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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in Psychology (Division 455)


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The Department of Psychology offers four introductory courses: Psychology 111, Psychology 112, Psychology 114 and Psychology 115. Any of the four courses meets the prerequisite requirement for the concentration and serves as a prerequisite for the area introductory courses. Psychology 114 and Psychology 115 are Honors introductory courses open to Honors students and others with permission of the instructor.


Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): D Schwartz

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course 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 a computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; the role of nature and nurture).

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Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 102.

Instructor(s): M Talley

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course 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 a computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; the role of nature and nurture).

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Psych. 204. Individual Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 206. Tutorial Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 101 Practicum in the Multicultural Community. Meets with American Culture 309.101. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Lorraine Gutierrez (lorraing@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 102 Michigan Mentorship Program: Mentoring Students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. (2-3 credits). This Course Does Not Count as a Lab if Taken for (2 credits). for Registration. Information Contact Ellen Quart at equart@umich.edu.

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

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

This experiential learning course is designed to provide mentoring experiences for students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are regarded at risk for low achievement. We will pair college students with elementary and high school students in order to help students with homework, to encourage effective learning strategies, to set goals, and to help them develop appropriate coping strategies. College students who can relate to younger students' concerns are a tremendous resource for their learning and motivation. Conversely, college students can learn a great deal from children and adolescents as they work through issues.

The course will provide a personal relationship and useful academic information in order to help grade school students become more successful and more motivated in school. University students will be expected to participate in mentoring a minimum of eight 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. Applications are distributed at general informational meetings. Email Dr. Quart at equart@umich.edu for dates and times of those meetings. Students who take the course for two credits cannot use it as an experiential lab.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Override procedures will be discussed at informational meetings.

Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 103 Working with Women in Prison and their Children. (3-4 Credits). Meets with American Culture 309.103.

Instructor(s): Christina Jose-Kampfner (carino@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will learn about women in prison. The course will focus on the issues that these women experience before, during, and after incarceration. A variety of experience will be used: The first approach will be the history of punishment, how punishment was used through history to punish those that are "deviants". The second tool will be to understand the experience and life history of women in prison, as told by them. Finally, we will visit the jail and work with women in prison and their children.

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Psych. 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 101 For Registration Info Call 998-8070.

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

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

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Learn about children aged eighteen months to five years old in a directed experience at the University of Michigan Children's Center and UM Children's Center for Working Families while meeting laboratory requirements and earning credits and a grade. A bi-weekly Seminar relates theoretical issues to applied practice. 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.

Hours expected for 3 or 4 credits range from 12-20 hours/week. Permission of Instructor is necessary; Call 998-8070 for more information.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Phone (734)998-8070 for practicum schedules and availability. Meet with Instructor to see about getting an override. Classroom placements are in the UM Children's Centers programs.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Anna Yeakley (yeakley@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to juniors and seniors. (3). (Excl). May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 320.101.

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Psych. 350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Section 101.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. 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 a "hands-on" research opportunity conducting an observational study. Students are evaluated based on their performance on quizzes, two smaller paper assignments, two major paper assignments, and a group project/presentation. The class meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement and satisfies the junior/senior writing requirement.

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Psych. 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 102.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 402 and Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. 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 a "hands-on" research opportunity conducting an observational study. Students are evaluated based on their performance on quizzes, two smaller paper assignments, two major paper assignments, and a group project/presentation. The class meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement and satisfies the junior/senior writing requirement.

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Psych. 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 101.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This 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 the 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; and (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.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 101.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

Films will be used to help reinforce ideas and issues presented in the lectures and in the readings. Grading will be based on exams, pop quizzes, and short written assignments. This is a lecture class only (there are no discussion sections). Students are expected to attend all lectures and participate in class discussions. Required readings include textbook by Alloy, Acocella, & Bootzin, Abnormal Psychology (7th ed.), McGraw-Hill, and an Annual Editions reader.

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

Section 101.

Instructor(s): J Welland

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580)

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

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process.

Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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Psych. 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process.

Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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Psych. 414(574). Clinical Psychology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Donna Nagata (nagata@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 111 or 114. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of academic and clinical activities in the field of clinical psychology. Topics that will be addressed include the history of clinical psychology as a profession, issues in the diagnosis and classification of disorders, techniques used in the assessment of intellectual and personality functioning, various theoretical approaches to therapeutic interventions, and issues relating to ethics, training, research and professionalism in clinical psychology. In addition, specialty areas such as child clinical work, clinical neuropsychology, community psychology, and health psychology will be covered.

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Psych. 471. Marriage and the Family.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Sharon Gold-Steinberg

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course uses systems theory to understand the structure and function of families in various contexts. Topics include: historical and cross-cultural diversity of families; family life cycle development; family transitions (e.g., divorce and re-marriage); family dysfunction (e.g., substance abuse, incest); and family therapy. Designed especially for students interested in clinical work with families. Memoirs, novels, and films used in addition to lectures to illustrate relevant concepts and issues.

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Psych. 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the 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.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the 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. 204. Individual Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 206. Tutorial Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

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

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in a community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies.

Current projects include: (a) the Health Profile Project, which focuses on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older and assesses the specific effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems; (b) a program for screening substance use problems among pregnant women who come for general health care; and (c) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences. A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allow students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and remediation of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, and may also have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study.

Other requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; attendance at the weekly seminar, ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics, alcohol problems, behavioral health screening.

This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one hour weekly seminar/lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 5: Contact fredblow@umich.edu or hflynn@umich.edu for interview

Psych. 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 For Registration Information Call 998-8070.

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

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

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Learn about children aged eighteen months to five years old in a directed experience at the University of Michigan Children's Center and UM Children's Center for Working Families while meeting laboratory requirements and earning credits and a grade. A bi-weekly Seminar relates theoretical issues to applied practice.

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.

Hours expected for 3 or 4 credits range from 12-20 hours/week. Permission of Instructor is necessary; Call 998-8070 for more information.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Phone (734)998-7600 for practicum schedules and availability. Meet with Instructor to see about getting an override. Classroom placements are in the UM Children's Centers programs.

Psych. 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

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

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies.

Current projects include: (a) a program for screening substance use problems and depression among pregnant women who come for general health care, which may involve the opportunity to conduct follow-up interviews with these women; (b) a project focused on the relationship between alcohol and injury in the Emergency Department which will involve conducting in-person and telephone interviews with patients; and (c) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences.

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

Other requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences, attendance at the weekly seminar, ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of alcohol problems, depression, and behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in aspects of the data collection phases of the project(s), requiring approximately nine (9) hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in one term and Psychology 305 in a subsequent, preferably next, term. Completion of both 372 and 305 will satisfy the Psychology Lab requirement. For further information, contact Dr. Zucker, Dr. Blow, or Dr. Flynn (the course coordinator) at 998-7952.

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Psych. 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409 should be obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409 should be obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580)

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

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the 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.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the 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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The Department of Psychology offers four introductory courses: Psychology 111, Psychology 112, Psychology 114 and Psychology 115. Any of the four courses meets the prerequisite requirement for the concentration and serves as a prerequisite for the area introductory courses. Psychology 114 and Psychology 115 are Honors introductory courses open to Honors students and others with permission of the instructor.


Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Hovey

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course 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 a computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; the role of nature and nurture).

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Psych. 204. Individual Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 206. Tutorial Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 201 Practicum in the Multicultural Community. (3 credits). Meets with American Culture 309.201.

Instructor(s): McCray

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This 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.

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Psych. 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 201 For Registration Info Call 998-8070

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

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

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Learn about children aged eighteen months to five years old in a directed experience at the University of Michigan Children's Center and UM Children's Center for Working Families while meeting laboratory requirements and earning credits and a grade. A bi-weekly seminar relates theoretical issues to applied practice. 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. Hours expected for 3 or 4 credits range from 12-20 hours/week. Permission of Instructor is necessary; Call 998-8070 for more information.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Phone (734) 998-8070 for practicum schedules and availability. Meet with Instructor to see about getting an override. Classroom placements are in the UM Children's Centers programs.

Psych. 340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an introduction to cognitive psychology. Students will learn about the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, language, thinking (including problem solving and reasoning), and consciousness. The material will cover the processes by which researchers develop theories and test evidence. An important part of this methodology concerns the manner in which knowledge of brain functions can illuminate theories of cognition. Activities will include lectures, discussions, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises. Readings will be drawn from a text and several primary sources.

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Psych. 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 201.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330 or 345. (4). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course satisfies one of the advanced laboratory requirements in psychology. It is designed to acquaint psychology concentrators with the methods applicable to the scientific study of behavior, with the primary focus on methods used in cognitive psychology. The general objectives of the course are to learn the logic of experimentation, to gain experience with experimentation, and to learn to critically evaluate research findings. The performance objectives of the course are to construct and carry out an experiment, to test a given hypothesis, to analyze data from experiments, to present an experiment and its results in a clear and concise manner, and to write research reports following the standard format for psychology research. Experimental methods are demonstrated using examples from vision and perception, pattern recognition, memory systems, language, problem solving, and reasoning. Grading is based on exams, reports of three research projects conducted by the students, and participation during in-class laboratory exercises.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 201.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology by covering such basic theoretical concepts as social beliefs and social inference; conformity and power; altruism; aggression; interpersonal attraction; and persuasion. Material from each unit is applied to a variety of contemporary social and psychological concerns. Students are evaluated by means of exams and classroom contributions. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films, and demonstrations.

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

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Welland

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology by covering such basic theoretical concepts as social beliefs and social inference; conformity and power; altruism; aggression; interpersonal attraction; and persuasion. Material from each unit is applied to a variety of contemporary social and psychological concerns. Students are evaluated by means of exams and classroom contributions. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films, and demonstrations.

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Psych. 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-12). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register. Further information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580)

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

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process.

Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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Psych. 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psychology 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, or 390; and permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. This course may be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration but not the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Credits may not be used toward either psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of twelve credits of Psychology 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psychology 211, 404, 405, 408, and 409. May be elected for a maximum of two terms and/or four credits with the same instructor.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This field practicum course offers an opportunity to integrate experiential and academic work within the context of a field setting. Students make their own arrangements to work in a psychology research lab; meet regularly with a faculty sponsor and research group to discuss their experiences; read materials which are relevant to the research topic and techniques being used; and create some form of written product that discusses the research and the student's participation in the research process.

Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1044 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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Psych. 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Section 201.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 course can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella using pachella@umich.edu.

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Psych. 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the 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.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the 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. 558. Psychology of Adolescence.

Section 201 Meets with Sociology 495. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Martin Gold (mgold@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (2-3). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to educate students about specific effects on human experiences and behavior of adolescence, a period of rapid biological, psychological, and social change; principles of developmental psychology, social psychology, and sociology; and the application of scientific inquiry to a domain of human development. It is intended as a contribution to students' liberal education: to provide them with concepts which may enrich their appreciation of a broad range of scientific and cultural materials and help them lead more self-conscious lives. The instructor's approach to adolescence is biocognisocial. Adolescence will be treated as a particular instance of interaction between biological, cognitive, and social development: the first focusing on the attainment of adult sexuality; the second, on increasing abilities to reason; and the third, on preparation for taking adult roles in the individual's society. To the degree that enrollment permits, course format will consist of instructor-led discussions of the material, focusing on students' specific interests in the general area of adolescence. Students' grades will be based on their written work several brief essays and a major term paper.

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Psych. 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 201 Asian American Mental Health

Instructor(s): Donna Nagata (nagata@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to cover a range of issues related to the mental health of Asian Americans. These will include topics such as immigration, acculturation, intergenerational relations, ethnic identification, gender-related differences in psychological issues, utilization of mental health services, and cultural factors affecting diagnosis and approaches to psychotherapy.

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