Courses (Graduate)

PSYCH 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 502G Applied Behavior Analysis
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 325(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020.
PSYCH 503G Perception
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
The nature of perception and its relation to environmental and internal processes.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in psych.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020.
PSYCH 505G Cognitive Processes
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 325(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
PSYCH 510G Advanced Psychological Statistics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topics include probability and sampling theory, correlational methods, and nonparametric techniques. Foundations course.
Prerequisites: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2020.
PSYCH 514G Conditioning and Learning
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Principles of conditioning and learning. Lec, lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 325(P).
Course Rules: Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each semester.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 550G History of Psychology
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
The important philosophical and scientific antecedents of contemporary psychology.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in psych.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020.
PSYCH 551G Learning and Motivation Theories
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Contemporary psychological theories, with special emphasis on theories of learning.
Prerequisites: jr st; 9 cr in psych.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
PSYCH 578G Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, and Health
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Psychological theory and research on how health is related to race and ethnicity.
Prerequisites: jr st, Psych 101(P); or grad st.
Course Rules: Foundations course. No cr for students w/cr in Psych 611 w/similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2021.
PSYCH 609 Motivation
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Systematic analysis of reinforcement, drive, arousal, and recent neurophysiological research related to motivation and emotion.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 254(P) or cons instr.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Fall 2004, Spring 1996.
PSYCH 609G Motivation
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Systematic analysis of reinforcement, drive, arousal, and recent neurophysiological research related to motivation and emotion.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 254(P) or cons instr.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Fall 2004, Spring 1996.
PSYCH 610G Experimental Design
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Design and analysis of single and multi-factor experiments; tests for trends; multiple comparisons. Foundations course.
Prerequisites: jr st & Psych 210(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2021.
PSYCH 611G Current Topics:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: Foundations course. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2018.
PSYCH 620G Single-Subject Research Methods
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
A review of single-subject research methods.
Prerequisites: jr st & Psych 325(P), or grad st; or cons instr.
Course Rules: Foundations course.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
PSYCH 654G Advanced Physiological Psychology
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced topics in physiological psychology. Lec, lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 254(P) & 325(P).
Course Rules: Required special course fee assessed; announced in Schedule of Classes each sem.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020.
PSYCH 657G Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: Systems course. Counts as repeat of Psych 611 w/same topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2020.
PSYCH 660G Experimental Child Psychology
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Experimental investigation of child behavior and development. Lec, lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 260(R) & 325(P).
Last Taught: Summer 2021, Spring 2021.
PSYCH 677G Experimental Social Psychology
4 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Experimental investigation of social behavior. Lec, lab.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 230(R) & 325(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020.
PSYCH 680G Psychology of Aging
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extension of principles of general psychology to the process of aging.
Prerequisites: jr st; Psych 325(P) or cons instr.
Course Rules: Systems course.
Last Taught: Summer 2021.
PSYCH 702 Applied Behavior Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
Use of learning principles and procedures to solve behavior problems. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2005.
PSYCH 705 Information Processing
3 cr. Graduate.
Introduction to cognitive psychology from an information processing perspective. Core course in cognition for the cognition/perception area.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
PSYCH 706 Psychology of Language
3 cr. Graduate.
An overview of the cognitive processes involved in language comprehension. An advanced course in cognition for the cognition/perception area.
Prerequisites: grad st; some background in linguis or cognitive psych recom, e.g. Psych 705(R).
Last Taught: Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2006, Fall 2003.
PSYCH 710 Survey of Clinical Research Methods
3 cr. Graduate.
Various research methods in clinical psychology.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 711 Current Topics in Psychology:
1-4 cr. Graduate.
Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 712 Professional Ethics and Issues in Clinical Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Introduction to clinical practice and ethics.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 714 Conditioning and Learning
3 cr. Graduate.
Principles of classical conditioning and instrumental learning. 3 hr lec, 1 hr dis
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
PSYCH 724 Proseminar in Behavior Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
A review of conceptual, methodological, and professional issues associated with the science and application of behavior analysis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
PSYCH 725 Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts
3 cr. Graduate.
Ethical and professional issues pertaining to behavior analysts working in clinical, educational, academic, and other settings.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014.
PSYCH 727 Cognitive Neuroscience
3 cr. Graduate.
How the brain enables the mind; broad introduction to cognitive neuroscience, with emphasis on a converging methods approach.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of 711 w/same topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020.
PSYCH 730 Practicum in Behavior Analysis
3 cr. Graduate.
Hands-on experience providing behavior analysis services.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.
Course Rules: Retakable to 12 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
PSYCH 734 Introduction to Scientifically-Validated Treatments
1 cr. Graduate.
The use of psychological interventions for treating numerous psychological conditions.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010.
PSYCH 736 Functional Assessment and Intervention
3 cr. Graduate.
Methods for determining the variables of which behavior is a function and selecting function-based interventions.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
PSYCH 741 Foundations of Psychotherapy
3 cr. Graduate.
Introduction to psychotherapies: origins, orientations, procedures, and empirical support.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 742 Empirically-Supported Interventions
3 cr. Graduate.
Research-supported therapy protocols for a variety of behavioral disorders; didactic instruction and role-play practice/feedback.
Prerequisites: grad st; some background in psychopathology & systems of psychotherapy recom.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 745 Hormones and Behavior
3 cr. Graduate.
Effects of hormones on behavior and brain function in various species. Counts as repeat of Psych 711 with same topic.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2016.
PSYCH 750 The History of Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Examination of the grounding of modern psychological theory and practice in the history of western culture. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not open to students with cr in Psych 550(ER).
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019.
PSYCH 754 Proseminar in Biological Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Overview of current topics in neuroscience including neuropsychopharmacology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2015.
PSYCH 756 Psychophysiology
3 cr. Graduate.
Experimental investigation of physiological factors in behavior. 2 hrs lec; 1 hr dis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not open to students with cr in Psych 656(ER).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 760 Experimental Child Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Investigation of experimental research relating to infant and child behavior. Lec, Lab, Dis.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: No cr for students w/cr in Psych 660(ER).
Last Taught: Summer 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 762 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2013.
PSYCH 782 The Aging Brain
3 cr. Graduate.
Effects of aging process on brain function; resulting effects on psychological function. Counts as repeat of Psych 711 with same topic.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 790 Masters Research
1-6 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st & cons advisory committee.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020.
PSYCH 791 Project in Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Independent research with a faculty member to fulfill the master's thesis requirement for incoming students with a master's degree without a thesis.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons advisory committee.
Last Taught: Spring 2002, Spring 2000, Spring 1998, Spring 1993.
PSYCH 799 Advanced Independent Study
1-6 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st & sponsorship by a faculty member.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015.
PSYCH 802 First-Year Clinical Psychology Practicum
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; clinical training prog; cons instr.
Course Rules: Retakable to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 811 Community Placement in Clinical Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Specific agency and additional prerequisites announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg of placement to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 812 Field Placement in Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr & placement supervisor.
Course Rules: Retakable for cr.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
PSYCH 815 Cases in Clinical Neuropsychology
1 cr. Graduate.
Didactic training in clinical neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and consulting. Format includes lectures, journal reviews, and case conferences.
Prerequisites: Clinical psych doctoral student or cons instr.
Course Rules: Retakable to 5 cr max. Counts as repeat of Psych 711 w/similar topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019.
PSYCH 821 Practicum in Assessment I
3 cr. Graduate.
Practical experience utilizing techniques used in Assessment I (Psych 831).
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 712(P), 801(P), 912(P); clinical training prog. Conc reg Psych 831(C) by clinical Psych students.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 822 Practicum in Assessment II
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Practical experience utilizing techniques used in Assessment II (Psych 832).
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 821(P); clinical training prog. Psych 832(C) by clinical psych students.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 831 Assessment I
3 cr. Graduate.
Objective techniques used in the appraisal of personality and intellectual processes.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 832 Assessment II
3 cr. Graduate.
Neuropsychological, child-focused, and projective techniques used in the appraisal of personality and intellectual processes.
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 831(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 833 Neuropsychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Anatomy, pathology, and neuropsychology of the higher brain functions in humans.Prereq: grad st.
Prerequisites: Spring 2019, Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2007.
PSYCH 834 Seminar in Advanced Assessment:
3 cr. Graduate.
Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Timetable each time the course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st: Psych 831(P).
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
PSYCH 842 Practicum in Therapy
4 cr. Graduate.
Supervised practicum experience with therapeutic techniques used in clinical psychology.
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 712(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 844 Practicum in Clinical Supervision
3 cr. Graduate.
Practicum to enhance theoretical and practical skills for supervising clinical work.
Prerequisites: grad st; completion of all required clinical Psych courses & practica.
Course Rules: Retakable to 12 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
PSYCH 845 Practicum in Empirically-Supported Interventions
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Application of techniques learned in Psych 742 (Empirically-Supported Interventions).
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 742(C).
Course Rules: Retakable once to 3 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
PSYCH 854 Behavioral Neuroscience
3 cr. Graduate.
Introduction to current research and theory regarding the neural basis of behavior.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not open to students who have cr in Psych 654(ER).
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Course Rules: Fee for 1 cr assessed; unit does not count towards credit load for Fin Aid. Repeatable. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
Last Taught: Spring 2005, Summer 2004, Summer 2003, Fall 1999.
PSYCH 890 Graduate Research
1-6 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st & sponsorship by a grad faculty member.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Summer 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020.
PSYCH 911 Current Topics and Techniques in Clinical Psychology:
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max for masters students & 12 cr max for doctoral students.
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2005, Spring 2004, Spring 2003.
PSYCH 912 Developmental Psychopathology
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on concepts and research in the scientific study of psychopathology across the lifespan
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 914 Seminar in Stimulus Control
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on topics of traditional and contemporary theoretical interest in stimulus control.
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 714(P) or equiv.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2006.
PSYCH 915 Seminar in Operant Behavior
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2002, Fall 2001.
PSYCH 919 Seminar in Classical Conditioning
3 cr. Graduate.
Seminar on topics of empirical and theoretical interest in classical conditioning.
Prerequisites: grad st; Psych 714(P) or equiv.
Last Taught: Fall 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2007, Fall 2004.
PSYCH 930 Seminar in Social Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
PSYCH 932 Proseminar in Evaluation Research
3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 1999.
PSYCH 933 Seminar in Neuroscience
2 cr. Graduate.
Student oral and poster presentations in cellular, molecular, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience. Students will also write evaluations and summaries of external presentations.
Prerequisites: grad st in Bio Sci, Psych, or Ed Psych or cons instr
Course Rules: Retakable to 8 cr max. Psych 933 & Bio Sci 933 are jointly offered; students may enroll under only one of the curricular areas in any single semester.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.
PSYCH 954 Seminar in Physiological Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2007, Spring 2004.
PSYCH 955 Seminar in Social Psychology and Health
3 cr. Graduate.
Theoretical and empirical contributions of social psychology to health.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
PSYCH 961 Seminar in Child-Clinical Psychology
3 cr. Graduate.
Diagnosis, etiology, therapy, and research in child-clinical psychology are discussed and criticized.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2007, Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2001.
PSYCH 990 Doctoral Research
1-6 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st & admis to candidacy for Ph.D. degree.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020.
PSYCH 995 Clinical Psychology Internship
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Required internship for students in the clinical psychology PhD program.
Prerequisites: clinical psych doctoral student; dissertator status; proposal hearing passed; cons instr.
Course Rules: Considered full time for FA purposes. Retakable. Students who have passed dissertation defense enroll for 1 cr; all others enroll for 3 cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019.