Psychology Courses (PSYC)

  1. 101 General Psychology
  2. 215 Learning and Memory and Lab
  3. 260 Developmental Psychology
  4. 300 Professional Seminar
  5. 303 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  6. 305 Adulthood and Aging
  7. 309 Abnormal Psychology
  8. 312 Experimental Psychology and Lab
  9. 315 Theories of Personality
  10. 316 Experimental Social Psychology and Lab
  11. 333 Cognitive Psychology and Lab
  12. 344 Introduction to Behavior Modification
  13. 401 History and Systems of Psychology
  14. 405 Psychology of Gender
  15. 411 Psychological Testing
  16. 421 Psychology of Counseling and Lab
  17. 422 Group Counseling
  18. 432 Brain and Behavior and Lab
  19. 450 Psychology Capstone
  20. 461 Special Topics
  21. 462 Internship in Psychology
  22. 463 Research in Psychology

101 General Psychology

4 Credits

This course is an introductory overview of the field of psychology which includes discussion of research methodology, brain and behavior, sensation perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory, personality, abnormal behavior and social psychology.

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215 Learning and Memory and Lab

4 Credits

This course is concerned with the principles of classical and operant conditioning and how these theoretical principles are applied in explaining such varied phenomena as drug addiction, taste aversions, self-control and memory processes.

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260 Developmental Psychology

4 Credits

A general study of the various physical, cognitive, social and psychological forces which shape human development from conception through old age.

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300 Professional Seminar

2 Credits

This course is concerned with career development, professional skills in psychology, work at the baccalaureate level, graduate school and ethics within psychology.

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303 Child and Adolescent Psychology

4 Credits

A general study of the child and adolescent's physical, cognitive, psychological, social and emotional development.

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305 Adulthood and Aging

4 Credits

This course investigates the lifespan portion of early adulthood through death and includes discussions of the physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of aging. Discussions of theories and research related to aging process are included.

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309 Abnormal Psychology

4 Credits

A study of various psychological disorders including contributing factors, diagnosis and methods of treatment.

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312 Experimental Psychology and Lab

4 Credits

This research course stresses student involvement in all phases of simple human experimentation. Experiments are designed, conducted, analyzed and reported.

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315 Theories of Personality

4 Credits

Numerous personality strategies are discussed and compared including psychoanalytic, dispositional, phenomenological and behavioral.

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316 Experimental Social Psychology and Lab

4 Credits

The course is designed to empirically investigate how people influence and are influenced by others and our environment. Major topics include attraction, conformity, attribution and self.

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333 Cognitive Psychology and Lab

4 Credits

Explores the research and theories of human thinking, including attention, memory, decision making and problem solving. Students will engage in research projects that demonstrate the different influences in human thinking.

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344 Introduction to Behavior Modification

4 Credits

The application of learning theory and principles as they apply to desensitization, modeling, contingency management, self-control and cognitive behavior therapy.

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401 History and Systems of Psychology

4 Credits

A study of the history of psychology from the Greeks to the present time. Also included are the influences of men and women responsible for the major philosophic beliefs in psychology.

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405 Psychology of Gender

4 Credits

This course explores gender as a psychological and social factor that influences our experiences in a number of contexts. Students will explore the implications these individual differences have for the lives of women and men and for social scientific theory and inquiry.

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411 Psychological Testing

4 Credits

A study of the use, administration and interpretation of standardized psychological tests, including a study of norms, reliability, validity and ethics in testing.

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421 Psychology of Counseling and Lab

4 Credits

A study of the various theories of counseling and psychotherapy with basic training and listening and counseling skills. This is an excellent beginning course for counselors, but may also be valuable to anyone who would like to develop their listening, interaction and conceptualization skills involving human problems.

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422 Group Counseling

4 Credits

A study of the processes and practices related to group counseling.

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432 Brain and Behavior and Lab

4 Credits

A review of the principles and techniques of neuroscience.

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450 Psychology Capstone

2 Credits

An integrative education experience in which students read and discuss classic works of important psychologists through history.

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461 Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Discussion of current areas of inquiry in the field of psychology.

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462 Internship in Psychology

1-4 Credits

A practical supervised experience in one of the following areas: counseling agencies for students emphasizing in clinical or counseling training; in business and industry for those in industrial/organizational psychology.

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463 Research in Psychology

1-4 Credits

A supervised experience in conducting original psychological research. Students will design and conduct their own research project under the direction of a departmental faculty supervisor.

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