EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an overview of major behavioral, cognitive, and sociohistorical approaches to learning with consideration of learning across the life span. Sources for individual differences in learning are discussed.

EPY 7090 The Psychology of Learning and Learners: The Young Child
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an overview of major behavioral, cognitive, and sociohistorical approaches to learning with a special emphasis on learning in the young child. Sources for individual differences in learning are discussed.

EPY 7500 Individual and Family over the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this course is for students to actively explore the theoretical and research literature in human growth and development across the lifespan. Theoretical understanding of human development from birth to older adulthood including issues of family, culture, race, gender, and their roles in children’s, adolescents’, and adults’ lives are considered. The goal of this course is to encourage independent thinking and clear communication regarding research in the field of human growth and development, to explore ethical considerations related to this topic, and to apply the information learned to the student’s program of study. (Same as CPS 7500).

EPY 7660 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the M.S. program in Applied Behavior Analysis or in Educational Psychology at Georgia State University or by special permission of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Coordinator
Description

Students must have completed with a grade of B or higher the following courses: EPY 8020, EPY 8850, and EPY 8970. This course will provide students with opportunities for supervision of clinical work in applied behavior analysis. The course will follow the experience guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (bacb.com). The purpose of this course is to provide additional learning opportunities in the areas of working directly with clients/customers, implementing treatment plans, and monitoring and analyzing data to make data-based decisions. Students enrolled in practicum will be required to find placement at an approved practicum site that will allow them to meet the specified hour requirements. (Repeatable).

EPY 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 - 18.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed to inform students of policies and procedures to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory. (Repeatable).

EPY 7990 Master’s Capstone
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Restricted to MS Educational Psychology students
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for this course
Description

Students earn credit for supervised development and preparation of the project, thesis, or comprehensive examination for the M.S. degree with a major in educational psychology. The master’s thesis may extend beyond one term. The thesis is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. (Repeatable).

EPY 8010 Professional Studies in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites two graduate methodological courses or consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This seminar is designed for beginning doctoral students and advanced master’s students majoring in Educational Psychology. Study focuses on major trends, issues, and research in the field of educational psychology. Students will learn how to critically read articles related to Educational Psychology, write a literature review, and write an empirical proposal.

EPY 8020 Principles of Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students become grounded in the principles of behavior analysis laying the foundation for applying the principles of behavior analysis to social and educational issues. This course meets the objectives of Content Areas 2 and 3 for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis.

EPY 8030 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 8020
Description

Students survey topics in the use of applied behavior analysis such as direct instruction, behavior reduction, functional analysis, and ethical issues in the use of various procedures. Students read primary sources with an emphasis on empirical findings.

EPY 8050 The Psychology of Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students analyze theoretical models and psychological bases of instructional techniques. Research on psychology of instruction is critically evaluated.

EPY 8070 Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the nature of the adult learner and presents an in-depth look at current theories of adult learning during the young and middle adult years. Practical applications of these principles are provided in terms of formal and informal settings.

EPY 8080 Memory and Cognition
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students survey the core areas of research on cognition in adults (e.g., memory, comprehension, metacognition) and critically examine recently published research. Theoretical issues and implications for education are addressed.

EPY 8120 Motivational Factors in Learning and Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study motivational processes in educational settings. Individual differences in motivation and the interaction of learning and motivational processes are major areas of focus.

EPY 8180 Learning and the School-Age Child (5 to 18 Years)
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students critically examine and evaluate theoretical and empirical research on the factors that affect learning of students from 5 to 18 years of age. The relevance of the literature to educational practice is emphasized.

EPY 8200 Advanced Developmental Psychology: Cognition and Intellect
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine theories of the development of thinking from birth through adolescence by reading and discussing recently published research. Implications for education and learning are emphasized.

EPY 8220 Advanced Developmental Psychology: Personality and Socialization
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study focuses on the emergence of human personality within a sociocultural matrix. Students evaluate recent empirical reports and study the application of scientific knowledge to educational practice.

EPY 8240 Development of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students study and explore the myths and realities of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity in the United States. This class focuses on the components of ethnicity and analyzes how cultural identification influences behavior. Students gain knowledge of the major theories related to racial, ethnic, and cultural identity and apply their knowledge of these theoretical constructs to specific domains of interest. This course is grounded in a developmental perspective with an emphasis on educational, personal, and professional contexts. In addition, this class utilizes a constructivist approach in that students utilize their personal experiences as a basis for developing knowledge.

EPY 8250 Psychology of Inner-City Children
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students analyze the special problems that arise in the relationship between teachers and students in the inner city community, review innovative programs (with field observations), and investigate psychological, cultural, and ecological factors which most strongly influence education in this setting.

EPY 8790 International Experiences and Issues in Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores issues in international education through a study abroad experience and coursework. Students will participate in an international experience that promotes understanding multicultural perspectives, global citizenry, and comparative education. The course will focus on the educational and cultural context of the host country. Course experiences may include teaching, classroom or clinic observation, field experiences, and/or service-learning. Students must satisfy all pre-requisite course and travel preparations as designated by the university and course instructor. Additional course requirements will be specified in the course syllabus.

EPY 8810 Directed Reading or Research in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description

Students study selected areas. The directed reading may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPY 8850 Introduction to Single-Case Methodology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The content of this course includes types of research questions appropriate for single-case research, data collection procedures, and selection, implementation, and analysis of research designs.

EPY 8860 Applications of Single-Case Methodology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 8850
Description

This course focuses on applications of single-case methodology in the areas of education and developmental disabilities. It examines research questions, design selection and implementation of intervention procedures, and analysis.

EPY 8960 Seminar in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

Students discuss selected topics in educational psychology. (Repeatable in different areas).

EPY 8961 Professional Development Seminar in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for this course
Description

Students discuss current issues and topics in educational psychology, as well as, learn about the components of responsible conduct of research, and the tools and resources available for engaging in scholarship at the department, college, and university levels. Seminar is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

EPY 8970 Ethics for Behavior Analysts
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students will be introduced to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. They will reflect upon these guidelines as they apply to their particular professional situations and in terms of how the guidelines apply in various environments in which certified behavior analysts work.

EPY 9000 Facilitating College Teaching
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Ph.D. student status
Description

Students review adult learning literature and prepare syllabi, tests, and portfolios. They practice implementing effective teaching strategies and learn to incorporate technology in their teaching and assessment. They also consider legal and ethical issues in college teaching.

EPY 9310 Reading Development, Disorders, and Intervention Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about the science of reading including its relationship to oral language. The focus will be on typical acquisition and disorders. Interventions designed to ameliorate reading disabilities will be highlighted. This course is cross-listed with PSYC 9310.

EPY 9320 Language Development, Disorders, and Intervention Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about theories and empirical literature on language development and disorders. Interventions designed to ameliorate language impairments will be highlighted. This course is cross-listed with PSYC 9320.

EPY 9330 Measurement and Assessment in Advanced Language and Literacy Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with current knowledge about the science of assessment and measurement of language and literacy skills including the range of tests available and measures of intervention outcomes. Information about test adaptations and variables that affect performance across a range of populations are addressed. This course is cross-listed with PSYC 9330.

EPY 9660 Internship in Educational Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPY 9000 and consent of instructor
Description

This internship provides intensive experience for students in educational psychology under the supervision of a faculty member. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPY 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for completion of the dissertation
Description

Involves the research and writing of the doctoral dissertation. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. The dissertation is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.(Repeatable).