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Courses in Psychology (PSC)

Lower Division

1. General Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Introduction emphasizing empirical approaches. Focus on perception, cognition, personality and social psychology, and biological aspects of behavior. Only two units allowed to those who have taken course 15 or 16; no credit allowed to those who have taken both courses 15 and 16. GE credit: SocSci | SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  Simonton, Thompson, Traxler

12Y. Data Visualization in the Social Sciences (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—1.5 hours; web virtual lecture—1.5 hours. Introduction to quantitative data across the social sciences (Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and other disciplines). Transforming data, describing data, producing graphs, visual reasoning, and interpretations. (Same course as Communications 12Y, Sociology 12Y, Political Science 12Y.) GE credit: QL, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Cross

20. Freshman Psychology Seminar (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: freshman standing. Instructor will acquaint students with his or her program of research, the development of scientific questions from the literature, and the application of research methods to examine these questions. Critical thinking will be encouraged via expository writing and brief presentations.

41. Research Methods in Psychology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 1 or the equivalent; completion of Statistics 13 or 102 strongly recommended. Introduction to experimental design, interviews, questionnaires, field and observational methods, reliability, and statistical inference. GE credit: QL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  Cross, Vazire

41S. Research Methods in Psychology (4)

Lecture/laboratory—10 hours; web virtual lecture—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or equivalent. Class size limited to 100 students. Introduction to experimental design, interviews, questionnaires, observational research, qualitative approaches, case studies, content analysis, sampling, descriptive statistics, and statistical inference. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 41. Offered irregularly.

90X. Lower Division Seminar (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Examination of a special topic in Psychology through shared readings, discussions, written assignments, or special activities such as fieldwork or laboratory work. May not be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

100. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Introduction to human information processing, mental representation and transformation, imagery, attention, memory, language processing, concept formation, problem solving, and computer simulation. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 136.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Ekstrom, Ferreira, Henderson, Long, Luck

100Y. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (4)

Web virtual lecture—4 hours; discussion—1 hour; lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Introduction to human information processing, mental representation and transformation, imagery, attention, memory, language processing, concept formation, problem solving, and computer simulation. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 136 or current course 100.—F, S. (F, S.) Luck

101. Introduction to Biological Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to majors. Survey and integration of the relationships between behavior and biological processes, including physiology, genes, development, ecology, and evolution. Two units of credit for those students who have completed Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 100.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Krubitzer, Stolzenberg, Trainor

103A. Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—2 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 41 and Statistics 13 or 102. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Design and statistical analysis of psychological investigations and the interpretation of quantitative data in psychology. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 103. GE credit: QL.—F, W. (F, W.) Blozis

103B. Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 103A; Statistics 13 or 102. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Probability theory, sampling distributions, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing using standard parametric and correlational approaches. Simple regression analysis, multiple regression analysis, non-parametric statistics, introduction to multivariate statistics, with applications in psychology. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 105. GE credit: QL.—F, S. (F, S.) Blozis, Ferrer

104. Applied Psychometrics: An Introduction to Measurement Theory (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Psychology, courses 41 and 103, Statistics 13. Examination of the basic principles and applications of classical and modern test theory. Topics include test construction, reliability theory, validity theory, factor analysis and latent trait theory. Offered irregularly. GE credit: QL.

107. Questionnaire and Survey Research Methods (4)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; laboratory/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; course 1; course 41 or an equivalent course on social or behavioral research methods. Limited enrollment. Introduction to survey and questionnaire research methods with emphasis on how to ask questions. Social and psychological factors that influence survey response. Practical aspects of fielding survey and questionnaire research. Offered irregularly. GE credit: QL.—Herek

113. Developmental Psychobiology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 101. The biology of behavioral development; survey and integration of the organismic and environmental processes that regulate the development of behavior.— F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Schank

120. Agent-Based Modeling (4)

Lecture/laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 or 101. Class size limited to 24 students. Introduction to agent-based computer simulation and analysis with emphasis on learning how to model animals, including humans, to achieve insight into social and group behavior. GE credit: QL.—S. (S.) Schank

121. Physiological Psychology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, 101. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Relationship of brain structure and function to behavior, motivation, emotion, language, and learning in humans and other animals. Methodology of physiological psychology and neuroscience. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 108. (Former course 108.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Bales, Krubitzer

122. Advanced Animal Behavior (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 101 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Advanced integrative survey of biological principles of behavioral organization, emphasizing historical roots, current research directions, conceptual issues and controversies. Laboratory exercises on the description and analysis of the behavior of captive and free living animals. (Same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 150.) Not open for credit to students who have completed course 150. (Former course 150.) Offered irregularly.

123. Hormones and Behavior (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101 and either course 101 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Endocrine physiology with an emphasis on the principles of behavior. Fundamental relationships between hormones and various behaviors engaged in by the organism during its lifetime. Role of hormones in behavioral homeostasis, social behavior, reproductive behavior, parental behavior, adaptation to stress. (Same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 152.) Not open for credit to students who have completed course 152. (Former course 152.)—S. (S.) Bales, Trainor

124. Comparative Neuroanatomy (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 101 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100 or 101. Overview of the neuroanatomy of the nervous system in a variety of mammalian and non-mammalian vertebrates. Examine changes or modifications to neural structures as a result of morphological or behavioral specializations. (Same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 124.) GE credit: SL.—W. (W.) Krubitzer, Recanzone

125. Behavioral Epigenetics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 101. Review of basic principles in genetics and epigenetics with emphasis on behavior. Introduction to the use of modern molecular methods in understanding the complex relationships between genes, environment, and behavior.—W, S. (W, S.) Stolzenberg, Trainor

126. Health Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 41, 101. Pass One open to Psychology majors only. Psychological factors influencing health and illness. Topics include stress and coping, personality and health, symptom perception and reporting, heart disease, cancer, compliance, and health maintenance and promotion. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 160.—W, S. (W, S.) Emmons

130. Human Learning and Memory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, and either Statistics 13 or 100; or consent of instructor. Consideration of major theories of human learning and memory with critical examination of relevant experimental data.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Ranganath, Yonelinas

131. Perception (4)

Lecture—3 hours; independent library work. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41 and 100 or 135. Cognitive organizations related to measurable physical energy changes mediated through sensory channels. Perception of objects, space, motion, events.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Geng, Henderson

132. Language and Cognition (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, and either 100 or 135; or consent of instructor. Introduction to the cognitive processes involved in language comprehension and production. Topics include the biological foundations of language, speech perception, word recognition, syntax, reading ability, and pragmatics. GE credit: WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Ferreira, Long, Swaab, Traxler

135. Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biological Foundations of the Mind (4)

Lecture—4 hours;. Prerequisite: course 1, 41, or consent of instructor; course 101, 121, or 129 recommended. Neuroscientific foundations of higher mental processes including attention, memory, language, higher-level perceptual and motor processes, and consciousness. Emphasis on the neural mechanisms which form the substrates of human cognition and the relationship of mind to brain.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Ekstrom, Geng, Janata, Mangun, Ranganath

136. Psychology of Music (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, and either 100 or 135 or Music 6C; or consent of instructor. Introduction to the mental and neural representations of musical structures and processes involved in perceiving, remembering, and performing music. Music and emotion. GE credit: WE.—F. (F.) Janata

137. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, 101. Overview of the neural basis of learning and memory focusing on modern behavioral neuroscience research with animals. Topics include consolidation, neural plasticity, cellular competition for memory storage, and the role of neurogenesis in learning.—F, S. (F, S.)  Wiltgen

140. Developmental Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Ontogenetic account of human behavior through adolescence with emphasis on motor skills, mental abilities, motivation, and social interaction. Two units of credit allowed to students who have completed Human Development 100A or 100B. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 112. (Former course 112.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Cross, Ghetti, Goodman, Graf Estes, Lagattuta, Oakes

141. Cognitive Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Human Development 100A or 100B or course 140. Pass One restricted to Human Development or Psychology majors. Theories, methods, evidence, and debates in the field of cognitive development, such as nature/nurture, constraints on learning, and the role of plasticity. Topics include attention, memory, concepts about the physical and social world, and language. (Same course as Human Development 101.) GE credit: Wrt | WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Chen, Cross, Ghetti, Goodman, Graf Estes, Lagattuta, Rivera

142. Social and Personality Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Human Development 100A or 100B or course 140. Pass One open to Human Development or Psychology majors. Social and personality development of children, infancy through adolescence. Topics include the development of personality, achievement motivation, self-understanding, sex-role identity, and antisocial behavior. Emphasis on the interface between biological and social factors. (Same course as Human Development 102.) GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Belsky, Hastings, Thompson

143. Infant Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41, and either course 140 or Human Development 100A. Psychological development in infancy. Topics include physical and motor development, sensory and nervous system development, and memory and cognitive development. Emphasis will be on evaluating theories, empirical research, and experimental methods for understanding infant development. GE credit: WE.—F. (F.) Oakes

146. The Development of Memory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Theory and research on memory development with focus on infancy and childhood. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 133. (Former course 133.) GE credit: WE.—S. (S.) Ghetti, Rivera

148. Developmental Disorders (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, and either 140 or 141 or Human Development 100A or 100B. Current scientific knowledge of the influences of biological, cognitive, and environmental factors on the emergence of disorders with onset in childhood. Examples include autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. Emphasis placed on understanding these disorders, their causes and their treatments.—F, S. (F, S.)  Rivera

151. Social Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Behavior of the individual in the group. Examination of basic psychological processes in social situations, surveying various problems of social interaction; group tensions, norm-development, attitudes, values, public opinion, status. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 145. (Former course 145.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Ledgerwood, Pickett, Sherman

152. Social Cognition (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Examines how social factors influence how we attend to, encode, and process information and how these mental processes affect subsequent judgments and behavior.—S. (S.) Pickett, Sherman

153. Psychology and Law (4)

Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Current theoretical and empirical issues in the study of psychology and law. Topics include eyewitness testimony, child abuse, jury decision making, juvenile delinquency and criminology, prediction of violence, insanity defense, and memory for traumatic events. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 115. (Former course 115.) Offered in alternate years.—S. Goodman

154. Psychology of Emotion (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Introduction to current theories and research on emotion and bodily feelings with special reference to self-knowledge. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 143. (Former course 143.)—F, S. (F, S.) 

157. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Social psychological underpinnings of stereotyping, prejudice, and stigma from sociocultural, motivational, and cognitive perspectives. Topics include: origins, maintenance, change, effects on person perception and memory, and the automaticity/controllability of stereotyping and prejudice. GE credit: DD—W. (W.) Sherman

158. Sexual Orientation and Prejudice (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Current scientific knowledge about sexual orientation and prejudice based on sexual orientation. Emphasis on learning the skills necessary for a critical understanding of science and public policy issues relevant to sexuality. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SS, WE.—W. (W.) Herek

159. Gender and Human Reproduction (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Psychology of reproduction. Reproductive events over the course of an individual's life, including sexual development, mate choice, relationships, and reproduction. Biological and social psychological explanations at the levels of mechanism and evolutionary function. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 149. (Formally course 149.)—S. (S.) Scheib

161. Psychology of the Self (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Psychological theory and research on the self. Topics include: self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-presentation, cognitive and emotional aspects of the self, and the role of the self in shaping social interaction.—F. (F.) Pickett

162. Introduction to Personality Psychology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 41. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Scientific study of personality. Methods of personality research. Overview of current research and theory in the field of personality psychology. Not open for credit to students who have completed former course 147. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.—F, S. (F, S.) Robins

165. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, 168, and either 140 or 151. Major theoretical formulations in the history of clinical psychology, from classical psychoanalysis to contemporary existentialism and behavior modification. A survey, based on lectures, films, and tapes, of what clinical psychologists do, including methods of appraisal, professional roles, and approaches to treatment.—S. (S.) Zane

168. Abnormal Psychology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41. Descriptive and functional account of behavioral disorders, with primary consideration given to neurotic and psychotic behavior. GE credit: SocSci | SS.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Schepeler, Zane

170. Psychology of Religion (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 41. Major theories, issues, data, and research methodologies of the psychology of religion. Religious experience and expression; religious development in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; conversion; religious influences on physical and mental health; cross-cultural perspectives. GE credit: Div, Wrt | WE.—S. (S.) Emmons

175. Genius, Creativity, and Leadership (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1 and 41 or the equivalent or consent of instructor. The phenomenon of genius examined from a diversity of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives, with an emphasis on outstanding creativity and leadership in art, music, literature, philosophy, science, war, and politics. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS, WE.—F, S. (F, S.) Simonton

180A. Research in Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 41, and four upper division Psychology courses and consent of instructor. Empirical research on selected topics in general experimental psychology (general research design and analysis, perception, cognition, cognitive development, etc.). Specific content will vary from quarter to quarter. May be repeated one time for credit when content differs. Offered irregularly.

180B. Research in Psychobiology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 101, three additional upper division courses in Psychology, and consent of instructor. Empirical research on selected topics in psychobiology (animal learning, animal behavior, physiological and sensory psychology, developmental psychobiology, computer modeling of neural systems). Content varies. May be repeated one time for credit when content differs. Offered irregularly.

180C. Research in Personality and Social Psychology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 41, and four upper division Psychology courses and consent of instructor. Empirical research on selected topics in personality and social psychology (personality, social psychology, organizational psychology, etc.). Content will vary from quarter to quarter. May be repeated one time for credit when specific content differs. Offered irregularly.

185. History of Psychology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: courses 1, 41, upper division standing or consent of instructor. Pass One open to Psychology majors. Development of psychological thought and research in context of history of philosophy and science. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 120. (Former course 120.) GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS, WE.—F. (F.) Simonton

190. Seminar in Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; major in psychology or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a special topic or problem of psychological interest. May be repeated for credit in different subject area.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

190X. Upper Division Seminar (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. In-depth examination at an upper division level of a special topic in Psychology. Emphasis on student participation in learning. May not be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  

192. Fieldwork in Psychology (1-6)

Fieldwork—1-6 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in psychology and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Supervised internship off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. Maximum of four units may be used towards satisfaction of upper division major requirement. May be repeated one time for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

194HA. Special Study for Honors Students (3)

Independent study—9 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing in Psychology and qualifications for admission into college honors program, and consent of instructor; at least one course from 180A, 180B, 180C or 199 strongly recommended. Directed research. Supervised reading, research and writing leading to submission of a Senior Honors thesis under the direction of faculty sponsor. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

194HB. Special Study for Honors Students (3)

Independent study—9 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing in Psychology and qualifications for admission into college honors program, and consent of instructor; at least one course from 180A, 180B, 180C or 199 strongly recommended. Directed research. Supervised reading, research and writing leading to submission of a Senior Honors thesis under the direction of faculty sponsor. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

197T. Tutoring in Psychology (1-3)

Tutoring—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Intended for advanced undergraduate students who will lead discussion sections in Psychology courses. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 units. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Graduate

200. Proseminar in Psychology (3)

Seminar—2 hours; independent study—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Introduces matriculating graduate students to research activities of departmental faculty. (S/U grading only.) —F. (F.)

201. Research Preceptorship (4)

Laboratory—3-4 hours; discussion—3-5 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

202. Research Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology. Presentation of graduate research to program faculty and graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

204A. Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: Statistics 102 or equivalent; graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Probability theory, sampling distributions, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing using standard parametric and correlational approaches. Analysis of variance, factorial and repeated measures, and tests of trends. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 206.—F. (F.)  Ferrer

204B. Causal Modeling of Correlational Data (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 204A or the equivalent and graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Examination of how to make causal inferences from correlational data in the behavioral sciences. Emphasis is on testing rival causal models using correlations among observed variables. Beginning with multiple regression analysis, discussion advances to path analysis and related techniques. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 207A.—W. (W.) Simonton

204D. Advanced Statistical Inference from Psychological Experiments (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 204A or the equivalent; graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Advanced topics in statistical inference, which may include probability theory, sampling distributions, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, nonparametric statistics, Bayesian approaches, and advanced issues in analysis of variance. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 205.—S. (S.)  Blozis

205A. Applied Multivariate Analysis of Psychological Data (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: three courses from 204A, 204B, 204C, 204D or the equivalents, or consent of instructor. Review of the major methods of multivariate data analysis for psychological data. Statistical routines using a linear algebra-based computing language. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant analysis, canonical analysis factor analysis, and component analysis. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 207B. (Former course 207B.) Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.) Ferrer

205B. Factor Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing, course 204A and 204B or equivalents or consent of instructor. Theory and methods of factor analysis, including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and principal component analysis. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.)

205C. Structural Equation Modeling (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing; course 204A and 204B or the equivalent or consent of instructor. Theory and methods of structural equation modeling, including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, multiple-group modeling and latent growth curve modeling. Offered in alternate years.—Ferrer

205D. Multilevel Models (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 204A, graduate standing or consent of instructor. Introduction to statistical techniques for the analysis of normal, hierarchically structured data, such as cross-sectional clustered data or repeated-measures data. Topics include hierarchical linear models, latent growth curve models, and how these methods handle unbalanced and/or missing data.—W. (W.) Blozis

205E. Applied Psychometrics and Measurement Theory (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 204A or equivalent; graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Examination of the basic principles and applications of classical and modern test theory. Topics include test construction, reliability theory, validity theory, factor analysis, and latent trait theory. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 204 or 204C. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.)

205F. Item Response Theory (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 204A or the equivalent; graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Item response theory allows for the creation of precise measurement instruments in psychological testing. Review Classical Test Theory, and then cover basic IRT models through advanced applications. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.)

205G. Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 204A and graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Modeling and understanding of intraindividual change and interindividual differences in change. Reviews conventional methods and introduces contemporary techniques for modeling intraindividual change. Offered in alternate years.—F. (F.) Ferrer

206A. Theoretical Foundations: Research Methods in Psychology (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Restricted to graduate student status. Examines the philosophy and research practices underlying experimental psychology. Topics to be covered include philosophy of science/epistemology, research design, inference and bias in research, theory development, validity, the social context of research, and critical thinking about research. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.) Pickett, Sherman

206B. Research Methods in Psychology: Applications in Social-Personality Research (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Restricted to graduate student status. Overview of the research designs, assessment methods, and statistical procedure used by social-personality psychologists. Focus on the practical issues that arise when using each method in specific research contexts. Offered in alternate years.—(W.) Robins

207. Survey and Questionnaire Research Methods (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: completion of a course on social or behavioral research methods, graduate standing. Survey and questionnaire research methods with emphasis on how to ask questions. Cognitive, motivational, and social processes that influence how respondents answer questions; sampling techniques; Internet resources; practical aspects of fielding survey and questionnaire research. Offered irregularly.— F. Herek

208. Physiological Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. A conceptual analysis of the contributions of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry to an understanding of animal and human behavior.—S. Bales

208A. Fundamentals of Human Electrophysiology (4)

Lecture/discussion—1.5 hours; laboratory—3 hours; extensive problem solving—1.5 hours.; project—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to 15 students. In-depth introduction and hands-on experience with the event-related potential (ERP) method in the study of attention, executive control, memory, language and social cognitive neuroscience.—W. (W.) Luck, Swaab

209A. Introduction to Programming: Matlab (4)

Lecture/laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. The Matlab programming environment as a means of organizing, analyzing, and visualizing scientific data. Basic programming concepts such as variables, loops, conditional branching, and efficient programming techniques will be emphasized. Offered irregularly.— Janata

210. Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroimaging (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of inferential statistics and experimental psychology. Introduction to empirical foundations and methodology of neuroimaging, emphasizing pragmatics of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study cognition. Topics include MR physics, the relationship between neural activity and the BOLD response, experimental design, and analysis of fMRI data.—Ranganath

211. Advanced Topics in Neuroimaging (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 210 or consent of instructor. Restricted to 16 students. Critical presentation and discussion of the most influential advanced issues in neuroimaging, emphasizing fMRI design/analysis and the integration of fMRI with EEG/MEG. (Same course as Neuroscience 211 and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 211.) (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.) Miller

212A. Developmental Psychology: Cognitive and Perceptual Development (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor, completion of undergraduate or graduate course on developmental psychology or human development. Theories and empirical findings concerning human cognitive and perceptual development. Development of perception, memory, concepts (e.g., theory of mind, concepts about number), problem solving, and language from infancy to adolescence.—F. Ghetti, Goodman, Graf Estes, Lagattuta, Rivera

212B. Developmental Psychology: Social, Emotional, and Personality Development (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor, completion of an undergraduate or graduate course on developmental psychology or human development. Theories and empirical findings concerning human social, emotional, and personality development. Development of emotions, moral reasoning and behavior, personality, self- concept, and social cognition from infancy to adolescence (may include adulthood).—Thompson

217. Behavioral Genetics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—1hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Restricted to 20 students. Review basic principles in genetics and select topics in molecular genetics with emphasis on behavior. Use of modern molecular methods to outline complex relationships between genes, environment, and behavior. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 251.—W. (W.) Trainor

218A. Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; upper-division undergraduate introduction to the biology of behavior, such as course 101, 122, 123, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102, 150, 152, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 141, Entomology 104, or Animal Science 105. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as Animal Behavior 218A.)— F. (F.) Sih

218B. Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; course 209A. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as Animal Behavior 218B.)—W. (W.) Sih

220. History of Psychology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. A lecture-seminar on the history of psychology and on the applicability of early psychological theory and research to contemporary investigations. Offered in alternate years.—Simonton

221. Academic Writing in Psychology (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Class size limited to 10 students. Strategies for developing and honing academic writing skills and writing productivity, with a particular focus on how to write a clear and compelling empirical journal article in psychology. May be repeated four times for credit with consent of instructor if student chooses to focus on a substantially different writing project. Offered irregularly.—F. Ledgerwood

230. Cognitive Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Analysis of the mental processes by which knowledge is acquired, manipulated, stored, retrieved and used. Offered in alternate years.—F. Long, Mangun

231. Sensation and Perception (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Analysis of the role of sensory processes and perception in experience and their effects on behavior. Offered in alternate years.—S. 

241. Attitudes and Social Influence (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Survey of theory and research in the field of attitudes and social influence. Topics include attitude definition and measurement, major theories of attitude formation and change, the relationship between attitudes and behavior, and recent directions and controversies. Offered irregularly.—Ledgerwood

243. Social Cognition (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours, term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Processes underlying the perception, memory, and judgment of social stimuli, the effects of social and affective factors on cognition, and the interpersonal consequences of those processes. Topics include automaticity/control, motivated cognition, person perception, stereotyping, attitudes, and persuasion. Offered irregularly.—Pickett, Sherman

244. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours, term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course examines the social psychological underpinnings of stereotyping, prejudice, and stigma, including sociocultural, motivational, and cognitive factors. Offered irregularly.—Herek, Sherman

245. Social Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Theory and research in social psychology.—S. (S.) Pickett, Robins

247. Personality (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Theory and research in human personality.—W. (W.) Robins

251. Topics in Genetic Correlates of Behavior (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Theory and experiment in the genetic contributions to animal and human behavior. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.

252. Topics in Psychobiology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Critical study in a selected area of psychobiology. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered in alternate years.

261. Cognitive Neuroscience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate student standing in Psychology or Neuroscience or consent of instructor. Graduate core course for neuroscience. Neurobiological bases of higher mental function including attention, memory, language. One of three in three-quarter sequence. (Same course as Neuroscience 223.)—S. (S.) Ranganath, Swaab

263. Topics in Cognitive Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Selected topics in language processing, memory, perception, problem solving, and thinking, with an emphasis on the common underlying cognitive processes. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered in alternate years.

264. Topics in Psycholinguistics (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Discussion of fundamental issues in the psychology of language. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered in alternate years.

270. Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Critical study of a selected area of personality or social psychology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.— F. (F.) 

272. Topics in Developmental Psychology (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Selected topics in developmental psychology, including developmental neuroscience, memory development, infancy, cognitive development, social development, child maltreatment, children and law, perceptual development, emotional development, children at risk, and adolescence, with emphasis on developmental processes and developmental theory. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly.

289A. Current Research in Psychology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Contemporary theory and empirical research in specialized topics in psychology. Topics include developmental attachment, social neuroscience, mental health, emotion, sexual orientation and identity. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)

289B. Current Research in Psychology (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 289A; graduate standing in Psychology or consent of instructor. Intensive examination of contemporary theory and empirical research on a specialized topic in psychology. Sample topics include developmental attachment, social neuroscience, culture and mental health, electrophysiology and cognitive neuroscience, emotion, implicit cognitive processes, sexual orientation and identity, and attention. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)

290. Seminar (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in psychology or consent of instructor. Seminar devoted to a highly specific research topic in any area of basic psychology. Special topic selected for a quarter will vary depending on interests of instructor and students.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

299. Research (2-9)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

299D. Dissertation Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

390A. The Teaching of Psychology (6)

Discussion—6 hours; lecture—6 hours; practice—6 hours. Prerequisite: advanced graduate standing in psychology or a closely related discipline and consent of instructor. Methods and problems of teaching psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels; curriculum design and evaluation. Practical experience in the preparation and presentation of material. (S/U grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W, S. (W, S.)  Simonton

390B. The Teaching of Psychology (6)

Discussion—6 hours; lecture—4 hours; practice—2 hours. Prerequisite: advanced graduate standing in psychology or a closely related discipline and consent of instructor. Methods and problems of teaching psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels; curriculum design and evaluation. Practical experience in the preparation and presentation of material. (S/U grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W, S. (W, S.)  Simonton

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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