Educational Psychology (EDP)

EDP 502 Introduction to Quantitative Methods. (3) F, S, SS
Topics in statistical analysis, measurement, and research design. Exploratory data analysis, estimation theory, and statistical inference. Use of computers for data analysis. Cross-listed as COE 502.

EDP 503 Introduction to Qualitative Research. (3) F, S, SS
Terminology, historical development, approaches (including ethnography, ethnomethodology, critical theory, grounded theory, and hermeneutics), and qualitative versus quantitative social sciences; methods of inquiry. Cross-listed as COE 503.

EDP 504 Learning and Instruction. (3) F, S, SS
Introduction to psychology of learning and instruction. Includes the foundations of learning theories and their application to educational practice. Cross-listed as COE 504.

EDP 510 Essentials of Classroom Learning. (3) F, S, SS
Theoretical and empirical foundations of learning in the classroom milieu. Critical exposure to research and method in instructional psychology. Cross-listed as LNT 510.

EDP 513 Child Development. (3) F, S, SS
Examination of problems and achievements experienced by children growing up in a technological society. Emphasis on discovering the child's perspective.

EDP 514 Psychology of the Adolescent. (3) F, S, SS
Cognitive, physical, and social development of adolescents in contemporary society. Impact of family, school, and work place on adolescent development. Prerequisite: EDP 310 or PGS 100 or equivalent.

EDP 530 Theoretical Issues and Research in Human Development. (3) F
Psychological theories, research, and methods relevant to human development, emphasizing the relations between early development and later performance.

EDP 532 Psychology of Exceptionality. (3) S
General psychological theory and experimental research relevant to exceptionality, emphasizing implications for educational programs that recognize unique learner characteristics. Field work.

EDP 534 Principles of Behavior Modification. (3) F
Principles of conditioning as applied to behavior modification; current research on the experimental analysis of behavior in educational psychology.

EDP 540 Theoretical Views of Learning. (3) F, S
Classical and cognitive theories of learning, plus recent orientations. Illustrative experimental and rational foundations; implications for educational practice. Cross-listed as LNT 540.

EDP 542 The Psychology of Learning and Instruction. (3) S
Critical review and evaluation of research on learning variables relevant to acquisition and retention of instructional materials. Lab. Cross-listed as LNT 542.

EDP 543 Psychological Research on Life-Span Development. (3) S
Critical review and evaluation of contemporary research on cognitive and affective development across the life span. Prerequisite: EDP 530 or equivalent.

EDP 550 Introduction to Measurement in Education. (3) F, S
Nature and types of educational measures. Critiquing and selecting appropriate measuring devices. Constructing measuring devices. Social controversies about tests.

EDP 551 Expository Writing and Research Heuristics. (3) F
Weekly writing practice making use of heuristic concepts and expository principles. The construction of rationales for research problems. Logic and coherence in rhetoric. Writing style appropriate to exposition.

EDP 552 Basic Statistical Analysis in Education. (3) F, S, SS
Nature of educational data and statistical analysis. Frequency distributions and descriptive indexes. Introduction to hypothesis testing, ANOVA and regression.

EDP 554 Intermediate Statistical Data Analysis in Education. (3) F, S, SS
Multiple regression, ANOVA by multiple regression, repeated measures and other designs, covariance analysis, and introduction to MANOVA. Prerequisite: COE 502 or EDP 552 or passing grade on a qualifying exam.

EDP 556 Data Processing Techniques in Measurement and Research. (3) S
Advancement of statistical design and measurement skills through development of data-processing techniques and usage of special programs and data-processing programs. Prerequisite: EDP 554.

EDP 560 Individual Intellectual Assessment. (1–6) F, S
Experience in administering and interpreting individual tests. Theoretical basis for ability testing, ethical considerations, and diagnostic use of test results. Initial enrollment, 3-hour minimum. Lab experience. Prerequisites: EDP 454 and admission to a program in professional psychology or instructor approval.

EDP 562 School Psychology: Theory and Practice. (3) F
Development and present status of school psychology, including an overview of assessment and intervention strategies and professional issues.

EDP 563 Interventions in School Psychology. (3) F
Examination of case-based consultation and consultation research relevant to school psychology practice. Field experience. Prerequisite: school psychology program or instructor approval.

EDP 566 Diagnosis of Learning Difficulties. (3) S
Clinical diagnosis of learning difficulties, emphasizing specific academic problems. Use and interpretation of diagnostic instruments in practical school situations. Prerequisites: EDP 560 and 562 or equivalents; instructor approval.

EDP 567 School Psychological Services to Minority Students. (3) S
Historical perspectives and major issues in psychological and academic assessment and interventions with minority school children.

EDP 568 Organizational Development: School Psychological Perspectives. (3) F
Applications of organization development strategies and techniques in facilitating the positive impact of schools on students' learning and social functioning.

EDP 651 Methods and Practices of Qualitative Research. (3) S
Advanced course for students familiar with theory and extant work. Topics include data collection, analysis, reporting, and an extensive fieldwork project. Prerequisite: COE 503.

EDP 652 Multivariate Procedures in Data Analysis I. (3) F
Multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, multivariate multiple comparison procedures, power analysis and effect size, discriminant analysis, and repeated measures analysis. Prerequisite: EDP 554 or passing score on qualifying exam.

EDP 654 Multivariate Procedures in Data Analysis II. (3) S
Multivariate multiple regression, canonical correlation, factor analysis, categorical data analysis, log linear models, and structural equation models. Prerequisite: EDP 554 or passing score on qualifying exam.

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