Graduate

PSYC 201 Teaching in Psychology

Provides graduate students with practical teaching skills in the areas of developing and stating a general philosophy of teaching, course design, writing a course syllabus, assessment techniques, evaluation procedures, effective teaching strategies, and media use.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kimberly Cardilla

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 202M Introduction to Matlab

Introduces the programming language Matlab, focusing on its data analysis, visualization, stimulus presentation, and data-collection tools. Students develop Matlab skills by completing weekly assignments and a term project. No previous programming experience is required.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nicolas Davidenko

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204 or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 202R Introduction to R

Teaches students how to use the statistical programming language and environment R to load, analyze, simulate, and visualize data. Assumes a basic understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics, but no prior experience with programming.

Credits

5

Instructor

Audun Dahl

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students, or by permission of the instructor.

PSYC 204 Quantitative Data Analysis

Intermediate statistical methods widely used in psychology (e.g., ANOVA, ANCOVA, multiplecomparisons, repeated-measures) and corresponding SPSS or R programs.

Credits

5

Instructor

Douglas Bonett

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 205 Categorical Data Analysis

Application of statistical methods for analyzing binomial and multinomial response variables in survey and experimental designs. Topics include hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, assessing effect size, sample size requirements, and an introduction to logistic regression models. Data analysis applications use SAS, SPSS, and R.

Credits

5

Instructor

Douglas Bonett

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204 or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 210 The Experimental Method in Social Psychology

Explores the philosophy and practice of the experimental method in social psychology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eileen Zurbriggen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 211A Proseminar: Social Justice and the Individual

Provides an introduction to social psychology, focusing on various individual-level social justice topics, including the self, social comparison, individual and collective identity, social historical and social structural determinants of behavior and various policy and social change-related issues.

Credits

5

Instructor

Craig Haney

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students; undergraduates planning graduate work in social psychology may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 211B Social Justice, Society, and Policy

Provides an introduction to social psychology, focusing on empirical and theoretical developments related to social justice and group and intergroup dynamics. Topics include: prejudice and discrimination, power, collective action, and psychology's relationship to social policy. (Formerly Proseminar: Groups in Society.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Heather Bullock

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students. Undergraduates planning graduate work in social psychology may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 213 Special Topics in Social Psychology

Focuses on particular issues of theoretical and practical importance in social psychology. Topics vary from year to year and often concentrate on issues of social justice, social identity, intergroup relations, and social policy.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Casanova, R. Langhout

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

PSYC 214A Multivariate Techniques for Psychology

Introduces multiple regression, analysis of covariance, and random coefficient models. Both methodological and statistical aspects of data analysis are discussed. Practical problems of estimating and testing in general linear models are addressed. Students gain experience in carrying out and interpreting analysis using SPSS and R.

Credits

5

Instructor

Douglas Bonett

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 214B Advanced Multivariate Techniques for Psychology

Introduces factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM). Develop skills in defining, estimating, testing, and critiquing models. Topics include the rationale of SEM, model identification, goodness of fit, and estimation. Learn how to use relevant software packages (R, SAS, LISREL, EQS, or AMOS) to conduct exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses and latent variable path analyses.

Credits

5

Instructor

Douglas Bonett

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 214A.

PSYC 215 Production and Comprehension of Spontaneous Communication

Seminar on spontaneous communication. Typical topics include discourse markers (including historical origins, cross-linguistic borrowing, second-language learning, children's acquisition), enquoting devices, backchannels, and spontaneous written communication. (Formerly Production and Comprehension of Spontaneous Speech.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Jean Fox Tree

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

PSYC 220 Special Topics in Human Memory

Topics announced when offered. Seminars involve discussion and critical evaluation of current, historical, and interdisciplinary readings relevant to topic. Emphasis on development of research ideas.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 221 Visual Perception

Seminar to study human perception, its methodology, and driving issues as illustrated by selected research topics (e.g., adaptation to unusual sensory environments). Where possible, parallels with other areas of psychology are drawn.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 222 Topics in Lexical Organization

The recognition of words is a critical step in natural language processing. Discusses a range of contemporary issues related to the representation of a word and the access of this information from the perspective of psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alan Kawamoto

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students; undergraduates who have completed PSYC 124 may enroll with permission of instructor.

PSYC 224A Proseminar: Cognitive I

A proseminar reviewing current topics in cognitive psychology, designed to introduce new graduate students to the field.

Credits

5

Instructor

N. Davidenko, J. Fox Tree

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 224B Proseminar: Cognitive II

A proseminar reviewing current topics in cognitive psychology, designed to introduce new graduate students to the field.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Kawamoto, J. Samaha

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 225A Introduction to Developmental Research I

Examines the rationale and techniques of research in developmental psychology. Topics include theories and paradigms in developmental psychology; translating theoretical ideas into researchable hypotheses; diversity issues in sampling; and conducting ethical research. Multiple-term course; students receive 6 credits in the second quarter of attendance; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter applies to both quarters.

Credits

3

Instructor

C. Leaper

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students or with instructor's permission.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 225B Introduction to Developmental Research II

Examines the rationale and techniques of research in developmental psychology. Topics include selecting appropriate research designs; measurement and statistical approaches for research problems; issues of validity; and communicating research findings. Multiple-term course; students receive 6 credits in the second quarter of attendance; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter applies to both quarters.

Credits

3

Instructor

C. Leaper

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 225A. Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students or with instructor's permission.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 225C Introduction to Developmental Research III

Focuses on drawing reasonable conclusions from research findings by working on students' first-year research projects and critiques of existing research. (Formerly course 225B, Introduction to Developmental Research II.)

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Manago

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 225A and PSYC 225B. Enrollment is restricted to developmental psychology graduate students or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 227 Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Language

Special topics in thought and language are examined from the perspectives of cognitive science. Particular attention given to embodied experience and higher-order cognition.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

PSYC 230 Research in Cognitive Psychology Seminar

Colloquium series to study and critique research in cognitive psychology and cognitive science.

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Storm, J. Samaha, N. Davidenkp

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 231 Research in Social Psychology Seminar

Seminar to study, critique, and develop research in social psychology.

Credits

5

Instructor

C. Bonam, S. Grabe

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 232 Evolution of Cognition

Explores current research on evolution of human cognition, drawing on findings from other species and from the archaeological record. Topics include language, working memory, episodic memory, numerical abilities, and social cognition.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 235 Infant Development in Contexts

Seminar on how contextual factors influence the development in infancy, especially on cognitive domains. Discusses at least four types of contextual factors: cultural, experiential, event, and interpersonal contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Su-Hua Wang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

PSYC 242 Research in Developmental Psychology Seminar

Seminar to study, critique, and develop research in developmental psychology.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Dahl, B. Rogoff, A. Manago

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 244A Proseminar I: Cognitive and Language Development

Explores major theories and research in the fields of cognitive development and language development. Begins with classic theorists, such as Piaget and Vygotsky, and proceeds to theories and research on topics of current interest.

Credits

5

Instructor

S. Wang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 244B Proseminar II: Social and Personality Development

An examination of contemporary theory and research on social and personality development across the lifespan.

Credits

5

Instructor

Margarita Azmitia

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 246 Cultural Diversity in Human Development

Examines cultural influences in development from the perspective of current theories and empirical research in developmental psychology and related fields (including social psychology, anthropology, sociology, history, education, and social policy). Focuses on understanding development in diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic communities by examining the interplay of social, cultural, institutional, and psychological processes.

Credits

5

Instructor

Barbara Rogoff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 247 Special Topics in Developmental Psychology

Focuses on particular issues of theoretical importance in developmental psychology. Topics vary from year to year. Particular issues in language, culture, cognitive, social, and personality development may be covered.

Credits

5

Instructor

N. Akhtar, M. Callanan

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

PSYC 248 Survey Methods

Practicum to give students hands-on experience with survey methods by conducting their own survey on the topic of their choice. Course requires the survey to be conducted off campus at a local agency or program chosen by student with approval of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Craig Haney

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 249 Field Methodologies and Social Ethnography

Designed to train graduate students in applied field methods. Emphasis is on gaining knowledge and experience with actual field methods, by conducting social ethnography in the community. Field research in community placements required.

Credits

5

Instructor

Craig Haney

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 250 Prejudice and Social Relations

Examines the ways in which the various branches of psychology have approached the issue of prejudice. Attention paid to the assumptions underlying each approach and their relation to core psychological ideas such as the self and emotion.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 251 Feminist Theory and Social Psychology

Course bridges feminist theory and social psychological research to explore connections between theory covered and empirical studies on various topics in social psychology. Seminar format allows students opportunity for extensive discussion.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 251

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 252 Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology

Focuses on particular issues in cognitive psychology. Topics vary from year to year. Particular issues in language, memory, perception, cognitive modeling, cognitive neuroscience, and more are covered.

Credits

5

Instructor

T. Seymour, A. TKawamoto

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

PSYC 253 Theory and Research in Intergroup Relations

Examines, compares, and contrasts a variety of theories in intergroup relations while examining relevant empirical research. The relevance of both theory and research findings to contemporary social issues is explored.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students; undergraduates considering graduate work in social psychology are encouraged to enroll with permission of instructor.

PSYC 254 Psychology of Gender

Course reviews recent theory, research, and applications in the psychology of gender. Developmental, social-psychological, cultural, and feminist approaches are emphasized.

Credits

5

Instructor

Campbell Leaper

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 255 Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology

A broad survey of qualitative inquiry in psychology. Presents epistemologies; reviews ethnography, interpretative-phenomenological analysis, grounded theory, interviewing and narrative analysis, discourse analysis, focus groups, thematic analysis, content analysis, intuitive inquiry; discusses disciplinary guidelines for reporting and reviewing qualitative research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Phillip Hammack

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 256 Psychology of Social Class and Economic Justice

Course examines the social psychological antecedents, correlates, and consequences of economic inequality in contemporary U.S. society. The impact of social class on attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors is assessed. Strategies for reducing classist discrimination, improving interclass relations, and strengthening social policy are discussed.

Credits

5

Instructor

Heather Bullock

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 261 Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a theoretical standpoint and collaborative methodology that is designed to ensure that those affected by the research project have a voice in that project. Topics include philosophies of science; defining and evaluating PAR; ethics; and reflexivity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Regina Langhout

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

PSYC 264 Transnational Feminism, Development, and Psychology

A transnational feminist lens examines international development as linked to broader ideologies that transform gender relations and enhance women's empowerment. A social-psychology framework brings theoretical and practical import to the issues and examines how research can contribute to social justice and women's human rights.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shelly Grabe

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate psychology students, or by permission of instructor.

PSYC 290B Advanced Developmental Research and Writing

Tailored to graduate students' interests among topics involving research and scholarship in sociocultural approaches to development, methods for research design, data collection, coding, and analysis, and preparing and reviewing grant proposals and journal manuscripts. Multiple-term course; students receive 6 credits in the third quarter of attendance; the performance evaluation and grade submitted for the final quarter applies to all three quarters.

Credits

2

Instructor

Barbara Rogoff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 290C Professional Development

Designed to aid advanced psychology graduate students with development of competence in professional activities (e.g., preparing a vita, making job and conference presentations, submitting and reviewing manuscripts and grant proposals, professional communication, career decisions).

Credits

5

Instructor

Su-Hua Wang

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to advanced psychology graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

PSYC 290E Grant Writing for Psychologists

Discusses how to write and put together a grant proposal for psychological research, culminating in a completed proposal.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jean Fox Tree

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students.

PSYC 293 Field Study

Student-designed and student-conducted research carried out in field settings.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

PSYC 297A Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision.

Credits

5

PSYC 297B Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision.

Credits

10

PSYC 297C Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision.

Credits

15

PSYC 297F Independent Study

Independent study and research under faculty supervision.

Credits

2

PSYC 299A Thesis Research

Credits

5

PSYC 299B Thesis Research

Credits

10

PSYC 299C Thesis Research

Credits

15