Psychological Sciences (PSYS)

PSYS 423G   Psychology of Adult Life and Aging    3 Hours

Psychological processes in adulthood and aging. Emphasis on contemporary theories, methodological issues, and interactions of psychological, biological, social, and environmental factors in adulthood and aging.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 424G   Topics in Developmental Psychology    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A consideration of special topics to acquaint students with theoretical and research issues of particular interest in developmental psychology.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 431G   Psychology of Language    3 Hours

Overview of scientific study of human language abilities, with primary emphasis on individual psychological mechanisms.
Prerequisite(s): A research methods course or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

PSYS 440G   Abnormal Psychology    3 Hours

Introduction to abnormal psychology emphasizing forms of abnormal behavior, etiology, developmental factors, interpretations, behavioral manifestations and treatment programs.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2017

PSYS 450G   Psychology of Personality    3 Hours

Overview of the major theoretical approaches to the study of personality, including historical as well as contemporary theorists, avenues of analysis, and concepts.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 451G   Psychology of Religion    3 Hours

Study Classical theories and current research in the psychology of religion.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 453G   Psychology of Women    3 Hours

Scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of girls and women. Topics include gender differences and similarities, inclusion of females in psychological research, psychological development of girls and women, sexuality, and mental health issues.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 463G   Evolutionary Psychology    3 Hours

A survey of the research methods and core concepts of evolutionary psychology as they apply to human adaptive problems, including problems of survival, sex and mating, parenting and kinship, and aggression.
Prerequisite(s):Permission of the Instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 465G   Psychopharmacology    3 Hours

Examination of psychoactive drugs and their effects upon the brain and neural mechanisms responsible for mind and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2017

PSYS 473G   Training in Business and Industry    3 Hours

Theories, research and methods of training needs analysis, program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 370 or MGT 311 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 510   Advanced Research Methods in Psychology    3 Hours

Examination of methodological concepts and issues in the conduct of psychological research.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

PSYS 512   Analysis of Variance    3 Hours

Examines the theory behind and application of between- and within-subjects designs, mixed designs, and other data analytic techniques with an emphasis on analysis of variance.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

PSYS 513   Correlation and Regression Analysis    3 Hours

Advanced analysis techniques appropriate to psychological research. Emphasizes regression analysis, partial correlation, moderated multiple regression, and analysis of covariance.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

PSYS 518   Statistics and Psychometric Theory    3 Hours

Introduction to psychometric theory. Emphasis on statistical techniques and construction of psychological measurement instruments.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

PSYS 520   Individual Differences and Human Diversity    3 Hours

Research and theory in aspects of human diversity, including intelligence, motivation, personality, achievement, and aptitudes. Both individual and group differences are addressed, and sources of diversity are explored.
Equivalent(s): PSY 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 521   Advanced Child Developmental Psychology    3 Hours

Particular emphasis on a critical review of current research in child development.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

PSYS 530   Conditioning and Learning    3 Hours

Advanced discussion and critical analysis of theoretical approaches to associative learning with particular emphasis on experimental studies of Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, motivation, and affect.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

PSYS 533   Advanced Topics in Cognition    3 Hours

Advanced overview of human cognition. Covers theory and research on the topics of learning, memory, attention, judgment and decision making, and problem-solving.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

PSYS 551   Social Psychology of Organizations    3 Hours

The dynamics of groups and organizations. Current theory and research in psychology of organizations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 552   Advanced Social Psychology    3 Hours

Behavior of the individual in relation to social contexts. Topics include group dynamics, attitude formation and change, social influence processes, socialization, and language use in communication.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to M.A. or M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

PSYS 565   Cognitive Neuroscience    3 Hours

Graduate level introduction to the functional role of brain structure and activity in cognition and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017

PSYS 567   Advanced Physiological Psychology    3 Hours

Anatomy of the nervous system, relationships among the components of the nervous system and psychological functioning.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.A. or M.S. in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016

PSYS 570   Job Analysis and Compensation    3 Hours

Overview of the I/O discipline with an emphasis on job analysis and compensation.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2017

PSYS 571   Personnel Psychology    3 Hours

Employee selection procedures, with emphasis on criterion and validity issues. Direct involvement in data collection and analysis.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 570.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

PSYS 572   Organizational Psychology    3 Hours

Selected topics relevant to work organizations. Emphasizes current theories and research practices.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 570.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016

PSYS 579   Internship in Industrial-Organizational Psychology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Internship experience for IO psychology graduate students. Student is required to locate appropriate internship site; site must be approved by faculty prior to registration.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 570, PSYS 571, AND PSYS 572.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 581   Professional and Ethical Issues in Psychological Sciences    3 Hours

Graduate level course on professional and ethical issues for basic and applied psychological sciences
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 590   Readings of Research Psychology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Individual readings or research. Arrangements must be made before enrollment.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission only.
Equivalent(s): PSY 590.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 595   Practicum in Psychological Sciences    3 Hours

Supervised practical experience in a research setting.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 597   Trends and Scientific Approaches in Psychological Thinking    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

New developments and special topics in contemporary psychological research.
Equivalent(s): PSY 597.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Research hours dedicated to the completion of psychology graduate program thesis.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology Program.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 600   Maintaining Matriculation    1 Hour (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Maintains matriculation
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in Psychology Program.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2017

PSYS 640   Psychopathology    3 Hours

Major forms of child and adult psychopathology with emphasis upon recent research, classification systems, the modification of deviant behavior and developmental patterns of learning and motivation variables. Equivalent to PSY 640.
Equivalent(s): PSY 640.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

PSYS 641   Theories of Psychotherapy    3 Hours

Selected theories and techniques of psychotherapy and counseling. Also covers group therapy, clinical topics, and professional and ethical issues.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Equivalent(s): PSY 641.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

PSYS 670   Equal Employment Opportunity, the Law, and Ethical Considerations    3 Hours

Issues relevant to providing equal employment opportunity: EEOC and FEA guidelines regarding selection practices; review of major court decisions and their implications for the conduct of selection; professional and ethical considerations in the practice of I/O psychology.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 570.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

PSYS 673   Advanced Training in Business and Industry    3 Hours

Theories, research and methods of training needs analysis, program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): PSYS 571, or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016

PSYS 770   Legal Issues for Organizational Leaders    3 Hours

Survey of Equal Employment Opportunity laws and other employment laws and their implications for organizational leaders.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to EdD Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 771   Human Resources Management and Personnel Decisions for Organizational Leaders    3 Hours

Survey of leadership roles in managing human resources in organizations to achieve both individual and organizational objectives and ensure effective work practices in dynamic work environments. Topics include selection and placement of employees, evaluation of employee performance, compensation and benefits, and effective utilization of human capital.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EdD program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PSYS 773   Employee Training and Development Issues for Organizational Leaders    3 Hours

Review of training needs assessment, issues in the design and development of training programs, evaluation of training programs, methods and delivery systems for training, managing the training function and special issues in training.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EdD program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None