PSYCHLGY 1130 3 credits General Psychology
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the language and methods of psychology and to examine factors affecting human behavior in the areas of motivation, development, intelligence, personality and abnormal behavior. (Fall,Spring, most Summers)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
PSYCHLGY 2010 1 credit Careers in Counseling and Human Services
Career fields open to individuals with a bachelor's degree in psychology are explored through field trips, invited speakers, and individual research. While the focus is on counseling and human services positions, applications in business settings are also included. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130
PSYCHLGY 2030 3 credits Psychology of Personal Adjustment
Surveys the varieties of psychological adjustment from healthy to abnormal coping styles. Includes theoretical underpinnings of personality, the influence of socialization, the issues involved in stress and stress management techniques, and practical applications of psychological principles to everyday living. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130
PSYCHLGY 2230 3 credits Introduction to Experimental Psychology
Commitment to a scientific approach to understanding behavior is what unifies psychology as a profession. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic research methodology of experimental psychology. Course topics include the process of conducting and evaluating research, ethical issues, and the American Psychological Association conventions for the presentation and publication of scholarly materials. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 with a "C" or better and MATH 15 or MATH 1530 or mathematics proficiency level of 15 or above
PSYCHLGY 2530 3 credits Psychology of Women
Explores the shaping of women's behaviors and self-concepts by biological and social influences. Also covers the empirical support for and against gender-related differences in behavior and thought patterns. (Fall,Spring, most Summers)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: WOMSTD 2530
GE: "Gender Studies, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or one course in women's studies
PSYCHLGY 3000 3 credits Cognitive Psychology
An analysis of how information about the environment is received, organized, interpreted, stored and recalled, and how these functions affect the behavioral capacities of the individual. (Every third semester)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 2230
PSYCHLGY 3010 3 credits Industrial Psychology
This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply the principles of psychology to the work place. Students will engage in role play, team debates, and group discussions. Topics to be addressed include employee motivation, leadership, personality types at work, interpersonal communication, group dynamics and much more. Students will acquire the skills necessary to succeed in today's work force. (Not currently offered regularly)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and second semester sophomore standing
PSYCHLGY 3030 3 credits Learning and Behavior
Basic theoretical principles and empirical investigations in the area of learned and unlearned behavior in animals, with applications to human behavior. (Every third semester)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 2230
PSYCHLGY 3130 3 credits Child Psychology
Surveys the psychological facts, principles, and methods relative to child development from conception to the onset of puberty. (Fall,Spring, most Summers)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and sophomore standing
PSYCHLGY 3230 3 credits Adolescent Psychology
The physical, emotional, social and intellectual characteristics and problems of the adolescent. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and sophomore standing
PSYCHLGY 3330 3 credits Psychological Measurement
A survey of psychological testing with emphasis on the evaluation, administration, interpretation and statistical analysis of the results of psychological measuring devices and techniques. (Not currently offered regularly)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130, MATH 1830 and junior standing
PSYCHLGY 3430 3 credits Physiological Psychology
Basic anatomy and function of the nervous system; research bearing on the role of physical mechanisms underlying perception, emotion, motivation and learning. (Every third semester)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 2230 (for biology majors - P: PSYCHLGY 1130 AND either BIOLOGY 1650 or BIOLOGY 2340 or both BIOLOGY 2140 and BIOLOGY 2240)
PSYCHLGY 3530 3 credits Social Psychology
Communication, socialization, and the function of the individual in the group; motivation, attitudes, value, leadership, conformity, prejudices and stereotypes, and the social influences they have on the function and development of the self and personality. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and sophomore standing
PSYCHLGY 3630 3 credits The Psychology of Human Sexuality
Why and how we behave sexually, male-female differences, the development and changing of sexual values; many variations of sexual behavior and sex crimes. (Fall, Spring, occasional Summer)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: sophomore standing to enroll in this class
PSYCHLGY 3830 3 credits Psychology and Religion
A survey of the relationships between psychology and religion; mysticism and behaviorism; religious healing and psychotherapy. The psychology underlying religious beliefs and practices. (Every two years)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130
PSYCHLGY 3960 2 credits Behavioral Research I
Studies of research methodology, ethics, and applied statistics will result in the design of a research proposal approved by your instructor and by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB). Activities throughout the semester will focus on the development of critical thinking skills. Behavioral Research II (Psychlgy 3970) should be taken in the semester immediately following this course. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 2230 with a "C" or better and MATH 1830 and Psychology major or consent of department chair
PSYCHLGY 3970 3 credits Behavioral Research II
Behavioral Research II should be taken in the semester immediately following Behavioral Research I (Psychlgy 3960). The research project designed in Psychlgy 3960 will be implemented. Students will complete data collection and analysis, prepare a manuscript in APA format, and present their research. Competencies with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and with the critical assessment of research will be developed. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 1830 and PSYCHLGY 3960 with a "C" or better, a Psychology major or consent of department chair
PSYCHLGY 3990 3 credits Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
The purpose of this course is to provide a general introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of gerontology and examine the biological, social and psychological dimensions of adult development. While the primary focus is on an examination of the theoretical and empirical research on the aging process, students will also have the opportunity to be exposed to aging from an experiential perspective. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and sophomore standing
PSYCHLGY 4020 1 - 3 credits Contemporary Issues in Psychology
This course provides students an opportunity to explore the current issues of academic and applied psychology through research and discussion. May be taken more than once if topic is different. (Every two years)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and other prerequisites as appropriate to the topic
PSYCHLGY 4030 3 credits Theories of Personality
Theories of Personality introduces students to the major domains of personality theory (biological, dispositional, cognitive, and sociocultural) and current research in personality. Special topics in personality research will be addressed, such as the self, emotion, interpersonal issues, and sex differences. (Every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and junior standing
PSYCHLGY 4330 3 credits History and Systems of Psychology
This course is designed to provide a detailed account of the history of psychology. It encompasses both the philosophical antecedents of modern psychology as well as the influential pioneers in the field of psychology. (Every Spring, every other Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 2230 and a minimum of twelve 3000 level or higher credits in psychology or consent of instructor
PSYCHLGY 4430 3 credits Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of abnormal behavior; biological and social factors in the genesis of behavioral, emotional and personality disorders. Brain disorders, psychoses, and substance abuse are also presented and discussed. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and junior standing
PSYCHLGY 4660 1 - 8 credits Cooperative Field Experience
Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperating agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the assignment, type of experience, number of credits, & evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement (learning contract) between the student & department. Minimum prerequisites for enrollment in Cooperative Field Experience include but are not limited to the following: 1)Completion of at least 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.50 overall & a minimum GPA of 3.00 for courses completed within the Psychology Department. 2)Completion of 15 credits of appropriate course work in psychology. 3)Completion of all general requirements in English, speech & mathematics. 4)Student must obtain recommendations from 2 psychology faculty members. 5)Approval of the departmental chairperson, as well as the CFE supervisor. Four credits may be completed toward requirements for the major; up to 3 credits may count toward requirements for the minor; up to 8 credits may count toward the 120 required for graduation. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing
PSYCHLGY 4730 1 - 3 credits Individual Study in Psychology
(Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: senior standing; 20 credits in Psych; 2.50 miminum gpa; 3.00 gpa in Psych; completion of all general university requirements in english, speech and math
PSYCHLGY 4830 3 credits Psychology and the Law
Modern psychological principles in law enforcement, correction and treatment, and the delinquent and criminal personality with a survey of predictive instruments and special problems. (Every two years)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and junior standing
PSYCHLGY 4840 3 credits Substance Abuse I: Theory and Assessment
This course is designed to provide an overview of basic psychopharmacology, recreational drug use, substance abuse, and dependency. Included in this approach will be coverage of addiction theory, prevention, and assessment. Particular attention will be paid to risk and protective factors associated with abuse and dependency. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: CRIMLJUS 4840
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMJUS 1130, PSYCHLGY 1130 or SOCIOLGY 1030 and junior standing; a biology course is recommended
PSYCHLGY 4850 3 credits Substance Abuse II: Intervention and Special Populations
This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental theories, principles, and techniques of substance abuse counseling. In addition to gaining theoretical knowledge of recognized substance abuse counseling interventions, students will also practice these intervention skills in class. Issues related to case management will be covered including treatment planning, goal setting, continual assessment, referral, record management, and written documentation. Particular attention will be paid to addressing the application of these interventions and case management procedures to culturally diverse special populations. Ethical issues related to substance use and professional responsibility will also be discussed. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 4840 or CRIMLJUS 4840
PSYCHLGY 4930 3 credits Techniques of Counseling
Survey of procedures used by psychologists, including counseling and limited psychodiagnostics. Practice procedures and applications are also emphasized. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: nine credits in psychology and junior standing
PSYCHLGY 4940 3 credits Advanced Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
This course provides students opportunities to expand, implement and refine counseling skills. It affords opportunities for students to learn more advanced techniques, as well as to practice basic counseling skills. The course covers processes of counseling, ethical considerations, theoretical applications, and special populations. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 4930 or COUNSLED 7020 or consent of instructor
PSYCHLGY 4950 3 credits Human Service Work with Groups and Organizations
Expands upon the approaches learned in Psychology 4930 and extends them to work with families, groups, organizations, and the community. Students learn the assessment and intervention techniques used by human services workers. This course emphasizes the general systems theory and the ecological perspective. (Every other Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PSYCHLGY 4930 or COUNSLED 7020 or consent of instructor