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Summer 2014 Classes

 

6/16 - 6/22 ONE WEEK CLASS

PSYCHOLOGY OF RACE & GENDER IN SPORT   4 credits

PSY 410.002  CRN 81692
PSY 510.002  CRN 81697

MTWRF 0915-1545

Instructor: Kim Kahn
kimbkahn@pdx.edu

Using a social psychological approach, this course will examine how issues of race and gender affect the sporting domain. Specifically,the course will emphasize how social psychological theories of intergroup relations, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination impact athletes, coaches, referees, and fans.

6/23 - 7/20 FIRST FOUR WEEK CLASSES

PSYCHOLOGY AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE   4 credits

PSY 204.001  CRN 81125

MTWR 0915-1135

Instructor: Hayley Tews
haytews@pdx.edu

Explores human individuality and the social context of behavior. Topics include intelligence, personality, motivation, social psychology, coping with stress, and psychological disorders. Describes theories and research findings in the context of social issues and introduces students to challenges of psychological measurement. Recommended as a first psychology course for both majors and nonmajors. 

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY   4 credits

PSY 410.004  CRN 81694

MW 1415-1905

Instructor: Chris Allen
challen@pdx.edu

A review of couples, family, polyamarous family arrangements and dynamics. Same-sex and heterosexual relationships, and the experience of being single. Approaches toward conflict resolution in relationships. Differentiation model in family and couples therapy. Emotion in relationships and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Review of historical models of family and couples therapy. Filial therapy, general systems therapies, evidence-based family therapy, group process models, working with structural authority models of family vs. democratic family models.

PERSONALITY   4 credits

PSY 432.001  CRN 81145

MW 0915-1405

Instructor: Chris Allen
challen@pdx.edu

Key words: The Big 5, genetics, traits, sociocultural personality, personality types, personality disorders, impossible personalities, personality interventions.Benefits: Understand theoretical personality. Understand more about your own personality and those around you.

7/21 - 8/03 TWO WEEK CLASSES

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR   4 credits

PSY 410.003  CRN 81693
PSY 510.003  CRN 81698

MTWRF 1300-1615

Instructor: Cynthia Mohr
cdmohr@pdx.edu

Psychology of addictive behavior comprises an area of study devoted to investigating and understanding psychological components of a variety of addictive behavior, which typically include: alcohol and alcoholism, drug use and abuse, eating disorders, smoking and nicotine addiction, and other excessive behaviors (e.g., gambling).

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of contemporary perspectives on contributing factors and pathways to use of substances, as well as treatment-related issues. There is a growing interest in other addictive behaviors, such as gambling, which may follow similar trajectories and have common causal pathways. In class, we will discuss readings and engage in active learning exercises to consider various aspects of addictions behavior in-depth. Consequently, classroom attendance and active engagement is essential for comprehensive appreciation of the material.

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY   4 credits

PSY 434.001  CRN 81146
PSY 534.001  CRN 81152

MTWRF 800-1115

Instructor: Greg Townley
gtownley@pdx.edu

Biological, psychosocial, and sociocultural perspectives will be used to increase knowledge concerning the symptom presentation, course, possible origin, and treatment of various forms of mental illness. Students will gain information about what is “abnormal,” the development of modern ideas of mental illness, the diagnostic system and the clinical syndromes, the cause and maintenance of psychiatric disability, and methods of treatment and prevention. A graphic novel and film will supplement course reading materials. 

6/23 - 8/17 EIGHT WEEK CLASSES

PSYCHOLOGY AS A NATURAL SCIENCE   4 credits

PSY 200.001  CRN 81123

MTWR 1415-1635

Instructor: David Hall
deh@pdx.edu

Covers the scientific foundations of human behavior in areas such as physiological and biological psychology, cognitive, moral, and emotional development, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, thinking and memory. Also focuses on issues in experimental design and teaches students how to critically evaluate psychological research. 

PERSONAL DECISION MAKING   4 credits

PSY 300.001  CRN 81127

ONLINE

AND

PSY 300.002  CRN 81126

ONLINE

Instructor: Ursina Teuscher
ursina@pdx.edu 

How to make wiser decisions. Ways to think more creatively and more logically in making both everyday choices and major life decisions. Instructions and hands-on experience.

PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN   4 credits

PSY 310U.001  CRN 81128

TR 0915-1135

Instructor: Teresa Weis
teresa.weis@pdx.edu

Review and evaluate assumptions underlying psychological research on women. Survey the research in areas such as the development of sex differences, acquisition of gender roles and maintenance of gender stereotypes. Explore the pertinence of these findings to topical areas such as women’s work roles, women and mental health, and the women’s movement. 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT   4 credits

PSY 311U.001  CRN 81130

MW 1145-1405

Instructor: Price Johnson
mccloud@pdx.edu

AND

PSY 311U.002  CRN 81129

MW 1800-2020

Instructor: Glen Richardson
glen@pdx.edu
Goals of the course:
(1) To acquire core knowledge on psychological theories and research describing and explaining how people and their relationaships change and develop across the life span.
(2) To learn how these concepts and findings can contribute to creating contexts that optimize human development, especially in the areas of parenting, families, education, and aging.
(3) To become aware of and critique the assumptions we all hold about human development.

(4) To engage with the developmental ideas most important to you, as they appear in newspapers, TV, books, magazines, online, observations, and in your own past, present, and future lives. 

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT   4 credits

PSY 317.001  CRN 81131

MW 0915-1135

Instructor: Karen Chenier
kchenier@pdx.edu

This course introduces psychological principles for enhancing self-understanding and interpersonal relationships with others. This includes a general overview of human development, personality theory and social psychology principles. An emphasis will be placed on encouraging students to relate theories, concepts, and research findings to their everyday life to enhance the meaning and value of the material. While our focus is on the science of psychology, the concepts discussed are relevant to our lives in general and can be applied to a broad variety of majors and professions. 

RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY   4 credits

PSY 321.004  CRN 82225

ONLINE

Instructor: Joel Steel
j.s.steele@pdx.edu

AND

PSY 321.002  CRN 81691

ONLINE

Instructors: Sarah Arpin

                 Adam Murry

adam5@pdx.edu 

In this course, you’ll learn to:
  • Locate, understand and interpret empirical research.
  • Consider ethical concerns in conducting and reporting research.
  • Understand the various forms of measurement.
  • Distinguish experimental and observational research.
  • Differentiate between validity and reliability.
  • Design a research study to systematically investigate a hypothesis.

PERCEPTION   4 credits

PSY 347.002  CRN 81136

TR 1030-1250

Instructor: David Hall
deh@pdx.edu

This course will help you examine how your brain takes sensory information and turns it into your experience of the world. You will learn how easily your mind can be tricked by your senses and exploited by those who know how.

NEUROSCIENCE OUTREACH: THE BRAIN IN REAL LIFE   4 credits

PSY 410.001  CRN 81143

MTWR 0915-1020

Instructor: William Griesar
griesar@pdx.edu

Instructor approval required

Are you excited by what you’ve learned about the brain and behavior? Want to share your knowledge? Explore career opportunities related to teaching science, public science outreach, and neuroscience? Develop marketable skills, including public speaking, performance, and the ability to organize complex material in an accessible way? Get public school students as engaged by discovery as you are?

This class is designed to get you into the community, along with undergraduates and graduates from PSU, WSU-Vancouver, OHSU, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. This summer you will collaborate and prepare instruction on the brain and behavior for middle schoolers, or high schoolers, in the Portland Public Schools, directly participate in introducing various topics in neuroscience, and help lead classroom projects and activities. Capstone credit is available to those co-enrolled in the “Story, Video and Civic Action” course.

PSYCHOLOGY OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT   4 credits

PSY 410.005  CRN 81140

MW 1300-1520

Instructor: Glen Richardson
glen@pdx.edu

Explores the psychological study of human spirituality: varieties of spiritual experience and stages of spiritual development. Topics include: the difference between spirituality and religion, brain science and spiritual states of consciousness, spiritual intelligence, spiritual coping, gero-transcendence, wisdom studies and liberation psychology.

CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY   4 credits

PSY 410.006  CRN 81695

ONLINE

Instructor: Debi Brannan
brannan@pdx.edu

An introduction to the field of cross-cultural psychology is offered with focus developmental processes along with an emphasis on the social and psychological impact of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and age. Moreover, this course examines some of the ways in which human perception, thinking, feeling, striving and relating to others are conditioned by cultural membership. Included is a consideration of the contributions of work in cross-cultural psychology in such areas as education, training for cultural awareness, development across the life span, gender issues and the understanding and treatment of psychopathology.

7/21 - 8/17 SECOND FOUR WEEK CLASSES

SELF, ATTITUDES, AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE   4 credits

PSY 342.001  CRN 81134

MW 0915-1405

Instructor: Cameron McCabe
cmccabe@pdx.edu

Explores human individuality and the social context of behavior. Topics include intelligence, personality, motivation, social psychology, coping with stress, and psychological disorders. Describes theories and research findings in the context of social issues and introduces students to challenges of psychological measurement. Recommended as a first psychology course for both majors and non-majors. 

PSYCHOLOGY OF LOVE AND SEXUAL ATTRACTION   4 credits

PSY 410.007  CRN 81696

MW 0915-1405

Instructor: Chris Allen
challen@pdx.edu

This class covers historical and modern psychological theories of love and sexual attraction, keeping a focus on how humans arrange themselves in love and sex relationships including monogamy, polyamory, same-sex and heterosexual relationships. Topics include: love and sexuality templates, analytic and cognitive theory of love, limerence, traits and temperament and partner choice, neural correlates with partner choice, sexual fluidity and gender roles, male and female differences, erotica and recent studies on explicit imagery and social media,social status and prestige effects on mating and dating, risk/benefit and social exchange theories, sexual and social privilege, clinical approaches to problems of love and attraction.