Fall Course Offerings

Fall 2018 Course Descriptions

PSYC 1010-1: Introductory Psychology

Instructor: Mazurek
Meeting Time: MoWeFr 10-10:50; GIL 130
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email the professor.

Description: Overview of psychology from both the social science and natural science perspectives.  The lectures will be focused on issues in human development, personality theory, abnormal psychology, behavior disorders, social psychology, intelligence, language, learning, memory, and cognitive and sensory processes. 

PSYC 1010-2: Introductory Psychology

Instructor: TBA
Meeting Time: TuTh 2-3:15 GIL 130
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: Overview of psychology from both the social science and natural science perspectives.  The lectures will be focused on issues in human development, personality theory, abnormal psychology, behavior disorders, social psychology, intelligence, language, learning, memory, and cognitive and sensory processes.

PSYC 2005: Research Methods & Data Analysis I

Instructor: Smyth
Meeting Time: MoWeFr 2:00-2:50; GIL 130
Credits: 3
Prerequisites
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: Introduces research methods and statistical analysis in psychology. This course, with a minimum grade of "C" is a prerequisite for declaring a major or minor in Psychology. 

PSYC 2100: Introduction to Learning

Instructor: Williams
Meeting Time: TuTh 12:30-1:45; GIL 190
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: none
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.

Do not email professor

Description: The course will examine historical and current theories that explain how different types of learning provide the foundation for most, if not all forms of an organism's behavior. We will cover these theories by carefully examining the most important research experiments that contributed to our current understanding of the principles and concepts that shape our behavior. The lecture content will focus heavily on experimental findings derived from research of learning processes in human and non-human species.  The concept of Learning will be explored from the perspective of theories of Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning and more recent theories of the organization of behavior derived from human studies.

PSYC 2300: Introduction to Perception

Instructor:  Proffitt
Meeting Time: TuTh 2-3:15; GIL 190
Credits: 3 (optional 1 Credit lab)
Prerequisites: none
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list. Do not email the Professor.

Description: Study of selected topics in perception, particularly visual perception; the role of stimulus variables, learning and motivation of perception.

PSYC 2410: Abnormal Psychology

Instructor:  Coan
Meeting Time: TuTh 2:00-3:15; WIL 301
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: 6 credits in psychology, including preferably PSYC1010
Enrollment Restrictions: Psychology majors/minors have priority registration
If course is full through SIS: Please use the online waiting list. Do not email the professor.

Description: This is an introductory course in psychopathology, or the scientific study of mental disorders. It will focus on the description of specific forms of abnormal behavior and the ways in which they are studied.

PSYC 2600-100: Introduction to Social Psychology

Instructor:  Smyth
Meeting Time: TuTh 3:30-4:45; GIL 130
Credits: 3 (1 credit discussion section is optional but must be taken concurrently)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: A survey of the major topics in social psychology, including social perception, social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, conformity, helping relationships, and stereotyping and prejudice. Research, theory and applications of social psychology are considered.

PSYC 2600-200: Introduction to Social Psychology

Instructor:  Mazurek
Meeting Time: TuTh 2-3:15; MIN 125
Credits: 3 (1 credit discussion section is optional but must be taken concurrently)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: A survey of the major topics in social psychology, including social perception, social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, conformity, helping relationships, and stereotyping and prejudice. Research, theory and applications of social psychology are considered.

PSYC 2600-300: Introduction to Social Psychology

Instructor:  TBA
Meeting Time: TuTh 12:30-1:45; MIN 125
Credits: 3 (1 credit discussion section is optional but must be taken concurrently)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: A survey of the major topics in social psychology, including social perception, social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, conformity, helping relationships, and stereotyping and prejudice. Research, theory and applications of social psychology are considered.

PSYC 2700: Introduction to Child Psychology

Instructor:  Lillard
Meeting Time: TuTh 11-12:15; GIL 130
Credits: 3 (three hours lecture, one hour discussion section optional but must be taken concurrently)
Prerequisites: Psychology 1010 strongly recommended; top students will be fine without
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: This course provides an introduction to psychological development from birth through adolescence, with particular emphasis on early childhood. The nature of changes during development, as well as the methods of study and theorizing about development are discussed.

PSYC 2701: Introduction to Child Psychology Discussion Section

Instructor:  Lillard
Meeting Time: Mon 6-6:50; GIL225, Wed 9-9:50; GIL225, Wed 10-10:50; GIL225, Wed 6-6:50; GIL225, Thu 5-5:50; GIL240, Thu 6-6:50: GIL240
Credits: 1 
Prerequisites:
Enrollment Restrictions: None
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list.  Do not email professor.

Description: This course provides an introduction to psychological development from birth through adolescence, with particular emphasis on early childhood. The nature of changes during development, as well as the methods of study and theorizing about development are discussed.

PSYC 2900: Teaching Methods for Undergrad Teaching Assistants 

Instructor:  Schmidt
Meeting Time: We 8:00-8:50; CLK 101
Credits: 1
Prerequisites
Enrollment Restrictions:  
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list. Do not email professor.

Description: This teaching methods course will help undergraduate teaching assistants integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices to their teaching. They will learn about how to teach statistics, learn about experimental design and methods, and various pedagogical issues related to lab computer use and using R software in the learning process.

PSYC 3006-100: Research Methods & Data Analysis II

Instructor:  Schmidt
Meeting Time: MoWeFr 8:00-9:50; CLK107
Credits: 4 
Prerequisites: PSYC 3005 (with a C or higher)
Enrollment Restrictions:  Psyc Majors/Minors, CogSci Majors 
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list. Do not email professor.

Description: Second part of a two-part series required for psychology majors. Emphasis on inferential statistics (t-tests and ANOVA) and issues in experimentation. A continuation of of research methods in psychology, including computer-controlled experimentation, integrated with computer-based exploratory data analysis, and elementary statistical analysis. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours

PSYC 3006-200: Research Methods & Data Analysis II

Instructor:  TBA
Meeting Time: MoWeFr 5:00-6:50; CLK107
Credits: 4 
Prerequisites: PSYC 3005 (with a C or higher)
Enrollment Restrictions:  Psyc Majors/Minors, CogSci Majors 
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list. Do not email professor.

Description: Second part of a two-part series required for psychology majors. Emphasis on inferential statistics (t-tests and ANOVA) and issues in experimentation. A continuation of of research methods in psychology, including computer-controlled experimentation, integrated with computer-based exploratory data analysis, and elementary statistical analysis. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours

PSYC 3210:  Psychobiology Laboratory

Instructor:  Connelly
Meeting Time: Th 3:30-6:00; Gil 264
Credits:  3
Prerequisites:  PSYC 2200 or 4200; PSYC 3005 recommended
Enrollment Restrictions:
If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online wait list. Do not email professor.

Description:  Develops skills necessary for the study of neural bases of behavior, such as brain dissection, aseptic surgical technique, lesions, behavioral analysis, and histology. Emphasis is on mastering contemporary techniques used in neuroscience research and effective, professional written presentation of research findings. Four laboratory hours.

PSYC 3420: The Nature Nurture Debate

Instructor:  Turkheimer
Meeting Time: TuTh 3:30-4:45; GIL 190
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: 
Enrollment Restrictions: 
If course is full through SIS: Please use the Automatic Wait list. Do not email the professor.

Description: This course covers the history, science and philosophy of the Nature-Nurture debate. Starting with Galton in the 19th Century, it covers classical issues in behavior genetics, twins and modern studies of human DNA. Philosophical, theoretical and social implications of the scientific studies are emphasized.

PSYC 3440: Child Psychopathology

Instructor:  Emery
Meeting time:  TuTh, 3:30-4:45; GIL 190
Prerequisites:  
Enrollment Restrictions
If course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description:  Overview of the description, cause and treatment of various psychological disorders of childhood. Prerequisite: ; PSYC 2700 recommended.

PSYC 3445: Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Instructor:  Hurd
Meeting time:  TuTh, 11:00-12:15; GIL 190
Prerequisites: 
Enrollment Restrictions
If course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description:  This course is designed to provide an overview of the academic and clinical activities within the field of clinical psychology.  Theories, research, psycho therapeutic approaches, and critical professional issues will be explored.

 

PSYC 3480: Adolescence: Theory and Development

Instructor:  Allen
Meeting Time:  MonWed 2-3:15, GIL 190
Credits: 3 
Prerequisites: Psyc 2700 or 6 Psych Credits
Enrollment Restrictions  
If this course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description: Course focus: 1) Background and theories of adolescence, 2) contributions to adolescence from: puberty, intellectual growth, and identify formation, 3) contexts of adolescence: the family situation, peer groups, school, and culture, 4) special topics of adolescence; religious, moral, and sexual development, sex roles, career planning (and achievement), disorders (drugs, delinquency, depression, suicide, etc.). Prerequisite: PSYC 2700 or 6 hours in Psychology.

PSYC 3485: The Science and Lived Experience of Autism I

Instructor:  Jaswal
Meeting Time:  TuTh 9:30-10:45, Rotunda 152
Credits: 6 Credits (3 per semester. This is a year-long course)
Prerequisites
Enrollment Restrictions  This seminar is by instructor permission only. To request permission, you will need to do two things: Request permission through SIS (as you normally would for an instructor permission course), and fill out a brief googleform explaining your interest (which you can do at any time, even before your enrollment time) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GL5i9sUXtPw46GGZUe_KdnAYflFq4xx1Ijg7920TUyo/edit?usp=sharing. You’ll need to do both
If this course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description: This year-long, interdisciplinary seminar will explore how well the science of autism captures the experience of those living with autism and their families. Students will critically evaluate research in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and education, and they will work together with members of the autism community to identify new research questions that reflect the interests and concerns of the people who are most affected by autism science.

PSYC 3559-1: Animal Minds

Instructor:  Meliza
Meeting time:  MoWeFr 12:00-12:50; GIL 190
Prerequisites: 
Enrollment Restrictions
If course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description:

PSYC 3559-2: Research Methods in Behavior Genetics and Epigenetics 

Instructor:  Wroblewski
Meeting time:  Tu 3:30-6; GIL 264
Prerequisites: 
Enrollment Restrictions
If course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description:

PSYC 4115: Multiculturalism in the Deaf Community

Instructor:  Hanumantha
Meeting Time:  TuTh 9:30-10:45; NAU241
Credits:  3
Prerequisites
Enrollment Restrictions:  4th year Psyc major/minor.  Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000- or 5000-level PSYC course
If this course is full through SIS:  Please use the online wait list.  Do not e-mail the professor.

Description:  Explores cultural influences on identity development, family systems, linguistics, engagement with educational and community agencies, and resilience within the Deaf community.  The interaction of culture, identity and language will be highlighted and applied to future trends for groups within the Deaf community, such as children of Deaf adults, LGBT community members, ethnic minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities.

PSYC 4200: Neural Mechanisms of Behavior

Instructor: Erisir
Meeting Time: MoWe 2-3:15; GIL 166
Credit: 3
Prerequisites:  PSYC 2200 or Instructor Permission.  Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 3210 recommended.
Enrollment Restrictions: 4th years: Psyc majors/minors, Cog. Science and Neuroscience majors. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000- or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the Permission list. Do not email the professor.

Description: Lectures and discussion will cover molecular and cellular aspects of neural mechanisms as they relate to behavior. Topics will include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurotransmitters and receptors, neuropharmacology, cortical organization and function, plasticity and neurodegenerative diseases.

PSYC 4250: Brain Systems Involved in Memory

Instructor: Williams
Meeting Time: TuTh 9:30-10:45; GIL B001
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Psyc 2200 or 4200
Enrollment Restrictions: 4th year Psyc major/minor, Cognitive Science orNeuroscience majors.  Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000- or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description: Studies the major theories, findings, and conceptual issues important to an analysis of the neuronal mechanisms that underlie memory storage.

PSYC 4290 Memory Distortions

Instructor: Dodson

Meeting Time: We 3:30-6; GIL 225

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment Restrictions: 4th year Psychology majors/minors and

Cognitive Science majors. Cannot be enrolled in (or have taken) another

Psyc 4000+ course.

If this course is full through SIS: Please use the online permission list.

Do not e-mail the professor.

 

Description: Although memory is generally accurate, some illusions and distortions in remembering are unavoidable. We will review both neuroscience and cognitive research on a variety of different memory problems, ranging from relatively benign tip-of-the-tongue experiences to untrustworthy eye-witness testimony. Our ultimate goal will be to understand the neural basis and cognitive processes that contribute to these constructive memory phenomena.

PSYC 4559-1:  Uniquely Human Social Cognition

Instructor: Grossman
Meeting Time: Tu 3:30-6; GIL 240
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
Enrollment Restrictions:
4th year psychology major. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000- or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description: 

PSYC 4559-2: Developmental Neurobiology

Instructor:  Liu
Meeting Time: TuTh 9:30-10:45; GIL 141
Prerequisites: 
Enrollment Restrictions:  4th year psychology major. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000-level or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description

PSYC 4559-3:  Early Social and Moral Development

Instructor: Oostenbroek
Meeting Time: TuTh 9:30-10:45; GIL 225
Prerequisites:
Enrollment Restrictions: 
4th year psychology major. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000-level or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description

PSYC 4559-4:  Psychology of Family Formation

Instructor: Tate 
Meeting Time: Mon 3:30-6; GIL B001
Prerequisites:
Enrollment Restrictions: 
4th year psychology major. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000-level or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description:

PSYC 5265: Functional Neuroanatomy

Instructor: Brunjes
Meeting Time: MonWed 2-3:15 GIL 225
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:  
Enrollment Restrictions: 4th year Psyc major/minor, CogSci Majors, GSAS.  Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000- or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the automatic wait list in SIS. Do not email professor.

Description: 

PSYC 5401:  Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell

Instructor: Hill
Meeting Time: MonWed 2-3:15; GIL B001
Prerequisites:
Enrollment Restrictions: 
4th year psychology major. Enrollment not allowed in more than one 4000-level or 5000-level PSYC course.
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description

PSYC 5559-1:  Neurobiology of Speech and Language

Instructor:  Meliza
Meeting Time: TuTh 11:00-12:15; GIL 141
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:  
Enrollment Restrictions:
4th years:  Psychology majors/minors, Cognitive Science majors. Neuroscience Majors; GSAS. 
If course is full through SIS: Please use the permission list for the course. Do not email professor.

Description: