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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Psychology

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

Department of Psychology disenrollment policy for Psychology 111, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, and 390. Students must attend discussion section by January 15 or contact the GSI, or they may be disenrolled from the course.


PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001 Students registering for section 001 DO NOT register for a discussion section.

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: No Homepage Submitted.

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, and psychopathology. This will be a lecture format with no discussion sections.

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

PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 030.

Instructor(s): Travis L Seymour (nogard@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: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/111-030/

This course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology. During the term we will cover such topics as perception, development, physiology and behavior, personality, and social psychology. In addition, we will look at some of the metaphors and principles that have guided research and theory within psychology (e.g., the mind as computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; and the role of nature and nurture). Grades are based on two exams, a final, and assignments in discussion sections.

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PSYCH 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 060 Students registering for section 060 DO NOT register for a discussion section.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a one-term introduction to the field of psychology. The course serves as a basic preparation for most advanced level courses in psychology.

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PSYCH 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 002 Register for section 002 DO NOT register for a discussion section.

Instructor(s): Marita Rosch Inglehart (mri@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 five hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to introduce Honors students to contemporary psychology. At the end of this term, the student should realize that psychology covers a tremendous variety of topics and that the approaches to studying these topics are equally numerous.

In order to achieve these goals, this course will cover a broad area of topics: Part 1 is a general introduction to psychology (definitions, history, methods).

In part 2, we will look at psychology on four different levels of analysis, namely on a biological level (the brain, evolution and the biological basis of behavior, behavioral genetics), a "basic processes" level (exploring research on perception, learning, information processing, motivation, and emotion), on a level of understanding the person (development, personality theories, psychopathology, treatment of mental disorders), and finally on a "social" level, which focuses on understanding the individual in a social context (social cognition, social influence, social interaction: intragroup and intergroup processes).

In Part 3, we will look at one specific problem, namely the student's transition from high school to college, and how this problem can be approached on a biological level (stress and infectious diseases), on a basic process level, on a level of looking at one person (the personality characteristics that might make an adjustment to a transition easier) and on a social level (how does social support influence our adjustment to transitions in our life?).

The text used is Gleitman, Psychology. Publ; Norton. Additional reading will be available on a course website.

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PSYCH 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 010 Register for section 010 AND a discussion section, 011-014.

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 five 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.

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

Section 001 "Psyopathology Lit., Art & Film"

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn (lpkohn@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.

No Description Provided.

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

Section 002 Psychology and Culture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. (3 credits)

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

This course will explore psychological issues surrounding women's transition to motherhood. Cultural attitudes towards pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related topics will be contrasted. In addition, the impact of technology on fertility and pregnancy will be discussed.

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

Section 004 Psychology and Non-Ordinary Experience. (3 credits)

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

This seminar will explore the experimental, anecdotal, and theoretical work that suggests that we humans are capable of intuition and knowledge that seriously challenge the prevailing conceptions of human potential and sensory-based reality. Experiences of non-ordinary reality are accepted as valid across a wide range of cultures and under varied conditions.

However, it is only recently that such phenomena as remote viewing and holistic mind-body connections have begun to cross the boundary into the scientific community, stimulating both research and strenuous efforts to debunk what has been reported in the literature. We will review this literature and its critics. We will explore the possibility of replicating or extending some of these studies. Lastly, we will review efforts to make theoretical sense of what has been found to date.

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

Section 001 Intelligence. (3 credits)

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.

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 individuals differences of 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?

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

Section 002 Psychology of Lying & Deception. (3 credits)

Instructor(s): Travis L Seymour (nogard@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.

In this course we will discuss why and how people lie. We will explore which lies we accept or ignore, and which lies we do not tolerate, focusing mainly on deception in television, movies, marketing, politics, the legal system, and our everyday social lives. We will also look at what makes some liars better than others, and which contexts are more conducive to lying. Our understanding of behavioral and mechanical lie detection will support these discussions. Thus, in addition to understanding why and how we lie, we will explore how we detect lying. We will focus primarily on portrayals of lying in the media, and scientific articles on lie-detection.

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

Section 003 Consciousness. (3 credits)

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

Consciousness is perhaps the greatest challenge still facing science. In this course we shall examine some of the most influential thinking about consciousness and the findings from neuroscience and psychology that shed light on it. In doing this, we shall ask a number of questions: Just what is consciousness? Can brain scans and studies of the effects of brain injuries tell us where in the brain consciousness is located? Can computers (or animals) be conscious? How can you know whether someone else is conscious? What happens to consciousness in dreams, hypnosis, meditation, and drug-altered mental states? Does mental telepathy really exist? What about near-death experiences? Is the mind distinct from the body?

Reading assignments, discussions, written exercises, and other in-class activities will help you to consider, challenge, and possibly change your own perspective on consciousness.

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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: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

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.

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. Outreach.

Instructor(s): Jerry 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 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 1044 East Hall beginning November 13, 2000 to pick up an Outreach Booklet and receive information regarding registration, field work, and general course information for the Winter Term 2001. 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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 001 Working with Preschool Children.

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/

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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 002 Big Sibs

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: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 003 Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Justice.

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: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 004 International Friends.

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/

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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 005 Health, Illness, and Society.

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: No Homepage Submitted.

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, education, therapy, and crisis intervention. 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.

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PSYCH 211. Outreach.

Section 006 Exploring Careers.

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: No Homepage Submitted.

Students explore how their understandings of themselves, their interests, their values, and their skills relate to ideas about college major and career possibilities. The aims of this section are two-fold: (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 302. Special Problems Lab in Psychology/Natural Science.

Section 001 Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience. (3 credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psychology 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: No Homepage Submitted.

This computer-based laboratory course focuses on several research paradigms in biopsychology and cognitive neuroscience. With the help of computer-based simulations, students will be introduced to neuronal electrophysiology, neural network modeling, simple learning paradigms and behavioral psychology. Through hands-on experience with these topics, students will gain practical knowledge about research design and methodology, data analysis, and the written preparation of research findings. Grading will be based upon in-class laboratory exercises as well as written lab reports, research papers, and examinations.

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PSYCH 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (2-4). (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 six credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class provides instruction and practical experience in teaching or leading a group under the supervision of department faculty. The course extends knowledge of small group behavior and the management and facilitation of small groups, and develops the skills and knowledge necessary to an undergraduate teaching assistant in undergraduate classes at the University of Michigan.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001, 002 Michigan mentorship Program. (3-4 CREDITS). ADMISSION IS BY APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW. CONTACT equart@umich.edu FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (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.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

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

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 003 Child Care Practicum Pound House (2-4 CREDITS). COURSE REQUIRES PRACTICUM HOURS AT POUND HOUSE CHILDREN'S CENTER. CONTACT CAROLYN TYSON AT 998-8399.

Instructor(s): Brenda Volling (volling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (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.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Practicum in Child Development and Child Care. (2-4 credits). Prerequisite: Psychology 350. This course allows students to acquire experience working in a child care setting with preschool age children. Students will be assigned to specific classrooms and work under the direct supervision of the head teacher and director of the Pound House Children's Center. Students are required to keep a weekly journal summarizing their experiences in the child care setting as well as write papers integrating these experiences with literature on children's development. Students will be required to read the Staff Handbook for information on Center policies as well as independent readings on child development. All students must show evidence of a negative TB tine test and have a physical exam from a doctor stating that there is no reason why they cannot work with young children. For more information, contact Carolyn Tyson at Pound House, 998-8399.

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PSYCH 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010 Alcholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, 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. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (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.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include; (a) a program for screening substance use problems and depression among pregnant women who come for general health care, which may 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; and (c) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences.

A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars 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, and 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. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of alcohol problems, depression and behavioral health screening. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence satisfies both lab requirements for 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, Psychology 211, and permission of instructor. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (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.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 For application information call 647-6647.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (3-4). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of 7 credits.

Credits: (3-4).

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

Join professional early childhood educators in a classroom with 2-6 year old children in the UM Children's Centers laboratory preschool programs. Classroom placements require eight to twelve hours per week (scheduled in four-hour blocks of time; MWF or TTH combinations). Together the teaching staff and university students work as a team in each classroom. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on work with young children with the support of professional teachers. A seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. No prerequisites are required; this course meets required laboratory credits. It also introduces students to children in a setting specifically designed for observation, participation, and research, while providing young children with an exemplary preschool experience. The Children's Centers are open to the public. Please call 647-6647 for further information regarding availability.

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PSYCH 308. Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001 APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE OFFICE (1044 EH WEEKDAYS 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM OR CALL 647-3711.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. A total of 12 credits may be elected through Psychology 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308. (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.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a supervised practicum for Psychology concentrators who wish to learn to help other Psychology students through academic advising/counseling. Students are selected by application (available in the Peer Advising office, 1044 East Hall, and due on November 27, 2000) and interview for the training and supervised practicum.

Required training in peer facilitation and Psychology concentration requirements is scheduled on Sunday, January 14 and Sunday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A two-hour, faculty-supervised weekly class is required. Required also are weekly journals and a final research paper. The purchase of one paperback text and a course pack are necessary.

In addition to experience with individual academic advising, students in this course help facilitate "focus groups" on subjects of interest to Psychology concentrators. The class 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 001 Requires mandatory retreat Friday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 13. For registration information go to 3000 Michigan Union or call 936-1875.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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; culture, cultural cues and judgments, 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.

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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: Psychology 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 312. Junior Honors: Research Methods in Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Toni C Antonucci (tca@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors concentrators in psychology. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended to help students identify a research topic and develop a research plan for the senior Honors thesis. Students will become familiar with a broad array of research methods in psychology, and will read and critique published research papers. By the end of the term each student will have written a research proposal that can serve as the introduction and methods sections of the Honors thesis and will have identified one or more faculty members who are willing to supervise the research project in the following year.

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PSYCH 312. Junior Honors: Research Methods in Psychology.

Section 002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors concentrators in psychology. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This purpose of this course is two-fold. First, it acquaints students with basic methodology in psychological research. Issues of measurement, design, stimulus control, and data analysis will be discussed. Quantitative and statistical concepts will be reviewed where necessary. Second, the course helps students identify a research topic and develop a research plan for their senior Honors thesis. Modeled after a sample project developed in depth in class, students will be afforded with extensive opportunities to discuss (with feedback) and share their interests, knowledge, and questions in these individually chosen research topics.

Class attendance is mandatory. Grades are based on 1) a final examination on basic research methodology, consisting of multiple choice questions to be answered closed-book (40%); 2) a presentation of research proposal (term paper), in APA style, which includes the Introduction (literature review) and Method (research design) sections (40%); and 3) active participation in and contribution towards an assigned class project, which requires a brief written report (20%).

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PSYCH 317. Community Based Research.

Section 001 Requires concurrent enrollment in Psych 318. Meets with American Culture 309.001.

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 function. 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. Laboratory in Community Research.

Section 001 Students will select one of the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 2:00-6:00. Requires concurrent enrollment in Psych 317.

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, research developing outreach activities, assisting in child care settings, and working in community education projects.

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): Kent C Berridge (berridge@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/330/

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): Keith L Williams (keithwil@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 335. Introduction to Animal Behavior.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Introduction to Animal Behavior examines the underlying mechanisms of a variety of behaviors common across many species. Behavior is primarily examined from an evolutionary perspective, examining why behavior occurs as it does. Ecological proximate mechanisms are also examined, but neurobiological mechanisms underlying behavior are covered in other courses. Introductory lectures present the basic principle of organic evolution and those foundations are applied to behavoir. Course topics include an examination of whether altruistic behavior really exists, how relatives recognize one another ( and why they need to), how interactions between males and females can drive evolution (sexual selection), the relationship between mating systems (monogamy, polygny, etc.) and parental behavior, evolution of sex difference in behaviors relevant to reproduction, evolution of species communication systems, and application of many of these topics to an analysis of human behavior. The texts include Krebs & Davies "Introduction to Behavioural Ecology" and "Beak of the Finch" by Jonathan Weiner. Class instruction is a combination of lecture and discussion. Evaluations takes place with 1 quiz, 2 exams.

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PSYCH 340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Natalie Davidson (nsdavid@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Section 001.

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This "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 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 002.

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

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 341. Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology.

Section 003.

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

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. Psychology 340 is recommended as a prerequisite, along with Stats 250.

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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: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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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 255. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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PSYCH 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Sections 001-004 satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 250 (or 402) and Psych. 350. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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PSYCH 360. Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Section 001 Introduction to Organizational Psychology

Instructor(s): Fiona Lee (fionalee@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/360/

Organizational psychology is the subfield of psychology devoted to understanding human behavior in organizations. This course uses two perspectives: bottom-up analysis that focuses on individuals in organizations, and a top-down analysis that focuses on social systems in organizations. Topics include motivation, communication, social influence, leadership, group dynamics, intergroup conflict, and organizational culture. The course includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and group work.

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PSYCH 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001.

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

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, the class 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 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 002.

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

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, the class 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 Register for section 001 DO NOT register for a discussion section.

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn (lpkohn@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 010 Register for section 010 AND a discussion section, 011-018.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/370-010/

This course is an introduction to the clinical, theoretical, and research literature on psychopathology. We will explore the concept of "mental illness," existing systems of classifying behavior deemed to be dysfunctional ( i.e., DSM-IV) and methods typically employed to treat forms of psychological suffering. The emphasis will be on understanding what psychopathology is at the level of the individual struggling with it as well as exploring what existing norms of illness and health tell us about human culture at the present time. Students are expected to attend lecture and discussion section regularly and will be evaluated on examinations, short papers, and class participation.

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PSYCH 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 020 Register for section 020 DO NOT register for a discussion section.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Abnormal psychology entails the scientific study of aberrant behaviors, broadly defined. However, there is no universal consensus on the definition, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders. As we shall quickly see, what is deemed abnormal and how it develops or is treated will partly depend on the particular perspective taken. Hence, a key goal of this course is to guide students toward a broad and critical understanding of "abnormal behavior" from a number of different perspectives. We will accomplish this by exploring, evaluating, and discussing various strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives for understanding psychopathology based on the theoretical and empirical literature. Films will be used to illustrate some of the important concepts mentioned in the lecture and in the readings. Grading will be based on exams, pop quizzes, and a term paper. This is a lecture class only (there are no discussion sections). Students are expected to attend all lectures and participate in class discussions. Note, missing lectures may result in missed quizzes which cannot be made up. Information regarding required textbook and readings will be added soon.

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PSYCH 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370. A basic statistics course (e.g., Stat. 250 (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, I. (3 Credits). 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., Stat. 250 (or 402)) is recommended although not required. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in community settings as part of the Center's ongoing program of field research studies. Current projects include; (a) a program for screening substance use problems and depression among pregnant women who come for general health care, which may 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; and (c) other developing field research studies being carried out by Center scientists. Projects provide students with the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences.

A focused, collateral series of weekly seminars allows students to interact with Center scientists carrying out a variety of studies pertaining to the etiology, course, and remediation of substance abuse. Students administer brief questionnaires to persons in primary care offices, and conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the Health and Pregnancy Study as well as the Emergency Department Study. Requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; attendance at the weekly seminar, ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of alcohol problems, depression and behavioral health screening. This course is the first term of a two-term practicum sequence. In addition to 1.5 hours of class time each week, work involves participation in aspects of the data collection phases of the project(s), requiring approximately nine hours of time commitment per week. Ideally, students involved in this work should be able to enroll for a two-term sequence, taking Psychology 372 in one term and Psychology 305 in a later, preferably the next term. Completion of both 372 and 305 will satisfy the lab requirement in the Psychology concentration. For further information, contact Dr. Zucker, Dr. Blow or Dr. Flynn (the course coordinator) at 615-6060.

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PSYCH 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

Section 001 EVENING EXAMS ON 2/8/00, 3/20/00, & 4/17 FROM 6:00-8:00.

Instructor(s): Barbara L Fredrickson (blf@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the field of social psychology by covering such topics as: social inference, schemas, attribution, conformity and obedience, altruism, emotions, stereotypes and prejudice, interpersonal attraction, close relationships, and attitudes and persuasion. 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.

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

Section 001, 002.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 250 (or 402) and Psych. 380. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/381/

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 390. Introduction to the Psychology of Personality.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/psych/courses/2001-winter/390/

This course is intended to be a general overview of the contemporary study of personality and its theoretical background. Great emphasis will be placed on familiarizing the student with current research and theory on specific personality topics. Examples of some of the topics covered in this course are: personality research methods and assessment; biological and environmental determinants of personality; psychoanalytic theory; learning theory; units of personality (traits, motives, and cognitions); personality development, emotion and coping; and culture and personality.

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PSYCH 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 250 (or 402), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Psych. 390. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality.

Section 002.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 250 (or 402), and prior or concurrent enrollment in Psych. 390. (3). (Excl). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 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. Only 6 credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. (1-4). (Excl). 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.

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

Section 002 Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology. (? credits).

Instructor(s): Scott Atran (satran@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. Only 6 credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. (1-4). (Excl). 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 Research Issues Health Psych. (3 credits).

Instructor(s): Robert M Sellers (rsellers@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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

Section 004 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AFRICAN ORGANIZATIONS. (3 credits). MEETS WITH CAAS 358.001.

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See CAAS 358.001.

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

Section 005 Seminar in Psychology of Underdevelopment in Africa. (3 credits). Meets with CAAS 458.001.

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See CAAS 458.001.

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

Section 007 Literature for Psychologists. (3 CREDITS). Meets with Comparative Literature 424.001.

Instructor(s): Silke-Maria Weineck (smwei@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Comparative Literature 424.001.

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PSYCH 404. Field Practicum.

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

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may make arrangements to work in field settings where psychological principles may be observed and utilized. Arrangements must be made with individual faculty members and faculty permission must be obtained in order to register.

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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PSYCH 409. Field Practicum in Research Techniques.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy J Quay (nquay@umich.edu), Lara N Zador

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~womenstd/419.htm

See Women's Studies 419.001.

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PSYCH 414(574). Clinical Psychology.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of academic and clinical activities in the field of clinical psychology. Topics that will be addressed include the history of clinical psychology as a profession, issues in diagnosis and the classification of disorders, techniques used in the assessment of intellectual and personality functioning, theoretical approaches to therapeutic interventions, and issues relating to ethics, training, research, and professionalism in clinical psychology. In addition, the roles of culture and gender within each of these areas will be explored, and specialty areas within the field, like child clinical work, community-based psychology, and health psychology will also be examined.

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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: (1) 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; (2) times of crisis, adaptation, and "the dark night". and (3) 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, Jung, Hillesum, Feild, Lessing, Soygal Rimpoche, Wilber, and others will form the basis of three 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 Psychopharmacology and the Brain: Therapeutic and Recreational Drugs.

Instructor(s): Tim Schallert (tschall@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will survey recent findings concerning the mechanisms of action and the behavioral effects and side effects of psychoactive drugs, primarily those used in psychiatry and neurology. It will also cover drug and alcohol abuse. Lectures will deal with the major issues that are of concern to psychologists. As the various types of drugs are discussed (anti-depressants, anti-schizophrenia drugs, anti-parkinson drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cocaine and amphetamine, sedative-hypnotics, alcohol, opioids, hallucinogenics), the relevant details of brain cell synaptic function and transmitter pathways will be highlighted as needed for an integrated view of drug mechanisms and the neurochemical basis of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse. The course is geared primarily for upper division students in psychology and related areas who have had a limited academic background in neurochemistry or biopsychology.

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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). (NS). (BS).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

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

This course carries concentration credit for psychology concentrators and natural science credit for non-psychology concentrators. The course focuses on basic perceptual phenomena and theories. It also examines the general relationship between perception and scientific observation. Topics include: sensory transduction and psychophysics; Gestalt organization; constancy and contrast effects; expectation; selective attention; perceptual learning; and symbolic representation.

While 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 class can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella.

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PSYCH 445/Ling. 447. Psychology of Language.

Section 001 Meets w/Ling 447-001.

Instructor(s): Stefan A Frisch (sfrisch@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Linguistics 447.001.

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PSYCH 453. Socialization of the Child.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shelly Gail-Zeff Schreier (schreier@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the social, emotional and physical development of children in the broader social context. The class will identify the various influences on a child's development and socialization by looking at individual child factors (temperament, resiliency, gender); the role of parents and the extended family, as well as looking to the broader social network available to the child (schools, peers). The class will also investigate cultural and historical events which impact the socialization of the child. Specific topics to be covered include: bonding and attachment; sex-role development; peer relationships; the role of the media; children's literature; day-care and dual-career couples; divorce and single-parenthood; death; childhood illness; traumatic life-events and war.

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PSYCH 455. Cognitive Development.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/lsa/psych/455/001.nsf

This upper-level undergraduate course focuses on cognitive development, particularly in adulthood. Theoretical perspectives on cognitive development and aging will be examined, and empirical research discussed. Topics include adulthood changes in information processing skills, memory, intelligence, problem solving, reasoning, creativity, and wisdom. By the end of the course students should be knowledgeable about typical adulthood cognitive losses and gains, as well as the factors that contribute to individual differences in the patterns of these changes. The course will include some lecture, but discussion will be emphasized. Students will be evaluated by regular homework assignments, exams, and papers.

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PSYCH 459. Psychology of Aging.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/lsa/psych/459/001.nsf

This undergraduate course is designed to familiarize students with current knowledge about the constancies and changes that occur across adulthood, as well as with conceptual and research issues relevant to understanding the future of aging. Discussions will focus on plasticity of the aging process, and likely causes of age differences and age change. Our goal will be to understand the implications of age patterns for individuals, as well as for societies. By the end of the term, students should be able to characterize the typical, as well as range of possible, trajectories of adult development and aging. They should gain insights about the changes they can expect as they get older, and the things they can do to affect these changes. In addition, they should gain understanding of the needs of older persons, as well as an appreciation of the tremendous potential resource they offer.

The course will cover theory, methods, data, and controversies relevant to age in adulthood. We will begin with an overview of the context of aging in the U.S. today, including discussions of attitudes about aging, and demographics of it. Then we will consider theories about aging, and methods of studying it. Adulthood age differences in biological, psychological, and social competencies will constitute the core of the course. Topics to be covered include changes in: physical capacities, health, sensation, memory, intelligence, reasoning, creativity, wisdom, personality, emotion, relationships, and roles associated with family, work, and community. The final portion of the course will address societal issues, including gender, ethnic, cultural, and historical diversity in aging, services, policies, and careers relevant to the old.

A class web site will be integral to the course. Students will be expected to participate actively in both class and web site discussions, as well as to keep up with daily reading and written assignments. In addition, there will be several short reports, group projects, exams, and a final exam. The number of points accumulated on these various options will determine final grades.

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PSYCH 464. Group Behavior in Organizations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Monique A Fleming (moniquef@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 470. Introduction to Community Psychology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tabbye M Chavous (tchavous@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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PSYCH 471. Marriage and the Family.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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: Historical and contemporary concepts of family; family developmental life cycles, highlighting stages of marital adjustment and child socialization; marital transitions; processes of family dysfunction, highlighting issues related to family violence; and models of family therapy. Both normative and deviant family processes will be studied, with an emphasis upon assessing and treating distressed families. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the diversity of family forms. Films and videos will be used to supplement lecture materials. Student evaluation based on 2 exams and a paper. Lecture and discussion section attendance required.

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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). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 465.001.

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PSYCH 498. Gender and the Individual.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Elaine Gold-Steinberg (sharongs@umich.edu), Rachel Margaret Russell (rmussell@umich.edu)

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.

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

Section 002 Behavior of Wolves and Dogs. (3 Credits)

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory Psychology. (2-4). (Excl). (BS). Only six credits of Psych. 400, 401, 402, 500, 501, and 502 may be counted toward a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 the domestic dog and its ancestor, the wolf, 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 should be classified as 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? (2) When, why, and how were wolves first domesticated? (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. This is a seminar and active participation in discussions is mandatory. Grades are based on 6 short essays (5 pages), a 10-15 page research paper, 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 4 books plus a course pack. To enroll in this class, you must have already taken at least two courses in animal behavior (see prerequisites) or get special permission from the instructor.

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

Section 001 Research on African American Religion.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Simone Mattis (jmattis@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This small seminar course is intended to familiarize students with research and theory related to the social scientific study of religion/ spirituality in African American life. Students will work collectively towards completing a study using an existing database. Students will learn to construct a critical literature review, run statistical analyses and report the results in a full length manuscript.

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

Section 002 Developmental Research Conference. (? credits). STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN APRIL 19-21, 2001.

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class is designed to prepare students to attend the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) convention in Minneapolis, MN from 12:00 noon on April 19, to 12:00 on April 22, 2001. The SRCD is the major professional society in the field of child development. More that 5,000 scholars and students attend this convention, which is held once every two years. Over 2,000 presentations will be made over a wide range of topics and issues be leading researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from the U.S. as well as a number of other countries.

Prior to attending the convention, students will learn about current research pertaining to child development through readings, lectures, and discussions. Students will choose topics of particular interest to explore in depth before the convention and will attend sessions specific to interests. Students are encouraged to attend sessions on other topics as well. Requirements include a convention log book, article, and/or lecture critiques, and a term paper that, along with class participation, are used in determining the grade.

Prerequisites for the class include two advanced courses in developmental psychology or related subject matter. For more information contact Prof. Hagen.

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PSYCH 505. Faculty Directed Advanced Research.

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the faculty. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the Undergraduate office. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course after completing an application and receiving permission to register.

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PSYCH 507. Faculty Directed Advanced Tutorial Reading.

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

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Arrangements may be made for adequately prepared students to further explore a topic of interest in psychology under the direction of a member of the faculty. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the Undergraduate office. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course after 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

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

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.

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PSYCH 558. Psychology of Adolescence.

Section 001 (3 credits).

Instructor(s): John E Schulenberg (schulenb@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the current state of the art regarding research on adolescent development. Both theory and research as it pertains to normative processes will be considered from both a lifespan and an ecological perspective. Particular emphasis will be placed on the interaction between the individual and contexts which especially impact this developmental group (i.e., school, peer groups, neighborhood).

A survey of some of the specific problems and contemporary issues facing adolescents will be presented within these contexts (i.e., teenage childbearing, substance abuse, eating disorders, delinquency, school adjustment, and depression). In addition, the course will highlight issues of culture and ethnicity in adolescent social development. The class will meet twice a week for a total of three hours of lecture and discussion. There will be class presentations, a term paper and two exams.

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PSYCH 565. Organizational Systems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Saavedra (saavedra@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Organizations are understood best when they are viewed as dynamic and open systems. We will study organizations by examining their specific characteristics, the nature and relationships among groups and departments that make up the organization, and the collection of organizations that make up the environment. Core topics include organizational environments, information technologies, organizational life cycles, and organization structure.

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 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. Instruction will be delivered by lecture and discussions. Evaluation will be based on group facilitation of cases, exams, a group project, and peer ratings.

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

PSYCH 573. Developmental Disturbances of Childhood.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Albert C Cain

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 350 or 390, and Psych. 370. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course focuses on children's developmental disturbances. It includes basic points of view, selected syndromes, relevant research data, and etiological concepts. It suggests fruitful ways of analyzing and conceptualizing issues and data in the field, also alerting students to gaps in our knowledge. In addition, the instructor hopes to interest some students in this field as a possible profession, and to encourage others to incorporate certain knowledge, and ways of approaching issues into their own fields. Student work is evaluated on the basis of exams, as well as written exercises and/or papers.

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

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