Examines how drugs effect neurotransmitter systems to control behavior. Emphasizes neurochemical and neuroanatomical explanations of pharmacological effects. Examines the major classes of psychoactive drugs with respect to the mechanism of action of,the drug and what the drug effect reveals about normal central nervous system functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 211 or consent of instructor. Annually.
Surveys the principal forms of behavior disorders, emphasizing their etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Each semester.
The scientific study of social behavior and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Annually.
Intro To Psy Test
Covers the nature and use of tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, interests, and achievement. Students prepare behavior objectives, construct tests of items which sample the objectives, administer the tests, and analyze the results.Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230, or the permission of the instructor. On demand.
Focuses on a single, broad contemporary issue of current interest in psychology and related fields of study. Course content varies from semester to semester. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: PSY 211. On demand.
Examines information processing, human memory, attention, mental representation, problem solving, and intelligence, to understand the complexities of human cognitive processes. Considers contemporary and historical models of mind to determine their usefulness in understanding the psychological bases of thinking. Prerequisite: PSY 211. Annually.
Intro Counseling & Psychothpy
Introduces students to basic methods in counseling and psychotherapy. Students will practice entry-level writing and communication skills with peers under close supervision. Annually.
Reviews the emerging field of Forensic Psychology, including issues related to legal competency, insanity plea, eyewitness testimony, determination of ""truth" criminal profiling, jury selection, discrimination, sexual harrassment, and child custodydetermination with a focus on the role of the professional Psychologist in these areas. Prerequisite: PSY 211
App Of Behavioral Prin
Assists students in applying general behavioral principles to personal change as well as to change that they initiate with clients in entry-level human services positions. Prerequisite: Nine hours in psychology or by permission of instructor. Annuall,y.
Research In Gender Psych
Students will conduct empirical research on gender as a biological, psychological, and social experience. Through reading, lecture, and discussion they will have the opportunity to compare the results of their own investigations to those found in both classic and current studies of gender. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and a course in statistics (PSY 230, MATH 221, or ECON 221)|
Students explore an area of special interest in depth for variable credit under the supervision of a member of the department and with approval of the chairperson. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: PSY 211.
Indiv Research Project
Students conduct research under the direction of an individual faculty member in the department. Work culminates in a paper of professional quality. Students present their research in a public forum. Registration requires prior approval of instructor,". Taught on an individual instruction basis. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, 251, and approval of instructor. As approved.
Tests & Measurements In Psych
Reviews theories of test construction and measurement theory with application to Psychological tests and research instruments. Students will develop an instrument and provide data to support its reliability and validity. Prerequisite: a course in,statistics or by permission of instructor.
Analyzes the physical and biological mechanisms underlying behavior. Includes drugs and behavior, perception, emotions and motivation, sleep, learning and memory, language, psychopathology, etc. Introduces a variety of laboratory methods and techniques via demonstrations. Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Annually.
This course will focus on what is known about the human brain, particularly the neocortex, and how it effects behavior. The course will examine principles of brain function, basics of neurological examination, and the structural-functional relationships emerging from the frontiers of neuroscience, particularly the study of the human neocortex.
Surveys several of the major theories of personality development and structure from the classic ideas of Freud and Jung to the current cognitive theories of Bandura. Also covers trait and humanistic approaches. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and 6 credit hour,s in Psychology or permission of instructor. Annually.
Learning and Memory
Surveys attempts to understand and explain learning and memory. Emphasizes a comparison of current theories and their implications when applied to forms of learning and memory from the simple to the complex. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Annually.
History And Systems
Examines the foundations of psychological thought and its development from Greek civilization through the reformation and to a period of quasi-maturity in the formal system of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251. Annually.
Examines the sensory-perceptual processes with a view to understanding their structure, properties, and role in psychological functioning. Emphasizes physiological processes involved in sensation and their concomitant limitations on the psychological processes of perception. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Every other year.
Theories Of Counseling
Introduces the field of counseling and psychotherapy. Surveys the major models in the field, with focus on assumptions and applications in a variety of settings. Covers professional issues, ethics, and current topics. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 354 (or approval of instructor). Each semester.
Adult Development and Aging
Study of the changes in human behavior from late adulthood until death. Emphasizes the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of later life. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260. Annually.
Applies what students have learned about psychological theory and practice to controversial issues, with the intent of developing students' expertise in psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251. Annually.
Intro To Cln Child Psy
Introduces clinical work with children. Includes major diagnostic categories and theories of etiology related to clinical problems in children, as well as an overview of evaluation methods and treatment modalities designed specifically for children.Covers professional issues and ethics related to child clinical psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260; PSY 331 is recommended; (or approval of instructor). Annually.
The area of psychology that is concerned with the interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors that influence people's health and susceptibility to illness. Discusses health promotion and illness prevention from a biopsychosocial perspective. Examines extensively the relationship between stress and illness, and discusses medical compliance, the Type A Behavior Pattern, and patient physician interactions. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230 & 251. On demand.
Supr Field Experience
In consultation with the instructor prior to registration, students select a human or community service agency. Requires 10 hours per week. Students observe and experience skills needed in the helping professions. May be repeated once for credit butmust be used under free electives the second time. Open to students in education, health, and human service programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing, PSY 211, and at least one of PSY 350, 380, 464, 467. Each semester.
Russ Lang & Cult I
Russ Lang & Cult II
Russ Lang & Cult III