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Graduate Course Offerings
Psychology (PSY)

College-Program Codes: 17-17


5210 DEATH AND CULTURE (3 credits) Death is a universal human experience shaped by the attitudes of any given culture. Examines death and dying in various cultural contexts and the accompanying psychological research into death attitudes and processes.

5301 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND RESEARCH (4 credits) An introduction to inferential and descriptive statistics (including the use of SPSS), basic research methodology, and use of the research literature.

5302 ADVANCED STATISTICS (4 credits) Inferential and advanced statistics, including t-tests, correlation, multiple regression, factorial analysis of variance, and factor analysis using SPSS. Focus on correct applications and inferences. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5312 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS (3 credits) Applications of the scientific method in psychology. Emphases include specific laboratory procedures, research design, statistical applications, and report writing. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5328 BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE INTERVENTION (3 credits) Behavioral theory and the method of applied behavior analysis are explored. Application of behavioral and cognitive/behavioral principles to human problems in various settings is emphasized. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5331 BASIC COUNSELING AND CRISIS TECHNIQUES (4 credits) A practical introduction to the development of interpersonal awareness, crisis management, crisis intervention, and basic counseling techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5337 GROUP PROCESSES (3 credits) The examination and practical application of principles and dynamics underlying group behavior from a psychological perspective. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5347 PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT (3 credits) This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of psychometric theory and methods of psychological test construction, and to effect familiarity with established measures of personality, interests, intelligence, and academic achievement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5357 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION PSYCHOLOGY (3 credits) Presentation and analysis of theoretical, technical, and applied aspects of psychology in work settings. Topics include: human resources activities (selection, training, and evaluation of personnel), work motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, organizational structure, group/team communication, working conditions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5377 TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRESCHOOL CHILD (2 credits) The study of the theories and research pertaining to the typical and atypical development of the preschool child in the intellectual, emotional, social, cultural, and physical areas.

5408 HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (3 credits) Theories and techniques of managing human service agencies including planning, administration, evaluation, and grant writing.

5432 ADVANCED COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (4 credits) The second in a skills sequence, this course continues the development of practical counseling techniques, including problem identification, behavioral goal setting, role playing, and social history interviews. A skill-technique laboratory is included in which students practice while being video taped. Includes individual supervision. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

5467 PERSONALITY THEORIES (3 credits) Introduction to major theories of personality and related research.

5469 FAMILY SYSTEMS (3 credits) An introduction to family systems theory and accompanying therapy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5487 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (3 credits) Contemporary issues and theories in psychology and their historical developments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


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