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Psy 476 Environmental Cognition
Recent advances in the area of environmental cognition, with an emphasis on cognitive aspects of environmental psychology.
Psy 478 Sleep and Sleeping Disorder
Topics include sleep-wake rhythms, sleep deprivation, dreams, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Psy 480 Forensic Psychology
The major goal of this course is to provide a broad overview of the field of forensic and the numerous ways that psychology interacts with the law. The discipline of forensic psychology has become extremely popular for students over the past two decades, in part because of numerous TV programs addressing the topic such as: Law & Order, CSI, Criminal Minds, to name a few. Forensic psychology...
Psy 481 Psychopathology
In-depth study of current theoretical and research formulations in psychological disorders; various approaches to behavior change.
Psy 483A Developmental Psychopathology
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of Developmental Psychopathology. Developmental Psychopathology is an approach to studying psychopathology in different stages of development, with a special focus on factors that contribute to the emergence of psychopathology and factors that protect against the emergence of psychopathology.
Psy 484 Advanced Health Psychology
Current research and theory concerning psychological contributions to health maintenance, illness prevention and treatment, and the organization of health services.
Psy 486A Ethical & Legal Dilemmas in Psychology
Ethical and legal dilemmas arising in psychology are complex and rarely is there one solid "right" answer. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for reasoning through ethical dilemmas and documenting your reasoning processes. Dilemmas arising with adults and children in various contexts (research, mental health services, group homes, summer camps, preschools, offender treatment,...
Psy 489 History and Systems of Psychology
Development of the discipline of psychology, primarily in the last hundred years, examined in the context of significant events occurring in society and in other disciplines. Discussion and critical evaluation of psychology as a profession and a science and of the major schools of thought: structuralism, functionalism, associationism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and...
Psy 496A Topics in Social Psychology
In-depth coverage of selected topics in social psychology.
Psy 496F Cognitive Psychology
Investigation of research and ideas on a specialized topic within cognitive psychology, including the psychology of language, visual perception and memory, decision, and learning. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations. This is a writing emphasis course.