Psychology Summer Courses

Biopsychology
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

An introduction to the biological basis of psychology. Research is presented with an emphasis on how the activity of the nervous system, as shaped by phylogeny and ontogeny, determines behavior. Students replicate classic studies, analyze results, and prepare lab reports. Lab fee. Fulfills the Life Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PSYC 1100 R11, CRN: 10082
Instructor: Roy
3 credits


Statistics with Lab
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course covers descriptive statistics and (parametric and nonparametric) inferential statistics. It emphasizes mastery of statistical concepts and utilization of statistical software. Syllabus

Course Number: PSYC 2000 R21, CRN: 10225
Instructor: Kim
4 credits


Abnormal Psychology
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Analysis of the development and structure of the abnormal personality. Consideration of neuroses and major psychoses as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders are given. Syllabus

Course Number: PSYC 2900 R11, CRN: 10081
Instructor: Andover
4 credits


Sports Psychology
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

This course involves an application of psychological theory and research to athletes and sports at youth, recreational, and elite levels. Special attention is devoted to the connection between sports and spirituality, ethics, character development, and parenting.

Course Number: PSYC 3360 R11, CRN: 10083
Instructor: Wertz
4 credits


Urban Psychology
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 1 - 5 p.m.

How does city life impact our individual personality and behavior? This summer course focuses on the "New York City experience," blending the classroom with field trips and exercises, to review behavioral research on diverse topics: "urban personality," stress, well-being, family, friends, strangers, ethnicity, crowding, pace of life, quality of life, the built environment. Syllabus

Course Number: PSYC 3340 L11, CRN: 10133; URST 3340 L11, CRN: 10134
Instructor: Takooshian
4 credits


Multicultural Issues
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The focus of this course is the multicultural applicability of scientific and professional psychology. Traditional psychological theories, scientific psychology, psychological tests, and the practice of psychology will be examined and critiqued from cultural and socio-historical perspectives. Contemporary psychological theories and research specific to men, women, gay men, lesbians, and race and ethnicity will be reviewed. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science and Pluralism requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PSYC 3600 L21, CRN: 10315
Instructor: Holloway
4 credits


Psychology and Human Values
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This seminar explores pioneering theories and research in the psychology of values. Topics include human motives/goals, the sense of right and wrong; cognitive, social, cultural, spiritual, and gender aspects of ethical decision making; behavior in morally-challenging situations; and virtue in relationships, work, and community. Fulfills the Senior Values/EP4 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: PSYC 4900 L21, CRN: 10302
Instructor: Wertz
4 credits


History and Systems of Psychology
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Graduate course. This course surveys the history of the major systems of psychology from pre-Socratic philosophers to contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience. Key men and women who contributed to the development of theories about and methods used to study personality, emotion, intelligence, cognition, and psychobiology are discussed within their historical, religious, cultural, and political contexts. Graduate students only.

Course Number: PSYC 6066 R21, CRN: 10271
Instructor: Mattson
3 credits


Psychopharmacology
Session II, July 5 - August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MW, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Graduate course. This course covers the major psychiatric medication used in direct service delivery setting for mental health care. Special attention will be given to the role of psychotropic medication in the conduct of psychological services, including case management and treatment facilitating/interfering matters. Graduate students only.

Course Number: PSYC 6670 R21, CRN: 10272
Instructor: McKay
3 credits


The Teaching of Psychology
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Rose Hill: MW, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Graduate course. The fundamentals of teaching a college course are reviewed, including preparing syllabi, grading, lecturing, and preparing teaching and research statements for job applications, with an emphasis on practical applications. Graduate students only.

Course Number: PSYC 7990 R11, CRN: 10164
Instructor: Annunziato
3 credits


Statistical Computing with R
Session I, May 30 - June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: MW, 1 - 4 p.m.

Graduate course. This course teaches the fundamentals of data analysis using the R computing environment. The course will cover data manipulation and visualization and standard statistical analyses such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. No prior programming experience is required.

Course Number: PSYC 7810 L11, CRN: 10318
Instructor: Zeigenfuse
3 credits