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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Psychology


Psychology is the science of behavior. Courses in psychology provide an understanding of the social and biological bases of behavior, proficiency in scientific methods and statistics, knowledge of the factors influencing human and animal behavior, insight into the applicability of psychological principles to everyday problems, and familiarity with many core areas of knowledge, including conditioning and learning, personality, social behavior, psychopathology and therapy, human development, health, stress and coping, gender, race and ethnicity, sensation and perception, language, and individual differences. Psychology is a fundamental component of a liberal arts education.

Individuals who have majored or minored in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have found employment in a wide variety of occupations in business, education, or the social services or have gone on to graduate or professional schools.

Course of Study: Major

To be accepted as a major in psychology, students must have a mean GPA of at least 2.62 in Psych 101 and Psych 210. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. The undergraduate major consists of 31 credits in psychology, at least 15 of them at the advanced level (300 or above) taken in residence at UWM, including the following core courses:

Psych 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

Psych 210

Psychological Statistics

4

Psych 254

Physiological Psychology

3

Psych 325

Research Methods in Psychology

4

One of the following:

Psych 205

Personality

3

Psych 214

Introduction to Conditioning and Learning

3

Psych 230

Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives

3

Psych 260

Child Psychology

3

The major also requires two psychology advanced laboratory courses, and either (a) two psychology systems courses or (b) one systems course and one foundations course. The College requires that students complete a research experience in their major. The Department of Psychology has structured its advanced laboratory courses (Psych 502, 505, 514, 654, 656, 660, 677) to satisfy that requirement. In these laboratory courses, students run multiple experiments, collect and analyze data quantitatively, and write up the results in a standard journal article format, integrating the results with a critical survey of relevant professional literature. In addition, students orally present their research results to their colleagues.

Course of Study: Minor

To be accepted as a minor in psychology, students must have completed Psych 101. The undergraduate minor consists of 20 credits in psychology, at least 9 of them at the advanced level (300 or above) taken in residence at UWM, including the following core courses:

Psych 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

Psych 210

Psychological Statistics

4

Psych 325

Research Methods in Psychology

4

One of the following:

Psych 205

Personality

3

Psych 214

Introduction to Conditioning and Learning

3

Psych 230

Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives

3

Psych 254

Physiological Psychology

3

Psych 260

Child Psychology

3

The minor also requires any two additional psychology courses at the 300 level or above, one of which must be a systems course. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

For the teaching major, see the School of Education section of this catalog.

Honors in the Major

Psychology majors who meet the following criteria are awarded Honors in the Major:

1. a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all credits attempted;

2. a 3.5 GPA on all credits that count toward the major; and

3. a 3.5 GPA on all advanced credits that count toward the major.

Courses (PSYCH)

Crosslisted Courses

The following courses offered by other academic units may be used to fulfill requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in psychology.

Bio Sci 455

Neurobiology

3-4

Bus Adm 442

Industrial Psychology

3

Faculty

Vincent J. Adesso, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Alan Baron, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Shawn Cahill, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
State University of New York at Binghamton

W. Hobart Davies, Prof., Ph.D.
Michigan State University

Marshall L. Dermer, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Kamran Diba, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Brown Uniersity

Ira Driscoll, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Lethbridge, Canada

Raymond Fleming, Prof., Ph.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Karen Frick, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University

Anthony J. Greene, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Boston College

Deborah Hannula, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

John C. Hay, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Fred J. Helmstetter, Prof., Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Michael T. Hynan, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Jonathan Kanter, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle

Arnold E. Kaufman, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Khalil A. Khavari, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Bonita Klein-Tasman, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Emory University
Clinical Director

Christine Larson, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hanjoo Lee, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Susan D. Lima, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts

Krista Medina, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati

Marcellus M. Merritt, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Howard University

Marilyn E. Miller, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D.

John C. Moore, Prof., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Katie E. Mosack, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University

James R. Moyer, Jr., Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Associate Dean, L&S Social Sciences

Devin Mueller, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Concordia University, Montreal

David C. Osmon, Prof., Ph.D.
University of South Dakota

Richard H. Passman, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Diane M. Reddy, Prof., Ph.D., Assoc. Chair
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Robyn C. Ridley, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia

Pamela Schaefer, Sr. Lect., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chandler G. Screven, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Rodney Swain, Prof., Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Dean, College of Letters and Science

Jeffrey Tiger, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
University of Kansas

Richard M. Warren, Distinguished Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D.

Douglas Woods, Prof., Ph.D., Chair
Western Michigan University
Associate Dean, Graduate School



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