PSYC Psychology

PSYC   1101   Introduction to Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major concepts and findings in the fundamental subfields of psychology encouraging their application to the understanding of human behavior in everyday life.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   1101H, PSYC   1101S.

PSYC   1101H   Introduction to Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major concepts and findings in the fundamental subfields of psychology encouraging their application to the understanding of human behavior in everyday life.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   1101, PSYC   1101S.

PSYC   1101S   Introduction to Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major concepts and findings in the fundamental subfields of psychology encouraging their application to the understanding of human behavior in everyday life.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   1101H, PSYC   1101.

PSYC   2210   Careers in Psychology

1 Credit Hour.   1-2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Reviews research and theories of college student development, familiarizes students with career options in psychology, helps students clarify personal interests and career goals, and prepares them for job searching or admission to graduate school. Required of all psychology majors.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   2231   Psychological Statistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students learn to choose, execute, interpret, and present results for the statistical procedures most commonly used in psychological research.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101, MATH   1101, MATH   1111, MATH   1112, MATH   1113, MATH   1232, MATH   1441.

PSYC   3030   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on humanistic and transpersonal approaches to psychology, those "third" and "fourth" forces that offer a view of the person which goes beyond that offered by positivistic behavioral theory or by classical psychoanalytic theory.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3030S.

PSYC   3030S   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on humanistic and transpersonal approaches to psychology, those "third" and "fourth" forces that offer a view of the person which goes beyond that offered by positivistic behavioral theory or by classical psychoanalytic theory.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3030.

PSYC   3090   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

PSYC   3090S   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

PSYC   3130   Psychological Tests and Measurements

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of psychological assessment with emphasis on the construction of psychological tests.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101.

PSYC   3141   Research Methods in Psychology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Students learn the fundamental principles of research in psychology, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational approaches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101 and PSYC   2231.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3141H.

PSYC   3141H   Research Methods in Psychology

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Students learn the fundamental principles of research in psychology, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational approaches.

Prerequisite(s):A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101 and PSYC   2231.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3141.

PSYC   3230   Psychology of Adjustment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the factors that promote psychological adjustment with emphasis on self-help techniques.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   3231   Psychology of Religion

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the literature of the psychology of religion, including the functions of religiousness, types of religious experiences, religious motivation, and the relationship between religion and mental health.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3231H, RELS   3231.

PSYC   3231H   Psychology of Religion Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the literature of the psychology of religion, including the functions of religiousness, types of religious experiences, religious motivation, and the relationship between religion and mental health.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3231, RELS   3231.

PSYC   3232   Psychology of Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines biological and environmental determinants of gender, as well as, the role of gender in cognitive functioning, personality, physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, and work life.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3232H, INTS   3232.

PSYC   3232H   Psychology of Gender Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines biological and environmental determinants of gender, as well as, the role of gender in cognitive functioning, personality, physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, and work life.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3232.

PSYC   3234   Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to psychological study of behavior in the workplace, including application of psychology to such areas as personnel testing, job performance and employee morale.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   3235   Behavior Modification

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introductory survey of the application of learning principles and procedures used in the establishment, maintenance, and modification of complex human behavior in clinical situations, as well as the natural environment with particular attention given to ethical issues associated with the use of behavior change techniques.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   3236   Psychology of Substance Abuse

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive and critical analysis of the normative and deviant use of various substances with emphasis placed on substance use, misuse, and abuse within a framework integrating the psychological, social, and biological aspects of substance use throughout history, including stimulant, depressant, hallucinogenic, and psychotherapeutic drugs.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3236H.

PSYC   3236H   Substance Abuse (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive and critical analysis of the normative and deviant use of various substances with emphasis placed on substance use, misuse, and abuse within a framework integrating the psychological, social, and biological aspects of substance use throughout history, including stimulant, depressant, hallucinogenic, and psychotherapeutic drugs.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3236.

PSYC   3237   Psychology of Human Sexuality

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on sexual motivation, attraction and love, sexual orientation, sexual techniques, sexual morals and politics, paraphilia, erotica, sexual dysfunctions and therapy, and the place of sexuality in the experience of being human, with secondary attention given to sexual anatomy and physiology, and contraception.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3237H.

PSYC   3237H   Psyc of Human Sexuality Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on sexual motivation, attraction and love, sexual orientation, sexual techniques, sexual morals and politics, paraphilia, erotica, sexual dysfunctions and therapy, and the place of sexuality in the experience of being human, with secondary attention given to sexual anatomy and physiology, and contraception.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3237.

PSYC   3330   Abnormal Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide an introduction to the concepts of "normal" and "abnormal" behavior, the traditional categories of psychological disorders, and the etiology of these disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3330S.

PSYC   3330H   Abnormal Psychology Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide an introduction to the concepts of "normal" and "abnormal" behavior, the traditional categories of psychological disorders, and the etiology of these disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3330, PSYC   3330S.

PSYC   3330S   Abnormal Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide an introduction to the concepts of "normal" and "abnormal" behavior, the traditional categories of psychological disorders, and the etiology of these disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3330, PSYC   3330H.

PSYC   3331   Child Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies psychological theories, research and application of psychology as these relate to the social and cognitive development of the child from conception through adolescence.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3331H.

PSYC   3331H   Child Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies psychological theories, research and application of psychology as these relate to the social and cognitive development of the child from conception through adolescence.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3331.

PSYC   3332   Psychology of Adolescence

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines theories and research on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development in adolescence, emphasizing normal development. This course will not satisfy the requirements in adolescent psychology or educational psychology for teacher certification.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   3333   Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides a comprehensive overview of normal human development from conception through old age.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3333H, PSYC   3333S.

PSYC   3333H   Lifespan Dev. Psych Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides a comprehensive overview of normal human development from conception through old age.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3333, PSYC   3333S.

PSYC   3333S   Lifespan Dev. Psych

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides a comprehensive overview of normal human development from conception through old age.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3333, PSYC   3333H.

PSYC   3334   Social Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the social determinants of human behavior and surveys current theories and findings in such major content areas as social cognition, attitudes, prejudice, gender roles, conformity, obedience, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and group influence.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3334H, PSYC   3334S.

PSYC   3334H   Social Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the social determinants of human behavior and surveys current theories and findings in such major content areas as social cognition, attitudes, prejudice, gender roles, conformity, obedience, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and group influence.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3333, PSYC   3334S.

PSYC   3334S   Social Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the social determinants of human behavior and surveys current theories and findings in such major content areas as social cognition, attitudes, prejudice, gender roles, conformity, obedience, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior, aggression, and group influence.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3334, PSYC   3334H.

PSYC   3335   Personality Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys research findings on selected aspects of personality, as well as determinants and development of personality, research methods, and personality assessments.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3335H.

PSYC   3335H   Personality Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys research findings on selected aspects of personality, as well as determinants and development of personality, research methods, and personality assessments.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3335.

PSYC   3336   Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on humanistic and transpersonal approaches to psychology, those "third" and "fourth" forces that offer a view of the person which goes beyond that offered by positivistic behavioral theory or by classical psychoanalytic theory.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3336H, RELS   3336.

PSYC   3336H   Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on humanistic and transpersonal approaches to psychology, those "third" and "fourth" forces that offer a view of the person which goes beyond that offered by positivistic behavioral theory or by classical psychoanalytic theory.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3336.

PSYC   3534   Psychology of Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction focusing on the psychological mechanisms underlying the acquisition and use of language from cognitive and social psychological perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade or "C" in PSYC   1101 or LING   3533 or LING   3630.

Cross Listing(s): LING   3534.

PSYC   3890   Research Experience

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students work with a faculty member on his/her research to gain experience on a research project.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3890H.

PSYC   3890H   Research Experience

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students work with a faculty member on his/her research to gain experience on a research project.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3890.

PSYC   4131   Advanced Psychological Statistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students learn to apply advanced statistical and research procedures used in psychology.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   3141.

PSYC   4143   Senior Research

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Students design, execute, write up, and present an original empirical research project.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   4131.

PSYC   4430   Cognitive Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores the nature of human intellectual functioning and the research methods for doing so.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4430H   Cognitive Psychology (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores the nature of human intellectual functioning and the research methods for doing so.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4431   Motivation and Emotion

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines theories and research in the areas of motivation and emotion, with emphasis on humans.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4432   Sensation and Perception

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Presents some fundamental concepts, methodologies, and research findings in the study of human sensory and perceptual functioning.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4433   Principles of Learning

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces the basic principles of learning and the scientific study of learning in humans and nonhumans.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4434   Animal Behavior

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of methods, theories, and research in animal behavior, with attention also being given to evolutionary theories of human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4436   Theories of Psychotherapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students with a comprehensive review of the major theoretical orientations used in the practice of psychotherapy, including issues related to psychotherapy research and the applicability of these theories to a range of clients.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4436H   Theories of Psychotherapy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students with a comprehensive review of the major theoretical orientations used in the practice of psychotherapy, including issues related to psychotherapy research and the applicability of these theories to a range of clients.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

PSYC   4630   Senior Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth exploration of the theory and research finding pertaining to a broad topic integrating various areas of psychology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   3141 and at least 17 hours of psychology.

PSYC   4730   Internship in Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Through both classroom and field work, students gain practical experience through volunteer field work in a setting related to psychology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PYSC 3141.

PSYC   4832   Directed Study

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Consists of in-depth investigation of an area within psychology not normally covered in the curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   4832H.

PSYC   4832H   Directed Study Honors

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Consists of in-depth investigation of an area within psychology not normally covered in the curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   4832.

PSYC   4841   Directed Research

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Under the supervision of a faculty member, the individual student completes all phases of a research project in an area of the student's interest.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   4131.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   4841H.

PSYC   4841H   Directed Research

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Under the supervision of a faculty member, the individual student completes all phases of a research project in an area of the student's interest.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   4131.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   4841.

PSYC   5030   Selected Topics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Scheduled on an irregular basis to explore special areas in psychology not offered in the regular curriculum and will carry a subtitle.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5030G.

PSYC   5230   Health Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the application of psychological principles in the treatment and prevention of health related problems.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC 5230G.

PSYC   5232   Psychology and Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of psycholegal research and scholarship.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5232G.

PSYC   5330   Psychology of Aging

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines developmental psychological processes in later adulthood, including changes with age in perception, intelligence, learning, memory, personality, and social behaviors.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC 5330G, PSYC   5330S.

PSYC   5330S   Psychology of Aging

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines developmental psychological processes in later adulthood, including changes with age in perception, intelligence, learning, memory, personality, and social behaviors.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5330, PSYC 5330G.

PSYC   5430   Physiological Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A broad survey of the nervous system with emphases on functional relationships between the nervous system and behavior and on the techniques and methods used to examine the physiological bases for human and nonhuman animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5430H, PSYC   5430S, PSYC 5430G.

PSYC   5430H   Physiological Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A broad survey of the nervous system with emphases on functional relationships between the nervous system and behavior and on the techniques and methods used to examine the physiological bases for human and nonhuman animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5430, PSYC   5430S, PSYC 5430G.

PSYC   5430S   Physiological Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A broad survey of the nervous system with emphases on functional relationships between the nervous system and behavior and on the techniques and methods used to examine the physiological bases for human and nonhuman animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5430, PSYC   5430H, PSYC 5430G.

PSYC   5431   Evolutionary Psychology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of methods and theories of the new field of evolutionary psychology emphasizing how human behavior and cognition develop from an interaction of life experiences with inherited interests, tendencies, and abilities that have been shaped by natural selection.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5431H, PSYC   5431G.

PSYC   5431H   Evolutionary Psychology Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of methods and theories of the new field of evolutionary psychology emphasizing how human behavior and cognition develop from an interaction of life experiences with inherited interests, tendencies, and abilities that have been shaped by natural selection.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC   1101.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5431, PSYC   5431G.

PSYC   5530   History and Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the development of experimental and clinical psychology with emphasis on relating the development to current issues in psychology.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC 5530G, PSYC   5530H.

PSYC   5530H   History and Systems Honors

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the development of experimental and clinical psychology with emphasis on relating the development to current issues in psychology.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   5530, PSYC 5530G.