Graduate Courses

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


Graduate Program Courses

2016-17: Not offered. 3 pts. 

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

2016-17 Not offered. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe.

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

2016-17: Not offered. 3 pts.

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

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Spring 2017: 4 pts. B. Franks. F 12:10-2 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall

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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Fall 2016: 4pts. N. Bolger. MW 10:10-12 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.
(Additional 1 hour per week of lab statistical exercises: TBA.)

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.

Fall 2017: 4pts. J. Curley W 2:10-4 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

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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2016-17: Not offered. 4 pts. N. Bolger

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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Spring 2017: 3 pts. R. Silver M 10:10-12 PM. Room 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

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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Spr 2017:1-3 pts. K. Fox-GlassmanC. Marvin. F 10:10-12 PM. 405 Schermerhorn Hall.

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

Description: Practical and theoretical issues relating to the teaching of psychology and the psychology of teaching. 

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Fall 2016, Spr 2017: 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 2016, Spr 2017: 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

2016-17: 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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Spr 2017: 3 pts. J. Metcalfe. R 10:10-12 PM. Room 365 Schermerhorn Hall.

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.

Spr 2017: 3 pts. R. Hassin: R 10:10 AM- 12 PM 405 Schermerhorn

Prerequisite: TBA

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

Fall 2016: 1 pt. J. Metcalfe. M 12:10-2 PM. Room 200B Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2017: 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.

2016-17: 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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2016-17: 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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2016-17: Not offered. 3 pts. J. Metcalfe and C. Peacocke.

Prerequisite: TBA

Description: TBA

2016-17: 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.

2016-17: Not offered. 3 pts. N. Bolger.

Fall 2016, Spr 2017: 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.