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2013-2014

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such as elder abuse and neurodegenerative diseases are also covered. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, PSYC 3382, and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval. PSYC 4341 (3). SOCIAL COGNITION. Surveys social perception and cognition, including person perception, nonverbal communication, emotional expression, accuracy, and stereotyping. Considers ecological, evolutionary and cognitive theoretical approaches. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, 3341, and 3382, or instructor approval. PSYC 4342 (3). CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS. Covers research and theory in the psychology of close relationships, including different theoretical perspectives, with emphasis on attraction, relationship development and maintenance, communication, conflict resolution, and relationship dissolution. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, PSYC 3382, and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval. PSYC 4352 (3). INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. A survey of the important issues and subfields of clinical psychology from the viewpoint of the scientist-practitioner model. Covers research, assessment, diagnosis, and theories in the area of psychotherapy. Intended for students contemplating graduate school in clinical psychology or related fields. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, PSYC 3382, and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval. PSYC 4363 (3). PSYCHOLOGY OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Covers research and theory in the psychology of interpersonal conflict, as well as mechanisms for resolving, managing, or avoiding conflict. Emphasized domains are alternative dispute resolution, close relationships, and workplace and international conflict. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, 3341, and 3382, or instructor approval. PSYC 4376 (3). PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION. Introduces the major issues, theories, and empirical approaches to the psychology of religion. Topics covered include the role that religion plays in the beliefs, motivations, emotions, and behavior of individuals. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1300 and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval. PSYC 4380 (3). HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY. Covers the most important movements and individuals contributing to the development of modern psychology. Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval or PSYC 1300, 3382, and one additional psychology course. PSYC 4381 (3). SPECIAL TOPICS. Cover topics that may have temporary or limited interest. Topics include child development, family violence, advanced family psychology, anxiety disorders, and positive psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300 and 3382, or instructor approval. PSYC 4393 (3). DISTINCTION SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY: COMPLETION OF RESEARCH PROJECT. The third course in a three-course sequence for the psychology distinction program. Over the course of the term, students complete their research projects and prepare them for dissemination. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. PSYC 4395 (3). PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP. An intensive study of interpersonal helping relationships based upon psychological theories and research findings, with emphasis on supervised personal involvement with others. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, 3382 and instructor approval. PSYC 5381 (3). SPECIAL TOPICS. Designed to cover topics that may have temporary or limited interest. Topics include psychology and law, health psychology, and the psychology of attachment. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300, PSYC 3382, and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval. 244 Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

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