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Courses at the 500-level

PSYC 500: Research Design and Analysis I

The design and analysis of descriptive and nonexperimental research designs are covered. Included are correlational, nonparametric, and single-subject designs and their corresponding statistical tests for data analysis.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics
  • or consent of department chair
PSYC 501: Research Design and Analysis II

The design and analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs are covered. Included are between- and within-subjects approaches to single-factor and factoral designs and their corresponding statistical tests for data analysis.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 500
  • graduate status
  • or consent of department chair
PSYC 508: Behavior in Groups and Social Organizations

The psychological aspects of group task performance, role behavior, and social dynamics in working situations are covered. Emphasis is on analytic techniques, institutional climates, leadership methods, and human values.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • 6 credit hours of psychology courses
  • or consent of the department chair
PSYC 510: Drugs and Behavior

Contemporary issues relating to drugs and behavior are introduced. Topics include classification and identification of various drugs, mental and physical effects of the drugs, characteristics of the drug addict, and rehabilitation of drug addicts.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • 6 credit hours of psychology courses
PSYC 521: Industrial Psychology

Emphasis is on the measurement of human abilities and the understanding of psychological principles in decision making, planning, industrial training, and group interaction.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • 6 credit hours of psychology courses
PSYC 535: Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence

Emphasis is on the identification, description, and diagnosis of types of childhood psychopathology and the social, psychological, and physical factors involved in the development of these disorders.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • or consent of the department chair
PSYC 538: Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development

Milestones in physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development from conception through adolescence are examined, with emphasis on theory and research. (Formerly Seminar in Personality and Social Development.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair.
PSYC 540: Quantitative Methods in Psychological Research

Study includes the principles and procedures of statistical analyses and interpretation of data in the behavioral sciences. Content is beyond the level of an introductory course in statistics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • PSYC 320
  • or consent of the department chair
PSYC 541: Seminar in Research Methods

Descriptive, correlational, and experimental methods used in psychology are surveyed. Included are program evaluation, computer usage, and a supervised research project.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • PSYC 540
  • or consent of the department chair
PSYC 549: Cognition

Cognition is studied from a contemporary information processing point of view. Included are historical antecedents, relationships to alternative theoretical perspectives, and applications to learning, development, and problem solving.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair.
PSYC 556: Seminar in Personality Theory

Personality theories are considered in the context of the philosophical and sociocultural environments in which they evolved. Relationships between behavioral development and theoretical predictions are examined. (Formerly PSYC 566.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair.
PSYC 558: Seminar in Social Psychology

An overview is given of the field of social psychology organized around major research areas. Each of the areas is critically examined using primary sources and representative empirical research.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair.
PSYC 559: Seminar in Adult Psychopathology

Psychopathology with adult onset is examined. Topics covered are DSM classification, etiology, major theoretical approaches, and various categories of disordered behavior. (Formerly Seminar in Psychopathology.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • or consent of the department chair
PSYC 560: Current Issues in Psychology

Contemporary issues and developments in the field of psychology are explored at the graduate level. Recent research and theoretical literature are considered. Topics vary. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • 6 credit hours of psychology courses
  • or consent of department chair
PSYC 590: Directed Research

The student selects a topic and undertakes concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • Six semesters of psychology courses
  • PSYC 320
  • Consent of department chair
  • Consent of dean
PSYC 593: Directed Reading

Under the supervision of a faculty member, the student engages in intensive readings on a specific topic in psychology.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status
  • consent of department chair and dean
  • or equivalent
  • or equivalent
  • good standing (see Graduate Manual)
PSYC 594: Directed Research

Students undertake a qualitative or quantitative empirical research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (Formerly PSYC 590.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
  • or equivalent
  • graduate status
  • good standing (see Graduate Manual)
  • consent of department chair and dean

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