Psychology

Psychology

PSY 12000 – Elementary Psychology
Introduction to the fundamental principles of psychology, covering particularly the topics of personality, intelligence, emotion, abnormal behavior, attention, perception, learning, memory, and thinking. As part of their learning experience, students participate in psychological experiments.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 20300 – Introduction To Research Methods In Psychology

The use of scientific method in psychology. Lecture covers principles of collecting and interpreting data, using examples of research from many areas of psychology. In the laboratory portion, the student uses many different techniques from various areas of psychology. Should be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 20500 – Testing And Measurement

Fundamental concepts of test theory, introduction to applied psychological testing, the scale of data, and the interpretation of test results. Not open to students with credit in PSY 50500.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 31000 – Sensory And Perceptual Processes

A survey of the study of psychological experiences caused by stimulation to the senses. Topics include theory and research in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting as experienced by humans and other animals.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 31100 – Human Memory

A survey of theories and research about how humans remember information and why they often forget. Topics include research on amnesia, forgetting, and sensory memory systems as well as on practical issues such as how to improve memory.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 31400 – Introduction To Learning

This course attempts to make clear the theoretical and practical implications of learning principles and findings. Various theories of learning are examined and the implications of these theories, and the learning approach generally, for a variety of practical problems are emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 32200 – Neuroscience Of Motivated Behavior

Neuroanatomical analyses of behavioral functions. Topics include movement, sexual behavior, maternal behavior, hunger, thirst, emotion, pain; addiction, biological rhythms, memory, evolution of the brain, language, hemispheric specialization, brain damage, brain remodeling during development and aging, correlates of cognitive processing.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 33900 – Advanced Social Psychology

An in-depth survey of selected topics in social psychology such as aggression, attraction, social influence, social attribution, helping behavior, leadership, cooperation, competition, and attitudes and attitude change. (Not open to students with credit in SOC 34000).

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 34400 – Human Sexuality

A nonjudgmental approach to the study of sexuality through attempts to bring to students’ awareness their own sexual values. Topics include evaluation of research, BIOLOGICAL aspects, varieties of expression, inadequacies, violence, love, erotica, gender identity, aging, and sex laws. Not open to students with credit in WOST 34400.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 34900 – Psychology Of Women

An examination of the history and sources of concepts which have defined the psychological functioning of women and a critical evaluation of current evidence regarding women and their behavior, examining the influences which affect them in contemporary society, as set within the context of the life cycle. Not open to students with credit in WOST 34900. T

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 35000 – Abnormal Psychology

Various forms of mental disorders from the standpoint of their origin, treatment, prevention, social significance, and relation to problems of normal human adjustment.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 35500 – Child Abuse And Neglect

A historical and conceptual overview of violence against children, from infancy through adolescence, is presented. Definitions and models of violence are evaluated with respect to existing research findings. Assessment techniques, treatment (intervention) approaches and legal issues are examined. The major forms of violence against children to be emphasized include: physical child abuse, sexual child abuse, emotional (psychological) child abuse, child neglect and failure-to-thrive infants.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 36100 – Human Development I: Infancy And Childhood

A consideration of the formative years in human development with primary attention given to the processes of socialization, individualization, and adaptation, initiated by retrospective self-examination and furthered by an analysis of systematic life history data.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 36200 – Human Development II Adolescence

A behavioristically-oriented analysis of social, personality, and cognitive development in adolescence and youth.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 36300 – Human Development III: Adulthood

An analysis of growth trends in adulthood as arising from the experiences of childhood and adolescence and as manifesting themselves in the performance of a variety of adult roles. The realization of maturity, as seen in self assessment and examination of systematic life history data. The prospects for later adulthood: involvement versus disengagement.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 37000 – Environmental Psychology

The psychological influence of immediate environment on human and, to a lesser extent, animal behavior. Environmental factors will be considered from the viewpoints of social psychology, applied experimental psychology, consumer psychology, community psychology, and ethology.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 37300 – Psychology In Industry

Survey of applications of psychological principles and research methods to personnel selection, training, and appraisal; societal context of work including study of work motivation, satisfaction and alienation, small group dynamics, and leadership. Not open to students with credit in PSY 570.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 37400 – Organization And Behavior

Survey of basic behavioral science research and thought on organizational behavior as evidenced in individual group, intergroup, and societal phenomena. The reciprocal relationship between individual work behavior and institutional factors are stressed and analytically reviewed. Not open to students with credit for PSY 57200.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 38600 – Consumer Behavior

Basic concepts and methods of psychology as used to understand consumer behavior. Course covers general concepts (e.g. personality, information-processing, social class, family decision-making) as well as their applications to specific examples of consumer behavior (e.g. information search, product choice, purchase).

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 42000 – Introduction To Personality Theory

Personality theories selected from the traditions of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and phenomenology-existentialism are presented and contrasted in the fundamental assumptions made by each outlook. Theorists surveyed include Freud, Adler, Jung, Dollard and Miller, Skinner, Bandura, Rogers, Boss, Binswanger, and Kelly.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 42800 – Drugs And Behavior

Discussion of the variety of drugs that affect the nervous system and behavior. Emphasis will be upon a discussion of the physiological and pharmacological bases for the use and misuse of drugs in our society.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 43000 – Systems And Theories Of Psychology

A review of major systems of thought and theories contributing to current developments in psychology. Special emphasis placed on broad approaches to building an understanding of man, both scientific and humanistic including behaviorism, psychoanalysis and humanistic-cognitive approaches.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 43300 – Theories in Human Development

A survey of current major issues of developmental psychology and relevant and evolving methodological approaches to these problems. The emphasis is on developmental processes and factors affecting these processes. Not open to students with credit in PSY 34300.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 43500 – Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

This course provides the student with an introduction of general systems theory with a special emphasis on applications within marriage and family therapy. Course topics include the historical roots of family therapy, descriptions of treatment modalities and clinical interventions used by marriage and family therapists. A variety of theraputical approaches to marriage and family therapy are explored.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 44300 – Aggression And Violence

An intensive examination of the nature of human aggression. Among the topics covered will be (1) theoretical perspectives concerning such behavior; (2) social conditions that encourage its performance; and (3) means for its prevention and control.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 46600 – Field Experience In Industrial Psychology

Supervised field work experiences in an industrial, governmental, or public service organization. Reading and class discussion to explore applications of psychology in the kind of settings where the field experience takes place. Nine or 18 hours a week in field work will be required. Primaarily intended for those majoring in the industrial option in psychology.

3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

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PSY 48000 – Field Experience In Psychology

Supervised volunteer field work experiences in a setting appropriate to students’ interest and goals. Intended as an opportunity to integrate theory and practice.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 48600 – Seminar In Human Development And Disability

(BHS 48600) The Seminar On Human Development and Disability will expose students multiple perspectives related to the issues in human development and disability related issues. The purpose of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary experience for students preparing for work in the human services specifically with individuals with disability. Students will participate in a seminar originating at the Riley Child Development Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Students will participate in seminar presentations provided by pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, special educators, and occupational therapists. Students will also gain experience in critiquing disability related research in the context of guided class discussions.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 49100 – Topics In Psychology

Topics vary.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

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PSY 50000 – Statistical Methods Applied To Psychology, Education, And Sociology

Descriptive statistics and an introduction to sampling statistics. Applied to psychological, sociological, and education data. Pre-college level course work in Algebra and Number Theory.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 50500 – Mental Measurement

Introduction to the general area of mental measurement. Theory and content of measuring device in the fields of intelligence, interests, personality, and special aptitudes.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 51800 – Memory And Cognition

A graduate-level survey of theories and research concerned with the acquisition, retention, and retrieval of information. Topics include amnesia, eyewitness memory, forgetting, developmental trends in memory, related issues in attention, language processing, and problem solving.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 52300 – Introduction To Theories Of Psychotherapy

Introductory course in theory of personality advisable, especially for undergraduates (e.g., PSY 420). A survey of the major approaches to psychotherapy, including their theory of illness and cure. Three traditions are represented: psychoanalytical (e.g., Freud, Adler, Jung), behavioral (e.g., Miller and Dollard, Wolpe, Stampfl), and cognitive-phenomenological (e.g., Rogers, Kelly, Binswanger).

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 53200 – Psychological Disorders Of Childhood

A review of the nature, causes, and consequences of deviations from normal childhood development. Emphasis is placed on the two most common types of psychological problems in childhood: mental retardation and behavior disorders.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 53500 – Psychology Of Death And Dying

An examination of psychological research and theory related to death and the dying process. Topics include death concepts, attitudes, and fears, psychosocial predictors of death, effects of death on survivors, psycho-social factors related to individual differences and normative dying behaviors, stages of dying, effects of pain and drugs, and managing the dying process.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 54800 – Group And Human Relations

A concrete introduction to the psychology of personality, the structure and dynamics of small groups, and the formation of development of group cultures. Members constitute themselves into a self-analytic group which analyzes its own processes in relation to the personalities and roles of its members.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 55000 – Introduction To Clinical Psychology

The case-study method, including a discussion of the importance of historical information, the contribution of clinical tests to diagnosis, and a general survey of prevention and treatment techniques.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 55700 – Psychology Of The Urban Environment

Introductory course on the effects of the urban environment on human behavior. Theories and empirical studies concerning environmental stresses in the urban setting will be discussed with a major emphasis given to field studies. Implications of theory and research findings for urban planning will be specified.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 56500 – Interpersonal Relations

Review of major current theoretical formulations of the interpersonal relationship, including a discussion of some of the more prominent research. Focus is primarily upon two-person interpersonal relations.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 57000 – Industrial Psychology

Survey of the applications of psychological principles and of research methodology to the various human problems in industry, such as: personnel selection and appraisal; the organizational and social context of human work; the job and work situation; human errors and accidents; and psychological aspects of consumer behavior.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 57200 – Organization Psychology

A survey of basic behavioral science research and thinking as these contribute to the understand-ing of individual, dyadic, group, intergroup, and other large organization behavioral phenomena. The topics covered include motivation, perception, attitudes and morale, communication, leadership, conflict, problem solving, behavior change, and organizational effectiveness.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 57400 – Psychology Of Industrial Training

Utilization of psychological measurement techniques in assessing training needs and evaluating training effectiveness and the application of learning research and theory to industrial training.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 57700 – Human Factors In Engineering

(I E 577) Survey of human factors in engineering, with particular reference to human functions in human-machine systems, and consideration of human abilities and limitations in relation to design of equipment and work environments. Primarily for engineers and other nonpsychology majors.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 57900 – Human Factors Laboratory

Laboratory experience in carrying out and writing up experiments in aspects of human performance that are relevant to human factors engineering, including sensory and psychomotor processes, information processing, and decision analysis. In addition, each student will have the opportunity to develop and cary out an experiment of his or her own choosing.

0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 58500 – Psychological Foundations Of Consumer Behavior

A survey of the concepts and methods of psychology as they apply to the study of consumer behavior.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 59000 – Individual Research Problems

Opportunity for students to study particular problems in any field of psychology or initiate themselves into research techniques under the guidance of a member of the staff.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 59300 – Ethology

(BIOL 593) Animal behavior is analyzed in natural and experimental situations. Emphasis is on the observation of wild and domesticated animals. The effects of early experience, motivation, physiological mechanisms, adaptiveness, and the evolution of behavior are considered.

0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

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PSY 59400 – Special Topics In Ethology

Special topics such as imprinting, human ethology, territoriality, orientation, communication, ethology of mammals, etc. will be critically examined in the light of current research findings. One selected topic at a time will be covered in each semester when the course is offered.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 60000 – Statistical Inference

Emphasis is given to principles underlying both parametric and nonparametric inference. Prerequisite: PSY 50000.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 60500 – Applied Multivariate Analysis

A survey of the most frequently employed multivariate research techniques, such as multivariate generalizations of univariate tests and analysis of variance, principal components, canonical analysis, and discriminant analysis. A central theme of the course is the general linear model, both univariate and multivariate. A multipurpose program for this model provides the student with practical experience in conducting multivariate research. Some prior exposure to elementary matrix algebra is recommended. Some prior exposure to elementary matrix algebra is recommended. Prerequisite: PSY 60000.

3.000 Credit hours

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PSY 67300 – Psychology Of Behavior Disorders

Advanced abnormal psychology. Consideration will be given to research and theory of psychopathology.

3.000 Credit hours

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