Core Courses taken by all Graduate Students
PSYC 207. Psychology of Learning (4)
An overview of the scientific investigation of learning and behavior. Both experimental and related theoretical developments are considered, as well as applications of the basic principles of learning to issues of social significance.
PSYC 251. Behavioral Treatments and Applications (4)
An overview of behavior therapy, behavior modification and cognitive social learning techniques for behavioral change and assessment. Interviewing skills, rapport building and ethical legal factors related to behavioral intervention are covered, as are current empirically validated treatments for various clinical disorders. Students also develop their practicum plans to be implemented in Psyc 253 (Fall of the second year of the program).
PSYCH 283. Research Design (4)
Design and analysis of research using single subjects and groups. In this course, students will develop their thesis idea and initial proposal draft.
PSYC 299. Thesis (2 or 4)
Sampling of Electives:
PSYCH 258. Behavioral Assessment (4)
An overview of behavioral assessment techniques. Specific topics to be covered include data collection, inter-observer agreement, social validity, treatment integrity, descriptive assessment, functional analysis, stimulus preference assessment, indirect assessment techniques, and psychometric assessment procedures.
PSYC 291. Independent Graduate Study (2-4)
PSYC 293. Special Topics (1-4)
(e.g., Controversial Treatments in Applied Settings, Radical Behaviorism, Verbal Behavior, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychological Assessment)
At times, students have worked with the Graduate Academic Adviser and taken coursework outside the department in order to strengthen their knowledge base in a particular area (e.g., biology, writing, statistics, education), and we support such individualized programs of study.