Department of Psychology

Graduate

PSYC 415-4 Psychopharmacology. A survey of the effects of drugs on the normal and abnormal behavior of humans and animals. A primary focus is upon understanding drug influences on behavior in relation to actions on the nervous and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: 211 and 302 or graduate status.

 

PSYC 416-3 Recovery of Function Following Brain Damage. A survey of experimental animal and human clinical research as they relate to behavioral recovery following damage in the central nervous system. Recent theories and literature are stressed. Prerequisite: 211 and 302, or graduate status, or consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 419-3 Behavioral Genetics. Provides an overview of the experimental and quantitative methods used in studying behavioral differences associated with genetic variables. Elementary aspects of genetics will be included in the course, which will examine several aspects of both human and nonhuman behavior. Prerequisite: 211 or consent of instructor, or graduate status.

 

PSYC 466-3 Intermediate Statistics in Psychology. Covers statistical techniques relevant to psychology and other social sciences and provides a bridge between introductory and graduate statistics courses. Topics include one-way and factorial analysis of variance, repeated measures analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, any analysis of covariance. Students will learn how to use SPSS, a computer based statistical package. Prerequisite: 211 and consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 511-3 Human Learning and Memory. Reviews principles of learning and memory. Covers both human and animal research literature from experimental and theoretical perspectives.

 

PSYC 512-3 Sensory Processes. A study of the structure and functions of the sense organs. Emphasizes the psychological data, which describe the function of these organs.

 

PSYC 513-3 Human Psychophysiology. Physiology, instrumentation, and methodology of psychophysiological measurements including both autonomic and central nervous systems. Attention will be given to basic and applied research. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

 

PSYC 514-4 Neurobiological Bases of Behavior. An advanced survey of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles underlying behavior. Topics covered include structure and function of neurons, synaptic transmission, sensory processing, motor control, development and plasticity of the nervous system and other current topics in neurobiology. Prerequisite: 302 or equivalent and consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 515-3 Theory and Research in Cognitive Psychology. A detailed survey of current studies of attention, short-term memory and thought processes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 516-4 Human Clinical Neuroanatomy. Basic functioning of the nervous system, detailed gross anatomy and dissection of the human brain, functional disorders following brain damage, noninvasive cranial nerve examination. The course includes a lab component. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

 

PSYC 517-3 Aging, Memory and Cognition. A detailed survey of current methodology, research and theory dealing with cognitive and memory processes in later adulthood. Topics covered include attention, memory, reasoning and problem solving, language processing and inference and age associated pathologies affecting cognition and memory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 518-4 Psychopharmacology and Behavior. A detailed survey of the effects of drugs on the normal and abnormal behaviors of human and animals. A primary focus is upon understanding drug influences on behavior in relation to actions on the nervous system, endocrine system and behavior pathology. Students review and summarize original research in the area. Prerequisite: graduate status in psychology or permission of instructor.

 

PSYC 520-3 Applications of the Psychology of Learning and Memory. A survey of the theories and methods of training that have resulted from research in the areas of learning and memory. Students will review some of the very recent methods as well as those that are better developed. Practice will be provided. Prerequisite: 309 or consent of instructor. psychology or consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 524-3 Multivariate Methods of Psychology. Detailed treatment of multiple-factor analysis and multiple regression analysis. Also includes introduction to other multivariate methods such as discriminant analysis and cluster analysis. Prerequisite: 522b and Psychology graduate status, and consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 529-3 Advanced Applied Multivariate Statistics. This course will introduce multivariate analyses such as structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling and latent curve analysis, with additional topics addressed dependent upon student interest (e.g., missing data, categorical and/or dyadic data analysis). After presenting conceptual information on latent variable analysis, the course will focus on the application of advanced analytic techniques. Understanding of correlation and regression is essential for this course. Prerequisite: graduate level multivariate statistics course.

 

PSYC 555-3 Language and Cognition. Current theoretical problems in language and cognitive developments are investigated from the perspective of psychology, physiology, linguistics and computer simulations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

PSYC 572-1 Proseminar in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Discussions of various research topics within the brain and cognitive sciences. Presentations of current research by faculty and graduate students.

 

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