HPU Undergraduate Bulletin 2019-2020

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Psychology

PSY 4510. Learning and Memory. A comprehensive study of the literature on learning and memory including cognitive and neural organization of memory, mechanisms of remembering and forgetting, and why people sometimes falsely remember events that never happened. The course integrates theory and empirical research with application to everyday memory situations. Students can expect direct experience with common tasks used in research. Prerequisites: PSY 2000 and PSY 2500. Course is offered in the spring of odd-numbered years. Four credits. PSY 4610. Drugs and Human Behavior. Examines the basic principles of psychopharmacology and the effects of psychoactive drugs on human nervous system functioning, emotion, thought, and behavior. Historical and current patterns of drug use are explored, with an emphasis on drugs of abuse and their effects on individuals. The effects, applications, and abuse of several drug classifications are studied, including but not limited to stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, depressants, and alcohol.

Relationships and applications to several areas of psychology are discussed, as are general issues in prevention and treatment. Prerequisites: PSY 2000 and PSY 2600. Course is offered in the fall of even-numbered years. Four credits. PSY 4620. Clinical Neuropsychology. This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of brain-behavior relationships and apply this knowledge to the clinical assessment and treatment of patients with neurological diseases, conditions, and/or damage. This course provides an overview of functional neuroanatomy, thoroughly examines several pathological conditions of the central nervous system and their associated cognitive, emotional, and behavioral correlates, and reviews through the necessary components of neuropsychological assessment. Prerequisites: PSY 2600. Course is offered in the spring of odd-numbered years. Four credits. PSY 4710-4750. Student Intern Program. Three, four, six, eight, ten, or twelve credits.