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Department of Psychology

http://www.ncsu.edu/psychology

Psychology

Psychology is one of the basic majors in liberal arts and sciences. Psychologists use the methodology of science to study human behavior and experience. A bachelor’s degree in psychology forms an excellent foundation for careers in psychology, as well as business and government. It will also enhance life skills such as parenting and human social interaction. Students can also use this degree as an entry into further education leading to an advanced degree in applied or experimental psychology, or to such fields as law, medicine, business or social work.

Curriculum in Psychology

A Psychology degree is oriented toward the student who wants a broad understanding of the types of problems with which psychology is concerned and the ways in which psychologists approach and attempt to solve these problems. Curriculum requirements are sufficiently flexible for students to concentrate, if they wish, in another area of study as well as psychology, and thereby prepare themselves for a variety of careers or professional programs. By wise choice of elective courses, a student can prepare for medical, legal, business, or education graduate training, while at the same time acquire a basic background in the social sciences.

Specific curriculum requirements are available on the Course Catalog.

Psychology Club

All undergraduate majors are members of the Psychology Club, which provides a number of enrichment activities. There is also an active chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, which provides enrichment to the program.

Minor in Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers a minor in psychology to majors in any field except psychology. To complete the minor, eighteen hours of courses are required, six of these hours in the basic science of psychology, and nine in the applied aspects of psychology. PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology is a required prerequisite and the student must have passed this course with a grade of B- or better. PSY 230 is also a required course. To be eligible for the psychology minor, students must have passed BIO 105 Biology in the Modern World/BIO 106 Biology in the Modern World Laboratory with a grade of “C” (not C-) or better. The student must also have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Specific requirements for a minor in Psychology are available on the Course Catalog.

Minor in Cognitive Science

The Departments of Psychology and Philosophy and Religion offer an interdisciplinary minor in cognitive science. The minor provides a general introduction to contemporary interdisciplinary research within the framework of the “computer model” mind, and offers the student the opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics of such as the nature of human information processing, and the acquisition and use of machine intelligence.

Students who take a Minor in Cognitive Science must complete 15 hours of courses with a grade of C or better, where at least three of the five participating disciplines are represented: Psychology, Neurobiology, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy (including Logic). Please see the Department for course requirements.

Specific requirements for a minor in Cognitive Science are available on the Course Catalog.

Head

D. J. Gillan


Associate Head, Director of Graduate Programs

L. E. Baker-Ward


Assistant Head, Director of Undergraduate Programs

S. B. Pond


Director of Advising

C. M. Prowant


Distinguished Professor

T. M. Hess


Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

L.E. Baker-Ward

A.G. Halberstadt

R.W. Nacoste


Professors

R. A. Azevedo

L. E. Baker-Ward

J. P. Braden

D. J. Gillan

D. O. Gray

A. G. Halberstadt

M. E. Haskett

T. M. Hess

C. B. Mayhorn

A. W. Meade

J. J. Michael

R. W. Nacoste

L. F. Thompson


Associate Professor

J. C. Allaire

J. C. Begeny

C. C. Brookins

S. B. Craig

S. L. Desmarais

D. Grühn

A. C. McLaughlin

S. D. Neupert

S. B. Pond

S. A. Stage

M. A. Wilson

M. B. Wyer


Assistant Professor

J. L Burnette

J. Feng

E. C. Hope

K. E. Norwalk

L. M. Widman


Associate Members of the Faculty

D. B. Kaber
Industrial & Systems Engineering

B. S. Mehlenbacher
Leadership Policy, Adult & Higher Education

E. N. Wiebe
Math Science & Technology Education


Professors Emeriti

J. W. Cunningham

D. W. Drewes

W. P. Erchul

J. W. Kalat

J. E. Luginbuhl

D. W. Martin

D. H. Mershon

R. E. Mitchell

S. E. Newman

R. G. Pearson

A. C. Shulte

F. J. Smith

P.W. Thayer

M. S. Wogalter


Associate Professors Emeriti

K.W. Klein

PSY - Psychology Courses

PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology 3.

Survey of basic principles for the understanding of behavior and experience including development, learning, cognition, biological foundations, perception, motivation, personality, behavior abnormalities, measurement of individual differences, and social processes. The value of scientific observation and experimentation to the development of psychological understanding is emphasized.

PSY 230 Introduction to Psychological Research 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

This course is an introduction to the principles of scientific research. Students will develop and test research hypotheses in accordance with methods approved by the American Psychological Association. Methods of analyzing data and the interpretation of research findings will be stressed. Students will work in teams to collect, analyze, report, and provide a professional presentation of a group research project. Psychology majors and minors must take the course under the graded option.

PSY 240 Introduction to Behavioral Research I 3.
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY 200, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 241.

Introduction to quantitative methods in psychology, including measurement, experimental control, validity, and fundamentals of research design. Discussion of distributions and statistical inference. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

PSY 241 Introduction to Behavioral Research I Lab 1.
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY 200, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 240.

Students design, analyze and report a variety of simple experiments. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

PSY 242 Introduction to Behavioral Research II 3.
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY (ST) 240, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 243.

Continuation of PSY (ST) 240. Ethics of Research in Psychology. Techniques for the development of research proposals. Statistical techniques for data analysis including non-parametrics, one-way and two-way ANOVA and introduction to correlation and regression. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

PSY 243 Introduction to Behavioral Research II Lab 2.
Prerequisite: PSY or HRD Majors, PSY (ST) 240, Corequisite: PSY (ST) 242.

Design and analysis of a major research project. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

PSY 307 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201.

Surveys the application of psychological theories and methods to problems involving people in working settings. Topics include: organizational and management theory; work motivation and job satisfaction; job and organizational analysis; performance evaluation; personnel recruitment, selection, and placement; and personnel training and development.

PSY 311 Social Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201.

Theory and research on how individuals respond and are responded to in social situations. Topics include attitude formation and change, affiliation, attraction, self and interpersonal perception, interpersonal relationships, aggression, helping behavior, intergroup behavior, and group dynamics.

PSY 312 Applied Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201.

Covers diverse areas of psychological practice, related methods and ethical issues. Includes illustrative cases of psychological practice in health, education, work settings, law, sports, consumer markets, and cross-cultural settings. Explores professional roles and contributions in the contexts of social, organizational and technological change.

PSY 313 Positive Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

Positive psychology is the scientific study of positive experience, positive individual traits, and the institutions and practices that facilitate their development. This course reviews the history of positive psychology and the contributions this new field has made to several traditional research areas in psychology. Among other issues, the course will address the questions such as: What is happiness and how should we measure it? What determines subjective well-being? Can (and should) we deliberately increase happiness? (Restricted to psychology majors).

PSY 340 Ergonomics 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201.

Concepts from ergonomics, environmental psychology, and cognitive psychology related through design examples to problems of everyday living. Criteria of efficiency, comfort and safety evaluated relative to the design of activity, products, and the environment. Topics include: visual and auditory perception, information processing, physical activity, noise and lighting, work space design, workload, and product design.

PSY 345 Psychology and the African American Experience 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201.

Historical and cultural examination of the psychological experiences of African American experience from pre-American times to the present. Focus on mental health, personality, identity development, racism, oppression, psychological empowerment andan African-centered world view. Discussion of contemporary issues within the African American community.

PSY 360 Community Psychology Principles and Practice 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

This course provides an introduction to the field of community psychology. The aim of this course is to help empower students to contribute to effective social change in their communities. Community psychology focuses upon person-environment interactions and the ways individuals navigate between different social contexts (e.g. schools, neighborhood, community, and society). Community psychologists employ a variety of methodological approaches to understand the social issues facing communities today such as juvenile violence, homelessness, HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence.

PSY 370 Personality 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

Major personality theories. Definition of personality associated with each theory as well as the assumptions and principles used in accounting for human behavior. Theories evaluated considering recent research.

PSY 376 Developmental Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or EDP 304.

Behavioral development during the life span, including study of current theories and project work with persons at various stages of the life cycle.

PSY 400 Perception 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or PSY 201, Junior/Senior.

Anatomy and physiology of the major sensory systems, their relationship to central structures of the brain, important and/or common pathological conditions. Basic issues and techniques of psychophysics. Perceptual phenomena and theory, with an emphasis on topics in two-and three- dimensional spatial perception, including the perceptions of size, depth and motion. Consideration of perceptual phenomena in practical settings.

PSY 406 Psychology of Gender 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201 or HSS 200.

Current theory and research on perceived and actual biological, social, cognitive, personality and emotional similarities and differences of men and women throughout the lifespan. The construction and consequences of gender in our society and others.Credit cannot be given for both PSY 406 and PSY 506.

PSY 410 Learning and Motivation 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200, Junior standing.

Introduction to the primary laboratory research areas in learning and motivation: classical conditioning, operant conditioning, verbal learning, drive theory, and the role of motives. Emphasis upon research on conditioning and its motivational processes as the foundations for techniques in behavior modification. Examination of both the uses and limitations of current information on learning and motivation.

PSY 411 The Psychology of Interdependence and Race 3.
Prerequisite:PSY 311.

The Psychology of Interdependence and Race is designed to explore how interpersonal relationships are structured and how two-person interactions within those structures are influenced by race. Drawing on the major social psychological theory of interpersonal relationships - Interdependence Theory - this course will provide students with an understanding of the various structures of interpersonal relationships in order to explore how and why the presence of race (and other diversity categories) influence the ways in which people try to interact with each other within those interpersonal structures.

PSY 416 Psychology of Emotion 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

Introduction to the classic and contemporary theories of emotion, with strong emphasis on how data provide evidence to test theory. Biological, cognitive, social, and cultural foundations are explored.

PSY 420 Cognitive Processes 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200, Junior standing.

Introduction to research and theory in cognition, including such topics as memory, acquisition and use of language, reading, problem-solving, reasoning, and concepts.

PSY 425 Introduction to Cognitive Science 3.
Prerequisite: One upper-level course in either PHI, PSY, CSC or Linguistics. Credit is not allowed for both PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525..

Philosophical foundations and empirical fundamentals of cognitive science, an interdisciplinary approach to human cognition. Topics include: the computational model of mind, mental representation, cognitive architecture, the acquisition and use of language. Students cannot receive credit for both PHI/PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525.

PSY 430 Biological Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 and (BIO 105/106 or BIO 181).

Biological mechanisms of behavior, including elementary neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor processes, and their application to motivation, learning, and psychological processes.

PSY 431 Health Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 and (PSY 230 or PSY 240/242 OR equivalent research methods course)..

Introduction to health psychology. This course provides an overview of the field of health psychology, which is concerned with how behavior and psychological states influence physical health (i.e., how people stay healthy, why people become ill, and how people respond to illness). Application of psychological theory and research methods to such topics as: pain, stress and coping, helplessness and control, reactivity to stress, the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in health, illness prevention, health maintenance, recovery from injury and chronic pain, adjustment to chronic illness, treatment compliance.

PSY 436 Introduction to Psychological Measurement 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 240-241.

The basic principles of psychological measurement, including elementary statistical concepts, reliability, and validity. Emphasizes measurement in the science of psychology. Application of measurement principles to a wide variety of measurement problems.

PSY 470 Abnormal Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or 304 or EDP 304.

Common psychological disorders of children and adults. Historical and theoretical perspectives on abnormal behavior; issues of assessment and classification, etiology, symptoms, and treatment of disorders.

PSY 475 Child Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or 304 or EDP 304; PSY 376.

Theories, methods, and phenomena of child psychology and application of this information to the enhancement of child development. Multiple aspects of development, including physical, cognitive/intellectual, and social/emotional development, from conception to adolescence. Emphasis on recent research findings in developmental psychology.

PSY 476 Psychology of Adolescent Development 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 or EDP 304.

Theories, principles, and issues of human psychological development emphasizing adolescence. Cognitive, social, and physical changes; their interaction. Implications for teaching and parenting adolescents.

PSY 491 Special Topics in Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200.

Exploration in depth of advanced areas and topics of current interest in psychology.

PSY 495 Community-Based Applied Psychology 4.
Prerequisite: PSY 200 and PSY 230.

Service learning course that covers one or more areas of psychological practice, including relevant research methods, community engagement principles and practices, and ethical issues. Includes learning about psychological practice in at least one of the following settings: health, education, work settings, law, sports, community-based setting, consumer markets, and/or cross-cultural settings. Explores professional roles and contributions in the contexts of social, education, organizational and/or technological change. $15 liability insurance fee required.

PSY 498 Psychology Honors Seminar 3.
Prerequisite: HRD and PSY honors students.

Seminar and independent study under faculty direction. Provides the undergraduate psychology honors students with an opportunity to practice skills in designing, conducting, and evaluating research. The student, working closely with a faculty advisor, designs a research approach to a particular body of literature, accumulates appropriate data, and analyzes and evaluates the data. Must take two semesters.

PSY 499 Individual Study in Psychology 1-6.
Corequisite: PSY 495 for HRD majors during their work semester.

Individual research project (literature review, experiment, survey, field study) open to any undergraduate, under the direction of a Psychology Department faculty member.

PSY 500 Visual Perception 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Detailed consideration of anatomy and physiology of visual system (both peripheral and central components). Modern quantitative approaches to psychophysical problems of detection, discrimination, scaling. Examination of chief determinants of visual perception, including both stimulus variables and such organismic variables as learning, motivation and attention. Discussion of perceptual theory and processes emphasizes several topics in two- and three-dimensional spatial perception.

PSY 502 Physiological Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Twelve hours of PSY including PSY 200, 400,410.

Physiological foundations of behavior, basic vertebrate neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

PSY 504 Evolutionary Psychology 3.

Emphasis upon use of evolutionary theory to understand the interaction of genetic and environmental influences on human behavior and thought. Topics include human mating, kinship, parenting, cooperation, aggression, cognition, and morality.

PSY 506 Psychology of Gender 3.

Current theory and research on perceived and actual biological, social, cognitive, personality, and emotional similarities and differences of men and women throughout lifespan. Construction and consequences of gender in our society and others.Credit for both PSY 406 and PSY 506 is not allowed.

PSY 508 Cognitive Processes 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

Emphasis upon the results from research on a number of complex processes (e.g., remembering, concept learning, problem solving, acquisition and use of language) and the theories that have been proposed to explain these results.

PSY 510 Advanced Problems In Psychology 1-3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Offers opportunities to explore various areas of psychology. Sections: Section D, developmental psychology; Section X, experimental psychology; Section I, industrial-organizational and vocational psychology; Section S, social psychology.

PSY 511 Advanced Social Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

A survey of theory and research in social psychology through reading and discussion of primary source materials. In addition, the course deals with issues of methodology, ethical questions in social psychological research and application of researchfindings to the world at large.

PSY 525 Introduction To Cognitive Science 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Credit is not allowed for both PSY 525 and PHI/PSY 425..

Philosophical foundations and empirical fundamentals of cognitive science, an interdisciplinary approach to human cognition. The computational model of mind, mental representation, cognitive architecture, the acquisition and use of language. Students cannot receive credit for both PHI/PSY 425 and PHI/PSY 525.

PSY 535 Tests and Measurements 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours of PSY program.

A study of the principles of psychological testing including norms and units of measurement, elementary statistical concepts, reliability and validity. In addition, some attention devoted to the major types of available tests such as general intellectual development, tests of separate abilities, achievement tests, measures of personality and interest inventories.

PSY 540 Human Factors In Systems Design 3.
Prerequisite: IE 452 or PSY 340, Corequisite: ST 507 or 515.

Introduction to problems of the systems development cycle, including human-machine function allocation, military specifications, display-control compatibility, the personnel sub-system concept and maintainability design. Detailed treatment given to people as information processing mechanisms.

PSY 541 Overview of Human Factors Psychology 3.

An overview of Human Factors Psychology covering a large number of tools, topics, and exercises important for the field of human factors. Includes topics fundamental to human factors research, such as attention, decision making, and motor control, as well as specific domains within human factors, such as information technology, healthcare, aging, and transportation, with particular emphasis on the methods used for study of these areas. A group project will give students experience with the usability evaluation process.

PSY 553 Principles and Practice Of Ecological/Community Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours PSY program.

Introduction to community psychology and its attempt to redefine social problems according to an ecological frame-of-reference with emphasis on humanitarian values, cultural diversity, the promotion of a psychological sense of community among individuals and groups, and the need for psychologists to engage in systematic community research and action.

PSY 558 Psychology and the African Experience 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours PSY program.

An ethnographic approach to the psychology of peoples of African descent through examination of the influence of historical and cultural phenomena. Specific attention to understanding the Africentric world view and issues of mental health, personality and identity development, racism, oppression and empowerment.

PSY 575 Special Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 1-6.
P: 6 credit hours in GRAD PSY.

Exploration of advanced specialized topics in Psychology in the Public Interest Program, to enhance in-depth graduate training in specific applied theories and methods. Seminar content will rotate, with attention to the development and evaluation of interventions to address important problems in individuals' well-being in society, particularly those faced by underrepresented groups. Graduate standing is required.

PSY 582 Adolescent Development 3.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in PSY.

Current theories and research on development during adolescence. Topics include: physical growth, cognitive changes, relationships with peers, parents and teachers, quest for identity and independence, morality and sexuality.

PSY 584 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. of PSY, including PSY 376, PSY 475 or PSY 476.

A survey of the role of growth and development in human behavior, particularly during the child and adolescent periods. This course pays particular attention to basic principles and theories in the area of developmental psychology.

PSY 591 History and Systems Of Psychology 1-3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200,400,410,420, Consent of Instructor or Graduate standing.

Aim of this course is to acquaint students with the history of psychology and psychological systems and to give students some practice in taking different approaches to a particular problem area.

PSY 641 Psychological Clinic Practicum 1-12.
Prerequisite: Twelve hrs. in grad. PSY, which must include clinical skill courses PSY 722 and PSY 723..

Clinical participation in interviewing, counseling, psycho-therapy and administration of psychological tests. Practicum to be concerned with adults and children.

PSY 651 Internship In Psychology 1-6.
Prerequisite: Approval of advisory committee.

Supervised work experience in an appropriate setting with professional supervision in the field from a doctoral level psychologist with credentials and/or experience in the appropriate specialty in psychology. Experience consists of full time for one semester or half time for an academic year or equivalent time.

PSY 680 Directed Study Psychology 1-6.

Research project for graduate students supervised by members of the graduate faculty. Research to be elected on basis of interest of student and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research. Credits Arranged.

PSY 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

PSY 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

PSY 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Thesis Research.

PSY 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

PSY 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their thesis. Credits arranged.

PSY 704 Learning and Motivation 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

A systematic analysis of some of the major classes of variables determining behavioral change. Learning variables analyzed within their primary experimental setting, and emphasis upon the diversity of the functions governing behavior change rather than upon the development of some comprehensive theory. Examination of both learning and motivational variables as they contribute to changes in performance within the experimental setting.

PSY 705 Affect and Cognition 3.
Prerequisite: SIx Hours of Graduate Level PSY.

Critical examination of research and theory dealing with the intersection of affect and cognition. Topics will include the impact of emotion, mood and other aspects of affective experience on memory, decision making, judgment, and reasoning. Developmental and individual difference will be explored, as will the neuropsychological underpinnings of observed relationships.

PSY 710 Special Topics In Psychology 1-3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Course provides opportunity for exploration in depth of advanced topical areas which, because of their degree of specialization, are not generally involved in other courses; for example, multivariate methodology in psychology, computer simulation, mathematical model building. Some new 700-level courses will first be offered under this title during developmental phase and as such may involve lectures and/or laboratories.

PSY 714 Social Psychology: Small Groups Research 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 511.

Surveys the literature and research pertaining to social psychological processes in and between groups. Course content includes basic principles of group formation, role differentiation, communication, influence, norms, social exchange, equity, cooperation/conflict, decision making and pro-social behavior. Environmental factors affecting group behavior also considered. In conjunction with each substantive topic, suitable methodologies for research considered.

PSY 721 Area Seminar In School Psychology 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

The following topics dealt with: (1) the development of school psychology as a professional area, (2) methods of inquiry, (3) scientific and theoretical bases, (4) contemporary issues, (5) ethical questions, (6) relationship to other areas within psychology.

PSY 722 Individual Intelligence Measurement 4.
Prerequisite: PSY 535 and consent of school psychology coordinator.

Theoretical approaches to and individual assessment of intellectual functioning, child development, adaptive behavior, and visual motor functioning. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of current standardized instruments and nonstandardizedassessment. Written communication of findings.

PSY 723 Personality Measurement 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 722.

Theory and practicum in individual personality testing of children and adults with emphasis on projective techniques, other personality measures, report writing and case studies.

PSY 724 Psychological Intervention I 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 723.

Designed to examine theories, research, techniques, ethics and professional responsibilities related to approaches to psychological intervention. Types of psychological intervention include behavior modification, milieu approaches, crisis intervention techniques and group process methods, in addition to more intensive relationship approaches. A close integration of experiences, content and supervision emphasized in a variety of professional settings with a wide range of personal problems and age groups.

PSY 725 Psychological Intervention II 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 724.

The primary purpose of this course is to provide students opportunities to acquire information, conceptual frameworks, interpersonal skills and a sense of ethical responsibility, all basic to their further development as practicing psychologists. A major effort in the course made to help the student increase his/her interpersonal skills as a means of promoting the psychological growth and effective-ness of others.

PSY 727 Psychological Consultation 3.
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. grad. PSY or ED.

Introduction to psychological consultation with emphasis on school setting. Presentation of various consultation models and theoretical bases. Development of skills in practice of consultation.

PSY 740 Engineering Psychology of Human-computer Interaction 3.
Prerequisite: IE(PSY) 540 or CSC 554.

Exploration of usability of computer technology. Theory and practice of user-centered design for HCI applications. Course focuses on current usability paradigms and principles, psychology of users, iterative and participatory design processes, system requirements specification, prototyping, user support systems, usability evaluation and engineering, interface design guidelines and standards. Application domains include, universal design, virtual reality, and scientific data visualization.

PSY 743 Ergonomic Performance Assessment 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 200, ST 507 and 508.

Fundamentals of ergonomic performance measurement used to assess the effects of environment and system design on human performance. Treatment of topics such as workload measurement, measurement of complex performance, simulator studies, measurement of change, task taxonomies, criterion task sets and statistical methods of task analysis. Problems of laboratory and field research, measurement of change and generalizability of findings.

PSY 745 Human Performance Modeling 3.
Prerequisite: ST 507 or 515 or equivalent; IE (PSY) 540, CSC 554 or IE (PSY) 744.

Advanced aspects of human performance research. Qualitative models of human information processing. Characteristics and role of memory in decision making and response execution. Sensory channel parameters, attention allocation, time-sharing of tasks. Situation awareness and workload responses in complext tasks. Limitations of human factors experimentation. Factors in human multiple task performance. Cognitive task analysis and computational cognitave modeling/simulation of user behavior in specific applications.

PSY 750 Area Seminar In Human Resources Development 1-6.

The following topics dealt with: (1) human resources development as an area of inquiry, (2) methods of inquiry, (3) contemporary issues, (4) ethical questions, (5) relationship to other areas within psychology.

PSY 751 Human Resource Planning 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status, Corequisite: ST 507.

Review of the literature, methods and research issues in the field of human resource planning and evaluation. Goal-setting, needs assessment, information systems, subjective probability, human resource accounting, decision processes, incentive programs, human productivity and related subjects. Focus on planning and evaluation methods for communities and organizations.

PSY 752 Action Research In Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: ST 511, Corequisite: ST 508.

Action research models in psychology and their relationships to research methods. Research in field settings and implications for ethics and social responsibility, internal and external validity, experimenter and volunteer effects and problems of measurement.

PSY 757 Innovation and Technology 3.
Prerequisite: 3 hrs. grad. ST or research methods.

Social science theory and research on innovation process and consequences of deploying and implementing technologies. Interactions between social and technical systems: R&D management; social/administrative technology; adoption and dissemination; public policy; computer-mediated communications; implementation; and intended and unintended outcomes for individuals, organizations and society.

PSY 760 Psychometrics 3.
Prerequisite: Six hours of graduate statistics, including linear regression.

Theoretical and statistical approaches to understanding psychological measurement. Topics include detailed coverage of reliability, validity, and factor analysis.

PSY 761 Advanced Psychometrics: Item Response Theory 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 760.

Item Response Theory approaches to advanced test construction and scoring; the investigation of test bias via item response theory methods.

PSY 762 Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Design 3.
Prerequisite: ST 507.

An introduction to quasi-experimental design as applied to HRD program evaluation: (1) Methods of assessing informational needs, (2) recognition of internal and external validity threats, (3) design of quasi-experiments to minimize threats and (4) use of results by program decision makers.

PSY 764 Industrial Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 535.

Issues in psychology literature surrounding the person, organization, and job. Work analysis and design, recruitment, selection, training, and performance appraisal of employees. Emphasis on scientist-practitioner model throughout the course. Graduate standing or PBS status.

PSY 766 Personnel Selection Research 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of grad. ST, PSY 760.

A survey of theoretical, methodological and research literature on personnel selection. Topics include organization, task and person analyses, validation strategies, utility and equal opportunity issues and selection strategies. Emphasis on research.

PSY 767 Training Research 3.
Prerequisite: Six hrs. of grad. PSY and six hrs. of grad. ST.

A survey of conceptual and research literature on training. Topics include needs assessments, learning, transfer, maintenance, criterial and evaluation issues, as well as a review of research on specific training techniques. Emphasis on research methods and findings, not skill development in specific training techniques.

PSY 768 Organizational Psychology I 3.
P: ST 511 and 512.

A survey of the application of behavioral science, particularly psychology and social psychology literature and research to organizational and management problems. Topics include work motivation and attitudes, job design, employee organizational commitment and work engagement.

PSY 769 Work Motivation 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 768.

Theory and research in work motivation. An in-depth examination of motivation theory as it pertains to the study of individual behavior in work settings.

PSY 770 Organization Development and Change 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 768.

A survey of theory and research in organization development. Attention directed to: (1) methods of diagnosing need for organizational change, (2) techniques currently used to implement and evaluate organizational change, (3) professional ethics and other issues dealing with client-consultant relationship. Emphasis on developmental approaches originating from psychology and allied fields.

PSY 778 Organizational Psychology II 3.

A survey of the applications of behavioral science, particularly psychology and social psychology literature and research to organizational and management problems. Topics will pertain to the role of leadership in individual, team, and organizational performance.

PSY 785 Methodological Issues In Developmental Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 584 and 3 hrs. of grad. statistics.

Methodological issues, research designs and statistical techniques in developmental psychology. Role and meaning of age as a research variable. Interpretation of research reports. Ethical issues.

PSY 786 Cognitive Development 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 584.

Examination of research and theory in cognitive development. Primary focus on childhood, but implications for the entire life span addressed. Application of cognitive developmental principles in creating interventions and educational programs also discussed.

PSY 787 Social Development 3.
R: Psychology Graduate Status or Permission of Instructor.

Survey of current theory and research on the development of social behavior systems, including attachment, aggression, gender-role behavior, prosocial behavior. Attention to the role of social class, race and culture, and to contemporary phenomena such as day care, single-parent and dual-career families, child abuse.

PSY 788 Adulthood and Aging: Cognitive and Intellectual Change 3.
Prerequisite:PSY 584 or PSY 508.

Critical examination of theory and research associated with the study of cognitive and intellectual change in adulthood and aging. Memory and learning, information processing, language, intelligence, social cognition and expertise.

PSY 789 Socio-Emotional Processes In Adulthood and Aging 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 584.

Current theory and research on social, emotional and personality development during adulthood and aging. Generally including self-concept and identity, interpersonal relations (friendship, marriage, parenting, work), control, coping and life satisfaction. Attention to gender, culture and contemporary issues in adult development and aging.

PSY 792 Psychology Of Families and Parenting 3.
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. grad. PSY or ED.

Special topics in the area, including family influences on cognitive development, effects of parental divorce on children, single-parenting, step-families, child abuse and ethnic/cultural differences in family functioning. A critical examination of traditional and contemporary parenting approaches and an introduction to family therapy.

PSY 795 Stress and Coping 3.
Prerequisite: Two grad. PSY courses.

Discussion of current research findings and theories in area of psycho-social stress. Topics include: biology of the stress response, methodology, physical, behavioral and psychological reactions to stress, and relationships between personality and social support to the development of stress-related disorders.

PSY 809 Psychology Colloquium 1.

PSY 820 Special Topics In Psychology 1-6.
Prerequisite: 6 hrs. of PSY, Corequisite: 3 hrs. of ST.

Course provides opportunity for exploration in depth of advanced areas and topics of current interest.

PSY 841 School Psychology Practicum 1-6.
Prerequisite: Twelve hrs. in grad. PSY, which must include clinical skill courses PSY 722 and PSY 723.

Clinical participation in interviewing, counseling, psycho-therapy and administration of psychological tests. Practicum to be concerned with adults and children.

PSY 846 Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.
Prerequisite: PSY 764.

Procedures and techniques used by Industrial and Organizational Psychologists in the field. Students write work proposals, conduct interventions in field, and codument results. Review one or more I/O procedure step-by-step.

PSY 851 Internship In Psychology 1-6.
Prerequisite: Master's degree in PSY and approval of advisory committee.

Supervised work experience in an appropriate setting with professional supervision in the field from a doctoral level psychologist with credentials and/or experience in the appropriate specialty in psychology. Experience consists of full time for one semester or half time for an academic year or equivalent time.

PSY 880 Directed Study In Psychology 1-6.

Research project for graduate students supervised by members of the graduate faculty. Research to be elected on basis of interest of student and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research. Credits Arranged.

PSY 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planing for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

PSY 890 Doctoral Preliminary Exam 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

PSY 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

PSY 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Dissertation Research.

PSY 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

PSY 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.