Diversity courses include content and discussion of diversity issues and how they impact research and practice in the field of psychology. The Department of Psychology offers diversity courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- PSY 202: Psychology of Gender - Survey of topics in psychology relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men; socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues, and violence. Pre: 100 or WS 151. (Cross-listed as WS 202) DS
- PSY 342: Adult Development and Aging - Overview from a multidisciplinary, life-span perspective. Includes research techniques, personality development, family relationships, occupational attainment, death. Pre: 100. Recommended: 240. DS
- PSY 351: Cross Cultural Psychology - Psychological theories and cultural systems; understanding of own and other cultures; psychological and cultural perception of social motivation; cultural similarities and differences in interpersonal relations. Pre: 100. DS
- PSY 442: Exceptional Child - Evaluation of physical, emotional, and intellectual deviations; effects on growth and development of children. Pre: 100. Recommended: 240. DS
- PSY 449: Developmental Psychology: Advanced Topics - Topic varies each semester. Previous seminars have included culture and human development, and the social development of ethnic minority children. DS
- PSY 459: Social Psychology: Advanced Topics - Topic varies each semester. Previous seminars have included children’s understanding of race, introduction to cross-cultural psychology, and culture and social cognition. DS
- PSY 670: Introduction to Clinical Psychology - Preparation for becoming a clinical psychologist with emphasis on scientist-practitioner model, professional ethics, diversity and professional development. Pre: graduate student in psychology or consent of instructor.
- PSY 675: Treatment Research - Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to clinical treatment research methods and findings. Pre: 670 (or concurrent) and 671, or consent.
- PSY 680: Cultural Community Psychology - Graduate seminar on cultural considerations and issues in the history, methods, theories, interventions, and professional roles in community psychology. Small class size (up to 10). Open to graduate students.
- PSY 741: Seminar in Developmental Psychology - Topic varies each semester. Previous seminars have included culture, diversity, and ethnic minority.
- PSY 751: Seminar in Social Psychology - Topic varies each semester. Previous semesters have included stereotyping and prejudice, social perception and intergroup relations, and social cognition.
- PSY 773: Seminar in Psychopathology - Topic varies each semester. Previous seminars have included issues in cross cultural psychopathology.
- PSY 781: Community Psychology Seminar - Topic varies each semester. Previous seminars have included community interventions and culture and human development.