Human Factors and Applied Cognition
PsychologyThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

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.

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.

PSYC 612: Advanced Statistics (4 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

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.

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

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

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.

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.

700-Level Courses

PSYC 701: Cognitive Bases of Behavior (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

Surveys concepts in learning, cognitive, and affective processes, including theories and supporting data and their influences on behavior.

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

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Emphasizes current research and application of human factors, ergonomics, applied cognition, and applied perception.

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.

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.

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

Scheduled for Spring 2017 

Surveys multivariate statistical techniques as applied to psychological research. Emphasizes analysis of complex designs and interpretation of multivariate data analyses resulting from computer processing.

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.

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 Spring 2017 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.

800-Level Courses

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

Scheduled for Spring 2017 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.

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.

900-Level Courses

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

Scheduled for Spring 2017 Fall 2017 

Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation.

PSYC 999: Doctoral Dissertation (1-9 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 Spring 2017 

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of dissertation committee.

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