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Psy 557 The Psychology of Happiness
The course consists of an introduction and exploration of the new branch of positive psychology founded by Martin Seligman and others. Students will read from the five researchers in the field, do literature searches of related topics and write up their own experiences. Class discussion and writing are the major emphases of the seminar. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research...
Psy 558 Violence and Youth
Explores the etiology of youth violence from developmental and socio-cultural perspectives, the influence of societal factors such as media, guns, and gangs on violence among youth. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Psy 559 Adult Development and Aging
Change and continuity in cognition, personality, and adjustment during adulthood, with emphasis on aging processes and late life. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on an aspect of a specific psychological problem of the aged.
Psy 560 Advance Social Psychology
Examines social psychology topics covered in PSYC 360 in more detail. The advanced course offers an in-depth analysis of the theories and methodologies used by social psychologists to investigate social behavior. Graduate-level requirements include broad surveys of theories and research concerning core topics in social psychology.
Psy 563 Forensic Assessment: Intervention and Treatment
Theory, research and practice in the assessment and treatment of, and intervention with, persons involved with the legal process who have clinical problems. Graduate-level requirements include a different grading system for class participation and exams.
Psy 564 Methods for Psychosocial Research
Logic of inquiry and issues of philosophy of science as they apply to psychosocial research. Problems encountered by researchers in personality, family studies, social and clinical psychology, and creative approaches to their data analysis and methodological design resolutions.
Psy 571 Behavior and Health
This course is focused on the relationships between psychological and physical functioning, i.e., the interplay between emotion, cognition, behavior, and the health/dysfunction of body systems. The course covers: 1) an introduction to different models of the pathways linking psychological and physical functioning; 2) the mechanisms by which psychological processes affect physical health (...
Psy 573 Stress, Coping and Health/Performance
Examines within a biopsychosocial framework the concept of stress as it relates to performance and the etiology of stress-related health disorders. Also examines and applies stress management interventions to enhance performance and promote health. Graduate-level requirements include an extra term paper, and a project in connection with another student.
Psy 574 Field Methods in Environmental Psychology
Behavior and man-made or managed environments, with emphasis on objective methods; designed for students having a professional interest in environmental design or management.
Psy 576 Environmental Cognition
Recent advances in the area of environmental cognition, with an emphasis on cognitive aspects of environmental psychology. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a single aspect of environmental cognition.