Psychology (PSYC)

110 General Psychology (3) Introduction to the methods and findings in psychology with emphasis on the origins, research methods and goals of psychological science, biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory and information processing, cognition, language, cognitive development, and social and personality development.

120 General Psychology (3) Introduction to the methods and findings in psychology with emphasis on motivation and emotion, personality theories, psychological testing, psychopathology and therapy, attitudes and social perception, social relations, group influence, and altered states of consciousness.

110H-120H Honors: General Psychology (3, 3) Limited class size, extensive discussion, writing assignments, and research projects are featured. Open to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability. Prereq: Departmental approval.

290 General Experimental Psychology (4) An overview of experimental methodology and research in the behavioral sciences. Essay examinations are given. Students write a comprehensive research paper and several laboratory reports in the publication format of the American Psychological Association. Speaking assignments are required. Three one-hour lectures and one one-hour lab. Prereq: PSYC 110-120.

295 Statistical Methods (3) An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on central tendency, variability, student’s t, probability, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and nonparametric tests. Prereq: Three hours lower division psychology and MATH 140.

310 Human Relations and Personal Adjustment (3) A study covering principles and practices of human relations skills in organizations and of personal adjustment in everyday life. Motivation and leadership, communication skills and transactional analysis, assertiveness, stress management, and self-concept development.

311 Human Relations for Staff (3) A course covering principles and practices of human relations skills in organizations. Content of course aimed at administrators and staff in university settings. Motivation and leadership, communication skills and transactional analysis, assertiveness, stress management, and self-concept development. Pass-Fail credit.

312 Social Psychology (3) A study of social influences on human behavior. Attitudes, conformity, prosocial and antisocial behavior, prejudice, interpersonal perception and attraction, leadership, persuasion, and group dynamics. Lectures and readings are supplemented by measurement of social behavior in class projects. Writing requirements include essay examination questions and research papers. Prereq: Three hours general psychology or general sociology. (Same as SOC 312)

313 Developmental Psychology (3) A theoretical and empirical study of human cognitive, social, and personality development. Primary emphasis on psychological growth and change in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Lectures and readings are supplemented by individual projects involving observation and measurement of behavior in natural settings. Writing requirements include essay examination questions and research papers. Prereq: PSYC 110.

320 Learning and Motivation (4) A survey and critical analysis of theoretical issues, empirical findings, and research methods in the psychology of learning and motivation. Essay examinations are given. Students write a comprehensive research paper and several laboratory reports in the publication format of the American Psychological Association. Three one-hour Iectures and one one-hour lab. Prereq: PSYC 290 and 295.

330 Applied Behavior Analysis (4) An in-depth view of the history, principles, procedures, and clinical applications of techniques based on learning theory. The student will be expected to design, conduct, and write up several behavioral-intervention projects involving children or adults. Three one-hour lectures and one one-hour practicum. Prereq: PSYC 290 and 295.

340 Industrial and Personnel Psychology (3) Psychology of employee selection, training, proficiency evaluation, motivation, morale, and reactions to working conditions. Speaking assignments are required. Prereq: PSYC 110-120.

350 Abnormal Psychology (3) A study of the biological and psychological factors underlying abnormal behavior. The dynamics of psychological models, patterns of abnormal behavior and non-technical discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Prereq: PSYC 110-120.

360 The Psychology of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (3) A consideration of addiction variables, treatment procedures, and research studies in the psychology of alcoholism and drug addiction.

370 Psychology of Women (3) This course concerns psychological approaches to studying women. It examines relevant theory and research. Topics include identity and self-concept, relationships and power, sexuality, parenting, work, mental health and women of color.

430 Science and Human Values (3) An examination of the philosophical foundations of the scientific enterprise with particular emphasis on the social/value implications of the natural, biological, social, and behavioral sciences. (Same as PHIL 430)

440 Directed Reading in Psychology (3) In-depth investigation of selected topics under supervision of staff members By arrangement. Prereq: Junior or senior standing, minimum average of 3.00, instructor’s approval.

445 Undergraduate Research Participation (3) Experience in active research projects involving supervision of staff members. By arrangement. Prereq: Junior or senior standing, minimum average of 3.00, instructor’s approval.

450 Theories of Personality (3) A critical review of historical and contemporary personality theories. Psychoanalytic, constitutional, actualization, and field-theoretical and learning-theory views. Prereq: PSYC 120 and PSYC 350 or instructor’s approval.

470 Physiological Psychology (4) A systematic study of the nervous system and other physiological correlates of behavior. Three one-hour lectures and one one-hour lab. Prereq: PSYC 290 and 295.

475 History of Psychology (3) A comprehensive survey of the historical antecedents of modern psychology with emphasis on both scientific and philosophical origins. Essay examinations are given. Students write a comprehensive research paper. Prereq: Six hours upper-division psychology.

480 Senior Seminar (3) A detailed review of methods, content, and issues in psychology. Active student participation, including oral presentation of papers. For psychology majors only. Prereq: Eighteen hours upper-division psychology or instructor’s approval.

490 Field Work in Psychology (1-3) Supervised field work placements available for students who want to explore career options in clinical or industrial psychology. Prereq: Junior or senior standing and instructor’s approval. Course may be repeated with total credits not to exceed six (6) hours.

701 Directed Studies in Psychology (3) Directed study into the different subject matter areas of psychology.

 



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