Psychology (PSY)

Psychology

Course Information Cr Hrs
PSY-100 Psychology of Personal Adjustment

This course introduces the psychological principles that contribute to the well-adjusted personality. It explores how to integrate these principles into an explanation of human adjustment and apply them to stress and mood management, human relationships, self-esteem and personal adjustment.

 

3-3-0
PSY-110 Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an introduction to psychology including history and systems, physiology, human growth and development, sensation and perception, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, personality, adjustment, psychopathology, industrial and social psychology.

 

3-3-0
PSY-130 Life Span Developmental Psychology

This course is a study of human life span development, including the physical, emotional, cognitive and social developments and changes from conception through death.

3-3-0
PSY-210 Research Methods for Behaavioral Science

This course will explore the basic principles underlying the design of empirical studies and the relationship between research design and statistical analysis. It will familiarize students with a variety of basic research methods and the mechanics and structure of empirical journal articles. Students will design and conduct a research project.

 

 Prerequisites: PSY 110, ENG 101, MTH 105 or higher.
3-3-0
PSY-220 Statistics for Behavioral ScienceIn this course you will learn about statistics that allow researchers to describe and summarize data and distinguish between chance and systematic effects in typical experimental contexts. The lab portion involves applications of the concepts and procedures utilizing the SPSS statistical package.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in Eng 101, PSY 110 or SOC 101, MTH 105.
4-3-2
PSY-255 Psychology of Work Behavior

This course provides an introduction to the concepts used in industrial and organizational psychology. Specifically, employee selection, performance appraisal, training, motivation, workplace health and consumer behavior are included.

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-260 Child Psychology

This course is the study of developmental psychology as it relates to the child from conception to middle childhood. It will cover the biological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional and cultural development of the child as well as family and social influences such as discipline and abuse.

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-265 Psychology of Adolescents

This course is the study of developmental psychology as it relates to the adolecent and the transition from childhood to adulthood. It will cover the biological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and cultural development of the adolescent and issues such as attitudes, interest, and socialization specific to the adolescent.

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-270 Psychology of Aging

This course explores the mental, biological, physical, emotional, social and personality development as one ages, as well as mental health and coping. It considers psychological changes in adulthood, middle age and late adulthood.

 

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-275 Consumer Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the concepts used in consumer psychology. This course explores such concepts as buying habits of consumers, advertising styles of organizations and the methods of interactions between them.

 

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-280 Social Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the psychology of social behavior. Systematic consideration of such concepts as social influence, conformity and deviation, social attitudes and prejudice, socialization and personality, communication and propaganda, morals, ethics and qualities of leadership are included.

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0
PSY-285 Abnormal Psychology

This course provides an examination of psychological disorders as well as the theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology.  Emphasis is placed on the terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. 

 Prerequisite: PSY 110.
3-3-0