Courses

PSY 200 A&B: Professional Seminar

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The professional seminar is designed to acquaint early-stage graduate students in the core professional knowledge and skills central to the discipline of academic empirical psychology. In addition, it is designed to provide familiarity with the research of the faculty in psychology and related disciplines.

Course Learning Goals: In this course, you will: 
1.    Be introduced to the major professional activities that constitute graduate and professional-level work in the psychological sciences.
2.    Develop and refine writing...

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PSY 221: Issues in Health Psychology

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Together with PSY 220, this course will provide a foundation for graduate studies in health psychology. Psy 221 will survey selected issues in health psychology not covered in PSY 220. The specific topics to be covered will be determined each time the course is taught to complement the coverage of PSY 220. Example of topics typically covered in this course are: psychological perspectives on major chronic diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes; quality of life in people with health conditions; pediatric psychology, which is focused on the interactions between...

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PSY 143: Abnormal Child Psychology

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This course reviews scientific knowledge and approaches to learning about and intervening with major psychological disorders in childhood, including adolescence. Examples of disorders that are covered include attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, depression, autism, intellectual disability, and substance use.

Course Learning Goals: In this course, you will learn:
1.    What distinguishes the major categories of psychological disorders in childhood.
2.    What is the impact of psychological disorders on children’...

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