FALL 2019 GRADUATE COURSES
PSYC 257: Special topics in Personality Psychology
Instructor: Will Dunlop
Topic: Attachment: Theory, Research, and Practice
In this course, we will explore theory, research, and practice pertaining to the attachment behavioral system. As the founder of attachment theory (John Bolby) once professed, attachment processes influence our lives “from the cradle to the grave.” Attachment theory serves as a useful window from which to view our affect, cognition, and behavior within a variety of social relationships across the lifespan. When this course is complete, we will have a firmer grasp on the history of attachment theory, the major assessment paradigms used to study the constructs relevant to this theory, and the current direction of the field. Although we will cover attachment in infancy and childhood, the majority of our course will actually focus on romantic attachment in adulthood.
PSYC 258: Seminar in Developmental Psychology (T 12:00-2:50)
Topic: Parental Socialization
This seminar will focus on theory and research on parental socialization. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding theoretical models of parental socialization, along with methods for evaluating such models. This seminar is intended to be a collaborative learning experience. Thus, I have structured the first 6 weeks of the course to provide key background and tools for thinking about parental socialization. The remaining weeks are open for collaborative planning. Although not a prerequisite, knowledge of theory and research in social developmental will facilitate learning in this course.
PSYC 258: Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Instructor: Tuppett Yates
Topic: Risk and Resilience in Development
How do children survive and, in some cases, thrive in the wake of adversity? From the acute trauma of tsunamis and terror attacks, to the chronic challenges of wars waged in and outside the family setting, some children are living and growing despite marked threats to their wellbeing, while others are suffering because of them. Half a century of scholarship has sought to elucidate the processes underlying the better-than-expected developmental outcomes that typify resilience, yet much remains to be learned. This seminar will bring students across the bumpy landscape of resilience research to the growing edge of multi-level and global models of resilience in development.
PSYC 259: Topics in Quantitative Methods
Instructor: Chandra Reynolds
Topic: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
This seminar will introduce multilevel regression techniques applied to longitudinal data as well as survival analysis as applied to event occurrence. Application of the techniques as well as their conceptual underpinnings will be emphasized.