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Department of Psychology

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Psychology: PSY

Lower-Division Courses

PSY 301 (TCCN: PSYC 2301). Introduction to Psychology.

Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or the equivalent in independent study.

PSY 304 (TCCN: PSYC 2308). Introduction to Child Psychology.

General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 305. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Introduction to the study of how people perceive, act, communicate, and reason. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 308. Biopsychology.

Introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Overview of the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, followed by a survey of brain mechanisms of perception, cognition, learning, and emotion; biological perspectives on drug action and mental disease. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 309 (TCCN: PSYC 2316). Personality.

Research and theory concerning personality structure, dynamics, development, and assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 317 (TCCN: PSYC 2317). Statistical Methods in Psychology.

Recommended for majors who plan to do graduate work in psychology or related fields. Measures of central tendency and variability; statistical inference; correlation and regression. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 418. Statistics and Research Design.

Students may not enroll in Psychology 418 more than twice. Survey of statistics, including central tendency, variability and inference, and scientific methodology used in psychological research. Three lecture hours and two discussion hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C and credit for one of the following: Mathematics 302, 303D, 403K, 305G, 408C, 408K, 316; or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 319K (TCCN: PSYC 2319). Social Psychology.

Theory and research on the analysis of human conduct in social settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

PSY 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Psychology.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Psychology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

PSY 323. Perception.

Theory and research in the ways we extract information from the environment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 323P. Perceptual Systems: Neurons, Behavior, and Evolution.

An introduction to perceptual systems, with an emphasis on perception in human and nonhuman primates. Topics include the physics of perceptual stimuli, the neural processing of perceptual information, the performance of human and other primates in perceptual tasks, and the evolution of perceptual systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 323P and 341K (Topic: Perceptual Systems: Neurons/Behavior/Evolution) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 323S. Sex Differences in Cognition and Perception.

Examination of facts, theories, and implications of sex differences in human cognition and perception. Topics include genetic and hormonal origins of sex differences, structural differences in the body and brain, verbal abilities, spatial abilities, learning, memory, sensory-motor abilities, and the auditory, olfactory, visual, and other sensory systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 323S and 341K (Topic: Sex Differences in Cognition and Perception) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 323V. Seeing and Acting in a Virtual World.

Methods of experimentation and discovery for examining one's own perceptions and actions in ordinary life. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 323V and 341K (Topic: Seeing/Acting in Virtual World) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 325K. Advanced Statistics.

Advanced statistical theory and methods for analysis of behavioral sciences data; topics include analysis of variance and covariance, regression, and nonparametric techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 326K. Principles of Conditioning and Learning.

Laws of animal and human learning, and the underlying mechanisms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Psychology.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Psychology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

PSY 332. Behavioral Neuroscience.

Neuroscientific study of behavioral functions: fundamental structure and function of the human nervous system, sensory systems and perception, motor systems and behavior, motivation and learning, brain disorders and maladaptive behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 332C. Hormones and Behavior.

Neuroscientific study of hormones and behavior in animals and humans. Includes sexual behavior, sexual differentiation, parental behavior, aggressive behavior, feeding and drinking, stress, learning, and memory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 332C and 341K (Topic: Hormones and Behavior) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 332D. Human Brain Imaging in Psychology.

Study of human brain imaging technologies such as fMRI and electrophysiology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 332D and 341K (Topic: Human Brain Imaging in Psychology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 332M. The Neuroscience of Motivation and Reward.

Examination of mechanisms of the brain that control behaviors such as incentive motivation, reward, aversion, and addiction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 332M and 341K (Topic: Neuroscience of Motivation and Reward) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 333C. Controversial Issues in Development.

An exploration of questions in developmental psychology that are currently in dispute. Topics may include stem cell research, treatment of juveniles in the legal system, physician-assisted suicide, and methods of sex education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 333C and 341K (Topic: Controversial Issues in Development) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333D. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Psychology 333D and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333E. Identity Formation.

An introduction to historical theories of and current research on identity, with particular focus on identity development in the domains of occupation, religion, politics and morality, gender, ethnicity, and adoption. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 333E and 341K (Topic: Identity Formation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333F. Fantasy and Reality.

Examination of how children and adults decide what is real and what is not. Topics include the fantasy-reality distinction, magical thinking, and religious cognition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 333F and 341K (Topic: Fantasy and Reality) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333M. Infant Development.

Examination of genetic and environmental determinants of social, perceptual, and cognitive development in infants from theoretical and research perspectives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333N. Cognitive Development.

Overview of the development of thinking from infancy through childhood. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333P. Child Language.

Examination of theory and research concerning the development of language in the child. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 373 (Topic 1: Child Language), 373 (Topic: Language Acquisition), Psychology 333P. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333R. Social Development in Children.

Development of social behavior (for example, sex typing and aggression) and social relationships. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 333R and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 19: Social Development in Children) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333T. Adolescent Development.

Physical, cognitive, social, and personality development during adolescence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 333W. Moral Development.

An introduction to theory and research on morality. Topics include culture and morality, Freudian and social learning perspectives on moral development, Kohlberg's theory of morality, challenge to Kohlberg's theory, and cognitive, familial, and emotional influence on morality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 333W and 341K (Topic: Moral Development) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 334D. Psychology of Human Mating.

Mate selection, sources of conflict, and mating over the life span, studied in the context of evolutionary psychology and sexual selection theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 334E. Evolutionary Psychology.

Fundamentals of evolutionary psychology, including issues of natural and sexual selection, adaptation, and domain-specific psychological mechanisms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 337. Psychology of Language.

Consideration of approaches to the study of language, its development in children, and its functioning; important research from psychology and linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 338K. Psychology of Reading.

Theory and research on the reading process and its acquisition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 339. Behavior Problems of Children.

Adjustment difficulties during childhood and adolescence; causation and treatment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 339, 342, Psychology 339. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 341K. Selected Topics in Psychology.

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

Topic 4: Health Psychology.
Topic 7: Epidemiology.
Topic 8: Learning and the Brain.
Topic 12: Personality Assessment. Theoretical and methodological issues involved in trying to understand and measure personality.
Topic 14: Robot Cognition.
Topic 15: History of Modern Psychology. A survey of the diverse roots of modern psychology, the competing schools that influenced psychology's development, and the perspectives that guide scholarship in present-day psychology. Psychology 341K (Topic 15) and 341K (Topic: History and Systems of Psychology) may not both be counted.
Topic 16: Psychology of Fundamentalism. Psychological research and theory on religious fundamentalism. Considers the nature of different forms of religious fundamentalism, and possible psychological mechanisms that motivate fundamentalism. Includes topics such as the development of fundamentalism, the movement from fundamentalism to terrorism, and fundamentalism and the family.
Topic 17: Psychology and Religion. An exploration of the psychological processes involved in religion. Discusses seminal psychological theories of religion, such as the work of James, Freud, Jung, and Maslow. Discussion of empirical work includes topics such as the development of religion across the life span, religious experience, conversion, and the effects of religion on mental and physical health.
Topic 18: Language and Thought.

PSY 343K. Substance Abuse.

Causes of substance abuse: the evolutionary perspective, sex differences, predisposition, biological and cognitive theories; emphasis on food and alcohol. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 345. Individual Differences.

Study of person-to-person variation in intelligence, personality, and interests, with an emphasis on genetic and environmental determinants, developmental processes, and their relation to real-world outcomes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Individual Differences) and 345 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 346K. Psychology of Sex.

Development of sex from genes to human behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 350. Motivation.

Theory and research on motivation; biological and social determinants. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 352. Abnormal Psychology.

Biological and social factors in the development and treatment of psychopathology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 353K. Psychopharmacology.

The pharmacology and the neurochemical, neurophysiological, and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs, with regard to their use as therapeutic and behavioral research tools. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355. Cognition.

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355C. Development of Categories and Concepts.

Study of the historical and contemporary knowledge about the ways that people learn about concepts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Categories and Concepts) and 355C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 355D. Animal Cognition.

An introduction to animal intelligence and the evolution of mind. Examines what is known about intelligence in other animals, how intelligence is revealed in social and problem-solving behavior, and the ways in which human intelligence is structured by its evolutionary past. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Animal Cognition) and 355D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355M. The Cognitive Psychology of Music.

Cognitive foundations of music in terms of physics of sound, the psychophysics of musical experience, perceptual organization of musical scenes, the perception of time through rhythm, and the ways in which music reflects natural form. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Cognitive Psychology of Music) and 355M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 355N. Cognitive Neuroscience.

Exploration of the link between the brain, mind, and behavior and cognitive neuroscience techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Cognitive Neuroscience) and 355N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 355R. Reasoning and Decision Making.

Survey of psychological research on how people reason and make decisions. Topics include mental models, causality, analogy, heuristics, emotion, motivation, culture, and decision making. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Reasoning and Decision Making) and 355R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 357. Undergraduate Research.

Supervised research experience. Individual instruction. May not be counted toward a major in psychology. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: At least thirty semester hours of college coursework, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and consent of instructor.

PSY 458. Experimental Psychology.

Techniques of psychological research illustrated in a series of laboratory experiments. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, and a University grade point average of at least 3.25.

PSY 158H. Honors Research Tutorial.

Enrollment restricted to students in the Psychology Honors Program. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, and consent of the honors adviser.

PSY 359. Selected Topics: Readings: Tutorial.

Supervised reading in selected topics of significance; area of intensive study is chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Individual instruction. May not be counted toward a major in psychology. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and consent of instructor.

PSY 359H. Honors Research I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology, a grade point average of at least 3.50 in psychology courses taken at the University, a University grade point average of at least 3.25, and consent of the honors adviser.

PSY 364. Introduction to Clinical Psychology.

Introduction to techniques of assessment and treatment of psychopathology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 364M. Mental Illness and the Brain.

Introduction to the brain dysfunction and cognitive impairment often associated with mental illness and how its recognition and assessment can be used to help with differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Mental Illness and the Brain) and 364M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 364P. Positive Psychology and the Good Life.

A survey of the emerging field of positive psychology, including assessment and determinants of well-being; human strengths and virtues; the good life considered from evolutionary, economic, sociological, and cross-cultural perspectives; and applications to issues such as social change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Positive Psychology and the Good Life) and 364P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 364S. Human Sexuality.

Human sexuality from a clinical and evolutionary perspective with a focus on the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of sexual dysfunctions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Human Sexuality) and 364S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 364T. Multicultural Psychotherapy.

Introduction to multicultural approaches to personality assessment and counseling psychotherapy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Multicultural Psychotherapy) and 364T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 365E. The Psychology of Human Emotion.

Examination of the scientific literature on the psychology of human emotion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Emotion) and 365E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 365G. Gender and Racial Attitudes.

Advanced introduction to the psychological study of gender and racial attitudes in children and adults, with emphasis on the causes, consequences, and revision of an individual's gender and racial stereotypes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Gender and Racial Attitudes) and 365G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 365L. Advanced Social Psychology.

Experimental research in social psychology, social influence, decision making, affiliation, risk taking, stress, and other topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 371. Learning and Memory.

Analysis of theory and research in learning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory) and 371 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 371R. Brain Mechanisms and Learning Theory.

Focus on the application of learning and memory theory and mechanisms to real world scenarios. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Brain Mechanisms of Learning and Memory) and 371R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 373N. The Neurobiology of Attention.

Examination of behavioral and brain mechanisms of attention in humans and other animals. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Neurobiology of Attention) and 373N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 302 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 302), 303 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 303), 304 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 304), 305 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 305), 306 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 306), or 318 (or Statistics and Scientific Computation 318).

PSY 377P, 677P. Undergraduate Practicum.

Field experience in applied psychology. Students are supervised by faculty members and by practitioners in community agencies. One lecture hour and ten or twenty hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a major in psychology. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the practicum supervisor.

PSY 379H. Honors Research II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, Psychology 458 and 359H, and consent of the honors adviser.


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