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disorders, and other problems in living. Field trips to selected institutions. Prerequisite: PSY
161. (Social Science)

283. Abnormal Child/Adolescent Psychology
A survey of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, including the
description of various behaviors, symptoms, syndromes, and disorders as well as research on
child and adolescent disorders. The course explores multiple developmental pathways of
children and adolescents as well as risks and protective factors that may influence the likelihood
of developing a disorder. The course also addresses why and under what conditions disorders

persist into adulthood. Prerequisites: PSY 161. (Social Science)

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

292. Research Methods I
Introduction to research design with a focus on research ethics, Type I error, Type II error,
sampling, measurement, reliability, validity, experimental design, introduction to quasi-
experimental design, correlational design, observational research, and survey research.
Introduction to descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion,
confidence intervals of a single population mean), and univariate inferential statistics
(independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA, one-way repeated
measures ANOVA, confidence intervals of a difference score, estimates of effect size, Pearson’s
coefficient of correlation, simple linear regression, chi squared). Execution of all aspects of the
research process including a literature search, hypothesis development, data collection, data
analysis, and manuscript writing in APA style. Prerequisite: PSY 161. Required for all

sophomore Psychology majors. No S/U option. (Social Science)

344. Social Neuroscience
This course is an examination of recent efforts to integrate psychological and biological
explanations of social behavior. Topics are likely to include aggression, loving, prejudice,
helping behavior, conformity, emotions, and attraction. The interplay between social learning,
neural, and endocrine systems in explanations of the behavior of individuals within their social

environment will be given special attentions. Prerequisite: PSY 274. (Social Science)

351-360. Advanced Topics in Psychology
Critical evaluation of an issue currently under serious discussion by psychologists or of a
contemporary problem to which a psychological perspective is relevant. See Topics Courses.

(Social Science)

361. Cognitive Neuroscience
A critical examination of memory and thought processes. Topics are likely to include: object
recognition, attention, concept formation, memory systems, visual imagery, problem solving,
judgment, language, and individual differences in cognition related to age, gender, and culture.
Laboratory sessions will give students first-hand experiences with the phenomena covered in

the class. Prerequisite: PSY 161 and any 200-level Psychology course. (Social Science)

362. Learning
Experimental and theoretical approaches to the understanding of classical and instrumental
conditioning. Among the topics to be covered are reflexive and unlearned behaviors, situational
factors in classical and operant conditioning, optimum circumstances for use of reinforcement

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