Spring/Summer Course Guide

Courses in Psychology (Division 455)

The Department of Psychology offers two regular introductory courses: Psychology 111 and Psychology 112. Psychology 112 is offered as a natural science and stresses experimental psychology; Psychology 111 is approved for social science distribution but treats both perspectives with about equal weight. Students may not receive credit for both Psychology 111 and Psychology 112. Either of the two courses meets the prerequisite requirement for concentration and serves as a prerequisite for advanced courses. Honors students and others with permission of the instructor may take Psychology 114 or 115. Psychology 115 is offered as a natural science course and stresses experimental psychology. In Psychology 114 the coverage of basic material is rapid, leaving some time for specialized topics.

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111. 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. (4). (SS). Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

This course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology. During the term we will cover such topics as personality, development, perception, learning, physiology, and clinical and social psychology. In addition, we will look at some of the theories and principles that have guided attempts to solve psychological problems in both academic and applied settings. Cost:1 (Behling)
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125. Drugs, Culture, and Human Behavior. May not be used as a prerequisite for the psychology concentration. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

An introductory survey of psychoactive drugs and plants, toxins, and other chemicals that alter human behavior with an emphasis on their use in various cultures. Following a historical introduction and an overview of drug action mechanisms of the nervous system, each chemical group is discussed from the following perspectives: history of use, specific modes of action, physiological and psychological effects, reasons for use (religious, medicinal, recreational, etc.), cultural influences, and potential hazards and treatments. Topics include alcohol and other depressants, coca leaves and other stimulants, antidepressants, narcotics, psychotherapeutics, psychedelics and hallucinogens, and medicinal plants and herbs. (Rose)
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204. Individual Research. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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206. Tutorial Reading. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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305. Practicum in Psychology. Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Section 101 Field Work in Multicultural Communities. (3 credits). This course is an experiential field course involving two visits per week to an African-American, Arab-American or Latino community in Detroit. Students will be assigned to work with community-based organizations on projects to improve the well being of children and families. Projects involve such activities as tutoring, developing outreach activities, assisting in child care settings, and working in community education projects. Internships will be supervised by the instructor and program staff. Transportation will be provided. Students will also attend a seminar meeting once a week to integrate theory with practice. That seminar time will be arranged at a time convenient to the students and the instructor.

Section 102 Community Issues in Latino/Latina Schools. (3-credits). The purpose of the proposed course is first, to expose students to Latino youth and their Southwest Detroit community (a poor multi-ethnic neighborhood); second, to educate students about cultural aspects of human development, mental health, and contrasting theoretical approaches to social change; finally, to help the students analyze their practical experience using this theoretical framework. The overall goals of the course are to educate students to be able to envision themselves working in an urban community setting and to become motivated to work for social change in their academic and professional careers. This course will be a field course involving two visits per week to a Southwest Detroit community. In this course, the instructors themselves will supervise the field experience. Neighborhood walks will be planned and led by the instructors to make students aware of the cultural diversity of the neighborhood, its economic base, and its interesting history. (José)

Section 103 Michigan Mentorship Program. (2-3 credits). This experiential learning course is designed to provide mentoring experiences for students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are regarded at risk for low achievement. We will pair college students with elementary and high school students in order to help students with homework, to encourage effective learning strategies, to set goals, and to help them develop appropriate coping strategies. College students who can relate to younger students' concerns are a tremendous resource for their learning and motivation. Conversely, college students can learn a great deal from children and adolescents as they work through issues. The course will provide a personal relationship and useful academic information in order to help grade school students become more successful and more motivated in school. University students will be expected to participate in mentoring a minimum of six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tues. evening) to discuss relevant issues. Admission is by application only. Email Dr. Quart at equart@umich.edu for application procedures. students who take the course for two credits cannot use it as the 305 as an experiential lab. Cost:1 WL:3 (Quart)

Section 110 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, II. (3 credits). Prerequisite: Psychology 372. The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in a community setting as part of the Health Profile Project. The project will focus on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older, and assess specifically the effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems. The project provides students the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences fields. Students will administer brief questionnaires to elderly persons in primary care offices, and they also may have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study. Other requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; the ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics and alcohol problems. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one hour lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper. (Zucker)
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307. Directed Experiences with Children. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (3-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of 7 credits.
Section 101 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. This course is designed to introduce students to young children in a warm and caring classroom environment facilitated by professional early childhood teachers. The major emphasis is on developing an understanding of young children through direct experience and introductions to child development and education. Cost:1 WL:5, Permission of instructor required for all students. Contact at 998-7161 or karey@umich.edu. (Leach)
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315/CAAS 327. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience. One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. (3). (SS).

See Afroamerican and African Studies 327. (Mattis)
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340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Introductory psychology. (4). (NS). (BS).

The topics to be covered include various aspects of the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, thinking (including problem solving and reasoning), and consciousness. The material will include data and theory about the relationship between cognition and brain function. The course will emphasize not only the content material represented by these topics, but also the process by which researchers develop theories and collect evidence about relevant issues. Students are required to have taken an introductory psychology course that included material on psychological experimentation. Performance will be evaluated via objective examinations that will stress knowledge of the material and understanding of the relationship between theory and data. Readings will be drawn from a text and several primary sources. The course will include lecture, discussion, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises. Cost:2 WL:1 (Patalano)
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351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology. Stat. 402 and Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. The class is a combination of lecture and discussion of research issues and methodology, activity-based laboratory sessions, and the implementation of individual and class research projects. Students are provided with "hands-on" research opportunities interviewing school-age children and conducting observational studies. The class meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement. (Myers)
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361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology. Psych. 360. (4). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

This advanced laboratory will cover several theoretical, empirical and applied approaches to enhancing individual, group and organizational effectiveness and well-being. We will focus on organizational research methodology, role analyses, group planning and decision making, workplace diversity, leadership styles, competencies of an effective consultant and examine other hot topics in human resource management and organizational behavior/development. The instructor will introduce each topic to class by giving an overview of the topic, framework and models to provide some first-hand experience with the concepts and phenomena under study. Subsequently, the class will reflect on the presentation, participate in simulations, review films and discuss relevant readings and assignments. Finally, students will conduct field research projects, deliver oral presentations and complete written reports which will be delineated in class. The goals/objectives of the lab are: (1) To provide a basic familiarity with methods of analyzing and improving individual, group and organizational effectiveness. (2) To combine the students personal experience of group and organizational process with the opportunity to see organizational phenomena through several theoretical and empirical models/frameworks. (3) To explore the relationship between organizational effectiveness and the well being of organizational members in the context of each major topic. (4) To provide students with the forum and feedback to develop and/or refine effective written and oral skills of an organizational researcher and an internal or external consultant with the opportunity to apply theoretical and empirical knowledge. (Beale)
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370. Introduction to Psychopathology. Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

This course covers such problems in living as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia their psychological explanations and treatments. Weekly lectures. Grades are based on three multiple-choice and short-answer exams administered during regularly-scheduled lecture times. Textbook and a course pack are required reading. Sample exams and lecture notes are available as options. Class limit: 200 students. There is no waitlist for the course. The course can be added via CRISP if and when students in excess of the class limit drop the course. A good time will be had by all. Cost:2 (Peterson)
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372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology. Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat 402) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Section 101. This is a tentative description; instructors not yet determined: this writing-intensive course provides an overview of the how's and why's of research in psychopathology. Final grades are based on "objective" exams over terms and concepts covered in class and readings and written assignments. Each written assignment is weighed more-or-less by its page length. Attendance is not graded but is required: A student cannot pass this course without participating in lab activities and exercises. Class is limited to ~20 students. There is no waitlist for the course; do not ask for overrides! The course can be added via CRISP if and when students drop the course. Cost:1

Section 110 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I. This course offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an ongoing community-based research program. The project involves detailed screening for alcohol problems among older adults attending primary health care clinics throughout Southeast Michigan. The study hopes to provide a better understanding of whether brief interventions for elderly patients with alcohol problems are effective. Also, we will attempt to determine which specific characteristics of individuals predict who will change their drinking behavior as a result of this intervention. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in several aspects of the data collection phases of the project. The project requires approximately nine hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in Spring and Psychology 305 in Summer. Completion of both 372 and 305 will satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. For further information, contact either Dr. Zucker or Dr. Blow at 998-7952. (Zucker)
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390. Introduction to the Psychology of Personality. Introductory psychology. (4). (SS).

A selective overview of major theories of personality. The orientation is systematic rather than critical. The goal of instruction is to provide students with a mastery of the various concepts and their interrelationships within each theory as well as with an appreciation of their empirical bases and their heuristic values and limitations. The major applications of personality theory are presented and discussed. (Larsen)
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404. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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405. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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408. Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Natural Science. Psychology 330 or 340 or 350 or 360 or 370 or 380 or 390. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits do not count for the concentration, but the course may be used for an experiential lab if taken for three credits. (EXPERIENTIAL). Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408 and 409. This course may be taken for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process. Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.
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409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

The course provides experience and education in research techniques. The student works with the instructor on various aspects of psychological research, completes readings, keeps a journal and completes a paper which integrates the readings and experiences in the research setting.
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417. Mind and Brain: Historical and Cultural Issues. Introductory Psychology or Introductory Biology or Junior Standing. (3). (Excl).

What are the influences now and in the past that determine an accepted view of the biological basis of "human nature"? This course examines the interaction of historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, technological, and personal factors that determine modern views and studies of normal and abnormal behaviors. Contemporary issues include an analysis of genetics and behavior; psychopharmacology; biological explanations of crime, mental illness, race, gender differences, etc.; bias in biology and psychology and its role in determining social policy; and cross-cultural comparisons between Western and Eastern illness and treatment systems. This course encourages you to think critically and often radically different as an intellectual exercise. The instructor assumes no particular background in psychology or biology and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be based on a midterm, class reports, and a term paper. (Rose)
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418/Religion 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development. (3). (Excl).

See Religion 448. (Mann)
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471. Marriage and the Family. Introductory psychology. (3). (SS).

An intensive introduction to the clinical and research literatures on the family in contemporary American society. Designed especially for students interested in clinical work with families, the course will examine family process, assessment, and intervention from the conceptual vantage point of general systems theory. Students will be expected to attend weekly lectures and discussion. (S.Olson)
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505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research. Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). May be used as an experiential lab by faculty petition to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the staff. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course.
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507. Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading. Permission of instructor and approval of the Department of Psychology Committee on Undergraduate Studies; and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the staff. The course requires a final paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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Independent Study/Directed Reading

The department of psychology offers several options for independent study/directed reading. See Spring/Summer Term listing.

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111. 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. (4). (SS). Psych. 111 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 111 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.
This course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology. During the term we will cover such topics as perception, development, physiology and behavior, personality, and social psychology. In addition, we will look at some of the metaphors and principles that have guided research and theory within psychology (e.g., the mind as computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; the role of nature and nurture). Cost:2
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204. Individual Research. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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206. Tutorial Reading. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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305. Practicum in Psychology. Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Section 201 Field Work in Multicultural Communities. (3 credits).
See Psychology 305.101 (Spring Term).

Section 202 Farmworkers Outreach. (3 credits). This course seeks to enhance students' understanding of the lives of migrant farmworkers and their families. The subject matter will be approached interactively as the students read, discuss and listen to invited speakers in Spring, followed by a Summer practicum in the fields. Health issues will be an important aspect of the course as well as cultural and community strengths. Some Spanish is required; transportation will be provided. All classes are in the evenings. Undergraduates will be expected to read one book and course pack, write weekly reflective papers on readings and class and a final 8-10 page paper linking experiences with readings. Graduate students will also write a 15-20 page paper researching relevant topics and read two books. Grades will be based on attendance, participation, new skill building, journals and papers. Main text: Fields of toil: A migrant family's journey (Isabel Valle, 1994). (Nerenberg).

Section 210 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, II. (3 credits). Prerequisite: Psychology 372. See Psychology 305.102 (Spring Term). (Zucker)
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307. Directed Experiences with Children. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (3-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of 7 credits.
Section 201 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. This course is designed to introduce students to young children in a warm and caring classroom environment facilitated by professional early childhood teachers. The major emphasis is on developing an understanding of young children through direct experience and introductions to child development and education. Cost:1 WL:5, Permission of instructor required for all students. Contact at 998-7161 or karey@umich.edu. (Leach)
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330. Introduction to Biopsychology. Introductory psychology. (4). (NS). (BS).
This course is an overview of major topics in Biopsychology. Biopsychology is an approach to the study of psychological processes based on the assumption that the mind is an emerging property of the brain and that the brain is an organ shaped by biological evolution. Thus, the task of Biopsychology is to explain behavior, affect, and cognition in terms of distal (evolutionary and comparative psychology) and proximal (physiological psychology and behavioral neuroscience) causation. Major topics include: Principles of evolutionary theory; Neuroanatomy; Neurons and communication between neurons; Perception and movement; Affect and emotion; Motivation and reward; Sex, and ingestive behavior; Mechanisms of action of psychoactive drugs; Learning and memory; Language; Biopsychology of mood disorders and psychoses. NOTE: This course is intended primarily for sophomores and second-term freshmen who have ALREADY taken an introductory course to psychology. This course is a prerequisite for most upper-level courses in Biopsychology. Cost:2 WL:1 (Badiani)
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350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 255. (4). (SS).
This course provides an introduction to the milestones of human development from conception to death. We describe physical, cognitive, and social growth of normal children with special attention to various cultural contexts of development and the rich diversity of individuals. The content is primarily drawn from research and theories in developmental psychology. We hope that students can integrate their knowledge of psychology and their observations of human development with the content of this course. In addition, we will discuss implications for child-rearing, education, and social policy-making so that you can apply the knowledge to meaningful problems. WL:1 (Kalil)
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372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology. Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat 402) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.
Section 201.
See Psychology 372.101 (Spring Term).

Section 210 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I. This course offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an ongoing community-based research program. The project involves detailed screening for alcohol problems among older adults attending primary health care clinics throughout Southeast Michigan. The study hopes to provide a better understanding of whether brief interventions for elderly patients with alcohol problems are effective. Also, we will attempt to determine which specific characteristics of individuals predict who will change their drinking behavior as a result of this intervention. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in several aspects of the data collection phases of the project. The project requires approximately nine hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in Summer and Psychology 305 in Fall. Completion of both 372 and 305 will satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. For further information, contact either Dr. Zucker or Dr. Blow at 998-7952. (Zucker)
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404. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.
Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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405. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.
Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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408. Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Natural Science. Psychology 330 or 340 or 350 or 360 or 370 or 380 or 390. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits do not count for the concentration, but the course may be used for an experiential lab if taken for three credits. (EXPERIENTIAL). Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408 and 409. This course may be taken for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.
This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process. Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.
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409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.
The course provides experience and education in research techniques. The student works with the instructor on various aspects of psychological research, completes readings, keeps a journal and completes a paper which integrates the readings and experiences in the research setting.
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442. Perception, Science, and Reality. Introductory psychology. (3). (NS). (BS).
This course carries concentration credit for Psychology concentrators and natural science credit for non-Psychology concentrators. The course focuses on basic perceptual phenomena and theories. It also examines the general relationship between perception and scientific observation. Topics include: Sensory transduction and psychophysics, Gestalt organization, constancy and contrast effects, expectation, selective attention, perceptual learning, and symbolic representation. While the course is oriented toward the natural sciences, it also considers social, philosophical and aesthetic perspectives, since at its most general level, human perception concerns the questions of how and why human beings use sensory information to conceive of, and experience immediate reality the way they do. The instructor assumes no particular psychology background, and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be determined on the basis of two short papers (each worth 30% of the grade) and one longer paper (worth 40% of the grade). Questions concerning this class can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella using pachella@umich.edu. Cost:2 WL:5 (Pachella)
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447. Psychology of Thinking. Psych. 340. (3). (NS). (BS).
The goals of this course are to review what psychologists know about how people think both in terms of the cognitive processes involved in thinking and the outcomes of goal-directed thought - and to consider how we can improve our thinking skills. Thinking covers a wide range of topics. In this course, we will focus on categorization, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. The course will involve both lecture format and opportunity for discussion. Evaluation will be based on two exams and a final paper. Cost:2 WL:1 (Patalano)
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488/Soc. 465. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior. Introductory sociology or introductory psychology as a social science. (3). (SS).
See Sociology 488. (Chimonas)
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505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research. Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). May be used as an experiential lab by faculty petition to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the staff. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course.
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507. Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading. Permission of instructor and approval of the Department of Psychology Committee on Undergraduate Studies; and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the staff. The course requires a final paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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Independent Study/Directed Reading

The department of psychology offers several options for independent study/directed reading. See Spring/Summer Term listing.

Spring/Summer Term, 1998 (May 5-August 18, 1998)

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204. Individual Research. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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206. Tutorial Reading. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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305. Practicum in Psychology. Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. Psychology 305 must be taken for at least three credits to count as an experiential lab in the psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, II. (3 credits). Prerequisite: Psychology 372.010.
The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in a community setting as part of the Health Profile Project. The project will focus on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older, and assess specifically the effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems. The project provides students the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences fields. Students will administer brief questionnaires to elderly persons in primary care offices, and they also may have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study. Other requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; the ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics and alcohol problems. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence meets both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one-hour lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper. (Zucker/Blow)
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307. Directed Experiences with Children. Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (3-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of 7 credits.
Section 001 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. This course is designed to introduce students to young children in a warm and caring classroom environment facilitated by professional early childhood teachers. The major emphasis is on developing an understanding of young children through direct experience and introductions to child development and education. Cost:1 WL:5, Permission of instructor required for all students. Contact at 998-7161 or karey@umich.edu. (Leach)
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372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology. Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat 402) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.
Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I.
This course offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an ongoing community-based research program. The project involves detailed screening for alcohol problems among older adults attending primary health care clinics throughout southeast Michigan. The study hopes to provide a better understanding of whether brief interventions for elderly patients with alcohol problems are effective. Also, we will attempt to determine which specific characteristics of individuals predict who will change their drinking behavior as a result of this intervention. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in several aspects of the data collection phases of the project. The project requires approximately nine hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in Spring/Summer and Psychology 305 in Fall. Completion of both 372 and 305 will satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. For further information, contact Dr. Zucker at 998-7952. (Zucker/Blow)
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404. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.
Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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405. Field Practicum. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.
Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).
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408. Field Practicum in Research Techniques/Natural Science. Psychology 330 or 340 or 350 or 360 or 370 or 380 or 390. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits do not count for the concentration, but the course may be used for an experiential lab if taken for three credits. (EXPERIENTIAL). Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408 and 409. This course may be taken for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.
This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process. Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.
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409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques. One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in psychology. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.
The course provides experience and education in research techniques. The student works with the instructor on various aspects of psychological research, completes readings, keeps a journal and completes a paper which integrates the readings and experiences in the research setting.
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505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research. Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). May be used as an experiential lab by faculty petition to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the staff. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course.
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507. Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading. Permission of instructor and approval of the Department of Psychology Committee on Undergraduate Studies; and one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390. (1-6). (Excl). A combined total of six credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the staff. The course requires a final paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.
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Independent Study/Directed Reading


The department of psychology offers several options for independent study/directed reading.

204. Individual Research and 206. Tutorial Reading. Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research or plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

505. Individual Research and 507. Tutorial Reading. Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research or plans of study under the direction of a member of the staff. Work in 505 must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report. Work in 507 provides an opportunity for further exploration of a topic of interest in Psychology. Faculty present a proposal for student work to the Department's Committee on Undergraduate Studies, which approves projects prior to registration.

The field practicum courses (Psych 404, 405, 408, and 409) offer an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in various community agencies and organizations; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to their experiences; and create some form of written product that draws experiences together at the end of the term. Obtain materials as early as possible as it generally takes students some time to meet requirements necessary to register for the course. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register. Credits do not count for the concentration although courses may be used for experiential labs. PSYCHOLOGY 409 IS RESERVED FOR RESEARCH PRACTICA. Field Practicums and Psych 505, 507 have prerequisites of one of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. A combined total of 6 credits of Psych. 505 and 507 may be included in a concentration plan in psychology.
The following limitations apply to Experiential and Directed Reading/Independent Study credit:

  1. A maximum 15 credits of Experiential courses may be counted toward a degree; a maximum 8 credits may be earned from one project, and only one such Experiential project may be elected each term.
  2. A combined total 30 credits of Experiential and Directed Reading/Independent Study courses may be counted in the 120 credits required for a degree.
  3. Experiential and Independent courses are excluded from area distribution plans.

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