*NOTE: All students must take at least one class from each of the four core areas below.
Comparison of behavior and cognition across a broad range of animal species. Includes phenomena, principles, mechanisms, theories, and research techniques. Applications of evolutionary theory emphasized and implication for humans explored. Some lab/field work maybe required.
Phenomena, theories, mechanisms and research techniques with emphasis on the visual and auditory systems.
Biological bases of behavior and cognition. Advanced study of the structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems as related to: emotion, motivation, learning, memory, language,thought, sleep and psychopathology, as well as other topics.
Seminar focusing on controversial issues in psychobiology of human information processing.Topics typically covered concern the relationship between the brain and consciousness,intelligence, memory and other mental processes.
Analysis of contemporary theories of organizations applicable to individual, group and system levels. Organizations treated generically with examples and applications drawn from both public and private sector. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 5204 or PAD 5107.
Survey of application of psychology to work behavior, including such topics as job analysis and design, personnel selection and training, performance evaluation, work motivation, job satisfaction, and interpersonal and structural factors affecting job performance. Covers methods of research and practice, ethical and legal issues, theory and research results.
Contribution of social psychology to understanding of human behavior: emphasis is on theory and research in major areas such as attitude, perception and attribution, attraction, altruism, group behavior, etc. Prerequisite: SOP 3004 or permission of instructor.
Seminar reviewing much of the recent research literature in areas of organizational psychology, including leadership, motivation, job performance, job satisfaction, role behavior in work settings and communications. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 6209.
Experimental psychology literature surveyed for relevant theories and techniques for dealing with problems in human behavior in a variety of settings including home, school, business and clinic.Prerequisite: EXP 4404.
Seminar concerning advanced theory and research on human learning and cognitive processing.Major theories of learning and cognition as well as related research are discussed. Prerequisite:EXP 3082 and EXP 4404 or their equivalent.
Representative theories of development; methodological issues in developmental research; study of research knowledge in selected areas of developmental psychology. Prerequisite: One undergraduate or graduate course in the area of developmental.
Overview of major contemporary theoretical approaches to individual counseling and psychotherapy.
In-depth analysis of several pertinent personality theories. Examination of personality variables like the conscious and the unconscious, freedom and determinism.