Graduate 2019-2020

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychological Sciences

PSY 500 Educational Psychology for Teachers

This course is designed to be an in-depth overview of research and theory on learning and cognition, social and personal development, individual differences, motivation and assessment of student learning. Particular attention will be given to the application of these topics to classroom settings.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 508 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. .
1- 3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

ST - Repeatable under different subtitles with no limits on the number of times it can be repeated

PSY 513 Professional Renewal

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline and knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded.
1- 3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

ST - Repeatable under different subtitles with no limits on the number of times it can be repeated

PSY 530 Life Span Developmental Psychology

Human growth and development from conception through senescence, focusing on cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor development throughout the life span.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 540 Theories and Principles of Learning

A survey of classical and contemporary theory and research related to human cognition. Topics include the study of learning processes, memory and higher cognitive functions.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 575 Educational Assessment

The course will provide educators with the skills needed to evaluate, explain, and apply assessment and testing data to inform classroom instruction and education decisions.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 580 Psychopharmacology

Intended to educate clinicians about the various medications that are often used in the treatment of mental illness and the mechanisms that allow them to work.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 581 Brain and Education

This course offers an overview of neuroscience research targeted at educators. Topics covered will include background on brain structure and function, neural communication and drug effects, attention, emotion, motivation, learning, language. Disorders commonly found in the classroom will be highlighted throughout.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 585 Psychology of Addiction

This course is designed to conduct an in-depth introduction into the scientific literature across a range of contemporary subtopics in the field of addiction. It is intended to give students a broad, yet comprehensive, overview of the research and theoretical perspectives on drug and alcohol addiction. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the diagnostic criteria used to classify substance disorders, and will apply this information to journal article readings and projects. The course is taught as a seminar, with interactive dialogue, presentations, mini-lectures, and videos.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 587 Social Cognitive Neurosicnece

Social cognitive neuroscience (SCN) studies the implicit and explicit cognitive and emotional processes and their underlying brain mechanisms that contribute to our understanding of others' mental states (and our own as well). This course will examine a set of core Social Cognitive Neuroscience subtopics in order to gain a graduate level introduction to this burgeoning field.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 590 Seminar in History and Systems

Philosophical perspectives and major theories and systems are reviewed as they contributed to the development of contemporary psychology. Course required for state psychology board licensing eligibility.
3

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

PSY 595 Special Topics in Psychology

Scheduled on an irregular basis to explore special areas in psychology and carries a subtitle for each offering. Check department office for topics currently planned.
1- 5

Class Restriction

Exclude Freshman and Sophomore

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

ST - Repeatable under different subtitles with no limits on the number of times it can be repeated

PSY 600 Graduate Research Methodology

Introduction to basic concepts in psychology research, including experimental design, non-experimental methods, statistical analysis and researchers' ethical responsibilities.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Psychology (and) Educational Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 622 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hourse required per credit hour.)
1- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

PSY 625 Principles of Neuropsychology

Survey of functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to human psychological processes. Discussion of theories of neuropsychology and their experimental and clinical applications. Introduction to neuropsychological disorders and their assessment/ treatment.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 630 Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology

Physical, social and emotional development of children from conception through puberty, stressing normal development and major development theories.
3

Prerequisites

PSY 530: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 640 Cultural Issues in Education Psychology

This course covers research and theory on culture and its relationships with and applications to areas of educational psychology including development, cognition, assessment and school achievement, motivation, and individual differences.
3

Prerequisites

(PSY 500: with minimum grade of C or PSY 540: with minimum grade of C or PSY 681: with minimum grade of C)

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 644 Motivation in Education

Students will investigate what it means to be properly motivated, why individuals often develop problematic motivational patterns, and how proper motivation can be fostered.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 654 Seminar in College Teaching

Practices, issues and research in college teaching. Instructional models and methods, course planning, cognition, testing and grading, student-teacher interaction and ethics.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 661 Trends and Issues in Educational Psychology

Examines professional, philosophical, theoretical issues and trends across the discipline. Students practice and receive feedback regarding written and oral communication skills.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Educational Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 663 Apprenticeship

Work with faculty member on professional endeavors such as research, writing, course planning or public service. Requires 3 hours per week for each credit. S/U graded.
1- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 9 credit hours

PSY 664 Advanced Social Psychology

Examine major areas of social psychology e.g., aggression, altruism, cooperation, attitude change, and impression management; learn about observation and other data-collection techniques. Possible laboratory observations.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 674 Measurement I: Classical Test Theory

Classical measurement theory and methods. Topics include instrument development and analysis, derivations of reliability and validity formulae, test fairness, standards, and norming.
3

Prerequisites

SRM 600: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 675 Measurement II: Contemporary Test Theory

Item response theory and methods. Topics include item analysis, logistic models, and individual prediction and classification.
3

Prerequisites

PSY 674: with minimum grade of C and SRM 603: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 681 Learning and Instruction

An applied perspective on learning sciences and instruction, including behavioral, information-processing, cognitive load, situated, meaningful, motivational, constructivist, and social cognitive learning views and their relation to instructional design.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 682 Cognition and Instruction II

Assumes basic knowledge of cognitive and instructional theory. Focuses on research in development, cognition and instruction, subject matter, and social and cultural contexts of learning.
3

Prerequisites

(PSY 540: with minimum grade of C or PSY 681: with minimum grade of C)

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 684 Advanced Seminar in Human Development

For Graduate students wishing to develop advanced competency. Periodically, seminar may focus on topic reflecting instructor's interest area or on developing a student's inquiry.
3

Prerequisites

PSY 530: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 9 credit hours

PSY 685 Advanced Seminar in Learning and Cognition

Pursue original research into learning and cognitive processes under the guidance of a faculty member. Arranged to reflect faculty and students' interests.
3

Prerequisites

PSY 540: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 9 credit hours

PSY 686 Advanced Seminar in Measurement and Assessment

For graduate students wishing to develop a competency in psychological and educational measurement. The seminar will focus on an advanced topic in contemporary measurement and assessment.
3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 9 credit hours

PSY 692 Internship in Educational Psychology

Full-or part-time assignment in a field-based setting under supervision. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded.
1- 9

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 18 credit hours

PSY 693 Research Practicum

Each student will collaborate in research with a psychology professor. The research topic and nature of involvement are determined by consultation between student and professor. Maximum of 6 credits. S/U graded.
1- 3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Educational Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 6 credit hours

PSY 694 Practicum

Supervised experience in diagnostics of neuropsychological deficits. Individual and group supervision emphasizing behavioral interview and psychometric data. S/U graded.
3

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Psychology (and) Educational Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

PSY 695 Special Topics in Educational Psychology

Specialized topics or contemporary issues. Topics vary.
1- 3

Level Restriction

Include GR

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course may be repeated 1 times

PSY 697 Master's Project in Psychology

For Master's students in psychology as an approved alternative to the written comprehensive examination. Students will enroll with major advisor to develop research proposal, conduct project and report results. S/U graded.
3- 6

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Psychology (and) Educational Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 6 credit hours

PSY 699 Thesis

Recommended in place of M.A. project, especially for students applying to doctoral programs. S/U graded.
1- 6

Major/Minor Restriction

Include Psychology

Type of Restriction For Major/Minor Code

Major(s)

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

PSY 705 Proseminar in Doctoral Studies

Introduction to doctoral study. Students will be taught foundational skills in research, writing, participation in professional communities, and other areas. Students will study faculty research and "big ideas" associated with such research.
3

Program Restrictions

Include Educational Psychology-PHD and Educational Studies-EDD and Educational Studies-EDD

Level Restriction

Include GR

Class Restriction

Include Doctoral

PSY 710 Advanced Doctoral Seminar

Covers topics and skills regarding professional development related to navigating career paths in academia and industries. Students practice and receive feedback regarding job applications and interview skills.
1

Prerequisites

PSY 705: with minimum grade of C

Level Restriction

Include GR

Class Restriction

Include Doctoral

PSY 797 Doctoral Proposal Research

Doctoral students must earn 4 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Check with the Graduate School regarding appropriate procedures and formats. S/U graded.
1- 4

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with a maximum of 4 credit hours

PSY 799 Doctoral Dissertation

Must earn 12 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Dissertation must be approved by and defended before the dissertation committee. S/U graded.
1-12

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

PSY 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program. S/U graded.
1

Level Restriction

Include GR

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations