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Psychology(PSYC) Courses

This is the UNO real time up to date course descriptions for the Psychology(PSYC) Department.

PSYC 1010: Introduction to Psychology I

An overview of scientific understanding of the human mind and behavior. Theories and empirical tests of explanations for how we think, feel, and act. This course is a prerequisite to all subsequent, more specialized courses in Psychology.

Credits: 3
General Education Area: Social Science
Prereq: None

PSYC 1020: Introduction to Psychology II

Provides students who have completed a course in introductory psychology with an opportunity for in-depth study of selected areas of psychology along with related laboratory experiences. Research methodology is emphasized.

Credits: 4
Prereq: PSYC 1010. The proposed course is designed to build upon the content knowledge gained in a first introductory psychology course.

PSYC 1024: Laboratory: Introduction to Psychology II

Laboratory work coordinated with PSYC 1020 including experimentation with human and animal subjects.

Credits: 1
Prereq: PSYC 1020 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

PSYC 2000: Careers in Psychology

A course that introduces the student to the different paths within psychology, including graduate school and employment. Required of psychology majors. This is a one (1) hour credit course. The grades for this course will be C/NC.

Credits: 1
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 2500: Lifespan Psychology

A life span approach to development focusing on the biological, cognitive, and social emotional changes in development occurring from infancy through old age. The impact of these changes on the individual's behavior and interactions with society will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 3130: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

An introduction to statistics with particular emphasis on models and hypothesis testing covering analysis of variance, chi- square, F and t-tests, first-order regression and correlation.

Credits: 3
Prereq: MATH 1310.

PSYC 3140: Methods of Psychological Inquiry

An introduction to the methods by which psychologists attempt to create, disseminate and integrate knowledge about behavior.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3130, ENGL 1160, majoring in Psychology or Neuroscience or permission of instructor.

PSYC 3410: Clinical Psychology

A broad survey of problems and practices in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 3430: Personality and Adjustment

The study of persons in a social context and their resultant effective and ineffective behavior, with emphasis on types of adjustment.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 3450: Social Psychology

Social interaction studied in situations of (1) social influences on individuals, (2) dyads or face-to-face groups, and (3) larger social systems. The concepts, theories, data, research methods and applications of varied substantive topics are examined.

Credits: 3
Prereq: SOC 1010 or PSYC 1010.
Cross-list: SOC-3450

PSYC 3510: Educational Psychology

A study of the capacities and interests of children and their individual differences. Factors that influence learning and an evaluation of learning and classroom procedures are included.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 3520: Child Psychology

A study of the biological, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child emphasizing infancy and childhood.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 3540: Adolescent Psychology

A review of theory and available evidence useful in understanding changes and problems in the physical, intellectual, social and emotional adjustment of individuals in adolescence.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 4010: History of Psychology

A study of the origins, development and nature of psychology and its relation to external events; emphasis on the period since 1875.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 and junior standing.
Cross-list: PSYC-8016

PSYC 4020: Learning

A comprehensive coverage of the experimental literature and theories on human and animal learning.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1020.

PSYC 4024: Laboratory in Psychology: Learning

Classical experiments and a service-learning research project designed to apply general learning principles. Systematic techniques used to assess behavior changes associated with the learning process, research design, and scientific report writing will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and PSYC 4020. Not open to nondegree students. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 4070: Cognitive Psychology

An exploration of historical and contemporary research and theory concerned with cognitive processes including attention, memory, problem solving and concept formation.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1020.

PSYC 4074: Laboratory in Psychology: Cognition

Laboratory work coordinated with PSYC 4070, emphasizing a presentation of methods of research assessing human attention, memory and problem-solving processes. Research design, data analysis and research report writing are also emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and PSYC 4070 or PSYC 4090 or PSYC 4210.

PSYC 4090: Cognitive Neuroscience

This course is concerned with the relationship between cognition and the brain. Special attention will be devoted to the techniques used to study specific relationships and the theoretical perspectives that have guided research in the area. Topics for the course include history, neural mechanisms, methods, lateralization of function, sensation and perception, memory, language, action and movement, executive processes, computer models, and the social brain.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1020 - Introduction to Psychology II. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 4110: Political Psychology

This course introduces students to the role of human thought, emotion, and behavior in politics through examination of the psychological factors that motivate political elites and the mass public.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: PSCI 1100 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Graduate: PSCI 1100 is recommended.
Cross-list: PSCI-4110, PSCI-8116, PSYC-8116

PSYC 4210: Sensation and Perception

Reading and discussion concerning psychophysical methods, sensory physiology, phenomenology of various sensory systems and theories of the perceptual process.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1020.

PSYC 4214: Laboratory in Psychology: Sensation and Perception

Laboratory work coordinated with PSYC 4210 which is designed to increase comprehension of psychology as a laboratory science in general and the experimental study of the perceptual process in particular. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills involved in the design of experiments, data collection, data analysis, reasoning about experimental results and scientific report writing.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and PSYC 4210 or PSYC 4070.

PSYC 4230: Behavioral Neuroscience

A comprehensive study of the relationship of the nervous and other organ systems to behavior. Research on both human and other animal species is considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.

PSYC 4234: Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

Laboratory course designed to introduce the students to the techniques and procedures of physiological psychology. Scientific report writing, problems of research design and data analysis also will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and 4230.

PSYC 4250: Limits of Consciousness

An upper division undergraduate course focusing on the scientific study of the psychology, neurology and philosophy of mind. This course is designed for students who are interested in thinking about thinking.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010; or 6 hours in Philosophy.
Cross-list: PHIL-3250, PSYC-8256

PSYC 4270: Animal Behavior

A study of behavior of diverse animals for the understanding of the relationships between nervous integration and the behavior manifested by the organism, as well as the evolution and adaptive significance of behavior as a functional unit.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: BIOL-4270, BIOL-8276, PSYC-8276

PSYC 4280: Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

Laboratory and field studies of animal behavior with an ethological emphasis. Classical laboratory experiences and independent study will be conducted.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and PSYC/BIOL 4270/8276 or PSYC 4220.
Cross-list: BIOL-4280, BIOL-8286, PSYC-8286

PSYC 4310: Psychological and Educational Testing

The use of standardized tests in psychology and education is considered with special regard to their construction, reliability and validity.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 and junior/senior.
Cross-list: PSYC-8316

PSYC 4320: Hormones & Behavior

In this course, students will examine the interaction between hormones, chemical messengers released from endocrine glands, and behavior in both human and animal systems. Methods for studying hormonal issues on behavior will be addressed. This course will provide students in psychology, biology, and related disciplines an understanding of how hormones affect sensory processing, motor activities, and processing of information in the central nervous system.

Credits: 3
Prereq: For BIOL/PSYC 4320: PSYC 1010 and either BIOL 1020 or 1750; for BIOL/PSYC 8326: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of dept. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: BIOL-4320, BIOL-8326, PSYC-8326

PSYC 4440: Abnormal Psychology

A course designed to examine the aberrant behavior of individuals. Symptoms, dynamics, therapy and prognosis of syndromes are considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.
Cross-list: PSYC-8446

PSYC 4450: Personality Theories

A comparative approach to the understanding and appreciation of personality theories considering history, assertions, applications, validations and prospects.

Credits: 3
Prereq: For PSYC 4450: PSYC 1010. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-8456

PSYC 4460: Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

The focus of this course is on the major social and psychological changes that occur as a function of aging. Both normal and abnormal patterns of developmental change are examined, along with their implications for behavior.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 or GERO 2000.

PSYC 4470: Mental Health and Aging

The goal of this course is to survey the mental health needs of older adults. Consideration is given to identifying both positive mental health and pathological conditions. Treatment interventions effective with older adults and their families are also discussed.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Junior or senior.
Cross-list: GERO-4470, PSYC-8476, GERO-8476

PSYC 4510: Psychology in the Schools

This course introduces students to the academic and mental health needs of children and youth in schools, as well as how those needs are addressed individually and systemically. A service learning experience enables students to work directly with school-age children.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010, Introduction to Psychology I Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 4520: Psycholinguistics

A discussion of the literature concerned with how such psychological variables as perception, learning, memory and development relate to the linguistic variables of sentence structure, meaning and speech sounds.

Credits: 3
Prereq: For 4520, senior or graduate or permission of instructor.
Cross-list: PSYC-8526

PSYC 4544: Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

Laboratory work coordinated with PSYC 3520 and 3540 emphasizing the methods of research and statistical analyses used in the study of human development. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills involved in the design of experiments, data collection, data analysis, reasoning about results, and scientific report writing.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3140, 3520, and 3540 or permission of instructor Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 4560: Forensic Psychology

The roles and functions of forensic psychologists, as participants in the legal system, are studied, with special emphasis on the relevance of theories and principles from social psychology. Psychological concepts, theories, data, research methods and applications to varied substantive topics are examined (e.g., forensic careers, police psychology, violence, criminal profiling, sociopathy and psychopathy, risk assessment, expert testimony, and corrections).

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 or SOC 1010 and PSYC or SOC 3450

PSYC 4570: Behavior Analysis and Interventions

Introduction to the experimental methodology, rationale and research literature of changing behavior through behavior modification techniques. Particular attention will be paid to methodological concerns regarding single subject design, ethical considerations and ramifications of behavioral intervention with children and youth.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010, 4020 and permission of instructor.
Cross-list: PSYC-8576

PSYC 4590: Psychology of Exceptional Children

A study of exceptional children and adolescents with sensory or motor impairments, intellectual retardations or superiorities, talented or gifted abilities, language or speech discrepancies, emotional or behavioral maladjustments, social or cultural differences, or major specific learning disabilities.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 and junior/senior.

PSYC 4610: Human Factors Engineering

Based on knowledge of human strengths and limitations, this course will provide an overview of how basic principles of human factors can be utilized to reduce error, increase productivity, and enhance safety, comfort and health. Applications to real-world equipment design, task design, environmental design, selection and training will be included.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.
Cross-list: PSYC-8616

PSYC 4630: Organizational Psychology

This is a survey course which will cover the major concepts, theories and empirical research related to organizational psychology. Specific topics will include: work motivation, leadership, decision making and job satisfaction as well as more recent trends such as cultural diversity, work teams, work-family and quality issues.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.
Cross-list: PSYC-8636

PSYC 4640: Personnel Psychology

A survey of psychological principles, theories and research related to personnel issues. Course includes discussion of personnel selection, performance appraisal, recruitment, training and health and safety.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010.
Cross-list: PSYC-8646

PSYC 4800: Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service

This course presents legal principles relevant to all psychological specialties, with special reference to mental health services. Ethical reasoning and the APA ethics code are considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: PSYC 1010 and junior standing or approval of the instructor. Graduate:Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to non degree graduate students. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-8806

PSYC 4920: Special Topics in Psychology

A discussion of specific topics which will be announced whenever the course is offered. May be repeated as topics change, but six hours is the maximum that may be applied toward a psychology major.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Variable according to topic.

PSYC 4960: Independent Study in Psychology

A faculty-supervised special research project and or directed readings involving empirical research and appropriate oral and written reports arranged individually with students on topics not explored in other offerings. If students do not complete the work during the semester they enroll in the course, they must complete all the work within an academic year of their enrollment.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: A minimum of 10 hours of Psychology including PSYC 1010 & 1020 and 1 additional course. Completion of the Independent Study Form and permission from the Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC).

PSYC 4990: Senior Thesis

The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to initiate, design, analyze, and write-up an original experimental study in an area of interest to the student. Although the course is intended primarily for students who need to satisfy the requirement of a second experimental/laboratory course in the Bachelor of Science degree program, all students interested in this course will be considered on an individual basis.

Credits: 3-6
Prereq: PSYC 3140 and or Experimental Psychology Lecture/Lab with a 'B' or better; 'B' average in major; signed statement from faculty member of Psychology Department who is willing to serve as adviser; written approval from chair of undergraduate program committee. Student may register for this course no earlier than second semester of the junior year.

PSYC 8000: The Profession of Psychology

Required non-credit course for graduate students in psychology. Intended to familiarize the beginning graduate student with the profession of psychology including such topics as ethics, professional organizations, job and educational opportunities, use of reference materials, licensing and certification and other relevant material.

Credits: 0
Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8016: History of Psychology

A study of the origins, development and nature of psychology and its relation to external events; emphasis on the period since 1875.

Credits: 3
Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4010

PSYC 8060: Computer Concepts in Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences

Introductory course emphasizing the applications of computers in the areas of psychology, sociology and education. Includes a functional description of computers and a discussion of programming languages as well as specific uses.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 2130 or equivalent. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8116: Political Psychology

This course introduces students to the role of human thought, emotion, and behavior in politics through examination of the psychological factors that motivate political elites and the mass public.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: PSCI 1100 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Graduate: PSCI 1100 is recommended.
Cross-list: PSCI-4110, PSYC-4110, PSCI-8116

PSYC 8140: Nonparametric Statistics

Study of distribution-free statistics with particular emphasis on application of distribution-free tests to research problems in social behavioral sciences.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 2130 or equivalent. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8250: Family Analysis and Treatment

This courses covers theories and techniques for family therapy, with special reference to adapting individual and group therapeutic, as well as consultation, principles for family interventions. Case analyses and evaluation methods are considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8256: Limits of Consciousness

A course focusing on the scientific study of the psychology, neurology, and philosophy of mind. This course is designed for students who are interested in thinking about thinking.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4250

PSYC 8276: Animal Behavior

Behavior of diverse animals for the understanding of the relationships between nervous integration and the behavior manifested by the organism, as well as the evolution and adaptive significance of behavior as a functional unit.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: BIOL-4270, PSYC-4270, BIOL-8276

PSYC 8286: Animal Behavior Laboratory

Laboratory and field studies of animal behavior with an ethological emphasis. Classical laboratory experiences and independent studies will be conducted.

Credits: 2
Prereq: BIOL/PSYC 4270/8276. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: BIOL-4280, PSYC-4280, BIOL-8286

PSYC 8316: Psychological and Educational Testing

The use of standardized tests in psychology and education is considered with special regard to their construction, reliability and validity.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 and Junior-Senior. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4310

PSYC 8326: Hormones & Behavior

In this course, students will examine the interaction between hormones, chemical messengers released from endocrine glands, and behavior in both human and animal systems. Methods for studying hormonal issues on behavior will be addressed. This course will provide students in psychology, biology, and related disciplines an understanding of how hormones affect sensory processing, motor activities, and processing of information in the central nervous system.

Credits: 3
Prereq: For BIOL/PSYC 4320: PSYC 1010 and either BIOL 1020 or 1750; for BIOL/PSYC 8326: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of dept. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: BIOL-4320, PSYC-4320, BIOL-8326

PSYC 8330: Social Neuroscience

This course will evaluate the biological substrates of sociality and social behavior, and explore the impact of social environments on brain function and development. Students in the course will explore the molecular, cellular, neurotransmitter, and endocrine influences on social behavior, including affiliative care, aggression, social bonding, altruism, and social cognition.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC1010- Intro Psych, BIOL1450- Biology I, and NEUR1500- Introduction to Neuroscience Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: NEUR-4330

PSYC 8446: Abnormal Psychology

A course designed to examine the aberrant behavior of individuals. Symptoms, dynamics, therapy and prognosis of syndromes are considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4440

PSYC 8456: Personality Theories

A comparative approach to the understanding and appreciation of personality theories considering history, assertions, applications, validations and prospects.

Credits: 3
Prereq: For PSYC 4450: PSYC 1010. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4450

PSYC 8476: Mental Health and Aging

The goal of this course is to survey the mental health needs of older adults. Consideration is given to identifying both positive mental health and pathological conditions. Treatment interventions effective with older adults and their families also are discussed.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: PSYC-4470, GERO-4470, GERO-8476

PSYC 8500: Professional, Legal, and Ethical Foundations of School Psychology

This course covers the role description and job activities of a school psychologist, as well as theories, assessment and intervention techniques, certification requirements, employment opportunities, public policy, legislation, and ethics relevant to school psychology. School-based field experiences will also be included in the course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of dept. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8520: Foundations of Assessment

Course content covers traditional psychometric concepts (e.g., norms, reliability, validity) and their application to various areas of human behavior that are assessed (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, achievement). Clinical considerations are applied to how assessment information is integrated into a problem-solving process.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8526: Psycholinguistics

A discussion of the literature concerned with how such psychological variables as perception, learning, memory and development relate to the linguistic variables of sentence structure, meaning and speech sounds.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4520

PSYC 8530: Early Childhood Assessment

This course is an introduction to the assessment of children during early development including infancy, toddler, preschool and early primary ages. Assessment will be discussed as it relates to problem-solving and data-based decision making (i.e., diagnosis, treatment, program evaluation). Students will learn the principles of working with young children and their families and how these principles will be used in conducting valid and reliable assessments that, in turn, lead to appropriate interventions.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8540: School Age Assessment

This course covers data-based decision-making as it applies to schools. Students will learn and practice the skills of reviewing records, interviewing, systematically observing, and testing. They will be exposed to the following types of assessments: academic, behavior, curriculum-based, intellectual, social-emotional, and screening measures.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8550: Psychotherapeutic Interventions

This course provides graduate students knowledge in the application of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that can be utilized with children and adolescents in school, home, and family settings. Various approaches and techniques are presented along with supporting research. Observation and participation in clinical cases may be arranged.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8576: Behavior Analysis and Interventions

Introduction to experimental methodology, rationale and research literature of changing behavior through behavior modification techniques. Particular attention will be paid to methodological concerns regarding single subject design, ethical considerations and ramifications of behavior intervention with children and youth.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4570

PSYC 8590: Psychology of Exceptional Children

The content of this course will focus on children who are identified as "exceptional" in terms of behavioral, cognitive, and learning problems. Exceptionality in this sense includes students who are in need of preventative and/or intervention-based services. The topics will be approached from a multidisciplinary perspective and emphasis will be placed on utilizing a response to intervention approach in working with exceptional individuals. The service-learning component of the course will require students to learn about the educational environment by spending time in an elementary classroom, consulting with school staff and addressing the educational needs of students.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8616: Human Factors Engineering

Based on knowledge of human strengths and limitations, this course will provide an overview of how basic principles of human factors can be utilized to reduce error, increase productivity, and enhance safety, comfort, and health. Applications to real-world equipment design, task design, environmental design, selection and training will be included.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 1010 or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4610

PSYC 8636: Organizational Psychology

This is a survey course which will cover the major concepts, theories and empirical research related to organizational psychology. Specific topics will include: work motivation, leadership, decision making and job satisfaction as well as more recent trends such as cultural diversity, work teams, work-family and quality issues.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to a graduate program or graduate certificate program. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4630

PSYC 8646: Personnel Psychology

A survey of psychological principles, theories and research related to personnel issues. Course includes discussion of personnel selection, performance appraisal, recruitment, training and health and safety.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to a graduate program or graduate certificate program. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4640

PSYC 8700: Ethics and Law for Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis

This course provides graduate students with advanced knowledge of ethical codes, legal statutes, and case law that guide the profession of psychology and related applied fields with particular attention to the practice of applied behavior analysis. The primary emphasis of the class is on clinic-, community-, and school-based practice with children and adolescents.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8806: Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service

This course presents legal principles relevant to all psychological specialties, with special reference to mental health services. Ethical reasoning and the APA ethics code are considered.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: PSYC 1010 and junior standing or approval of the instructor. Graduate:Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to non degree graduate students. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: PSYC-4800

PSYC 8900: Problems in Psychology

A faculty-supervised research project, involving empirical or library work and oral or written reports.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Written permission of department. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8950: Practicum for Master's Students

Faculty-supervised experience in industry or business designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and a job, emphasizing use of previously acquired knowledge in dealing with practical problems for master's students.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Written permission of your practicum committee. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8970: Master's Level Practicum in School Psychology

Faculty-supervised experience designed to provide experience in academic and behavioral assessment and intervention with children, and consultation with parents and school personnel.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8980: Practicum in Developmental Psychology

Faculty-supervised experience in a setting designed to provide a practical understanding of theoretical concepts of human development. Emphasizes direct observation and or personal interaction as a means of training, and can be directed toward various populations within the developmental life span (e.g., infants, preschoolers, middle childhood, adolescents, adults, aged persons).

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: PSYC 9560 and permission of Developmental Psychology Area Committee. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 8990: Thesis

Independent research project written under supervision of a faculty committee. May be repeated up to a total of six hours.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Written permission of your thesis committee. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9010: Proseminar: Statistical Methods I

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the statistical concepts of correlation and regression. The course will cover basic understanding of these techniques, their applications, and interpretations of results.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing and an undergraduate course in basic statistics which included an introduction to correlation and linear regression. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9020: Proseminar: Statistical Methods II

An advanced approach to experimental design and inferential statistics using the analysis of variance models.

Credits: 3
Prereq: A course in basic statistics which included an introduction to analysis of variance. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9030: Seminar: Topics in Industrial Organizational Psychology

A topic area within field of Industrial Organizational Psychology will be explored in depth.

Credits: 3-9
Prereq: Admission to Industrial Organizational graduate program and permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9040: Proseminar: Learning

A comprehensive and intensive coverage of experimental literature on learning in humans and animals.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9070: Proseminar: Cognitive Psychology

This course will be a comprehensive overview of the field of cognitive psychology including the topics of attention and performance, memory, problem solving, and language. In addition, there will be a more in-depth coverage of selected issues.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9090: Theory of Measurement and Design

Study of theoretical and practical problems related to the development and use of psychological measures and research designs covering such topics as scaling, test development, reliability, validity, interpretation of results and generalizability.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 3130 or equivalent. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9100: Small n Research Designs

This course uses applications of research methodology that involve direct observation and single-subject designs to identify evidence-based practices that address clinical problems experienced by individuals across a variety of settings. Topics covered include behavioral assessment techniques, graphing data, single subject experimental designs, and consumer satisfaction with interventions.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor.

PSYC 9120: Multivariate Statistical Analysis

An examination of statistical techniques for describing and analyzing multivariate data commonly collected in behavioral research. Analytic techniques derived from general linear model will be considered, focusing on proper interpretation and use. The course is intended for doctoral students in psychology and (selectively) for advanced masters students in behavioral sciences.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9090, 9010 and 9020 or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9210: Proseminar: Perception

A comprehensive and intensive coverage of the experimental literature on perception in humans and animals.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9230: Proseminar: Behavioral Neuroscience

A study of the biological substrates of behavior with emphasis upon neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9240: Proseminar: Evolutionary Psychology

A comprehensive overview of behavioral biology including topics of evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, physiology and genetics of behavior, and learning.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9290: Seminar in Developmental Psychobiology

An in-depth analysis of a specific topic in psychobiology.

Credits: 3-9
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9320: Seminar in Program Evaluation

This course is intended to help advanced graduate students in the applied social sciences understand the literature and conduct evaluation research. The history of program evaluation and philosophies manifest in evaluation research are reviewed, alternative evaluation models are discussed, and relevant methodological and practical issues such as quasi-experimental design and utilization are explored.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Students should have prior graduate-level course work or experience in research design and statistics in the applied social sciences. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9430: Proseminar: Personality

A course considering the effects of personality variables on behavior. A historical, theoretical, psychometric and experimental approach will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9440: Proseminar: Social Psychology

Examination of theories, research findings and controversies in social psychology. Topics will include socialization; person perception; interpersonal attraction, leadership and group effectiveness; attitudes, attitude measurement, and attitude change; intergroup relations, power and social influence. New topics will be added as they become part of the research interests of social psychologists.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9460: Seminar in Aging and Human Behavior

This course will examine in detail age-related changes in psychological processes and explore the implications of these changes for behavior. The course is intended for graduate students in psychology and gerontology. Students from other programs may enroll with permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing in gerontology or psychology or permission of the instructor. Not open to nondegree students.
Cross-list: GERO-9460

PSYC 9470: Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

The practicum in applied behavior analysis provides students with intensive supervised experience providing behavior analytic services to improve the well-being of children and their families. Students will be assigned to practicum sites based on their respective interests, career goals, and availability of positions.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: One semester of coursework in the Applied Behavior Analysis Masterís degree program or admission to the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9500: Socioemotional Development

This seminar is designed to provide an in-depth examination of the research literature on socioemotional development (emotional development that influences social behavior & development), with particular emphasis on both classic issues and current topics of debate. The course topics cover issues of importance in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Research methods, as they apply to socioemotional development, will be emphasized throughout the course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing and PSYC9560. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9510: Research Methods in Developmental Psychology

This course is designed to provide graduate students in developmental psychology and school psychology with the necessary skills to enable them to frame a research question and to design a study to answer that question. In addition, students will become familiar with methodologies for specialized areas within developmental psychology. Research ethics is a major component in the course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9560 Proseminar in Developmental Psychology. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9520: Language Development

Students will explore the course of language development as well as current theoretical views attempting to explain how language is acquired. Coverage includes all aspects of language including phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. A portion of this course will be devoted to current computer-based methods in the analysis of child language.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9560 or a background in linguistics or communication disorders. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9530: Cognitive Development

This course covers contemporary issues in theory and research concerning the development of processes by which environmental information is perceived, attended to, stored, transformed and used. Both Piagetian and information processing orientations will be emphasized.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9560. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9540: Memory and Mechanism of Development

The focus of this course is on research and theory concerning transition processes in cognitive development. Topics include the role of memory in development and the mechanisms underlying children's advancing cognitive abilities. The emphasis on memory is based on the assumption that mental representations are crucial for development to take place.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9560. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9550: Psychosocial Development

A seminar focusing on research methods, theory and the empirical literature as they apply to social and personality development across the life span. All students will be expected to design and conduct a mini-observational experimental study in some specific area of social and personality development.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing and PSYC 9560. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9560: Proseminar: Developmental Psychology

A survey of developmental processes across the life-span, with a particular emphasis on the interface of biological, cognitive and social influences. Theories of human development and issues pertaining to developmental processes are examined. The primary focus in the course is on the research literature pertaining to developmental psychology. Special emphasis is given to the role of context in development and to the topics of research methods, multicultural factors in development and social policy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9570: Applied Behavior Analysis

A comprehensive introduction to experimental methodology in applied behavior analysis. Topics covered include observational recording systems, reliability indices, procedural implementation of behavioral techniques, single-subject research designs and a broad review of the research literature.

Credits: 3
Prereq: A minimum of one course in learning theory (PSYC 8560, 8570, 9040, or equivalent) and permission. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9580: Psychological Assessment IV: Adulthood

This course deals with intelligence, perceptual, and achievement tests and projective and objective personality methods for the psychological assessment of adults. It is intended for advanced graduate students in psychology preparing to be clinical practitioners in schools and mental health facilities.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 8520; 8530 and/or 8540; 8596 or 8446; and permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9590: Seminar in Developmental Psychology

Faculty and student presentations organized around one of the following three major subdivisions of child psychology: (1) Social and personality development, (2) Developmental changes in memory and learning, (3) Cognitive growth and functioning. The course may be repeated each time a different topic is covered, up to a maximum total of nine credit hours.

Credits: 3-9
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9600: Developmental Psychopathology: Research and Practice

This advanced course provides an overview of developmental factors relevant to psychopathology across the life span. Emphasis is on analysis of research, and adaption of research findings to therapeutic interventions and programs.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 4440 or 8446, 9010 or 9020, 9560; admission to program in PSYC or a related field and permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9610: Industrial Motivation & Morale

A course focusing on theory and research in the areas of work motivation, work behavior and job satisfaction. Emphasis is placed on such topics as expectancy theory, job redesign, leadership, absenteeism, turnover, goal setting and behavior modification.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission into industrial/organizational psychology graduate program and permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9620: Industrial Training and Organizational Development

This course will review theory and research relevant to training and organizational development, with emphasis on diagnosis, design, implementation, and evaluation. Practical concerns associated with intervention will be addressed.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission into industrial/organizational psychology graduate program and PSYC 9090, PSYC 9010, and PSYC 9020. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9630: Leadership Theories and Research

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a thorough review of the theories and research in the area of leadership. Theories reviewed will be those that focus on the role of the individual in effective leadership, the role of the situation, and the role of the followers. Special attention will be given to the psychological theories of leadership. The application of leadership research and theory to areas such as selection and training will also be review.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission into the psychology graduate program or graduate standing and instructor permission. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9640: Problem Solving & Decision Making

The primary objective of the course is to acquaint students with some of the major conceptual, methodological, and measurement issues within the field of problem solving and decision making. Due to the scope of this field, the course will focus on the psychological research on individual decision making, with special emphasis on the cognitive and motivational processes underlying problem solving and decision making. The second major objective of the course is to encourage students to creatively integrate and apply decision making approaches and findings to traditional areas of concern to the industrial-organizational psychologist (e.g., employee selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation). The third objective is to hone students' critical thinking skills and their ability to present their ideas in a clear and coherent manner using oral and written formats.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9650: Research Methods in Psychology

A course designed to allow students to integrate and extend their knowledge and understanding of psychological research. Students will develop skills in writing research proposals, conducting research, and preparing manuscripts for publications.

Credits: 3
Prereq: PSYC 9010 or PSYC 9020. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9660: Criterion Development and Performance Appraisal

An in-depth examination of the fundamentals of personnel psychology including job analysis, criterion development and performance measurement and appraisal in organizations. Practical experience in the application of techniques and procedures is emphasized through group and individual projects in organizational settings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to industrial/organizational psychology graduate program and PSYC 9090 (may be taken concurrently). Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9670: Personnel Selection

An exploration of current theory and practice in personnel selection. Problem solving strategies are emphasized through the design, analysis, and interpretation of selection research and the implementation of selection programs consistent with Equal Opportunity Guidelines and federal law.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to industrial organizational psychology graduate program, PSYC 9660 and permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9780: Advanced Consultation in Psychology and Education

The course is designed to provide education and psychology professionals a comprehensive understanding of foundational theories and processes of consultation applied to education and psychology problems of children. A major objective is to focus on developing consultation skills considered necessary to be an effective consultant through direct practice and feedback. The course will emphasize the relationship between the consultant and parents, teachers, and other professionals within the school and child mental health settings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9790: Seminar in School Psychology: Administration of Psychological Services

This course is designed to give the advanced student in the School Psychology Program an overview of significant professional topics in the field, particularly administration of psychological services. Ordinarily topics such as state licensing laws, state of Nebraska certification requirements, public and state laws, special education department guidelines, roles and functions and ethics will be included in the course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9910: Topical Seminar in Psychology

A discussion of specific advanced topics which will be announced whenever the course is offered.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9940: School Psychology Applied Research Project

The applied research project consists of students conducting an independent research project from start to finish. This project should have relevance to a practical aspect of school psychology and provide a unique contribution to the field. It may be quantitative or qualitative in nature, and must rely on sound research methodology.

Credits: 1-7
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9950: Practicum for Doctoral Students

Faculty-supervised experience in industry or business designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and a job, emphasizing use of previously acquired knowledge in dealing with practical problems for doctoral students.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Admission to industrial/organizational psychology graduate program. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9960: Research Other Than Thesis

Research work under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated up to a total of 12 credit hours.

Credits: 1-12
Prereq: Enrollment in a graduate program beyond the master's level and permission of department. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9970: Ed.S. Level Practicum in School Psychology

School Psychology School-Based Practicum is a capstone course in school psychology intended for students who have completed their Master's degree in School Psychology. This course is designed to reflect the scientist-practitioner model of training and practice in School Psychology. To accomplish this goal, students will be assigned to a practicing school psychologist employed by the public schools. The content of this course will focus on integrating previous and concurrent training experiences from courses and field experiences.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9980: Internship in School Psychology

School Psychology Internship is the final course in school psychology intended for students who have completed all of their other coursework. It is a 1200 hour culminating experience leading to licensure/certification as a school psychologist in most states, and eligibility for the NCSP exam. The internship requires that students apply the domains of training and practice that are outlined in the School Psychology program philosophy and training objectives. University and site-based supervision is required.

Credits: 3-6
Prereq: Admission to School Psychology Graduate Program and/or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.

PSYC 9990: Psychology Dissertation

The course provides doctoral candidates in Psychology with a process to complete a dissertation research plan. The course learning activities will focus on the completion of a candidate's dissertation. The course is designed to allow advanced doctoral candidates to demonstrate technical mastery of the discipline and to advance knowledge by completing an investigation.

Credits: 1-20
Prereq: Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor. Not open to nondegree students.