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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Psychology


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Psychology
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Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Psychology.


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 001.

Instructor(s): Ann M Merriwether (annmerri@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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/111/001.nsf

This course is a broad introduction to the field of psychology. We will cover many topics, including perception, the nervous system, learning and memory, psychological development, intelligence, personality, and psychopathology. This particular section of 111 is a lecture only format. This means class will meet twice a week for a two hour lecture each time. This is a very large class without sections and students are encouraged to have an independent learning style since there are no small GSI led sections. The textbook for the course is Psychology by David G. Myers. There is also a Reader that comes with the textbook called Scientific American Psychology Reader.

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 030.

Instructor(s): Daniel B. Horn (danhorn@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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/111/030.nsf

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the field of psychology. As such, there are three major goals of the course: (1) Introduce you to the ways that different kinds of psychologists think about and approach questions of mind and behavior. One of the main themes of the course is that different kinds of psychologists (e.g., biological, cognitive, social, clinical, etc.) approach psychology from different, but complementary, perspectives. (2) Introduce you to the body of knowledge, research findings, and underlying principles that currently exist in the field. (3) Stimulate you to think about how the material we cover in class applies to your daily lives. As a discipline, Psychology is concerned with questions that make up the very fabric of our existence from the mundane e.g.,

  • Why does the moon look big when it's low on the horizon?
  • Why can't I remember a phone number for more than a few seconds? to the profound (e.g., Why do people sometimes kill each other?
  • What is considered "normal" behavior?
  • Does free will exist?).
Psychology offers a unique perspective on many of the questions and social issues that confront us.

General Grading Policy: Your final grade will be determined by four factors: your grade on the first exam, your grade on the second exam, your discussion section grade, and your grade on the final exam. MAKE-UP, EARLY OR LATE EXAMS WILL NOT BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!! All exams will be multiple-choice format and will only cover material presented since the previous exam. The exams will be designed to cover the material presented in the lecture, textbook, and in sections. You are responsible for knowing about any announcements (including policy changes) that are made in class.

Required text:

  • Psychology (Third Edition). Saul Kassin. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN 0-13-026926-3
  • Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research, (Fourth Edition). Roger R. Hock. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0-13-032263-6

Recommended text:

  • www.prenhall.com/kassin Companion Website: Free on-line Study Guide
  • Study Guide. Pamela Regan. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 0-13-026946-8
  • Mind Matters CD-ROM, (First Edition). James Hilton & Charles Perdue. 2000. ISBN: 0-13-027278-7.

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 060.

Instructor(s): Shelly Schreier (schreier@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 is a broad survey class exploring the various theoretical bases for the understanding of human behavior. The multiple disciplines comprising the psychological literature will be presented throughout the class and students will be expected to identify the strengths and limitations associated with these theories. Students will explore the biological processes of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory as well as the theories of personality, cognitive and social development. The impact of cultural influences on development will also be presented throughout the class.

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PSYCH 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel B Horn (danhorn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students; others by permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 112, 113, or 115. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 114 are required to spend three hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/114/001.nsf

This course is designed to introduce Honors students to the field of psychology. Throughout the term we will be exploring psychological phenomena such as memory, intelligence, emotion, development, and psychopathology from through the lens of evolutionary, physiological, cognitive, cultural, and social perspectives. The goal of this course is to have students realize the nature and complexities of the mind and brain. Grading will be based on performance on exams, writing assignments, presentations, and class participation.

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PSYCH 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 010.

Instructor(s): Wilbert J McKeachie (billmck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to Honors students; others by permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 111, 112, 113, or 115. (4). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Students in Psychology 114 are required to spend three hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Psychology 114 surveys the field of psychology – including such topics as biopsychology, cognition, motivation, personality, social psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology, and research methods used by psychologists to gain a better understanding of human behavior and experience. The course requirements include (in addition to understanding a textbook) participation in class discussion, keeping a weekly journal of reading and observations, and carrying out a research project with other students. There will be occasional quizzes, a midterm, and final examination. After the first class students will be asked to choose a textbook. The four possibilities are: Gleitman. Basic Psychology; Halonan & Santrock. Psychology; Morris. Psychology; or Weiten. Psychology.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 001 – I, Too, Sing America: A Psychology of Race and Racism.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

R&E First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Psychology 120 may NOT be repeated for credit.

Taking its title from the Langston Hughes poem, this seminar will explore psychological aspects of race, ethnicity, and other cultural differences in the United States. What are some of the opportunities and obstacles to our joining with Hughes in affirming, "They'll see how beautiful I am . . I, too, sing America?"

Topics will include stereotyping, communication, cooperation, conflict, justice, and discrimination. For example: What are psychological theories about how individuals and groups might most benefit from life in pluralistic societies? What are some psychological dynamics of stereotyping? What are possible connections between various forms of discrimination (for example, racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism)?

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 002 – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Self.

Instructor(s): Veronica Benet-Martinez (veronica@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Psychology 120 may NOT be repeated for credit.

This seminar will examine a wide range of basic social-personality processes relevant to the self (e.g., gender, emotion, self-concept, personality traits) from a cultural perspective by drawing on a wide range of cultural and cross-cultural studies. The seminar will also deal with other more general topics of relevance to the study of individuals in their cultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural research methods, acculturation, biculturalism, ethnic identity).

An important goal of this course is to help you gain a better appreciation for the ways in which culture and the self mutually constitute each other, and to enhance your ability to deal with and understand variations in human behavior across cultures and ethnic groups. Students will be evaluated on presentations, weekly reaction papers, and a final paper. The course format will include discussion, short lectures, and some movies.

Required text: Culture and Psychology: People Around the World (2nd Edition) by David Matsumoto.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 003 – The Impact of Self-Concept: Do I and We Think, Feel and Understand the World Differently?

Instructor(s): Daphna Oyserman (daphna@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/120/003.nsf

Psychology 120 may NOT be repeated for credit.

This seminar provides an introduction to how social psychologists think about self-concept with particular attention to the consequences of self-concept for motivation, cognition, well-being and behavior and the ways that context and culture influences self-concept. What is "self-concept?" How have social psychologists studied its impact? Its content? The key goal of this seminar is to enable students to use and critically evaluate the results of research on self-concept. The seminar includes exercises like trying self-concept scales and measures, conducting an interview or experiment, and using data sources available on the web as well as applying concepts to everyday situations.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 004 – Psychological Perspectives on the College Experience.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/120/004.nsf

Psychology 120 may NOT be repeated for credit.

This course examines the college experience, with a focus on research on how people think and learn and how they are changed by the college experience. The course begins with a brief introduction to nuts and bolts of college (e.g. what's a provost), the economics of universities, etc. In the second component of the course, we consider how college influences your later life. How well will you remember what you learn? Do college students learn to think logically, reason better, and so on? What are the economic effects? In the third part of the course, we focus on the notion of ability and individual differences. What leads to success in college? Is ability a static construct? How do culture, environment, and experiences influence how well your own self-conceptions of ability? In the fourth part of the course, we consider specific influences on thinking and learning. How do sleep, caffeine, breakfast, hormones, and so forth, influence learning and thinking? The course is designed as a discussion-oriented seminar with hands-on experiences and a major class project.

Required text: (1) Bright College Years : Inside the American College Today by Anne Matthews; (2) Making the Most of College : Students Speak Their Minds by Richard J. Light; and (3) a coursepack.

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PSYCH 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 005 – Stress and Coping in College.

Instructor(s): Marita Inglehart (mri@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Psychology 120 may NOT be repeated for credit.

The transition from high school to college is an interesting and challenging phase in a student's life. This course reflects on the way that this transition causes stress, and requires adaptation and coping. The main questions explored are: What determines whether a student experiences stress and how much stress is experienced? How does stress affect our health, our quality of life, our academic achievement, and our social life? How do we differ in the ways we respond to stress? and which factors will moderate our responses? How can we learn how to cope well with stress? At the end of the term, the student will have a clearer understanding of the dynamics underlying stress and coping.

Students' grades will be based on their grades for an individual research paper, a mid term and a final exam.

A coursepack will be used in this class.

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PSYCH 121. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001 – Intelligence.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Psychology 121 may NOT be repeated for credit.

The study of intelligence has a long history which has been filled with excitement, debate, and controversy. In this seminar, we will closely examine some of the major issues and controversies in the study of intelligence. We will discuss questions such as:

  • How do we define intelligence?
  • How can it be measured?
  • Why are there individual differences in intelligence?
  • What are the roles of genes, culture, and environment?
  • What can we learn about intelligence by studying extreme cases such as "geniuses" or "savants?"
  • Can intelligence be increased?
  • How does the "intelligence" of other animals compare to our own?
  • How did our own intelligence evolve?

Grades in this seminar will be based on writing assignments, in-class discussions, quizzes, and a final project.

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PSYCH 121. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 002 – The Human Mind and Brain.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/121/002.nsf

How are mental processes like vision, memory, and attention implemented in the brain? What is the neural basis of insanity? Of fear? Of sleep? Of depression? What, if anything, can the brain tell us about consciousness? Within the last few decades, science has made significant progress on these and related questions by studying the effects of brain damage and by recording brain activity in intact individuals. In this seminar, we will survey this exciting field. We will first familiarize ourselves with the structure of the human brain and then learn what is being discovered about how the brain implements a variety of mental processes.

Class meetings will be largely devoted to discussion of assigned readings with occasional films and other activities thrown in. Performance will be evaluated by short quizzes based on the readings, brain coloring-book assignments (seriously!), and two short papers. No special background is required.

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PSYCH 122 / SOC 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@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: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index3.html

In a multicultural society, discussion about issues of conflict and community are needed to facilitate understanding between social groups. In this intergroup dialogue, students will participate in semi-structured face-to-face meetings with students from other social identity groups. They will discuss relevant reading material and they will explore their own and the other group's experiences in various social and institutional contexts. Participants will examine narratives and historical, psychological and sociological materials that address each group's experience within a U.S. context. Students will participate in exercises that will be debriefed in class. They will learn about pertinent issues facing the participating groups on campus and in society. The goal is to create a setting in which students engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration concerning issues of intergroup relations, conflict and community.

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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 211. Project Outreach.

(2 credits). Students may only elect Project Outreach for 1 credit if they have completed the same section of the course in a previous term.

Instructor(s): Jerome Miller (jmmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in introductory psychology. (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Credits may not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. Two separate sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology concentration; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration. Laboratory fee required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/211/

Project Outreach enables students to do field work in local community settings. The purpose is to gain an understanding of yourself, the agency in which you will work, the people whom you will serve, the psychological concepts observed in action, and to provide a genuine community service. Outreach includes approximately 45 agencies in which you can provide direct service to children in community settings, international families, physically ill adults and children, and persons legally confined to institutions. The "Careers" section of Project Outreach allows active exploration of yourself and career decision making. All sections are two credits, requiring six hours of work per week including four hours of fieldwork; journal writing, or other short assignments; one hour lecture and one hour discussion.

Students need to check the Time Schedule for lecture/discussion times and meeting places per section. Students are invited to stop by the Undergraduate Office at 1343 East Hall to pick up an Outreach Booklet and receive information regarding registration, field work, and general course information for the Winter Term 2002. Two separate sections of Outreach count as an experiential lab for the Psychology concentration; they do not count as a lab for the Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences concentration.

Section 001 – Working with Preschool Children.
Students will work at a placement with infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children. The children with whom you work will come from a variety of backgrounds including some children "at risk" due to such factors as living in single-parent or low-income households, or experiencing special educational or emotional needs. This course will address the diversity of experiences that impact young children and their development in our culture.

Section 002 – Big Sibs: Community and Opportunity.
Students will become involved in a one-on-one friendship with a child in the community age four through fifteen years. You will develop a meaningful individual relationship with a child in need of a role model, mentor, and companion. The program enables you to become involved in the larger Ann Arbor community as you and your little sib participate in free or low cost, educational and fun activities. The corresponding lecture series addresses various issues that impact childhood.

Section 003 – Juvenille Delinquency & Criminal Justice.
Designed to provide students with experience in and knowledge of the criminal justice system. The field placements match students with juveniles or adults in a number of placement settings in the criminal justice system. The lecture series is intended to expose students to a wide variety of issues relevant to juvenile delinquency and criminality. It is our hope that you will not only learn about the system but also have the opportunity to reach out to juveniles and adult criminals and have a positive impact on their lives.

Section 004 – International Friends.
Establish a meaningful relationship with a family from another country. Learn about cross-cultural issues in Psychology. Help introduce an international family to the UM campus, Southeastern Michigan, and American culture. Practice language skills. Explore a country you might like to visit.

Section 005 – Health, Illness, and Society.
Help patients and families in medical facilities, community health clinics, elderly residential settings and community crisis centers. Opportunities include offering empathy, emotional and practical support, in the context of supervised care, and education. Work with a wide range of populations including children, adults, and the elderly. Learn about a variety of contemporary topics related to the field of health care and health promotion.

Section 006 – Exploring Careers.
Students explore how their understandings of themselves, their interests, their values, and their skills relate to ideas about a college major and career possibilities. The aims of this section are twofold: (1) to provide students with a psychological perspective on the development of career identity and decision making processes and (2) to encourage the development of the skills needed to identify career options, become familiar with occupational resources, and to practice job or internship search strategies.

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PSYCH 232 / UC 262 / BIOLOGY 262. Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Randolph M Nesse (nesse@umich.edu) , David Mindell (mindell@umich.edu) , Alan Weder (aweder@umich.edu) , Cooper Vaughn (vcooper@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See University Courses 262.001.

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PSYCH 302. Special Problems Lab in Psychology/Natural Science.

Section 001 – Lab In Cognitive Neuroscience. (3 Credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330 or 340. (3-4). (Excl). (BS). May be used as a lab in the Biopsychology and Cognitive Science concentration with advisor approval. May be repeated for a total of six credit.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/302/001.nsf

This course explores the role of computers in biopsychology and cognitive neuroscience research through the hands-on use of computer methodologies, computer modeling, and simulations. The course is composed of several modules and begins with simple simulations of common biopsychology lab methods (e.g.; behavior conditioning and discriminate learning). The emphasis of the course then turns to research areas within psychology where computers play a large role in the data collection/generation process (e.g.; connectionist modeling and behavioral testing). Students are required to write several lab reports and to present a final project they have designed and implemented under the supervision of the course instructor. Grading will be based upon lab reports, class participation, papers, and several short quizzes. The goals of the course are threefold: 1) to instruct students on the importance of computers and computation in biopsychology and cognitive neuroscience research; 2) to teach the scientific process in psychology including study creation, implementation, analysis and presentation; and 3) to provide students with hands on experiences that seek to broaden their understanding of the importance of computational approaches and tools in research.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001 – Child Care Practicum Pound House.

Instructor(s): Brenda Volling (volling@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 six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tuesday or Wednesday evening) to discuss relevant issues. Students must have Junior standing. Admission is by application only.

The textbook for this course is Educating Young Children.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 002 – Tutoring Reading in Schools.

Instructor(s): Scott Paris (sparis@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 six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tuesday or Wednesday evening) to discuss relevant issues. Students must have Junior standing. Admission is by application only.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 004 – Michigan Mentorship Program. (3-4 CREDITS). ADMISSION IS BY APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW. CONTACT equart@umich.edu FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

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. 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: http://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 six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (TUESDAY EVENING) to discuss relevant issues. Students must have Junior standing AND A MINIMUM OF ONE PREVIOUS COURSE IN PSYCHOLOGY.

Admission is by application only. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL INFORMATIONAL MEETING.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010 – Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders In the Community Setting, II. (3 credits). Call 615-6060 For Registration Information.

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 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 on-going 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 research experience 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.

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PSYCH 306. Project Outreach Group Leading.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jerome Miller (jmmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology, Psych. 211, 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). 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: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/211/

This course provides students with knowledge and practice in areas related to enhancing the educational experience of undergraduate students involved in community service learning placements in a community setting. Students will learn to supervise and evaluate the placement activities of others, and gain essential skills in facilitating small group discussions which integrate field experiences with theoretical concepts. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a number of written assignments, placement/activity coordination, and the quality of the small group discussions which they facilitate.

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PSYCH 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 – Working with Children At UM Children's Center. For Registration Information Call 647-6647 or e-mail mjweath@umich.edu

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: http://www.childrenscenters.umich.edu/

Join professional early childhood educators in a classroom with 18 months – kindergarten aged children in the UM Children's Centers laboratory preschool programs on campus. Classroom placements require eight to twelve hours per week (scheduled in four-hour blocks of time; MWF or TTH combinations). This practicum meets laboratory requirements. A lecture relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held bi-weekly. A course pack (under $30) accompanies the lectures, along with several brief written assignments. There is an evaluation (midterm and final) designed to guide and reflect the classroom experience and the students growth and development in their interactions with children.

Please email Marney at mjweath@umich.edu or phone 647-6647 for further information regarding availability and permission of instructor for an override.

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PSYCH 308. Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria L Slowiaczek (mls@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (2-3). (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 six credits. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psych. 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/ugo/page.asp?id=32

This course is a supervised practicum for Psychology concentrators who wish to learn to help other Psychology students through academic advising. Students are selected through an application and interview process. Applications are available in the Peer Advising Office, 1343 East Hall and are due on Monday, November 19.

Students are required to work 3-4 hours as peer advisors in the Undergraduate Office, as well as to attend a weekly, two hour class on Wednesdays from 4-6. A required training in peer facilitation and the psychology concentration is scheduled on Sunday, January 13, and Sunday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Other requirements include weekly readings, reaction papers, accountability logs of peer advising work and a final project.

In addition to experience with individual academic advising, students in this course help facilitate "focus groups" on subjects of interest to Psychology concentrators. The course is limited to about 20 students in order to promote discussion, training, and supervision of the practicum.

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PSYCH 310 / SOC 320. Training in Processes of Intergroup Dialogues.

Section 002

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for 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: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index14.html

This course is designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. This course will focus on content and process issues in an academic and applied setting. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; power and privilege; culture; cultural cues and judgments; and basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings. This is a highly interactive and intensive course which includes group projects in and outside of class. It also includes two mandatory weekend retreats. For registration information go to 3000 Michigan Union or call 936-1875.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@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.

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

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@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: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/

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.

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

Section 001 – The Development of Social Psychological Research in Africa.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 327.001.

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PSYCH 317 / AMCULT 306. Community Based Research.

Requires concurrent enrollment in Psych 318.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology, and concurrent enrollment in Psych. 318. (3). (Excl). Psych. 317 and 318 may be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/Detroit.Initiative/

This course will cover research methodologies useful in understanding communities. These include community needs and asset assessment, analysis of census and other statistical information on communities, evaluation of programs offered by community organizations, and surveys of community residents. Through readings, lectures, and discussion, the class will consider what is involved in each of these methods and when each is appropriate. Students will use one of these methodologies to carry out a research project in collaboration with a community organization in Detroit. Results from this project will be communicated through a paper and poster session. Concurrent enrollment in Psychology 318.001 is required. Requirements include readings, lectures, a community profile and a write-up of the research project.

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PSYCH 318 / AMCULT 307. Laboratory in Community Research.

Section 001 – Laboratory in Community Intervention.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Psych. 317. (1). (Excl). Psych. 317 and 318 may be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycdept/Detroit.Initiative/

This experiential lab involves one visit per week to an African-American, Arab-American or Latino community organization 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 activities such as, tutoring, art workshops, outreach activities, assisting in child care settings, and working in community education projects. Students will conduct a community based research project at their internship organization.

Internships will be supervised by the instructor and program staff. Students must be enrolled concurrently in Psychology 317: Community Based Research. This type of direct experience provides for a better understanding of course concepts, more in-depth learning, and a location to participate in a community research project.

This lab requires attendance at training sessions or community participation four hours each week. Students will turn in weekly attendance sheets that document their work. Transportation will be provided. An experiential journal, readings, and group project reflecting this experience will be completed for Psychology 317.

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PSYCH 330. Introduction to Biopsychology.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/330/001.nsf

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 first-year students who have ALREADY taken a course in introductory psychology. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

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PSYCH 331. Laboratories in Biopsychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kent Berridge (berridge@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/331/

The purpose of this course is three-fold:

  • It provides students with opportunities to gain practical laboratory experience by assisting an individual faculty member in the biopsychology program with his/her on-going research.
  • It introduces students to selected general methods used in the field of biopsychology (brain and behavior and animal behavior).
  • It provides practical knowledge about research design, quantification of behavior, scientific writing, the use of animals in research, and miscellaneous techniques used by biopsychologists in laboratory research.

Students must register in two sections; a general lecture section (001) and an individual faculty member's section (faculty identification number). To be admitted, students must first get permission from an individual faculty member to work in his/her lab. Specific instructions and an application form (which must be completed) are available in the Psychology Undergraduate Office (1343 East Hall) or the Biopsychology Program Office (4029 East Hall). Students concentrating in 'Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences' will receive priority.

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PSYCH 335. Introduction to Animal Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theresa Lee (terrilee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology or Biol. 162. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/335/001.nsf

This course presents a broad introduction to animal behavior from the perspective of evolutionary biology. The prerequisite for this course is an introductory course in Psychology or Biology and is well suited for any student interested in animal behavior, biological psychology, or the relationship between evolution and social behavior. Introductory lectures present the basic principles of organic evolution so that all students have the same knowledge foundation from which other course topics can be examined. Course topics include, among others, the relationship between genes and behavior, inclusive-fitness thinking and social interactions between close genetic relatives, the evolution of sex differences, mating systems and their ecological correlates, and sexual selection. Terms such as nepotism, altruism, aggression, and reproductive behavior are considered in light of how they have evolved by natural selection and how they contribute to daily survival and reproductive success. Examples from a wide variety of animal species are used to help emphasize various points. A lecture format is used, and students are encouraged to question and comment during class. Grading is based on a multiple-choice quiz, two in-class essay exams, and a term paper. The primary text is An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology by J.R. Krebs and N.B. Davies. A course pack will also be required.

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PSYCH 340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William J Gehring (wgehring@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psych340/

The topics to be covered include various aspects of the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, thinking (including problem solving and reasoning), and consciousness. The material will include data and theory about the relationship between cognition and brain function. The course will emphasize not only the content material represented by these topics, but also the process by which researchers develop theories and collect evidence about relevant issues.

Students are required to have taken an introductory psychology course that included material on psychological experimentation. Performance will be evaluated via objective examinations that will stress knowledge of the material and understanding of the relationship between theory and data. Readings will be drawn from a text and several primary sources. The course will include lecture, discussion, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises.

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PSYCH 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

All sections satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 340 or 345. (4). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This "how-to" course covers the design, execution, and analysis of behavioral experiments using methods from Cognitive Psychology. A major emphasis in the course is to take the student out of the "listener" role and support learning by "doing." In small sections, students actively participate in laboratory tasks that demonstrate the range of activities in experimental research. Students learn to define an experimental hypothesis, design and conduct experiments using common test methods, appropriately analyze and interpret data from experiments, and present results in reports following the standard format for psychology research. The laboratory activities require working closely with groups of students using specialized software, so regular class attendance and participation is important. These activities also provide practice with more general critical thinking skills; for example, questioning what can be known from experiments vs. our experiences, deciding what conclusions are valid from observations, and evaluating scientific studies in other fields. Grading is based on written reports of research projects, exams, and in-class laboratory exercises.

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PSYCH 345. Introduction to Human Neuropsychology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Psych. 634. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/345/

This course surveys current knowledge of the human brain and its role in mental processes, such as perception, attention, thought, language, emotion, and memory. Case studies will be used to learn about the effects of brain surgery, head injury, stroke, and dementing illnesses. Evaluation based on four exams and a series of short assignments.

Required text: (1) Fractured Minds; (2) TBA.

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PSYCH 350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie J Rowley (srowley@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/350/001.nsf

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. Human Development by F. Philip Rice.

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PSYCH 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 001 – All sections satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Jennifer T Myers (jeniferm@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 course is a combination of lecture and discussion of research issues and methodology, activity-based laboratory sessions, and the implementation of individual and class research projects. Students are provided with "hands-on" research opportunities, interviewing school-age children and conducting observational studies. The course meets the Psychology Laboratory course requirement.

Required text: Methods in Behavioral Research (7th edition) by Paul C. Cozby.

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PSYCH 352(451) / LING 352. Development of Language and Thought.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan Gelman (gelman@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/352/001.nsf

This course will examine how children acquire their first language, from babbling and first words through complex grammar. Topics include: word meanings, syntactic development, pragmatics, relations between language and thought, influence of parental input, second-language acquisition, critical periods in development, and more. We will discuss major theoretical approaches as well as a variety of current research evidence. The course is a lecture format, but with the small class size discussion will be encouraged. Requirements: three exams and a term project.

Required text: Language Development (2nd. edition) by Erika Hoff plus coursepack with additional readings.

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PSYCH 353(453). Socialization of the Child.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Monique Ward (ward@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/353/001.nsf

This course examines the social and personality development of children from infancy through adolescence. Over the course of the term we will discuss research findings describing several aspects of socialization, such as prosocial and antisocial behavior, gender role development, attachment, and academic achievement, and will examine key theories explaining their paths and outcomes. We will also examine the numerous forces that help shape and socialize children, including the family, peers, schools, and the media. Completion of Psychology 350 is strongly recommended.

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PSYCH 360. Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Phillip Akutsu (akutsu@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/360/001.nsf

Mandatory attendance of discussion section on third week of term to create "Group Project" teams.

This course will examine the unique contribution of individual, relational, and group behaviors to various organizations. Specifically, organizations are made up of complex networks of social relations–relationships between individuals and within/between groups of individuals. The first half of this course will focus on individuals and their contribution to one-on-one relationships. The second half of the course will focus on the group structure and dynamics that occur within and between groups in organizations.

Required Text:

  • Nahavandi, A., and Malekzadeh, A. (1999). Organizational Behavior: The person organization fit.
  • New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Course Reader: Specific copiers will be identified in the course syllabus.

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PSYCH 360. Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Section 010.

Instructor(s): Margaret J Shih (mjshih@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/360/010.nsf

This course provides an overview of the field of Organizational Psychology. We will approach the course examining psychological processes as it pertains to organizations at four different levels – individual, interpersonal, groups, and culture. We will cover topics such as leadership, social identity, intergroup conflict, and organizational culture. The course includes lectures, discussions, and group work.

Required Materials: (1) N&M: Nahavandi, A., & Malekzadeh, A. (1999). Organizational Behavior: The Person Organization Fit. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. (2) Course Pack: Shih Course pack available at Dollar Bill Copying (611 Church Street).

Course requirement:

  • Exams: three in class exams (15% each): Exams consist of multiple choice and short essays, one cumulative exam (15%): One question will be given out at each lecture relating to the lecture material. These scores will be aggregated.
  • Group Project (30%): The group project will consist of two components. Group essay (20%) studying an organization of your choice. Individual essay (10%) reflecting on your experiences working in the group, applying the concepts that have been covered in class.
  • Section Participation (10%): Attendance and participation in section. Completion of assignments given in section.

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PSYCH 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001 – All sections satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

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 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.

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PSYCH 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James H Hansell (jhansell@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/370/001.nsf

This is an introductory overview of abnormal Psychology. There will be a two hour lecture and two hour discussion section per week. Grades will be based on in class exams and section assignments. Comer's Abnormal Psychology (fourth edition) will be the primary text, supplemented by a course pack available at Ulrich's. Further information about the course can be found through Coursetools.

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PSYCH 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Sections 001-007 satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Ann M Shields (shieldsa@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.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/372/

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.

Class format: A weekly lecture and weekly lab meeting.

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PSYCH 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 010 – Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders In Community Settings. Call 615-6060 For Registration Information.

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 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 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; (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 research experience 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.

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PSYCH 374(471). Marriage and the Family.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/374/001.nsf

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the psychological study of family systems. The course is divided into five major content areas:

  1. Historical and contemporary concepts of family;
  2. family developmental life cycles, highlighting stages of marital adjustment and child socialization;
  3. marital transitions;
  4. processes of family dysfunction, highlighting issues related to family violence; and
  5. models of family therapy.

Both normative and deviant family processes will be studied, with an emphasis upon assessing and treating distressed families. Films and videos will be used to supplement lecture materials. There will be two exams and one paper. Lecture and discussion section attendence is required.

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PSYCH 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Danso (hdanso@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/380/001.nsf

This course introduces students to the theories, findings, methods, and problems encountered in the study of people as social beings. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of experimental research, conducted both in the laboratory and in the field. Content areas include: attitudes and social cognition, social interactions and influence, group processes, and applications of social psychology.

Students are evaluated by means of exams and classroom contributions, and through short papers. Instructional methods include assigned readings, lectures, films, demonstrations, and weekly discussion sections. The lectures will illustrate in some detail one or two issues pertaining to the weekly topic and the weekly discussion sections will provide opportunity for meaningful discussion of the weekly topic.

Required text: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2002). Social Psychology (4th Edition). Toronto, ON: Prentice Hall. In addition, there also will be assigned readings.

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PSYCH 381 / SOC 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology.

All sections satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Eugene Burnstein (geneburn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stats. 350 (or 402) and Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/381/001.nsf

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 (topic varies) in which students design the study, collect and analyze the data, and write a written APA style report. SPSS may be used in the course (check with the GSI).

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 390. Introduction to the Psychology of Personality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lilia Cortina (lilia@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/390/001.nsf

This course offers a general overview of personality theories and their application to modern problems and research. Examples of some of the topics covered are: personality assessment; interactionist approaches to personality; personality development; personality, gender, and culture; personality, stress, and health; and therapeutic applications of personality theory.

Students will be required to attend all lectures and discussion sections, read approximately one chapter from the textbook and one article from the reader per week, complete several short and one longer writing assignment, and take three equally-weighted midterm exams. Each exam will cover lectures, assigned readings, and material reviewed in discussion sections for the prior 4-week period. Format for the exams will be a combination of multiple-choice and short-essay questions. Exams will be given during class time.

Required Textbook:

  • Friedman, H.S. and Schustack, M.W. (1999). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Required Reader:

  • Friedman, H.S. and Schusctack, M.W. (2001). Readings in Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

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PSYCH 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

All sections satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Oliver Schultheiss (oschult@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stats. 350 (or 402), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Psych. 390. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/391/001.nsf

This lab course aims at making students familiar with the process of research in personality psychology. Groups of students will read the literature on one of several optional topics in personality research, formulate hypotheses, collect data, analyze these data using statistical methods, write an APA style research report, peer-review the research reports written by other students, and present their research in the form of a short talk in class. Students will be introduced to experimental, survey, and archival strategies of data collection and hypothesis testing, diverse instruments for the assessment of personality, and statistical approaches to analyzing data that involves measures of personality. Grades will be assigned on the basis of class participation, written research reports, and performance on a statistics test.

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PSYCH 400. Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 003 – Current Issues in Functional Neuroimaging. (1.5 credits). (Drop/Add deadline=January 27).

Instructor(s): Ching-Yune C Sylvester (yunecs@umich.edu) , John Jonides (jjonides@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (2-4). (Excl). (BS). 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 elected for a total of 12 credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/400/003.nsf

This is an introductory course in functional magnetic resonance imaging, particularly as it applies to our understanding of the neural basis of behavior. In this course, students will read empirical journal articles and selected book chapters that will introduce them to current research in the field, including basic experimental design and data analysis used in fMRI. This will provide students with an overview of the functions of different brain areas, as well as ensure that students to be able to read, understand and think critically about fMRI experiments.

This course is intended for students who are research assistants in labs doing functional neuroimaging. It is a 1.5 credit hour, two-semester course which will run concurrently with the fMRI speaker series through Fall 2001 and Winter 2002. The class will meet approximately 3 times a month: we will attend the talks (2 hours), and meet the week before and after each talk (1.5 hour each). Short assignments will be required throughout the year.

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

Section 001 – Mind-Body Connections in Health. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): J. Anne Murphy (jamurphy@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.

This seminar will explore connections between mind and body that impact or determine states of health and the healing process. The core topics will include: empathy and the patient-physician relationship; psychoneuroimmunology (that is, the study of interactions between behavior, the brain, and the immune system); the placebo response; and mood disorders. Other topics will be determined by the interests of the students. Grades will be based on class participation, short written assignments on the core topics, and a self-designed project on the student's topic of interest. Each student will choose a class reading for their topic and be responsible for presenting and leading group discussion.

Required Texts:

  • Jamison, Kay Redfield (1995). An Unquiet Mind. New York:
  • Manning, Martha (1994). Undercurrents. New York: Harper Collins.
  • Sapolsky, Robert M.(1998). Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. New York:Freeman.
  • Tolstoy, Leo (1981). The Death of Ivan Ilyich. New York: Random House.
  • Whybrow, Peter (1998). A Mood Apart. New York: Harper Perennial.
  • Course pack at Excel

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

Section 002 – Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology. (3 or 4 credits).

Instructor(s): Scott Atran (satran@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.

This course pursues questions concerning the origins of human reasoning including causal, inductive, and deductive reasoning, and processes of categorization, judgments of similarity, attention. We will explore the evolutionary contribution of emotions to decision making and universal forms of social and religious commitment, the social and motivational purposes reasoning has served since the Pleistocene Era, and the alterations that might have been introduced in the recent course of history.

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

Section 003 – Asian American Psychology. (3 credits). Meets with American Culture 496.001.

Instructor(s): Phillip Akutsu (akutsu@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).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/amcult/496/001.nsf

See American Culture 496.001.

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

Section 004 – Cultural Psychology of Immigrants. (3 Credits). Meets with CAAS 458.006.

Instructor(s): Ram Mahalingham (ramawasi@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.

Immigrants are unique in a sense that they are exposed to dual world views, cultural practices and beliefs. So far, the psychological treatment of immigrants focuses mostly on acculturation. Immigrant psychology is unique since it intersects with issues of race, class and gender. Rather than simply applying cultural psychology of a "home" culture to understand immigrants, we need to rethink cultural psychology in a way that is sensitive to the sociocultural context of immigrants' lives. Primarily, this course will strive to develop an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for immigrant psychology and apply that to study race, class and gender. The course will appeal to the fields of cultural psychology, sociology, women's studies and refugee studies. The course is designed to emphasize student in-class participation including small group discussions. The final grade is based on class a midterm (40%), quizzes (25%) and a research paper (35%). Attendance is required.

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

Section 005 – Culture and Gender. (3 Credits). Meets with Women's Studies 483.011.

Instructor(s): Ram Mahalingham (ramawasi@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.

This course explores the role of culture in our beliefs about gender. The aim of the course is to explore the role of cultural and ecological factors in shaping our theories of gender using an interdisciplinary perspective. Issues involved in gender discrimination, fertility and gender and development will also be discussed. Folk theories of gender will be examined from a Cultural Psychological perspective. Examples are drawn from various different cultural contexts. The course is designed to emphasize student in-class participation including small group discussions. The final grade is based on class a midterm (35%), quizzes (30%) and a research paper (35%). There is a textbook and a course pack for the class. Attendance is required.

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

Section 006 – Health Psychology. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Randy Roth (randyr@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.

This course will describe the expanding role of psychology in health care. The major topic areas will include the contribution of personality, mood, and socio-cultural factors in medical illness; behavioral approaches to the treatment of medical disorders and chronic physical disability; psychoneuroimmunology; health beliefs and behaviors; and the integration of biological and psychological processes to promote a biopsychosocial model of health care. Specific content areas will further include the prevalence of psychological disturbance among medically ill populations and the effect of psychological intervention on health care utilization. A wide range of medical disorders will be reviewed including heart disease, cancer, stress-related illness, chronic diseases, and pain. This course is intended to broaden the student's view of the role of psychology in health care. Student's will be exposed to the growing impact of psychology on conceptualizations of disease and illness and the application of psychological concepts and behavioral therapies in the investigation and remediation of physical illness. Student evaluation will include three noncumulative multiple choice and esssay examinations and a ten-page research paper on a topic of the student's choice in health psychology.

Required text: Shelly Taylor's Health Psychology. 4th Edition, McGraw Hill Publisher. No course pack is required.

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

Section 007 – Exploring the Psychological Underground of Power. (3 Credits). Meets with Honors 250.002.

Instructor(s): David Winter (dgwinter@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.

See College Honors 250.002.

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

Section 008 – Theoretical Foundations in Intergroup Relations Education. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Kelly E Maxwell (kmax@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/401/008.nsf

This introductory course will examine the history of various social identity groups in the United States (with a primary emphasis on race and ethnicity but also including gender, religion, socio-economic class and sexual orientation). This course will also examine the theory behind how social identity groups form, and how bias develops (prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination). We will also explore how people develop an understanding of their own social identity group membership, how groups are impacted by privilege and power dynamics, and how to develop advocacy for groups to which one does not belong. Students can expect to participate in class through individual and group projects as well as class discussion. While there will be some lecture, this course will also bring in videos, activities/exercises, and guest speakers to explore these issues.

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

Section 009 – The Psychology of Ethnic Conflict: Poles, Jews, Ukrainians. (1 credit). Meets with REES 410.001 and Judaic Studies 495.888. Meets March 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 25. (Drop/Add deadline=March 12).

Instructor(s): John J Hartman

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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees/regionalstudies/polish/hartmanminicourse.html

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 410.001.

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PSYCH 404. Field Practicum.

Section 001.

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.

Section 001 – Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations.

Instructor(s): Patricia Y Gurin (gurin@umich.edu)

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.

This course presents theories and research on intergroup relations within residence hall communities. Students taking the course have been accepted in a staff position (or as an alternate) in the residence halls for the next academic year, and may register with an override only. Residence staff at Michigan are involved on a daily basis in the articulation and enforcement of community living standards. This course provides social science materials and opportunities for in-depth discussion on building supportive and stimulating multicultural communities in the residence halls. Psychology 405 uses readings, large group sessions, small group discussions, classroom exercises, and practical experience to enhance each student's ability to analyze approaches to building positive multicultural communities, differences and commonalities among cultural groups, foundations of justice and injustice, and young adult personal and social development.

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PSYCH 405. Field Practicum.

Section 002 – Mentoring, Gender, and Technology. Meets with Women's Studies 483.007.

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu)

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: http://www.smartgirl.org/

See Women's Studies 483.007.

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

Section 001.

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 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, 1343 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.

Section 001.

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. Students may obtain a list of faculty sponsors offering research experience in the Undergraduate Office, 1343 East Hall. An override from a Psychology Department faculty member is required to register.

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PSYCH 411 / WOMENSTD 419. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Instructor(s): Orli Aviyonah

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 419.

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PSYCH 412. Peer Counseling.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria L Slowiaczek (mls@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/412/001.nsf

This course is designed to explore the basic principles, techniques and developmental issues involved in peer counseling. Readings and class discussion will help students become familiar with the history of counseling/psychotherapy, to learn about different modalities, and to become personally skilled in communication and relationship skills used in peer counseling.

The course format will include two lectures and a discussion section. Students will be responsible for attending the classes, participating in the discussion section and doing weekly readings from the course pack and textbook. There will be a midterm exam, a final exam, and a midterm project. The project will be a 10-minute videotaped peer counseling session where the student will be able to demonstrate the counseling skills s/he has learned. In addition, the student will do a written critique of the videotaped session.

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PSYCH 418 / RELIGION 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

Section 001.

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.

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PSYCH 436. Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry E Robinson (ter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330. Biol. 162 and chemistry are recommended. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/436/001.nsf

This course provides a basic introduction to the neuropsychopharmacology of drug abuse and addiction, and has a strong natural science (neuroscience) orientation. Prerequisites include Psychology 330 (Introduction to Biopsychology) and an interest in biological approaches to the study of behavior. Introductory Biology and Chemistry are also recommended. The acute and long-term effects of selected drugs of abuse on behavior, mood, cognition, and neuronal function are discussed, and material from studies with humans is integrated with basic studies on the neurobiological basis of drug action and drug abuse – including detailed coverage of synaptic transmission and the distribution, regulation, and integration of brain neurotransmitter systems. The focus is on addictive or illicit drugs, and all the major classes are discussed, including: opiates (heroin, morphine, opium), sedative-hypnotics (alcohol, barbituates, chloral hydrate), anxiolytics (benzodiazepines), psychomotor stimulants (amphetamine, cocaine), marijuana, hallucinogens (LSD, mescaline), hallucinogenic-stimulants (MDA, MDMA), and dissociative anaesthetics (PCP).

A lecture format is used, with required readings from a text. The course is intended primarily for juniors or seniors concentrating in biopsychology, biology, or the biomedical sciences (e.g., pre-med).

Required Text: R.S. Feldman, J.S. Meyer and L.F. Quenzer, Principles of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sinauer, 1997.

Exams and Grading: The course grade will be based on the outcome of three multiple choice/short answer type exams. The first exam will be on Feb. 1 and will cover material presented up to that time. The first exam will be worth 30% of the final grade. The second exam will be on Mar. 14 and will cover material presented since the first exam. The second exam will be worth 35% of the final grade. The final exam also will be worth 35% of the final grade and will cover material presented since the second exam (i.e., it will not be cumulative). Grades will be based only on performance on the exams. There will be NO opportunity to re-take an exam or to write a paper to "improve" a grade. In past years the average grade in this course always has been B-.

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PSYCH 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/442/

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)

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PSYCH 445 / LING 447. Psychology of Language.

Section 001 – Psycholinguistics

Instructor(s): Julie Boland (jeboland@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/445/001.nsf

This course is designed to familiarize students with experimental research on the cognitive processes that underlie language comprehension and production in normal adults. The focus of the course is on word recognition, syntactic and semantic analysis, and discourse-level processing; language acquisition and speech perception will not be covered. Topics will include lexical and structural ambiguity resolution, models of parsing and sentence understanding, the role of discourse-level information, the planning and production of sentences, and the role of prosody/intonation. This course will be taught at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying linguistics, psychology, or cognitive science. It is primarily a lecture course, with two exams. A textbook will be supplemented with relevant journal articles.

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PSYCH 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen Epstein (kepstein@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/464/001.nsf

The study of work teams is a thriving area of research for organizational psychologists. The course will utilize principles and concepts from organizational psychology to understand the nature of group behavior in organized work settings. A major goal is to discern fundamental determinants of group effectiveness by placing a greater emphasis on contextual influences than on intragroup factors. The course combines traditional learning methods (reading, lecture, and discussion) with skill development through participation in structured exercises.

The course is structured so that learning can take place at three levels: through meetings of the class as a whole; in small teams carrying out course-related exercises or projects; and in individual reading, study, and analysis. Overall, what you learn from this course will be as much a product of peer interaction as it will be a product of other course activities. Evaluation will be based on class participation, group projects and peer ratings.

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PSYCH 488 / SOC 465. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/soc/465/001.nsf

See Sociology 465.001.

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PSYCH 498. Gender and the Individual.

Section 001 – Transmission and Function of Sex/Gender Systems. Meets with Women's Studies 341.001.

Instructor(s): Sharon E Gold-Steinberg (sharongs@umich.edu) , Rachel M Russell

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the experience and the construct of gender as lived by individual women and men. Students will be invited to examine how gender mediates one's relationship to the body, desire and identity and how, in turn, these relationships can challenge our assumptions about gender. We will consider the process of gender development, for both men and women, across the lifespan, and in a multicultural context. Relationships between gender and biology, social roles and relationships, work, violence, and mental health will also be examined. Readings, case studies, class discussions and films will supplement information presented through lectures.

The reading for this course will be in a coursepack.

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

Section 001 – Behavior of Wolves and Dogs. (3 Credits). Prerequisites: Two courses in animal behavior.

Instructor(s): Barbara Boardman Smuts (bsmuts@umich.edu)

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/500/001.nsf

This course reviews the behavior of the dog family (Canidae), within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology. The course emphasizes social behavior, including social structure, reproduction, parental care, cooperation, competition, and communication. We will focus on domestic dogs and their ancestors, grey wolves, as well as other wild dog species (such as coyotes, jackals, and African wild dogs). Domestic dogs and wolves are very close relatives; they produce fertile hybrids, and recent genetic analyses suggest that they could be considered a single species. Yet wolves and dogs show some consistent physical and behavioral differences. A detailed look at the behavior of wild wolves will serve as a foundation for investigating questions such as: (1) How are wolves and dogs similar and different behaviorally and physically? (2) When, why, and how did wolves first begin to associate with humans, and how did they evolve into dogs? (3) How has human selection altered (or failed to alter) the basic nature of the wolf? Investigation of these and other questions will help students refine their knowledge of conceptual issues relevant to animal behavior in general.

This is a seminar and active participation in discussions is mandatory. Grades are based on 6 short essays, a 10-15 page research paper, regular participation in discussion, and occasional quizzes on the readings. Video footage of dog and wolf behavior will be shown during class, and there will be opportunities to observe "live" social interactions among domestic dogs. The reading load is heavy and includes four books plus a number of research articles. To enroll in this course, you must have already taken at least two courses in animal behavior or get special permission from the instructor.

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PSYCH 501. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 001 – Learning and Study Skills. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): John W Hagen (jwhagen@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.

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn to apply well-documented principles of learning and study skills to their academic courses as well as other areas in their lives. The first step is a "dynamic assessment" in which the student is an active participant. The student decides on the areas in which the work will be focused for the term and how the areas will be applied to courses or academic concerns the student has. The student will choose a particular content area of special interest. A major part of the course is individualized, taking into account areas of skill development as well as exploration of new areas of special interest. Assignments include weekly reports, a series of brief written assignments, and a final paper. Students will meet in small groups as well as individually with instructor.

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PSYCH 501. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science.

Section 002 – The Psychology of the African American Athlete and Society. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Robert Sellers (rsellers@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/501/002.nsf

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for discussion and analysis of the unique condition of the African American athlete in this society. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine historical and contemporary issues that face the African American athlete. Special emphasis is placed on the life experiences of certain African American athletes and the sociocultural climate in which they live. This course is taught as a seminar with class discussions as the primary modus of operation. Students are encouraged to integrate their personal experiences with course materials during class discussion. As such, class attendance and participation in the discussion is mandatory. Extensive group work is also expected as part of the requirements of the course.

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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 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 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albert C Cain (cainac@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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. Early on, each student will present the scholarly background and specific research design of their study to the class, and we will sporadically return to brief design and implementation presentations by each student. Drafts of segments of ongoing work that can later be incorporated into the final thesis are to be submitted periodically. Other class session topics will include: special current issues and models of research, e.g., meta-analyses, risk/resilience research, integration of quantitative and qualitative data, etc. Our primary focus, again, will be the conduct and successful completion of your thesis and the enrichment of your research competence.

Text: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition)

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PSYCH 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Section 002 – Students register under their independent faculty section number.

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

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

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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PSYCH 530. Advanced Comparative Animal Behavior.

Section 001 – Advanced Comparitive Animal Behavior.

Instructor(s): Warren G Holmes (wholmes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 335, 338, or 438. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents a critical examination of animal behavior from the perspective of evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology. Students must have a clear understanding of modern Darwinian theory based on prior course work (e.g., Psych 335, Psych 338/AnthrBio 368, Biol 130, Biol 492, AnthrBio 467, AnthrBio 562, AnthrBio 568, among other possibilities) and an interest in applying this theory to a rigorous analysis of various issues in animal behavior. Topics include: (1) theoretical issues in functional logic (e.g., the level of selection, the meaning of adaptation, inclusive-fitness logic); (2) altruism, cooperation, and reciprocity; (3) the evolution and ecology of social systems; (4) the evolution and ecology of mating systems; (5) sexual selection; and (6) strategies of reproduction by males and females. A lecture format is used combined with frequent class discussion of course pack articles. Grades are based on take-home essay exams, written reactions to course pack readings and participation in class. To insure well-informed discussions and class-room interactions, students MUST have a well-developed understanding of modern evolutionary theory, as it is applied in behavioral ecology, to enroll in the course (e.g., two prior courses or equivalent experience).

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PSYCH 532 / BIOLOGY 541 / PHYSIOL 541 / ANAT 541. Mammalian Reproductive Endocrinology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theresa Lee (terrilee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 310 or 311, or Biol. Chem. 415. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~rspwww/courses.html

See Physiology 541.001.

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PSYCH 541. Advanced Topics in Cognition and Perception.

Section 474 – Research Experience in Cognition and Neuroscience of Aging.

Instructor(s): Park

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 340. (3). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 551. Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Section 244 – Language & Socialization. Meets with Anthro 458.002, Ling 492.002, and Ling 792.005.

Instructor(s): Barbara A Meek (bameek@umich.edu) , Marilyn J Shatz (mshatz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 458.002.

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PSYCH 551. Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Section 425.

Instructor(s): Volling

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 551. Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology.

Section 541 – Improving Literacy in America. Guidelines from Current Research.

Instructor(s): Frederick J. Morrison (fjmorris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For almost two decades, concerns have been raised in the scientific and popular literature about the inadequate levels of literacy being attained by significant numbers of American children and adults. The impact of poor literacy on the social, economic and personal lives of Americans is significant and pervasive. In the search for causes and cures of America's literacy problems, primary emphasis has been placed almost exclusively on the schools and process of schooling itself. Yet accumulating evidence over the past 10 years paints a very different picture of the nature, origins, and sources of America's literacy problems. This course will examine the complex roots of literacy, including an examination of early parenting, schooling, and broader sociocultural influences shaping growth of literacy skills in American children. The focus of the course will be on identifying the major causes of our current literacy problems and in suggesting concrete ways to improve literacy in America today.

No special background is needed. Courses in developmental or educational psychology would be helpful. Course requirements will include a student presentation, a midterm paper, and a final paper on how to improve literacy in America. No text will be required; there will be a coursepack. The course will be conducted as a seminar/discussion group.

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PSYCH 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 530 – Gender, Race and Culture in Organizations.

Instructor(s): Margaret Shih (mjshih@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/psych/561/530.nsf

Organizations are becoming increasingly diverse. People from different backgrounds coming together for many different purposes. The purpose of this course is to examine the role that social identity plays in directing the experiences on individuals in organizations. We will discuss issues such as diversity, tokenism, and discrimination.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 352 – Development of Conduct Problems in Young Children.

Instructor(s): Sherly Olson (slolson@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides a supervised research experience with a large longitudinal study of toddlers at risk for school-age conduct problems. Students will participate in small group discussions.

Students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with some background in psychology; students should also have a GPA of 3.0 ro higher.

Students will be evaluated on:

  • quality of research participation;
  • a short research paper; and
  • quality of participationin group discussions.

There is no required text.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 370 – Researching Violence in Preschoolers' Lives.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The main activity of this lab is to conduct a Head Start-University Partnership research project designed to better understand the trajectories of social and emotional development in three and four year old children from low income families. We draw upon an ecological model of developmental psychopathology that views risk and protection within "nested" contexts that mutually interact so as to aggregate or buffer problematic socio-emotional outcomes for young children. More particularly, in this lab our interest is in assessing preschoolers' mental health and social competence in school and stress related to exposure to three levels and types of violence - media [TV] violence, community violence, and family violence. We are further interested in exploring factors such as parenting strengths, and social support, that mediate and/or moderate children's mental health over time.

This three credit research lab course in clinical psychology consists of a mandatory weekly class and research meeting as well as field work at the Jackson/Hillsdale Head Start program school sites. The class meets each Friday with a research presentation from 2-3 p.m. and discussion and research meeting from 3-4 p.m. This lab is designed to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on violence research and first hand experience in research with young children in low-income families, their teachers and their mothers. Weekly presentations will cover an introduction to research on children exposed to violence, research ethics, evaluating child outcomes from adjustment problems to resiliency, evaluating family violence, community violence and media violence exposure, children's normative beliefs about aggression, national issues in research with Head Start children, assessing children's family stereotypes, gender beliefs, using census data and crime data to identify community resources and risks, and interventions for young children exposed to violence.

The required course text is: Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children: The Future of Research, Intervention, and Social Policy (2001). S. A. Graham-Bermann & J. Edleson, Eds, Washington, DC: APA Books.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 385.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 461 – Research with Latinas and African American Women

Instructor(s): Rosario E Ceballo (rosarioc@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will review the psychological literature on resiliency to trauma and stressful life events, specifically related to both domestic and community violence. A feminist and community-based approach to conducting research with poor women of color will be emphasized, and the role of gender, class, and cultural issues will be highlighted. Students enrolled in this course are required to participate in supervised research activities in order to contribute hands-on experience to our discussions.

Students will be actively involved in research activities on one of three projects: 1) a qualitative study of inner-city mothers' approaches to parenting in dangerous neighborhoods, 2) a study exploring the psychological impact of infertility among African American women, and 3) a cross-cultural investigation of the effects of domestic violence on the psychological well-being of Latinas living in Detroit and Santiago, Chile.

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PSYCH 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 507 – Emotional Development and Children's Risk for Psychopathology

Instructor(s): Ann Shields (shieldsa@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar focuses on normative and atypical emotional development, with an emphasis on factors that place children at risk for disruptive behaviors and depression. We'll examine children's emotion regulation, emotion coping and emotion understanding in an effort to understand how disruptions in emotional development can lead to aggression, delinquency, anxiety, and depression. We'll also address how emotional development is shaped by interactions in the family. Students will address these issues by assisting with ongoing studies of family relationships and children's emotional development.

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PSYCH 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 490 – Experimental Methods in Stereotyping Research

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this hands-on seminar, students will learn about conducting experimental research on racial and gender stereotyping by working with the instructor on a number of research projects. Students will help design and conduct an experiment, and analyze data. A reading list will be provided. All students will submit an APA style report on their experiment. Grades will be based on the research report as well as performance working on the experiment. Enrollment by permission of the instructor only.

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PSYCH 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 511 – Current Research in Attitudes and Social Cognition.

Instructor(s): Fleming

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 591. Advanced Topics in Personality Psychology.

Section 491.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 390. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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