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PSY 285 Research Methods 3(3-0)

PSY 531 Group Dynamics 3(3-0)

An introduction to the various research methodologies in psychology. Prereq- uisites: PSY 100; PSY 211 or STA 282 or STA 382 with a grade of C or better. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

Conceptual and empirical background in the dynamics of face-to-face groups and related interpersonal areas. Emphasis is cognitive-theoretical rather than experiential. Prerequisite: PSY 330.

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PSY 324 Childhood and Adolescence 3(3-0)

PSY 533 Psychology of Racism 3(3-0)

Psychological development from childhood through the college years. Main topics are personality, social, and cognitive development. Prerequisites: PSY 220 or HDF 100 or EDU 280. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

This course explores racism from a cognitive-social psychological viewpoint. The processes involved in the development, maintenance and change of racist attitudes are considered. Prerequisites: junior or higher standing; PSY 330 or SOC 201; a social science methods class.

PSY 325 Psychology of Aging 3(3-0)

PSY 534 Psychology and the Courtroom 3(3-0)

Empirical approach to understanding changes and continuities in physiological, cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, and social functioning in later life. Prerequisites: PSY 220 or signed Gerontology Minor

PSY 330 Social Psychology 3(3-0)

The application of psychological principles and theories to the courtroom. Prerequisites: coursework in basic statistics (e.g., PSY 211) and research methods (e.g., PSY 285); graduate standing. This course is approved for offer- ing in a distance learning format.

Empirical approach to understanding individual social behavior. Deals with the person and the social environment with a focus in attitudes, interpersonal behavior, and group processes. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

PSY 535 Organizational Psychology 3(3-0)

The study of organizations as complex social systems with analyses of indi- vidual and group behavior in organizations and responses of organizations to their environment. Prerequisite: PSY 336 or graduate standing.

PSY 332 Evolutionary Psychology 3(3-0)

PSY 536 Personnel Psychology 3(3-0)

Examines human behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Topics include: evolutionary theory, sex and mating, child rearing, social relationships, and ap- plications to health and work. Prerequisites: PSY 100 OR ANT 171 required; BIO 151 recommended. (University Program Group IV-A)

PSY 334 Psychology of Women 3(3-0)

Explores psychological issues pertaining specifically to women in the follow- ing areas: affective and cognitive functioning, personality theories, adult role behaviors, sexuality and physical and mental health. Identical to WST 334. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group III-A)

This course examines the identification, measurement, and development of individual differences, and job systems related to individual differences within organizations to improve job performance and satisfaction. Topics include job analysis, criterion development, personnel selection, training, and performance evaluation. Prerequisites: PSY 336, or graduate standing; Recommended: PSY 211.

PSY 537 Organizational Behavior Management 3(3-0)

Behavioranalysisin business,industry,andhuman servicesettings.Applied re- search in organizations is emphasized. Empirical rather than theoretical approach. Prerequisites: PSY 336 or PSY 370 or PSY 384 or graduate standing.

PSY 336 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3(3-0)

The psychology of work and organizations. Introduction to the use and ap- plication of psychology in the workplace. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

PSY 583 Motivation and Emotion 3(3-0) Survey of the theories, systems and concepts of motivation and emotion. Prerequisite: 15 hours of psychology; graduate standing.

PSY 636 Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology 3(3-0)

PSY 337 Psychology of Advertising 3(3-0)

Psychological principles and concepts applied to advertising and selling, promotion, buyer attitudes, consumer behavior, psychological measurement, and prediction in advertising. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

This course examines major ideas, assumptions, and technologies in personnel psychology, the implementation and utilization of personnel technologies, and selected current topics. Prerequisites: graduate standing and PSY 536.

PSY 736 Strategies for Interventions in Social Systems 3(Spec)

PSY 340 Studies in Personality 3(3-0)

Survey of major theories and principles used to describe/explain the individual. Primary focus will be on evaluating and testing theories via research findings. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course is approved for offering in a distance learn- ing format.

Study of various social technologies of intervention, and the evaluation of a range of these methods. Prerequisite: matriculation in professional psychology doctoral program.

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PSY 350 Clinical Interviewing and Counseling 3(3-0) Theory and practice of psychological interviewing and counseling. Recom- mended: PSY 220, PSY 250. Prerequisites: PSY 100.

PSY 382 Perception 3(3-0)

Perception as the result of psychological and physiological processes. Some of the topics covered are vision, audition, pain perception, illusions, pattern recognition and perceptual development. Prerequisites: PSY 100; a University Program Group II course; competency in written English and mathematics. (University Program Group IV-A)

PSY 383 Learning and Memory 3(3-0)

Introduction to the major theoretical-empirical views that characterize the area of learning and memory. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

PSY 387 Behavioral Neuroscience 3(3-0)

Overview of the neurological processes underlying organismic behavior. Sur- veys neurobiological explanations of sensation, movement, motivation, emotion, sleep, learning, neurological disorders, recovery mechanisms. Prerequisites: One of the following: PSY 100, BIO 101, BIO 105, BIO 110, BIO 151, HSC 211(Subgroup IV-A)

PSY 400 Special Issues: Title to be listed 1-12(Spec) Subjects of contemporary psychology not covered by regular curriculum. Prerequisite: See class schedule.

PSY 459 Stress 3(3-0)

Defines stress and how to measure it, evaluates evidence about causes/cor- relates of stress, and introduces strategies to deal with stress. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: PSY 100.

PSY 500 Special Issues 1-12(Spec) Subjects of contemporary psychology not covered by regular curriculum. Prerequisites: See class schedule.

REL 101 World Religions: An Introduction to the Study of Religion 3(3-0)

Basic forms of religious activity and experience studied as an essential component of human life; includes a survey of major religious traditions. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Pro- gram Group I-A)

This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

REL 130 Religion in America 3(3-0)

An introduction to the varieties of religious experience inAmerica; emphasis on the ways religious traditions have interacted with American culture and politics. (University Program Group I-A)

REL 140 Religion, Race and Discrimination in America 3(3-0)

Introduction to the religious expressions of Americans who have experienced racial discrimination, with emphasis on Native American, African-American, and Hispanic-American communities. (University Program Group IV-C)

REL 207 Women in Religion 3(3-0)

The place and image of women in major religious traditions. Emphasis on current literature about religious reform, creation of alternative institutions, new concepts of spirituality. Identical to WST 207. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. (University Program Group IV-A)

REL 220 Religious Traditions of China 3(3-0)

Study of the basic character of Chinese religion, including Chinese Bud- dhism. Examines both popular religion and major traditions (Confucian, Taoist). (University Program Group IV-B)

REL 221 Religious Traditions of Japan 3(3-0)

Introduction to the major characteristics of Japanese religion, including Shinto and Chinese Confucian and Buddhist elements; emphasis on religion in a Japanese cultural setting. (University Program Group IV-B)

REL 222 Religious Traditions of India 3(3-0)

PSY 511 Statistics in Psychology 3(3-1) An extension of topics introduced in PSY 211, with emphasis upon hypothesis testing and statistical inference. Prerequisite: PSY 211.

The major features of the Hindu tradition, including the Buddhist and Jaina traditions in India. Stresses the significance of practice and doctrine in Indian religion. (University Program Group IV-B)

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