Please note that most courses have a one day a week practicum as part of the course requirements. In case of doubt, refer to the above listings of courses for each degree program. Courses may be either 3 or 4 credits and the number is usually indicated where each program lists its courses.
Psychology 299 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
This course serves as a reference point and the interface between pastoral and clinical psychology. Emergence of a psychology of religion; biological foundations; behavioral and comparative theories; laboratory; correlation study; Freud; object relations theory; Erickson and life cycle; Jung and analytic tradition; William James and his legacy; German descriptive tradition; American humanistic synthesis. Midterm and final examinations; book report on Anthony DeLuca’s Freud and Future Religious Experience; and a term paper in which the student develops a modality of treatment integrating the religious and clinical dimension i.e pastoral psychology, pastoral psychotherapy.
Psychology 301 INTERVIEWING SKILLS
Same as Psychology 101; in addition, full process notes on 5 supervised counseling sessions and a term paper.
Psychology 302 INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Same as Psychology 102; in addition, a term paper.
Psychology 303 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Same as Psychology 103; in addition, short weekly reports giving diagnostic impressions of the patients seen in supervised clinical setting; and a term paper.
Psychology 304 ADOLESCENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT
Same as Psychology 104; in addition, a term paper.
Psychology 305 APPROACHES TO COUNSELING
Same as Psychology 105; in addition, detailed process notes on 10 supervised sessions conducted by the student employing the modalities of treatment discussed in the course; a term paper.
Psychology 306 GROUP DYNAMICS I
Same as Psychology 106; in addition, term paper topic is from the area of student’s specialization e.g. clinical psychology or industrial / organizational etc.
Psychology 307 COUNSELING THE FAMILY
Same as Psychology 107; in addition, detailed process notes on 10 supervised sessions conducted by the student employing the counseling techniques taught in the course; a term paper.
Psychology 308 REHABILITATION COUNSELING
Same as Psychology 108: in addition, detailed process notes on 10 supervised sessions conducted by the student employing rehabilitation techniques; a term paper.
Psychology 309 GROUP DYNAMICS II
Same as Psychology 109; in addition, a term paper topic is in student’s specialization.
Psychology 310 COUNSELING THE ADDICTIVE PERSON
Same as Psychology 110; in addition, detailed process notes on 10 supervised sessions conducted by the student employing techniques specific to the addictive client; a term paper.
Psychology 311 GRADUATE STATISTICS I
A beginning graduate course designed to cover such topics as exploratory data analysis, sampling, and probability theory; statistical inference (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals) for one and two samples; correlation, partial correlation, and multiple regression; issues in power and robustness.
Psychology 312 FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY I
Historical development of creative arts therapies; pioneers and practitioners in the field; art therapy as related to other therapies; art therapy methodology; cultural diversity as bearing upon creative arts therapy; approaches to symbolic language; understanding art expression.
Psychology 313 FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY II
Ethical and legal issues of creative arts therapy practice; use of art therapy clinical techniques; integration of counseling strategies in art therapy practice.
Psychology 314 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT THROUGH ART
Process of assessment; observation and inference; consideration of relevant theory; formal and informal approaches; art work as revealing dimensions of the person: developmental, cultural, psychological, spiritual and cognitive; relationship among art expression, creativity and psychotherapy.
Psychology 315 MEANING OF CREATIVE ARTS MATERIAL
The use of materials in the context of art therapy; various responses to materials e.g. kinesthetic, symbolic, cultural, personal; useful and not so useful materials.
Psychology 316 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
Further exploration of narrative, metaphor, multicultural expression in treatment; the use of the journal.
Psychology 320 PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
A study of individual and group differences in behavior; environmental and genetic factors contributing to behavioral differences.
Psychology 321 PSYCHOLOGY, CULTURAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY
Implications of theory and research on minority and ethnic issues for the practice of psychology in school, mental health settings and industry.
Psychology 322 PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS AND SCALING
Theories of measurement, scaling and test construction in psychology, including issues of validity and reliability; scaling models are discussed in relation to attitudes and abilities, psychophysics and psychometrics.
Psychology 323 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY
Examination of professional ethics and standards of practice in schools, universities, mental health centers, mental hospitals, community centers, private practice, government service and research.
Psychology 324 FOUNDATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL / ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 1
Survey of theoretical research and applied issues; topics include, job conditions, legal issues, compensation, psychological assessment, job and task analysis, performance appraisal, selections and recruitment, and others related to specific interest.
Psychology 325 FOUNDATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL / ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 2
The following topics will be considered: work motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, stress, job design, communication, organizational theories, organizational development and other pertinent topics.
Psychology 326 WORK MOTIVATION
Consideration of both cognitive and behavioral theories of motivation; how the theories apply to employee satisfaction and performance; topics include intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, goals, equity, incentives, expectancies, values, needs and others.
Psychology 327 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Theory and practice; cases of intervention in planning and bringing about organizational change and development; finding ways to make the organization more effective in achieving purposes while becoming more responsive to the interest and needs of members.
Psychology 328 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Theories of management and principles of administration as related to human resources; the topics include: 1. selection covering EEOC guidelines, job and task analysis, assessment center, testing simulation; 2. training and development dealing with methods and principles; 3. performance appraisal- assessment, evaluation, feedback; 4. reward systems dealing with quality of work life and compensation.
Psychology 329 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
Examination of the behavior of consumers and the implications for marketing; topics include, demographics, culture, social class, information processing, attitude, motivation, effects of marketing communication, interpersonal communication and new products on consumer’s behavior.
Psychology 330 ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTATION
The role of the consulting psychologist with organizations; analyzing organizational behavior, evaluating motivation and productivity, employee attitudes, job design.
Psychology 331 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
System of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization; dominant vs. subcultures; strong vs. weak cultures; innovation and risk taking; what does culture do ? Creating and sustaining culture; leadership and organizational culture
Psychology 332 APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS IN INDUSTRY
The application of behavior modification theory and techniques to the industrial setting for analyzing and remediation of problems impeding effectiveness and goals of the organization.
Psychology 333 ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Models of organizational effectiveness; design of valid diagnostic instruments, implementation of research strategies, program evaluation criteria.
Psychology 334 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
Theories and issues related to emergence and effectiveness of leaders with focus on leadership behaviors and processes in organizations; participations, management, improved supervision, and influence techniques.
Psychology 335 ATTITUDE AND ATTITUDE CHANGE
Current theories and research on attitude and attitude change; attitude formation, structure and change, attitude measurement, derivative research and current controversies among leading theories; beliefs, values and public opinion.
Psychology 336 ORGANIZATIONAL AND SMALL GROUP THEORY
Consideration of formal and informal groups, structure, development, problem solving, interaction and influence processes, decision making, conflict and interpersonal relations.
Psychology 337 TASK ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
Survey of research, methods, and applications of performance appraisal; method of appraisal; rating formats; criteria relevance; legal issues; difference between subjective ratings and objective measurements in regard to performance.
Psychology 338 ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTION
Entering and evaluating the organization; determining which interventions should be employed to accomplish goals of the organization; evaluating the impact of the organization; program goals and effectiveness criteria; measurement problems.
Psychology 339 STRATEGIC PLANNING
Strategy planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how its going to get there and how it will know if it got there or not. Assess current strengths, weaknesses; threats and opportunities; realistic vision; objectives, values, strategies, rules and guidelines by which the mission objective etc. may be achieved; goals; programs.
Psychology 340 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE STUDIES
This course is an overview of the field; the meaning and concepts of peace and security; consideration of peace movements and peace settlements; survey of philosophical , theological and psychological insights into peace.
Psychology 341 ANTHROPOLOGY OF WAR AND PEACE
Examination of the phenomenology of the condition of war and the condition of peace; comparison of mental health status of the individual in times of peace and war; effects on the family; psychological roots to the problem.
Psychology 342 PEACE BUILDING
Consideration of the dynamics surrounding peace building in the post-conflict situations; illustrations from previous attempts and failures; examination of the peace building of the United Nations and other organizations.
Psychology 343 DISPUTE RESOLUTION : THEORY AND PRACTICE
Examination of various theories of dispute and their resolution in concrete situations; social and psychological theories of dispute; sources of dispute.
Psychology 344 THEOLOGY, ETHICS, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Consideration of religion as bearing upon conflict and its resolution, war and peace making; positive use of religion in identifying the unfolding of conflict; forgiveness, reconciliation; apology; image of the ememy and its dissolution; ethical problems involved in mediation.
Psychology 345 TRAUMA, HEALING AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
An investigation of the social-psychological dynamics in responding to personal loss, pain and suffering in situations of extended violent conflict; evaluation of methods of individual and group healing. Discussion of cases.
Psychology 346 ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Consideration of philosophical theories of ethics dealing with international situations; application of ethical principles to classical and current international affairs.
Psychology 347 PEACE, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
An analysis of the interface between peace and culture; is the culture conducive to peace advancement; consideration of the dialogue of civilization.
Psychology 348 CONFLICT AND PEACE BUILDING
Theoretical approaches to conflict transformation in relationship to the spiritual and philosophical bases of peacemaking and reconciliation; ways of approaching conflict including the contribution of the social sciences; analysis of conflicts through the use of models and theories and application to cases; identification of the forms of intervention in conflict leading to peaceful results.
Psychology 349 GLOBAL CONTEXT OF CONFLICT
Study of the contemporary emergence of similarities in political organization, economic activity and cultural patterns throughout the world (globalization) and the impact upon peacebuilding; the specific and distinctive power of different cultural, ethnic and religious groups and this impact upon peace building;
Psychology 350 PEACE AND WORLD ORDER STUDIES
An analysis of different world orders and how the peace was affected; factors which made for peace and those that worked against it; underlying philosophical, psychological and other foundations for specific world orders.
Psychology 351 INTERPERSONAL AND INTER-GROUP RELATIONS
Contemporary theory and research in laboratory and field settings; group processes affecting individual perception and behavior within the group; impact of supra organizational or contextual constraints upon formal and informal group processes.
Psychology 352 SOCIAL COGNITION
How people reason about social events and make decisions under uncertainty; this course covers attitude structure and change; dissonance, self-perception, other-perception, stereotypes, and social judgment; strategies people use in their reasoning and resulting errors, biases.
Psychology 353 PSYCHOLOGY OF MASS BEHAVIOR
An examination of the most “macro” dimension of social psychology; those social forces arising out of interactions of large numbers of individuals and groups; cognitive belief , emotional factors, motivation.
Psychology 354 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONALITY
Consideration of current research topics including person perception, trait structure and heritability, attribution, stereotyping, affiliation, achievement, gender, helping, equity and justice, aggression, intergroup relations and cross-cultural work.
Psychology 355 THEORIES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE
Relevance of psychological theory to current issues; understanding of social issues and testable solutions.
Psychology 356 GROUP EFFECTIVENESS
Psychological understanding of such factors which make for group effectiveness: clarity ( mission and vision, policies, procedures, communication systems); commitment ( leadership, reward, training, feedback); execution (structure, metrics, planning); relationships. Psychological principles of group work and various models of group effectiveness of work groups in organizations; factors and criteria of group effectiveness, as well as effective work groups.
Psychology 356B BUILDING GROUP AND TEAM EFFECTIVENESS
What is team building; what are the basic elements of group dynamics; what is an effective team; what are the key processes in a team; how is power distributed; how is the communication flow; how should a group be managed to become an effective team.
Psychology 357 LEADER AND LEADERSHIP
Psychological questions, theories and empirical data relating to leadership and supervision in the formal organization; psychological theories of leadership; how leadership relates to the change process and performance evaluation.
Psychology 358 HUMAN MOTIVATION
Consideration as to why people behave the way they do; this is in the light of drive theories, expectancy-value theories and attribution theories.
Psychology 359 SOCIAL AND PERSONAL IDENTITY
The identity of the self as it relates and interacts with various social situations.
Psychology 360 PREJUDICES AND GENDER ISSUES
Topics to be covered include, sex and gender differences, psychology of women; psychology of men; social and personal realities created by gender interaction.
Psychology 361 SOCIAL INFLUENCE AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
An examination of various psychological forces ( persuasion, compliance, propaganda) in society which act upon the behavior of the person and whether these influences sustain or impede development.
Psychology 362 RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Design, execution and evaluation of research in social psychology; attention is given to reliabilty and validity of tests, experimental and quasi-experimental designs and goal of science; logic of inquiry and theory development; methods of data collection, application of research principles to the investigation of laboratory, community and organizational settings.
Psychology 364 LEADERSHIP ROLES IN CONFLICT AND PEACE
Leadership behavior in times of conflict and peace; psychological theories of leadership; personality profiles; psychobiography; malignant narcissism; positive and negative personality traits in leader and predictability of behavior; negotiating with leaders; some attention will be given to transformational leadership (Jungian); unconscious and irrational elements; integrity; intuitive guidance; synchronicity.
Psychology 365 TERRORISM AND IMAGE OF ENEMY
The dynamics underneath the real and imagined enemy; the psychological profile of the terrorist; socio-political and cultural contributions to the formation of the terroist.
Psychology 366 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION & HUMAN RIGHTS
Historical survey of migration as affecting human rights; consideration of international instruments attempting to resolve the abuse of human rights; analysis of some current human rights violations arising from migration.
Psychology 370 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
This course covers such topics as to how people should be governed; human nature and political corollaries; major philosophical positions concerning the nature and purpose of the state; law and rights; goals and purposes of government; nature and role of the just state; world government. The major political philosophers from the Greeks to present will be surveyed; their positions will be examined in the light of psychoanalytic thinking.
Psychology 371 POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
This is an interdisciplinary field embracing political science, psychology, sociology and history; influence of psychological processes on political behavior and the effects of political system on thought, intergroup and international conflict; personality and political leadership; nature of political thought, public opinion and voting behavior; destructive obedience; mass media and politics; genocide; psychoanalytic, social learning, political cognition approaches.
Psychology 372 SOCIAL INFLUENCE AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION
Information processing and how this relates to politics; the effect of various social forces on the political situation; the effect of politics on society.
Psychology 373 PUBLIC OPINION AND ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR
What are the functions of emotionality in politics; how affect, mood, and emotions affect how people feel and think about politics and political figures; factors in public opinion and how these impact upon voting behavior.
Psychology 374 PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING
Psychological theories of information processing and cognition; while showing common leadership traits, exercising leadership in politics is an art and a skill all its own; theories and sources of leadership; transactional and transformational leadership; elite decision making, behavior decision theory.
Psychology 376 WAR, VIOLENCE, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Sources of evil and inhumanity; origins of human aggression; causes and effects of war; war as a violent response to a problem; theories of conflict; methods and implications of conflict management including group, institutional, and international level analysis; consideration of religious and ethnic violence, terrorism and revolution; examination of initiation, escalation, management, resolution and prevention of violence; various theories of war and violence and analysis of causes and conditions; application to family abuse, revolution and warfare; role of change agents; United Nations, international law, NGOS, arms control.
Psychology 376B WAR, VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Psychology 377 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION
Course explores theories and basic practices in negotiation; preparation for negotiation, the facts, vital common ground, questions that illuminate; interpreting what is said and not said; non-verbal communication, body language.
Psychology 378 POLITICAL CONFLICT AND “ISMS”
Consideration of nationalism, racism, sexism, ageism, classicism; what is the role these play when people make judgments and how do these bring about conflict; splitting mechanism of us and them based on various criteria.
Psychology 378B CONFLICT, AND ‘ISMS’: NATIONALISM, RACISM, SEXISM,
The nature and characteristics of nationalism, racism, sexism, ageism, and classism are explained from a psychological and psychoanalytic perspective; why people contradict each other and divide themselves into “we” and “they” based on national, ethnic, religious, gender and other criteria. Exploring the role these divisions play in the development and intractability of identity based on conflicts and the implications for conflict analysis and resolution.
Psychology 379 POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE
How and why social and political systems change over time; demography, technology, availability of resources, politics, economics, and their interaction; systematic and predictable; random and coincidental; globalization, external events; human factors; historical situation and context; systems explanations: Marx, Eisenstadt, North; innovation, social acceptance; selective elimination.
Psychology 380 NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY
Contemporary theories and case studies on the cultural construction of collective identity and difference concentrating on issues of ethnicity and nationalism; culturally constructed social groups (divided by race or nationality) and distribution of power.
Psychology 381 POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM
How groups come into conflict; theories of social capital, symbolic politics, authoritarianism, social resentment and realistic group conflict theory; the psychodynamics of terrorism
Psychology 382 MEDIATING POLICY CONFLICT
An examination and analysis of conflict regarding formation, implementation and reform of policy; critique of the role of mediation and other interventions in policy conflicts in various arenas.
Psychology 385 PSYCHOLOGY OF CONFLICT
Consideration from a psychological standpoint of the various factors that bring about conflict. An examination of personality and pathology; major psychosocial theories of conflict.
Psychology 386 INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP CONFLICT
Psychological examination of conflict in dyad situation and then exploration of small and larger groups in conflict; personal, interpersonal and group developmental levels; communication and speaking skills; reflective listening; assess, surface and resolve conflicts.
Psychology 387 COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT
The dynamics of community and organizational behavior leading to conflict; prevention and intervention.
Psychology 387B SOCIETY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT
The course explores social roots of organizational conflict. Answers the question why conflicts in organizations sometimes have irrational reasons; explores the intersection and dynamics of organizational behavior and dimensions of conflict; theoretical perspectives and cases are used to examine the issues involved in conflict analysis and resolution; strategies for prevention and intervention are practiced.
Psychology 388 CONFLICT IN DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONALITY CRISIS
Changes in social thinking and the generation of new ideas may cause emotional upsetment to the individual, the group and the community; new and old ideas conflict; attention is given to conflict analysis and resolution.
Psychology 389 CONFLICT RESOLUTION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course provides a framework for integrating theory and practice in conflict resolution; examines major social scientific theories of conflict; gives definitions of conflict and diverse views of its “resolution;” reviews types of practice and theories of intervention and change; discusses the analytic process of assessment and diagnosis before intervention; offers information about various strategies and tactics for conflict resolution. Various views of resolution; the reaction and response to conflict seen on multiple levels including interpersonal, intergroup, communal and international levels; reconciliation, forgiveness, restitution; techniques available to manage conflicts and resolve disputes.
Psychology 389B CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
This course answers the question how to manage conflicts on individual, group and social levels; reviews and critically analyzes significant psychological, personality and social theories for their application to conflict analysis and resolution; reviews and critiques macro theories of social conflict and social change in order to establish a basis for creative conflict analysis and resolution.
Psychology 390 MEDIATION AND NEGOTIATION: THEORY & PRACTICE
The theory, skills, and boundaries of the mediation process; third party intervention, mediator as facilitator; constraints on the process are examined. The negotiation process is considered- theory, skills and limits.
Psychology 391 BUSINESS MEDIATION AND COMMERCIAL NEGOTIATION
The principles and theories of mediation as applied to the business setting, negotiation and commercial situations.
Psychology 392 ETHNIC & CULTURAL FACTORS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
This course provides an overview of cultural and ethnic underpinnings of conceptions of conflicts and conflict resolution; examines the role culture plays in the genesis, structuring and resolution of processes of conflict within and between ethnic groups; special attention is paid to ethnicity and other sub-cultural models of identity in complex social systems; consideration of culture as a factor in the origins, structuring of processes of conflict in groups; ethnicity as a marker of identity in social systems and as the origin and fruition of conflict.
Psychology 392B CONFLICT, CULTURAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY
Nature of conflicts and psychological basis of cultural and ethnic diversity between people are examined; the role of cultural and ethnic diversity in conflict resolution is studied; the roles of mediator, conciliator, arbitrator, and facilitator; types of intellectual and and other resources that third parties may bring to conflict resolution in cultural and ethnic context.
Psychology 393 FAMILY MEDIATION
This course applies mediation and conflict management skills to family problems, dysfunction and breakdown; the conflicts arising in the family and their resolution; the dynamics operational in a particular family unit.
Psychology 394 LEADERSHIP ROLES IN CONFLICT & BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
The role of the leader in preventing conflict;
Psychology 395 GLOBAL CONTEXT OF CONFLICT
Psychology 397 NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION IN ETHNIC CONFLICT
The tools of both negotiation and mediation as applied to conflicts arising out of ethnicity; insights of psychoanalysis and depth psychology will be considered.
Psychology 398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONFLICT: RACE, GENDER, AND HEALTH
Consideration of some feminist writers; the connection between gender and power dynamics in conflict. Life and death interaction of health systems as an area of conflict.
Psychology 399 RESEARCH METHODS
This course will be a survey of statistics, experimental design, research techniques and bibliographic resources necessary to carry out a master’s thesis in the student’s particular discipline. Consideration of ethical issues in research and treatment; professional orientation.
Psychology 400 MASTER’S THESIS (15 credits)
Guidelines are provided for each separate degree program.
Psychology 401 GRADUATE STATISTICS II
Intensive coverage of analysis of variance (ANOVA); discussion of one way and two way ANOVA, multivariate approach to the repeated measures and split-plot designs, multiple comparison and trend analysis, issues in probing an interaction ( partial interaction and interaction contrasts versus simple main effects tests) and issues in power and robustness.
Psychology 402 ADVANCED GROUP DYNAMICS I
Same as Psychology 112; in addition, a term paper topic in student’s specialization. (With permission, may be taken before Group Dynamics 1 & 2 )
Psychology 403A INTELLIGENCE: THEORY AND TESTING I (CHILD)
Review of theories of child intelligence; understanding, administration, scoring and interpretation of major instruments of child intelligence testing e.g. Bayley, Stanford Binet, Wechsler Scales, etc..
Psychology 403B INTELLIGENCE: THEORY AND TESTING II ( ADOLESCENT/ADULT)
Review of theories of adolescent and adult intelligence: understanding, administration, scoring and interpretation of major instruments of adolescent and adult testing e.g. Stanford Binet, Wechser Scales, etc..
Psychology 404 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Physiological basis of learning, sensation, perception and motivation; neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy; sensory and motor systems; motivated behavior; specific deficits due to localized brain lesions affecting the major domains of perception, memory, language and spatial and cognitive skills.
Psychology 405 ADVANCED GROUP DYNAMICS II
Same as Psychology 115; in addition, a term paper topic in student’s specialization.
Psychology 406 PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES 1
Theories of personality testing; administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Thematic Apperception Test, Children’s Apperception Test, Bender-Gestalt, House-Tree-Person, and Sentence Completion.
Psychology 407 COUNSELING THE CHILD
Same as Psychology 117; in addition, detailed process notes of 10 supervised sessions of therapy conducted with children; a term paper.
Psychology 408 COUNSELING THE COUPLE
Same as Psychology 118; in addition, detailed process notes of 10 supervised sessions of therapy conducted with couples; a term paper.
Psychology 409 PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES 2 (RORSCHACH)
The administration, scoring and basic interpretation of the Rorschach; an integrative approach which stresses the importance of Rorschach quantitative, sequence and content analyses.
Psychology 410 COUNSELING THE ADOLESCENT
Same as Psychology 120; in addition, detailed process notes of 10 supervised sessions of therapy conducted with adolescents; a term paper.
Psychology 411 CAREER COUNSELING
Same as Psychology 121; in addition, initial interview; administration, scoring, interpretation and write up of a battery of career/vocational tests; and follow up session; this complete procedure should be conducted with 4 different clients; a term paper.
Psychology 412 COUNSELING THE ELDERLY
Same as Psychology 122; in addition, detailed process notes of 10 supervised sessions of therapy conducted with elderly; a term paper.
Psychology 420 INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND INTERNET RESOURCES
Psychology 421 POLITICAL SYSTEMS
A survey of some political systems; how and why social and political systems change over time; demography, technology, availability of resources, politics, economics and their interaction; systematic and predictable; random and coincidental; globalization, external events; human and psychological factors; historical situation and context; systems explanation; Marx, Eisenstadt, North; innovation, social acceptance; selective elimination.
Psychology 422 HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
What are considered human rights; literature dealing with human rights; survey of some human rights organizations and their operations; human rights treatises and politics of enforcement in international arena; causes and effects of violations- refugees, asylum; psychological impact of violations of various human rights; under- standing of social issues and testable solutions.
Psychology 423 MODERN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
A formal and informal analysis of effects of leaders, people and different pressure groups on several political institutions; historical, cultural context of politics; examination of power and authority; methods of social sciences will be used; the contribution of political psychology in understanding institutions.
Psychology 424 INTERNATIONAL LAW
Structural aspects of international legal system; jurisprudence of international law; varying cultural and philosophical perspectives; history of international law; customary international law; treaty law; recognition of statehood; United Nations; international law and domestic law.
Psychology 425 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Conceptual and practical issues of security in international politics; causes of violent international conflict; non-military threats to security, national security policies; cooperative international and alternatives to state-centered security; risks, terrorism, migration, drugs, financial crisis, climate change, ethnic conflcits; policy options and decision making; psychological factors, misperceptions, belief systems, cognitive structures, effect of historical analogies; adequacy of rational-actor model, “common security.”
Psychology 426 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The uses of theory in observing the interaction patterns found in international system; concepts of equilibrium, conflict and nationalism; theoretical propositions about power, war, and diplomacy are tested. Inability to mourn, psychogeography; self, self-view and identity; the enemy system; indispensable enemy; intergenerational transmission of historical enmity; dehumanizing the enemy; victimization; shame and entitlement; terrorism; leader of the led.
Psychology 428 HISTORY OF DIPLOMACY
This course is a broad survey of diplomacy since the time of the Greeks to the present day; medieval, renaissance, modern, contemporary and current diplomacy; reading of major texts; some consideration of the psychodynamics involved in diplomacy.
Psychology 430 FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT
Essentials of good management and leadership; effective leader; assess leadership skills; understand and apply management theories; skills in applying policies; motivation, productivity, job satisfaction, grievances and law suits; expectation and performance; employment laws; planning, decision meaning, organization designs, staffing and human resource management; change and innovation; work teams; motivation and reward; leadership and trust.
Psychology 431 WORLD ECONOMY
An overview of international trade and international theory and policy; how economic theory and policy analysis can help in understanding economic opportunities and challenges the world will face in the future; macroeconomic issues from the perspective of government policy makers: strategies for growth, forecasting business cycles, interest rates and exchange rates; trade deficits; consequences of government deficits; short- and long-term effects of monetary policy and the globalization of financial markets; growing division between haves and have-nots and the psychological impact on people; economic issues influencing political decisions and vice versa.
Psychology 432 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Policy analysis; budgeting, personnel, organization, leadership; decision making in a political environment; organization and management of the public sector; local, state and federal levels of government; intergovernmental relations; government program management; management of non-profit agencies; management and politics involved in PA; terminology and concepts in public sector policy and service production/delivery; political accountability and administrative discretion; social welfare; privatization vs. public sector provision of goods and services; ethical dilemmas; methods of analytical policy and budgeting analysis and decision; theory and problems with implementation; place of social services and mental health programs.
Psychology 433 ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR
This course emphasizes individual and small group behavior; design and structure of organizations; relationship between the organization and its environment; interpersonal communications, ethics and international management; political-legal environment and organization’s purpose, mission, and goals in strategic planning; managers: understand, predict and influence behavior.
Psychology 434 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A study of formal systems used to manage people at work; concepts and procedures of job analysis, job evaluation, wage and salary administration, performance evaluation, employee services and fringe benefits; selection, training and promotion of employees; training and retraining programs to adopt workers to technological change.
Psychology 436 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PRACTICE
Law relating to administrative agencies; activities of governmental agencies; Environmental Protection Agency, Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, National Labor Relations Board; validity of actions depending on compliance with administrative law; agencies, regulated industries and public interest groups concerned with administrative law; sources and limits of agency authority; rule making and adjudication; judicial review.
Psychology 438 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY Legal and normative dimension of decision making with reference to various global areas; analytical survey of the precedents and limitations of world law; the use of law for the pacific settling of disputes and wars using varied texts, cases and documents; jurisdiction and immunities; human rights; use of force, terrorism, airspace, seas, privileges, arms control; criminal responsibility; diplomatic consular law; diplomacy in inter- national dispute resolution; diplomatic history of some countries dealing with inter- national law.
Psychology 439 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Organizational structure and intra-organizational patterns; interaction between organizations and external environments bringing change in organizational goals, stategies, structures and performance; analysis of methods to facilitate organizational change; change and transition; when is change necessary; do attitudes/behavior support change; resistance; some consideration of the Myers-Biggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Pearson- Marr Archetype Indicator (PMAI), the Organizational and Team Culture Indicator (OTC).
Psychology 440 TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP EFFECTIVENESS
Psychology 441 THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Theoretical material and some practical applications; following theories will be considered and critiqued: realism, behavioralism, globalism, Marxism, imperialism; balance of power; official and unofficial diplomacy; cultural diplomacy( nurturing critical junctures); officials and citizens; pathology and prevention of genocide; use and limits of therapeutic model for resolution of international conflicts; inter- active problem solving; the arrow and the olive branch; psychoanalysis and diplomacy; track two diplomacy; psychological processes in unofficial diplomacy.
Psychology 442 TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SOCIETIES
Psychology 443 EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS AND INTEGRATION
Psychology 444 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SPHERE
Concepts and relationships involved in the execution of public policy; relationship of the management process to clientele groups, public, legislative bodies, executive and courts; policy and program formulation, implementation, and evaluation; managerial and leadership activities; planning and decision making and personnel issues; political, program and resource management.
Psychology 445 LAW SYSTEM OF EUROPEAN UNION
Psychology 446 COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT
Sources, dynamics and outcomes of complex multi-party disputes; develop conceptual understanding of psychological and behavioral dynamics of interpersonal, inter- group and systemic conflict in organizational situations; diagnose, redesign and implement dispute resolution systems; how and when to intervene in dispute; theories about organizations and conflict; conducting an assessment and negotiating a contract for services; range of intervention approaches; ethical implications of intervening; conflict resolution models applied to multi-racial, multi-cultural community settings.
Psychology 447 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION
Nature of conflict in the international sphere; unique characteristics of negotiation in international setting; pre-negotiation; inducing parties to negotiate; dynamics; power, culture; multilateral negotiation; how negotiation is conducted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central, South American, Asian and other countries; strategy, tactics and language; negotiating conducted parallel with fighting; US/Soviet Arms Control talks, creating an interim government in Afghanistan; interacting states and businesses; EU, NATO, WTO; gender and power.
Psychology 448 EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION PROCESS
Psychology 449 DIPLOMACY: PRACTICE, PROCEDURES AND DYNAMICS
Dynamics of diplomacy; political influence; strategies, tactics, techniques; diplomacy and context; international and economic relations; foreign policy formulation and implementation, evolving policy; negotiation processes including attention to “paradigm of influence” in international diplomacy; cultural context of negotiation; assessment, bargaining and persuasion.
Psychology 450 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC POLICY AND DIPLOMACY
International, political and economic organizations; diplomatic mission in trade and business; effect of domestic and global issues; aid, trade, defense; consideration of NATO, EU, OSCE; how international organizations effect international peace and security; economic and social relations and global environment; attention is given to changes in Asia, UN, Europe; diplomatic tools: assessment, analysis, reporting, recording, advocacy, communication; global public problem solving.
Psychology 451 NEGOTIATION, PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE
Principles of negotiation in organizational settings; simulated negotiations; theoretical and empirical data in factors which bring success in negotiations; ethical concerns; negotiating for competitive advantage; altering opinions and behavior of others through social interaction; how and why people are persuaded by another’s request; how to recognize and manage the influence attempts of others; inducing a change in attitude, behavior, belief; the practitioner and the target; advocacy; Socratic Effect.
Psychology 501D DOCTORAL CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I, 6 credits
This internship is on the doctoral level; work at the internship facility must be in the specific area of the degree sought. The supervisor must be licensed in the specialty being supervised. Consideration is given to program evaluation and ethics. A review of theories, techniques and empirical findings related to various modalities of therapy from both a clinical and pastoral perspective; Psychoanalytic, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Behavior Modification, Existential and others; psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment ( individual and group ) with child, adolescent and adult clients; three days a week in an approved clinical psychology placement including mental health clinics, hospitals, behavioral medicine and rehabilitation facilities, drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Psychology 501M MASTER CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I, 4 credits
This internship is on the master’s level; work at the internship facility must be in the specific area of the degree sought. The supervisor must be licensed in the specialty being supervised. Consideration is given to program evaluation and ethics. A review of theories, techniques and empirical findings related to various modalities of therapy from both a clinical and pastoral perspective; Psychoanalytic, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Behavior Modification, Existential and others; psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment ( individual and group ) with child, adolescent and adult clients; three days a week in an approved clinical psychology placement including mental health clinics, hospitals, behavioral medicine and rehabilitation facilities, drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Psychology 502D DOCTORAL CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II, 6 credits
Continuation of Psychology 501D.
Psychology 502M MASTER CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II, 4 credits
Continuation of Psychology 501M.
Psychology 503 DISSERTATION PROJECT SEMINAR
Consideration of dissertation topics and examination of related research; the development and design of a specific dissertation outline; a written agreement by a faculty member who will serve as Mentor; appointment of Readers and Dissertation Committee.
Psychology 504 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREPARATION
Student has ongoing consultations with the Mentor and simultaneous review by the two Readers; student fully develops the research proposal and presents it for approval of the three-person Dissertation Committee.
Psychology 510 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychological and biological bases of social behavior; approaches to study of social behavior based on psychological data; concepts and methods are critically examined and exemplified by selected topics from contemporary research; attribution processes, person perception, stereotyping, attraction, persuasion; social influence and effects of group membership on behavior; prejudice, racism, aggression; group think.
Psychology 511 SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
Focus is on the processes by which information is picked up from the environment and then coded, transformed and integrated by the sensory systems; neurophysiology of each sensory system, basic visual and auditory functions, pattern perception, distance and size perception, color, visual illusions and perceptual development; pattern recognition, perceptual selectivity, agnosia.
Psychology 512 MOTIVATION
Analysis of motivations and non-motivated adjustments ranging from simple reflexes and instinctive behavior to complex goal directed activities; experimental procedures investigating drive and incentive functions; major theories of human motivation ( biological, psychoanalytical and cognitive ) are compared and related to current empirical research on important human goals and activities, such as achievement, power and intimacy.
Psychology 513 CONDITIONING AND LEARNING
Experimental approaches to understanding evidence and theoretical issues related to learning processes; Pavlov, Tolman, Hull and Skinner; classical and operant conditioning; biological constraints on learning; problem solving, memory, reward, and punishment; reinforcement schedules.
Psychology 514 COGNITIVE-AFFECTIVE BASIS OF BEHAVIOR
Cognitive neuroscience of memory, social remembering, autobiographical memory, development of memory, memory and emotion; code, store, remember and forget information; language and problem solving; how thinking affects emotions.
Psychology 515 PERSONALITY
Personality, organization, factors influencing development, methods of appraisal and personality theories; theory and research in area of individual differences and personality functioning; trait, social, cognitive and biological approaches; behavioral differences among persons in response to same or similar situations; topological, psychoanalytic, traditional and neo-behavioristic and personological conceptions.
Psychology 516 HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Survey of the history of psychology from the ancient Greek to the present; historical background and development of contemporary thought and approaches to psychology; origins, contributions and influences from philosophy; historical evaluation of current psychological research and theory.
Psychology 517 SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
Treatment of theoretical systems, associationism, structuralism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, existentialism and others; identification of important systematic trends in contemporary writings and their underlying assumptions.
Psychology 518 THEORIES & EXPLANATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Critical analysis of theory construction in several areas of psychology; specific issues will include mentalism, behaviorism, and levels of explanation (neurological versus cognitive).
Psychology 519 ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
Discussion of current literature dealing with the interface of religion and psychology.
Pre-requisite Psychology 299
Psychology 520 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Nervous activity and function; membrane potential, initiation and propagation of impulses, synaptic and emphatic communication, neuromuscular junction, spinal reflexes; techniques for measurement and analysis of neural events. Pre-requisite Psychology 404
Psychology 521 NEUROCHEMISTRY
Behavioral correlates; synaptic transmission, hormonal influences, nutritional and genetic deficiencies. Pre-requisite Psychology 404
Psychology 522 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Effects of chemical compounds on behavior; drugs affecting learning, memory, emotional states, higher cognitive processes; techniques for evaluation of drug effects and experimental design; dangers, abuses and effects of drugs on creativity, sleep and perception. Pre-requisite Psychology 404
Psychology 530 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course will look at recent research in social psychology; areas to be covered: social dilemmas, social conflict, social justice, pro-social behavior, intergroup behavior, organizational behavior, health social psychology, reinforcement, social attribution, self perception.
Psychology 601 MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Path analysis with manifest and latent variables, confirmatory factor analysis, test theory modes, multitrait / multimethod analysis, multiple-group factor analysis, factor and cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, time series, spatial distributions, causal models, complex contingency tables.
Psychology 602 RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGN I
True and quasi-experimental designs for psychological research and evaluation; sample designs are illustrated; internal and external validity questions; student designs an original research project.
Psychology 603 RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGN II
Research techniques appropriate to applied settings; use of observational , correlation and experimental methodologies.
Psychology 604 POSTDOCTORAL CLINICAL & PASTORAL INTERNSHIP I
Readings in current journals dealing with psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment with various modalities. The student formulates a treatment of choice whether of one school of thought or an eclectic approach with pastoral consideration. The student employs this modality in psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment both one to one and group with either child and/or adolescent and/or adult clients; three days a week in an approved clinical psychology placement.
Psychology 605 POSTDOCTORAL CLINICAL & PASTORAL INTERNSHIP II
Continuation of Psychology 604.
Psychology 606 DISSERTATION SEMINAR
Same as Psychology 503; in addition, the design is expected to be carried out with the student’s own sample and not with the literature research alone. The student is advised to continue the project already researched for the Psy.D. dissertation.
Psychology 607 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREPARATION
Same as Psychology 504; in addition, the design is expected to be carried out with the student’s own sample and not with the literature research alone. The student is advised to continue the project already researched for the Psy.D. dissertation.
Mental Health Studies ( MHS )
MHS 501 DOCTORAL MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES INTERNSHIP I
In the Internship setting, the student should focus on clinical cases or other activities that will have some relevance to the Dissertation. Those who are licensed may avail themselves of their private practice; others may use institutional settings. The supervisor should be a mental health professional holding the doctorate from an accredited school. In cases where this is not possible, supervision may be arranged through the University at a nominal cost. No Internship will be approved without a copy of your malpractice insurance on file at the University.
MHS 502 DOCTORAL MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES INTERNSHIP II
Continuation of MHS 501.
MHS 503 CURRENT LITERATURE IN MENTAL HEALTH I
Comprehensive and detailed research of the past five years; the student will begin the readings on the dissertation topic through books, journals, articles, lectures, conferences, etc. Each source should be summarized in not more than one page (with proper citation according to the Dissertation Handbook) and submitted to the Instructor and Dean as soon as it is read.
MHS 504 CURRENT LITERATURE IN MENTAL HEALTH II
Continuation of MHS 503.
MHS 505 DISSERTATION SEMINAR I
Consideration of dissertation topics and examination of related research. Once the student has focused on an area, this should be shared with the Dean who will recommend one or several possible mentors. The student will then select a Mentor and develop and design a specific dissertation outline. There must be a written agreement by a faculty member who will serve as a Mentor. Appointment of two Readers and dissertation committee.
MHS 506 DISSERTATION SEMINAR II
Student has ongoing consultations with the Mentor and simultaneous review by the two Readers. Student fully develops research proposal and presents it for approval of the three- person dissertation committee. Upon approval, student prepares for the Oral Defense of the Dissertation.
MHS 507 COLLOQUIUM : PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
See Psychology 299.
PRESENTATION AND ORAL DEFENSE OF DISSERTATION
The Oral Defense Committee consists of the Mentor and two Readers and two additional members. In certain cases four, instead of two, additional members may be appointed; usually the voting members are restricted to a total of five. The student may propose faculty names for these additional members. In advance of the Defense, the candidate is to provide each faculty member of the School of Psychology with a copy of the Dissertation. Faculty, outside of the Oral Defense Committee, may volunteer both positive and negative comments on the work but may not vote.