Courses

CBH 3003 Comparative Psychology 3 Credits

Survey of approaches to and concepts of the study of animal behavior and psychology. (B)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Biological Science

CLP 2001 Personal Growth 3 Credits

Introduces the concepts and techniques in psychology that apply to personal growth and development. All students have the opportunity to participate in research projects or alternative experiences. (S)

General Education - Social Science

CLP 3144 Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits

The varieties of disordered experience and conduct, and their contribution to an understanding of more effective personal and social adjustment. Includes the neuroses, psychoses and psychosomatic and conduct disturbances. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

CLP 4110 Eating Disorders 3 Credits

Overview of the causes and treatments associated with the full range of recognized eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, as well as a variety of subclinical forms of problematic eating behaviors and their surrounding factors and issues.

Prereq: PSY 2012

CLP 4160 Advanced Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits

Detailed coverage of the origins, treatments and controversies associated with select forms of emotional distress or mental illness. Includes theoretical and empirical contributions to understanding select mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance disorders, and psychotic disorders, among others.

Prereq: PSY 2012 and CLP 3144

DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology 3 Credits

Theory and research on psychological development from prenatal stages through adulthood. (S)

General Education - Social Science

DEP 4115 Infant Development 3 Credits

Development from the prenatal period through three years of age with a focus on physical cognitive and social-emotional processes. (S)

Prereq: DEP 3053

General Education - Social Science

DEP 4163 Cognitive Development 3 Credits

Basic principles and theories of cognitive development from infancy through early adolescence. Information-processing, Piagetian and neo-Piagetian theories are covered, as is language, memory, social cognition, concept formation, perception and attention.

Prereq: DEP 3053

DEP 4305 Adolescent Psychology 3 Credits

Biological, psychological and sociological perspectives on adolescence, including the dynamics of socialization, self-concept and identity, peer groups and problems of adolescence. (S)

Prereq: DEP 3053

General Education - Social Science

DEP 4464 Psychology of Aging 3 Credits

Topics in gerontology from a life span developmental perspective, including the development of psychological problems of the aged and theoretical and methodological issues in the study of the aged. (S)

Prereq: refer to the department

General Education - Social Science

DEP 4704C Research Methods in Developmental Psychology 4 Credits

Methodological approaches to the study of development including experimental and observational techniques. (S) (WR)

Prereq: DEP 3053 and STA 2023; Prereq o

Coreq: STA 3024

General Education - Social Science
WR6

DEP 4930 Revolving Topics in Developmental Psychology 3 Credits

Advanced study in developmental psychology, including development of language and thought, social-personality development, gerontology and death and dying. Content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic.

Prereq: refer to the department

EAB 3002 Principles of Behavior Analysis 3 Credits

Introduces and surveys the principles, methods, theories, and applications of the experimental analysis of behavior. Although students cannot take both EAB 3002 and 3764 to fulfill the Group A requirement, they can take both courses; one will count as an additional course toward the major. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

EAB 3764 Applied Behavior Analysis 3 Credits

Extending learning principles to human problems in child development, education, mental health, mental retardation, behavioral medicine, business and industry, aging and environmental applications. Although students cannot take both EAB 3002 and 3764 to fulfill the Group A requirement, they can take both courses; one will count as an additional course toward the major. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

EAB 4022C Laboratory Procedures in Behavior Analysis 4 Credits

General laboratory procedures and apparatus employed in the experimental analysis of animal behavior. Daily laboratory sessions focus upon experimental treatments, apparatus programming and data analysis. (S) (WR)

Prereq: EAB 3002

General Education - Social Science
WR6

EAB 4184 Behaviorism and Contemporary Society 3 Credits

Consideration of the applications of behavioral science and technology to contemporary society. Emphasis on the implications of behavior theory and the experimental analysis of behavior. (S)

Prereq: EAB 3002 or EAB 3764

General Education - Social Science

EAB 4714C Laboratory in Applied Behavior Analysis 4 Credits

Introduces research methods in applied behavior analysis. Computerized measurement and assessment of human behavior in ongoing field studies, data analysis and implementation of experimental techniques. (WR)

Prereq: EAB 3764 or instructor permission

WR6

EAB 4930 Advanced Seminar in Behavior Analysis 3 Credits

In-depth examination of topics related to behavior analysis. Some examples include developmental and intellectual disabilities, behavioral treatments for substance abuse, behavioral health and exercise, and ethics in behavior analysis. Content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic.

Prereq: EAB 3002 or EAB 3764 with minimum grade of C

EXP 3104 Sensory Processes 3 Credits

Introduces the human senses and their role in perception, how we sense the physical environment and what factors influence our perception of it. (B)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Biological Science

EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits

Introduces human cognitive abilities, including perceptual and motor skill, attention, learning and memory, language and thinking, and the methods used to study these abilities. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

EXP 4174C Laboratory in Sensory Processes 4 Credits

Collect, analyze, and evaluate data on specific problems related to sensory and perceptual abilities. (B) (WR)

Prereq: EXP 3104 or EXP 3604, and STA 2023; Prereq o

Coreq: STA 3024

General Education - Biological Science
WR6

GEY 4001 Issues and Concepts in Gerontology 3 Credits

This multidisciplinary overview of the field of aging covers biomedical and health issues, psychosocial factors, applied aspects and policy issues.

PCO 4050 Applied Health Psychology 3 Credits

Introduces health psychology with an emphasis on both health psychology research and practice. It promotes an understanding of the roles of health psychologists in treating/reducing health problems and diseases, promoting health behaviors, and overcoming health care challenges that are major foci in health psychology.

Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C

PCO 4113 Positive Psychology 3 Credits

Explores the history of positive psychology and its basic tenets before examining a wide range of topics that relate to happiness and well-being, including positive relationships, positive thinking, life meaning, religion/spirituality, gratitude, altruism, career development, and character strengths.

Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C

PCO 4272 Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Women 3 Credits

Advanced seminar on psychological theories and research related to the psychology of women. Also integrates consideration of the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexual-orientation, and other dimensions of diversity.

Prereq: PSY 2012

PCO 4911 Undergraduate Research in Psychology of Health Disparities 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Psychology of Health Disparities. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Psychology of Health Disparities.

PCO 4930 Seminar in Counseling Psychology 3 Credits

Advanced study in counseling psychology, including psychology of women, studies of the person and studies of self. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

PPE 3003 Psychology of Personality 3 Credits

Development and organization of personality, description and assessment methods, results of research in personality structure and processes. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

PPE 4324C Research Methods in Personality Psychology 4 Credits

Emphasizes four aspects of research: measuring psychological variables, designing research projects, statistically analyzing data and writing psychological research reports. (WR)

Prereq: PPE 3003 or SOP 3004 with minimum grade of B; STA 2023 or STA 3024 with minimum grade of B; or instructor permission

WR6

PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology 3 Credits

Survey of the biological basis of behavior with special relevance to psychology. Students cannot take both PSB 3002 and PSB 3340. (B)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 3340 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credits

Neuroanatomatical, chemical and electrophysiological studies in the biological basis of behavior. Students cannot take both PSB 3002 and PSB 3340 (PSB 3340 is recommended for IDS majors in neurobiological sciences). (B)

Prereq: BSC 2010

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 4240 Psychobiology of Abnormal Behavior 3 Credits

Biological theories and models of developmental disabilities, schizophrenia and affective disorders, and the treatments of these conditions. (B)

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, and STA 2023

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 4342 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Credits

The biological foundations of human cognition.

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

PSB 4343C Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience 4 Credits

Practical training in the foundations of cognitive neuroscience with a strong focus on cognitive experiments with human participants. Engage in theoretical work and practical experiments addressing behavioral, cognitive, and physiological processes relationships between biological processes.

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340 and EXP 3604, PSY 3213L, and STA 2023

PSB 4434 Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Behavior 3 Credits

Advanced discussion of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and the action of neuroactive drugs in relation to behavior. (B)

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 4504 Developmental Psychobiology 3 Credits

Principles of neural and behavioral development stressing the correlations among structural, chemical, endocrine and behavioral events during maturation. (B)

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 4654 Chemical Senses and Behavior 3 Credits

Discussion of neural mechanisms and function of chemical senses, and the interaction with physiologic state and motivational aspects. (B)

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

General Education - Biological Science

PSB 4810 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 3 Credits

Advanced undergraduate seminar on neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, with concepts applied to the ways in which neuroplasticity underlies many aspects of behavior.

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

PSB 4823 Principles of Integrative Physiological Psychology 3 Credits

Discussion of the problem of how reflexes become transformed into operant behaviors. Focus on drug and disease states as a way of getting insights into this problem in animals and humans.

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

PSB 4934 Special Topics in Physiological Psychology 3 Credits

Selected topics; precise course content will be announced in advance. The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study not offered in other courses.

Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission

PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 Credits

Introduction to psychology; this course is the prerequisite for advanced courses. Emphasis is on psychology as a research enterprise. Students are required to participate as subjects in psychological research or to write a paper on a psychological research article. (S)

General Education - Social Science

PSY 3213L Laboratory Methods in Psychology 3 Credits

Introduces experimental design in psychology, data analysis and interpretation of results, and literature reports.

Prereq: PSY 2012

PSY 3912 Introduction to Research in Psychology 1-3 Credits

An introduction to current techniques used in psychology research. Students participate in on-going research. (S-U)

Prereq: refer to the department

PSY 4625 The Psychology of Pseudoscience 3 Credits

Studies the psychological causes and consequences of belief in "weird" things.

Prereq: PSY 2012 with minimum grade of C

PSY 4824 Psychology of Eating and Obesity 3 Credits

Comprehensive examination of theory and application of psychological and brain science principles to understanding eating behavior and the contemporary problem of overweight and obesity.

Prereq: PSY 2012 with a B or greater and any two of the following: PSB 3002, PSB 3340, CLP 3144, PPE 3003, DEP 3053, SOP 3004, EAB 3002, EAB 3764, or EXP 3604

PSY 4905 Individual Work 1-3 Credits

Qualified students and the instructor or supervisor choose a particular problem for investigation or studying psychology. A formal written report of the work is required.

Prereq: minimum of 12 semester credits in psychology

PSY 4911 Undergraduate Research in Psychology 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Psychology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Psychology.

PSY 4930 Special Topics in Psychology 3 Credits

Topics in psychology that provide opportunity for in-depth study not offered in other courses.

Prereq: PSY 2012

PSY 4940 Introduction to Teaching in Psychology 3 Credits

College-level teaching experience in psychology by serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant (TA). Each assistantship is unique, tailored to both the student's skills and knowledge and to the instructor's needs. Responsibilities may include facilitating discussion groups or study sessions, reviewing written assignments and providing evaluative feedback, and responding to student questions and inquiries. (S-U)

Prereq: instructor permission and completion of the course for which the student will serve as a teaching assistant

PSY 4949 Community Work in Psychology 1-3 Credits

Credit is earned by volunteering with community agencies that have been approved by the department. Students work 45 hours per credit earned. (S-U)

Prereq: 12 semester credits of psychology

PSY 4956 Overseas Studies 1 1-15 Credits

This course provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission

PSY 4970 Senior Thesis 1-3 Credits

Qualified students must write a formal research proposal to enroll in the course. They also must carry out individual research under the supervision of a faculty member and submit a formal written report. (S-U)

Prereq: 24 credits in psychology and instructor permission

SOP 3004 Social Psychology 3 Credits

A study of the social factors influencing individual behavior. Consideration of socialization, social influence and conformity, social interaction, decision-making, attitudes and opinions. (S)

Prereq: PSY 2012

General Education - Social Science

SOP 4214C Research Methods in Social Psychology 4 Credits

Laboratory training and basic experimental techniques and procedures used in the investigation of social-psychological processes. (S) (WR)

Prereq: SOP 3004 or STA 2023 or STA 3024 with a minimum grade B

General Education - Social Science
WR6

SOP 4444 Attitudes and Social Cognition 3 Credits

A consideration of the formation and utilization of knowledge about the social world. Includes a focus on how attitudes and values are defined, measured, formed and changed. (S)

Prereq: SOP 3004

General Education - Social Science

SOP 4704 Advanced Social Psychology (Revolving Topics) 3 Credits

In-depth examination of topics in social psychology; refer to the schedule of courses to determine the topic covered each semester. Topics can include health psychology, social motivation, the self, self-presentation, group dynamics, conflict, population psychology, community psychology and the psychology of law. Content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic. (S)

Prereq: SOP 3004

General Education - Social Science

SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3 Credits

Examination of human sexuality in the United States from a psychological perspective, including but not limited to the following topics: Sexual desire and sexual responses, sexual development, sexual practices, sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy.

Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C

SOP 4842 Legal Psychology 3 Credits

Studies the interaction between individuals and the legal system; considers how the application of various psychological disciplines can inform the legal system.