Psychology (PSYC)


PSYC 1001  General Psychology  (3 credits)  
Introduction to scientific psychology: biological bases of behavior; perception; principles of learning; intelligence and personality testing; current theories of personality; conflict, adjustment and mental health; interpersonal relations; social processes; applications of psychological principles to human affairs.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc, SSC Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 1700  Psychology Introductory Statistics Lab  (1 credits)  
Training in the use of statistical software to graph and analyze data for research in the field of psychology. Activities focus on learning to assess and interpret statistical output and prepare APA-style summaries of the results for each of the major types of statistical analyses. It is recommended students take MATH 1700 and PSYC 1700 in the same term.; MATH 1700, recommended to be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 1700H  Honors Psychology Introductory Statistics Lab  (1 credits)  
Training in the use of statistical software to graph and analyze data for research in the field of psychology. Activities focus on learning to assess and interpret statistical output and prepare APA-style summaries of the results for each of the major types of statistical analyses.
Prerequisite: Admission to Marquette University Honors program; and MATH 1700H, which must be taken concurrently.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 2001  Psychological Measurements and Statistics: Lecture Only  (3 credits)  
Lecture component for awarding transfer credits equivalent to MATH 1700. External course course should cover logic and rationale of psychological measurement; scales of measurement and statistical techniques; descriptive statistics, the normal distribution and sampling theory, introduction to statistical inference; t-test, simple analysis of variance, chi square, measures of correlation. Psychology majors must complete additional lab component PSYC 1700.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Summer Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Summer Term  
PSYC 2001H  Honors Psychological Measurements and Statistics  (4 credits)  
Logic and rationale of psychological measurement. Scales of measurement and statistical techniques. Descriptive statistics, the normal distribution and sampling theory, introduction to statistical inference. T-test, simple analysis of variance, chi square, measures of correlation. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.; three years of high school mathematics or MATH 1100 or equiv.; admission to University Honors Program.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science, Public History  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
PSYC 2050  Research Methods and Designs in Psychology  (4 credits)  
Scientific methods and their application in psychology with emphasis on the experimental method. May include experimental, quasi experimental, correlational and survey designs, as well as selection and implementation of descriptive and statistical analyses, individual laboratory projects, and preparation of scientific reports.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001; and MATH 1700 and PSYC 1700.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 2050H  Honors Research Methods and Designs in Psychology  (4 credits)  
Scientific methods and their application in psychology with emphasis on the experimental method. May include experimental, quasi experimental, correlational and survey designs, as well as selection and implementation of descriptive and statistical analyses, individual laboratory projects, and preparation of scientific reports. As a Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001; MATH 1700H (or MATH 1700) and PSYC 1700H (or PSYC 1700); or PSYC 2001H.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 2101  Introduction to Life-Span Developmental Psychology for the Health Professions  (3 credits)  
Principles, theories, and research in development. The entire life-span from conception to death is studied with emphasis on theoretical approaches and empirically obtained data. The effects of genetic, social and environmental factors on typical development patterns. Counts towards the major in Psychology only for students with double majors in Nursing and Psychology.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3101  Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence  (3 credits)  
Examines the developing human being from conception through adolescence. The concepts, methods and theories relevant to the study of the developing child and adolescent are considered. Investigates the major physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes during the phase of the life course, as well as the genetic and contextual influences on development. Fulfills the developmental content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or EDUC 1001; or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science, Family Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3120  Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging  (3 credits)  
Survey of theory and research in adulthood. Emphasis on adulthood, middle age, and old age. Typical developmental patterns will be analyzed, as will genetic, social, and environmental determinants. Fulfills the developmental content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3201  Introductory Social Psychology  (3 credits)  
The nature and concept of social psychology with a focus on theory and research methodology; socialization processes; small group behavior including conformity, leadership, problem-solving; attitudes and attitude change; prejudice, racism and sexism; and interpersonal relationships. Fulfills the social content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, SSC Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3210  The Psychology of Prejudice  (3 credits)  
An overview of theory and research on the psychological underpinnings of intergroup intolerance, with emphasis given to racism, sexism and heterosexism. Theories that explain how stereotypes and prejudices form are covered. The experience and impact of being a target of discrimination are considered. Prejudice reduction techniques are reviewed.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2050 and PSYC 3201.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Basic Needs & Justice  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies, Culture, Health and Illness, Latinx Studies, Peace Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2018 Spring Term  
PSYC 3220  Human Sexuality  (3 credits)  
The scientific study of human sexuality from both a biological and behavioral perspective. Topics include: male and female sexual anatomy and sexual functioning, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, sexual variations, and sexually transmitted diseases., or INGS major or minor.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Culture, Health and Illness, Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term  
PSYC 3230  Business and Organizational Psychology  (3 credits)  
Psychology applied to practical problems in employment contexts: mental abilities, personality and interviewing in personnel selection; motivation and job attitudes; performance appraisal, occupational safety and health; leadership; group or team dynamics; organizational change and development; pertinent legal issues. Fulfills the social content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
PSYC 3240  Psychology of Racism  (3 credits)  
An overview of the far reaching psychological effects of racism on the individual, primarily in the context of the United States and with a specific focus on anti-Blackness. Interrogates society’s lay theories about race and racism. Explores how race and racism influences the psychological processes of groups who hold power and status, as well as how racism can shape and influence the beliefs, attitudes and behavior of marginalized low status groups (i.e., Black individuals and other non-Whites).
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 and PSYC 3201.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Basic Needs & Justice  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 3301  Learning and Behavior  (3 credits)  
A comprehensive survey of methods and findings of classical and operant conditioning. Some introduction to theories of learning. Fulfills the cognitive content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 3320  Cognition  (3 credits)  
Examines historical and current theories, methods and research into cognition; including perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, etc. Integrates perspectives from cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. Fulfills the cognitive content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 3401  Abnormal Psychology  (3 credits)  
Psychological disorders are examined, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use, eating disorders and personality disorders. Causes and treatments of these conditions are addressed, including psychological, biological and cultural factors. Fulfills the clinical content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Culture, Health and Illness  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3410  Childhood Psychopathology  (3 credits)  
Reviews the common psychological disorders of childhood. Includes review of etiology, risk and protective factors, diagnostic criteria, assessment and evidence-based treatment. Includes consideration of contextual influences on the development, maintenance and treatment of childhood disorders.
Prerequisite: PSYC 3101.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 3420  Health Psychology  (3 credits)  
Examines the psychological aspects of health and illness. Topics include health promotion, stress and coping, prevention, lifestyle and health, psychological adaptation to chronic illness and pain, rehabilitation and health service delivery.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2050 or PSYC 3601.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, SSC Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Culture, Health and Illness  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
PSYC 3430  Psychology of Gender and Health  (3 credits)  
Examines how gender informs an understanding of biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. Topics include health consequences of gender roles and stereotypes, health consequences of gender-based stigma and discrimination, and intervention implications. Fulfills the diversity content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2050 or PSYC 3601, or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 3440  Health Disparities: A Biopsychological Perspective  (3 credits)  
Provides broad overview of the biological underpinnings of health disparities. Topics include historical foundations and the conceptualization of race/ethnicity to stress biology, social determinants of health and practices and policies that contribute to inequity. Interdisciplinary biopsychosocial model provides framework that incorporates biology, psychology, sociocultural and environmental factors.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 and PSYC 2050.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 3501  Theories of Personality  (3 credits)  
Discusses the formulation of personality theory, including its purpose and problems. The psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic and other theories of personality and their various applications to human behavior are reviewed. Reviews research methods and findings. Fulfills the clinical content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 3550  Psychology of Gender Roles  (3 credits)  
Biological, cultural and socialization bases of gender roles; the psychology of women and men. The meaning of gender roles and the consequences for relationships, sexuality and personal and professional aspirations. The pressure of gender stereotypes and implications for mental and physical health.
Prerequisite: MATH 1700 and PSYC 1700, and PSYC 3201.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2016 Spring Term  
PSYC 3560  Psychology of Religion  (3 credits)  
Empirical research and findings pertinent to religion and religious experiences, psychological theories regarding religion, religious practices and experiences, religious orientation and awareness.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2015 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
PSYC 3601  Biopsychology  (3 credits)  
Addresses functional neuroanatomy and the way in which the brain mediates behavior, emotion and cognition. Topics include sensory and perceptual systems, neural development, emotion, learning, memory, sleep, consciousness, reproduction, and neurological and psychological disorders. Fulfills the biopsychology content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
PSYC 3610  Animal Behavior  (3 credits)  
Animal behavior, both in natural and experimental situations, emphasizing early experience, motivation, physiological mechanisms, adaptiveness and the evolution of behavior.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2006 Spring Term, 2004 Spring Term, 2003 Spring Term, 2002 Spring Term  
PSYC 3650  Affective Neuroscience  (3 credits)  
Explores the biological foundations of emotion and other affective states. Emphasizes the role of the nervous system (including brain, hormones, neurons, physiology) in the elaboration of affective states (e.g. sexual behavior, fear, social isolation, feeding, joy, pain) in both animals and humans. Includes study of current technologies for visualizing brain processes. Fulfills the biopsychology content requirement for the Psychology major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001; and PSYC 3601 or INCG major or NRSC minor.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 3701  Principles of Psychological Testing  (3 credits)  
History of psychological and educational testing; uses and interpretations of test results; ethical issues and bias in testing; norms, reliability, and the validity of test score use; test construction and psychometric analysis; individual and group tests of intellectual functioning; personality measurement; testing in education, occupational and clinical settings; cross-cultural considerations in the administration and interpretation of tests.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001; MATH 1700 and PSYC 1700.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2015 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
PSYC 3830  The Psychology of Fantasy and Imagination  (3 credits)  
Review of theoretical, experimental, and clinical literature on fantasy and imagination; development of imaginal processes; types of imagery; cerebral asymmetrics and the imaging process; physiology of imagination; imagery and learning; imagery and verbal communication; role of fantasy and imagination in creativity; imagination and make believe play; function of fantasy in sexual behavior; diagnostic and therapeutic uses of fantasy and imagination; role of imagination in hypnosis.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2011 Fall Term, 2010 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 3840  Psychology of Happiness  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the emerging research and theory in positive psychology on the nature of happiness. The determinants and correlates of happiness will be examined, including the role played by love, humor, forgiveness, religion, compassion, and spirituality in creating happiness.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 4320  Learning and Memory  (3 credits)  
Examines theories and in-depth critique of research into how people learn, remember and forget. Includes both conscious and unconscious aspects of learning and remembering, the neural mechanisms that serve these processes, and factors that influence whether we remember or forget.
Prerequisite: PSYC 3320 or PSYC 3601.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term  
PSYC 4330  Human Factors Engineering  (3 credits)  
Practical application of theories of human cognition, memory, sensation, perception and motor performance to person-machine interaction, equipment design and control of human error are reviewed. Includes design of controls and displays, automation, artificial intelligence, occupational stress, accident analysis and prevention, workspace and environmental factors that influence optimal performance. Fulfills the cognitive content requirement for the Psychology Major.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001; or engineering major; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: SSC Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Cognitive Science  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 4350  The Psychology of Death and Dying  (3 credits)  
Review of the psychological literature on death. Social and individual attitudes toward death. Reactions to the anticipation of the death of self and of significant others. Ways of responding to loss and death including grief, mourning, and bereavement. A survey of the various theories of death and suicide.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2013 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term  
PSYC 4701  Introduction to Clinical Psychology  (3 credits)  
Examines the science and practice of clinical psychology and other mental health fields. Topics include the history, ethics, theories, relevance, roles and methods of the mental health professions. Also addressed are current issues concerning the practice of mental health care.
Prerequisite: PSYC 3401 or PSYC 3410; and Jr. or Sr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 4720  Psychology of Marriage and Family  (3 credits)  
Psychological theories and research pertinent to understanding couple and family functioning is covered. Topics vary but typically include fundamental issues such as how intimate relationships develop and change over time, communication, conflict and support in close relationships, and the role of gender in shaping experiences in close relationships.
Prerequisite: PSYC 2050 or INGS major or minor.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Fall Term  
PSYC 4730  Introduction to Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment  (3 credits)  
Examine evidence-based mental health treatments for youth and adults, with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and behavioral therapy (BT) in a multicultural context. Engage in critical thinking through student-led discussions of current research. Apply evidence-based therapy techniques through skill practice and peer feedback. Learn how to conceptualize cases within a CBT/DBT/BT framework and how to employ core therapy techniques and evidence-based treatment protocols for adult and childhood disorders.
Prerequisite: PSYC 3401 or PSYC 3410.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term  
PSYC 4740  The Narrative Self  (3 credits)  
Examines the concept of identity as a narrative of self, a life story of one’s reconstructed past, perceived present and anticipated future. What does this internalized story reveal about the individual? What is the developmental trajectory by which it is created and edited throughout the lifespan? How do societal dominant narratives shape it? How does its content and structure relate to wellness and meaning in life? Employs the methods of narrative psychology to collect and examine life stories.
Prerequisite: cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 4800  Applied Behavior Analysis  (3 credits)  
Introduction to topics in applications and research methods in behavior analysis, a science involving the study of human behavior and environmental variables that affect behavior. Topics include a review of basic learning principles, ABA research methods and applications of ABA.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 4801  History and Systems of Psychology  (3 credits)  
The development of psychological thinking from the 17th century to the present. The contributions of Descartes and Newton to Locke and the other British empiricists and, through them, to German mechanism and physiological psychology. The influence of Darwin, Freud, behaviorism and Gestalt psychology. The phenomenological and humanistic movement after World War II.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2015 Summer Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2011 Spring Term, 2010 Spring Term  
PSYC 4820  Concepts and Principles of Behavior  (3 credits)  
Provides an introduction to learning and the philosophy and science of behavior analysis, including topics which focus on basic principles of respondent (classical) and operant conditioning, as well as single subject research methods. Exposes students to experimental psychology research pertaining to the subject matter of human and animal learning.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1001.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 4931  Topics in Psychology  (3 credits)  
Contemporary theoretical and research trends in selected contemporary areas of psychology. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. varies by topic.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
PSYC 4954H  Honors Psychology Research Seminar  (2 credits)  
Students identify a research topic, prepare a research proposal and then develop a substantive research paper, describing an original empirical project; an original, applied evaluation project; or a critical systematic literature review over the course of the academic year. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.
Prerequisite: Admission to Psychology Disciplinary Honors Program.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 4956  Advanced Undergraduate Research  (1-3 credits)  
Readings, discussion and application of psychological research under the direction of a Psychology faculty adviser. Students are expected to review the literature on an assigned or negotiated topic and design and propose a specific research project that parallels or expands upon their semester experience. 1-3 semester credits. Course may be repeated for credit. A maximum of six credits of PSYC 4956, 4995, and 4999 combined may be counted as electives toward the minimum requirements for the major or minor.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 4956H  Honors Advanced Undergraduate Research  (1-3 credits)  
Readings, discussion and application of psychological research under the direction of a Psychology faculty adviser. Students are expected to review the literature on an assigned or negotiated topic and design and propose a specific research project that parallels or expands upon their semester experience. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. 1-3 semester credits. Course may be repeated for credit. A maximum of six credits of PSYC 4956, 4995 and 4999 combined may be counted as electives toward the minimum requirements for the major or minor.; admission to Psychology Disciplinary Honors Program.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 4960  Advanced Undergraduate Seminar  (3 credits)  
Readings and discussion course designed to provide a high level overview of psychology with an emphasis on selected current topics. Each student will be expected to design and propose, but not necessarily conduct, a specific scholarly project.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2004 Fall Term, 2003 Spring Term, 2002 Spring Term, 1999 Fall Term  
PSYC 4963  Peer Tutoring in Psychology  (3 credits)  
Work with instructors to assist students in psychology courses; must attend lectures, hold office hours, tutor indivdual students and conduct exam preview sessions. Assist instructor as otherwise needed. Meet with the director of the program and other tutors to review material and concepts.; 3.350 Psychology GPA.
Prerequisite: Jr. or Sr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term  
PSYC 4964  Field Experience in Psychology  (3 credits)  
Placement in a specially selected applied setting in which the student has the opportunity to observe psychological knowledge, skills and values demonstrated in one or more professional roles. Requires supervision in the setting and direction by the course instructor. Accompanied by seminar with readings, journals and reflections, presentations a term paper and demonstrated knowledge of appropriate ethical principles., psychology major, and cons. of dept. ch.
Prerequisite: Sr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 4995  Independent Study in Psychology  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in Psychology. A maximum of six credits of PSYC 4956, 4995 and 4999 combined may be counted as electives toward the minimum requirements for the major or the minor.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Summer Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2012 Summer Term  
PSYC 4999  Senior Thesis  (3 credits)  
Develop an original project under the direction of a psychology faculty adviser. Independently review the literature, develop a question, conduct the research, analyze the results and present the conclusions. A maximum of six credits of PSYC 4999 alone or PSYC 4956, PSYC 4995 and PSYC 4999 combined can apply toward the major or minor., 3.000 GPA, and GPA of at least 3.500 in Psychology.
Prerequisite: PSYC major, PSYC 2050 or PSYC 2050H, Sr. stndg.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2017 Fall Term  
PSYC 5330  Human Factors Engineering  (3 credits)  
Practical application of theories of human cognition, memory, sensation, perception and motor performance to person-machine interaction, equipment design and control of human error are reviewed. Includes design of controls and displays, automation, artificial intelligence, occupational stress, accident analysis and prevention, workspace and environmental factors that influence optimal performance.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 5350  The Psychology of Death and Dying  (3 credits)  
Review of the psychological literature on death. Social and individual attitudes toward death. Reactions to the anticipation of the death of self and of significant others. Ways of responding to loss and death including grief, mourning, and bereavement. A survey of the various theories of death and suicide.
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 5800  Applied Behavior Analysis  (3 credits)  
Introduction to topics in applications and research methods in behavior analysis, a science involving the study of human behavior and environmental variables that affect behavior. Topics include a review of basic learning principles, ABA research methods and applications of ABA.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 5820  Concepts and Principles of Behavior  (3 credits)  
Provides an introduction to learning and the philosophy and science of behavior analysis, including topics which focus on basic principles of respondent (classical) and operant conditioning, as well as single subject research methods. Exposes students to experimental psychology research pertaining to the subject matter of human and animal learning.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 6135  Single Subject Research Methods  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide a pragmatic and conceptual understanding of single subject experimental design and its role in both science and application. Covers broad issues related to the scientific study of behavior as well as specific issues related to direct measurement, single subject design and evaluation, visual and statistical analysis of data.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 6201  Applied Psychology Advanced Research Methods  (3 credits)  
Focuses on research design principles relevant to the conduct of science. Emphasizes internal, construct and external validity, with particular attention to applied settings and applied problems including marketing research, field research, focus groups, program evaluation and web-based surveys. Advanced review of descriptive, correlational experimental and quasi-experimental research methods and ethics. Emphasizes the development of skills in critical analysis of data from real-world settings. Covers basic principles of experimental and non-experimental designs; principles of psychometrics relating to study design (including reliability and validity); strategies of data analysis and data collection methods; factors related to data validity, such as diversity and inclusiveness in design, analysis and interpretations; and the presentation of results to interested parties.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in APDA-MS program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6211  Applied Social Psychology  (3 credits)  
Provides advanced review of social psychology with a focus on how theories, research, and concepts from this subfield of psychology can be applied to solving real word problems including, but not limited to: consumer psychology, organizations, health psychology, psychology and law, and sport psychology. Integrates relevant developmental and personality theories, which commonly intersect with social psychology, to fully understand applied problems.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in APDA-MS program; and introductory social psychology course.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6221  Applied Biopsychology  (3 credits)  
Provides advanced review of neuroscience, biopsychology and cognitive research and theories, and the application of these theories to relevant applied settings, including: consumer psychology, organizations, healthy psychology, psychology and law, sport psychology and other areas. Special focus on the ethics of data analysis of biopsychosocial data, such as genetics.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in APDA-MS program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6840  Verbal Behavior  (3 credits)  
Provides an analysis of human language in objective terms. The goals are: (a) to distinguish language from non-language behavior by the way it achieves its effect on the environment, (b) to develop an understanding of elementary verbal relations with some emphasis on motivational variables, (c) to provide a conceptual understanding of a behavioral approach to language, (d) to discuss critiques of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior, (e) to develop skills to program curricula for teaching language to individuals with disabilities, and (f) to develop critical thinking skills and a repertoire for evaluating published research.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 6860  Functional Assessment and Treatment  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide an overview of the three functional assessment methods currently in use (indirect methods, descriptive assessment and functional analysis) and review the defining characteristics, major procedural variations, strengths and weakness of each approach. Examines current research involving modifications and extensions of current functional analysis methodology and function-based interventions.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 6870  Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts  (3 credits)  
Designed to examine ethical and professional issues pertaining to behavior analysts working in clinical, educational and academic settings in order to fulfill the Ethical and Professional Conduct requirements for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and the Accreditation Standards of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 6880  Behavioral Consultation and Supervision  (3 credits)  
Develop and refine competencies in behavioral consultation and supervision of others, and provide opportunities for students to practice consultation and supervision skills. Special consideration is given to designing interventions, implementing, managing and supervising applied projects. Topics include the identification and selection of problems and target populations, analysis of problems and goals, designing measurement systems, developing interventions and disseminating products from applied behavioral research.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
PSYC 6953  Applied Psychology Professional Seminar  (3 credits)  
Introduces the field of applied psychology, with a focus on career exploration and development of professional skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Introduces various applied areas of psychology. Readings, discussions and assignments focus on the development of interpersonal skills and competencies including professional ethics, problem solving, leadership, and the multicultural competencies to work in a diverse organization. Students practice developing effective communication skills through written reports, oral presentations and social media.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in APDA-MS program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6956  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Seminar  (0 credits)  
Introduces the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Includes lectures on the therapy modality, case discussions, and experiential learning.
Prerequisite: Admitted to CLPS program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6968  Practicum in Behavior Analysis  (1-3 credits)  
Designed to provide students with hands-on experience with behavior analytic assessment and intervention programing to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 6997  Capstone in Applied Psychology and Data Analytics  (3 credits)  
Individualized to students’ professional projects to complete the applied psychology and data analytics (APDA) master of science program. Requires completion of an applied project that takes a variety of forms, including secondary analysis of datasets or working with external organizations in need of program evaluation. Focuses on the application of analytic skills to the ethical processing of data and professional presentation of results.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in APDA-MS program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 6998  Professional Project in Psychology  (1-6 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of graduate studies.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 6999  Master's Thesis  (1-6 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of graduate studies.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8098  Communication Skills  (0 credits)  
Provides students with the ability to effectively communicate and lead discussions across various academic and non-academic audiences within various contexts, formats and media.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in the PSYC Ph.D. program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 8101  Advanced Statistics and Design 1  (3 credits)  
Covers inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research. Topics include: probability and hypothesis testing; t-tests; one-way, two-way, and repeated measures analysis of variance; post-hoc and planned comparisons; correlation; bivariate regression; nonparametric statistics; power and effect size. Emphasizes identifying the appropriate statistical model for a research question, understanding the assumptions underlying the tests, and being able to compute and interpret the test statistics accurately. Use of statistical packages.
Prerequisite: Admission to clinical program or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
PSYC 8102  Advanced Statistics and Design 2  (3 credits)  
Statistics covered include: multiple regression, logistic regression, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, principal components analysis, and exploratory factor analysis. Covers psychometric concepts and procedures related to item selection, scale construction, reliability and validity. Emphasizes identifying the appropriate statistical model for a research question, understanding the assumptions underlying the tests, and being able to compute and interpret the test statistics accurately. Continued use of statistical packages.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8101 and admission to clinical program or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
PSYC 8115  Advanced Basic Research  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide an advanced survey of theory-driven human and non-human animal research, including quantitative models of behavior, renewal, resurgence, and behavioral momentum, among others.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term  
PSYC 8125  Advanced Research Methods  (3 credits)  
Focuses on research design principles relevant to psychology and related disciplines. Emphasizes the development of skills in logic, critical analysis, and scientific writing. Covers basic principles of experimental and non-experimental design; principles of reliability and validity; strategies of data analysis and data collection methods. Students evaluate existing research and generate an original research proposal.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8101 or equiv. and cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 8201  Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology  (3 credits)  
A study of professional ethics drawing on APA guidelines, state statutes, research and case studies. Consideration of practice issues relevant to clinical psychology. Active participation in seminar presentations and formulation and resolution of ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 8202  Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide training in the culturally informed practice of clinical psychology. Students learn to recognize and understand dimensions of cultural diversity in our communities, including, but not limited to: race, ethnic background and identity, sexual orientation, and religion. Trains students in developing culturally competent psychological interventions with individuals from diverse groups.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 8301  Psychological Assessment 1  (3 credits)  
Development of skills in the administration, scoring, interpretation, and integration of individual intelligence and achievement tests. Development of basic clinical assessment skills and understanding of the nature, development, etiology, and implications of individual differences in intelligence.
Prerequisite: Admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 8302  Psychological Assessment 2  (3 credits)  
Extension of the assessment skills developed in PSYC 8301; the administration and interpretation of projective technique with emphasis on the Rorschach and TAT; special emphasis on the MMPI and report writing.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8301 and admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Summer Term  
PSYC 8321  Clinical Interviewing  (3 credits)  
Basic listening skills, interviewing to establish diagnoses and treatment goals and plans, and the development of the therapist-client relationship.
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 8322  Theories of Psychotherapy 1  (3 credits)  
Focuses on interpersonal, client-centered, and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. Covers conceptual foundations, intervention strategies, and empirical research on effectiveness.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8321; admission to graduate program or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 8332  Theories of Psychotherapy 2  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral models of psychotherapy. Covers conceptual foundations, intervention strategies, and empirical research on effectiveness.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8321; admission to graduate program or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 8340  Theories of Psychotherapy 3  (3 credits)  
Elective course covering complementary, alternative and cross-cultural approaches to psychotherapy.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8321; admission to graduate program or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 8341  Family Therapy  (3 credits)  
Focuses on the evaluation and treatment of problems in couple and family functioning. Introduces family systems theory and evaluates different models for assessing and intervening with couples and families.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
PSYC 8352  Psychological Evaluation and Treatment of Trauma  (3 credits)  
Trauma-induced mental illnesses are extremely common among both the general population and especially particular populations, such as members of the military. Mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, must be prepared to conduct competent evaluations of trauma-based problems and to provide competent treatment. Provides reviews of the theory behind trauma-related problems and of research into the development and treatment of trauma. Primarily, seeks to enhance students' skills in the practical application of evaluation and intervention techniques. Prepares students for future work at hospitals, VA systems and general mental health practice.
Prerequisite: Previous graduate level coursework in assessment and psychotherapy interventions and admission to clinical program or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term  
PSYC 8360  Consultation and Supervision Strategies  (0-3 credits)  
Students attend weekly seminar on supervision and consultation strategies and models. Students conduct supervision of other clinical students under supervision of instructor or other clinical faculty. Students attend both terms.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8401  Abnormal Psychology  (3 credits)  
Scientific overview of psychopathology. Diagnostic criteria, etiology, and current treatments of important psychological disorders, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
PSYC 8420  Principles of Child Psychopathology and Intervention  (3 credits)  
Introduces research on the development of psychopathology in childhood, including attention to biological, family, and sociocultural influences on maladjustment. Describes approaches for intervening clinically with childhood problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
PSYC 8511  History and Theoretical Foundations of Psychology  (3 credits)  
The history of psychology as a scientific discipline and of clinical psychology as a profession. Current relevant issues in the philosophy of science. Relationship between different basic theoretical assumptions, personality theories, and perspectives on treatment. Theoretical issues in the study of individual differences and clinical interventions.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2013 Fall Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term  
PSYC 8525  Advanced Personality Psychology  (3 credits)  
Covers major theoretical models and empirical approaches to the study of the person. Emphasis is placed on the current science of personology, the study of the whole person in context and over time.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
PSYC 8630  Advanced Developmental Psychology  (3 credits)  
Presents a wide variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the development of the human being over the entire life course. Class readings and discussions provide the debates, concepts, methods, and findings present in the current scholarly dialogue concerning life-span developmental psychology.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term  
PSYC 8660  Advanced Social Psychology  (3 credits)  
Analysis of social psychological theory and research, including self processes, attitudes, persuasion, social influence, prejudice, group behavior, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and helping behavior.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term  
PSYC 8665  Industrial Psychology and Organizational Development  (3 credits)  
An experiential seminar for in-depth study of organizational diagnosis, change and development processes, motivation dynamics, creativity and innovation, leadership and group processes, negotiation, organizational culture and structure. Workshop format features interactive learning. Includes new trends from organizational research.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2015 Spring Term, 2011 Spring Term, 2007 Spring Term, 1999 Spring Term  
PSYC 8668  Personnel Selection  (3 credits)  
Theory and contemporary applications concerning job analysis; ability, aptitude, and personality, and other forms of pre-employment testing; racial fairness and bias in testing; performance appraisal; utility analysis for selection techniques; special selection requirements for management, sales, creative people, and other professionals; career choice and planning composition of work groups.; completion of B.A. or B.S. in management, social sciences, or engineering.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2004 Spring Term, 2002 Spring Term, 1996 Fall Term, 1995 Summer Session 2  
PSYC 8740  Foundations and Processes of Human Cognition  (3 credits)  
Examines the history, current theories and methods of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience with emphasis on perception, attention, memory, language, and executive functions. Discusses the relevance of gender, age, and culture to cognitive process, as well as clinical applications.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
PSYC 8780  Biological Bases of Behavior  (3 credits)  
The nervous system as the mediator of behavior. Physiological and neural factors in sensation, motor response, instinct, emotion, learning, and thinking.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
PSYC 8787  Psychopharmacology  (3 credits)  
Study of the major classes of drugs, their physiological mechanisms of action, and their efficacy in the treatment of mental disorders., PSYC 8401, and cons. of instr. or admission to clinical program.
Prerequisite: PSYC 8780 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2002 Spring Term, 1997 Fall Term  
PSYC 8810  Translational Foundations of Applied Research  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide a survey of the theoretical and experimental foundations of the practice of behavior analysis, including the basic principles of learning and behavior and the role of translational research to create a bridge between basic science and application.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
PSYC 8830  Advanced Conceptual Framework of Behavior Analysis  (3 credits)  
Designed to provide an advanced survey of the conceptual framework that underpins behavior analytic theory and the philosophies of science that contributed to this approach.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term  
PSYC 8850  Skill Acquisition and Emergence  (3 credits)  
Designed to familiarize students with behaviorally-based skill acquisition services delivered to individuals with ASD, intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. Everyday behavior and how it changes are explained by learning principles derived from an analysis of scientific research. Students learn procedures that derive from behavioral principles and practice implementing those procedures within assigned projects.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
PSYC 8931  Topics in General Psychology  (3 credits)  
Contemporary theoretical and research trends, particularly in areas of experimental, social, developmental, abnormal, quantitative or physiological psychology.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2003 Fall Term, 1995 Spring Term, 1994 Fall Term, 1992 Fall Term  
PSYC 8932  Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology  (3 credits)  
Seminar format that examines special topics related to the assessment, etiology, or treatment of psychological problems. A maximum of 3 credit hours can be applied to the degree.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2010 Spring Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2006 Fall Term, 2006 Spring Term  
PSYC 8952  Colloquium in Psychology  (0 credits)  
Research and scholarly reports on selected topics in scientific and professional psychology by visiting investigators, departmental faculty and graduate students. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Attendance required of all full-time regular students.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8953  Introduction to Professional Practice  (0 credits)  
Seminar for first-year graduate students. Introduces the clinical program expectations and requirements, including participation in group supervision, assistantship duties, and adjusting to graduate school.
Prerequisite: First year student in CLPS or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8954  Advanced Professional Practice Seminar  (0 credits)  
Seminar for second-year graduate students. Reviews clinical program expectations and requirements, including material related to clinical evaluations and interventions, externships, master's theses, and assistantship duties. Focuses on professional identity development.
Prerequisite: Second year student in CLPS or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8955  Seminar in Teaching of Psychology  (0 credits)  
Covers some of the theories and strategies of effective teaching, including creating syllabi, course management, lecture styles, student management issues, creating tests, and grading and assessment strategies. Available to third and fourth year students. Meets all year, once or twice per month. Incorporates practice lectures with feedback. For students who plan to teach for the department or who plan on teaching as part of their careers. Students must attend both terms. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr. and admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8958  Professional Development Seminar  (1 credits)  
Designed to provide students with professional development experiences related to the profession of behavior analysis. Students present topics related to behavior analysis. Other speakers include relevant faculty members from Marquette or other universities, behavior-analytic practitioners or other autism-related professionals from the community.
Prerequisite: Admission to behavior analysis specialization; or cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 8965  Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology  (0-6 credits)  
Supervised experience in psychological assessment, interventions, and consultation. Students enroll in 6 credit hours over the course of study. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be applied to the degree. 0 credit will be SNC/UNC grade assessment; 1-6 credits will be graded.
Prerequisite: Admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 8975  Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment  (0-3 credits)  
Provides advanced training in neuropsychological assessment. Focuses on the selection, administration and scoring of neuropsychological tests, as well as formulating test interpretations and communicating test results through written reports and oral presentations. Provides didactic training in neuropsychological disorders. Over the course of study, a maximum of 3 credit hours can be applied to the degree. 0 credit will be SNC/UNC grade assessment; 1-3 credits will be graded.
Prerequisite: Admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
PSYC 8986  Internship in Clinical Psychology  (0 credits)  
All students in the doctoral program in clinical psychology are required to complete a full-year (2000 hours) internship program that meets the requirements for internship training as stipulated by the American Psychological Association. Registration for this full-time non-credit course in each of three terms during the internship year is obligatory. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 8995  Independent Study in Psychology  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in Psychology.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term  
PSYC 8999  Doctoral Dissertation  (1-12 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
PSYC 9970  Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as less than half-time status only, cannot be used in conjunction with other courses, and does not qualify students for financial aid or loan deferment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2008 Spring Term  
PSYC 9974  Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term  
PSYC 9975  Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2015 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term, 2012 Fall Term  
PSYC 9976  Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as full-time status. If a student is already registered in other courses full time, this continuation course is not needed.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2017 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
PSYC 9977  Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology Continuation  (0 credits)  
Supervised experience in psychological assessment, interventions and consultation. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Admission to clinical program.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
PSYC 9984  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week toward their master's comprehensive exam.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9985  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week toward their master's comprehensive exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9986  Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week toward their master's comprehensive exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9987  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9988  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9989  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2021 Summer Term  
PSYC 9991  Professional Project Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their professional project. Any professional project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9992  Professional Project Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their professional project. Any project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9993  Professional Project Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their professional project. Any professional project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
PSYC 9994  Master's Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term  
PSYC 9995  Master's Thesis Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
PSYC 9996  Master's Thesis Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2014 Fall Term  
PSYC 9997  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Fall Term, 2008 Spring Term  
PSYC 9998  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2011 Fall Term, 2010 Fall Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Fall Term  
PSYC 9999  Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their doctoral dissertation. All 12 dissertation credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Doctoral Dissertation Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of clinical training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term