Dec 01, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Polymer Science

  
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    PSC 811 - Polymer Physics

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSC 710  and PSC 711  or permission. Advanced study of polymer conformation, phenomenological and molecular theories of polymer relaxation, diffusion in polymers.
  
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    PSC 812 - Conformational Analysis, Molecular Design of Polymers

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSC 710 , PSC 711 , PSC 712  Study of molecular interactions that control polymer conformation. Molecular modeling in material design.
  
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    PSC 880 - Selected Topics I

    3 hrs.
    To include a survey of such topics as thermally stable polymers, silicone elastomers, emulsion polymers, controlled biocide release from polymers, water-soluble high molecular weight polymers, photochemistry.
  
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    PSC 881 - Selected Topics II

    3 hrs
    To include a survey of such topics as thermally stable polymers, silicone elastomers, emulsion polymers, controlled biocide release from polymers, water-soluble high molecular weight polymers, photochemistry.
  
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    PSC 898 - Dissertation

    1-12 hrs.
    May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hrs.

Psychology

  
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    PSY 515 - Behavioral Assessment

    3 hrs.
    An overview of data-based methods appropriate in the assessment of severe problem behavior, academic skill deficits, and verbal behavior deficits.
  
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    PSY 516 - Applied Behavioral Research Methods

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to data collection, data analysis, and single-case experimental design research methodology in the applied behavioral sciences. This course specifically addresses research in the field of applied behavior analysis.
  
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    PSY 527L - Laboratory Techniques in Behavioral Neuroscience

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Experimental techniques in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and behavioral research. (May be taken as BSC 556L .)
  
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    PSY 531 - Principles of Behavior Analysis

    3 hrs.
    An introduction tot he basic principles of behavior analysis.
  
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    PSY 535 - Health Counseling

    3 hrs.
    This course introduces students to evidnce based procedures to facilitate the health counseling process. An emphasis will be on skills to foster client motivation, problem exploration and advanced behavior change.
  
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    PSY 552 - Sleep and Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. A study of sleep and behavior from the perspective of the major disciplines within psychology.
  
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    PSY 554 - Cetacean Behavior and Cognition

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive review of the literature on the behavior, communication, and cognitive abilities of whales and dolphins.
  
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    PSY 560 - Advanced Data Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 360 The conceptual foundations of statistical procedures commonly used in behavioral research will be extensively reviewed. Use of statistical packages will be a major focus.
  
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    PSY 599 - British Studies

    3-6 hrs.
    Lecture and research on variable topics. Offered in Great Britain through the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education.
  
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    PSY 607 - Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Permission of instructor. Professional ethics and current issues and trends related to the teaching, research, and practice of psychology.
  
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    PSY 609 - Contemporary Topics in Psychology

    3 hrs.
    May be repeated up to 12 hrs.
  
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    PSY 613 - Cultural Bases of Behavior

    3 hrs.
    A foundations course designed to develop an understanding of and respect for cultural and individual differences. Generalizations will be made to psychological research and practice.
  
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    PSY 614 - Testing and Individual Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 602  or equivalent and instructor permission. The fundamental principles of psychological assessment including concepts necessary for the administration, scoring, interpretation, and use of test results. Attention is also given to ethics and issues involved in the appropriate use of psychological test results.
  
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    PSY 616 - Proseminar in Clinical Psychology

    1 hr.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the clinical training program. An overview of contemporary clinical psychology and an introduction to the scientist/ practitioner model at Southern Miss.
  
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    PSY 621 - Theories of Learning

    3 hrs.
    Basic concepts, problems, and research methodology in the studying of learning and motivation.
  
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    PSY 624 - Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience

    3 hrs.
    Study of neurophysiological mechanisms in behavior and related problems.
  
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    PSY 630 - Introduction to Counseling Psychology

    3 hrs.
    An introductory course that includes such topics as history of counseling as a professional field; counseling professional organizations, accreditation, and credentialing; ethical and legal principles; and introduction to counseling skills.
  
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    PSY 635 - Personality

    3 hrs.
    Consideration of the major theories of personality, and research on the development and measurement of personality.
  
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    PSY 639 - Foundations of Student Affairs Administration

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive introduction to student affairs administration; its philosophical, historical and ethical foundations, functional areas and role in higher education.
  
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    PSY 640 - Behavioral and Emotional Assessment of Children

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 641  and permission of instructor. Theory, administration, and interpretation of clinical assessment (behavioral, social, and emotional) from childhood to adolescence.
  
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    PSY 641 - Adult Cognitive Assessment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Theory, administration, and interpretation of cognitive assessment (intellectual and achievement) for adults.
  
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    PSY 642 - Psychoeducational Assessment I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Theory and practice of psychoeducational assessment, including individual intelligence testing; multicultural issues.
  
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    PSY 643 - Psychoeducational Assessment II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 642  or permission of instructor. A study of the various psychological tests used in the appraisal and evaluation of exceptional children.
  
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    PSY 650 - Microskills Laboratory

    3 hrs.
    Seeks to develop the microskills which are foundational to helping relationships.
  
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    PSY 652 - Counseling Psychology Practicum I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 614 , PSY 630 , PSY 713  and concurrent enrollment in PSY 712  and prior arrangement with instructor. Beginning clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services. Students are expected to acquire basic competencies in counseling, testing and implementation of a systematic plan for behavior change.
  
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    PSY 655 - Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Examination of basic theories, concepts, and issues required for advanced graduate study in industrial and organizational psychology. Permission of instructor is required for non-I/O graduate students.
  
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    PSY 659 - Counseling Psychology Research Methods

    3 hrs.
    An overview of research design and methodology with an emphasis on problems in applied settings.
  
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    PSY 660 - Advanced Data Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Critical evaluation of a variety of analytic techniques.
  
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    PSY 661 - Research Evaluation in the Behavioral Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Seeks to develop skills in evaluating the methodological soundness and usefulness of behavioral science research.
  
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    PSY 662 - Quantitative Methods I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 360 or permission of instructor. Theory and application of probability, Chi Square, simple and multiple correlation and regression, reliability, validity, and cross validation.
  
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    PSY 663 - Quantitative Methods II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 660  or permission of instructor. Concepts of measurement, sampling, variability, hypothesis testing, and power as applied to analysis of variance and covariance, including repeated measures.
  
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    PSY 670 - Advanced Educational Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Theory and databases relating to the contributions of psychology to the schooling process.
  
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    PSY 671 - Seminar in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Professional issues and standards; pre-practicum training and experience. May be repeated to limit of 6 hrs.
  
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    PSY 672 - Social Processes in Classroom Learning

    3 hrs.
    Pupil-teacher interaction; instruction in developing goals, changing attitudes, resolving conflicts, and enhancing the individual's sense of worth.
  
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    PSY 674 - Advanced Child Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Mental, motor, social, and emotional development of children of elementary school age.
  
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    PSY 675 - Advanced Adolescent Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Advanced study of the adolescent and his or her needs in the home, school, and community.
  
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    PSY 676 - Psychology of Mental Retardation

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study of personality development, problems of adjustment, and abnormal behavior of the mentally retarded.
  
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    PSY 677 - Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5

    3 hrs.
    Current issues and theories regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth through five.
  
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    PSY 679 - Advanced Developmental Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Principles of psychological development across the life span.
  
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    PSY 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
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    PSY 691 - Research in Psychology

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    PSY 692 - Special Problems I, II, III

    1-3 hr.
    By prior arrangement only.
  
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    PSY 693 - Research in School Psychology I, II

    1 hr. each.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Introduction to scientific inquiry in school psychology.
  
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    PSY 697 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    PSY 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    PSY 699 - British Studies: Research in Psychology

    3 hrs.
  
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    PSY 701 - Seminar in Teaching of Psychology

    1 hr.
    An analysis of the psychoeducational problems involved in the undergraduate and graduate teaching of psychology.
  
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    PSY 702 - Practicum in Teaching Psychology

    3-6 hrs.
    Supervised teaching of courses in psychology.
  
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    PSY 710 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to theory and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy. Requires participation in experimental quasi-group. Major theoretical models for group work are surveyed.
  
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    PSY 711 - Theory and Practice of Consultation

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to the theory and process of consultation. Emphasis is placed on student acquisition of basic consulting skills/competencies.
  
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    PSY 712 - Assessment and Diagnosis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 614  and permission of instructor. An advanced course in psychological assessment and diagnosis. Attention is given to the selection and use of instruments commonly employed by counseling psychologists in clinical settings, and to diagnostic criteria of the DSM-IV.
  
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    PSY 713 - Intermediate Counseling Theory

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 612 or equivalent. An intermediate-level course that provides a systematic analysis of major counseling theories, with an emphasis on the integration of theoretical constructs with practice and contemporary research.
  
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    PSY 714 - The Psychology of Vocational Development

    3 hrs.
    An advanced study of vocational development as a life process. Concepts from the psychology of vocational development are examined as a basis for implementing the scientist-practitioner model through career counseling.
  
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    PSY 716 - The Psychology of Cognition and Emotion

    3 hrs.
    This course will cover cognitive and affective psychological processes including perception, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, theories of emotions, emotion as a cognitive process, and the relationship between cognition and emotion.
  
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    PSY 717 - Theory and Practice of Developmental Counseling

    3 hrs.
    An overview of major developmental theories with emphasis upon school-based strategies for assisting children in meeting their developmental needs.
  
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    PSY 718 - History of Modern Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Historical antecedents of modern psychology with emphasis on how developments occurring at various points in time form part of a historical pattern instead of simply a sequence of isolated events.
  
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    PSY 719 - Brain Damage and Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Causes of brain injury are studied and their effect on the mental and physical behavior of man are considered.
  
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    PSY 720 - Psychological Interventions with Families and Children

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to specialized counseling interventions with children.
  
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    PSY 721 - Conditioning and Learning

    3 hrs.
    An intensive study of the role of contemporary theories of learning and motivation in current research.
  
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    PSY 722 - Cognitive Processes

    3 hrs.
    Theory and research in cognitive psychology and its applications.
  
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    PSY 723 - Comparative Psychology

    3 hrs.
    f the capabilities of various species, including humans, with special emphasis on explanations of species' similarities and differences.
  
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    PSY 724 - Psychopharmacology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 624  or equivalent. An introduction to psychopharmacology with a focus on features and characteristics of psychotropic drugs commonly used in applied settings of interest to psychologists.
  
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    PSY 725 - Motivation and Emotion

    3 hrs.
     A study of the current theories and research in the area of human and animal motivation and emotion.
  
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    PSY 726 - Perception

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The development and nature of human perception.
  
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    PSY 727 - Counseling Supervision

    3 hrs.
    30 contact hours of instruction in the clinical supervision of counseling; some instruction in mental health administration.
  
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    PSY 728 - Advanced Experimental Psychology I, II, III

    3-9 hrs.
    For graduate students who wish to conduct publishable research not a part of a graduate thesis. Limit of 9 semester hours.
  
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    PSY 729 - Psychophysiology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 624  and permission of instructor. Study of psychophysiological principles as they apply to research and clinical problems.
  
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    PSY 730 - Proseminar in Psychophysiology

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Analysis of major topics in psychophysiology; laboratory techniques and experience. May be repeated to limit of 15 hrs.
  
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    PSY 731 - Research Project

    1-3 hrs.
    To be taken after completion of data collection in an approved investigation.
  
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    PSY 732 - Marriage and Family Therapy

    3 hrs.
    A survey of marital and family therapy models. Attention is given to the application of systems models.
  
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    PSY 733 - Applied Psychology Field Experience

    1-3 hrs.
    Open only to psychology majors. Supervised applied experience in a variety of applied settings. Limit of 15 hours.
  
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    PSY 734 - Child Behavior Therapy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study of the principles of behavioral change and the evaluation of clinical research for a range of clinical problems in childhood and adolescence.
  
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    PSY 735 - Clinical Psychology Externship

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 736 , PSY 782 , and permission of the director of clinical training. Supervised clinical experience in community, residential, and hospital mental health settings.
  
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    PSY 736 - Introduction to Clinical Skills

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral track in clinical psychology and permission of instructor. Procedures for the operation of the psychology clinic and clinical interviewing skills.
  
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    PSY 737 - Administration and Supervision in Clinical Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral status in the clinical program and permission of instructor. Techniques of administration and supervision of clinical psychologists in mental health settings.
  
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    PSY 738 - Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

    3 hrs.
    This course introduces students to issues related to the etiology and treatment of substance use disorders. Evidence based approaches that can be utilized to match substance abuse interventions to individual client needs will be addressed.
  
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    PSY 740 - Objective Personality Assessment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 780  or PSY 777 , doctoral track, and permission of the instructor. The use and interpretation of objective personality tests.
  
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    PSY 741 - Projective Personality Assessment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate studies in Psychology and permission of the instructor. The use and interpretation of the Rorschach Thematic Apperception Test, and other projective personality instruments.
  
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    PSY 742 - Empirically Supported Therapy for Adults

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral track and permission of instructor. An overview of brief, empirically supported therapies for adult disorders.
  
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    PSY 748 - Child Cognitive Assessment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and PSY 641 . Theory, administration, and interpretation of cognitive assessment (intellectual, achievement, and adaptive behavior) for children and adolescents.
  
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    PSY 750 - Advanced Social Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Examination of contemporary theory and research of group influence on the individual.
  
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    PSY 751 - Performance Appraisal

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Examination of the development and applications of performance appraisal systems, including current issues, problems, and research.
  
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    PSY 752 - Management Training and Development

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Study of the principles and techniques, current issues, problems, and research in training and development.
  
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    PSY 753 - Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 451 or PSY 655  Examination of historical and contemporary leadership theories, concepts, applications and other issues.
  
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    PSY 754 - Psychology of Organizational Development

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Application of psychological principles to organizational problems.
  
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    PSY 755 - Practicum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the I/O training director. Supervised I/O training experiences. May be repeated up to 15 semester hours.
  
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    PSY 756 - Assessment Centers in I/O Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. AC practice, research, and related methodologies.
  
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    PSY 761 - Multivariate Data Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 660 , PSY 663 , or permission of instructor. Problems with various experimental designs, with emphasis on complex designs requiring primarily multivariate statistical procedures.
  
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    PSY 762 - Counseling Psychology Practicum II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 652  and prior arrangement with instructor. An intermediate-level clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services. Students are expected to acquire advanced competencies in counseling and case management and to demonstrate an integration of theory with practice.
  
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    PSY 763 - Group Counseling Practicum

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 652  (or equivalent), PSY 710  (or equivalent) and permission of instructor. A practicum in which students facilitate or co-facilitate groups under supervision. Weekly staffings are scheduled with the supervisor to provide feedback and to allow discussion of problems and issues.
  
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    PSY 764 - Factor Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 660 , PSY 662 , or permission of instructor. An introduction to modern factor analytic and clustering techniques with emphasis on computer applications and interpretation of results.
  
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    PSY 765 - Personnel Selection

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Examination of psychological methods in the selection and placement of job applicants.
  
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    PSY 766 - Work Motivation

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Examination of theories of work motivation, attitudes, and their application.
  
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    PSY 767 - Attitudes in the Workplace

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 655  or permission of instructor. Examination of turnover, absenteeism, career development, conflict, occupational socialization, and social interactions in organizations.
  
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    PSY 768 - Psychometric Theory

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Examination of psychometric theory and its application in measurement of psychological variables.
 

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