PSYC-Psychology

PSYC 41 Psychology of Women

Explores contemporary theories, findings, and social issues regarding the psychology of women. Emphasis is placed on understanding how gender role socialization influences women's beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan. Topics include achievement, intimate relationships, motherhood, mental health, violence against women, and empowerment. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 140G.

Credits

5

Instructor

Veronica Tonay

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

PSYC 80B Human Sexuality

A study of human sexuality emphasizing its psychological aspects. Sexual development, sexual orientations, biological influences, sexual attitudes and behavior, gender and gender roles, sex therapy, sexual coercion and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and the development of sexual relationships.

Credits

5

Instructor

Veronica Tonay

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

PSYC 80E Language, Communication, and Gender

Explores how gender is negotiated and defined through verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. Topics include sexism in language, images of gender in the media, the socialization of gender through language, gender bias in schools, gender-related variations in communication, and dominance and equality in relationships.

Credits

5

PSYC 103L Language Development Laboratory

Students gain familiarity with transcription and analysis of child language data. Concurrent enrollment in course 103 is required.

Credits

1

PSYC 109 Issues of Diversity in Developmental Psychology

Examines current issues of diversity from the perspective of theory and current empirical research in developmental psychology and related fields. Emphasis is on understanding children and families from increasingly diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, both rural and urban, by examining social, cultural, and psychological processes underlying their development. (Formerly course 100G.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100.

PSYC 110 Culture and Human Development

Examines theory, research, and methods of studying the inherent cultural basis of human development and variations and similarities in human lives and activities in different communities worldwide. The approach draws on ideas and observations from psychology, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, and history. Course includes lab exercises using interview and observation methodologies and presentations of library research. (Formerly course 113.)

Credits

6

Instructor

Barbara Rogoff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing, Composition requirements; PSYC 100, or ANTH 1 or ANTH 2, or EDUC 92A, or EDUC 92B, or EDUC 92C, or LALS 1, or SOCY 1. Enrollment is restricted to seniors or by permission.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 119B Cultural Psychology

Critically analyzes relations among culture, ethnicity, identity, and the nation-state in a world characterized by globalization, migration, and social change. Examines the relevance of these features for the development of children and youth through examples from both Western and non-Western cultures. Satisfies the seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Per Gjerde

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10, and PSYC 100; and satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 119C The Social Context of Children's Cognitive Development

Focuses on the contribution of cultural and social relationships (e.g., parent-child, peers, siblings) to cognitive development. Special emphasis on the mechanisms through which relationships influence cognition and the features of social interactions that promote and inhibit development. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement (Formerly course 100C.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Margarita Azmitia

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, PSYC 117 preferred. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors or permission of instructor.

PSYC 119G Development of Thought and Language

Explores the dynamic interface between thought and language throughout development. Focuses on early expression and understanding of meaning in infants and young children and on analysis of everyday conversations and activities of children as a window on developing understandings of the world. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Maureen Callanan

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enroll Enrollment is ment restricted to senior psychology and cognitive science majors.

PSYC 119J Current Topics in Personality and Developmental Psychology

Examines a special topic of current interest in personality and/or developmental psychology, such as attachment, self-images, self-narratives, motivation, longitudinal studies, systematic descriptions of contexts, and special topics in adolescence. Emphasizes conceptual and methodological issues. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement. (Formerly course 115.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 60. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 119L Biological Foundations of Life Span Development

Focuses on the biological foundations of cognitive and social development in childhood, adolescence, and old age. Topics include theory of mind and autism, planning, problem-solving, and emotional regulation in adolescence, and cognitive growth and decline in old age. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Margarita Azmitia

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 120B Applied Cognitive Psychology

The application of the principles of cognitive experimental psychology to human performance in everyday situations. Focuses on perceptual problems, attention, motor behavior, studying for learning and memory, decision strategies, reading, multimedia, communication, and creative behavior.

Credits

5

PSYC 120C Cognitive Neuropsychology

Credits

PSYC 121L Perception Laboratory

Students carry out exercises and experiments demonstrating basic sensory processes in visual, auditory, and skin systems. Discussion of relationships between laboratory observations and lecture material of course 121. Concurrent enrollment in course 121 is optional.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 124L Psychology of Reading Laboratory

Introduction to computer-based approaches in studying the reading process. Discussion of relationships between laboratory exercises and demonstrations and lecture material of course 124. Concurrent enrollment in course 124 is required.

Credits

2

PSYC 126 Second Language Acquisition

Centers on second-language acquisition in preschool and school-age children, as well as adult second-language learning. Course satisfies seminar requirement.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 126L Laboratory in Second-Language Research

This laboratory is a required part of course 126, Second-Language Acquisition. Students are expected to conduct research, formulating hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up results. The intent is to give students a sense of what it is like to function as a second-language researcher. Concurrent enrollment in course 126 is required.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 129L Human Learning and Memory Laboratory

Affords students the opportunity to work in teams to design and conduct small, independent research projects on human memory. Students present the results in class, and write an APA-style report. One two-hour session per week. Concurrent enrollment in course 129 is required.

Credits

2

PSYC 134 Technology Assisted Reading Acquisition

Students achieve an understanding of language and its acquisition. The course evaluates nativist and empiricist views, language comprehension and production, speech and reading, and technological influences in language acquisition and its use. Prerequisite(s): upper-division coursework in psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, engineering, or computer science.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dominic Massaro

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 136 Decision Making and Problem Solving

Course goal is to support the development of reflective thought to provide students with a more complete set of skills (psychological literacy). Various problem-solving and decision-making scenarios will be presented and analyzed within the context of cognitive psychology. (Formerly course 139.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.

PSYC 139A Cognitive Laboratory

Advanced laboratory experience with research methods and phenomena in cognitive psychology. Satisfies the seminar requirement. Satisfies the comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Storm

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology and cognitive science majors.

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

PSYC 140A Women's Lives in Context: Community Practicum

Provides link between course 140G and community organizations that work with women. Students complete internships with relevant agencies and participate in seminar meetings.

Credits

2

Instructor

Heather Bullock

Requirements

Concurrent enrollment in PSYC 140G required.

PSYC 140J Human Motivation

An introduction to psychological theories of human motivation, including both those focused on the self and those highlighting the effects of social settings. Applications of these theories to domains such as politics or sports will be discussed.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eileen Zurbriggen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 40 and PSYC 100.

PSYC 140K Chicano Social Psychology

An exploration of the history and foundation of contemporary Chicano psychology. Examines Chicano psychology from its roots as a social movement to its present status as a sub-discipline of psychology. Major topics covered are identity, family, gender issues, language issues, education, and the media.

Credits

5

PSYC 143 Intergroup Relations

Introduces the study of conflict and intergroup relations. Examines historical and cultural foundations of group psychology and social psychological theory and research on conflict between groups, cultures, and nations. Surveys work on multiculturalism, race relations, and global political conflict. Applies social psychological theories to cases of intergroup conflict.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100, or major standing in politics, community studies or anthropology, or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

PSYC 151 Advanced Experimental Social Psychology

Advanced seminar designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth analysis of basic issues in experimental social psychology. Topics include attitudes, social cognition, cognitive dissonance, person perception, and information integration. Course satisfies seminar requirement.

Credits

5

PSYC 152 Introduction to Survey Methods

Introduces students to all aspects of conducting survey research and exposes students to the most current issues involved in interview surveys. Covers survey design, questionnaire construction, sampling, coding, interviewing, analysis, and report writing. Students develop a survey to integrate their learning into practical application.

Credits

5

PSYC 153A Psychology of Poverty and Social Class Community Practicum

Provides a link between course 153 and community organizations with an antipoverty mission. Students complete internships with nonprofit agencies and participate in seminar meetings.

Credits

2

Instructor

Heather Bullock

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in PSYC 153.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 157 Chicana Feminism

Students are introduced to the writings of Chicana feminists to identify the gender issues that produce conflict and cooperation in their communities. The course also makes linkages to gender issues in other U.S. communities of color and Latin America.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 151A

Instructor

Aida Hurtado

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 or FMST 1.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 158 Latinos in the Media

Introduces portrayals of Latinos in the U.S. media including magazines, film, and television. Covers the most recent social psychological research on media representations and implications for identity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Aida Hurtado

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 or LALS 1.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 158L Latinos in the Media Laboratory

Introduces examples of portrayals of Latinos in the media, and students are taught how to conduct research using these materials. Concurrent enrollment in course 158 is required.

Credits

2

PSYC 159B Research Seminar in Crime and Media

Empirically examines several aspects of the criminal justice system (in particular, jury decision making and media effects on juror fairness and impartiality). In addition to extensive reading, students participate in research projects. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Craig Haney

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 147A and PSYC 147B; or LGST 147A and LGST 147B; or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 147B or LGST 147B. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology and legal studies majors.

PSYC 159C Social Issues Research

Reviews contemporary social issues research. Emphasizes understanding how researchers study social problems and how theory and research can contribute to social change. Examines intersections of psychology and social policy. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Heather Bullock

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 159F Culture and Identity

Considers the relationship between culture and identity in the local context of multiculturalism in the United Sates and the global context of conflict and identity politics. Examines concept of culture, ethnicity, race, and identity in social science literature. Considers issues of power, social justice, and identity pluralism in both domestic and international contexts. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Phillip Hammack

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 159K Advanced Topics in Chicana Feminism

Course is a continuation of course 151A which introduces students to the writings of Chicana feminists to identify the gender issues that cause conflict and cooperation in their communities. The seminar format allows students an opportunity for extensive discussion.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 151B

Instructor

Aida Hurtado

Requirements

Satisfies senior requirements. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1, or PSYC 40, or PSYC 157, or FMST 1, or FMST 100, or FMST 151A, or consent of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

PSYC 159M Transnational Feminism

Reviews and discusses scholarship that takes into account women's role in development and how access to resources impacts the structures that perpetuate gender inequalities. Uses a transnational gendered lens to evaluate the impacts of globalization on women's well-being and ways alternative development can alter structural inequities and transform the conditions in which women can confront aspects of their subordination, thereby impacting their psychological well-being. Satisfies senior seminar and senior comprehensive requirements.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shelly Grabe

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 159T Small Groups

Course strives toward three goals of varying specificity: knowledge of the psychological literature on small groups, aspects of group functioning, and what theorists have found in group studies; effectiveness in group settings; and behavior in group settings. Students required to set aside one weekend for lab work. Satisfies the seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

Faye Crosby

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 40. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

PSYC 160 Laboratory in Creativity Research

Selected cognitive and personality processes associated with creativity by means of systematic observations, interviews, and/or controlled studies undertaken on a group or individual basis.

Credits

5

PSYC 161 Fostering Creativity

Examines theories, research, and practices that suggest ways creativity can be fostered in the arts and sciences as well as in business, education, social action, and everyday life. Focuses on special topics of personal interest to students. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Prerequisite(s):PSYC 60 and PSYC 100.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 162 The Psychology of Creativity

The study of creative people, processes, and places in the arts, literature, science, business, and education. Examines theories, systematic research, and case studies. Social roles, economic factors, child-rearing practices, and educational methods which may influence creativity are also studied. (Formerly course 162A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100; PSYC 60 is recommended as preparation.

PSYC 162B Special Topics in Creativity

Examines selected topics in creativity which are of particular interest to seminar members. Topics will be explored in greater depth and from more perspectives than in course 162A. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 162A. Enrollment is restricted to psychology majors.

PSYC 162L The Psychology of Creativity Laboratory

Students have opportunities to examine, explore and experience a variety of assessment techniques and research methods used in the study of creative people, processes, and environments. Course meets one hour per week to accompany course 162. Enrollment is optional and limited to students who are concurrently enrolled in course 162,

Credits

1

PSYC 164 Current Topics in Personality Psychology

Explores a single topic of current interest in personality psychology, such as resilience, attachment, motivation, self-narratives, self-concept, longitudinal studies, or cross-cultural perspectives. Examines relevant theories, research, and practical applications. Active student participation is required. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 60 and PSYC 100. Enrollment is restricted to psychology or prepsychology majors.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

PSYC 169A Practicum in Community Psychology

Students are placed in a community service agency which offers the opportunity for applying theory and research from course 169. Practicum includes supervision, discussion, problem-solving, and further understanding of community issues reflected in human care services. (Formerly a 2 credit course; now a 5 credit course.)

Credits

5

PSYC 173 The Psychology of Conflict and Its Resolution

An intensive exploration of the nature of conflict in human interactions and of the various approaches developed for managing and resolving it. Particular focus upon mediation as a most promising approach.

Credits

5

PSYC 179C Topics in Human Motivation

Examines theories of human motivation from perspectives provided by personality, developmental, educational, organizational, cross-cultural and evolutionary psychology. Also examines methods used to measure and study motivational tendencies and processes. Active seminar participation is required. Course satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement. (Formerly course 174.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Harrington

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to senior psychology majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 190A Psychoanalysis and Art

A study of the discovery of unconscious motives and symbols which opened up new avenues of understanding artists and their art; a review of empirical methods for testing hypotheses derived from theory. Examination of case studies of individual artists.

Credits

5

PSYC 120C Cognitive Neuropsychology

Credits

PSYC 208 Topics in Quantitative Psychology: Meta-Analysis

Focuses on the process of quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis). Topics include: literature search; coding; effect-size calculation; fixed- and mixed- and random-effects models for effecting size; special problems in meta-analysis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jack Vevea

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to psychology graduate students; senior psychology majors may enroll with permission of instructor.

PSYC 209 Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology

Statistical methods for challenging problems in psychological research. Topic changes each time the course is offered. Topics include: item response theory, hierarchical modeling, longitudinal analysis, analysis of categorical data.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jack Vevea

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 204 or permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

PSYC 216 Social Cognition

Investigates how people think about the social world. Topics include social categorization, person perception and memory, and social judgment. Offered in alternate academic years.

Credits

5

PSYC 217 Technology Benefiting Humanity

Goal is to understand how people interact with the natural world and how technology benefits this interaction.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dominic Massaro

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 218 Speech Perception and Reading

An information-processing analysis of speech perception and reading. The stages of information processing in understanding language are studied, with particular emphasis on pattern recognition processes, memory processes, and utilization of context and knowledge in speech perception and reading.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dominic Massaro

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduatestudents.

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 223 Special Topics in Psychological Inquiry

Special topics in psychology and cognitive science are examined in a seminar format. Focus is on global issues of methodological and theoretical approaches.

Credits

5

PSYC 226 Second Language Research

Deals with second-language research; reviews the recent history of the field and discusses current literature. Focus is on research design and methodology, as well as on the theories that have evolved in this field.

Credits

5

PSYC 228 Topics in Visual Sensory Processing

A detailed consideration of selected topics on the visual system.

Credits

5

PSYC 236 Paradigms of Culture

Integrative seminar on the relationship between individual psychological experience and its social, cultural, and institutional context. Explores various paradigms of culture in social science literature, including psychoanalytic theory, culture and personality, cultural psychology, Marxism, symbolic interactionism, poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, narrative, and Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. (Formerly Person, Culture, Society.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Phillip Hammack

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

PSYC 237 Forensic Psychology

The application of clinical and social psychological concepts and assessment techniques to the criminal justice system. Topics include insanity, competency, dangerousness, sentencing, incarceration, recidivism, and the role of psychologists in legal decision-making. Offered in alternate academic years.

Credits

5

PSYC 241 Attitudes and Attitude Change

Throughout the history of social psychology, attitude has been one of social psychology's major theoretical constructs, and persuasion has been one of it's perennial high-activity areas of empirical research. Discusses a range of contemporary issues in the study of attitudes and attitude change.

Credits

5

PSYC 243 Theories in Developmental Psychology

A survey of contemporary and historical developmental theories, with special attention to their assumptions, philosophical roots, empirical underpinnings, and positions on major developmental issues.

Credits

5

PSYC 259 Social Psychology of Justice

Looks at theories of distributive, procedural, and retributive justice; seeks universal justice norms (e.g., reciprocity); and critically examines the rules of evidence and inference guiding psychological findings. Emphasis on student participation and research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Faye Crosby

Requirements

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

Quarter offered

Spring

PSYC 260 Personality Development

An examination of enduring and contemporary issues in the study of personality development over the lifespan. Emphasis on issues involved in conceptualizing and measuring individual differences and in understanding their sources and significance.

Credits

5

PSYC 262 Creativity: An Interdisciplinary View

Examines human creativity from a variety of perspectives, including those of developmental, social, cognitive, personality, organizational, and educational psychology. Explores multiple disciplinary perspectives and their possible integration.

Credits

5

PSYC 280 History of Ideas in Modern Psychology

An analysis of the development of the main approaches in contemporary psychology, with an emphasis on the history of ideas.

Credits

5

PSYC 290A Proseminar: The Psychology of Education

The psychological underpinnings of schooling. Applies fundamental psychological principles and findings to the educational process. Relevant topics include the psychology of learning, memory, attention, thinking, problem solving, computer-assisted instruction, and motivation, as well as specific domains of application of these areas.

Credits

5

PSYC 290F American Race Relations

Reviews the 20th-century history of social research on American black-white relations. Provides an overview of current theory and research. Focuses on social psychological contributions. Features extensive readings, seminar discussions and presentations, and a final substantive paper.

Credits

5

PSYC 290G Teaching Psychology

Explores the philosophy and pragmatics of teaching psychology at a college/university level. Students read various articles on contemporary teaching methods in psychology and engage in various exercises to develop their teaching skills.

Credits

5