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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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    Psychology Courses

330-10000 The Psychology of Adjustment   SS LA 1a

    Introduction to the psychology of human behavior intended for the freshman non-psychology major who wants a broad overview of those aspects of psychology most relevant to problems of living for the late adolescent and young adult years. Juniors and seniors need consent of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-10300 General Psychology   SS LA 1a

    Introduction to the study of behavior, focusing on the influences of physiological, cognitive, social, and personality factors on behavior, including discussion of the major theories in psychology and related research. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-11300 General Psychology Laboratory   LA

    Primarily for majors and minors in psychology. Designed to complement 330-10300. Students are introduced to a variety of experimental techniques in psychology, and learn how to collect and analyze data and how to write scientific papers. One hour of lecture and two hours of laboratory work are required each week. Prerequisites: Math Group 1, 2, or 3. Prior or concurrent enrollment in 330-10300. Not open to students who have earned credit for 330-12100. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-10400 Introduction to Developmental Psychology   SS LA 1a

    Introduction to the study of developmental processes, with an emphasis placed on genetic and environmental influences on the organism's physical, cognitive, social, and personality development across the life span. For majors in areas other than psychology. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-15300, 330-25300, 330-35300, 330-45300 Selected Topics   NS/SS/U LA

    Courses offered on various topics chosen by faculty members or resulting from students' requests. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisite appropriate to the course level will be announced when course descriptions are distributed. Offered on demand only. 1-3 credits.

330-20100 Proseminar in Development   U LA

     An examination of the role of biological, experiential, and societal factors in the development of perceptual, cognitive, and interpersonal processes, with an emphasis placed on major developmental theories and methods of study. For majors; nonmajors need consent of instructor. Prerequisites: 330-11300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-20200 Proseminar in Motivation   U LA 1a

    An examination of the biological, individual, and social aspects of psychological motivation, including a study of principal theories of motivation,

    research methods, and findings. For majors; nonmajors need consent of instructor. Prerequisites: 330-11300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-20300 Principles of Psychology   SS LA 1a

     Introduction to the field of psychology for upper-class students not majoring in psychology. Emphasis is placed on the experimental approach to psychology with coverage of a variety of areas in the field, different methodologies, and major psychological theories. Students learn how psychologists conduct research, and how the data they collect and analyze contribute to knowledge in the field. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Restricted to students who have not taken 330-10300. 3 credits. (IRR)

330-20400 Principles of Developmental Psychology   SS LA 1a

     Introduction to developmental psychology from an experimental perspective for upper-class students not majoring in psychology. Emphasizes the nature of developmental research and important theories in developmental psychology. Integrates the content of developmental psychology with its methods; students study not only what psychologists have learned about development, but also how they make their discoveries. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Restricted to students who have not taken 330-10400. 3 credits. (IRR)

330-20700 Statistics in Psychology   NS LA 2b

     Introduction to the computation and interpretation of the basic descriptive and inferential statistics used in the behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on analyzing data using statistical software (SPSS). Prerequisites: Math Group 1, 2, or 3; and one introductory psychology class from: 330-10300, 330-10400, or 330-11300. 4 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-21010 Educational Psychology   SS LA

     Study of human development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to learning in the context of school-learning and other instructional situations. Attention given to the empirical (scientific) attitude in relating theory and practice in various educational settings. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-24100 Psychological Aspects of the Family   SS LA 1b

    Examination of American family roles as compared to those in other societies. The psychological demands of the American family are discussed by contrasting them to those of other types of family structure. Prerequisites: At least one course in the social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-26100 Psychology of Women   SS LA 1a, 1b

    In-depth examination of the psychology of women in contemporary society. Review of the research on gender differences, and consideration of the theories (social learning, psychoanalytic, and biological) that have attempted to explain the differences. Focuses on some of the central experiences of women's lives (including relationships, work, mothering, sexuality, and mental health) with particular attention to the ways in which women's psychological development differs from that of men's in a patriarchal society. Prerequisites: 330-10300 or 330-10400; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

330-30100 Methods in Neuroscience   U LA

     This course is required for the neuroscience concentration and is the first semester of research team VIII for psychology majors. Demonstrations and participation in the various techniques for doing research in the neurosciences. Prerequisites: 330-11300 and 330-20700. Consent of instructor is required. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-30200 First Semester Research Team   U LA

     The first of three semesters of participation in programmatic research by teams of students under the direction of one or more faculty members. A student may participate in more than one team. Prerequisites: 330-11300 and 330-20700. Consent of instructor is required. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-30300 Second Semester Research Team   U LA

     See 330-30200 for description. Prerequisites: 330-30100 or 330-30200. Prerequisites or corequisites: 330-30800 or 330-30900. Consent of instructor is required. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-30400 Third Semester Research Team   U LA

     See 330-30200 for description. Prerequisites: 330-30300. Prerequisites or corequisites: 330-30800 and 330-30900. Consent of instructor is required. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-30800 Research Methods in Psychology   U LA

     Analysis of methodological designs used in psychological research, and application of statistical methods for behavioral sciences with special emphasis placed on the experimental method. Students should be able to use SPSS on the computer. Prerequisites: 330-11300; 330-20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-30900 Methods of Testing and Assessment   U LA

     Behavioral measurement in the context of psychometrics presented with examples and demonstrations from the areas of "intelligence," aptitude, achievement, interest, and personality assessment. The ethical and technical challenges of test selection, administration, and interpretation are discussed. Prerequisites: 330-11300; 330-20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-31100 Behavioral Neuroscience   NS LA 2a

    Study of the anatomical structures and biochemical and physiological processes that affect and mediate the emotional, psychological, and behavioral states of the organism. Prerequisites: One course from the following: 330-20100, 330-20200, 330-20700, 303-20300, 303-20600, 303-20800, 303-21400, 303-27800, 304-22100, 304-22200, 315-21700, 315-21800, 620-21200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-31200 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab   NS LA

     Designed to complement 330-31100. Students take part in demonstrations and hands-on work with the variety of techniques necessary to understand behavioral neuroscience, including surgery, anatomy, histology, and electrical stimulation and recording. Corequisites or prerequisites: 330-31100. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

330-31600 Social Psychology   SS LA 1a

    Study of the psychological determinants of social behavior and interpersonal processes, as well as the social determinants of the development of self-concept, beliefs, and attitudes. Prerequisites: One course from the following: 330-20100, 330-20200, 330-20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-31700 Social Psychology Laboratory   SS LA

     Designed to complement 330-31600. Students take part in demonstrations and gather data illustrating various social-psychological phenomena. A variety of research methods is used (e.g., self-report measures, observational methods, and experimental manipulation). Prerequisites: 330-20700. Corequisites or prerequisites: 330-31600. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

330-32100 Abnormal Psychology   SS LA

     Introduction to dynamics of normal and abnormal behavior, with special emphasis on causes, patterns, and dynamics of inefficient and inadequate behavior. Prerequisites: One course from the following: 330-20100, 330-20200, 330-20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-33000 Cognition   NS LA 2a

     Selected topics in cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, decision making, and reasoning. Developmental changes and individual differences in cognitive skills are examined. Throughout the course, applications of cognitive research in fields such as law, education, and business are considered. Prerequisites: One course from the following: 330-20100, 330-20200,330-20200, 330-20700, 303-20300, 303-20600, 303-20800, 303-21400, 303-27800, 304-22100, 304-22200, 315-21700, 315-21800. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-33100 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory   NS LA

     Involves the student actively in research selected from the following areas of cognitive psychology: perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, decision making, and reasoning. Prerequisites: 330-20700. Corequisites or prerequisites: 330-33000. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

330-33400 Industrial Psychology   SS LA

     The principles of psychology applied to industrial relations; personnel selection and personnel management, training, evaluation, motivation, efficiency, marketing, and advertising. Prerequisites: Three courses in social sciences or in relevant programs; junior or senior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

330-33500 Program Evaluation   SS LA

     Techniques and procedures involved in evaluating social, legislative, educational, and policy-related interventions. Procedures used in evaluating such psychologically based interventions as DWI legislation, substance abuse, and corporate training programs are explored. Students learn to apply knowledge and skills to real-world research. Prerequisites: Junior standing; one of the following: 330-20700, 313-24300, 313-24400, 884-31000. 3 credits. (IRR)

330-34100 Family Therapy   SS LA

     Introduction to the theories of disturbed family functioning and the use of general systems theory to produce change. Special emphasis is placed on tracing disturbed patterns from one generation to the next. Prerequisites: One of the following: 330-20100, 330-24100, 330-32100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

330-35100 Independent Supervised Study   U LA

     In-depth study of topic of interest in psychology, chosen in consultation with supervising instructor. A student may undertake more than one independent study. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Variable credit (commensurate with the complexity of the study). (IRR)

330-35200 Independent Supervised Research   U LA

     Students conduct empirical research in a topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Students may undertake more than one independent, supervised

    research project. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Variable credit (commensurate with the complexity of the project). (IRR)

330-35400 Psychology Laboratory Techniques   NLA

     A training course for students who would like to apply for one of the positions of lab assistant for the General Psychology Laboratory course. The course is designed to give students skills in operating lab equipment, leading group discussion, and evaluating lab reports. Prerequisites: 330-11300; 330-20700; consent of instructor. 1 credit. (S,Y)

330-36500 Development in Adolescence   SS LA 1a

    Examination of psychological development from pubescence through the transition to adulthood. Attention is given to cognitive, personality, and social development. Special topics include the issues of sexuality, delinquency, emotional disturbance, and education. The focus is on adolescence in the United States, but cross-cultural perspectives are included. Prerequisites: Completion of three social science courses, including one of the following: 330-10300, 330-10400, 330-20100, 330-20200; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

330-36600 Psychology of Aging   SS LA 1a

    Examination of the biological, societal, and individual factors that influence the age-related changes in perceptual, cognitive, and social-personality processes in the middle and later years of life, with an emphasis placed on major developmental theories and methods of study. Prerequisites: 330-10400 or 330-20400; at least one other social science course. 3 credits. (F,Y)

330-40700 Personality   SS LA

     Introduction to personality theories and their evaluation, including general and integrative theories, biophysical, biophilosophical, biosocial interaction, and learning theories. Prerequisites: One level-3 psychology course; junior standing. Students who are not psychology majors or minors must have the consent of the instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

330-40800 Special Problems in Abnormal Psychology   SS LA

     Study of the etiology and symptomatology of neurotic and psychotic behavior and other forms of personality disorder. Prerequisites: 330-32100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

330-45000 Supervised Internship   NLA

     Applied experience in a setting appropriate to students' interest and training. Settings include the Mental Health Clinic, Community Dispute Resolution Center, and Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service. Students undergo training at the site, do assigned reading, and write final reports. Arranged individually with departmental approval. Prerequisites: Completion of H&S internship application process. Variable credit. (IRR)

330-45100 Advanced Independent Supervised Study   U LA

     Intensive study of an individually selected topic in psychology, including honors studies (generally following 330-35100). Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Senior standing; consent of the department. Variable credit.

330-45200 Advanced Independent Supervised Research   U LA

     Intensive empirical research, including honors research (generally following 330-35200). Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Senior standing; consent of the department. Variable credit.

330-47000 History of Scientific Psychology   HU LA 1b, h

    Investigates the development of theories of psychology and the nature of their research paradigms. Examines the antecedents of psychology in philosophy, the natural sciences, and medicine. Emphasis is given to those elements that differentiate psychology, as a behavioral science, from other empirical disciplines. The effects of world events on psychology are discussed, and the effect of psychology on our own society is presented. Students are exposed to the different approaches to psychology in Europe, Asia, and the former Soviet Union. Prerequisites: One level-3 psychology course or senior standing. Students who are not junior or senior psychology majors or minors need the consent of the instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

330-49200 Seminar in Psychology   U LA

     Intensive investigation of selected topics in psychology. A student may participate in more than one seminar. Prerequisites: Senior standing; consent of the instructor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

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