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Current Course Offerings

Please make sure to consult with your faculty mentor about which courses to complete.

  • Fall 2018 Developmental Content Courses

    PSY 5939: Special Topics- Quantitative Methods l
    Date & Time: Wednesday 10:00am - is 12:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Joe Raiker
    Room: GC 286
    This course is Part 1 of the Common Core Statistics/ Quantitative Sequence. This is a required course for all incoming/ first year students.
    This is the first Common Core Statistics Quantitative Sequence course. It is required for all Developmental Students and is typically taken in the fall semester of their first year. This course is offered every Fall semester.

    PSY 5246C: Multivariate Analysis in Applied Psychological Research
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9:00am - is 11:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Matthew Valente
    Room: PC 449
    Covers basic techniques of multivariate analysis, emphasizing the rationale and applications to psychological research. Includes multiple regression, Hotellings T, MANOVA, principal component analysis, and factor analysis. Prerequisites: STA 3123 or equivalent; linear algebra recommended. This is a required course for all developmental students and is recommended to complete in your second year.
    This is the third Common Core Statistics Quantitative Sequence course. It is required for all Developmental Students and is typically taken in the fall semester of their second year. This course is offered every Fall semester.

    DEP 5065: Cognitive Development
    Date & Time: Monday 9:45am - 12:15pm
    Instructor: Dr. Shannon Pruden
    Room: GC 271A
    An overview of cognitive development, with a focus on the theories, experimental evidence, and milestones in cognitive development. Topics include the development of attention, perception, memory, problem solving, categorization, concepts, language, reasoning, theory of mind, metacognition, and executive function. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
    This course is required for all Developmental Students entering Fall 2017 and beyond; it is HIGHLY recommended for students entering before Fall 2017. It fulfills the Cognitive Breadth RequirementThis course will not be offered again until Spring 2021.


    DEP 5605: History and Systems
    Date & Time: Wednesday 2pm - 4:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Lickliter
    Room: ECS 135
    An examination of the historical foundations of modern psychology and survey of current systems and schools of psychology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. This course is required for all Developmental Students. It fulfills the History and Systems RequirementThis course will not be offered again until Fall 2020.


    SOP 5058: Proseminar in Social Psychology
    Date & Time: Monday 1pm - 3:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Asia Eaton
    Room: GC 273A
    An in-depth examination of the role of social psychology in the social sciences and the major substantive problems as they relate to contemporary societal issues. Minimum Prerequisites: An introductory course in social psychology or its equivalent. This course can be used for the Social Breadth Requirement A Social Breadth Course will be offered again in Fall 2019.

    *** Other Elective Courses for Developmental Students

    PSY 5939, Section U05: Missing Data
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9am - 11:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Tim Hayes
    Room: PC 425
    TBD
    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing This course counts as an elective for all Developmental students.

    PSY 5939, Section U07:Longitudinal Data Analysis
    Date & Time: Tuesday 9am - 11:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Stephany Coxe
    Room: TBD
    This course covers topics related to statistical analysis of longitudinal data, focusing on methods used in the social sciences and health research. Topics include repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, me- diation, multilevel modeling of longitudinal data, and latent growth modeling. You will be analyze, interpret, and write up results using these methods.
    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing This course counts as an elective for all Developmental students.

  • Summer 2018 Developmental Content Courses

    During the summer the program does not offer traditional seminar courses. Students are encouraged to use this time to complete independent study requirements, or work on dissertation hours. Please consult your faculty mentor about your summer academic plans.

  • Spring 2018 Developmental Content Courses

    PSY 5939: Special Topics- Quantitative Methods lI
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9:00am - is 12:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Justin Parent
    This course is Part 2 of the Common Core Statistics/ Quantitative Sequence. This is a required course for all incoming/ first year students.
    This is the first Common Core Statistics Quantitative Sequence course. It is required for all Developmental Students and is typically taken in the spring semester of their first year.

    DEP 5058: Bio-Behavioral Development
    Date & Time: Tuesday 9:30am - 12:15pm
    Instructor: Dr. Eliza Nelson
    Introduction to theory and research underlying behavioral development. Covers such pre-and post-natal determinants as evolution, genetics, neuroendocrines, as well as social development, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
    This course is required for all Developmental Students entering Fall 2017 and beyond; it is HIGHLY recommended for students entering before Fall 2017. It fulfills the Biological Breadth Requirement


    DEP 5608: Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
    Date & Time: Wednesday 2pm - 4:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Robert Lickliter
    The focus of this course is on the major paradigms, models, and theories that have been influential in developmental psychology, both historically and contemporaneously. Meta-theoretical issues, paradigmatic influences, and specific theories are considered. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. This course is required for all Developmental Students entering Fall 2017 and beyond; it is HIGHLY recommended for students entering before Fall 2017. It fulfills the Theory Requirement


    *** Other Elective Courses for Developmental Students

    CLP 6060: Affective Bases of Behavior
    Date & Time: Monday 1:00pm - 3:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Erica Musser
    A comprehensive introduction to the literature on affective science with a focus on: behavioral, biological, cognitive, and social dimensions, as well as the relevance to clinical science. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing This course counts as an elective for all Developmental students.

  • Fall 2017 Developmental Content Courses

    PSY 5939: Special Topics- Quantitative Methods l
    Date & Time: Wednesday 10am - 12:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Joseph Raiker
    This course is Part 1 of the Common Core Statistics/ Quantitative Sequence. This is a required course for all incoming/ first year students.
    This is the first Common Core Statistics Quantitative Sequence course. It is required for all Developmental Students and is typically taken in the fall semester of their first year.

    DEP 5725: Seminar in Psychosocial Development
    Date & Time: Thursday 12:30pm - 3:15pm
    Instructor: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland
    This course is designed to develop research skills and competencies in the area of psychosocial development. The emphasis of the course is on involvement in original research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
    This course is required for all Developmental Students entering Fall 2017 and beyond; it is HIGHLY recommended for students entering before Fall 2017.


    PSY 5246C: Multivariate Analysis
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9am - 11:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Stefany Coxe
    Covers basic techniques of multivariate analysis, emphasizing the rationale and applications to psychological research. Includes multiple regression, Hotellings T, MANOVA, principal component analysis, and factor analysis. Prerequisites: STA 3123 or equivalent; linear algebra recommended. This is the third Common Core Statistics Quantitative Sequence course. It is required for all Developmental Students and is typically taken in the fall semester of their second year.


    *** Other Elective Courses for Developmental Students

    PSY 5939: Structural Equation Modeling
    Date & Time: Tuesday 9:30am - 12:15pm
    Instructor: Dr. Timothy Hayes
    Covers structural equation modeling. This is an advanced quantitative course and is recommended only after completing the Quantitative 1/2 sequence and Multivariate Statistics. This course counts as an elective for all Developmental students.


    EXP 5667: Cognitive Neuroscience
    Date & Time: Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:45pm
    Instructor: TBA
    Investigation of the relation between mind and brain. Discuss literature from both patient studies and from the growing research in neuroimaging. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    This course can fulfill the Biological Breadth Requirement for students admitted in Fall 2017 and beyond; For students entering before Fall 2017, this would count as an elective.


    PSB 6215: Human Neuroanatomy
    Date & Time: Monday 9:30am - 12:15pm
    Instructor: Dr. Anthony Dick
    Survey of human spinal, brainstem, subcortical, and cortical neuroanatomy with reference to physiology and disease. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course counts as an elective for all Developmental students.


    SOP 5058: Proseminar in Social Psychology
    Date & Time: Monday 1:00pm - 3:45pm
    Instructor: Dr. Steven Charman
    An in-depth examination of the role of social psychology in the social sciences and the major substantive problems as they relate to contemporary societal issues. Minimum Prerequisites: An introductory course in social psychology or its equivalent.
    This course can fulfill the Social Breadth Requirement for students admitted in Fall 2017 and beyond; For students entering before Fall 2017, this would count as an elective.


    *Additional courses that fulfill elective requirements are available; please see Panthersoft and speak with your faculty advisor about these.

  • Summer 2017 Developmental Content Courses

    During the summer the program does not offer traditional seminar courses. Students are encouraged to use this time to complete independent study requirements, or work on dissertation hours. Please consult your faculty mentor about your summer academic plans.