Psychological & Brain Sciences

Teaching of Psychology I

GRS PS 699 (2 credits)

Goals, contents, and methods of instruction in psychology. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all new teaching fellows. Yearlong course.

Contemporary Trends in Psychology

GRS PS 704 (Var credits)

MA proseminar. Offered in the fall, a number of department faculty present their current research. Topics covered include areas such as brain functioning, cognition, genetic bases of behavior, drugs and behavior, addiction, social and developmental psychology and clinical interventions.

2017FALLGRSPS704 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:30 pm 5:15 pm PSY B33
2018SPRGGRSPS704 A1, Jan 19th to Apr 27th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 2:30 pm 5:15 pm PSY 153

Statistics in Psychology I

GRS PS 711 (4 credits)

General linear models including multiple regression and logistic regression; multilevel models; survival analysis; interaction effects.

2017FALLGRSPS711 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 5:15 pm CAD 608

Statistics in Psychology II

GRS PS 712 (4 credits)

Statistical analysis with latent variables including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models, latent growth models, psychometrics.

2018SPRGGRSPS712 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 5:15 pm CAD 608

Psychological Research Methods

GRS PS 716 (4 credits)

The methodological foundations of psychological research, including issues in general scientific practice, research design, measurement, methods of data collection, and practical and ethical problems arising in the conduct of psychological research.

2017FALLGRSPS716 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:30 pm 6:15 pm PSY 153

Major Perspectives in Psychology: History and Systems

GRS PS 730 (4 credits)

Provides exposure to the history of major perspectives in psychology, increases understanding of contemporary literature on fundamental issues in psychology, and promotes an integrated understanding of the link between psychological theories and applied psychological principles.

2017FALLGRSPS730 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:30 pm 5:15 pm CAD 502

Behavioral Medicine

GRS PS 732 (4 credits)

Examines applications from the social and behavioral sciences and the allied health professions as they are integrated within the practice of traditional medicine. Examples of interventional strategies, treatments, and procedures, including biofeedback and hypnosis.

Psychopharmacology for the Behavioral Scientist

GRS PS 734 (4 credits)

Basic principles of pharmacology, drugs used in treatment of mental illness, drugs having abuse potential. Current issues in psychopharmacology.

2018SPRGGRSPS734 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 12:30 pm 3:15 pm PSY 153

Concepts of Motivation

GRS PS 735 (4 credits)

Major theories of human motivation (including biological, psychoanalytic, and cognitive) are compared and related to empirical research on important human goals and activities such as achievement, power, and intimacy. Students identify a research focus and design an empirical study.

Mind and Language

GRS PS 750 (4 credits)

Seminar examines how language influences cognition. Surveys cognitive, developmental, psycholinguistic, and primate psychology literatures to explore whether cross-linguistic differences cause cross-cultural differences in cognition, and whether possession of a language faculty influences the nature of thought.

2018SPRGGRSPS750 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 3:30 pm 6:15 pm PSY 153

Major Issues in Social Psychology

GRS PS 761 (4 credits)

Empirical and theoretical approaches to selected areas of social psychology. Includes interpersonal behavior, attitude formation and change, social comparison processes, and group behavior.

2017FALLGRSPS761 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CAD 502

Ethics in Psychology

GRS PS 770 (4 credits)

Designed for graduate students in psychology and related fields who plan to be engaged in some form of the practice of psychology. Topics include ethics of clinical and consulting practice, of teaching, and of psychological research.

2018SPRGGRSPS770 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 8:00 am 10:45 am CAD 502

Clinical Psychological Assessment of Adults

GRS PS 772 (4 credits)

Theoretical and empirical bases for diagnostic and structured interviews, standardized cognitive tests, psychopathology rating scales, projective methods, and tools for evaluating community systems and epidemiology. Administration, scoring, and general principles of clinical interpretation of representative measures (WAIS, MMPI, Social Networks Inventory, Rorschach).

2017FALLGRSPS772 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 3:30 pm 6:15 pm CAD 202

Clinical Psychological Assessment of Children and Families

GRS PS 773 (4 credits)

Clinical applications of and theoretical and empirical bases for structured diagnostic and play interviews, standardized cognitive and personality tests, and projective methods. Administration and clinical interpretation of representative measures (e.g.WISC-R, Rorschach and Family genograms).

2017FALLGRSPS773 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CAD 502

Clinical Psychological Assessment of Adults Practicum

GRS PS 774 (4 credits)

Note: Must co-register for GRS PS 772. This course is the applied practicum course for Clinical Psychological Assessment of Adults (PS 772). It is designed to provide a comprehensive, applied experience in psychological assessment report writing and the administration, scoring, cognitive/intellectual and personality functioning.

2018SPRGGRSPS774 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:30 pm 6:15 pm CAD 202

Psychology of Social Oppression

GRS PS 791 (4 credits)

Primary focus on academic research and theoretical models as applied to people of color. The psychologist in minority settings, program development, cross-cultural research issues; alternative models of traditional psychological theories.

2018SPRGGRSPS791 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 3:30 pm 6:15 pm CAD 202

Visual Perception

GRS PS 822 (4 credits)

Theory and data relating to contemporary problems in visual perception.

Cognitive Psychology

GRS PS 824 (4 credits)

This class provides an in-depth introduction to major contemporary issues related to cognitive psychology and human information processing, including acquisition of information from stimuli, feature integration, and top-down effects on perception and recognition.

2018SPRGGRSPS824 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CAD 502

Principles of Neuropsychology

GRS PS 829 (4 credits)

Central nervous system processes underlying memory, language, cognition, emotion, sensory functioning, and motor function in normal and pathological conditions. Theory, experimental findings, and reference to clinical cases.

2017FALLGRSPS829 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CAD 202

Seminar in Neuropsychology

GRS PS 831 (4 credits)

Central neurone processes underlying emotions, learning, and consciousness in humans and animals. Theory, methods, and experimental findings; laboratory demonstrations. Effect of brain pathology in human subjects.

2018SPRGGRSPS831 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CAD 202