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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Psychology


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James H Hoeffner (jhoeff @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111 serves, as do PSYCH 112, 114, or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 112, 114, or 115. PSYCH 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in PSYCH 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the field of psychology. Psychologists try to understand human behavior using a wide variety of methods and approaches. The primary goals of this course are to introduce you to the ways that psychologists think about and approach questions of mind and behavior, and to introduce the major research findings and theories in the field. The topics we will cover include memory, language, development, learning, intelligence, personality and social psychology. There are no prerequisites for this course and it consists of two lectures and one discussion section each week. Grades are based on exams, written assignments, and performance in weekly discussion section.

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 030.

Instructor(s): Shelly Gail-Zeff Schreier (schreier@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111 serves, as do PSYCH 112, 114, or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 112, 114, or 115. PSYCH 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in PSYCH 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to psychology as a broad survey course which explores the various theoretical bases for the understanding of human behavior. Students will learn about the biological processes of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory as well examine the theories of personality, psychopathology, cognitive and social development. Practical applications and contemporary topics will also be explored.

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 060.

Instructor(s): Carla Elena Grayson

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111 serves, as do PSYCH 112, 114, or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 112, 114, or 115. PSYCH 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in PSYCH 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marita Rosch Inglehart (mri@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students; others by permission of instructor. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 111, 112, or 115. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in PSYCH 114 are required to spend three hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce Honors students to contemporary psychology. At the end of this term, the student should realize that psychology covers a tremendous variety of topics and that the approaches to studying these topics are equally numerous. In order to achieve these goals, this course will cover a broad area of topics:

Part 1 is a general introduction to psychology (definitions, history, methods).

In Part 2, we will look at psychology on four different levels of analysis, namely on a biological level (the brain, evolution and the biological basis of behavior, behavioral genetics), a "basic processes" level (exploring research on perception, learning, information processing, motivation, and emotion), on a level of understanding the person (development, personality theories, psychopathology, treatment of mental disorders), and finally on a "social" level, which focuses on understanding the individual in a social context (social cognition, social influence, social interaction: intragroup and intergroup processes.)

In Part 3, we will look at one specific problem, namely stress in college, and how psychologists study this problem on a biological level (stress and health, sleep, eating behavior), on a basic process level, on a level of looking at one person (the personality characteristics that might make coping with stress easier) and on a social level (how does social support influence our adjustment to stress?).

Required text: Gleitman H., Fridlund AJ & Reisberg D., Psychology. W.W. Norton Company. A course pack will also be available from Ulrich's

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 001 Critical Moments: The Psychology of Negotiation and Conflict Transformation.

Instructor(s): Kimberlyn Leary (kimleary@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the psychology of negotiation, mediation, and the dispute resolution in a variety of professional (i.e., business, diplomacy, and clinical practice) as well as in personal contexts. Negotiation has traditionally been assumed to be a "zero-sum" game in which the winner takes all. Contemporary accounts stress that conflict is a social process in which the people in dispute shape the nature of the problem by the way that they talk about it as well as by how they interact with each other. Successful negotiations require joint problem solving where, at its best, the interests of all parties may be creatively represented in order to build lasting relationships and fair outcomes. The quality of those relationships depends on our ability to deal with differences and to manage conflict creatively. Over the course of the academic term, we build a set of theories about the narrative processes involved in negotiation and other forms of conversations that aim to be persuasive. We will specifically focus on the ways in which issues of self and identity are implicated in our efforts to communicate with one another. Our primary aim will be to look at the ways in which "difficult conversations" come to be transformed into occasions of effective talk. We will cover topics like the following: the role of persuasion in healing (i.e., psychotherapy and collaborative decision-making between physicians and their patients); the management of conflict in families, schools, and in the workplace; negotiation in international and ethnic conflict; negotiation in the face of terrorism and the role of truth and reconciliation commissions as instances of reparative dialogues. Students should be prepared to engage in classroom activities that will include role-plays and other conversational simulations. Some of these will be videotaped and be discussed in the seminar. The course will enable students to be more reflective about everyday experiences of conflict and to become familiar with the concepts and skills associated with more formal efforts to resolve disputes in communities, schools, and workplaces.

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 002 Psychology and Law.

Instructor(s): Robert G Pachella (pachella@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will study the relationship between law and psychology within a general framework. We examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the trial of Lorena Bobbitt) as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's "A Time to Kill") with regard to how the law defines the limits of personal responsibility. We will also discuss the psychological import of legal issues as the insanity defense and battered wife syndrome.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 003 Twins and What they Teach Us.

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will focus on twinship. Throughout historical time, and across many cultures, twins have been the source of much fascination. In literature, they have served as a metaphor to explore identity, good vs. evil, multiple life options, symmetry, and soul mates, and in science, they have been used to disentangle genetic and environmental influences on health and behavior. In order to gain an understanding of the experience, influences, and impact of twinship, we will examine literature and films that have used twins, interview twins, and parents, siblings, and spouses of twins, and consider theory and research on the biology and psychology of twins, and on changes related to the recent increased incidence of twinning.

A class web site will be integral to the course. Students will be expected to participate actively in both class and web site discussions, as well as to keep up with weekly reading and written assignments. In addition, there will be several group projects and a final exam. The number of points accumulated on these various options will determine final grades.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 004 I, Too, Sing America: A Psychology of Race and Racism.

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Taking its title from the Langston Hughes poem, this seminar will explore psychological aspects of race, ethnicity, and other cultural differences in the United States. What are some of the opportunities and obstacles to our joining with Hughes in affirming, "They'll see how beautiful I am . . I, too, sing America?"

Topics will include stereotyping, communication, cooperation, conflict, justice, and discrimination. For example: What are psychological theories about how individuals and groups might most benefit from life in pluralistic societies? What are some psychological dynamics of stereotyping? What are possible connections between various forms of discrimination (for example, racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism)?

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 005 Diversity and Democracy.

Instructor(s): Patricia Y Gurin (pgurin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

How do issues of race, intergroup relations, and social group identity impact possibilities for building community in a democratic society? Students will explore issues of civic engagement and community building in a democratic society, taking into account issues of power and celebration, conflict and coalition, differences and common ground.

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 006 Justice for all? Difference and Oppression in U.S. Society. Meets with CAAS 103.004

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This introductory seminar course will examine identity development and oppression as we challenge ourselves to think critically about our social identities and worldviews. Social or group identities include for example, race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. These identities are predicated upon a social structural system that advantages some groups and disadvantages others. As such, this course will also explore how inequities in our multicultural and multiethnic U.S. society impact identity development and relationships between groups.

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 007 Mind-Body Medicine.

Instructor(s): J Anne Murphy (jamurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will explore conceptions of health and healing within a broad range of traditions and practices, from biomedicine to shamanism. We will study the mind/body relation within these traditions as well as consider current scientific studies elucidating the impact on health. This seminar will encourage a broadening of our conception of health and emphasize the impact of belief and culture on the practice of medicine. Students will examine their personal beliefs and practices. Topics will include placebo responses, stress, pain, addiction, and mood disorders.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 008 Racism Underground: Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Prejudice in America.

Instructor(s): Denise J Sekaquaptewa (dsekaqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Public opinion surveys suggest that prejudice and racism have declined dramatically since the 1940s. Has racism really declined, or simply gone underground? In this seminar, we will learn about such "hidden" or covert forms of prejudice, as well as some not-so-hidden, more overt forms of prejudice. The seminar will focus primarily on Black-white intergroup relations, but issues involving other social groups, e.g., other racial groups, gender, and people of different sexual orientations will be included as well.

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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PSYCH 121. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001 The Evolution of Consciousness.

Instructor(s): David E Meyer (demeyer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This interdisciplinary seminar will explore the nature of conscious and unconscious mental processes in various types of human cognition and action, including perception, memory, thinking, and behavior broadly construed. We will take an eclectic approach in our exploration, encompassing points of view found in disciplines such as psychology, neurophysiology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and medical practice. Both normal and altered states of consciousness (e.g., sleep, dreaming, meditation, hypnosis, and hallucination) will be considered from these perspectives.

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PSYCH 122 / SOC 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001 Dialogues on Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, or Ethnicity.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits. May not be used as a prerequisite for a concentration in psychology. May not be included in a concentration in psychology or sociology.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In a multicultural society, discussion about group conflict, commonalities, and differences can facilitate understanding and interaction between social groups. In this course, students will participate in structured meetings of at least two different social identity groups, discuss readings, and explore each group's experiences in social and institutional contexts.

Students will examine psychological, historical, and sociological materials which address each group's experiences, and learn about issues facing the groups in contemporary society. The goal is to create a setting in which students will engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration. The second goal is to actively identify alternative resolutions of intergroup conflicts. Different term-long sections of this course focus on different identity groups (for example, recent dialogues have considered white people/people of color; Blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; Blacks/Latinos/as; men/women; etc.). Once registered, please go to http://www.umich.edu/~igrc to fill out a dialogue placement form.

Required text: Diversity and Social Justice edited by Adams, Blumenfeld, Castaneda, Hackman, Peters, and Zuniga.
Two course packs are also required.

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PSYCH 211. Project Outreach.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Credit is granted for a combined total of fifteen credits elected though PSYCH 211, 322, 323, 404, and 405. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/211/

Project Outreach enables students to do field work in local community settings. The purpose is to gain an understanding of yourself, the agency in which you will work, the people whom you will serve, the psychological concepts observed in action, and to provide a genuine community service. Project Outreach includes approximately 20 agencies in which you can provide direct service to children and youth in community settings, adults and children in health care settings, and persons legally confined to institutions. The "Careers" section of Project Outreach allows active exploration of yourself and career decision making. All sections are two credits, requiring six hours of work per week including four hours of fieldwork; journal writing, or other short assignments; one hour lecture and one hour discussion.

Students need to check the Time Schedule for lecture/discussion times and meeting places per section. Students are invited to stop by the Psychology Undergraduate office in 1343 East Hall to pick up an Outreach Booklet and receive information regarding registration, field work, and general course information for the Fall 2003 Term. Two separate sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology concentration; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences concentration.

Section 001 Working with Preschool Children: Students will work at a placement with infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children. The children with whom you work will come from a variety of backgrounds including some children "at risk" due to such factors as living in single-parent or low-income households, or experiencing special educational or emotional needs. This course will address the diversity of experiences that impact young children and their development in our culture.

Section 002 Big Sibs: Students will become involved in a one-on-one friendship with a child in the community age four through fifteen years. You will develop a meaningful individual relationship with a child in need of a role model, mentor, and companion. The program enables you to become involved in the larger Ann Arbor community as you and your little sib participate in free or low cost, educational and fun activities. The corresponding lecture series addresses various issues that impact childhood.

Section 003 Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Justice: Designed to provide students with experience in and knowledge of the criminal justice system. The field placements match students with juveniles or adults in a number of placement settings in the criminal justice system. The lecture series is intended to expose students to a wide variety of issues relevant to juvenile delinquency and criminality. It is our hope that you will not only learn about the system but also have the opportunity to reach out to juveniles and adult criminals and have a positive impact on their lives.

Section 004 Health, Illness, and Society: Help patients and families in medical facilities, community health clinics, elderly residential settings, and community crisis centers. Opportunities include offering empathy, emotional and practical support, in the context of supervised care, and education. Work with a wide range of populations including children, adults, and the elderly. Learn about a variety of contemporary topics related to the field of health care and health promotion.

Section 005 Exploring Careers: Students explore how their understandings of themselves, their interests, their values, and their skills relate to ideas about a college major and career possibilities. The aims of this section are twofold: (1) to provide students with a psychological perspective on the development of career identity and decision making processes; and (2) to encourage the development of the skills needed to identify career options, become familiar with occupational resources, and to practice job or internship search strategies.

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PSYCH 230(330). Introduction to Biopsychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kent C Berridge (berridge@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. A basic familiarity with biology and chemistry will be quite helpful. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys the field of Biopsychology. It introduces the kinds of questions traditionally addressed by physiological and comparative psychologists. Biopsychology is the study of how psychological processes relate to the brain and to evolution. A major focus is on how brain processes cause psychological events and behavior, and how psychological events are encoded in the brain (physiological psychology or behavioral neuroscience). Another focus is on how psychological processes (e.g., perception, cognition) differ across different species, and on how psychological processes have been shaped by evolutionary pressures (comparative or evolutionary psychology). Topics will include: principles of behavioral evolution that have shaped current behavior and physiological processes; the anatomy and operation of brain systems relevant to mind and behavior, and their relation to psychoactive drugs; neural mechanisms of normal action, perception, motivation, learning, and cognition in humans and other species. Students must register for the lecture and for one discussion/practicum section.

NOTE: This course is intended primarily for sophomores and second-term first-year students who have ALREADY taken a course in introductory psychology. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

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PSYCH 231 / UC 261. Brain, Learning, and Memory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen A Maren (maren@umich.edu) , John Jonides (jjonides@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Enrollment is restricted to first- and second year students. (4). (NS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology (as a social science), but may be included in a concentration plan in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will survey integrative and cellular aspects of neuroscience with a focus on the neural mechanisms of learning and memory. It will include both a lecture and laboratory component. Topics will include nonassociative learning (habituation and sensitization) in invertebrates, associative conditioning of motor and emotional responses in vertebrates, genetics of learning and memory, synaptic plasticity and learning, molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in learning and memory, quantitative and computation models of synaptic plasticity and learning, cognitive neuroimaging of human learning and memory, and clinical neuropathology of learning and memory in humans. The topics of the course will span many levels of biological organization from behavior to genomic regulation. The intent of the module is to present an integrative picture of the organization and function of learning and memory systems in both simple and complex nervous systems. First- and second-year undergraduates.

Readings will be assigned from Memory: From Mind to Molecules (Squire and Kandel), and a course pack. Grades will be based on three examinations and six laboratory reports.

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PSYCH 240(340). Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William J Gehring (wgehring@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The topics to be covered include various aspects of the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, thinking (including problem solving and reasoning), and consciousness. The material will include data and theory about the relationship between cognition and brain function. The course will emphasize not only the content material represented by these topics, but also the process by which researchers develop theories and collect evidence about relevant issues.

Students are required to have taken an introductory psychology course that included material on psychological experimentation. Performance will be evaluated via objective examinations that will stress knowledge of the material and understanding of the relationship between theory and data. Readings will be drawn from a text and several primary sources. The course will include lecture, discussion, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises.

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PSYCH 241 / CDB 264 / UC 264 / PHYSICS 264. Introduction to Sensory Systems: Sound, Hearing, and Deafness.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kate F Barald, John C Middlebrooks , Karl Grosh (grosh@umich.edu), William E Grenawitzke

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See University Courses 264.001.

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PSYCH 250(350). Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie J Rowley (srowley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed PSYCH 255.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides an introduction to the milestones of human development from conception to death. We describe physical, cognitive, and social growth of normal children with special attention to various cultural contexts of development and the rich diversity of individuals. The content is primarily drawn from research and theories in developmental psychology. We hope that students can integrate their knowledge of psychology and their observations of human development with the content of this course. In addition, we will discuss implications for child-rearing, education, and social policy-making so that you can apply the knowledge to meaningful problems. Students will write one major paper and take three in-class exams. Students will attend two lectures and one discussion section per week.

Textbook: Development Through the Lifespan (2ed) by Laura Berk.

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PSYCH 260(360). Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hank Cetola

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will examine how theories and research in psychology apply to behavior in organizations. All human behavior occurs in a context in which the individual interacts with her or his environment. The environment of interest in this course is the organization, the workplace. Specifically, we will examine how characteristics of individuals such as their personalities, past experiences, enculturation, and attitudes impact on and are influenced by the organization. We will examine leadership, motivation, communication, stress, and power in organizations, among other topics.

The course is structured such that the primary source of learning is through individual reading, studying and analysis of the material in the textbook supplemented by lecture, small group discussion, and participation in experiential exercises. Evaluation will be based on exams and individual and group assignments.

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PSYCH 270(370). Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Edward C Chang (changec@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Abnormal psychology entails the scientific study of aberrant behaviors, broadly defined. However, there is no universal consensus on the definition, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders. As we shall quickly see, what is deemed abnormal and how it develops or is treated will partly depend on the particular perspective taken. Hence, a key goal of this course is to guide students toward a broad and critical understanding of "abnormal behavior" from a number of different perspectives. We will accomplish this by exploring, evaluating, and discussing various strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives for understanding psychology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Films may be used to illustrate some of the important concepts mentioned in the lectures and in the readings.

Your final grade will be based on the total number of points you obtain from weekly quizzes, 5-6 exams, and a term paper. Note, it is the student's responsibility to be in attendance for all lecture classes. Quizzes, which are given at the start of class, cannot be made up for any reason, and may be given starting the second lecture class. (Therefore, students who are interested in not missing quizzes should make sure to attend all lecture classes, including the first day of class.) Students who are late or who do not attend lectures risk missing quizzes and exams. Not completing a paper, and missing lectures, quizzes, or exams, can and will have a direct impact on your final grade.

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PSYCH 280(380). Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara L Fredrickson (blf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology by covering such topics as: social inference, schemas, attribution, conformity and obedience, altruism, emotions, stereotypes and prejudice, interpersonal attraction, close relationships, and attitudes and persuasion. Students are evaluated by means of exams and classroom contributions, and through short papers. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films, demonstrations, and weekly discussion sections.

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PSYCH 290(390). Introduction to the Psychology of Personality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Veronica Benet-Martinez (veronica@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended to be a general overview of the contemporary study of personality and its theoretical background. Great emphasis will be placed on familiarizing the student with current research and theory on specific personality topics. Examples of some of the topics covered in this course are: personality research methods and assessment; biological and environmental determinants of personality; psychoanalytic theory; learning theory; units of personality (traits, motives, and cognitions); personality development, emotion and coping; and culture and personality.

Examinations: Three equally-weighted one-hour exams will be given. Each exam will cover lectures AND readings (textbook and article assignments) for the period prior to the exam. Format for the exams will be a combination of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The exams will be given during class time.

Other requirements: In addition to the three exams, three writing assignments will be given. These assignments, which will involve applying what you have learned in class to a real case of personality assessment/description (assignments will be given in section or class and will always be due one week after they are assigned). Furthermore, each week, you will be expected to attend your corresponding discussion session and participate in it actively (see your section syllabus for info about requirements such as weekly submission of questions/comments based on the material, quizzes, presentations, etc.). Finally, if you want to boost your grade, you will have the option of writing a short extra-credit paper (max. 10 pages; 8% weight). The topic of the paper needs to be pre-approved by the GSI and has to be on some hot current issue related to personality that you find interesting (e.g., to what extent are school-shootings rooted in environmental causes like media exposure versus the perpetrator's own personality? Is the multiple-personality disorder for real? What is emotional intelligence? etc.).

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PSYCH 302. Special Problems Lab in Psychology/Natural Science.

Section 001 Hughes Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): James H Hoeffner (jhoeff @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 230 or 240. Permission of instructor required. (3-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. May be used as a lab in the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration with advisor approval.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This computer-based laboratory course focuses on several research paradigms in biopsychology and cognitive neuroscience. With the help of computer-based simulations, students will be introduced to neuronal electrophysiology, neural network modeling, simple learning paradigms and behavioral psychology. Through hands-on experience with these topics, students will gain practical knowledge about research design and methodology, data analysis, and the written preparation of research findings. Grading will be based upon in-class laboratory exercises as well as written lab reports, research papers, and examinations.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ellen J Quart (equart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Wilbert J McKeachie (billmck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 004 Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Jerome Miller (jmmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 005.

Instructor(s): Patricia Y Gurin (pgurin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 006 Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001 Michigan Mentorship Program. [3-4 credits].

Instructor(s): Ellen J Quart (equart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. PSYCH 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1 and Permission of Instructor. Interested students must attend a general informational meeting in order to apply to the program. Contact Dr. Quart at equart@umich.edu for meeting dates & times..

PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 002 Practicum in Child Development and Child Care at Pound House. [2-4 credits].

Instructor(s): Brenda L Volling (volling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. PSYCH 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 250. This course allows students to acquire experience working in a child care setting with preschool age children. Students will be assigned to specific classrooms and work under the direct supervision of the head teacher and director of the Pound House Children's Center. Students are required to keep a weekly journal summarizing their experiences in the child care setting as well as write papers integrating these experiences with literature on children's development. Students will be required to read the Staff Handbook for information on Center policies as well as independent readings on child development. All students must show evidence of a negative TB tine test and have a physical exam from a doctor stating that there is no reason why they cannot work with young children. For more information, contact Carolyn Tyson at Pound House, 998-8399, cwtyson@umich.edu.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders In the Community Setting, II. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Robert A Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Frederic C Blow (fredblow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. PSYCH 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Division of Substance Abuse (http://www.med.umich.edu/psych/sub/umarc/splash.html) and its research arm, the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC) provide a continuing opportunity for students to gain research experience in community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include:

  1. a program for screening substance use problems and depression among pregnant women who come for general health care, which may involved the opportunity to conduct follow-up interviews with these women;
  2. a project focused on the relationship between alcohol and injury in the Emergency Department which will involve conducting in-person and telephone interviews with patients;
  3. a descriptive study of the development of risk for substance abuse and other trouble in Latino and African American families;
  4. other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allows students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and treatment of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, in home to families, and also conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the Health and Pregnancy Study as well as the Emergency Department Study.

Requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; attendance at the weekly seminar; ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Students will gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research, in the areas of alcohol problems, depression, other drug problems, and behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for students pursuing the Psychology concentration. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one hour weekly seminar/lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper.

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PSYCH 306. Project Outreach Group Leading.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jerome Miller (jmmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology, PSYCH 211, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides students with knowledge and practice in areas related to enhancing the educational experience of undergraduate students involved in community service learning placements in a community setting. Students will learn to supervise and evaluate the placement activities of others, and gain essential skills in facilitating small group discussions which integrate field experiences with theoretical concepts. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a number of written assignments, placement/activity coordination, and the quality of the small group discussions which they facilitate.

A course pack will be required.

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PSYCH 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 Working with Children at U-M Children's Center.

Instructor(s): Karey Leach Fugenschuh (karey@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (3-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Work directly with young children and early childhood educators as a team in the preschool classrooms in the UM Children's Centers on campus. Classroom placements require eight to twelve hours per week (scheduled in four-hour blocks of time; MWF or TTH combinations for 4 or 3 credit-hours). This practicum meets laboratory requirements. A lecture relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held bi-weekly. A course pack (under $30) accompanies the lectures, along with several brief written assignments. There is a meeting between the Head Teacher and student at midterm and final designed to guide and reflect the classroom experience and the students' growth and development in their interactions with children.

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PSYCH 308. Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria L Slowiaczek (mls@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1 and Permission of Instructor. Applications are due to the Peer Advising Office, 1343 East Hall, by Wednesday, April 3, 2002.

PSYCH 310 / SOC 320. Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for juniors and seniors. PSYCH 122 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural setting. There is a weekend retreat that is required for this course.

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PSYCH 311 / SOC 321. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 310 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/

This practicum follows PSYCH 310 and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students participate in weekly seminars for their own continued development in social identity and multicultural issues. Students are required to attend supervised consultations with instructors and/or peers in addition to weekly planning sessions with their co-facilitator. Discussion of effective facilitation skills for the on-going dialogue groups incorporates theoretical learning and practice of group dynamics observation, conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building. As part of this work, students will do additional readings on issues of identity and community through assigned readings and course text.

Go to www.umich.edu/~igrc/ for more information about the course. Permission of instructor is required for admittance into this course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1 and Permission of Instructor. Questions regarding anything to do with this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Michigan Union.

PSYCH 315 / CAAS 327. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience.

Section 001 Psychological Aspect of Black Experience: Social Psychology of the African Family.

Instructor(s): Denis C Ugwuegbu

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 327.001.

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PSYCH 319 / AMCULT 319. Empowering Families and Communities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn-Wood (lpkohn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 320. (3). (Excl). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to teach students the process of family and community empowerment with didactic and experiential coursework as well as practical community fieldwork. Students will meet as a class, one day a week. Students will choose a Detroit area field placement. The class is structured as follows: the first half of the class period will be devoted to class discussion of specific topics augmented by readings, experiential exercises, guest speakers and videos; the second half of the class period will be devoted to discussions related to fieldwork. Students will be expected to discuss issues specific to their placement and to incorporate ideas from didactic materials with their field experiences. Students must concurrently register in the LAB course, PSYCH 320. The three-credit grade for PSYCH 319 is based on three components; the midterm paper, the final project and class attendance and participation. The one-credit grade for the Community Intervention Lab (PSYCH 320) is based on three components: field placement attendance, transportation responsibility, and the field placement journals.

Required text: Reaching Out to Children and Families: Students Model Effective Community Service. Author: Michelle R. Dunlap / Publisher: Rowan & Littlefield. A coursepack is also required.

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PSYCH 320 / AMCULT 320. Laboratory in Community Intervention.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn-Wood (lpkohn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 319. (1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 319.001.

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PSYCH 325 / AMCULT 321. Practicum in the Multicultural Community.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A total of six credits of PSYCH letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. PSYCH 325 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration.

Credits: (1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 331. Laboratories in Biopsychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jill Becker (jbbecker@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 230. Permission of instructor required. (4). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this course is three-fold:

  1. It provides students with opportunities to gain practical laboratory experience by assisting an individual faculty member in the biopsychology program with his/her on-going research.
  2. It introduces students to selected general methods used in the field of biopsychology (brain and behavior and animal behavior).
  3. It provides practical knowledge about research design, quantification of behavior, scientific writing, the use of animals in research, and miscellaneous techniques used by biopsychologists in laboratory research.

Students must register in two sections; a general lecture section (001) and an individual faculty member's section (faculty identification number). To be admitted, students must first get permission from an individual faculty member to work in his/her lab. Specific instructions and an application form (which must be completed) are available in the Psychology Undergraduate Office (1343 East Hall) or the Biopsychology Program Office (4029 East Hall.) Students concentrating in 'Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences' will receive priority.

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PSYCH 335. Introduction to Animal Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theresa M Lee (terrilee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology or BIOLOGY 162. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents a broad introduction to animal behavior from the perspective of evolutionary biology. The prerequisite for this course is an introductory course in Psychology or Biology, and the course is well suited for any student interested in animal behavior, biological psychology, or the relationship between evolution and social behavior. Introductory lectures present the basic principles of organic evolution so that all students have the same knowledge foundation from which other course topics can be examined.

Course topics include, among others, the relationship between genes and behavior, inclusive-fitness thinking and social interactions between close genetic relatives, the evolution of sex differences, mating systems and their ecological correlates, and sexual selection. Terms such as nepotism, altruism, aggression, and reproductive behavior are considered in light of how they have evolved by natural selection and how they contribute to daily survival and reproductive success. Examples from a wide variety of animal species are used to help emphasize various points. A lecture with discussion format is used, and students are encouraged to question and comment during class. Grading is based on a multiple-choice quiz, two in-class essay exams, an observation project with report, and a term paper.

The primary texts are "Animal Behavior" by John Alcock and "The Beak of the Finch" by J. Weiner. Other primary readings are available through Course Tools Website.

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PSYCH 338(437) / ANTHRBIO 368. Primate Social Behavior I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John C Mitani

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Biological Anthropology 368.001.

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PSYCH 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shane Thomas Mueller (smueller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 240 or 345. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): David Fencsik

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 240 or 345. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Shane Thomas Mueller (smueller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 240 or 345. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 345. Introduction to Human Neuropsychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey J Hutsler (hutsler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 634.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Human neuropsychology seeks to understand human cognition and brain organization. It utilizes similar methods as cognitive psychology to analyze behavior in brain-damaged patient groups as well as normal subjects. This course will give an overview of human brain organization through the use of case studies and experimental research in patient populations. Topics to be covered include visual function, language, memory, and executive functions.

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PSYCH 349 / LING 347. Talking Minds.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie E Boland (jeboland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: At least one of: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115, or LING 210 or 211. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Linguistics 347.001.

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PSYCH 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer T Myers (jeniferm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250 and STATS 350. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. The course is a combination of lecture and discussion of research issues and methodology, activity-based laboratory sessions, and the implementation of individual and class research projects. Students are provided with "hands-on" research opportunities, interviewing school-age children and conducting observational studies. The course meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement.

Required text: Methods in Behavioral Research (7th edition) by Paul C. Cozby.

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PSYCH 352(451) / LING 352. Development of Language and Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan A Gelman (gelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 353(453). Social Development.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lucretia M Ward (ward@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the social and personality development of children from infancy through adolescence. Over the course of the academic term, we will discuss research findings describing several aspects of socialization, such as prosocial and antisocial behavior, gender role development, attachment, and academic achievement, and will examine key theories explaining their paths and outcomes. We also will examine the numerous forces that help shape and socialize children, including the family, peers, schools, and the media. Completion of PSYCH 250 is strongly recommended.

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PSYCH 359(459). Psychology of Aging.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie L Brown

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 260. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth E Wierba (wierba@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 260. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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PSYCH 371(372). Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Sections 002,003, 004, 005 ONLY satisfyr the upper-level writing requirement.

Instructor(s): Nnamdi Pole (nnamdi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 270. A basic statistics course (e.g., STATS 350) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on psychopathology. Lectures will cover research design, current studies in clinical psychology, methods of assessing psychiatric symptoms and disorders, and research tools for evaluating psychotherapy outcomes. Lab sessions will encourage students to pursue an area of interest while learning how to design assessments, collect and analyze data, and report findings in a written report that meets APA guidelines. Prior coursework in statistics is highly recommended.

Barker, C., Pistrang, N., & Elliot, R. (2002). Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners (2nd Ed). Chichester, England: Wiley.

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PSYCH 371(372). Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 010 Alcoholism & Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I.

Instructor(s): Robert A Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Frederic C Blow (fredblow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 270. A basic statistics course (e.g., STATS 350) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

PSYCH 371.010 (Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology) has openings for behavioral science field research focusing on urban Latino & African American youth. This ongoing course trains students in field research methods on substance abuse related projects.

Coursework is conducted in small groups. It involves fieldwork in communities and possibly Emergency Rooms of Detroit, supervision directly with faculty and discussion of relevant collateral reading. This is a 3-credit course that runs year round. Independent study is also available for less credits and hours.

Requirements: Junior or Senior status, significant experience in Latino and/or African American neighborhoods and a strong interest in learning about research in communities. Fluency in Spanish is desirable, but not required. A car is not required.

Candidates must be interviewed before they can register. Interested applicants should contact:

Lucila Nerenberg, M.D.,
Research Investigator,
Addiction Research Center
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Michigan,
400 East Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 2A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3318

Tel: 734- 615-6060, ext 315
Fax: 734- 615-6085
email: nerenber@umich.edu

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PSYCH 371(372). Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 020.

Instructor(s): Albert C Cain (cainac@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 270. A basic statistics course (e.g., STATS 350) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This section is designed for students with a strong interest in developmental disturbances/child psychopathology, actively considering graduate study in clinical child psychology or related disciplines. The exclusive course focus is research methods: various approaches to clinical child research (quantitative and qualitative, experimental, observational, epidemiological, case file, etc.), and key research design elements, (e.g., samples, measures, procedures). These will be studied as related to basic issues in clinical child psychology diagnostic classification, sensitivity and specificity in screening, etiology, risk factors, efficacy of interventions, and follow-up studies. Course goals center on enhancing student capacities to design, conduct, and evaluate clinical child research.

Prior coursework in statistics is highly recommended. Grades are determined by written exercises, exams, and a final, formal detailed research project proposal.

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PSYCH 374(471). Marriage and the Family.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Elaine Gold-Steinberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 381 / SOC 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Samuel Ross Sommers (ssommers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 381 / SOC 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Wendy Fc Treynor

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350 and PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jana P Haritatos

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350, and prior or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 290. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Peregrine Carol Silverschanz

Prerequisites & Distribution: STATS 350, and prior or concurrent enrollment in PSYCH 290. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 393(490). Political Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David G Winter (dgwinter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys the ways that psychological factors affect politics, and vice versa. After an initial analysis of psychology, gender, and politics, we consider leadership and war-versus-peace as two important topics involving both psychology and politics. We consider how to measure psychological characteristics of leaders and groups, who must be studied "at a distance" rather than directly. We then consider some psychological-political processes: political socialization and "generations;" political cognition; old and new ideologies; and voting and other links between the personal and the political. We conclude with political breakdowns (rebellion, terrorism, nationalism) and restoration (negotiation and mediation). Evaluation by exams and a paper. Lectures with discussion sections. A prior course or interest in history or political science is useful, though not required.

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PSYCH 400. Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001 Cognition in the Wild. [3 Credits].

Instructor(s): Colleen Seifert (seifert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 230 and 240. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be elected for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Increasingly, we are faced with the need to understand human cognition in real-world contexts. Natural settings incorporate individual differences, collaborative teams, cognitive artifacts, and organizational systems that may increase the complexity of cognition in interesting ways. Studying cognition in natural settings requires novel methods to capture and analyze observed behavior. Innovative methods are just beginning to emerge from research programs in psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. By examining case studies of successful research programs that tackle these issues, we will survey a variety of methods for the study of cognition in complex contexts. The course format involves weekly readings of original journal articles, student-led discussions, and a final research paper.

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 001 Strategies for Effective Learning. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): John W Hagen (jwhagen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn to apply well-documented principles of learning and study skills to their academic courses as well as other areas in their lives. The first step is a "dynamic assessment" in which the student is an active participant. The student decides on the areas in which the work will be focused for the term and how the areas will be applied to courses or academic concerns the student has. The student will choose a particular content area of special interest. A major part of the course is individualized, taking into account areas of skill development as well as exploration of new areas of special interest. Assignments include weekly reports, a series of brief written assignments, and a final paper. Students will meet in small groups as well as individually with instructor.

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 002 Psychology of African American Experience. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Robert M Sellers (rsellers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 003 Psychology of Human Interaction. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Brian Edward Malley (bmalley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Even the most casual of everyday human interactions is remarkably complex, structured and motivated by powerful and sophisticated cognitive processes. This course shows how theories from evolutionary, cognitive, social, and cultural psychology illuminate the nature and structure of human interactions. Major topics include language and symbolic communication, the social self, the formation of social categories, obedience, and conformity. Course requirements include readings, exams, quizzes, and a short paper.

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 004 Middle School Girls and Research: Theory and Practice. [3 credits]. Meets with Women's Studies 483.003 and Education 547.002.

Instructor(s): Pamela Trotman Reid (pamreid@umich.edu), Julie Renee Stubbs

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 483.003.

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 005 Psychology and Consciousness. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Richard D Mann (rdmann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 401. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 010 Media and Violence. [4 credits]. Meets with COMM 481.001.

Instructor(s): L Rowell Huesmann (huesmann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credits. Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Communication Studies 481.001.

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PSYCH 405. Field Practicum in a University Setting.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, or 290; and permission of instructor. (1-5). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 5 credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of PSYCH 322, 323, 404 and 405 for a combined total of fifteen credits of PSYCH 211, 322, 323, 404, and 405. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register.

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PSYCH 415 / ANTHRCUL 329. The Anthropology of Childhood: Growing Up in Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lawrence A Hirschfeld (lhirsch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 329.001.

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PSYCH 418 / RELIGION 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard D Mann (rdmann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 420(507). Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading for Psychology as a Natural Science.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and approval of the Department of Psychology Committee on Undergraduate Studies; and one of the following: PSYCH 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, or 290. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. A combined total of six credits of PSYCH 420, 421, 422, and 423 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology as a natural science under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course requires a final 15-20 page paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the Psychology undergraduate office after his/her petition has been approved. Students are responsible for properly registering for the course.

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PSYCH 424(510). Senior Honors Research I for Psychology as a Natural Science.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Admission to the Psychology Honors Program. STATS 350 and prior research experience is recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (PSYCH 426), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 425(510). Senior Honors Research I for Psychology as a Social Science.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Admission to the Psychology Honors Program. STATS 350 and prior research experience is recommended. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (PSYCH 427), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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PSYCH 426(511). Senior Honors Research II for Psychology as a Natural Science.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 424 and admission to the Psychology Honors Program. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The primary focus of this course is the implementation of the honors research design culminating in a final, acceptable honors thesis and poster preparation for the year-end poster session.

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PSYCH 427(511). Senior Honors Research II for Psychology as a Social Science.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 425 and admission to the Psychology Honors Program. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The primary focus of this course is the implementation of the honors research design culminating in a final, acceptable Honors thesis and poster preparation for the year-end poster session.

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PSYCH 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert G Pachella (pachella@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course focuses on basic perceptual phenomena and theories. It also examines the general relationship between perception and scientific observation. Topics include: sensory transduction and psychophysics; Gestalt organization; constancy and contrast effects; expectation; selective attention; perceptual learning; and symbolic representation.

While this course is oriented toward the natural sciences, it also considers social, philosophical, and aesthetic perspectives, since at its most general level, human perception concerns the questions of how and why human beings use sensory information to conceive of, and experience immediate reality the way they do.

The instructor assumes no particular psychology background, and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be determined on the basis of two short papers (worth a total of 40% of the grade) and one longer paper (worth 60% of the grade). Questions concerning this course can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella.

Readings

  • Neisser, U. "The processes of vision." Scientific American, September, 1968.
  • Hastorf, A. H. and Cantril, H. "They saw a game: A case study." Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1954, 129-134. (CP)

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    PSYCH 445 / LING 447. Psychology of Language.

    Section 001 Psycholinguistics.

    Instructor(s): Julie E Boland (jeboland@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 240. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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    PSYCH 457. Current Topics in Developmental Psychology.

    Section 001 Psychological Perspectives on Chinese Language and Thought. Meets with Asian Studies 455.001.

    Instructor(s): Twila Z Tardif (twila@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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    PSYCH 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

    Section 001 Meets with Psych 487.003.

    Instructor(s): Monique A Fleming (moniquef@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 260. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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    PSYCH 473(573). Developmental Disturbances of Childhood.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Albert C Cain (cainac@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 250 and 270. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course focuses on children's developmental disturbances. It includes basic points of view, selected syndromes, relevant research data, and etiological concepts. It suggests fruitful ways of analyzing and conceptualizing issues and data in the field, also alerting students to gaps in our knowledge. In addition, the instructor hopes to interest some students in this field in itself, and to encourage others to incorporate certain knowledge, and ways of approaching issues into their own fields. Student work is evaluated on the basis of exams, as well as written exercises and/or papers.

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    PSYCH 474. Introduction to Behavior Therapy.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Randy Scott Roth (randyr@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 270. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    The course will review the major theoretical models, assessment strategies, and treatment modalities of behavior therapy. The syllabus will initially introduce behavior modification within the context of traditional psychology and review its underlying assumptions. Basic principles of classical and operant conditioning and social learning theory will be described, and the respective paradigms will be extended to explain the mechanisms and remediation of childhood and adult psychopathology including marital and family dysfunction. Recent trends in behavior therapy, including the growth of cognitive schools of behavior change and the application of learning principles in the investigation and treatment of a wide variety of medical disorders, will follow. Finally, a critical evaluation of behavior therapy and relevant ethical concerns will be discussed. Student evaluation will be based on three examinations and a behavior modification project.

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    PSYCH 478(414/574). Clinical Psychology.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Rosario E Ceballo (rosarioc@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111 or 114. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    The goal of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of academic and clinical activities in the field of clinical psychology. Topics that will be addressed include the history of clinical psychology as a profession, issues in diagnosis and the classification of disorders, techniques used in the assessment of intellectual and personality functioning, theoretical approaches to therapeutic interventions, and issues relating to ethics, training, research, and professionalism in clinical psychology. In addition, the roles of culture and gender within each of these areas will be explored, and specialty areas within the field, like child clinical work, community-based psychology, and health psychology will also be examined.

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    PSYCH 487. Current Topics in Social Psychology.

    Section 001 Self.

    Instructor(s): Jennifer K Crocker (jcrocker@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course will provide an overview of the social psychology of the self, with a special emphasis on self-esteem, and its consequences for learning and mastery, relationships, self-regulation, and mental and physical health. Students will learn about the self through a combination of reading and discussion of research, and exploring the role of self-esteem in their own lives, using experiential exercises to explore the nature of each student's self-esteem. Introduction to psychology (PSYCH 111) and social or personality psychology are required. Grades will be based on participation in discussion, papers, and completion of weekly exercises.

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    PSYCH 487. Current Topics in Social Psychology.

    Section 002 Prejudice.

    Instructor(s): Oscar Ybarra (oybarra@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    Ask 20 people what intelligence is and you are likely to get 20 different definitions. Nevertheless, in all of these definitions there is bound to be a common theme, and that theme in all likelihood will deal with a person's capacity to adapt to the environment. Although the environments humans have populated are quite diverse, one feature the human mind had to be sensitive to was navigating a web of social relations. The course will provide a different perspective on intelligence by placing it in the broader context of what it means to be human to have and maintain social relations with others. The ability to have social interactions and social relations is predicated on distinct social cognitive processes. Such a perspective runs counter to the prevailing and usually decontextualized views of intelligence and the recommendations given to people as to what they can do to maintain their cognitive health.

    Students who sign up for this course are expected to have a background in psychology and preferably to have taken a course in social and or cognitive psychology. The readings for the course will be a combination of scientific articles and book chapters on the subject matter. The course is seminar format with the expectation that students will participate actively and on occasion help to lead discussion. At times, part of each class session will be devoted to performing class activities to reinforce concepts from class. Student evaluation will be based on mini exams, execution of discussion topic, and general participation.

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    PSYCH 487. Current Topics in Social Psychology.

    Section 003 Topic?

    Instructor(s): Monique A Fleming (moniquef@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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    PSYCH 487. Current Topics in Social Psychology.

    Section 004 Culture and Self. Meets with Psych 808.005.

    Instructor(s): Shinobu Kitayama

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 280. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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    PSYCH 499 / WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Lilia M Cortina (lilia@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or women's studies, and sophomore standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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    PSYCH 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

    Section 001 Hormones & Behavior.

    Instructor(s): Oliver C Schultheiss (oschult@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 230. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    This course will discuss hormonal influences on human and animal behavior. The relations between hormones, brain, and behavior will be discussed in a variety of species. We will look both at the diversity in nature, as well as at the common threads that govern interactions between hormones and behavior in all animals. Specific topics will include hormonal influences on sexual behavior, courtship behavior, dominance, parental behavior, learning and memory, thirst, feeding, cognitive functions, and stress responses. The course will be taught as a mixture of lecture, discussion, and student presentations (posters). Grades will be assigned on the basis of two exams, log books written by the students, and poster presentations and critiques.

    Textbook: Behavioral Endocrinology, 2nd Edition by Becker, Breedlove, Crews & McCarthy, (Eds.), MIT Press/Bradford Books, Cambridge, MA.

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    PSYCH 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

    Section 002 Sleep Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society. Meets with NEUROSCI 520.001.

    Instructor(s): Ralph Lydic (rlydic@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 230. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

    Credits: (3).

    Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

    The objective of this course is to give students the most up-to-the-date information on the biological, personal, and societal relevance of sleep. Personal relevance is emphasized by the fact that the single best predictor of daytime performance is the quality of the previous night's sleep. The brain actively generates sleep, and the first third of the course will overview the neurobiological basis of sleep cycle control.

    Sleep will be used as a vehicle for teaching basic neuroanatomical and neuropharmacological principles. This information will provide a cellular-level understanding of how sleep deprivation, jet lag, and substances such as alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine alter sleep and wakefulness. It is now clear that sleep significantly alters physiology.

    The second third of the course will cover sleep-dependent changes in physiology and sleep disorders medicine. Particular emphasis will be placed on disorders of excessive sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep-dependent changes in autonomic control. Chronic sleep deprivation impairs immune function and may promote obesity. Deaths due to all causes are most frequent between 4:00 and 6:00 A.M., and the second portion of the class will highlight the relevance of sleep for preventive medicine.

    The societal relevance of sleep will be considered in the final portion of the class. In an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, operator-error by one individual can have a disastrous negative impact on public health and safety. Fatigue-related performance decrements are known to have contributed as causal factors in nuclear power plant failures, transportation disasters, and medical errors.

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tive medicine.

The societal relevance of sleep will be considered in the final portion of the class. In an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, operator-error by one individual can have a disastrous negative impact on public health and safety. Fatigue-related performance decrements are known to have contributed as causal factors in nuclear power plant failures, transportation disasters, and medical errors.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.


Graduate Course Listings for PSYCH.


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