Psychology Courses (PSY)

PSY 5501 Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
  The selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation and use of tests of intelligence, proficiency, interests, personality, aptitude and social adjustment.
   
PSY 5556
Gerontology (3)
  The study of aging. Emphasis on biomedical, psychological, and social aspects of middle and late adulthood.
   
PSY 5559
Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
  Training and experience in design, execution, and evaluation of behavior modification programs for professionals in fields of counseling, education, rehabilitation and psychology. Provides study of key concepts of classical and operant conditioning, as well as discussion and application of specific strategies building on conditioning principles.
   
PSY 6606
Interventions for Children and Adolescents (3)
  This course examines the behavioral characteristics of children and adolescents including their emotional, social, and cognitive behaviors. Emphasizes intervention, assessment, diagnoses, teaching, and prevention.
   
PSY 6610
Physiological Dynamics of Alcohol & Other Drugs (3)
  A study of physiological and psychological dynamics and resultant behavioral implications in use of alcohol and other drugs. Based on assessment of dynamics and behavior and application of diagnostic procedures using appropriate manuals and materials.
   
PSY 6613
Objective Personality Assessment (3)
  An introduction to objective personality assessment. The student will learn basic administration, scoring procedures, and utilization of assessment results in clinical practice for various objective personality and temperament measures. Application of objective personality instruments and computer scoring will be explored. Prerequisites: PSY 6645 or similar graduate course and PSY 6669 or similar graduate course.
   
PSY 6620
Introduction to Play Therapy (3)
  This course is designed to promote the development of a historical, theoretical and ethical basis for the practice of play therapy. This course must be taught by a registered play therapist.
   
PSY 6625, 6626, 6627
Specialized Study in Psychology (1-3)
A study of a problem or topic using research techniques or a guided program of readings. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. A specialized study may be substituted for only one required course or elective in a student’s program. Approval by the student’s adviser, the course instructor, and department chair is required. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.
   
PSY 6631
Psychological Foundations of Education (3)
  An overview of educational psychology, including research findings and philosophical concepts related to nature of learner and learning process; principles of motivation and educational evaluation; and educational concepts representing different schools of psychological theory.
   
PSY 6633
Advanced Psychology of Learning (3)
  A study of the historical roots and contemporary principles and theories of human learning and their applications to educational practices. Emphasis of this course is on contemporary perspectives and developments; field and cultural influences on learning; and the relation of individual and group adjustment to school learning.
   
PSY 6635
Vocational Psychology and Career Development (3)
  This course covers the procedures used in obtaining, organizing, integrating, and utilizing educational and occupational information including electronic media. Career development theories, scope of the world of work, decision making strategies and counseling for career development including information on the relationship between career choice and life style. Attention is given to the appraisal of interest, aptitude and personality measurements.
   
PSY 6636
Wechsler Scales (3)
  An exploration of the theory, nature, and measurement of human intelligence. Techniques of administering the Wechsler scales are taught include but are not limited to the following: WAIS-III, WISC-III, WPPSI-R, WIAT, and WMS. The student administers, scores, and interprets test batteries and writes satisfactory reports. Prerequisites: PSY 6645 and adviser approval.
   
PSY 6637
Stanford Binet and Others (3)
  This course requires the administration, scoring, interpretation and reporting of psycho-educational batteries, including Binet IV, Woodcock Johnson, PIAT, and Kaufman. This course will include measures of intelligence, academic achievement, adaptive behavior, behavior rating, and perceptual-motor skills. The primary focus will be upon those instruments commonly used in schools excluding the Wechsler scales. Prerequisites: PSY 6645, PSY 6636, and adviser approval.
   
PSY 6638
Philosophy of Cognitive Development (3)
  An investigation of educational philosophies and human development as they relate to cognitive development and teaching of thinking skills.
   
PSY 6644
Bio-Psychology (3)
  A study of the physiological correlates of behavior focusing on the cells of the nervous system, the structure and functions of the nervous system, psychopharmacology, drug abuse, and research techniques.
   
PSY 6645
Evaluation and Assessment of the Individual (3)
  The study of knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to obtain records, appraise information and write reports regarding individuals. Involves integration and use of data from interviews, standardized tests, scales, inventories, other procedures, including individual and group methods of assessment. Prerequisite: CP/EDU 6691 (with a grade of B or better), or permission of instructor
   
PSY 6648
Theories of Personality (3)
  A critical analysis of major theories and systems of personality.
   
PSY 6650
Practicum: Psychometry (3)
  This course provides field supervised experiences preparatory to the Internship in School Psychometry/School Psychology. At least 100 hours of prescribed experiences in school psychometry/psychology must be completed at approved schools (K-12) and must be supervised by an approved school psychometrist or school psychologist. Prerequisites: PSY 6636 and PSY 6637
   
PSY 6653
Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  A study of basic statistical processes and measures used in education, counseling, and psychology. Analysis of a variety of standardized tests and measurement procedures including construction, use, and interpretation. Construction of teacher/counselor-made tests and measuring devices.
   
PSY 6655
Internship: Psychology Assessment (6)
  This course will provide a clinical internship appropriate to the specialty and practice of psychological technician. Training will be six months in duration and consist of at least 500 hours, 250 of which hours must be in direct contact with patients/clients. The student will be supervised for at least one hour per each five hours of client contact. At least 60% of supervision will be provided by a licensed psychologist. Grading system is Pass/Fail.
   
PSY 6659
Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions (3)
  This is a study of the basic principles and techniques of cognitive and behavioral systems of intervention. Applications of these techniques are applied to the problems of children and adults in school, home, and clinic settings are presented.
   
PSY 6662
Internship: Psychometry (3)
  This course includes at least 300 hours of prescribed experiences in school psychometry, completed at approved schools (K-12), and supervised by an approved school psychometrist or school psychologist. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: PSY 6650 and approval of instructor
   
PSY 6664
Assessment of Disabling Conditions (3)
  This course covers client assessment in the rehabilitation process and knowledge and skills required by the counselor in order to provide quality services to the individual. Prerequisite: PSY 6653 or permission of instructor.
   
PSY 6668
Human Lifespan and Development (3)
  A study of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels. Problems of human adjustment faced at all stages of development from conception through retirement, including adjustment issues in the home, school, work place, social groups, and retirement. An understanding of developmental crises in human behavior is also a goal of this course.
   
PSY 6669
Behavior Pathology (3)
  A study of psychopathological disorders with emphasis on the psychological, social, and biological origins. The current classification system used by the American Psychiatric Association is used as a foundation. Diagnosis and treatment planning are emphasized.
   
PSY 6670
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)
  A course designed to assist mental health professionals in the understanding and application of a multi-axial system (current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). Also included is a comprehensive treatment planning strategy for development statements of behavioral symptoms, short-term objective, long term goals and therapeutic interventions. Psychopharmacology treatment interventions are covered. Prerequisite: PSY 6669.
   
PSY 6688
Medical/Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3)
  A study of medical and psychological information related to the disabled persons and to their families. Aspects of personal and social adjustment will be emphasized.
   
PSY 6693
Psychological and Educational Statistics (3)
  A study of variety of descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychology and education. Emphasizes application of statistical methods to research design. A grade of “B” or better is required. Prerequisite: ADE/CP/EDU 6691.
   
PSY 7700
Professional School Psychology (3)
  This course provides a knowledge base specific to the professional practice of school psychology and includes legal and ethical issues, professional standards, models of service delivery, roles of the school psychologist, modern technology, and assessment. Enrollment limited to Ed.S. students.
   
PSY 7725, 7726, 7727
Specialized Study in Psychology (1-6)
Under supervision of faculty member selected by student and approved by adviser and faculty supervisor, student may pursue extensive study of particular area which fits his/her academic needs but is not available in regular curriculum. Department will establish guidelines for supervision and pursuance of study. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.
   
PSY 7753
Internship: School Psychology (3-6)
  At least 300 hours per three-semester-hour course of prescribed experiences in school psychology, completed at approved schools (K-12), and supervised by an approved school psychologist. The student is advised to check national and multi-state requirements for internship experiences. Prerequisites: PSY 6650 and approval of instructor.
   
PSY 7754
Internship: School Psychology (3)
  At least 300 hours per three-semester-hour course of prescribed experiences in school psychology, completed at approved schools (K-12), and supervised by an approved school psychologist. The student is advised to check national and multi-state requirements for internship experiences. Prerequisites: PSY 6650 and approval of instructor.
   
PSY 7755
Internship: School Psychology (3)
  At least 300 hours per three-semester-hour course of prescribed experiences in school psychology, completed at approved schools (K-12), and supervised by an approved school psychologist. The student is advised to check national and multi-state requirements for internship experiences. Prerequisites: PSY 6650 and approval of instructor.
   
PSY 7794
Field Project (3)
  An independent study of a problem of a practical nature that is encountered in a field setting. A proposal for the study and a written report of findings must be approved by the student’s advisory committee. The advisory committee may administer an oral examination covering the research findings.
   
PSY 7795, 7796
Thesis (3)
  Independent research for and preparation of a scholarly paper related to a school psychology problem under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee. A research proposal and the written paper must be approved by the student’s advisory committee. The advisory committee will administer an oral examination covering the research findings. Grading system is Pass/Fail.
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