Statistics and Methodology Courses
Each student is evaluated on his or her progress in the program each year of graduate study. Only those students who have given evidence of satisfactory academic performance as graduate students will be advanced. After M.A. conferral and passing of comprehensive exam, students will be matriculated into the Ph.D. program and admitted to doctoral candidacy. Students denied candidacy will be required to withdraw from the program or withdraw after completion of the M.A.
Complete a thesis on a topic approved by the department.
The examination, in the field of the graduate student, may be, but is not necessarily, limited to a defense of the student’s thesis.
Three quarters of clinical practicum need to be successfully completed. The director of clinical training must approve the practicum placement in advance.
LEARNING AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Survey of classical and instrumental conditioning, biological constraints, attention, memory,cognition, and practical applications. Major theoretical approaches include stimulus-response, early cognitive theories and information processing theory.
The functional role of neural systems important for the processes of motivation, emotion, sleep, memory, and cognition.
ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Advanced study of social psychological methodology, ethics and deception, attitudes, altruism, aggression, and interpersonal processes and attraction.
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Current research and theories in child development relating to the preschool child, elementary school child, and adolescent. Emphasis on cognitive, language, and social/emotional development.
ADVANCED STATISTICS I
Graphical methods for data display, analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, multifactor analysis of variance, randomized block, repeated measures, and related designs. Cross-listed as SOC 450.
ADVANCED STATISTICS II
Multiple linear regression, analysis of covariance, and logistic regression.
PSY 410 is a prerequisite for this class.
MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Multivariate regression, principal component, cluster analysis and multidemensional scaling. Canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, linear discriminant function analysis.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
FACTOR ANALYSIS AND PATH MODELING
Theoretical foundations, methods of analysis, and comparison of various factor analytic models. Structural equation and measurement models using the Mplus/ LISREL program.
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Design and analysis of basic and applied psychological research with an emphasis on statistical software.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTING I
Theories of intelligence and cognitive development. Introduction to the administration of verbal and various nonverbal tests including the Stanford Binet, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the clinical use of these instruments. Materials fee $10.00.
ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.
Administration and scoring of the Rorschach and Thematic Aperception Test and other tests. Evaluation of tests and related areas of research and development.
Behavioral observation and recording. Self-report measures. Physiological measurement. Evaluation of behavioral measures and areas of research.
Review of the major diagnostic categories as outlined by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Current issues in psychopathology and related research are reviewed.
PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
Analysis of theoretical approaches to psychotherapy.
ADVANCED COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
An advanced introduction to community psychology with an emphasis on major historical and contemporary themes such as prevention of psychological problems and promotion of wellness, empowerment and social justice, community research methods, diversity in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability status, community processes, and collaboration and intervention to address social problems.
Introduction to ethical issues in the field of clinical psychology. Two quarter hours.
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DIVERSITY
Considerations related to minority status and issues specific to diagnostics and interventions with minority populations.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
An interactive seminar that provides guidance regarding master's thesis research, comprehensive examination or literature review, and/or dissertation plans. Attention to pathways for success in doctoral education, practica, internship, scientific research and careers. Selected topics vary with student needs and interests.
PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
Supervised experience in intake interviewing, psychological evaluation, and case conference presentation in a clinic, hospital or community agency setting. Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Supervised experience in diagnostic assessment, intervention planning, psychotherapy and report writing through varied assignments to campus or community agencies. Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN CHILD CLINICAL PROCEDURES
Supervised practice in the diagnosis and treatment process of the problems of children and adolescents. May be repeated twice. Zero credit hours.
MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Original investigation of a specific research problem. Four hours required.