III. Clinical and Applied Areas (two courses)

442 Intellectual Development and Developmental Disabilities
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
317. Abnormal Behavior.

An examination of the area of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy) with primary emphasis on mental retardation. Among the topics considered are the influence of biological and psychological factors in producing disabilities, cognitive and and personality characteristics associated with the different levels of retardation, assessment of intelligence and adaptive behavior, and societal intervention through community services, educational placement and treatment programs. On-site visits to residential facilities are generally scheduled.

443. Introduction to Clinical Psychology.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
317. Abnormal Behavior.

An examination of the field of contemporary clinical psychology. Investigation focuses on the problems and procedures related to psychological diagnosis, therapeutic methods and research strategies. A community-based learning component is required of all students.

413. Community Psychology.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.

This seminar-internship course has two objectives: to develop an understanding of the community psychology perspective through primary source readings and discussion and to further that understanding through an internship placement in a community setting (eight hours per week). Topics considered in the seminar include the ecological perspective, stress and coping, prevention and empowerment; exemplars of community psychology interventions (e.g., preventive interventions, grassroots organizing and self-help groups) and current issues in the field (e.g., child abuse and neglect, homelessness, alcohol and substance abuse) will also be explored. Possible internship placements include Headstart, residential homes for juveniles, nursing homes, crisis intervention centers and Planned Parenthood; a small number of students may participate in a community research project as their internship placement. Due to the nature of the course, students must complete an application and preregister for the course. Prerequisites: Psychology 100 or 101, Psychology 205 and permission of instructor.

318. Environmental Psychology.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.
205. Research Methods in Psychology.
Lab credit:
Counts towards lab credit

This lecture-laboratory course studies the relationships between humans and physical environments--both natural and built, a new area of psychological investigation. Topics include environmental assessment, attitudes and behavior toward the environment and the psychological effects of such environmental factors as crowding, architectural design, extreme environments, pollution and natural disasters. Prerequisite: Psychology 100 or 101; if taken for laboratory credit, Psychology 205. Also offered as Environmental Studies 318 and through Outdoor Studies.

317. Abnormal Behavior.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.

A study of the major behavioral disorders, personality disturbances and mental illnesses. Included are consideration of the mentally ill throughout history and current methods of diagnosis, treatment and research. Actual case reports are reviewed.

313. Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.

A course designed to acquaint the student with major applications of psychological findings and techniques to problems of management and industry. The course includes human factors engineering, personnel procedures, organizational behavior and consumer behavior.

255. Sport Psychology.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.

This course is designed to develop understanding of human behavior and mental processes in sport and exercise settings. Topics that we examine include: (a) psychosocial aspects (e.g., motivation, psychological responses to injury, aggression) involved in the sport training process and competition among adults, youth and children at all skill levels, (b) psychological skills training for athletic performance (e.g., relaxation, self-talk, mental routines), (c) sport group dynamics (e.g., leadership, communication) and (d) major exercise psychology concepts and issues (e.g., exercise adherence, motives for participation, and exercise and psychological well-being).

238. Psychology and Law.
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Prerequisites:
100. Introductory Psychology.
101. Introductory Psychology.

This course explores the contributions psychological science can make and has made to legal policy and the legal system through the examination of several topics within the field of psychology and law. Topics include expert testimony in the courtroom (e.g., eye-witness identification, syndrome evidence), issues of competence (e.g., competence to stand trial, insanity defense), jury behavior, capital punishment and the psychology of law enforcement.