Department of Psychology


Miles L. Patterson, Professor*, Chairperson
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Gary K. Burger, Professor*
Ph.D., Loyola University
James A. Breaugh, Professor*+
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Robert J. Calsyn, Professor*
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Michael Harris, Professor*+
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
Edmund S. Howe, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of London
Alan G. Krasnoff, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Texas
Samuel J. Marwit, Professor*
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Patricia A. Resick, Curators' Professor*
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Jayne E. Stake, Professor*, Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., Arizona State University
George T. Taylor, Professor*, Director, Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology, Director Master's Program
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Brian Vandenberg, Professor*
Ph.D., University of Rochester
James T. Walker, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Dominic J. Zerbolio, Jr., Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Carl Bassi, Associate Professor*'
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Therese M. Macan, Associate Professor*
Ph.D., Rice University
Paul W. Paese, Associate Professor*, Director, Doctoral Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Ann M. Steffen, Associate Professor*,
Ph.D., Indiana University
Vetta L. Sanders Thompson, Associate Professor*
Ph.D., Duke University
Mark E. Tubbs, Associate Professor*, Associate Chair
Ph.D., University of Houston
Jeffrey N. Wherry, Associate Professor#, Director, Kathy J. Weinman Children's Advocacy Centre
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Michael G. Griffin, Assistant Professor*, Interim Director, Center for Trauma Recovery
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Donald D. Lisenby, Assistant Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Washington University
Paul C. Notaro, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Michael J. Stevens, Assistant Professor+
Ph.D., Purdue University
Robert N. Harris, Clinical Professor*
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Tara Galovski, Research Assistant  Professor
Ph.D., University of Albany-State University of New York
Pallavi Nishith, Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., Washington State University
Larry O'Leary, Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
John W. Rohrbaugh, Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
David E. Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Colorado State University
Alene S. Becker, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Ruth Davies, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University
Timothy J. Jovick, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Leslie Kimball, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Lee Konzak, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Gary A. Morse, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Sandra K. Seigel, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Linda Sharpe-Taylor, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mary K. Suszko, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
James H. Wallhermfechtel, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Audrey T. F. Wiener, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
David F. Wozniak, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University

* members of graduate faculty
+ Primary appointment in the College of Business Administration
' Primary appointment in College of Optometry
# Primary appointment in Kathy J. Weinman Children's  Advocacy Centre

General Information

Degrees and Areas of Concentration. The Psychology department offers work leading to the B.A. degree in Psychology. In conjunction with course work in the department, students have the opportunity to do research in a variety of areas, including animal and human learning, physiological, industrial/organizational, cognitive, personality-social, developmental, clinical, and community psychology. Students should consult with their adviser in selecting a program of study. However, the department offers a number of focused areas of study as an aid to students in selecting courses.  These include developmental psychology, community mental health, and industrial/organizational psychology.

The department also offers a terminal M.A., as well as three Ph.D. programs: clinical psychology, experimental psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology.

Facilities.  Among the department's physical facilities are animal and human experimental laboratories and a wide range of research equipment, including portable videotaping systems. The department also has an electronics technician.

Minor in Psychology.  The department offers a minor in Psychology to students who have a special interest in this field but wish to major in another discipline.

Undergraduate Studies

General Education Requirements
Majors must satisfy the university and college general education requirements. Courses in Psychology may be used to meet the social sciences requirement.

Majors may not take Psychology courses on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis.

Undergraduate Psychology Office
Advisers in the Undergraduate Psychology Office (108 Stadler Hall, 516-6676) are available to provide specific information on degree requirements and course offerings, answer questions about career options, and information about graduate work in Psychology.

Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
At least 31, but no more than 45, hours must be completed in courses taught by or cross listed with the Psychology department. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major. Psychology courses taken on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis may not be applied to the major.

The following core curriculum is required:

Psych 1003(3), General Psychology
2201(201), Psychological Statistics
2219(219), Research Methods

Note:  Students must fulfill the university's mathematical skills requirement before taking Psychology 2201(201), Psychological Statistics. Psychology 2201(201) is a prerequisite for Psychology 2219(219).

In addition to the core curriculum, at least 21 additional credit hours in Psychology must be taken. At least three of these courses totaling a minimum of 9 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000(300) level. Multiple enrollments in Psychology 3390(390), Directed Studies, count as no more than one 3000 or 4000(300) level course. No more than 6 hours of independent study courses Psychology 3295(295), Selected Projects in Field Placement, and Psychology 3390(390), Directed Studies) may be counted toward the 31-hour minimum needed for graduation.

Graduate School Preparation
In addition to the core curriculum, students planning to pursue doctoral studies in Psychology are advised to take Psych 4361(361), History and Systems of Psychology, and at least one laboratory course in psychology.

Students intending to pursue graduate programs in clinical psychology should, in addition, take courses from the following group:

2160(160), Social Psychology
2211(211), Physiological Psychology
2212(212), Principles of Learning
2216(216), Personality Theory
2245(245), Abnormal Psychology
2270(270), Developmental Psychology:  Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence
2272(272), Developmental Psychology:  Adulthood and Aging

Students are also encouraged to become involved in independent research Psych 3390(390), Directed Studies.

Developmental Psychology
This focus area is ideal for double majors in education and Psychology and for Psychology majors with a general interest in the area of development. In addition to the core curriculum, students are advised to take at least five of the following Psychology courses with at least two at the 3000 or 4000) (300) level:

2216(216), Personality Theory
2270(270), Developmental Psychology:  Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence
2272(272), Developmental Psychology:  Adulthood  and Aging
3295(295), Selected Projects in Field Placement
4305(305), Cognitive Development
4306(306), Social Development
3340(340), Clinical Problems of Childhood
4349(349), Human Learning and Memory
4356(356), Thinking and Cognition
4373(373), Psychology of Aging
4376(376), Mental Health and Aging

Community Mental Health
Designed for students interested in counseling and community programs, this focus area is especially suitable for double majors in another social science, particularly in social work and sociology. In addition to the core curriculum, students are advised to take at least five of the following courses in Psychology, with at least two at the 3000 or 4000(300) level:

2160(160), Social Psychology
2161(161), Helping Relationships
2225(225), Behavior Modification
2232(232), Psychology of Victims
4235(235), Community Psychology
2245(245), Abnormal Psychology
2256(256), Environmental Psychology
3295(295), Selected Projects in Field Placement
3340(340), Clinical Problems of Childhood
3346(346), Introduction to Clinical Psychology
4365(365), Psychological Tests and Measurements
4376(376), Mental Health and Aging

Industrial/Organizational. This focus area is designed for students interested in human resource management, performance assessment, personnel training, organizational behavior, and related fields. This area would be suitable for Psychology majors pursuing either a double major or a minor in business administration. In addition to the core curriculum, students are advised to take the following five Psychology courses.

2160(160), Social Psychology
3317(317), Social Psychology of Conflict and Negotation
3318(318), Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3320(320), Personnel Assessment
4365(365), Psychological Tests and Measurement

Students interested in this area might also wish to consider one or two of the following courses which are offered outside the Psychology department:

BA 3600(210), Management as a Behavioral Science I
BA 3611(311), Management as a Behavioral Science II
BA 3622(312), Industrial and Labor Relations
BA 3624(319), Employee Training and Development
Sociology 4040(304), Survey Research Practicum

Requirements for the Minor
Candidates must take a minimum of 15 hours in courses taught by or cross-listed with the Psychology department, including at least 6 hours at the 3000 or 4000(300) level.

Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Psychology courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis may not be applied to the minor.

Graduate Studies

Admission Requirements
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have completed undergraduate courses in general psychology, psychological statistics, and research methods. Each doctoral program has additional admission requirements specific to the program.

Teaching Assistantships.  Stipends for teaching assistantships are available for the doctoral programs only. Most educational fees are waived for teaching assistants.

Applications Each program has its own deadline for completed applications. They are as follows:

Ph.D. in Psychology:
Clinical Psychology--January 15
Industrial/Organizational Psychology--February 1
Experimental Psychology--February 1
M.A. in General Psychology--February 1

Master of Arts in Psychology
The University of Missouri-St. Louis offers a flexible program of studies leading to the master of arts degree in general Psychology. Course work is possible, depending upon student demand, in several areas of experimental and applied Psychology (e.g., Psychobiology and behavioral neuroscience; human learning, memory, and cognition; industrial/organizational psychology). The M.A. degree does not constitute a license to practice in Missouri or elsewhere as a professional psychologist. The M.A. program does not offer course work in either counseling or clinical psychology.

There is no thesis or language requirement. Part-time or full-time enrollment is permissible. The M.A. degree is a terminal degree and is separate from the Ph.D. program in Psychology.

The M.A. in Psychology requires a total of 32 semester hours of course work. Students must take the following set of quantitative courses:

7421(421), Quantitative Methods I
7422(422), Quantitative Methods II

Elective courses will constitute the remaining hours needed for the degree. All programs of study for M.A. students require the approval of a member of the departmental M.A. advisory committee.

Ph.D. in Psychology
The doctoral program is organized around courses and directed research experience that emphasize the scientific approach to the study of psychology. Courses in the areas of quantitative methods, design and methodology, personality, motivation, social psychology, learning, and cognition are focal in the program.

Ph.D. Programs
There are three distinct programs: Clinical, Experimental, and Industrial/Organizational. Each has its own specific course and research requirements. Handouts describing these requirements are available from the department on request. The following briefly describes each program.

Clinical Psychology. The clinical psychology program has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1977 and is patterned upon the scientist-practitioner model of clinical training. The clinical psychology program requires five years of full-time study. Students are not considered for admission on a part-time basis. Through the medium of courses, practicum, and research experiences, this emphasis area prepares clinical psychologists for careers in research, teaching, and clinical practice.

Students in the clinical psychology program participate for three years in the Psychology Department's Community Psychological Service. This facility provides psychological services to the public and consultation to outside agencies. Students also receive clinical experience in clerkships and during a full-time year-long internship. Research requirements include an initial independent research project, a major critical review of research in a specialty area, and a dissertation.

General Experimental Psychology. The general experimental program provides opportunities for study and research in the areas of cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience. Full-time enrollment is encouraged, although part-time enrollment is possible.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The industrial/organizational psychology program is offered in cooperation with selected faculty from the College of Business to prepare students for careers in industry or academia. This emphasis provides "industrial" training in areas such as personnel selection, training, and test development/validation, as well as "organizational" training in areas such as work motivation, leadership, and group processes. Research and other training experiences in various settings are also incorporated.

Certificate Programs

Clinical Psychology Respecialization-Advanced Graduate Certificate Program
This program is designed for graduates of accredited doctoral programs in psychology who wish to receive training in the specialty field of clinical psychology. Respecialization students are trained within the context of the UM-St. Louis Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program provides an integrated sequence of training experiences, including didactic course work and practicum placements. Core graduate-level psychology educational requirements not completed elsewhere are included in the respecialization student's course of study.

Graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies
The graduate certificate is awarded upon the completion of 18 credit hours of coursework on the topic of trauma studies. No more than nine hours of graduate level independent research or fieldwork may be used for the certificate. The coursework for the certificate must be taken in at least two departments and may include no more than three hours at the undergraduate 3000 or 4000 (300) level. The courses meeting the requirements for the certificate include:

Criminology 3325(325), Gender, Crime, and Justice
Criminology 4350(350), Victimology
Criminology 6432(432), Criminal Law
Criminology 6443(443), Violent Crime
Criminology 6446(446), Sex Crimes
Criminology 6448(448), Victimization
Psychology 7447(447), Trauma and Recovery
Psychology 7408(408), Psychological Perspectives on Death and Dying
Psychology 4398(398)/Social Work 4398(398), Child Maltreatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Social Work 3601(310), Child Abuse and Neglect
Psychology 4399(399)/Social Work 4399(399), Seminar: Child Sexual Abuse

Career Outlook
The undergraduate major in Psychology can lead to further training at the graduate level, function as a major within a general liberal arts degree, or offer some degree of specialization in such areas as developmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and community mental health. Job opportunities with a bachelor's degree include working in business, social welfare, and health care. For more career information see an adviser in the Undergraduate Psychology Office (Room 108 Stadler). To function specifically as a psychologist, a graduate degree is required. Students with such an interest should plan for this additional training.

Course Descriptions

Students who have earned 24 or more semester hours of credit at any accredited post-secondary institutions(s) before the start of the fall 2002 semester must meet the general education requirements stipulated in the UM-St Louis 2001-2002 Bulletin.  The following courses fulfill the Social Sciences and in that Bulletin: 1003(3), 1102(102), 2140(140), 2160(160), 2161(161), 2200(200), 2201(201), 2211(211), 2212(212), 2216(216), 2219(219), 2222(222), 2225(225), 2230(230), 2232(232), 4235(235), 2245(245), 2256(256), 1268(268), 2270(270), 2272(272), 3295(295), 4300(300), 4301(301), 3302(302), 4305(305), 4306(306), 4307(307), 4308(308), 4310(310), 4311(311), 4312(312), 4314(314), 3317(317), 3318(318), 3320(320), 3340(340), 3345(345), 3346(346), 4349(349), 4356(356), 4357(357), 4361(361), 4365(365), 4373(373), 4374(374), 4375(375), 4376(376), 4380(380), 3390(390), 4392(392), 4398(4398).

1003(3) General Psychology (3) [SS]
A broad introductory survey of the general principles of human behavior.

1102(102) Women, Gender and Diversity (3)
Same as Interdisciplinary 2102(102) & Sociology 2102(102).  An introduction to the study of women’s roles in a diverse and gendered culture and society. Through a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, it seeks to understand gender as a concept that affects both women and men. Explores issues of power, identity, and relationships in women’s lives.

1268(268) Human Growth and Behavior (3) [SS]
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3).  A survey course, designed for non-majors, of development over the lifespan, with an emphasis on the developmental tasks and hazards of each age period. Majors in psychology and students planning to pursue a career in psychology research, teaching, or practice are strongly encouraged to take Psychology 2270(270) and/or Psychology 2272(272) instead of this course.

2140(140) Female Sexuality (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 1003(03), or Biology 1012(1), or its equivalent. This course will present a biological-psychological orientation toward the study of female sexuality. Topics include: sexual anatomy, hormonal influences on sexual behavior, psychosexual development, sexual attraction and relationships, sexual response and dysfunction, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, reproductive health issues, and social issues in sexuality.

2160(160) Social Psychology (3)
Same as Sociology 2160(160). Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3) or Sociology 1010(10). Study of interaction between individuals and their social environment. Examination of basic principles, concepts, and methods. 

2161(161) Helping Relationships (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 1003(3) and consent of instructor. Exploration of the basic elements contributing to effective helping skills. Course assignments include keeping a journal, writing papers, and a final exam. Readings, discussion, and guided experiences will be used to instill active listening and communication skills. Ethics of helping relationships will be emphasized.

2200(200) Drugs and Behavior (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 1003(3) and three other hours in psychology or biology. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the relationship between drugs and behavior. The emphasis will be on psychoactive drugs, alcohol, nicotine, as well as drug-like substances produced naturally in the body.

2201(201) Psychological Statistics (4)
(With Laboratory) Prerequisites: Psych 1003(3) and satisfaction of the university's mathematical skills requirement.  Statistical methods in psychological measurement and analysis of psychological data. Frequency distribution analysis, sampling, test of significance, and correlation methods.

2211(211) Physiological Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 1003(3) or equivalent and Biology 1012(1). A survey of the major areas of physiological psychology with an emphasis on their historical development.

2212(212) Principles of Learning (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). A consideration of critical findings in learning.

2216(216) Personality Theory (3)
Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology. Structural and dynamic aspects of the human personality considered in the context of selected theoretical systems.

2219(219) Research Methods (3)
(With laboratory.) Prerequisite: Psych 2201(201). Research methods and analysis techniques used in psychological inquiry. Special emphasis placed on the logic of research design. Includes laboratory study of, and analysis of, selected methods.

2222(222) Group Processes in Organizations (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3) or BA 3600(210). Topics include theory, research, and practice in coordination, conflict, and decision making in groups and organizations, as well as the role of influence, power, and leadership effectiveness in understanding interpersonal and group relations.

2225(225) Behavior Modification (3)
Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology or consent of instructor. Methods, applications, and ethics of the use of behavior theory (primarily Skinner's operant conditioning) to the control of human behavior in a variety of settings including mental institutions, grade schools, universities, individual treatment, and communal living.

2230(230) Psychology of Women (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). Evaluation of psychological theories and research regarding physiological, cognitive, and personality sex differences, female problems in adjustment, and clinical interventions for women.

2232(232) Psychology of Victims (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). A review of the effects of crime, violence, natural disasters, and other traumas on psychological functioning with attention to the relationship between gender and victimization. Prevention and therapy techniques will also be discussed.

2245(245) Abnormal Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). Introduction to major symptom complexes, theories of etiology, and treatment of behavior disorders.

2256(256) Environmental Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 2160(160) or Sociology 2160(160). Analysis of environmental influences on behavior and man's influence, in turn, on the environment. Topics will include a consideration of both individual processes relating to the environment (such as the perception, evaluation, and adaptation to the environment) and social processes relating to the environment (such as privacy, territoriality, and crowding).

2270(270) Developmental Psychology: Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). The theory and research surrounding cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development from conception through adolescence. Intended for students with career interests in the study, education, and/or treatment of children.

2272(272) Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (3)
Same as Gerontology 4280(272).) Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). Personality, social, and physiological development from the onset of early adulthood through maturity and old age.

3295(295) Selected Projects in Field Placement (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, fifteen hours of psychology, and departmental approval. Selected options in field work placement experiences in various local agencies with training and supervision by faculty. May be repeated once for credit.

3302(302) Computers in Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: Nine hours of psychology including Psych 2201(201) and junior or senior standing. The course is organized around computer applications in the behavioral sciences for the Macintosh machine. The goals for the course include familiarization with (1) MAC environment to prepare the student for the explosion of computer applications now and in the future, (2) the hardware and software products available for the working psychologist, and (3) the software programs of choice in the field through hands-on, individual use of the MAC. Some modest level of computer (MAC, PC, or mainframe) experience is recommended.

.3317(317) Social Psychology of Conflict and Negotiation (3)
Same as Sociology 3317(317). Prerequisite: nine hours of psychology or nine (9) hours of sociology, including Psych 2160(160) or Soc 2160(160). The purpose of this course is to understand how social psychological phenomena affect the processes and outcomes of negotiation and other forms of social conflict. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of conflict situations people face in their work and daily lives. A basic premise of this course is that while analytical skills are needed to discover solutions to social problems, negotiation skills are needed in order for these solutions to be accepted and implemented.

3318(318) Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
Same as BA 3623(318). Prerequisites: Psychology 2201(201) or BA 3600(210). This course introduces the student to psychological research and theories pertaining to human behavior in the work setting. Topics covered include: selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational design.

3320(320) Personnel Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 3318(318) or BA 3621(309). This course will provide an in-depth study of several topics in the area of personnel psychology. Consideration will be given to issues such as assessment centers, employment interviewing, personnel appraisal, employment test validity, and legal issues relevant to personnel assessment.

3340(340) Clinical Problems of Childhood (3)
Prerequisites: A total of twelve hours of psychology including Psych 1003(3) and Psych 2270(270). This course will address the clinical disorders and difficulties of children and the treatment of these disorders. Topics that will be addressed include autism, childhood schizophrenia, behavior disorders, drug abuse, euresis, encopresis, and childhood co-compulsive and phobic reactions. Treatments designed for specific use with children, including behavioral, drug, and community mental health approaches will be addressed.

3345(345) Lesbian Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, 9 hours of psychology or Women's Studies, or consent of instructor. Explores psychological, social, cultural, and historical aspects of lesbianism. Topics include development of lesbian identity historically and individually, causes of sexual orientation, coming out, relationships and friendship, sexuality, roles, prejudice and discrimination, race and class, legal and economic issues, politics and feminism, health, and community.

3346(346) Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: Nine hours of Psychology, including Psych 2216(216) or Psych 2245(245). A conceptual framework for research, description, and understanding of clinical phenomena. Assessment, interviewing, the clinical use of tests, and psychological approaches to treatment.

3390(390) Directed Studies (1-5)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed reading and research. May be repeated for a maximum total of ten hours.

4235(235) Community Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 1003(3). The analysis of psychological problems in terms of the social and situational forces that produce them. Community psychology analyzes the situational problems in living. Epidemiology of mental illness; group, family, and crisis intervention; mental health-care delivery; program evaluation and demonstration project research; role of psychologist as consultant and change agent; and utilization of nonprofessional manpower

4300(300) Neuropharmacology and Behavior (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 2200(200) plus 6 additional hours of psychology. The course is designed for advanced undergraduate students interested in a career in psychopharmacology or related fields in the health sciences. Emphasis will be on (1) underlying neural processes, (2) traditional laboratory methods as they have been adapted to the study of drugs, and (3) the unique contributions made by psychopharmacologists to both areas.

4301(301) Advanced Statistics and Experimental Design (3)
Prerequisites: Twelve hours of psychology, including Psych 2201(201). Statistical methods which are particularly useful in psychological research and the design of experiments appropriate to these methods.

4305(305) Cognitive Development (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing and Psych 2270(270), or consent of instructor. Data and theory concerned with how children’s thinking changes over time. Discussion will include domain-general versus domain-specific theories, social and cultural influences on cognition, gains in memory, attention, problem solving, and metacognition, conceptual development, children’s naïve theories, schooling, and various definitions and measures of intelligence.

4306(306) Social Development (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing and Psych 2270(270), or consent of instructor. Data and theory concerned with social behavior in infants, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Discussion will include emotional regulation, measurement and nature of temperament, formation and maintenance of attachment relationships, sex-role development, theories of aggression and the effects of socializing agents such as family, peers, media, and culture on development. 

4307(307) Psychology of Oppression (3)
Prerequisite: Nine (9) hours of psychology. Surveys the concept of oppression and psychology's contribution to an understanding of this human reality. Definitions and the assumptions, liabilities, and contributions of specific theories of oppression are considered. Finally, the course examines the psychological and mental health consequences of the individual's experience of oppression.

4308(308) African American Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: 9 hours of Psychology or 6 hours of Black Studies minor, or consent of instructor. Provides an overview of the emergence of contemporary African American Psychology. It explores the implications of a psychological perspective specific to African Americans. Traditional research theories are explored from a historical perspective. African American identity, socialization, personality, cognitive development, and mental health are discussed. Contemporary issues which impact African American behaviors and attitudes are also addressed.

4310(310) Motivation Theory (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing and twelve hours of Psychology, or consent of instructor. Survey of current theoretical material in the area of motivation.

4311(311) Psychology of Nonverbal Behavior (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 2160(160) or Sociology 2160(160). Psychological perspective on the role of nonverbal behavior in social settings. Primary concerns of the course will include an analysis of a) functions of nonverbal behavior (e.g., communication, intimacy exchange, control), b) factors influencing nonverbal expression (e.g., culture, personality, relationships), and c) various theoretical views on nonverbal behavior and communication. Applications to various problems and settings in everyday life will also be pursued.

4312(312) Social Cognition (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 2160(160) or Sociology 2160(160). Research and theory on the role of cognitive processes in social behavior. Topics include attitudes and attitude change, social inference, schemas, and cognitive links to behavior and affect.

4314(314) Behavioral Neuroscience (3)
Prerequisites: 9 hours of Psych and/or Biology: Psych 2211(211) is recommended but not required.  A neuroscience course focusing on behavioral outcomes of brain function and dysfunction.  Emphasis will be on modern research methods with animal models and humans.  Topics discussed will include the classic findings in the field, but the emphasis will be on recent findings from human neuropsychology, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology.

4349(349) Human Learning and Memory (3)
Prerequisites: Nine hours of psychology or consent of instructor. A survey of contemporary research, theory, and facts pertaining to the acquisition, retention, and forgetting of information.

4356(356) Thinking and Cognition (3)
Prerequisites: Nine hours of psychology or consent of instructor. An introduction to modern analytical approaches to the psychology of thinking: problem solving, reasoning, categorizing, judgment, attention, and consciousness. Particular attention is paid to the mental structures and operations involved in the encoding, abstraction, representation, transformation, and retrieval of knowledge.

4357(357) Psychology of Learning (3)
(With laboratory.) Prerequisite: Psych 2219(219). Major theoretical positions and experimental conditions of learning.  Includes laboratory study of selected problems.

4361(361) History and Systems of Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: At least fifteen hours of psychology. The course should be taken no sooner than the winter term of the junior year. Historical antecedents of contemporary psychology, including a survey of systems and schools of psychology.

4365(365) Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
 Prerequisites: Psych 2201(201) and Psych 2219(219), or consent of instructor. Survey of psychological tests and principles of reliability, validity, test construction, and test evaluation..

4373(373) Psychology of Aging (3)
Same as Gerontology 4373(373). Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology or consent of instructor. This course focuses on the developmental changes associated with aging including sensation, memory, emotions, and attitudes.

4374(374) Introduction to Clinical NeuroPsychology (3)
Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology. A survey of neuropsychological findings concerning relationships between brain and behavior. Topics will include brain function, neuroanatomy, neurological syndromes, and methods of neuropsychological assessment.

4375(375) The Social Psychology of Disabilities (3)
Prerequisite: Sociology 2160(160) or Psych 2160(160) or consent of instructor. Same as Sociology 4375(375) A social psychological and micro-sociological examination of attitudes and behaviors affecting persons with disabilities. Topics include stigma and empowerment, adaptive behaviors, stereotypes and prejudices, and images of disabilities in popular culture and mythology. The course will address the experience of disability and its social consequences for the lives of persons with disabilities.

4376(376) Mental Health and Aging (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 2272(272), Psych 4373(373), or graduate standing.  Same as SW 4376(376) and Ger 4376(376). (MSW students normally take all foundation courses prior to enrolling in this course). A survey of recent theory and research in mental health issues for older populations. The primary focus is on major psychological disorders prevalent among the elderly and on treatment approaches for elders.

4380(380) Psychology of Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Concerns (3)
Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology.  Same as Gerontology 4380(380).  This course will address the psychological aspects of and current research on, a variety of end-of-life issues, including death attitudes, funeral practices, ethics, grief theory, family communication practices, health care system approaches.

4392(392) Selected Topics in Psychology (1-3)
Prerequisites: Twelve hours of psychology and consent of instructor. A seminar of selected issues and methods in psychology. May be repeated once for credit.

4398(398) Child Maltreatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach (3)
Same as SW 4398(398). Focuses on clinical aspects of child abuse with attention to identification, reporting, intervention, and prevention. Perspectives from the disciplines of psychology and social work are provided.

4399(399) Seminar: Child Sexual Abuse (1)
Same as SW 4399(399) Provides intensive study in interviewing, legal issues, assessment, medial issues, and therapeutic intervention in cases of child sexual abuse.

5407(407) Psychopharmacology (3)
Prerequisite: 12 units of graduate-level psychology courses and consent of instructor. An examination of the effects of drugs on the brain and on behavior. Primary emphasis is on those drugs used in the treatment of affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety.

5461(461) Seminar: Learning (3)
A critical examination of contemporary problems in learning.

5465(465) Seminar: Physiological Psychology (3)
A critical examination of contemporary problems in physiological psychology.

5468(468) Seminar: Cognitive Processes (3)
Prerequisite: Admittance to doctoral program in psychology or consent of instructor.  A critical examination of contemporary problems in cognitive processes

5475(475) Introduction to Evaluation Research Methods (3)
Same as Sociology 5475(475), Public Policy Administration 6750(475), and CCJ 5475(475). Prerequisite: At least one course in research design and statistics at the graduate level. A comparative study of research strategies with regard to data sources, data collection, and modes of analysis that are appropriate for program evaluation research. Attention is given to observational, survey, and quasi-experimental methodologies.

6444(444) Clinical Geropsychology (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. This course examines major predictors of Psychosocial functioning in older adults. The emphasis is on assessment and research methods appropriate to studying developmental issues in late life. Topics include interpersonal relationships, mental health, and a critique of interventions designed to increase life satisfaction.

6448(448) Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or consent of instructor. A survey of theoretical perspectives utilized in the treatment of various cultural groups. Their relationship to and implications for the treatment of members of various cultural groups will be explored. Strategies and ethical concerns in diagnosis, test interpretation, and treatment are considered.

6466(466) Seminar: Developmental Psychology (3)
A critical examination of contemporary problems in developmental psychology.

7403(403) Psychopathology (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Psychology program or permission of the instructor.. A critical examination of the clinical-experimental literature on psychopathology. Etiologies of cognitive/affective functions and dysfunctions are explored, and implications for therapeutic intervention are considered.

7404(404) Introduction to Clinical Assessment I (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Psychology program. Fundamentals of clinical assessment with emphasis on interviewing and the measurement of cognitive functioning.

7405(405) Personality (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Psychology program or permission of the instructor.  Current theories and research in personality.  Major psychodynamic, trait, phenomenological, cognitive, and social learning approaches are covered, with a focus on personality structure and individual differences, personality processes and dynamics, development, psychopathology, and change.

7406(406) Introduction to Clinical Assessment II (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 7404(404). Theory and techniques of personality assessment with emphasis on projective personality tests.

7408(408) Psychological Perspectives on Death and Dying (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Addresses a variety of end-of-life issues including death attitudes, funeral practices, ethics, grief theory, family communication patterns, and health care systems. Research findings and theoretical approaches will be emphasized. 
7410(410) Women and Mental Health (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or consent of instructor. This course will focus on contemporary research on the psychology of women pertaining to mental health issues. Etiology and treatment of disorders disproportionately affecting women will be emphasized.

7412(412) Social Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Admittance to psychology doctoral program or consent of instructor.  A review of key areas in contemporary theory and research in social psychology.

7418(418) Seminar in Human Sexuality (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or consent of instructor. Review of theory and research in human sexuality from physiological, psychological, and social perspectives. Implications for the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction are considered.

7419(419) Existential Issues in Clinical Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or consent of instructor. This course will review existential thought in psychology and its application to understanding clinical problems and treatment. Particular attention will be given to how Psychotherapy can be understood within an existential framework that focuses on the issues of death, freedom, responsibility, and isolation.

7421(421) Quantitative Methods I (4)
(With laboratory) A comprehensive study of the use of analysis of variance procedures in analyzing data. Topics include completely randomized designs, randomized blocks, factorial designs, and the analysis of covariance.

7422(422) Quantitative Methods II (4)
(With laboratory) A comprehensive study of the use of multivariate statistics in data analysis. Topics include multiple regression, canonical correlation, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and the multivariate analysis of variance.

7429(429) Psychometric Theory (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A consideration of test reliability, validity, and construction from the standpoint of modern psychometric theory and a survey of unidimensional and multidimensional scaling procedures.

7431(431) Clinical Supervision (1-3)
Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Psychology program. Supervised experience in clinical practice. May be repeated six times for credit. 

7432(432) Mental Health Administration and Professional Issues I (3)
Prerequisites: Admittance to Clinical Psychology Program. Review of current issues in professional psychology.

7434(434) Seminar: Introduction to Psychotherapy (3)
Prerequisite: Admittance to Clinical Psychology program and Psych 7406(406). This course considers theories of personal change and their practical application in psychotherapy. Topics include the development of the therapist-client relationship, case management, process and outcome research, and ethical principles for the psychotherapist.

7439(439) Summer Supervision (1)
Prerequisite: Psych 7431(431). Supervision experience in clinical practice at all graduate year levels during the summer months. Can be repeated for credit.

7440(440) Principles of Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: Psych 7434(434). Survey of research and theory underlying models of family interaction. Practical application of specific techniques to the family system is emphasized.

7441(441) Seminar: Cognitive and Behavior Theories (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Psychology program or permission of instructor. A course on cognitive and behavioral theories and their applications to clinical populations. Emphasis is on a critical review of research on cognitive and behavioral therapy procedures.

7442(442) Seminar: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy (3)
Prerequisites: Admittance to doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and Psych 7441(441). The practice of behavior therapy.  Students will learn to implement behavioral assessment and therapy strategies in clinical settings.

7447(447) Trauma and Recovery (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate Trauma Studies Certificate.  A comprehensive seminar on the psychological effects associated with exposure to potentially traumatic events.  The course will include information on the history of trauma studies; definitions of stressful and traumatic events; common responses to these events; theoretical models for conceptualizing traumatic responses; information on specific types of traumatic events; and issues in treatment.

7449(449) Research Methods in Applied Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: One graduate course in statistics. This course focuses on the basics of conducting research in applied psychology. Topics include: philosophy of science; reliability and validity; experimental, quasi-experimental, and nonexperimental designs; power; and meta-analysis.

7450(450) Clinical Internship I (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of adviser. Supervised training in an affiliated agency or organization following completion of two years of course work.

7451(451) Clinical Internship II (1)
Prerequisites: Psych 7450(450) and consent of adviser. Supervised training in an affiliated agency or organization following completion of two years of course work.

7454(454) Seminar: Personnel Psychology (3)
An analysis of theories and research in personnel and industrial psychology. Topics include testing, assessment centers, performance appraisal, and interviewing.

7455(455) Seminar: Organizational Psychology (3)
An analysis of theories and research in organizational psychology. Topics include theories of motivation, leadership, job design, group process decision making, organizational effectiveness, and the relation between organizations and their environment.

7457(457) Seminar: Special Topics in Industrial Psychology (3)
A seminar of selected issues and methods in personnel psychology.

7458(458) Seminar: Special Topics in Organizational Psychology (3)
A seminar of selected issues and methods in organizational psychology.

7459(459) Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1-4)
Supervised experience in personnel or human resource management.

7460(460) Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1-4)
Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and admission to the graduate program in I/O Psychology. Supervised field experience in human resource management or organizational psychology areas following completion of at least two years of course work.

7472(472) Special Topics in Psychology (3)
A seminar of selected issues and methods in psychology.

7474(474) Clinical Research in Applied Settings (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 7421(421) and 7422(422). This course provides information on the design and implementation of research in applied settings (e.g., human service agencies). Topics include program evaluation, consultation models, risk factor analysis, presentation and health promotion, and quality control.

7476(476) Seminar in Clinical Child Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology or consent of instructor. Introduction to principles, theory, and methods of study in the field of clinical child psychology. Emotional and behavioral dysfunctions are considered from developmental and socialization perspectives. 

7477(477) Principles of Child Psychotherapy (3)
Prerequisites: Psych 7434(434) and 7476(476). The course will focus on treatments for children with clinical problems. Play therapy, family therapy, and behavioral therapy techniques will be reviewed. Special attention will be given to differentiating when to use each modality, as well as how they can be effectively combined.

7478(478) Directed Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1-4)
Independent study of an issue in industrial/ organizational psychology through the application of research techniques.

7479(479) Directed Readings in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1-4)
Independent literature review of a topic in industrial/ organizational psychology.

7480(480) Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 7421(421) or equivalent. An overview of research methods that are appropriate for clinical and other nonlaboratory settings.

7482(482) Ethics for Psychologists (1)
Prerequisite: Admittance to doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. A study of ethical standards as they relate to teaching, research, and professional practice.

7483(483) Directed Research (1-10)

7484(484)  Directed Readings (1-10)

7485(485)  Research Team I (2)
Prerequisite: Admittance to doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Group supervision of beginning research leading to the Independent Research Project.

7486(486)  Research Team II (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of Independent Research Project or Third Year standing in doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Group supervision of advanced research leading to the dissertation proposal.

7491(491) M.A. Thesis Research (1-10)

7492(492) Ph.D. Thesis Research (1-10)

7494(494)  Integrative Research Seminar in Gerontology (3)
Same as Gerontology 6494(494), Prerequisite: A graduate level research methods course (e.g., PPA 6010(401). This seminar requires students to critically examine research in gerontology in terms of methodology. Topics covered include: reliability and validity of measures; internal and external validity; needs assessment; treatment implementation and process evaluation; and qualitative methods.