2021-22 Edition

Psychological Science (PSCI)

Courses

PSCI 9. Introduction to Psychology. 4 Units.

Introduction to field of psychology, addressing the application of scientific methods to the study of human development, learning, memory, problem solving, perception, biological mechanisms, emotions and motivation, personality, psychopathology, and effects of diverse social and cultural contexts on human behavior.

Same as PSYC 7A.
Overlaps with PSYC 9A, PSYC 9B, PSYC 9C, PSCI 11A, PSCI 11B.

Restriction: Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Urban Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. PSCI 9 and PSYCH 7A may not be taken for credit if taken concurrently with or after PSCI 11A, PSCI 11B, PSCI 11C, PSYCH 9A, PSYCH 9B, or PSYCH 9C.

(III)

PSCI 11A. Psychology Fundamentals. 4 Units.

Designed to provide freshman with an in-depth survey of general psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.

Same as PSYC 9A.

Restriction: Lower-division students only. Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. PSCI 9 and PSYCH 7A may not be taken for credit if taken after PSCI 11A, PSCI 11B, PSCI 11C, PSYCH 9A, PSYCH 9B, or PSYCH 9C.

(III)

PSCI 11B. Psychology Fundamentals. 4 Units.

Designed to provide freshmen with an in-depth survey of general psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.

Same as PSYC 9B.

Restriction: Lower-division students only. Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Urban Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III)

PSCI 11C. Psychology Fundamentals. 4 Units.

Designed to provide freshman with an in-depth survey of general psychology. Topics include biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, cognition, development, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology.

Same as PSYC 9C.

Restriction: Lower-division students only. Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Urban Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III)

PSCI 100. Special Topics in Social Behavior. 4 Units.

Course content varies with interest of instructor.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 101D. Life Span Developmental Psychology. 4 Units.

Addresses the major issues, concepts, and methods of life span developmental psychology. The fundamental theories, distinctive methods, and the physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, motivational, and emotional development for each developmental phase of the life course are considered.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 102C. Abnormal Psychology. 4 Units.

Survey of disorders organized by the diagnostic categories of the American Psychiatric Association. Interdisciplinary orientation combines environmental, psychological, and organic perspectives on etiology and treatment.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and SE 10

Overlaps with PSYC 120A.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 103H. Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Theory and research are considered as they contribute to an understanding of the role of psychological processes in health and illness. The distinction between prevention and treatment of illness is established, and a variety of psychosocial interventions are elaborated.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 104S. Social Animal: An Introduction to Social Psychology. 4 Units.

Theories and research exploring social behavior and social influences on behavior. Topics include methods of social research, attitude formation and change, social perception, the social self, stereotypes and prejudice, conformity, obedience, altruism, aggression, interpersonal relationships and love, and group behavior.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 110D. Infant Development. 4 Units.

Study of human development from conception through the first two years of life, covering processes and events in the domains of physical, social, and cognitive development.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 111D. Child Development. 4 Units.

Examines social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development between the ages of 2 and 12 years.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Overlaps with PSYC 120D.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 111W. Advanced Research Methods. 4 Units.

For students planning to conduct senior research projects or apply to graduate school in social research fields. Topics include reviewing literature, preparing a research proposal, protecting human subjects, citing scholarly work, building measures, estimating sample size, interview and presentation skills.

Prerequisite: SE 10 and SE 13. Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as CLS C169W, SE 111W, UPPP 114W.

(Ib)

PSCI 112D. Adolescent Development. 4 Units.

Examines current research on the biological, social, and cultural contexts of adolescent development. Topics include the impacts of puberty, adolescents' decision-making competencies, changes in family and peer relationships, identity development, and psychosocial problems such as depression and problem behavior.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Overlaps with PSYC 21A.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 113D. Adult Development. 4 Units.

Examines why and how we change (with attention to gains as well as losses) from ages 18-65 and the nature and sources of continuity over time. Topics include physical and intellectual functioning, personality, coping strategies, and social roles and relationships.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 115D. Cognitive Development. 4 Units.

Examines theories on nature of cognitive development. Discusses behaviorist theories on role of the environment including those of Vygotsky and Piaget, and recent evidence from cognitive psychologists stressing the importance of knowledge and skills within specific domains.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 116D. Human Development and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. 4 Units.

Human development in diverse cultures (e.g., Asian, American, and African). Special emphasis on East-West contrasts and when East meets West (i.e., Asian-American experiences). Topics include parenting, family relations, language and cognition, schooling and academic achievement, and morality.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B) and SE 10

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 117D. The Psychology of Gender. 4 Units.

Discussion of gender identity development and examination of gender differences and similarities across the life span. Consideration of the biology and psychology of gender in relation to physical, behavioral, personality, and intellectual capabilities.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSYC 9B or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 118D. Human Sexuality. 4 Units.

A broad survey of human sexuality encompassing genetic factors, physiological and anatomical development, customary and atypical forms of behavior, reproductive processes, and cultural determinants.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 121D. Work and Family. 4 Units.

Effects of employment and unemployment on mental health and marital quality; effects of work on parenting and child development; corporate and social policies for "families that work"; young adults' decision-making about work and family.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 126D. Development of Motivation Across the Lifespan. 4 Units.

Introduces major concepts in life-span development of motivation and self-regulation, and discusses exemplar empirical findings pertaining to these concepts during the various phases of life. Students participate in discussion, present findings from research articles, and write a paper.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only. Social Ecology Majors only.

PSCI 127D. Attachment Relationships. 4 Units.

Students learn about the development of attachment-related needs throughout development, as well as the links between attachment and emotion, psychopathology and treatment. Lectures emphasize classic as well as cutting-edge research and are supplemented by primary source readings.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSYC 7A or PSCI 11A or PSYC 9A or PSCI 11B or PSYC 9B

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 136H. Behavioral Medicine. 4 Units.

Examines biobehavioral aspects of health and illness, focusing on how stress contributes to or exacerbates disease processes. Background information on psychosomatic medicine and stress models and detailed examination of specific organ systems emphasizing the reactivity of these systems to stress.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 137H. Human Stress. 4 Units.

Stress as a multidisciplinary topic. Biological, psychological, and sociological approaches to adaptation-related disorders. Effects of acute and chronic stress on emotions, physiology, and behavior. Methods of stress assessment, stress reduction, and intervention.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 138H. Child Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Exploration of psychological antecedents, concomitants, and consequences of medical illnesses in children. Children's beliefs about health, illness, and medication; the role of stress; coronary-prone behavior; therapeutic adherence and physician-patient interaction; coping with chronic illness; effects of child's illness on family.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 9C or PSYC 7A. Recommended: SE 10.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 139H. Clinical Sport Psychology. 4 Units.

An interdisciplinary introduction to clinical sport psychology, that includes, among other things, an introduction to psychopathology in sport; plus the use of psychological skills training, including anxiety reduction techniques, visualization, self-efficacy, coping skills, concentration, and goal-setting in sports.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Overlaps with PSYC 124S.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 140H. The Hardiness Approach to Stress Management. 4 Units.

New development within psychology involving a combination of motivations and skills that extensive research has shown enhances performance, conduct, morale, stamina, and health. Combines study of hardiness research with strategies for improvement of personal hardiness through a series of exercises.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 141H. Clinical Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Behavioral role in etiology, treatment, and prevention of certain diseases. Behavioral intervention including biofeedback, stress-, pain-management, health habit counseling, and other skills to assist patients make cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes needed to cope with disease or achieve better health.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Same as PUBH 141.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 142H. Introduction to Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience . 4 Units.

Introduction to the integration of salivary analytes into developmental, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Lectures cover theoretical perspectives; oral fluid as a biological specimen; saliva collection and study design; basics of salivary assay methods; and research findings across multiple fields.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only. Social Ecology Majors only.

PSCI 143H. The Science and Practice of Wellness and Resilience . 4 Units.

Wellness is a common, but elusive goal. Covers the history, theory, psychology, and behavioral science behind skills for wellness and resilience. Provides opportunities to practice the strategies to help further understanding of the behavioral nature of each of the areas.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only. Social Ecology Majors only.

PSCI 150C. Clinical Psychology. 4 Units.

Overview of theories, assessment techniques, research methodologies, and intervention approaches in clinical psychology. Psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, and cognitive perspectives are examined along with ethical and professional issues.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and PSCI 102C

Overlaps with PSYC 122C.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 152C. Clinical Child Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines research and theory concerning childhood psychopathology behavior disorders. Diagnosis and assessment, early identification of high-risk children, fears and phobias, antisocial behavior, childhood psychoses, autism, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and ethical and policy implications of identifying children who are different.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 153C. Developmental Psychopathology. 4 Units.

Research and theory of origins, course, and outcomes of disordered behavior. Continuity and change in patterns of behavior; environmental challenges and buffers; stress/competence in children; vulnerable/invincible children; children of mentally ill parents; families at risk; childhood antecedents of adult disorders.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C. Recommended: SE 10.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 154C. Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 4 Units.

Presentation of principles and procedures of therapeutic interventions based on cognitive-behavior methods. Cognitive factors in learning, emotional arousal, psychological disorder, and psychotherapy reviewed. Introduces the application of cognitive behavioral methods to problems of depression, anxiety, anger, pain, and impulsivity.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or (PSCI 11A and PSCI 11C) or PSYC 7A or (PSYC 9A and PSYC 9C)

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 155C. Child Therapies. 4 Units.

Examines research methodologies, empirical data, and implications of diverse intervention strategies. Primary topics include psychotherapy process and outcome, family therapies, behavioral intervention, cognitive behavior modification, pediatric psychopharmacology, and ethical and social policy implications of intervening in other people's lives.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 156C. Forensic Psychology: Advanced Seminar. 4 Units.

Focuses on the psychology of criminal offending, particularly violent behavior. Examines violence, sexual offending, and mental disorder related to crime with regard to clinical assessment and treatment; mental health services within forensic institutions.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and PSCI 102C and (PSCI 178S or CLS C149)

Same as CLS C136, PSYC 177F.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 159C. Clinical Neuropsychology. 4 Units.

Introduces key concepts and case studies in clinical neuropsychology. Instruction focuses on neuropsychological concepts underlying brain-behavior relationships and their assessment in clinical case examples; and psychological science as relates to brain injuries/diseases impacting higher mental functions (e.g., memory).

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only. Social Ecology Majors only.

PSCI 160C. Clinical Neuroscience. 4 Units.

An introduction to the neuroclinical bases of human behavior, including neuropsychological approaches to mental disorders. Also includes case formulations, research articles, therapeutic approaches, and other discussions related to select psychopathology and other neurobehavioral topics.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSYC 7A or PSCI 11A or PSYC 9A or BIOL 99

Same as BIOL N170.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Biological Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 161C. Forensic Psychology . 4 Units.

Forensic psychology is the interface between clinical psychology and the law. Emphasizes clinically relevant legal topics (insanity defense; competency to stand trial) and includes critical thinking about issues that arise when psychologists are involved in legal proceedings.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSCI 11C

Same as CLS C160.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 162C. Psychodynamic Studies. 4 Units.

Introduction to contemporary psychodynamic studies. Emphasis on clinical concepts associated with psychodynamic psychotherapy, including unconscious determinants of behavior, typical defenses, life experiences, and techniques. Exploration of links between psychodynamic-oriented psychotherapy and other disciplines (e.g., psychology, music, medicine, neuroscience, film).

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 163C. Human Neuropsychology. 4 Units.

A survey of human brain disorders using a clinical case study approach to illustrate fundamental issues in studying brain and behavior. Topics include sensory deficits, attentional neglect, amnesia, cortical organization, clinical psychopathology, and more.

Prerequisite: BIOL N110 or BIOL N115A or PSYC 9A or PSCI 11A

Same as BIOL N173, PSYC 162N.

Restriction: School of Biological Sciences students have first consideration for enrollment. Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 164C. Addiction. 4 Units.

Designed for those with an interest in the nature and treatment of addiction. Focuses on the etiology and treatment of addiction, but does not prepare students to treat substance abuse disorders.

Prerequisite: PSCI 11A and PSCI 11B and PSCI 11C and PSCI 102C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 165C. Adult Psychopathology. 4 Units.

Advanced course in abnormal psychology, focusing on adult psychopathology. Covers historical and fundamental issues about psychiatric disorders, clinical research on disorders of anxiety, PTSD, mood, psychoses, personality, and dementia, and their biopsychosocial features, and attends to assessment and treatment.

Prerequisite: PSCI 102C. Equivalent to PSCI 102C is also accepted.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 166S. Chicano/Latino Families. 4 Units.

Introduction to the research, literature, and issues surrounding the topic of Chicano/Latino families including cultural history, contemporary issues, organization of family, traditions, lifestyles, values, beliefs, generational differences, gender issues, ethnic identity, evolution of demographic patterns, current economic and political standings.

Same as CHLT 170, SSCI 165, PSYC 174H.

PSCI 170S. Personality. 4 Units.

Comparison of the major theories of personality. Provides a frame of reference for understanding lifestyles, development, maturity, and psychopathology. Emerging research themes are used to identify promising lines of personality theorizing.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Overlaps with PSYC 120P.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Sophomores only. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 171S. Environmental Psychology. 4 Units.

Impact of the physical environment on individual and group behavior. Three basic concerns examined: (a) environmental determinants of behavior at the individual and interpersonal level; (b) social planning and urban design; (c) methodological approaches to the study of environmental issues.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 173S. Social Relationships. 4 Units.

Examines major issues, concepts, and methods in the scientific study of social relationships. Topics include relationship formation and dissolution, friendships and love relationships, loneliness, bereavement, societal influences on close relationships, significance of close relationships for health and well-being.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and SE 10

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 174S. Error and Bias in Social Judgement. 4 Units.

Examines how people encode, reason about, and remember social information and explores how biases and shortcomings in social perception, judgment, and memory are central to understanding both effective social functioning and many forms of maladaptive behavior and social conflict.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 176S. Motivation. 4 Units.

History, major theories, methods, and applications of motivational psychology, with emphasis on European approaches. Origins of the field in personality, learning, cognition, and activation research. Recent innovations in motivational and volitional self-recognition. Current approaches, major debates, empirical research programs.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and PSCI 101D and (PSCI 104S or UPPP 151)

Overlaps with PSYC 121M.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 178S. Violence in Society. 4 Units.

Current theory and research on aggression; anger and violence as problems in individual and social functioning. Process and functions of anger examined with regard to normal behavior and psychopathology. The determinants, prevalence, and implications of violence in society are analyzed.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C

Same as CLS C149.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. SocEcol-Urban & Regional Plan Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 179S. Cultural Psychology. 4 Units.

An examination of culture's influence on human minds. Topics include culture's impact on perception, cognition, motivation, emotion, moral reasoning, communication, and health. Addresses cultural psychology's methods, history, and place within psychology and related fields.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11B or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9B or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 183S. Social Epidemiology. 4 Units.

Overviews evidence linking environmental factors to mental and physical disorders including such variables as socioeconomic status, income inequality, work stress, job loss, social capital, location, and other demographic characteristics. Measurement and research design issues of both individual and aggregate levels.

Prerequisite: (PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9C) and SE 10 and SE 13

Same as PUBH 102.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 184S. Positive Psychology . 4 Units.

The field of positive psychology focuses on what is right and positive about people and institutions. Introduces findings associated with human strengths and positive emotions, and provides clinical and personal applications and implications.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 185S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines the application of social psychology to organizational settings. Topics include motivation of workers, group decision-making, leadership styles, career management, and organizational development.

Prerequisite: PSCI 9 or PSCI 11A or PSCI 11B or PSCI 11C or PSYC 7A or PSYC 9A or PSYC 9B or PSYC 9C

Overlaps with PSYC 122I.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 187S. Psychology of Inequality. 4 Units.

Focuses on the psychological dimensions of poverty, wealth, and economic inequality.

Prerequisite: PSCI 104S and PSCI 11C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 188S. Evolutionary Psychology. 4 Units.

Understanding our evolutionary origins is critical to truly understanding the complexities of human psychology. Explores how Darwinian principles, applied to both genes and culture, can help us understand not just how the mind works, but why.

Prerequisite: PSCI 11C or PSYC 9C

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 190. Applied Statistics in Social and Behavioral Research. 4 Units.

Covers statistical techniques used to describe and make generalizations about phenomena represented by data. Hands-on experience in data analysis and interpretation using statistical software (SPSS, STATA) is emphasized. Topics include data visualization, ANOVA, multiple regression, and categorical data analyses.

Prerequisite: SE 13

Same as CLS C190, SE 190, UPPP 190.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Urban Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 192B. The Science and Practice of Compassion. 4 Units.

Explores the latest scientific research on compassion and its correlates, and considers practical strategies for increasing compassion in everyday life. Students discover how cutting-edge research is yielding insights into kindness, empathy, altruism, and compassion.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 192Q. Chicano/Latino Social Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines theories, research, and major issues of relevance to understanding social psychological processes in Chicano/Latino populations. Topics include social development, cultural orientations, gender and sexuality, close relationships, happiness and well-being, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, and mental and physical health.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as CHLT 168.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Chicano/Latino Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VII)

PSCI 192S. Health and the Latino Paradox. 4 Units.

Examines research and theories concerning the physical and mental health of U.S. Latino populations. Contemporary accounts, health care implications, and new directions for understanding sources of risks and resilience for health in Latino populations are evaluated and discussed.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as CHLT 178.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Chicano/Latino Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VII)

PSCI 192T. Cognition and Learning in Educational Settings. 4 Units.

Foundational concepts in cognition and development as applied to student learning. Primary topics include historical behaviorism, basic cognitive structure and processes, complex cognition, cognitive development, and motivation.

Same as EDUC 173.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Education Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 192U. Psychology of Learning, Abilities, and Intelligence. 4 Units.

Overview of classic positions on the mind, human abilities, and intelligence, especially as related to academic achievement. Contrasting views: psychometric versus information processing; experimental versus correlational research.

Prerequisite: PSYC 7A or PSCI 9 or PSCI 11A or PSCI 11B or PSCI 11C

Same as EDUC 176.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Education Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 192V. Language and Literacy. 4 Units.

Addresses the linguistic principles and processes that underlie oral and written language proficiency. Emphasis is on how to use phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics to support literacy and oral language development for K-12 students.

Same as EDUC 151, LSCI 182V.

Restriction: Language Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Education Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 192X. Introduction to Positive Psychology in Education. 4 Units.

Positive psychology is a recent focus area within the field of psychology that explores what is positive, creative, and fulfilling in human behavior. It is the scientific study of well-being and flourishing.

Same as EDUC 120A.
Overlaps with PSCI 184S.

Restriction: Education Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 193B. Juvenile Delinquency. 4 Units.

Patterns of delinquent behavior, theories that explain behavior, current research aimed at enhancing exploratory power. Attempts to prevent and control delinquency are put in historical perspective. Development of the current juvenile justice system and evolution of modern juvenile law.

Same as CLS C109.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. SocEcol-Urban & Regional Plan Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 193C. Social Control of Delinquency. 4 Units.

Assumes familiarity with theories of delinquency, the juvenile justice system, and elements of juvenile law. Explores socio-historical origins and evolution of juvenile justice, current research and policy on delinquency prevention and treatment, and future directions of law, policy, and practice.

Prerequisite: Recommended: CLS C109.

Same as CLS C164.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 193E. Psychology and the Law. 4 Units.

Psychological assumptions of the American legal system and mental health aspects of provision of criminal justice services. Civil commitment, insanity defense, competence to stand trial, jury selection, eyewitness identification. Use of police, courts, correctional institutions in prevention of behavior disorder.

Same as CLS C105.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. SocEcol-Urban & Regional Plan Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 193F. Family Law. 4 Units.

Examines legal issues surrounding marriage, cohabitation, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, and the rights of parents and children in the family context. The findings of social science research are used to illuminate the legal issues.

Same as CLS C123.

Restriction: Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

PSCI 193G. Eyewitness Testimony. 4 Units.

Faulty eyewitness testimony is a major cause of wrongful convictions. Covers the fast-growing topic of eyewitness testimony and memory for real-world events, both how psychologists study eyewitness capacity, and how the legal system has dealt with eyewitness issues.

Prerequisite: SE 10

Same as CLS C177.

Restriction: Seniors only. Psychological Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

Concurrent with CLS C263.

PSCI 196. Research Seminar in Psychological Science . 4 Units.

Special topics research seminar. Content varies with interest of instructor. Capstone seminar for students who have conducted research with, or have a background in, the research topics of the PSCI faculty member offering this seminar in a given quarter.

Prerequisite: PSCI 11C

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Upper-division students only.

PSCI C200. Evidence-Based Treatments. 4 Units.

Presents empirically-supported treatment approaches and professional strategies for the practice of them. Covers cognitive-behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness meditation, exposure and response prevention, parent-child interaction therapy and their application to various clinical disorders.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P200. Introduction to Legal and Forensic Psychology . 4 Units.

Familiarizes students with the interrelated fields of psychology, law, and forensic studies. Emphasizes clinically relevant legal topics (insanity defense; competency to stand trial) and includes critical thinking about issues that arise when psychologists are involved in legal proceedings.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI C201. Clinical Assessment and Interviewing. 4 Units.

Prepares students to conduct clinical interviews, which are the building blocks for psychotherapy and clinical research. Develops basic skills of interviewing and covers how to conduct the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders and how to make differential diagnoses.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P201. Research Methods in Psychology. 4 Units.

In-depth examination of the conceptualization of research problems and linkages between theory and the design of appropriate strategies for empirical research in psychological science. Topics include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, reliability and validity of measurement and non-experimental procedures.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI C202. Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment. 4 Units.

Provides empirical background and introductory skills for students to begin supervised cognitive and neuropsychological assessment practice in a professional, ethical, competent, culturally sensitive manner. Administration, scoring, and interpreting standardized cognitive assessment measures and neuropsychological assessment measures. Neuropsychological disorders and anomalies.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P202. Data Analysis and Statistics . 4 Units.

Statistical techniques to facilitate inferences in psychological research, including fundamentals of statistical inference and methods for analyzing data.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI C203. Professional Issues and Ethics in Clinical Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines professional guidelines and ethical principles in clinical psychology research, assessment, and treatment, with an emphasis on the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics for Psychologists. Helps students develop awareness of ethical issues arising in clinical research and practice.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P203. Big Data Analytics for the Social Sciences I. 4 Units.

A practical lecture and lab course for learning how to engage with big data in various forms and use data science techniques (e.g., data reduction, NLP) to analyze and visualize data for research purposes.

Prerequisite: SE 264A and SE 264B

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI C204. Practicum in Clinical Psychology. 4 Units.

Clinical work at on-campus or off-campus clinical practice sites, such as hospitals and clinics, supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist, in addition to the students’ faculty advisor.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P204. Adolescence. 4 Units.

Considers pubertal and cognitive changes and their social consequences; the family, peer group, school, and cultural contexts in which adolescence is embedded; and selected psychosocial issues including autonomy, identity, health, and well-being.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI C205. History and Systems. 4 Units.

Surveys ideas of major figures in the history of psychology, from pre-Socratic Greek philosophers to psychologists active prior to the middle of the 20th century. Provides an appreciation of the forces (intellectual, cultural, scientific) that have shaped modern psychology.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P206. Big Data Analytics for the Social Sciences II. 4 Units.

A practical lecture and lab course for learning how to engage with big data in various forms and use data science techniques (e.g., data reduction, NLP) to analyze and visualize data for research purposes.

Prerequisite: SE 264A and SE 264B and PSCI P203

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P208. Research Methods. 4 Units.

In-depth examination of issues relevant to designing and evaluating research in psychological science. Topics address casual inference, ethical issues surrounding the responsible conduct of research, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, reliability and validity of measurement, and non-experimental procedures.

Overlaps with PSCI P201.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P209A. Applied Psychological Research. 4 Units.

Focuses on scientific and professional issues in the field of psychology. Topics include communication skills; intervention approaches; collaboration, consultation, and referral; and ethical issues associated with at-risk populations research.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P210. The New Statistics and Open Science. 4 Units.

Introduces the fundamentals of research design and methodology from the perspective of the new statistics and open science. With this introduction, students should be better able to design and conduct their own research.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P213. Stigma, Discrimination, and Health. 3 Units.

Introduces concepts related to stigma and discrimination and presents an overview of selected theoretical and empirical topics in the psychology of stigma, discrimination, and health for investigating and explaining health inequities among marginalized populations across the life-span.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI C214. Clinical Psychology Research Designs and Methods. 4 Units.

Reviews major issues in conducting scientific research and important methodological issues in psychological clinical science.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P214. Seminar in Social Psychology. 4 Units.

Presents an overview of selected theoretical and empirical topics in social psychology including social influence and conformity, altruism and aggression, persuasion and attitude change, self and social perception, and social cognition.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI C215. Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments II. 4 Units.

Examines theory, research, and application in family, couple, and child therapy using culturally and developmentally sensitive principles. Students are exposed to theoretical frameworks guiding approaches to the treatment of the family system using readings, lectures, and activities.

Prerequisite: PSCI C200

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only.

PSCI P215. Psychology and Law . 4 Units.

An interdisciplinary approach to research in psychology, law, and/or criminology. Examines how psychology is applied to the civil and criminal justice systems, how case law shapes this application, and how legal decisions affect the direction of psychological research.

Overlaps with PSCI P266.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI C216. Adult Psychopathology. 4 Units.

Explores the antecedents, characteristics, course, outcomes, and options for the prevention or management of various forms of psychopathology and behavior disorder. Focuses on psychological and biobehavioral mechanisms that influence the development, expression, and amelioration of maladaption.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only.

PSCI P216. Psychological Wellbeing and Health. 3 Units.

Explores how positive traits, states, and positive behaviors interact with physical health. Discussion focuses on critical assessment of the positive health field, as well as how wellness can be measured and maximized.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only.

PSCI C217. Psychological Assessment. 4 Units.

Familiarizes students with psychological assessments in intelligence, clinical diagnosis, personality, and neuropsychological functioning. Exposure to administering, scoring, and interpreting assessments. Special focus on psychometrics (e.g., reliability and validity), test construction, and ethical responsibilities.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P217. Life-Span Development. 4 Units.

Introduces the major concepts of life-span development and discusses those with regard to some key topics of developmental psychology. For example, change and continuity, evolutionary and inherited nature, culture, society, and family-based nurture, and their dynamic interaction.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P218. Infancy. 4 Units.

Covers development from conception through the second year. Focus is on research and theory concerning infants' physical, social, cognitive, perceptual, emotional, and language development. Also covers transition to parenthood and family context of infant development.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P219. Forensic Neuropsychology. 4 Units.

Introduces key concepts in clinical neuropsychology as applied in legal/forensic settings. Instruction focuses on neuropsychological concepts underlying brain-behavior relationships and their assessment in forensic case examples; and ethical/legal issues in brain injuries/diseases impacting higher mental functions (e.g., memory).

Restriction: Graduate students only. Legal and Forensic Psychology Majors only.

PSCI P220. Developmental Psychology: Theories and History. 4 Units.

Examines key concepts, theories, and the historical and philosophical roots of research in human life span development. Focuses on biological and environmental causation, universalism and cultural relativism, continuity and change.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P221. Critical Perspectives in Diversity Science. 4 Units.

Presents an overview of psychology as a science of diversity, theories and methodologies that challenge mainstream psychology’s epistemological foundations, assumptions, and practices. Some topics include conceptualizations of diversity, positionality in research, and methodologies that facilitate transformative justice for oppressed communities.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P222. Forensic Assessment . 4 Units.

Explores the various ways in which clinical psychology is relevant to the law, and how forensic psychologists can meaningfully contribute to the adjudicatory process. Examines legal, scientific, and ethical issues that arise when psychologists are involved in legal proceedings.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P223. Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines human development in diverse cultures (e.g., Asian, American, and African). Cultural diversity within the U.S. and acculturation of various ethnic groups is also discussed. Topics include parenting, family relations, language, and cognition, schooling and academic achievement, and morality.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P224. Children and the Law. 4 Units.

Examines how psychology research and practice can inform several areas of law and social policy affecting children, adolescents, and families. Topics include education, mental health, reproductive rights, and delinquency.

Overlaps with PSCI 120D.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P226. Emotion in Psychology. 4 Units.

Covers original and recent theories of emotions and how they guide current research. Specific topics include neuroantomical structure of emotion, life-span emotional development, and health and emotion.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P231. Professional Issues in Psychology. 4 Units.

Examines a variety of issues related to the professional socialization and development of graduate students in psychology. Topics include the publication process, sources of research funding, alternative employment options, competitiveness on the job market, and the academic career route.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P232. Trauma and Resilience. 4 Units.

Psychological impact of trauma; biopsychosocial factors affecting development of traumatic stress, treatment, and preventive interventions for traumatic stress; define and measure resilience; moral injury and post traumatic growth; ethics of studying trauma.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P234. Childhood. 4 Units.

Provides graduate students with an overview of traditional and emerging theories, models, and research designed to understand children's development in the domains of cognitive, social, and emotional functioning.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P235. Social Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Enables students to critically evaluate research related to social health psychology. Offers a deeper understanding of the potential physiological mechanisms underpinning the impact of social psychological factors on health and well-being.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P238. Child Psychopathology. 4 Units.

Examination of etiology, classification, and developmental pathways of disorders, as well as risk and resilience factors, during the childhood/adolescent years. Discussion of genetic influences and contextual risk factors as well as internalizing and externalizing disorders.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P242. Legal Reasoning and Jurisprudence. 4 Units.

Overview of the law and legal process as well as the history and assumptions underlying modern legal reasoning. Issues related to procedure and evidence as well as key jurisprudential perspectives are discussed.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P246. Affective Neuroscience. 4 Units.

Provides an overview of the emerging field of affective neuroscience. Emphasis is placed on mapping affective experience and behavior to brain function, including cross-level integration of anatomical, chemical, fMRI, and electrical data.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P247. EEG Methods . 4 Units.

Provides an in-depth training of the electroencephalogram (EEG) methodology with a specific focus on the event-related potential technique. Emphasis is on learning how to use this methodology and how to analyze data, with a focus on emotional stimuli.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P249. Advanced Social Psychology . 4 Units.

Conveys an appreciation of the flavors of contemporary social psychology, an understanding of empirical approaches to problems in this area, and a sense of the array of theoretical orientations in the field.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P250. Emotion, Reasoning, and Memory. 4 Units.

Examines research and theory on emotion from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Topics include the effects of emotions on attention, memory, and problem solving; the relations between emotional and cognitive development; flash-bulb memories of intense emotional experiences; eyewitness testimony.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P251. Clinical Interviewing and Treatment in a Forensic Setting. 4 Units.

Students receive an introduction to clinical interviewing, learn details of strategic, solution-focused therapy, and think critically about issues that come at the interaction of psychology and the law. Students are not "license-eligible" at end of this course.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P252. Law and Behavior: Compliance and Enforcement. 4 Units.

Provides sophisticated insight into the different ways through which law shapes behavior. Addresses both the economic amoral rational choice theories, as well as ideas from social psychology, criminology, and sociology about the moral, social, and and unconscious dimensions of compliance.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P253. Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology Capstone. 4 Units.

Focuses on macro-level writing topics such as developing a meaningful research question, conducting a thorough review of relevant literature, and presenting a clear and convincing research-based argument.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P254. Mental Health and the Law . 4 Units.

Explores the history of criminalization of persons with mental illness. Topics include challenges and needs of persons with mental illness; civil and outpatient commitment; law enforcement responses to persons with mental illness; and mentally ill offenders in jails and prisons.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only. Graduate students only.

PSCI P255. Violence, Anger, and Psychopathology. 4 Units.

Overviews the prevalence of violence as a criminal and public health problem. Topics include violence within families and intimate partner relationships, traumatic origins of violence, the development of a violence-prone personality, the association of anger and violence with psychopathology.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only. Graduate students only.

PSCI P256. Family and the Law . 4 Units.

Examines sociological and legal perspectives on the relationship between family life and law, with a focus on three distinct but sometimes interconnected domains: the child welfare system, the criminal justice system, and the immigration system.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only. Graduate students only.

PSCI P258. Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Interdisciplinary exploration of emerging fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine. Topics: role of stress in development/treatment of medical problems; sociocognitive determinants of health and illness; interpersonal health transactions; behavioral approaches to medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P260. Technology and Health. 4 Units.

Explores the growing intersection of health and technology, including electronic Health (“eHealth”), mobile health (“mHealth”), and digital health and medicine. Specifically, it focuses on the implications and uses of technologies for behavioral and emotional health, and behavioral change.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P261. Intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis. 4 Units.

Fundamentals of Intensive Longitudinal Study designs, gain first-hand experience collecting ILD using web and/or mobile-based platforms, and learn.

Prerequisite: SE 264A and SE 264B

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P262. Interpersonal Processes and Health. 4 Units.

Examines traditions of research linking interpersonal processes to emotional or physical health. Topics include: role of social support in ameliorating stress, effects of social control on health-compromising behaviors, adverse effects of social relationships on health, causes of deficient social relationships.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P263. Eyewitness Testimony. 4 Units.

Examines the evidence that shows that faulty eyewitness memory is the major cause of wrongful convictions. Explores what the legal system thinks of eyewitness testimony and how the legal system has dealt with eyewitness issues.

Same as CLS C263.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P264. Intensive Writing Workshop. 4 Units.

Offers an intensive writing workshop for graduate students with instruction targeting academic writing, peer review, and publishing. Also covers techniques for translating research to a broader audience in the form of opinion, position, and policy papers.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P265. Memory and the Law. 4 Units.

Examines the controversial topic of repressed memory, or perception and memory of real-world events.

Same as CLS C265.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P266. Psychology and the Law. 4 Units.

Overview of how psychology is applied to the civil and criminal justice systems, how case law shapes this application, and how legal decisions affect the direction of psychological research. Interdisciplinary approach to research in psychology, law, and/or criminology.

Same as CLS C266.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P268. Coping with Stressful Life Events. 4 Units.

Explores how individuals cope with serious life crises (e.g., illness, bereavement), life transitions, and daily stressors. Considers how such events impact on people's cognitions, emotions, and health, and the role of others in the coping process.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P271. Human Evolution and Behavior. 4 Units.

Covers theories and empirical research concerning the evolutionary origins of human behaviors and their variations. An interdisciplinary course emphasizing both evolutionary psychology (e.g., mating strategies, kinship, and parenting) and molecular evolution (i.e., evolution of genes for various behaviors).

Same as BIOC 217.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P273. Biobehavioral Aspects of Health and Illness. 4 Units.

Examines the behavior-physiology interactions of some major bodily systems: the nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Analysis of normal and abnormal states of these systems as they relate to tissue injury, disease, and rehabilitation.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P275. Special Topics in Psychological Science . 4 Units.

Topics covered vary with interests of instructor.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P276. Meta Analysis. 4 Units.

The process of synthesizing results from a number of studies that address a common research question is often referred to as meta-analysis. Explores the meta-analysis process from the coding of retrieved studies to the final research synthesis.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P280A. Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience. 4 Units.

Theory and research on the integration of salivary analytes into developmental, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Topics include oral fluid as biological specimens; practical aspects of sample handing, collection, and study design; basics of laboratory methods used for assaying saliva.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P280B. Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Lab. 4 Units.

Laboratory sequel to the P280A seminar. Provides laboratory-based hands-on experience integrating salivary analytes into developmental, social, behavioral, and health sciences that also includes supervised training on sample processing.

Prerequisite or corequisite: PCSI P280A. PCSI P280A with a grade of B or better

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P281. Race and the Law. 4 Units.

Explores how race and other markers of social identity shape outcomes within the criminal justice system. Students examine how race, ethnicity, and national origin intersect with rules governing the policing, trials, and punishment.

Restriction: Master of Legal & Forensic Psy Degree students only.

PSCI P282. Salivary Bioscience Data Analysis . 4 Units.

A salivary bioscience statistical research working group. Students conduct guided data analyses with salivary biomarker data. Special topics related to salivary bioscience analytic strategies and the interpretation and dissemination of research findings are discussed.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P283H. Psychoneuroimmunology. 4 Units.

Introduces students to the field of psychoneuroimmunology and helps them develop the conceptual and methodological skills necessary for designing and interpreting research on the bidirectional relationship between the immune system and psychological processes.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P284. Health and Emotion. 4 Units.

Overview of research focused on understanding how emotional processes influence physical health. Provides students with a deeper understanding of how emotions play into the health of others as well.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P285. Anger: A Turbulent Emotion. 4 Units.

Provides an enriched perspective on anger beginning with its understanding in classical antiquity. Topics include developmental processes and trauma, anger physiology and neuroscience, anger-related physical health impairments, and the involvement of anger in psychopathology and violence.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P286. Motivation. 4 Units.

Introduces major concepts of motivational psychology, theory, and history. Application of motivational concepts to phenomena from social psychology and affective science. Development of own research proposal in a motivational framework and/or conceptualizing or expanding an ongoing or planned research project.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P288. Human Neuropsychology . 4 Units.

Focuses on clinical, neuroanatomical, and neuropathological studies that have contributed to our understanding of brain-behavior relationships in the context of normal brain function and disease-associated neuropsychiatric syndromes.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P289. The Teaching of Psychology. 4 Units.

Provides students with the theory and skills needed to teach undergraduate psychology courses. Covers research on theories and methods of teaching, curriculum design, and evaluation. Students also gain practical experience preparing and presenting material.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Psychological Science Majors only. Psychology and Social Behavior Majors only.

PSCI P290. Research in Developmental Psychology. 4 Units.

Introduces graduate students to research conducted by individual faculty members in the area of developmental psychology. This is accomplished by having students involve themselves in the conceptualization, strategy, and implementation of the faculty member's research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P291. Research in Health Psychology. 4 Units.

Introduces graduate students to research conducted by individual faculty members in the area of health psychology. This is accomplished by having students involve themselves in the conceptualization, strategy, and implementation of the faculty member's research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P292. Research in Psychopathology and Behavior Disorder. 4 Units.

Introduces graduate students to research conducted by individual faculty members in the area of psychopathology and behavior disorder. This is accomplished by having students involve themselves in the conceptualization, strategy, and implementation of the faculty member's research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P293. Research in Social and Personality Psychology. 4 Units.

Introduces graduate students to research conducted by individual faculty members in the area of social and personality psychology. This is accomplished by having students involve themselves in the conceptualization, strategy, and implementation of the faculty member's research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P294A. Research Directions in Psychological Science I. 2 Units.

Introduces students to the current research of faculty, graduate students, and visitors to the Department of Psychological Science. Includes examination of contemporary research issues and controversies, as well as issues related to students' development as professionals.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

PSCI P294B. Research Directions in Psychological Science II . 2 Units.

Introduces students to the current research of faculty, graduate students, and visitors to the Department of Psychological Science. Includes examination of contemporary research issues and controversies, as well as issues related to students' development as professionals.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

PSCI P294C. Research Directions in Psychological Science III. 2 Units.

Introduces students to the current research of faculty, graduate students, and visitors to the Department of Psychological Science. Includes examination of contemporary research issues and controversies, as well as issues related to students' development as professionals.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

PSCI P295. Research in Psychology and Law. 4 Units.

Introduces graduate students to research conducted by individual faculty members in the area of psychology and law. This is accomplished by having students involve themselves in the conceptualization, strategy, and implementation of the faculty member's research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P296. Doctoral Dissertation Research and Writing. 4-12 Units.

Dissertation research with Psychological Science faculty.

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P298. Directed Studies in Psychological Science. 2-4 Units.

Directed study with Psychological Science faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

PSCI P299. Independent Studies in Psychological Science. 2-8 Units.

Independent research with Psychological Science faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.