Courses in the Psychology Department are clustered under the themes: Mind, Brain and Behavior; Mental Health and Intervention; and Social, Developmental and Organizational Studies. A list of courses organized by theme can be found here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of all available PSYC courses' syllabi.

Please Note: Bolded courses are 4-credit psychology labs. 

Foundation Courses

 

THEME I - Mind, Brain & Behavior

Number Title Prerequisites Fall'18 Winter'19 Spring'19
PSYC206 Developmental Biopsychology PSYC100 Check    
PSYC301  Biological Basis of Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI105 Check   Check
PSYC302 Fundamentals of Learning & Behavior PSYC100 + BSCI105     Check
PSYC310 Perception PSYC100 + (BSCI170 or 160, CHEM131 & 132, or PHYS121)       
PSYC341 Introduction to Memory & Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC300 Check   Check
PSYC355 Developmental Psychology PSYC100 Check   Check
PSYC401 Biological Basis of Behavior & Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC301 + 85 credits + Permission of Instructor     Check
PSYC402 Neural Systems & Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC301      
PSYC403 Animal Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC301 Check    
PSYC404 Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology PSYC100 + PSYC301      
PSYC406 Neuroethology PSYC100 + PSYC301     Check
PSYC407 Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC301 + 85 credits + Permission of Instructor Check    
PSYC409 Neuroscience Seminar

Permission of Instructor, Neuroscience Minor

Check    
PSYC410 Experimental Psychology: Sensory Processes I (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC310 & 85 credits      
PSYC411 Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging  PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC300 + PSYC301 Check   Check
PSYC413 Developmental Cognitive/Social Neuroscience PSYC100 + (PSYC355 or PSYC301)      
PSYC414 Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms PSYC100 + PSYC301 or permission of instructor Check    
PSYC440 Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341 + 85 credits Check    
PSYC442 Psychology of Language PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341      
PSYC443 Thinking & Problem Solving PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341      
PSYC455 Cognitive Development PSYC100 + PSYC300 + (PSYC355 or PSYC341) Check    
PSYC489A Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human Factors Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300      
PSYC489G Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Hormones and Behavior  PSYC301 Check    
PSYC489M Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Biopsychology of Aggression PSYC100 + PSYC301      
PSYC489N Advanced Sepcial Topics in Psychology: Evolution of the Forebrain PSYC301      
PSYC489R Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human and Animal Intelligence Permission from Department      
PSYC489X Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Musical Perception and Cognition Permission from Department      

 

THEME II - Mental Health & Interventions

Number Title Prerequisite Fall'18 Winter'19 Spring'19
PSYC210 Personality & Temperament PSYC100      
PSYC289D Psychology of Happiness I-series course -- no prerequisites Check    
PSYC318D Community Interventions: Theory & Research PSYC100 + Permission of Instructor Check    
PSYC319D Community Interventions: Service Learning PSYC100 + PSYC318D + Permission of Instructor     Check
PSYC330 Child Psychopathology PSYC100 Check   Check
PSYC332 Psychology of Human Sexuality PSYC100      
PSYC336 Psychology of Women PSYC100 Check   Check
PSYC337 Introduction to Community Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC200      
PSYC353 Adult Psychopathology PSYC100 + PSYC200 Check   Check
PSYC425 Psychology & Law PSYC100 + PSYC300 Check    
PSYC432 Introduction to Counseling Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC200 Check Check Check
PSYC433 Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + either 235, 334, 353, 432, 434, 435, or 436 + 85 credits Check   Check
PSYC434 Severe Mental Disorders: Etiology & Treatment PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC301 + PSYC353      
PSYC435 Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy PSYC100 + PSYC200      
PSYC436 Introduction to Clinical Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300 Check   Check
PSYC437 Addictive Behaviors PSYC100 + PSYC200 Check    
PSYC444 Cyberpsychology PSYC100 + PSYC200      
PSYC445 The Psychology of Video Games and Entertainment PSYC200      
PSYC457 Consensual Qualitative Research Methods (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + 85 credits + Permission of Instructor      
PSYC489Q Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Social Media and Social Computing PSYC300      
PSYC489V Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Children Living in Poverty        
PSYC489W Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Addiction        

 

Theme III -- Social, Developmental, and Organizational Studies

Number Title Prerequisites Fall'18 Winter '19 Spring'19
PSYC221 Social Psychology PSYC100 Check Check Check
PSYC221H Social Psychology PSYC100 Check    
PSYC289E Psychology of Evil I-series course -- no prerequisites      
PSYC334 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships PSYC100 Check Check Check
PSYC354 Multicultural Psychology in the U.S. PSYC100 Check   Check
PSYC356 Psychology of Adolescence PSYC100      
PSYC357 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging PSYC100      
PSYC361 Survey of Industrial & Organizational Psychology PSYC100 Check   Check
PSYC362 Introduction to Negotiation PSYC100 + (PSYC221  or PSYC361)      
PSYC416 Development of Child & Adolescent Attachment PSYC100 + PSYC355 Check    
PSYC420 Experimental Psychology: Social Processes I (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC221 + 85 credits Check   Check
PSYC423 Advanced Social Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC420      
PSYC424 Communication & Persuasion PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC221 Check   Check
PSYC450 Field Research in Organizational Psychology (4 credit lab) PSYC300 + PSYC361 + 85 credits      
PSYC451 Principles of Psychological Testing PSYC100 + PSYC200      
PSYC452 Psychology of Individual Differences PSYC100 + PSYC200      
PSYC456 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology (4 credit lab) PSYC100 + PSYC300 + 85 credits + Permission of Instructor      
PSYC460 Psychological Foundations of Personnel Selection & Training PSYC100 + PSY 200 + PSYC361 Check    
PSYC463 Psychology of Motivation & Attitudes in Organizational Settings PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361      
PSYC464 Psychology of Leaders in Work Organizations PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361      
PSYC465 Psychology of Organizational Processes PSYC100 + PSYC200 + PSYC361      
PSYC489C Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Early Social Cognition PSYC100 + PSYC300      
PSYC489H Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Motivated Social Cognition  PSYC100 + PSYC300      
PSYC489I Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Group Behavior PSYC100 + PSYC300      
PSYC489J Advanced Statistics in Psychology PSYC100 + PSYC300       
PSYC489P Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Doing the Right Thing PSYC300      
PSYC489Z Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Asian American Psychology   Check    

 

Additional Courses and Independent Studies (do not apply towards degree requirements)

Number Title Prerequisites Fall'18 Winter'19 Spring'19
PSYC111 Psychology of Unethical Conduct No prerequisites      
PSYC123 Psychology of Getting Hired  Not offered for seniors Check   Check
PSYC303 Professional Development for Psychology Majors PSYC100 + 3 additional credits in PSYC Check    
PSYC389 Experiential Learning in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA Check   Check
PSYC468H Field Experience & Special Assignments in Honors       Check
PSYC469H Honors Thesis Proposal Preparation Permission Required Check   Check
PSYC478 Independent Study in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA Check   Check
PSYC479 Special Research in Psychology 9 credits in PSYC + 3.0 GPA in PSYC + 2.8 cumulative GPA Check   Check
PSYC499H Honors Thesis Research Permission Required Check   Check

 

Listed below are syllabi from courses that are being taught or have been taught in the past. Please note that syllabi for courses may differ by instructor. Visit www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html for current course offerings.

PSYC100 - Introduction to Psychology (Selterman)

PSYC123 - The Psychology of Getting Hired (Bishop)

PSYC200 - Statistical Methods in Psychology (Tomlinson)

PSYC206 - Developmental Biopsychology (Brauth)

PSYC210 - Personality and Temperament (Shackman)

PSYC221 - Social Psychology (Selterman)

PSYC221H - Social Psychology (Stangor)

PSYC289D - The Psychology of Happiness (Selterman)

PSYC289E - The Psychology of Evil (Roberts)

PSYC300 - Research Methods in Psychology (Bernat)

PSYC301 - Biological Basis of Behavior (Yager)

PSYC302 - Fundamentals of Learning and Behavior (Roesch)

PSYC303 - Professional Development for Psychology Majors (McGann)

PSYC309R - PREP for Research (O'Neill)

PSYC318D - Community Interventions: Theory and Research (O'Brien)

PSYC319D - Community Interventions: Domestic Violence (O'Brien)

PSYC330 - Child Psychopathology (Chronis-Tuscano)

PSYC332 - Psychology of Human Sexuality (McGann)

PSYC334 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (Curtis)

PSYC336 - Psychology of Women (Brady)

PSYC341 - Introduction to Memory and Cognition (O'Neill)

PSYC353 - Adult Psychopathology (Magidson)

PSYC354 - Multicultural Psychology (O'Neill)

PSYC355 - Developmental Psychology (Canada)

PSYC361 - Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Grand)

PSYC362 - Introduction to Negotiation (Gelfand)

PSYC389 - Experiential Learning (Young)

PSYC401 - Neural Systems and Behavior (Yager)

PSYC402 - Neural Systems and Behavior (Brauth)

PSYC406 - Neuroethology (Herberholz)

PSYC407 - Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory (Yager)

PSYC409 - Topics in Neurosciences Seminar (O'Neill)

PSYC411 - Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Pessoa)

PSYC414 - The Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms (Yager)

PSYC416 - Development of Attachment in Infancy and Childhood (Cassidy)

PSYC420 - Experimental Psychology: Social Psychology Laboratory (Selterman)

PSYC420 - Experimental Psychology: Social Psychology Laboratory (Venaglia)

PSYC424 - The Psychology of Communication & Persuasion (O'Neill)

PSYC425 - Psychology and Law (Tomlinson)

PSYC432 - Counseling Psychology: Theories, Research, and Practice (Salahuddin)

PSYC433 - Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice (Mohr)

PSYC433H - Basic Helping Skills: Research and Practice (Hill)

PSYC435 - Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy (Shackman)

PSYC436 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Byrne)

PSYC437 - The Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (Risco)

PSYC440 - Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology (Tomlinson)

PSYC444 - Cyberpsychology

PSYC445 - The Psychology of Video Games and Entertainment (Norman) 

PSYC456 - Research Methods in Developmental Psychology Laboratory

PSYC460 - Psychological Foundations of Personnel Selection and Training (Hanges)

PSYC468H - Field Experience and Special Assignments in Honors

PSYC469H - Honors Thesis Proposal Preparation

PSYC478 - Independent Study in Psychology

PSYC479 - Special Research Problems in Psychology

PSYC489C - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Early Social Cognition (Beier)

PSYC489D - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience Students I (Solway)

PSYC489G - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Hormones and Behavior (Glasper)

PSYC489H - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Motivated Social Cognition

PSYC489O - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Historical Viewpoints and Current Theories in Psychology (Hodos)

PSYC489N - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Evolution of the Forebrain (Slevc)

PSYC489P - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Doing the Right Thing

PSYC489Q - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Social Media and Social Computing

PSYC489R - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human and Animal Intelligence

PSYC489T - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Terrorism

PSYC489V - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Children Living in Poverty

PSYC489W - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Addiction

PSYC489X - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Musical Perception and Cognition

PSYC489Y - Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Computer Programming

PSYC499H - Honors Thesis Research

PSYC757 - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Riggins)

 

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