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Animal Studies (ANS)  ♦  Pscyhology (PSY)  ♦  Graduate Courses


Animal Studies (ANS)

ANS 200: Introduction to Animal Studies (3) A
A survey of the field of animal studies, focusing on animals’ lives and histories, and the human experience of animals as food, as objects of entertainment, spectacle and  science, as companions, and as representations. Gen. Ed. VB, VC, or VII (SBS). [SB].

ANS 310: Animals in Literature (3) A
Prerequisite: ANS 200(C) or ENG 102 or ENG 105(B) or HON 102, or instructor approval. A survey of the rhetorical and thematic use of animals in imaginative texts.

ANS 320: Animals in History (3) A
Prerequisite: ANS 200(C) or instructor approval. A survey of the history of animals in European and American cultures, from prehistory to the modern age. Animals are examined  as food, objects of entertainment and knowledge, companions, and representations.

ANS 349: Applied Learning in Animal Studies (.5-8) A
Prerequisites: ANS 200 (C), and BIO 112 (C), and ANT 120 (C) or departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Course may be repeated for up to 16 credits total. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

ANS 350: Animal Enrichment (3) (A)
Cross-listed as PSY 350. Prerequisite: ANS 200 or PSY 200. Covers the concept and practice of animal enrichment. Students will learn about the theoretical and applied aspects of enrichment and will acquire experience designing and implementing enrichment. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PSY 350.

ANS 400: Senior Seminar: ________ (3) A
Prerequisite: ANS 200(C) and 15 hours of courses required for the ANS major. The of a topic in animal studies from the perspectives of application, science, and  humanities. May be retaken once, provided the subject matter differs each time.

ANS 497: Topics in Animal Studies: ______ (3) A
Prerequisite: ANS 200(C) and 9 hours of courses required for the ANS major, or instructor approval. The course examines a topic in animal studies in detail. May be retaken once,  provided the subject matter differs each time.

ANS 499: Senior Exit Course in Animal Studies (0), I, II
Prerequisite: 102 credit hours completed.  Students will complete the Senior Exit Survey and the Senior Knowledge Exam in this course.


Psychology - PSY

PSY 200: Introduction to Psychology (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: completion of developmental reading requirement. A survey of the major content areas and methods of psychology, including history, biological correlates, cognition, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, development, personality, abnormal,  therapy, and social behavior. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 200 and 200W. Gen. Ed. VB, VC, or VII (SBS).  E-5B [SB].

PSY 200W: Introduction to Psychology: Writing Intensive (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102, and completion of developmental reading requirement. A writing intensive survey of the major content areas and methods of psychology, including history, biological correlates, cognition, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, development, personality, abnormal, therapy, and social behavior. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 200 and 200W. Gen. Ed. VB, VC, or VII (SBS). [SB].

PSY 250: Information Literacy in PSY (3) A.
Pre or Corequisite: PSY 200 or 200W. Completion of developmental reading and writing requirements. Information literacy, reading, evaluating, summarizing scientific literature in Psychology; scientific writing (APA format); basic research terminology. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 250 and 250W.

PSY 250W: Information Literacy in PSY (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 or 200W and completion of developmental reading requirements; Pre- or Corequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 105(B) or HON 102. Information literacy, reading, evaluating, summarizing scientific literature in Psychology; scientific writing (APA format); basic research terminology. Credit will not be awarded for both  250W and PSY 250 or PSY 200Z,.

PSY 258: Career Development in Psychology (3) A.
Pre or Co-requisite: PSY 250 or PSY 250W. Will acquaint Psychology majors with career opportunities, and help students recognize and build the skills needed for their desired career field.  Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 258 and PSY 358.

PSY 280: Lifespan Developmental Psych (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: PSY 200. A survey of theory and research in developmental psychology across the entire life span. May not be applied to the Psychology major.  Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 280 and 280W. Gen. Ed. VB, VC, or VII (SBS). [SB].

PSY 280W: Life Span Developmental Psychology: Writing Intensive (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: PSY 200; ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. A writing-intensive survey of theory and research in developmental psychology across the entire life span. May not be applied to the Psychology major. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 280 and 280W. Gen. Ed. VB, VC, or VII (SBS). [SB].

PSY 300: Social Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. A study of the power of situations and the social environment to affect human behavior. Topics include: attitudes, persuasion, prejudice, discrimination, group behavior, interpersonal attraction, aggression and prosocial behavior. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 300 and PSY 300W.

PSY 300W: Social Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Writing intensive study of the power of situations and the social environment to affect human behavior. Topics include: attitudes, persuasion, prejudice, discrimination, group behavior, interpersonal attraction, aggression and prosocial behavior. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 300W and PSY 300.

PSY 305: Psychology of Personality (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102 and CMS 100 or CMS 210. Basic approaches to the study of personality. Theories and research about how personality affects behavior and life outcomes.

PSY 308: Abnormal Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Descriptive study of the nature, course, classification and prevalence of abnormal behavior, with attention to intellectual, personality,  cognitive, sensory and motor functions.

PSY 309: Statistics-Research Methods I (4) I, II.
Prerequisites: MAT 105(C) or MAT 106 (C) or any MAT course above 106 and PSY 250 or 250W,; and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Introduction to the various research methods and descriptive  statistics used in Psychology. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 309 and PSY 309W.

PSY 309W: Statistics-Research Methods I (4) A
Prerequisites: MAT 105(C) or MAT 106(C) or any MAT course above 106; and PSY 250 or 250W; and ENG 102 or ENG 105 B) or HON 102. Writing-intensive introduction to the various research methods and descriptive statistics used in Psychology. The course includes a lab experience. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 309 and PSY 309W.

PSY 310: Statistics-Research Methods II (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 309(C). Introduction to inferential statistics and continuation of PSY 309 with an emphasis on experimental research methods in Psychology.

PSY 311: Physiological  Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Facts, concepts, and principles regarding physiological events that underlie behavior. Attention to contemporary research methods and problems undergoing study.

PSY 312: Infant and Child Development (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Theoretical and empirical approaches to the development of the infant and child with attention to perceptual, behavioral, social, and cognitive development and the capacity for learning.

PSY 313: Learning (3) A.
COURSE DROPPED.

PSY 314: Adolescent and Adult Development (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Survey of biological, psychological, social, cognitive, and historical influences on adolescent and adult development.

PSY 315: Sensation and Perception (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Experimental study of sensation and perception, the sensory and cognitive processes by which we come to know our world. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 315 and PSY 315L.

PSY 315L: Sensation and Perception with Lab (4) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Experimental study of sensation and perception, the sensory and cognitive processes by which we come to know our world. 3 Lec/2 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 315 and 315L.

PSY 316: Aging and Senescence (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Theory and facts about aging changes in sensory processes, intellect, memory, personality, family and psychopathology.

PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSY 309. Theoretical and empirical approaches to human cognition. Topics include knowledge acquisition and organization, memory, language, problem solving, and thinking skills. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 317 and 317L.

PSY 317L: Cognitive Psychology with Lab (4) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 or 200W and PSY 309 or departmental approval. Theoretical and empirical approaches to human cognition. Topics include knowledge  acquisition and organization, memory, language, problem solving, and thinking skills. 3 Lec/2 Lab.

PSY 318: Introduction to School Psychology (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 250; and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102; and CMS 100 or CMS 210 or EES 250. Introduction to the field of School Psychology. Topics include developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, assessment, consultation, direct intervention, history of school psychology, and professional considerations.

PSY 319: Psychology of Work (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, and CMS 100 or CMS 210. Application of psychological theories and procedures to the world of work. Topics include personnel policies and administration, performance management, organizational theory, behavior and development, occupational health, and leadership.  Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 319 and 319S.

PSY 319S: Psychology of Work (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, and CMS 100 or CMS 210. Application of psychological theories and procedures to the world of work. Topics include personnel policies and administration, performance management, organizational theory, behavior and development, occupational health, and leadership. Service learning is included in course. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 319 and 319S.

PSY 320: Health Psychology (3) I, II. (formerly PSY 410)
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Theoretical and research perspectives on the relationship between psychological factors and health. Emphasis on utilizing psychological  principles and methodology to understand and change illness and health behaviors.  Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 320 and PSY 410.

PSY 321: Psychological Perspectives of Parenting and Child Care (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and PSY 312. A survey of major psychological theories related to parenting and child care. Topics include attachment, development, behavior, temperament, and parenting styles.

PSY 333: Comparative Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102.  A survey of theory and research in the psychology of animals. Topics include history of scientific studies, learning, memory, representation, intelligence, knowledge, innovation, culture, communication, development, emotion, social skill, consciousness, and theory of mind.

PSY 349: Applied Learning in Psychology (.5‑8) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 258 and departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Three hours may be applied toward the major, not applicable toward a minor. Course may be repeated for up to 16 credits total. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

PSY 349 A-N: Cooperative Study: Psychology (1‑8) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250 and departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Three hours may be applied toward the major, not applicable toward a minor. Course may be repeated for up to 16 credits total. Graded Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory.

PSY 350 : Animal Enrichment (3) A
Cross-listed as ANS 350. Prerequisite: ANS 200 or PSY 200. Covers the concept and practice of animal enrichment. Students will learn about the theoretical and applied aspects of enrichment and will acquire experience designing and implementing enrichment. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ANS 350.

PSY 355: Affection and Aggression (3) A.
COURSE DROPPED.

PSY 358: Beyond an Undergraduate Degree (1) A.
See PSY 258.

PSY 377: Psychology of Adoption (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 308; PSY 312, 280, or 280W. A survey of developmental, familial, cultural, and psychological factors in the adoption experience.

PSY 392: Environmental Psychology (3) I, II. (formerly PSY 404)
Prerequisites: PSY 200, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102.  Study of ways in which people influence the environment and are influenced by it.  Issues include discussion of both the natural and built environment. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 404 and PSY 392.

PSY 397: Topics in Psychology: _______ (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY  250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Selected topics for study. Variable topics across semesters in terms of student interest and available faculty. May be retaken for a maximum of 12 credits, provided the subject matter differs each time.

PSY 399: Research Development Skills (3) I, II
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102 and departmental approval. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSY 310(C). Design of a supervised independent research project and completion of research proposal.

PSY 400: Senior Seminar: ______ (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 311 or PSY 315, and PSY 313 or PSY 317 or PSY 333, and PSY 312 or PSY 314 or PSY 316, and PSY 300 or PSY 305 or PSY 308, and CMS 100 or CMS 210, or departmental approval. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PSY 310, or departmental approval. The senior seminar examines contemporary psychological issues from each of the five core perspectives. Issues vary from semester to  semester. May be retaken once, provided the subject matter differs each time.

PSY 401: Senior Thesis (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: PSY 310(C), and CMS 100 or CMS 210.  Design, execution, and writing of a supervised independent research project. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 401 and 401W.

PSY 401W: Senior Thesis (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 105(B) or HON 102 and PSY 310 (C), and CMS 100 or CMS 210. Design, execution, and writing of a supervised independent research project. Credit will not be awarded for both  PSY 401W and PSY 401.

PSY 402: Independent Work in Psychology (1‑3) I, II.
Prerequisite: student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Results must be  presented in a formal paper. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided different problems are studied.

PSY 403: Practicum in Psychology (0-3) A.
Prerequisite: student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Supervised field experience. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.

PSY 404: Environmental Psychology (3) I, II.
See PSY 392.

PSY 405: Intro to Interviewing/Therapy (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250 and PSY 308. Introduction to the basic concepts and skills of interviewing and therapeutic communication in the mental health field.

PSY 406: Intro to Behavior Therapy (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 308, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Principles and techniques of applying behavioral principles in the analysis of complex human behavior. Emphasis is placed on methods of observing behavior and analyzing functional relationships between behavior and environment.

PSY 408: Child Psychopathology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 308, and PSY 280 or PSY 312, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Descriptive study of behavior disorders in children, with attention to symptoms or behavioral  patterns, etiological influences, relevant research, theoretical underpinnings, and approaches to assessment and intervention.

PSY 409: Experiential Learning in Psychology (0) I, II
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Supervised field experience in Psychology. Only full-time students may enroll.

PSY 410: Health Psychology (3) I, II.
See PSY 320.

PSY 412: The Psychology of Art (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 305, and PSY 308, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, or departmental approval. Exploration of the ways in which selected psychological principles contribute to our understanding of art and the artist.

PSY 413: Mind and Brain (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 311 (C) or 313 (C) or 315 (C) or 317 (C) or 530 (C). A bridging discipline between cognitive science and biopsychology that examines the neural bases of mental processes  and complex behavior. Major topics include functional brain imaging, neural networks, perception, memory, language, and consciousness.

PSY 414: Political Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 300, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, and CMS 100 or CMS 210, or departmental approval. Seminar covers research that applies psychological methods and theory  to politics. Areas covered include personality and politics, and the psychological perspectives of media bias, ideology, conflict, prejudice, and terrorism.

PSY 415: Multicultural Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 300, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, or departmental approval. Examines the value-laden nuances of mainstream psychology and its early history of promoting discrimination toward diverse groups in American society, while introducing the multicultural approach for combating the resulting “isms” (e.g. racism, genderism).

PSY 419: Research Development Skills II (3) I, II
Prerequisites: PSY 399 and Research Proposal Approved by EKU IRB. Advanced development of data gathering, data analysis, and research presentation skills. Students will execute research developed in PSY 399, learn alternative data management and analyses techniques, prepare oral and written presentations of research. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PSY 401.

PSY 420: Psychology of Women and Gender (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 300, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, or departmental approval. Introduction to current and historical theories and research into the psychology of women,  including gender differences and similarities.

PSY 429: Psychological Perspectives on Substance Abuse (3) A
Prerequisite: PSY 308. Topics include an overview of current and historical models of addiction and a comparison of assessment and treatment techniques.  Evidence-based practice is emphasized.

PSY 458: Grad School Prep (3) A
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in Psychology; or departmental approval. Hands-on workshop for students intending to pursue graduate education in the near future.

PSY 466: Forensic Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 300, and PSY 308, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102.  Survey of the major areas of forensic psychology including mental health law, experimental psychology and the  legal system, forensic assessment, theories of criminal behavior, and correctional psychology. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 466 and PSY 411.

PSY 476: Psychology of Trauma (3) A
Prerequisites: ENG 101, 102(B), or HON 102; PSY 250, 308, or departmental approval. Topics include trauma and trauma-related assessment and interventions from diverse clinical perspectives. Emphasis will be on the applications of theoretical viewpoints to a variety of posttraumatic situations with a transtheoretical approach to clinical scholarship on trauma.

PSY 477: Psychology of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 250 or 250W, PSY 308, PSY 408, and PSY 280 or 312; or departmental approval. Survey of developmental disabilities, including causes, impacts on the individuals and their families, and intervention approaches, as well as broader topics such as education, service delivery approaches, and ethics.

PSY 490: Clinical Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and PSY 308, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102. Survey of clinical theories, methods, and approaches.

PSY 497: Topics in Psychology: _______ (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, or departmental approval. Additional prerequisites will be determined by the specific topic. Selected topics for study. Variable topics across semesters in terms of student interest and available faculty.  May be retaken, provided the subject matter differs each time.

PSY 499: Senior Exit Course in Psychology (0) I,II
Prerequisite: 102 credit hours completed. Students will complete the Senior Exit Survey and the Senior Knowledge Exam in this course.

PSY 510: Publishing Empirical Research (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 310 or equivalent, and department approval. Students must submit proposals to instructor prior to enrollment. This course will focus on  analyzing, writing and submitting results of a psychological study or experiment to an undergraduate or professional journal.

PSY 530: Cognitive Development (3) A. 
Prerequisite: PSY 309 or departmental approval. Overview of how individuals become intelligent through the acquisition of knowledge, learning to reason, think, and engage in abstract thought.

PSY 577: The Autism Spectrum (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 280 or PSY 312, and PSY 308, and PSY 309, or departmental approval. Introduction to assessment, diagnosis, and intervention in autism spectrum disorders across the life span.  Development of skills in applied assessment and intervention.

PSY 579: History and Systems of Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 311 or PSY 315; PSY 317 or PSY 333 or PSY 530; PSY 312 or PSY 314 or PSY 316; PSY 300 or PSY 305 or PSY 308 or departmental approval; CMS 100 or CMS 210.  Prerequisite or co-requisite: PSY 310 or departmental approval. A survey of the history of psychology and its various schools of thought and approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes.

PSY 590: Tests and Measurements (3) A.
Prerequisites: PSY 309 or departmental approval. Study of measurement principles with application in psychology, business, industry, and government. Interpretation, use, and evaluation of measurement  and job analysis methods. Reliability, validity, utility, ethical/legal concerns are examined.

PSY 597: Advanced Topics in Psychology: ______ (3) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 250, and ENG 102 or ENG 105 (B) or HON 102, and departmental approval. Selected topics for advanced study. Topics vary across semesters depending on student interest and available faculty. May be retaken up to 12 hours.

Graduate Courses

PSY 710: Publishing Empirical Research (3) A
Prerequisite: Department approval. Students must submit proposals to instructor prior to enrollment. This course will focus on analyzing, writing and submitting results of a psychological study or experiment to a professional journal.

PSY 730: Cognitive Development (3) A. 
Overview of how individuals become intelligent through the acquisition of knowledge, learning to reason, think, and engage in abstract thought.

PSY 777: The Autism Spectrum (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Assessment, diagnosis, and intervention in autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. Conduct autism spectrum assessment and design interventions.

PSY 779: History and Systems of Psychology (3) A.
A survey of the history of psychology and its various schools of thought and approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes.

PSY 790: Tests and Measurements (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Study of measurement principles with application in psychology, business, industry, and government. Interpretation, use,  and evaluation of measurement and job analysis methods. Reliability, validity, utility, ethical/legal concerns are examined.

PSY 797: Advanced Topics in Psychology: ______ (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Selected topics for advanced study. Variable topics across semester in terms of student interest and available faculty. May  be retaken provided the subject matter differs each time.

PSY 802: Multicultural Psychology (3) A
Prerequisite: admission to the Psy.D. program. Designed to promote self- awareness of cultural values and biases, and increasing knowledge about how race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and social class impact the professional relationship.

PSY 803: Rural Mental Health (3) A
Prerequisite: admission to the Psy.D. program. This course is designed to provide an overview of rural mental health with an emphasis on addressing both geographic, economic, and cultural barriers to mental health care in rural communities.

PSY 820: Statistics & Research Design I (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Principles and techniques of scientific observation, control, and analysis specifically oriented to research in psychology.  Evaluation of research designs and their implementation in professional settings. Emphasis on univariate statistical analyses. Credit will not be awarded to  students who have credit for PSY 820S.

PSY 820S: Statistics & Research Design I: Service Learning (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Principles and techniques of scientific observation, control, and analysis specifically oriented to research in psychology in  the context of service learning. Evaluation of research designs and their implementation in professional settings. Emphasis on univariate statistical  analyses. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PSY 820.

PSY 824: Intellectual Assessment (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Techniques, principles and problems in the administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of individual tests of intelligence for children and adults.

PSY 825: Personality Assessment (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Techniques, principles and problems of evaluating personality via interviews, objective and projective testing. Emphasis on integration of results.

PSY 826: Professional Concerns I (1-3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Consideration of ethical and related problems of psychologists. Repeatable up to 4 credit hours.

PSY 827: Topics in Assessment (1) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Administering, scoring, and interpreting instruments in the area of vocational interest, adolescent personality, adaptive behavior, and individual academic assessment. Emphasis is on application in school and clinical settings.

PSY 837: Social Psychology and Cultural Diversity (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Graduate level survey of topics in social psychology including social influence, persuasion, social cognition,  self-justification, aggression and prejudice. Emphasis on multi-cultural diversity and tolerance of other groups.

PSY 838: Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1-4) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 826 or departmental approval. Supervised experience in applied settings. Participation varies with student's course work and experience. Class meetings as arranged. May retake to a maximum of nine credit hours.

PSY 840: Cognitive Bases of Behavior (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Broad survey of findings in the areas of learning and conditioning, memory and cognitive processes.

PSY 841: Psychopathology (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Etiology and description of various aspects of psychopathology and ineffective behavior. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COU 855.

PSY 842: Interventions: School & Home (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Academic and behavioral interventions for school-age children will be reviewed. Emphasis is on identifying, selecting, and implementing research-based interventions for specific behaviors.

PSY 843: Practicum (1-4) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Supervised practice in applied settings. Selective participation with an assigned agency varies with the student’s program  with level of preparation in course work, and with previous supervised field experience. Class meetings as arranged. May be retaken to a maximum of eleven credit hours. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

PSY 844: Industrial Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Graduate level introduction to industrial psychology. Topics include legal issues, job analysis and evaluation,  compensation, research in organizations, individual differences, recruitment, human factors, and work environments.

PSY 845: Clinical Issues and the Deaf (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Survey of clinical issues involved in providing mental health services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Topics will include  the prevalence and nature of psychological problems among the deaf and hard-of-hearing, ethical and professional concerns, the interface between mental  health and other services, and psychological assessment and therapy issues and strategies.

PSY 846: Behavioral Research Methods (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Theory and methods of contemporary practice of behavioral assessment and single subject research design. Supervised  practice in clinical applications of assessment methods. Review of relevant learning theory and behavioral principles.

PSY 847: Topics in Individual Differences (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. The development of individual differences in traits and behavior examined from the perspectives of personality and  developmental psychology. Selected coverage of both seminal and current theoretical and empirical literatures.

PSY 848: Introduction to School Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Theory observation, and supervised practice in the role of school psychologist. Includes systems analysis, the consultation process, and interprofessional relationships. Intervention skills appropriate for dealing with those problems.

PSY 850: Psycotherapy and Behavior Change I: Basic Techniques (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. A didatic and experiential introduction to the theories and techniques facilitative of personal growth and behavior change.

PSY 853: Biological Bases of Behavior (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. A survey of the principles, research and methodology of psychophysiology, including consideration of the autonomic  correlates of emotion and arousal, biofeedback, psychosomatic diseases, and psychophysiological correlates of psychopathology.

PSY 857S: Child and Family Interventions (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Conceptualization and intervention for childhood psychological disorders are reviewed and experienced through service  learning pedagogy. Emphasis is on individual and group interventions. Credit will not be awarded for both PSY 857 and 857S.

PSY 860: Psychotherapy and Behavior Change II: Advanced Techniques and Theories (3) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 850 or departmental approval. The in-depth study of techniques selected from those presented in PSY 850. Emphasis will be placed on developing proficiency in such skills and techniques.

PSY 862: Statistics and Research Design II (3) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 820 or equivalent with department approval. Principles and techniques of scientific observation, control, and analysis, specifically oriented to  multivariate research in psychology. Evaluation of research designs and their implementation in professional settings.

PSY 865: Psychological Consultation (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Exploration of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of psychological consultation process, and supervised practice  in the provision of indirect psychological services.

PSY 868: Program Evaluation in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (3) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 820 or 862 or equivalent with departmental approval. Survey and application of program evaluation theory, designs, implementations and  problems. Emphasis on preparing students to design and implement program evaluations of social, educational and organizational programs.

PSY 870: Cognition in the Workplace (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Graduate level survey of theories and research in cognition, with a focus on applications to industrial and organizational psychology.

PSY 871: Group and Family Therapy (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Theory and techniques of group and family therapy. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying intervention skills.

PSY 872: Selection and Performance Appraisal (3) A.
Prerequisite: PSY 790 or departmental approval. Psychological theory, research, and practice pertaining to the selection and appraisal of human resources in  the workplace.

PSY 873: Organizational Psychology (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Examination of research, theory, and applications in organizational psychology. Topics include commitment, involvement, satisfaction, power, conflict, motivation, leadership, quality of work life, group/team processes, and organizational structure.

PSY 874: Organization Change and Development (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Analysis of psychological theory, research and practice pertaining to organization change and development including the  change process, culture, interventions, evaluation, consulting, and legal/ethical concerns.

PSY 875: Training and Development (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Graduate level survey of psychological theory, research, and practice utilized in the training and development of human resources in the workplace.

PSY 876: Applied I-O Research (3) A
Prerequisites: PSY 790 (C) and PSY 820 (C), or department approval. Application of research methods, data analysis, and reporting pertaining to the field of Industrial-Organizational psychology. Topics may include criterion validation, adverse impact analysis, utility analysis, validity generalization, analyses of  organizational surveys, and training program evaluation.

PSY 880: Work Environments (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Seminar examining the ways in which workers are influenced by the physical environment. Topics will include lighting, noise, temperature, aesthetics, privacy, crowding, territoriality, human factors, and ergonomics.

PSY 881: Advanced Children’s Assessment (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Theory and research regarding psychological and psychoeducational problems of childhood and adolescence in the  context of diagnostic criteria, including training in the use of adaptive behavior scales and measures for screening academic achievement.

PSY 887: Independent Work in Psychology (1-3) A.
Prerequisite: Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Student is  responsible for conceptualization and investigation of research problem and drawing formal conclusions. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided  a different problem is studied each time.

PSY 888: Master’s Research Project (3) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Empirical investigation of a selected topic in psychology, including submission of a report to the department. Graded  Pass-Fail.

PSY 890: Thesis Research (3-6) A.
COURSE DROPPED.  SEE PSY 896.

PSY 896: Internship in School Psychology (3-6) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Intensive supervised experience in approved educational setting. May be retaken to a maximum of twelve hours. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A minimum of 1200 hours of work is required for the total twelve hours credit awarded.

PSY 897: Special Topics in Psychology (3) A.
Selected topics for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be retaken to a total of six hours, provided the subject matter differs each time.

PSY 898: Internship in School Psychology (1-6) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Experimental investigation of a selected topic, including preparation of a formal report. May be retaken to a maximum of twelve hours. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A minimum of 1200 hours of work is required for the total twelve hours credit awarded.

PSY 899A: Internship in Clinical Psychology (4) A.
Prerequisite: department approval. Intensive supervised experience in an approved clinical setting. May be retaken to a maximum of twelve hours. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

PSY 938: Doctoral Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1-4)
Prerequisite: PSY 838. Supervised experience in applied settings. Participation varies with student's course work and experience. Class meetings as arranged. May be retaken to a maximum of 21 credit hours.

PSY 990: Doctoral Specialization Project (3) A
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Investigation of clinical best practices for a selected disorder. Requires a written report and oral presentation. May be retaken for a maximum of 12 hours. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

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