Psychology (PSYCH)

Courses

PSYCH 544. Dying, Death, and Loss. 3 Credits.

Death, dying, and loss from a multidisciplinary diversity perspective; the development of death concepts across the life span, end of life issues, and cross-cultural death practices and their relation to the American death system.
P: graduate status
Spring.

PSYCH 605. Advanced Psychological Statistics. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce how to use raw behavioral science data, explore them, and present the results in a useful way. Students will receive a broad introduction to some of the fundamental tools and concepts of statistics for representing, visualizing, modeling, and interpreting data.
Spring.

PSYCH 610. Empathic Listening Skills. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to teach the main counseling theories used in sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) and clearly define empathic listening skills within a multicultural context. Students will learn to differentiate listening from psychotherapy and will practice listening skills. Topics include values identification, basic listening skills, in-depth exploration skills, and action planning.
Fall Only.

PSYCH 615. Organizational and Personnel Psychology. 3 Credits.

Examines the human side of organizations from a scientific framework. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, employee selection, training, motivation, job satisfaction, work teams, leadership, and organization development.
P: gr st.
Fall Only.

PSYCH 620. Test and Measurements. 3 Credits.

An overview of the uses and underlying psychometric concepts of psychological tests. Examines selected tests in the areas of intelligence, personality, achievement, and interest assessment. Discusses controversial social, legal, ethical, and cultural issues related to testing.
P: gr st.
Fall and Spring.

PSYCH 621. Theories of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. 3 Credits.

This course will provide students with an overview of the theories and research related to the psychosocial aspects of sport, exercise, and performance. Topics to be covered include the history of sport psychology, behavioral principles, anxiety, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, gender, and personality.
Fall Only.

PSYCH 627. Professional Ethics in Psychology. 3 Credits.

This course will examine important ethical and legal issues that sport, exercise, and performance psychology professionals often encounter in their work.
Fall Only.

PSYCH 629. Theories of Personality. 3 Credits.

P: gr st.

PSYCH 700. Advanced Psychological Research Methods. 3 Credits.

This course will provide students with an overview of the quantitative (survey, experimental design, correlation, causal-comparative, evaluation) and qualitative (case study, observation, action, participant-observation, historical, ethnography, phenomenology) research methods used in conducting psychological research.
P: PSYCH 605.

PSYCH 721. Applied Sport and Performance Psychology. 3 Credits.

This course will explore various psychological methods of performance enhancement in sport and other areas of endeavor. Demonstrations of interventions and opportunities to acquire basic performance enhancement skills through practice and tapes will be provided.
P: PSYCH 610, PSYCH 621 and PSYCH 627
Spring.

PSYCH 730. Sport Sociology. 3 Credits.

This course examines both the popular fascination with, and the academic investigation of, sport in American society. In this course, students will examine the connections between sport and society, including socialization, values, education, deviance, the economy, and the media. Students will explore the unifying power of sport, as well as how sport serves to reproduce many inequalities present in the larger society.
Fall Only.

PSYCH 738. Psychology of Injury. 3 Credits.

This course will explore the theory and research related to the psychological aspects of injury and injury rehabilitation.
Spring.

PSYCH 740. Multicultural Psychology. 3 Credits.

This course is an exploration of human diversity and its intersection with psychology. Topics range from identity development and intersectionality to stereotyping, prejudice, and the interaction between culture and health, mental health, and human behavior.
Spring.

PSYCH 781. Thesis I. 3 Credits.

Students will complete their thesis proposal.
P: PSYCH 605, PSYCH 700
Fall Only.

PSYCH 782. Thesis II. 3 Credits.

Students will defend their thesis in this course.
P: PSYCH 605, PSYCH 700, PSYCH 781
Spring.

PSYCH 787. Internship I. 3 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in sport, exercise, and/or performance psychology. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require weekly student-faculty meetings.
P: PSYCH 621, PSYCH 721, PSYCH 610, PSYCH 627. REC: PSYCH 740
Fall Only.

PSYCH 788. Internship II. 3 Credits.

Supervised practical experience in sport, exercise, and/or performance psychology. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require weekly student-faculty meetings.
P: PSYCH 621, PSYCH 721, PSYCH 610, PSYCH 627, PSYCH 787. REC: PSYCH 740
Spring.