Graduate Courses

EPSY 6366: Lifestyle and Career Development [3-0]

A survey and analysis of the processes of assisting the individual to choose an occupation, prepare for it, enter it and progress in it. The course seeks to train leaders who can help individuals make decisions and choices involved in planning a future and building a career.

PSYC 6174: Journal and BCBA Review [1-0]

This course is designed to monitor progress of students in the BCBA concentration of the M.A. Experimental Psychology program and to provide a format to review recent literature in Applied Behavior Analysis.

PSYC 6274: Special Topics in Psychology, Journal and BCBA Review [2-0]

This course is designed to monitor progress of students in the BCBA concentration of the M.A. Experimental Psychology program and to provide a format to review recent literature in Applied Behavior Analysis. 

PSYC 6301: Psychological Statistics [3-0]

This course will provide an advanced introduction to statistical methods commonly used in psychological science.

PSYC 6303 Inferential Statistics [3-0]

This course provides an overview of statistical methods commonly used in psychological science. Topics include univariate data analysis and interpretation in single factor, factorial, repeated measures, mixed, and covariate designs; statistical power and measures of effect size; nonparametric statistics; and statistical computer applications such as SPSS.

PSYC 6304 Multivariate Statistics [3-0]

Psychology 6304 explores common statistic techniques involving multiple variables. The course expands upon the knowledge gained in the inferential statistics course and focuses on the concepts and techniques that are commonly used in academic and applied research. Students will learn how to utilize the various techniques using the common statistical programs SPSS and AMOS. Topics include correlation, regression, multiple regression, factor analysis, MANOVA, path modeling and structural equations modeling. Prereq: Psyc 6303

PSYC 6305: Advanced Studies in Psychopathology [3-0]

A study of the classification, etiology, and treatment of abnormal behaviors.  Supporting outside readings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical psychology or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6306: Social Psychology [3-0]

This course examines a diversity of social psychological theories and models. Theoretical constructs in social psychology are evaluated across varied paradigms, theories and research. Attention is paid to alternative conceptualizations of theories, including the nature of social reality and subsequent reality construction processes through analysis of primary sources by the field’s exemplars.

PSYC 6307 Adolescent Psychology [3-0]

This course will provide an overview of selected developmental theories and issues in adolescent psychology beginning with the early Greeks and concluding with modern feminists and multicultural theories. Contemporary topics of adolescents in society will also be addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program.

PSYC 6308 Industrial and Organizational Psychology [3-0]

This course focuses on the major topics in Industrial-Organizational (I/O) psychology such as: selection, training, motivation, organizational change, organizational development, leadership, testing, and personnel decisions. Students will explore a variety of workplace issues and behaviors from the perspective of an I/O psychologist.

PSYC 6310 Teaching in Psychology [3-0]

Psychology 6310 presents students with sound educational practices for teaching behavioral science courses and prepares them for teaching in post-secondary settings.

PSYC 6311: Advanced Studies in Personality Theory [3-0]
The theories and approaches reviewed are the foundations of conceptualizing personality development and change; they are foundations of therapeutic interventions and methods of assessing personality structure and process. Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical or experimental psychology or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6313 Abnormal Psychology [3-0]

Analysis, etiology and incidence of neurosis and psychosis, mental hygiene problems, and adjustive behavior. A research project and supporting specialized readings will be emphasized. Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 4313 and PSYC 5313.

PSYC 6315: Applied Behavior Analysis [3-0]

Principles and techniques of modifying behaviors across therapeutic, institutional, and natural settings will be covered. Following a review of behavioral principles and functional analysis, practical, educational, and clinical aspects of behavior interventions will be emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 3405, PSYC 4318, PSYC 6325, or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6320: Neuropsychology [3-0]

In-depth study of the relationship between biological events and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the physiological substrates of learning, memory, emotion and motivation.

PSYC 6321 Contemporary Topics in Psychology [3-0]

A survey and review of recent developments in psychological research and practice. Topics may vary. May be taken twice for credit (Maximum of 6 Credits for degree).

PSYC 6325: Conditioning and Learning [3-0]

A study of the principles of laws of respondent and operant conditioning in determining behavior will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the experimental analysis of behavior with attention to other learning theories that have been extensively studied in the laboratory and productively applied to problems of human behavior. Prerequisites: PSYC 3405, PSYC 4318, or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6330: Developmental Psychology [3-0]

The study of growth and development processes throughout the life cycle. Physical, social and psychological factors involved in life changes are addressed. An overview, as well as selected current special topics within lifespan human development are addressed.

PSYC 6332: Research Design [3-0]

Overview of single and multiple factor correlational and experimental designs and their analysis. The course covers various central design issues including control, internal and external validity, group comparisons and small-n designs.

PSYC 6333 Theories of Personality [3-0]

A study of the development, structure and assessment of personality with a consideration of the major theoretical attempts to account for the psychological nature and the behavior of man. A research project and supporting specialized readings will be emphasized.

PSYC 6334: Single Subject Designs [3-0]

A comprehensive examination of single-subject designs and methods used to evaluate behavior change as a unique strategy in the experimental analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis.

PSYC 6335 Current Issues in Psychological Perception [3-0]

This course is designed to give graduate student an in-depth examination of the current problems and topics which researchers encounter, including Artificial Intelligence, physiology and the interaction between the physical and psychological worlds. Examination of numerous theories (e.g., Recognition by Components and Signal Detection Theory) will be presented to provide graduate students with a better understanding of the psychological experience by exploring the human sensory systems.

PSYC 6336: Advanced Psychological Measurement [3-0]

Reviews current theoretical and technical aspects of test construction focusing on standardized tests used in industry and health care settings. Instruction and practice in standardized test administration and scoring, with emphasis on the Wechsler and achievement tests. Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical psychology or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6337 Psychological Measurement [3-0]

This course will examine the development, implementation, and evaluation of psychological assessment tools in controlled and real-world settings. Additionally, the historical and current issues associated with psychological testing will be examined in-depth. This course intends to assist students to become critical thinkers and evaluators of psychological assessment tools which have been and will be used in research or practicum settings.

PSYC 6338 Human Factors Psychology [3-0]

This course considers the design of tools/equipment tasks/jobs and work/living environments from the perspective of the person who will use them.  This course integrates principles of human perception, cognition, memory, attention, biomechanics, and motor control and learning to address ways to take advantage of users' strengths and to compensate for their limitations. It also examines ways to prevent accidents and injuries and so-called “human error.” Emphasis is on the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to solve real-world problems (e.g., helping people understanding directions on prescription medicine bottles; helping people figure out how to use self-service checkout stations).  This will include an overview of human characteristics and research and design techniques. The class should be of interest to students interested in industrial design, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, and the applied aspects of cognitive psychology and perception.

PSYC 6340: Cross Cultural Psychology [3-0]

The course emphasizes the major areas of current research on cross-cultural psychology; these include the study of personality across cultures, Western and non-Western definitions of abnormal behavior and international research on attitudes and values.

PSYC 6345 Psychology of Language [3-0]

Experimental study of language, including sentence comprehension and memory, language acquisition and development, speech perception, and effects of context, perception, reasoning, and linguistic structure on processing of language. Specific issues such as bilingualism, signing and cultural impact on language develop will be discussed.

PSYC 6350: Behavioral Assessment [3-0]

Theory and methods of the behavioral measurement and assessment of individuals and systems with an emphasis on direct observation of overt behavior, environmental assessment, functional analysis, task analysis, needs assessment, experimental analysis of behavior, program monitoring, and evaluation. Prerequisites: PSYC 3405, PSYC 4318, or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6352: Personality Assessment [3-0]

Development of personality testing. Study and administration of personality assessment techniques.

Prerequisites: Graduate status in clinical psychology, PSYC 6311, PSYC 6305 or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6354: Individual Psychotherapy [3-0]

Reviews current and historical approaches to psychotherapy. Instruction and practice in techniques of individual psychotherapy, case presentation and report writing. Prerequisites: Graduate status in clinical psychology, PSYC 6305.

PSYC 6356: Group Psychotherapy [3-0]

Instruction and practice in techniques of group psychotherapy. Prerequisites: Graduate status in clinical psychology, PSYC 6305, and PSYC 6311.

PSYC 6362: Contemporary Professional Issues and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis [3-0]

This course is designed to prepare students for the ethical and professional practice of applied behavior analysis. Students will learn about the foundations of professional and ethical behavior needed in order to obtain a high quality of practice in behavior analysis. Prerequisites: PSYC 3405, PSYC 4318, PSYC 6325, or with consent of instructor.

PSYC 6363: Contemporary Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology [3-0]

Mastering principles in the practice of professional psychology according to the ethical standards established by the American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association with attention to related legal issues as well as the specific guidelines for responsible conduct and disciplinary standards as articulated by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board.

PSYC 6364: Clinical Practicum [3-0]

Practical application of psychological tests and psychotherapeutic procedures. Prerequisites: Graduate status in clinical psychology, PSYC 6305, and PSYC 6354.

PSY 6368: Internship (480 hours) [3-0]

Application of psychological tests and psychotherapeutic procedures in a clinical setting. Provided as a capstone training experience for the Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

PSYC 7300: Thesis I [3-0]

Conduct original research project leading to the production of a formal written thesis. Six credit hours of thesis are required for graduation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

PSYC 7301: Thesis II [3-0]

Conduct original research project leading to the production of a formal written thesis. Six credit hours of thesis are required for graduation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.