Graduate Courses

See all graduate courses offered in the past, present and the future semesters.


Graduate Program Courses

2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. 

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students. 

2017-18 Not offered. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students. 

2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students. 

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Spring 2018: 4 pts. N.Bolger MW 10:10- 12 pm 200C Schermerhorn

Description: Methods of data analysis and mathematical modeling illustrated with examples from psychological research. Note: In Spring 2014, students should plan to attend a weekly 1.5 hour lab session on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.

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2017-18: Not Offered. 4pts. N. Bolger. 

Prerequisite: Graduate statistics course in ANOVA or General Linear Model, or instructor's permission. 

Description: A survey course in statistical methods for the analysis of repeated-measures data, including data from experimental and non-experimental studies. Surveys classical (e.g., MANOVA) and modern methods (e.g., Multilevel Models) for both continuous and categorical outcomes.

2017-18: Not Offered. 4pts. J. Curley 

Description: This seminar will provide students with R programming skills to be able to organize, analyze and visualize data. The key goal to be achieved will be to train students to think how to make their research collaborative and transparent with code such that all data analysis that they undertake will be fully reproducible. Using R and RStudio, students will learn the full process of designing and undertaking reproducible behavioral data analysis.

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Spring 2018: 4 pts. N. Bolger MW 2:10-4 p.m. Room 200C Schermerhorn.

Prerequisite: This course is open to grad students only. Instructor's permission is required for registration.

Description: Provides an introduction to the theory, methods, and analytic approaches behind psychophysiological methods such as skin conductance and impedance cardiography. The course will include both in-class discussions and hands-on laboratory experience collecting psychophysiological data, augmented with current and classic readings on the course topics. This course is aimed at graduate students in psychology or a related field.

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2017-18: Not Offered. 3 pts. S. Woolley

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 

Description: How to write about and present scientific information in a clear and interesting way. We will use: 1) individualized writing projects; 2) oral presentations; and 3) concise books on good writing to develop skills for communicating scientific ideas, design, results and theory. 

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Spring 2018: 3 pts. R. Silver. M 10:10 - 12:00pm 

Fall 2017: 1-3 pts. C. Marvin.  W 2:10 - 4 pm 405 Schermerhorn.

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students. 

Description: The Practicum is designed with two complementary purposes in mind: to foster the development of graduate students as future teachers of psychology and to enhance their efforts as teaching assistants for our undergraduate program. The course draws on empirical research in our field – from social psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience – to address such topics as: teaching goals and strategies, giving effective lectures in large classes, facilitating productive class discussions, creating and grading student assessments, fostering inclusive classroom environments, and reflective teaching. The Practicum emphasizes the practice of scientific teaching, approaching pedagogy with the methods and rigor of scientific research.

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Fall 2017, Spr 2018: 3 pts. C. MarvinK. Fox-Glassman.

Prerequisite: The permission of the faculty member who will direct the teaching. 

Description: Participation in ongoing teaching. 
Note: Psychology graduate students register for this course each semester in which they have a teaching assistantship.

Fall 2017, Spr 2018: 1-4 pts. J. Metcalfe.

Prerequisite: The permission of the departmental Director of Graduate Studies. 

Note: Psychology graduate students register for this course in both the Fall and Spring terms.


Graduate Research Seminars and Colloquim

2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. S. Woolley.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission

Description: Auditory neuroscience is the study of the neural basis of hearing. Auditory processing and perception are studied from the physiological, anatomical and behavioral standpoints. The focus of this course is on the structure and function of the vertebrate auditory system, and how auditory processing relates perception and vocal communication. The course consists of a weekly seminar during which recently published papers and current data sets on auditory neuroscience and perception are presented and discussed.

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Spring 2018. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe. Th 10:10 - 12:00pm. 

Prerequisite: This course is open only to psychology graduate students. 

Description: Weekly seminar of presentations and discussion of current topics in cognition. 

Note: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Spring 2018. 3 pts. G. Downey

Prerequisite: TBA

Description: Discussion of selected issues and topics in social and personality psychology.

Fall 2017: 1 pt. J. Metcalfe. M 12:10-2 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2018: 1 pt. J. Metcalfe. M 12:10-2 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.

Prerequisite: The permission of one of the instructors. This course is open only to doctoral candidates.

2017-18: Not offered. 3pts. R. SilverD. Hood; P. Balsam; F. Champagne.

Prerequisite: At least one undergraduate neuroscience course and instructor's permission. This course is open only to graduate students. 

Description: Advanced seminar on the fundamentals of brain organization, development and function in the generation and control of behavior. Using lecture, text and original literature, a basic graduate education on neurons, circuits, systems and behavior taught by faculty experts.

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2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. S. Woolley and D. Kelley.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

Description: Neuroethology is the study of the neural bases for natural animal behaviors. Behavior and brain are studied using an evolutionary approach. The focus of this course is on the neurobiology and behavior of animal communication and other natural behaviors, and the relation between sensory processing and motor output. The course consists of a weekly student-led seminar during which classic and current data papers are presented and discussed.

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2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe and C. Peacocke.

Prerequisite: TBA

Description: TBA

2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. T. Higgins.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 

Description: Advanced seminar on selected topics and issues in social cognition and social motivation. Emphasis on common languages (i.e., common nomethetic processes and idiographic contents) underlying social, personality, abnormal, and developmental psychology.

2017-18: Not offered. 3 pts. N. Bolger.

Fall 2017, Spr 2018: 0 pts. J. Metcalfe. W 4:10-6 PM. Room 614 Schermerhorn Hall.

Description: Members of the staff, graduate students, and outside speakers present current research.

Note: All graduate students are expected to attend the meetings of the seminar.