Courses (Graduate)

 

Psych 497 – Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.

Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

Psych 502 – Applied Behavior Analysis. 4 cr. U/G.

Learning and motivation of human behavior in applied settings. Lab work in community agencies using operant methods, behavior modification, programmed instruction, AV systems. Lec, Lab. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

Psych 503 – Perception. 3 cr. U/G.

The nature of perception and its relation to environmental and internal processes. Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

Psych 505 – Cognitive Processes. 4 cr. U/G.

Human information processing, emphasizing vision and language. Topics: pattern recognition; sensory-specific memory systems, short- and long-term; modern approaches to mental imagery and operations. Lec, lab. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

Psych 510 – Advanced Psychological Statistics. 3 cr. U/G.

Topics include probability and sampling theory, correlational methods, and nonparametric techniques. Foundations course. Prereq: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.

Psych 514 – Conditioning and Learning. 4 cr. U/G.

Principles of conditioning and learning. Lec, lab. Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each semester. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P).

Psych 550 – History of Psychology. 3 cr. U/G.

The important philosophical and scientific antecedents of contemporary psychology. Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

Psych 551 – Learning and Motivation Theories. 3 cr. U/G.

Contemporary psychological theories, with special emphasis on theories of learning. Systems course. Prereq: jr st; 9 cr in psych.

Psych 578 – Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, and Health. 3 cr. U/G.

Psychological theory and research on how health is related to race and ethnicity. Foundations course. No cr for students w/cr in Psych 611 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st, Psych 101(P); or grad st.

Psych 609 – Motivation. 3 cr. U/G.

Systematic analysis of reinforcement, drive, arousal, and recent neurophysiological research related to motivation and emotion. Systems course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 254(P) or cons instr.

Psych 610 – Experimental Design. 3 cr. U/G.

Design and analysis of single and multi-factor experiments; tests for trends; multiple comparisons. Foundations course. Prereq: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.

Psych 611 – Current Topics: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.

Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered. Foundations course. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

Psych 620 – Single-Subject Research Methods. 3 cr. U/G.

A review of single-subject research methods. Foundations course. Prereq: jr st & Psych 325(P), or grad st; or cons instr.

Psych 654 – Advanced Physiological Psychology. 4 cr. U/G.

Advanced topics in physiological psychology. Lec, lab. Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each sem. Prereq: jr st; Psych 254(P) & 325(P).

Psych 657 – Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 3 cr. U/G.

Functional and structural alterations in nervous system underlying organism’s ability to learn/remember. Principles drawn from molecular and cellular neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and behavioral neuroscience. Systems course. Counts as repeat of Psych 611 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.

Psych 660 – Experimental Child Psychology. 4 cr. U/G.

Experimental investigation of child behavior and development. Lec, lab. Prereq: jr st; Psych 260(R) & 325(P).

Psych 677 – Experimental Social Psychology. 4 cr. U/G.

Experimental investigation of social behavior. Lec, lab. Prereq: jr st; Psych 230(R) & 325(P).

Psych 680 – Psychology of Aging. 3 cr. U/G.

Extension of principles of general psychology to the process of aging. Systems course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 325(P) or cons instr.

Psych 702 – Applied Behavior Analysis. 3 cr. G.

Use of learning principles and procedures to solve behavior problems. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 705 – Information Processing. 3 cr. G.

Introduction to cognitive psychology from an information processing perspective. Core course in cognition for the cognition/perception area. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 706 – Psychology of Language. 3 cr. G.

An overview of the cognitive processes involved in language comprehension. An advanced course in cognition for the cognition/perception area. Prereq: grad st; some background in linguis or cognitive psych recom, e.g. Psych 705(R).

Psych 710 – Survey of Clinical Research Methods. 3 cr. G.

Various research methods in clinical psychology. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 711 – Current Topics in Psychology: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. G.

Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 712 – Professional Ethics and Issues in Clinical Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Introduction to clinical practice and ethics. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 714 – Conditioning and Learning. 3 cr. G.

Principles of classical conditioning and instrumental learning. 3 hr lec, 1 hr dis Prereq: grad st.

Psych 724 – Proseminar in Behavior Analysis. 3 cr. G.

A review of conceptual, methodological, and professional issues associated with the science and application of behavior analysis. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 725 – Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts. 3 cr. G.

Ethical and professional issues pertaining to behavior analysts working in clinical, educational, academic, and other settings. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

Psych 727 – Cognitive Neuroscience. 3 cr. G.

How the brain enables the mind; broad introduction to cognitive neuroscience, with emphasis on a converging methods approach. Counts as repeat of 711 w/same topic. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 730 – Practicum in Behavior Analysis. 3 cr. G.

Hands-on experience providing behavior analysis services. Retakable to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.

Psych 734 – Introduction to Scientifically-Validated Treatments. 1 cr. G.

The use of psychological interventions for treating numerous psychological conditions. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

Psych 736 – Functional Assessment and Intervention. 3 cr. G.

Methods for determining the variables of which behavior is a function and selecting function-based interventions. Prereq: grad st

Psych 741 – Foundations of Psychotherapy. 3 cr. G.

Introduction to psychotherapies: origins, orientations, procedures, and empirical support. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 742 – Empirically-Supported Interventions. 3 cr. G.

Research-supported therapy protocols for a variety of behavioral disorders; didactic instruction and role-play practice/feedback. Prereq: grad st; some background in psychopathology & systems of psychotherapy recom.

Psych 750 – The History of Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Examination of the grounding of modern psychological theory and practice in the history of western culture. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis. Not open to students with cr in Psych 550(ER). Prereq: grad st.

Psych 754 – Proseminar in Biological Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Overview of current topics in neuroscience including neuropsychopharmacology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 756 – Psychophysiology. 3 cr. G.

Experimental investigation of physiological factors in behavior. 2 hrs lec; 1 hr dis. Not open to students with cr in Psych 656(ER). Prereq: grad st.

Psych 760 – Experimental Child Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Investigation of experimental research relating to infant and child behavior. Lec, Lab, Dis. No cr for students w/cr in Psych 660(ER). Prereq: grad st.

Psych 762 – Lifespan Developmental Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Survey of developmental theory from a life-span perspective, with an emphasis on historical roots of developmental psychology, contemporary integrated theoretical perspectives, and cross-cultural perspectives. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 790 – Masters Research. 1-6 cr. G.

Retakable. Prereq: grad st & cons advisory committee.

Psych 791 – Project in Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Independent research with a faculty member to fulfill the master’s thesis requirement for incoming students with a master’s degree without a thesis. Prereq: grad st; cons advisory committee.

Psych 799 – Advanced Independent Study. 1-6 cr. G.

Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: grad st & sponsorship by a faculty member.

Psych 802 – First-Year Clinical Psychology Practicum. 3 cr. G.

Administration of psychological tests to clinic clients; interviewing, contact with referred sources, feedback of test results to clients, written reports and co-therapy with experienced therapist. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; clinical training prog; cons instr.

Psych 811 – Community Placement in Clinical Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Specific agency and additional prerequisites announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg of placement to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.

Psych 812 – Field Placement in Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Retakable for cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.

Psych 821 – Practicum in Assessment I. 3 cr. G.

Practical experience utilizing techniques used in Assessment I (Psych 831). Prereq: grad st; Psych 712(P), 801(P), 912(P); clinical training prog. Conc reg Psych 831(C) by clinical Psych students.

Psych 822 – Practicum in Assessment II. 3 cr. G.

Practical experience utilizing techniques used in Assessment II (Psych 832). Prereq: grad st; Psych 821(P); clinical training prog. Psych 832(C) by clinical psych students.

Psych 831 – Assessment I. 3 cr. G.

Objective techniques used in the appraisal of personality and intellectual processes. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 832 – Assessment II. 3 cr. G.

Neuropsychological, child-focused, and projective techniques used in the appraisal of personality and intellectual processes. Prereq: grad st; Psych 831(P).

Psych 833 – Neuropsychology. 3 cr. G.

Anatomy, pathology, and neuropsychology of the higher brain functions in humans.Prereq: grad st.

Psych 834 – Seminar in Advanced Assessment: 3 cr. G.

Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st: Psych 831(P).

Psych 842 – Practicum in Therapy. 4 cr. G.

Supervised practicum experience with therapeutic techniques used in clinical psychology. Prereq: grad st; Psych 712(P).

Psych 844 – Practicum in Clinical Supervision. 3 cr. G.

Practicum to enhance theoretical and practical skills for supervising clinical work. Retakable to 12 cr max. Prereq: grad st; completion of all required clinical Psych courses & practica.

Psych 845 – Practicum in Empirically-Supported Interventions. 1-3 cr. G.

Application of techniques learned in Psych 742 (Empirically-Supported Interventions). Retakable once to 3 cr max. Prereq: grad st; Psych 742(C).

Psych 854 – Behavioral Neuroscience. 3 cr. G.

Introduction to current research and theory regarding the neural basis of behavior. Not open to students who have cr in Psych 654(ER). Prereq: grad st.

Psych 888 – Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.

Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 890 – Graduate Research. 1-6 cr. G.

Retakable. Prereq: grad st & sponsorship by a grad faculty member.

Psych 911 – Current Topics and Techniques in Clinical Psychology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.

Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max for masters students & 12 cr max for doctoral students. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 912 – Developmental Psychopathology. 3 cr. G.

Seminar on concepts and research in the scientific study of psychopathology across the lifespan Prereq: grad st.

Psych 914 – Seminar in Stimulus Control. 3 cr. G.

Seminar on topics of traditional and contemporary theoretical interest in stimulus control. Prereq: grad st; Psych 714(P) or equiv.

Psych 915 – Seminar in Operant Behavior. 3 cr. G.

Prereq: grad st.

Psych 919 – Seminar in Classical Conditioning. 3 cr. G.

Seminar on topics of empirical and theoretical interest in classical conditioning. Prereq: grad st; Psych 714(P) or equiv.

Psych 930 – Seminar in Social Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Prereq: grad st.

Psych 932 – Proseminar in Evaluation Research. 3 cr. G.

In-depth examination of experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies for assessing the impact of social innovations; factors impeding implementation of such methodologies; utilization of available findings. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 933 – Seminar in Neuroscience. 1 cr. G.

Student presentations in cellular, molecular, and behavioral neuroscience. Retakable to 3 cr max. Psych 933 & Bio Sci 933 are jointly offered; students may enroll under only one of the curricular areas in any single semester. Prereq: grad st in Bio Sci, Psych, or Ed Psych or cons instr

Psych 954 – Seminar in Physiological Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Prereq: grad st.

Psych 955 – Seminar in Social Psychology and Health. 3 cr. G.

Theoretical and empirical contributions of social psychology to health. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 961 (860) – Seminar in Child-Clinical Psychology. 3 cr. G.

Diagnosis, etiology, therapy, and research in child-clinical psychology are discussed and criticized. Prereq: grad st.

Psych 990 – Doctoral Research. 1-6 cr. G.

Retakable. Prereq: grad st & admis to candidacy for Ph.D. degree.

Psych 995 – Clinical Psychology Internship. 1 or 3 cr. G.

Required internship for students in the clinical psychology PhD program. Retakable. Students who have passed dissertation defense enroll for 1 cr; all others enroll for 3 cr. Prereq: clinical psych doctoral student; dissertator status; proposal hearing passed; cons instr.