Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Psychology (Division 455)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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The Department of Psychology offers three introductory courses: Psychology 111, Psychology 114 and Psychology 115. Any of the three courses meets the prerequisite requirement for the concentration and serves as a prerequisite for the area introductory courses. Psychology 114 and Psychology 115 are Honors introductory courses open to Honors students and others with permission of the instructor.

Department of Psychology disenrollment policy for Psychology 111, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, and 390. Students must attend discussion section by September 17 or contact the GSI, or they may be disenrolled from the course.


Psych. 110. Learning to Learn.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/psych/110/001.nsf

This is a course in cognitive psychology and motivation intended for students who wish to improve their skills and strategies for learning and memory. The topics to be covered will include: an introduction to cognitive psychology; the comprehension of both oral and written language; attention; memory and retrieval; mnemonics; organization, memory; cognitive skills; problem solving; creativity; learning styles, motivation, anxiety; learning in groups; and self-regulation. The class will include a lecture hour two days a week and weekly two-hour laboratory. The laboratory session is essential for helping to improve student learning and thinking. Nonetheless, simply carrying out the exercises in laboratory would be meaningless if students did not have a clear understanding of the conceptual base which will enable them to generalize beyond the specific exercises of the laboratory. Thus the lectures and readings are also an essential part of the course.

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Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001, 030 Evening Exams (8-10 p.m): Tuesday, Oct 12; Tuesday, Nov 9; and Wednesday, Dec 8.

Instructor(s): Christopher Peterson (chrispet@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 111 serves, as do Psych. 114 or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 113, 114, or 115. (4). (SS). Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/111/

This course is a one-term survey which integrates material from Psychology 112 and 113. It is a broad introduction to the whole of psychology. The course serves as a basic preparation for most advanced level courses in psychology. Discussion sections offer students the opportunity to discuss and critically examine what they are learning.

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Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 060.

Instructor(s): Ann Merriwether (annmerri@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 111 serves, as do Psych. 114 or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 113, 114, or 115. (4). (SS). Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/111.060/

This course is a broad introduction to the field of psychology. We will cover many topics including, perception, the nervous system, learning and memory, psychological development, intelligence, and psychopathology. There will be discussion sections offering students an opportunity to examine and discuss lecture material.

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Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 070 Evening Exams (8-10 p.m): Tuesday, Oct 12; Tuesday, Nov 9; and Wednesday, Dec 8.

Instructor(s): Chris Peterson (chrispet@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 111 serves, as do Psych. 114 or 115, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 113, 114, or 115. (4). (SS). Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a one-term survey which integrates material from Psychology 112 and 113. It is a broad introduction to the whole of psychology. The course serves as a basic preparation for most advanced level courses in psychology. Section 070 is a video lecture: the lecture in section 070 will be fed in live. Discussion sections offer students the opportunity to discuss and critically examine what they are learning.

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Psych. 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles Morris (tmorris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students; others by permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 112, 113, or 115. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 114 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology. We will cover such topics as physiology and behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, states of consciousness, learning and memory, thinking, intelligence, development across the life-span, motivation and emotion, personality, stress and adjustment, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy, and social psychology. The text for the course is Psychology: An Introduction (10th ed.); there is also a course pack. Each student will also be expected to select and read a number of books from a master list of recommended popular books in psychology. Grades are based primarily on two exams, a reading log or journal based on the outside readings, and attendance at and participation in class.

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Psych. 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students; others by permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 112, 113, or 115. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 114 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to explore 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 level of studying basic processes (perception, learning, information processing, motivation, and emotion), on the third level of understanding the person (development, personality theories, psychopathology, treatment of mental disorders), and finally understanding the individual in a social context (social cognition, social influence, social interaction: intra- and intergroup processes). In Part 3, we will look at one specific problem, namely the student's transition from high school to college, and how this problem can be approached on a biological level (stress and infectious diseases), on a basic process level, on the level of looking at one person (the personality characteristics that might make an adjustment to a transition easier) and on a social level (how does social support influence our adjustment to transitions in our life). The text used is Gleitman, Psychology Norton. A courspack will be available at Dollar Bill Copying

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Psych. 116. Introduction to Mind and Brain.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John Jonides (jjonides@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: May not be used as a prerequisite for or in a concentration plan in psychology. No credit for those who have completed Psych. 112. (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students interested in the relationship between behavior and brain (that is, between the functioning of the mind and the functioning of the brain) but who are not interested in being Psychology or Biology concentrators. The course will focus on specific phenomena of the mind and examine the brain mechanisms that underlie those phenomena. The topics to be covered include memory, motor functions, perception, language function, hemispheric differences in the brain, and various pathologies of cognition. Note that the course expectation is that students will learn a good deal about the anatomy and functioning of normal and damaged brains. Evaluation will be based in part on weekly quizzes, an examination, and participation in discussion section activities.

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

Section 001 Constructing the Self.

Instructor(s): Rachel Russell (rmussell@umich.edu), Maria Slowiaczek (mla@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will consider the psychology of identity and the development of a personal sense of "I" in what we would broadly consider to be normal and pathological selves. The readings in the course will consist primarily of autobiographical accounts and first person narratives. Additional texts will be drawn from the psychological and social science literature. Among the questions we will consider are these: Is being a person synonymous with being a self? What are the limits of self-knowledge (and self-deception)? How does a sense of self develop in conjunction with one's gender, race and culture? How do we define the normal and troubled self? Is it really possible to change a self? In what ways does technology change how we understand self and subjectivity?

Attendance is required. Weekly reactions to the readings and will be used in class to facilitate discussions. Course grade will be based on participation, short papers, and exams.

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

Section 002 Social Change and Child Development in Africa.

Instructor(s): Oscar Barbarin (barbarin@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, students will learn about the day-to-day lives and analyze how modernization and political transformation influence the psychological development of children growing up in Southern Africa. To set the context, the course begins with a brief introduction to the history and cultures of Africa using the PBS film series on Africa by Ali Marui. It then narrows the focus on Southern Africa. Through lectures, readings, and discussion, the class will examine the evolution of Apartheid, it enduring legacy of poverty and violence and their impact on African families and their children. Students will read children's writings about their own experiences and view the work of African filmmakers to see and understand what the day-to-day lives of African children are like. Students successfully completing this course will understand the social risks that adversely affect children's behavioral, emotional, and academic development and be able to identify protective factors within the family and community that promote healthy development and resilience in African children and adolescents. Evaluation of student performance will be accomplished by objective tests and assigned essays.

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

Section 003 Psychology and Law.

Instructor(s): Robert 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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar studies issues in which law and psychology interact. We will examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the Simpson, Bobbit, and Menendez trials), as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's A Time to Kill and Dershowitz" The Advocate's Devil).

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

Section 004 Diversity and the Coming of Age in the United States.

Instructor(s): Pamela Reid (pamreid@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Preparing for an adult role in one's society is clearly a universal goal. But, there are economic, psychological, and social circumstances, as well as family and individual characteristics, which can make the experience different. This seminar for first-year students explores the impact of various factors in the process of becoming an adult. We will examine the coming of age process and how the experience differs for girls, as compared to boys, particularly for persons of different races, ethnicities, or social statuses. We will also discuss how the process of preparing for adulthood is represented in the media, how the process may be facilitated (or impeded), and the variety of outcomes that are possible to accomplish. The assignments will include biographies and theories of developmental psychology, as well as fiction and films.

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

Section 005 Racism Underground: Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Prejudice in America.

Instructor(s): Denise 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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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 ethnic groups (e.g., Asian-Americans, Jewish Americans, Native Americans, Latino/a Americans) and people of different sexual orientations will be included as well.

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

Section 006 Positive Psychology: The Science of Optimal Human Functioning.

Instructor(s): Barbara Fredrickson (blf@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar targets the classic and contemporary psychological literature on the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive, including what gives people meaning, psychological well-being, and health.

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

Section 007 Psychology and Culture of Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood.

Instructor(s): Ann Merriwether (annmerri@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~annmerri/index.html#Syllabi

This course will explore psychological issues surrounding women's transition to motherhood. Cultural attitudes towards pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related topics will be contrasted. In addition, the impact of technology on fertility and pregnancy will be discussed.

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

Section 008 The Future of Work and Your Work Future.

Instructor(s): Richard Price (ricprice@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to help you explore your future career goals and, at the same time, reflect on the future of work. Our emphasis will be on active learning and exploration. We will read, discuss, do small research projects, and work both individually and in teams. In the first part of the course, we learn what writers, psychologists, and experts on work and careers have to say about the psychological meaning of work, how you will cope with challenges, shape your future self, and choose your future work. Next we look to the future where emerging technology, rapid globalization, and cultural differences will play a major role in shaping working life. The authors we read ask whether work as we know it will disappear, how it will cross national boundaries, and if we can bridge the gap between dramatically different cultures in the global work of the future. Then we ask how these global, technological, and cultural forces will actually shape future work. What is likely to happen to jobs and careers, and to the work organizations of the future? How will we experience the work itself, and how will the growing diversity of the workforce influence work and organizations? Finally, how will the new work influence our values, our sense of family, and our sense of community? In the last part of the course, students will work in teams on small research projects that explore a topic of their own choosing on the future of work.

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

Section 010 Psychology and Non-Ordinary Experience.

Instructor(s): Richard Mann (rdmann@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will explore the experimental, anecdotal, and theoretical work that suggests that we humans are capable of intuition and knowledge that seriously challenge the prevailing conceptions of human potential and sensory-based reality. Experiences of non-ordinary reality are accepted as valid across a wide range of cultures and under varied conditions. However, it is only recently that such phenomena as remote viewing and holistic mind-body connections have begun to cross the boundary into the scientific community, stimulating both research and strenuous efforts to debunk what has been reported in the literature. We will review this literature and its critics. We will explore the possibility of replicating or extending some of these studies. And we will review efforts to make theoretical sense of what has been found to date.

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

Section 011 The Psychology of Culture, Power, and Human Relations.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will look at what cultural diversity is and the impact it has on human relations in different environmental contexts. We will review the old adage of American Culture as a "Melting Pot" of a plethora of European cultures and the ensuing criteria for membership. Subsequently, we will examine the new order thinking also known as a paradigm shift (though still not a behavioral shift) encouraging the American culture to become more global, embracing pluralism and forming the "Salad Bowl" approach of multiculturalism. This shift/change has presented opportunities, challenges, and conflicts within for American Society that warrants some investigation. We will brainstorm, identify, and develop approaches that can empower individuals, groups, and organizations in the change process to act with agency and progress towards a multicultural society.

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

Section 012 Late Life Potential.

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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/psych/120/012.nsf

This first-year seminar will focus on late life potential. Late life usually is considered a time of inevitable loss. However, there is growing evidence about ways to limit these losses, and also possible promote gains and in late life. Over the term we will examine theory and research on development and aging, as well as read biographical material on late life greatness, study examples of late life accomplishments, and talk with vital old people. By the end of the term, students should understand the nature of late life potential, as well as some of the conditions that facilitate it. From this understanding we will also consider appropriate roles for the elders of our society. The seminar will mainly involve discussion. Students will be evaluated by weekly assignments and a final exam.

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

Section 013, 014 Leadership: Theory and Practice.

Instructor(s): Charles Morris (tmorris@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a multidisciplinary seminar for first-year students that explores the questions: What is leadership? What are some styles of leadership and traits of effective leaders? How does one lead? We will examine both classical and contemporary views of leadership as well as what contemporary theory and research in the behavioral sciences tells us about leadership. This is not a "how to do it" course in leadership, though students will learn a great deal about how to be an effective leader. Core readings consist of Gardner On Leadership, and McFarland et al. 21st Century Leadership. Small groups of students will also prepare an oral and written report on one outstanding leader of their choice. Course grades will be based on attendance at and participation in class discussions, a reading log or journal, several brief position papers, an end-of-class essay, and the oral and written reports.

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

Section 015 Health & Healing: Mind & Body.

Instructor(s): 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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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, from conventional allopathic medicine to shamanism. We will study the mind/body relation within these traditions and examine the influence of culture on medical practices. We will consider current scientific studies that elucidate how the mind/body connection impacts on health. This seminar will encourage a broadening of our conception of health to include physical, mental as well as spiritual well-being. Students will examine their personal beliefs and understanding of health. Grades will be based on short written assignments, a self-designed project, and class participation.

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

Section 016 Language and Thought.

Instructor(s): Susan Gelman (gelman@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will examine the question of how language influences thought and how thought influences language. Through case studies, films, readings, and demonstrations, we will explore current psychological evidence. Topics include: language universals, variation across languages, bilingualism, communication in apes and other species, atypical language development in children, language disorders, and exceptional language. Students should obtain a deeper understanding of human language, and discover how an age-old philosophical issue can be studied scientifically.

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

Section 017 Violence in the Lives of Children.

Instructor(s): Sandra Graham-Bermann (sandragb@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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This first-year seminar presents an introduction to understanding violence in the lives of children. Methods of instruction are varied and include reading novels, reports of research findings, films, lectures, and the presentation of clinical case material. The course begins with an articulation of the prevalence and incidence of seven kinds of violence against children, moves on to present a number of theoretical models that have been used to explain violence against children and reviews the specific effects of various kinds of violence on children's adjustment. The course concludes with a discussion of prevention programs and interventions designed to help children in the wake of violence exposure. There are required weekly reaction papers (short essays) and a final paper (approximately 10-12 pages). Grades are based on the quality of the reaction papers and the final paper as well as class participation and discussion.

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

Section 018 The Psychology of Intelligence.

Instructor(s): James Hoeffner

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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The study of intelligence has a long history which has been filled with excitement, debate, and controversy. In this seminar, we will closely examine some of the major issues and controversies in the study of intelligence. We will discuss questions such as: How do we define intelligence? How can it be measured? Why are there individual differences in intelligence? What are the roles of genes, culture, and environment? What can we learn about intelligence by studying extreme cases such as "geniuses" or "savants"? Can intelligence be increased? How does the "intelligence" of other animals compare to our own?

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

Section 001 The Evolution of Consciousness and Cognition.

Instructor(s): David 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 included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Intended primarily for first- and second-year students. May not be used as a prerequisite for a concentration in psychology. (2). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration in psychology or sociology. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index3.html

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 sections of this course focus on different identity groups (for example, white people/people of color; Blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; Blacks/Latinos/Asians; men/women).

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Psych. 204. Individual Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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Psych. 206. Tutorial Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) 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. Outreach includes approximately 45 agencies in which you can provide direct service to children in day care settings, adolescents in after-school programs, handicapped children and adults, women, physically ill adults and children, persons legally confined to criminal institutions, and others. All sections are two credits, requiring six hours of work per week including four (4) of fieldwork; journal writing, readings, papers; 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 Outreach Office at 1346 East Hall beginning March 17, 1999 to pick up an Outreach Booklet and receive information regarding registration, field work, and general course information for the Fall Term 1999. 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. Outreach Office hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM til 4:00 PM, 764-9179.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 001 Working with Preschool Children. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Students will work at a placement with infants, toddlers, and 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. Lectures and discussion will address the diversity of experiences that impact young children and their development in our culture.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 002 Big Sibs: Community and Opportunity. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Be a Big Sib: develop a meaningful individual relationship with a child in need of the companionship of a consistent caring adult. Share in activities and enjoy being with a young person in the community. Some students might also have the opportunity to be a Big Sib to a physically or mentally handicapped child.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 003 Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Justice. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Establish meaningful friendships with and serve as positive role models for teenagers or adults whose behavior is in conflict with the rules and laws of our society. Work in group settings at agencies where juvenile delinquents or adults live or go to school. Help plan and carry out activities that will foster individuals' self-esteem and permit them to recognize and develop their skills and strengths. Learn about juvenile delinquency, criminality, the criminal justice system, gang behavior, institutionalization, and rehabilitation.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 004 Working with School-Age Children and Teens. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Establish meaningful friendships with and serve as positive role models for teenagers or adults whose behavior is in conflict with the rules and laws of our society. Work in group settings at correctional facilities or individually where juvenile delinquents or adults live or go to school. Help plan and carry out activities that will foster individuals' self-esteem and permit them to recognize and develop their skills and strengths. Learn about juvenile delinquency, criminality, the criminal justice system, gang behavior, institutionalization, and rehabilitation. Lecture/Discussion time for this section will be Monday 4-6 pm (place will be listed in the Time Schedule).

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 005 Health, Illness, and Society. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Help patients and families in medical and other health care settings by offering empathy, emotional and practical support in waiting rooms, at bedside, in community health clinics and in other settings. Provide supervised occupational, physical, rehabilitative, educational, and recreational therapy and support for people with special physical or health needs: senior citizens; children who are physically impaired; people who are HIV positive; and people with chemical dependency problems, or work with groups trying to prevent particular health problems, to promote health education, or those that are advocating for improved health services. Learn about health care, health promotion, and how people cope with stress.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 006 Exploring Careers. (2 Credits).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. 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 Science concentration. Laboratory fee ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

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

Learn about your own abilities and interests; investigate college majors and careers that best fit these; explore graduate school options; write a resume and cover letter; improve your job search strategies; talk with professionals in various fields; increase your awareness of social issues that affect people's career decisions and work lives.

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Psych. 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Miller

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (2-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

No Description Provided.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001, 002 Michigan Mentorship Program. (3-4 Credits). Admission By Application & Interview. For Information on Registration Contact equart@umich.edu.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/mmentor/

This experiential learning course is designed to provide mentoring experiences for students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are regarded at risk for low achievement. We will pair college students with elementary and high school students in order to help students with homework, to encourage effective learning strategies, to set goals, and to help them develop appropriate coping strategies. College students who can relate to younger students' concerns are a tremendous resource for their learning and motivation. Conversely, college students can learn a great deal from children and adolescents as they work through issues. The course will provide a personal relationship and useful academic information in order to help grade school students become more successful and more motivated in school. University students will be expected to participate in mentoring a minimum of six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tuesday evening) to discuss relevant issues. Admission is by application only.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 003 Child Care Practicum at Pound House. Contact Carolyn Tyson (998-7952) for application information.

Instructor(s): Toni Antonnucci (tca@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Prerequisite: Psychology 350. 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. Contact Carolyn Tyson at Pound House, 998-8399.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 004 Tutoring Children in Schools.

Instructor(s): Scott Paris

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This practicum allows undergraduates to work with children in elementary schools who are learning to read. Students will work in K-4 classrooms, tutor children, and assess their reading progress. The class will meet as a seminar biweekly to discuss observations of children, instructional approaches to teaching reading, and indicators of literacy development. Requirements include a class presentation, case studies of children, and weekly journals.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings II. (3 Credits.) Call 998-7952 for Registration Information.

Instructor(s): Robert Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Fredric Blow (fredblow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in a community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include: (a) the Health Profile Project, which focuses on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older, and assesses the specific effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems; (b) a program for screening substance use problems among pregnant women who come for general health care; and (c) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences. A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allow students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and remediation of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, and they also may have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study. Other 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. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics, alcohol problems, behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. 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): Jerry Miller (jmmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology, Psychology 211, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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 two projects, a number of other regular written assignments, and the quality of the small group discussions which they facilitate.

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Psych. 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 Working with Children At U-M Children's Center. To Apply Call 998-7600.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (3-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of 7 credits.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed experience with children aged eighteen months to five years at the University of Michigan's Children Center and Children's Center for Working Families for approximately eight to twelve hours per week on a regular basis. Seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. This course is designed to introduce student to young children in a warm and caring classroom environment facilitated by professional early childhood teachers. The major emphasis is on developing an understanding of young children through direct experience and introductions to child development and education.

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Psych. 308. Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001 Note: Admission is by Application & Interview. Applications Can be Obtained in the Peer Advising Office (1346 EH, 647-3711) 11am-4pm Weekdays.

Instructor(s): Damour

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a supervised practicum for psychology concentrators who wish to learn to help other psychology students through academic advising/counseling. Students are selected by application and interview for the training and supervised practicum. Twelve hours of weekend training in peer facilitation psychology concentration requirements precede the weekly practicum and supervision sessions. A two-hour, faculty-supervised weekly class and an additional half hour meeting with undergraduate office staff is required. Required also are weekly journals and a final research paper. The purchase of two paperback texts and a course pack are necessary. In addition to experience with individual academic advising, students in this course may elect to help run "focus groups" on subjects of interest to psychology concentrators. The class is limited to about twenty students in order to facilitate discussion, training, and supervision of the practicum. For further information please call Ms. Karen Petticrew at 764-9179.

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Psych. 310/Soc. 320. Training in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to juniors and seniors. (3). (Excl). 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. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index14.html

This course is designed to give students a foundation in the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate multicultural group interactions, including structured intergroup dialogues. Topics include: basic group facilitation skills and their applications to multicultural settings; social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; the nature of social oppression; facilitation of intergroup communication; conflict intervention skills; techniques of community building; and survey of some contemporary intergroup topic areas (e.g., affirmative action, sexual assault, separation/self-segregation). Students who successfully complete this training may apply to act as peer facilitators for the course Psychology 122, "Intergroup Dialogues." Recent trainees have facilitated dialogues with groups such as blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; blacks/Latinos/as; men/women. Permission of Instructor required.

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Psych. 311/Soc. 321. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001 Course Requires Mandatory Retreat on Friday & Saturday Sept 10 & 11, 9 am 5 pm.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psychology 310 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

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

This practicum is open to students who have completed Psychology 310, and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students serve each week as peer facilitators in Psych. 122, "Intergroup Dialogues." Additionally, students also participate in weekly supervision seminars to discuss their work in the dialogue groups, and to discuss theory and practice of group observation, in-outgroup conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building, methods of attending to personal issues when facilitating.

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Psych. 316/CAAS 331. The World of the Black Child.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vonnie McLoyd (vcmcloyd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 331.001.

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Psych. 319. Empowering Families and Communities.

Section 001 Students in Psychology 319 Must also Enroll in Psychology 320. Meets with American Culture 309.001.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Mattis (jmattis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Psych. 320. (3). (Excl).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of community psychology by focusing around the themes of empowerment and prevention. The influences of social context, racism, culture, and inequality in shaping behavior and attitudes in community settings are emphasized. Through readings, lectures, and simulations, students will deepen their understanding of how families and communities function and how communities can be involved in program development and delivery. Students must enroll concurrently in Psychology 320: Laboratory in Community Intervention. The course will meet once a week for three hours. Each class section will involve both lecture and discussion. Readings will consist of two books and four to six additional readings each week. Students will complete a journal that is a synthesis and integration of the readings, an in-class midterm, and a group research paper. Students will present their research paper in a poster session. The course is designed for third- and fourth-year students in psychology and other social sciences.

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Psych. 320. Laboratory in Community Intervention.

Section 001 Students in Psychology 320 Must also Enroll in Psychology 319. Meets with American Culture 309.001.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Mattis (jmattis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Psych. 319. (1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This experiential lab involves one visit per week to an African American, Arab American, or Latino community in Detroit. Students will be assigned to work with community-based organizations on projects to improve the well being of children and families. Projects involve such activities as tutoring, developing outreach activities, assisting in child care settings, and working in community education projects. Internships will be supervised by the instructor and program staff. Students must be enrolled concurrently in Psychology 319: Empowering Families and Communities. This type of direct experience will provide for a better understanding of course concepts and more in-depth learning. This lab requires attendance at training sessions or community participation three hours a week. Students will turn in weekly attendance sheets that document their work. Transportation will be provided. An experiential journal, readings, and group project reflecting this experience will be completed for Psychology 319.

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Psych. 330. Introduction to Biopsychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/330/

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. 331. Laboratories in Biopsychology.

Section 001 meets the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Reuter-Lorenz

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330. (4). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/331/

The purpose of this course is three-fold: (1) to provide students with opportunities to gain practical laboratory experience by assisting an individual faculty member in the Biopsychology Program or in the Cognition and Perception Program with his/her on-going research; (2) to introduce students to selected general methods used in the field of biopsychology (brain and behavior and animal behavior) or cognitive science; (3) to provide practical knowledge about research design, quantification of behavior, scientific writing, the use of animals in research, and miscellaneous techniques used by biopsychologists or cognitive scientists in laboratory research. Grades are based on a student's: (1) performance in an individual faculty member's lab; (2) an oral presentation; and (3) term paper that describes the student's research experience. 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 (1044 East Hall) or the Biopsychology Program Office (4029 East Hall). Students concentrating in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science will receive priority.

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Psych. 335(430). Introduction to Animal Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Warren Holmes (wholmes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology or Biol. 162. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course presents a broad introduction to animal behavior from the perspective of evolutionary biology (sociobiology). The class is open to sophomores and 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 (e.g., parent-offspring, siblings), the evolution of sex differences, mating systems and their ecological correlates, and sexual selection (male-male competition and mate choice by females). 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 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, and a term paper.

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Psych. 340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Section 001 Evening Exams on Tuesday, October 19 and Tuesday, November 16, 6-8 pm.

Instructor(s): Thad Polk (tpolk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/340/

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. 341. Superlab in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Sections 001-003 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement. This course satisfies one of the advanced laboratory requirements for psychology concentrators.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330 or 340. (4). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This "how-to" course covers the design, execution, and analysis of behavioral experiments using methods from Cognitive Psychology. A major emphasis in the course is to take the student out of the "listener" role and support learning by "doing." In small sections, students actively participate in laboratory tasks that demonstrate the range of activities in experimental research. Students learn to define an experimental hypothesis, design and conduct experiments using common test methods, appropriately analyze and interpret data from experiments, and present results in reports following the standard format for psychology research. The laboratory activities require working closely in groups and using specialized software, so regular class attendance and participation is important. These activities also provide practice with more general critical thinking skills; for example, questioning what can be known from experiments vs. our experiences, deciding what conclusions are valid from observations, and evaluating scientific studies in other fields. Grading is based on written reports of research projects, exams, and in-class laboratory exercises. Psychology 340 is recommended as a prerequisite, along with Stats 405.

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Psych. 342. Laboratory in Judgment and Decision Making.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 340 or 542. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course initiates the student to the process of creating new knowledge about judgment and decision making in the behavioral sciences in general. Essentially, class members are coinvestigators on research projects that address two original problems of current interest in the field. The problems examined differ from one term to the next. An illustrative problem is understanding the foundations of people's typical overconfidence in their answers to factual questions, e.g. "Which is farther north, New York or London?" Each student participates fully in all phases of the research process, from the conceptual analysis of the given problem and review of the pertinent literature through the collection and analysis of data, and the interpretation and reporting of results. Classes consist mainly of intensive discussions of relevant articles and of design and interpretation issues. Grades are based on students' reviews of articles, their contributions to the execution of various aspects of the class projects, their written reports, and their participation in discussions. The prerequisite is a previous upper level course that discusses decision psychology, e.g., behavioral decision making, memory, learning, thinking.

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Psych. 345(434). Introduction to Human Neuropsychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mary Heitzeg (mmhas@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Psych. 634. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course surveys current knowledge of the human brain and its role in mental processes, such as perception, attention, thought, language and memory, and learned behavior skills. Case studies will be used to learn about the effects of brain surgery, head injury, stroke, and dementing illnesses. Evaluation based on three exams, and a series of short assignments.

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Psych. 350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Scott Paris (sparis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 255. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sparis/350fall99index.html

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.

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Psych. 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Sections 002-004 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). 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 class 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 class meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement.

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Psych. 360. Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Fiona Lee (fionalee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/360/

Organizational psychology is the subfield of psychology devoted to understanding human behavior in organizations. This course uses two perspectives: bottom-up analysis that focuses on individuals in organizations, and a top-down analysis that focuses on social systems in organizations. Topics include motivation, communication, social influence, leadership, group dynamics, intergroup conflict, and organizational culture. The course includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and group work.

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Psych. 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Instructor(s): Richard Saavedra (saavedra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 360. (4). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a project-oriented advanced laboratory in organizational psychology. The lab is designed (1) to provide students with opportunities to gain practical organizational research experience, (2) to introduce students to selected general research methods in organizational psychology (e.g., field experiments, experimental simulations, survey research), and (3) to provide practical knowledge about research design, analysis, and scientific writing. Student research teams will engage in the design, data collection, analysis, and write-up of organizational research projects. Instruction will be delivered by lecture, workshops, and discussions. Readings will focus on theories, research issues, and methods. Evaluation will be based on contributions to the research team (peer evaluations), on collaborative written reports, and on exams reflecting course readings. Energetic and thoughtful participation in research projects is an absolute requirement.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 001 This is a lecture class only.

Instructor(s): Lisa Damour (ldamour@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an introduction to the clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature on psychopathology. We will explore the concept of "mental illness." To what extent do psychiatric disturbances reflect medical conditions? Should they be thought of as social constructions or metaphors? During the term, we will discuss behavior that is deemed by the helping professions to be dysfunctional and methods typically employed to treat forms of psychological suffering. We will use case studies, autobiographical materials, and films to understand psychopathology at the level of the individual and look to the theoretical and empirical literatures to understand existing norms of illness and health in order to understand what they tell us about human culture at the present time. Grading will be based on exams, assigned papers, and quizzes. This is a lecture class only. Students should be prepared for independent work as there are no discussion sections.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 010 This is a lecture and discussion class.

Instructor(s): James Hansell (jhansell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/370/

This course is an introduction to the clinical, theoretical, and research literature on psychopathology. We will explore the concept of "mental illness," existing systems of classifying behavior deemed to be dysfunctional (i.e., DSM-IV) and methods typically employed to treat forms of psychological suffering. The emphasis will be on understanding what psychopathology is at the level of the individual struggling with it as well as exploring what existing norms of illness and health tell us about human culture at the present time. Students are expected to attend lecture and discussion section regularly and will be evaluated on examinations, short papers, and class participation.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 020.

Instructor(s): Edward Chang

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

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 psychopathology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Grading will be based on four multiple-choice exams and an assigned (15 page) paper (no final exam). This is a lecture class only. Students are expected to attend lectures regularly and participate in class discussions. Required readings include textbook by Alloy, Jacobson, and Acocella, Abnormal Psychology (8th ed.), McGraw-Hill and course pack available from Dollar Bill Copying.

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Psych. 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Sections 002-007 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Ann Shields (shieldsa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat 402) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/psycours/372/

This course is designed to provide training on the skills necessary for critiquing and conducting research in psychopathology. Lectures will cover research issues, methods, and current studies in the field. Lab sessions will be writing-intensive, focusing on the design and analysis of clinically oriented research and on the communication of research findings. Prior coursework in statistics is highly recommended.

Class format: A weekly lecture and a weekly lab meeting.

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Psych. 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I. Call 998-7952 for Registration Information.

Instructor(s): Robert Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Fredric Blow (fredblow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat 402) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable research experience in community settings as part of the University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include: (a) the Health Profile Project, which focuses on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older, and assesses the specific effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems; (b) a program for screening substance use problems among pregnant women who come for general health care; and (c) other developing field reseach studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences. A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allow students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and remediation of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, and they also may have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study. Other 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. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics, alcohol problems, and behavioral health screening. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in aspects of the data collection phases of the project(s), requiring approximately nine (9) hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in Winter and Psychology 305 in Spring or Fall. Completion of both 3722 and 305 will satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. For further information, contact Dr. Zucker, Dr. Blow, or Dr. Flynn (the course coordinator) at 998-7952.

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Psych. 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Serena Chen (serena@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/380/

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology by covering such basic theoretical concepts as: social beliefs and social inference; schemas; attribution; conformity; altruism; emotions and attitudes; stereotypes and prejudice; interpersonal attraction; close relationships; and persuasion.

Material from each unit is applied to a variety of contemporary social and psychological concerns. Students are evaluated by means of exams and classroom contributions, and through a series of short papers. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films, demonstrations, and weekly discussion sections.

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Psych. 381/Soc. 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/381/

Students explore many aspects of social psychology research methods in this hands-on course. In the first half, issues around research methods are discussed in depth, utilizing survey data students collect to illustrate concepts. The second half of the course revolves around an original, experimental research project (topic varies) in which students design the study, collect and analyze the data, and write a written APA style report. SPSS is used throughout the course. Grades are based on write-ups of research projects, numerous homework assignments, quality of class participation and knowledge of research methodology.

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Psych. 381/Soc. 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

Section 002.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/381/

Students explore many aspects of social psychology research methods in this hands-on course. In the first half, issues around research methods are discussed in depth, utilizing survey data students collect to illustrate concepts. The second half of the course revolves around an original, experimental research project (topic varies) in which students design the study, collect and analyze the data, and write a written APA style report. SPSS is used throughout the course. Grades are based on write-ups of research projects, numerous homework assignments, quality of class participation and knowledge of research methodology.

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Psych. 390. Introduction to the Psychology of Personality.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/390/

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 cousre 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.

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Psych. 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

Sections 001-002 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam (ramawasi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Psych. 390. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Personality research methods will be explored in detail in this course. Research methods involved in assessing personality and the cultural and ethical issues of conducting research will be introduced. These research techniques include both qualitative and quantitative methods such as construction of a scale, observation, content analysis, and interviewing. Issues of experimental design will be discussed and students will gain experience administering, coding, and evaluating personality measures. In addition, students, individually and in groups, will plan and execute analysis of various personality measures from various data sets (e.g., Presidents of U.S., survivors of an earthquake, etc.) contained in the Personality Data Archive at the University of Michigan.

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

Section 001 Introduction to Clinical Psychology. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Shulman

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Only 6 credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-4).

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 the diagnosis and classification of disorders, techniques used in the assessment of intellectual and personality functioning, various 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, such as child clinical work, clinical neuropsychology, community psychology, and health psychology will also be addressed.

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

Section 002 Social Psychology of Socioeconomic Development of Africa. (3 credits). Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 458.002.

Instructor(s): Denis Ugwuegbu (dcugwueg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Only 6 credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 404. Field Practicum.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. 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. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 405. Field Practicum.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. 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. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 408. Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Natural Science.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psychology 330 or 340 or 350 or 360 or 370 or 380 or 390. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits do not count for the concentration, but the course may be used for an experiential lab if taken for three credits. (EXPERIENTIAL). Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408 and 409. This course may be taken for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process. Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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Psych. 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course 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. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course provides experience and education in research techniques. The student works with the instructor on various aspects of psychological research, completes readings, keeps a journal and completes a paper which integrates the readings and experiences in the research setting.

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Psych. 411/WS 419. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Quay (nquay@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Women's Studies 419.001.

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Psych. 418/Religion 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rdmann/

See Religion 448.001.

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Psych. 437/Anthro. 368. Primate Social Behavior I.

Sections 002-011 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): John Mitani (mitani@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Biological Anthropology 368..

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Psych. 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (NS). (BS).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/442/

This course carries concentration credit for psychology concentrators and natural science credit for non-psychology concentrators. 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 the 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 (each worth 30% of the grade) and one longer paper (worth 40% of the grade). Questions concerning this class can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella.

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Psych. 445/Ling. 447. Psychology of Language.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stefan Frisch (sfrisch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 340. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sfrisch/L447_F99.html

See Linguistics 447.001.

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Psych. 447. Psychology of Thinking.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Schwartz (hebb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 340. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/447/

The goals of this course are to review what psychologists know about how people think both in terms of the cognitive processes involved in thinking and the outcomes of goal-directed thought and to consider how we can improve our thinking skills. "Thinking" covers a wide range of topics. In this course, we will focus on memory, categorization, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. In covering these topics, a number of interesting themes will be introduced, including: whether humans are "rational" thinkers; how culture, personality, age, and other factors contribute to individual differences in thinking; thinking in real-world settings; and the extent to which thinking skills can be improved. Requirements: Weekly reading assignments in a course pack, weekly lab exercises, three one-hour exams, one short (ten page) paper.

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Psych. 453. Socialization of the Child.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will focus on the social and emotional development of children with particular emphasis on the various influences on children's socialization such as family, peers, schools, and the society at large. A partial list of topics includes: biological influences on development; infant-caregiver attachments; the development of children's friendships; parental beliefs and behaviors; the role of fathers in child development; sex-role development; the development of prosocial behavior; the development of the self; the development of achievement motivation; schools as socialization agents; day care and maternal employment; and divorce and single-parenthood. The class will be a combination of lecture and discussion.

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Psych. 455. Cognitive Development.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/1999/fall/lsa/psych/455/001.nsf

This upper-level undergraduate course focuses on cognitive development, particularly in adulthood. Theoretical perspectives on cognitive development and aging will be examined, and empirical research discussed. Topics include adulthood changes in information processing skills, memory, intelligence, problem solving, reasoning, creativity, and wisdom. By the end of the course students should be knowledgeable about typical adulthood cognitive losses and gains, as well as the factors that contribute to individual differences in the patterns of these changes. The course will include some lecture, but discussion will be emphasized. Students will be evaluated by regular homework assignments, exams, and papers.

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Psych. 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Saavedra (saavedra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 360. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The study of work teams is a thriving area of research for organizational psychologists. The course will utilize priniciples and concepts from organizational psychology to understand the nature of group behavior in organized work settings. A major goal is to discern fundamental determinants of group effectiveness by placing a greater emphasis on contextual influences than on intragroup factors. The course combines traditional learning methods (reading, lecture, discussion) with skill development through participation in structured exercises. Several videos are used to explain, amplify, or illustrate particular features of groups at work.

The course is structured so that learning can take place at three levels: through meetings of the class as a whole; in small teams carrying out course-related exercises or projects; and in individual reading, study, and analysis. Overall, what you learn from this course will be as much a product of peer interaction as it will be a product of other course activities. Evaluation will be based on three exams, on a group project, and on peer ratings.

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Psych. 471. Marriage and the Family.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheryl Olson (slolson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An intensive introduction to the clinical and research literatures on the family in contemporary American society. Designed especially for students interested in clinical work with families, the course will examine family process, assessment, and intervention from the conceptual vantage point of general systems theory. Students will be expected to attend weekly lectures and discussion.

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Psych. 474. Introduction to Behavior Therapy.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. (3). (Excl).

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. 490. Political Psychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/490/

A prior course or interest in history or political science is useful. 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 mini-papers. Lectures with discussion sections.

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Psych. 498. Gender and the Individual.

Section 001 Meets with Women's Studies 341.001.

Instructor(s): Abigail Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psych. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/498/

See Women's Studies 341.001.

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Psych. 500. Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001 Canid Behavior. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Barbara Smuts (bsmuts@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4). (Excl). (BS). Only six credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course reviews the behavior of the dog family (Canidae), within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology. The course emphasizes social behavior, including social structure, reproduction, parental care, cooperation, competition, and communication. We will focus on the domestic dog and its ancestor, the wolf, as well as other wild dog species (such as coyotes, jackals, and African hunting dogs). Domestic dogs and wolves are very close relatives; they produce fertile hybrids, and recent genetic analyses suggest that they should be classified as a single species. Yet wolves and dogs show some consistent physical and behavioral differences. A detailed look at the behavior of wild wolves will serve as a foundation for investigating questions such as: (1) How are wolves and dogs similar and different behaviorally? (2) When, why, and how were wolves first domesticated? (3) How has human selection altered (or failed to alter) the basic nature of the wolf? (4) Are some dog breeds more like wolves than others, in terms of behavior, and if so, why? Investigation of these questions will help students refine their knowledge of conceptual issues relevant to animal behavior in general, such as multi-level selection (i.e., individual and group selection), the evolution of cooperation, communication, and cognition, and the interaction between genes and environment during development. Although we will not focus on relationships between people and dogs, this course will enhance your understanding of domestic dogs and your interactions with them. There will be two lectures per week, including some guest lectures and films. The course includes some field trips (e.g., to a local animal shelter and a dog-training class) as well as opportunities to observe social interactions among domestic dogs. Course requirements include one midterm, several short essays, and a research paper (no final exam).

Additional Prerequisites: At least two of the following courses in animal behavior/human behavioral ecology or permission of the instructor: Psychology 335, Psychology 432, Psychology 530, Anthropology 368, Anthropology 526, Anthropology 568, Biology 130, Biology 492, Biology 494, SNRE 415/416, SNRE 505. For further information send e-mail to bsmuts@umich.edu.

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Psych. 500. Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 002 Biological Rhythms and Behavior. Meets with Psychology 808.002. (3 Credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4). (Excl). (BS). Only six credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/500/

This course approaches the study of rhythmic behavior from a variety of viewpoints: modeling of rhythmic control systems; neural and hormonal mediation of environment; and behavioral interactions between individuals. The course begins with an examination of the adaptive value of biological rhythms of various durations (1 day, 4 day, 28 day, 1 year). We then examine the neural and hormonal mechanisms that are involved in generating circadian (1 day) and seasonal (1 year) cycles of change in physiology and behavior. Within this context we discuss the regulation of sleep, meal patterns, daily temperature changes, the development of circadian rhythms and disorders associated with circadian rhythms (insomnia, jet-lag, depression and aging). We also discuss the role of seasonal biological rhythms in controlling timing of reproductive behavior, migration and hibernation. Additional prerequisites: Psych. 330. Psych. 335 and basic knowledge of neural function and cell biochemistry will also be helpful.

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Psych. 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). May be used as an experiential lab by faculty petition to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the staff. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course.

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Psych. 507. Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and approval of the Department of Psychology Committee on Undergraduate Studies; and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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 under the direction of a member of the staff. The course requires a final paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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Psych. 510. Senior Honors Research, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albert Cain

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 312 and permission of the Psychology Honors concentration advisor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The primary focus in Senior Honors is implementation of your research design culminating in your final, acceptable thesis and poster preparation for our year-end poster session. (Previously summarized as Get thee to your tutor, Progress steadily, and Conclude well). The goal is a thesis that makes one justifiably proud, and enhanced grounded understanding of research methods. Early on, each student will present the scholarly background and specific research design of their study to the class, and we will sporadically return to brief design and implementation presentations by each student. Drafts of segments of ongoing work that can later be incorporated into the final thesis are to be submitted periodically. Other class session topics will include: special current issues and models of research, e.g., meta-analyses, integration of quantitative and qualitative data, etc.; graduate/professional school or job decisions and application strategies, basics of statistical reasoning, and more. Our primary focus, again, will be the conduct and successful completion of your thesis and the enrichment of your research competence.

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Psych. 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 001 The Biopsychology of Affect and Emotions.

Instructor(s): Jaak Panksepp

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The aim of this course is to summarize what we know about brain systems control emotionlaity in humans and other animals. A variety of basic emotional systems exist in mammalian brains, including ones for fear, anger, sexuality, maternal nurturance, separation distress, play, and curiosity/interest. These birthrights allow newborn organisms to begin navigating the complexities of the world and to learn about the values and contingencies of the environment. Some of these systems have been identified and characterized using modern neuroscientific and psychobiological tools. The fundamental emotional systems can now be defined by the functional psychobiological characteristics of the underlying circuitries characteristics which help coordinate behavioral, physiological, and psychological aspects of emotionality, including the valenced affective feeling states that provide fundamental values for the guidance of behavior. Multiple neurochemistries control these processess and the current state of knowledge will be summarized, including implications for understanding the nature of addictions, drug-abuse, psychiatric problems, as well as the nature of primary process affective consciousness. The manner in which learning and unlearning occur within these systems has been substantively clarified during the past decade. These systems can also be sensitized and desensitized by various life experiences, providing new avenues for understanding for how chronic emotional traits and temperamental tendencies are created and how they may be modified. Information assimilation will be evaluated with three objective exams.

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Psych. 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 002 Hormones and Behavior.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/531/

Do hormones influence behavior? Yes. Hormones can have a profound effect on the brain and this can produce changes in behavior. Hormone-brain-behavior relations in humans, dogs, rats, frogs, moths, and other animals will be the topics of discussion. Behaviors to be discussed include sex differences in the brain, as well as hormonal influences on mating behavior, courtship behavior, parental behavior, aggression, thirst, feeding, cognitive functions, and stress responses. Grades will be based on the results of three exams.

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Psych. 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 003 Neuroendocrinology of Stress and Disease.

Instructor(s): Seema Bhatnagar (bhatnags@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore neuroendocrine systems involved in the stress response, with particular focus on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. We will discuss central systems that control the HPA response to stress and how early environmental events can change function in these central systems. We will also examine the changes in central systems that are produced by chronic exposure to stress and the consequences of these changes for physiology and behavior, as well as the implications of these changes for the development of stress-related disease.

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Psych. 542. Decision Processes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Yates (jfyates@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in statistics is recommended but not required. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/542/

Consider the following:

Questions like these illustrate the kinds of decision problems people confront all the time, in their personal and professional lives. They provide the ultimate focus of Psychology 542, "Decision Processes." Specifically, my primary aims in this course are to help the student do two things: (a) achieve an understanding of how people individually and collectively actually solve decision problems; and (b) develop an understanding of how people including the student him- or herself could decide better than they would be inclined to decide naturally.

Should you elect Psychology 542? One consideration you should take into account is whether the aims described above fit with your interests. That is, do the aims excite you? Another consideration pertains to your future plans. Psychology 542 would be good preparation if your plans include either:

or

How is Psychology 542 organized? What happens in a typical day in the course? What would you be required to do as a student in Psychology 542? These remarks provide answers to such questions:

Psychology 542 is built around what I call the "cardinal issue perspective" on decision making. This is a way of thinking about decision problems which focuses on things like what decisions really are, what it ought to mean to say that a decision is "good" or "bad". and the kinds of questions that must be answered for virtually any decision problem that arises. The specific topics we will address are organized according to the categories distinguished in the cardinal issue perspective. And one of my major goals is to have you develop a deep appreciation for the perspective, since it can help you think through the problems you will face as a student of decision making and as a decision maker.

Our treatment of a given topic typically proceeds as follows: First, students do the reading for the given topic. Then the key questions surrounding the topic are illustrated through demonstrations or exercises. We next have structured discussions of the readings, demonstrations, and exercises where everyone in the class participates actively. Finally, I, as the instructor, offer a class-interactive presentation in which I (a) introduce essential ideas not covered in the readings, demonstrations, and exercises, (b) highlight key points that were covered, and (c) try to integrate everything we considered, to help students make sense of it all. Normally, our treatment of a broad topic spans 2-3 class sessions.

The requirements of the course include: (a) attendance and active participation in class; (b) exercises; (c) small quizzes; and (d) a final, integrative examination.

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Psych. 551. Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Section 001 Cross Cultural Psychology.

Instructor(s): Harold Stevenson (hstevens@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course deals with comparisons of psychological processes and development of individuals living in diverse cultures. Emphasis is placed on cognitive, personality, and social development; discussions of disturbances in development, maladjustment, and remedies are included. A number of cultures are discussed, but many of the examples are drawn from the cultures of Asia and the United States. A beginning course in psychology provides the necessary background. Student evaluations are made on the basis of two examinations and a term project, which, depending upon the size of the class, may be in the form of an individual research project. There is no textbook; a course pack is used. Reliance is placed primarily upon lectures, but discussion sessions are held before examinations and conferences are held concerning the term project.

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Psych. 551. Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Section 002 Children and the Media.

Instructor(s): Monique Ward (ward@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines a variety of questions related to children's and adolescent's use and understanding of the media, and to the media's role in their learning about the world. Do children understand TV content in the same way that adults do? How does exposure to TV programs, movies, and magazines shape children's understanding of gender roles, ethnic groups, and societal norms (e.g., dating and sexuality, drinking)? Does watching violence on television contribute to aggressiveness in children? Do the portrayals of males and females in music videos and magazine advertising affect adolescents' self-concept, body image, and self-esteem? In this course we will discuss these and other questions, will critically examine experimental methodology used to test these issues, and will review several theoretical perspectives describing links between children and the media. Our focus will be on media use as it relates to soical and self understanding.

This course is designed for 20 students who have a general background in psychology. The class format will consist of a brief background lecture, followed by a discussion of assigned readings, and possible classroom exercises or presentations. Student evaluation will be based on class participation and the submission of regular discussion of regular discussion questions, two short papers, and a final project.

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Psych. 558. Psychology of Adolescence.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kathleen Jodl (jodlkm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2-3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the current state of the art regarding research on adolescent development. That is, both theory and research as it pertains to normative processes will be considered from a life-span perspective. A survey of some of the specific problems and contemporary issues facing adolescents also will be presented (e.g., teenage childbearing, substance abuse, eating disorders, delinquency, and depression). The class will meet once each week for a total of three hours of lecture and discussion. There will be a term paper and two exams.

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Psych. 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 002 Schools As Organizations. Meets with Psychology 808.007.

Instructor(s): Jacquelunne Eccles (jeccles@umich.edu) , Tabbye Chavous (tchavous@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 360. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tchavous/

In this course we will explore the impact that schools as organizations have on students, teachers, and other school personnel. We will pay particular attention to role that school organizational structures and characteristics pay in shaping life course development. We will also explore the ways in which school cultures influence the motivation and psychological well-being of its members. Under this topic, we will focus on the fit between the individual and the school, particularly for minority groups, women, and students from cultures that are different from the dominant ethnic/national culture at the institution. Finally, we will explore international differences in school organizational characteristics as one way to investigate the impact of schools as organizations.

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Psych. 570. The Psychological Study of Lives.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George Rosenwald (gcro@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370 or 390, and junior standing. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course addresses the shaping of lives from two directions the psychodynamic and the cultural. On the one hand, a life story manifests a continuity of tendencies and themes that have the stamp of individuality. On the other hand, the progress of life is determined by the person's social and cultural situation (family, social class, subculture, gender-role, economics). Students will learn to interpret biographical and autobiographical materials in cultural and psychological terms. Class discussion of theory, research, and case materials will be the medium of instruction. Students will be evaluated on the basis of one midterm and one final project, each involving the interpretation of a case history.

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Psych. 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001 Divorce, Remarriage, and Child Development.

Instructor(s): Schreier

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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This course is intended to review the short-term, intermediate, and long-term effects of parental divorce on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of youngsters, from birth to eighteen years of age. A review of clinical, developmental, and sociological literatures pertaining to the effects of divorce on the trajectory of child development will be integrated. Findings from these literatures will be viewed from family systems, psychodynamic, and stress/coping/resiliency frameworks. The results of this review and conceptual understanding of published clinical and research findings will be used to assess alternative clinical, legal, and social policy interventions on behalf of youngsters whose parents divorce.

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Psych. 573. Developmental Disturbances of Childhood.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albert Cain

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350 or 390, and Psych. 370. (3). (Excl).

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 communicate an inner, affective feel for the phenomena of childhood disorders, to interest some students in this field as a possible profession, 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, plus written exercises.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 001 Crimes and Embarrassments.

Instructor(s): Phoebe Ellsworth (pce@umich.edu), Andy Modigliani (modigli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an advanced social psychology course that examines two types of social trangressions and the responses they elicit. The first type occurs in informal settings and consists of violations of social norms or customs, often disrupting ongoing social encounters, and causing emotions like embarrassment or shame. The second type consists of criminal violations of established laws, which can trigger repressive responses from the criminal justice system, and are seen as threats to the formal structure of a community or society, as well as to the welfare of its individual members.

We shall explore the following topics: (1) Differences and similarities in the precipitating conditions and consequences of breaches and crimes; (2) Historical changes in our conception of breaches and crimes; (3) The role of interpretive structures (such as cultures, sub-cultures, and situational frames) in the perception and experience of emotions (e.g., embarrassment, shame, guilt, remorse) in mitigating or exacerbating the negative consequences of transgressions and in rehabilitating offenders; (5) The ways in which biological, psychological, and social characteristics of offenders can modify the perception of their transgressions.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 002 The Social Psychology of Attitudes.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will focus on social attitudes (e.g., attitudes toward social issues, social groups, and the self), primarily from a social psychological perspective. Among the topics to be discussed are theories of attitude structure and function; methods of attitude measurement; attitude formation and change; and the relationship of attitudes of behavior. Students will read a variety of empirical papers, some old, some new, to learn about the progression of scientific research on those topics.

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