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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Psychology

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Summer Half-Term Courses


PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 201.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the field of psychology, covering cognitive, sociocultural, learning, biological, and psychodynamic theories and data about behavior. Applications will be made to both individual and cultural issues.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Lorraine M 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. Laboratory fee required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

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 in university vehicles will be provided. Students meet once a week to integrate theory with practice. Assignments will include a paper, poster presentation, and journal.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 201 – Directed Experience with Children. For registration information contact Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu (3-4 credits)

Instructor(s): Karey L 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. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Join professional early childhood educators in a classroom with 2-6 year old children in the UM Children's Centers laboratory preschool programs. Together the teaching staff and university students work as a team in each classroom. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on work with young children with the support of professional teachers. A seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. No prerequisites are required; this course meets required laboratory credits. It also introduces students to children in a setting specifically designed for observation, participation, and research, while providing young children with an exemplary preschool experience. The classroom placements are scheduled in 4-hour blocks of time and meet 2-3 times a week (MWF or T,TH) in Fall and Winter or up to 5 times/week in Sp/Su half terms. The Children's Centers are open to the public. Please email the instructor, Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu for further information regarding a placement.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 3, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 330. Introduction to Biopsychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Gary R Ten Eyck (teneyck@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys the field of Biopsychology. It introduces the kinds of questions traditionally addressed by physiological and comparative psychologists. Biopsychology is the study of how psychological processes relate to the brain and to evolution. A major focus is on how brain processes cause psychological events and behavior, and how psychological events are encoded in the brain (physiological psychology or behavioral neuroscience). Another focus is on how psychological processes (e.g., perception, cognition) differ across different species, and on how psychological processes have been shaped by evolutionary pressures (comparative or evolutionary psychology). Topics will include: principles of behavioral evolution that have shaped current behavior and physiological processes; the anatomy and operation of brain systems relevant to mind and behavior, and their relation to psychoactive drugs; neural mechanisms of normal action, perception, motivation, learning, and cognition in humans and other species. Students must register for the lecture and for one discussion/practicum section. NOTE: This course is intended primarily for sophomores and second-term freshmen who have ALREADY taken a course in introductory psychology. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stats. 350 (or 402)) is recommended although not required. (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 psychopathology. Lectures will cover research design, current studies in clinical psychology, methods of assessing psychiatric symptoms and disorders, and research tools for evaluating psychotherapy outcomes. Lab sessions will encourage students to pursue an area of interest while learning how to design assessments, collect and analyze data, and report findings in a written report that meets APA guidelines. Prior coursework in statistics is highly recommended.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Brown (stebrown@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology. It covers basic theoretical concepts such as social beliefs and social inference; conformity and power; altruism; aggression; interpersonal attraction and relations; and persuasion. The main goal of the course is to convey how social psychologists think about social phenomena, and the types of experimental evidence they consider persuasive. When possible, material from each unit is applied to contemporary social and psychological concerns. Students are evaluated by means of exams, essays, and classroom contributions. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films demonstrations and class discussion.

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PSYCH 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

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PSYCH 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psych. 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 natural science 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. 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: Psych. 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psych. 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. 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 G Pachella (pachella@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course focuses on basic perceptual phenomena and theories. It also examines the general relationship between perception and scientific observation. Topics include: sensory transduction and psychophysics; Gestalt organization; constancy and contrast effects; expectation; selective attention; perceptual learning; and symbolic representation.

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

The instructor assumes no particular psychology background, and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be determined on the basis of two short papers (worth a total of 40% of the grade) and one longer paper (worth 60% of the grade). Questions concerning this course can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella.

Readings

  • Neisser, U. "The processes of vision." Scientific American, September, 1968.
  • Hastorf, A. H. and Cantril, H."They saw a game: A case study." Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1954, 129-134. (CP)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 5; Get on the waitlist through wolverineaccess.umich.edu. If space opens up due to enrolled students dropping the course, the instructor will contact students individually.

PSYCH 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psych. 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

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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: Psych. 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 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

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PSYCH 510. Senior Honors Research, I.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite of Psychology 312 is incorrect; there is no longer an official prerequisite to this course. The primary focus in Senior Honors I is the development of a research plan in collaboration with the Honors Advisor and the writing of an extensive literature review on the honors topic, culminating in an acceptable research proposal.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Permission is by application the Honors Program.

PSYCH 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite regarding Psychology 312 has been changed to Psychology 510. The primary focus in Senior Honors is the implementation of your research design culminating in your final, acceptable thesis and poster preparation for our year-end poster session. (Previously summarized as Get thee to your tutor, Progress steadily, and Conclude well). The goal is a thesis that makes one justifiably proud, and enhanced, grounded understanding of research methods. Drafts of segments of ongoing work that can later be incorporated into the final thesis are to be submitted periodically. The primary focus, again, will be the conduct and successful completion of your thesis and the enrichment of your research competence.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Students must have completed Psychology 510 in order to get an override into this course

Spring Half-Term Courses


PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Lakshmi Raman (ramanl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 111 serves, as do Psych. 112, 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 computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure-seeking; the role of nature and nurture).

Required text: Discovering Psychology (2nd edition) by Hockenbury and Hockenbury.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 112. Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Jun Zhang (junz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is granted for both Psych. 112 and 113; no credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 114, 115, or 116. (4). (NS). (BS). Psych. 112 may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 112 are required to spend five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course provides an overview of the field of psychology from a natural science perspective, with emphasis on the connection between brain mechanism and behavior. The topics covered by the course are: Brain and Nervous System, Neuron and Neurotransmission, Perception, Attention, Working Memory, Cognitive Development, Aphasia and Amnesia, Sleep and Hypnosis, EEG, Emotion, Conditioning, Reinforcement, and Motivation, Attachment, Personality, and Defense Mechanisms, Mental Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment. It is hoped that the student will become more understanding of the beliefs and desire of himself/herself as an individual and the society as a whole. Students are evaluated based on grades on two two-hour exams, two quizzes, possibly reaction paper(s), and activities in the discussion session.

Required text: Wayne Weiten: Psychology: Themes and Variations, 5th Edition.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 122 / SOC 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 101 – Questions regarding anything to do with this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Michigan Union.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In a multicultural society, discussion about group conflict, commonalities, and differences can facilitate understanding and interaction between social groups. In this course, students will participate in structured meetings of at least two different social identity groups, discuss readings, and explore each group's experiences in social and institutional contexts. Students will examine psychological, historical, and sociological materials which address each group's experiences, and learn about issues facing the groups in contemporary society. The goal is to create a setting in which students will engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration. The second goal is to actively identify alternative resolutions of intergroup conflicts. Different term-long sections of this course focus on different identity groups (for example, recent dialogues have considered white people/people of color; Blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; blacks/Latinos/as; men/women; etc.). Once registered, please go to www.umich.edu/~igrc to fill out a dialogue placement form.

Required text:Diversity and Social Justice edited by Adams, Blumenfeld, Castaneda, Hackman, Peters, and Zuniga. A coursepack is also required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 101 – Practicum in Multicultural Community. (3 credits). Internship will be scheduled two afternoons a week for four hours. Meets with AC 309-201.

Instructor(s): Lorraine M 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. Laboratory fee required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

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 in university vehicles will be provided. Students meet once a week to integrate theory with practice. Assignments will include a paper, poster presentation, and journal.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 102 – 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 J 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. Laboratory fee required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 8 hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tuesday from 7:00PM - 9:00PM) to discuss relevant issues. Students must have junior standing. Admission is by application only.

E-mail Dr. Quart (equart@umich.edu) for date of informational meeting. Applications are only distributed at that meeting.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Waitlist is determined after students apply. Students should attend the informational meeting for details.

PSYCH 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 101 – Directed Experiences with Children. For registration information contact Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu. (3-4 credits)

Instructor(s): Karey L 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. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Join professional early childhood educators in a classroom with 2-6 year old children in the UM Children's Centers laboratory preschool programs. Together the teaching staff and university students work as a team in each classroom. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on work with young children with the support of professional teachers. A seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. No prerequisites are required; this course meets required laboratory credits. It also introduces students to children in a setting specifically designed for observation, participation, and research, while providing young children with an exemplary preschool experience. The classroom placements are scheduled in four–hour blocks of time and meet 2-3 times a week (MWF or T,TH) in Fall and Winter or up to five times/week in Sp/Su half terms. The Children's Centers are open to the public. Please email the instructor, Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu for further information regarding a placement.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 3, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 311 / SOC 321. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 101 – Questions regarding anything to do with this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Michigan Union.

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This practicum follows Psychology 310/Soc 320 and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students participate in weekly seminars for their own continued development in social identity and multicultural issues. Students are required to attend supervised consultations with instructors and/or peers in addition to weekly planning sessions with their co-facilitator. Discussion of effective facilitation skills for the on-going dialogue groups incorporates theoretical learning and practice of group dynamics observation, conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building. As part of this work, students will do additional readings on issues of identity and community through assigned readings and course text.

Course Website: www.umich.edu/~igrc

(1) Required text: Diversity and Social Justice edited by Adams, Blumenfeld, Castaneda, Hackman, Peters, and Zuniga. (2) Teachings for Diversity and Social Justice edited by Adams, Bell, and Griffin. (3) A coursepack.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 3, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 315 / CAAS 327. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience.

Section 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 327.001.

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PSYCH 350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Section 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Psych. 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.

This course will incorporate multiple-choice exams, paper-writing and quizzes as part of its format.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 4

PSYCH 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): E Margaret Evans (evansem@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. The class is a combination of lecture and discussion of research issues and methodology, activity-based laboratory sessions, and the implementation of individual and class research projects. Students are provided with hands-on research opportunities, observing preschool children and conducting observational studies. The class meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement. Please contact evansem@umich.edu for further information.

Required text: Cozby, P. C. (2001) Methods in Behavioral Research (7th Edition). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company

Recommended text: American Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition), Washington, DC

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

PSYCH 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Ruby Lee 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 is a project-oriented advanced laboratory in organizational psychology. The lab is designed; (1) to provide students with opportunities to gain practical organizational research experience; (2) to introduce students to selected general research methods in organizational psychology (e.g. field experiments, experimental simulations, survey research); and (3) to provide practical knowledge about research design, analysis, and scientific writing. Student research teams will engage in the design, data collection, analysis, and write-up of organizational research projects. The instructors have contributed their expertise to the architecture of the research. Student teams will contribute their effort and ingenuity to further refine the research designs and to conduct the research. Together, we will analyze and interpret the findings. Team members can support and learn from each other.

Instruction will be delivered by lecture, workshops, and discussions. Readings will focus on theories, research issues, and methods. Evaluation will be based on contributions to the research team (peer evaluations), on collaborative written reports, and on exams reflecting course readings. Energetic and thoughtful participation in research projects is an absolute requirement.

Required text: Essentials of Research Methods in psychology by Zechmeister, Zechmeister and Shaughnessy (2001). A coursepack will be available at Accucopy.

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PSYCH 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Edward C 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 psychology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Films may be used to illustrate some of the important concepts mentioned in the lectures and in the readings.

Your final grade will be based on the total number of points you obtain from regular quizzes and exams. Note, it is the student's responsibility to be in attendance for all lecture classes. Quizzes, which are given at the start of class, cannot be made up for any reason, and will be given starting the second lecture class. (Therefore, students who interested in taking this course should make sure to attend the first lecture class.) Students who are late or who do not attend lectures risk missing quizzes and exams. Missing lectures, quizzes, and exams will have a direct impact on your final grade.

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

Section 101 – The Psychology and Culture of Women's Bodies. (3 credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (1-4). (Excl). Only 6 credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation. May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will discuss psychological and cultural aspects of women's bodies. Course topics will include: development, menstruation, sexualization, beauty, women in the media, body image, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, reproductive health, infertility and aging. Course requirements will include both individual and group projects.

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PSYCH 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

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PSYCH 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psych. 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 natural science 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. 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: Psych. 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psych. 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. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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PSYCH 418 / RELIGION 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

Section 101.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the stages of spiritual development, beginning with awakening and initiation, through the deepening of direct experience and the formulation of a coherent spiritual path, including the notion of an ultimate attainment. It explores the function of spiritual groups and teachers in facilitating this development. Of particular interest are:

  • the spiritual seeker's experience of 'little death,' the mode of apparent discontinuity when the 'old life' is supplanted by a new identity and mode of living;
  • times of crisis, adaptation, and 'the dark night;' and
  • the experience of 'physical death,' as seen from the perspective of a lifetime of encountering both relative and absolute reality.

By means of personal narratives and fictional accounts, this course explores how diverse traditions create and value these moments of surrender and transformation. Lectures and readings by Hesse, Thich Nhat Hanh, Hillesum, Wilber, Batchellor, and others will form the basis of two short papers and one long final paper. There will be no final exam.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 3, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psych. 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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: Psych. 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 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 510. Senior Honors Research, I.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite of Psychology 312 is incorrect; there is no longer an official prerequisite for this course. The primary focus in Senior Honors I is the development of a research plan in collaboration with the Honors Advisor and the writing of an extensive literature review on the honors topic, culminating in an acceptable research proposal.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Permission by Application to the Honors Program.

PSYCH 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite regarding Psychology 312 has been changed to Psychology 510. The primary focus in Senior Honors is the implementation of your research design culminating in your final, acceptable thesis and poster preparation for our year-end poster session. (Previously summarized as Get thee to your tutor, Progress steadily, and Conclude well). The goal is a thesis that makes one justifiably proud, and enhanced, grounded understanding of research methods. Drafts of segments of ongoing work that can later be incorporated into the final thesis are to be submitted periodically. The primary focus, again, will be the conduct and successful completion of your thesis and the enrichment of your research competence.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Students must have completed Psychology 510 in order to get an override into this course

PSYCH 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 545 – Tropical Biopsychology.

Instructor(s): Gary R Ten Eyck (teneyck@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as an intensive field course in tropical biopsychology that emphasizes behavior in tropical ecosystems. Biopsychology students interested in animal behavior, field research, and rich cultural settings will find this course invaluable. Many different tropical environments will be explored including tropical rainforest, coral reefs, marine estuaries, caves, tropical rivers, grasslands and arid scrublands. A diverse array of animal life will be encountered: both diurnal and nocturnal, marine and terrestrial, vertebrates and invertebrates. It will include a trip to Tikal, an ancient Mayan city in northern Guatemala that is located in the heart of an unspoiled (primary) rainforest, now a national preserve, which provides a rich cultural experience. Other activities include: diurnal and nocturnal dives in coral reefs, a boat trip up a river, nocturnal hikes in the rainforest to observe animals that are active at night [amphibians (calling frogs), mammals, invertebrates], exploring a cave via a river, diurnal hikes in rainforest to observe free ranging monkeys and other mammals active during the day. This course will be integrated with another course from Pacific University. Although the two courses are autonomous, they will go on field trips together and share the same facilities. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with other students, both academically and socially, from different universities and geographic regions. The professor, Dr. Deke Gundersen and I are colleagues and have taught this course together before and our individual specialties and strengths are complimentary.

Students must have the instructor's permission. Times, places, texts are all "To be arranged." This is a special seminar course and many activities will be conducted one on one.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 370 – Topic?

Instructor(s): Sandra A Graham-Bermann

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Spring/Summer Term Courses


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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010.

Instructor(s): Robert A Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Frederic C 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. Laboratory fee required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Division of Substance Abuse (http://www.med.umich.edu/psych/sub/umarc/splash.html) and its research arm, the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC) provide a continuing opportunity for students to gain 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 involved 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; (c)a descriptive study of the development of risk for substance abuse and other trouble in Latino and African American families, (d) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allows students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and treatment of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, in home to families, and also conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the Health and Pregnancy Study as well as the Emergency Department Study. 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. Students will gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research, in the areas of alcohol problems, depression, other drug problems, and behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for students pursuing the Psychology concentration. 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: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission by interview and override

PSYCH 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 – Directed Experience with Children. For registration information contact Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu Classroom placements are arranged in four-hour blocks from 8:00-12:00noon or 12:30-4:30pm, Mon & Wed & Fri or Tue & Thur. (3-4 credits)

Instructor(s): Karey L 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. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Join professional early childhood educators in a classroom with 2-6 year old children in the UM Children's Centers laboratory preschool programs. Together the teaching staff and university students work as a team in each classroom. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on work with young children with the support of professional teachers. A seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. No prerequisites are required; this course meets required laboratory credits. It also introduces students to children in a setting specifically designed for observation, participation, and research, while providing young children with an exemplary preschool experience. The classroom placements are scheduled in 4-hour blocks of time and meet 2-3 times a week (MWF or T,TH) in Fall and Winter or up to 5 times/week in Sp/Su half terms. The Children's Centers are open to the public. Please email the instructor, Karey Leach at karey@umich.edu for further information regarding a placement.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 3, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 010 – 3 Credits. Contact the course coordinator, Heather Flynn at hflynn@umich.edu for interview and override

Instructor(s): Robert A Zucker (zuckerra@umich.edu) , Frederic C Blow (fredblow@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stats. 350 (or 402)) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Division of Substance Abuse (http://www.med.umich.edu/psych/sub/umarc/splash.html) and its research arm, the University of Michigan Addiction 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 involved 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; (c) a descriptive study of the development of risk for substance abuse and other trouble in Latino and African American families, (d) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

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

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. Students will gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research, in the areas of alcohol problems, depression, other drug problems, and behavioral health screening. This course is the first term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for students pursuing the Psychology concentration. 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: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Contact the course coordinator, Heather Flynn at hflynn@umich.edu for interview and override

PSYCH 404. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 405. Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits for Psych. 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 natural science 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. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: Psych. 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 Psych. 404, 405, 408 and 409, and for a maximum of fifteen credits of Psych. 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. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor and one of the following: Psych. 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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: Psych. 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 completing an application and receiving permission to register.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

PSYCH 510. Senior Honors Research, I.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite of Psychology 312 is incorrect; there is no longer an official prerequisite for this course. The primary focus in Senior Honors I is the development of a research plan in collaboration with the Honors Advisor and the writing of an extensive literature review on the honors topic, culminating in an acceptable research proposal.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Permission by Application to the Honors Program.

PSYCH 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Please note: The above prerequisite regarding Psychology 312 has been changed to Psychology 510. The primary focus in Senior Honors is the implementation of your research design culminating in your final, acceptable thesis and poster preparation for our year-end poster session. (Previously summarized as Get thee to your tutor, Progress steadily, and Conclude well). The goal is a thesis that makes one justifiably proud, and enhanced, grounded understanding of research methods. Drafts of segments of ongoing work that can later be incorporated into the final thesis are to be submitted periodically. The primary focus, again, will be the conduct and successful completion of your thesis and the enrichment of your research competence.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5; Students must have completed Psychology 510 in order to get an override into this course

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