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Psychology & Communications Studies
Student Health Center (832 Ash St.)
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PHONE: (208) 885-6324
Psychology & Communications Studies
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043
Psyc 500 Master’s Research and Thesis (credits arranged). Prereq: permission
Psyc 502 Directed Study (credit arranged). Prereq: permission.
See the time schedule for a partial list of Directed Study courses currently being offered.
Psyc 504 Special Topics (credits arranged). Prereq: permission
Psyc 509 Human Factors in Engineering Design (3 cr)
Application of psychological principles to engineering and design; psychological models and principles from areas of perception, cognition, and information processing; the design process; display and control design; work station layout and system integration; environmental factors; safety; mental workload; human-computer interaction; and current research topics. Recommended preparation: Psyc 325 or Psyc 535; Psyc 444; and Psyc 446.
Psyc 512 Research Methods (3 cr). Prereq: Psyc 218 or equiv, or Permission
Philosophy of research, types of design, data analysis, research report.
Psyc 513 Advanced Research Methods (3 cr). Prereq: Permission
Types of research designs and data analyses; use of mainframe computer packages for data analysis.
Psyc 516 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 cr).
Application of psychological principles to the study of work behavior; includes topics such as personnel selection, performance appraisal, training, work motivation, teams, leadership, and job attitudes. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. Instructor: Todd Thorsteinson
Psyc 525 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr). Survey and analysis of major topics in field; emphasis on contemporary research and theory; related topics in perception, memory, and information processing and transformation. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Psyc 526 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 cr). Recommended Preparation: Psyc 325
Examine research in human and animal cognition and its neurological basis. Material covered will include the study of normal cognitive processes in humans with noninvasive behavioral and physiological techniques (e.g., reaction times, fMRI, EEG), the study of brain-injured patients, behavioral and neurophysiological research in animals, and the comparative analyses of cognitive processes across organisms. Computational approaches towards cognitive and neural processing will also be addressed. A selection of the following topics will be covered: perception, object recognition, attention, memory, spatial cognition, motor control, language, executive control, and development.
Psyc 530 Human Sexuality (3 cr). Prereq: Psyc 101
Introduction to the fundamentals of human sexuality; emphasis on current trends and research. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Psyc 545 Group Dynamics (3 cr). Prereq: Psyc 101 and Psyc 218
This course will cover the empirical research regarding group dynamics, including topics of leadership, cohesion, team building, statistical analyses of group level data, problem solving, group mood, group creativity, transactive memory, information processing, and other small group processes. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. (Spring, alt/yrs)
Psyc 552 Ergonomics and Biomechanics (3 cr).
Principles of anthropometry, biomechanics, and work physiology applied to workplace. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. Instructor: TBA
Psyc 561 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr). Prereq: Psyc 446 or permission
Overview of human-computer interaction (HCI) topics, including user models, dialog, display design, usability, software development, groupware, and multimedia. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. Psyc 461/561 Home Page Instructor: Steffen Werner
Psyc ID562/Psyc WSU562 Advanced Human Factors (3 cr). Prereq: Psyc 446, and Psyc 586 or Stat 401; or Permission
Review of topics and theories germane to human factors such as performance measurement systems, design specifications, research issues, controls and displays, human reliability, and illumination.
Psyc 570 Introduction to Chemical Addictions (3 cr.)
Understanding how individuals develop an addiction to psychoactive chemicals and how they recover from such and addiction; recognition, assessment, and treatment of various chemical addictions and how to do interventions for addicted individuals and their families; topics include drugs of abuse, symptoms and warning signs of chemical addiction, assessment, codependency, interventions, treatment, and recovery. Additional projects/assignments required for grad cr.
Psyc 470 Web Page Instructor: Lori Coburn
Psyc 572 Introduction to the Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs (3 cr).
Overview of neural mechanisms, behavioral responses and addictive aspects of psychoactive drugs. Additional assignment/projects required for graduate credit. Psyc 472 Home Page Instructors: John Miller
Psyc 573 Blood and Airborne Pathogens (2 cr).
Overview of HIV/AIDS, TB, and other STDs; preparing counselors to work with clients to prevent these diseases or counsel clients who have acquired these diseases; making counselors examine issues related to human sexuality and biases about sexually related topics. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. Psyc 473 Home Page Instructors: Lori Coburn
Psyc 574 Record Keeping & Case Management in Chemical Addictions Counseling (3 cr).
Exploration and examination of the sequence of events and services that clients encounter as they begin and move through the treatment process in a typical addictions treatment setting, as outlined in the Twelve Core Functions and Global Criteria of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC); study of the Twelve Core Functions and the Addiction Counseling Competencies relevant to each area. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 576 Relapse Prevention in Chemical Addictions Counseling (3 cr).
Overview of addictions relapse, issues and triggers related to relapse, prevention of relapse, and issues related to addictions relapse in general. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 476 Home Page
Psyc 577 Chemical Dependency and the Family (3 cr).
Overview of how chemical dependence impacts the family unit; intervention to assist the family. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 579 Group Therapy Techniques in Chemical Addictions Counseling (3 cr).
Theoretical and practical understanding of the group therapy process with individuals from chemical addictions counseling; information about group therapy with actual experience of being part of a group. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 581 Professional Ethics in Addictions Counseling (3cr).
Overview of ethical issues and decision making related to addictions counseling; ethics related to harm reduction models and other issues. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 582 Addictions Screening and Assessment (3 cr).
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of substance abuse screening and assessment. This includes information related to interviewing techniques, substance abuse diagnosis, testing instruments, and issues or problems that influence the assessment environment. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Psyc 599 Research (cr arr). Prereq: PSY 218 and permission.
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