PSY 500, INDEPENDENT READINGS AND RESEARCH, variable credit.
For the graduate student in psychology who is interested in and capable of
doing a minor investigation in psychology, largely through independent study
and research. Individual conferences. Offered as needed.
PSY 507, PERSONALITY THEORY, 3 credits. A survey of the various
theoretical and experimental approaches to personality; problems of research
methods in personality.
PSY 513, STATISTICS AND RESEARCH DESIGN I, 3 credits. A review of
descriptive statistics and study of inferential statistics using the normal, t, and F
distributions. Course will include techniques for a literature search and the
organization of information for a presentation of the literature.
PSY 514, STATISTICS AND RESEARCH DESIGN II, 3 credits. This course
is a continuation of PSY 513. It continues the study of inferential statistics using
correlation and regression analyses and the chi square distribution. The course
will also include a study of various types of research designs, sampling
procedures, control procedures, data collection, and analysis and interpretation of
PSY 521-522, PROSEMINAR I and II, 3 credits each semester. Seminars
designed to cover a wide range of basic and contemporary topics in modular
sequence. Students will research and read literature in selected areas, present
their work to the class, and lead the seminar in discussion.
PSY 540, SUPERVISED COLLEGE TEACHING, 3 credits . Supervised
teaching at the college level. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.
PSY 541, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 3 credits. Advanced course addressing the
major mental disorders using the DSM-IV. Etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis are
PSY 544, PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS I, 3 credits. Introduction to psychological
assessment procedures and techniques. Focuses on test construction. Includes
review of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, intellectual, career/vocational, and
other related psychological measures. Directed toward development of
competence in the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of
intellectual and cognitive measures.
PSY 545, PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS II, 3 credits. Clinical assessment based
on individual case studies employing interviews and psychological test data.
Comprehensive report writing is emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 544.
PSY 547-548, PRACTICUM, 3 credits each semester. Individually supervised
clinical experience in psycho-diagnosis and psychotherapy. Placement in
appropriate mental health settings with in-patient and out-patient clientele.
Open only to second-year graduate students. Student must register concurrently
for PSY 547S-548S.
PSY 547S-548S, PRACTICUM SEMINAR, not for credit. Discussion and
evaluation of practicum experience. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 547-548S.
PSY 522, PSYCHOTHERAPY, 3 credits. Emphasis will be placed on
evaluation of various therapeutic approaches and their effectiveness with
diverse populations. Prerequisites: PSY 507 and 541.
PSY 555, INTERVENTION: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT, 3 credits.
Advanced course focu sed on development psychopathology; clinical application
of prevention, intervention, and treatment of children and adolescents.
PSY 556, INTERVENTION: GROUP AND FAMILY, 3 credits. Advanced
course focused on systems theory and change. Includes clinical application of
therapeutic techniques targeting groups and families.
PSY 561, RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY I, 1 credit, and PSY 562,
RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY II, 2 credits. Individual, empirical
research required for M.A. degree in psychology.
PSY 599, THESIS PREPARATION, not for credit. Required enrollment for
students who wish to maintain active status and who have completed all course
requirements but have not submitted an approved thesis.