Psychology courses

PSYC 1000 Introductory Psychology
Introductory Psychology
Fundamentals of contemporary psychology, including topics such as scientific methodology, heredity and behavior, principles of learning, physiological substrates of behavior, perception, social interaction, and mental health.
Co-requisites: PSYC 1001
credit hours: 3

PSYC 1001 Psychology Beyond the Classroom
Psychology Beyond the Classroom
The goal of this S/U course is to encourage students to learn more about how the scientific field of psychology operates in the real world by experiencing various aspects of the psychological research process. 
Co-requisites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 0

PSYC 1800 Special Topics in Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
Various topics in psychology based on faculty and student interest.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 3010 Introduction to Personality
Introduction to Personality
An introductory survey of theories and measurement in personality.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3090 Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics I
Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics I
Lectures and laboratory in design of experiments, psychological measurement, and deriving conclusions from experimental data.
Notes: This course is required for all majors and must complete prior to taking PSYC 3130 Experimental Psychology. This course does not satisfy the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000 and sophomore status.
credit hours: 4

PSYC 3130 Experimental Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Lectures and laboratory in design of experiments, quasi-experimental designs, control of variables, scientific communication, and application of statistical procedures.
Notes: This course is required for all majors and should be completed prior to taking other psychology laboratory courses. This course does not satisfy the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090.
credit hours: 4

PSYC 3180 Psychological Testing and Measurement
Psychological Testing and Measurement
A survey of the nature, extent, and measurement of individual differences. Practice is given in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a variety of types of tests with particular emphasis on techniques in contemporary use.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130
credit hours: 4

PSYC 3200 Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology
Examines psychological principles applied to educational practices with special emphasis on development, learning theories, and contexts of learning. Its purpose is to help adults working with children to understand better the relationship between applied educational practices and psychological principles and research.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3210 Child Psychology
Child Psychology
A survey of the concepts, principles, and major findings of research on human development.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3230 Nursery School Observation
Nursery School Observation
For students in the coordinate psychology and early childhood education major
Notes: Lecture, one hour; laboratory, two hours. Students must reserve weekly two one-hour periods between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 and 4 p.m. for nursery school observation. This course does not satisfy the laboratory requirement for the psychology major.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3210.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3240 Urban Child Development
Urban Child Development
A survey of psychological theories and recent research concerning the lives of city children, focusing on what theory and research tell us about how aspects of the urban environment affect children's academic, social, and personal development. Students must take either the writing practicum course or the service learning course but not both.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3210.
Co-requisites: PSYC 3880 or PSYC 3890.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3250 The Psychology of Early Childhood
The Psychology of Early Childhood
An investigation of educational programs for young children and/or parents of young children based on cognitive developmental theory, learning theory, and others. Curriculum development and the evaluation of program effectiveness are discussed.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3260 Infancy
Infancy
The cognitive, perceptual, and social development of the human infant are reviewed. Research findings and methods are emphasized.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3210.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3300 Brain and Behavior
Brain and Behavior
Lectures cover the function and structure of the nervous system and the role of brain activity in the regulation of behavior. This course provides psychology majors with a first exposure to the biological bases of behavior and is not recommended for students who have taken other courses in this area of study.
Notes: Same as NSC 3300
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3310 Introduction to African-American Psychology
Introduction to African-American Psychology
A study of a wide range of topics relating to psychology generally, and African Americans specifically. Topics include personality, education, psychological assessment, racism, psychology in communities, and research.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3330 Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
An introduction to the psychological aspects of the behavior disorders.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000 and sophomore standing.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3340 Developmental Psychopathology
Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 3340 is a course intended to provide a basic familiarity with the major forms of psychopathology and behavioral disorders. This familiarity includes knowledge of the etiology, developmental course, and prognosis of major psychological disorders affecting children and adolescents. Students will increase their knowledge on the application of information gained from the study of psychological disorders to the diagnosis, treatment and study of disorders and psychological problems found in children and adolescents. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
Co-requisites: PSYC 3890.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3350 Nursery School Principles
Nursery School Principles
A study of the basic principles involved in guiding the behavior of preschool children.
Notes: Students should apply to instructor at least one semester in advance. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours. Students must reserve six hours a week between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 and 4 p.m. for work in the nursery school. This course does not satisfy the laboratory requirement for the psychology major.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3230 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3390 Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
A study of development through the adolescent years. Emphasis is on cognitive, social, physical, moral, sexual, and political development.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3430 Introduction to Social Psychology
Introduction to Social Psychology
The individual in a social context: the nature and measurement of attitudes, social perception, interpersonal and intergroup relations.
Pre-requistites: 1000
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3440 Experimental Social Psychology
Experimental Social Psychology
Laboratory and field experiments in interpersonal relations, social roles, and attitude change.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090 and 3430 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 4

PSYC 3450 Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology
This upper-level seminar in which the content and application of positive psychology will be discussed, including the topics of well-being, happiness, health, and strengths.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3430.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3460 The Self in Social Psychology
The Self in Social Psychology
This is an upper level honors seminar in which we will explore the large body of theory and research focused on understanding the nature and function of the self from a social psychological perspective, including topics such as self-awareness, self-esteem, and neural correlates of self-related processes.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3430.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3680 Comparative Animal Behavior
Comparative Animal Behavior
A lecture course to introduce the types of questions asked by animal behaviorists, theoretical disciplines posing those questions, and recent research in behavior as related to the environment, social behavior, and reproduction.
Notes: Designed for PSYC and EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000 or EBIO 1010.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3700 Evolution and Psychology
Evolution and Psychology
Lecture course exploring human behavior and cognition from an evolutionary perspective. Topics include evolutionary mechanisms, history of evolution in psychology, and the adaptive nature of sensory processes, language, social behaviors, reproduction and psychopathology.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000 or EBIO 1010.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3770 Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception provides an appreciation for the different senses and the psychological phenomena associated with each sense. Discussions include the major theories, experimental methods, and findings associated with each of the sensory systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding sensory functions from an evolutionary perspective.
Pre-requistites: PSYC/NSCI 3300.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3775 Sensation and Perception Laboratory
Sensation and Perception Laboratory
Sensation and Perception lab is a course that provides the student with hands on activities in order to gain a deeper understanding for the different senses and the methods used to study psychological phenomena associated with each sense.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130 and PSYC/NSCI 3300.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 3800 Special Topics in Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
Various topics in psychology based on faculty and student interest.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3805 Laboratory for Special Topics in Psychology
Laboratory for Special Topics in Psychology
Taken concurrently with PSYC 3800 special topics, PSYC 3805 will include the basic elements of research design, the methodologies particular to the topic area, and writing research reports in the style of the American Psychological Association.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: Permission of instructor.
Co-requisites: PSYC 3800.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 3810 Special Topics in Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
Various topics in psychology based on faculty and student interest.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 3815 Laboratory for Special Topics in Psychology
Laboratory for Special Topics in Psychology
Taken concurrently with PSYCH 3810 special topics, PSYC 3815 will include the basic elements of research design, the methodologies particular to the topic area, and writing research reports in the style of the American Psychological Association. Note: Satisfies, in part, the psychology laboratory requirement.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: Permission of instructor. 
Co-requisites: PSYC 3810. 
credit hours: 1

PSYC 3880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 3890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of the corequisite course.
credit hours: 0

PSYC 4060 Behavioral Endocrinology
Behavioral Endocrinology
An introduction to the roles of steroid and peptide hormones in physiology and behavior. Lectures focus on the hormonal mechanisms that control reproductive and regulatory functions in human and infrahuman species. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4065 Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
Laboratories provide demonstration and hands-on experience in research methods used in contemporary behavioral endocrinology including hormonal manipulation, behavioral measurement, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. 
Notes: Satisfies psychology laboratory requirement. Satisfies college laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130
Co-requisites: PSYC 4060. 
credit hours: 1

PSYC 4070 Drugs and Behavior
Drugs and Behavior
An introduction to the effects of psychoactive drugs on behavior and the nervous system. Intended for students majoring in Psychology. Not open to students who have taken or are taking or plan to take Psychopharmacology (PSYC/NSCI 4530 or 6530).
Pre-requistites: PSYC/NSCI 3300 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4075 Drugs and Behavior Lab
Drugs and Behavior Lab
Optional laboratory that fulfills laboratory requirement for Psychology majors. Does not fulfill the writing intensive requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130
Co-requisites: PSYC 4070.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 4180 History and Systems of Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
A survey of the roots of contemporary psychology. Students then identify an interest area, trace its historical roots, and present their work in class. 
Pre-requistites: Senior standing and approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4330 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
An introduction to the study of the neural mechanisms involved in learning and memory. The course will involve detailed study of the memory systems of the brain as well as historical trends, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that are associated with the neurobiology of learning and memory. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4333 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
An introduction to the study of the neural mechanisms involved in learning and memory. The course will involve detailed study of the memory systems of the brain as well as historical trends, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that are associated with the neurobiology of learning and memory.
Pre-requistites: Pre-requisite: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4380 Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
An introduction to the study of human behavior and cognition using neuroscience methods. This course will examine the neural basis of perception, attention, memory, language, motor control, and emotions. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4385 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
A laboratory course in which students will be introduced to the methods of cognitive neuroscience, including neural networks, event-related potentials, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Students will design and carry out simple cognitive experiments to examine issues of hemispheric laterality. 
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement. Satisfies college laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130 and PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor. 
Co-requisites: PSYC 4380. 
credit hours: 1

PSYC 4430 Applied Social Psychology
Applied Social Psychology
Applies the theories and methodology of social psychology to areas such as the legal system, sports psychology, violence against women, the media, health psychology, and political psychology.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090, 3430, and junior standing.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4450 Intergroup Relations and Culture: Perspectives from New Orleans to Australia
Intergroup Relations and Culture: Perspectives from New Orleans to Australia
This course is part a summer service learning program in Sydney, Australia learning about issues of intergroup relations and cultural diversity as applied to this region. This service learning course and addition to classroom time, 20 hours of time will be spent on service learning projects in the Sydney area.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4510 Biological Psychology
Biological Psychology
Survey of biological psychology with an emphasis on neuroanatomy and research methods used to study mechanisms of learning and memory, mental disorders, emotion, stress, and other psychological phenomena. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4512 Memory Systems of the Brain
Memory Systems of the Brain
In this writing-intensive Honors Seminar, students read and discuss empirical and theoretical works on neural systems specialized for memory, with emphasis on interactions among systems. Writing assignments include experimental proposals and reviews.
Notes: Same as NSCI 4512
Pre-requistites: NSCI/PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4515 Biological Psychology Laboratory
Biological Psychology Laboratory
A laboratory course providing training in behavioral and neurobiological methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis and preparation of research reports.  Fulfills the writing intensive requirement. 
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement. Fulfills college laboratory and writing requirements.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3130.
Co-requisites: PSYC 4510. 
credit hours: 1

PSYC 4560 Internship in Psychology
Internship in Psychology
Students will complete 70 hours of service in a community setting in which they will use the knowledge of psychology to complete a project or paper of benefit to the community site.
Pre-requistites: Psychology major, junior or senior standing, GPA of 3.00 or higher, completed application to Center for Public Service.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4570 Internship in Psychology
Internship in Psychology
Students will complete 70 hours of service in a community setting in which they will use the knowledge of psychology to complete a project or paper of benefit to the community site.
Pre-requistites: Psychology major, junior or senior standing, GPA of 3.00 or higher, completed application to Center for Public Service.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4610 Black Youth: Developmental Psychology Perspectives
Black Youth: Developmental Psychology Perspectives
A study of major research findings with African-American children and adolescents. The course includes a participant-observer experience in the applied setting (e.g., school, group home). Intensive writing required.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3210 or 3390.
Co-requisites: PSYC 3880.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4670/6670 Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
The primary purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the study of clinical neuropsychology. The course will begin by presenting an overview of brain structures and functions. It then will cover conditions that are due to some malfunction in the central or peripheral nervous system. Specifically, this course will (1) survey current neuropsychological knowledge as it pertains to normal function and to both neuropathological and psychopathological conditions (2) present a developmental perspective about neuropsychological factors in pathological conditions and (3) familiarize students with primary research literature in an area of personal interest.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3330 and PSYC/NSCI 3300 and Junior or Senior standing.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4720 Seminar in Evolutionary Psychology
Seminar in Evolutionary Psychology
Discussion of the evolution of human behavior and cognition. Topics include comparative cognition and social behavior, and human cognition and language, reproductive behavior and psychopathology. Each student writes a paper and presents it in class.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3700 and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4800 Special Topics in Psychology with Laboratory
Special Topics in Psychology with Laboratory
A special topics course in psychology with a laboratory component. The particular topic will be based on faculty and student interest. The course will include the basic elements of research design, the methodologies particular to the topic area, and writing research reports in the style of the American Psychological Association.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 4810 Independent Project Laboratory
Independent Project Laboratory
For individual research project done with a department faculty member. Generally includes hypothesis generation, design, consideration of ethical issues, data gathering, inferential analysis and the writing of work in acceptable scientific (APA) format.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
credit hours: 4

PSYC 4820 Independent Project Laboratory
Independent Project Laboratory
For individual research project done with a department faculty member. Generally includes hypothesis generation, design, consideration of ethical issues, data gathering, inferential analysis and the writing of work in acceptable scientific (APA) format.
Notes: Satisfies the psychology laboratory requirement.
credit hours: 4

PSYC 4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Notes: By approval of faculty member.
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Notes: By approval of faculty member.
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 5010P Senior Capstone Lecture
Senior Capstone Lecture
Lecture course in which several faculty members present a concentrated and integrated overview of theoretical issues in the diversity of disciplines in psychology (social, biological, developmental, application). Students complete a comprehensive exam and a capstone project. The project would generally be a historical treatment or theoretical integration and not an empirical study. One faculty member is responsible for coordinating the course and would serve as sponsor. With successful completion of exams and an integrative theoretical/historical project, the student will fulfill the Newcomb-Tulane College capstone requirement.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 5020P Senior Capstone Lecture
Senior Capstone Lecture
Lecture course in which several faculty members present a concentrated and integrated overview of theoretical issues in the diversity of disciplines in psychology (social, biological, developmental, application). Students complete a comprehensive exam and a capstone project. The project would generally be a historical treatment or theoretical integration and not an empirical study. One faculty member is responsible for coordinating the course and would serve as sponsor. With successful completion of exams and an integrative theoretical/historical project, the student will fulfill the Newcomb-Tulane College capstone requirement.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 5030P Senior Capstone Special Topics
Senior Capstone Special Topics
Prerequisite senior standing and major in psychology. This lecture/seminar course is offered by a single member of the psychology department and represents a concentrated and integrated overview of a particular problem or area in psychology. The focus could be on social, biological, developmental or applied aspects of psychology. With successful completion of exams and an integrative theoretical/historical project, the student will fulfill the Newcomb-Tulane College capstone requirement.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 5040P Senior Capstone Topics
Senior Capstone Topics
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6060 Behavioral Endocrinology
Behavioral Endocrinology
An introduction to the roles of steroid and peptide hormones in physiology and behavior. Lectures focus on the hormonal mechanisms that control reproductive and regulatory functions in human and infrahuman species.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6065 Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
Laboratories provide demonstration and hands-on experience in research methods used in contemporary behavioral endocrinology including hormonal manipulation, behavioral measurement, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Notes: Satisfies, in part, psychology laboratory requirement. Satisfies college laboratory requirement. (Same as NSCI 4065)
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090.
Co-requisites: PSYC 6060.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 6090 Univariate I
Univariate I
An introductory course covering a variety of statistical procedures commonly used in Psychology research. Course topics include descriptive statistics and significance testing as well as detailed instruction on various statistical tests. Students learn to conduct each type of analysis both by hand and using statistical analysis software (SPSS).
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6110 Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics II
Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics II
An intermediate-level course in statistics designed to meet the needs of beginning graduate students and those undergraduate students who plan to undertake graduate work in psychology. Emphasis is placed upon design of experiments and interpretation of research results.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 6090 and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6130 Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics
Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics
Design and analysis of experiments in the behavioral sciences involving multiple predictor and criterion variables. Extensive use is made of Tulane computer facilities but no programming knowledge is required.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6180 History and Systems of Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
A survey of the roots of contemporary psychology. Students then identify an interest area, trace its historical roots, and present their work in class.
Pre-requistites: Senior standing and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6330 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
An introduction to the study of the neural mechanisms involved in learning and memory. The course will involve detailed study of the memory systems of the brain as well as historical trends, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings that are associated with the neurobiology of learning and memory.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6380 Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
An introduction to the study of human behavior and cognition using neuroscience methods. This course will examine the neural basis of perception, attention, memory, language, motor control, and emotions.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6385 Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
A laboratory course in which students will be introduced to the methods of cognitive neuroscience, including neural networks, event-related potentials, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Students will design and carry out simple cognitive experiments to examine issues of hemispheric laterality.
Notes: Satisfies psychology laboratory requirement. Satisfies college laboratory requirement.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3300 and PSYC 3130 or approval of instructor.
Co-requisites: PSYC 6380.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 6590 Stress and Trauma
Stress and Trauma
This course provides an overview of the psychobiological bases of stress and trauma reactions and related psychological disorders.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090, 3300, and PSYC 3330 or 3340.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6610 Advanced Studies in Psychology
Advanced Studies in Psychology
By arrangement with department.
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 6620 Advanced Studies in Psychology
Advanced Studies in Psychology
By arrangement with department.
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 6650 Advanced Studies in Cognition, Human Learning, and Memory
Advanced Studies in Cognition, Human Learning, and Memory
Approval of instructor. Considered are advanced theoretical and empirical works and new developments in cognition, human verbal and motor learning, and retention processes. Research is pursued in depth to optimize student comprehension of such issues as encoding, transformation, storage, retention, retrieval, utilization, and interpretation of stimulus information by human subjects.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6660 Advanced Studies in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Studies in Developmental Psychology
Students are provided with the opportunity to engage in directed research and specialized study in developmental psychology. Recent advances in such areas as memory, social cognition, sex-roles, cognitive development, social development, and motivation are explored.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 3090, or instructor's approval plus either 3210 or 3390.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6680 Advanced Studies in Personality and Social Psychology
Advanced Studies in Personality and Social Psychology
Students examine one or a few specific areas in personality and social psychology. Topics such as attribution, impression, information, sex roles, and personality variables in social behavior are related to the dynamics of inter- and intrapersonal behavior.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6690 Advanced Studies in Psychobiology
Advanced Studies in Psychobiology
Advanced theoretical and empirical work in physiological mechanisms of behavior, neuroendocrinology, sensory processes, animal learning, or comparative animal behavior are explored.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 6800 Special topics in Psychology
Special topics in Psychology
Advanced topics based on faculty and student interest.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7000 Social Psychology
Social Psychology
This seminar style course will cover the major theoretical traditions and content areas in the field of social psychology.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7010 Personality
Personality
A survey of the major theories and approaches to the psychology of personality and individual differences.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7020 Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology
The aims of this course are to review the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological bases of developmental psychology in perception, cognition, language and social behavior, and to consider recent research on the development of the child in these respects. Four substantive areas will be emphasized-perceptual, cognitive, language and socio-emotional development.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7030 Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Seminar
Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Seminar
The class is designed to have a balanced approach to issues in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the relations between cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Topics include the neural basis of perception, attention, memory, language, and executive function. We will also study how these processes change during normal development and in various neurological disorders. Critical thinking, problem solving skills, and use of the scientific method will be emphasized during class meetings.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7040 Evolutionary Models of Psychology
Evolutionary Models of Psychology
An exploration of human behavior and cognition from an evolutionary perspective, including such topics as the adaptive nature of sensory processes, social groups, attraction, and language.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7070 Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
The class is designed to cover the main areas of cognitive psychology using historical and contemporary reading. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, and consciousness. We will also study how these processes change during normal development. Critical thinking, problem solving skills, and use of the scientific method will be emphasized.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7080 Sensory and Motor Systems
Sensory and Motor Systems
This class is an in-depth study of sensory and motor systems, and is based on the behavioral and neuroscience literatures. Topics include the main sensory (vision, hearing, somatosensation) and motor systems in mammals. Specialized exotic sensory systems in mammals and insects will also be covered. Related topics include speech perception and production, spatial cognition, and applications such as neural prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces. Critical thinking, problem solving skills, and use of the scientific method will be emphasized.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7090 Physiological Psychology
Physiological Psychology
An introduction to the study of the biology of behavior. The course will cover anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as well as examination of the relationship between the brain and behavior.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7100 Psychopharmacology
Psychopharmacology
Seminar on psychoactive agents on the nervous system. Emphasis on the mechanisms by which drugs regulate neurotransmitter systems to alter psychological and physical states.Open to graduate students.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7150 Advanced Adolescent Psychology
Advanced Adolescent Psychology
This course examines salient issues concerning adolescent development. The focus is on adolescent development as influenced by diverse contexts. Particular attention is given to the challenges and strengths associated with typical adolescent development issues such as puberty, physical development, adolescent cognition, and socioemotional development. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7160 Children of Color
Children of Color
The major objectives of the course are to integrate issues of culture, race, and ethnicity with basic issues of developmental psychology research and interventions. The course exposes students to best practices for conducting research with children and adolescents of color. 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7170 Intergroup Relations
Intergroup Relations
The aim of this course is to give students an overview of intergroup relations theory and research. Students in this course will become acquainted with the various theoretical problems and perspectives that have been developed in order to understand the development, maintenance, and reduction of conflict between social groups. In particular, this course examines: (1) the major psychological approaches to prejudice and intergroup relations, (2) how group identities and group attitudes become linked the self, (3) the link between human cognition and stereotyping, (4) psychological factors underlying discrimination and group hierarchy, and (5) the practical problem of reducing prejudice. Open to graduate students only.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7180 Social Identity
Social Identity
Social identity is the part of our identity that we derive for our membership in groups (e.g., gender, race, etc.). A primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the theories, research methods, and empirical findings of the social identity literature. Open to graduate students only. 
Pre-requistites: PSYC 7000 (Social Psychology). 
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7200 Advanced Social Psychology
Advanced Social Psychology
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7230 Professional Issues
Professional Issues
Addresses ethical issues in psychology, the research process, and professional skills.
credit hours: 1

PSYC 7240 College Teaching Pedagogy
College Teaching Pedagogy
The objective of Teaching Pedagogy is to provide a structured learning experience for doctoral students in Psychology and Neuroscience to facilitate their preparation to teach at the collegiate level and to increase their competitiveness on the job market. The course focuses on strategies and techniques to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology and Neuroscience.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7241 College Teaching Practicum
College Teaching Practicum
College Teaching Practicum allows doctoral students in Psychology and Neuroscience to design, prepare, and team-teach a section of an undergraduate course in their areas of expertise. Students receive supervision and mentoring based on classroom observations by Dr. Dohanich and other faculty members. Each student enrolled in the course teaches approximately 25% of an undergraduate course. Final grades are based on the effectiveness of teaching as evaluated by Dr. Dohanich using the attached rubric provided the CELT Peer Observation Program. The College Teaching Pedagogy course (PSYC/NSCI 7240) is the mandatory pre-requisite course for College Teaching Practicum.
Co-requisites: PSYC 7240
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 7390 Infancy
Infancy
The cognitive, perceptual, and social development of the human infant are reviewed. Research findings and methods are emphasized.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7400 Developmental Psychopathology
Developmental Psychopathology
This graduate seminar is designed with three major goals in mind. The first is to provide a basic familiarity with the major forms of psychopathology and behavioral disorders. The second goal is to help students think critically about the current state of empirical support for assumptions underlying concepts of psychological disorders. A third goal is to help students apply information gained from the study of psychological disorders to the diagnosis, treatment and study of disorders and psychological problems found in children and adolescents.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7430 Crisis and Trauma Interventions in Schools
Crisis and Trauma Interventions in Schools
A broad overview of the emerging field of culture and cognition. Topics include the questions of how and why the cognitive capacity for culture evolved, how culture shapes psychological processes, and why specific cultural differences develop and persist.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7490 Advanced Seminars
Advanced Seminars
Advanced seminars based on faculty and student interest
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7510 Advanced Research Projects
Advanced Research Projects
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 7520 Advanced Research Projects
Advanced Research Projects
credit hours: 1-3

PSYC 7590 Neurobiology of Stress Disorders
Neurobiology of Stress Disorders
Pre-requistites: NSCI/PSYC 3300 or instructor approval.  A team-taught graduate course about the phenomenon and mechanisms or the stress response
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7600 Children and the Law: Systems Intervention
Children and the Law: Systems Intervention
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7610 Psychological Assessment I
Psychological Assessment I
This course is the first in a two-semester sequence covering psychological assessment. Consistent with the view of psychological assessment as a dynamic and inherently therapeutic process, students learn to collect test data that provide an integrated view of a human being, with contextual, developmental and historical data, subjective experiences, presenting concerns, signs and symptoms, observational data, and information provided from multiple informants. Information is integrated to provide an understanding of the person evaluated in order to answer referral questions and develop interventions and/or therapeutic plans. Topics include the history of cognitive assessment, theories of intelligence and current issues affecting the field of cognitive assessment. Instruction includes foundational skills for administration, scoring, and interpretation of commonly used cognitive assessment instruments, interviewing skills, assessment of academic functioning, and report writing. Volunteer clients provide opportunities for practicing skills. Adherence to standardized test administration, and practice consistent with professional ethical principles and codes of conduct are emphasized throughout the course. In addition, client strengths and needs are embedded in an appreciation of diversity relevant to cognitive assessment and education. Students are taught to use self-reflection to understand their own performance and understand their contributions to the processes of conducting effective evaluations.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7620 Psycho-Educational Assessment II
Psycho-Educational Assessment II
This the second in the two course sequence covering the basics of psychological assessment of children and youth. This course builds on competencies from 7610 and covers assessment of a range of domains of functioning, including socio-emotional functioning. The focus in this course is on building skills needed to conduct comprehensive school-based evaluations, but content is applicable to assessment of children and youth in clinical settings. Assessment is one of many roles in which psychologists practice as data-based decision makers. Assessment responsibilities demand accountability at a high level of accuracy and competencies need to be highly developed. This course explores the basis of the evaluation process grounded in the ecological developmental perspective, and assumes the evaluation of children and youth yields a “snapshot” of a developing human being. The resulting profile of skills is useful for planning interventions or treatment to promote improved functioning and enhance development. The course includes a practicum component to allow application and supervised practice as students apply the content of the course. Students work with school-aged students to complete two full case evaluations during the semester, write integrated reports and meet with parents and school personnel to report findings.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7630 Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
This course will provide students with the theoretical and technical foundation necessary to implement behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions in schools and other settings serving children and adolescents. The course will be equally split between a) behavioral assessment and intervention and b) assessment and intervention in the context of cognitive behavioral therapy. Assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, with attention to treatment fidelity and multicultural competence, will be emphasized throughout. Lastly, students will be expected to critically evaluate behavioral and cognitive behavioral approaches within efficacy, effectiveness, and dissemination and implementation frameworks.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7640 Family-School Intervention
Family-School Intervention
A theory and clinical skills course taught through a combination of reading, discussions and videos and application of theory to clinical practice through role plays. The course is intended to familiarize students with family intervention theories, applications, and specific strategies they can use in working with families within the contexts of schools and public mental health settings. The course is intended to foster not only an intellectual grasp of the theoretical foundations of family therapy and clinical techniques but also a deeper understanding of self as an instrument of change in the lives of families.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7650 Behavior Therapy
Behavior Therapy
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7660 Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7680 Seminar in Professional School Psychology
Seminar in Professional School Psychology
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7690 School Based Mental Health
School Based Mental Health
This course provides an inquiry into theory and research related to school-based mental health programming, ranging from health promotion to treatment. Students consider psychological, contextual, cultural, social, family, organizational, and political factors related to the mental health of children and adolescents. Students gain experience in developing comprehensive school-based mental health programs.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7810 School Consultation
School Consultation
This course examines theory, research, and practice relevant to conducting school-based consultation. The course is designed to prepare students to conduct effective consultation with educators, parents, and administrators regarding instruction, mental health (social-emotional well-being), and behavioral adjustment of students.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7820 Practicum in School Psychology
Practicum in School Psychology
Practicum courses allow the student to have experiences applying skills specific to school psychological practice under supervision. Skills are specific to the year in the program and practicum experiences are graded in complexity, incorporating more complex skills as the student progresses in the program.
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7830 School Psychology Internship
School Psychology Internship
The internship is a formal training experience that allows students to integrate and refine school psychological skills developed during the doctoral program at Tulane. Internships are obtained using the APPIC process and require a one year, 2000 hour, supervised practice.
credit hours: 0

PSYC 7970 Advanced Seminars
Advanced Seminars
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7980 Advanced Seminars
Advanced Seminars
credit hours: 3

PSYC 7990 Advanced Seminars
Advanced Seminars
credit hours: 3

PSYC 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 3

PSYC 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 3

PSYC H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For senior honors candidates. Intensive reading and research related to the topic of the thesis.
credit hours: 3

PSYC H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For senior honors candidates. Intensive reading and research in selected fields of psychology.
Notes: Satisfies, in part, the psychology laboratory requirement.
credit hours: 3