Human Factors and Applied Cognition
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Courses

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500-Level Courses

PSYC 530: Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Science Applied to Human Factors (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Application of cognitive theory to understand and predict interactions among human cognition, artifact, and task. Discusses recent research and case studies that emphasize empirical research, analytical modeling techniques, systems design, and development of tools and methods. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: An experimental lab course or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 562: Research Methods in Human Experimental Psychology (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Hands-on approach to selected current and/or classical human experimental psychology research methods. Course topics include experimental design, including psychophysical and physiological experimentation. In addition, mathematical, cognitive modeling and simulation, as well as advanced statistical techniques will be covered. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate enrollment in either Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience or Human Factors and Applied Cognition programs.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600-Level Courses

PSYC 611: Advanced Statistics (4 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Test must be passed to take course. Open only to degree students. Integrates basic psychological statistics with overview of research methodology including experimental, quasi-experimental, field approaches, and measurement issues from advanced perspective. Lab work includes using computer packages for data handling and analyses. Notes: Students must enroll in 611 and 612 in sequential semesters. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

PSYC 612: Advanced Statistics (4 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Open only to degree students. Integrates basic psychological statistics with overview of research methodology including experimental, quasi-experimental, field approaches, and measurement issues from advanced perspective. Lab work includes use of computer packages for data handling and analyses. Notes: Students must enroll in 611 and 612 in sequential semesters. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Open only to degree students.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PSYC 611B.
B Requires minimum grade of B.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

PSYC 645: Research Methods in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Hands-on approach to selected current or classical human factors/applied cognition research methods; exact methods announced in advance. Potential methods include cognitive task analysis, usability evaluation methods, critical incident analysis, reliability analysis, workload measures, verbal protocol analysis, and engineering models of human performance. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 530 and 611.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 652: Quantitative Methods II: Analysis of Variance (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Basic concepts in experimental design, fundamental assumptions in analysis of variance, and analysis of variance and covariance designs. Reviews multiple comparison tests. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and either 304, 305, or 309.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700-Level Courses

PSYC 701: Cognitive Bases of Behavior (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Surveys concepts in learning, cognitive, and affective processes, including theories and supporting data and their influences on behavior. Notes: Open only to degree students. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Adv Grad Studies in Sch Psych or Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 734: Seminar in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Emphasizes current research and application of human factors, ergonomics, applied cognition, and applied perception. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Six graduate credits in Human Factors and Applied Cognition or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

PSYC 737: Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Emphasizes current research and development in human-computer interaction, cognitive systems engineering, cognitive ergonomics, and cognitive engineering. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 graduate credits in human factors and applied cognition or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 754: Quantitative Methods III: Psychological Applications of Regression Techniques (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Reviews psychological applications of regression techniques in variety of contexts including experimental, field, and survey settings. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 611 and 612.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the MA Psychology or PHD Psychology programs.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 756: Quantitative Methods IV: Multivariate Techniques in Psychology (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Surveys multivariate statistical techniques as applied to psychological research. Emphasizes analysis of complex designs and interpretation of multivariate data analyses resulting from computer processing. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 611 and 612 or equivalent. PSYC 755 recommended.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 757: Advanced Topics in Statistical Analysis (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Focuses on noncognitive individual differences that predict performance. Published work discussed in seminar format with emphasis on conceptual development, methodological adequacy, and new directions. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 754.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 759: Applied Decision Making (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Covers "basic applied" decision-making research. First half of course reviews basic psychological research on judgment and decision making; second half applies research to various practical problems. Overarching goal is to understand how basic decision-making literature can better inform applied research and practice.

PSYC 768: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Emphasizes current research in cognitive science. Topics may include computational cognitive models, nature of expertise, diagrammatic reasoning, display-based problem solving, visual attention, decision making, goal-based versus event-based cognition, and situated action. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 530 or 701.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

800-Level Courses

PSYC 890: Seminar in Professional Psychology (1-3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Each section limited to students in one concentration of MA or PhD program. See area coordinator for requirements for section in each track. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Student in psychology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

PSYC 897: Directed Reading and Research (1-3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Independent reading on topic agreed on by student and faculty member. Notes: PhD students in the clinical psychology concentration may not take this course for elective credit. May not be repeated for credit towards a degree by students who also register for PSYC 799. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

900-Level Courses

PSYC 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. Notes: No more than 24 credits of PSYC 998 and 999 may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

PSYC 999: Doctoral Dissertation (1-9 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of dissertation committee. Notes: Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits of 999. No more than 12 credits of PSYC 998 and 999 may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 998.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

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