Psychology and Social Work
PSY-100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include the neurobiological basis of behavior; perception; development; learning; memory and thinking; motivation; personality; normal and abnormal behavior; psychotherapy; and social factors in behavior.
PSY-200 Statistical Methods in Psychology (3 credit hours )
A survey of the fundamental techniques for describing and analyzing behavioral data. The course considers measures of central tendency and deviation, linear and function-free correlation, hypothesis testing, nonparametric techniques, and analysis of variance. Basic computer skills required. Prerequisite: PSY-100.
PSY-312 Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the psychological and educational issues associated with the major exceptionalities. Field observation is often a component of this course. Prerequisite: PSY-100 or EDU-234. For more information, click here.
PSY-332 Perception (3 credit hours)
A study of the visual and auditory senses and how they function. How needs, desires, expectations, and previous experiences influence perception. Understanding of the principles of psychophysics. The course also focuses on cognitive factors in perception. Prerequisite: PSY-100.
PSY-340 Community Field Experience (1–3 credit hours)
A field experience in psychology involving the application of knowledge and skills in community agencies, mental health services, business, government, educational, or laboratory settings that provides students with exposure to and experience in the profession of psychology. Attendance at seminar group meetings as scheduled and completion of written project assignments is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Instructor’s consent required. Students must discuss their placement intentions with the instructor during the semester BEFORE the field experience is to take place. Prerequisite: PSY-100. Course fee assessed.
PSY-410 Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
A study of the theories and research relevant to interpersonal influence, the ways in which an individual is influenced by other people. Topics include: attitude change, conformity, interpersonal attraction, self consistency, aggression, altruism, and social cognition. Prerequisite: PSY-100. For more information, click here.
PSY-430 History and Systems in Psychology (3 credit hours)
The focus of this course is the historical genesis of current concerns in psychology. Particular emphasis will be placed on the seminal work of the late 19th- and early 20th-century psychological pioneers. Prerequisite: PSY-100. For more information, click here.
PSY-432 Memory, Language and Cognition (3 credit hours)
A survey of the major theories and empirical findings in the field. Emphasis is placed on the active strategies and thought processes used in remembering, speaking and understanding language, reading, concept learning, and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSY-100.
PSY-499 Research in Psychology (1–3 credit hours)
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute an original research project that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. A research proposal form completed by the student and the faculty mentor is required for registration. Open to junior and senior psychology majors or minors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six semester hours. Prerequisites: PSY-100, PSY-200 and PSY-300.
|Full Summer||PSY-340-A||Community Field Experience||Edwards||1-3|
|Full Summer||PSY-499-A||Research in Psychology||O'Dekirk||1-3||SELF||SCHED|
|Full Summer||PSY-340-A||Community Field Experience||Edwards||1-3||OFF||CAMPUS|
|First Six Week||PSY-200-A||Statistical Methods in Psy||O'Dekirk||3||LED||110||MTWH||3:30 PM||5:00 PM|
|First Six Week||PSY-332-A||Perception||O'Dekirk||3||LED||101||MTWHF||1:00 PM||2:30 PM|
|First Three Week||PSY-312-A||
Psych of Exceptional Indiv
|First Three Week||PSY-432-A||Memory, Lang & Cognition||O'Dekirk||3||LED||101||MTWHF||8:30 AM||11:20 AM|
|Second Three Week||PSY-100-A||Introduction to Psychology||O'Dekirk||3||LED||101||MTWHF||8:30 AM||11:20 AM|
|Second Three Week||PSY-312-B||Psych of Exceptional Indiv (Online)||Fairbank||3||Online|
|Second Three Week||PSY-430-A||History and Systems in Psy (Online)||Edwards||3||Online|
|Third Three Week||PSY-312-C||
Psych of Exceptional Indiv
|Third Three Week||PSY-410-A||Social Psychology (Online)||Edwards||3||
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