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PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology (5) I&S King, McDermott, Osterhout, Passer
Surveys major areas of psychological science. Core topics include human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, and applied psychology. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 200 Comparative Animal Behavior (5) NW Barash, Beecher
Research methods and findings of comparative animal behavior, their importance to an understanding of human behavior; rationale for study of behavioral differences/similarities between animal species, behavior viewed as part of adaptation of each species to its natural habitat. Not open for credit to students who have taken PSYCH 300.
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PSYCH 201 Psychology of Performance Enhancement (4) I&S Smith, Smoll
Applications of psychological theories, research, and intervention strategies to performance enhancement in variety of life settings. Self-regulation models and techniques; stress and emotional control; attention control and concentration; mental rehearsal; time management; goal-setting; memory enhancement; communication and interpersonal conflict resolution. Participation in various psychological training procedures. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 202 Biopsychology (5) NW Kim, Olavarria
Examines the biological basis of behavior, the nervous system, how it works to control behavior and sense the world, and what happens when it malfunctions. Topics include learning and memory, development, sex, drugs, sleep, the senses, emotions, and mental disorders. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 203 Introduction to Personality and Individual Differences (4) I&S Smith
Overview of the major theories, research findings, and applications in the scientific study of personality. Covers research methods and approaches to measuring personality variables. Not open for credit to students who have taken PSYCH 303. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 205 Behavior Disorders (5) I&S
Examines the bio-psycho-social origins of behavioral disorders. Topics include theories of etiology, developmental perspectives of behavior disorders, and assessment and diagnosis of the most common behavioral disorders. Note: not open for credit for students who have taken PSYCH 305. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 206 Human Development (5) I&S
Theoretical perspectives and research methods in child development with an overview of historical and current works. Includes prenatal and biological development, the development of cognitive, linguistic, and social and emotional abilities. Not open for credit to students who have taken PSYCH 306. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 209 Fundamentals of Psychological Research (5) Little, Passer
Psychological research methodology and techniques. Topics include the logic of hypothesis testing, experimental design, research strategies and techniques, fundamentals of scientific writing, search and evaluation of research literature in psychology, and ethical issues in psychological research. Required for all psychology majors. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 101. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 210 The Diversity of Human Sexuality (5) I&S, DIV McDermott
Considers biological, psychological, and socio-cultural determinants of human sexuality and sexual behavior, and how their interaction leads to diverse expressions of sexuality, sexual bonding, gender orientation, reproductive strategies, and physical and psychological sexual development. Topics include cultural appraisal of sexuality, sexual health and reproduction (pregnancy, contraception, abortion), and sexual abuse and assault.
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PSYCH 245 Introduction to Social Psychology (5) I&S Brown
Overview of major findings of social psychology, emphasizing the relevance for understanding the social behaviors of individuals and groups of individuals and their relationship to social context. Not open for credit to students who have taken PSYCH 345. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 250 Racism and Minority Groups (5) I&S, DIV
Overview of the causes, contexts, and consequences of racism and its effects upon minority groups and society. Emphasis on cultural history, political and socioeconomic structures that contribute to racism. Examination of current issues in race relations and cultural pluralism in the United States and selected international topics.
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PSYCH 257 Psychology of Gender (5) I&S, DIV Kenney
Major psychological theories of gender-role development; biological and environmental influences that determine and maintain gender differences in behavior; roles in children and adults; topics include aggression, cognitive abilities, achievement motivation, affiliation. Recommended: either PSYCH 101 or GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with GWSS 257.
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PSYCH 260 Psychosocial Aspects of Nuclear War (3) I&S Barash
Introduction to basic issues of nuclear war, including its effects, weaponry, and history of the arms race. Primary focus on the psychologic underpinnings of deterrence, relations between nations, and the personal and social forces operative in the arms race and peace movements.
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PSYCH 291 Principles of Applied Animal Behavior (3-5) NW
Further explores the basic principles of animal behavior, and related disciplines, with particular emphasis on application to human-animal interaction and issues. Introduces the primary literature in applied animal behavior.
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PSYCH 292 Applied Animal Behavior in Practice (3-5) NW
Integrates animal behavior theory with real-world practice to resolve practical problem in human-animal interactions, including companion animals, captive animals, and livestock. Introduces the primary clinical literature in applied animal behavior.
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PSYCH 299 Psychology Transfer Academic Community (2)
Provides opportunity for transfer students new to or contemplating the psychology major to experience an in- depth orientation to the department, curriculum, and resources available to undergraduates. Students meet weekly to explore ways to effectively engage in the major and expand their understanding of the academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 300 Animal Behavior (5) NW Beecher, Sisneros
Introduces important concepts and empirical findings in animal behavior. Emphasizes evolutionary and mechanistic approaches to understanding diversity and complexity of behavior. Topics include communication, mating, migration, and sociality. Prerequisite: either BIOL 118, BIOL 161, or BIOL 180.
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PSYCH 303 Personality (5) I&S Brown
Overview of major perspectives, scientific issues, applications, and research findings in the area of personality. Direct exposure to scientific literature, writing assignments, and research-based class experiences prepare students for advanced work in personality, social, abnormal, and developmental psychology. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in each of PSYCH 101; PSYCH 202; and PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 305 Abnormal Psychology (5) I&S
An overview of major categories of psychopathology, including description and classification, theoretical models, and recent research on etiology and treatment. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 306 Developmental Psychology (5) I&S Repacholi, Sommerville
Overview of past and present theoretical and research-based approaches to biological, cognitive, and social development from the prenatal period to early adolescence. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 315 Understanding Statistics in Psychology (5) QSR Boynton, Flaherty, Little
Statistics for psychological research. Elementary probability theory, hypothesis testing, and estimation. Satisfies the statistics requirement for majors registered in the psychology Bachelor of Arts degree program. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in either MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 120, MATH 124, or MATH 144. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 317 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Psychology (5) QSR Little, Loftus
Probability theory as a model for scientific inference. Probabilistic variables and experimental outcomes, conditional probability, binomial and related distributions, experiments as samples, statistics and sampling distributions, the normal distribution, confidence intervals, problems of estimation from experiments. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 grade in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in either MATH 124, MATH 134, or MATH 144. Offered: AW.
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PSYCH 318 Statistical Inference in Psychological Research (5) QSR Little, Loftus
Hypothesis testing: probabilistic and statistical basis. Development and application of statistical inference techniques employed in psychological research: confidence intervals, t-test, ANOVA, and correlation and regression. Nature and control of experimental and inferential error in research. Required for majors for psychology BS degree. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 317. Offered: WSp.
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PSYCH 322 Introduction to Drugs and Behavior (3) NW Diaz
Basic concepts of drug action emphasizing the behavioral consequences of the intake of a variety of drugs. Prerequisite: PSYCH 202.
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PSYCH 330 Laboratory in Animal Behavior (5) NW Brenowitz
Experience with a variety of animal species and experimental procedures and instrumentation. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 315, or 2.0 in PSYCH 317; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 331 Laboratory in Human Performance (5) I&S Joslyn
Selected aspects of human cognition, perception, and performance. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; either 2.0 in PSYCH 315, or 2.0 in PSYCH 317.
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PSYCH 332 Neurobehavioral Lab (5) NW Diaz
Explores the neural mechanisms of behavior via neuropharmacological and neuroanatomical approaches. Includes the ethics and regulation of animal experimentation. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 315, or 2.0 in PSYCH 317.
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PSYCH 333 Sensory and Perceptual Processes (5) NW Boynton, Buck, Covey, Fine
An overview of each of the major senses with emphasis on the structure and function of sensory systems and the relation of the underlying biology to perceptual processes and behavior. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 334 Laboratory in Social Psychology (5) I&S Cheryan
Methodology of laboratory and field research on social behavior; data analysis and report writing; research projects. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317; minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 245 or PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 345 Social Psychology (5) I&S Brown, Kaiser
The scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions influence, and are influenced by, other people. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 350 Honors Research Seminar in Psychology (2-, max. 4) Bassok
Presentations by professors and advanced students concerning the rationale, methodology, and progress of their research projects; assistance with research projects; preparation of junior paper. Four credits of PSYCH 350 required for all junior Honors candidates in conjunction with PSYCH 498 and PSYCH 499. Offered: AWSp.
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PSYCH 355 Cognitive Psychology (5) I&S Joslyn, Miyamoto
Current theory and research in perception, attention, memory and learning, attitudes, thinking and decision making, and language. For the student who wishes a survey or who intends additional work in any of the above content areas. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 357 Psychobiology of Women (5) NW Kenney
Physiological and psychological aspects of women's lives; determinants of biological sex; physiological and psychological events of puberty; menopause; sexuality; contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation; role of culture in determining psychological response to physiological events. Offered: jointly with GWSS 357.
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PSYCH 380 Cross-Cultural Competence (4) I&S
Facilitates development of multicultural competence; focuses on mental health/social service needs of ethnic and linguistic minorities, and developing personal/interpersonal skills to reduce barriers, enhance effective service provision to cross cultural groups, sexual minorities, and disabled people. Prerequisite: PSYCH 250; either PSYCH 305 or PSYCH 306.
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PSYCH 399 Foreign Study (3-5, max. 10)
Upper division psychology courses for which there are no direct University of Washington equivalents taken through the UW Study Abroad program.
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PSYCH 400 Learning (5) I&S/NW
Experimental research and basic theories primarily in animal learning. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202.
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PSYCH 402 Infant Behavior and Development (3/5) I&S Meltzoff
Psychological development in the first two years of life. Basic and advanced techniques for assessing psychological development in infancy. Classic theories of human infancy and examination of a wide range of new experiments about infant behavior and development. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206, PSYCH 306 or PSYCH 414.
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PSYCH 403 Motivation (5) I&S/NW
Theory and research on reinforcement, punishment, frustration, preference, instinctual mechanisms, and other factors controlling animal behavior. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202.
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PSYCH 405 Advanced Personality: Theory and Research (5) I&S
Intensive survey of theoretical concepts and detailed review of experimental methods and experiments in the field of personality. Prerequisite: PSYCH 303.
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PSYCH 407 History of Psychology (5) I&S
Historical and theoretical background of the basic assumptions of modern psychology, including such doctrines as behaviorism, determinism, and associationism and the scientists who developed them. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 408 Mechanisms of Animal Behavior (4) NW Beecher, Brenowitz, Sisneros
Comparative exploration of physiological and perceptual mechanisms that control behaviors necessary for survival and reproduction in animals. Model systems discussed include animal communication, mate choice, escape behavior, learning and memory, orientation, biological rhythms, foraging behavior. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in BIOL 180, or 3.5 in PSYCH 200, or 2.0 in PSYCH 300. Offered: jointly with BIOL 408.
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PSYCH 409 Sociobiology (5) NW
Biological bases of social behavior, emphasizing evolution as a paradigm. Emphasizes how to think like an evolutionary biologist, especially with regard to interest conflict. Topics are individual versus group selection, kin selection, altruism, mating systems, sexual conflict, alternate reproductive strategies, and parent/offspring conflict. Prerequisite: either minimum grade of 2.0 in BIOL 180, 2.0 in B BIO 180, 2.0 in TESC 120, 3.5 in PSYCH 200, or 2.0 in PSYCH 300. Offered: jointly with BIOL 409.
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PSYCH 410 Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders (5) I&S
Introduction to psychopathology in children and adolescents, and an overview of principal modes of intervention. Particularly for students interested in advanced work in clinical psychology, social work, or special education. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 305; either 2.0 in PSYCH 306 or 2.0 in PSYCH 202, 2.0 in PSYCH 206, and 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 411 Perceptual Development (5) I&S/NW Meltzoff
Origins and development of perception in human infancy. Object, face, and speech perception; cross-modal relations between touch, vision, audition. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206, PSYCH 306, or PSYCH 414. Offered: jointly with SPHSC 411.
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PSYCH 413 Adolescent Development (5) I&S
Provides an overview of physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional development of adolescents with an emphasis on understanding the context in which young people grow up. Explores cultural, environmental, and social influences on development. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317.
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PSYCH 414 Cognitive Development (5) I&S Sommerville
Key theoretical and research approaches to cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. Sensorimotor development, language development, imitation, number concepts, logical reasoning, memory, cognition in adolescents, intelligence, and the role of biology, environment, and experience. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 306, or 2.0 in both PSYCH 206 and PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 415 Personality Development of the Child (5) I&S Repacholi
Socialization theory and research, infant attachment and social relationships, development of aggressive and altruistic behaviors, sex-role development, moral development, parent and adult influences. Applied issues in social development and policy. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206 or PSYCH 306.
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PSYCH 416 Animal Communication (5) NW Beecher, Brenowitz, Sisneros
Evolution and mechanisms of animal communication and related processes of perception, thinking, and social behavior. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in BIOL 180, 3.5 in PSYCH 200, or 2.0 in PSYCH 300.
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PSYCH 417 Human Behavior as a Natural Science (5) I&S/NW
Evolution of human social behavior and the adaptive significance of communication systems from a sociobiological and anthropological perspective. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 200, PSYCH 300, BIO A 201, or BIOL 180.
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PSYCH 418 Primate Social Behavior (5) NW
Social behavior, ecology, and group structure of monkeys and apes from an evolutionary, sociobiological, and anthropological perspective. Prerequisite: either minimum 3.5 grade in PSYCH 200, 2.0 in PSYCH 300, 2.0 in BIO A 201, or 2.0 in BIOL 180.
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PSYCH 419 Behavioral Studies of Zoo Animals (5, max. 10) NW
Observational studies of behavior of zoo animals to expand basic knowledge of animal behavior, conservation of endangered species, and research methodology with discussions and tours focusing on zoo philosophy and operations. Offered in cooperation with Woodland Park Zoo. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in BIOL 180, 3.5 in PSYCH 200, or 2.0 in PSYCH 300.
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PSYCH 420 Drugs and Behavior (3) NW Diaz
Animal and clinical research on the behavioral consequences of drug intake. Prerequisite: PSYCH 322.
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PSYCH 421 Neural Basis of Behavior (5) NW Diaz
Anatomical and physiological principles and resultant behavior involved in the integrative action of the nervous system. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202.
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PSYCH 423 Sensory Basis of Behavior (5) NW Olavarria
Study of sensory mechanisms as a way to understand behavior. Basic properties of neurons, anatomy, and physiology of sensory systems, with some emphasis on the visual system. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 202 or PSYCH 333.
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PSYCH 425 Surgical and Histological Techniques (5) NW
Practicum in basic and advanced surgical and histological techniques used in psychophysiological experimentation. Prerequisite: PSYCH 421.
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PSYCH 426 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (4) NW Mizumori
Theory and research on how animals learn and remember, including basic concepts of brain plasticity, how brain areas and neurons adapt to changes in experiences throughout the lifespan, and cellular and structural substrates of a "memory." Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 202, PSYCH 322, PSYCH 333, PSYCH 421, PSYCH 422, or PSYCH 423.
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PSYCH 427 Behavioral Endocrinology (5) NW
The endocrine system and how its secretions influence and are influenced by behavior; relationships between the nervous and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: PSYCH 421.
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PSYCH 428 Human Motor Control and Learning (5) I&S/NW
Current theory and research in human motor performance and skill acquisition. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in PSYCH 202.
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PSYCH 429 Brain Anatomy for the Behavioral Scientist (1) NW Diaz
Detailed review of the neuroanatomical features of the sheep brain with laboratory demonstrations. Prerequisite: PSYCH 421 which may be taken concurrently.
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PSYCH 430 Development of Brain Connections (4) NW Olavarria
Analysis of innate and environmental factors that play a role in the development of brain connections. Critical review of current literature on the various strategies used by neurons to find their appropriate targets. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 202, PSYCH 333, PSYCH 421, PSYCH 422, or PSYCH 423.
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PSYCH 432 Visual Neuroscience (4) I&S/NW
Surveys current facts/theories about how our brains interpret the images formed by our eyes to create a presentation of the visual environment. Topics include retinal processing, 3-D vision; color, form, motion, and object perception; and visual illusions. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 333 or PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 433 Regulatory Behavior (4) NW Kenney
Neural and endocrine mechanisms in the control of food and water intake and the regulation of body weight and fluid balance. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 421 or PSYCH 427.
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PSYCH 435 Human Color Vision (5) I&S/NW Buck
Discusses how color does not exist in the physical environment but is instead a creation of our brains. Explores perceptual, physiological, developmental, evolutionary, genetic, and cultural aspects of human color vision, including its role in language, culture, and art. Prerequisite: PSYCH 202; PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 436 Developmental Aspects of Sport Competition (4) I&S Smoll
Biophysical and psychosocial influences of sport participation on growth and development of children and youth. Competition readiness, injuries, stress, aggression, roles and responsibilities of parents and coaches. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 437 Motor Development (4) NW Smoll
Analysis of motor development from prenatal origins through adolescence with emphasis on relations between biophysical and psychosocial development of children and youth. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 438 Social Psychology of Sport (4) I&S Smith, Smoll
Reciprocal effects of interpersonal and group influence processes, e.g., social facilitation, behavior modification, observational learning, individual versus group performance, group cohesion, leadership, aggression. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 101; 2.0 in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 441 Perceptual Processes (5) I&S/NW
Theory and findings in perception with a focus on visual perception in humans. Discrimination and constancy for simple judgments, segregation and identification of visual objects, and specific areas of investigation such as reading and computer vision. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 333.
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PSYCH 443 Motivational Theories in Social Psychology (5) I&S
Theories of motivation in social psychology. Emphasis on how motivation and cognition mutually influence each other to produce behavior. Explores such topics as persuasion, goal pursuit, self-regulation, achievement, and social comparison. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 445 Theories of Social Psychology (5) I&S Brown
Evaluation of the major theories of human social behavior supported by the empirical literature; theories of social cognition and thought; major theories of social interaction, group processes, and social learning. Prerequisite: PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 446 Personality Assessment (3) I&S Smith
Measurement of personality variables in personality research, social psychology, and clinical psychology. Theoretical conceptions underlying various clinical and experimental scales and an assessment of their construct validity and behavioral correlates. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 303; 2.0 in PSYCH 315; 2.0 in PSYCH 317.
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PSYCH 447 Psychology of Language (4) VLPA/I&S Osterhout
Introduction to the study of language, including language structure, speech perception, language acquisition, psychological processes underlying comprehension and production of language, the relation between brain and language, and the question of the species-specificity of human language. Prerequisite: either minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209, minimum 2.0 grade in LING 200, or LING 201. Offered: jointly with LING 447.
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PSYCH 448 Seminar in Psychology (1-15, max. 15)
Selected research topics of contemporary interest. Quarterly listings of specific offerings are available at departmental advising office.
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PSYCH 450 Honors Research Seminar in Psychology (2-, max. 4) Bassok
Senior thesis research; preparation of senior thesis; oral presentation of research. Four credits of PSYCH 450 required for all senior Honors candidates in conjunction with PSYCH 498 and PSYCH 499. Offered: AWSp.
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PSYCH 451 Health Psychology (5) I&S/NW
Overview of the psychological and behavioral factors in health and disease. Includes research on both psychological causes and treatments. Topics include stress, risky behaviors, patient-provider interactions, pain, behavioral/medical treatments, and lifestyle interventions. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209; 2.0 in either PSYCH 303, or PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 452 Psychology of the Self-Concept (4) I&S Brown
Examines psychological theory and research on the role of the self-concept in regulating behavior. Topics include the development of the self-concept; self-awareness; and self-esteem maintenance. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 245 or PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 454 Personality and Social Influence (4) I&S Shoda
Survey of various theories and research for analyzing person-situation interactions - how the qualities of persons and situations combine to generate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person in a given social situation. Prerequisite: PSYCH 209; either PSYCH 203, PSYCH 245, PSYCH 303, or PSYCH 345.
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PSYCH 456 Social and Moral Development (5) I&S Kahn
Theoretical approaches toward explaining children's social and moral development, including those that are nativistic, sociobiological, behavioristic, psychoanalytic, and constructivist. Use of theory to investigate applied problems related to parenting, education, peer relationships, authority, sexuality, culture, ecology, and technology. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 206 or PSYCH 306.
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PSYCH 457 Language Development (5) VLPA/I&S
First-language acquisition and use by children. Emphasis on theoretical issues and research techniques. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206, PSYCH 306, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with LING 457.
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PSYCH 458 Behavioral Genetics (4) NW
Role of genetics in determining variation in human and animal behavior and in regulating behavioral development. Techniques for quantifying genetic variation, behavioral effects, and gene expression. Prerequisite: either minimum 3.5 grade in PSYCH 200, 2.0 in PSYCH 300, or 2.0 in BIOL 180. Offered: jointly with BIOL 458.
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PSYCH 459 Evolutionary Psychology (4) I&S/NW Barash, Beecher
Explores human behavior from the perspective of biological evolution. Covers core issues such as cooperation, communication, aggression, mating, reproduction, and parental and family interactions, as well as specialized applications within psychology such as psychopathology. Encourages a critical, skeptical examination of this new field. Prerequisite: either minimum 3.5 grade in PSYCH 200 or minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 300.
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PSYCH 460 Cognitive Neuroscience (4) NW Murray, Osterhout
Discussion of neural systems underlying cognitive behavior with particular focus on breakdown of cognition following brain damage. Topics include object and space perception, language, voluntary movement, attention, and memory. Examination of contributions from related areas of neuroimaging, visual perception, linguistics, physiology, and neuroscience. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 333, PSYCH 355, or PSYCH 421.
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PSYCH 461 Asian American Psychology (5) I&S Cheryan
Psychological research on Asian American individuals and the community, with emphasis on social psychological research. Topics include the model minority myth, stereotypes of unassimilation, gender and sexuality, and relationships with other groups. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 303, PSYCH 305, PSYCH 306, PSYCH 345, or PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 462 Human Memory (5) I&S Joslyn
Research and theory in key areas of memory. Issues covered include information processing theory, the link between memory processes and their biological underpinnings, autobiographical memory, implicit memory, and the effect of emotion on memory. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; recommended: PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 463 Implicit and Unconscious Cognition (3) I&S/NW Greenwald
Overview of method, theory, and findings concerning cognitive processes operating outside attentional focus or without introspective awareness. Considers relevance to basic phenomena of social, cognitive, and clinical psychology. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317; minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 303, PSYCH 305, PSYCH 333, PSYCH 345, or PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 465 Intelligence (5) I&S
Analysis of individual differences in cognition. Includes description/use of psychometric ("intelligence test") models, test scores' relationship to academic and non-academic performance, information processing and biological models of intelligence (including genetic models). Discussion of male-female and demographic group differences in cognition. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317; PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 466 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (5) I&S Miyamoto
Human information processing in judgment and decision making, especially the interface between cognitive theories and normative and prescriptive theories of decision making. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317; either PSYCH 331, PSYCH 355, or PSYCH 361.
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PSYCH 469 Psychology of Reasoning (4) I&S Bassok
Cognitive processes in human learning, problem solving, deductive and inductive reasoning. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 470 Psychology and Music (5) VLPA/I&S Covey
Introduction to the scientific study of musical behavior. An overview of current topics in the psychology of music from the areas of musical perception and cognition, musical development, music therapy, musical performance, and composition. Includes psychoacoustical and neuropsychological foundations, research methods, and some basic material in music theory. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 202 or NBIO 302.
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PSYCH 471 Cognition In the Real World (4-5, max. 10) I&S Joslyn
Examines cognitive issues in applied settings, such as the workplace and education. Topics include such issues as attention, expertise, problem solving, decision-making, human error, automation, navigation, and individual differences. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 472 Human Factors Psychology (4) I&S
Considers human performance factors in the design of tools/equipment, tasks/jobs, and work and living environments. Emphasizes the importance of human perception, memory, attention, motor control, and social context for understanding ways to optimize the relationship between people and technology. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 477 Psychology of Peace (5) I&S Barash
Examination of the psychological aspects of peace in the modern world. Topics include theories of individual aggressiveness and violence, leadership personalities, crisis decision making, nuclear psychology, images of the enemy, and psychological opportunities and obstacles to the establishment of a peaceful society.
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PSYCH 478 Cultural Psychology (4) I&S
Surveys cultural influences on cognitive, emotion, morality, self-concept, and mental health, from a multicultural perspective. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 479 Advanced Human Sexuality (5) I&S McDermott
Intensive reading on current issues relevant to the physiological, psychological, cultural aspects of human sexuality. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 210.
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PSYCH 480 Ideas of Human Nature (5) I&S Barash
Reviews various approaches to the nature of human nature, including ideas from ancient philosophy, theories of the soul, empiricism, idealism, conditioning, social constructions, concepts of Freud, Marx, the existentialists, and neo-Darwinism. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 481 Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods (3) Little
Examines the role of statistical methods in psychological research. Issues and controversies surrounding null hypothesis significance testing. Review of selected alternative statistical methods in psychology. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 318.
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PSYCH 482 Advanced Research Methods for Behavioral Psychology (4) QSR Greenwald, Shoda
Develops skills of collecting and analyzing behavioral research data, communicating the results orally and in writing, and expressing perspectives on issues of scientific method and practice. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 315 or PSYCH 317; either PSYCH 330, PSYCH 331, PSYCH 332, or PSYCH 350. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 483 Writing in Psychology (5) Covey, Joslyn
Helps students refine scientific writing skills. Students practice conducting focused literature searches and writing literature reviews, preparing empirical data for presentations, organizing and writing research reports, and writing about psychology for a lay audience. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 300, PSYCH 303, PSYCH 305, PSYCH 306, PSYCH 333, PSYCH 345, or PSYCH 355.
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PSYCH 485 Primate Conservation Biology and Behavior (5) NW Kyes
Examines the principles and concepts of conservation biology as they apply to the nonhuman primates with special attention to theoretical advances, conservation strategies, and management practices central to primate conservation. Prerequisite: either minimum 3.5 grade in PSYCH 200 or 2.0 in PSYCH 300 or 2.0 in BIO A 201.
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PSYCH 486 Animal Mind (4) NW Beecher
Explores the cognitive capacities of animals. Focuses on the classical question, first clearly posed by Darwin, of how similar are the cognitive processes underlying behavior in humans and animals. Encourages a critical, skeptical examination of this new field. Prerequisite: minimum 3.5 grade in PSYCH 200 or 2.0 in PSYCH 300.
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PSYCH 487 Advanced Psychobiology of Women (5) I&S/NW Kenney
Intensive reading on current issues relevant to women's psychology and physiology. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 357/ GWSS 357. Offered: jointly with GWSS 487; W.
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PSYCH 488 Stress and Coping (4) I&S/NW
Reviews theories and research concerning stress and its roles in behavior, personality, development, health, and interpersonal relationships. Coping analyzed as a factor in the way people respond to stressful circumstances. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 202; 2.0 in PSYCH 209.
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PSYCH 489 Clinical Psychology (3) I&S
Basic issues, methods, and research: professional issues, psychological assessment, and approaches to psychotherapy and behavioral change. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 305.
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PSYCH 490 Stress Management (3) I&S/NW
Nature of stress. Physiological responses to stress and relaxation. Techniques of stress management with training in relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, cognitive restructuring, exercise, nutrition, interpersonal communication skills, and time management. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101.
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PSYCH 491 Special Topics in Child Development, Learning, and Mental Health (1-5, max. 30) I&S
Selected topics of contemporary interest in child development, learning, and mental health.
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PSYCH 494 Field Study in Animal Behavior (2-3, max. 9) Kyes
Field experience in areas relating to animal behavior through participation in seminar discussion and field exercises and training at foreign and domestic field study sites.
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PSYCH 496 Undergraduate Teaching Experience in Psychology (2-3, max. 6)
Students are trained as assistants in quiz sections or as supplemental tutors for undergraduate psychology courses. Designed especially for students planning graduate work or education certification. An overall maximum of 18 credits in PSYCH 496, PSYCH 497, PSYCH 498, and PSYCH 499 may apply toward a baccalaureate degree. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 497 Undergraduate Fieldwork (2-5, max. 10)
Individual consultation with faculty member and supervised practicum experience in a broad range of community settings and agencies dealing with psychological problems. An overall maximum of 18 credits in PSYCH 496, PSYCH 497, PSYCH 498, and PSYCH 499 may apply toward a baccalaureate degree.
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PSYCH 498 Directed Reading in Psychology (1-3, max. 18)
Readings in special interest areas under supervision of departmental faculty. Discussion of reading in conference with the instructor. An overall maximum of 18 credits in PSYCH 496, PSYCH 497, PSYCH 498, and PSYCH 499 may apply toward a baccalaureate degree.
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PSYCH 499 Undergraduate Research (1-3, max. 18)
Design and completion of individual research projects. An overall maximum of 18 credits in PSYCH 496, PSYCH 497, PSYCH 498, and PSYCH 499 may apply toward a baccalaureate degree.
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PSYCH 500 Proseminar in Psychology (1, max. 10) Greenwald
Presentations on professionally and practically useful topics by guest faculty presenters designed for first-year and second-year graduate students. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 502 Core Concepts in Animal Behavior (3) Barash, Beecher, Sisneros
Reading, reports, and discussion on animal behavior, with a focus on topics that lie at the interface of animal behavior, evolutionary science, neurobiology, and psychology. Includes social organization, mating systems, foraging, learning, communication, and agonistic behavior. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 503 Core Concepts in Behavior Genetics (4) Shoda
Overview of current approaches to genetic analysis in psychology. Role of genetics in behavioral variation, and in regulating behavioral development. Techniques for quantifying genetic variation, behavioral effects of genes, and patterns of gene expression. Genetic effects on major behavioral differences. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 504 Core Concepts in Behavioral Neuroscience (3) Buck, Covey, Diaz, Kim, Mizumori, Olavarria
Historical and contemporary perspectives in behavioral neuroscience. Current methodologies and research strategies. May include sensory processing, genetics, behavioral neuroendocrinology, developmental neural plasticity, neurobiology of learning and memory, lifespan perspectives on behavioral neurobiology, and psychopharmacology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 505 Core Concepts in Neuroethology (3) Sisneros
Reviews the current topics and approaches to the study of the neurobiological basis of natural behaviors or "neurothology." Explores core concepts in the field of neuroethology and examines the role of the nervous system and the underlying neural circuits adapted for species-typical behaviors. Offered: AWSp.
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PSYCH 506 Core Concepts in Cognitive Neuroscience (3) Murray, Osterhout
Combines psychological models of information processing with research techniques in the biomedical sciences. Topics in vision, attention, memory, motor behavior, and language illustrate this integrative approach. Research methods include behavioral, single unit, lesion, and neuro-imaging techniques. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 507 Core Concepts in Cognitive Psychology (3) Bassok, Miyamoto
Survey of the major topics in human cognition. Discussion of memory, concepts and categories, language, decision-making, and problem solving. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 508 Core Concepts in Perception (3) Loftus
Current topics in perception, psychophysics, sensory memory, pattern recognition, letter and word perception, and visual masking. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 510 Core Concepts in Social Psychology (4) Cheryan, Kaiser, Shoda
An overview of contemporary theories and research in social psychology, focusing on introducing graduate students to the field as practitioners of social psychological research. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 511 Core Concepts in Personality (3) Shoda, Smith
Review of personality research. Roles of cognitive, affective, motivational, and psychodynamic processes. Critical evaluation of current personality, its antecedents, and its influences over behavior. Attention to role of personality variables in social relationships. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 513 Core Concepts in Biological Basis of Development (4)
Embryological, genetic, physiological, and evolutionary perspectives of human development; biological development in infancy; sensory development and its influence on the development of perception; primate models for human development. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 514 Core Concepts in Early Cognitive and Linguistic Development (4) Meltzoff, Sommerville
Origins and early development of thought and language. Piagetian theory and modern-day revisions. In-depth examination of historical and philosophical bases for current empirical research. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 515 Core Concepts in Personality and Social Development (4)
Theories and empirical literature in personality and social development throughout infancy, childhood. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 517 Core Concepts in Systems of Psychotherapy (3) George
Theory and research of major systems of psychotherapy, including the psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and family systems approaches as an introduction to subsequent practica in clinical psychology. Required for all graduate students majoring in clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 518 Core Concepts in Behavior Disorders (5) Zoellner
Major types of behavior disorders, with emphasis on clinical manifestations, relevant research, and theoretical perspectives. Required for all graduate students majoring in clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 519 Core Concepts in Behavior Change (5) Kohlenberg
Behavioral theory and behavioral approaches to treatment. Prerequisite: PSYCH 518 and permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 522 Laboratory in Statistical Computation I (2)
Techniques of computation using statistical software on personal computers. Organization of data files, transformations of variables, graphical representations of data, descriptive statistics, elementary inferential statistical analyses. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 524, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 523 Laboratory in Statistical Computation II (2)
Techniques of statistical computation using statistical software on personal computers and mainframe computers. Multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance. Planned and post hoc comparisons and confidence intervals. Data analytic diagnostics for violations of regression assumptions. Prerequisite: PSYCH 522 and PSYCH 524, concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 525, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 524 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (4)
Basic concepts of statistical theory and methods of data analysis. Emphasis on the integration of statistical theory, statistical computation, and psychological research methods. Required of all first-year graduate students in psychology. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 522, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 525 Linear Models and Data Analysis (4)
Analysis of data in the behavioral sciences. Required of all first-year graduate majors. Prerequisite: PSYCH 522, PSYCH 524; concurrent registration in PSYCH 523, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 526 Multivariate Statistics (4)
An introduction to statistical modeling; interactive data analyses; use of regression, ANOVA, logistic regression, and log-linear models in explanatory studies. Prerequisite: PSYCH 525.
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PSYCH 527 Mathematical Modeling for Psychology and the Neurosciences (3)
Introduces a collection of mathematical models increasingly important to research in psychology and neuroscience, including random walks, differential equations, linear systems theory, Fourier analysis, nonlinear systems, and neural modeling. Topics illustrated by examples from recent literature. Prerequisite: undergraduate statistics.
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PSYCH 528 Practical Methods for Behavioral Research (4, max. 8) Greenwald, Shoda
Examination of methodological, practical, and communication problems associated with research on human behavior. Topics include: selecting research problems, use of theory, types of validity, common sense about statistics, when to replicate, dealing with unpredicted results, strategies for presentation and publication. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 529 Advanced Research Methods (5)
Surveys advanced clinical research methods not covered in the required statistics sequence. Examples include structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, growth curve modeling, and taxometric analyses. Hands-on experience gained through weekly assignments using each method. Prerequisite: PSYCH 525.
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PSYCH 530 Introduction to Latent Variables (4) Greenwald
Analyses techniques to assess effects of latent variables in presence of error in observed data. Provides experience with statistical tools for confirmatory structural equation modeling and testing of hypotheses concerning causal and other relations among latent variable. Prerequisite: PSYCH 525, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 531 Research Methods in Clinical and Community Psychology (4) Lengua
Addresses issues concerning the design and implementation of research in clinical and community psychology. Topics include validity; reliability; experimental, quasi-, and non-experimental designs; causal inference; interpretation of data; and research ethics. Provides students with tools to evaluate research, develop hypotheses, and design rigorous empirical studies. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 532 Single Subject Design and Research (3) Kohlenberg
Single subject designs (reversal, multiple baseline, changing criterion) and their application to clinical cases. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in clinical psychology, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 535 Scientific Writing in Psychology (5, max. 10)
Addresses issues in scientific writing and publishing; laboratories assist with writing, and provide feedback on drafts of articles throughout the writing process. Students write a journal article to submit for publication. Other writing projects are also possible with instructor's permission. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 536 Grant Preparation in Psychology (3, max. 6) Mizumori
Prepare and submit an application for a major national fellowship. Joint registration in PSYCH 598 with faculty adviser is required. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 537 Teaching of Psychology (3) Passer
Examines issues concerning the teaching of psychology, including educational goals, course development, instructional methods, TA-student and TA-faculty relations, grading, student diversity, and problem situations. Assignments designed to enhance students' organizational, presentational, and problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: graduate standing in the Department of Psychology. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 538 Interactive Software for Psychological Research (4) Boynton, Fine, Loftus
Introduction to a variety of computing and programming skills with the goal of teaching how to design, program, and analyze experiments. Topics include principles of programming, the programming environment, presentation software, and data collection, management, and analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 540 Advances in Psychology (3-5, max. 30)
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in psychology. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 541 Advances in Animal Behavior (3-5, max. 30) Barash, Beecher, Brenowitz, Kyes, Sisnersos
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in animal behavior. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 542 Advances in Behavioral Neuroscience (3-5, max. 30) Buck, Covey, Diaz, Kim, Mizumori, Olavarria
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in behavioral neuroscience. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 543 Advances in Child Clinical Psychology (3-5, max. 30) King, Lengua
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in child clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 544 Advances in Clinical Psychology (3-5, max. 30) George, Kohlenberg, Linehan, Smith, Zoellner
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in clinical psychology. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 545 Advances in Cognition/Perception (3-5, max. 30) Loftus
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in cognition/perception. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 546 Advances in Developmental Psychology (1-5, max. 30) Kahn, Meltzoff, Repacholi, Smoll, Sommerville
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in developmental psychology. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 547 Advances in Social/Personality (3-5, max. 30) Cheryan, Greenwald, Kaiser, Shoda
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in social psychology/personality. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 548 Advances in Quantitative Psychology (3-5, max. 30) Flaherty
Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in quantitative psychology. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 549 Seminar in Physiological Psychology (2) Diaz
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 550 Seminar in Psychology (1-2, max. 30)
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 551 Seminar in Animal Behavior (1-2, max. 30) Barash, Beecher, Brenowitz, Sisneros
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 552 Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience (1-2, max. 30) Buck, Covey, Diaz, Kenney, Mizumori, Olavarria
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 553 Seminar in Child Clinical Psychology (1-2, max. 30) King, Lengua
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 554 Seminar in Clinical Psychology (1-2, max. 30) George, Kohlenberg, Linehan, Simoni, Smith, Zoellner
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission instructor.
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PSYCH 555 Seminar in Cognition/Perception (1-2, max. 30) Bassok, Boynton, Buck, Fine, Kerr, Loftus, Murray
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 556 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (1-2, max. 30) Meltzoff, Repacholi, Smoll
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 557 Seminar in Social/Personality (1-2, max. 30) Brown, Cheryan, Greenwald, Kaiser, Leu, Shoda
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 558 Seminar in Quantitative Psychology (1-2, max. 30) Flaherty, Little, Miyamoto
Weekly meetings for discussion of current topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 560 Research Strategies (1-2, max. 30)
Group discussions of problems and continuing strategies for ongoing and future research projects. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology; others by permission of department.
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PSYCH 561 Current Trends in Psychology (*, max. 30)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 562 Evolutionary Psychology of Gender, Mating, and Reproduction (3) Barash, Beecher, Sisneros
Reviews evidence for biological factors influencing human mating and reproductive behavior, through application of concepts and theory from animal behavior, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary biology. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 563 Developmental Psychology and the Human Relationship with Nature (4) Kahn
Theories of development used to investigate the ontogenesis of the human relationship with nature. An emphasis on social cognition, children's environmental moral reasoning, the effects of technology in children's lives, and evolutionary theory. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 564 Advanced Attitude Theory (5) Greenwald
Theoretical, methodological, and empirical work on the concept of attitude and its practical applications. Topics include: definition of attitude, measurement of attitudes, information-processing theories, functional theories, cognitive structure theories, the self as attitude object, unconscious attitudinal processes. Prerequisite: PSYCH 445; PSYCH 525 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 565 Quantifying Brain Analysis (3)
Covers concepts and applications of statistically unbiased methods for quantifying brain structure. Hands-on learning and application of concepts, sampling strategies and calculations for unbiased stereological measure of the size and number of various brain components.
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PSYCH 566 Neural Correlates of Perceptual Cognition (3) Olavarria
Contribution of sensory systems to perceptual capabilities. Critical review of literature on the neural correlates of abilities such as sensory discrimination, subjective perception, attention, imagery, object and face recognition, and spatial behavior. Some sensory disabilities reviewed. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 567 Higher Order Cognition (3) Bassok
Survey of research on higher-order cognition with an emphasis on theoretical accounts of knowledge representation. Topics include problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning, hypothesis testing, causal inferences, similarity judgments, and categorization.
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PSYCH 568 Cognitive Approaches to Human Memory (3)
Examination of current topics in human memory from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 570 Child Clinical Psychology (4)
Issues and content of child clinical psychology, promotion of student's beginning work in research. Prerequisite: graduate major or minor standing in child-clinical psychology.
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PSYCH 571 Child Psychopathology (5)
Broad survey of major categories of child and adolescent disorders. Emphasis on scientific, empirical approach to description, classification, and research literature on these disorders. Required for all graduate students majoring in child clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 572 Approaches to Child Treatment (4)
Major approaches to child psychotherapy, including specific applications, issues in treatment, and research. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in child-clinical psychology, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 573 Psychological Assessment of Children (5)
Assessment techniques appropriate to children, including those for infants, special problems of preschool and school-age children; projective tests, family interviews, and target observational assessment; training in administration of selected techniques. Prerequisite: PSYCH 576 and permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 574 Community Psychology (4)
Overview of key issues and concepts in the field of community psychology. History of field and overview of different models used to conceptualize system-level mental health issues and delivery systems. Emphasizes theory and research rather than intervention. Prerequisite: psychology graduate student, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 575 Anxiety Disorders (3) Zoellner
General topics related to primary anxiety disorders (panic, OCD, GAD, posttraumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias), including diagnosis, theory, and treatment.
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PSYCH 576 Assessment of Intelligence (5) King, Lengua
Current theory and research on intelligence and intelligence testing; training in administration, scoring, and interpretation of major intelligence tests; ethical issues in assessment. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in child-clinical or clinical psychology, or graduate minor standing in child-clinical psychology. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 577 Psychological Assessment (3)
Provides a foundation in the theory underlying adult assessment as well as training in specific adult assessment techniques. Focuses on behavioral and cognitive assessment. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 578 Approaches to Psychological Assessment (4)
Problem-solving approach to psychological assessment; review of psychological tests and procedures and presentation of approaches to their clinical interpretation and use. Required for all graduate students majoring in clinical and child-clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in clinical psychology. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 579 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group Training (3) Linehan
In-depth learning of skills training component of dialectical behavior therapy, an empirically supported treatment approach for high risk clinical populations. Topics include skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 580 Minority Mental Health (3) Barrett, George, Simoni
Surveys topics on mental health and treatment of racial and ethnic minorities. Theory emphases include: models addressing ethnic identity, cross-cultural differences, models of culturally sensitive intervention. Practice emphases include unique psychotherapy strategies for: African-, Asian-, and Latino-Americans, and American Indians. Prerequisite: graduate clinical major standing in psychology, or permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 581 Cross-Cultural Competency I (2) George
Focuses on development of multicultural competence in the provision of psychological services to meet APA guidelines for ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. Students address personal development, increase their knowledge of diverse groups, and study effective models of intervention in working with clients of diverse backgrounds. Prerequisite: PSYCH 580.
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PSYCH 582 Cross-Cultural Competency II (2) George
Third in the graduate multicultural-competence sequence. Focuses on American ethnic minorities, multiracial children and families, social action, and organizational development. Prerequisite: PSYCH 581.
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PSYCH 583 Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (3) Linehan
Introduces dialectical behavioral therapy, an empirically supported treatment approach for high risk clinical populations. Topics include mindfulness, dialectics, validation, behavioral therapy, and case conceptualization. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 584 Behavioral Methods: Clinical Interventions (3) Linehan
Provides students with basic skills required for competent practice of cognitive and behavioral therapies. Topics include behavioral skills training, cognitive restructuring, contingency management, and exposure-based procedures. Prerequisite: second year of graduate clinical psychology, social work, psychosocial nursing, or psychiatric residency.
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PSYCH 585 Methods in Suicide and Crisis Intervention (3) Linehan
Provides a foundation for risk assessment and crisis intervention with suicidal individuals. Addresses risk factors for suicide across the age range, and methods for both behavioral interventions and crisis management with suicidal individuals. Also covers ethical issues. Offered: Sp.
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PSYCH 586 Clinical Personality Assessment (3) Smith
Use of objective personality inventories in the description of normal and abnormal personality and use of such information in case conceptualization and treatment planning. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory. Prerequisite: clinical psychology graduate standing. Credit/no-credit only.
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PSYCH 587 Clinical Methods: Interviewing (2) Fagan
Provides the foundation for developing good clinical skills. Enables students to conduct an initial clinical interview and generate a diagnostic formulation, problem list, and treatment plan after taking a complete history. Limited to and required of all second-year clinical psychology graduate students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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PSYCH 588 Clinical Methods: Ethics (3) Fagan
Enables students to acquire a thorough working knowledge of the American Psychological Association's Ethical Standards for Psychologists; an awareness of Washington state law as it affects psychologists and a knowledge of how to identify and solve ethical dilemmas. Limited to and required of all second-year clinical psychology graduate students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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PSYCH 589 Clinical Supervision (4, max. 100) George, King, Kohlenberg, Lengua, Linehan, Simoni, Smith, Zoellner
Supervised psychotherapy involving several individual clients. Separate consultations with instructor for intensive supervision of each case. Occasional meetings in small groups of instructors and students to discuss case material. Assigned readings appropriate to each case with opportunities to discuss these with instructor. Prerequisite: clinical psychology graduate standing and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 590 Practicum in Psychological Assessment (2)
Demonstration and practice of selected psychological test procedures and interviewing skills. Concurrent registration in PSYCH 576 or PSYCH 578 required. Required for all first-year graduate students majoring in clinical and child-clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in clinical or child-clinical psychology and permission of instructor.
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PSYCH 591 Issues in Clinical Psychology (1, max. 3) Smith
Personal and professional issues in clinical psychology. Required for all first-year graduate students majoring in clinical and child-clinical psychology. Prerequisite: graduate major standing in clinical psychology. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
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PSYCH 593 Clinical Practica and Colloquium (1-6, max. 99) Fagan
Required of all clinical psychology graduate students seeing clients in the clinic. Clinical colloquium required of all second-year students, optional for others. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWS.
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PSYCH 594 Advanced Clinical Practicum (1-6, max. 55) Kohlenberg, Linehan, Smith, Zoellner
Advanced supervised training in specific empirically supported treatment approaches. Each practicum provides intensive training in a specific treatment, such as dialectical behavior therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and exposure treatment for anxiety disorders. Prerequisite: graduate standing in clinical psychology; PSYCH 593; permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 596 Advanced Teaching Practicum (2, max. 6)
Supervised participation in graduate teaching. Prerequisite: graduate student in psychology and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 597 Fieldwork in Clinical Psychology (1-5, max. 36) George, King, Kohlenberg, Lengua, Linehan, Simoni, Smith, Zoellner
Prerequisite: second-year graduate major standing and permission of departmental faculty.
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PSYCH 598 Directed Reading in Psychology (*, max. 30)
Selected topics. Prerequisite: permission of a supervising psychology faculty member.
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PSYCH 599 Directed Research in Psychology (1-3, max. 24)
Supervised participation in research. Prerequisite: permission of a supervising psychology faculty member.
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PSYCH 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCH 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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