Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
DONALD T. LYSLE, Chair
Jonathan Abramowitz, Associate Chair
Regina M. Carelli, Associate Chair
Jonathan Abramowitz (231) Psychopathology, Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety and Related Problems, Especially Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jennifer Arnold (221) Psychological Processes Underlying Language Production and Comprehension in Both Adults and Children
Donald H. Baucom (104) Couple Therapy, Individual Psychopathology and Couple Functioning, Health Concerns in a Couple/Family Context
Daniel Bauer (224) Structural Equation Models, Multilevel Models, Mixture Models, Analysis of Change
Regina M. Carelli (187) Neurobiology of Reward, Drug Abuse, Behavioral Neurophysiology
Martha Cox (206) Family Processes and Child Social and Emotional Development; Poverty; Family and Child Transitions
Patrick J. Curran (195) Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis, High-Risk Adolescent Development
Linda A. Dykstra (9) Behavioral Pharmacology, Opioid Analgesia, Drugs of Abuse
Barbara Fredrickson (229) Emotions; Positive Emotions; Social, Cognitive and Physical Effects of Pleasant Emotional States; Flourishing Mental Health
Karen M. Gil (181) Health Psychology, Chronic Illness, Stress and Coping, Pain Management, Cancer Survivorship
Peter C. Gordon (170) Psychology of Language, Cognitive Neuroscience
Mark Hollins (17) Sensory and Perceptual Aspects of Pain and Touch
Joseph B. Hopfinger (198) Neural Mechanisms of Visual Attention; Electrophysiological, Neuroimaging and Eye-Tracking Studies of Attentional Control, Effects of Memory on Attention
Andrea M. Hussong (188) Adolescent Substance Use; Models of Peer, Family, and Affective Risk
Deborah Jones (223) Family Transmission of Mental and Physical Health in Underserved and At-Risk Families, and the Development and Implementation of Family-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs for These Groups
Beth E. Kurtz-Costes (142) Development of Motivational Beliefs in Childhood and Adolescence; Family and Cultural Influences on Development
Donald T. Lysle (155) Neuroimmunology, Neurobiology of Drug Abuse, Evolutionary Theory
Neil Mulligan (211) Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory, Implicit vs. Explicit Memory, Episodic Memory, Attention and Memory
Peter A. Ornstein (28) Cognitive Development, Development of Learning and Memory
Abigail T. Panter (144) Evaluation, Measurement, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Survey Methodology, Personality, Educational Diversity in Higher Education
Keith Payne (227) Social Cognition, Stereotyping, Prejudice, Emotions
David L. Penn (196) Social Cognition and Social Impairment in Schizophrenia, Stigma, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness
Mitchell J. Picker (131) Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Drugs, Tolerance and Cross-Tolerance, Behavioral Effects of Opioid and Neuroleptic Drugs
Mitch Prinstein (222) Developmental Psychopathology, Interpersonal Models of Adolescent Depression and Suicide, Peer Contagion of Health Risk Behaviors
J. Steven Reznick (192) Infant Memory and Mental Ability, Influence of Nutrition on Development, Early Detection of Autism
Paschal Sheeran (267) Self-Regulation; How People Direct Their Own Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors to Achieve Their Goals
Todd Thiele (203) Neurobiology and Genetics of Alcoholism, Conditioned Taste Aversion Learning, Food Intake and Body Weight Regulation
David M. Thissen (157) Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Statistical Models for Developmental Data, Graphical Data Analysis
Eric Youngstrom (230) Bipolar Disorder Across the Life Cycle; Emotions, Clinical Assessment, Developmental Psychopathology
Anna Bardone-Cone (239) Etiology and Maintenance of Bulimia Nervosa with Particular Interests in the Roles of Perfectionism, Self-Efficacy, and Stress; Sociocultural Factors (Race/Ethnicity, Family, Media) in Relation to Body Image and Eating Disorders; Defining "Recovery" from an Eating Disorder
Charlotte Boettiger (234) Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction, Executive Function, Functional Neuroimaging, Behavioral Pharmacology, Brain Mechanisms of Substance Abuse Treatments, Modulation of Decision-Making by Genetics, Hormones and Late Adolescent Development
Carol Cheatham (199), Nutrition Individuality and its Effects on the Development of Cognitive and Social Behaviors
Stacey Daughters (263) Addictive Disorders, Etiologic Predictors of Disorder Onset and Predictors of Treatment Failure or Relapse; Distress Tolerance as an Individual Predictor
Jean-Louis Gariepy (153) Development and Evolution of Social Behavior, Early Social Development in Children, Quantification of Social Networks
Kelly Giovanello (232) Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Learning and Memory; Behavioral, Neuropsychological, and Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Relational Memory
Enrique Neblett (237) Racism-Related Stress Experiences, Coping, Cardiovascular Psychophysiology, and African American Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Sara Algoe (250) Role of Emotions in Social Interactions; Cumulative Influence of Positive Emotions
Laura Castro-Schilo (264) Quantitative Methods Including Structural Equation Modeling, Application of Multitrait-Multimethod (MTMM) Models to Capture How Culture and Personality Interact to Influence Latino and Non-Latino People Groups
Kathleen Gates (265) Development and Application of Advanced Statistical Models for the Analysis of Individual-Level Human Behavior and Processing; Novel Methodologies for Detecting Signal From Noise in Time-Series Functional MRI Data
Sylvia Fitting (269) Drug abuse and HIV-1 Comorbidity. Determining the Cellular, Structural and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Opioid Interaction with NeuroAIDS Kurt Gray (256) Moral Psychology and Mind Perception, Structure of Morality, Emotional Experiences Relative to the Intentions of Others
Kristen Lindquist (257) Emotions and Affective Neuroscience, Basis of Human Emotion
Kathryn Reissner (266) Modifications of Cellular Dynamics and Synaptic Strength and Control of Behavior; Brain Changes Stemming From Chronic Exposure to Drugs of Abuse
Lilly Shanahan (255) Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Mental (and Physical) Health from Childhood to Young Adulthood
Erica Wise (214) Psychotherapy with Adolescents and Adults, Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology, Training Clinic Outcomes Research
Jennifer Youngstrom (233) Empirically Supported Treatments and Effectiveness Research with Children and Adolescents, Transporting Treatments into the Community, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood Mood Disorders, Supervision, and Training
David A. Eckerman
Chester A. Insko
Edward S. Johnson
Lyle V. Jones
Richard A. King
Joseph C. Lowman
Robert C. MacCallum
Vaida D. Thompson
The Department of Psychology offers training for the doctor of philosophy degree in six areas of psychology: behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, and social. Each program is designed to acquaint students thoroughly with the theoretical and research content of a particular specialty and to train them in the research skills needed to become competent and creative investigators in their specialty area. In addition, the programs focus on the development of competence in appropriate professional skills.
While many of the requirements for a Ph.D. degree vary with the specialty program, certain requirements apply to all psychology graduate students. Each student must 1) engage in research during each year of enrollment, 2) pass a Ph.D. written examination, 3) pass a Ph.D. oral examination, 4) submit an acceptable dissertation and pass a final oral examination, and 5) in most cases, serve as a teaching assistant or teach a course for at least one academic year.
Additional information about graduate training in these areas may be obtained from the department's Web site, psychology.unc.edu. New students are accepted for admission in the fall semester only. Individuals seeking the M.A. degree only are not accepted.
Courses for Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Students
400 Conditioning and Learning (NBIO 400) (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 222. A comprehensive survey of the methods, findings, and theories of classical and operant conditioning. Skills necessary to evaluate, integrate, and summarize significant original literature will be developed.
401 Animal Behavior (NBIO 401) (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and BIOL 101 or PSYC 222. PSYC 270 recommended. Ethological, genetic, and physiological variables will be studied in relation to their behavioral effects.
402 Advanced Biopsychology (NBIO 402) (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 220. Elements of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neurochemistry as they apply to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships.
403 Advanced Biopsychology Laboratory (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 220 or 402. "Hands on" laboratory course designed to introduce students to experimental protocols emphasizing "brain-behavior" relationships. Topics include gross neuroanatomy, stereotaxic surgery, and the effects of drugs on behavior.
404 Clinical Psychopharmacology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. This course will investigate the pharmacological effects and the clinical efficacy of drugs used to treat behavior disorders.
415 History of Neuroscience (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220 or 315. In this class, we will consider how neuroscience emerged as a multidisciplinary field. This class will cover key research findings that propelled the field forward. We will also delve into the autobiographies of some of the pioneering researchers who made the important discoveries.
425 Advanced Perceptual Processes (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and one of PSYC 220, 225, or 230. The perception of objects and events; the role of cognitive factors in perception.
426 Molecular Mechanisms of Memory (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220 or 315. This course focuses on current knowledge about the cellular and molecular basis of learning and memory. Course material focuses primarily on hippocampus-dependent memory, considering behavior, cellular physiology, and molecular and genetic contributions. In addition, we will consider learning and memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.
427 Neurobiology of Aging (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220 or 315. This course will survey clinical and experimental literature regarding the neurobiology of aging, considering different theories of aging, how aging is studied in the laboratory, and recent findings. Biochemical, molecular, physiological, and behavioral changes associated with both "normal" and pathological aging will be considered.
428 Neuroscience, Society, and the Media (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220 or 315. Neuroscience is a "hot" topic in popular media. We will consider media coverage of neuroscientific research by reading the popular press versions of studies alongside the findings from primary sources and what kinds of topics are most often covered by the media and why.
429 Neuroeconomics and the Science of Consequence (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220 or 315. This seminar covers current research on psychological, economic, and neuroscientific aspects of decision-making behaviors. Topics include decisions involving risk and uncertainty, decisions that involve learning from experience and decisions in strategic interactions and games. In addition, we will consider the neural underpinnings of the processes.
430 Human Memory (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 222 or 230. This course explores classic and current issues in the study of human memory. Topics include working memory, encoding and retrieval processes, implicit memory, reconstructive processes in memory, eyewitness memory, developmental changes in memory, neuropsychology and neuroscience of memory and memory disorders, memory improvement, and the repressed/recovered memory controversy.
431 Introduction to Cognitive Science (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 210 or 215. An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the mind, intelligent behavior, information processing, and communication in living organisms and computers.
432 Psychology of Language (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 230, or LING 101, or 400. This course examines the mental representations and cognitive processes that underlie the human ability to use language. Covers what people know about language, how they process it, and how people make inferences about the speaker's meaning based on context. Recent work in experimental psycholinguistics is discussed.
433 Behavioral Decision Theory (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Simple mathematical and psychological models of judgment and choice, and related experiments, are treated, as are applications to real world problems in medical, environmental, policy, business, and related domains.
434 Cognitive Neuroscience (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 210 or 215; and one of PSYC 220, 222, 225, 230, or BIOL 450, 455. Introduction to cognitive neuroscience. Higher mental processes including attention, memory, language, and consciousness will be covered, with an emphasis on the neural mechanisms that form the substrates of human cognition.
436 Cognitive Science and the Novel (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 220, 222, 225, 230, 260, 330, 432, 433, or 469. Introduces topics in cognitive science by reviewing their use in recent novels. Explores their influence on the novel, and how the novelist might offer relevant insights.
437 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 220. BIOL 101 recommended. This course surveys current knowledge about and research into the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. Using a combination of lectures and student-led discussions, we will critically evaluate the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral research that strives to explain how the brain learns and remembers.
461 Cognitive Development (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250. An examination of the development of attention, perception, learning, memory, and thinking in normal children.
463 Development of Social Behavior and Personality (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250, and 210 or 215. Developmental processes during early childhood as these relate to social behavior and personality.
465 Poverty and Development (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250. Poverty is one of the most consistent and influential risk factors for problematic development. This course focuses on the scientific study of how poverty affects development across the human life span.
467 The Development of Black Children (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250. PSYC 210 or 215 recommended. A survey of the literature on the development of black children. Topics include peer and social relations, self-esteem, identity development, cognitive development, school achievement, parenting, family management, and neighborhood influences.
468 Family as a Context for Development (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250, and 210 or 215. Explores how the family influences children's development. Topics include family theories, genetics, family structure (e.g., single parents, working mothers, divorce), discipline, parent behavior and values and beliefs, fathers and ethnic diversity.
469 Evolution and Development of Biobehavioral Systems (3). Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and PSYC 101, and 210 or 215. Examines the evolution and development of behavior patterns and their physiological substrates.
470 Developmental Research on the Family (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250, and 210 or 215. Child and adolescent development within the context of family is examined. Course topics include family theory, cognitive development, divorce, poverty, and gender. Each student will complete a research project.
471 The Study of Adolescent Issues and Development (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 210 or 215, and 250. The developmental period of adolescence is studied from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course will distinguish among early, middle, and late adolescence and will cover several theoretical perspectives.
472 Racial Discrimination and Minority Youth (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 210 or 215, 250, and 260. This course examines the effects of racial discrimination among African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American adolescents using a psychological perspective to critically examine empirical research. The course examines racial discrimination, power, and equity and is recommended for students interested in serious, thought-provoking discussions.
475 Practical Perspectives on Early Psychological Development: Parents, Practitioners, and Politicians (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 210 or 215, and 250. A description and discussion of research on various aspects of early psychological development that are relevant for the decisions faced by parents, practitioners, and politicians.
490 Current Topics in Psychology (3). Various special areas of psychological study, offered as needed. Course may be repeated for credit.
493 Internship in Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Required preparation, minimum of two other psychology courses and junior/senior standing. Designed for highly motivated psychology majors interested in exploring professional opportunities in psychology-related areas. Students complete hands-on internships at community sites for approximately 120 hours across the semester. Students also attend a weekly one-hour class with other interns.
500 Developmental Psychopathology (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 245, and 250. A survey of theories bearing on atypical development and disordered behavior, and an examination of major child and adolescent behavior problems and clinical syndromes.
501 Theoretical, Empirical Perspectives on Personality (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. An in-depth coverage of the traditional clinically based personality theories of the early 20th century contrasted with more recent empirically based perspectives.
502 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 250. A developmental approach to the study of adulthood, from young adulthood through death. Topics include adult issues in personality, family dynamics, work, leisure and retirement, biological and intellectual aspects of aging, dying, and bereavement.
503 African American Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. This course examines race and culture in the psychological processes and behavior of African Americans.
504 Health Psychology (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 245. An in-depth coverage of psychological, biological, and social factors that may be involved with health.
506 Assessment and Treatment of Older Persons (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 245. Addresses methods to assess, treat, and rehabilitate older persons with serious mental health disorders.
507 Autism (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 245, and 250. Intensive service-learning seminar on autism includes a supervised community placement. Topics include historical diagnostic issues, etiological theories, assessing patterns of functioning, developmental/life span issues, family concerns, and intervention approaches.
509 Applied Behavioral Analysis (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 245. PSYC 222 recommended. A survey of applications of learning theory in solving clinical, educational, and societal problems. Practicum experience included.
512 Popularity, Friendship, and Peer Relations (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. This course will review literature regarding peer relations among children and adolescents, including peer acceptance/rejection, popularity, bases of friendship selection, peer crowds, romantic relationships, and theories of peer influence.
514 Mania and Depression (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 245. The social, developmental, and biological contributions to mania and depression are examined, as well as the impact of these moods on the brain, creativity, relationships, quality of life, and health.
515 Psychological Approaches to Prevention Science (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 270. Permission of the instructor required. Prevention science is an interdisciplinary field between research and practice, with the goal of developing prevention programs for people's lives. Course will emphasize psychological approaches to preventing substance use as a motivating example. Discussions, lectures, a research project, and an experiential learning component.
516 Child Maltreatment, Trauma, and Trauma-Focused Treatment (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. This course offers a multidisciplinary perspective on child maltreatment, including the types of maltreatment to which children are exposed, the prevalence of child maltreatment, and the impact of maltreatment on individual, familial, and societal functioning.
517 Addiction (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. PSYC 245 and 270 recommended but not required. This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the etiology and treatment of addiction, along with exposure to real-life stories of addiction.
530 Design and Interpretation of Psychological Research (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 270. Emphasis on the methodological principles underlying experimental and correlational research. Interaction of theory and practice in the design and interpretation of psychological studies.
531 Tests and Measurement (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 210 or 215. Basic psychometric theory underlying test construction and utilization. Detailed study of issues and instruments used in assessing intellectual functioning, educational progress, personality, and personnel selection.
532 Quantitative Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 210 or 215 or SOCI 252 or STOR 155. This course examines the science of quantitative psychology. Topics include the analysis of data, the design of questionnaires, and the assessment of psychological attributes, among others.
533 The General Linear Model in Psychology (3). Prerequisite, ECON 400 or PSYC 210 or 215 or SOCI 252 or STOR 155. Consideration of multiple regression and the general linear model in psychological research, including hypothesis testing, model formulation, and the analysis of observational and experimental data.
560 Self and Society (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. PSYC 270 recommended. Content, structure, and functions of the self-concept. How the self-concept is shaped by society and developmental processes; ways in which the self-concept affects perception of others; self-esteem. Class participation and presentations required.
561 Social Cognition (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. Theory and research in social psychology, which explores the cognitive processes underlying social phenomena. Specific topics covered include attributions, emotions, automaticity, heuristics, self, goals, stereotyping, expectancies, social motives, and others.
563 Small Groups (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. Intensive survey of research and theory on behavior in small groups combined with appropriate experience in studying various structured groups.
564 Interpersonal Processes (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. Intensive coverage of normal interpersonal processes, focusing on the dyad.
565 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. PSYC 270 recommended. Examines the determinants, functions, processes, and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Prospects for change are considered. Class presentations and participation required.
566 Attitude Change (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 260, and 210 or 215. A detailed consideration of the theoretical issues in attitude and belief change.
567 Research in Positive Psychology (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 270, and 210 or 215. Majors only. This advanced course in positive psychology is research intensive and intended as a capstone for majors in psychology.
568 Emotion (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of emotion. Topics will include theoretical models of emotion process and structure. A range of perspectives, including social, cultural, developmental, clinical, and cognitive psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience, will be considered.
569 Practical Wisdom from Advanced Social Psychology (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 260, and 270. Surveys cutting-edge research across the field of social psychology and how it matters for everyday life. Topics include morality, mind perception, judgment and decision making, happiness, affective forecasting, emotion, relationships, negotiation, personality, free will, stress/health, and religion. Clear communication of research also emphasized through figures, presentations, and papers.
570 The Social Psychology of Self-Regulation (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, 260, and 210 or 215. PSYC 270 recommended. An intensive review of self-regulation theory and research, focusing on the cognitive, motivational, and affective processes involved in goal commitment, monitoring, and overriding behavioral responses.
600 Historical Trends in Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Limited to senior majors or to graduate students in psychology; others by permission of the instructor. Overview of the origins of psychological concepts, movements, and fields of study.
601 Psychology and Law (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 101, and 210 or 215. Examines the legal system from the perspective of psychology methods and research, with a focus on criminal law. Discusses dilemmas within the law and between the legal system and psychology.
602 Evolutionary Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Major topics of general psychology are examined from an evolutionary perspective with an emphasis on empirical studies asking why much current human behavior and experience would have been adaptive for our early ancestors.
693H Honors in Psychology I (3). By application to the psychology honors committee and enrollment in the honors program. To be taken as the first course in the two-semester honors sequence. Students conduct research under the direction of a faculty advisor and receive classroom instruction in research-related topics.
694H Honors in Psychology II (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 693H. Admission to the psychology honors program required. To be taken as the second course in the two-semester honors sequence. Students conduct research under the direction of a faculty advisor and receive classroom instruction in research-related topics.
Courses for Graduate Students
701 Brain & Behavior I (NBIO 701A) (3). Graduate standing required. A survey of psychological and biological approaches to the study of sensory and perceptual information processing, with an emphasis on touch and pain.
702 Brain & Behavior II (NBIO 702A) (3). A survey of psychological and biological approaches to the study of basic learning and higher integrative processing.
703 Advanced Biological Psychology: Central Nervous System (NBIO 703) (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 402. Each fall one special topic will be covered in depth (e.g., neural bases of memory storage, homeostasis and perception). Format includes lectures and seminar meetings with student presentations.
704 Applications of Experimental Psychology to Health Research (NBIO 704) (3). This course provides a critical analysis of interdisciplinary research within experimental psychology, including such topics as psychopharmacology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychophysiology and animal models of brain/behavior disorders.
705 Behavioral Pharmacology (NBIO 705, PHCO 705) (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 404. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Basic principles of pharmacology and behavior analysis are considered in relation to drugs that affect the central nervous system.
707 Clinical Psychopharmacology (3). Examinations of the clinical efficacy, side effects and neuropharmacological actions of drugs used in the treatment of behavioral disorders. Additional topics include the behavioral and neuropharmacological actions of drugs of abuse.
708 Seminar in the Biological Foundations of Psychology (NBIO 708) (3). Permission of the instructor. Limited to graduate students in psychology and neurobiology. Lectures and seminar presentations on a wide range of topics in the area of physiological psychology.
709 Seminar in Theoretical-Experimental Psychology (13). Lectures, discussions, and seminar presentations on current topics in experimental psychology.
719 Seminar in Experimental Health Psychology (3). An in-depth treatment of research topics in behavioral and biological aspects of health psychology.
720 Research Seminar in Addiction Science I (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. Students design and conduct a supervised research project and engage in critical discussion of research performed by other students and faculty.
721 Research Seminar in Addiction Science II (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. Students design and conduct a supervised research project and engage in critical discussion of research performed by other students and faculty.
739 Cognitive Neuroscience (3). This course will highlight recent research regarding the cognitive and neural architecture of human memory or attention, with the emphasis placed on studies using cognitive neuroscience methods (e.g. fMRI, EPRs).
740 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (3). Permission of the instructor. Discussion and critical evaluation of various theories of thinking; theories of concept formation, problem solving, and reasoning.
741 Professional Development for Careers in Research (3). Graduate standing required. This course covers: research strategies, research collaboration, giving talks, writing review papers, writing research reports, the peer-review editorial process, the grant-proposal process, the academic job search process, and nonacademic career.
742 Attention (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. This course will introduce the major issues in attention research and highlight recent work examining the neural mechanisms of attention and its interactions with other cognitive and social-cognitive processes.
744 Psycholinguistics (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. This seminar addresses the mental processes underlying human's ability to use language at a number of levels. Specific topics vary.
746 Seminar in Cognitive PsychologyHuman Memory (3). Selective overview of topics in the study of human memory. Course will examine the findings from laboratory research to gain a better understanding of memory structure and organization.
750 Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. Students conduct a supervised research project in cognitive psychology, and participate in discussion of current research and related ethical and methodological issues.
751 Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (3). Graduate standing in psychology required. Students conduct a supervised research project in cognitive psychology, and participate in discussion of current research and related ethical and methodological issues.
760 Advanced Cognitive Development (3). This course covers the development of attention, perception, learning, memory, thinking and language, beginning in infancy and covering the life span from both information processing and Baldwin-Piaget approaches.
761 Advanced Social Development (3). Current thinking and research relevant to social, emotional, and personality development across the life span. Topics include parent-child interaction, peer relations, aggression, competence, sex roles, and gender differences.
762 Developmental Psychology: Methodology I (3). Philosophical and sociological perspectives on research in developmental psychology, with specific applications to ongoing projects.
763 Developmental Psychology: Methodology II (3). Techniques and research designs appropriate for the study of the development of behavior. Supervised experience in the planning of experiments and data analysis.
764 Developmental Assessment (3). Introduction to instruments used for the assessment of development and cognition in infants, preschoolers, and school-aged children, with primary focus on research issues. Practice administration of instruments in field settings.
765 Developmental Psychology: History and Theory (3). Drawing upon materials presented in the previous content and method courses, this class examines in-depth various types of developmental theories.
766 Developmental Psychobiology (3). Provides an introduction to psychobiological research, focusing on early development in animals. Topics include embryology, developmental neurobiology, the development of sensory and communication systems and social behavior. As announced.
767 Advanced Family Theory and Research (3). Research related to family processes, especially regarding the developmental consequences of varying family environments on children. Topics include divorce, cognitive development, single parents, parental employment, discipline, cultural context.
768 Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3). Permission of the instructor. Intensive study of selected topics in developmental psychology.
780 Developmental Psychology Forum. Permission of the instructor. Presentations of research by faculty, students and visitors; discussion of professional topics.
781 Proseminar in Developmental Science (3). Permission of the instructor. Intensive study of selected topics in human development that are being explored by members of the Carolina Consortium on Human Development staff.
790 History of Psychology (3). Review of the history of major areas of psychology, with special emphasis on the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the discipline.
791 Special Readings in Psychology (3). Permission of the instructor. Intended for advanced graduate students.
792 Professional Problems in Psychology (1). Permission of the instructor. Consideration of problems facing academic psychologists.
793 Laboratory in College Teaching (1). Specific training in presentational and interpersonal skills needed by college teachers, such as planning, lecturing, discussing, motivating and evaluating.
795 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3). This course provides a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Students will learn basic physics underlying MRA; the biological principles of fMRI, the principles of experimental design, data analysis, the use of available software packages, and special considerations for patient research.
803 Empirically Validated Approaches to Child and Family Psychotherapy (3). Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. This course covers the research bases and clinical application of psychotherapeutic interventions that have demonstrated empirical validity for assisting children and families.
804 Empirically Validated Approaches to Adult Psychotherapy (3). Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. This course covers the research bases and clinical application of psychotherapeutic interventions that have demonstrated empirical validity for assisting adult clients.
805 Personality: Theory and Research (3). Permission of the instructor. Review and critical analysis of major theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of personality.
806 Clinical Research Methods (3). Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. Analysis of clinical and personality research in terms of their contribution to knowledge, their limitations, possibilities for their improvement, further research they suggest, etc. Preparation of individual research proposals for class presentation and critical evaluation. Three hours a week.
807 Clinical Research Seminar (1). Prerequisite, PSYC 806. Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. Designing and presenting research proposals in individual students' research areas in oral and written form. Critiquing research proposals. Research ethics and preparing and evaluating protocols for ethical review.
809 Adult Psychopathology (3). First-year graduate status in clinical psychology required. The major forms of psychopathology are examined within a development framework.
810 Developmental Psychopathology (3). First-year graduate status in clinical psychology required. The major forms of psychopathology are examined within a development framework.
811 Adult Practicum (3). Second-year graduate status in clinical psychology required. Supervised experience in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Six to eight laboratory hours a week.
812 Child and Adolescent Practicum (3). Second-year graduate status in clinical psychology required. Supervised experience in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Six to eight laboratory hours a week.
813 Advanced Adult Assessment (3). Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. Consideration of how various forms of assessment data can be utilized in understanding the structure and dynamics of adult personalities; problems of differential diagnosis, brain damage, etc., are also considered. Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week.
814 Advanced Child Assessment (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 808. Theory, research, and application of objective and projective techniques for behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, interpersonal, and social cognitive assessment of children and adolescents. Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week.
815 Ethics and Practice in Clinical Psychology (3). Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. A survey and discussion of the ethical and legal issues that clinical psychologists confront in a variety of professional settings.
816 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Professional Ethics (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 811 and 812. Supervised clinical work in an area of particular interest to the student. Clinical activity is coordinated with reading and discussion of literature or professional ethics.
817 Advanced Adult Practicum and Professional Ethics (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 811 and 812. Supervised clinical work in an area of particular interest to the student. Clinical activity is coordinated with reading and discussion of literature or professional ethics.
818 Advanced Child/Adolescent Practicum and Professional Ethics (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 817. Individualized clinical practicum for advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology. Supervised experience in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation. May be repeated for credit.
822 Seminar in Clinical Psychology (13). Lectures, discussions, and seminar presentations on current topics in clinical psychology.
823 Clinical Supervision and Consultation: Theory, Research, and Practice (3). This course will familiarize fourth year clinical psychology doctoral students with methods and models of clinical supervision and consultation in an ethical and multicultural context. Includes a didactic seminar component and an applied supervision training component . Restricted to fourth year doctoral students in clinical psychology.
825 Advanced Clinical Practicum (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 817. Individualized clinical practicum for advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology. Supervised experience in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation.
827 Multiculturalism and Clinical Psychology (3). Graduate standing in psychology and permission of the instructor. The development and format of this course is guided by current "best practice" in multicultural education in emphasizing three overriding goals: awareness and changes in attitudes and beliefs.
828 Child/Adolescent Assessment Practicum (1). Graduate standing in psychology and permission of the instructor. This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate their academic foundation in clinical psychology assessment knowledge skills, ethics, and values in an applied practice setting with diverse clients.
829 Clinical Psychological Assessment (3). Introduction to the principles and practices of evidence-based assessment for clinical psychology.
830 Statistical Methods in Psychology I (4). Required preparation, a course in introductory statistics. Data analysis, sampling, applied probability, elementary distribution theory, principles of statistical inference.
831 Statistical Methods in Psychology II (4). Prerequisite, PSYC 830. Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing for linear models (ANOVA, ANCOVA, regression analysis); statistical models in the design and analysis of experiments.
840 Computational Statistics (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Current computational environments for data analysis and visualization are taught and used as a basis for understanding current (and creating new) methods of computational statistics and dynamic statistical graphics.
841 Introduction to Multivariate Techniques for the Behavioral Sciences (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. An introduction to linear regression and multivariate statistical techniques as employed in the behavioral sciences, with particular emphasis on analytic techniques and interpretation of results.
842 Test Theory and Analysis (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Survey of classical test theory and more recent developments in item analysis and test construction.
843 Factor Analysis (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Advanced topics in factor analytic models, multivariate correlational models and analysis of covariance structures as applied in behavioral research.
844 Structural Equation Models with Latent Variables (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Examination of a wide range of topics in covariance structure models, including their history, underlying theory, controversies and practical use with major computer packages.
845 Latent Curve Modeling (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 844. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Latent curve modeling is a structural equations-based method for analyzing longitudinal data. Equal emphasis is placed on the statistical model and applications to real data.
846 Multilevel Modeling (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 830 and 831. This course demonstrates how multilevel models (or hierarchical linear models) can be used to appropriately analyze clustered data (i.e. persons within groups) and/or repeated measures data in psychological research.
850 Quantitative Psychology Forum (1). Presentations of research by faculty, students, and visitors; discussion of professional topics such as ethics, the publication process, research funding, and the reviewing of articles.
851 Multidimensional Scaling (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 831 and 854. Survey, with application to dissimilarity data, of the algebraic, geometric, and computational bases of multidimensional scaling methods, with emphasis on individual differences models and nonlinear transformation.
852 Mathematical Psychology (3). Permission of the instructor. Development and applications of mathematical models in theoretical and experimental psychology. Topics selected from learning, memory, perception, thinking, attention, decision making.
853 Analysis of Frequency Tables in Behavioral Research (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. An introduction to the analysis of frequency data (including measures of association) and the use of log-linear models and logit models in the behavioral sciences.
854 Quantitative Research Synthesis (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 831. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Survey of research synthesis including history, problem formulation, statistical concerns, describing and combining studies, combining p-values, testing for heterogeneity, accounting for moderator variables, fixed, mixed, and random effects models, publication bias.
859 Seminar in Quantitative Psychology (3). Lectures, discussions, and seminar presentations on current topics in quantitative psychology.
860 Directed Research Seminar in Social Psychology (3). Graduate status in social psychology or permission of the instructor. Directed research problems and seminar discussion of related issues.
861 Directed Research Seminar in Social Psychology (3). First-year graduate status in social psychology or permission of the instructor. Directed research problems and seminar discussion of related issues.
862 Advanced Social Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Intensive study of interdependence theory and research of interpersonal relationships.
863 Methods of Social Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Methods of investigation in social psychology, with primary emphasis upon experimental design and the nature of the experimental situation.
864 Topics in Attitude Research (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A critical examination of selected topics in attitude theory and change.
865 Methods of Applied Social Psychology (3). Graduate standing required. Supervised research experience in an applied setting and accompanying methods of non-laboratory research, including nonquantitative methods of social psychology and evaluation of quasi-experimental and nonexperimental designs.
866 Interpersonal Processes and Close Relationships (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Intensive study of the processes by which adult close relationships are initiated and developed.
867 Advanced Survey of Social Psychology (3). Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. Survey of research and theories of attitude change, interpersonal relations and small groups.
868  Seminar in Social Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
869 Advanced Social Cognition (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Advanced theory and research in social psychology that explores the cognitive processes underlying social phenomena. Specific topics include attributions, emotions, heuristics, self, goals, motives, and others.
870 Psychology of Emotions (3). Graduate standing required. Seminar featuring research and theory on emotions. It stretches across traditional psychological subdisciplines because emotions are complex, multiply determined phenomena.
871 Advanced Group Processes (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 867. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Discusses both classic and contemporary theory and research related to group processes, including group performance, motivation, decision making, social dilemmas, social justice, and other intragroup and intergroup phenomena.
872 Seminar in Political Psychology (3). Graduate standing required. This course surveys research in political psychology. Topics may include personality and politics, political values and attitudes, voter behavior, candidate evaluation, and the role of emotion in political decision making.
873 Seminar on Prejudice and Stereotyping (3). Graduate standing required. Seminar reviews classic and current literature on the psychology of stereotyping and prejudice. Focus is on causes, consequences, and mental processes that maintain social biases.
874 Social Judgment and Decision Making (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 863. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Discusses both classic and contemporary theory and research related to social judgment and decision making, including basic psychological processes, heuristics and biases, models of decision making, and social influences.
875 Advanced Seminar in Positive Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 870. Discusses both classic and contemporary theory and research related to social judgment and decision making, including basic psychological processes, heuristics and biases, models of decision making, and social influences.
876 Graduate Seminar in Social and Affective Neuroscience (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 869 or PSYC 870. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. This course will provide students with an understanding of the more basic biological (and psychological) mechanisms that contribute to social processes such as stereotypes, person perception, moral judgments, and emotions. The course will prepare students to be informed consumers of contemporary neuroscience research.
888 Moral Psychology (3). Prerequisites, PSYC 869 or PSYC 870. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Course explores moral judgments and behavior; examines morality and cognition, emotion, mind perception, and religion; covers debates between reason vs. intuition, utilitarianism vs. deontology, and single vs. multiple domain theories. Discusses real world applications (courtroom, torture) and related concepts (free will).
890 Case Formulation and Psychotherapy Integration (3). Required preparation, third year or beyond in clinical psychology doctoral program. This advanced seminar provides clinical psychology graduate students with case formulation skills in the context of exposure to psychotherapy integration and contemporary evidence-based treatment models.
891 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 803 or 804. Graduate standing in clinical psychology required. This course will introduce advanced clinical psychology graduate students to dialectical behavior therapy, a cognitive-behavioral treatment for borderline personality disorder, including DBT's theoretical basis, empirical support, and treatment strategies.
904I Aging and Health (DENT 604I, HMSC 904I, MEDI 604I, NURS 782I, PHCY 604I, PHYT 904I, SOCI 824, SOWO 604I) (3). See SOWO 604I for description.
907I Aging and Public Policy (DENT 607I, FMME 607I, HMSC 951I, HPM 961I, MEDI 607I, NURS 783I, PHCY 607I, SOWO 607I) (3). See SOWO 607I for description.
991 Advanced Research (3). Six laboratory hours a week.
993 Master's Research and Thesis (3).
994 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (3).