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University at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin - 2005-2006

Courses in Educational Psychology and Methodology

E Psy 200 Introduction to the Psychological Process of Schooling (3)

Critical analysis of the psychological process of schooling. Interpretive survey of the literature and research in learning, motivation, development, and intelligence and their impact on American education and society.

E Psy 387 Institute (1-9)

A special course, not part of the regular pattern of offerings, designed to meet non-recurring needs. Available for division use and subject to division approval.

E Psy 400 Instructional Psychology (3)

Intensive investigation of theories and research in learning and motivation as they apply to classroom instruction. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.

E Psy 420 Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Theory and research in social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development and its application to instruction. Emphasis on the late childhood through middle adolescence. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.

E Psy 440 Evaluation (3)

Evaluation considered as a process beginning with the planning stage. Provides experiences to develop competencies (e.g., writing objectives, choosing appropriate means of evaluation, constructing test items, analyzing data). Discussion of related issues (e.g., testing for mastery, uses of standardized tests, accountability, grading practices). Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.

E Psy 441 Social Issues in Testing (3)

Social issues related to the use of tests for critical employment, admissions, and competency decisions. Considers legal, ethical, and psychometric aspects of such issues as test bias, open admissions, privacy, and truth-in-testing. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.

E Psy 480 Educational Psychology: Independent Study (3–6)

Designed to allow the student to learn how to conduct educational psychological research by participating as an assistant to a faculty member in an ongoing faculty project in areas such as children’s learning, child development, special education, evaluation, etc. Regular meetings with faculty mentor are required. E Psy 480Z is the writing intensive version of E Psy 480. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing and permission of instructor.

E Psy 480Z Educational Psychology: Independent Study (3–6)

E Psy 480Z is the writing intensive version of E Psy 480. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing and permission of instructor. [WI]

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