What are the biological and environmental determinants of intelligence?
And, can intelligence be increased? Each student will research a different subtype of ABI such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, anoxia, brain tumor and encephalitis and present findings, including an interview component to the class. The importance of an integrative, interdisciplinary approach as well as factors that influence recovery will be highlighted.
This course aims to help the student acquire an understanding of the major theories of psychotherapy and counseling. Ten to 12 of the most widely used psychotherapies and psychological interventions will be examined and critiqued in this course. The examination will include a review of the underlying theory, a summary of the supporting or refuting research, and instruction in how to actually perform each treatment. Every method will be demonstrated with a video of an actual clinical session conducted by the instructor, or by a major figure in applied psychology.
Students will learn to make their own assessments of psychological treatment techniques, utilizing process and outcome research. This course will examine human emotions from various theoretical perspectives including psychodynamic, phenomenological, biological, and cultural approaches.
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Topics include the development of emotional life from infancy through adulthood; the expression and development of specific emotions such as anger, anxiety, shame, joy, and romantic love; and the major cultural, spiritual, and religious traditions that have arisen to help us navigate the complexities of human emotional life.
This course is designed to introduce students to the complex interrelationship between individual psychological life and culture. Such an approach helps us to understand diverse societies, but even more importantly, helps make explicit how 'western-ness' can shape the ways in which one thinks and feels. Sample topics include the relationships between culture and thought, emotion, biology, childhood and technology.
This course examines psychological assessment from a forensic perspective. General assessment measures are reviewed with an emphasis on their application in a forensic context. Several specialized forensic instruments are also examined. Topics include clinical interviewing, assessment of malingering, neuropsychological assessment, personality measures, intelligence testing, integration of test results, report writing and feedback.
Applications for the various drugs covered will be discussed.
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This course will presume some basic knowledge of the relevant concepts of neurobiology and neurotransmitters, but a brief review of these concepts will be included. This class provides an overview of the dynamics of romantic love and attachment in adult relationships, reviews key theoretical ideas and scholarship, and provides a sampling of research and clinical findings.
During the course of the semester, we will look at how attachment theories dovetail with current theories on love and sexuality, and with work undertaken by practitioners and clinicians in the field of couples therapy and sex therapy. This course is an overview of the field, including behavior modification, stress, coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, pain, the immune system, AIDS and cancer, issues in pediatric health psychology, smoking, and weight control.
The course examines how biological, psychological, and social factors interact with and affect development of illness, the promotion of good health and preventing illness. Topicswill include: the treatment people receive for medical problems; how effectively people cope with and reduce stress pain, and; the recovery, rehabilitation, and psychosocial adjustment of patients with serious health problems. The course will also focus on the role of stress in illness amd certain lifestyle factors. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the major theoretical and empirical issues within the study of gender as well as implications for professional practice.
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the topic of psychopathology emphasizing children and adolescents but with a lifespan perspective as well. This course will trace the socioemotional, biological, neuropsychological, and cognitive processes that dynamically interact in development to shape the form of psychopathology against a backdrop of family and culture. This course provides an in-depth examination of the spectrum of psychological, biological, and social factors associated with exposure to traumatic stress e.
The course includes a comprehensive review of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder both acute and complex. Relevant research will be discussed in terms of the differential effects of traumatic experiences across groups e.
Cognitive and perceptual aspects of marketing campaigns and branding are covered. The consumer as part of a larger social context, including the influence of family, peers or cultural groups is covered. The impact of technology-based social media on consumer behavior is explored.
Models of leadership and organizational psychology are presented as informing management practices for innovation, consumer loyalty, and rebranding. Broad introduction to the field of psychological assessment, including an understanding of the conceptual issues underlying different approaches to testing and assessment. Surveys the major types of tests used in the field of assessment and addresses the development of the most commonly used instruments.
Examines testing with regard to psychometrics reliability, validity. Exposes students to the full range of cognitive-behavioral therapy and the underlying assumptions and theoretical models including its empirical foundations in classical and operant conditioning as well as social learning theory. Also provides students with the practical application of these theories to a wide spectrum of specific psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. This course will include both didactic and experiential components in order to promote a comprehensive approach to learning about addictions.
Specifically, there will be a focus on how addictions are theoretically conceptualized, assessed, and treated from a biopsychosocial perspective. A variety of areas will be covered, including the neurobiology of addiction, motivational interviewing, trauma and addiction, gambling addictions, gender issues, binge eating disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, harm reduction, relapse prevention, and policy implications. Review of basic counseling theory and techniques. Covers processes underlying individual and group counseling, identification and evaluation of behavioral outcomes, case management, and counseling ethics.
Surveys specialized counseling approaches and the needs of special populations. In-depth study of selected topics in adolescent psychology through a reading of primary sources. The readings follow a historic line, beginning with psychoanalytic contributions in the s Anna Freud, Karen Horney and continuing through Erikson, Piaget, Elkind, Youniss, and Gilligan. Topics covered include early theoretical conceptions, cognitive development, identity, peer relations, and more recent papers concerned with multicultural and gender issues.
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Two psychopathological conditions suicidal behavior and eating disorders are studied, as prototypes of adolescent problems, along with descriptions of adolescent psychotherapies. The various approaches to research in adolescence are ascertained by paying special attention to the method s employed by each author. Introduces master's degree students to the fundamental concepts, perspectives, values, and strategies of cross-cultural psychology, which focuses on understanding human behavior in its sociocultural context. This means that the psyche has both universal and culture-specific components; thus, while some phenomena e.
These developments include research documenting that most patients seek therapy for interpersonal problems; recognition that the alliance between patient and therapist is the most reliable predictor of treatment outcome; increasing interest in personality disorders, in which interpersonal processes play key roles; and the fact that some interpersonal approaches to therapy have been designated empirically supported treatments.
This course examines a variety of interpersonal approaches, with emphasis on several recent theoretical perspectives adult attachment theory, models about ruptures and repairs of the therapeutic alliance, and others that provide very helpful guides for research and practice. Substantial clinical material from actual psychotherapy cases is integrated in class discussions as a way to vividly illuminate readings about theory and research. Overview of the theories of therapeutic change, covering the various interventions currently practiced, ranging from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral-based techniques through the existential-based, nondirective and Gestalt modalities.
Personal, social, and environmental factors related to people's attitudes and performance in industrial and other organizations. Topics include personnel selection and evaluation, training and development, job analysis, attitudes and motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organizational structure and climate, and job design and working conditions. Development and design of field research and quasi-experimental techniques addressed to applied and theoretical questions: problems of control, selection of variables, nonobtrusive measures, sampling, etc.
Evaluation research is emphasized. Development and evaluation of personnel selection techniques, including mental ability tests, personality inventories, interviews, work simulations, biographical information, and drug tests. Strategies for evaluating the validity, fairness, and overall utility of a selection process are addressed. Considers the conceptual and practical issues concerning job analysis, criterion development, and performance measurement.
Critical review of alternative approaches and evaluation of their use in providing information to meet various organizational objectives, including performance appraisal, training and development, personnel selection, administrative decisions, and compensation. Development of skills in designing and evaluating training programs. Examination of stated or intended purposes of training programs and methods used to analyze training needs. Core O Courses:. Analysis and application of motivational theories and principles to individuals and groups in the workplace.
Evaluation of the theory and application of various programs and techniques tried previously, including job enrichment, participative management, improved supervision, compensation systems, goal setting, management by objectives, reinforcement, and leadership development and influence techniques. Survey of methodological approaches to planned change, including organizational diagnosis, data collection, interventions, feedback, and evaluation. Specific types of interventions covered include strategic planning, organizational design, culture change, team building, survey feedback, goal setting, and career development.
The nature and evolving definition of leadership is traced from early conceptualizations of trait, social exchange, and behavioral contingency theories to current approaches involving charismatic, transactional, and transformational leadership.
Power, influence, information, and politics are examined as these relate to effective leadership. The importance of leadership behavior in promoting adaptive learning and high-performance organizations is considered in light of leadership selection, development, and succession planning. The course will cover the major theories and research in support of the science and practice of these topics. As well, the course will cover survey design, deriving insights from survey data, and the effective use of surveys for organization improvement. By the end of this course, students will have knowledge of the research, theory and practice of organizational surveys, as well as how to conduct scientifically-sound organizational surveys.