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Courses with the PSYCH Subject

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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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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

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

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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). Typically offered Fall.

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). Typically offered Spring.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall.

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

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall. 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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall and Spring. 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. Typically offered Spring. 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. Typically offered Spring.

574 Clinical and Experimental Biopsychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and other biological cases of human and animal behavior. Typically offered Fall. 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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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