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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Psychology

Mission
Psychology as a scientific discipline aims to describe, understand, influence and predict behavior. Toward this end, the mission of the Undergraduate Program of Studies in Psychology is to: a) provide familiarity with core areas of knowledge in psychology; b) foster an understanding of the biopsychosocial bases of behavior; c) develop understanding of and proficiency in scientific research methods and statistics; d) encourage appreciation for the applicability of psychological principles to everyday problems; and e) enhance critical thinking and communication skills relevant to many career paths.

The curriculum is designed to build 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.

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

The Department of Psychology offers a major in psychology leading to either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Except for an advanced natural science credit requirement for the BS, the psychology requirements for the BS and BA degrees are the same (see below); however, students should check the general requirements for the degree (e.g., general education requirements) carefully as they differ for the BA and BS Students opting for the BS will need to complete at least 30 credits in approved advanced L&S natural science courses, at least 15 of which must be completed in Psychology.

To be accepted as a major in psychology, students must have completed PSYCH 101 and 15 university credits. 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 33 or 34 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 (17 cr.):

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 five upper-level courses, which can be satisfied by either (a) one advanced laboratory course and four Systems and Foundations courses (16 cr.), OR (b) two advanced laboratory courses and three Systems and Foundations courses (17 cr.). 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. The Systems and Foundations courses are non-laboratory, upper-level courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge on specific topics in psychology. Students are welcome to take additional Systems and Foundations courses as electives.

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.

Cross-listed 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, PhD

Alan Baron, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

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

W. Hobart Davies, Prof., PhD
Michigan State University

Marshall L. Dermer, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Kamran Diba, Asst. Prof., PhD
Brown University

Ira Driscoll, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Lethbridge, Canada

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

Karyn Frick, Prof., PhD
The Johns Hopkins University

Adam Greenberg, Asst. Prof., PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Anthony J. Greene, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Boston College

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

John C. Hay, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Fred J. Helmstetter, Prof., PhD
Dartmouth College

Michael T. Hynan, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Arnold E. Kaufman, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Khalil A. Khavari, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

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

Christine Larson, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hanjoo Lee, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Texas at Austin

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

Krista Medina, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Cincinnati

Marcellus M. Merritt, Assoc. Prof., PhD
Howard University

Marilyn E. Miller, Prof. Emerita, PhD

John C. Moore, Prof., PhD
University of California, San Diego

Katie E. Mosack, Assoc. Prof., PhD
The Ohio State University

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

Devin Mueller, Asst. Prof., PhD
Concordia University, Montreal

David C. Osmon, Prof., PhD
University of South Dakota

Richard H. Passman, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

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

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

Pamela Schaefer, Sr. Lect., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chandler G. Screven, Prof. Emeritus, PhD

Rodney Swain, Prof., PhD
University of Southern California
Dean, College of Letters & Science

Jeffrey Tiger, Asst. Prof., PhD
University of Kansas

Richard M. Warren, Distinguished Prof. Emeritus, PhD



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