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Courses Primarily for Undergraduate Students

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Courses Primarily for Undergraduate Students

COG SCI 207 – Introduction to Cognitive Modeling

Introduction to artificial intelligence and cognitive science from a nontechnical perspective. Fundamental questions concerning thinking, beliefs, language understanding, education, and creativity.


COG SCI 210 – Language & the Brain

The study of language and its biological basis from linguistic, psychological, and neuroscientific perspectives.


COG SCI 211 – Learning, Representation, & Reasoning

Interdisciplinary study of the nature of the mind with emphasis on learning, representation, and reasoning.


PSYCH 101 – First-Year Seminar: Psychology

First-Year Seminar: Psychology


PSYCH 101 – First-Year Seminar: Buddhist Psychology

No description available.


PSYCH 101 – First-Year Seminar: Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment: Political and Economic Themes

No description available.


PSYCH 101 – First-Year Seminar: Music and the Mind

No description available.


PSYCH 110 – Introduction to Psychology

A survey course reviewing primary psychological research and theories of human behavior. Laboratory experience exposes students to psychology as a research science.


PSYCH 201 – Statistical Methods in Psychology

Measurement; descriptive statistics; probability and sampling; T-test, ANOVA, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: 110; some college mathematics recommended.


PSYCH 204 – Social Psychology

Psychological processes underlying social behavior; topics include social cognition, attraction, aggression, prejudice, and behavior in groups. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 204 – Social Psychology (Special section for residents of the Southwest Neighborhood)

Psychological processes underlying social behavior; topics include social cognition, attraction, aggression, prejudice, and behavior in groups. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 205 – Research Methods

Methods of psychological research; experimental design; reliability and validity; review and application of statistics; execution and reporting of psychological research. Prerequisite: 201.


PSYCH 205 – Research Methods

Methods of psychological research; experimental design; reliability and validity; review and application of statistics; execution and reporting of psychological research. Prerequisite: 201.


PSYCH 205 – Research Methods

Methods of psychological research; experimental design; reliability and validity; review and application of statistics; execution and reporting of psychological research. Prerequisite: 201.


PSYCH 205 – Research Methods

Methods of psychological research; experimental design; reliability and validity; review and application of statistics; execution and reporting of psychological research. Prerequisite: 201.


PSYCH 205 – Research Methods

Methods of psychological research; experimental design; reliability and validity; review and application of statistics; execution and reporting of psychological research. Prerequisite: 201.


PSYCH 212 – Introduction to Neuroscience

Designed for students with no prior coursework in neuroscience or biology. Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy; neuroscience of perception, emotion, morality, memory, mental illness, and consciousness.


PSYCH 215 – Psychology of Personality

Nature of personality and its development. Modern theoretical interpretations. Biological and social bases of individual differences. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 218 – Developmental Psychology

Development of cognitive, social, and other psychological functions. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 218 – Discussion Section

No description available.


PSYCH 218 – Devlopmental Psychology (First Year Students Only)

Development of cognitive, social, and other psychological functions. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 228 – Cognitive Psychology

Introduction to research into mental processes such as memory, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 249 – Buddhist Psychology

Buddhist and scientific psychological views of mind and behavior; meditation techniques. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 303 – Psychopathology

Understanding the nature of psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Emphasis on current evidence regarding causes and characteristics of these disorders. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 306 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Definition and history of clinical psychology, personality theory in clinical psychology, diagnosis and classification of disorders, assessment, psychotherapy, and ethical issues. Prerequisite: 303.


PSYCH 312-1 – Selected Topics in Neuroscience and Psychophysiology-1

Intermediate principles of neuroscience; neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy, and electrophysiological substrates of psychological processes. Prerequisites: 110; 1 biological sciences course.


PSYCH 312-2 – Selected Topics in Neuroscience and Psychophysiology-2

Applied psychophysiology; brain activity coding of cognitive events, biofeedback, opiate pain control. Prerequisite: 312-1 or equivalent; 205 recommended.


PSYCH 314 – Special Topics: The Holocaust - Psychological Themes & Perspectives

Topic to be announced. Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.


PSYCH 314 – Special Topics: Uncomfortable Ideas

Topic to be announced. Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.


PSYCH 314 – Special Topics: Using R for Psychological Research

Topic to be announced. Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.


PSYCH 315 – Special Topics in Social/Personality/Clinical: Identity and Motviation

Topic to be announced. Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.


PSYCH 316 – Special Topics in Cognition & Neuroscience

Topic to be announced. Prerequisites vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.


PSYCH 321 – Neuroscience & Behavior Laboratory

Classical exercises in the physiological psychology laboratory, including brain-wave recording and electrophysiology. Prerequisites: 205, 312-2.


PSYCH 324 – Perception

Human perception, particularly vision but also hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Biological foundations, development, and disorders of perception. The senses in everyday life. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 326 – Social and Personality Development

Research methods, theories, and facts relating to the development and modification of attitudes and behavior. Prerequisites: 205; 204, 215, or 218.


PSYCH 333 – Psychology of Thinking

Research methods and recent experimental findings for types of human thinking. Students conduct original research. Prerequisite: 228.


PSYCH 334 – Language & Thought

Exposure to original research and theoretical perspectives on language and its relation to thought and behavior. Critical analysis of theories and methods. Topics may vary. Prerequisites: 205; 228 or COG SCI 211.


PSYCH 335 – Decision Making

Human decision making from both descriptive and prescriptive perspectives. Theories and models of decision making applied to a variety of contexts. Prerequisites: 205, 228.


PSYCH 336 – Consciousness

Examines how psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, and physicists have tackled fundamental questions about consciousness using empirical and theoretical methods. Prerequisites: a course in cognition and/or neuroscience, or instructor permission based on a strong background in neurobiology and/or physics; 205 strongly recommended.


PSYCH 339 – Psychology of Gender

Examination of sex differences and similarities. Evaluation of explanations for differences. Review of how gender affects achievement, relationships, and mental health. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 340 – Psychology and Law

Examines the application of psychology to law, including topics such as the insanity defense, criminal profiling, eyewitness testimony, and interrogation. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 341 – Positive Psychology

Key developments in the field of positive psychology. Rudaimonic and hedonic well-being, mindfulness and flow, importance of social connections, emotional resilience, positive institutions. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 342 – Evolutionary Psychology

Theory, methodology, and empirical data related to how evolution has influenced human psychology and behavior. Emphasis on mating. Prerequisite: 110.


PSYCH 343 – Psychology of Beauty

Theory, methodology, and empirical data related to the psychological impact of human beauty. Emphasis on both cultural and evolutionary perspectives. Prerequisite: 110.

PSYCH 351 – Advanced Statistics & Experimental Design

Advanced topics in research design and analysis of data. Focus on both theory and applications. Prerequisites: 205; 2 200-level mathematics courses.


PSYCH 357 – Advanced Seminar in Personality, Clinical, or Social Psychology: Scientific Controversies in Social Psychology

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in an area of personality, clinical, and/or social psychology. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 357 – Advanced Seminar in Personality, Clinical, or Social Psychology: Cooperation & Prosocial Behavior

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in an area of personality, clinical, and/or social psychology. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 357 – Advanced Seminar in Personality, Clinical, or Social Psychology: Schizophrenia Research

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in an area of personality, clinical, and/or social psychology. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 357 – Advanced Seminar in Personality, Clinical, or Social Psychology: Real-world applications of recent psych research

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in an area of personality, clinical, and/or social psychology. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 358 – Advanced Seminar in Cognition or Neuroscience

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in an area of cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 359 – Advanced Seminar: The Emotional Brain

Discussion and critical analysis of research methods and findings in psychology. Interdisciplinary focus, often spanning natural and social science aspects of psychology. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: 205; additional prerequisites may apply.


PSYCH 361 – Brain Damage & the Mind

Survey of human cognition as studied via investigations of brain damage and brain-imaging techniques. Prerequisite: 110, 212, or COG SCI 210.


PSYCH 362 – Cognitive Development

Study of brain processes underlying cognition. Analysis of brain structure and function. Introduction to imaging techniques including fMRI, PET, and ERP. Prerequisites: 205; a course in cognition and/or neuroscience (e.g., 212, 228, 312-1, 361; COG SCI 210) or consent of instructor.


PSYCH 363 – Images of Cognition

Study of brain processes underlying cognition. Analysis of brain structure and function. Introduction to imaging techniques including fMRI, PET, and ERP. Prerequisites: 205; a course in cognition and/or neuroscience (e.g., 212, 228, 312-1, 361; COG SCI 210) or consent of instructor.


PSYCH 371 – Personality Research

Research in personality, with emphasis on experimental approaches and methods. Basic concepts of test reliability and validity. Students conduct original research. Prerequisites: 205, 215.


PSYCH 375 – Tests and Measures

Explores the science of psychological assessment, including its history, test construction and evaluation, and common measures of personality, psychopathology, and ability. Students create and evaluate their own psychological measures. Prerequisites: 205; 204, 215, or 303.


PSYCH 376 – Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Scientific foundations of cognitive behavior therapy for a wide range of disorders. Focus on the rationale for different treatments and evidence of efficacy and process. Comparisons with other scientifically validated treatments. Prerequisite: 303.


PSYCH 377 – Child Psychopathology

Major forms of psychopathology present during childhood, including disorders exclusive to childhood and those that may appear during any developmental period. Developmental models of the etiology and course of major psychopathologies. Prerequisites: 205; 218 or 303.


PSYCH 381 – Children and the Law

Examines from a developmental perspective research on children’s involvement in the legal system as decision makers, witnesses, victims, and perpetrators. Prerequisites: 205, 218.


PSYCH 384 – Relationship Science

No description available.


PSYCH 385 – Psychology of Attitudes

Survey of social psychological research on attitudes; focus on the formation of attitudes, the relationship between attitudes and behavior, and attitude change. Prerequisite: 204.


PSYCH 386 – Stereotyping and Prejudice

Analysis of the causes and consequences of stereotyping and prejudice, as well as methods used to study these issues. Students conduct original research. Prerequisites: 204, 205.


PSYCH 387 – Consumer Psychology & Marketing Research

Application of psychological theories, findings, and methodologies to marketing research questions and problems. Students conduct a marketing research project for an actual client. Prerequisite: 205.


PSYCH 397 – Advanced Supervised Research-1

Design, implementation, and reporting of a psychology research project. Weinberg College limits on 398 and 399 enrollments also apply to 397.Prerequisites: PSYCH 205-0 and consent of instructor; PSYCH 397-2 must be taken with the same professor as PSYCH 397-1.


PSYCH 397-2 – Advanced Supervised Research-2

Design, implementation, and reporting of a psychology research project. Weinberg College limits on 398 and 399 enrollments also apply to 397.Prerequisites: PSYCH 205-0 and consent of instructor; PSYCH 397-2 must be taken with the same professor as PSYCH 397-1.


PSYCH 398-1,2,3 – Senior Thesis Seminar

Open only to students pursuing departmental honors. They must apply for admission in spring quarter of junior year.


PSYCH 399 – Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.


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Courses Primarily for Graduate Students

COG SCI 401 – Mind and Brain

An introduction to cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.  Addressing fundamental questions about mental and neurocognitive structure and function through the integration of methodological and theoretical approaches from across traditional disciplines.


PSYCH 401-1 – Psychology Proseminar: Biological and Cognitive Bases of Behavior

Understanding how brain-imaging techniques apply to the understanding of cognition.


PSYCH 401-2 – Psychology Proseminar: Social and Personality Bases of Behavior

Survey of theory and research in the social and personality bases of behavior.


PSYCH 403 – Clinical Prosem

No description available.


PSYCH 405 – Psychometric Theory

Introduction to principles of measurement, reliability, validity, and scale construction.


PSYCH 406 – Empirical Foundations of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Survey of contemporary topics in behavior and cognitive-behavior therapy. Mechanisms through which behavioral and cognitive therapy techniques mediate change.


PSYCH 411-1,2,3 – Clinical Psychology Practicum

No description available.


PSYCH 412-1,2,3 – Assessment Practicum

Didactic and applied instruction in diagnosis of psychological disorders; diagnostic interviewing, organic assessment, and personality assessment. Arranged with the clinical program director. Three-quarter sequence.


PSYCH 413-1,2,3 – Anxiety: Assessment & Treatment

This practicum will cover the theory, history, emprical evidence, and clinical techniques on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, emphasizing cognitive-behavioral approaches.


PSYCH 414-1,2,3 – Depression: Assessment & Treatment

No description available.


PSYCH 415-1,2,3 – Treatment Practicum: Family & Systems Approach

No description available.


PSYCH 416-1,2,3 – Treatment Practicum: DBT

Strategies and tactics of dialectical behavior therapy for effectively treating complex, multi-problem, difficult-to-treat populations.


PSYCH 420-1,2 – History, Ethics & Diversity in Clinical Psychology

This course considers many of the ethical and diversity issues that clinical scientists and therapists encounter; it also considers the historical bases of current psychological research and practice. Two-quarter sequence. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.


PSYCH 421-1,2 – Psychopathology

Research and theories on the origins of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include schizophrenia, addictive disorders, psychopathy, personality disorders, eating disorders, psychosexual disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders. Also, issues regarding classification of psychiatric disorders. Two-quarter sequence.


PSYCH 423 – Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology

Survey of ethical, professional, and policy issues in clinical psychology.


PSYCH 424 – Behavioral and Neural Bases of Visual Perception

Reviews current understanding of the encoding of visual information on the basis of behavioral, neurophysiological, and neuropsychological evidence. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.


PSYCH 425 – Improving Methods and Practices in Psychological Science: The Replication Crisis and Beyond

This course will examine current controversies and new developments in research methods in psychology. The goal of the course is to learn to think critically about how psychological science is conducted and how conclusions are drawn. We will cover both methodological and statistical issues that affect the validity of research in psychology, with a scope that will cover the broad topical range of psychological science. We will discuss the research process from designing a study to how a study gets published. We will also discuss the recent controversy in psychology about the replicability of scientific results.

PSYCH 428 – Overview of Health Psychology

Overview of research, theories, and methods in health psychology, emphasizing links between the social world and biology.


PSYCH 430 – Attraction and Relationships

No description available.


PSYCH 434 – Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Conceptual and methodological issues in research in psychopathology and psychotherapy.


PSYCH 440 – Self-Regulation

This seminar-based course provides an overview of the social psychological literature on self-regulation. It covers the major theoretical orientations and places a particular emphasis on empirical evidence.


PSYCH 446 – Human Memory and Cognition

Theories of encoding and retrieval processes, semantic memory, automatic and strategic processes, and memory structure of text.


PSYCH 450 – Fundamentals of Statistics

Probability, decision rules, and tests of significance, including chi square, t, and F.


PSYCH 451-1,2 – Statistics in Experimental Design

Design and analysis of experiments. Emphasis on analysis of variance techniques.


PSYCH 453 – Linear Models: Correlation and Regression

Linear models approach to design and analysis of experiments and quasi-experiments. Basic concepts in correlation and regression: partial and semipartial correlation, matrix notation, least squares methods, and dummy variables.


PSYCH 454 – Psychological Measurement

Measurement theories and their implications for the quantification of psychological constructs.


PSYCH 456 – Teaching of Psychology

This course is designed to help prepare graduate students in psychology for the role of classroom instructor. Topics that will be discussed include course design, lecturing, using demonstrations, ethics, and teaching writing in psychology.


PSYCH 460 – Special Topics in Cognition

Current research and theory in cognitive psychology. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


PSYCH 461 – Reasoning and Representation

Current theories of reasoning in cognitive science; mental steps in solving problems requiring inductive or deductive inferences. Covers relevant background in logic and artificial intelligence and empirical results on reasoning. Prerequisite: one course in either cognitive psychology, logic, or artificial intelligence.


PSYCH 462 – Cognitive Development

Cognitive development in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Focus on theoretical explanations for cognitive change and development in core domains, including language, space, number, time, and social relations.


PSYCH 466 – Analogy and Similarity

Psychology of comparison, including theories of similarity, analogy and metaphor in psychology and artificial intelligence; processes of transfer, comparison in decision making; analogy in mental models and folk theories; and development of analogy and similarity.


PSYCH 470 – Special Topics in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition

No description available.


PSYCH 470 – Special Topics in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition: Computational Methods in Psychology

No description available.


PSYCH 470 – Special Topics in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition: fMRI Analysis and Methods

No description available.


PSYCH 470 – Special Topics in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition: Mind and Brain

No description available.


PSYCH 481 – Theories in Social Psychology

Introductory overview of social psychology for graduate students, with a focus on recent and classic theories and their empirical support.


PSYCH 482 – Research Methods in Social Psychology

Overview of the conceptual and practical aspects of experimental research in social psychology, including design, questionnaire development, validity and reliability, and ethical issues.


PSYCH 483 – Social Cognition

Comprehensive survey of research addressing social aspects of perception, memory, language, and judgment and their role in social behavior and outcomes.


PSYCH 485 – Psychology of Attitudes

Surveys social psychological theory and attitudes. Considers attitude measurement, attitude structure, attitudes as predictors of behavior, and attitude change. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.


PSYCH 486 – Stereotyping and Prejudice

Analysis of the psychological causes and consequences of stereotyping and prejudices with a focus on recent developments in the field of social psychology.


PSYCH 489 – Topics in Social Psychology

Research and theory of current interest. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


PSYCH 489 – Topics in Social Psych: Motivated Thinking

Description not available.


PSYCH 489 – Topics in Social Psych: Psychology of Gender

No description available.


PSYCH 494 – Personality Theory and Research

The nature and functions of theory in psychology. Major theoretical approaches to personality: dynamic, phenomenological, trait, social-psychological, sociological, and behavioral.


PSYCH 495-1,2,3 – Psychological Assessment

First Quarter: Introduction to assessment, interviewing, mental status exam, DSM-III, and objective personality test (MMPI). Second Quarter: Intellectual/neuropsychological assessment, including intellectual and achievement tests and report writing. Third Quarter: Projective assessment, including Rorschach, TAT, miscellaneous projective techniques, and report writing.


PSYCH 496-1,2,3 – Contemporary Psychotherapy

First Quarter: Contemporary approaches to individual psychotherapy. Second Quarter: Contemporary approaches to group psychotherapy and the treatment of disturbed marital and family relationships. Third Quarter: Minipracticum.


PSYCH 497 – Special Topics in Clinical Psychology

Research and theory in clinical psychology. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.


PSYCH 497 – Special Topics: Biological Bases of Health Psychology

No description available.


PSYCH 499 – Independent Study

Permission of instructor and department required.


PSYCH 519 – Ethics: Responsible Conduct of Research

No description available.


PSYCH 488 – Social and Emotional Development

No description available.


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