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Psychology Course Offerings

Please see the section on “Course Description Symbols and Terms” in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

PSY 001A

Principles of Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to concepts and problems in psychology. Topics include perception, learning, development, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, and biological and social bases of behavior. This is an approved General Education course. CAN PSY 2.

PSY 001H

Principles of Psychology    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Honors Program.

An introduction to contemporary concepts and problems in psychology. The course will be taught using tutorial and seminar formats. Topics will include biological and social bases of behavior, assessment, emotion and motivation, perception, cognition, and psychopathology. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the General Studies Honors Program.

PSY 003

Laboratory in Human Relations    1.0 Fa/Spr

This course is designed to give a beginning psychology student instruction and experiential training in the basic factors of constructive human relations. You may take this course for credit twice; only 2 units of
PSY 003 can be applied to meet graduation requirements. 3.0 hours laboratory. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units.

PSY 041

Socio-Cultural Context    3.0 Fa/Spr
of Psychological Development

Examination of social and cultural influences on emotional, social, and intellectual development. Specific emphasis on children raised in lower socio-economic environments as well as children of American Indian, Mexican-American, and black cultures. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as PSY 141 which may be substituted.

PSY 095

Research Methods in Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: or corequisite: PSY 001A.

Aspects of psychological research process and research methods, including measurement and quantitative description of behavior, problem definition and hypothesis formation, major research approaches to psychological Hphenomena, bibliographic resource use, and professional report writing.

PSY 098

Contemporary Problems in Psychology    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 098A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Courses may be offered with activity or laboratory components.

PSY 098L

Laboratory for    1.0 Inquire
Contemporary Problems in Psychology

3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 104

Biological Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 001A, PSY 095.

An introduction to basic processes involved in brain function and an overview of the biological bases of behaviors such as sleep, biological rhythms, sex, emotions, learning and memory, language, laterality, and psychophysiological states such as depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. The laboratory includes the study of neuroanatomy and experiments on topics such as EEG, GSR, biofeedback, hemisphere specialization, and cardiovascular reactivity. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

PSY 106

Cognition    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 001A, PSY 095, faculty permission.

An in-depth examination of current research and theory in cognition. Topics include attention, memory models, language, problem solving, creativity, reasoning, decision making, human and artificial intelligence, and cognitive development.

PSY 107

Statistical Methods in Psychology    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 001A, PSY 095.

The analysis of research data in psychology using inferential statistical methods, with an emphasis on relevant statistical designs, understanding statistical conclusions in published research, and professional report writing. Descriptive statistics, graphing, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square, t-tests, and analysis of variance. Single factor designs and ANOVA, post-hoc comparisions, repeated measures ANOVA, and simple factorial designs. Professional reporting of research. Laboratory provides examples, applications, and development of research data analysis and statistical evaluation skills. 3.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 109

Elements of Learning and Memory    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 001A, PSY 095, PSY 107.

An examination of elementary principles and basic theories of learning and their relation to diverse areas of psychology, including a laboratory in the methods and procedures used in the study of learning phenomena. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

PSY 112

Learning in the Young Child    3.0 Fa/Spr

Examination of psychological factors involved in the learning processes of children. Supervised experience working with children is strongly encouraged.

PSY 115

Psychology of Women    3.0 Fa/Spr

Examination of the conflicts in the development of the female personality. Common stereotypes, myths, and typical societal expectations will be explored in terms of biological, social, psychological, and developmental determinants. Men and women will be expected to examine their own gender roles and to evaluate the psychological impact of these determinants on their own lives and personalities. This is an approved General Education course.

PSY 116H

Mind in the Machine-Honors    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.

An Honors seminar that explores the psychological, philosophical, social, biological, and technical aspects of machine “minds.” Explores core issues within a subset of the disciplines that comprise the cognitive sciences, including artificial intelligence, philosophy, and psychology. Readings and discussions will focus on theories of artificial intelligence and classic themes in human cognition and philosophy, such as determinism, consciousness, free-will, and the mind-body problem. The course focuses on increasing one’s capability to express beliefs and evaluate arguments concerning various issues. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as CSCI 116H which may be substituted.

PSY 119

Psychology of Prejudice, Hate, and Violence    3.0 Fa/Spr

Examination of the nature of prejudice and hate and their contribution to societal violence. How prejudice and hatred affect personal, family, and group behavior are considered in a context of understanding factors that contribute to their development. Strategies for reducing the prevalence of prejudice, hatred, and violence in our contemporary culture are evaluated. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Ethnic Course.

PSY 129

History of Mind    3.0 Fall

This course examines the history of two competing approaches to psychology, and it evaluates their philosophical and scientific merits. Implications for contemporary debates in psychology are discussed. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as PHIL 129 which may be substituted.

PSY 140

Aids, Aides, and AIDS:    3.0 Fa/Spr
A Topical Look at Issues in Child Psychology

Students will examine a variety of issues which are of concern to persons interested in children. The topics will range from health care issues to toy selection. Emphasis will be on optimum individual and collective outcomes. Psychological perspectives will be emphasized, but the effects of historical, societal, and biological factors will also be explored. This is an approved General Education course.

PSY 141

Socio-Cultural Context    3.0 Fa/Spr
of Psychological Development

Examination of social and cultural influences on emotional, social, and intellectual development. Specific emphasis on children raised in lower socio-economic environments, as well as children of American Indian, Mexican-American, and black cultures. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as PSY 041 which may be substituted.

PSY 142

Cross-Cultural Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course focuses on the importance and various influences of culture on human behavior. Beginning with an examination of theoretical definitions of culture, the course covers a broad range of research that highlights the contributions of cross-cultural psychology to the understanding of human behavior within and between cultures. In addition, conceptual, methodological, and practical issues in cross-cultural research and applications are covered. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

This course is the same as MCGS 142 which may be substituted.

PSY 170

Issues in Personal Growth    3.0 Fa/Spr
and Social Adjustment

The development of a frame of reference for understanding individual behavior and understanding of the dynamics of behavior in action.

PSY 175

Brain, Mind, and Behavior    3.0 Fall

This course explores the fundamental relationships between brain function, mental states and consciousness, and human behavior. Attention is given to the influence of brain research on artifical intelligence, neural networks, and computer technology, and to the current metaphor of brain as computer. The course focus is on basic brain processes involved in sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, and language and consciousness. This is an approved General Education course.

PSY 198

Contemporary Problems in Psychology    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Courses may be offered with activity or laboratory components.

PSY 198D

Activity —    1.0 Inquire
Contemporary Problems in Psychology

2.0 hours activity.

PSY 198L

Laboratory —    1.0 Inquire
Contemporary Problems in Psychology

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Credit/no credit grading only.

PSY 201

Advanced Statistical    3.0 Inquire
Data Analysis in Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 107 or an introductory course in both statistics and research methods or faculty permission.

Principles of experimental design and the philosophy of science,
with emphasis on the evaluation of experimental data.

PSY 202

Survey of Child and Adolescent Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Physical, mental, social, and emotional factors of human growth and development from infancy through adolescence. Supervised experience working with children is strongly encouraged.

PSY 203

Advanced Child Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 202 or equivalent.

Consideration of theory and research associated with developmental processes. Emphasis upon cognitive and social development, with attention to perceptual, language, and intellectual development and to the socialization processes.

PSY 205

Psychology of Learning    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of the principles and theories of learning. Examples of the applications of these will be given.

PSY 207

Psychology of Adulthood and Aging    3.0 Fall

An introduction to the psychological processes and phenomena associated with middle and older adulthood.

PSY 208

Social Psychology of Sport, Play, and Games    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course investigates individual and group behavior within sport, play, and games. Social psychological research, principles, and issues will be presented, including performance enhancement, personality, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, socialization, communication, attitudes, emotions, and cognitions relative to sport, play, and games.

This course is the same as PHED 208 which may be substituted.

PSY 210

Applications of Psychology:    3.0 Inquire
Learning-Intellectual Factors

Introduction to basic psychological theory and principles of learning, with emphasis on application to social institutions — e.g., family, schools, industry. Fieldwork experience in appropriate institution may
be provided to students registered in the course.

PSY 214

Psychology of Teaching    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 202; faculty permission.

Applications of principles of the psychology of human learning and development and counseling to educational practice. Prospective teachers analyze their motivations, personal value systems, role conceptualizations, and self-attitudes in relation to demands of the teaching profession. Concepts of emotional, social, and cognitive development as well as of childhood learning and motivation are applied to development of learning experiences for elementary school children. Enrollment is restricted to second-semester juniors, seniors, and graduates.

PSY 215

Psychology of Marriage    3.0 Fa/Spr

The interrelationship of psychological, physiological, and cultural factors in marriage and family relations.

PSY 225

Abnormal Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the study, definition, and classification of deviant behavior, including experimental psychopathology, psychodiagnostic methods, and psychotherapeutic procedures.

PSY 235

Psychology of Personality    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the nature and development of personality, with emphasis on the normal adult, including theories of personality, techniques of assessment, and a survey of current research.

PSY 240

Psychology of the Exceptional Child    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 202 or equivalent.

Study of origin, development, treatment, education in mental superiority, retardation, speech handicap, blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other physical and multiple handicaps. Survey of remedial and special education.

PSY 245

Social Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

An overview of social psychology, emphasizing the variety of social factors that influence individual behavior.

PSY 251

Assessment and Evaluation    3.0 Spring
in General and Special Education

Prerequisites: SPED 143 or equivalent.

Study techniques used in assessing skills and needs of general and exceptional learners. Topics include examination of standardized tests in general and special education; use and interpretation of standardized test results; development and use of teacher-made techniques for assessment; principles of curriculum-based assessment; and consideration of cultural and linguistic diversity factors in assessment. Activities focus on construction of teacher-made instruments and on administration and scoring of selected standardized tests. This course is part of the Level I preparation program for education specialists in mild/moderate/severe disabilities. Enrollment is normally limited to Special Education Credential candidates. Other students may enroll with faculty permission.

PSY 255

Principles of Psychological Measurement    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: A course in statistics including research design.

Basic psychological measurement theory and principles of test construction. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity.

PSY 260

Industrial/Organizational Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Psychological principles and practices in industrial and business settings.

PSY 266

Environmental Psychology    3.0 Spring

This course examines the social-psychological aspects of the interdependence of humans and their environment. The course emphasizes psychological theory and current research along with a practical focus on environmental issues.

PSY 267

Biopsychology of Animal Behavior    3.0 Inquire

Study of animal behavior and its biological bases. Topics covered will include social behavior (territorial, aggressive, and sexual), behavior development, and animal communication systems.

PSY 271

Psychopharmacology    3.0 Spring

The study of the mechanisms by which psychotropic drugs and natural plant substances alter human behavior and psychological state. The course emphasizes fundamentals of brain function (neurotransmitter-
receptor interactions), principles of pharmacology, drugs of abuse and dependence, clinical pharmacology (the use of medications to treat behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric conditions such as eating disorders, hyperactivity, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease), and the use of drugs to alter cognitive states and improve attention, memory, and learning.

PSY 272

Health Psychology    3.0 Fall

This course provides an introduction to the field of health psychology which is the field within psychology devoted to understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do get ill. Topics include a study of health psychology as a profession, the bio-psychosocial model of health, health belief models and human behavior, health-compromising and health-
enhancing behaviors, cognitive-behavioral approaches to behavior change, stress and coping, personality and health, and psychological issues in heart disease, cancer, AIDS, and other diseases.

PSY 273A

Counseling Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 225 or PSY 235; senior or graduate standing; faculty permission.

Theory of individual and family counseling and laboratory practice in individual counseling. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 274

Neuropsychology    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 104 or PSY 175 or PSY 275; or any course which has covered basic brain anatomy; or faculty permission.

Course examines the behavioral changes which accompany certain known damages to the human brain. Topics include the neuropsychology of language, emotions, memory, learning, movement, personality, aggression, cerebral dominance, neuropsychological assessment, clinical syndromes following head trauma and stroke, developmental learning disorders, and disorders of aging, including Alzheimer’s Disease.

PSY 275

Neuroscience    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSY 104 or PSY 175 or faculty permission.

A study of the physiological processes and anatomical regions of the nervous system which underlie the behaviors of sensation/perception, movement, motivation (sleep and dreams; hunger and eating disorders), emotion (pleasure and addiction; fear, stress, and health), cognition (language; learning and memory), and disorders of the human brain (depressive disorders, anxiety disorders; schizophrenia; and Alzheimer’s disease). The course also includes study of the current methods used by neuroscientists to study brain and behavior in humans.

PSY 279

Human Perception    3.0 Fall

A review of the major theories, phenomena, and research associated with the structure and function of the sensory and perceptual systems. Primary emphasis is on the visual and auditory systems, but gustation, olfaction, and skin perception is also reviewed.

PSY 280

History and Systems of Psychology    3.0 Spring

Development of psychology from ancient to modern times. Relationship of this development to twentieth-century systematic viewpoints in psychology.

PSY 289

Internship in Applied Psychology    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Necessary background for specific internship.

This course is an internship offered as 289A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. This course provides directed experience in agencies, institutions, or work setting appropriate to the application of psychological background and training.

PSY 295

Senior Seminar in Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSY 001A, PSY 095, PSY 107 and four additional courses in the major.

An in-depth examination of contemporary issues in one of several areas of psychological theory, research, and practice. These areas include, but are not limited to: cross-cultural investigations, life span development, biological psychology, health psychology, human personality, aspects of social behavior, cognition and perception, learning and memory, clinical and applied psychology. Students in this seminar will participate in advanced readings, writing, reporting, discussion, demonstration, oral presentation, and experiential components. 2.0 hours seminar, 2.0 hours activity. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

PSY 297

Peer Advising    1.0 Fa/Spr

After successful completion of the training program, students will serve as peer advisers for three hours per week. Peer advisers help students complete class schedules and graduation clearance forms for the psychology major and minor. Peer advisers refer students to appropriate faculty or departments as needed. This course is not applicable to the major. See the department for specific information. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units.

PSY 298

Contemporary Problems in Psychology    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 298A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Courses may be offered with activity or laboratory components.

PSY 298L

Contemporary Problems in Psychology    1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 299H

Honors Seminar in Psychology I    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSY 001A, PSY 095, PSY 107; and 9 units of other upper-division psychology courses. Open only by invitation to students in the top 5% of the major; faculty permission.

Seminar for Honors students. Course will focus on the development of a creative project in psychology, its presentation, discussion of relevant research materials, and the reporting of findings. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

PSY 299I

Honors Seminar in Psychology II    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Completion of PSY 299H with a B or higher; faculty permission.

A seminar for Honors students. Prepare the creative project begun in PSY 299H for presentation and publication. Formerly PSY 296I.

PSY 300

Research and Evaluation Methods    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 107 or equivalent, faculty permission.

An examination of the nature and process of understanding and evaluating, as well as designing and conducting psychological research and evaluations studies. Important issues and criteria for evaluating quality and drawing conclusions will be emphasized.

PSY 301

Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 300 or faculty permission.

Principles of experimental design and the philosophy of science, with emphasis on the evaluation of multivariate correlational data.

PSY 310

Advanced General Psychology    3.0 Fall

Survey of topics in general psychology and recent relevant research. Particular emphasis on major theoretical positions.

PSY 315

Seminar in Contemporary Issues    3.0 Spring
of General Psychology

Detailed study and discussion of a specific area in general psychology. Content will reflect instructor’s specialization. May be repeated for credit.

PSY 320

Advanced Contemporary Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
in Psychology

This course is a special topic offered as 320A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Seminar focusing on issues and problems of contemporary psychology. Specific content varies from semester to semester. Occasionally a lab component (PSY 320L) may be required.

This course is the same as MGMT 320 which may be substituted.

PSY 325

Health Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

An exploration of issues in the fields of health and medical psychology and behavioral medicine. Includes topics on medical and psycho-bio-social models of illness-wellness, psychophysiological and psychometric assessment in health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, substance abuse, stress-related illnesses, psychosomatic medicine, and current thinking of etiology, intervention, and prevention.

PSY 328A

Issues in Teaching Counseling Process    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PSY 373A, concurrent enrollment in PSY 329A, faculty permission.

Consideration of issues and techniques in teaching counseling skills at the college level. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

PSY 328B

Issues in Teaching College Psychology    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, completion of appropriate graduate-level course work, concurrent enrollment in PSY 329B, faculty permission.

Comprehensive consideration of issues in teaching at the college level and techniques related to successful instruction. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

PSY 329A

Supervised Teaching of Counseling Process    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in PSY 328A, faculty permission.

Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level counseling courses.

PSY 329B

Supervised Teaching of College Psychology    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology; concurrent enrollment in PSY 328B; faculty permission.

Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level psychology courses.

PSY 330

Cognitive Development    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSY 202, faculty permission.

Current developmental theory and research in the area of problem-solving, concept attainment, language, perception, intelligence, and maturation.

PSY 331

Advanced Developmental Psychology    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 202; faculty permission.

Study of both typical human development and individual differences. Developmental issues and life events from infancy to old age and their effects upon individuals, couples, and family relationships. Emphasis will be on current theory and research related to social, emotional, and language development, and its relationship to practice. Biological and environmental influences are addressed.

PSY 332

Advanced Human Learning    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSY 109 or PSY 205; faculty permission.

Factors contributing to acquisition, performance, and retention. The methods of evaluating learning.

PSY 335

Seminar on Current Issues    3.0 Fall
in Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 330, PSY 331, PSY 332. (This course may be taken concurrently with one of the prerequisites if the other two have been completed), faculty permission.

Intensive study of selected topics in developmental psychology.

PSY 339

Practicum in    3.0 Fall
Psychological School Consultation

Prerequisites: PSY 332; PSY 355; admission to PPS Program; faculty permission.

Directed consultation experience in school setting to effect change in behavior or instruction for particular children or classrooms.

PSY 343

Seminar in Child and Adult Psychopathology    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 225 and classified status in Psychology MS program.

Seminar in child, adolescent, and adult psychopathology. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of selected mental disorders using the DSM-IV-R diagnostic framework.

PSY 355

Psychological Testing in the Schools    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 255, classified status, faculty permission.

Theory and methods of developing assessment programs, including design and appropriate use of screening instruments, curriculum-based assessment, task analysis, and observational systems to solve academic and behavioral problems. Field-based practice is an integral part of the course.

PSY 360

Assessment of Intelligence and Cognition    2.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSY 355, concurrent enrollment in PSY 360A, faculty permission.

An overview of theories of intelligence, basic concepts related to psychometrics, and issues related to the use and misuse of psychological tests with various populations of school-age children. Stresses a critical analysis of currently used tests of intelligence, with special consideration of the Wechsler scales and Stanford-Binet.

PSY 360A

Practicum in    1.0 Fall
Assessment of Intellience and Cognition

Prerequisites: PSY 355, concurrent enrollment in PSY 360, faculty permission.

Practice in the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of individually-administered tests of intelligence and cognition. Includes training in the preparation of written reports.

PSY 361

Social and Emotional Assessment    2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 355, concurrent enrollment in PSY 361A, faculty permission.

The assessment of the socio-emotional functioning and behavior of the school-aged child. Understanding of various issues related to personality assessment, test construction and design, and childhood psychopathology is emphasized. Critical examination of numerous instruments and procedures currently used in the social and emotional assessment of children.

PSY 361A

Practicum in    1.0 Spring
Social and Emotional Assessment

Prerequisites: PSY 355, concurrent enrollment in PSY 361, faculty permission.

Practice in the selection, administration and interpretation of various tests and procedures used in the socio-emotional assessment of children. Includes training in the preparation of written reports.

PSY 363

Advanced Supervision    3.0 Fall
in Psychological Assessment

Prerequisites: PSY 360 PSY 360A, PSY 361, PSY 361A, faculty permission.

Provides advanced training in the meaningful interpretation of various forms of assessment and the communication of this information in the form of a written report. Supervision of cases from field-based practice.

PSY 365

Psychological Assessment    3.0 Fall
for the Counseling Professional

Prerequisites: PSY 255 or equivalent course in psychometrics strongly recommended.

An examination of psychological assessment procedures commonly used in counseling practice. Includes training in the use and interpretation of selected procedures within the scope of counseling practice and familiarization with other tests and instruments used collaboratively in patient/client care by other mental health professionals.

PSY 367

Behavior Modification    3.0 Fa/Spr
in Counseling and Education

Prerequisites: PSY 273A or equivalent, faculty permission.

The principles of behavior modification. Application of behavioral Htechniques in education, remedial, and counseling settings.

PSY 370

Seminar in Group Counseling    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 273A (with a grade of B or better), faculty permission.

The theory, research, and laboratory practice of group counseling techniques with small groups and families. 2.0 hours seminar, 3.0 hours laboratory.

PSY 371

Child and Adolescent Counseling    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSY 273A, PSY 331, faculty permission.

Seminar in diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent behavior disorders and emotional disturbance. Topics include specific treatment modalities used with children and parents and various disorders and stressors of developing children.

PSY 372

Cross-Cultural Issues    3.0 Fall
in Counseling and Research

Prerequisites: PSY 273A, faculty permission.

Seminar addressing the evaluation of the various models of psychotherapy as they relate to ethnic minorities and the influence of the mores and values of various ethnic minority populations upon the counseling process. Self-exploration of racial/ethnic perceptions, attitudes, and experiences. Review and evaluation of contemporary examples of cross-cultural research.

PSY 373A

Practicum in Individual Counseling    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 273A (with grade of B or higher), classified status in MA or MS Psychology program, faculty permission.

Stresses skill development in individual counseling in a supervised practicum setting. Instruction and experience includes individual counseling with children and collaborative consultation with teachers and family members. PPS students will meet some of these requirements in a school setting. May not be repeated more than once without approval of the Psychology Graduate Committee, in consultation with any appropriate subcommittee (e.g., MS or PPS).

PSY 373B

Practicum in Group Counseling    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Candidacy in MA or MS Psychology program. Grade of B or higher in PSY 370; PSY 373A, faculty permission.

Stresses skill development of group leadership in counseling through a supervised practicum setting. For MS students, PSY 387B may be taken concurrently with faculty permission. For PPS students, instruction and experience includes group counseling with children and collaborative consultation with family members and teachers in a school setting; requires concurrent enrollment in PSY 388A. May not be repeated more than once without approval of the Psychology Graduate Committee, in consultation with any appropriate subcommittee (e.g., MS or PPS).

PSY 373C

Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 373A (with grade of B or higher); PSY 375 (may be taken concurrently); faculty permission.

This is a beginning family therapy practicum designed for advanced master’s level counselor trainees. The course applies both didactic and experiential learning, emphasizing family systems theories and ecosystemic feminist family therapy approaches.

PSY 374

Counseling Aspects of    3.0 Fall
Sexuality and of Substance Abuse

Prerequisites: Classified status in MS Psychology Program, PSY 273A (may be taken concurrently), faculty permission.

Introduction to human sexuality and related counseling issues, and to substance use, abuse, and dependency: etiology, prevention, and treatment.

PSY 375

Theories of Family Therapy:    3.0 Spring
Marital, Familial, and Child Issues

Prerequisites: PSY 373A (with a grade of B or higher), faculty permission.

An advanced seminar in counseling psychology providing a contemporary and integrative study of the field of marriage and family therapy, emphasizing current theory, research, and practice.

PSY 377

Human Resource Development and Counseling    3.0 Fall

This course is part of a sequence of course work leading to a counseling and human resource development emphasis. Through varied media, participants gain an understanding and awareness of Human Resource Development and Counseling in organizational settings (educational, governmental, private sector). Included within this emphasis are training and development programs often housed in organizations under the Human Resource Division. Useful for individuals seeking an HRD emphasis as well as others interested in learning about the vast opportunities and challenges in this unique and rapidly expanding professional field.

PSY 378

Life Cycles and Careers:    3.0 Spring
Seminar in Career Counseling and Development

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

In this seminar, the emerging and rapidly growing field of career counseling and development is examined. Among the topics studied are socio-psychological and economic contexts of career development; systematic models for vocational choice; career guidance programs for elementary, secondary, and higher education; career development models in business and industry; helping strategies in vocational counseling; assessment in career guidance.

PSY 379

Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues    3.0 Fall
in Counseling and the Helping Professions

Prerequisites: Classified status in the MS in Psychology program or faculty permission.

Seminar examining professional ethics and California law for Marriage and Family Therapists and other mental health professionals. Therapeutic, clinical, and practical considerations involved in legal and ethical practice of marriage and family therapy. Topics: scope of practice, ethical and legal issues, current legal patterns and trends in mental health profession, spousal or partner abuse, assessment, detection and intervention, psychotherapist/patient privilege, confidentiality, dangerousness, and treatment of minors, with and without parental consent. Relationship between practitioner’s sense of self and human values and professional behavior and ethics will be explored.

PSY 380A

School Psychology: Introduction to the    3.0 Fall
Profession and Principles of Effective Education

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

History and development of the profession of school psychology; introduction to areas of professional expertise; preventive service delivery philosophy; principles of effective instructional design; education as a social system and research on effective schools; innovative approaches and programs and school reform efforts; current and emergent roles of school psychologists.

PSY 380B

School Psychology:    3.0 Spring
Study of Childhood Exceptionalities

Prerequisites: PSY 380A, faculty permission.

Examination of various childhood exceptionalities including specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavioral and emotional disorders, low-incidence neurologically-based disorders, and physical and health related handicaps from birth to early adulthood; emphasis on role of school psychologist in identification and intervention; review of special education referral process and service delivery options; overview of classroom modifications, adaptations and inclusionary practices.

PSY 380C

School Psychology: Legal and Ethical    3.0 Spring
Principles and Preventive Programs

Prerequisites: PSY 380A, PSY 380B, faculty permission.

Laws and ethical principles relevant to the practice of school psychology and their application to daily practice and professional dilemmas; program development and evaluation in psychological services; review of research on programs addressing risk and protective factors in educational, social, and emotional development.

PSY 387

Internship in Counseling Psychology    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 373A and PSY 373B (with grade of B or higher in each course), PSY 373B may be taken concurrently with faculty permission.

This course is an internship offered as 387A-F, for 1.0-6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised counseling internship in a campus or community setting for those pursuing MFT licensure. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

PSY 388A

Fieldwork in School Counseling I    5.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Open only to students admitted to the PPS Program.

Supervised field experience in the school setting, in coordination with concurrent enrollment in PSY 373B.

PSY 388B

Fieldwork in School Counseling II    5.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Open only to students admitted to the PPS Program.

Supervised field experience in the school setting.

PSY 389A

Internship in School Psychology I    5.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in selected school psychology setting.

PSY 389B

Internship in School Psychology II    5.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in school psychology setting.

PSY 389C

Internship in School Psychology III    5.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in school psychology setting.

PSY 389D

Internship in School Psychology IV    5.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in school psychology setting.

PSY 395

Seminar in Research Problems    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 300 or its equivalent, PSY 301 is recommended, faculty permission.

To provide the students with critical feedback on proposed research problems; to further develop skills of critical evaluation of experimental design. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

PSY 396

Research Assistantship    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSY 107 or equivalent and at least conditionally classified status; faculty permission. This course must be repeated twice but may be repeated four times.

Students will learn the research process through active participation in various phases of faculty research, including theoretical development, methodology, data collection, analysis and interpretation, report writing and, when appropriate, conference presentations. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

PSY 398

Independent Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate level independent study offered as 398A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member.

PSY 398R

Analytical Review    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy; faculty permission.

Cultimating activity for MS degree program. A comprehensive written review of the literature in an area of specialization and/or interest and a written examination.

PSY 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, faculty permission.

This course is a master’s study offered as either a Master’s Thesis, identified as 399A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively, or as a Master’s Project, identified as 399G-L for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member.