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COURSE Descriptions

PSYC-050
3 credits

Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to basic concepts in psychology: includes learning, perception, motivation, personality, abnormal, social, and developmental psychology.
   
PSYC-051
4 credits

Experimental Psychology
The collection, analyses, and reports of data in learning, perception, and cognition experiments. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-063
4 credits

Research Methods and Statistics I
Descriptive statistics, probability theory, statistical inference, correlation, taught in the context of research problems.  Lectures and laboratory.
   
PSYC-064
4 credits

Research Methods and Statistics II
Continuation of Psychology PSYC 063 including analysis of variance, selected comparisons, regression analyses, and nonparametric methods.  Lectures and laboratory. Prereq: PSYC 063
   
PSYC-084,085
1 credit

Directed Readings in Honors for Sophomores
1 hr ea. semester
   
PSYC-088, 089
1 credit

Directed Readings in Honors for Juniors
1 hr ea. semester
   
PSYC-092, 093
1 credit

Senior Departmental Honors
3 hrs ea. semester
   
PSYC-102
3 credits

Perception
Sensory and perceptual processes, data and theories. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-105
3 credits

Learning
Data, theories, and issues with an emphasis on human learning. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-110
3 credit
s
Brain and Behavior
The study of brain-behavior relationships, based mainly on human neuropsychology.  Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-111
3 credit
s
Psychobiology of Motivation and Emotion
Motivation, emotion, and psychopathology from a biological perspective. Prereq: (PSYC 110 recommended) PSYC 050
   
PSYC-116
3 credit
s
Abnormal Psychology
The psychology of behavior disorders. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-118
3 credits

Developmental Psychology
Developmental aspects of basic psychological processes. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-119
3 credit
s
Cognition
Information processing, thinking, memory, and language. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-120
3 credit
s
Psychological Testing
Basic concepts in psychological testing and the use of psychological tests. Prereq:  PSYC 050, 063
   
PSYC-123
3 credit
s
Personality Theory
Study of the major personality theories. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-125
3 credits

General Social Psychology
An introduction to the theories and issues of social psychology. Individual, interpersonal, and cultural factors in behavior; the role of perception, attitudes, and motivation. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-126
3 credit
s
Experimental Social Psychology
The examination of human social behavior, emphasis on research methods. Lectures, laboratory. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-127
3 credit
s
Human Motivation
Human social motives. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-128
3 credit
s
Personality Research
Analysis of personality through empirical research literature. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-129
3 credits

Media & Psychology
Analysis of the impact of the media on human behavior.
   
PSYC-140
3 credit
s
Practicum in Psychology
Open to students who have accumulated at least 24 hours of psychology with a 3.0 average.  The course requires the student to do psychological service or research under the supervision of a trained psychologist for 8 hours per week in a departmentally approved setting.  In addition to field placements, students will meet together with the instructor one hour per week.  You must have your instructor’s approval.
   
PSYC-141
3 credit
s
Cross-Cultural Psychology
The course explores culture-related variations in behavior: culture and cognition, perception and personality. Cross-cultural methods and measurement problems will be considered.
   
PSYC-142
3 credit
s
Psychology of Gender
A survey of gender issues as they affect individuals and society.
   
PSYC-143
3 credits

Junior Research I
Individual supervised research and consent of instructor approval. Prereq: PSYC 050, 051
   
PSYC-144
3 credit
s
Junior Research II
Individual supervised research and consent of instructor approval. Prereq: PSYC 050, 051
   
PSYC-150
3 credit
s
History and Systems
Prereq: PSYC 050 and consent of instructor.
   
PSYC-154
3 credit
s
Senior Seminar
Current topics in psychology. (Open only to senior majors and minors).
   
PSYC-156
3 credits

Senior Research I
Individual supervised research. (Open only to senior majors and minors). The student must have instructor’s approval.
   
PSYC-157
3 credit
s
Senior Research II
Individual supervised research.  (Open only to senior majors and minors). The student must have instructor’s approval.
   
PSYC-159
3 credit
s
Child Psychopathology
Surveys the major mental illnesses during childhood and adolescence and introduces various treatment approaches.
   
PSYC-160
3 credit
s
Psychology of Race and Racism
An inquiry into racial/cultural influences on psychological characteristics and the psychological dynamics of racism. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-161
3 credits

Psychology of the Black Experience
The psychological experiences of African Americans: historical and current analyses. PSYC 050
   
PSYC-162
3 credit
s
Social Interactions and Influence
Interpersonal relationships. Prereq: PSYC 050
   
PSYC-170
3 credit
s
Computers in Psychological Research
Using computers in psychology. Prereq: PSYC 050, 063
   
PSYC-171
3 credit
s
Psychopharmacology
The relation between psychological and pharamacological. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
   
PSYC-174
3 credits

Intro to Clinical Psychology
An introduction to the basic concepts and practices of the field of Clinical Psychology.
   
PSYC-175
3 credit
s
Psychology of Family Issues
Prereq:  PSYC 050
   
PSYC-176
3 credit
s
Drugs and Human Behavior
Psychological, pharmacological, and physiological aspects of drugs and human behavior.  Prereq:  PSYC 050
   
PSYC-179
3 credit
s
Environmental Psychology
   
PSYC-716
3 credits

Abnormal Psychology Writing – 3 crs.
The psychology of behavior disorders taught with an emphasis on writing papers.  Limited enrollment.

   

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