Psych Course Descriptions

This page is a comprehensive listing of our Psychological Sciences courses listed by Area according to the Plan of Study.  The information combines the course description, pre-requisites, instructor, campus, and semester typically offered.

Note: The phrase, “Terms typically offered,” is largely based on past course schedules, which may be helpful for determining when a course is likely to be offered in the future. However, this planning tool should be used with caution. Due to the many factors taken into consideration when creating the course schedule, future course schedules may bear little resemblance to historical offerings. Lastly, please note that Psychological Sciences does not typically offer courses during Winter Intersession.

 

Introductory Courses

All Psychological Sciences students are required to take both PSYC 1100 and PSYC 1101/1103.

1100: General Psychology I

  • Catalog description:
    • Three credits. Two class periods and one 1-hour demonstration discussion. Ordinarily this course should be taken in the fall semester.  Basic principles that underlie mental processes and behavior; research methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, memory and language. CA 3.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer (SS1, SS2)
      Avery Point Fall, Spring Varies
      Hartford Fall, Spring Summer (SS1)
      Stamford Fall, Spring Summer (SS1)
      Waterbury Fall, Spring Summer (SS1)
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • James Chrobak
    • James Dixon
    • Eric Lundquist
    • Alexandra Paxton
    • John Salamone
    • Sumarga (Umay) Suanda
    • Harvey Swadlow

 

1101: General Psychology II

  • Catalog description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100. Not open for credit to students who have passed PSYC 1103. May not be taken concurrently with PSYC 1103.  Psychology as a social science. Research methodology, developmental, personality, clinical, abnormal and social psychology. CA 2.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Fall, Spring Varies
      Hartford Fall, Spring Summer (SS2)
      Stamford Fall, Spring Summer (SS2)
      Waterbury Fall, Spring Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Eric Lundquist
    • Vicki Magley
    • Rhiannon Smith

 

1103: General Psychology II (Enhanced)

  • Catalog Description:  Four credits. Three lecture periods and one 1-hour discussion section. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100. Not open for credit to students who have passed PSYC 1101. May not be taken concurrently with PSYC 1101.  Psychology as a social science. Research methodology, developmental, personality, clinical, abnormal and social psychology. Applications of theory, writing, and demonstrations during discussion periods. CA 2.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Spring Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Eric Lundquist
    • Vicki Magley
    • Rhiannon Smith

PSYC 2100WQ

2100WQ: Principles of Research in Psychology

  • Catalog description:  Four credits. Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour laboratory/discussion. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and 1101 or 1103 and STAT 1000 or 1100 (or Statistics Q 1000-level); ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.  Design, analysis, and reporting of psychological research. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs, laboratory and correlational techniques, research ethics.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer (AS1)
      Avery Point Spring Not typically offered
      Hartford Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Varies Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Chi-Ming Chen
    • Till Frank
    • Eric Lundquist
    • Steven Mellor
    • Stephanie Milan
    • Diana Quinn
    • Ian Stevenson

Area I: Social, Developmental, Clinical, & I/O

2300: Abnormal Psychology

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Nature of abnormal behavior, theories and data regarding symptoms, etiology, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Fall Not typically offered
      Hartford Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Summer (SS1)
      Waterbury Spring Summer
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Dean Cruess
    • Chi-Ming Chen
    • Inge-Marie Eigsti
    • Stephanie Milan

 

 

2301: Study of Personality

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Theories, methods, and research in both clinical and experimental approaches to personality.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Avery Point Varies Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Summer (SS1)
      Stamford Not typically offered Summer (SS1)
      Waterbury Fall Not typically offered
  • Not typically taught at Storrs

 

2400: Developmental Psychology:

  • Catalog Description:Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Social behavior, personality, perception, cognition, language, intelligence, learning, biobehavioral processes, and research methodology in developmental perspective.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Varies Not typically offered
      Hartford Fall, Spring Summer (SS1)
      Stamford Varies Varies
      Waterbury Varies Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Marie Coppola
    • Nicole Landi
    • Adam Sheya

 

 

2600: Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

  • Catalog Description:Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.Applications of psychology in the workplace: Measurement, personnel decisions, performance appraisal, training, motivation, worker attitudes, leadership, ergonomics and job design, workplace health and safety.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Varies
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Varies
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Janet Barnes-Farrell
    • Vicki Magley

 

 

2700: Social Psychology

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and 1101 or 1103.  Attitudes, social cognition, social influence, interpersonal relations, group dynamics.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Varies
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Spring Summer (SS1)
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • V. Bede Agocha
    • Felicia Pratto
    • Nairan Ramirez-Esparaza

Area II: Experimental & Behavioral Neuroscience

2200: Physiological Psychology

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1102 or 1107 or PNB 2264-2265, and PSYC 1100.  Physiological processes related to motivation, emotion, sensory processes, motor skills, learning, and psychiatric conditions.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Varies Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Fall Not typically offered
      Waterbury Varies Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • James Chrobak
    • R. Holly Fitch
    • Harvey Swadlow

 

2208: Sensory Systems &Neuroscience

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1108. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2200.  Cellular, circuit and neural systems basis of sensation and perception including evolutionary and ecological differences among mammals.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Heather Read

 

2209: Memory & Learning: From Brain to Behavior

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100 or BIOL 1107 or 1108. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2200.  Neurobiological basis of learning and memory, including topics in genetics, evolution and ethology.
  • Terms typically offered:
  • Campus Academic Year Summer
    Storrs Varies Not typically offered
    Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
    Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
    Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
    Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Etan Markus

 

2500: Learning

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Learning and memory principles found in animal research and their relationship to human behavior. Human and other species’ specific types of unique learning abilities.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Fall Summer
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Eric Lundquist

 

2501: Cognitive Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Different views of mental representation and processes involved in memory, language comprehension, perception, attention, and problem solving. Historical development of models in cognitive psychology.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Varies Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Spring Summer (SS2)
      Waterbury Spring Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • James Dixon
    • Eric Lundquist
    • James Magnuson
    • Jay Rueckl
    • Whitney Tabor

 

3500: Psychology of Language

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Those aspects of language that make it a uniquely efficient vehicle for communication and thought.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Waterbury Varies Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Gerry Altmann
    • Whitney Tabor
    • Eiling Yee

 

3501: Sensation & Perception

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Sensory and perceptual processes in vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Varies
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Maxim Volgushev

Area III: Cross Disciplinary

2110: Psychology of Human Sexuality

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Recommended preparation: PSYC 1100.  Sexuality from across psychological science, highlighting relevant theoretical perspectives, methodology, and empirical research.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Varies
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Seth Kalichman

 

2201: Drugs and Behavior

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100 or BIOL 1107.  An overview of drug effects on chemical transmission in the nervous system, with an emphasis on the behavioral/psychological effects of drugs.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • John Salamone

 

3100: History and Systems of Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, 1101 or 1103; PSYC 2300/W or 2301 or 2400 or 2600 or 2700; PSYC 2200 or 2500 or 2501 or 3201 or 3500 or 3501.  Philosophical and scientific origins and major schools, including structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, gestalt, and psychoanalysis.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Robert Henning
    • Eric Lundquist

 

3102: Psychology of Women

  • Catalog Description:  (Also offered as WGSS 3102.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Three credits of 2000 to 3000-level psychology.  Gender roles, socialization, women and work, women’s relationships, violence against women, and other topics. Theory and research. CA 4.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Varies
      Stamford Not typically offered Varies
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Vicki Magley

 

3105: Health Psychology

  • Catalog Description: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  The interface between psychology and health is examined using a biopsychosocial model. Topics include stress and coping, health promotion, adjustment to chronic illness, and the psychology of health behaviors.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Summer
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Varies Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Amy Gorin
    • Blair T. Johnson
    • Seth Kalichman
    • Diane Quinn

 

3601: Human Factors Design

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100. Application of information about human abilities and limitations to the design of systems, products, tools, computer interfaces, tasks, jobs, and environments for safe, comfortable and effective human use.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Robert Henning

Area IV: Specialty Courses

2101: Introduction to Multicultural Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and 1101 or 1103.  General introduction to cross-cultural and multicultural issues and the role psychology has played in understanding the experiences of diverse groups. CA 4.
  • Terms typically offered:  This course is not typically offered at any campus during any term.

 

2701: Social Psychology of Multiculturalism

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and 1101 or 1103. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2700.  Introduction to theoretical perspectives and behavioral research that seek to explain the nature and mechanisms of intergroup relations and the psychology of culture, prejudice, and biased behavior. CA 4.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • V. Bede Agocha

 

3103: Motivation and Emotion

  • Catalog Description:  (Also offered as COMM 3103.) Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103; open to juniors or higher.  Cognition, brain mechanisms, biofeedback, aggression, sex, competence, social influence, and conformity.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Ross Buck

 

3106: Black Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  (Also offered as AFRA 3106.) Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103.  Empirical and theoretical literature on psychological experiences of African Americans. Impact of race, culture, and ethnicity on psychological development. CA 4.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • V. Bede Agocha

 

3270: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. With a change in topic, course may be repeated for credit.  Selected topics vary with each offering (e.g., The Neurobiology of Memory and Decision-Making, Sensory Coding and Decoding, Animal Models of Basal Ganglia Dysfunction, Animal Models of Developmental Disorders).
  • Terms typically offered:  This course is a new course in the 2016-2017 catalog. It will likely be offered for the first time during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • James Chrobak

 

3300: Abnormal Childhood Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2400. Theory, research, treatment, and prevention in developmental psychopathology from infancy through adolescence.
  • Terms typically offered:  This course is no longer offered at Storrs.

 

3301: Intro to Clinical Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 or 2300W.  History of clinical psychology as a profession; graduate training and ethical responsibilities; assessment and treatment of psychological disorders; and clinical sub-specialties.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Varies
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Spring Not typically offered
      Waterbury Varies Not typically offered

 

3302W: Autism & Developmental Disorders

  • Course Catalog: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2300, and PSYC 2400; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800. Open to juniors or higher.  Identification, treatment, education, and support of individuals with developmental concerns, particularly autism spectrum disorders.
  • Terms typically offered:  This course is a new course in the 2016-2017 catalog and is offered irregularly.
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Inge-Marie Eigsti
    • 3405: Social Development
  • Course Catalog: Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, 1101 or 1104; and 2400 or HDFS 2100.  Social development in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.  Theoretical approaches and practical applications.  Special emphasis on critically evaluating empirical research.
  • Terms typically offered:  This course is a new course and is offered irregularly.
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Rhiannon Smith

 

3440: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.  Survey of current research and methods in developmental cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary scientific field at the boundaries of neuroscience, developmental psychology, and cognitive science.
  • This course is not typically offered at any campus during any term.

 

3470: Current Topics in Developmental Disorders

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2400 or instructor consent. With change of topic, may be repeated for credit.  Selected topics (e.g., infant development, peer relations, cognitive development, and developmental psychobiology) that may vary with each offering.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Marie Coppola - Modality Issues in Development
  • Letitia Naigles - Language Acquisition
  • Rhiannon Smith - Advanced Social Development

 

3600: Social Organizational Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2600; Recommended preparation: PSYC 2700. Social psychological phenomena in the workplace.Social perceptions, personality, stress, work-related attitudes, motivation, team decision-making and effectiveness, leadership and influence, organizational culture.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered

3644: Occupational Health Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or 1103; and PSYC 2600 or instructor consent. Models, research methods, and research-to-practice applications in the interdisciplinary field of occupational health psychology, and how these are used to enhance the safety, health and well-being of workers in all occupations and to create healthier workplaces and organizations.
  • Terms typically offered: This course is offered irregularly at Storrs

 

3670: Current Topics in I/O Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2600 or 3601 or instructor consent. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.
  • Terms typically offered:This course is not typically offered at any campus during any term.

 

3770: Current Topics in Social Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2700 and consent of instructor. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.  Selected topics (e.g., social influence, person perception, pro-social behavior) vary with each offering.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Felicia Pratto - Social Psychology of Power

 

3883: Foreign Study

  • Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequi­site: Consent of Department Head or advisor may be required prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.  Special topics taken in a foreign study program.
  • This course number is typically given to Psych credits that have been taken during an abroad program and do not transfer in as one of our Psych courses.
  • Foreign Study credit can only be used as either of the two additional 2000+ Psych courses on the BA Standard Plan

 

3883: Seminar in Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103 and consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.  Recent developments in psychology. Topics vary with each offering.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Varies Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered

 

3885: Special Topics

  • Catalog Description:  Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Area IV: Labs

3250W: Laboratory in Animal Behavior and Learning

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. One 3-hour lecture and additional laboratory hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or PSYC 2100WQ and PSYC 2200 or 2500 or 3201, and consent of instructor.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Etan Markus

 

3251: Laboratory in Physiological Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or PSYC 2100WQ and PSYC 2200 or 2500 or 3201, and consent of instructor; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.  Techniques employed in experimental investigation of the anatomical and physiological bases of behavior.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • R. Holly Fitch (Spring)
    • John Salamone (Fall and Spring)

 

3252: Drugs and Behavior Laboratory

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ and PSYC 2201.  Techniques employed in the experimental investigation of drug action. Laboratory exercises illustrate behavioral and neural effects of various psychoactive pharmacological agents such as stimulants, antipsychotics, antidepressants, antiparkinsonian drugs, anxiolytics, sedative/hypnotics.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Spring Summer (May or SS2)
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • John Salamone

 

3253 Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. A one-hour lecture and two 2-hour laboratories each week. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ and PSYC 3501.  Techniques employed in the experimental investigation of sensory neuroscience. Laboratory exercises in psychophysics and assessment of human and animal sensory abilities. Elementary computer programming is used to synthesize and process sound files and analyze psychophysics data.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Heather Read

 

3450W: Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Four credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 2400 and PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.  The techniques necessary for performing psychological research on young children; advanced topics.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Nicole Landi
    • Letitia Naigles

 

3550W: Laboratory in Cognition

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. One 3-hour laboratory period and additional hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ, and PSYC 2500 or 2501, which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.  Selected experiments from the following topics: memory processes, categorization, language comprehension and problem solving.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Spring (odd years) Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Jay Rueckl

 

3551W: Psycholinguistics Laboratory

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Two 3-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2501 or 3500. May be taken concurrently.  Introduction to the experimental study of language understanding and use. Topics selected from among speech perception, word recognition, sentence processing, language production, and corpus phenomena.
  • Terms typically offered:This course is not typically offered at any campus during any term.

 

3552: Laboratory in Sensation and Perception

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Two 3-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ, and PSYC 3501, which may be taken concurrently.  Techniques for the study of sensory capacities and perceptual processes.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Fall, Spring Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered
  • Faculty who typically teach at Storrs:
    • Till Frank

 

3750: Laboratory in Social Psychology

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Two class periods and one 2-hour research/laboratory period. Prerequisite: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ or STAT 1100; PSYC 2700; and consent of instructor.  Methods and techniques of research in social psychology. Supervised research investigations.
  • Terms typically offered:
    • Campus Academic Year Summer
      Storrs Varies Not typically offered
      Avery Point Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Hartford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Stamford Not typically offered Not typically offered
      Waterbury Not typically offered Not typically offered

Internships

3880: Field Experience

  • Catalog Description: Credits, not to exceed six per semester, and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100, and PSYC 1101 or 1103; open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).  Supervised field work in clinical, community, or organizational settings.  Not approved for usage on the Psychological Sciences plan of study.
  • Term typically offered: Students can complete PSYC 3880 during any term.  See our Internship page for more info.

Research

3889: Undergraduate Research

  • Catalog Description:  Credits, not to exceed six per semester, and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.  Participant activities related to research.
    Terms typically offered:  Students can participate in PSYC 3889 every semester with varying faculty members.  See our Research page for more info.

 

3899: Independent Study (Honors)

  • Catalog Description:  Credits, not to exceed six per semester, and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.  Participant activities related to research.
  • Honors students or students interested in completing a thesis (PSYC 4197W) can complete PSYC 3899 with any faculty during any term typically.  Students must coordinate with faculty.

 

4197W: Senior Thesis in Psychology (Honors)

  • Catalog Description:  Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prereq­uisite: Three credits of PSYC 3889 or PSYC 3899; ENGL 1010 or 1011; open only to Honors students with consent of instructor and Department Head.
  • Honors students or students interested in completing a thesis (PSYC 4197W) can complete with any faculty during any term typically.  Students must coordinate with faculty.