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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Psychology (Division 455)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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

Section 005 Social Psychology of the African Family. (3 credits). Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 458.006.

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. May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 458.006.

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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).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~womenstd/419.htm

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).

Credits: (3).

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

This course explores the stages of spiritual development, beginning with awakening and initiation, through the deepening of direct experience and the formulation of a coherent spiritual path, including the notion of an ultimate attainment. It explores the function of spiritual groups and teachers in facilitating this development. Of particular interest are: (1) the spiritual seeker's experience of "little death," the mode of apparent discontinuity when the "old life" is supplanted by a new identity and mode of living; (2) times of crisis, adaptation, and "the dark night". and (3) the experience of "physical death," as seen from the perspective of a lifetime of encountering both relative and absolute reality.

By means of personal narratives and fictional accounts, this course explores how diverse traditions create and value these moments of surrender and transformation. Lectures and readings by Hesse, Jung, Hillesum, Feild, Lessing, Soygal Rimpoche, Wilber, and others will form the basis of three short papers and one long final paper. There will be no final exam.

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Psych. 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (3).

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

The instructor assumes no particular psychology background, and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be determined on the basis of two short papers (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. 444. Perception.

Section 001 This course satisfies an advanced course requirement for Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentrators.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/444/001.nsf

The course focuses on sensory systems and their relationship to perceptual phenomenon. Topics to be covered in the course include sensory transduction, and processing as well as the relationship of perceptual phenomenon, and cognitive theories of perceptual phenomenon to these physiological processes. The physiological basis of common illusions and perceptual phenomenon will be discussed. Grades will be determined on the basis of three examinations and a final course paper.

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

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 745.001

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/445/001.nsf

This course will have a combined lecture and seminar format. We will read about and discuss a number of issues in the psychology of language. Topics include speech perception, the perceptual and cognitive processes in spoken and written word recognition, sentence comprehension and production, and models of discourse. Other topics will also include research on language acquisition, both in normals and in special populations, the relationship of language and thought, language universals, and the neural basis of language. Grading will be based on class participation, writing assignments, and quizzes.

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Psych. 447. Psychology of Thinking.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Priti Shah (priti@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

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

This course reviews our knowledge about higher-level cognition, including thinking, reasoning, decision-making, and problem solving. Multiple approaches to these topics will be considered, including laboratory research, computational models, and developmental, individual differences, and cross-cultural perspectives. Readings will include a textbook as well as original research reports. The course will involve a combination of lectures, discussions, and some hands-on activities including conducting mini in-class experiments and developing computational models. The class will involve regular homework assignments (either problem-solving activities or writing assignments), a midterm, and a final exam.

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Psych. 453. Socialization of the Child.

Section 001.

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

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

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 media as a socialization agent; schools as socialization agents; day care and maternal employment; and divorce and single-parenthood.

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Psych. 455. Cognitive Development.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Wellman (hmw@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

How do children think, remember and learn? What do they know about the world of objects, of people, of TV? Are thinking and learning fundamentally different for babies in comparison to children and in comparison to adults? This course tackles these questions, examining children's thinking and intellectual growth from infancy to adulthood.

Topics covered include: concepts, memory, language, math and number, literacy, problem solving, and childrens' understanding of the social world (social cognition). We will consider different theories of how mental abilities develop, and pay particular attention to recent psychological research (experimental, observational, and even cross-cultural) on these topics. The course includes lectures, but since enrollment is limited to 30 or fewer it also includes considerable in-class discussion in a seminar format. Students will be evaluated by exams and one term paper.

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Psych. 456. Human Infancy.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/456/001.nsf

This course will cover the social, emotional, and cognitive development of infants over the first three years of life, with an emphasis on children's development in context. We will also focus on the interface between social policy and issues relevant to infant development. Student's performance on exams, a research paper, and class presentations will serve as the means for evaluation. The class will meet twice weekly for lecture and discussion sessions.

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Psych. 459. Psychology of Aging.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/459/001.nsf

This undergraduate course is designed to familiarize students with current knowledge about the constancies and changes that occur across adulthood, as well as with conceptual and research issues relevant to understanding the future of aging. Discussions will focus on plasticity of the aging process, and likely causes of age differences and age change. Our goal will be to understand the implications of age patterns for individuals, as well as for societies. By the end of the term, students should be able to characterize the typical, as well as range of possible, trajectories of adult development and aging. They should gain insights about the changes they can expect as they get older, and the things they can do to affect these changes. In addition, they should gain understanding of the needs of older persons, as well as an appreciation of the tremendous potential resource they offer.

The course will cover theory, methods, data, and controversies relevant to age in adulthood. We will begin with an overview of the context of aging in the U.S. today, including discussions of attitudes about aging, and demographics of it. Then we will consider theories about aging, and methods of studying it. Adulthood age differences in biological, psychological, and social competencies will constitute the core of the course. Topics to be covered include changes in: physical capacities, health, sensation, memory, intelligence, reasoning, creativity, wisdom, personality, emotion, relationships, and roles associated with family, work, and community. The final portion of the course will address societal issues, including gender, ethnic, cultural, and historical diversity in aging, services, policies, and careers relevant to the old.

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

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Psych. 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

Section 001.

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

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

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 principles 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 textual influences than on intragroup factors. The course combines traditional learning methods (reading, lecture, and discussion) with skill development through participation in structured exercises. 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 two exams, class participation, group projects, and peer ratings.

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Psych. 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

Section 002.

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

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

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 principles 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, and 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, one group project, and on peer ratings.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: There is no waitlist; students should attend the first class to check availability, but should not expect to be allowed into the course if it has reached its maximum.

Psych. 488/Soc. 465. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andy Modigliani (modigli@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory sociology or introductory psychology as a social science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/SC465/index.html

See Sociology 465.001.

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

Section 001 Left Brain, Right Brain. (3 credits). Prerequisites: Psychology 330 or Psychology 340 and 345.

Instructor(s): Patricia Reuter-Lorenz (parl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4).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 will examine the neuropsychological differences between the left and right sides of the human brain by considering studies of brain-damaged and split-brain patients, as well as behavioral and neuroimaging evidence from neurologically intact individuals. We will review major theories about handedness, gender differences, and lifespan changes in brain asymmetry, as well as the evolutionary origins and functional significance of lateralization in the nervous system. Prerequisites: Psychology 330 or Psychology 340 and 345.

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

Section 002 Mind and Brain: Memory and Higher Cognitive Processes. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Edward Smith (eesmith@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4).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.

Mind and Brain: Memory and Higher Cognitive Processes. The course will be concerned with the relation between brain and cognition, specifically with how the brain implements higher-level cognitive functions. Such higher-level functions include: long-term memory, working memory, concepts and categorization, reasoning, and problem solving. We will consider each of these psychological functions in turn, focusing on: (1) how the function breaks down under certain forms of brain damage; and (2) how the function is neurally implemented in normal participants, as revealed by neuroimaging techniques. The primary goal of the course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary area called Cognitive Neuroscience. Material will be presented through a mix of lecture, class discussions, and student presentations. In addition to exams, there will be group projects that require students to explore a topic.

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

Section 003 Biochemical Theories of Mental Illness: Their historical roots, the evidence for them, and their social implications. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Elliot Valenstein (esv@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4).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.

Appropriate Students: This 500 level course will be limited to 30 students who are either junior/senior undergraduates or graduate students. There are no prerequisites for the course. Any technical material that is included will be explained at a level that does not assume any technical knowledge.

Course Format : There will be two 1 and1/2 hr. meetings each week. The first meeting will be an informal lecture by the instructor. The second meeting will be a seminar led by several students who will be responsible for leading a 20-30 minute discussion of an issue relevant to some topic covered in the lecture.

Requirements: Students will be expected to lead two discussions and to write two short papers (less than 10 pages) summarizing the main arguments and any data relevant to the issues they covered.

Course Content: The first section of the course will cover the historical roots of our present biochemical theories of mental disorders. Included among other topics to be discussed will be: how the major classes of psychotropic drugs were discovered; the prevailing ideas about mental disorders at the time; how the theories about what the drugs were doing emerged and how this changed the views of the origin of mental disorders.

The second section will discuss and evaluate the scientific evidence and the logic of the arguments claimed to support the view that depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders are caused by either excesses or deficiencies of particular neurotransmitters. This section will include some of the more recent modifications of the earlier biochemical explanations of mental disorders.

The last section of the course will discuss the many different ways that special interest groups promote drug treatment and the biochemical theories on which they are based.

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Psych. 502. Special Problems in Psychology.

Section 001 Big Questions for a Small Planet: Introduction to Environmental Studies (4 credits). Meets with Environmental Studies 240.

Instructor(s): Barbara Smuts (bsmuts@umich.edu) , Catherine Badgley (cbadgley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (1-4).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: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/502/

This course is an introduction to the environmental crises and challenges of our time, from the perspectives of the natural and social sciences. The natural-science perspective will be presented through a survey of geological, ecological, and evolutionary processes which support the earth's natural resources. The social science perspective will be presented through an evolutionary and behavioral approach to the customs, attitudes, and behaviors toward nature, resources, and the quality of life in contemporary western and non-western cultures. These perspectives will be integrated to demonstrate that we have substantially different choices about how to live, with different consequences in terms of ecological and social impact as well as personal satisfaction. Linking these viewpoints is the outlook for a sustainable future, in terms of the quality of life for the global human population, the status of other species, and the integrity of physical systems. Sections involve discussions, field trips to local natural areas and businesses, and exercises in systems thinking. Students will keep a journal, write several essays, prepare several quantitative reports, and conduct a group project.

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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).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 faculty. 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 responsible for being properly registered for this course after receiving permission to register from the undergraduate office.

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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).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 faculty. 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 responsible for being properly registered for this course after receiving permission to register from the undergraduate office.

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Psych. 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 001 Biopsychology of Learning and Memory. Meets with Psychology 831.002.

Instructor(s): Steve Maren (maren@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://maren1.psych.lsa.umich.edu/psych531/

In this course, the molecular, synaptic, and neural mechanisms of learning and memory will be examined. Topics will include: mechanisms of both associative and nonassociative learning in vertebrate and invertebrate animal models. Levels of analysis will range from molecular (e.g., cellular mechanisms of long-term potentiation and depression; learning and memory in transgenic animals) to molar (e.g., neurobiology systems of aversive learning; functional imaging in humans). In all cases, an effort will be made to integrate current conceptions of learning and memory derived from the behavioral literature with underlying neural events.

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Psych. 542. Decision Processes.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 722.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

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

Consider the following:

  • "Should I take Psychology 542 or Art History 477?"
  • "I'm not really good at chemistry and things like that; my grades in those courses stink. So should I give up on my dream of becoming a doctor?"
  • "Other companies, especially Chrysler, are making tons of money selling sport utility vehicles. But they seem to have the business locked up. Should we enter that market anyway?"
  • "My client, Mr. Thomas, thinks that Consolidated is responsible for his injuries and thus he wants to sue them. Should I advise that he go through with that plan?"
  • "Floyd and I have been going together for several years, and now he wants to get married. Should I give in and do that, despite my misgivings?"
  • "As alderman for the fifth ward, should I vote for this legislation that would change the zoning rules for the city?"

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:

  • scholarship (e.g., in graduate school and thereafter) on basic processes in cognitive, social psychology, or organizational psychology, or related areas, e.g., political science, economics, marketing
or
  • professional practice (either immediately after college or after professional school) in areas where decision making is critical, e.g., business, law, health care, counseling, operations engineering.

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:

  1. attendance and active participation in class;
  2. exercises;
  3. small quizzes; and
  4. a final, integrative examination.
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Psych. 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001 Conflict and Negotiation. Meets with Psychology 581.002

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Conflict is a natural result of being social beings. People many times differ in their interests, beliefs, and goals, among other things. When people with divergent interests interact or have a relation with each other, conflict is a likely outcome. Conflicts can involve a variety of people, such as siblings, parents, romantic interests, employers, salespeople, colleagues, etc.

To say the least, conflict is a ubiquitous social occurrence. Therefore, it is of great importance to understand what conflict is and the kinds of factors that give rise to it, the factors that are involved in its resolution, and the kinds of skills people can use to help resolve conflicts effectively.

To this end, the goals of this course will include: (1) studying the nature of conflict; (2) studying the nature of negotiation in social conflict; and (3) performing exercises to start to develop students' skills in understanding and managing conflict.

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Psych. 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 002 Schools As Organizations.

Instructor(s): Tabbye Chavous (tchavous@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/561/

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. 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 003 Topic?

Instructor(s): Margaret Shih

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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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).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course focuses on childrens' developmental disturbances. It includes basic points of view, selected syndromes, relevant research data, and etiological concepts. It suggests fruitful ways of analyzing and conceptualizing issues and data in the field, also alerting students to gaps in our knowledge. In addition, the instructor hopes to interest some students in this field 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, as well as written exercises and/or papers.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 001 Self and Self-esteem: Social Psychological Perspectives

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will provide an overview of classic and contemporary research on the self and self-esteem. There will be both a lecture/discussion component and a research component. Participants will read original scientific articles and chapters by leading researchers in the field, write a weekly one-page reaction paper to the readings, and come to class prepared to discuss the readings. Students in the class will also collectively design a research project in which they will serve as the research participants and write a research report on the results.

Grades will be based on participation in discussions (10%), reaction papers (30%), and two additional writing projects (one of which is the research report) (30% each). Prerequistes: Introduction to Psychology and either Introduction to Social Psychology or Introduction to Personality.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 002 Conflict and Negotiation. Meets with Psych 561.001

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 561.001.

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Psych. 613. Advanced Statistical Methods, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Gonzalez (gonzo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One previous course in statistics. Graduate standing. (5).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/613/

This is a two-term course and is followed by Psych 614 in the Winter term. Psych 613 is a prerequisite for Psych 614 and cannot be waived. Students will gain experience analzying data and gain an appreciation for the rationale underlying the procedures. The course consists of five hours of lecture and additional review sections will also be available. Topics to be covered throughout the year include analysis of variance, regression, factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, clustering, and structural equations modeling. Students will also analyze data from their own research projects as well as design studies in their own area of research.

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Psych. 619. Supervised Research I.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Known as the "First Year 6l9 Research Project." This is an individual instruction course; when enrolling for 6l9, students must use the individual section number of a staff member.

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Psych. 630/Anthro. 668. Topics in Primatology.

Section 001 Primate Models in Human Evolution.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/anthrbio/668/001.nsf

See Biological Anthropology 668.001.

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Psych. 653. Personality Program Orientation.

Section 001 Orientation to Personality Psychology

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/653/

The course surveys the field of personality psychology with particular attention to the way in which personality psychology is studied at the University of Michigan. The course is primarily comprised of research presentations by U of M faculty regarding their perspectives on personality as well as their current research activities. These presentations will be used as an introduction to the field of personality research. Students should also use these presentations as examples of how to conceptualize and operationalize research questions relevant to their own interest. The course will be run as a proseminar with the students being primarily responsible for the direction and content of the class discussion. Each week students will be required to come up with discussion questions for the next weeks discussions. These questions should come from the students' examination of the presenters' research prior to the class period in which the work is to be presented.

Course Requirements:

  1. Active participation in the class discussion as a result of having read the material prior to class.
  2. Participation in a discussion group in which you are required to post discussion questions prior to class.
  3. A written research proposal based on your own research interest (Due 12/6).
  4. An oral presentation of your research ideas (Due 12/13).

Course Readings: A copy of each week's readings will be available for you to copy on your own from Nichola Hutchison in 3242 East Hall.

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Psych. 655/WS 655. The Psychology of Women.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara Fredricksen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will address key topics in contemporary scholarship on the psychology of women and gender. We will examine epistemological and methodological issues as they arise and affect the study of a variety of phenomena including the psychology of gendered bodies, gender and mental health, life course approaches to studying women and men, gender socialization, gender in groups and families, and gender in society (including violence and political participation). We will examine intersections of race, class and other social statuses with gender, as well as differences among women

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Psych. 670. Research Design and Evaluation in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Steven Trierweller

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine a number of measures and techniques useful in the assessment of persons and their psychological functioning.The course will attend especially to assessing person's in various settings. Thus, in addition to teaching the Rorschach [using Exner's Comprehensive System] and other projective techniques [including the Thematic Appercetion Test, the Robert's Apperception Test for children, the TEMAS, etc. Use of standardized questionnaires, such as the CBCL, and assessment of children's drawings also will be addressed. Observational skills and methods will also be taught,in addition to the assessment of setting effects. The course will take a developmental-ecological perspective as it explores the different ways in which children and adults respond to these measures in both normative and clinical populations, the ways in which these measures are contextualized by social settings,and the ways in which observations of social behavior and setting does or does not correspond to inferences drawn from the individual tests.

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Psych. 674. Clinical Assessment II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to examine techniques and measures useful in the assessment of personality, psychological functioning, and phenomenological processes of children and adults. We will address the history of projective tests, the theory underlying these instruments as well as research supporting their reliability, validity, and predictive utility. The course will take developmental and ecological perspectives. Attention will be paid to the ways in which projective measures are contextualized by developmental processes, cultural factors, and social settings. We will attempt to understand the ways in which observations of social behavior and setting does or does not correspond to inferences drawn from individual tests. The course will cover several instruments including the Rorschach (using Exner's Comprehensive System), the Thematic Aperception Test (TAT), the Robert's Aperception Test for Children and other projective methods. A complementary laboratory course is a required component of this course. The lab will consist of training in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected measures.

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Psych. 677. Clinical Assessment Laboratory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kay

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Psych. 674. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/Clinical/practicum.html

The lab accompanies Clinical Assessment 674. Provides experiences that count toward the aggregation of practicum hours. Students do diagnostic testing in various settings as part of this experience.

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Psych. 678. Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Eric Bermann (erbman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar is intended for first year graduate students in Clinical Psychology. It is year long, and serves as an introduction to the field of clinical psychology.

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Psych. 681. Survey of Social Psychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a course in scientific responsibility for the first year cohort of the social psychology area and joint program students admitted to social psychology. Throughout the three-term sequence issues of professional and scientific behavior will be discussed. A set of focused readings on these topics will be examined during class discussions. The fall term consists of an overview of current faculty research projects, an introduction to available scholarly resources, and a general orientation to graduate level research in social psychology. At the end of the first term, students write and orally present an extended abstract of their first year research project (619). During the winter term students discuss their progress on these projects with the cohort and present a more formal version of their 619 research. During the third term (fall of the second year), each student will make a more formal presentation of their findings in class, in preparation for their presentation to the social psychology brown bag.

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Psych. 682/Soc. 682. Advanced Social Psychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology and permission of instructor. Priority is given to Ph.D. students in psychology. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for graduate students in Social Psychology. Its aim is to provide a survey of Social Psychology, covering a range of topics including cognitive dissonance, social cognition, the self, emotions, behavioral self-regulation, social stigma, gender, and culture.

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Psych. 685. Social Psychological Theories.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 682; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is limited to students who are planning to take the preliminary exam in social psychology during the spring-summer term. It covers the key theoretical and empirical issues in the field using a broad range of textbooks and primary sources.

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Psych. 689/Anthro. 760. Culture and Cognition.

Section 001 Culture and Cognition First Year Seminar

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingham

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate student in Anthropology or Psychology and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar is part of an interdisciplinary program initated by the Departments of Anthropology and Psychology. The seminar includes both students and faculty. In it we will explore how the cultural environment influences, and is influenced by, reasoning and other psychological processes. The cognitive revolution has been based upon the tacit assumption that all humans have the same basic cognitive structures and functions, and that cultures and other social contexts contribute only peripherally important content differences. Anthropologists have long argued that both the content and function of knowledge may be strongly linked to the types of problems that a given culture or social group must habitually solve. The seminar will focus on ways in which cognition may be culturally mediated, socially situated, and cotingent on historical forces. Recent research in the field will be presented and discussed.

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Psych. 703. Cognition and Environment.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Kaplan

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The basic processes of perceiving, thinking and problem solving take on a new dimension when viewed in the context of real environments (informational and social/cultural as well as physical). An environmental emphasis also tends to undermine any easy separation between cognition and affect. These issues provide a useful context for an analysis of the conditions for human effectiveness.

Why are people reasonable at some times and so frustratingly unreasonable at others? We examine the possibility that the differences might be explained by the environments they find themselves in. If this turns out to be the case, knowing what characterizes environments that support reasonable behavior could have a profound impact. Some topics explored:

  • Problem solving, participation, and muddling
  • Cognitive maps, perception, and preference
  • Information, communication, and expertise
  • Mental fatigue, restorative experiences, and natural environments
  • Uses of the past, quality of life, and compatibility in design
  • Informational, physical, and social/cultural environments that promote human effectiveness

Cross-disciplinary: This course is cross-disciplinary, both in emphasis and participants. Students from the fields of planning, design, natural resources, the behavioral sciences, education, nursing, information and communication, and cognitive science are typically represented.

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Psych. 706. Tutorial Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Independent study.

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Psych. 719. Supervised Research II.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an individual instruction course. When enrolling for 7l9, students must use the individual section number of a staff member.

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Psych. 722. Decision Processes.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 542.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

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

Consider the following:

  • "Should I take Psychology 542 or Art History 477?"
  • "I'm not really good at chemistry and things like that; my grades in those courses stink. So should I give up on my dream of becoming a doctor?"
  • "Other companies, especially Chrysler, are making tons of money selling sport utility vehicles. But they seem to have the business locked up. Should we enter that market anyway?"
  • "My client, Mr. Thomas, thinks that Consolidated is responsible for his injuries and thus he wants to sue them. Should I advise that he go through with that plan?"
  • "Floyd and I have been going together for several years, and now he wants to get married. Should I give in and do that, despite my misgivings?"
  • "As alderman for the fifth ward, should I vote for this legislation that would change the zoning rules for the city?"

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:

  • scholarship (e.g., in graduate school and thereafter) on basic processes in cognitive, social psychology, or organizational psychology, or related areas, e.g., political science, economics, marketing
or
  • professional practice (either immediately after college or after professional school) in areas where decision making is critical, e.g., business, law, health care, counseling, operations engineering.

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:

  1. attendance and active participation in class;
  2. exercises;
  3. small quizzes; and
  4. a final, integrative examination.
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Psych. 744. Perception.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jun Zhang

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This graduate seminar will cover some elementary materials in visual perception. Parallel processing streams in early vision, such as motion, color, depth, and spatial frequency will be examined. The connection between single neuron activity and perception will be emphasized. Quantitative or computational methods will be introduced whenever necessary. Specific topics include: Psychophysical methods and laws (threshold measurement and scaling); Sensitivity, bias, and signal detection theory; Receiver operating curves and their analysis; High and low threshold theory of signal detectability; Phototransduction, trichromaticity and color vision; Short-range and long-range motion perception; Binocular depth perception; Spatial frequency analysis and contrast gain control; Parallel pathways in early vision; Object segregation and perceptual binding; Neuronal correlates of perceptual decision; Attentional modulation of visual processing; and Perceptual learning.

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Psych. 745. Psychology of Language.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 745.001

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will have a combined lecture and seminar format. We will read about and discuss a number of issues in the psychology of language. Topics include speech perception, the perceptual and cognitive processes in spoken and written word recognition, sentence comprehension and production, and models of discourse. Other topics will also include research on language acquisition, both in normals and in special populations, the relationship of language and thought, language universals, and the neural basis of language. Grading will be based on class participation, writing assignments, and quizzes.

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Psych. 751. Cognitive Development.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Wellman (hmw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. Permission of the instructor is required for persons who are not graduate students in psychology or one of its combined or interdisciplinary programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the graduate core course in cognitive development, focusing on thinking and intellectual growth from infancy through late life. (There will be greater emphasis on development to adulthood; later developments are covered further in the core course on the psychology of aging.) Topics covered include: concepts, literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, memory, and individual differences, as well as influences on cognitive development such as family interactions, schooling, television, cultural differences and more. We will consider historical development of the field, including its leading figures, but will focus particularly on recent theory and research (both experimental and observational). There will be occasional lectures but most often the course will run in a seminar format.

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Psych. 757. Socialization of the Child.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Arnold Sameroff

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/757/001.nsf

This course will focus on the factors that play a role in the social development of the child using a transactional ecological framework. The transactional perspective will permit interpreting the relative importance of what the child brings to the situation, the experience that the environment provides, and how each is affected by the other. The ecological perspective will permit an analysis of the social environment into separate systems that influence the child including the family, school, peer group, ethnic and economic status. Specific topics to be considered include the development of intimate relationships from early parental attachments to later romantic ones, the regulation of behavior from toddler assertiveness to adult conduct disorder, the relation between temperament, parenting practices and later personality, and the development of self-representations including gender and ethnic dimensions.

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Psych. 759. Proseminar in Developmental Psychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: The course is intended for first year graduate students in the developmental area; other students interested in the course should seek permission of instructor. Student must register for both Fall and Winter semesters to receive a grade. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/759/001.nsf

This course reviews contemporary perspectives in developmental psychology, as well as methodological and ethical issues of particular concern to developmental psychologists. Students also are introduced to faculty who will present and discuss their current research. The course is a two semester course; during the fall term the focuse is on cognitive development and during the winter term it is on social development.

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Psych. 764. Proseminar in Organizational Psychology I.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The study of work teams is a thriving area of research for organizational psychologists. This resurgence of research on groups seeks to understand fundamental determinants of group effectiveness, with much greater emphasis on contextual influences than on intragroup factors. This seminar will focus on theoretical attributes of group behavior in organizations. Our charge is to discuss the content and the methods for research on work groups. In the process, we will critique the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to the investigation of group behavior. The reading list for the course considers a broad range of topics and methods for inquiry that may spur research ideas and incite methodology discussions.

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Psych. 765. Proseminar in Organizational Psychology II.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Fiona Lee

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 775. Comparative Theories I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Buchtel, Hatcher

Prerequisites & Distribution: This course is a required course for graduate students in Clinical Psychology but is open to all graduate students. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a required course for graduate students in Clinical Psychology but is open to all graduate students. The first half of the course covers the biological basis for several psychological phenomena of interest to clinical psychologists: Emotion, Memory, Attention, Perception, Consciousness, and Mental Illness. Brain mechanisms responsible for these various aspects of behavior (to the extent that they are known) are emphasized. The second half of the course covers the basic concepts of psychoanalytic theory, including the unconsious, conflict, transference and countertransference, object relations, racial/ethnic/cultural issues, and trauma. Major schools and viewpoints are discussed (ego psychology, object relations, self-psychology, relational and interpersonal approaches).

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Psych. 779. Practicum in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Steven Trierweiler

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in clinical psychology and permission of practicum supervisor. (1-4). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/Clinical/practicum.html

Individual internship course in Clinical Psychology. Students are required to complete a practicum of 500 hours prior to beginning their 2000-hour clinical internship. Approximately 275 hours toward fulfilling the practicum requirement are accumulated by students' participation in the Assessment Labs (676, 677). Further hours from second year agency practica are added to fulfill the 500 hour requirement. If these two sources do not total 500 hours, the first weeks of a consortium internship must be counted as practicum hours. Practica are typically completed during the second year of the program.

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Psych. 786/Soc. 786. Research Design in Social Psychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to graduate students in social psychology, others by permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an advanced course on research methods in social psychology with a focus on methods of data collection. We address basic issues of philosophy of science; experimental design and practical aspects of conducting experiments in the lab and field; quasi-experimental design; questionnaire construction; content analysis; and the use of archival sources. In addition, we discuss issues of publication and funding.

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Psych. 789/Soc. 789. Social Change-Social Movements.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mayer Zald

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 789.001.

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Psych. 797. Development in Adolescence.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tabbye Chavous (tchavous@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/797/

When you think about "adolescence," what images come to mind? Whatever the images, they are likely to be powerful. When looked at as a total experience, more biological, psychological, and social changes occur during this time than any other across the life span. Likewise, the study of adolescence is dynamic. Until a little over two decades ago, there was little empirical research on adolescents, and most of the scientific and popular views were based on the notion that adolescence is necessarily a time of "storm and stress." Over the past few decades, the situation has changed dramatically. Simplistic conceptual perspectives have given way to ones that more adequately embrace the complexity and multidimensionality of adolescence. Historically, interest in the study of adolescence has spanned across several disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, psychiatry, anthropology, education); recently, however, there has been a trend toward interdisciplinary efforts and a blending of several levels of analysis (e.g., biological, psychological, social, cultural). In terms of the research, both the number and quality of studies has increased steadily over the years. Yet, it is safe to conclude that the study of adolescence is barely beyond its "infancy." There are few "facts" only occasional glimpses of what makes for optimal development during adolece.

The present course is designed to provide a forum for examining issues of "normative" adolescent development and the current state of research in this area. That is, the purpose is to consider the theory and research that pertains both to what is experienced by "most" adolescents and to important individual differences in the experience of adolescence. Both theory and research as it pertains to normative processes will be considered from both a life-span and an ecological perspective. Particular emphasis will be placed on the interaction between the individual and contexts which especially impact this developmental group (i.e., school, peer groups, neighborhood, family structures). A survey of some of the specific problems and contemporary issues facing adolescents will be addressed within these contexts (e.g., teenage childbearing, substance abuse, eating disorders, delinquency, school adjustment, and depression). In addition the course will highlight issues of culture and ethnicity in adolescent social development. Though attention will be given to specific problems such as the aforementioned issues, this course cannot offer a comprehensive coverage of the field. The premise here is that one can best understand problems experienced during adolescence only after one has an understanding of the complexities of normative adolescent development.

The main objectives of the course are to:

  1. strengthen and broaden the student's knowledge base of research and theory in the field of adolescent development
  2. encourage the student to think critically about the theory and research
  3. consider contemporary issues and concerns of the field
  4. consider the practical implications of current research
  5. provide an arena for the student to explore, crystallize, and express his or her own views concerning the field.

Course readings include selections from various texts as well as a combination of theoretical and review articles on the topics and empirical articles from the psychological literature. There will be discussion questions provided each week to focus and guide reading of the articles. Readings will stress the theoretical and empirical work and our discussion will focus on the analysis and synthesis of the different theories and research findings. In general, class discussion will focus on four issues:

  1. Theoretical- What are the different psychological theories or models for the phenomena of interest? How are they compatible? Incompatible? What are the relevant components of the models and theories? In what contexts (e.g., school, home) are these constructs more relevant?
  2. Empirical- What are the empirical findings for the phenomena? What can we say about the research in the area given the research design and methods? What types of empirical work are needed in the field?
  3. Cultural- How do the phenomena emerge and/or progress across different groups (e.g., gender, racial, ethnic)? How do current models and theory treat issues of culture? If there are relevant cultural differences in certain phenomena, what are the implications for the model and pedagogy?
  4. Pedagogical- What are the implications of the psychological theories and research findings for researchers, practitioners, educators, etc.?
  5. Synthesis- What new models can be developed to explain the phenomena? What are the directions for future research?

Requirements and Evaluation:

  1. Class participation (50% of grade). Class participation includes (a) preparation of discussion questions; (b) quality of article/class presentations; and (c) consistent and informed participation in class discussion.

    A high value will be placed on students actively participating in discussions focused on, and informed by, the readings. Therefore, students consistently should be prepared and able to discuss course material in class. Seminar participants will be heavily involved in the leading of the seminar. In the first several weeks of the course where we focus on theoretical perspectives on development, we will spend 2 weeks on each perspective (see syllabus). In the first week, we will read assigned papers about the topic in question. Papers include both "classics" as well as more recent articles. Seminar participants are expected to come to class having completed the readings, and having prepared answers to any discussion questions provided for the week's readings.

  2. Reaction Papers (20% of grade, each 10%). Two reaction papers on the readings will be assigned by the instructor.
  3. Final paper (30% of final grade). Students' final project will be a collaboration (or collaborations) related to their own research interests in adolescents. We will utilize an existing dataset to test our ideas/framework. We will spend both in-class and time outside of class in developing frameworks, methodology, conducting analyses, discussing our findings, and writing up our project findings in manuscript form. Further details regarding paper requirements and expectations will be provided in class.
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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 001 IMMIGRANTS, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER. (3 credits). Meets with Women's Studies 801.003.

Instructor(s): Ram Mahalingam

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Immigrants are unique in a sense they are exposed to dual world-views, cultural practices and beliefs. So far, the psychological treatment of immigrants focuses mostly on acculturation. Being a cultural psychologist, I want to argue that immigrant psychology is unique and needs to be conceptualized differently. Rather than simply applying cultural psychology of a "home" culture to understand immigrants, we need to rethink cultural psychology in a way that is sensitive to the sociocultural context of immigrants' lives. Primarily, this seminar will strive to develop a theoretical framework for immigrant psychology and apply that to study race, class and gender. Special attention will be paid to specific issues related to refugees and the nature of their immigrant experience. The course will use an interdisciplinary framework and will appeal to the fields of cultural psychology, sociology, women's studies and refugee studies.

Course requirements: Students are required to write short reflection papers (50%) and make a presentation (20%). The course is designed to emphasize student in-class participation including small group discussions (30%).

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 002 Decision Consortium Seminar

Instructor(s): Richard Gonzalez (gonzo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/decision-consortium/seminar.html

The Decision Consortium Seminar is the Consortium's primary forum. It is a "working" seminar where presenters are encouraged to discuss their projects at any stage, from the recognition of a problem, to a discussion of pertinent literature, all the way through to a final, polished presentation of rigorously supported conclusions. Members of the audience provide reasoned but supportive reactions and suggestions that are informed by experience with related problems in the myriad disciplines represented in the Consortium. Subsequent to a given session, at a different time, graduate students typically discuss the session at some length. They then prepare a summary of the session and of their discussions about the problems addressed the presenter's work. These "commentaries" can serve an especially useful function for presenters' research programs.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 003 COGNITIVE PROSEM.

Instructor(s): Park

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 005 EMPOWERMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE. (3 CREDITS). MEETS With SOCIAL WORK Doctoral 819.001.

Instructor(s): Gutierrez

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course addresses ways in which the concept of empowerment has been developed through social theory and practice. The literature on empowerment has mushroomed within the past twenty years within a large number of disciplines and professions. The purpose of this course is two-fold: to critically analyze current thinking on empowerment and to identify ways in which empowerment theory can be applied to new areas for research and practice.

The course will focus initially on theories of empowerment and provide us with a common base to understand and analyze current models. Critical to this discussion will be an understanding of theory and research on power, consciousness, and self-concept. We will move from theoretical abstractions to applications in research and practice. In this section we will look at ways in which empowerment has been applied to different areas of study. Students will participate in selecting the topics for these final weeks.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 006 METHODS IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE.

Instructor(s): Edward Smith (eesmith@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the empirical and analytic methodologies currently in use in cognitive neuroscience. The course will provide an overview of cognitive neuroscience methods including ERPs, PET, fMRI, and functional analysis of brain-injured individuals. It will also include sections on modeling techniques including connectionist, symbolic and mathematical models, as well as statistical approaches to data analysis.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 007 HIGHER COGNITION.

Instructor(s): Colleen Seifert

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 009 CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PROCESSES.

Instructor(s): Benet-Martinez

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will examine a wide range of personality and social topics (e.g., self-concept, emotion, personality traits, relationships, psychopathology, attribution, values,) from a cultural perspective by drawing on a wide range of cross-cultural studies. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts, that help explain cultural variation and similarity and the value of these concepts for a multicultural society. The seminar will also deal with other more general topics of relevance to the study of individuals in their cultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural research methods, acculturation, biculturalism, ethnic identity, and cross-cultural training).

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 010 Culture perspectives in Social Psychology: How Japanese are different from Americans. (3 credits). Meets with Asian Studies 600-001.

Instructor(s): Susumu Yamaguchi

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Asian Studies 600.001.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 011 Biopsychology Colloquium. (credits?)

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The purpose of this seminar is to help prepare Biopsychology graduate students for "upcoming" presentations that are a part of the Biopsychology Colloquium Series. Students will read papers identified by colloquium speakers as those that provide background information that is relevant to the spreakers' topics.

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Psych. 808. Special Seminar.

Section 012 Cognition and Perception Colloquium

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 819. Supervised Research III.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an individual instruction course. When enrolling for 819, students must use an individual section number of a faculty member.

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Psych. 831. Seminar in Physiological Psychology.

Section 001 Physiological Psychology Biological Approaches to Motivation

Instructor(s): Kent Berridge (berridge@umich.edu) , Oliver Schultheiss (oschult@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 731 and Graduate standing. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/831/001.nsf

This interdisciplinary seminar aims to integrate affective neuroscience approaches to motivation and learning with approaches from social and personality psychology. The seminar will be co-taught by Oliver Schultheiss and Kent Berridge, and is intended for students who would like a broader understanding of motivation and affect that combines biological and social/psychological approaches. The discussion will encompass both studies of humans and of other animals. Topics will include: explicit motives versus implicit motives; conscious affect versus non-conscious affect; the measurement of motivation and affect; incentive and reinforcement processes; contributions of specific mesolimbic and neurochemical brain systems to motivation and reward; and bases of rational and irrational choice.

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Psych. 831. Seminar in Physiological Psychology.

Section 002 Biopsychology of Learning and Memory. (3 Credits). Meets with Psychology 531.001.

Instructor(s): Steve Maren (maren@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 731 and Graduate standing. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://maren1.psych.lsa.umich.edu/psych531/

In this course, the molecular, synaptic, and neural mechanisms of learning and memory will be examined. Topics will include: mechanisms of both associative and nonassociative learning in vertebrate and invertebrate animal models. Levels of analysis will range from molecular (e.g., cellular mechanisms of long-term potentiation and depression; learning and memory in transgenic animals) to molar (e.g., neurobiology systems of aversive learning; functional imaging in humans). In all cases, an effort will be made to integrate current conceptions of learning and memory derived from the behavioral literature with underlying neural events.

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Psych. 831. Seminar in Physiological Psychology.

Section 003 Neuropsychopharmacology of Addiction

Instructor(s): Robinson

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 731 and Graduate standing. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 858. Current Issues in Developmental Psychology.

Section 001 (Credits ?).

Instructor(s): Toni Antonucci

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing in psychology or approved joint programs. (2-4).

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The primary purpose of the course is to help to prepare third year students in developmental psychology for their dissertation research. Details of the dissertation and other aspects of professional activities are discussed, including funding agencies, preparation of vitas, presentation of data, professional organizations, and historical background of contemporary developmental psychology.

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Psych. 861/EducationC 800. Proseminar in Education and Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martin Maehr

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate students only and permission of instructor. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Seminar discussions of current topics in educational psychology with emphasis on classroom learning, motivation, and psychoeducatioinal assessment. A major focus of the course is on research methods and helping students initiate and work on their first year research projects.

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Psych. 877. Psychopathology through the Lifespan I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sandra Graham-Bermann (sandragb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This 2-semester course is focused on understanding psychopathology through the lifespan. Students will be introduced to current concepts of deviance, risk, vulnerability, resiliency, and protection, and to issues of predicting individual differences in psychological adjustment across long time periods. Next, we will focus on current concepts of classification and diagnosis, examining their psychometric strengths and weaknesses and their applicability to different developmental periods (e.g., should adult criteria be used to diagnose childhood disorders, as in the DSM?). Following these introductory sections, we will survey major forms of psychopathology in the light of clinical phenomenology throughout the lifespan (e.g., what does depression look like in infants, children, adolescents, and younger v. older adults?), and in the light of understanding the types of risk factors that increase individual vulnerability to these disorders. In additional, we will consider current approaches to assessment, treatment, and prevention.

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Psych. 879. Internship in Clinical Psychology.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Graduate students specializing in clinical psychology, permission of practicum supervisor also required. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/Clinical/practicum.html

A student is required to complete at least 2000 hours of internship. Typically, a student completes two or three half-time years at one or more of the agencies that are part of the Michigan "Captive" Consortium. The third half-time year is at the student's option; interested students are placed on a space-available basis, only after students doing required internship hours have been placed.

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Psych. 890/Soc. 850/Epid. 850 (Public Health). Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Williams

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).May be elected more than once.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 850.001.

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Psych. 958. Special Seminar in Personality and Development.

Section 001 CHILDREN OF COLOR IN FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY CONTEXTS. 3 CREDITS. MEETS WITH ED 737.004.

Instructor(s): Pamela Reid (pamreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will review the developmental perspectives used to examine the lives of children of color (minority children). The primary objective of this seminar is to conduct critical analysis of theory and research methods applied to the evaluation of minority child development. Topics will include language and cognition, academic achievement, and social development among others. In addition the social policy implications of research will be examined. Attention will be directed to understanding the intersections of ethnicity, culture, gender and social class as they influence children in family, school, and community contexts.

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Psych. 958. Special Seminar in Personality and Development.

Section 002 LEARNING, THINKING, AND PROBLEM SOLVING. MEETS WITH Education 710.001.

Instructor(s): Priti Shah (priti@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course, we will focus on theoretical and empirical research in cognitive science on learning, thinking, and problem solving and the implications of this research for instructional practice. In particular, this course addresses questions such as, What do we know about the brain, and "lower-level" cognitive processes such as attention and working memory, that might have implications for instruction? When do knowledge and skills transfer to other, novel situations? Can domain- general, higher-order reasoning skills be taught? What are different learning outcomes when people "learn by doing" or learn by "being told." How does a student's knowledge of his or her own mental processes (metacognition) influence learning outcomes? How do individual differences (in intelligence, learning styles, attentional skills, etc) influence the best methods for instruction, as well as learning outcomes? And, what are the cognitive processes involved in school subjects such as reading, writing, and arithmetic?

The course readings include current and classic theoretical, basic empirical, and applied articles. This is a discussion-oriented seminar, and everyone will be expected to read the articles assigned before the class period and to actively participate in class discussion. Other requirements include brief weekly reaction papers, questions for discussion, and a final paper.

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Psych. 958. Special Seminar in Personality and Development.

Section 003 Human Development and Schooling. 3 credits. Meets with Education 721.001.

Instructor(s): Schnabel

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/psych/958/003.nsf

This course provides a synopsis of developmental theory with a special focus on its relevance for schooling practice, e.g., transition to elementary school or instruction styles. Discusses cognitive, social, personal, and affective development across the life-span from early childhood through college years. Focuses on how school, classroom, and home/family contexts influence the trajectory of individuals' development over the course of schooling.

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Psych. 978. Special Seminar in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001 PARENT LOSS IN CHILDHOOD. (Credits ?).

Instructor(s): Albert Cain

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Primary focus will be the impact of divorce and parent death upon children. The seminar will review and seek to integrate theoretical perspectives, systematic empirical, and clinical data, at points addressing preventative and/or public policy implications. This course is built upon the Sadye Harwick Power Program seminar on parent loss, which continues through both Fall and Winter terms, but the course can be elected for either or both of those terms.

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Psych. 978. Special Seminar in Clinical Psychology.

Section 002 Social Psychology

Instructor(s): Karen Milner

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

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Psych. 988/Soc. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 001 CURRENT RESEARCH IN SOCIAL COGNITION. (Credits ?).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 988/Soc. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 002 Special Topics in Social Psych. (Credits ?).

Instructor(s): Nisbett

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 988/Soc. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 003 Self Esteem. (2 Credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will meet for two hours once per week for two semesters Fall 2000 and Winter 2001. Students must enroll in both semesters. This course is designed for students who are actively engaged in research on self-esteem. We will read and discuss classic and cutting-edge research on self-esteem, and relate that work to the research projects in which students are engaged. Readings will be assigned on a weekly basis.

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Psych. 988/Soc. 988. Advanced Seminars in Social Psychology.

Section 004 Topic? (Credits ?).

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-5).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Psych. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Psych. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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