Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, PhD

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

LECTURE 3A16 (55783)
2021-08-23 - 2021-09-14
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 1 130)


AUPSY 497 - Individual Study I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature review and proposal (including an oral report) for fourth-year thesis. Prerequisites: AUPSY 313, fourth-year standing, and consent of the Instructor. Notes: Admission to AUPSY 497 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student planning to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. AUPSY 497 is to be followed by AUPSY 499.

LECTURE 1A01 (57521)

AUPSY 313 - Advanced Research Design

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In this course, students will continue to build upon their existing knowledge of quantitative research design. Some topics include: The role of theory in psychological research, critical thinking, advanced topics in quantitative design, including the analysis of variance. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213.

LECTURE 1A01 (47514)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (AU C 103)


AUPSY 220 - Personality

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introductory survey including representative theoretical points of view and research relevant to the major problems of the study of personality. Prerequisite: AUPSY 103.

LECTURE 1A01 (50712)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU C 115)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUPSY 499 - Individual Study II

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Fourth-year thesis research, report, and oral presentation. Prerequisite: AUPSY 497. Note: Admission to AUPSY 499 normally requires a grade point average of at least 3.5. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

LECTURE 1B01 (77043)

AUPSY 488 - Forensic Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the legal system. Topics include theories of criminal behaviour, jury selection and decision-making, police interrogations and confessions, eyewitness testimony, and risk assessment and offender intervention programs. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 488 and AUCRI 488 (2020).

LECTURE 1B01 (76956)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU LIB 1 130)


AUPSY 342 - Health Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theory, research and practice of health psychology and behavioural medicine. Prerequisite: AUPSY 220 or 240.

LECTURE 1B01 (62004)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
MW 12:15 - 13:45 (AU LIB 2 103)


AUPSY 414 - Program Evaluation in Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to program evaluation in psychology. Topics include: goals of program evaluation, evaluation strategies, evaluation methods and designs, using logic models for program evaluation, and case studies in program evaluation. Prerequisites: AUPSY 213 (2020) or AUSTA 213.

LECTURE 3B01 (75659)
2022-01-05 - 2022-01-21
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU H 070)