College of Liberal Arts
he Psychology Department maintains an advising and
Keith R. Colman
Psychology Building (PSY), Room 100
T admission office in PSY-206, (562) 985-5680,
http://www/csulb.edu/~psyugadv, for undergraduate stu-
dents. Advisors are available during the Fall and Spring semes-
ters to assist students with admission, registration, and degree
Telephone requirements, as well as information about graduate study. An
(562) 985-5001 undergraduate handbook is available.
Faculty Students desiring graduate information should contact the
department office for referral to the Graduate Coordinator.
James H. Amirkhan Admission Under Impaction
Patricia Bachelor The number of applicants to the major in Psychology ex-
Alexander L. Beckman ceeds the number that can be accommodated by the Depart-
Virginia L. Binder ment’s resources. For this reason the undergraduate
Keith R. Colman Psychology major has been designated as impacted by Califor-
Michael E. Connor nia State University. Applicants for admission to the University
David A. Dowell with a major in Psychology will be designated as pre-majors and
Martin S. Fiebert
assigned a pre-major code. Acceptance into the pre-major cat-
Dennis G. Fisher
egory does not imply or assure subsequent acceptance into the
Roberto Flores de Apodaca
Kenneth F. Green major. Similarly, acceptance into the pre-major is not a prerequi-
Gerard L. Hanley site for admission into the major.
Joellen T. Hartley Admission into the major is determined solely on the basis of
Ralph B. Hupka meeting all of the following supplemental criteria:
Dale O. Jorgenson
1. To be admitted to the psychology major, students must have
John R. Jung
received a grade of "C" or above in PSY 100 (General
Robert W. Kapche
James I. Linden Psychology), and PSY 200 (Research Methods), PSY 210
Rhoda Lindner (Statistics), or their equivalents.
Alan S. Lowenthal 2. In addition, students must have completed or be concurrently
Kevin MacDonald enrolled in PSY 301 (Introduction to Psychology as a
Susan G. Nummedal Discipline and Profession) at the time of application to the
Fen Rhodes (Emeritus, 1999) major.
Sara W. Smith 3. Students who meet these criteria and have at least 56
Thomas Z. Strybel semester units of college level coursework with a GPA of at
Robert E. Thayer least 2.50 or at least 36 semester units with a GPA of at least
3.00 will be guaranteed admission to the major. Students
with at least 56 semester units of college level coursework
Scott L. Hershberger
and a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 will be admitted on a
Lisa M. Maxfield
David J. Whitney
To apply for admission to the Psychology major after meeting
the supplemental criteria above, a student must complete the
Young-Hee Cho departmental application form obtainable from the Peer Advising
Office in PSY-206, and attach transcripts of all previous college
Kellina M. Craig
work taken elsewhere. The deadline for application for admis-
Diane W. Lee
Sherry A. Span sion to the major for the Fall semester is February 18th of the
preceding semester and for the Spring semester is September
Department Administrator 24th of the preceding calendar year in order to register through
Robin Moore VRR. However, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (code 2-8130)
Diane Roe (120 units)
Students who graduate with a major in psychology should
View the CSU, Long Beach Catalog on-line at www.csulb.edu have current knowledge of:
by clicking on "Academics" and then "CSULB Catalog." 1. the major theories in psychology and their influences across
subfields and time.
2. the major methodologies of psychological research and
fundamental statistical concepts.
2001/2002 CSULB Catalog • Psychology • 553
3. the biological processes underlying behavior. Students are advised to consult with the Psychology Ad-
4. sensation, perception, information processing and reten- vising Office for course choices most relevant to their individ-
tion. ual goals.
5. how behaviors develop and change throughout the life Minor in Psychology (0-8130)
The Minor in Psychology is available to any non-Psycholo-
6. how internal, environmental, and social factors influence gy or non-Liberal Studies major.
A minimum of 23 units which must include: PSY 100, 200,
7. individual differences in behavior, including those related to 210, twelve upper division psychology units including at least
gender, ethnicity, and culture. one course from PSY 331, 332, 333, 336, 337, 341 or 342;
8. different perspectives on the origin and treatment of and at least one course from PSY 351, 356, 361 or 365.
9. ethical issues in teaching, research, and the practice of Graduate Programs
professional psychology. The MS Program in Psychology has been indefinitely sus-
In the course of learning the above, students are expected pended and is currently not accepting applications nor admit-
to graduate with the ability to: ting students. For those seeking MFCC licensure, it is
suggested they contact the Educational Psychology and Ad-
1. design and implement research, analyze data appropriate-
ly and judge the significance of findings.
The Department of Psychology offers graduate study lead-
2. critically evaluate psychological research as well as
ing to the Master of Science in Psychology (community clini-
popular notions of human nature.
cal) and the Master of Arts degree with two options in (1)
3. use the primary literature of the field and prepare a clear, Research or (2) Industrial and Organizational psychology. In
organized summary of a topic. each program a basic core, including a thesis, is required,
4. use computers for the preparation of manuscripts, the and there is opportunity for additional work in areas of special
analysis of data, and communication. interest. The Master of Arts Research option program pre-
5. understand and work effectively with a diversity of individu- pares students for doctoral study and provides a general
als and groups. background in psychology. Clinical electives are available in
6. apply theory and research to contemporary problems. the Master of Arts Research option program. The Master of
7. maintain currency in the field and utilize that knowledge in Arts Industrial and Organizational option prepares students
their lives. for professional work; some graduates have entered doctoral
programs. Admission to both programs is limited.
The psychology curriculum is designed to provide under-
graduate students with a broad background in the principles The Department has wide and varied course offerings and
of Psychology. is housed in specially-designed facilities, including laborato-
ries in physiological, social-personality, human factors and
Requirements other areas of psychology and computer labs.
Lower Division: (14 units) PSY 100, 141, 200, 210. Admission to Graduate Programs
Write directly to the Psychology Graduate Office for an
1. 2 units – PSY 301; application for admission to the graduate program in psychol-
2. 6 units – two courses from PSY 331, 332, 333, 336 or 337, ogy. Acceptance by the department is contingent on (a) GPA
340 or 341 or 342 or 345; based on last 60 semester units available at time of applica-
3. 6 units – two courses from PSY 351, 356, 361 or 365; tion; (b) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the
4. 6 units – two courses (not from the same group): verbal and quantitative sections, and on the advanced psy-
chology test for the Master of Arts Research option; and (c)
a. PSY 352, 354, 366, 370:
three letters of recommendation. All application materials,
b. PSY 310, 314, 315, 359; including complete transcripts, GRE scores and letters of rec-
c. PSY 339I, 346I, 373, 375, 378, 381; ommendation, must be received by the department graduate
5. 6 units – 400-level PSY courses. No more than 3 units from coordinator by March 1 for the fall semester for the Master of
405, 406A, or 406B may be counted in this category. PSY Arts Research option and Master of Arts Industrial and Orga-
499 cannot be counted to satisfy this requirement; nizational option.
6. 6 units – any upper division psychology courses not used A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.
to satisfy the requirement of sections 2 through 5; Students accepted into the program may be considered.
7. 6 units – upper division units in American Indian Studies, Work-study assignments are available in the department, but
American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, must be applied for through the University Financial Aid Of-
Anthropology, Black Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, fice one or two semesters prior to obtaining the assignment.
Economics, Educational Psychology, Geography, History, One student from each Master of Arts option’s entering class
Human Development, Political Science, Social Work, will be selected as a J. Robert Newman Scholar.
Sociology, Women’s Studies. At least 3 of the units must
have an emphasis in contemporary U.S. ethnic studies. A
list of acceptable ethnic studies courses may be obtained
from the Psychology Advising Office in PSY 206.
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Master of Arts in Psychology b. one course chosen from 518, 527, 533, 541, 551, 556, or
582, if corresponding 400-level course or equivalent not tak-
Option in General Research (code 5-8130) en as an undergraduate;
This 30-unit degree program provides graduate psycholo- c. 696 (comprehensive exam required);
gy training for further study leading toward a doctorate. Core d. one course chosen from 631, 632, 634, or 637 (with com-
courses include quantitative and research methods as well as prehensive exam); one course chosen from 651, 656, or 661
courses in the basic content areas of Psychology. Students (with comprehensive exam); and one additional course cho-
from our program who later enter doctoral programs consis- sen from either group; 698 (6 units).
tently inform us that they find themselves very well prepared 2. With the graduate coordinator’s approval a maximum of six
for doctoral study as compared to other students. units from related areas may be used for six of the 30 units.
Prerequisites 3. Attendance at 12 Department Colloquia, six of which must
1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology that be completed prior to preliminary oral examination, all 12
includes: must be completed prior to final oral examination.
A. two courses from the following (not from the same 4. Completion of all requirements as established by the M.A.
group): Research Committee.
a. PSY 331, 332, 333 5. Comprehensive examinations taken in three of the four
required graduate seminars, as outlined in 1c and 1d above.
b. PSY 336, 337
6. A preliminary oral examination on the thesis proposal and a
c. PSY 340, 341, 342, 345
final oral examination in defense of the completed thesis.
B. one of the following: PSY 351; 356; 361; 365
C. PSY 310 Master of Arts in Psychology
or Option in Industrial and Organizational
2. A bachelor’s degree with a major other than psychology
and 24 units of upper division psychology substantially
Psychology (code 5-8132)
equivalent to those required for the baccalaureate degree Students admitted to this program prepare for business and
at this university, including: industrial positions including personnel and organizational de-
A. two courses from the following (not from the same velopment, employee training, applicant and employee testing,
group): etc. Graduates usually go directly into business and industry,
though some enter Ph.D. programs.
a. PSY 331, 332, 333
b. PSY 336, 337 Prerequisites
c. PSY 340, 341, 342, 345 1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology or 24 upper
B. one of the following: PSY 351; 356; 361; 365 division units of psychology.
C. PSY 310 2. PSY 200 (Research Methods), PSY 310 (Intermediate
Statistics), PSY 314 (Psychological Assessment) or PSY 315
3. Six units of college level work in chemistry, physics, biology
(Principles of Psychological Testing), PSY 332 (Cognition) or
or mathematics as approved by the graduate coordinator.
PSY 333 (Learning) and PSY 351 (Social Psychology) or
No more than three of the six units may be in approved
PSY 453/553 (Group Dynamics). Students may be admitted
to the MAIO Program if they lack only one required course.
Advancement to Candidacy The missing course must be completed within the first year
1. Classified status. of graduate study. Students missing more than one
prerequisite course at the time of application may be offered
2. An approved program of studies for the Master of Arts,
provisional admission if they submit an approved plan to
General Research Option degree.
take the missing courses prior to admission.
3. Satisfactory completion of the CSULB Writing Proficiency
Examination. Information is available in the Testing Office Advancement to Candidacy
(BH-216). This requirement can also be met by evidence 1. Classified status.
that the student passed the WPE while an undergraduate 2. An approved program of studies of the Master of Arts,
at CSULB or at certain CSU campuses. Industrial and Organizational Option degree.
4. A minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all units 3. Satisfactory completion of the CSULB Writing Proficiency
undertaken for the program (at least 6 graduate units). Examination. Information is available in the Testing Office
5. Be enrolled in regular session. (BH 216). This requirement can also be met by evidence
6. Application for Advancement to Candidacy must be done that the student passed the WPE while an undergraduate at
prior to or concurrent with enrollment in PSY 698, Thesis. CSULB or at certain CSU campuses.
Requirements 4. A minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all units
undertaken for the program (at least 6 graduate units).
1. The student must complete, as a graduate student, 30 units
5. Be enrolled in regular session.
of graduate coursework (500-699), 24 of which must be in
Psychology (not including PSY 697) including: 6. Application for advancement to candidacy must be done
prior to or concurrent with enrollment in PSY 698, Thesis.
a. either 511 or 512 if 411 or 412 or equivalent not taken as
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1. The student must complete a minimum of 30 units of 1. The program is a 55-unit Master’s degree. The following
graduate course work. The following courses are required: courses are required: PSY 661, 575, 698.
PSY 581, 585, either 511 or 512, one course chosen from 2. A preliminary oral examination on the thesis proposal and
515 or 582 or 696, 590 (Special Topics, subject to Gradu- a final oral examination in defense of the completed thesis.
ate Coordinator approval), 681, 683, 686, 688 and 698.
2. A preliminary oral examination on the thesis proposal and a Courses (PSY)
final oral examination in defense of the completed thesis. All courses in this department are traditional grading only un-
3. Students with credit in 411, 412, 475 or 481 as undergradu- less otherwise stated.
ates may petition the MAIO Program Committee to substi- Lower Division
tute a maximum of 3 units from related areas towards the
100. General Psychology (3)
30 unit program.
Prerequisites: Completion/concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or
Master of Science in Psychology (code 6-8134) equivalent. Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior.
Designed to provide the student with a basic background for fur-
The MS Program in Psychology has been indefinitely sus- ther study and for practical application in everyday life. (CAN PSY
pended and is currently not accepting applications nor admit- 2)
ting students. For those seeking MFCC licensure, it is 130. Critical Thinking (3)
suggested they contact the Educational Psychology and Ad- Prerequisite: Completion/concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or
equivalent. The nature of critical thinking; models and strategies;
common fallacies of reasoning; self-regulation in the thinking pro-
The Master of Science in Psychology degree program cov- cess; application of critical thinking to specific areas. Not Open to
ers a broad spectrum of theory and skills in the areas of com- students with credit in PSY 230.
munity and clinical psychology and is specifically designed to 141. Psychobiology (3)
meet California State requirements for Marriage, Family and Prerequisites: PSY 100 and ENGL 100 or equivalent. Introduction
Child Counseling licensure. The program provides training in a to the study of behavior from a biological point of view. Biological
systems and processes underlying behavior, with emphasis on
wide range of professional skills, including prevention of men- brain mechanisms, presented in the context of fundamental con-
tal health problems, promotion of social competence, empow- cepts and issues in psychology. Not Open to students with credit
erment of disadvantaged groups, and development of in PSY 241.
counseling and psychotherapy skills. 150. Personality and Social Behavior (3)
Prerequisites Prerequisite: One of the Foundation courses (may be taken concur-
rently). Psychological principles pertinent to the understanding of
1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology or a major personality and interpersonal dynamics. Discussion of research
in a related field and 25 units of upper division psychology. and theories of social motivation, conflict and anxiety, adjustment
mechanisms and personality change.
2. PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics; 314 Psychological
Assessment or 315 Principles of Psychological Testing; 332 200. Research Methods (4)
Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 210 or equivalent and ENGL 100 or
Cognition or 333 Psychology of Learning (or course in equivalent. Introduction to basic research methods in Psychology.
Behavioral Modification); 354 Psychology of Women; Ethnic Principles of experimentation, naturalistic observation, correlational
Studies 319 or any upperdivision survey course; 370 studies. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory and field 3 hours.)
Abnormal Psychology; a developmental psychology 210. Introductory Statistics (4)
course; and 373 Introduction to Clinical Psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and completion of a mathematics course
suitable for General Educational credit. Calculation and meaning
3. Written application which is designed to screen applicants
of statistical measures. Descriptive and inferential statistics: proba-
for skill and interest match with the overall program bility, normal curve, correlation, sampling, hypothesis testing. (Lec-
including a statement of goals and past experience in the ture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours.)
4. A personal interview conducted by a selection committee. Upper Division
Advancement to Candidacy General Education Category A must be completed prior to
taking any upper division course except upper division lan-
Prerequisites guage courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/
1. Classified status. or competency equivalent for advanced study.
2. An approved program of studies for the Master of Science 300I. Mind Control or Freedom (3)
in Psychology degree. Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Ex-
plorations courses, and upper-division standing. How people con-
3. Satisfactory completion of the CSULB Writing Proficiency trol others using informational, manipulative and coercive
Examination. Information is available in the Testing Office approaches. Consideration of basic processes of persuasion, co-
(BH 216). This requirement can also be met by evidence ercive persuasion and coercive control; sources of power in soci-
that the student passed the WPE while an undergraduate at ety; and the psychological and ethical implications of freedom and
responsibility in coping with control attempts by friends, govern-
CSULB or at certain CSU campuses.
ment, advertisers, cults, etc.
4. A minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all units 301. Introduction to Psychology as a Discipline and
undertaken for the program (at least 6 units). Profession (2)
5. Be enrolled in regular session. Prerequisite: PSY 100. The course will cover the value of psychol-
ogy as a field of study including its application for the BA student
6. Application for Advancement to Candidacy must be done
as well as those seeking advanced degrees. Careers and prepa-
prior to or concurrent with enrollment in PSY 698, Thesis. ration for graduate work will be stressed. In addition, key ethical
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considerations will be discussed, as well as contemporary contro- drugs” and those sold over the counter; their potential for abuse is
versies within the field. also considered.
301A. Psychology as a Discipline and a Profession — 345. Psychophysiology (3)
Advanced (1) Prerequisite: PSY 200. Physiological activity occurring in humans
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 301. during particular behavior states. Theoretical problems and method-
Designed to provide the psychology major with in depth knowl- ological approaches.
edge of the discipline as well as detailed information about gradu- 346I. Human Sociobiology (3)
ate study and careers as professional psychologists. Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Ex-
Recommended for students expecting to pursue graduate study in plorations courses, and upper-division standing. Human social be-
psychology. havior as seen in context of evolutionary biology. Topics include the
310. Intermediate Statistics (4) importance of kinship in human societies, altruism and reciprocity,
Prerequisite: PSY 210 or introductory statistics course. Basic theo- human sexuality, parent-offspring relations, ethical and legal sys-
retical concepts of statistics and the use of these concepts in the tems and religion.
selection and development of model testing, hypothesis testing 350I. Psychology and Contemporary Social Issues (3)
and parameter estimation procedures. Both single measure Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Ex-
(univariate) and correlation (bivariate) concepts are included. plorations courses, and upper-division standing. Application of so-
(Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours.) cial psychological principles toward understanding major
314. Psychological Assessment (3) contemporary social issues.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and 210. Principles of assessment applied 351. Social Psychology (3)
to the measurement of individual behavior and to programs intend- Prerequisite: PSY 100. Study of individuals and groups as they are
ed to affect behavior. Includes interviews, tests and other methods. affected by social interactions. Includes such topics as social cog-
315. Principles of Psychological Testing (3) nition and learning, attitudes and persuasion, social influence (con-
Prerequisites: PSY 210 or one statistics course. Principles and formity, obedience), interpersonal perception and attraction (liking
practices of group and individual testing in the fields of intelli- and loving), anti- and prosocial behavior (aggression, violence, al-
gence, aptitude, achievement, personality and interest. Emphasis truism), cooperation and competition, leadership, group dynamics,
on the evaluation of tests as measuring devices, their applicability sexual behavior. Not open to students with credit in SOC 335I.
and limitations. 352. Psychology of Male Roles (3)
331. Sensation and Perception (3) Prerequisite: PSY 100. Exploration of male roles as they affect inter-
Prerequisite: PSY 200. Basic phenomena of the senses, their phys- actions between men and men, men and women, and men and chil-
iological correlates and integration in complex perceptual judg- dren, as well as interactions related to work and play. Course is
ments. designed to enhance personal understanding through an examina-
tion of theory, research and experience.
332. Cognition (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 200. Study of higher-order processes basic to 353. Humanistic Psychology (3)
the acquisition of knowledge. Includes thinking, problem solving, Prerequisite: PSY 100. Examination of theories, findings and meth-
creativity, information processing, decision making, judgment, con- ods derived from humanistic psychology, including encounter
cepts and imagination. groups, mediation, sex roles, ESP, dreams, death and application of
humanistic approaches to social institutions, education and psycho-
333. Psychology of Learning (3) therapy.
Prerequisite: PSY 200. Human and animal learning with special
emphasis on experimental evidence and techniques. 354. Psychology of Women (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Psychology of sexism; the biological and so-
336. Psychology of Emotion (3) cial determinants of the psychology of women. Open to all qualified
Prerequisite: PSY 200. Discussion of research, theories and coping men and women students.
mechanisms of human emotions.
356. Personality (3)
337. Psychology of Motivation (3) Prerequisite: PSY 100. Discussion of theories, research and assess-
Prerequisite: PSY 200. Situational and physiological determinants ment in personality.
of human and animal behavior, theories of motivation and emotion,
discussion of techniques and problems in the study of motivation. 359. Self-Observation and Self-Development (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Examination of personal traits and behavior
339I. Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic patterns as reflected by objective measures, group interactional
Performance (3) procedures and video feedback. Development of self through sys-
Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Ex- tematic self-observation.
plorations courses, and upper-division standing. Psychological
dimensions of attitudes, behaviors, and performance in sport and 361. Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development (3)
exercise environments. Same course as KPE 339I. Prerequisite: PSY 100. Theoretical and methodological approaches
in the study of developmental change processes from prenatal de-
340. Physiology of Behavior (3) velopment through adolescence. Emphasis on ethnic, gender, and
Prerequisite: PSY 141 and PSY 200. An in-depth examination of social class differences in development combined with emphasis on
central nervous system (CNS) components that underlie the major the universal features of human development. Topical coverage
elements of our behavioral capabilities. Topics include the major includes physical-motoric, social, physiological, and cognitive as-
structural and functional features of the neuron and of selected pects of development.
systems that are representative of the sensory, integrative, and
motor capabilities of the CNS. 365. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Methodological and theoretical problems and
341. Neuropsychology (3) issues in the study of developmental change processes from young
Prerequisite: PSY 141 and 200. Neurological correlates of behavior adulthood through old age. Topical coverage includes
with special emphasis upon central nervous system structure and physical-motoric, social, physiological and intellectual aspects of
function. Experimental evidence on which neuropsychological the- behavioral functioning.
ories of behavior are based.
366. Fathers and Fathering: A Psychosocial View (3)
342. Psychopharmacology (3) (This course is for both women and men.) Prerequisites: PSY 100,
Prerequisites: PSY 141 and 200. This course offers a broad intro- SOC 100 or FCS 111. An overview of the psychological literature on
duction to the effects of various medications on the central nervous parenting with emphasis on fathers/fathering in the U.S. Focus on
system and behavior. This includes neurotransmitter functions, current literature and research regarding the perceived and chang-
physiological and biochemical mechanisms of drug action with ing roles of fathers, including ethnic fathers, in an effort to diminish
emphasis on the effect of psychiatric medications, common “street stereotypes. Same course as FCS 358.
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370. Abnormal Psychology (3) 418./518. Computer Applications in Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 100. An overview of abnormal behavior as a por- Prerequisites: PSY 310 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Foun-
tion of the continuum of human behavior. The course will cover the dations of computer technology and its application to psychology.
field’s historical approaches, the range of psychological disorders, Emphasis on real-time control by digital computers in psychological
as well as their biological, psychological, social consequences, and research and applications. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.)
treatment. 427./527. Human Factors (3)
373. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) Prerequisites: PSY 310 and two of the following: PSY 331, 332 or
Prerequisite: PSY 370. Survey of the field of clinical psychology 333. Systematic application of psychological principles to the de-
including an introduction to its history, diagnostic procedures, thera- sign of person-machine systems. Emphasis in the laboratory on the
peutic process, clinical training, research approaches, and ethical development of skills required of a human factors psychologist.
issues. These skills will include systems and analysis, cognitive task analy-
375. Community Psychology (3) sis, rapid prototyping and usability testing. (Lecture 2 hrs, laborato-
ry 3 hours) Traditional grading only.
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Basic concepts and skills of community psy-
chology, including community assessment, community intervention, 433./533. Research in Cognition and Learning (3)
program evaluation and social policy analysis, relationships be- Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, and 331 or 332 or 333. Research
tween social systems and individual behavior. Emphasis on eco- methods in cognition, learning, and perception. Laboratory in-
nomically disadvantaged, minorities, women, youth and the aged. cludes experiments on selected topics. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory
378. Health Psychology (3) 3 hours.)
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Research and theory regarding attitudes, 436./536. Psychology of Mood (3)
beliefs, and behaviors related to health and illness. Individual dif- Prerequisites: PSY 100, 200, 310, or permission of instructor. Anal-
ference variables will be examined. Analysis of applications of psy- yses of normal mood states, including survey of existing literature.
chology to prevention, counseling, and treatment of major health Topics may include the relationship of mood to important anteced-
problems. ents and consequences such as sleep-wake cycles, exercise, nutri-
381. The Psychology of Work Behavior (3) tion, physical health, stress, and cognition. Self-applications for
purposes of mood regulation also will be covered.
Prerequisite: PSY 100. Problems and procedures in industrial psy-
chology. Consideration of job analysis, personnel selection and ap- 438./538. Psycholinguistics (3)
praisal, organizational and social context of human work, physical Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology.
environment and consumer behavior. Psychological and linguistic approaches to the study of language.
390. Special Topics in Psychology (3) Theory and research in the production and understanding of lan-
guage, language acquisition, memory for language, and use of lan-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Topics of current interest in psy-
guage in its social context.
chology selected for intensive development. May be repeated with
different topics to a maximum of nine units, but no more than six 439./539. Language Acquisition (3)
units may be used to satisfy requirements of the major. Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or
consent of instructor. Theory and research on the acquisition of first
and second languages in children and adults. Psycholinguistic per-
Note: 400-level courses open to Psychology majors and spectives on the development of phonological, syntactic, semantic,
minors only. and pragmatic aspects of language. The interacting roles of devel-
opmental stages, cognitive processes, individual differences, social
401./501. History of Psychology (3) influences, and the cultural context will be stressed. (Seminar)
Prerequisite: Six upper division units in psychology. The historical
background and development of psychology as a science. Contri- 441./541. Research in Physiological Psychology (3)
butions of major individuals and systems. Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, and 341. Research methods in psy-
chobiology. Includes fundamentals of neuroanatomy, surgical pro-
405. Field Work in Psychology (3) cedures for stimulation, lesioning and recording, pharmacological
Prerequisites: Psychology major, junior or senior standing (3.0 GPA), procedures used in neuropsychological research. (Lecture 2 hours,
PSY 200, 210, 12 upper division units in psychology, letters of rec- laboratory 3 hours.)
ommendation, consent of instructor. Student works under the super-
vision of, or in association with, a professional having an advanced 444./544. Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
degree in a psychological discipline and who is engaged in the Prerequisites: PSY 332 and one of the following: PSY 340, 341, or
practice of some aspect of psychology in the surrounding communi- 342. Explores brain systems responsible for cognitive processes in
ty. Placements include schools, hospitals, clinics, and community normal humans, integrating theory from texts and current research
mental health agencies. Nine hours of field work per week for a min- from original sources.
imum of 13 weeks. May be repeated to a total of six units. Credit/ 451./551. Research in Social Psychology (3)
No Credit grading only. Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, 351, or consent of instructor. Research
406A,B. Applications of Psychology (3) methods and problems in social psychology. (Lecture 2 hrs, lab 3
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Students are expected to take hrs)
both 406A and 406B. Students apply for 406A-B during the semes- 453./553. Principles of Group Dynamics (3)
ter before the courses are taken. Theoretical and laboratory training Prerequisite: PSY 200, 210, 351, or consent of instructor. Behavior in
in the topic areas are followed by applied work with clients, schools, groups with attention to such factors as leadership, followership,
businesses, etc., as appropriate. Students are supervised by the interaction and influence including organization, management, mo-
course instructor. rale, and efficiency. Problems, techniques and methods of investiga-
407./507. Introduction to Family Therapy (3) tion.
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 373, 475 or consent of the instructor. Survey 456./556. Research in Personality (3)
of the field of family therapy including origins of differences in family Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, 356, or consent or instructor. Research
structure, historical development of family therapy theory and prac- methods and problems in personality. (Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 3
411./511. Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments (3) 457. Psychology of Sexuality (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 310 or 412 or consent of instructor. Simple and Prerequisites: PSY 351 or 356 or 370, and Psychology Major with
complex designs. Statistical inference in economical experimenta- senior class standing. Survey of topics in human sexuality with em-
tion and in scientific inference and prediction. phasis on developmental psychology of sexuality, attitudes and feel-
412./512. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3) ings related to sexuality, sexual variations and deviations, and
Prerequisite: PSY 310 or 411 or consent of instructor. Accuracy and sexual dysfunction and sex therapy.
cost of inference from multiple variables. Theoretical implications of
inferred structures. Applications.
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458. Current Issues in Personality (3) 512./412. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and 356. Current theoretical, philosophical Prerequisite: PSY 310 or 411/511 or consent of instructor. Accuracy
and methodological issues in personality. Coverage may include and cost of inference from multiple predictors. Discovering structural
the person-situation interaction, the role of genetics, aggression, relationships among multiple variables. Theoretical implications of
altruism, stress/coping, and gender differences. inferred structures. Applications. (Lecture 3 hours.) Traditional grad-
462. Cognitive Development (3) ing only.
Prerequisites: PSY 200; PSY 332, 361, or equivalent. Phenomena 515. Test Construction Theory and Practice (3)
of lifespan cognitive development considered within the framework Prerequisites: PSY 314 or 315. Consideration of problems in the con-
of major theories. Examination of research on topics including de- struction of tests for personnel selection, educational screening, per-
velopment of perception; thinking, reasoning, and intelligence; sonality assessment, aptitude estimating, and measurement of
language; memory; and metacognition. Integration of developmen- academic achievement. Practice in the development of tests. (Lec-
tal processes; biological and cultural constraints. ture 2 hrs, laboratory 2 hrs.) Traditional grading only.
463. Social and Personality Development (3) 518./418. Computer Applications in Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 361. The development of social behavior and Prerequisites: C/ST 200 or equivalent; PSY 310 or equivalent or con-
personality in children and adults. Coverage will include theoreti- sent of instructor. Foundations of computer technology and its appli-
cal approaches and processes as well as content areas, such as cation to psychology. Emphasis on real-time control by digital
the development of aggression, morality, prosocial behavior, peer computers in psychological research and applications. (Lecture 2
relations, and sex differences. hrs, laboratory 2 hrs.) Traditional grading only.
475./575. Clinical Interviewing (3) 527./427. Human Factors (3)
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PSY 314. Study and devel- Prerequisites: PSY 310 and two of the following: PSY 331, 332 or 333.
opment of the clinical techniques of observation and the interview. Systematic application of psychological principles to the design of
477. Psychology of Drinking and Smoking (3) person-machine systems. Emphasis in the laboratory on the devel-
opment of skills required of a human factors psychologist. These
Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 210, and six upper division psycholo-
skills will include systems analysis, cognitive task analysis, rapid
gy units. An examination of theory and research on psychological
prototyping and usability testing. (Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory 3 hours.)
causes and effects of drinking of alcohol and smoking of ciga-
Traditional grading only.
rettes, including analyses of individual differences on major demo-
graphic variables of sex, age, and ethnicity. Consideration of 533./433. Research in Cognition and Learning (3)
major approaches and methods to recovery from alcohol depen- Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, and 331 or 332 or 333. Research
dency and achieving smoking cessation. Traditional grading only. methods in cognition, learning, and perception. Laboratory includes
481./582. Research in Industrial & Organizational Psychology experiments on selected topics. (Lecture 2 hrs, lab 3 hrs.) Tradition-
al grading only.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and 310. Research methods and problems 536./436. Psychology of Mood (3)
in industrial psychology. Includes direct observational, psycho- Prerequisites: PSY 100, 200, 310, or permission of instructor. Analy-
physical, regression, survey, experimental, and quasi-experimental ses of normal mood states, including survey of existing literature.
methods. (Lecture 2 hrs, lab 3 hrs.) Topics may include the relationship of mood to important anteced-
ents and consequences such as sleep-wake cycles, exercise, nutri-
490. Advanced Topics in Psychology (3) tion, physical health, stress, and cognition. Self-applications for
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in the subject matter of the purposes of mood regulation also will be covered.
course. Advanced study of selected topics in one basic area of
psychology, e.g., cognition and learning, emotion and motivation, 538./438. Psycholinguistics (3)
physiological, social, personality or developmental. May be repeat- Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology.
ed with different topics to a maximum of nine units. See Schedule Psychological and linguistic approaches to study of language. Com-
of Classes for subjects being offered during a given semester. parison of human language with communication in lower animals.
Language development, disorders, symbolism and universals. (Lec-
A. Applied Social Psychology
ture 3 hours.) Traditional grading only.
495. Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology (3) 539./439. Language Acquisition (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 370 and six additional units of upper divi- Prerequisites: Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or
sion psychology. Ethical principles in human and animal research consent of instructor. Theory and research on the acquisition of first
and in applied areas of psychology. Emerging legal issues in the and second languages in children and adults. Psycholinguistic per-
fields of forensic psychology, behavior modification, criminal jus- spectives on the development of phonological, syntactic, semantic,
tice and clinical practice will be discussed. and pragmatic aspects of language. The interacting roles of devel-
499. Independent Study (1-3) opmental stages, cognitive processes, individual differences, social
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Student will conduct inde- influences, and the cultural context will be stressed. (Seminar.) Tra-
pendent laboratory or library research and write a report of the ditional grading only.
research. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. 541./441. Research in Physiological Psychology (3)
Graduate Division Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, and 341. Research methods in psy-
chobiology. Includes fundamentals of neuroanatomy, surgical proce-
501./401. History of Psychology (3) dures for stimulation, lesioning and recording, pharmacological
Prerequisite: Six upper division units in psychology. The historical procedures used in neuropsychological research. (Lecture 2 hours,
background and development of psychology as a science. Contri- laboratory 3 hours.) Traditional grading only.
butions of major individuals and systems. Traditional grading only. 544./444. Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
507./407. Introduction to Family Therapy (3) Prerequisites: PSY 332 and one of the following: PSY 340, 341, or
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 373, 475 or consent of the instructor. Sur- 342. Explores brain systems responsible for cognitive processes in
vey of the field of family therapy including origins of differences in normal humans, integrating theory from texts and current research
family structure, historical development of family therapy theory from original sources. Traditional grading only.
and practice. (Lecture/ Discussion.) Traditional grading only. 551./451. Research in Social Psychology (3)
511./411. Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments (3) Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, 351, or consent of instructor. Research
Prerequisite: PSY 310 or 412/512 or consent of instructor. Simple methods and problems in social psychology. (Lecture 2 hrs, labora-
and complex designs. Statistical inference in economical experi- tory 3 hrs.) Traditional grading only.
mentation and in scientific inference and prediction. (Lec 3 hours.) 553./453. Principles of Group Dynamics (3)
Traditional grading only. Prerequisites: PSY 200, 210, 351, or consent of instructor. Behavior in
groups with attention to such factors as leadership, followership, in-
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teraction and influence including organization, management, mo- 637. Seminar in Emotion and Motivation (3)
rale, and efficiency. Problems, techniques and methods of investi- Prerequisites: PSY 336 or 337 or consent of instructor, consent of
gation. (Lecture/Discussion.) Traditional grading only. graduate coordinator. Advanced consideration of selected topics in
556./456. Research in Personality (3) animal and human motivation and emotion. Traditional grading only.
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 310, 356, or consent of instructor. Re- 651. Seminar in Social Psychology (3)
search methods and problems in personality. (Lecture 2 hours, Prerequisites: PSY 351 or consent of instructor, consent of graduate
laboratory 3 hours.) Traditional grading only. coordinator. Critical examination of interpersonal relations, social influ-
575./475. Clinical Interviewing (3) ence, group membership and influence, and intergroup relations. Tra-
Prerequisites: PSY 314 or 315. Permission of Instructor. Study and ditional grading only.
development of the clinical techniques of observation and the 656. Seminar in Personality (3)
interview. Traditional grading only. Prerequisites: PSY 356 or consent of instructor, consent of graduate
581. Organizational Psychology (3) coordinator. Theories of personality structure, dynamics, and develop-
Prerequisites: PSY 351 or 453/553. Analysis of organizational be- ment. Critical examination of research deriving from different theoreti-
havior and practices from a systems point of view. Consideration cal approaches. Traditional grading only.
of employee motivation, power, leadership, communication, 661. Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3)
decision-making, and organizational change. Research methods Prerequisites: PSY 361 or consent of instructor, consent of graduate
for studying organizations. Traditional grading only. coordinator. Consideration of theoretical and methodological issues in
582./481. Research in Industrial and Organizational life span developmental psychology. Critical examination of research
Psychology (3) on selected topics, including development of physiological function,
intelligence, language, learning processes, sensory processes, per-
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and 310. Research methods and problems
ception, personality and social behavior. Traditional grading only.
in industrial psychology. Includes direct observational, psycho-
physical, regression, survey, experimental, and 681. Seminar in Applications of Psychology to Industry (3)
quasi-experimental methods. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 Prerequisites: At least 12 units of graduate-level work within the MA/IO
hours.) Traditional grading only. program including 511 or 512 and 582. Psychological applications to
585. Proseminar in Personnel Psychology (3) current problems of industry. Development of thesis proposal and pre-
test of thesis research techniques required. Traditional grading only.
Prerequisites: PSY 314 or 315. Advanced consideration of prob-
lems and procedures in personnel psychology. Includes both dif- 683. Issues of Organizational Development (3)
ferentiation and synthesis of major areas within this field. Not open Prerequisites: PSY 581. An examination of the theory, research, tech-
to students with credit in PSY 586. Traditional grading only. niques, and practices in the field of organizational development, the
590. Advanced Topics in Psychology (1-3) professional practice of managing change in organizations. The orga-
nizational development steps of diagnosis, contracting, data collec-
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Topics of current interest in
tion, intervention, and evaluation will be covered. Techniques, such
psychology selected for intensive development. May be repeated
as team building, systems analysis, process consultation, large-group
(with selection of different topics) for a maximum of six units. Top-
interventions and survey feedback will be examined. Special atten-
ics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Traditional
tion will be paid to challenges of organizational development in di-
verse and international organizations. Traditional grading only.
A. Large Group Intervention
686. Issues in Training (3)
B. SPSS-Data Analysis
Prerequisites: PSY 332 or 333, and 585. This course is designed to
C. Levels of Analysis provide students enrolled in the MA/IO program with advanced train-
D. Introduction to Time Series Analyses ing in the area of training and development programs for organiza-
E. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) tions. The course will cover issues in the adult learning environment,
F. Designing Effective Teams needs assessment, training design and implementation, evaluation of
G. Issues in Compensation training, executive and management development, special issues in
Issues in Compensation covers such topics as the determinants training, and the learning organization. As the intent of the course is
of pay, pay structures (skill-based versus knowledge-based), and to prepare students to be competent developers and presenters of
job evaluation. Popular methods of compensation will be dis- training programs, a major focus will be placed on providing students
cussed, including merit pay, profit sharing, gain sharing, and em- with experiential skill practice in the areas of needs assessment, de-
ployee ownership stock options. Issues of equal employment sign, and implementation. Traditional grading only.
opportunity and nonmonetary rewards will also be discussed. 688. Practicum in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2)
599. Independent Study (1-3) Prerequisites: At least 12 units of graduate-level coursework within
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Unclassified graduate stu- the MA/IO program. Practice of industrial psychology or human fac-
dent will conduct independent laboratory or library research and tors in various industrial settings. Individual research and consultation
write a report of the research. May be repeated for a maximum of with industrial or governmental organizations. Traditional grading
6 units. Traditional grading only. only.
631. Seminar in Perception and Physiological Psychology (3) 696. Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 331 or 340 or 341 or 342 or 345 or consent of Prerequisites: PSY 411/511 or 412/512, consent of graduate coordina-
instructor, consent of graduate coordinator. Critical examination of tor. The nature and function of research in the behavioral sciences.
selected topics in perception, information processing and neuro- Experimental, correlational and case study methods. Research design
physiological correlates of behavior. Student emphasis on either and analysis using multiple linear regression model, general probabili-
perception or physiological psychology. Traditional grading only. ty models and Bayesian inference. This course is offered particularly
for Master of Arts students and includes the required comprehensive
632. Seminar in Learning (3) examination for MA Research students. Traditional grading only.
Prerequisites: PSY 333 or consent of instructor, consent of gradu-
ate coordinator. Advanced consideration of selected topics in 697. Directed Research (1-3)
learning. Traditional grading only. Prerequisites: Consent of graduate coordinator and department. The-
oretical and experimental problems in psychology requiring intensive
634. Seminar in Cognition (3) analysis. Traditional grading only.
Prerequisites: PSY 333 or 332 or consent of instructor, consent of
graduate coordinator. An examination of method, theory and ex- 698. Thesis (1-6)
perimental evidence in selected topics from the area of cognition. Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, consent of advisor. MA/IO
Traditional grading only. students: PSY 681 as prerequisite or corequisite. Planning, prepara-
tion, and completion of a thesis in psychology. Must be repeated for a
total of six units of credit.
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