Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
315 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
A Psychologically Rich Life
Source: Templeton World Charity Foundation
August 23, 2021 – August 22, 2024
The varieties of gratitude to God
Source: Biola University Inc.
August 01, 2020 – October 31, 2022
AS-PSYC What is a Good Life? A Happy Life, a Perfectionist Life, or a Psychologically Rich Life
Source: Saint Louis University
July 01, 2016 – June 30, 2018
This course is the capstone course for forum students. It is to be taken in the fourth semester by forum students only. Students should enroll in the section associated with the forum to which they were accepted. (See http://college.as.virginia.edu/forums for information on the forums).
Surveys major topics in social psychology, including personal perception and social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, interpersonal influence, interpersonal attraction, and helping relationships. Considers research theory and applications of social psychology. Three lecture hours plus optional discussion sections.
Introduces the major approaches, methods, and findings in the field of personality psychology. Topics include identification and observational learning, frustration and aggression, stress, anxiety, defense, self-control, altruism, self-concepts, authoritarianism, achievement motivation, and sensation-seeking.
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology. Enrollment Requirement: You are required to register for PSYC 3870.
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology.
This course explores various issues in the merging field of well-being research. It is designed to expose you to different research perspectives, methodologies, and most recent developments in the area. Topics covered in this course include conceputal issues in well-being research, measurement judgmental proceses, goals and values, adaptation, close relationships, culture, psychophysiolgical temperaments, and personality.
Discusses contemporary developments in psychological theory, methods, and research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology or instructor permission.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
Surveys various research approaches to social psychological problems; discusses selected methodological issues; and practices designing and criticizing research techniques on assorted psychological topics. Prerequisite: One semester of graduate statistics and PSYC 7600 or instructor permission.
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.