Psychology The B.S. degree with a major in Psychology
The B.A. degree with a major in Psychology
Requirements for a minor in Psychology
Minor in Child Development
Approved courses for Minor in Child Development
Area of Specialization for Secondary Certification in Psychology
Outreach Program
Honors in Psychology
Psi Chi
Pass/No Credit Option
Courses of Instruction

(PSYC)

Available as a major on the B.A. and B.S. degree and as a minor on the B.A. and B.S. degree.

Although the programs may be used to achieve a variety of objectives, they are designed with three primary goals in mind: (1) to provide majors with a strong background for graduate or professional training in psychology or related fields, (2) to educate intelligent consumers who can seek, evaluate and apply selected psychological services effectively, and (3) to provide fundamental information for a critical understanding of psychological knowledge and problems.

In addition to basic coursework, the programs offer learning experiences that include research projects, individual career planning, special seminars, and supervised off-campus activities. Such courses, primarily for juniors and seniors, require approval from the students' adviser or the instructor during the semester prior to the one in which the student intends to enroll. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser at least once each semester to plan an appropriate selection of courses to meet their individual goals. Further information regarding the psychology curriculum may be obtained from the chairman of the department.

The B.S. degree with a major in Psychology

Recommended for students planning graduate work in Psychology or a related field or who anticipate a career in a psychology-related field. Requirements in Psychology. A minimum of 42 hours including either 10213, 10514, or 10524, plus 30503 and 40993. At least one course must be taken from each of the following five areas, plus at least one additional course from A,B,C, or D. A minor or second major is required for the B.S. degree in Psychology.

Area A: 30463, 30483, 50513;

Area B: 30433*, 30473*, 30414*

Area C: 30453*, 30423*, 40433*

Area D: 30443, 40493*, 30353 or 30343*

Area E: 30363, 30373, 40463

[* = courses that require MATH 10043 (Elementary Statistics) and PSYC 30503 (Behavioral Research) as prerequisites]. A maximum of 6 hours of 40960 and/or 40970 may be applied to the 42 minimum required hours in psychology, but additional hours may be taken as psychology electives.

The total number of hours required for the B.S. degree is 124.

The B.A. degree with a major in Psychology

This degree is suited for students who have a general interest in psychology but do not plan a career in psychology or a psychology-related field. It may prove suitable for a variety of career objectives not subsumed under the B.S. program. Requirements in Psychology. A minimum of 30 hours including either 10213, 10514, or 10524 , plus 30503 and 40993. At least one course must be taken from each of the five areas listed in Areas A-E under the B.S. degree requirements. A maximum of 6 hours of 40960 and/or 40970 may be applied to the 30 minimum required hours in psychology, but additional hours may be taken as psychology electives. A minor or second major is required for for the B.A. in Psychology.

Associated Requirements: Same as for B.S. degree. The total number of hours required for the B.A. degree is 124.

Requirements for a minor in Psychology

A minor in psychology requires 18 hours in psychology, including either 10213, 10514, or 10524. A maximum of 3 hours of 40960 and/or 40970 may be applied to the minor in psychology.

Minor in the Psychology of Leadership

The minor in the Psychology of Leadership will provide students with knowledge and experiences relevant to the scientific study of leadership and its application.

Requirements for Minor in the Psychology of Leadership

A minimum of 21 credit hours is required

3 hours of Introductory Psychology:

Psyc 10213 General Psychology
Psyc 10514 Principles of Behavior
Psyc 10524 Principles of Behavior

6 hours of Required Coursework in the Psychology of Leadership:

Psyc 20333 Basic Leadership Theory and Skills (Sophomore standing required for this course)
Psyc 40233 Advanced Leadership Theory and Skills

3 hours of Foundations in Psychology:

Psyc 30353 Social Psychology
Psyc 30433 Experimental Psychology: Motivation
Psyc 30443 Psychology of Personality
9 hours of Electives in the Psychology of Leadership:

Psyc 30373 Organizational Psychology
Psyc 40473 Psychology of Women & Men
Psyc 40260 Introductory Field Work in Psychology
Psyc 40290 Advanced Field Work in Psychology
Psyc 51000 Seminar on Ethics and Science


Students cannot pursue both a Minor in Psychology and a Minor in the Psychology of Leadership.

Minor in Child Development

The Child Development Minor is a multidisciplinary program drawing upon the strengths of four colleges and eight disciplines, listed alphabetically, which include: Communication Sciences & Disorders, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Education, Nutritional Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work. Students wishing to earn the Child Development Minor are required to take 18 hours of coursework, selected from the courses listed below. Courses must be selected from at least three different departments, which may include the department of the student┐s major. No more than 6 hours may be taken from one department, and no more than 3 hours may be taken from Independent Studies and Special Topics courses combined. Case Studies in Child Development will be the only required course for students in the Minor. Its interdisciplinary focus is designed to give students in the Minor comprehensive insight into the issues of child development. Faculty will be available within each of the departments for student advising and to monitor the availability and suitability of special topics courses and other special opportunities.

Approved courses for Minor in Child Development

ADDRAN COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE Courses:

SOCI 30303 Marriage and the Family OR
CRJU/SOCI 40463 Juvenile Delinquency
CRJU 30453 Juvenile Justice
CRJU 30913 Psychology and Criminal Justice
Independent Studies
Special Topics

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

CHILD DEVELOPMENT COURSE:
CHDV 50533 Case Studies in Child Development (required course)

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES Course:

NTDT 30113 Infant & Child Nutrition

PSYCHOLOGY Courses:

PSYC 30323 Child Psychology
PSYC 30363 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 30473 Comparative Psychology
PSYC 40463 Behavior Modification
PSYC 40483 Human Neuropsychology
PSYC 40433 Developmental Psychology OR
PSYC 50463 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 50433 Vulnerable Child I: Theory
PSYC 50443 Vulnerable Child II: Practice
Independent Studies
Special Topics

HARRIS COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES

NURSING Course:

NURS 10303 Human Development

SOCIAL WORK Courses:

SOWO 30573 Child Welfare
SOWO 30483 Human Behavior and Social Environment I
Independent Studies
Special Topics

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS Courses:

COSD 10303 Survey of Communication Disorders
COSD 10343 Basic Sign Language
COSD 20333 Phonetics
COSD 20433 Intermediate Sign Language
COSD 30333 Language Development in Children
COSD 30343 Aural Rehab
COSD 30393 Language Development of DHH
COSD 40333 Speech for the Deaf
Independent Studies
Special Topics

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION Courses:

EDEC 30103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EDUC 30143 Child and Adolescent Development OR EDUC 50143 Theories of Human Development
Independent Studies
Special Topics

Area of Specialization for Secondary Certification in Psychology

Required: 10213, 10514, or 10524, plus 30503. Also, select enough from the courses listed in Areas A-E under the B.S. degree requirements to make a total of at least 24 semester hours.

Outreach Program

The Outreach Program is designed to afford qualified students the opportunity to participate in psychology-related internships in local community settings. The program has two purposes:

1. The major goal of the Outreach Program is to increase student awareness of professional psychology by allowing students to engage in activities similar to those of a counseling or clinical psychologist. Many psychology majors are interested in becoming helping professionals, and it is our belief that these students can make more informed decisions about their careers if they have experienced these professional activities first hand.

2. A second goal of the Outreach Program is to help students to build their resumes through professionally-related internship experiences. In this way they can not only include the field work experience on their resumes, but they also have the opportunity to earn letters of recommendation from off-campus professionals.

Requirements. The Psychology Department's field work experience consists of a two semester sequence, Introduction to Field Work (PSYC 40453) taken in the fall semester, and Advanced Field Work (PSYC 40960) taken in the following spring semester.

Honors in Psychology

A student wishing to complete Departmental Honors in Psychology must be enrolled in the Honors Program and complete 30003 and 40003. It is recommended that students enroll in 40003 for the fall semester of the senior year.

Psi Chi

The department sponsors the TCU Chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology.

Pass/No Credit Option

Pass/No Credit is acceptable for courses in the major and minor, if any.

Courses of Instruction

CHDV 50433 Vulnerable Child I: Theory. The Vulnerable Child is a two-part series of multidisciplinary courses which investigate the challenges faced by families and professionals who work with children who have emotional, behavioral, and/or physiological challenges. The Vulnerable Child I: Theory will focus on the theory and research which is the basis of these challenges. If our Hope Connection summer camp for adopted children is taking place, both Vulnerable Child courses are required before students can work in it.

CHDV 50533 Case Studies in Child Development. This course is designed to present an integrated and comprehensive overview of numerous issues in child devlopment as well as treatments/solutions for those issues. This diverse array of developmental problems will be presented in a series of case-studies by professors from several departments as well as by community professionals who specialize in children's issues. This course is a requirement for the Child Development Minor as well as an elective course in Psychology.

PSYC 10110 Techniques of College Learning. The study of the skills and techniques necessary for efficient learning. Application of the principles of learning, cognition, and motivation to the problems of college learning. This class is offered for 3 hours credit.

PSYC 10213 General Psychology. One of the prerequisites for higher-level psychology courses. The science of psychology, integrating biological, social, cognitive, and learning influences on behavior; basic behavior processes, and principles of human and infrahuman behavior. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 10213 and either 10514 or 10524.

PSYC 10433 Freshman Seminar in Psychology. Topics may vary each time it is offered.

PSYC 10514 Principles of Behavior I. Recommended for B.S. in Psychology. An introduction to the scientific study of behavior. The nature of scientific inquiry of behavior and relevant basic behavioral processes will be discussed. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 10213 and 10514.

PSYC 10514 Principles of Behavior I. Recommended for B.S. in Psychology. An introduction to the scientific study of behavior. The nature of scientific inquiry of behavior and relevant basic behavioral processes will be discussed. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 10213 and 10514.

PSYC 10524 Principles of Behavior II. Recommended for B.S. in Psychology. An introduction to the scientific inquiry of behavior. The nature of scientific inquiry of behavior and relevant behavioral processes will be discussed. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 10213 and 10524.

PSYC 10524 Principles of Behavior II. Recommended for B.S. in Psychology. An introduction to the scientific inquiry of behavior. The nature of scientific inquiry of behavior and relevant behavioral processes will be discussed. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 10213 and 10524.

PSYC 10533 Freshman Seminar in Psychology. Topics may vary each time it is offered.

PSYC 20333 Basic Leadership Theory and Skills. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Students will explore answers to fundamental questions about the psychology of leadership. Emphasis is on psychological theories and how they address the issue of "self-leadership". Psychological approaches to the measurement of leadership effectiveness will be used to critically evaluate various contemporary models found in popular culture.

PSYC 20393 Psychology of Love. Teaches students how to think critically about the psychological research on romantic attraction and close relationships. The course goal is to educate intelligent consumers of media information and misinformation, teaching them to separate scientifically valid from invalid claims about the causes and consequences of initial romantic attraction, deepening close relationships, sex differences, problems that occur within close relationships, and effective versus ineffective strategies for resolving conflicts in close relationships.

PSYC 20553 Psychology of Adjustment. Basic principles of psychology in relation to the development, assessment, and modification of personality adjustment. Emphasizes patterns of normal adjustment (intra- and interpersonal) to typical contemporary environments.

PSYC 30003 Honors Tutorial. Prerequisite: Junior standing and membership in the Honors Program. An examination of a major issue in psychology. This course is only offered as a tutorial and the specific topic is determined by consultation with an instructor. Arrangements for this course must be made with an instructor the semester prior to enrollment.

PSYC 30113 States of Consciousness. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. An overview of contemporary knowledge about various states of consciousness including both theoretical perspectives and contemporary applications.

PSYC 30133 Parapsychology: Science or Pseudoscience?. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. The nature of scientific theories and their application to the claims of paranormal events. The emphasis is on a skeptical analysis of such reputed phenomena as extra sensory perception, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, and precognition. Alternative explanations of claims of the paranormal using established scientific principles, laws and theories of behavior are examined.

PSYC 30263 Problem Solving in Task Oriented Groups. Two hours lecture and three hours lab. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Instruction and practice in the elements of effective participation in task oriented groups and in the strategies and techniques of systematic problem solving. Topics in group processes include group membership roles, task oriented roles, leadership roles, group norms, competition, and conflict management. Topics in problem solving include problem definition, brainstorming, means-end analysis, and structured decision making.

PSYC 30323 Child Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. Human behavior from conception to adolescence; the influences of heredity and maturation, physical, social and cognitive development, with child observations.

PSYC 30333 Sexual Behavior in Humans and Other Animals. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524 or approval of instructor. Emphasis on empirical studies of sexuality, encompassing its varied manifestations, its many determinants, and contemporary theories of sexuality, with an emphasis on evolutionary theory. Bodily mechanisms and their development, sexually transmitted diseases, and aspects of reproduction are also covered.

PSYC 30343 Social Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. Methods and principles related to the experience and behavior of individuals in interaction with each other, in group situations, and in relation to items in the sociocultural setting. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 30343 and PSYC 30353.

PSYC 30353 Social Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. Methods and principles related to the experience and behavior of individuals in interaction with each other, in group situations, and in relation to items in the sociocultural setting. Credit cannot be given for both PSYC 30343 and PSYC 30353.

PSYC 30363 Abnormal Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. Personality and behavior processes in normal and deviant personalities; variations and causes of psychopathology, problems of classification, diagnosis and management.

PSYC 30373 Organizational Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Analysis of methods, accumulated knowledge, and systematic approaches to problems of group behavior in organizations including personnel management, selection, training, motivation, performance appraisal, leadership, working conditions, and human engineering.

PSYC 30383 Sport Psychology: Performance Enhancement Techniques. Prerequisites: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. A comprehensive introduction to the theories and methods of applied sport psychology or performance enhancement. Applies contemporary theories from social psychology, learning, consciousness studies, and applied psychology to the problems of improving performance in any contest. Develops the conceptual basis for the psychological techniques used by sport psychologists, examines empirical evidence for effectiveness of these methods, and elaborates the significance of sports as a metaphor for other life situations where performance is important.

PSYC 30403 The Human Senses. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. A survey of the structure and function of sensory systems, with particular emphasis on vision and hearing.

PSYC 30414 Experimental Psychology: Learning. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. Basic methods and concepts employed in the study of learning.

PSYC 30423 Experimental Psychology: Perception. Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. Basic experimental techniques employed in the study of detection, discrimination and recognition.

PSYC 30433 Experimental Psychology: Motivation. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. Basic concepts, theories, and techniques employed in the study of motivation.

PSYC 30443 Psychology of Personality. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524. The factual and theoretical status of the development, structure, and dynamic functioning of the adult personality.

PSYC 30453 Memory and Cognition. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. An overview of major issues and topics in modern cognitive psychology with particular emphasis on interpreting basic research in memory and cognitive processes.

PSYC 30463 Physiological Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524 or approval of instructor. Study of the nervous system, action systems, and sensory systems to provide background for examining the physiological bases of discrimination, motivation, emotions, and learning. (Also offered as Biology 30463.)

PSYC 30473 Comparative Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 30503. Provides knowledge of animal behavior as a field of research based on mechanistic and evolutionary approaches. Provides a basic vocabulary and a conceptual framework which enables the student to appreciate the importance and scope of animal behavior as an interdisciplinary field and to identify areas of interest for further study.

PSYC 30483 Human Neuropsychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Presents an approach to the study of human brain function by examining the behavioral syndromes resulting from neurological disease and brain damage. Topics will include an overview of the nervous system; neuropsychological assessment; cortical dysfunction; language disorders; developmental neuropsychology; and recovery of function following brain trauma.

PSYC 30493 Evolutionary Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 10213 or PSYC 10514, or PSYC 10524. A comprehensive view of human evolution. Topics include the fossil record, primates and hominids, evidence of the effects of natural selection on human anatomy and behavior, the development of human culture, mating patterns, technology, social structures, emergence of art and civilization, and the evolutionary shaping of perceptual, cognitive, and motivational processes.

PSYC 30503 Behavioral Research. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, plus MATH 10043. Basic elements of behavioral research-planning, execution, analysis, and interpretation. Includes selection of research problems, measurement of behavioral constructs, development of instruments, and experimental and non-experimental designs as well as the basic statistical methods and concepts needed in behavioral research.

PSYC 30603 Historical Foundations of Modern Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, and 9 hours of psychology or permission of the instructor. The roots of modern psychology and the development of the schools of psychology will be discussed. The historical developments in science and philosophy that were the determinants of the founding of psychology will be analyzed.

PSYC 30993 Psychology of Sex, Violence, and Aggression. Teaches students how to think critically about psychological research on sex, violence, and aggression. The course goal is to educate intelligent consumers of media information and misinformation, teaching them to separate scientifically valid from invalid claims that such factors as genetics, biochemistry, socialization practices, sex differences, ambient temperature, alcohol, television, movies, and video games affect interpersonal violence and aggression.

PSYC 40003 Senior Honors Research Paper. Prerequisite: PSYC 30003, Senior standing, and membership in the Honors Program. A supervised research experience and a thesis that is usually based on the subject matter studied in 30003. This course is offered only as a tutorial. Arrangements for this course must be made with an instructor the semester prior to enrollment. It is recommended that enrollment occur the fall semester of the senior year.

PSYC 40123 Environmental Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514 or 10524, and 30503, or consent of instructor. This course examines, from the perspective of a psychologist, how the physical environment influences specific types of human behavior including work, recreation, learning, group interaction, crime prevention and others.

PSYC 40233 Advanced Leadership Skills. Prerequisite: PSYC 20333. This advanced course in leadership emphasizes psychological perspectives on "influencing others". Topics will include the psychology of interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and models of leadership. Psychological approaches to the measurement of leadership effectiveness in these areas will be used to critically evaluate various contemporary models found in popular culture.

PSYC 40260 Introductory Field Work. Prerequisite: Fifteen semester hours in Psychology. This applied course extends learning beyond the classroom and provides development opportunities in leadership, diversity, counseling, etc. Students also gain self-knowledge of individual strengths (e.g. extroversion) and career preferences through assessments and actual experience. Students must obtain a volunteer or internship position (assistance is available through the instructor or the TCU Leadership Center). Earned credit hours are based on the number of hours worked (up to 3 credit hours for 90 worked hours), attending class 1 hour per week, and completion of all assignments such as self-leadership papers, weekly journals, or projects.

PSYC 40290 Advanced Field Work. Prerequisite: PSYC 40260. This experiential course provides advanced opportunities through volunteer or internship positions. Students complete questionnaires and gain awareness of their skills and preferences (e.g., intuition). Then they investigate how personal factors influence their leadership or service giving skills. Service environments also provide experiential learning related to diversity. Students obtain their own positions (e.g., crisis intervention volunteer; mentoring elementary students) and earned credit hours are based on the actual number of hours worked (e.g., 3 credit hours requires 120 worked hours), attending class 1 hour per week, and completion of assignments.

PSYC 40403 Psychology of Counseling. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Counseling in institutional, educational, and community settings; roles and functions of counselors; the relations of the counselor in different settings with clients and organizations.

PSYC 40413 Cognitive Development. Prerequisite: PSYC 30323, 30503, 30453, or approval of instructor. Major periods of cognitive development including infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence; development of cognitive skills such as reasoning, problem solving, memory, language, and perception; acquisition of applied cognitive skills such as arithmetic, reading, writing, and physics.

PSYC 40423 The Tao of Strategy. Prerequisites: Junior standing. A search for the deep structure of strategic action that bridges Eastern philosophy and Western science; this seminar is designed to teach strategic thinking and the arts of leadership to student from a wide variety of disciplines. This course can be applied towards the Psychology Department's minor in the Psychology of Leadership.

PSYC 40433 Developmental Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. Data and research methods related to the development of the human organism from its prenatal origins through old age.

PSYC 40463 Behavioral Modification. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. An introduction to the principles and practices of behavior modification and behavior therapy. Emphasis is on applications in education and in problems of children and institutionalized adults.

PSYC 40473 Psychology of Women and Men. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. This course is designed to be an overview of theory and research on contemporary American concepts of femininity and masculinity, the implications of these definitions for the average woman or man and some alternative interpretations of the meaning of ones sex role identity.

PSYC 40483 Seminar in the Biological Mechanisms of Behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 30463 or its equivalent, or approval of instructor. A topic seminar with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the interaction of the biological, genetic, psychological, and social factors that underlie the development of behavior.

PSYC 40493 Introduction to Psychological Measurement. Prerequisite: PSYC 30503. Characteristics of tests and measurement scales; survey of individual and group tests in psychology, education, and clinical settings.

PSYC 40513 Scotland: Search for Genius.

PSYC 40950 Contemporary Topics in Psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Topics of current interest in psychology or society. This class carries 1-6 hours, but is usually offered for 3 hours credit.

PSYC 40970 Independent Studies. Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours in Psychology and departmental approval. Supervised research or study in specialized areas not covered in regular course offerings. (1-6 semester hours)

PSYC 40993 Senior Seminar in Psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 30503 and senior standing in psychology. Teaches students how to think critically about ethics and research topics in psychology. Excellent preparation for the Graduate Record Examination in psychology and for graduate school in all areas of psychology. In depth coverage of such topics as Ethics and Methods of Psychology as a Scientific Discipline, Biopsychology, Perception, Learning, Motivation, Emotion, Memory, Thinking, Intelligence, Language, Development, Personality, Psychological Disorders, Psychotherapy, and Social Psychology.

PSYC 50213 Interactive Data Analysis.

PSYC 50403 Advanced Physiological Psychology. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing and PSYC 30463 or approval of instructor. An in depth analysis of the neural and endocrine components of normal and abnormal behavior with emphasis on classic studies in the field.

PSYC 50411 Theoretical Foundations of Statistical Inference. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Psychology; Ph.D. students must take concurrently with PSYC 50423. Supplements PSYC 50423. Provides an in-depth view of the models and theories underlying analysis of variance, correlation and regression analysis, and the nonparametric techniques.

PSYC 50413 History and Systems of Psychology. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in Psychology, or approval of instructor. The scientific and philosophic antecedents of contemporary psychology in relation to their current influence on the field.

PSYC 50423 Graduate Statistics. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing or approval of instructor. The conceptual basis of statistical inference. Topics include: analysis of variance models, correlation and regression analysis, and nonparametric techniques.

PSYC 50433 Vulnerable Child I: Theory. The Vulnerable Child is a two-part series of multidisciplinary courses which investigate the challenges faced by families and professionals who work with children who have emotional, behavioral, and/or physiological challenges. The Vulnerable Child I: Theory will focus on the theory and research which is the basis of these challenges. If our Hope Connection summer camp for adopted children is taking place, both Vulnerable Child courses are required before students can work in it.

PSYC 50443 Vulnerable Child II: Practice. Prerequisites: PSYC/CHDV 50433. The Vulnerable Child is a two-part series of multidisciplinary courses which investigate the challenges faced by families and professionals who work with children who have emotional, behavioral, and /or physiological challenges. The Vulnerable Child II: Practice will focus on the training students need to evaluate and apply intervention strategies for these families and children based on the theory and research learned in the first course. Both Vulnerable Child I & II are required for students wishing to apply for Independent Studies' hours to work in The Hope connection summer camp for at-risk adopted children.

PSYC 50453 Experimental Social Psychology. Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: PSYC 30353 or its equivalent, or approval of instructor. Concepts and methods of research on attitudes, communication and persuasion, group structure, and group processes.

PSYC 50463 Fundamentals of Neuroscience. Prerequisite: Graduate or senior standing or approval of the instructor. The fundamentals of functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with an emphasis on experimental and theoretical analysis of the basic brain behavior relationships. (Offered as BIOL or PSYC credit.)

PSYC 50472 Laboratory in Physiological Psychology and Neuroscience. Prerequisite: PSYC 30463 or its equivalent or PSYC 50653 or its equivalent, or concurrent registration in either PSYC 50436 or PSYC 30463. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Emphasis will be on the laboratory techniques employed in physiological psychology and neuroscience in analyzing the neural and hormonal correlates of behavior (Also offered as BIOL 50472)

PSYC 50482 Laboratory in Physiological Psychology and Neuroscience. Prerequisite: PSYC 30463 or its equivalent or PSYC 50653 or its equivalent, or concurrent registration in either PSYC 50436 or PSYC 30463. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Emphasis will be on the laboratory techniques employed in physiological psychology and neuroscience in analyzing the neural and hormonal correlates of behavior (Also offered as BIOL 50482)

PSYC 50493 Advanced Personality. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in psychology and PSYC 40443, or approval of instructor. Current topics from the empirical and theoretical literature on personality.

PSYC 50513 Psychopharmacology. Prerequisite: PSYC 10213, or 10514, or 10524, or approval of instructor. Theory and principles of behavioral and biochemical methods of assaying drug action, with primary emphasis on the study of the effects of neuropharmacological agents or endogenous systems.

PSYC 50523 Experimental Design. Prerequisite: PSYC 50423 or approval of instructor. The planning and design of behavioral research including the specification of research problems, development of appropriate designs, the use of appropriate analytic techniques and the interpretation of results. Primary attention is given to analysis of variance models as analytic techniques, but multivariate techniques such as regression and discriminant function models are also considered.

PSYC 50533 Case Studies in Child Development. This course is designed to present an integrated and comprehensive overview of numerous issues in child devlopment as well as treatments/solutions for those issues. This diverse array of developmental problems will be presented in a series of case-studies by professors from several departments as well as by community professionals who specialize in children's issues. This course is a requirement for the Child Development Minor as well as an elective course in Psychology.

PSYC 50563 Developmental Psychology. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in Psychology, or approval of instructor. Data and research methods related to the development of the human organism from its prenatal origins through old age.

PSYC 50583 Cognition. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in Psychology, or approval of instructor. Current topics in the area of cognition including thinking, language, memory, decision making, and problem solving.

PSYC 50603 Contemporary Learning Theory. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in Psychology, or approval of instructor. Selected theoretical principles important for understanding complex behavior, and their recent extensions and application to human social behavior, autonomic and psychosomatic function, etc.

PSYC 51000 Seminar on Ethics and Science. Senior or graduate standing or permission of the instructor. The course will look at the range of ethical decisions that are required of scientists. We will focus on identifying ethical dilemma throughout the history of scientific discovery. Case studies will include both moral exemplars and instances of scientific misconduct. These case studies will cut across scientific disciplines and include examples from biology, medical research, biotechnology, and psychology.

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