Course Description Listing


PSYC- 100 Psychology Seminar I--Foundations (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fields of study and careers in psychology with focus on development of skills, attitudes, ethics, and habits to successfully master those fields and pursue those careers.

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PSYC- 110 General Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology
Repeatable: No
Psychology as a discipline and an applied science. Scientific methodology applied to behavior and mental processes. Examines learning, memory, perception, motivation, development, individual and group differences, mental health, the physiological and cultural basis for behavior, and applies psychological principles to human experience.

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PSYC- 120 Psychology Of Adjustment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles, models and theories of psychology applied to understanding self, others, relationships and problems of contemporary life. Emphasis on healthy and effective personal and interpersonal life coping skills. Strategies and resources for confronting common life adjustment concerns.

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PSYC- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved off-campus position to gain professional/business/industrial experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PSYC- 190 Psychological Research Methods (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An introduction to research methods used in the behavioral sciences. Lecture and laboratory activities involve applications of methodologies and computer technologies to understand and produce research compatible with American Psychological Association standards.

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PSYC- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PSYC- 210 Introduction To Applied Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the application of psychological theories, methods of investigation, and research findings to a diverse spectrum of social problems. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific psychology to improve aspects of everyday life.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved off-campus position to gain professional/business/industrial experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PSYC- 251 Child Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of the total psychological development of children emphasizing age groups spanning the pre-school and pre-pubescent child and methods for scientific measurement and understanding of child behavior.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 262D Manage Team Members, Consultant,and Technical Experts (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discussion of methods appropriate for managing evaluation team members, consultants, and technical experts involved in a single evaluation.

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PSYC- 270 Social Cognition And Behavior (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social factors affecting the behavior, thought processes, and attitudes of individuals. Includes attitude assessment and change, prejudice, interpersonal attraction, social influence, aggression, cognitive biases, and attributions.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 280 Forensic Psychology, Law and Ethics (3.00 cr.)
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Surveys the interface between psychology and law in relation to theoretical and applied cognitive, social, developmental and clinical areas. Psychologists' ethical responsibilities in improving legal, mental health, family and criminal law, and law enforcement domains included. Interventions for victims and offenders addressed. Cultural bias/fairness explored. Focuses on United States.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 281 Psychology for Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Issues impacting environmental and societal sustainability. Factors influencing attitudes towards overconsumption, materialism, and nature. Psychological approaches to understanding and changing individuals, communities, and organizations to create a more sustainable world. Social and ethical imperatives for addressing sustainability.

Prerequisite: take BIO-101 or BIO-111

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PSYC- 290 Interpreting Psychological Research (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Interpretation and evaluation of quantitative statistical arguments presented in psychology- related journals, news, and political discourse; development of analytical and critical thinking skills related to statistical analyses and arguments; interpretation of APA style results sections, including correlation, regression, ANOVA, power and effect size.

Prerequisites: take PSYC-110 and PSYC-190 and take STAT-130 or STAT-320

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PSYC- 298 Psychology Field Experience (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the major concepts of psychology as they are applied to help solve and prevent human relations type problems.
Department consent

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PSYC- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PSYC- 300 Psychology Seminar II - Career Preparation (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of postgraduation options for psychology majors. Development of skills and knowledge for seeking postgraduate employment and/or graduate school admission.

Prerequisites: Take PSYC-100 and PSYC-110

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PSYC- 320 Psychology: Its History And Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
History of psychology and influence of early competing schools of thought: structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, and psychodynamic psychology. Evolution to present as a diverse behavioral science with emphasis on neobehaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognitive psychology.

Prerequisites: take 9 credits of PSYC, including PSYC-110

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PSYC- 325 Psychology of Video Games (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological factors involved in the development and use of video games. Theoretical and applied factors of cognitive, learning, motivation, development, personality, social, and clinical psychology will be examined.

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PSYC- 330 Psychology Of Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of learning drawn from experimental and theoretical psychology. These principles are demonstrated as they apply to animal and human learning. Modern viewpoints toward theories of learning are emphasized.

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PSYC- 333 Drugs and the Brain (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Comparison of psychoactive drug classes, including drugs used for treatment of psychological disorders, recreational drugs,and illegal druges, with focus on brain and behavior. Evaluation of role of psychological, biological, and sociological factors in drug use and abuse.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 335 Motivation And Emotion (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An experimentally oriented introduction to the fundamental principles of motivation and emotion.

Prerequisites: take 9 credits of PSYC, including PSYC-110

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PSYC- 340 Psychology Of Individual And Group Differences (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Nature and extent of differences if individuals and groups are studied. Intelligence, achievement, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, and general personality are the major differences included. Race, sex, nationality, social class and age in relation to individual differences are studied.

Prerequisites: PSYC-110 & 2 PSYC courses

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PSYC- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved off-campus position to gain professional/business/industrial experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PSYC- 350 Culture and Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Explores relationships among culture, behaviors and mental processes. Addresses cultural commonalities and differences in cognitive processes, such as perception, memory, and language; interpersonal processes such as marriage and childrearing; and mental health problems and treatments. Psychological perspectives on multicultural issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

Prerequisite: take either PSYC-110 or SOC-110 or ANTH-220

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PSYC- 351 Children'S Social Reasoning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focused, in-depth study of social reasoning from birth through late childhood. Empathy, friendship, altruism, multicultural perceptions, shyness, assertiveness, aggression, loneliness, morality, values, and global responsibility. Heredity/environment-based theories. Assessment tools and prevention and intervention programs. It is recommended that students will have taken one of the following courses: PSYC-251, HDFS-124, HDFS-264, or PSYC-270.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 352 Adolescent Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The physical, emotional, social, moral, and intellectual development of secondary school youth.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 355 Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explores methods by which clinical and counseling psychologists assess and treat psychological problems and promote well-being, applying various psychological theories and research. Addresses similarities/differences of the mental health professions in philosophy, perspectives, typical career choices/duties, and training/licensure requirements. Discusses professional issues and specialty areas.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 360 Personality Theories And Applications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Definition of personality and analysis of historical and contemporary approaches to the study of personality. Examines personality theories, personality assessment, cultural and other group difference impacts on personality, applications of personality, and personality self-assessment.

Prerequisites: take 9 credits of PSYC, including PSYC-110

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PSYC- 361 Abnormal Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Symptoms, causes, and treatment of various psychological disorders; historical changes in conceptualization and classification of psychological disorders; ethical, legal, and professional issues associated with psychological disorder diagnosis and treatment.

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PSYC- 370 Interpersonal Effectiveness Training (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training in effective interpersonal communication attitudes and skills for creating healthy relationships including self-awareness/self- expression; understanding others' communication; assertive rights/responsibilities coping with difficult emotions; conflict management/resolution and mediation; collaborative problem solving and teamwork; gender differences in communication style; effectiveness in relationships with culturally diverse individuals; and effectiveness in online relationships.

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PSYC- 371 Introduction To Health Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of psychology applied to the promotion of health and wellness; prevention of disease, injury and premature death; psychological treatment of illness; improvement of health care; and formation of health policies.

Prerequisites: must have 10 credits in PSYC courses

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PSYC- 372 Psychology Of Sex And Gender (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Differences and similarities between females and males; psychosocial implications on personal and political status and the resulting influence on identity and self-concept.

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PSYC- 375 The Psychology Of Marriage And The Family (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of the interpersonal relations involved in dating, mating and family collaboration with growing awareness of patterns for self- integration.

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PSYC- 377 Consumer Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological principles and theories from the areas of motivation, perception, learning, attitude, information processing, personality, groups, organizational psychology, and environmental psychology are applied to the understanding of consumer behavior, consumer problems, and their solution.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 379 Public Relations (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to public relations in industry and education including community relations, employee relations, customer relations, media relations, tools of public relations, two-way communications, and special publics.

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PSYC- 381 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of industrial and organizational psychology with emphases on assessment of individual differences in cognitive, physical and interpersonal abilities as they relate to measurement of work performance, employee selection, training and development methods, and development of organizational methods for improved motivation, job satisfaction, leadership and organizational effectiveness.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 382 Human Resource Management (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Organization and coordination of personnel practices and methods. Consideration given to communication, employment, orientation and training, working conditions, supervision, performance evaluation, collective bargaining, salary administration, health and recreation of a diverse work force employed in domestic and international settings.

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PSYC- 390 Experimental Psychology (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experimental research methods used in basic and applied areas of psychology. Methodological issues introduced in context of actual research problems for integrated treatment of content and methodology. Students will apply this knowledge by participating in laboratory activities and designing and conducting their own experiments.

Prerequisites: take STAT-130 (or higher) and PSYC-190

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PSYC- 391 Applied Psychophysiological Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory, methods, laboratory procedures, and applications of physiological responses to psychological stimuli.

Prerequisite: take BIO-132

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PSYC- 398 Psychology Field Experience (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the major concepts of psychology as they are applied to help solve and prevent human relations type problems.
Department consent

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PSYC- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PSYC- 401 Workshop: Special Topics In Psychology (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current specialized topics studied in a small group setting utilizing experimental activities.
Instructor's consent

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PSYC- 401 Special Topic: Psychology, Neuroscience, and Evolution (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examines the application of evolutionary theory of the study of human behavior and the brain. Focus on the evolutionary bases of important phenomena such as sensation and perception, consciousness, emotions, personality, and a variety of social behaviors. Emphasis on thinking critically and writing about research.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 401 Neuroscience of Wrong Convictions (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social, cognitive,and neurological processes and phenomena relevant to the causes of wrongful convictions - mistaken eyewitnesses, false confessions, cooperating witnesses, and deception detection. Emphasis on thinking critically about experimental research and design.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 401 Psychology, Neuroscience, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applies a scientific perspective to examine psychological and neurological processes and phenomena relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), with an emphasis on thinking critically about CAM research, practices, and claims.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 401 Special Topic: Social Influence (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Definition of persuasion and social influence and analysis of historical and contemporary approaches to the study of social influence. Examines techniques and impacts of social influence in everyday life as well as approaches to resisting unwanted social influence.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 403 Management Of Employee Reward Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Review of issues in the reward and compensation of employees and of systematic methods for the determination of employee wages, incentives and benefits. Psychological theories of motivation, external equity, job analysis, identifying compensable factors used in job evaluation, comparable worth and performance appraisal, individual salary determination.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-382

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PSYC- 432 Perception (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This course serves as an introduction to human perception. The content of the course is structured around an information processing model, with the sensory and memory facilities considered as information systems. The student will analyze perceptual research, become familiar with classical and modern psychophysical techniques and conduct experimentation in human information processing.

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PSYC- 442 Cognitive Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cognitive theories of attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving with applications to fields of education, vocational rehabilitation, gerontology, forensic, clinical and counseling psychology.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved off-campus position to gain professional/business/industrial experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PSYC- 451 Children's Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological study of basic learning processes in infants and young children. How and why learning occurs and how the course of learning can be modified; discussed from theoretical, research, and practical orientations including simple behavioral responses, concepts and language.

Prerequisite: Take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 470 Social Influence (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Types of social influence and analysis of historical and contemporary approaches to the study of social influence. Techniques and impact of social influence in everyday life and resistance to unwanted social influence.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-110

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PSYC- 480 Individual Research Project I (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Preliminaries of active research through the development of a research proposal which includes the problem statement, review of the literature and the design of the research project.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take PSYC-210 and PSYC-390

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PSYC- 481 Individual Research Project II (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Research in a personal area of interest within the behavioral sciences. Requirements include the completion of a research report which meets APA guidelines.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take PSYC-480

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PSYC- 485 Recruitment & Selection Of Human Resources (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth examination of the processes involved in the design and implementation of procedures for selecting employees; the impact these procedures have on the organization; and recruitment, job analysis, testing methods, legal issues, selection strategies, career development.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-382

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PSYC- 498 Psychology Field Experience (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Off-campus work and study in an approved position to better understand the major concepts of psychology as they are applied to help solve and prevent human relations type problems.
Department consent

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PSYC- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PSYC- 520 Psychology: Its History And Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
History of psychology and influence of early competing schools of thought: structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, and psychodynamic psychology. Evolution to present as a diverse behavioral science with emphasis on neobehaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognitive psychology.

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PSYC- 530 Psychology Of Learning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of learning drawn from experimental and theoretical psychology. These principles are demonstrated as they apply to animal and human learning. Modern viewpoints toward theories of learning are emphasized.

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PSYC- 535 Motivation And Emotion (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An experimentally oriented introduction to the fundamental principles of motivation and emotion.

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PSYC- 540 Psychology Of Individual And Group Differences (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Nature and extent of differences if individuals and groups are studied. Intelligence, achievement, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, and general personality are the major differences included. Race, sex, nationality, social class and age in relation to individual differences are studied.

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PSYC- 551 Children's Social Reasoning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focused, in-depth study of social reasoning from birth through late childhood. Empathy, friendship, altruism, multicultural perceptions, shyness, assertiveness, aggression, loneliness, morality, values, and global responsibility. Heredity/environment-based theories. Assessment tools and prevention and intervention programs.

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PSYC- 552 Adolescent Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The physical, emotional, social, moral, and intellectual development of secondary school youth.

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PSYC- 561 Abnormal Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of more serious mental disturbances. Emphasis on the growing importance of mental disorders and on their early detection and referral is studied.

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PSYC- 570 Interpersonal Effectiveness Training (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training in effective interpersonal communication attitudes and skills for creating healthy relationships including self-awareness/self- expression; understanding others' communication; assertive rights/responsibilities coping with difficult emotions; conflict management/resolution and mediation; collaborative problem solving and teamwork; gender differences in communication style; effectiveness in relationships with culturally diverse individuals; and effectiveness in online relationships.

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PSYC- 571 Introduction To Health Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of psychology applied to the promotion of health and wellness; prevention of disease, injury and premature death; psychological treatment of illness; improvement of health care; and formation of health policies.

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PSYC- 575 The Psychology Of Marriage And The Family (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of the interpersonal relations involved in dating, mating and family collaboration with growing awareness of patterns for self- integration.

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PSYC- 577 Consumer Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological principles and theories from the areas of motivation, perception, learning, attitude, information processing, personality, groups, organizational psychology, and environmental psychology are applied to the understanding of consumer behavior, consumer problems, and their solution.

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PSYC- 579 Public Relations (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to public relations in industry and education including community relations, employee relations, customer relations, media relations, tools of public relations, two-way communications, and special publics.

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PSYC- 582 Human Resource Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organization and coordination of personnel practices and methods. Consideration given to communication, employment, orientation and training, working conditions, supervision, performance evaluation, collective bargaining, salary administration, health and recreation.

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PSYC- 591 Applied Psychophysiological Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory, methods, laboratory procedures, and applications of physiological responses to psychological stimuli.

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PSYC- 601 Special Topic: Psychology, Neuroscience, and Evolution (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examines the application of evolutionary theory of the study of human behavior and the brain. Focus on the evolutionary bases of important phenomena such as sensation and perception, consciousness, emotions, personality, and a variety of social behaviors. Emphasis on thinking critically and writing about research.

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PSYC- 601 Workshop: Special Topics In Psychology (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current specialized topics studied in a small group setting utilizing experimental activities.

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PSYC- 601 Neuroscience of Wrong Convictions (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social, cognitive,and neurological processes and phenomena relevant to the causes of wrongful convictions - mistaken eyewitnesses, false confessions, cooperating witnesses, and deception detection. Emphasis on thinking critically about experimental research and design.

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PSYC- 601 Psychology, Neuroscience, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applies a scientific perspective to examine psychological and neurological processes and phenomena relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), with an emphasis on thinking critically about CAM research, practices, and claims.

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PSYC- 603 Management Of Employee Reward Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Review of issues in the reward and compensation of employees and of systematic methods for the determination of employee wages, incentives and benefits. Psychological theories of motivation, external equity, job analysis, identifying compensable factors used in job evaluation, comparable worth and performance appraisal, individual salary determination.

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PSYC- 632 Perception (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This course serves as an introduction to human perception. The content of the course is structured around an information processing model, with the sensory and memory facilities considered as information systems. The student will analyze perceptual research, become familiar with classical and modern psychophysical techniques and conduct experimentation in human information processing.

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PSYC- 642 Cognitive Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cognitive theories of attention, memory, language, reasoning and problem solving with applications to fields of education, vocational rehabilitation, gerontology, forensic, clinical and counseling psychology.

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PSYC- 685 Recruitment & Selection Of Human Resources (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth examination of the processes involved in the design and implementation of procedures for selecting employees; the impact these procedures have on the organization; and recruitment, job analysis, testing methods, legal issues, selection strategies, career development.

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PSYC- 701 Seminar On Diversity In The Workplace (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of problem solving skills and strategies to issues regarding diversity in the context of applied psychology.

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PSYC- 702 Ethics In Applied Psychology (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Ethical principles and codes of conduct for psychologists, with application to worksettings encountered by applied psychologists. Consideration to ethical codes of conduct in various professions, and the role of culture, personality and social factors, and major life events in conceptualizing ethical standards.

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PSYC- 707 Applied Social Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and methods derived from social psychology applied to problems and issues in a variety of settings.

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PSYC- 708 Psychosocial Intervention (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and methods of planned change. Training of effective change agents.

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PSYC- 710 Applied Psychology Seminar (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Field of applied psychology and the M.S. in Applied Psychology program. Critical thinking and professional writing skill development. Thesis process, professional ethics, diversity issues in applied psychology, and professional development extracurricular activities.
Instructor's consent

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PSYC- 711 Applied Psychology Seminar II (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Preparation for thesis/field problem. Applying critical thinking and professional literature review skills to the thesis/field problem. Internship readiness. Professional writing skills. Ethics and diversity in applied psychology. Extracurricular professional development.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-710

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PSYC- 712 Applied Psychology Seminar III (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Faculty and peer support for pragmatic issues related to independent research project completion and internship obtainment. Job-seeking skills; professional development through self-assessment and documentation of applied psychology-related learning. Ethical and diversity-related issues in applied psychology.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-711

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PSYC- 720 Introduction to Evaluation and Institutional Research (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical approaches to fields of Evaluation and Institutional Research, evaluation competencies, and personal philosophy of evaluation.

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PSYC- 720A Overview of Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of evaluation to programs, processes and products; Institutional Research and its application in education, relationship between evaluation and institutional research.

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PSYC- 720B Responsibilities of Institutional Research Offices (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Responsibilities of Institutional Research offices, similarities and differences in the responsibilities of different offices.

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PSYC- 720C Overview of Evaluation Approaches and Theories (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major theories and approaches that guide evaluation work; similarities and differences among them.

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PSYC- 720D Utilization-Focused Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of utilization-focused evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720E Goal Free Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of goal free evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720F Context Input Process Product Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of context input process product evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720G Constructivist/4th Generation Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of constructivist/4th generation evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720H Deliberative/Democratic Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of deliberative/democratic evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720I Empowerment Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of empowerment evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720J Methods and Social Justice Evaluation (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of methods and social justice evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.

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PSYC- 720K Evaluation Competencies Overview (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Competencies for the successful evaluator or institutional research professional; determine proficiency levels, and develop a professional development plan.

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PSYC- 721 Evaluation and Institutional Research: Ethics and Practice (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional and ethical standards within evaluation and institutional research; institutions which oversee ethical practice of evaluation. Cultural competence and reflective practice for professional development.

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PSYC- 721A Professional Evaluation Standards (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Need for and application of American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles and Program Evaluation Standards to evaluation and research settings.

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PSYC- 721B Ethics in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Ethical codes for research and evaluation and strategies for addressing professional and ethical issues.

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PSYC- 721C Understanding Responsible Conduct of Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Responsible preparation and conduct of research; role of the Institutional Review Board in evaluation and research. Procedures for gaining Institutional Review Board approval for a project.

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PSYC- 721D Cultural Competence in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Impact of cultural perspective on the conduct of evaluation and research; assess how personal cultural perspective influences professional practice.

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PSYC- 721E Reflective Practice in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Reflective practice in evaluation and institutional research to support professional growth.

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PSYC- 722 Project Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation project management. Identify evaluation team and stakeholder roles; communication, collaboration and conflict management skills; evaluation budget and management plan; deliver evaluation results; develop a professional development plan.

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PSYC- 722A Stakeholders, Roles, and Responsibilities (0.40 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in an evaluation setting.

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PSYC- 722B Communication and Collaboration with Stakeholders (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Techniques for communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in an evaluation project.

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PSYC- 722C Budgeting for an Evaluation (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Costs associated with conducting evaluation; create detailed, accurate budgets for an evaluation project.

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PSYC- 722D Managing Tasks and Timelines in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation project timelines; developing and managing project tasks in the evaluation process.

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PSYC- 722E Conflict Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Effective communication with team members and project stakeholders.

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PSYC- 722F Reporting in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.40 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Communication of evaluation data (quantitative and qualitative) to stakeholders and other audiences; approaches for written reports and presentations.

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PSYC- 722G Professional Growth in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional development plans for evaluators; identifying short-term and long-term goals.

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PSYC- 723 Research Methods in Evaluation and Institutional Research (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research methods for evaluations. Evaluability assessments, identification of evaluation questions and development of evaluation plans. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches and data collection strategies.Literature reviews and logic models. Contextual and political issues in evaluation. Data visualization for evaluation results; turning results into action.

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PSYC- 723A Evaluability Assessment (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluability assessments; assessing programs for scope and feasibility as evaluation.

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PSYC- 723B Identifying Evaluation Questions (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation questions based on stakeholder feedback, program goals and objectives; questions are relevant, measurable, and useful.

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PSYC- 723C Designing an Evaluation Plan (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic evaluation plans to address identified evaluation questions; define the goals, boundaries, and scope of the evaluation.

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PSYC- 723D Research Design in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.40 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Quantitative and qualitative research designs; mixed-methods approaches.

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PSYC- 723E Program Theory: Logic Modeling/Program Theory of Change (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Logic models for evaluation; program theory of change for evaluation.

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PSYC- 723F Literature Reviews in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Literature reviews for use in evaluation; approach and application of appropriate peer-reviewed sources.

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PSYC- 723G Sampling in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Random and convenience sampling techniques; sampling methods for representativeness and generalizability.

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PSYC- 723H Data Visualization in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Data visualization techniques based on evaluation context and target audience; enhance client comprehension of results.

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PSYC- 723I Turning Results into Action (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies for designing and presenting evaluation results in order to support the client's use of the results.

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PSYC- 724 Data Collection in Evaluation and Institutional Research (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection; focus group, survey, and observation data collection methods.

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PSYC- 724A Focus Groups in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.40 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focus group method for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses.

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PSYC- 724B Surveys in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.40 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Survey development and administration for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses.

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PSYC- 724C Observation Studies in Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Observational data collection techniques for evaluation; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses.

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PSYC- 725 Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques; information triangulation, and data interpretation. Data management; store and manage data securely.

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PSYC- 725A Quantitative Analysis in Evaluation/Institutional Research (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic quantitative data analysis; descriptive and inferential statistics, selection of appropriate statistical methods for different types of data; data analysis software.

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PSYC- 725B Qualitative Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic qualitative data analysis; thematic analysis and coding of qualitative data.

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PSYC- 725C Managing Evaluation and Institutional Research Data (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Data management and storage; strategies for confidentiality, promoting accuracy, and secure storage.

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PSYC- 725D Synthesizing Results: Triangulation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Mixed methods for evaluations; triangulate data from multiple sources in order to draw inferences about a subject.

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PSYC- 726 Evaluation Applications (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical issues in evaluation; various evaluation settings; appropriate reporting techniques; assess information from previously conducted evaluations; build evaluation capacity in stakeholders; Request for Proposals and grant proposals; evaluation related jobs.

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PSYC- 726A Evaluation Settings (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation settings and purposes; role of the evaluator and the interdisciplinary nature of evaluation; matching evaluation methods to organizational needs.

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PSYC- 726B Reporting and Interpreting Evaluation Results (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Reporting evaluation results, provide interpretations and recommendations; present clear, accurate, and relevant reports to clients.

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PSYC- 726C Dissemination Plans for Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Customized reporting for evaluation. Interpret and meet the information needs of various audiences; dissemination plans.

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PSYC- 726D Supporting Use of the Results (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Personal and organizational issues that hinder the use of evaluation results; analyze topics that create distrust in results; communication for building trust in the evaluation process.

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PSYC- 726E Meta-Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Meta-evaluation for quality improvement and professional development.

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PSYC- 726F Capacity Building in Evaluation (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organizational capacity-building for evaluations; capacity-building plans.

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PSYC- 726G Responding to Requests for Proposals (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Requests for proposals for external evaluation. Navigate proposal process; strategies for competitive proposals.

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PSYC- 726H Evaluation Plans for Grant Proposals (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Grant writing process; identify grant opportunities; evaluation plans for grant proposals.

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PSYC- 726I Jobs in Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Job opportunities and professional resources in evaluation; internal evaluation positions; communicate evaluation skills during the hiring process; consulting opportunities.

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PSYC- 727 Practicum in Evaluation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced independent evaluation field project. Project management and external consulting skill development. Independent planning, designing, implementing, and managing evaluation projects. Topics covered: budgeting, evaluability, program description, program theories, project management, conflict management, and quality management.

Prerequisites: take PSYC-720, PSYC-721, PSYC-722, PSYC-723, PSYC-724, PSYC-725, and PSYC-726

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PSYC- 728 Institutional Research Applications (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical issues in Institutional Research. Benchmarking and data sharing; assess academic programs; the role of Institutional Research in academic planning. Techniques for workload studies, enrollment management, and modeling. Role of data management systems and external reporting needs. Accountability demands and accreditation needs.

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PSYC- 728A Enrollment Management and Modeling (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Enrollment management concepts and practices for Institutional Research; enrollment management and modeling.

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PSYC- 728B Assessment and Evaluating Academic Programs (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Assessment and evaluation of academic programs for Institutional Research; tools and techniques for assessment and evaluation.

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PSYC- 728C Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategic planning for higher education. Role of institutional research; techniques for conducting strategic planning and policy analysis, utilizing data in strategic planning.

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PSYC- 728D Benchmarking and Data Sharing in Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Benchmarking and data sharing for higher education; identify peer groups and sources for comparative data.

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PSYC- 728E Workload Studies in Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Workload studies for institutions of higher education; typical components and techniques for conducting workload studies.

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PSYC- 728F Data Management in Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Transactional systems and relational databases in institutional research.

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PSYC- 728G Institutional Accountability (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Accountability reporting options; national, state, and local trends, reporting requirements and emerging issues in institutional accountability; techniques for designing institutional accountability reports.

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PSYC- 728H External Reporting in IR (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
External reporting for institutional researchers; techniques for external reporting requirements.

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PSYC- 728I Accreditation and Institutional Research (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Institutional and discipline specific accreditation; regional institutional accreditation requirements; role of institutional research in accreditation.

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PSYC- 729 Practicum in Institutional Research (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced independent institutional research field project. Project management and external consulting skill development. Independently planning, designing, implementing, and managing institutional research projects with client and instructor supervision. Topics include: research design, project planning, project management, presenting in written and verbal formats, conflict management, and quality management approaches.

P: PSYC-720, PSYC-721, PSYC-722, PSYC-723, PSYC-724, PSYC-725 and PSYC-728

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PSYC- 735 Applied Psychology Field Problem (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
The investigation of a problem designed to include the planning, implementation and the evaluation of a feasible solution in an applied setting. Enroll for 2, 4, or 6 credits across terms for a required total of 6 credits.
Department consent

Prerequisite: Advanced standing in M.S. in Applied Psychology

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PSYC- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved off-campus position to gain professional/business/industrial experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

Must be a Psychology major & have a 2.5 GPA

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PSYC- 750 Foundations of Evaluation Research (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examination of evaluation processes with an emphasis on foundational knowledge, skill, and attitude development. Description of professional behaviors necessary for success in evaluation research. Skill development in planning and managing evaluations, devising appropriate data collection strategies, and pilot-testing evaluation instruments and procedures.

Corequisite: Take PSYC-790 concurrently

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PSYC- 751 Applications of Evaluation Research (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examination of evaluation processes with an emphasis on applying evaluation knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Emphasis on application of professional behavior principles and competency-based evaluation planning and design. Skill development of data collection, analysis, and interpretation on a supervised field evaluation project.

Prerequisites: take PSYC-750 and PSYC-790

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PSYC- 752 Practicum in Applied Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced independent applied psychology field project. Project management and external consulting skill development. Exemplary professional behavior and independently planning, designing, implementing, and managing applied psychology projects with supportive but minimal client, instructor and peer supervision.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of annual review.

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PSYC- 760 Evaluation Studies: Planning and Designing the Evaluation (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of evaluation types and processes. Evaluation planning and design strategies. Needs assessment. Identification of evaluation questions, models, and methods. Development of budget, management, data collection, data analysis, data storage, and communication/reporting plan. Preparation and negotiation of evaluation proposals. Identification and development of reliable and valid instrumentation.

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PSYC- 760A Describe the Item to be Evaluated (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Definition and description of evaluands (e.g., programs, services, products to be evaluated); components of evaluand descriptions.

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PSYC- 760B Identify and Engage Stakeholders (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Definition and description of typical evaluation stakeholders; strategies for identifying and engaging stakeholders.

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PSYC- 760C Use Research Findings to Identify Evaluation Focus and Questions (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification of evaluation focus and question generation methods.

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PSYC- 760D Describe the Evaluation Strategy and Expected Outcomes (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of evaluation strategies and expected outcomes.

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PSYC- 760E Identify Models to Support the Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Diverse models of evaluation; discussion of important considerations in choosing evaluation models.

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PSYC- 760F Identify Designs to Support the Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification of designs to support an evaluation; discussion of important considerations in choosing evaluation designs.

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PSYC- 760G Identify Methods to Support the Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification of methods to support an evaluation; discussion of important considerations in choosing evaluation methods.

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PSYC- 760H Conduct an Effective Needs Assessment (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation needs assessment techniques; qualities of effective needs assessments.

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PSYC- 760I Develop a Schedule and Staffing Plan (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Approaches to evaluation scheduling and staffing; discussion of components of effective plans.

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PSYC- 760J Develop a Budget (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Budget development processes; identification of typical components of a comprehensive evaluation budget.

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PSYC- 760K Develop a Communication and Reporting Plan (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Items typically included in evaluation communication and reporting plans; description of methods for completing communication and reporting plans.

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PSYC- 760L Prepare and Negotiate a Proposal (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discussion of proposal development and preparation; description of proposal components.

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PSYC- 760M Identify Potential Data Sources (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies used to identify potential data sources; discussion of typical evaluation data sources.

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PSYC- 760N Identify and Evaluate Existing Instruments and Tools (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies used to identify and choose appropriate evaluation instruments and tools such as surveys and tests.

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PSYC- 760O Construct Reliable and Valid Instruments (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Best practices and instrument construction and validation.

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PSYC- 760P Develop a Data Collection Plan (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Data collection planning process; discussion of components of a comprehensive data collection plan.

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PSYC- 760Q Design Appropriate Sampling Procedures (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Sampling strategies; discussion of steps in the sampling process; overview of ethical issues to consider when sampling.

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PSYC- 760R Address Threats to Data Trustworthiness (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods used to ensure that evaluation data can be trusted; discussion of methods used to improve data integrity.

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PSYC- 760S Develop a Data Analysis and Implementation Plan (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Processes and issues in data analysis and interpretation planning; discussion of typical components of an evaluation analysis and interpretation plan.

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PSYC- 760T Plan for Data Storage, Collection, Security and Disposal (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Best practices for ensuring confidentiality and security of data before, during, and after an evaluation.

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PSYC- 760U Pilot Test Data Collection Instruments and Procedures (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Pilot study processes and best practices; how to identify the most appropriate pilot-testing strategies for diverse evaluations.

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PSYC- 761 Evaluation Studies: Implementing the Evaluation Plan (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of evaluation implementation processes and issues. Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Conduct of effective interviews, focus groups, surveys, observations, and cost analyses. Communication of evaluation results to diverse stakeholders.

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PSYC- 761A Implement Data Collection Plan, Schedule and Budget (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Best practices for data collection planning, including scheduling and budgeting.

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PSYC- 761B Conduct Effective Individual or Group Interviews (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods for conducting individual or group interviews. Readings and discussion about appropriate context and research designs for interviews.

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PSYC- 761C Conduct Effective Focus Groups (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of applications, best practices, and Do's and Don'ts for effective focus group facilitation in evaluation research.

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PSYC- 761D Conduct Effective Surveys (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description, examples, and practice in development of effective survey tools for evaluation research.

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PSYC- 761E Conduct Effective Observations (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description and discussion of appropriate methods and practices for collecting useful data through observation techniques.

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PSYC- 761F Conduct Effective Cost Analysis (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Effective cost analysis techniques for evaluation research.

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PSYC- 761G Record Existing Data (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Proper techniques for recording and summarizing existing evaluation data.

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PSYC- 761H Respond to Changes and Disruptions in Data Collection (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Typical problems that arise during data collection; discussion of strategies used to adapt to changes or disruptions in data collection activities.

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PSYC- 761I Assess the Trustworthiness of Collected Data (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods and best practices for assessing the trustworthiness and integrity of collected data within an evaluation.

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PSYC- 761J Use Appropriate Quantitative Analysis Procedures (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Types of quantitative analyses; discussion of appropriate procedures of quantitative data analysis in evaluation research.

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PSYC- 761K Use Appropriate Qualitative Analysis Procedures (0.30 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Types of qualitative and mixed methods analyses; discussion of appropriate procedures for qualitative and mixed methods evaluation data analysis.

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PSYC- 761L review and Interpret Data in an Unbiased Way (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Techniques for reviewing and interpreting evaluation data in a fair and unbiased way; discussion of typical sources of interpretation bias.

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PSYC- 761M Draw Conclusions and Make Recommendations Based on Results (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies for drawing accurate conclusions from evaluation results and making evidence-based recommendations to evaluation stakeholders.

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PSYC- 761N Use Multiple Methods of Communicating and Reporting (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods of communicating and reporting evaluation findings to interested stakeholder groups.

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PSYC- 761O Discuss and Interpret the Findings with Stakeholders (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Best practices for discussing and interpreting evaluation findings with stakeholders in a way that allows them to make informed decisions.

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PSYC- 761P Present the Findings to Diverse Audiences (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Appropriate methods of incorporating evaluation findings into written, oral, or visual presentations for diverse audiences.

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PSYC- 761Q Facilitate or Monitor Changes Resulting from Recommendations (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Strategies for ensuring that evaluation recommendations are implemented, especially for longitudinal or multiyear evaluations.

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PSYC- 762 Evaluation Studies: Managing the Evaluation (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of evaluation management processes and issues. Identification and resolution of problems, techniques to address changes in plan, budget, and schedule. Methods of debriefing stakeholders and monitoring post-evaluation changes.

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PSYC- 762A Adapt the Plan, Budget and Schedule (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description of techniques that can be used to adapt to changing circumstances within an ongoing evaluation.

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PSYC- 762B Identify and Resolve Problems (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discussion of methods that can be used to identify and resolve problems with an evaluation.

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PSYC- 762C Foster Reflection and Dialogue on the Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description of techniques that may be appropriate to foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and evaluation outcomes.

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PSYC- 762E Keep Interested Parties Engaged and Informed (0.10 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description of techniques that can be used for keeping interested parties engaged in the evaluation process and informed of evaluation progress.

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PSYC- 762F Debrief Evaluation Team and Stakeholders (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description of best practices and methods for debriefing the evaluation team and project stakeholders to establish lessons learned from an evaluation.

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PSYC- 762G Assess Stakeholder Satisfaction with the Evaluation (0.20 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Discussion of ways to assess stakeholder satisfaction with the evaluation process and outcomes.

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PSYC- 765 Psychology Of The Adult Learner (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of contemporary perspectives in adult psychology to adult learners, primarily in employment settings. Specific strategies for trainers of adult learners, with consideration of gender, cultural, and racial factors. Group and individual differences, organizational dynamics, motivational factors, and disabilities are addressed.

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PSYC- 770 Thesis-Applied Psychology (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of thesis advisor and committee. Selection of research questions/problems, review of literature, methodology development, conduct of research, interpretation of findings, and preparation of final paper according to thesis standards.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take PSYC-791

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PSYC- 771 Psychological Foundations of Health Promotion (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical issues related to health promotion. Psychosocial determinants of health and disease. Theories of health behavior. Intervention theory and development. Health care administration and policy. Ethical and diversity considerations. Ecological systems perspective for conceptualizing health promotion.

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PSYC- 772 Psychological Applications of Health Promotion (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applies knowledge and skills from PSYC-771. Focus on health promotion intervention and research/evaluation. Experiential training in applying psychological principles to health promotion. Implications of health promotion on health care policy and administration. Introduces behavioral epidemiology and health services research.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-771

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PSYC- 781 Personnel Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research and applications in personnel psychology. Topics range from job analysis to personnel selection and assessment methods, and training designs. Diversity considerations in both ethical and legal context.

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PSYC- 782 Organizational Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research and applications in organizational psychology. Issues in raising employee performance, improving relationships, and employee well-being within organizations. Influence of diversity and culture on organizational behavior.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-781

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PSYC- 790 Research Design and Analysis I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research design with emphasis on descriptive and univariate analyses to solve applied problems in psychology. Selection of appropriate designs and data analysis methods. Includes statistical software applications, hypothesis testing, and interpretation.

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PSYC- 792 Research Design and Analysis II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research design with emphasis on qualitative and mixed methods designs and correlational and multivariate analyses to solve applied problems in psychology. Selection of appropriate designs and data analysis methods. Includes statistical software applications, hypothesis testing, and interpretation.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-790

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PSYC- 793 Psychometrics of Test Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Assumptions, models and applications of psychometric measurement in business and evaluation settings. Test construction, item design and construction, item analysis, measure reliability and validity. Prediction and measurement of attitudes and opinions.

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PSYC- 794 Marriage & Family Therapy Prac (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

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PSYC- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PSYC- 875 Psychoeducational Intervention Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychoeducational intervention strategies for promoting healthy individuals, families, organizations and communities. Designing, implementing, and evaluating psychoeducational learning experiences.

Prerequisite: take PSYC-708, PSYC-771, and PSYC-871

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PSYC- 890 Applied Psychology Internship (1.00 - 5.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Supervised field experience in an applied psychology role involving the practice and integration of professional skills and knowledge developed in other courses. (Repeatable up to 5 credits.)
Department consent

Prerequisite: Advanced standing in M.S. in Applied Psychology

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