Psychology Course Descriptions
2014-15

With Links to Faculty and Course Pages

6000- and 9000- Level Courses:
Graduate Program Courses
Graduate Research Seminars and Colloquia


Graduate Program Courses


G6001x. Proseminar 1
Fall 2014: 3 pts. D. Shohamy. W 2:10-4 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students.
[Download Fall 2006 syllabus]

G6002y. Proseminar 2
Spr 2015: 3 pts. J. Metcalfe. M 2:00-3:50 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students.

G6003y. Proseminar 3
2014-15: Not offered. 3 pts.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students.
[Download Fall 2005 syllabus]

G6006y. Introduction to Statistical Modeling in Psychology
Spr 2014: 4pts. D. Krantz. TR 8:40-9:55 AM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2015: 4pts. D. Krantz. TR 8:40-9:55 AM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.

Description: Methods of data analysis and mathematical modeling illustrated with examples from psychological research. Note: In Spring 2014, students should plan to attend a weekly 1.5 hour lab session on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
[Download Bolger/Franks syllabus]

G6007x. Analysis of Change
Fall 2014: 4pts. N. Bolger . MW 10:10-12 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
________(Additional 1 hour per week of lab statistical exercises: TBA.)

Prerequisite: Graduate statistics course in ANOVA or General Linear Model, or instructor's permission.
Description: A survey course in statistical methods for the analysis of repeated-measures data, including data from experimental and nonexperimental studies. Surveys classical (e.g., MANOVA) and modern methods (e.g., Multilevel Models) for both continuous and categorical outcomes.

G6100x. Communicating Science
Fall 2014: 3 pts. J. Curley and S. Woolley. T 4:10-6 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
Description: How to write about and present scientific information in a clear and interesting way. We will use: 1) individualized writing projects; 2) oral presentations; and 3) concise books on good writing to develop skills for communicating scientific ideas, design, results and theory.
[Download syllabus]

G6200x. Practicum in the Teaching of Psychology
Fall 2014: 1-3 pts. L. Putnam. M 2:10-3:50 PM. Room 200C Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students.
Description: Practical and theoretical issues relating to the teaching of psychology and the psychology of teaching.
[View syllabus]

G6500x or y. Supervised Teaching Assistance
Fall 2014, Spr 2015: 3 pts. L. Putnam.

Prerequisite: The permission of the faculty member who will direct the teaching.
Description: Participation in ongoing teaching.
Note: Psychology graduate students register for this course each semester in which they have a teaching assistantship.

G6600x and y. Supervised Individual Research
Fall 2014, Spr 2015: 1-4 pts. K. Ochsner.

Prerequisite: The permission of the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.
Note: Psychology graduate students register for this course in both the Fall and Spring terms.


Graduate Research Seminars
and Colloquia

G9045x. Research Seminar in Auditory Neuroscience
2014-15: Not offered. 3 pts. S. Woolley.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission
Description: Auditory neuroscience is the study of the neural basis of hearing. Auditory processing and perception are studied from the physiological, anatomical and behavioral standpoints. The focus of this course is on the structure and function of the vertebrate auditory system, and how auditory processing relates perception and vocal communication. The course consists of a weekly seminar during which recently published papers and current data sets on auditory neuroscience and perception are presented and discussed.
[Download syllabus]

G9165y. Research Seminar in Cognition
Spr 2015: 3 pts. J. Metcalfe. R 10:10-12 PM. Room 365 Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students.
Description: Weekly seminar of presentations and discussion of current topics in cognition.
Note: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

G9350y. Seminar in Social Psychology
Spr 2015: 3 pts. G. Downey. Day/Time/Room: TBA

Prerequisite: TBA
Description: Discussion of selected issues and topics in social and personality psychology.

G9397x, G9398y. Research Seminar in Social & Personality Psychology
Fall 2014: 1 pt. K. Ochsner, D. Mobbs, and V. Purdie-Vaughns. M 12:10-2 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2015: 1 pt. K. Ochsner, D. Mobbs, and V. Purdie-Vaughns. M 12:10-2 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: The permission of one of the instructors. This course is open only to doctoral candidates.

G9410. Behavioral Neuroscience (seminar)
2014-15: Not offered. 3pts. R. Silver; D. Hood; P. Balsam; F. Champagne.

Prerequisite: At least one undergraduate neuroscience course and instructor's permission. This course is open only to graduate students.
Description: Advanced seminar on the fundamentals of brain organization, development and function in the generation and contol of behavior. Using lecture, text and original literature, a basic graduate education on neurons, circuits, systems and behavior taught by faculty experts.

[Download syllabus]

G9425. Neuroethology (seminar)
2014-15: Not offered. 3 pts. S. Woolley and D. Kelley.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
Description: Neuroethology is the study of the neural bases for natural animal behaviors. Behavior and brain are studied using an evolutionary approach. The focus of this course is on the neurobiology and behavior of animal communication and other natural behaviors, and the relation between sensory processing and motor output. The course consists of a weekly student-led seminar during which classic and current data papers are presented and discussed.
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PHPS G9600x. Philosophy and Psychology of Action
2014-15: Not offered. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe and C. Peacocke.

Prerequisite: TBA
Description: TBA

G9650. Theories and Research in Social Science of Psychology
2014-15: Not offered. 3pts. T. Higgins.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
Description: Advanced seminar on selected topics and issues in social cognition and social motivation. Emphasis on common languages (i.e., common nomethetic processes and idiographic contents) underlying social, personality, abnormal, and developmental psychology.

G9685. Advanced Seminar in Relationships
2014-15: Not offered. 3 pts. N. Bolger
.

G9999x and y. Departmental Colloquium
Fall 2014, Spr 2015: 0 pts. K. Ochsner. W 4:10-6 PM. Room 614 Schermerhorn Hall.

Description: Members of the staff, graduate students, and outside speakers present current research.
Note: All graduate students are expected to attend the meetings of the seminar.

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