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PSYC 333. Cross-Cultural Psychology PSYC 490. Senior Research Practicum Examines the elements of culture, including values, The student designs and performs an original research traditions, socialization, education, language, and project. 3 credits. politics. Describes and compares cultures within the United States, and compares Western and non-Western cultures around the world. Evaluates the cross-cultural applicability of major psychological theories. Helps students to develop effective cross-cultural communication skills Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or PSYC 231. 3 credits. PSYC 341. Developmental Psychopathology This course examines and explores the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Content includes coverage of a variety of psychological disorders, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders, language/ learning disabilities, mental retardation, and asthma and diabetes. Focus is on the developmental psychopathology perspective, which endorses that abnormal development occurs along dynamic pathways, with links to both the past and future. An exploration of the social and cultural contexts in which children experience life is also examined. Prerequisite: PSYC 211 or PSYC 241 or PSYC 242. 3 credits. PSYC/CRJS 350. Antecedents of Aggression Aggressive behavior and violence is an issue of great concern for the mental health and criminal justice systems, as well as society. This course explores the biological, psychological, and social factors involved, as well as their interaction in children, adolescents, and adults. Emphasis is placed on controlling aggression, assessing and managing violence risk, and prevention and treatment strategies with a juvenile population. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. 3 credits. PSYC 475. Psychology: Internship An opportunity for students to get specific job related training and/or to apply concepts learned in coursework to a psychology-related community placement. ~A HELM Course~ 3 credits. PSYC 480. Current Issues in Psychology Students lead an in-depth exploration of a selected topic in contemporary psychology. Topics will vary; past topics have included evolutionary psychology, affective forecasting, psychoneuroimmunology, flow, automaticity, and self-justification. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. 0 credits. PSYC 482/483/484.

Intensive Practicum: Applied Behavior Analysis The intensive practicum provides students with opportunities to apply behavior analytic skills in real world settings and environments with actual clients. Responsibilities will generally include conducting assessments to determine the need for behavioral interventions, and then designing, implementing and monitoring programs for clients in a wide variety of settings (e.g., social service agencies, schools, prisons, organizations). Exposure to the scientific literature will aid in these pursuits and will help foster critical thinking and analytic skills. Prerequisites: PSYC 101, PSYC 281. 9 credits.

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