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PSY 101 : Psychology of Personal Development

Prerequisites: None
Description: Basic concepts in psychology are used to foster the student's understanding of his/her own personal development and life endeavor.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 111 : The Logic and Psychology of Critical Thinking

Prerequisites: None
Description: Designed to improve students' skills in understanding/criticizing arguments, theories, and their own reasoning process. The aim is to apply an analytic approach to the evaluation of oral-written communication, and to their own problem-solving activities.
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Critical Thinking (CT)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 171 : Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of ELM requirement.
Description: Fulfills G.E. quantitative reasoning requirement. Psychological statistics and measurement essential to understanding statistical and quantitative arguments. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory,1 unit.
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 200 : General Psychology

Prerequisites: None
Description: Basic methods and concepts of psychology which have broad academic relevance and which can be applied to the study of psychology as well as other academic disciplines. Psychology majors must take for a letter grade and earn a C or better to continue in the major. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 300 : Current Issues in Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Selected issues and controversies of current scientific and professional importance. Advanced study of behavior as a personal, social, and biological phenomenon, and treatment of psychology as a science and as a healing art.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 303 : Psychology: The Major and the Profession

Prerequisites: Psychology major; must be taken in the first semester of the major.
Description: Overview of the psychology major and the field of psychology. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 305 GW : Contemporary Issues in Psychology - GWAR

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary. No more than 3 units may be applied toward the psychology major or minor.
Units: 1-3

PSY 305 GW : Aging in the 21st Century - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; PSY majors/minors; completed 60 units.
Description: The demographic shift caused by aging baby boomers will be examined through film, psychological literature and empirical research. Focus on psychological, social, emotional and cognitive issues relating to aging. (ABC/NC grading only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 305 GW : Controversial Issues in Psychology - GWAR

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; PSY 200 or equivalent; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better; PSY majors.
Description: Consideration of controversial psychological topics of historical and current importance from diverse psychological perspectives. Self-deception, nature of intelligence, and intimate relationships are some of the issues covered. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 305 GW : Ethnographic Methods in Community Psychology - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 (or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; PSY major; completion of 60 units.
Description: Values, principles, and methods of community psychology including field observations and ethnographies to the study of neighborhoods as a setting for individual and community development. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3

PSY 305 GW : Psychological and Cross Cultural Perspectives on Conflict and Conflict Management - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 (or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; PSY majors/minors; completed 60 units.
Description: Psychological perspectives regarding the perception, expression and management of conflict with particular focus on cross cultural views and approaches. (ABC/NC grading only)
Units: 3

PSY 305 GW : Psychology and Mind-Body Connection - GWAR

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENG 214 with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; restricted to PSY majors; completed 60 units.
Description: Exploration of psychological research and practice concerning the mind-body connection and its role in promoting health, well-being and optimum performance. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

PSY 305 GW : Psychology, Law, and the Death Penalty - GWAR

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENG 214 with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; restricted to PSY majors; completed 60 units.
Description: Examination of capital punishment in the U.S. today; focus on the psychological processes of and impact on judge, jury, survivors, accused, and convicted and the media. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

PSY 305 GW : Why Attachment Matters - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 (or equivalent) with grade of C- or better; PSY 371 with grade of C or better; PSY majors/minors; completed 60 units.
Description: Examination of the ways early attachment relationships affect many important aspects of our lives including cognitive, social and emotional development, family relationships, friendships, and romantic partnerships. Focus on historical, cultural, theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives. (ABC/NC grading only)
Units: 3

PSY 320 : Sex and Relationships

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Explores the role of sexuality in traditional and emerging forms of intimate relationships. This course is offered as PSY 320 and SXS 320. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 330 : Child Development

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Intended for non-psychology majors.
Description: The development of the child from conception to adolescence. (Credit not given for both PSY 330 and PSY 431.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Children in Families and Society
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Disability in Society
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Development
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 371 : Psychological Statistics

Prerequisites: PSY 171 or equivalent and PSY 200 or equivalent with grades of C or better in both courses. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Description: Statistical theory and techniques appropriate to psychology and related fields; statistical inference and the testing of hypotheses. Psychology majors must take for a letter grade and earn C or better.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 400 : Introduction to Research in Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 and 371 or equivalent with grade of C or better, and upper division standing. Priority registration given to psychology majors.
Description: Integrates psychological research methods with statistical techniques. Theoretical, empirical and interpretive issues are examined within the fundamental methods of inquiry: observation, measurement of individual differences, surveys, and experiements. Lecture, 2 units; lab, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 430 : Adolescent Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent; PSY 330 or 431, or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: The physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development during adolescence.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 431 : Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: Fundamental principles of developmental psychology; origin and development of behavior. (Credit not given for both PSY 431 and PSY 330.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 432 : Cognitive Development: Language, Thinking, and Perception

Prerequisites: PSY 431 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: Cognitive development is studied from two dominant approaches--Piagetian and information processing. The textbooks used are collections of articles by leading theoreticians and researchers in the areas of perception, attention, mental representation (episodic and semantic), and problem solving.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 433 : Social, Emotional, and Personality Development

Prerequisites: PSY 431 or consent of instructor. (May be taken before, after, or concurrently with PSY 432.) Priority enrollment given to psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: Advanced course in developmental psychology covering theory and data in the areas of emotional, social, and personality development over the life span.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

PSY 434 : The Psychology of Aging

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent, PSY 330 or 431, PSY 371, or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment to upper division psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: Biological, cognitive, social, and emotional changes during the later adult years. Recent research and theory are studied from the perspective of life-span developmental psychology with a focus on the latter half of the life span.
Units: 3

PSY 435 : Behavior Problems of Children

Prerequisites: PSY 330 or 431 or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and child and adolescent development majors.
Description: Children's behavior disorders, child guidance facilities, and clinical methods used in the study and treatment of children with problems.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 436 : The Development of Femaleness and Maleness

Prerequisites: PSY 371, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Integration of biological, psychological, social, and cultural knowledge toward an understanding of the development of maleness and femaleness. A critical look at theories of sex-typing and sex differences in behavior, with attention to sex-role stereotypes and social issues. This course is offered as PSY 436 and SXS 436. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 440 : Social Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Survey of theories, research, and applications in major areas of social psychology, including communication and social influence processes in interaction, group dynamics, attitudes, stereotyping and prejudice, altruism and aggression, person perception and social cognition, sex roles and sex differences, crowds and social movements.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 441 : The Psychology of the Family

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: The family as a psychological group; the husband-wife relationship with special attention to the dynamics of pairs; the impact of the family on personality and mental health.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 442 : Health Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: A critical review of the relationships between psychological variables and both physical and mental health. Combination of lectures, tests, reading of original research, and conducting an actual study in the field. Students gain a knowledge of the relationships between health and psychology and become critical readers of literature relating the two.
Units: 3

PSY 450 : Variations in Human Sexuality

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with SXS/SOC 400. For course description, see SXS 400. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
  • Segment III Cluster - Multicultural Human Relations
  • Segment III Cluster - Integrating the Social Sciences
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 451 : Theories of Personality

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Survey of the major contemporary theories of personality. Theoretical positions are compared and critically examined along various significant dimensions, including their relationships to the total field of psychology. Methods of personality assessment as related in theory construction.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 452 : Abnormal Psychology: Minor Variants of Personality

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: The nature and development of emotional disturbances which result in a person's failure to adapt adequately in this society; contemporary theories of personality development as well as a clinical description of the neuroses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 455 : Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Cross-cultural behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and social data and research of psychological phenomena as they are differentially affected by culture and subculture. Emphasis on the diversity of parent-child relationships, role of women and men, adult personality and beliefs, attitudes and values.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 456 : Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Psychological aspects of human sexual functioning particularly pertaining to gender identity, pairing, sexual orientation, sexual intercourse, self-stimulation, reproduction, contraception, and abortion. Related social issues such as alternative life styles, changing sex roles, and recreational sex. This course is offered as PSY 456 and SXS 456. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 461 : Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Application of psychological principles and methods in understanding human behavior at work, and to approach and solve problems in business and industry. Addresses such issues as: employee selection, training, and evaluation; working conditions; motivation, leadership, and organizational theory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 462 : Personnel Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: The application of psychological principles to personnel selection and related practices in organizations. Designed for the psychology major interested in developing proficiency in personnel techniques.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 463 : Human Factors

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: A survey of methods and research in the study of the interface between human operators and machines. Applications include equipment design for computers, aircraft, automobiles, household appliances, and similar systems.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 465 : The Psychology of Work Life Stress

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: General understanding of basic concepts, mechanisms, and issues related to stress; examines basic factors in context of business organizations. Topics include employees' cognitive appraisal of organizational stressors; physiological, psychological, and behavioral outcomes; and individual differences and long-term consequences.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 466 : Training and Development in Organizations

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Application of principles of psychology in the development, delivery, and evaluation of training and development programs in work organizations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 472 : Introduction to Legal Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or CJ 300 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and criminal justice majors.
Description: Topics include laws and the ethics of therapy, alternative dispute resolution, mental health aspects of criminology, police psychology, the insanity defense, treatment of prisoners, the psychological forces toward crime and delinquency, expert mental health testimony, eyewitness testimony, and jury behavior.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 474 : Psychology of Social Justice

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or CJ 300 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and criminal justice majors.
Description: Psychological explanations for structural barriers to equality and social justice through an exploration of the mainstream psychological literatures of procedural, distributive, retributive and restorative justice.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

PSY 475 : Psychology of Policing

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or CJ 300 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology and criminal justice majors.
Description: Psychological study of organizational processes and management of police agencies. Topics include causes and effects of psychological factors affecting police, and implications of military and community-service models of police management on police selection, stress, training, organization development, technology.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

PSY 491 : Learning

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Methods, findings, and theory in animal and human learning and memory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 492 : Perception

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Methods, theory, and analysis of sensations and perceptions; the study of the psychological and biological approaches to perception.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 493 : Motivation

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Theory and experimental evidence on the origins and direction of behavior. Learned and unlearned drives, anxiety, curiosity, and emotions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 494 : Cognitive Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: An introduction to the dominant paradigm in cognitive psychology--the information processing approach to understanding the nature of human intelligence.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 498 : Cognitive Neuroscience: Psychological Models

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment for upper division psychology majors.
Description: Prospects and potential limitations of studying cognitive psychological processes from the integrated perspectives of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neural network modeling, and neuroscience.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 521 : Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: The methods of clinical psychology, including case study techniques, psychodiagnostic evaluation, remediation of psychological distress. The current scope of professional practices in clinical psychology.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 525 : Community Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Introduction to methods practiced within the community psychology and community mental health fields. A range of methods is presented along with the range of underlying assumptions and philosophies of psychological fieldwork. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

PSY 531 : Psycholinguistics

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or equivalent. Priority enrollment for upper division psychology majors.
Description: Comprehensive introduction to psycholinguistics. Theory and research are examined in three areas of human functioning--comprehension, production, acquisition. In addition, mental representations of meaning, the relation between language and thought, and bidialectism and bilingualism are studied.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 547 : Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment for upper division psychology majors.
Description: Review of theory and research concerning conflict between individuals and groups. Principles of perception, expectation, subjective expected utility, payoff matrices, prominence, communication restriction, perception, and expectations of personality.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 558 : Field Services Seminar

Prerequisites: PSY 371, upper division standing, and consent of instructor. Priority enrollment for upper division psychology majors and graduating seniors. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 559.
Description: Issues in the professional application of psychological principles in community service. May be repeated for credit. No more than 4 units may be applied to the psychology major or minor. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 559 : Psychological Field Service

Prerequisites: PSY 371, upper division standing, and consent of instructor. Priority given to upper division psychology majors and graduating seniors. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 558.
Description: Supervised field services in cooperating community psychological agencies. May be repeated for credit. No more than 6 units may be applied to the psychology major or minor. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

PSY 571 : Intermediate Psychological Statistics

Prerequisites: PSY 371 or equivalent with grade of C or better. Priority enrollment for upper division psychology majors.
Description: Statistical theory and techniques applicable to various experimental designs and other forms of psychological research. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 581 : Physiological Psychology I

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Background and contemporary research relating behavior to biological processes. Data on neural and hormonal systems are summarized and used in examining such complex behaviors as learning, perception, and motivation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 582 : Physiological Psychology II

Prerequisites: PSY 371, PSY 581, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Selected issues and research dealing with the biological basis of behavior. Students read intensively on a mutually agreed upon topic and report their findings for discussion and development in class sessions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 601 : Theoretical Backgrounds in Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 371 and fifteen units of upper division courses in psychology. Priority enrollment to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Historical backgrounds and development of basic concepts in psychology in a theoretical and systematic context; contemporary schools and systems in psychology outlined.
Units: 3

PSY 645 : Group Processes

Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 371, or equivalent. Priority enrollment given to upper division psychology majors.
Description: Practicum involving observation of interaction within the class and in outside groups, aimed at the investigation of the psychology of groups.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 680 : Peer Advising in Psychology

Prerequisites: Junior or senior in psychology; 1 year in residence; 12 psychology units completed; and GPA of 3.0 or better.
Description: Prepare and deliver academic advising to undergraduates in psychology: academic policies and procedures. Individual advising 3 hours weekly. May be repeated once. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major. Classwork, 2 units; fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 3

PSY 685 : Projects in the Teaching of Psychology

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B in the course the student will be assisting in or consent of instructor.
Description: Training and experience in the teaching of psychology through fieldwork and instruction. Students work as Instructional Aides to a psychology instructor and receive training in teaching and learning principles as well as participate in teaching-related activities. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.)
Units: 1-4

PSY 690 : Future Directions for Psychology Majors

Prerequisites: 25 units of psychology. Must be taken in semester student applies for graduation.
Description: Web-based self-assessment of interests and goals, creation of a resume, and exploration of career options for psychology majors. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 693 : Proseminar I

Prerequisites: Selection as an honors candidate; must be taken concurrently with PSY 697.
Description: First of a two-semester seminar with the principal goal of developing a detailed senior project proposal. Work here may include examination of literature reviews, theoretical contributions, methodological studies, experiments, and field studies and practical applications.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 694 : Proseminar II

Prerequisites: Completion of Fall semester work in PSY 693 and 697.
Description: Continuation of PSY 693. Intended to facilitate and to provide evaluation of progress toward completion of the senior project. Completed senior project culminates the semester.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 697 : Senior Project Preparation

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 693.
Description: Student develops an original project, including background material and theoretical substrate, and prepares a methodology for a paper suitable for presentation in PSY 693.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 698 : Senior Project in Psychology

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 694.
Description: Student carries out the senior project and prepares a written report for presentation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 699 : Independent Study in Psychology

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem in psychology under direction of a member of the faculty. Intended for students who have completed available course work in the area of a special problem. May be repeated when problems vary. No more than 4 units may be applied to the psychology major or minor. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-4

PSY 721 : Clinical Methods: Assessment of Intelligence and Perceptual-Motor Functioning

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 729.
Description: Problems in the assessment of mental and emotional characteristics of individuals. Discussions, demonstrations, and application of individual assessment techniques including the standard individual tests of intelligence for children and adults as well as neuropsychological, educational achievement, and perceptual-motor tests.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 722 : Clinical Methods: Personality Appraisal and Projective Techniques

Prerequisites: PSY 721. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 729.
Description: Problems in the assessment and diagnosis of individual personality and its disorders. Discussions, demonstrations, and applications of standard appraisal techniques including projective tests.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 723 : Clinical Methods: Psychological Assessment

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in psychology or consent of instructor.
Description: Methods of assessment of mental functioning of individuals, including clinical interviewing, psychological diagnosis, report writing, and the administration and interpretation of cognitive/neuropsychological batteries, personality inventories, and projective tests. Assessment considerations for children, older adults, and cross-cultural populations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 724 : Clinical Issues: Drugs, Brain, and Behavior

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in psychology or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of basic mechanisms and advances in psychopharmacology, neurological interventions for psychological disorders, and treatment approaches for substance abuse disorders.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 728 : Conference to Accompany Psychology Practicum

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status. Seminar to be taken concurrently with PSY 729.
Description: Issues in the practice of clinical psychology including alcohol and substance use, general conceptual framework, models of intervention, professional ethics and law, roles and responsibilities of psychotherapists. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 729 : Psychology Practicum

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently first with PSY 721 and then with PSY 722.
Description: Practicum in the methods and procedures of psychological assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis and techniques of psychological intervention with individuals, couples, and families. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 729 : Psychology Practicum

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 728.
Description: Practicum in the methods and procedures of psychological assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis and techniques of psychological intervention with individuals, couples, and families. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

PSY 730 : Seminar in Current Issues in Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Problems and issues in developmental psychology: new directions in theory, method, and research.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 735 : Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: classified graduate status or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: Intensive study of selected topics in developmental psychology. May be repeated for credit if different area of emphasis is selected.
Units: 3

PSY 735 : Adolescence and Young Adult

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar explores such topics as abstract reasoning, moral development, ego identity, sex love, occupational goals, pregnancy, peer relations, and life plans. Course requirements include oral and written reports on an individually selected topic and regular attendance.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 735 : Cognitive Development

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate level.
Description: Theories of cognitive development (Piaget, Vygotsky, information processing, etc.) and factors related to differences in cognition including age, cognitive style, culture. Emphasis on current research and theories. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 735 : Parent-Child Relations

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate level.
Description: Basic issues in parent-child relationships, pregnancy, discipline, behavior problems, and attachment across the lifespan. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

PSY 735 : Prevention, Intervention, and Family Transition Events

Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Theoretical and applied perspectives on family transition events and the impact of such events on the developing individual. Fundamental and state-of-the-art techniques in preventive intervention program evaluation design and implementation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

PSY 737 : Laboratory in Observation of Children's Behavior

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in psychology or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 739.
Description: Observations and experimental studies of human behavior. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 739 : Technical Writing for Psychological Journals

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 737.
Description: Practicum on preparing written reports on observations of human behavior within American Psychological Association format. Laboratory.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 740 : Seminar in Social Psychology

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Critical examination of current theories and research in social psychology, emphasizing social influence processes and personality variables which may affect behavior in diverse organizational and informal settings, and exploring applications of social psychology in the design and assessment of social change.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 742 : Seminar in Survey Research

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Principles and methods of survey research are studied and applied in supervised field experiences covering the entire survey process, from research design to sampling, data collection, and preparation of a report.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 751 : Seminar in Current Trends and Issues

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: New developments drawn from current overviews and symposia. Implications for revision of theory, practice, and experimental procedures. Both ethical views and scientific and applied methods are critically examined.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 753 : Seminar in Therapeutic and Developmental Change I

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Convergence of developmental theory and psychotherapeutic process, focusing on clinical theories relevant across the lifespan from infancy through old age, and end-of-life. Considerations of culture, SES, and other factors shaping development.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 754 : Seminar in Therapeutic and Developmental Change II

Prerequisites: PSY 753.
Description: Modern versions of psychodynamic theories incorporating family concepts, ethnicity, and community issues including cultural factors in the dynamics of spousal or partner abuse.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 760 : Seminar in Organizational Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 761 or equivalent, classified graduate status, and consent of instructor.
Description: Selected psychological theory and research findings applied to the study of human behavior in organizational settings.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 761 : Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Current problems and problem-solving approaches in selected areas of personnel practices concerning the use and development of human resources in industrial, professional, and other applied fields.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 762 : Seminar in Industrial Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 761 or equivalent, classified graduate status, and consent of instructor.
Description: Theory, research, and methods from I/O psychology pertaining to personnel selection and related decisions in organizations, including job analysis, performance measurement, validation, selection strategies, and test administration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 765 : Industrial Training Program Development

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to the development, installation, and evaluation of training programs in the modern work setting. Considers learning theory and research, training theory and techniques, and methods of assessing and evaluating programs.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 766 : Psychological Foundations of Organizational Change

Prerequisites: PSY 761 or equivalent, classified graduate status, and consent of instructor.
Description: Psychological theory and research on group and organizational change processes, with attention to problems and methods of organizational change and assessment of organizational intervention outcomes.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 768 : Seminar to Accompany Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 769.
Description: Experiences in field assignments are explored for theoretical and research implications. Ethical, professional, and inter-professional implications are considered. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 769 : Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 760, 761, and 762; classified graduate status, and consent of instructor.
Description: Supervised field assignments for advanced graduate students in a variety of business, professional, and industrial settings. (May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 770 : Research Methods and Techniques

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar in research designs applicable to the systematic analysis of varieties of human behavior.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 771 : Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design

Prerequisites: Intermediate statistics or consent of instructor.
Description: Major analysis of variance designs used in psychological research are presented. Topics include introduction to use of a major statistical package. Brief introduction to use of the General Linear Model is presented. Students in the master's program in psychological research should take this course at the first opportunity.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 772 : Applications of Multiple Regression to Psychological Research

Prerequisites: PSY 771 or consent of instructor.
Description: Experimental designs using multiple regression/correlation methods. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 792 : Preseminar in Foundations of Contemporary Psychological Research

Prerequisites: Contemporary theory and research in such basic areas of psychology as learning and motivation, sensory process and perception, physiological, developmental, social and personality, and clinical and abnormal. Each seminar topic is directed by a faculty member specializing in that area and accompanied by comprehensive and systematic readings.
Description: Students in the master's program in psychological research should take this course at the first opportunity. Lectures and discussion on criteria for the design, execution, analysis, and report of psychological research on animal and human subjects. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 798 : Research Colloquium

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Presentations and discussions of current or contemplated research projects. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 799 : Supervised Selected Research

Prerequisites: PSY 770 or 791.
Description: Experimental research under the direction of a member of the faculty. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 2-6

PSY 821 : Clinical Methods: Diagnosis and Advanced Psychopathology

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status in clinical or school psychology master's program.
Description: Examines various approaches to the evaluation and treatment of major mental disorders including substance abuse disorders and disorders of childhood and adolescence. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 822 : Clinical Methods: Marital and Family Systems Theory and Therapy

Prerequisites: PSY 821.
Description: Characteristic interpersonal interactions including those involving substance abuse or partner abuse and how those appear in the clinical interview are studied from different theoretical viewpoints including assessment and intervention procedures. Conditions which promote psychological change in couples and families including same-sex relationships are studied from an interpersonal, familial, and sociocultural perspective. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 828 : Conference to Accompany Advanced Psychology Practicum

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 829.
Description: Therapeutic process and change with diverse mental disorders and populations. Explorations of principles of recovery oriented care, case management, and collaborative treatment. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 829 : Advanced Psychology Practicum

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; PSY 729. Must be taken concurrently with PSY 828.
Description: Supervised advanced psychology practicum in clinical psychological evaluation and intervention. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 3-6

PSY 839 : Field Experience in Developmental Psychology

Prerequisites: classified graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Supervised field experience with children and adolescents. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 1-3

PSY 855 : Seminar in Professional School Psychology

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and consent of instructor.
Description: Roles, skills, and competencies of professional school psychologists as they apply to educational, career, developmental, and mental health needs of children and opportunities for working with these needs within the interpersonal, legal, and professional structure of the school.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 857 : Behavior Management

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with COUN 719. For course description, see COUN 719. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 858 : Conference to Accompany Psychology Internship

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with PSY 859.
Description: Seminar in problems in the professional practice of psychology. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3

PSY 859 : Psychology Internship

Prerequisites: PSY 829 or equivalent.
Description: Internship in the application of psychological principles and procedures including psychological evaluation, treatment. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 6

PSY 891 : Seminar in Selected Problems

Prerequisites: PSY 791 or equivalent.
Description: Special areas of psychological research and theory. May be repeated if different area of emphasis is selected.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PSY 896 : Directed Reading

Prerequisites: None
Description: Special problems in psychology, chosen on the basis of individual interests and studied under the direction of a member of the faculty. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3-6

PSY 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of candidate's committee chair, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: The student formulates, conducts, and presents an intensive research thesis which must be defended before a committee drawn from the psychology faculty. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PSY 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.
Description: Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition (form available in the Psychology Office).
Units: 1-3
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