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    CBH 3003 Comparative Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Survey of approaches to and concepts of the study of animal behavior and psychology. (B)
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    CLP 2001 Personal Growth
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    CLP 3144 Abnormal Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    The varieties of disordered experience and conduct, and their contribution to an understanding of more effective personal and social adjustment. Topics include the neuroses, psychoses and psychosomatic and conduct disturbances. (S)
    CLP 4110 Eating Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    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.
    CLP 4160 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 and CLP 3144.
    Detailed coverage of the origins, treatments and controversies associated with select forms of emotional distress or mental illness. Coverage includes theoretical and empirical contributions to understanding select mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance disorders, and psychotic disorders, among others.
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    DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012
    Theory and research on psychological development from prenatal stages through adulthood. (S)
    DEP 4115 Infant Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.
    Development from the prenatal period through three years of age with a focus on physical, cognitive and social-emotional processes. (S)
    DEP 4163 Cognitive Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.
    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.
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    DEP 4305 Adolescent Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: DEP 3053.
    Biological, psychological and sociological perspectives on adolescence, including the dynamics of socialization, self-concept and identity, peer groups and problems of adolescence. (S)
    DEP 4464 Psychology of Aging
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    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)
    DEP 4704C Research Methods in Developmental Psychology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: DEP 3053 and STA 2023; Prereq or Coreq: STA 3024.
    Methodological approaches to the study of development including experimental and observational techniques. (S) (WR)
    DEP 4930 Revolving Topics in Developmental Psychology
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Advanced study in developmental psychology, including development of language and thought, social-personality development, gerontology and death and dying. Course content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic.
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    EAB 3002 Principles of Behavior Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    An introduction to and survey of 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)
    EAB 3764 Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    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)
    EAB 4022C Laboratory Procedures in Behavior Analysis
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EAB 3002.
    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)
    EAB 4184 Behaviorism and Contemporary Society
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EAB 3002 or EAB 3764.
    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)
    EAB 4704 The Natural Science and Technology of Behavior
    Credits: 3.
    Recording and charting human behavior, tactics of behavior management and theory and research. (S)
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    EAB 4714C Laboratory in Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EAB 3764 or instructor permission.
    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)
    EAB 4930 Advanced Seminar in Behavior Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EAB 3002 or EAB 3764 with minimum grade of C.
    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. Course content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic.
    EXP 3104 Sensory Processes
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Introduces the human senses and their role in perception, how we sense the physical environment and what factors influence our perception of it. (B)
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    EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    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)
    EXP 4174C Laboratory in Sensory Processes
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EXP 3104 or EXP 3604, and STA 2023; Prereq or Coreq: STA 3024.
    Collect, analyze and evaluate data on specific problems related to sensory and perceptual abilities. (B) (WR)
    EXP 4504 Human Memory
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EXP 3604.
    Contemporary theories and data on human memory with emphasis on the information processing approach. (S)
    EXP 4934C Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EXP 3604 and STA 2023; Prereq or Coreq: STA 3024.
    Contemporary laboratory techniques used in the study of learning, memory, thinking, information processing and perceptual processes. (S) (WR)
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    INP 4004 Industrial Psychology
    Credits: 3.
    Study of psychology in the workplace. (S)
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    PCO 3320 Internet Addiction
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Problematic Internet use and its relationship to addictive disorders, including gambling, gaming, cybersex and other online behavior.
    PCO 4050 Applied Health Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C.
    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.
    PCO 4104 Introduction to Humanistic Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CLP 2001 or PSY 2012.
    The contemporary humanistic view of human behavior and experience. Emphasis upon the human potentialities for high level functioning including creativity, self-concept, caring and commitment.
    PCO 4113 Positive Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C.
    An exploration of the history of positive psychology and its basic tenets. We then explore 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.
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    PCO 4272 Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Women
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Advanced seminar on psychological theories and research related to the psychology of women. The course also integrates consideration of the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexual-orientation and other dimensions of diversity.
    PCO 4911 Undergraduate Research in Psychology of Health Disparities
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Course 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
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 12 credits; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Advanced study in counseling psychology, including psychology of women, studies of the person and studies of self. (S)
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    PPE 3003 Psychology of Personality
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Development and organization of personality, description and assessment methods, results of research in personality structure and processes. (S)
    PPE 4324C Research Methods in Personality Psychology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: PPE 3003 or SOP 3004 with minimum grade of B; STA 2023 or STA 3024 with minimum grade of B; or instructor permission.
    Emphasis on four aspects of research: measuring psychological variables, designing research projects, statistically analyzing data and writing psychological research reports. (WR)
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    PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Survey of the biological basis of behavior with special relevance to psychology. Students cannot take both PSB 3002 and PSB 3340. (B)
    PSB 3340 Behavioral Neuroscience
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010.
    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)
    PSB 3842 Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Dreaming
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Overview of human sleep processes, disorders and behaviors, emphasizing the scientific study of sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders.
    PSB 4240 Psychobiology of Abnormal Behavior
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, and STA 2023.
    Biological theories and models of developmental disabilities, schizophrenia and affective disorders, and the treatments of these conditions. (B)
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    PSB 4342 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    The biological foundations of human cognition.
    PSB 4434 Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Behavior
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    Advanced discussion of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and the action of neuroactive drugs in relation to behavior. (B)
    PSB 4504 Developmental Psychobiology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    Principles of neural and behavioral development stressing the correlations among structural, chemical, endocrine and behavioral events during maturation. (B)
    PSB 4654 Chemical Senses and Behavior
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    Discussion of neural mechanisms and function of chemical senses, and the interaction with physiologic state and motivational aspects. (B)
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    PSB 4810 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    Advanced undergraduate seminar on neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, with concepts applied to the ways in which neuroplasticity underlies many aspects of behavior.
    PSB 4823 Principles of Integrative Physiological Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    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.
    PSB 4934 Special Topics in Physiological Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSB 3002 or PSB 3340, or instructor permission.
    Selected topics; precise course content will be announced in advance. The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study not offered in other courses.
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    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    PSY 3213L Laboratory Methods in Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Introduction to experimental design in psychology, data analysis and interpretation of results and literature reports.
    PSY 3220 Communicating Psychological Science
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 and a laboratory/methods course.
    Teaches students the principal types of writing, collaboration, critical thinking and communication unique to their discipline. (C or S) (WR)
    PSY 3443 Tobacco Use and Abuse
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Overview of the history and contemporary issues surrounding the use of tobacco. Emphasizes the psychological, biological and social aspects of tobacco use and addiction.
    PSY 3912 Introduction to Research in Psychology
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 9 credits; Prereq: refer to the department.
    An introduction to current techniques used in psychology research. Students participate in on-going research. (S-U)
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    PSY 4604 History and Systems of Psychology
    Credits: 3.
    Traces the history of psychology and psychological thought from the early Greek philosophers to the present. The course covers the foundations laid by philosophers, the emergence of psychology as a separate discipline in the 19th century and the development of psychology in the 20th century. (S)
    PSY 4905 Individual Work
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits; Prereq: minimum of 12 semester credits in psychology.
    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.
    PSY 4911 Undergraduate Research in Psychology
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Psychology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Psychology.
    PSY 4930 Special Topics in Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Topics in psychology that provide opportunity for in-depth study not offered in other courses.
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    PSY 4940 Introduction to Teaching in Psychology
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits; Prereq: instructor permission and completion of the course for which the student will serve as a teaching assistant.
    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)
    PSY 4949 Community Work in Psychology
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits; Prereq: 12 semester credits of psychology.
    Credit is earned by volunteering with community agencies that have been approved by the department. Students work 45 hours per credit earned. (S-U)
    PSY 4956 Overseas Studies 1
    Credits: 1 to 15; can be repeated with change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    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.
    PSY 4970 Senior Thesis
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: 24 credits in psychology and instructor permission.
    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)
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    SOP 3004 Social Psychology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    A study of the social factors influencing individual behavior. Consideration of socialization, social influence and conformity, social interaction, decision-making, attitudes and opinions. (S)
    SOP 3842 Psychology, Law and Justice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012.
    Conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to the role of psychological processes in legal contexts.
    SOP 4214C Research Methods in Social Psychology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: SOP 3004 or STA 2023 or STA 3024 with a minimum grade B.
    Laboratory training and basic experimental techniques and procedures used in the investigation of social-psychological processes. (S) (WR)
    SOP 4444 Attitudes and Social Cognition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SOP 3004.
    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)
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    SOP 4504 Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SOP 3004.
    A consideration of the nature and dynamics of interactions and social relationships in dyads and small groups. The focus is on the behavior of individuals as influenced by their relations with others. (WR)
    SOP 4704 Advanced Social Psychology (Revolving Topics)
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits; Prereq: SOP 3004.
    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. Course content varies; refer to the schedule of courses for the semester's topic. (S)
    SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PSY 2012 with a minimum grade C.
    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.
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