Department of Educational Psychology
Professors M. J. Ash, L. T. Benjamin, M. R. Benz, M. Duffy, T. R. Elliott, E. T. Goetz, J. N. Hughes, R. M. Joshi, R. Lara-Alecio, J. F. McNamara, Y. N. Padron, D. J. Palmer, C. Riccio, C. R. Ridley, M. C. Sadoski, D. C. Simmons, B. Thompson, V. L. Willson (Head); Associate Professors F. A. Bonner, D. F. Brossart, M. D. Burke, L. G. Castillo, L. D. Cifuentes, J. C. Edwards, J. B. Ganz, S. Hagan-Burke, R. J. Hall, R. I. Parker, S. J. Pedersen, L. M. Stough, R. D. Zellner, D. Zhang; Assistant Professors J. Blake, L. J. Bowman-Perrott, A. J. Doss, Y. Goddard, J. E. Gonzalez, O.-M. Kwok, J. Liew, S. Pollard-Durodola, F. Tong, K. J. Vannest, M. Yoon; Clinical Professors C. J. Fournier, P. S. Lynch, W. A. Rae; Clinical Assistant Professors G. E. Byrns, A. L. McCormick, M. Walichowski; Lecturers J. E. Juntune, R. S. Woodward; Assistant Lecturers S. Acosta, K. Schmid
102. Career Development. (1-2). Credit 2. I, II, S
Assists students in becoming more aware of their abilities, interests and values, with requirements of tentatively chosen careers and preparation programs, and with career decision processes; group and individual counseling, testing and independent study; designed for freshmen, sophomores and undeclared majors.
291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.
Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in educational psychology. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.
320. Child Development. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S
Growth and development of the normal child from infancy to adolescence; implications of children’s cognitive, language and psychosocial development for success in academic and social interactions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
321. Adolescent Development. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S
Characteristics of adolescent growth and development emphasizing behavior within secondary school setting; influences of prior development; home, family and community; peer group, as these affect school adjustment and success. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
430. Creativity Theories and Research. (3-0). Credit 3.
Theoretical base of creativity and the research methodologies used to study creativity. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
431. Personal Creativity and Giftedness. (3-0). Credit 3.
Personal giftedness and creativity and its inner-relativity with development, relationships, and learning. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
432. Creativity and Creative Problem Solving. (3-0). Credit 3.
Creativity research; historical background and application of the framework and tools of the Parnes/Osborn Creative Problem Solving Process. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
433. Lateral Thinking. (3-0). Credit 3.
Edward deBono’s theories and approach to creativity known as lateral thinking which is used throughout the world to increase creative thinking in individuals. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
435. Educational Statistics. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S
Statistical concepts and techniques and their application in behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
459. Practicum in Educating the Gifted and Talented. (1-6). Credit 3.
Theory and strategies for instruction and guidance of the gifted and talented through a supervised experience in a laboratory setting with gifted and talented children and/or adolescents. May be taken two times for credit. Prerequisites: Approval of department head and instructor; junior or senior classification.
484. Field Experiences. Credit 1 to 6.
University-supervised experience in a professional employment setting related to specializations in guidance and special education. May be repeated to 6 hours total. Prerequisites: Approval of student’s advisor and department head.
485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S
Research problems and readings in areas selected to supplement existing offerings; individual reports, oral and written, required. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.
489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S
Selected topics in an identified area of educational psychology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.
Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in educational psychology. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.