Courses

Undergraduate Courses: Fall 2018

PSYC 10a: Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Ellen Wright
M,W,Th 11-12 noon

A survey of contemporary psychology. Topics include brain and behavior, perception, memory, learning, cognitive processes, plasticity, intelligence, child and adult development, personality, social behavior, and the relationship between normal and abnormal behavior. Usually offered every semester.

NPSY 22b: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Robert Sekuler
T,Th 5-6:30 pm

This course explores how the human brain makes the human mind. It covers neural and behavioral dimensions of attention, memory and learning, perception, motor control, plasticity and planning. Experimental approaches and neuroimaging are emphasized. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 28a: Learning and Memory
Dr. Angela Gutchess
T,Th 2-3:30 pm

Introduces the study of learning and memory. The course will survey various types of memory (e.g., explicit memory, implicit memory, conditioning, short-term/working memory), including strategies, mechanisms, and brain systems. It will encompass disorders and applied aspects of memory. Usually offered every second year.

NPSY 199a: Human Neuropsychology
Dr. Teresa Mitchell
T,F 11-12:30 pm

Designed as an introduction to human neuropsychology. Topics include cerebral dominance, neuroanatomical mapping, and localization of function, with special reference to language, memory, and related cognitive function. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 32a: Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Ellen Wright
M,W 3:30-5 pm

A general introduction to psychopathology. Various theoretical models will be discussed. The techniques and findings of research, clinical, and experimental will be emphasized. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 33a: Developmental Psychology
Dr. Hannah Snyder
M,W,Th 10-11 am

An examination of normal child development from conception through adolescence. Course will focus on theoretical issues and processes of development with an emphasis on how biological and environmental influences interact. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 51a: Statistics
Dr. Jasmine Boshyan
M,W 8-9:30 pm

Covers the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. Techniques useful in the behavioral sciences will be emphasized. Students learn the theory of statistical decisions, practical application of statistical software, and how to analyze journal articles. Usually offered every semester.

PSYC 140a: SAS Applications
Dr. Xiaodong Liu
M,W 2-3:30 pm

Designed for those who are interested in learning to use SAS. By using actual examples (data), students will have a hands-on experience using SAS for data management, data report, descriptive statistics, graphics, and some inferential statistics. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 52a(1): Research Methods & Lab in Psychology
Dr. Teresa Mitchell
M,W 10-12 noon

The laboratory/lecture offers supervised practice in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and formal presentation of experimental results. Usually offered every semester.

PSYC52a(2): Research Methods & Lab in Psychology
Dr. Ellen Wright
M,W 12-2pm

The laboratory/lecture offers supervised practice in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and formal presentation of experimental results. Usually offered every semester.

NPSY 120b: Man in Space
Dr. James Lackner
T 2-5 pm

Topics include how orbital flight is achieved, spacecraft life support systems, circulatory dynamics, sensory-motor control and vestibular function in free fall, the physiological and psychological adaptations necessary in space flight, and how astronauts must readapt on return to Earth. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 141a: Stress, Physiology & Health
Dr. Jutta Wolf
T, F 12:30-2 pm

About a third of all diseases in western society are related to stress. The study of psychosocial determinants of health is a growing field, in which biological and psychological research is combined to understand pathways between CNS processes and health. We will study these processes in this course. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 155a: Interpersonal Sensitivity
Dr. Jennifer Gutsell
T,Th 3:30-5 pm

Discusses social psychological and neuroscience research on how we understand, share and respond to the inner states of others. Implications for prosocial behavior and morality will be addressed. The focus is on interactive discussions and critical thinking about research findings. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 161a: Clinical Psych Practicum 1
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
W, 9-12 noon

In conjunction with PSYC 161b, provides intensive supervised experience in mental health intervention. Students serve in helping roles as volunteers for eight hours a week in social service and mental health programs. They relate their experience to empirical and literary readings within the context of group supervision in weekly seminars. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 169b: Disorders of Childhood
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
T, 9-12 noon

Issues of theory, research, and practice in the areas of child and family psychopathology and treatment are reviewed in the context of normal developmental processes. Usually offered every semester.

Academic Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

2018-2019 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Graduate Courses: Fall 2018

NPSY 199a: Human Neuropsychology
Dr. Teresa Mitchell
T,F 11-12:30 pm

Designed as an introduction to human neuropsychology. Topics include cerebral dominance, neuroanatomical mapping, and localization of function, with special reference to language, memory, and related cognitive function. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 140a: SAS Applications
Dr. Xiaodong Liu
M,W 2-3:30 pm

Designed for those who are interested in learning to use SAS. By using actual examples (data), students will have a hands-on experience using SAS for data management, data report, descriptive statistics, graphics, and some inferential statistics. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 120b: Man in Space
Dr. James Lackner
T 2-5 pm

Topics include how orbital flight is achieved, spacecraft life support systems, circulatory dynamics, sensory-motor control and vestibular function in free fall, the physiological and psychological adaptations necessary in space flight, and how astronauts must readapt on return to Earth. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 141a: Stress, Physiology & Health
Dr. Jutta Wolf
T, F 12:30-2 pm

About a third of all diseases in western society are related to stress. The study of psychosocial determinants of health is a growing field, in which biological and psychological research is combined to understand pathways between CNS processes and health. We will study these processes in this course. Usually offered every year.

NPSY 155a: Interpersonal Sensitivity
Dr. Jennifer Gutsell
T,Th 3:30-5 pm

Discusses social psychological and neuroscience research on how we understand, share and respond to the inner states of others. Implications for prosocial behavior and morality will be addressed. The focus is on interactive discussions and critical thinking about research findings. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 161a: Clinical Psych Practicum 1
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
W, 9-12 noon

In conjunction with PSYC 161b, provides intensive supervised experience in mental health intervention. Students serve in helping roles as volunteers for eight hours a week in social service and mental health programs. They relate their experience to empirical and literary readings within the context of group supervision in weekly seminars. Usually offered every year.

PSYC 169b: Disorders of Childhood
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
T, 9-12 noon

Issues of theory, research, and practice in the areas of child and family psychopathology and treatment are reviewed in the context of normal developmental processes. Usually offered every semester.

PSYC 210a: Advanced Psychological Statistics I
Dr. Xiaodong Liu
M,W 9-11 am

In conjunction with PSYC 210b, this course teaches students how to do independent data analysis in psychology at a PhD-level. Topics include methods for describing data, exploratory data analysis, elementary probability theory, null hypothesis significance testing and alternatives, the binomial distribution, contingency table analysis, one-way and factorial analysis of variance, and repeated measures analysis. Students receive extensive instruction in the use of the Statistical Program for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Usually offered every year.

PSYC 211a: Graduate Research Methods
Dr. Jutta Wolf
T,F 9:30-11 am

The lecture offers supervised practice in research design, including experimental and correlational designs, data analysis and interpretation, and formal presentation of research results. Usually offered every year in the fall semester.

PSYC 316a: Psychology Research Seminar
Dr. Xiaodong Liu
Th, 12-1 pm

BIOL 214c: Genetic Counseling Process Group
Dr. Joseph Cunningham
W, 1-2:30 pm

Academic Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

2018-2019 Fall 2018 Spring 2019