Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

PSY 194Q • Ethical Issues In Psychology

43000 • Goris, Robbe
Meets W 2:00PM-3:00PM • Hybrid/Blended
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Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


PSY 194Q • Text Analysis Workshop-Wb

43005 • Pennebaker, James
Meets M 5:30PM-7:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Clinical Psychology. One or three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


PSY 301 • Introduction To Psychology

42680 • Harden, Kathryn
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM • Two-way Interactive Video
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Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or the equivalent in independent study.


PSY 304 • Intro To Child Psych-Wb

42685 • Repp, Ann • Internet; Asynchronous
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General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.


PSY 305 • Intro To Cognitive Psych-Wb

42690 • Reeves, Lauretta
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Introduction to the study of how people perceive, act, communicate, and reason. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.


PSY 308 • Biopsychology-Wb

42700 • Dominguez, Juan
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Overview of the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, followed by a survey of brain mechanisms of perception, cognition, learning, and emotion;biological perspectives on drug action and mental disease. Three lecture hours a wekk for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.


PSY 309 • Personality-Wb

42705 • Bradbury, Kirsten • Internet; Asynchronous
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Research and theory concerning personality structure, dynamics, development, and assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.


PSY 332 • Behavioral Neuroscience-Wb

42770 • Gonzalez-Lima, F
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Neuroscientific study of behavioral functions: fundamental structure and function of the human nervous system, sensory systems and perception, motor systems and behavior, motivation and learning, brain disorders and maladaptive behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 333D • Intro To Developmental Psy-Wb

42775 • De Barbaro, Kaya
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 304 and 333D may not both be counted. Psychology 333D and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 339 • Behavior Probs Of Children-Wb

42803 • Neal-Beevers, A
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM • Internet; Synchronous
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Adjustment difficulties during childhood and adolescence; causation and treatment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 339 • Behavr Problms Of Children-Wb

42805 • Bradbury, Kirsten • Internet; Asynchronous
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Adjustment difficulties during childhood and adolescence; causation and treatment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 341K • Cogn Science Of Religion-Wb

42808 • Legare, Cristine
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This seminar course will cover cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion. The class features cutting edge research on the cognitive science of religion from anthropology and psychology.


PSY 341K • Health Psychology-Wb

42820 • Holahan, Charles
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This course provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelationship between physical health and illness on the one hand and our cognitions, emotions, and behaviors on the other. The course examines the role of psychological factors in the emergence and progress of physical illness, the role of physical illness in psychological adjustment, and the role of behavioral factors in maintaining and enhancing physical health. Key topics include: (a) the nature of health psychology and the central role of life stressors; (b) coping with chronic illness; (c) the patient, the patient's family, and the health care system; and (d) disease prevention and health promotion. Discussion will encompass conceptual, methodological, and applied issues in the field. Conceptual issues will include the nature of life stressors, biological pathways through which life stressors relate to physical illness, and stress moderators. Learning to write well is also a key goal of the course. In completing the writing assignments, I will provide you with constructive feedback to help you become a better writer. In addition, you will have opportunities to discuss and comment on other students' work in class.


PSY 341K • Intro Early Childhd Intervn-Wb

42810-42813 • Moyer-Trimyer, Rachel
Meets M 5:00PM-8:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This lecture course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the process of braindevelopment from embryogenesis through adulthood with emphasis on the role of the environment in directing this process. Initial lectures will focus on the origins of the central nervous system, including topics such as the organization of the brain, neurogenesis, cellular differentiation, migration and targeting of neurons, synapse formation and refinement of the nervous system. In the second half of the course, lectures will focus on the infant brain and the role of experiences during infancy in modifying brain function. Topics will also include recent advances in our understanding of the role of gene-environment interactions and epigenetic programming and shaping brain development. Finally, the adaptive vs. maladaptive outcomes of environmental modifications to the nervous system will be discussed. Throughout the course, students will be guided through examples of how changes in the developing nervous system lead to behavioral patterns both in infancy and adulthood.


PSY 341K • Intro To Machine Learning -Wb

42814 • Nauhaus, Ian
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet; Synchronous
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This course is about how to analyze data to make autonomous predictions. The end goal is proficiency with introductory machine learning topics to address problems in psychology and neuroscience. The main focus will be on supervised learning algorithms for regression and classification, from linear models to neural networks. Foundational topics will include performance metrics, linear algebra, and statistics.  Every topic will be accompanied by lectures and exercises with Python programming. The goal of programming implementation is to solidify concepts. Assignments will require students to think through the algorithmic options to apply to a given problem, implement the algorithms on data using Python, and interpret results. 


PSY 341K • Psy Of Consciousness: Cogneuro

42815 • Schnyer, David
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM GEA 105 • Hybrid/Blended
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An introduction to the study of consciousness from the perspective of psychology, neuroscience, and the natural sciences. Topics reviewed include philosophical foundations, cognitive and neuroscientific approaches, the physical correlates of consciousness, introspection, sleep and dreaming, and altered states of consciousness.


PSY 341K • Vision And Action-Wb

42819 • Hayhoe, Mary
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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As we go through the day, our eyes and brains effortlessly gather necessary information from the world to guide our bodies and achieve our goals. Vision and Action is an upper-level lecture course directed at understanding how the brain achieves sensory motor control. The lectures will focus on the neural basis of perceptual experience and abilities, the choice of what actions to perform, how movements are executed, and how all these factors are modified by behavioral goals. We will also consider what happens when these mechanisms are damaged or impaired. Where possible we will perform simple in class experiments that involve tracking eye movements. Ideally students should have had an introductory course in perception but it is not required.


PSY 352 • Abnormal Psychology-Wb

42825 • Beevers, Christopher • Internet; Asynchronous
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Biological and social factors in the development and treatment of psychopathology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 353K • Psychopharmacology-Wb

42830 • Orsini, Caitlin • Internet; Asynchronous
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The pharmacology and the neurochemical, neurophysiological, and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs, with regard to their use as therapeutic and behavioral research tools. Although not required, completion of PSY308 is highly recommended before taking this course.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 355 • Cognition

42835 • Gilden, David
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GEA 105
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Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 359H • Honors Research I

42855 • Jones, Theresa
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM • Hybrid/Blended
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Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology, a grade point average of at least 3.50 in psychology courses taken at the University, a University grade point average of at least 3.25, and consent of the honors adviser.


PSY 364 • Intro To Clinical Psych-Wb

42860 • Bradbury, Kirsten • Internet; Asynchronous
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Introduction to techniques of assessment and treatment of psychopathology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 364P • Positive Psy/The Good Life-Wb

42875 • Carlson, Caryn
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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A survey of the emerging field of positive psychology, including assessment and determinants of well-being; human strengths and virtues; the good life considered from evolutionary, economic, sociological, and cross-cultural perspectives; and applications to issues such as social change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Positive Psychology and the Good Life) and 364P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 364P • Positive Psy/The Good Life-Wb

42870 • Mrazek, Alissa
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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A survey of the emerging field of positive psychology, including assessment and determinants of well-being; human strengths and virtues; the good life considered from evolutionary, economic, sociological, and cross-cultural perspectives; and applications to issues such as social change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Psychology 341K (Topic: Positive Psychology and the Good Life) and 364P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.


PSY 379H • Honors Research II

42895 • Echols, Catharine
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM BUR 224 • Hybrid/Blended
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Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each, Psychology 458 and 359H, and consent of the honors adviser.


PSY 391N • Learning And Memory-Wb

42970 • Domjan, Michael
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Same as Neuroscience 391N. Presentation of contemporary approaches to the study of conditioning and learning at the behavioral level. Focuses on empirical data and theoretical analysis of acquisition and performance in Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning. Includes discussion of habituation, sensitization, stimulus control, and other paradigms for studying cognitive processes in nonverbal organisms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.


PSY 394P • Curr Tpcs In Behav Neusci-Wb

42990 • Lee, Hongjoo
Meets W 3:00PM-6:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience. Brain-behavior relationships, particularly recent research in behavioral neuroscience, including the anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of behavioral events, and behavioral influences on the brain. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience) and Psychology 394P (Topic 1) may not both be counted.


PSY 394P • Digital Neuroanatomy-Wb

42985 • Pestilli, Franco
Meets TH 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience. Brain-behavior relationships, particularly recent research in behavioral neuroscience, including the anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of behavioral events, and behavioral influences on the brain. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience) and Psychology 394P (Topic 1) may not both be counted.


PSY 394P • Neurobiol Learning/Memory-Wb

42995 • Gonzalez-Lima, F
Meets F 1:00PM-4:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience. Brain-behavior relationships, particularly recent research in behavioral neuroscience, including the anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of behavioral events, and behavioral influences on the brain. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience) and Psychology 394P (Topic 1) may not both be counted.


PSY 394S • Computatl Behavioral Sci-Wb

43020 • Yu, Chen
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Developmental Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

 


PSY 394S • Fundmntls Of Devel Psy-Wb

43025 • Yeager, David
Meets M 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Developmental Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

 


PSY 394S • Graduate Writing Workshop-Wb

43030 • Tillman, Katharine
Meets F 9:00AM-12:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This course aims to provide graduate students with tools to create and maintain a consistent writing practice and meet their research goals. In the workshop, students will track their writing, discuss challenges and progress in a supportive community, and receive feedback on written work.


PSY 394U • Coevol Of Cognition/Culture-Wb

43034 • Legare, Cristine
Meets W 1:00PM-4:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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This graduate seminar course will cover the coevolution of cognition and culture. The class features cutting edge research on cognitive and cultural evolution from cognitive, comparative, cultural, and developmental psychology as well as evolutionary anthropology.


PSY 394U • Eye Tracking And Language-Wb

43035 • Griffin, Zenzi
Meets M 1:00PM-4:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


PSY 394V • Grnt Wrtg Natl Sci Fndtn-Wb

43040 • Beer, Jennifer
Meets M 9:00AM-12:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Grant Writing for National Science Foundation

Mondays 9:30-12

Class Overview

This course is designed to acquaint students with grant writing for the National Science Foundation with a special focus on completing drafts of the components of the National Science Graduate Research Fellowship. The class will focus on practical, "hands on" experience. The coursework consists of generating discussion, contributing peer feedback, drafting and revising grant components, and participating in a mock study section.

 

Each class meeting will include a short lecture, class discussion, and writing time. The goal is to help students make as much concrete progress on their fellowship applications with the consideration that writing as well reviewing are important components in developing strong grant writing skills.

 

By the end of the class, students can expect to have improved (a) their writing skills, (b) their ability to write grants, articles, and research statements, (c) their ability to provide peer feedback in person and in written reviews, and (d) their knowledge about funding opportunities and procedures at the National Science Foundation.

 

The class meetings will be highly interactive. All students are expected to come with questions for discussion. 

 


PSY 394V • Readings In Text Analysis-Wb

43045 • Pennebaker, James
Meets W 4:00PM-6:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Social and Personality Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


PSY 394V • Self And Identity-Wb

43050 • Swann, William
Meets W 3:00PM-6:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Seminars in Social and Personality Psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.


PSY 396 • Advanced Behavior Pathology-Wb

43055 • Telch, Michael
Meets TH 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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Evaluation of the experimental and theoretical literature concerning major behavioral disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. A core course option. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.



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