Summer 2019 Classes

6/17 - 6/23 ONE WEEK CLASSES

DIVERSITY, PREJUDICE & INTERGROUP RELATIONS  4 credits

PSY 410.009  CRN 80935
PSY 510.009  CRN 80939

MTWRF 0915-1545

Instructor: Kim Kahn
kimbkahn@pdx.edu

This course will delve into the most up-to-date psychological research and theory on Intergroup Relations, Prejudice, and Diversity.  From a social psychological perspective, we will address both historical and contemporary perspectives on stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, including implicit bias, modern racism, social identity threats, and benevolent sexism.  Examining across domains in society, example topics include the impact of prejudice in policing, education, work organizations, health care, and sports. We will also focus on ways to reduce prejudice and counteract bias.

This seminar will be heavily discussion and participation-based. The readings for this course are scientific research articles.  Course assignments will emphasize writing and giving oral presentations. 

PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN & MASCULINITY   4 credits

PSY 431U.001  CRN 81462

MTWRF 0915-1545

Instructor: Eric Mankowski
mankowskie@pdx.edu

Reviews various social and personality theories that describe the psychology of men and the diverse forms and expressions of masculinity across cultures. Applies these theories to a wide range of issues in men's lives, including emotions, health, work and family roles, sexuality, relationships, and violence.

PARANORMAL PSYCHOLOGY  4 credits

PSY 410.002  CRN 80934

MTWRF 0915-1545

Instructor: Larry Martinez
lm5@pdx.edu

This course will evaluate the psychological theories, phenomena, and explanations for paranormal experiences including but not limited to ghosts, possessions, aliens, demons, out of body experiences, and psychic/telekinetic abilities.

6/24 - 7/21 FIRST FOUR WEEK CLASSES

PERSONALITY   4 credits

PSY 432.001  CRN 80936

TR 0915-1405

Instructor: Chris Allen challen@pdx.edu

Personality structure and theory.

PSYCHOLOGY AS A NATURAL SCI   4 credits

PSY 200.001  CRN 80924

MW 1030-1250

Instructor: David Hall deh@pdx.edu

Explores human individuality and the social context of behavior. Topics include intelligence, personality, motivation, social psychology, coping with stres, and psychological disorders. Describes theories and research findings in the context of social issues and introduces students to challenges of psychological measurement. 

PERSONAL-SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT   4 credits

PSY 317.001  CRN 80929

MTWR 0915-1135

Instructor: Karen Chenier kchenier@pdx.edu

Traces the course of normal adjustment with special interest in those factors which are instrumental in shaping human behavior. Concepts such as emotional maturity, psychological stress, and maladjustment are considered.

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY   4 credits

PSY 471.001  CRN 81463    PSY 517.001  CRN 81465

MTWR 0915-1135

Instructor: Kerth O'Brien obrienk@pdx.edu

Study of the social and psychological influences on how people stay well, why some people become ill, and how persons respond to illness. Particular attention to the stress process.

7/23 - 8/18 SECOND FOUR WEEK CLASSES

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS & GROUPS   4 credits 

PSY 343.001  CRN 81459

ONLINE/WEB

Instructor: Dara Shifrer dshifrer@pdx.edu

 

Examination of sociological and psychological processes associated with interpersonal, group, and inter-group behavior. Particular emphases on aggression, pro-social behavior, interpersonal attraction, group influence, conflict and cooperation. 

7/22 - 8/04 TWO WEEK CLASSES

MOTIVATION   4 credits

PSY 345.001  CRN 81460

MTWRF 1300-1615

Instructor: Liu-Qin Yang lyang@pdx.edu

A course on the causes for acquiring, choosing, or persisting in specific actions within specific circumstances. Students review the conditions, principles, and theories of motivation.

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR   4 credits

PSY 410.001  CRN 81461        PSY 510.001  CRN 81464

MTWRF 0800-1115

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). With a better understanding of the pathways to addiction, researchers hope to develop better prevention and intervention strategies to help mitigate the significant problem.
 
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. 

6/24 - 8/18 EIGHT WEEK CLASSES

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT   4 credits

PSY 311U.001  CRN 80928

TR 1300-1520

Instructor: Nicolette Rickert  nrickert@pdx.edu  

Development of the individual across the lifespan, from conception to death. Surveys the biological bases and social contexts of developmental processes (e.g., cognitive, social, emotional development). Implications of research for education, parenting/family relations, and social policy. 

RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY   4 credits  

PSY 321.001  CRN 80930

TR 1145-1405

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

Study of methods for evaluating the quality of psychological measurements, including various concepts of reliability and validity, and item analysis techniques; common sources of invalidity in the interpretation of psychological data; strategies of selecting and analyzing observations which minimize these sources of invalidity.

    POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY   4 credits

    PSY 410.003   CRN 81565

    ONLINE/WEB

    Instructor: Debi Brannan brannan@pdx.edu

    Positive Psychology is a course that focuses on psychological well-being and areas of human strength. Using psychological theories this course will cover the history of positive psychology, emotions and motivation, subjective well-being, flow, leisure, mindfulness and peak performances and positive health. In addition, the course will examine well-being across cultures, ages, and the lifespan.

    INTRO TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY   4 credits

    PSY 434.001  CRN 80937

    MW 0915-1135

    Instructor: Marcus Sharpe msharpe@pdx.edu

    Course content will survey the development of modern ideas of mental illness, the origins of mental illnesses, the diagnostic system and the clinical syndromes, and methods of treatment of neuropsychiatric disorder. This course does not produce diagnosticians of mental illness but is a preparation for the clinical study of diagnosis.