Psych 430X: Psychology of Family Violence

This is a 3-credit undergraduate online course designed to provide an overview of the multiple forms of family violence through a psychological perspective. Topics covered include child maltreatment (i.e., sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect), intimate partner violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, elder abuse, and current controversies in the area of family violence. Students are required to take four exams that cover key concepts and information from the readings and lectures. Students will also be required to complete two written assignments. Written assignments will include one reaction paper to a controversial topic in family violence (i.e., spanking, family preservation) and a paper examining therapeutic intervention for forms of family violence (i.e., neglect, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, intimate partner abuse). The purpose of this course is to encourage students to read, evaluate, and discuss issues related to all areas of family violence.

Psych 971 Psychological Literature I: Child Maltreatment & Family Violence

This 1-credit course is designed to further your knowledge of clinical and research issues in the area of child maltreatment and family violence. Each month, one article will be assigned by the instructor for the entire class to read and discuss during the next class. In addition, each student will be asked to complete three additional readings each month (of your choice) from a list of articles and textbooks selected by the instructor. Each month, every student is required to submit a short annotated bibliography describing these three articles. The purpose of the course is to read, evaluate, and discuss current and classic pieces of empirical literature to gain a comprehensive understanding of current critical topics/issues within the field of child maltreatment and family violence