Department of Psychology
PY 100. INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite to all other offerings in psychology.) A course designed to cover the major areas of concern in psychology (learning, perception, personality and behavior disorders) which will give the student a basis for advanced work in understanding human behavior.
PY 101. INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, 1 hour.
The purpose of this course is to give beginning students hands-on, practical experience in the science of psychology. Students will participate directly in laboratory exercises ranging from basic learning processes to sleep and dreaming. Concurrent enrollment with PY 100 is recommended, but not required.
PY 102. INTRODUCTION TO THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR, 1 hour.
This is an undergraduate class primarily for freshman, sophomore, and transfer students who are (or thinking about) declaring psychology as their major. The course will explore the various careers, fields, and opportunities in the psychology field.
PY 210. PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, for psychology majors only.) This course focuses on describing and explaining the physical, social, and cognitive changes that take place from conception to death. Students will learn about major theories and empirical methodology used to explore developmental changes. One goal of this course is to have students think critically about developmental research; that is, to be able to evaluate information on how environment and genetics contribute to development and to behavior. A second goal is for students to become effective practitioners by applying what they learn about developmental changes to real life situations. The third goal is for students to become creative planners who can facilitate healthy development for future generations.
PY 211. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, for education majors only.) This course examines the major life-span developmental stages. Prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging are studied. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between developmental trends and human behavior.
PY 230. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 2 hours.
A survey course to provide the student with information about the utilization of scientific methods to explain why people behave the way they do. The course is designed to give an overview of the application of psychology in the work, educational, and clinical settings; in the home; for the consumer; for government; and for career planning and placement.
PY 231. PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT, 2 hours.
A functional study of the basic problems of adjustment designed to aid students in making the changes in themselves and their circumstances necessary to achieve a satisfactory relationship with their environment.
PY 300. DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(This course is a prerequisite for Experimental Research and Inferential Statistics in Psychology.) This course will introduce you to the scientific methodology used in the diverse yet related areas of psychology. Topics include descriptive research methods, sources of extraneous variation, internal and external validity, and descriptive statistical analyses, including measures of central tendency and variation, correlation, and simple regression. Coursework emphasizes critiquing scientific journal articles and developing individual research proposals. Research designs and methodologies are demonstrated in the laboratory with students performing statistical analysis of the collected data. This course should enable you to better understand and appreciate the necessity and difficulty of systematically studying behavior and mental processes, and prepare you for intelligently scrutinizing explanations of behavior provided by psychologists, friends, the media and others.
PY 301. EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS AND INFERENTIAL STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY , 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, PY 300.) This course will introduce you to the scientific methodology used in the diverse yet related areas of psychology. Topics include experimental design, sources of extraneous variation, internal and external validity, and statistical analyses. Coursework emphasizes critiquing scientific journal articles and completing an individual research project. Research designs and methodologies are demonstrated in the laboratory with students performing statistical analysis of the collected data. This course should enable you to better understand and appreciate the necessity and difficulty of systematically studying behavior and mental processes, and prepare you for intelligently scrutinizing explanations of behavior provided by psychologists, friends, the media, and others.
PY 303. SPECIAL TOPIC IN PSYCHOLOGY -- UNDERGRADUATE, 1-3 hours.
A sub-title will be assigned for each special topic offered. The course will be taught on demand to provide in-depth consideration of specialized topics and current issues in Psychology.
PY 322. LEARNING, 3 hours.
Learning, and remembering what has been learned, are fundamental processes. This course is a survey of theories, principles, laws, and conclusions from a century of scientific study of these psychological phenomena. This course emphasizes what is known about learning and memory, as well as the issue of how this knowledge can be effectively applied to address human concerns. Basic research will be discussed, so that students can understand the methods used to determine principles of learning and memory. Students will then demonstrate application of these principles to real-world problems which they have helped define.
PY 333. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
The basic principles and processes of human social behavior and the social consciousness of the individual and groups are covered. Contemporary interests and tendencies that grow out of community life are stressed. Topics include theories, personality, motives, abilities, attitudes, group processes and contemporary problems.
PY 334. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2 hours.
(Prerequisite, secondary education majors only.) This course is part of the first phase of professional education and is designed to teach the relationships between psychological principles and the educative process. Practical experiences are related to classroom organization, management and learning activities. Adolescent development is treated through application of learning theories, research design, and behavioral objectives. This professional education course integrates with the other courses in Phase I to provide a theoretical and practical base for observation and micro lab teaching activities.
PY 343. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
This course is a review of theories, experimental results, and methodologies that comprise the science of mind. The information is presented in a historical context and contrasted with the behavioral approach to psychology.
PY 370. PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION, 3 hours.
Consideration is given to the social, emotional, physical, and mental characteristics of individuals with mental retardation. Systems of terminology and descriptions of school programs for educational preparation of individuals with retarded mental development are studied.
PY 401. FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, completed 9 credit hours of psychology classes numbered at or above 300.) A course designed to give the student the historical background of modern psychology. Particular emphasis is given to the outstanding leaders in psychology and their contributions.
PY 403. INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) A problem of special interest is selected and researched under the immediate supervision of the instructor.
PY 427. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
All forms of psychological abnormality are considered against the setting in which they develop along with methods of prevention and cure.
PY 432. INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
A course designed to introduce students to the work of industrial/ organizational psychologists. Topics covered include job analysis, performance appraisal, test validation, training, leadership, work motivation, satisfaction and organizational theory.
PY 440. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, 3 hours.
The course is designed to aid in the understanding of basic psychometric concepts and the interpretation of standardized tests used in psychology, education, business, and industry.
PY 442. TESTS AND MEASURES, 3 hours.
Emphasis is placed on the theory and construction of tests suitable for use in the classroom, statistics for the classroom teacher, familiarizing the teacher with systems of grading, and the development of a testing program.
PY 490. UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP, 1-3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of advisor.) This course provides an academic offering that provides work experience for students who wish to have an applied experience before graduation. Students are placed in a variety of agencies ranging from mental health and educational or correctional facilities to business and industry. Each placement is supervised through the agency in consultation with assigned faculty advisors who design job-related learning objectives and projects.
PY 500. MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, 1 hour.
The course is designed to provide an overview of theoretical and practical applications of multiculturalism to psychology and special education. In addition, it acquaints students with reasons why culture is an integral part of psychology and special education.
PY 501. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL SOFTWARE, 1 hour.
This course is designed to provide upper division undergraduate and new graduate students who have completed the introductory statistics course an opportunity to review course content while learning how to use statistical software.
PY 502. THE PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, 1 hour.
This course is designed for students to learn and practice the skills for applying for graduate school or a job. Activities include producing a vita, crafting a personal statement of goals and purpose, and developing a personal time line for applying for graduate school or a job.
PY 506. METHODS FOR TEACHING PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, 12 hours completed in teaching field.) Students will be trained to actively involve the learner in the psychology classroom using the data-methodology-principles approach. This course is designed to prepare teachers of psychology at the secondary level.
PY 520. STATISTICS I, 3 hours.
This course introduces students to both descriptive and inferential statistics including mean, standard deviation, variance, sum of squares, correlation, linear regression, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, t test, and analysis of variance.
PY 540. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 1-3 hours.
A sub-title will be assigned for each special topic offered. The course will be taught on demand to provide in-depth consideration of specialized topics and current issues in psychology.
PY 560. PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 HRS.
(Prerequisite, PY100.) The course introduces the student to the
research methods used in physiological psychology as well as the
structure and functions of the nervous system. Selected topics in
behavioral neuroscience such as the psychobiology of stress, motivation
(e.g., food and water intake, sexual behavior), mental processes (e.g.,
learning and memory), sensory systems (e.g., vision, olfaction,
audition), psychopharmacology, and complex psychological processes
(e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders) will be covered
with special emphasis on the language, basic concepts, principles,
methods, research findings, models, and theories of physiological
psychology. Course designed for upper level undergraduate and
PY 570. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 3 HRS.
(Prerequisite, PY 100.) This course is designed to cover basic sensory
physiology and systematic methods of studying sensory and perceptual
phenomena, as well as an introduction to the major concepts, principles
and theories of perception.
PY 600. ADVANCED GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
Through the study of current literature, the student is acquainted with new developments in the broad field of psychology.
PY 624. THEORIES OF MOTIVATION, 3 hours.
The concepts, principles, and empirical findings concerning basic factors which underlie human motivation are studied. Attention is given to both innate and acquired bases.
PY 626. THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 3 hours.
The course is designed to give the student an understanding of the different approaches to the study of personality. Compact yet comprehensive summaries of the major personality theorists are presented.
PY 703. SPECIAL TOPIC IN PSYCHOLOGY, 1-3 hours.
(A sub-title will be assigned for each special topic offered.) The course will be taught on demand to provide in-depth consideration of specialized topics and current issues in Psychology.
PY 707. MEMORY, 3 hours.
This course presents an empirical approach to the exploration of memory. Results obtained from experiments are integrated to form the basis for articulating theory that provides an overall explanation for the results. Emphasis is also placed on the methodologies developed to generate the data and the role of theory for spawning hypotheses that drive experimentation and consequently the creation of knowledge.
PY 708. BRAIN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION, 3 hours.
This course is designed to familiarize clinicians with brain function and dysfunction and to be able to recognize when a psychiatric client has as yet undetected neurological involvement.
PY 709. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 1 hour.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of neuropsychology. This course covers basic brain functions and how these relate to behavior. Neuropsychological tests are discussed and demonstrated, including the Halstead-Reitan and Luria Nebraska batteries.
PY 710. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, 3 hours.
The course deals with the identification, etiology, and diagnosis of individuals with learning disabilities.
PY 714. ASSESSING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, 3 hours.
This course provides an overview of measurement and evaluation concepts, strategies, and techniques that are appropriate for infants and young children with special needs.
PY 720. PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD, 3 hours.
Methods for detecting, treating, and preventing emotional problems in children are studied.
PY 722. THEORIES OF LEARNING, 3 hours.
The major theories of learning are analyzed, compared, and evaluated in light of current research.
PY 735. SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM, 3 hours.
The course provides the basis for understanding the nature of conflict in the classroom and for coping with maladaptive behavior.
PY 740. PERSONNEL SELECTION AND TESTING, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with personnel selection and testing issues. Topics include: job analysis, validity, reliability, interviews, personality measures, assessment centers, fairness, validity generalization, utility analysis, test theory, privacy issues, and cognitive ability measures.
PY 741. MOTIVATION AND TRAINING, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with work motivation and training. Topics include: needs assessment, learning theories, control systems, organizational culture, principles of reinforcement and transfer, multi-cultural training, re-training, needs hierarchies, value systems, and technological re-training.
PY 742. WORK ATTITUDES, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with work attitudes. Topics include: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, participatory styles, life satisfaction, facet vs. Global measures, turnover, absenteeism, career involvement, burnout, unions, positive and negative affectivity, nature vs. nurture issues, and moderators of satisfaction.
PY 743. LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with leadership. Topics include: executive performance, strategic decision-making, power and influence, organizational change and culture, women in leadership, total quality management, downsizing, and the primary leadership theories (behavioral, trait, situational, contingent, transformational, romantic, and attributional).
PY 744. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with performance appraisal. Topics include: rating scales and formats, halo, rater accuracy, rating errors, rater training, gender/race/relationship issues, sources of ratings, cognitive issues in performance appraisal, feedback, the PA interview, reactions and responses to feedback, paper people, and legal issues.
PY 745. ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES AND LEGAL ISSUES, 3 hours.
This course is a graduate seminar course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with organizational and legal issues. Topics include: Organizational change, behavior, development, interventions, theory, joint consultation, court cases, affirmative action, adverse impact, Civil Rights acts of 1964 and 1991, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, business ethics, judicial interpretations of I/O psychology law, and organizational climate.
PY 800. THESIS, M.S., 1-5 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of thesis chair.) The student completes an important research study appropriate to his/her area of specialization.
PY 803. RESEARCH PROBLEM IN PSYCHOLOGY, 1-3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) A problem of special interest is investigated by the student under the immediate supervision of the instructor.
PY 805. PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ADULT LEARNER, 3 hours.
The course is designed primarily for individuals interested in community college or adult education. Identification of the nature, needs, and objectives of late adolescents and adults is emphasized. Motivation, classroom management, and application of appropriate learning concepts are stressed. Practical activities and research related to adult education are developed.
PY 806. PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT, 2 hours.
(Prerequisites, PY 427, PY 440, PY 626.) This course serves as the background for specific assessment courses. Types of assessment techniques, selection of appropriate techniques, and the diagnostic process are discussed. Professional ethics and legal implications are discussed.
PY 807. MMPI (MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY), 2 hours.
(Prerequisite, PY 806.) This course presents the development and foundations of the MMPI. Administration and interpretation of the MMPI is the major purpose of this course.
PY 808. RESEARCH IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
This course is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about research design and methodological issues as they pertain to the clinical research. This will include basic research concepts such as independent and dependent variables, as well as more advanced topics such as effect size and statistical power, clinical significance vs. statistical significance, single-case experimental designs, etc. Other topics related to sound clinical research will be covered including research ethics and sampling/assessment procedures.
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PY 810. CLINICAL REPORT WRITING, 2 hours.
(Prerequisite, PY 806.) This course deals with the written presentation of psychological information. The construction of an effective report, and the problems commonly encountered in report writing are discussed.
PY 811. SEMINAR IN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, 3 hours.
Consideration is given to individual development, adjustment to social patterns, and the significance of development for learning. Special problem areas from conception through adolescence are covered.
PY 812. INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, 3 hours.
The course provides familiarity with various developmental, achievement, aptitude, and other individual assessment procedures that may be used in elementary and secondary schools. The information derived from these assessment procedures will make it possible for teachers, counselors, administrators and other service personnel to understand the source and nature of statements made by psychological examiners.
PY 815. PROJECTIVE ASSESSMENTS, 3 hours.
This course presents the history and use of projective assessment devices such as the Thematic Apperception Test, Children's Apperception Test, Bender Gestalt, House-Tree Person, and Draw-A-Person. The emphasis is upon administration and interpretation of these specific projective techniques.
PY 823. SPECIAL TOPICS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(A subtitle will be assigned for each special topic offered.) The course will be taught to provide detailed information on specific topics in I/O Psychology.
PY 827. SEMINAR IN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisites, PY 427 and PY 626.) Characteristics of the various forms of mental disorder are studied. Etiological factors, theoretical positions, and current forms of treatment are covered.
PY 830. EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) The practicum provides supervised experience with early childhood special education children for the practicing school psychologist. This is required for KSBE School Psychology certification at the early childhood level.
PY 831. CURRICULUM-BASED ASSESSMENT, 1-2 hours.
The course provides training in the administration and scoring of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) procedures. Field experience will include participating directly in the assessment of elementary students using these procedures for the collection of three separate testing periods: fall, winter, and spring. The course will also include the use of CBM data in writing goals, collecting progress-monitoring data, and to make data-based decisions. Students are expected to enroll for 1 hour credit during the fall semester and for 2 hours credit for the spring semester.
PY 832. INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
This course covers such topics as personnel selection, human resource management, performance appraisal, training, ethics, recruitment, personnel law, criteria, validation, statistical techniques, classification, and other current topics appropriate to applied personnel psychology in business and industry.
PY 833. ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
This course is a primary content course covering the relevant theory, research, concepts, and applications associated with Organizational Psychology: organizational culture, workforce diversity issues, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, power and politics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, organizational and individual change, cross-cultural differences in organizational psychology phenomena, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
PY 835. SEMINAR IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) The course is designed to integrate all previous course work of the student in school psychology. Consultation, additional assessment and intervention strategies, and current professional issues are covered.
PY 836. SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION, 3 hours.
The course investigates exemplary school-based prevention and intervention programs that promote the mental health and physical well-being of students, as well as school success. Criteria for determining empirically validated programs are discussed. This course also examines the history and development of crisis intervention in the schools. A focus will be developing skills and knowledge required to effectively intervene and assist children, teachers, administrators, and families during periods of crisis. The course will highlight the importance of prevention in decreasing the number and severity of crisis situations.
PY 837. PSYCHOLOGICAL CASE STUDIES, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) Typical cases appropriate to the student's area of specialization are analyzed and discussed. Emphasis is placed on the writing of case histories and the psychological dynamics involved in the pattern presented by diagnostic procedures.
PY 838. SUPERVISED PRACTICE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY, 6 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) The student completes 600 clock hours of supervised practice under the direct supervision of an approved, experienced, and certified school psychologist in a public school setting. A second enrollment may be in an institutional setting.
PY 839. INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY, 1-6 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of instructor.) Internship is designed as a culminating practical experience for a prescribed course of formal instruction in a professional area of psychology. In some instances, the course may be taken concurrently with professional employment.
PY 840. CLINICAL MENTAL TESTS, 2 hours.
(Prerequisite, one course in statistics or testing. ) This is a basic course in clinical mental testing. The techniques of administering, scoring and interpreting the Stanford-Binet V (2003) are covered.
PY 841. CLINICAL MENTAL TESTS II, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, one course in statistics and testing.) This is a basic course in clinical mental testing. The techniques of administering, scoring and interpreting the Wechsler tests are covered.
PY 842. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION, 3 hours.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of the etiology and nature of and prognosis for the mentally retarded.
PY 845. PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES: RORSCHACH, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, PY 427, PY 626 and consent of instructor.) An elementary course in the Rorschach Technique with emphasis on administration, scoring, and limited interpretation.
PY 846. CULTURE, ASSESSMENT, AND TREATMENT IN PSYCHOLOGY,3 hours.
This course is designed to meet the growing demand for culturally competent mental health services by providing graduate students in clinical psychology with a basic foundation in multicultural counseling. Starting with the self, students are expected to comprehensively understand their own cultural upbringing and belief systems in order to be able to provide services to people from various cultural backgrounds. The class will be both didactic and experiential.
PY 847. TECHNIQUES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, 3 hours.
This course is an introduction to the basic theories and practice of psychotherapy. Its intention is to give the student a basic overview of therapy techniques which have been used and currently are being used in the treatment of psychological and emotional difficulties. The purpose of the course is to provide candidates with an academic foundation in techniques in psychotherapy treatment prior to their practicum experiences.
PY 848. FAMILY AND GROUP SYSTEMS PSYCHOTHERAPY, 3 hours.
This course is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about family and group dynamics and how to work therapeutically with these systems. This will include clinical applications, review of relevant research, and theoretical/historical perspectives. You are expected to be an active participant rather than a passive observer/listener. Being an ‘active participant' means that you are not only prepared for each class (completing reading, assignments, etc. ahead of time) but that you are also thinking about how the ideas in class might be translated into practice, self-improvement and understanding, etc., and are ready to learn by doing!
PY 849. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 3 hours.
This course is designed to ensure all master's degree psychology graduates are thoroughly knowledgeable about the legal and ethical requirements of all aspects of the profession.
PY 850. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH GIFTS & TALENTS, 3 hours.
The course emphasizes the definition of giftedness from historical to present, characteristics of the gifted, and factors (such as gender, cultural differences, creativity) involved in identification of the gifted. Special problem topics are identified and addressed. Programs for various levels are covered as well as evaluation and parenting skills.
PY 851. SEMINAR IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION, 3 hours.
The course concentrates on the history, principles, procedures, and applications of behavior management techniques to settings such as schools, homes, day-care centers, hospitals, businesses, and industry. Additionally, functional behavioral assessment, behavioral intervention plans, outpatient applications, and self-management techniques are included.
PY 858. INTERDISCIPLINARY REFERRAL AND COLLABORATION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 hours.
The Clinical Psychology Internship is designed as an experience-based program, which presents students with opportunities to translate theoretical knowledge into functional skills. The first 3 credit hours of the internship (PY858) are designed to orient students who are beginning their internships, and preparing them to continue in and satisfactorily complete the remaining 6 credit hours (PY859) of their internship experience.
PY 859. INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1-6 hours.
The Clinical Psychology Internship is an experience-based program which presents students with opportunities to translate the theoretical knowledge into functional skills. The internship must be 750 hours in length and is usually carried out at public agencies in Kansas, such as mental health centers, mental hospitals and state correctional facilities.
PY 864. CREATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING, 3 hours.
(Prerequisite, PY 850 or permission of the instructor.) The course, appropriate for both special teachers of the gifted and general educators, including teachers, counselors, and administrators, explores the nature of creativity, with the emphasis given to attitudes, motivations, and educational practices which foster the identification, development, and maintenance of creative behaviors.
PY 870. SEMINAR IN MENTAL RETARDATION, 3 hours.
This course provides advanced students in mental retardation an opportunity to exchange ideas, experiment, and acquaint themselves with problems, newer techniques, and developments in the area.
PY 900. THESIS, ED.S., 1-6 hours.
(Prerequisite, consent of thesis chair.) The student completes an empirical research study appropriate to the area of school psychology.
PY 901. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF INFANTS, 1 hour.
(Prerequisite, one course in Statistics or Testing.) This course is designed to teach those skills needed to administer, score, and interpret the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-Mental Scale when used in the psychological assessment of handicapped infants and toddlers with disabilities. In order to gain a perspective on the role of the Bayley Scales in assessment, theoretical and historical issues will be considered. Interpreting results and assessment report formation will also be included.
PY 910. INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY I, 2 hours.
(Prerequisite, permission of instructor.) The purpose of the supervised, full-time internship for one academic year is to allow the intern to further develop his/her competencies as a practicing school psychologist and to demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional standards as a school psychologist. The internship experience should include all levels of education, early childhood through secondary. The setting should provide a full range of services and education of both exceptional and general education children. A school setting must provide at least 50% of the approved field experience.
PY 920. INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY II, 2 hours.
(Prerequisites, permission of instructor, completion of PY 910.) The purpose of the supervised, full-time internship for one academic year is to allow the intern to further develop his/her competencies as a practicing school psychologist and to demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional standards as a school psychologist. The internship experience should include all levels of education, early childhood through secondary. The setting should provide a full range of services and education of both exceptional and general education children. A school setting must provide at least 50% of the approved field experience.