This course is the first part of the core research requirements for graduate students in psychology. It provides students with a solid foundation in the basic quantitative research methods and design, addresses ethical issues in psychological research, and introduces students to statistical analyses that will be needed for PSYC 302 and the master’s thesis. Annually.
An advanced course in statistical analyses for the social sciences. The course explores bivariate, multivariate and structural statistical analysis using SPSS, the course combines both lecture and lab based sessions. Prerequisite: PSYC 301. Annually.
An in-depth-exploration of the ethical and professional issues in scientific and applied psychology, with a special focus on the role psychology plays in civic engagement and community-based learning. Topics include confidentiality, informed consent, competence, integrity, and social responsibility. Optional opportunities to engage in community-based learning are available to students registered in this course. Annually.
A critical survey of social-psychological theory and research, with special emphasis on cross-cultural variations, the course covers topics in social cognition and group processes. Alternate years.
PSYC 312 Systems Neuroscience 3.0; 3cr.
An advanced course on the underlying neural mechanisms of human mental processes. Using primary and secondary literature, topics are approached from a systems level and include, but are not limited to, decision-making, social cognition, control of action, creativity, language, cultural evolution, attention, memory, consciousness, and brain-computer interfaces. Alternate years.
PSYC 314 Cognitive Methods 3.0; 3cr.
This course provides students with an in-depth review of the information processing paradigm with a particular emphasis on cognitive experimental techniques and procedures. Alternate years.
PSYC 316 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3.0; 3cr.
An advanced course in the psychology of learning and behavior analysis concerned with the theories of associative learning and operant conditioning. It explores the classical and operant conditioning paradigms from an experimental perspective. Alternate years.
PSYC 318 Special Topics in Psychology 3.0; 3cr.
The topic varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
PSYC 320 Graduate Tutorial in Psychology 3.0; 3cr.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Annually
A critical examination of the symptomatology, etiology and treatment of adult psychological disorders including but not limited to mood and anxiety, psychotic, personality, eating and substance-related disorders. Annually
A course on the critical examination of childhood disorders including the disruptive behavioral disorders, the various anxiety and mood disorders, and the per vasive development disorders. Focus is placed on diagnosis and etiology including environmental and neurobiological influences of childhood psychopathology. Annually
The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge base and skills required to conduct a psychological assessment of a variety of mental health and neurological disorders. The course covers both psychometric and behavioral approaches to psychological assessment. Annually
This course provides an introduction to the theor y and practice of cognitive and behavioral psychological inter ventions. These approaches will be contextualized within a critical discussion of the empirically supported treatments and evidence based practice movements. The course will sur vey key cognitive and behavioral approaches, including mindfulness and acceptance based “third wave” approaches. Annually
A course on theories and practice of psychotherapy with families, couples and children. Students will gain a broad theoretical understanding of the various approaches to conducting family and couples therapy, including family systems, structural, strategic, solution-focused, behavioral and emotion-focused approaches. Annually
A course on the principles of neuropharmacology, neurochemical systems, and the current medications used to treat psychological disorders, including psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug addictions, conduct disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Annually
PSYC 362A Clinical Practicum 3.12; 3cr.
Clinical training in AUBMC, an approved clinical setting, under the direct supervision of qualified clinical academic faculty and/or qualified clinical staff in the practicum setting. 14 hours per week. Annually
PSYC 362B Clinical Practicum 3.12; 3cr.
Clinical training in an approved clinical setting outside AUBMC, under the direct supervision of qualified clinical academic faculty and/or qualified clinical staff in the practicum settings. 14 hours per week. Annually
PSYC 364A Advanced Clinical Practicum 3.12; 3cr.
Advanced clinical training in AUBMC, an approved clinical setting, under the direct supervision of qualified clinical academic faculty and/or qualified clinical staff in the practicum setting. 14 hours per week. Annually
PSYC 364B Advanced Clinical Practicum 3.12; 3cr.
Advanced clinical training in an approved clinical setting outside AUBMC under the direct super vision of qualified clinical academic faculty and/or qualified clinical staff in the practicum setting. 14 hours per week. Annually
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of contemporar y psychodynamic interventions. The course will cover current evidence-based psychodynamic approaches including transference-based psychotherapy, dynamic interpersonal therapy and mentalization therapy. Annually
PSYC 395A/B Comprehensive Exam 0.0; 0cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of advisor
GPSY 399 General MA Thesis 9.0; 9cr.
CPSY 399 Clinical MA Thesis 6.0; 6cr.