6307 Applied Correlation & Regression
Reviews correlation techniques, simple and multiple regression, mediated and moderated regression, and several multivariate techniques. Applications of these techniques in psychological research and in field settings are discussed.
6308 Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance
Consideration of problems of analysis and design commonly encountered in psychological research.
6334 Foundations of Research
Design and implementation of research, including observational methods, experiments and quasi-experimental designs, and program evaluation. Solutions to specific, commonly occurring design and statistical problems are emphasized.
6371 Animal Learning and Behavior
Examination of current theories and recent developments in our understanding of the role of learning in modulating animal behavior. A broad range of animal models used to study various Psychological phenomena will be covered with an emphasis on the role of learning and memory processes in these models.
6372 Behavioral Neuroscience
Advanced study of the most current information related to neurochemical and neurophysiological mechanisms by which the nervous system controls behavior. Topics will vary but may include examination of normal behaviors such as eating, water balance, sleep, learning, and memory or abnormal behaviors such as mental disorders and drug addiction. Emphasis will be placed on the study and evaluation of current theories of neurochemical mechanisms and neuroanatomical substrates for the behaviors.
6374 Cognitive Psychology
Examines classic and current findings and methodological approaches to the study of human cognition. Topics may include perception, attention, memory, language, thinking, problem solving, reasoning, and cross-cultural issues.
6376 Developmental Psychology
In this course students will explore, in depth, life-span development with a focus on cognition and mental processes. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the development of reasoning, language, and the neural bases of cognitive development. Students will critically analyze seminal studies and papers from a
variety of disciplines, including experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and animal learning and behavior.
6330 Social Behavior
Theoretical and applied approaches to individual and group behavior. Topics include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, group processes, group decision making, intra-and intergroup relations, person and group perception, and cross-cultural issues related to these social processes.
Principles of psychological evaluation, including intellectual, academic, neuropsychological, personality, attitude, and interest measures; reliability and validity; principles, methods, and statistical procedures employed in developing new psychometric instruments, especially with respect to different cultural/ethnic minorities.
6351 Behavioral Medicine
Behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology are multi- and interdisciplinary fields in which multiple related professions integrate to promote emotional and physical health and well being. This course will introduce students to key elements of the field, including its research and practice. Foci will include: theoretical models, assessment, differential medical and psychological diagnosis, intervention, and ethics among others. Assignments and class exercises are designed to provide students knowledge and specific tools to collaborate with other professionals, both clinically and for the purposes of research.
6352 Public Health and Community Interventions
Reviews empirical evidence concerning the efficacy of a range of programs and interventions that are designed to increase health promoting behaviors in various cultures and reduce health threatening and high risk behaviors, such as teen pregnancy, drinking and driving, smoking, and alcohol and drug use. The efficacy of fear appeals, media campaigns, and related interventions will also be addressed.
6380/81 First Year Research
Mentored first year research project.
6385 Research Applications
Supervised research in designated laboratories. Students may repeat course for credit.
Mentored work on the M.A. thesis.
Mentored work on the dissertation.