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Graduate Courses in Psychology
PSY 500: Trends and Scientific Approaches in Psychological Thinking (1-3 hours)
New developments and special topics in contemporary psychological research. May be repeated with a different topic.
PSY 501: Issues in College Instruction Using the Internet (2 hours)
Prerequisites: Internet access, a WEB page, and instructor permission. Survey of principles and techniques of college-level instruction via the Internet. Students create an Internet-based course or adapt administrative policy to accommodate Internet instruction.
PSY 504: Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (3 hours)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. Examination of methodological concepts and issues in the conduct of psychological research.
PSY 505: Statistical Software for Behavioral Scientists (3 hours)
Prerequisites: Three hours of undergraduate statistics and graduate standing or permission of instructor. Develops proficiency in use of statistical software for mainframe and personal computers. Emphasis on SPSS. Data base management for the PC also addressed.
PSY 510: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours)
Application of psychological and developmental theories to teaching and learning. Examination of cognitive, social, and moral development, learner diversity, learning theories, motivation, effective classroom management, productive instructional practices, and assessment.
PSY 511: Psychology of Learning (3 hours)
Theories of learning including conditioning, social learning, reinforcement, problem solving, motivation and structure of the learning situation.
PSY 512: Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance (3 hours)
Principles of experimental design including single factor and multiple factor between- and within-subjects designs, mixed designs, and statistical methods with an emphasis on analysis of variance.
PSY 513: Advanced Statistical Analysis (3 hours)
Advanced analysis techniques appropriate to psychological research. Emphasizes the more complex forms of the analysis of variance, the analysis of covariance, and nonparametric statistics.
PSY 514: Program Evaluation (3 hours)
Examination of program accountability. Emphasizes all phases of evaluation. Also covers decision making processes.
PSY 519: Psychological Perspectives on Classroom Behavior (3 hours)
Strategies and techniques designed for coping with problem behaviors in the classroom. Covers both preventative and problem encounter measures.
PSY 520: Individual Differences and Human Diversity (3 hours)
Research and theory in aspects of human diversity, including intelligence, motivation, personality, achievement, and aptitudes. Both individual and group differences are addressed, and sources of diversity are explored.
PSY 521: Advanced Child Psychology (3 hours)
Particular emphasis upon a critical review of current research in child development.
PSY 523: Advanced Topics in Cognition (3 hours)
Advanced overview of human cognition. Covers theory and research on the topics of learning, memory, attention, judgment and decision making, and problem solving.
PSY 540: Behavior Problems of Childhood and Adolescence (3 hours)
The major forms of psychopathology in children and adolescents, with emphasis upon recent research, classification systems and developmental patterns. Also covers clinical and school treatment of behavior problems encountered in the school setting.
PSY 541: Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology (3 hours)
Roles and responsibilities of professional psychologists emphasizing the ethical, legal, and methodological issues for the master’s-level professional.
PSY 545: Clinical Child Psychology: Theory and Practice (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PSY 540 OR PSY 640 or permission of instructor. For psychology or mental health profession students desiring to work with mental health problems in children and adolescents.
PSY 551: Social Psychology of Organizations (3 hours)
The dynamics of groups and organizations. Current theory and research in psychology of organizations.
PSY 552: Advanced Social Psychology (3 hours)
Behavior of the individual in relation to social contexts. Topics include group dynamics, attitude formation and change, social influence processes, socialization and language use in communication.
PSY 560 Assessment of Cognitive and Intellectual Functioning (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Administration of the WISC, WAIS and other individally administered tests used as basic tools in education, occupational guidance, clinical diagnosis.
PSY 561: Advanced Assessment in Educational Settings (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PSY 560 and permission of instructor. Interpretation and integration of assessment information for use in educational settings. Includes tests, behavior ratings scales, ecological analysis, systematic observations, and functional behavioral assessment.
PSY 562: Practicum in Psychological Assessment (1 to 3 hours)
Corequisite: Psy 560 or 561. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised experience in the administration and interpretation of instruments and practices used in the assessment of intellectual abilities and learning problems in educational or clinical settings. Field experiences in appropriate off-campus settings may be required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. (May be repeated)
PSY 563: Statistics and Psychometric Theory (3 hours)
Required of all graduate students in psychology. Introduction to psychometric theory. Emphasis on statistical techniques, construction and psychological measurement instruments.
PSY 570: Job Analysis and Compensation (3 hours)
Overview of the I/O discipline with an emphasis on job analysis and compensation.
PSY 571: Personnel Psychology (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Psy 570. Employee selection procedures, with emphasis on criterion and validity issues. Direct involvement in data collection and analysis.
PSY 572: Organizational Psychology (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Psy 570. Selected topics relevant to work organizations. Emphasizes current theories and research practices.
PSY 580: Advanced Physiological Psychology (3 hours)
Anatomy of the nervous system, relationships among the components of the nervous system and psychological functioning.
PSY 590: Readings of Research in Psychology (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Departmental permission only. Individual readings or research. Arrangements must be made before enrollment.
PSY 591: Internship in College Teaching (1 to 2 hours)
Problems and methods of teaching at the college level. Students enrolled in this course will concurrently teach a course in introductory psychology.
PSY 592: Psychology Internship (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Field experience for clinical, school, industrial, or other psychologists. Required for Kentucky certification. Typically taken in the student’s last semester in residence.
PSY 599: Thesis Research and Writing (6 hours)
PSY 600: Maintaining Matriculation (1 to 6 hours)
PSY 640: Psychopathology (3 hours)
Major forms of child and adult psychopathology with emphasis upon recent research, classification systems, the modification of deviant behavior and developmental patterns of learning and motivation variables.
PSY 641: Theories of Psychotherapy (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Selected theories and techniques of psychotherapy and counseling. Also covers group therapy, clinical topics, and professional and ethical issues.
PSY 642: Clinical Interviewing and Psychotherapy (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Psy 641 and permission of instructor. Continuation of 641 with emphasis on group, family, and marital psychotherapy.
PSY 643: Psychoeducational Assessment (3 hours)
Prerequisites: Psy 560, 561 and permission of instructor. Diagnostic instruments and procedures for assessing educationally-related disabilities. Emphasis on current laws and regulations regarding special education, academic interventions, and Individualized Education Programs. Field experiences in appropriate off-campus settings may be required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
PSY 645: Consultation in Educational and Mental Health Settings: Theory and Practice (3 hours)
Designed to provide theory and practice to mental health professionals. Theories and methods of mental health consultation in depth. Field experiences in appropriate off-campus settings may be required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
PSY 660: Assessment of Personality and Socio-emotional Functioning (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Psy 560 and permission of instructor. Personality diagnosis using objective and projective techniques with emphasis on current research interpretation, and communication of assessment information.
PSY 662: Practicum in Psychology. (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised practice in schools, clinics, specialized training centers, hospitals, industry, and research settings. Field experiences in appropriate off-campus settings may be required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
PSY 670: Equal Employment Opportunity, the Law, and Ethical Considerations (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Psy 570. Issues relevant to providing equal employment opportunity: EEOC guidelines regarding selection practices; review of major court decisions and their implications for the conduct of selection; professional and ethical considerations in the practice of I/O psychology.
PSY 673: Advanced Training in Business and Industry (3 hours)
Prerequisites: Psy 571, 572, or permission of instructor. Theories, research and methods of training needs analysis, program design, implementation, and evaluation.
PSY 699: Specialist Project (6 hours)
PSY 700: Maintaining Matriculation (1 to 6 hours)
Most 400-level psychology courses may be taken for graduate credit. Students receiving graduate credit in 400G courses will be required to do additional research, readings, or other appropriate assignments.