Psychology Graduate Courses

200A. Pavlovian Processes. (4) Lecture, three hours. Basic principles and characteristics of learning and behavior, including Pavlovian conditioning, instrumental learning, and species-specific behavior. S/U or letter grading.

200B. Instrumental Conditioning. (4) Lecture, three hours. Topics include animal learning and conditioning and application of learning principles to goal-directed action, motivational processes, and goal selection in nonhuman animals. S/U or letter grading.

200C. Representational Processes. (4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: undergraduate learning and physiological psychology courses. Review of experimental data on and models of construction of spatial, temporal, and numerical representations. Explicitly symbolic models compared and contrasted with associative models. Implications for neurobiology of learning and memory. S/U or letter grading.

201. Current Issues in Learning and Behavior. (1) Discussion, 90 minutes. Designed for graduate students. Required of learning and behavior students a minimum of four times (entire first year and winter of second year). Presentation of papers of current interest in learning, behavior, or applied behavioral analyses by experts in the field. Evaluation of their significance and methodology in detail. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

202. Research in Learning and Behavior. (2) Forum in which graduate students discuss the literature and methodological, analytical, and interpretational issues related to specific topics of research in learning and behavior. S/U grading.

204A. Basic Motivational Processes. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis, using behavioral systems approach, of basic motivated behavior such as feeding, drinking, foraging, and reproduction. Same approach also applied to phenomena such as acquired motivation, reinforcement, and drug addiction. Historical survey of behavioral analyses of motivation and goal-directed behavior. S/U or letter grading.

204B. Theories of Learning. (4) Discussion, three hours. Requisite: course 200A. Critical discussion and in-depth analysis of current major theoretical approaches to associative learning, with emphasis on recent experimental analyses of conditioning phenomena.

204C. Evaluative Processes. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate psychology students. Lectures and discussion on current research in application of learning principles to clinical and social problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, aggression, fear management, mental retardation, behavioral medicine, autism/schizophrenia, etc. S/U or letter grading.

204D. Fear and Anxiety. (4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: graduate training. Presentation of theoretical and empirical advances, from biological and behavioral perspectives, in the area of fear and anxiety. Integration of animal and human research.

205A. Cortical Plasticity and Perceptual Learning. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Examination of neural basis of perceptual learning. Overview of literature on cortical plasticity and how it relates to different forms of perceptual learning in visual, auditory, and somatosensory modalities. Review of mechanisms of cortical plasticity, including basic features of long-term synaptic plasticity and computational models of cortical processing. Letter grading.

205B. Human Neurophysiology. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Examination of higher cognitive processes in terms of neural mechanisms that underlie them. Topics include cortical modularity and organization, coordinated sensory representation, language, regional functional specialization, attention, and regulation of cortical function by extracortical systems. Letter grading.

205C. Neurotransmitters in Human Disorders of Motor and Cognitive Function. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Detailed analysis of molecules involved in interneuronal communication processes (i.e., neurotransmitters, neurohormones, “neuromodulators,” neurotropic agents). Discussion of their roles in normal brain physiology, followed by detailed analyses of their perturbations in various disease states. Particular emphasis on current and past thinking about Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, and Down’s syndrome dementia. Letter grading.

205D. Clinical Psychopharmacology. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. General principles of brain neurotransmitters, including synthesis, cell bodies and pathways, and receptor subtypes. General principles of drug administration and pharmacokinetics. Major classes of psychoactive drugs, animal models, and “atypical” compounds. Letter grading.

205E. Neurobiology of Emotion and Motivation. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Overview of literature on neural systems in emotion and motivation. Some emphasis on involvement of brain regions and neurotransmitter systems in affect and emotion regulation, motivated behavior, and psychopathology. Letter grading.

205F. Physiology of Learning. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Search for anatomical loci of engrams. Cell biology of plasticity, including electrophysiological and molecular approaches. Theories of how neural circuitry might be organized to make learning possible. Letter grading.

205G. Behavior Genetics. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. In-depth analysis of field of behavior genetics, including methods for determining genetic and environmental influences and for locating and characterizing genes impacting these traits, as well as current knowledge of genetic contributions to cognition and behavior and disorders thereof. Letter grading.

205I. Attention. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Review of cognitive neuroscience of attention from classical psychological models to modern computational models. Focus on perception, with brief coverage of attention in action and decision. Letter grading.

205K. Vision Neurobiology. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Exploration of anatomy, physiology, and computation in visual system, focusing on retina, visual cortex, and overall performance. Letter grading.

205L. Cognitive Neuroscience. (2) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Overview of neural basis of higher cognitive functions, integrating anatomical, physiological, and behavioral approaches and incorporating clinical and experimental data. Systems covered include attention, perception, memory, language, and hemispheric specialization. Letter grading.

205M. Neuropsychology of Perception. (2) Lecture, three hours (five weeks). Designed for graduate students. Examination of neural substrates of high-level visual processing. Topics include agnosias and characteristics of electrophysiological responses recorded in primate temporal lobe. Discussion of issues regarding neural representation of knowledge. Letter grading.

206B. Introduction to Biological Signal Processing. (4) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to basic electronics and some common types of signal processing of value in laboratory research in animal and human neuroscience, with applications in human physiology such as neuroimaging, electroencephalogram (EEG), and cardiovascular phenomena. S/U or letter grading.

207. Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: Neuroscience M203 or consent of instructor. Seminar on topics in Behavioral Neuroscience. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

M208. Biology of Learning and Memory. (4) (Same as Neurobiology M200G and Neuroscience M220.) Lecture, four hours. Molecular, cellular, circuit, systems, neuroanatomy, theory, and models of learning and memory. Cross-disciplinary focus on learning and memory to provide integrative view of subject that emphasizes emerging findings that take advantage of novel groundbreaking models. Letter grading.

210. Comparative Psychobiology. (4) Requisite: course 115. Survey of determinants of species-specific behavior, including genetic influences and learning.

212. Evaluation of Research Literature in Physiological Psychology. (1) Discussion, 90 minutes. Papers of current interest presented by members of seminar and their significance and methodology discussed and criticized in depth. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

M213. Neuroimaging and Brain Mapping. (4) (Same as Neuroscience CM272 and Physiological Science M272.) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: Neuroscience M201, M202. Theory, methods, applications, assumptions, and limitations of neuroimaging. Techniques, biological questions, and results. Brain structure, brain function, and their relationship discussed with regard to imaging. Letter grading.

215A. Health Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: undergraduate degree or training in psychology. Psychological and social factors involved in etiology of illness, treatment and course of illness, long-term care and adjustment of chronically ill or disabled, and practice of institutional healthcare and self-care. Letter grading.

215B. Human Physiology in Social and Behavioral Science. (4) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Designed to provide students with understanding of basic anatomy and activities of biological systems that relate psychological factors to health, and interconnections between these systems. Letter grading.

216A. Psychology of Chronic Disease. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Major themes include conceptualization and operationalization of adjustment to chronic illness: theoretical framework for understanding determinants of adjustment to chronic illness and current research on those determinants, prevalence of psychological disorder in populations with chronic illness, evidence-based psychosocial interventions for individuals with chronic illness, and terminal illness and end-of-life care. Readings and discussion across several major chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, cancer, AIDS, rheumatic conditions, diabetes). Letter grading.

216B. Psychoneuroimmunology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Introduction to field of psychoneuroimmunology to help students develop conceptual and methodological skills necessary for interpreting research in this area. Letter grading.

216C. Psychology of Women’s Health. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Examination of theoretical and empirical advances in psychology of women’s health. Socioenvironmental context of women’s health, stress and depression in women, psychological aspects of gynecological health, major causes of morbidity and mortality for women, and women’s health-related behaviors. Letter grading.

216D. Psychology of Aging and Health. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Theories and methods in study of aging and adult development, age-related changes in biological systems, and psychosocial aspects of aging. Topics include physical and cognitive changes with age, mental and physical well-being in older adulthood, and socioemotional functioning changes with age. Letter grading.

216E. Families, Emotions, and Health. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Discussion of theory and research on biological, emotional, social, and behavioral processes that link childhood family social environments to long-term mental and physical health. Letter grading.

216F. Community Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Social problems focus, with discussion of both conceptual and methodological issues that arise when designing and evaluating community interventions. Issues related to conceptualization of social problems as opposed to problems of individuals, and presentation of multidimensional explanatory models and interventions for several social problems. Special attention to ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities and to methodological issues faced in conducting research on these issues. Letter grading.

216G. Biology of Chronic Disease. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Examination of basic epidemiology and biology of major chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes) and consideration of practical and logistical issues involved in studying chronic disease populations in behavioral and population research. S/U or letter grading.

216H. Health Behavior Theory and Behavior Change. (4) Seminar, four hours. Overview of research and theory in health behavior and health behavior change. Identification of contribution of health behaviors to overall health, construction of study methods that effectively measure major health behaviors, critical evaluation of health behavior change research, and generation of hypotheses and design research using main health behavior theories. S/U or letter grading.

217. Variable Topics in Health Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Topics vary by instructor within health psychology area of study and may include epigenetics, child health psychology, health behavior, and behavior change. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

218. Research Methods in Health Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate psychology students. Basic foundation for health psychology graduate students to study various research designs and methods, measurement issues, responsible conduct of research, and related issues that are found in research in health psychology. S/U or letter grading.

219. Health Psychology Lecture Series. (2) (Formerly numbered 425.) Lecture, one hour. Clinicians and researchers in health psychology from Los Angeles area present their research, programs, and/or clinical work as part of training program in health psychology. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

220A. Social Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate psychology students. Intensive consideration of concepts, theories, and major problems in social psychology.

220B. Research Methods in Social Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate psychology students. Research design and methodological issues in experimental and nonexperimental social research.

220C. Advanced Social Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 220A or 220D. Review of contemporary topics and issues in social psychological research and theory.

220D. Introduction to Social Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Introduction to theory and research in social psychology for students who are not psychology majors. Service course for graduate students in education, sociology, political science, management, public health, etc. S/U or letter grading.

221. Seminar: Attitude Formation and Change. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 220A, 220B. Social psychological research and theories on opinions and attitudes. Effects of mass communication, social factors in assimilation of information and influence. S/U or letter grading.

222A. Interpersonal Relations. (4) Discussion, three hours. Requisite: course 220A. Critical review of theory and research on interpersonal relations, with emphasis on friendship, dating, and marriage.

222B. Interpersonal Influence and Social Power. (4) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: advanced social psychology course (psychological or sociological). Review of theory and research on interpersonal influence and social power, with applications to various power relationships such as supervisor/subordinate, healthcare professional/patient, doctor/nurse, parent/child, wife/husband, teacher/student, political figures, etc. S/U or letter grading.

222C. Psychology of Intergroup Relations. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. In-depth and comprehensive exposure to major theoretical and methodological issues within domain of intergroup relations research. Approaches not simply restricted to work within psychology but across social sciences in general, including anthropology, political science, and sociology. S/U or letter grading.

222D. Social Stigma. (4) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to classic and contemporary theory and research on social psychology of stigma, primarily from perspective of stigmatized. Letter grading.

M222E. Individuals and Groups in Organizations. (4) (Same as Management-PhD M243.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Doctoral-level survey of classic and emerging theories and research in field of organizational behavior, with focus on micro-level topics related to individual and interpersonal processes within organizations. Exploration of how individual behaviors, cognitions, and perceptions are affected by organizational content, structure, and culture. S/U or letter grading.

222F. Professional Issues in Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Acquisition of skills essential for success in graduate school and academia more broadly, including transition to graduate school, writing, manuscript reviewing, grant writing, teaching and mentoring, academic job market, job negotiating, and giving job talks. Involves combination of guest speakers, lectures, discussions, readings, written exercises, and practical experience. S/U or letter grading.

222G. Social Vision. (4) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of nascent field of social vision, with emphasis on how observers utilize visible cues in face and body to form impressions of other people and how these perceptions are moderated by existing knowledge structures and motivations. S/U or letter grading.

223. Seminar: Social Survey Research. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 220B. Contemporary issues and topics in social survey research methodology.

225. Seminar: Critical Problems in Social Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 220A, 220B. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

226A-226B-226C. Current Literature in Social Psychology. (2-2-2) Discussion, 90 minutes. Course 226A is limited to first-year social psychology students. Courses 226B and 226C are open to nonsocial psychology students with consent of instructor. Recent and current research papers in social psychology presented by members of seminar and their significance and methodology discussed and criticized in depth. S/U grading.

M228A. Proseminar: Political Psychology. (4) (Same as History M236A and Political Science M261A.) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to political psychology: psychobiography, personality and politics, mass attitudes, group conflict, political communication, and elite decision making.

M228B. Seminar: Political Psychology. (4) (Same as Political Science M261D.) Discussion, three hours. Requisite: course 220A or Political Science M261A. Examination of political behavior, political socialization, racial conflict, mass political movements, and public opinion. S/U or letter grading.

M228C. Critical Problems in Political Psychology. (4) (Same as Political Science M261E.) Discussion, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

229. Social Cognition. (4) Lecture, one hour; discussion, two hours. Social cognition is concerned with how people organize and interpret social information in their environment. Seminar provides broad background in the field and also gives depth and focus on particular research topics in the field. Weekly papers, as well as a lengthy final paper, required.

231. Psychology of Gender. (4) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: one prior course on gender/women’s studies. Critical evaluation of current research and theory concerning psychology of gender, drawing on work from various areas of psychology to understand sources of gender differentiation and its consequences for human behavior and social interaction.

232. Human Sexuality. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Intended to teach students how to carry out research on human sexual behavior. Contents include theory construction, scale development, physiological and endocrinological implications, radioimmunoassay (measuring hormones in blood sample), ethical issues, methodological and statistical considerations, measurement of sexual arousal, fantasy, and sexual dysfunction therapy. Discussion-oriented, with emphasis on operationalizing predictions concerning human sexual functioning.

233. Seminar: Environmental Psychology. (4) Requisites: courses 235, 250A, 250B. Critical review of work in environmental psychology designed to identify basic dimensions for analysis of man/environment relationships. Use of human emotional responses to environments as intervening variables linking specific stimulus qualities to a variety of approach-avoidance behaviors. Individual differences and drug-induced states as these relate to emotional response dimensions used to explain within-individual differences in response to same environment over time or between-individual differences to same situation. Review of literature relating information rate from environments to arousal and preferences for those environments.

234. Social Psychological Aspects of Competitive Youth Sport. (4) Review of research concerning social psychological aspects of competitive sport for children. Sport is presented as a major achievement domain for young participants. Topics include sources and consequences of competitive stress, significant adult influences and interactions, predictors of performance, determinants of participation and dropping out, and socialization through sport.

235. Personality. (4) Survey of cognitive, analytic, and learning theory approaches to study of personality. Emphasis on intensive exploration of selected concepts and related research.

M236. Interdisciplinary Relationship Science. (4) (Same as Anthropology M295S, Education M297, and Sociology M270.) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Diverse approaches to relationship science in fields of anthropology, education, psychology, and sociology. Focus on theme of understanding biological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of relationships through diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. Use of broad definition of interpersonal relationships, including relationships such as parent-child, teacher-student, sibling, peer, kin, romantic relationships, marriages, and friendships. S/U or letter grading.

M238. Survey Research Techniques in Psychocultural Studies. (4) (Same as Psychiatry M238.) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Techniques for conceptualizing, conducting, and analyzing survey data; instruction in qualitative strategies for enhancing survey research on psychocultural problems.

M239. Personality, Motivation, and Attribution. (4) (Same as Education M215.) Discussion, three hours. Current research and theory relating personality variables (e.g., attributional styles, self-esteem) to motivational concerns such as persistence and intensity of behavior. Perceived causes of outcomes in achievement and affiliative domains. S/U or letter grading.

240A. Language and Cognitive Development. (4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: one undergraduate developmental psychology course in cognitive or language development. Designed for graduate students. Consideration of major topics and concepts, key theories, latest methods, and research findings in development of language and cognition. S/U or letter grading.

240B. Social and Emotional Development. (4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: one undergraduate developmental psychology course in social development or related topic. Designed for graduate students. Consideration of major topics and concepts, key theories, latest methods, and research findings in social and emotional development. S/U or letter grading.

240C. Developmental Psychobiology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Introduction to emerging field of developmental psychobiology, including cognitive and affective neuroscience. Consideration of major topics and concepts, key theories, latest methods, and research findings. S/U or letter grading.

241. Current Developments in Developmental Psychology. (1) Discussion, 90 minutes. Designed for graduate developmental psychology students. Presentation of papers on current advances in developmental psychology and closely related areas by experts in the field. Emphasis on approaches to a problem, making it suitable to interweave presentations by graduate students. S/U grading.

242A-M242G. Seminars: Developmental Psychology. (4 each) Each course may be taken independently and may be repeated for credit:

242A. Perceptual Development. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. May be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

242B. Cognitive Development. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. May be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

242C. Socialization. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. May be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

242F. Development of Language and Communication. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. May be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

M242G. Adolescent Development. (4) (Same as Education M217F.) Seminar, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Review of recent research on physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development during second decade of life. Topics include pubertal development, changes in parent/adolescent relationships, role of peers, identity development, high-risk behaviors, stress and coping, and school adjustment. Letter grading.

243A-243B. Seminars: Practical and Societal Issues in Developmental Psychology. (4-4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. Socialization processes in human development and implication for social/political, educational, research issues, values, and societal change. In Progress (243A) and S/U or letter (243B) grading.

244. Critical Problems in Developmental Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 240A, 240B. Current problems; content varies depending on interest of class and instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

M245. Personality Development and Education. (4) (Same as Education M217C.) Lecture, four hours. Review of research and theory of critical content areas in personality development that bear on school performance: achievement motivation, self-concept, aggression, sex differences, empathy, and other social behaviors; review of status of emotional behavior in personality theory and development. S/U or letter grading.

M246. Psychological Aspects of Mental Retardation. (4) (Same as Psychiatry M246.) Lecture, 90 minutes. Discussion of psychological aspects of mental retardation, including classification, description, etiology, theory, prevention, treatment, assessment, modern and future developments, and input from other disciplines (ethics, law, religion, welfare systems). S/U or letter grading.

247. Brain and Behavioral Development During Adolescence. (4) Seminar, three hours. Foundational and emerging work on adolescent brain and behavioral development. Topics include cognition, risk taking, emotion, identity, stress, relationships, and population diversity. Discussions of assigned readings and presentations by guest faculty and scientists. S/U or letter grading.

249. Current Issues in Quantitative Psychology. (1) Seminar, 90 minutes. Designed for quantitative graduate students and minors. Research presentations and discussions of current topics in quantitative psychology. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

250A. Advanced Psychological Statistics. (4) Review of fundamental concepts. Basic statistical techniques as applied to design and interpretation of experimental and observational research.

250B. Advanced Psychological Statistics. (4) Advanced experimental design and planning of investigations.

250C. Advanced Psychological Statistics. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 250A. Limited to graduate students. Review of traditional topics in correlation and regression analyses, including model comparison strategies, evaluation of model assumptions, testing mediation and moderation hypotheses, working with categorical variables, general linear model, and logistic regression. Letter grading.

251A-251B-251C. Research Methods. (4-4-4) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate psychology students. Students design and conduct original research projects under supervision of instructor in charge. It is anticipated that many students will complete their project in two terms (normally three terms allowed). S/U (251A, 251B) and S/U or letter (251C) grading.

252A. Multivariate Analysis. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Introduction to analysis of data having multiple dependent variables. Topics include continuous multivariate distributions, multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, principal component analysis. Applications from clinical, cognitive, physiological, and social psychology. Computer methods.

252B. Discrete Multivariate Analysis. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Introduction to analysis of frequency table data. Topics include categorical univariate and multivariate distributions, independence and conditional independence, log-linear models, multivariate categorical designs, and ordered categorical variables. Applications from various areas of psychology.

M253. Factor Analysis. (4) (Same as Education M231B.) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: Education 211B, 231A. Exploratory factor analysis, rotations, confirmatory factor analysis, multiple-group analysis. S/U or letter grading.

254A. Computing Methods for Psychology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Use of MATLAB, but only basic programming knowledge assumed; no prior knowledge of MATLAB required. Designed to teach basic computer methods relevant to work in experimental psychology and cognitive science. Topics include simulation/modeling, statistical data analysis, and stimulus presentation. S/U or letter grading.

255A. Quantitative Aspects of Assessment. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Introduction to issues concerning empirical measurement of abstract constructs using both classical and modern empirical techniques. Hands-on approach allows students to develop practical experience. In addition to discussion of issues concerning reliability and validity, topics include exposure to analytic approaches, including item response theory, multiple regression, principal components analysis, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and structural equation modeling. S/U or letter grading.

255B. Item Response Theory. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Introduction to item response theory (IRT) measurement models and their application to educational and psychological data. Coverage of major IRT models, including models for dichotomous and polytomous formats. S/U or letter grading.

256A. Introduction to Multilevel Modeling. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 250C. Basics of random coefficient models for analysis of data from (1) individuals nested within groups and (2) repeated observations of individuals (longitudinal growth models). Selected advanced topics, including three-level models, cross-classification, dyadic data, categorical outcomes, power, and assumption violation. S/U or letter grading.

256B. Advanced Multilevel Modeling. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 256A. Advanced topics in analysis of clustered and longitudinal data, including nonlinear models, multilevel mediation, nonhierarchical data structures, meta-analysis, modeling variance, and other topics of student interest. Readings in both quantitative and substantive multilevel modeling literature. S/U or letter grading.

M257. Multivariate Analysis with Latent Variables. (4) (Same as Political Science M208D and Statistics M242.) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to models and methods for analysis of data hypothesized to be generated by unmeasured latent variables, including latent variable analogues of traditional methods in multivariate analysis. Causal modeling: theory testing via analysis of moment structures. Measurement models such as confirmatory, higher-order, and structured-means factory analytic models. Structural equation models, including path and simultaneous equation models. Parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and other statistical issues. Computer implementation. Applications. S/U or letter grading.

258. Special Problems in Psychological Statistics. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Special problems in psychological statistics and data analysis.

259. Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Psychology. (4) Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Number of nonstatistical mathematical methods and techniques commonly used in cognitive psychology. Topics include Markov chains, other stochastic processes, queueing theory, information theory, frequency analysis, etc.

260A-260B-260C. Proseminars: Cognitive Psychology. (1-1-1) Presentation of research topics by students, faculty, and visiting scholars. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

261. Perception. (4) Lecture, three hours. Concepts, theories, and research in study of perception. Considers the questions: Why do things look, sound, smell, taste, or feel as they do? What is the nature of perceptual systems? How do these systems process information?

262. Human Learning and Memory. (4) Lecture, three hours. Contemporary theory and research in human verbal learning and memory; verbal and nonverbal learning and memory processes, structure and organization of short- and long-term memory. S/U or letter grading.

263. Psycholinguistics. (4) Lecture, three hours. Contemporary theory and research in psycholinguistics: coding and decoding, psycholinguistic parameters of language learning, speech recognition and perception. S/U or letter grading.

264. Thinking. (4) Lecture, three hours. Contemporary theory and research in thinking, problem solving, inference, semantic memory, internal representation of knowledge, imagery, concepts. S/U or letter grading.

265. Computational Methods for Neuroimaging. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Theory and practice of processing and analysis of functional MRI data. Topics include image registration, preprocessing and quality control, statistical modeling and inference, multivariate analysis, and machine learning methods. Letter grading.

266. Cognitive Science. (4) Lecture, three hours. Major issues in cognitive science. Representation of cognitive structures and higher-level processes. Specific areas include perception, learning and memory, problem solving, and reasoning. Relationships to artificial intelligence.

267. Neuroethics. (4) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of ethical implications of modern neuroscientific advances, including potential use in legal system for assessing eyewitness memory, truthfulness, culpability, and probability of future criminal behavior. Consideration of societal consequences of cognitively enhancing drugs, memory dampening techniques, and brain stimulation. S/U or letter grading.

268A-268E. Seminars: Human Information Processing. (4 each) Seminar, three hours. Topics vary with interests of instructor. Each course may be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. 268A. Perception; 268B. Human Learning and Memory; 268C. Judgment and Decision Processes; 268D. Language and Cognition; 268E. Human Performance.

268F. Human-Computer Interaction. (4) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Concepts, theories, and pragmatics of human-computer interaction. Topics include optimizing Web and product interfaces to enhance quality of user experience, with focus on applying principles of cognition, perception, learning, and memory to create human-computer interactions that are consonant with user needs and capabilities. Course projects include creating and user testing actual Web-based application. S/U or letter grading.

269. Seminar: Cognitive Psychology. (4) Seminar, three hours. Discussion of problems in cognitive psychology that encompass more than a single subfield of the area. May be repeated for credit.

270A-270B-270C. Foundations of Clinical Psychology. (4-4-4) Lecture, five hours. Designed for graduate clinical psychology students. Letter grading. 270A. Corequisite: course 271A. Analysis of phenomenological, theoretical, and research issues regarding etiology and mediating mechanisms in neurotic, affective, schizophrenic spectrum, and other personality disturbances. 270B. Corequisite: course 271B. Principles and methods of psychological assessment and evaluation. 270C. Corequisite: course 271C. Principles and methods of psychological intervention in individuals, families, and community settings.

271A-271B-271C. Clinical Psychological Methods. (2-2-2) Corequisites: courses 270A, 270B, 270C. Procedures in clinical psychology as applied in clinical and community settings. Supervised exposure to psychological attributes of psychopathology and procedures for psychological assessment, intervention, and research with clinical populations. Experience closely coordinated with content in courses 270A, 270B, 270C. S/U grading.

271D. Clinical Research Laboratory. (2) Discussion, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Corequisites: courses 270A or 270B or 270C, and 271A or 271B or 271C. Designed for graduate clinical psychology students. Acquaints students with faculty research interests and involves them in their course 251 research at an early stage to insure completion. S/U grading.

271E-271F. Clinical Research Laboratories. (2-2) Requisite: course 271D. Designed for graduate clinical psychology students. Required of first-year clinical psychology students. S/U grading. 271E. Brief overview of research design issued in clinical psychology and practical issues in students’s own research activities. 271F. Discussions of students’s particular research activities and issues, plus laboratories in computer analysis of statistical data.

271G. Evidence-Based Intervention for Childhood Problems. (4) Fieldwork, five-day, 35-hour training period in Fall Quarter. Requisites: courses 271A, 271B, 271C. Designed for second-year graduate clinical psychology students. Training of students in application of (1) child treatment outcome literature, (2) clinical monitoring and feedback tools, and (3) common clinical strategies from evidence-based practices to prepare for assessment, monitoring, planning, and service delivery in child practicum. S/U grading.

272A-272G. Advanced Clinical Psychological Methods. (4 each) Each course may be taken independently for credit. Letter grading:

272A. Behavior Modification with Children. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 271A, 271B, 271C. Course in series of clinical intervention and assessment offerings for second- and third-year clinical students that covers behavior modification research and practice in clinic, school, institution, and home settings. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

272C. Clinical Interventions for Psychological Problems of Children. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 401 or 451. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

272D. Family Therapy and Research. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 270A, 270B, 270C. Survey of major schools of family therapy and how each applies to specific clinical cases, with emphasis on depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Discussion of areas of research that relate to family theories, modes of assessment, and specific interventions. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

272E. Special Problems. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 401 or 451. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

272F. Behavior Modification with Adults. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 401 or 451. Designed for second-year graduate clinical psychology students. Current cognitive behavior modification principles and techniques. Major conceptual issues; specific techniques demonstrated and practiced by students to cover a range of adult problems such as depression, stress and anxiety, anger management, assertion problems. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

272G. Marital Therapies. (4) Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Requisites: courses 270A, 270B, 270C, 271A, 271B, 271C. Examination of assessment and treatment approaches for relationship problems in couples. Presentation, discussion, and illustration of procedures derived from social-learning, psychodynamic, and systems theories, with relevant research findings. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

273A-273B-273C. Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology. (2-2-2) Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour. Designed for graduate clinical psychology students. Year-long course sequence covering variety of topics necessary for clinical psychologists in their clinical work, including legal and ethical issues, child abuse, suicide assessment, issues in empirically validated treatments, psychiatric consultation and psychoactive medications, working with diverse client populations, etc. Letter grading.

M274. Health Status and Health Behaviors of Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations. (4) (Same as Health Policy and Management M274.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Limited to graduate students. Overview of physical and mental health behaviors and status of major racial/ethnic groups in U.S. Where appropriate, discussion of international issues as well. S/U or letter grading.

275. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Community Intervention. (4) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Conceptualization of social problems from macrosocial perspective; discussion of multidimensional explanatory models for select illustrative problems; discussion and critical evaluation of both individual-focused and community-focused interventions with high-risk and impacted populations. S/U or letter grading.

276. Children with Learning and Related Behavioral Problems: School Policy and Practice. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for PhD students. Exploration of learning and related behavioral problems in broad perspective as basis for analyzing cause and intervention. Issues related to prevailing policies and practices and new directions for research, policy, practice, and training. S/U or letter grading.

277A-277B. Advanced Clinical Assessment. (4-4) (Formerly numbered 277.) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, three hours. Designed for graduate clinical psychology students. Projective techniques, clinical interpretation, case studies, psychological test battery, psychopathology, and application of assessment to problems in psychotherapy. Letter grading.

M278. Functional Neuroimaging: Techniques and Applications. (3) (Same as Bioengineering M284, Neuroscience M285, Physics and Biology in Medicine M285, and Psychiatry M285.) Lecture, three hours. In-depth examination of activation imaging, including MRI and electrophysiological methods, data acquisition and analysis, experimental design, and results obtained thus far in human systems. Strong focus on understanding technologies, how to design activation imaging paradigms, and how to interpret results. Laboratory visits and design and implementation of functional MRI experiment. S/U or letter grading.

279. Seminar: Research in Psychopathology. (4) Seminar, four hours. S/U or letter grading.

M280. Affective Disorders. (2 or 4) (Same as Psychiatry M234.) Seminar, two hours. General topics related to primary affective disorders (depression, manic depressive illness), including diagnosis, pharmacology, epidemiology, psychology, phenomenology, biology, and treatment. Students enrolled for 4 units are assigned a more intensive reading list and required to make a presentation or prepare a research paper. S/U or letter grading.

283. Psychopathology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Survey of dominant psychological attributes of particular forms of psychopathology, including analysis of status of various theories concerned with etiology and mediating mechanisms of personality, neurotic, schizophrenic spectrum, and affective disturbances. S/U or letter grading.

284. Seminar: Clinical Psychology and Communication. (4) Seminar, four hours. S/U or letter grading.

M285. Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Children: Treatment and Systems of Care. (2 or 4) (Same as Psychiatry M277.) Seminar, 90 minutes. Designed for graduate students. Cognitive/behavioral approaches to prevention and treatment of mental health problems in children. Examination of service delivery systems for treating troubled youth and discussion of issues with respect to current systems of care. Major problems include conduct disorders, attention deficit disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities. Letter grading.

286. Issues and Concepts of Clinical Psychology. (4) Discussion, three hours. Open to graduate students in majors other than clinical psychology. Survey of major issues and alternatives in current practice. Emphasis on assessment and intervention, with consideration of historical, theoretical, and research bases for current trends. S/U or letter grading.

287. Critical Problems in Clinical Research Methodology. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B. Special problems of measurement and design in clinical research. S/U or letter grading.

M288A-M288B. Principles of Neuroimaging I, II. (4-4) (Same as Neuroscience M284A-M284B and Psychiatry M284A-M284B.) Lecture, four and one half hours. Preparation: competence in integral calculus, electricity and magnetism, computer programming (any language), general statistics. Requisite: Psychiatry 292. Course M288A is requisite to M288B. Instrumental imaging methods for study of nervous system, with emphasis on quantitative understanding and data interpretation and features common to modalities. X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, magnetoencephalography, transcranial magneto stimulation, near infrared imaging. Letter grading.

289A-289B-289C. Current Issues in Clinical Psychology. (1-1-1) Seminar, two hours. Designed for first-year graduate clinical psychology students. Presentation of research and applied topics relevant to clinical psychology. In Progress (289A, 289B) and S/U (289C) grading.

290. History and Systems of Psychology. (2) Seminar, two hours. Requisites: courses 251A, 251B, 251C. Rich and detailed examination of history of full scope of psychology as scientific discipline, with particular emphasis on cognitive, social/personality, developmental, and biological aspects of discipline. Broad treatment of how various emphases within broader field have evolved. S/U or letter grading.

291. Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology. (4) Lecture, four hours. Intensive analysis of drug, brain, and behavior relationships. Discussion of nature and source of drugs, general aspects of pharmacology, neurotransmitters and basic neuropharmacology, principles of behavioral pharmacology, categories of psychopharmacological agents, and pharmacological approaches to study of drug addiction, schizophrenia, and other behavioral processes, both normal and pathological. S/U or letter grading.

292. Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Stress and Disease. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate psychology students. Behavior/physiology interactions of some major bodily systems: nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Usual and altered states of these systems (e.g., stress) as these can promote permanent tissue injuries, disease, or improved bodily function, health enhancement. S/U or letter grading.

292B. Psychosocial Contributors to Ethnic Disparities in Health. (4) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Role of social class, gender, and other psychosocial factors in accounting for disparities in physical and psychological health in racial/ethnic groups. Attention to variety of specific disorders, with focus on explanatory models and approaches to intervention. S/U or letter grading.

293. Behavioral and Psychophysiological Problems of Alcoholism. (4) Lecture, four hours. Behavioral and psychophysiological characteristics of alcoholism, along with theories concerning their etiology and treatment. Experimental approaches. S/U or letter grading.

M294. Seminar: Neural and Behavioral Endocrinology. (2) (Same as Neurobiology M255 and Physiological Science M255.) Seminar, one hour; discussion, one hour. Topics include hormonal biochemistry and pharmacology. Hypothalamic/hypophyseal interactions, both hormonal and neural. Structure and function of hypothalamus. Hormonal control of reproductive and other behaviors. Sexual differentiation of brain and behavior. Stress: hormonal, behavioral, and neural aspects. Aging of reproductive behaviors and function. Letter grading.

295. Psychology of Diversity. (4) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to research and theory on group differences and psychology of diversity. Topics include social identity, intergroup relations, development across lifespan and across social and cultural contexts, and group disparities in health and mental health. Letter grading.

296A. Research Topics in Psychology. (1) Research group meeting, one hour. Limited to graduate students. Discussion of current literature, new ideas, methodological issues, and preliminary findings. Research presentations and opportunities for feedback on current and proposed research activity to encourage, support, and facilitate student research expertise. Assigned readings included. S/U grading.

C296B. Research Group Seminars: Practicum. (1) Seminar, one hour. Designed for graduate students who are part of research group that meets with undergraduate students. Discussion of research methods and current literature in field or of research of faculty members or students. Concurrently scheduled with course C194D. S/U grading.

298. Special Problems in Psychology. (4) Discussion, three hours. Content depends on interests of particular instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4) Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

401. Fieldwork in Clinical Psychology. (1 to 12) Fieldwork, to be arranged. Requisites: courses 271A, 271B, 271C. Students on practicum assignments are required to register for this course each term (except by consent of clinical program committee). Letter grading.

402. Clinical Research Practicum. (2) Fieldwork, two hours. Faculty and graduate students who share interests discuss current literature, new ideas, methodological issues, and preliminary findings. Meetings include research presentations and opportunities for feedback on current and proposed research activity to encourage, support, and facilitate student research expertise. Assigned reading included. S/U grading.

403. Special Topics Study Course. (1 to 4) Discussion, one to four hours. Under faculty supervision, group of students meets each week for quarter in self-led study group to pursue specific topic of their choice that is not covered in other department courses. S/U grading.

410A-410B-410C. Clinical Teaching and Supervision. (4-4-4) Clinic, four hours. Preparation: completion of PhD comprehensive examinations, advancement to candidacy or preparation for dissertation research actively under way. Study and practice of knowledge, concepts, and theories on teaching and supervision of applied clinical psychology. Letter grading.

410D-410E-410F. Clinical Assessment Supervision. (4-4-4) Clinic, two hours; other, one hour. Designed for third-year graduate clinical psychology students. Study and practice of knowledge, concepts, and theories on teaching and supervision of psychological assessment. Letter grading.

420A-420B. Health Psychology Practicum. (2-2) Fieldwork, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. Determination of what areas of health, illness, treatment, and delivery of treatment can be elucidated by understanding of psychological concepts and research; psychological perspective on these problems; how psychological perspective might be enlarged and extended in medical area. Through practical field placement, students apply knowledge acquired in class to research observation and/or clinical work in field. S/U or letter grading.

421. Research in Social Psychology. (2) Discussion, two hours; reading and group work, four to six hours. Forum for faculty and graduate students pursuing research on a common topic to share research ideas, make research presentations, and obtain feedback on study designs, procedures, and results to foster collaborative investigations in common research areas. S/U grading.

423. Social Survey Research Practicum. (4) Practicum, two hours; additional hours to be arranged. Methods of survey sampling, conduct and management of computer-assisted telephone interview surveys. S/U or letter grading.

451. Internship in Clinical Psychology. (8 to 12) Fieldwork, to be arranged. Preparation: successful completion of departmental qualifying examinations. Enforced requisite: course 401. Limited to advanced UCLA clinical psychology graduate students. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

454. Internship in Industrial Psychology. (2 to 4) Fieldwork, to be arranged. S/U or letter grading.

495. Presentation of Psychological Materials. (4) Seminar, to be arranged. Supervised practicum in undergraduate teaching. Students serve as discussion section leaders in selected undergraduate courses. S/U grading.

501. Cooperative Program. (2 to 8) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

596. Directed Individual Research and Study in Psychology. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. One 596 course is required during second year of graduate study, and one 596 or 599 course is required during each succeeding year of graduate study. (Terminal MA candidates are exempt from this requirement.) S/U grading.

597. Individual Studies. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed primarily as preparation for PhD qualifying examinations. May be required by some area committees as requisite for taking examinations. S/U grading.

599. Research for PhD Dissertation. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: successful completion of qualifying examinations. One 599 course is required during each year following completion of qualifying examinations. S/U grading.