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Psychology Department Graduate Program Catalog 2016-17

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15 PSY 626 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is course is an introduction to the interaction between psychology and the legal system, which may include the roles and responsibilities of fo- rensic psychologists, the selection/training/evaluation of police, criminal profiling, and hypnosis and lie detection in criminal investigation. Other related issues may include eyewitness identification procedures, police interrogations and confessions, alternative dispute resolution, trial prepa- ration, jury selection, and death penalty trials and appeals. PSY 627 MENTORED LAB CLASS SEMESTER I (MA) 3 credits is course will consist of an individualized, mentored research experi- ence with a faculty member in psychology. Students will be involved in the "in lab" practical realities of conducting research studies in psychol- ogy, attend a weekly lab meeting with their paired faculty member and other research assistants, and throughout the semester meet with other faculty members to learn about the depth and breadth of psychological research and discuss topics, methodologies and techniques in psycholog- ical science. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor required. PSY 628 MENTORED LAB CLASS SEMESTER II (MA) 3 credits is elective course may be taken aer PSY 627. is course will consist of an individualized, mentored research experience with a faculty member in psychology. Students will be involved in the "in lab" practical realities of conducting research studies in psychology, attend a weekly lab meet- ing with their paired faculty member and other research assistants, and throughout the semester meet with other faculty members to learn about the depth and breadth of psychological research and discuss topics, meth- odologies and techniques in psychological science. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor required. PSY 634 INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS (MA) 3 credits is web-enhanced course is designed as an advanced level course on cognitive principles associated with learning from media (visual, textual, and audio presentation) and the application of these principles to the de- sign of multimedia instruction for effective teaching and learning. Draw- ing from years of research in cognitive and educational psychology, this course provides materials based on the cognitive theory of multimedia learning and principles for the design of multimedia presentations. e course aims to help students realize the potential of using words (text and/or audio material) and visual elements (pictures, videos, icons) to promote learning. Students will learn about the basic principles of mul- timedia instructional design and demonstrate their knowledge by com- pleting a multimedia project that adheres to these principles. is course relies heavily on the use of Blackboard's discussion board. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor required. PSY 643 PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNITED NATIONS (MA) 3 credits e United Nations (UN), is a complex, somewhat mythical world that serves as the meeting ground for political powers from around the world. It is unique among international institutions, considering the vast array of tasks entrusted to it. e UN is involved in all aspects of human activity; it therefore plays an important role in the global community. "Global" is a word that is used to refer to issues and concerns of the entire world while "International" is a term that is uses to refer to issues and concerns of two or more countries. While not always successful in implementation, the United Nations takes a global stance on world issues. is course will consider the history of the United Nations, how it functions, and the role of psychology and psychologists at the United Nations. Several guest speakers who are active at the United Nations will be invited to speak to the class. PSY 646 CRITICAL THINKING (MA/MSED/PSYD) 3 credits Enhancement of the skills of observation and evaluation in various person- al and work-related situations. rough demonstrations, interactions, and role-playing, participants will explore and study the following basic oper- ations: intuiting, feeling, categorizing, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining and arguing, influencing, cooperating, competing, deciding, committing to values, participating-observing. Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree PSY 656 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 3 credits is course focuses on developmental disabilities in human development. Factors in vulnerability from prenatal development through later age levels are addressed, including a thorough consideration of genetic and environmental variables. Contemporary research and theory in develop- mental disabilities are the main focus of this course. Topics include areas such as adaptive behavior issues, intellectual developmental disabilities, physical and motoric disabilities, social-emotional and psychiatric dis- abilities, and speech and language disabilities. PSY 667 MULTICULTURAL/GENDER ISSUES (MA) 3 credits is graduate course considers the wide range of multicultural, gender, and diversity issues involved in human development and learning. e focus in this course is on contemporary research and theory related to multicultural, gender, and diversity issues. Topics in this course include issues such as human development, social cognitive development, social development, and behavior associated with culture, gender, and diversity. e emphasis is on current research especially taking into consideration the wide range of diversity issues raised in the contemporary psychological literature. PSY 680 PROGRAM EVALUATION (MA/MSED/PSYD) 3 credits Advanced course in evaluation research emphasizing both traditional and non-traditional designs. e course examines how to evaluate school, men- tal health and social programs along with different orientations to program evaluation. Program evaluation within a variety of contexts is reviewed. PSY 681 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is course is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics, includ- ing theories, related research findings and their practical implications in the field of organizational psychology. Topics include a history of organi- zational psychology, work attitudes, work motivation, group processes, and leadership. PSY 682 PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is course is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics, includ- ing theories, related research findings and their practical implications in the field of psychology. Topics include job analysis, employee selection and classification, performance appraisal and feedback, criterion theory and de- velopment training, and legal issues.

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