAMICS

Long Title: GROUP DYNAMICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course examines current psychological theory and literature concerning intra- and inter-group phenomena within organizational contexts. This course will cover topics such as the unique methodological challenges of studying group-level phenomena, individual-, group-, and organizational-level inputs, group processes, and the assessment of group-level outcomes. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 551. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339 and PSYC 340 and should be majoring in Psychology or Business. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 438 and PSYC 551.
 

PSYC 439 - ADV STATISTICAL METHODS-PSYC

Long Title: ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATES
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339
Description: This course is intended as a second course in statistics for psychology and the social sciences. It builds on PSYC 339. Advanced factorial ANOVA designs, mixed between- and within-subject designs, and multiple regression will be covered. This course is primarily for advanced psychology undergraduates contemplating enrollment in graduate school. or equivalent basic statistics course.
 

PSYC 440 - RESEARCH IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: RESEARCH SEMINAR: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 231
Description: An examination of selected topics in industrial/organizational psychology, focusing on published and ongoing research by contemporary scholars. Topics will vary. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 441 - HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Long Title: HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 203
Description: Study of the design and evaluation of interactive computing systems for human use and the major phenomena surrounding them. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 541. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 441 and PSYC 541.
 

PSYC 445 - ADV SEM IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Senior
Junior
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 202 AND PSYC 339 AND PSYC 340 AND PSYC 332 or permission of instructor
Description: Consideration of research on psychological factors and health, with special consideration to the role of health beliefs in people's practice and nonpractice of health, illness, and sick-role behaviors. Topics will vary. Repeatable for credit with Permission of Department. Recommended Prerequisite(s):Four psychology courses or permission of instructor.
 

PSYC 455 - ADV SEM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 332 or permission of instructor
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for credit with Permission of Department.
 

PSYC 461 - DECISION MAKING/PROB SOLVING

Long Title: REASONING, DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 203 AND PSYC 340
Description: Study of the higher mental processes. Includes problem solving, judgment, decision making, and reasoning. Block I course. Equivalency: PSYC 360, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 527. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 461 and PSYC 527.
 

PSYC 465 - OLFACTORY PERCEPTION

Long Title: OLFACTORY PERCEPTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101
Description: Overview of theories and research related to olfaction. Special topics include olfactory memory, the effect of emotion and cognition on olfaction, olfaction as a channel of communication, sensory integration, and ERP and fMRI studies on olfaction and its relationship with other sensory systems. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 565. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 465 and PSYC 565.
 

PSYC 470 - ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Principles of psychology and human performance applied to the design of modern systems. Instructor Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 470 and PSYC 540.
 

PSYC 475 - STEREOTYPING AND PREJUDICE

Long Title: STEREOTYPING AND PREJUDICE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 202
Description: Consideration of modern research on stereotypes of, prejudice against, and discrimination toward racial, gender, and stigmatized groups. Recommended prerequisite(s): PSYC 203 and 340.
 

PSYC 480 - ADVANCED TOPICS

Long Title: ADVANCED TOPICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 AND (PSYC 202 OR PSYC 203) or permission of instructor
Description: Topics will vary. Please see individual instructor for prerequisite requirements. Repeatable for different topics. Additional credit hour will be arranged after registration is complete to accommodate schedules. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 485 - UG SUPERVISED RESEARCH

Long Title: UNDERGRADUATE SUPERVISED RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Description: Supervised empirical research. Research paper required. Sponsorship by faculty member required. Instructor Permission Required. Recommended prerequisite(s): PSYC 339, PSYC 340. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 488 - SUPERVISED READING

Long Title: SUPERVISED READING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Description: Supervised reading of books and empirical papers on a topic of mutual interest to students and faculty. Term paper required. Sponsorship by faculty member required. Instructor Permission Required. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339 and PSYC 340. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 495 - SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Long Title: SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Description: Provides enrollment for various department summer internships. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 499 - HONORS THESIS

Long Title: HONORS THESIS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 339 AND PSYC 340
Description: Sponsorship by faculty member required. Students must apply for the Honors Program. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 502 - ADVANCED PSYC STATISTICS I

Long Title: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS I
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Introduction to inferential statistics, with emphasis on analysis of variance. Students who do not meet registrations requirements as Graduate and Psychology Majors must receive instructor permission to register. Cross-list: STAT 509.
 

PSYC 503 - ADVANCED PSYC STATISTICS II

Long Title: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS II
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 502 OR STAT 509
Description: A continuation of PSYC 502, focusing on multiple regression. Other multivariate techniques and distribution-free statistics are also covered. Cross-list: STAT 510.
 

PSYC 504 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PSYC

Long Title: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: The use of computers in psychological research and in usability engineering. The emphasis will be on dynamic HTML and JavaScript. Topics will include designing and running psychology experiments to run on the web and the use of web-based video. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 342. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 504 and PSYC 342.
 

PSYC 507 - RESEARCH METHODS

Long Title: RESEARCH METHODS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Graduate-level treatment of a wide range of laboratory and field research methodologies.
 

PSYC 511 - HISTORY & SYSTEMS OF PSYC

Long Title: HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Survey of the evolution of psychological theory from the Greeks to the present. Includes development of scientific approaches to the study of human thought and behavior. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 411. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 511 and PSYC 411.
 

PSYC 520 - FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE PSYC

Long Title: FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: An introduction to the basic topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, memory, psycholinguistics, concept formation, problem solving, and decision making.
 

PSYC 522 - INFO PROCESSING & ATTENTION

Long Title: INFORMATION PROCESSING AND ATTENTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: An exploration of topics in attention, including information overload, selective attention, response conflict, and automatic/unconscious and controlled/conscious processes. The neural mechanisms underlying these processes will also be discussed.
 

PSYC 524 - MEMORY

Long Title: MEMORY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Overview of issues and research in remembering and forgetting. Graduate-level course. Undergraduate enrollment requires special permission from the instructor.
 

PSYC 525 - PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

Long Title: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Study of the psychology of language. Includes the study of speech production, reading, syntax, meaning, bilingualism, language and thought, and language errors and disorders.
 

PSYC 527 - DECISION MAKING/PROB SOLVING

Long Title: REASONING, DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: The study of higher mental processes. Includes problem solving, judgment, decision making, and reasoning. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 461. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 527 and PSYC 461.
 

PSYC 529 - COGNITIVE RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: COGNITIVE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: A weekly student-staff seminar on current and recent research about mental phenomena. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 530 - FOUNDATIONS OF I/O PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: FOUNDATIONS OF I/O PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Graduate-level introduction to the study of human behavior in the work setting. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 431. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 530 and PSYC 431.
 

PSYC 531 - HF/HCI RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: HF/HCI RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: A weekly student-staff seminar on various human factors and human-computer interaction topics. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 533 - I/O PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEM

Long Title: I/O PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: A weekly student-staff seminar on various industrial/organizational psychology topics. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 540 - ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: FOUNDATIONS OF ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: An introduction to the basic topics in engineering psychology, including basic methods of systems analysis, display-control design, mental and workload analysis, motor control, and error in human performance. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 540 and PSYC 470.
 

PSYC 541 - HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Long Title: HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Study of the design and evaluation of interactive computing systems for human use and the major phenomena surrounding them. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 441. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 541 and PSYC 441.
 

PSYC 543 - COMP MODELING OF COG PROCESSES

Long Title: COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: A survey of computational approaches to modeling cognitive processes. The emphasis will be on recent production system models, but other approaches will also be covered. The course will involve evaluation of existing models and hands-on experience in modeling. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 430. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 543 and PSYC 430.
 

PSYC 550 - FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL PSYC

Long Title: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Review of theories of social psychology with an emphasis on current empirical research. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 551 - GROUP DYNAMICS

Long Title: GROUP DYNAMICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 530
Description: This course examines current psychological theory and literature concerning intra- and inter-group phenomena within organizational contexts. This course will cover topics such as the unique methodological challenges of studying group-level phenomena, individual-, group-, and organizational-level inputs, group processes, and the assessment of group-level outcomes. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 438. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 551 and PSYC 438.
 

PSYC 560 - PSYCHOLOGY PRESENTATIONS

Long Title: PSYCHOLOGY PRESENTATIONS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Practicum on oral psychology presentation.
 

PSYC 561 - TEACHING IN PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: TEACHING IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Assistance in the teaching of undergraduate and occasionally graduate courses in psychology. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 563 - COGNITIVE PSYC INTERNSHIP

Long Title: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1 TO 9
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Supervised internship in cognitive psychology. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 565 - HUMAN OLFACTION

Long Title: HUMAN OLFACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Overview of theories and research related to olfaction. Special topics include olfactory memory, the effect of emotion and cognition on olfaction, olfaction as a channel of communication, sensory integration, and ERP and fMRI studies on olfaction and its relationship with other sensory systems. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 465. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 565 and PSYC 465.
 

PSYC 571 - FIRST-YEAR PROJECT

Long Title: FIRST-YEAR PROJECT
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Individual research project undertaken in the first year of the graduate program. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 572 - SECOND-YEAR PROJECT

Long Title: SECOND-YEAR PROJECT
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Individual research project undertaken during the second year of the graduate program. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 573 - NON-THESIS GRADUATE RESEARCH

Long Title: NON-THESIS GRADUATE RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Individual research not for first- or second-year project or thesis. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 574 - INTRO-COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This course will cover basics in neuroanatomy methods, sensation and perception, control of action, learning and memory, emotion, language, attention, drugs and cognition, impulsivity, cognitive control, social cognition, and neurobiology of disease. The intent is to provide fundamental knowledge of how the brain relates to cognitive function. This course is usually taught at the University of Texas Medical School. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 575 - ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION

Long Title: ADVANCED COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Overview of neuropsychological and cognitive neuroscience approaches to higher mental functions including sensation and perception, attention, motor control, and neuroplasticity. Other topics include basic neuroanatomy, experimental and clinical investigative methods, and the historical and philosophical context of contemporary neuroscience.
Course URL: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci
 

PSYC 576 - HIGHER COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS

Long Title: ADVANCED COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: HIGHER COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (PSYC 203 AND PSYC 362) or permission of instructor
Description: Overview of neuropsychological and cognitive service approaches to higher mental functions, including language, memory, executive functions, reasoning, and numerical processing. Cross-list: NEUR 502. Permission of instructor required for undergraduate enrollment.
Course URL: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci
 

PSYC 577 - FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Psychology
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Anatomy and function of components of the nervous system with an emphasis on the central nervous system. This course is offered for Rice psychology graduate and undergraduate students. Course taught at Baylor College of Medicine. Instructor Permission Required.
 

PSYC 579 - INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL MRI

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: A comprehensive introduction to all aspects of functional magnetic resonance imaging, a cutting-edge methodology that allows direct observation of the neural processing underlying human perception and cognition. Lectures will cover methods and applications of fMRI. The lab portion will involve designing experimental paradigms and collecting and analyzing fMRI data. The course will meet in UT MSB B.100. Cross-list: BIOE 579.
 

PSYC 580 - DEVELOPMENTAL COG NEUROSCIENCE

Long Title: DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Seminar focusing on the neural/biological bases of both normal and abnormal human development through a survey of recent research in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Topics include perceptual, motive, cognitive, and language development as well as experimental research methods for studying the developing brain.
 

PSYC 581 - VISION SCIENCE

Long Title: VISION SCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Advanced graduate seminar in the psychology of vision, covering the neural, psychophysical, and phenomenological approaches to visual perception.
 

PSYC 582 - EARLY SENSORY PERCEPTION

Long Title: EARLY SENSORY, PERCEPTUAL AND ATTENTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This is a survey course for graduate students interested in the development of sensory systems, perception, and attention. There will be original empirical and theoretical readings from the literature on the development of these functions primarily during infancy. Neurobiological underpinnings for these functions will be debated and discussed.
 

PSYC 583 - COGNEURO THEORY/CONTENT/EXECUT

Long Title: THEORY, CONTENT, AND EXECUTION IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This course is offered year-round. The particular combination of issues in cognitive neuroscience in any one course will vary depending on the background and needs of the students registered for that course and the nature of the important articles in journals covering these areas. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 584 - NEUROSYSTEMS

Long Title: FUNDAMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE SYSTEMS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This course will provide a broad overview of the brains neural systems that subserve perception, learning, and behavior. This course will be highly integrative with thematic content including functional organization of the nervous system, neural encoding and decoding, sensory systems, motor systems, and high level concept processing. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 380. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 584 and PSYC 380.
 

PSYC 590 - ADVANCED TOPICS - NEUROSCIENCE

Long Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 601 - MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS

Long Title: MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This course provides an overview of a wide range of concepts and skills for conducting data analysis on multivariate data sets encountered in psychology. Issues involve preparing the data set, selecting and conducting the appropriate analysis, interpreting the output from statistical programs, and presenting complex analyses and results in a clear manner.
 

PSYC 602 - PSYCHOMETRICS

Long Title: PSYCHOMETRICS
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Test theory, including reliability, validity, item response theory, and generalizability theory. In addition, the course offers hands-on experience with analysis software and discussion of practical issues such as test bias, item writing, and scale construction issues.
 

PSYC 609 - METHODS HUMAN-COMP INTERACTION

Long Title: METHODS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Introduction to methods for developing and testing user interfaces to computer systems. The focus is on web-based applications. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 409. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 609 and PSYC 409.
 

PSYC 620 - ADV TOPICS - COGNITIVE PSYC

Long Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 621 - TOPICS IN MEMORY

Long Title: TOPICS IN MEMORY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 625 - COGNEURO RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Weekly seminar to discuss recent research in cognitive neuroscience. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 626 - HF/HCI RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: HUMAN FACTORS/HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Weekly seminar to discuss recent research in human factors/human-computer interaction. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 627 - I/O PSYC RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Weekly seminar to discuss recent research in industrial/organizational psychology. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 628 - MEMORY RESEARCH SEMINAR

Long Title: MEMORY RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Weekly seminar to discuss recent research in human memory. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 629 - PSYCHOLINGUISTICS SEMINAR

Long Title: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Weekly seminar to discuss recent research in psycholinguistics. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 630 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN I/O

Long Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN I/O
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 530 or permission of instructor
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for different topics. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 631 - INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

Long Title: FOUNDATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Applied psychologists attempt to build theoretical and empirical models that effectively explain how variation in individual differences (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, motivation, interests) relates to variation in practically relevant outcomes (e.g., training effectiveness, job performance, response to clinical treatment). This course covers major theoretical and methodological approaches to this end.
 

PSYC 632 - LEADERSHIP

Long Title: LEADERSHIP
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Examination of the major psychological approaches to the study of leadership. Emphasis is on theory and practice in formal organizations.
 

PSYC 634 - PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 530 or permission of instructor
Description: Examination of the theory, research, and applications in personnel selection, including job analysis, job performance, evaluation of performance, validation of selection methods, and training.
 

PSYC 635 - MULTILEVEL MODELING

Long Title: MULTILEVEL MODELING IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Psychological data often have a nested structure (e.g., students within classrooms, time points within individuals). Multilevel modeling of such data yields results that are more appropriate and interpretable than traditional statistical methods. Students will gain both practical and conceptional knowledge of this popular methodology.
 

PSYC 636 - ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 530 or permission of instructor
Description: Contemporary theory and research in organizational psychology, including topics such as motivation, leadership, job satisfaction, occupational stress, social cognition in work organizations, and group processes. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: PSYC 436. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 636 and PSYC 436.
 

PSYC 637 - META-ANALYSIS

Long Title: META-ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Meta-analysis is a popular tool for statistically aggregating effects across related psychological studies. Course topics traverse a wide range of issues, including developing and using a coding sheet, fixed- vs. random-effects models, analysis moderator effects, correcting for statistical artifacts, dealing with dependent outcomes and outliers, and detecting publication bias.
 

PSYC 638 - STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING

Long Title: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Structural equation modeling attempts to provide improved estimates of construct-level relationships. It also allows for complex hypothesis testing (e.g., mediation between groups, longitudinal) to find an appropriate balance between model parsimony and model fit. This course introduces students to basic concepts and applications of this popular research method.
 

PSYC 639 - I/O PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Long Title: I/O PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1 TO 9
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Supervised internship in organizational and/or personnel psychology. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 640 - TOPICS IN HCI

Long Title: TOPICS IN HCI
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 641 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HCI

Long Title: SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 649 - HF/HCI PSYC INTERNSHIP

Long Title: HF/HCI PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Internship/Practicum
Credit Hours: 1 TO 9
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Supervised internship in engineering psychology. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 651 - TOPICS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Long Title: TOPICS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Topics will vary. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 660 - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Long Title: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Discussion of selected topics on professional matters. Includes grant writing, licensing, and ethics in psychology.
 

PSYC 665 - SEMINAR IN GENES AND COGNITION

Long Title: SEMINAR IN GENES AND COGNITION
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: This seminar will consist of reading and discussing papers on molecular genetic studies of various cognitive functions broadly construed. This will include studies of genes and attention, genes and working memory, and genes and executive function. Will also include readings on genes and disordered cognition (e.g., ADHD, Alzheimer's).
 

PSYC 671 - METHODS COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Long Title: METHODS IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Explores issues in functional neuroimaging and provides hands-on experience with experimental design, data acquisition, and analysis. Examines hemodynamic (PET, FMR), electrophysiologic (EEG, MEG), and other (e.g. neural stimulation, event-related optical) methods of measuring functional activation in the human brain related to cognitive operations. This course is usually offered at the University of Texas Medical School.
 

PSYC 700 - THESIS RESEARCH

Long Title: THESIS RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Research for the master's thesis. Repeatable for Credit.
 

PSYC 800 - DISSERTATION RESEARCH

Long Title: DISSERTATION RESEARCH
Department: Psychology
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Graduate
Description: Research for the doctoral dissertation. Repeatable for Credit.