Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Psychology (Division 455)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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The Department of Psychology offers three introductory courses: Psychology 111, Psychology 114 and Psychology 115. Any of the three 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): Charles Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/111.001/

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.

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

Psych. 111. Introduction to Psychology.

Section 030 Students Registering for Section 030 Should Also Register for A Discussion Section

Instructor(s): Eric Schumacher (eschu@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/111/syllabus.html

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 as some of the metaphors and principles that have guided research and theory within psychology (e.g., the mind as computer; the role of the unconscious; the person as pleasure seeking; the role of nature and nurture). Grades are based on two exams, an optional final, and assignments in discussion sections.

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

Psych. 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 001 Students Registering for Section 001 Should Also Register for Section 002, 003, 004, or 005

Instructor(s): W.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. 114. Honors Introduction to Psychology.

Section 010 Students Registering for Section 010 Do Not Register for A Discussion Section

Instructor(s): Christine Swartz (clswartz@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 surveys the field of psychology including such topics as biopsychology, cognition, language, social psychology, developmental psychology, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy and research methods used by psychologists to gain a better understanding of human behavior and experience. In addition to the textbook, each student will also be expected to select and read a number of books from a master list of recommended popular books in psychology. Grades are based primarily on two exams, a reading journal based on the outside readings, and attendance at and participation in class.

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

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

Section 001 Health & Healing Mind & Body

Instructor(s): Anne Murphy (jamurphy@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. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will explore conceptions of health and healing within a broad range of traditions, from conventional allopathic medicine to shamanism. We will study the mind/body relation within these traditions as well as consider current scientific studies that may elucidate how the mind-body connection impacts on health. Given the variety of traditions we will examine, this seminar will encourage a broadening of our conception of health to include physical, mental as well as spiritual well-being. We will also examine our own personal beliefs and understanding of health. Classes will involve discussion of readings, personal theories, as well how we view medicine in modern day society. Grades will be based on short written commentaries on reading assignments, small self-designed projects, and papers. There will be some choice in determining the basis for the grade.

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

Section 002 Psychology & Law

Instructor(s): Robert Pachella (pachella@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. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar studies issues in which law and psychology interact. We will examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the Simpson, Bobbit, and Menendez trials), as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's A Time to Kill and Dershowitz's The Advocate's Devil).

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

Section 003 Understanding Public Opinion: Polls and What They Tell Us

Instructor(s): Norbert Schwarz (nschwarz@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. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar provides an introduction to public opinion and public opinion polling: What is "public opinion"? What are some of the main currents of public opinion pertaining to issues like trust in government, abortion, and race relations? And most importantly: How do we know? How does one conduct an opinion poll? What distinguishes good polling practices from bad ones? The key goal is to enable students to use and critically evaluate the results of public opinion polls. The seminar includes exercises like writing a questionnaire, conducting an interview, and using data sources available on the web.

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

Section 005 Psychology and Nonordinary Experience

Instructor(s): Richard 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. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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. And we will review efforts to make theoretical sense of what has been found to date.

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

Section 006 Late Life Potential

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@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. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/120.006/

This freshman seminar will focus on late life potential. Late life usually is considered a time of inevitable loss. However, there is growing evidence about ways to limit these losses, and also possible gains and in late life. Over the term we will examine theory and research on development and aging, as well as read biographical material on late life greatness, study examples of late life accomplishments, and talk with vital old people. By the end of the seminar students should understand the nature of late life potential, as well as some of the conditions that facilitate it. From this understanding we will also consider appropriate roles for the elders of our society. The seminar will mainly involve discussion. Students will be evaluated by short weekly papers and a final exam.

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Psych. 122/Soc. 122. Intergroup Dialogues.

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

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index3.html

In a multicultural society, discussion about group conflict, commonalities, and differences can ficilitate understanding and interaction between social groups. In this course, students will participate in structured meetings of a least two different social identity groups, discuss readings, and explore each group's experiences in social and institutional contexts. Students will examine psychological, historical, and sociological materials which address each group's experiences, and learn about issues facing the groups in contemporary society. The goal is to create a setting in which students will engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration. The second goal is to actively identify alternative resolutions of intergroup conflicts. Different sections of this course focus on different identity groups (for example, white people/people of color; Blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; Blacks/Latinos/Asians; men/women). Get on the waitlist and the Intergroup Relations office will contact you. For further information contact the Intergroup Relations Office, 3000 Michigan Union.

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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 staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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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 staff. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~suekane/psych/outreach/outreach.html

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 day care settings, adolescents in after-school programs, handicapped children and adults, women, physically ill adults and children, persons legally confined to criminal institutions, and others. All sections are two credits, requiring six hours of work per week including four (4) of fieldwork; journal writing, readings, papers; 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 Outreach Office at 1346 East Hall beginning November 16,1998 to pick up an Outreach Booklet and receive information regarding registration, field work, and general course information for the Winter Term 1999. 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. Outreach Office hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM til 4:00 PM, 764-9179.

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

Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 001 Working With Preschool Children. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students will work at a placement with infants, toddlers, and 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. Lectures and discussion 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: Community and Opportunity. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~suekane/psych/outreach/Big/bigsibs.html

Be a Big Sib; develop a meaningful individual relationship with a child in need of the companionship of a consistent, caring adult; share in activities and enjoy being with a young person in the community. Some students might also have the opportunity to be a Big Sib to a physically or mentally handicapped child.

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

Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 003 Juvenile Delinquency & Criminal Justice. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~suekane/psych/outreach/Juvenile/juvenile.html

Establish meaningful friendships with, and serve as a role model for, teenagers whose behavior is in conflict with the laws and rules of our society; help plan and carry out social and educational activities for teens at residential placements for juvenile delinquents; or tutor teens at a local alternative school; provide important social interaction for incarcerated adults. Learn about juvenile criminal behavior, gang violence, the criminal justice system and the law, institutionalization and rehabilitation.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 004 Working With School-Age Children and Teens. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Work with children and adolescents in both school and community settings. Children and teens come from a variety of family and socio-economic backgrounds. Serve as a mentor, tutor, or friend. Learn about developmental issues in children, and the stresses that affect them. Learn about the wide range of career opportunities for working with youth.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 005 Health, Illness, and Society. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~suekane/psych/outreach/Health/health.html

Serve as a non-medical liaison between staff, family, and patients, offering empathy and emotional support in waiting rooms, at bedside, in community health clinics, and in other settings; learn how people cope with stress; provide supervised occupational, physical, rehabilitative, educational, and recreational therapy, and support for people with special physical or health needs: senior citizens, children who are physically impaired, or people who are HIV positive, or work with groups trying to prevent particular health problems, promote health education or those that are advocating for improved health services.

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Psych. 211. Outreach.

Section 006 Exploring Careers. (2 Credits)
Instructor(s):

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 ($15) required. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-2; 1-3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~suekane/psych/outreach/Careers/careers.html

Learn about your own abilities and needs and investigate college majors and careers that best fit these; explore graduate school options; write a resume and cover letter; improve your job search strategies; talk with professionals in various fields; increase your awareness of social issues that affect people's career decisions and work lives.

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Psych. 301. Teaching or Supervising Laboratory or Fieldwork in Psychology.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (TUTORIAL). May not be elected for credit more than once.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Open to departmental undergraduate teaching assistants. Provides an opportunity to take part in the instructional process in areas in which the student has demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and skills. Under staff supervision, students teach and supervise other students in discussions, laboratory, and field work. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged.

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

Section 001 Brain-Behavior Mechanisms of Action: A Laboratory Approach

Instructor(s): J. Wayne Aldridge (jwaynea@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.

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/302/

In this course we will examine functional brain mechanisms related to motor behavior (actions). We will consider both learned and spontaneous behavior. Our approach will be from a "laboratory" perspective to critically evaluate the purpose, methods, findings and implications of studies in motor control.

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Psych. 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): W.J. McKeachie

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (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.

No Description Provided.

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Psych. 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Alison Climo

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (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.

No Description Provided.

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Psych. 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Ellen Quart

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (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.

No Description Provided.

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Psych. 304. Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups.

Section 004.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology. (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.

No Description Provided.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001, 002 Michigan Mentorship Program. (3 credits)

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This experiential learning course is designed to provide mentoring experiences for students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are regarded at risk for low achievement. We will pair college students with elementary and high school students in order to help students with homework, to encourage effective learning strategies, to set goals and to help them develop appropriate coping strategies. College students who can relate to younger students' concerns are a tremendous resource for their learning and motivation. Conversely, college students can learn a great deal from children and adolescents as they work through issues. The course will provide a personal relationship and useful academic information in order to help grade school students become more successful and more motivated in school. University students will be expected to participate in mentoring a minimum of six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper. Students will meet in seminar, weekly (Tues. evening) to discuss relevant issues. Admission is by application only.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5: Attend general informational meeting to receive application. E-mail Dr. Quart for days and times (equart@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course 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.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 004 Practicum in the Latino Community: Community Issues in Latino/Latina Schools. Meets with American Culture 309.002

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 309.002.

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 006 Practicum in the Schools

Instructor(s): Scott Paris

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

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Psych. 305. Practicum in Psychology.

Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in the Community Setting, II. (3 Credits.) Call 998-7952 for Registration Information. Prerequisite: Psychology 372.010

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (UMARC) provides a continuing opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience in a community setting as part of the Health Profile Project. The project will focus on the nature and extent of alcohol problems among patients 60 years of age and older, and assess specifically the effectiveness of a brief intervention designed to help older adults with drinking problems. The project provides students the opportunity to obtain research experience in the social and health sciences fields. Students will administer brief questionnaires to elderly persons in primary care offices, and they also may have the opportunity to conduct telephone follow-up interviews with participants in the brief intervention study. Other requirements include: interest in social sciences or health sciences; the ability to travel to project sites (car preferred); excellent interpersonal skills; and experience interacting with the public. Furthermore, students will gain valuable research experience in the areas of geriatrics and alcohol problems. This course is the second term of a two-term practicum sequence. The sequence meets both lab requirements for psychology concentrators. Those who register for the course will be required to attend a research meeting, a one-hour lecture, and 7.5 hours of field work each week during the academic term. Students also are required to write a research paper.

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Psych. 306. Project Outreach Group Leading.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology, Psychology 211, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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 two projects, a number of other regular written assignments, and the quality of the small group discussions which they facilitate.

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Psych. 307. Directed Experiences with Children.

Section 001 To Register call 998-7600

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

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

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed experience with children aged eighteen months to six years within one of the two University of Michigan's Children Center programs. Classroom placements require eight to twelve hours per week. The professional teaching staff and university students work as a team in each classroom. Seminar relating theoretical issues to applied practice is held every two weeks. Course is intended to introduce students to children in a setting designed for observation, participation, training and research, while providing young children with an exemplary preschool experience.

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Psych. 308. Peer Advising Practicum in Psychology.

Section 001 (2 credits)

Instructor(s): Lisa Walsh (lkwalsh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory psychology and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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 and interview for the training and supervised practicum. Ten hours of weekend training in peer facilitation and psychology concentration requirements precede the weekly practicum and supervision sessions. Attendance at the two-hour, faculty-supervised weekly class is required. Also required are weekly journals and a final research paper. The purchase of a paperback textbook, a course pack, and journals are necessary. In addition to experience with individual academic advising, students in this course may elect to help run "Focus Groups" on subjects of interest to psychology concentrators. The class is limited to about 20 students in order to facilitate discussion, training, and supervision of the practicum. For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Walsh at 769-9179.

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

Instructor(s): Ruby 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).

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~igrc/index14.html

This course is designed to give students a foundation in skills and knowledge needed to facilitate multicultural group interactions, including structured intergroup dialogues. Topics include: basic group facilitation skills and their applications to multicultural settings; social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; the nature of social oppression; facilitation of intergroup communication; conflict intervention skills; techniques of community building; and survey of some contemporary intergroup topic areas (e.g., affirmative action, sexual assault, separation/self-segregation). Students who successfully complete this training may apply to act as peer facilitators for the course Psychology 122, "Intergroup Dialogues." Recent trainees have facilitated dialogues with groups such as Blacks/Jews; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and heterosexuals; white women/women of color; Blacks/Latinos/as; men/women. Class meetings to be arranged. Contact Intergroup Relations Community and Conflict Program, 936-1875 for enrollment procedures.

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Psych. 311/Soc. 321. Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues.

Instructor(s): Charles 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).

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This practicum is open to students who have completed Psychology 310, and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students serve each week as peer facilitators in Psych. 122, "Intergroup Dialogues." Additionally, students also participate in weekly supervision seminars to discuss their work in the dialogue groups, and to discuss theory and practice of group observation, in-outgroup conflict intervention skills, intergroup communication and community building, methods of attending to personal issues when facilitating.

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

Instructor(s): Neil Kalter (nkalter@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. The text for the course is A.M. Graziano and M.L. Raulin, Research Methods: A process of inquiry, 2nd edition.

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

Instructor(s): David Winter (dgwinter@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to help students prepare to carry out a research project for their senior Honors thesis. We will focus on the following issues: selecting and developing a topic, identifying faculty who will supervise the project in the following year, doing a literature review, choosing a research design, and other issues related to doing psychological research. Students will have opportunities to discuss and share their interests, questions, and knowledge as they develop their proposals. Grades are based on several written and oral reports, a longer paper describing the proposed project, and class attendance and participation.

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Psych. 317. Community Based Research.

Section 001 Empowering Families & Communities. Meets with American Culture 309.001

Instructor(s): Lorraine 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.

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The focus of this course is on learning methods for doing research with and for communities. This includes evaluation research, needs and asset assessment, and participatory research. Topics for the seminar include methods for working with and collaborating with community members on research as well as research methodology, data analysis and interpretation of results. Students in this course will enroll concurrently in Psychology 318: Laboratory in Community Based Research.

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Psych. 318. Laboratory in Community Research.

Section 001 Empowering Families & Communities. Meets with American Culture 309.001

Instructor(s): Lorraine 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).

Theme Semester

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides community based research experience for students enrolled in Psychology 317. All students in this lab will participate in a community based research project with an organization in Detroit. Research tasks can include program participation, administration of questionnaires, interviews with community members, community mapping, and use of library and Internet resources for community studies. Transportation to community sites will be provided.

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Psych. 330. Introduction to Biopsychology.

Instructor(s): Stephen Maren (maren@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~maren/psych330.html

This course surveys the field of biopsychology, an area of study concerned with biological and evolutionary explanations of perception, cognition, and behavior. Because these functions depend on the nervous system, a major focus of the course will be on the structure and function of the brain with an emphasis on brain-behavior relations. Topics will include: evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behavior; anatomy and development of the brain; neural signaling (neurotransmitters, drugs, hormones); and neural mechanisms of sensory processing, motor control (movement, action), motivated behavior (feeding, drinking), emotion, mental disorders, learning and memory, and language and cognition. Students must register for the lecture and one discussion/practicum session. This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in biopsychology.

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Psych. 331. Laboratories in Biopsychology.

Section 001 May be elected for ECB

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tpolk/psych331/

The purpose of this course is three-fold. (1) Provide students with opportunities to gain practical laboratory experience by assisting an individual faculty member in the biopsychology program with his/her on-going research. (2) Introduce students to selected general methods used in the field of biopsychology (brain and behavior and animal behavior). (3) Provide practical knowledge about research design, quantification of behavior, scientific writing, the use of animals in research, and miscellaneous techniques used by biopsychologists in laboratory research. Students must register in two sections; a general lecture section (001) and an individual faculty member's section (faculty identification number). To be admitted, students must first get permission from an individual faculty member to work in his/her lab. Specific instructions and an application form (which must be completed) are available in the Psych. Undergraduate Office or the Biopsychology Program Office. Students concentrating in "Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences" will receive priority.

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Psych. 335(430). Introduction to Animal Behavior.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/W99/PY335/index.html

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

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Psych. 340. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

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

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

Credits: (4).

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

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

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Psych. 341. Superlab in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001, 002 May be elected ECB

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 330 or 340. (4). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 345(434). Introduction to Human Neuropsychology.

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

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

Credits: (4).

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

This course surveys current knowledge of the human brain and its role in mental processes, such as perception, attention, thought, language 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.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~annmerri/Syl350.html

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

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Psych. 351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology.

Section 002, 003, 004 May be elected ECB

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to provide students with training in the skills necessary for designing, conducting, evaluating, and communicating about research on human development. 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.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Wierba (wierba@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Organizational psychology is the subfield of psychology devoted to understanding human behavior in organizations. This course offers a broad introduction to this field. Topics in the course include individual differences and their effect on groups and the organization, motivation and rewards at work, team performance, organizational structure, change, design and culture. The course will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion and group work.

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Psych. 361. Advanced Laboratory in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001, 002 May be elected ECB

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Wierba (wierba@umich.edu) , Thomas Sy (tomsy@umich.edu), Laura Morgan (lmmorgan@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This advanced laboratory course is aimed at introducing students to field research in organizational psychology. The emphasis will be on research methods and writing research reports. We will focus on topics of work and well-being, and leadership in organizations. The course will consist of a combination of lecture, discussion, individual and group work.

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 001 Do Not Register for A Discussion Section

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 370. Introduction to Psychopathology.

Section 010 Section 010 Must Also Register for Dis Section 011-018

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

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

Credits: (4).

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

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. 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Sections 002-007 may be elected ECB
Instructor(s):

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Using readings, lectures, and projects, this course introduces students to methods of research in psychopathology. Students will gain skills in the use and critical evaluation of current techniques with the goal of becoming more effective consumers and producers of research. Class format: A weekly lecture and a weekly "lab" meeting. Some weeks the different lab sections will meet as a whole; most weeks the lab sections will meet individually the total class time in any week will be three hours.

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Psych. 372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology.

Section 010 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I. Call 998-7952 for Registration Information. Do Not Register for the Lecture

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 380. Introduction to Social Psychology.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/380/

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

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

Section 001, 002 May be elected ECB
Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Stat. 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/

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

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Psych. 383/Soc. 383. Introduction to Survey Research I.

Instructor(s): Regula Herzog (rherzog@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This lab course is designed to acquaint students with the theory and practice of survey research methods, broadly defined as research methods that rely upon questionnaires or personal interviews as a primary means of data collection and upon multivariate techniques for data analysis in order to study properly sampled populations. Survey research methods have become an important tool for learning about society and social processes and should be of interest to students interested in basic social science fields as well as applied fields such as marketing, social work, or epidemiology. Familiarity with survey research methods should also be helpful to students expecting to interpret and utilize results from surveys in such fields as communication, advertising, or urban planning.

The course will provide a rigorous introduction into the major stages of a survey, including survey design, survey sampling, questionnaire development and index construction, pretesting, techniques of interviewing, code development and production coding, data cleaning and data management, data analysis, and report writing. The course involves lectures, discussions, exercises, and reading and practical assignments. Students will gain some experience in all stages by working with examples from real surveys. The course can be used as a research lab in the psychology concentration. A textbook and a course pack will be used. Grading is based on homework assignments, exams, and class participation.

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Psych. 390. Introduction to the Psychology of Personality.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/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 class 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, 002 May be elected ECB

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Personality research methods will be explored in detail in this course. Techniques involved in assessing personality will be introduced, including attention to social and ethical issues. These may include scale construction, content analysis, interviewing, and observation. Issues of experimental design will be discussed, and students will gain experience administering, coding, and evaluating personality measures. In addition, individually and in groups, students will plan and execute analyses of data drawn from one or more of ten different samples (of students, midlife adults, Presidents of the U.S., survivors of an earthquake, musicians, etc.) contained in the Personality Data Archive at the University of Michigan.

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

Section 001 Transportation and Society. (1 credit). Meets with Urban Planning 670/SNRE 670

Instructor(s): Jonathan Levine (jlevine@umich.edu), Burton Barnes (bvb@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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an interdisciplinary seminar designed to address how the emerging transportation system can be designed and implemented so as to help address some of the larger social concerns in the country. In what ways has transportation created social and environmental problems, and how can transportation be a solution to problems? Outside experts lecture with each session focusing on a single topic. Participation by interested faculty, auditors, transportation professionals and interested community members is welcomed. A buffet lunch is served.

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

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Guring

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.

No Description Provided.

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

Section 003 The Development of Psychological Research in Africa. (1 credit). Meeets with CAAS 490.002. Meets March 8-April 14. Drop/Add deadline: March 12

Instructor(s): Denis Chima Ugwuegbu

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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 490.002.

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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. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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Psych. 404. Field Practicum.

Section 052 Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations. Staff Housing Course. Starts Feb. 9. (2 Credits). Drop/Add deadline: February 22

Instructor(s): Patricia Gurin (pgurin@umich.edu)

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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-12).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course for residence hall staff will focus on issues of intergroup relations in living communities. Participants will focus on their roles in facilitating learning as a transformative process for students living in residence halls. The course will build teams of skilled learning facilitators who can address issues of intergroup relations in multicultural contexts within living communities, including intergroup conflict, intergroup communication, exploration of identity, and the use of power and privilege within systems. Student development, social justice, and identity development theories will provide a context for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed for providing leadership, support, and facilitation of learning in residential settings.

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Psych. 405. 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. Information about procedures for electing Psychology 404, 405, and 409 is obtained at 1044 East Hall (764-2580).

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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.

The course provides experience and education in research techniques. The student works with the instructor on various aspects of psychological research, completes readings, keeps a journal and completes a paper which integrates the readings and experiences in the research setting.

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

Instructor(s): Christine White, Mcclintock

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

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Women's Studies 419.001.

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Psych. 412. Peer Counseling.

Instructor(s): Alison Climo (aliclimo@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course, which is open to freshmen through seniors, is designed to explore the basic principles, techniques, and developmental issues involved in peer counseling. The class size will be limited to 30 students and will consist of only one section so as to encourage discussion and participation in role play exercises. Appropriate readings and class discussion will address such issues as confidentiality, empathy, listening and communication skills. While there will be no examinations, there will be weekly writing assignments, a midterm role play and critique, and a longer final paper. These written assignments and in-class exercises will give an opportunity to apply the theory and technique of peer counseling. Some of the readings and discussion will focus on issues of self understanding in adolescence and adulthood, and on research issues in the field. While there are not required prerequisites for this class, it would be helpful for students to be curious about peer counseling and have a capacity for empathy and self understanding. This course will meet with guest speakers on campus whose programs offer opportunities to apply peer counseling skills and illustrations of how such skills are applied. Some of the class sessions may be videotaped for teaching purposes. Grades will be based on the quality of participation and written assignments. A course pack with readings and textbooks will be available, and additional materials will be distributed by the instructor and teaching assistants during the course.

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Psych. 418/Religion 448. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rdmann/

See Religion 448.001.

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Psych. 436. Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/436/

This course provides an introduction to the neuropsychopharmacology of drug abuse and addiction. The acute and long-term effects of selected drugs of abuse on behavior, mood, cognition, and neuronal function are explored. Material from studies with humans is integrated with preclinical studies on the biopsychology of drug action and drug abuse including an introduction to pharmacological principles, behavioral pharmacology and detailed coverage of synaptic transmission and the distribution, regulation, and integration of brain neurotransmitter systems. The focus is on drugs of abuse, including opiates (heroin, morphine, opium), sedative-hypnotics (barbituates), anxiolytics (benzodiazepines), psychomotor stimulants (amphetamine, cocaine), hallucinogens (LSD, mescaline), hallucinogenic-stimulants (MDA, MDMA), dissociative anaesthetics (PCP), and alcohol. The course has a natural science orientation and is intended for students concentrating in biopsychology and cognitive sciences, biology, or the bio-behavioral sciences (e.g., pre-med). A lecture format is used, with required reading from a text. Grades are based on objective-type exams.

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Psych. 442. Perception, Science, and Reality.

Instructor(s): Robert 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 the course is oriented toward the natural sciences, it also considers social, philosophical, and aesthetic perspectives, since at its most general level, human perception concerns the questions of how and why human beings use sensory information to conceive of, and experience immediate reality the way they do. The instructor assumes no particular psychology background, and non-psychology concentrators are welcome. Grades will be determined on the basis of two short papers (each worth 30% of the grade) and one longer paper (worth 40% of the grade). Questions concerning this class can be e-mailed to Robert Pachella.

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Psych. 446. Human Factors Psychology.

Instructor(s): Jim Sayer (jimsayer@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/446/index99.html

The focus of this course is on the interaction between people and the design of devices, with an emphasis on human capabilities, needs and limitations in order that items are "user friendly." Human senses (information intake), cognitive activities (information processing), and actions (performance) will be considered. The course is not an engineering course, but it is concerned with design principles from the perspective of users' needs (i.e., the design of automobiles, computer displays, work stations). The course is a lecture format with in-class demonstrations of concepts. Facility with algebra and an acquaintance with probability is helpful, and a background with Psychology 330 and/or 340 is beneficial. One text will be required. Grades will be determined on the basis of one hour-long examination (30%), in-class and take-home exercises (20%), one small project (20%) and a final examination (30%). Questions regarding this course can be e-mailed to jimsayer@umich.edu (Sayer).

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Psych. 453. Socialization of the Child.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will cover the influences that affect the child's socio-emotional development. We will examine, through a developmental perspective, the role of family, peers, school, the media and society at large in shaping personality, self-concepts, competence, attitudes, and behaviors. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the impact of social class, ethnicity, and gender on the socialization process. Contemporary and clinical issues, such as divorce, single parenting, and child care will be considered. Lecture format.

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Psych. 455. Cognitive Development.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/455/

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 this change. The course will include some lecture, but discussion will be emphasized. Students will be evaluated by regular homework assignments, exams, and several short papers.

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Psych. 471. Marriage and the Family.

Instructor(s): Sharon Gold-Steinberg (sharongs@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Psych. 488/Soc. 465. Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior.

Instructor(s): Andy 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. 500. Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science.

Section 001 Optimizing Performance: How the Brain Informs Us of Attention. (3 Credits). Prerequisites: Psychology 330 or course in cognitive psychology including the study of attention

Instructor(s): Charles Butter (cbutter@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.

In this course we will survey findings, methods, and theories of neural mechanisms responsible for attention, vigilance, and the waking state. The main question we will address is how these functions make for efficient and appropriate processing of sensory information and goal-directed thinking, planning, and action. The format is lectures, with occasional films, and discussion. Opportunities will be made available for students to observe patients with brain damage being examined for impaired attentional functions. Evaluation is based upon the following: final examination (take home), 30% of grade; term paper 30% of grade; four short papers on readings (see below), 20% of grade; participation in class discussion, 20% of grade. All readings will be from a course pack. This course is open to undergraduates who have taken Psychology 330 or equivalent, or graduate students in psychology or neuroscience. Maximum enrollment is 30 students.

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

Section 001 The Psychology of Literary Experience. (3 Credits)

Instructor(s): George Rosenwald (gcro@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.

Since ancient times it has been thought that good literature improves the reader. In this seminar we explore whether and under what conditions the process of reading literature might facilitate human development. Approximately a third of the course will be occupied with two bodies of theory: (1) writings about the relation between reader and text, the nature of interpretation, the role of the reader's background in assigning meaning to literary texts, the specific literary devices that regulate the reader's response to the text, the interactional nature of the "bare" text and the reader's personal and cultural situation, and (2) perspectives on adult development, that is, ways of conceiving maturity, wisdom, competence, balance, and so forth. The remaining two thirds of the course will be centered on pieces of fiction, including a number of short stories. Among the fiction authors to be sampled are Baldwin, Cheever, Chekhov, Faulkner, Hofmannsthal, Hurston, Joyce, Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, Salinger, and Welty. The seminar method of instruction is employed, based on reading, writing, and discussion. For every class period, students and instructor will produce written responses to the day's text that address the interplay of reader and text. Through these writings and their discussion in class we will be able to explore and document individually and socially mediated formative effects of literature. Evaluation of student work is based on the quality of written critical responses to the theoretical and literary readings due each class period, the longer analysis of a novel due at the end of the term, and contribution to class discussion.

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

Section 002 Developmental Perspectives on Health and Illness. (4 Credits). Meets with RC ISci 340.002

Instructor(s): Jennifer Myers (jeniferm@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 course will allow students to explore the topics of health and illness from a developmental perspective. There has been a great deal of research interest during the past twenty years on the impact of having chronic illnesses such as sickle cell disease, diabetes, renal disease, AIDS, etc. on the cognitive and psychosocial development of children and adolescents. There has also been increased interest in children's understanding of health and illness, i.e. how does this knowledge change as children grow and develop? The research findings in this domain have been fascinating, encouraging and, in some instances, surprising. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various kinds of chronic conditions that affect between 5% & 10% of all children in the U.S. Students will also revisit theory about normative growth and development as we explore and try to place in perspective the literature on chronic illness and children's health knowledge. The class will require a great deal of student participation via classroom discussion and written assignments. The course will also provide "hands-on" experience with a research project(s) on a relevant topic. Students will be involved in multiple aspects of the research process, including some if not all of the following: study design; data collection; data entry; data analysis; and communication about research.

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

Section 003 Developmental Research Convention. (2 Credits). Meets on 1-26, 2-2, 2-9, 2-16, 2-23, 3-9, 3-23, 4-6, & 4-20. Requires Attendance At SRCD Convention. Drop/Add deadline: February 8

Instructor(s): John 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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to prepare students to attend and take maximum advantage of the Society for Research in Child Development (SCRD) meetings in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 15-18, 1999. SCRD is the major professional society in the field of child development. More than 5,000 scholars and students attend this meeting, which is held only once every two years. Over 2,000 presentations will be made by leading researchers and practitioners over a wide range of topics and issues. Students will learn about various methods for research as well as the latest progress and trends in developmental research through readings, brief lectures, and discussions. Students will be asked to choose research topics of particular interest to investigate at the meetings. Requirements include a log and a term paper that, along with the participation, will be used in determining the grade in the class. The class meets from 3:00-5:00 on the following Tuesdays: January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, March 9th, 23, April 6th and 20th. Students will be responsible for the cost of transportation, hotel, registration, and food. The hotel should cost about $30-40 per night with two or three people to a room. Registration will be less expensive via a membership to SRCD, which students are encouraged to obtain. The cost for undergraduate student affiliates is $20 per year. Contact either Professor Hagen (998-6578 or jwhagen@umich.edu) or Brent Lignell (764-2443) for more information.

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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 staff. The work of the course must include the collection and analysis of data and a written report, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for being properly registered for this course.

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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 staff. The course requires a final paper, a copy of which must be given to the undergraduate office. Students are provided with the proper section number by the staff member with whom the work has been arranged. Students are responsible for properly registering for this course.

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Psych. 511. Senior Honors Research, II.

Instructor(s): Albert 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. 530. Advanced Comparative Animal Behavior.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 335, 437, or 438. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course presents a detailed examination of animal behavior from the perspective of evolutionary biology (sociobiology). Students must have a basic understanding of modern Darwinian theory (e.g., Psych 430, or Psych 437/Anthro 368, or Biol. 494) and an interest in applying this theory to a rigorous analysis of various issues in animal behavior. Topics include: (1) the level of selection (genes, individuals, and kin selection); (2) altruism, cooperation, and reciprocity; (3) the evolution and ecology of social systems; (4) the evolution and ecology of mating systems; (5) sexual selection and mate choice; and (6) strategies of reproduction by males and females. A lecture format is used, supplemented with class discussion of course pack articles. Grades are based on four take-home essay exams.

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Psych. 531. Advanced Topics in Biopsychology.

Section 001 Hormones and Behavior

Instructor(s): Sara Kollack-Walker (skwalker@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/531/

Do hormones influence behavior? Yes. Hormones can have a profound effect on the brain and this can produce changes in behavior. Hormone-brain-behavior relations in humans, dogs, rats, frogs, moths, and other animals will be the topics of discussion. Behaviors to be discussed include sex differences in the brain, as well as hormonal influences on mating behavior, courtship behavior, parental behavior, aggression, thirst, feeding, cognitive functions, and stress responses. Grades will be based on the results of three exams and one poster.

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Psych. 558. Psychology of Adolescence.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designedto 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 life-span 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. 561. Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology.

Section 001 Conflict and Negotiation. Meets with Psychology 581.004

Instructor(s): Oscar Ybarra (oybarra@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Conflict is a natural result of being social beings. People many times differ in their interests, beliefs, and goals, among other things. When people with divergent interests interact or have a relation with each other, conflict is a likely outcome. Conflicts can involve a variety of people, such as siblings, parents, romantic interests, employers, salespeople, colleagues, etc. To say the least, conflict is a ubiquitous social occurrence. Therefore, it is of great importance to understand what conflict is and the kinds of factors that give rise to it, the factors that are involved in it resolution, and the kinds of skills people can use to help resolve conflicts effectively. To this end, the goals of this course will include: (1) studying the nature of conflict; (2) studying the nature of negotiation in social conflict; and (3) performing exercises to start to develop students' skills in understanding and managing conflict.

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Psych. 565. Organizational Systems.

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

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Psych. 570. The Psychological Study of Lives.

Instructor(s): George Rosenwald (gcro@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course addresses the shaping of lives from two directions the psychodynamic and the cultural. On the one hand, a life story manifests a continuity of tendencies and themes that have the stamp of individuality. On the other hand, the progress of life is determined by the person's social and cultural situation (family, social class, subculture, gender-role, economics). Students will learn to interpret biographical and autobiographical materials in cultural and psychological terms. Class discussion of theory, research, and case materials will be the medium of instruction. Students will be evaluated on the basis of one midterm and one final project, each involving the interpretation of a case history.

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Psych. 571. Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology.

Section 001 Research with Children in Poverty. E-Mail rosarioc@umich.edu for Permission To Register

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

One in five American children lives in a family with a household income that is below the poverty line. Many negative outcomes and risk factors are associated with living in poverty. This course will review the psychological literature on the impact of poverty on child development. The focus on childhood poverty will include exploring effects on physical health, mental health and socioemotional well-being, school achievement, and the transition to adulthood. The role of race, gender, and cultural issues will be highlighted throughout this course. Finally, an important area covered in this course will be issues and challenges related to doing research with poor children. Consequently, students enrolled in this course are required to participate in research activities and/or supervised intervention efforts in order to contribute hands-on experience to our discussions.

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Psych. 573. Developmental Disturbances of Childhood.

Instructor(s): Albert 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 communicate an inner, affective feel for the phenomena of childhood disorders, 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, plus written exercises.

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Psych. 574. Clinical Psychology.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Psych. 370 and psychology concentration. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an overview of the scientific and professional issues within the field of clinical psychology. General areas to be covered include: (a) psychological assessment; (b) forms of clinical intervention; (c) research on psychotherapy process and outcome; and (d) current professional issues. In addition, the roles of culture and gender and specialty areas within the field (e.g., child clinical, health psychology) will be examined.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 001 Thinking About Relationships

Instructor(s): Serena Chen (serena@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines recent social-psychological theory and research on interpersonal and intergroup relationships, with an emphasis on social-cognitive approaches. Thus, the course focuses on the role of mental structures and processes in relationship-relevant phenomena. Topics include relational schemas, self and significant-other representations, attachment models of self and others, interpersonal bases of self-evaluation and self-esteem, and social identity. Instructional methods include lectures, demonstrations, and classroom presentations and discussions of assigned readings. Students are expected to actively engage in classroom discussions. Evaluation in this class is based on exams, papers, and effective participation during class.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 002 Psychology of Women's Bodies. Meets with Women's Studies 483.004

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~psycours/581/581.002/

This advanced undergraduate course introduces theory and research on the psychology of women's bodies from a social psychological perspective. Topics include those that surround sexual objectification, the socialization of femininity, puberty and aging, reproductive experiences, sexual violence, weight and body-change practices (e.g., dieting, purging, cosmetic surgery). This course will use both lecture and discussion formats. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, a series of short papers, and a term paper that includes both a literature review and a research proposal.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 003 Thinking Across Cultures

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In the course we will evaluate descriptive and experimental treatments of the ways "traditional" concerns in psychology have been explored across cultures. This includes relationships between language and thought, categorization and induction, problem-solving and deductive reasoning. We will also treat cross-cultural research that falls within the emerging frameworks of "domain specificity" and evolutionary psychology: including folkphysics, folkpsychology, folkbiology and folksociology. Finally, we will explore how these insights can illuminate our understanding of such pervasive cross-cultural phenomena as religion.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 004 Conflict and Negotiation. Meets with Psychology 561.001

Instructor(s): Oscar Ybarra (oybarra@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 561.001.

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Psych. 581. Advanced Topics in Social Psychology.

Section 005 Stereotyping & Prejudice: From Personality To Cognition

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

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

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar will focus on social stereotypes and attitudes toward social groups (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, women and men, people of different sexual orientations), primarily from a social psychological perspective. We will read a variety of empirical papers, some old, some new, to learn about the progression of scientific research on these topics. Among the topics to be discussed are theories of prejudice; development, maintenance, and structure of stereotypes; effects of being stereotyped on the individual; and models of stereotype change.

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