Courses in PSYCHOLOGY (DIVISION 455)

111(172). Introduction to Psychology. Psych. 111 serves, as do Psych. 112 or 113, as a prerequisite for advanced courses in the department and as a prerequisite to concentration. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112, 113, 114, or 115. Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (SS). Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

This course is a one-term survey which integrates material from Psychology 112 and 113. It is a broad introduction to the whole of psychology. The course serves as a basic preparation for most advanced level courses in psychology. Discussion sections offer students the opportunity to discuss and critically examine what they are learning. Cost:3 WL:1 (Morris)

370. Introduction to Psychopathology. Introductory psychology. (SS).
(3 credits).
This course will provide an overview of abnormal psychology, focusing on the assessment and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. We will also explore several explanatory systems (psychodynamic, behavioral/cognitive behavioral and biopsychological) that offer accounts of the etiology of these disorders and provide treatment strategies. The readings for this course will include clinical case studies, theoretical essays and empirical research papers. Course requirements include: attendance at lecture, course readings, 2 or 3 in class examinations. A short paper may also be assigned. (Leary)

380(382). Introduction to Social Psychology. Introductory psychology. (SS).
(3 credits).
This course introduces students to the field of social psychology. We will first have a general look at the field (definitions/history methods used) and then spend the rest of the term on discussing research in three major areas of social psychology, namely research on social cognition, social influence and social interaction. The last week of the term we will discuss two general and concrete issues, prejudice and discrimination, and violence and crime. Students should have taken an introduction to psychology course before taking this class. A midterm and a final exam will be given and one paper (group project or individual project) needs to be conducted. Myers Introduction to social psychology 4th ed will be used. Instructional methods include lecture, discussion of the assigned reading, demonstrations and movies. Cost:3 WL:1 (Inglehart)

408(308). Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of 15 credits elected through Psych. 211 and 404-409. Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits through the series Psychology 404-409. A combined total of 6 credits of Psychology 404-408, 504, and 506 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

WORKING WITH CHILDREN. Directed experience with children aged eighteen months to five years at the University of Michigan's Children Center and Children's Center for Working Families for approximately eight to twelve hours per week on a regular basis. Seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. No prerequisites required. Course is intended to introduce students to children in a child care setting. Cost:1 WL:5, Permission of instructor required for all students (Sternberg)

442. Perception, Science, and Reality. Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who completed Psych. 444 prior to Fall Term, 1992. (NS).

This course carries concentration credit for Psychology concentrators and natural science credit for non-Psychology concentrators. The course focuses on basic perceptual phenomena and theories. It also examines the general relationship between perception and scientific observation. Topics include: Sensory transduction and psychophysics, Gestalt organization, constancy and contrast effects, expectation, selective attention, perceptual learning and symbolic representation. While the course is oriented toward the natural sciences, it also considers social, philosophical and esthetic 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). An optional MTS conference will also be available. Questions concerning this class can be messaged to Robert Pachella using the MTS message system. Cost:2 WL:5 Get on waitlist. At beginning of term be sure that telephone number at CRISP is correct: If not call 764-9440 to correct it. As places in the course open up, we will call people IN ORDER from the waitlist. (Pachella)

471(385). Marriage and the Family. Introductory psychology. (SS).

This course will explore subjects related to: the history and diversity of the family; normative and alternative life cycle tasks; family system's theory; family dysfunction; and family therapy. Sociological and clinical approaches to understanding and working with families are integrated. Evaluation of student performance is based on 3 in-class exams. Class will be taught in lecture format. (Gold-Steinberg)

574. Clinical Psychology. Psych. 370 and psychology concentration. (Excl).

Psychology 574 is an advanced class for junior and senior psychology concentrators who think they might be interested in a career in clinical psychology or a related field. The student is expected to have a general psychology background, including psychopathology. The purpose of the class (which includes reading, class discussion, papers, clinical diagnostic interviewing, and a paper) is threefold: (1) allow the student to consolidate his/her knowledge of psychology and apply it to real clinical materials; (2) to develop the student's capacity for making disciplined clinical inferences; and (3) to introduce the student to the realities of training and work in the profession. Evaluation of students will be based on a combination of several brief analytical papers, a midterm exam and a final paper. Cost:3 WL:1 (Hatcher)

Independent Study/Directed Reading

See Spring Term for a description of these opportunities.


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