Course Descriptions Graduate Psychology
mental and statistical control of variance. Analysis of variance models useful in clinical research wi ll be emphasized. Consider ation is also given to the contribution of the research process to the integrat ion of psychology and theology. Prerequisite: RPSY 502 Required for PsyD, PhD RPSY 602 COGNITION AND AFFECT (3) Survey of contemporary theory and re search on cognition and affective pro cesses. Information processing models of cognition funct ioning and the selective pro cessing function of cignitive schemata are emphasized. Theories of affect and the in teraction of cognition and affect are also explored . Either th is course or RPSY 604 is required for PsyD, PhD RPSY 603 INTRODUCTION TOPSY CHOPATHOLOGY (3) An introduction to various models of psy chopathology with special attention to psychodynamic conceptual izations. Stu dents also gai n familiar ity with the Diagnos tic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor ders (3rd Ed ition). Requ1red for PsyD, PhD RPSY 604 LEARNING AND MOTIVA TION (3) A su rvey of the processes, theories and research in learning and motivation. Em phasis on the specific content may vary from year to year. Required for Psy.D., PhD Either this course or RPSY 602 is re quired for PsyD, PhD RPSY 606 DEVELOPMENTAL PSY CHOLOGY (3) Concepts and processes involved in the understanding of the psychological devel opment of the person from infancy through adolescence. Major theoretical systems relevant to Developmental Psy chology are examined with emphasis upon the study of cognitive, affective and psy chomotor changes manifested in childhood and adolescence. Required for M.A. PsyD, PhD
current developments from these systems. Requ ired for PsyD , PhD
RPSY 607 PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES (3) An introduct ion to psychophysiological and neural mechanisms in their relation to mind-body processes, to the production of psychosomatic symptoms and diseases, and to origins of psychopathology. Either this course or RPSY 670 or 705 is required for PsyD, PhD RPSY 608 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Problems and theories of the person in the social context, including person percep t ion, interpers.onal relations , role forma t ion and different iation, attitude formation, maintenance and change. Required for PsyD , PhD Either this cou1·se or RPSY 702 is required for PsyD, PhD RPSY 6 10 DEVELOPMENT OF RELI GIOUS UNDERSTANDING IN CH IL DREN AND ADOLESCENTS (2) An assessment of the cognitive and affec tive meanings which children and adoles cents attribute to religious concepts, prac tices and experiences, and their changes in meaning during the course of individual de velopment The biblical perspective of reli gious development is also exami ned. Elective. RPSY 61 I RESEARCH IN RELIGIOUS BE HAVIOR (2) A survey of the research literature on reli gious behavior. Representative empirical studies deali ng with several dimensions and correlates of religious behavior will be ex amined. Elective. RPSY 618 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH I: COMMUNITY SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES (3) A study of systems theory w ith a focus on communities, schools, health agencies, gov ernmental human service agencies, churches and families. Provides a concep tual bas is for understanding the interac tions among individuals and systems. Prac tical applications include knowing how to enter systems and maximizing available re sources for clients, particular ly those who are disadvantaged or handicapped. Elective.
RPSY 551 PERSONALITY I (3) A comprehensive review of the major personality theor ies. Includes an examina tion of each theory's underlyi ng philo sophical perspective, its view of psycho pathology, and its implications for treat ment Required for Psy.D. , PhD. RPSY 553 PERSONALITY II (3) This seminar focuses on a specific theoreti cal rn·ientation and is designed to give students an in-depth acquaintance with that theory Common offerings are psychoanalytic and humanistic existential theor ies. Prerequis ite: RPSY 55 I . RPSY 592 MARITAUFAMILY INTERVEN TION (3) This course focuses on the applied prac tices that have evolved from the major theories of systems change. It includes con sideration of a variety of treatment struc- tures, including individual, concurrent, col laborative, conjoi nt, transgenerational and network therapies. Elective. RPSY 600 RESEARCH APPRENTICESH IP I (2), II (2) Supervised experience in planning, con ducting and reporting psychological re search. The specific nature of the research project will be determined by the student with his or her advisor. Students wil l be re quired to submit a written review of litera ture and research proposal , conduct data gather ing activities, analyze the· data and submit a final report of the project in APA format to his/her advisor. The required to tal of 4 units must be complet ed by the beginning of the first semester of the third year in the program. RPSY 60 I RESEARCH DESIGN (3) Covers the logic of comparative experi mentation and causal inference. Emphasis is placed on problem definition, hypothesis format ion and design for drawing infer ence. Major emphasis is given to the con cepts of partitioning variance and experi-
Courses under th is designation provi de the essential scientific and theoretical data base for advanced graduate study in clinical psychology. • RPSY 500 INTRODUCTION TO CLINI CAL TECHNIQUES (2) An i.ntroduct ion to intervention techniques in cli nical psychology. Includes an emphasis on intake inter viewing, the relationship be tween models of psychopathology and psychotherapy and interpersonal con structs and techniques that cut across var ious approaches t o intervention. Required fo1· PsyD, PhD RPSY 502 ADVANCED STATISTICS (3) Concepts and t echniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of clinical and research data. Lecture and laboratory cov ering descripti ve and inferential statistics. Major topics include correlation and re gression, tests of significance and introduc t ion to analysis of vari ance. Both paramet ric and non-parametric approaches are covered. Instruct ion a~sumes undergrad uate background in statistics. Required for PsyD. PhD RPSY 510 MOTIVATION (3) Physiological, psychological and social bas is for mot ivation. Topics include drives, obe sity, sexual motivation, need for achieve ment and aggression. Elect ive. RPSY 51 3 SENSATION AND PERCEP TION (3) Theory and research regarding the pro cess of sensation and percept ion and their relation to motivation and learn ing. El ective. RPSY 530 HISTORY AND SYSTEMSOF PSYCHOLOGY (3) This course places particular emphasis on major theoret ical systems including Structuralism, Behaviorism, Gestalt Psy chology, Funct1onaltsm, Psychoanalysis and
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