The Washington State University General Catalog

Department of Psychology

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Department of Psychology

psychology.wsu.edu
Johnson Tower 233
509-335-2631

Professor and Department Chair, M. Gartstein; Professors, C. Barry, T. D. Barry, A. Blume, G. L. Burns, L. Fournier, D. Marcus, M. M. Morgan, T. M. Probst, K. Schmaling, M. Schmitter-Edgecombe, W. Scott, P. S. Strand, P. M. Whitney; Associate Professors, S. Bauman, C. Cuttler, J. Fales, B. Ladd, H-Y. Liao, R. Magnan, S. Tragesser; Assistant Professors, E. Canning, C. Liu, K Meidenbauer; Professors (Career-Track), D. Posey, S. Swindell; Associate Professors (Career-Track), B. Duell, L. Daffin, M. C. Kirchhoff, A. L. Matthews, J. Peters; Assistant Professors (Career-Track), L. Huckaby, A. Spradlin, R. Swensson; Professors Emeriti, T. A. Brigham, M. Craft, J. M. Hinson, F. K. McSweeney, R. Quock, J. W. Wright.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. The department offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the Doctor of Philosophy. It also offers an undergraduate minor in Psychology.

Excellent facilities are available for instruction and research in psychology. There are specially designed facilities for research in learning, memory, perception, emotion, animal behavior, neurosciences and social interaction. Departmental facilities also include the Psychology Clinic, which is a training clinic for doctoral students in clinical psychology. In addition, cooperative arrangements with other units of the university and with outside agencies and institutions make it possible for students to gain first-hand experience in research and professional work. The university maintains a comprehensive library of books and journals in psychology and related fields.

 

The Undergraduate Program

 

The program for majors is multifaceted, designed for those who wish to study psychology as part of a liberal education, students who plan to use their training providing psychological services and in related vocations, becoming professionals in governmental organizations, business and industry, as well as those who are preparing for graduate work in psychology. Course offerings are open to students in other departments who need a background in those aspects of psychology that are related to their respective fields.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a bachelor of science degree in psychology will be able to: 1) use the major concepts, principles, theories, themes, enduring conflicts, and perspectives of the discipline to explain psychological phenomena and address real world issues; 2) demonstrate tolerance for ambiguity while using reasoning, skepticism, and empirical evidence to recognize, develop, and defend/criticize claims made about psychological topics while pursuing new ideas/approaches with an open, but critical, mind; 3) effectively design, conduct, and interpret ethical studies to address psychological questions; 4) communicate effectively by using professional writing and oral conventions of the discipline; 5) practice information literacy by locating and evaluating relevant references from a variety of sources; 6) explain how individual differences interact with social, economic, political, and cultural factors to affect perceptions, cognitions, and behaviors; and 7) develop skills and knowledge that enable them to better understand themselves, behave ethically and responsibly, and pursue their unique personal and professional goals.  

 

Graduate Programs

The graduate program leads to advanced degrees for qualified students who plan careers as psychologists. The course of study for the Doctor of Philosophy degree may be directed toward either a specialization in clinical or experimental psychology. The graduate training program in clinical psychology at Washington State University is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For information about the clinical psychology program’s accreditation status, you can contact the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, which can also be reached at: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; Phone: 202-336-5979; TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123; Fax: 202-336-5978; apaaccred@apa.org.

Student Learning Outcomes (Clinical Psychology)

The Clinical Psychology Program is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. The Program is designed to integrate theory, research, and clinical practice in the training of students. The goals of the program are to produce graduates who (1) have a broad knowledge of scientific psychology; (2) can provide evidence-based clinical services that are consistent with ethical and professional standards, including knowledge of and sensitivity to diversity; and (3) are capable of contributing to current knowledge in clinical psychology.

Student Learning Outcomes (Experimental Psychology)

The doctoral program in Experimental Psychology is designed to produce skilled, innovative, and productive experimental psychologists. Degree recipients are expected to be (1) highly knowledgeable about their specialty area (Cognition, Biological, Social, Industrial/Organizational, Health, or Applied Quantitative Methods), (2) well-versed in general experimental psychology, (3) able to identify significant research problems, (4) conversant with a wide variety of strategies for generating and testing hypotheses that emerge from these problems, and (5) able to effectively communicate scientific results.

Preparation for Graduate Study

Students who contemplate work leading to advanced degrees are urged to confer as early as possible with a psychology faculty mentor. Graduate programs require a solid background in mathematics, natural sciences, philosophy, and social sciences as well as appropriate preparation in psychology itself.




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Psychology - Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Option (135 Credits)

This option has been established for admission of highly academically qualified students to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. The program of study consists of three years of undergraduate coursework that fulfills the pre-pharmacy and Psychology requirements followed by the four-year PharmD Program. Satisfactory completion of this 7-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.

Admission to the PharmD program requires application to and approval of the Pharmacy Admissions Committee.

Students must complete a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits including 30 credits of upper-division coursework, and 30 credits (1st year) of the PharmD coursework, as specified, to earn the Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI]4
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 106 or 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN] or 202 [QUAN]3
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1074
CHEM 1064
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
PSYCH 2103
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
PSYCH 31114
Focus Area PSYCH Elective23
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 315 or 3544
CHEM 3484
PSYCH 3124
Focus Area PSYCH Electives26
Complete Writing Portfolio3
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
MBIOS 3034
Focus Area PSYCH Electives29
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 251 or 3534
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MBIOS 3053
PSYCH [M]3
Focus Area PSYCH Electives23
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework16
Second TermCredits
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]43
PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework15
Complete Psychology Exit Interview and Survey

Footnotes
1PSYCH 311 will meet the statistics pre-requisite for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
2Focus Area Electives (21 credits): Students must complete at least 2 courses from each of the following areas: 1) Behavior/Cognition: PSYCH 110, 265, 372, 384, 473, 490, 491, 492; 2) Social/Motivational PSYCH 230, 306, 307, 308, 309, 321, 324, 350, 403, 466, 470; and 3) Clinical/Developmental: PSYCH 320, 333, 342, 348, 361, 363, 440, 442, 444, 464, 468. Additional approved courses include any PSYCH course not used to fulfill other PSYCH requirements. Note that many courses require prerequisites and not all courses are offered both Fall and Spring semester. Contact advisor for additional information.
3The writing portfolio may be completed any time prior to the end of the junior year. Writing portfolio must be complete prior to enrolling in an [M] course.
4CAPS courses in Psychology available via global PSYCH 401 and PSYCH 412. CAPS course from the major not required. CAPS requirement can also be completed the second term of the third academic year.

Psychology - General Option (120 Credits)

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology requires a minimum of 35 credits in PSYCH, at least 15 of which must be in 300-400-level courses. Students must take at least 10 credits of psychology in residence at WSU and must maintain at least a C average in PSYCH courses. Students must have two years of one foreign language in high school or take one year in college of a modern foreign language before graduation. Beyond certain minimum requirements there is flexibility in the degree program, in accordance with the needs of the individual student. A student may be admitted to the Psychology major after completion of 30 credits, PSYCH 311 with a C- or better, and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

For the BS degree in Psychology, the four learning goals are: (1) Students will understand basic research design and analysis; (2) Students will be able to describe societal influences on individual behavior, and they will display an understanding of the cultural relativism inherent in defining what is normal and abnormal behavior; (3) Students will be able to critically evaluate scientific studies; (4) Students will demonstrate proficiency in the written communication of psychological concepts.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 101 [BSCI] and 105, or BIOLOGY 102 [BSCI], 106 [BSCI], or 107 [BSCI] 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Foreign Language or Electives3 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab4
PSYCH 2103
Foreign Language and/or Electives5
Second TermCredits
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
PSYCH 3114
Electives7
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Focus Area PSYCH Electives19
PSYCH 312 [M]4
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Focus Area PSYCH Electives16
300-400-level Electives10
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Focus Area PSYCH Electives16
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
PSYCH [M] Course3
300-400-level Electives4
Second TermCredits
Electives15
Complete Psychology Exit Interview and Survey

Footnotes
1Focus Area Electives (21 credits): Students must complete at least 2 courses from each of the following areas: 1) Behavior/Cognition: PSYCH 110, 265, 328, 372, 384, 473, 490, 491, 492; 2) Social/Motivational PSYCH 230, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 321, 324, 350, 403, 466, 470; and 3) Clinical/Developmental: PSYCH 320, 333, 342, 348, 361, 363, 440, 442, 444, 464, 468. Additional approved courses include any PSYCH course not used to fulfill other PSYCH requirements. Note that many courses require prerequisites and not all courses are offered both Fall and Spring semester. Contact advisor for additional information.


Minors

Addiction Studies (Vancouver only)

A minor in addiction studies requires  19 or 21 credits. Track 1 (professional certification, 21 credits): comprises coursework primarily in the Department of Psychology and is aimed at preparing students for certification as chemical substance use disorder professionals (SUDP) in Washington State. Track 2 (addictions research, 19 credits): geared toward students preparing for graduate study in research careers in clinical and health psychology, as well as public policy emphasizing the study of addictive behaviors.  The minor must include 9 credits of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

 

Track 1:
This track comprises coursework based primarily in the Department of Psychology. It aims to prepare students for certification as substance use disorder professionals (SUDP) in Washington State. The minor provides theoretical and practical training in the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors. It is important to note that courses in Track 1, taken by themselves, address only a subset of these competencies. To obtain certification requires additional coursework and relevant practicum experience.
 

Track 1 requires a minimum of 21 semester credits, which must include the following:


Required Courses (15 credits):
• PSYCH 110
• PSYCH 265
• PSYCH 333
• PSYCH 342
• PSYCH 442


Elective Courses (choose two of the following; 6 credits):

• PSYCH 320
• PSYCH 390
• PSYCH 440
• PSYCH 444
• PSYCH 468
• CRM J 428
• SOC 368


Track 2:
This track prepares students for graduate training in research careers emphasizing the empirical study of addictive behaviors (e.g., clinical and health psychology, public health and policy). To ensure completion, students must commit to this track no later than the beginning of their junior year (i.e., with 4 semesters remaining at WSUV). Track 2 culminates in an independent research project under the supervision of a Psychology faculty member.

 
Track 2 requires a minimum of 19 semester credits, which must include the following:

 

Required Courses (16 credits)
• PSYCH 265
• PSYCH 312
• PSYCH 333
• PSYCH 498:  Must work in at least one research lab for a minimum of 2 semesters.
• PSYCH 499 (2 credits min.):  Student will produce a final independent product (e.g., grant application, review paper, research project) related to addiction or related topics. Student must identify a mentor willing to work with them no later than the end of their junior year.
 

Electives (3 credits)
• PSYCH 390
• PSYCH 342
• PSYCH 468
• CRM J 428
• SOC 368

 


Psychology

The minor in psychology may be certified after students have been admitted to their primary major. The minor requires 18 credit hours in PSYCH, of which at least 9 must be taken at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or education exchange courses, and at least 9 must be in graded 300-400-level courses. PSYCH 105 is required and a statistics or research methods course is strongly recommended.  A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required in all coursework used for the minor.



Courses

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Psychology (PSYCH)

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105 [SSCI] Introductory Psychology 3 Survey of the basic terms, processes, principles, and theories related to the scientific study of human behavior.

110 Introduction to Addiction Studies 3 Analysis of cultural, societal, individual, and physiological factors underlying drug addiction.

201 Degrees and Careers in Psychology 1 Introduction to the major, degree requirements, resources for degree planning, graduate degrees, and careers for psychology majors. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

210 Psychology as a Science 3 How psychology uses reasoning, skepticism, and the scientific method to evaluate claims made in everyday life.

223 Psychology of Happiness 3 Survey of topics in positive psychology with the focus being on a wholeness approach to well-being, examining both positive and negative experiences and empirically based strategies for cultivating one's own happiness.

230 Human Sexuality 3 Sexuality in personal development; personal, cultural, biological influences on sexual identification and behavior; fertility, reproduction, sexual functioning, sexuality and personality. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 230, WGSS 230.) Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

265 Biopsychological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs 3 Biopsychological effects of the major classes of abused and psychotherapeutic drugs, including alcohol, stimulants, sedatives and hallucinogens. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 101 and 105.

301 Seminar in Psychology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits.

306 Industrial Psychology 3 Job analysis and evaluation; personnel recruitment and selection; design and evaluation of training systems; performance appraisals. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

307 Human Factors 3 Human limitations and capabilities in architectural and engineering design; system analysis. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

308 Organizational Psychology 3 Employee motivation satisfaction and commitment; organizational communication; leadership; group behavior, teams and conflict; organizational change and development. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

309 Diversity in Organizations 3 Psychology applied to cultural diversity in organizations; interpersonal and intergroup relationships; diversity training; EEO legislation and affirmative action. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

310 Work, Stress, and Health 3 Workplace stressors and their effects on employee health, well-being, and safety; employee burnout, engagement, and stress management interventions. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

311 [QUAN] Statistics in Psychology 4 Course Prerequisite: One of the following with a C- or better: ENGR 107, MATH 103 or higher, MGTOP 215, STAT 205, STAT 212, or a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 45%. Descriptive statistics, probability, and inference; design and interpretation of research. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

312 [M] Research Methods in Psychology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 210; PSYCH 311 with a grade of C- or better. Designing, conducting, and reporting research in selected areas of experimental psychology. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

320 Health Psychology 3 Psychological and physiological aspects of stress; health behavior and disease prevention; adjustment to chronic illness. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

321 Personality 3 Theories, concepts, methods, discoveries in psychology of personality. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

324 Psychology of Gender 3 Contemporary overview of the psychological theory and research on sex and gender. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 324, WGSS 324.) Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

326 Principles of Self-Control 3 Theories and principles of self-control; factors contributing to successful self-control. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

328 [M] Behavior Modification 3 Analysis of behavior; application of behavioral principles to self-modification projects. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

333 Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 105. An introduction to psychological disorders, their diagnoses, contributing factors, and treatments.

342 Assessment and Treatment of Dual Diagnosis 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 333. Development of conceptual frameworks to guide the treatment and research of patient's co-occurring chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

348 Forensic and Legal Psychology 3 Introduction to the ways in which psychological science is used to inform the legal system. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

350 Social Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

361 Developmental Psychology 3 Introduction to biological and psychosocial influences on infant, child and adolescent development. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

363 Psychology of Aging 3 Psychological processes of aging; changes in sensory, motor, cognitive, motivational and personality characteristics; research methodologies for the study of aging. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

372 Biological Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing Functional relationship between nervous system and behavior; integrated organ systems, sensory processes, and investigative procedures. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or PSYCH 265; BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 101 and 105.

384 Sensation and Perception 3 Perception of size, depth, form, shape; illusions, contrast; historical and modern theories and research; applications and demonstrations. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

390 [M] Alcohol Use and Misuse 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 105. Biopsychosocial models of alcohol use and misuse; biology, effects, risk, and protective factors, assessment and diagnosis, and prevention of alcohol use and abuse disorders. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 210, 312.

401 [CAPS] [M] Historical Development of Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Psychology; junior standing. Concepts, methods, theories, trends, and systems. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

403 Multicultural Psychology 3 Multidisciplinary analyses of the relationship between social-ecological and political contexts and individual and collective psychology.

405 Instructional Practicum Training 1 Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Training of undergraduate students in best practices, policies, and responsibilities of being a teaching assistant. S, F grading.

412 [CAPS] [M] Psychological Testing and Assessment 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 311; junior standing. Introduction to test and survey development in clinical, organizational, and educational settings; assessment of attitudes, personality, and behavior. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

440 [M] Clinical/Community Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 333; junior standing. Professional problems; theory, training, relations with clients, institutions, public. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

442 Advanced Addiction Treatment Techniques 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 342. Advanced addiction treatment approaches for individuals, couples, families and groups within a human services framework; integration of relapse prevention techniques. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 110.

444 [M] Basic Clinical Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: 6 hours PSYCH. Training in basic skills to work with varied types of clients; didactic and role play instruction. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

445 Undergraduate Practicum V 1 (0-3) to 3 (0-9) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: 6 hours PSYCH; junior standing. Supervised experience in local and county agencies; application of psychological principles to a variety of professional work settings. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 333; PSYCH 444. S, F grading.

464 Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 361, H D 101, or H D 306. Theoretical and empirical approaches to the description, etiology, and treatment of behavior disorders in children and adolescents. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 333.

466 Environmental Psychology 3 Psychological concepts applied to the mixture of positive and negative interactions individuals have with their physical environment. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

468 Addictive Behavior Among Diverse Populations 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of social, cultural, and historical perspectives on dealing with addictive behavior. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 468, CRM J 468, SOC 468). Recommended preparation: SOC 101, PSYCH 105, or CRM J 101.

470 Motivation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Different motivational systems; analysis of environmental and biological factors influencing motivation, with emphasis on human motivation. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 350, PSYCH 372, PSYCH 490, or PSYCH 491.

473 [M] Advanced Biological Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 372, or NEUROSCI 301. Neurophysiological, hormonal, and biochemical bases of regulatory behavior; theoretical and applied issues. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

485 Gerontechnology I 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S 215, 223, or 233; admitted to a major or minor in EECS or Data Analytics, or major in Psychology. Introduction to the field of gerontechnology, including aging and senses, mobility and exercise, data analysis, and research methods. (Crosslisted course offered as CPT S 485, PSYCH 485).

486 Gerontechnology II 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S 215, 223, or 233; admitted to a major or minor in EECS or Data Analytics, or major in Psychology. In-depth exploration of gerontechnology, including socialization, caregiver issues, dementia, app design and data visualization. (Crosslisted course offered as CPT S 486, PSYCH 486).

490 Cognition and Memory 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Human information processing, memory, and cognition. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

491 Principles of Learning 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Principles of learning from a behavioral perspective using the experimental analysis of behavior. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

492 Psychology of Language 3 The cognitive and neuropsychological processes involved in the acquisition and use of language; cross-cultural perspectives on language and thought.

495 Field Experience in Personnel Psychology V 2 (0-6) to 6 (0-18) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: MGTOP 450 or PSYCH 306. Supervised experience in local industries and organizations; application of personnel psychology and resource management principles to work environments. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. S, F grading.

496 Cooperative Education Internship V 2-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 445 or PSYCH 495. Off-campus cooperative education internship with business, industry, or government unit coordinated through the Professional Experience Program. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. S, F grading.

497 Instructional Practicum V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. S, F grading.

498 Research Participation V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Participation in the current research of departmental faculty. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

502 Research Design V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Research design, equipment, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. S, F grading.

504 History of Psychology: Theoretical and Scientific Foundations 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Roots of scientific explanation in psychology traced through various philosophical schools and psychological movements. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

505 Teaching Introductory Psychology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 5 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Problems and techniques related to teaching introductory psychology. S, F grading.

506 Current Research in Psychology 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Current research being conducted by psychology faculty and members of associated departments. S, F grading.

508 Special Topics in Psychology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit.

510 Introduction to Online Instruction 1 Course Prerequisite: Ph. D student in Psychology. Instruction in teaching online courses addressing issues faced by instructors and students; students are mentored while teaching online. S, F grading.

511 Experimental Design, T-Tests, and Analysis of Variance 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Parametric, nonparametric, repeated-measures, and multivariate ANOVA; planned comparisons; confidence intervals and power analysis; experimental design and variants.

512 Non-Experimental Designs, Correlation, and Regression 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Simple and multiple correlation and regression; time-series analysis; factor analysis; field research and quasi-experimental design.

513 Seminar in Quantitative Methods and Research Design 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 512. Advanced topics in specialized quantitative procedures and in design of research in psychology.

514 Psychometrics 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 512. Scientific construction of behavioral assessment instruments, including validation and reliability; types of scales and responses; statistical scaling; test theory issues.

515 Multilevel and Synthesized Data 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 512. Structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling and meta-analysis and the software used to conduct these analyses.

516 Applied Structural Equation Modeling with Current Software 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 512; PSYCH 514. Confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, structural regression analysis, multilevel analysis and latent growth analysis with current software.

517 Clinical Skills 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Introduction to micro-skills and basic therapeutic interventions necessary for entering practicum students. S, F grading.

518 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Study of continuity and change from infancy through senescence, with an emphasis on a biopsychosocial perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to the principles of development.

519 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Overview of research, theory, and application of psychological principles in the workplace.

520 Adult Psychotherapy 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 533. An overview of empirically-supported treatments for psychological disorders in adults and the science of psychotherapy research.

521 Empirical Approaches to Psychotherapy II 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 520. Research methods in empirically-supported therapies (ESTs), and specific ESTs approaches including cognitive-behavioral (CBT) for mood disorders, personality disorders, pain and health-related problems.

523 Health Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Overview of the field of health psychology from a social-cognitive perspective; includes a focus on health behavior models addressing how beliefs, expectations, affect, and other social influences impact health decisions and behavior.

524 Motivational Interviewing 3 Advanced background in Motivational Interviewing (MI), a strategy for motivating health behavior change; knowledge on outcome and process MI research and introduction to the basic clinical techniques and skills of MI.

529 Occupational Health Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Overview of major occupational health psychology content areas and foundational theories; causes and consequences of work-related stressors, injury, and illness; individual and organizational interventions.

530 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Application of professional, ethical, and legal issues in clinical psychology to such topics as confidentiality, dual-relationships, research, assessment, and intervention.

533 Adult Psychopathology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Theoretical and empirical approaches to diagnosis, etiology and treatment of mental disorders.

534 Clinical Psychopharmacology 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 533; Ph.D. student in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Classification, clinical application, and mechanisms of psychotherapeutic drugs used in the treatment of mental disorders.

535 Personality Assessment and Diagnosis 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Diagnostic interviewing, conceptualization of clinical problems, case presentations, and treatment planning.

536 Measurement Theory and Personality Assessment 3 Course Prerequisite: By interview only. Psychometric theory, theories of personality, objective and projective methods of assessing personality, development of testing and interpretive skills.

537 Psychology Clinic Assessment Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 539; Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in psychological assessment, including neuropsychological assessment, in the WSU Psychology Clinic. S, F grading.

538 Child Therapy Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology with children and families. S, F grading.

539 Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Theory and application of psychological cognitive assessment across the lifespan, including test administration and interpretation.

542 Evidence-Based Therapy for Children and Adolescents 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Theoretical and evidence-based approaches to intervention with children and adolescents.

543 Developmental Psychopathology and Evidence-Based Assessment for Children 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Research on developmental psychopathology and evidence-based assessment of children and adolescents.

544 Clinical Health and Primary Care Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Principles and practice of clinical health and primary care psychology.

545 Psychology Clinic Assessment and Psychotherapy Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 24 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology with children/adolescents and adults in the Psychology Clinic. S, F grading.

546 Counseling and Psychological Services Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology at WSU Counseling and Psychological Services. S, F grading.

547 Clinical Health and Primary Care Psychology Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology. Supervised practice in the application of clinical health and primary care psychology in medical settings. S, F grading.

548 Clinical Externship V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology at approved hospitals and medical practices. S, F grading.

550 Social Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Attitude structure, function, and change; social cognition and motivation, and attributions. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

552 Diversity Issues in Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Research, theories, and controversies regarding the role of human diversity in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and clinical research.

574 Clinical and Experimental Biopsychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and other biological cases of human and animal behavior. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

575 Foundations of Neuropsychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Foundations in brain/behavior relationships and neuropathological syndromes; preparation for advanced training in neuropsychological assessment.

577 Behavioral Pharmacology 3 Survey of drugs which affect brain function with emphasis on animal models and clinical applications. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 574 or NEUROSCI 520. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

584 Sensory Bases of Behavior 3 Sensory and physiological aspects of vision, audition, and other senses.

592 Cognition and Affective Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Experimental approaches to human information processing, memory, and cognition. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

595 Clinical Internship in Psychology V 2-16 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 credits. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Clinical training in an internship approved by American Psychological Association or by WSU. S, F grading.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Psychology PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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