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.

PSYC101 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. Formerly PSY 001A. CAN PSY 2.

PSYC101H 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. Formerly PSY 001H.

PSYC110 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. Only 2 units of PSYC 110 can be applied to meet graduation requirements. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSY 003.

PSYC151 Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development 3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Formerly PSY 041.

PSYC198 Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. Formerly PSY 098.

PSYC198L Laboratory for Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0 Inquire

Formerly PSY 098L.

PSYC261 Research Methods in Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 101.

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 phenomena, bibliographic resource use, and professional report writing. Formerly PSY 095.

PSYC310 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. Formerly PSY 297.

PSYC311 Issues in Personal Growth and Social Adjustment 3.0 Inquire

The development of a frame of reference for understanding individual behavior and understanding of the dynamics of behavior in action. Formerly PSY 170.

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PSYC312 Applications of Psychology: Learning-Intellectual 3.0 Inquire

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. Formerly PSY 210.

PSYC313H What Motivates Altruism? Honors 6.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Open only to students working on the Upper-Division Theme in Honors; must be in good standing in the Honors Program.

Is there such a thing as "altruistic" behavior, or is it the case that when we help other people it is self-interest that is lurking behind our motivations? In our society, what accounts for the imperative that we should be altruistic? This course explores answers to fundamental questions about the phenomenon of helping others by looking at several disciplinary approaches to explaining semingly selfless conduct. This course is distinctive in asking students to address these questions theoretically and empirically. Students test the theories they study in class through fieldwork. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly PSY 136H.

PSYC315 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. Formerly PSY 266.

PSYC321 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. Formerly PSY 175.

PSYC322 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. Formerly PSY 267.

PSYC323 Health Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Formerly PSY 272.

PSYC324 Biological Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSY 104.

PSYC332H 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. Formerly PSY 116H.

PSYC333 Human Perception 3.0 Fa/Spr

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 are also reviewed. Formerly PSY 279.

PSYC334 Cognition 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, or 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. Formerly PSY 106.

PSYC341 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. Formerly PSY 142.

PSYC345 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. Formerly PSY 115.

PSYC351 Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development 3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Formerly PSY 141.

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PSYC352 Aids, Aides, and AIDS: A Topical Look at Issues in Child 3.0 Fa/Spr

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. Formerly PSY 140.

PSYC353 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. Formerly PSY 112.

PSYC354 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging 3.0 Fall

An introduction to the psychological processes and phenomena associated with middle and older adulthood. Formerly PSY 207.

PSYC355 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. Formerly PSY 202.

PSYC362 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. Formerly PSY 205.

PSYC363 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. Formerly PSY 129.

PSYC364 Statistical Methods in Psychology 4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.

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. Formerly PSY 107.

PSYC365 Advanced Statistical Data Analysis in Psychology 3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 364 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. Formerly PSY 201.

PSYC381 Abnormal Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the study, definition, and classification of deviant behavior, including experimental psychopathology, psychodiagnostic methods, and psychotherapeutic procedures. Formerly PSY 225.

PSYC382 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. Formerly PSY 235.

PSYC391 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. Formerly PSY 119.

PSYC391H Psychology of Prejudice, Hate, and Violence 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Students must be in good standing in the Honors Program.

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. Strategies for reducing the prevalence of prejudice, hatred, and violence in our contemporary culture, such as techniques of "nonviolent communication," are evaluated. This course is taught using tutorial and seminar formats. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Ethnic course. Formerly PSYC 391H.

PSYC393 Psychology of Marriage 3.0 Fa/Spr

The interrelationship of psychological, physiological, and cultural factors in marriage and family relations. Formerly PSY 215.

PSYC395 Social Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

An overview of social psychology, emphasizing the variety of social factors that influence individual behavior. Formerly PSY 245.

PSYC398 Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. Formerly PSY 198.

PSYC398D Activity — Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0 Inquire

Formerly PSY 198D.

PSYC398L Laboratory — Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Formerly PSY 198L.

PSYC399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSY 199.

PSYC399H Honors Seminar in Psychology I 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, and 9 units of other upper-division psychology courses. Open only by invitation to students in the top 5% of the major;

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. Formerly PSY 299H.

PSYC401 Senior Seminar in Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, 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. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly PSY 295.

PSYC414 Psychology of Teaching 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 355, 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. Formerly PSY 214.

PSYC424 Neuroscience 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 321 or PSYC 324 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. Formerly PSY 275.

PSYC425 Neuropsychology 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 321 or PSYC 324 or PSYC 424, 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. Formerly PSY 274.

PSYC456 Advanced Child Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 355 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. Formerly PSY 203.

PSYC457 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 355 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. Formerly PSY 240.

PSYC463 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. Formerly PSY 280.

PSYC466 Elements of Learning and Memory 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSY 364.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly PSY 109.

PSYC489 Internship in Applied Psychology 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Necessary background for specific internship.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSY 289.

PSYC492 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. Formerly PSY 208.

PSYC494 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.0 Inquire

Psychological principles and practices in industrial and business settings. Formerly PSY 260.

PSYC498 Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. Formerly PSY 298.

PSYC498L Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly PSY 298L.

PSYC499H Honors Seminar in Psychology II 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 399H with a B or higher, faculty permission.

A seminar for Honors students. Prepare the creative project begun in PSY 399H for presentation and publication. Formerly PSY 299I.

PSYC516 Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: SPED 343 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. Formerly PSY 251.

PSYC560 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. Formerly PSY 255.

PSYC571 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. Formerly PSY 271.

PSYC573 Counseling Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 381 or PSYC 382, senior or graduate standing, faculty permission.

Theory of individual and family counseling and laboratory practice in individual counseling. Formerly PSY 273A.

PSYC600 Research and Evaluation Methods 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 364 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. Formerly PSY 300.

PSYC602 Cognitive Development 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 355, faculty permission.

Current developmental theory and research in the area of problem-solving, concept attainment, language, perception, intelligence, and maturation. Formerly PSY 330.

PSYC603 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 355, 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. Formerly PSY 331.

PSYC605 Advanced Human Learning 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 466 or PSYC 362, faculty permission.

Factors contributing to acquisition, performance, and retention. The methods of evaluating learning. Formerly PSY 332.

PSYC606 Seminar on Current Issues in Developmental Psychology 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 602, PSYC 603, PSYC 605, faculty permission. This course may be taken concurrently with one of the prerequisites if the other two have been completed.

Intensive study of selected topics in developmental psychology. Formerly PSY 335.

PSYC610 Advanced General Psychology 3.0 Fall

Survey of topics in general psychology and recent relevant research. Particular emphasis on major theoretical positions. Formerly PSY 310.

PSYC611 Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 600 or faculty permission.

Principles of experimental design and the philosophy of science, with emphasis on the evaluation of multivariate correlational data. Formerly PSY 301.

PSYC615 Seminar in Contemporary Issues of General Psychology 3.0 Spring

Detailed study and discussion of a specific area in general psychology. Content will reflect instructor's specialization. May be repeated for credit. Formerly PSY 315.

PSYC620 Advanced Contemporary Problems in Psychology 1.0-3.0 Inquire

This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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 (PSYC 620L) may be required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Formerly PSY 320.

PSYC625 Health Psychology 3.0 Inquire

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. Formerly PSY 325.

PSYC628A Issues in Teaching Counseling Process 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PSYC 673A, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 629A, 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. Formerly PSY 328A.

PSYC628B Issues in Teaching College Psychology 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, completion of appropriate graduate-level course work, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 629B, 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. Formerly PSY 328B.

PSYC629A Supervised Teaching of Counseling Process 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 628A, faculty permission.

Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level counseling courses. Formerly PSY 329A.

PSYC629B Supervised Teaching of College Psychology 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 628B, faculty permission.

Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level psychology courses. Formerly PSY 329B.

PSYC634 Practicum in School Counseling Interventions 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 670, PSYC 673A, PSYC 680, all with grades of B or better.

Examination of a variety of school counseling interventions and roles, including leadership and supervision. Supervised practice in the following activities: a) counseling groups of children, b) classroom instruction in emotional awareness, social skills, and conflict resolution, c) intervention with children in crisis, and d) leading interdisciplinary or other team meetings. Formerly PSY 334.

PSYC636 Practicum in Behavioral Consultation in Schools 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 605, PSYC 660, admission to PPS Program, faculty permission.

Directed consultation experience in school setting to effect changes in behavior for particular children or classrooms. Formerly PSY 339.

PSYC639 Practicum in Academic Intervention 2.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 605, PSYC 636, PSYC 660.


Corequisites: PSYC 689A.

Concepts, principles, methods, and skills of behavioral consultation in the schools. Supervised practice in the design, implementation and evaluation of empirically-based interventions in schools for academic skill deficits. Formerly PSY 336.

PSYC643 Seminar in Child and Adult Psychopathology 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 381 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. Formerly PSY 343.

PSYC645 Behavior Modification in Counseling and Education 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 573 or equivalent, faculty permission.

The principles of behavior modification. Application of behavioral techniques in education, remedial, and counseling settings. Formerly PSY 367.

PSYC647 Human Resource Development and Counseling 3.0 Inquire

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. Formerly PSY 377.

PSYC648 Life Cycles and Careers: Seminar in Career Counseling and Development 3.0 Spring

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. Formerly PSY 378.

PSYC660 Instructionally Focused Assessment in the Schools 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 560, classified status, faculty permission.

Survey of theory and methods of selecting, administering, and interpreting screening instruments, norm-referenced tests, curriculum-based assessments, and observational systems to identify academic and behavioral concerns and design appropriate instructional interventions. Research-based instructional strategies and effective schools/teachers research serve as the basis for intervention designed to help all students reach academic standards. Formerly PSY 355.

PSYC661 Assessment of Intelligence and Cognition 2.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 661P, 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. Formerly PSY 360.

PSYC661P Practicum in Assessment of Intelligence and Cognition 1.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 661, 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. Formerly PSY 360A.

PSYC662 Social and Emotional Assessment 2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 662P, 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. Formerly PSY 361.

PSYC662P Practicum in Social and Emotional Assessment 1.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 662, 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. Formerly PSY 361A.

PSYC663 Advanced Supervision in Psychological Assessment 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 661, PSYC 661P, PSYC 662, PSYC 662P, 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. Formerly PSY 363.

PSYC665 Psychological Assessment for the Counseling Professional 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSYC 560 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. Formerly PSY 365.

PSYC670 Seminar in Group Counseling 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 573 (with a grade of B or better), faculty permission.

The theory, research, and laboratory practice of group counseling techniques with small groups and families. Formerly PSY 370.

PSYC671 Child and Adolescent Counseling 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 573, PSYC 603, 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. Formerly PSY 371.

PSYC672 Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Research 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: PSY 573, 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. Formerly PSY 372.

PSYC673A Practicum in Individual Counseling 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 573 (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). Formerly PSY 373A.

PSYC673B Practicum in Group Counseling 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Candidacy in MA or MS Psychology program. Grade of B or higher in PSYC 670; PSYC 673A, 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. 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). Formerly PSY 373B.

PSYC673C Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy 3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 673A (with grade of B or higher), PSYC 675 (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. Formerly PSY 373C.

PSYC674 Counseling Aspects of Sexuality and of Substance Abuse 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Classified status in MS Psychology Program, PSYC 573 (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. Formerly PSY 374.

PSYC675 Theories of Family Therapy: Marital, Familial, and Child Issues 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 673A (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. Formerly PSY 375.

PSYC679 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Counseling and the Helping Professions 3.0 Fall

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. Formerly PSY 379.

Prevention
PSYC680 School Psychology: Introduction to the Profession, the Education System, and 3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

History and development of the profession; current and emergent roles of school psychologists; introduction to areas of professional expertise; preventive service delivery; and education as a social system. Formerly PSY 380A.

PSYC681 School Psychology: Study of Childhood Exceptionalities 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 680, 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. Formerly PSY 380B.

Delivery
PSYC682 School Psychology: Legal and Ethical Principles and Preventive Service 3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: PSYC 680, PSYC 681, 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; national standards and models in pupil services; collaborative service delivery models. Formerly PSY 380C.

PSYC687 Internship in Counseling Psychology 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 673A and PSYC 673B (with grade of B or higher in each course); PSYC 673B may be taken concurrently with faculty permission.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. 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. Formerly PSY 387.

PSYC688 Practicum in School Psychology 5.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Open only to students admitted to the School Psychology Program.

Supervised practicum experience in the school setting, in coordination with concurrent enrollment in PSYC 673B. Formerly PSY 388A.

PSYC689A Internship in School Psychology I 5.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in selected school psychology setting. Formerly PSY 389A.

PSYC689B Internship in School Psychology II 5.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.

Internship in selected school psychology setting. Formerly PSY 389B.

PSYC694 Research Assistantship 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 364 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSY 396.

PSYC695 Seminar in Research Problems 1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PSYC 600 or its equivalent, faculty permission; PSYC 611 is recommended.

To provide the students with critical feedback on proposed research problems; to further develop skills of critical evaluation of experimental design. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly PSY 395.

PSYC696 School Psychology: Comprehensive Examination 3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, faculty permission.

Designed for School Psychology students who have chosen the comprehensive exam as a culminating activity. The exam includes both written and oral components and is offered during the student's last semester of master's study. Formerly PSY 398G.

PSYC697 Independent Study 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly PSY 398.

PSYC697R 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. Formerly PSY 398R.

PSYC699P Master's Project 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, faculty permission.

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly PSY 399P.

PSYC699T Master's Thesis 1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, faculty permission.

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly PSY 399T.