These courses are upper level seminars taken by advanced undergraduate students as well as graduate students. Graduate students do additional work in each of them.
601. History of Psychology (II; 3, 0)
A history of scholarly ideas about thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
604. Advanced Developmental Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)
Analysis of selected topics in human development, such as gender issues, cognitive development, parenting and sibling relations, or religious and spiritual development.
605. Developmental Psychopathology (I or II; 3, 0)
Addresses development in humans with some comparative analysis with non-humans. The course emphasizes both normal and atypical processes, and neuropsychological, neurobiological, and contextual aspects of development.
606. Advanced Abnormal Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)
Analysis of specific topics in the fields of psychopathology and/or clinical psychology.
607. Culture and Child Development (I or II; 3, 0)
Study of culture-specific and universal processes of child development in diverse societies. Cultural issues in family, education, government, religion, labor, war, hunger.
609. Appetite & Eating Behavior (I or II; 3, 0)
Advanced seminar considering psychological factors involved in appetite, food preferences, and food intake.
616. Advanced Social Psychology (I or II; 3, 0)
Consideration of experimental and theoretical issues in social psychology.
617. Learning and Adaptive Behavior (I or II; 3, 0)
Advanced seminar in issues of nature/ nurture, learning, development, and adaptation, in behaviors such as foraging, mating, and communication in several species.
618. Cognitive Aging (I or II; 3, 0)
Seminar discussing the development and changes in cognition in senior citizens. Topics include memory, language, attention, and decision-making.
619. Topics in Psychology (I and II; R; 3, 0)
Occasional seminars on selected topics of current interest in psychology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
624. Analysis of Psychological Data (I or II; 3, 0)
A survey of advanced statistical techniques with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of experimental and correlational data.
625. Advanced Personality Theory (I or II; 3, 0)
Consideration of current issues in personality psychology. Possible topics include: persons and situations, personality and health, and personality and relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 228 or permission of the instructor.
639. Psychology of Music (I or II; 3, 0)
Seminar examining how musicians and non-musicians comprehend, remember, perform, and respond to music, including developmental aspects. Some background in music is required.
643. Neural Plasticity (I; 3, 0)
Brain structure and function, emphasizing cellular and molecular approaches to neural development, plasticity, and degeneration.
649. Human Neuropsychology (I or II; 3, 0)
Brain mechanisms of language, memory, and other processes as revealed by studies of human brain activity or pathology.
652. Advanced Perception (I or II; 3, 0)
Theories of and research on sensory and perceptual processes.
669. Psychology of Beauty and Attraction (I or II; 3, 0)
Examination of research on beauty and attraction from an evolutionary perspective.
670. Primate Behavior and Ecology (I; 3, 3*)
Introduction to research on prosimians, monkeys, and apes with emphasis on the evolutionary origin of diversity, habitat use, social structure, social behavior, and cognitive abilities.
673. Psychology of Race and Gender (I or II; 3, 0)
Critical analysis of major theories. Emphasis on experimental research findings in the areas of racism, discrimination, gender difference, sexual violence, etc.