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Psychology C. Applications of Psychology Choose 8 credits from the following courses: PSY 4110. Undergraduate Research (no more than 4 credits will count toward the Psychology major) PSY 4120-4130. Independent Study (4) PSY 4190. Psychological Testing (4) PSY 4200. Counseling and Psychotherapy (4) PSY 4210. Personality and Psychopathology (4) PSY 4301. Family Dynamics (4) PSY 4311. Cognitive Development (4) PSY 4342. Cognitive Aging (4) PSY 4430. Social Influence (4) PSY 4450. Organizational Behavior (4) PSY 4510. Learning and Memory (4) PSY 4610. Drugs and Human Behavior (4) PSY 4710-4750. Student Internship Program (no more than 4 credits will count toward the Psychology major) PSY 4880. Special Topics (4) Required supporting courses: BIO 1100, BIO 1399, or BIO/PHS 2060. Human Physiology Note: PSY 2100 has a prerequisite of MTH 1130 or higher. Note: All psychology majors are expected to complete the Psychology Department Assessment Packet, including the Major Field Test, during their final semester before graduation. Please see your advisor for details. Requirements for a Minor in Psychology (20 credits) PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology     8 credits at the PSY 2000 level (excluding PSY 2000)    8 credits at the PSY 3000/4000 level

Course Descriptions PSY 2000. Introduction to Psychology. An introduction to the major theories, concepts, and applications of psychological topics, including neuropsychology, sensation and perception, human development, learning and memory, social, personality, and psychological disorders and therapy. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on understanding the link between theory and real-world application of psychological principles. Students also participate in experiential research activities, which include research studies, reading journal articles, attending psychology media presentations or guest speaker presentations. Course is offered in the fall and spring. Four credits. [S]


PSY 2100. Statistics for Psychology. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used by psychologists, including measures of central tendency, variability, t-tests, correlation, regression, and analyses of variance. Emphasis is on hypothesis testing, interpretation, and application in psychological research. Students are introduced to psychological research methods and learn to use statistical software for analyses. Prerequisites: MTH 1130 or higher. Course is offered in the fall and spring. Four credits. PSY 2200. Personality Psychology. A survey of the major approaches to the study of human personality. Focusing on individual differences in affect, behavior, and cognition, the course reviews classic and contemporary personality perspectives, including the biological, trait, behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and phenomenological perspectives. Students develop an understanding of the tools and methods currently used to assess and study personality and learn to evaluate the relevant scientific research. The relative validity of self-reports, informant reports, behavioral measures, and life outcomes as measures of personality is examined. Special attention is given to an examination of how personality is manifest in everyday life. Prerequisite: PSY 2000. Course is offered in the spring. Four credits. PSY 2250. Abnormal Psychology. The study of abnormal behavior and psychological disorders. Clinical assessment and diagnostic methods are discussed. The major categories of psychopathology in the DSM are reviewed including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. Special emphasis is placed on causes, diagnostic features, and current methods of treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 2000. Course is offered in the fall. Four credits. PSY 2300. Lifespan Development. An integrative introduction into the theories, concepts and applied issues related to the study of the human lifespan. The course provides a balanced examination of the developmental processes that underlie child, adolescentand adult development. Special emphasisis placed on an examination of how biological precursors, as well as social and cultural experiences can shape an individual’s development throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: PSY 2000. Course is offered in the spring. Four credits. PSY 2400. Social Psychology. An examination of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another in various social contexts. The course emphasis is applying the scientific method to the study of social perception and cognition, attitudes and persuasion, interpersonal attraction,

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Undergraduate Bulletin 2016 2017  

Undergraduate Bulletin 2016 2017