PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
Survey of the contemporary science of psychology. Topics covered include the brain basis of mind, sensation and perception, learning and memory, thinking, social psychology, developmental psychology, and psychopathology.
PSY 209 - Statistics for Social Sciences
Students learn quantitative methods for describing empirical phenomena and testing hypothesized relationships between variables and differences between groups. The emphasis is on methods commonly used in psychology. Prerequisite: MTH 105 or equivalent.
PSY 210 - Research Design
A crucial study of experimental methods, problems, materials, results and conclusions. Students will learn how to collect and analyze data and how to prepare experimental research reports using APA guidelines. Recommended for psychology majors only. Prerequisite: PSY 209
PSY 250 - Psychology Internship
A supervised practical experience in a professional setting. The experience can include observing, assisting, assuming regular duties, or pursuing a special project topic. Permission of the instructor is required.
PSY 311- Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Considers biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development from birth until the end of life. Students will learn how these domains act in concert to influence development.
PSY 312 -Learning
Survey and analysis of major classical and contemporary learning theories. Attention is directed to experimental research using animal and human subjects.
PSY 313 - Cognitive Psychology
This course critically examines convergent experimental evidence contributing to understanding of the fundamental cognitive processes, including those involved in attention, perception, memory, problem solving and decision making, and language.
PSY 314 - Biological Psychology
This course addresses findings of neuroscience, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience involved in the biological bases of fundamental psychological processes, including sensation and perception, action, memory, language and higher cognition.
PSY 315 - Social Psychology
Traditionally, social psychology has taken an experimental approach to studying the effects of the presence, characteristics and behaviors of other people on an individual. After examining research findings and theoretical systems generated by this tradition, its assumptions and methods will be critically assessed and alternative perspectives examined.
PSY 350 - Development I: Child Psychology
Students will study cognitive and psychosocial development from the prenatal period through the onset of puberty. Small research projects provide first hand experience in collecting data, and observing the abilities and behaviors of children of different ages.
PSY 360 - Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to the study of psychopathology. Focuses on theoretical models of abnormal behavior as they relate to the definition, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders. Diagnostic classification, behavioral, and biological features of the major syndromes of psychopathology emphasized.
PSY 393 - Seminar in Psychology
Topical courses for advanced students are offered on demand.
PSY 411 - Psychology Research Project I
This course will culminate in a written research proposal for an empirical project. Students will identify an area of interest, review the literature, determine the hypothesis to be tested, and describe the necessary materials, method, and expected results. This course is to be taken in the junior year. Prerequisite: PSY 210.
PSY 412 - Psychology Research Project II
Students will complete the empirical study that they designed in PSY 411. This includes the gathering and analysis of data and the writing and presentation of a final research report. Prerequisite: PSY 411.
PSY 472 - Psychological Tests and Measurements
This course is intended to facilitate students’ understanding of theories and methods underlying psychological assessment. After learning about the theory of measurement with an emphasis on reliability and validity, students will evaluate, administer and interpret widely accepted measurement instruments including intelligence, personality, and aptitude tests. Prerequisite: PSY 209.
PSY 499 - History and Systems of Psychology
The history of psychology from the ancient Greek period through the contemporary era is surveyed. Major approaches to psychology are addressed, each in its historical context, offering an understanding of the intellectual development of the discipline. This provides a foundation for more thorough study of particular aspects of psychology and for research which understands itself historically.
PSY 597 - Special Topics
Special study of topics in psychology. Supervised independent studies require permission of the instructor.
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