Catalog 2008 – 09

Psychology (PSY)


PSY 3310:

Industrial Organizational Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Applications of psychological theory and methodology to the problems of recruiting, selecting, training, and motivating individuals in organizational settings.
 

PSY 3314:

Physiological Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Examination of the relationship between brain processes and behavior.
 

PSY 3315:

Statistics for the Social Sciences
Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: 3 s.h. of college algebra.
Descriptive and inferential statistics used in the social sciences.
 

PSY 3316:

Child and Adolescent Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301
Physical, cognitive, and social development in children through adolescence; factors affecting the developmental process.
 

PSY 3317:

Adult Development and Gerontology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301
Physical cognitive, and social development in adulthood through elder years; factors affecting the developmental process.
 

PSY 4102: 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 1 or 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
 

PSY 4300:

Selected Topics in Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 and consent of instructor. May be repeated when topics vary.

 

PSY 4305:

Internship
Cr. 3. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Provides students with opportunities to participate in a work setting or research project with appropriate agencies or entities in the field of psychology.
 

PSY 4310:

Tests and Measurements
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 and PSY 3315.
Norms, reliability, validity, and critical analysis of tests used in psychology and education.
 

PSY 4311:

Abnormal Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Analysis of maladaptive behavior; historical and current trends in diagnosis and treatment.
 

PSY 4312:

Social Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
The psychology of social influence. Includes topics such as social persuasion, interpersonal attraction, aggression, and prejudice.
 

PSY 4313:

Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Theory and practice of clinical psychology. Psychological assessment, theories of psychotherapy and professional issues. Preview of graduate training in clinical psychology.
 

PSY 4314:

History and Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Philosophical, theoretical and conceptual issues in psychology, and major schools of thought within the field.
 

PSY 4316:

Psychology of Personality
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 2301.
Major contributors and theories of personality development; examination of applications to current social situations.

 

PSY 4317:

Human Sexuality
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Physical, psychological, emotional and socio-cultural aspects of sexuality.

 

PSY 4318:

Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: PSY 3315.
Research design and statistical analyses used in the social sciences.

 

PSY 4319:

Psychology of Happiness
Cr. 3. (3-0).
The course examines a new area of psychology called positive psychology that involves the emotional states, traits, and institutions that facilitate well-being. It also explores strategies for enhancing happiness and well-being.

 

PSY 4320:

Principles of Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Approaches to learning, memory, and motivation in humans; theory and application of learning principles.

 

PSY 4328:

Principles of Psychopharmacology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
An overview of principles of psychotropic drug action; behavioral and cognitive effects of currently used medications for major psychiatric disorders and those of historical significance.

 

PSY 4330:

Stress and Health
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Examines the relationship between stress and health. Explores strategies for effective stress coping and making lifestyle changes to enhance health and wellness.

 

PSY 4332:

Substance Abuse and Dependence
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Introduction of contemporary perspectives on addictive behavior with emphasis on the study of substance abuse, dependence and addiction. (Formerly: Psychology of Addiction)

 

PSY 4334:

Psychology of Women
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Introduces perspectives on the psychology of women, including the historical contributions of women psychologists.

 

PSY 6300:

Selected Topics in Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). May be repeated when topics vary.

 

PSY 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

 

PSY 6303:

Psychology Practicum
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: PSY 6321, PSY 6330, PSY 6333, PSY 6335, PSY 6337, PSY 6342 (School Psychology only), and consent of instructor. Enrollment limited. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 s.h. with approval of instructor.
Supervised clinical experience in counseling/school psychology.

 

PSY 6308- 6309:

Master's Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisites: PSY 6326 and 9 additional s.h. of graduate psychology.

 

PSY 6315:

Advanced Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Review of research in classical and contemporary learning theory. Principles of application and ethics.

 

PSY 6319:

Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-0)
Theories of vocational and career choice, relationship to lifestyle; sources of occupational and educational information, and the career decision-making process. Includes career development through life stages. (Formerly: Educational and Career Decision Making)

 

PSY 6321:

Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSY 4311 and admission to masters program in Psychology, or consent of instructor
Theories, processes and issues related to the development, evaluation and classification of maladaptive behavior patterns using the current DSM.

 

PSY 6326:

Advanced Research Methods
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSY 3315, PSY 4318, and admission to Master’s Program in Psychology.
Advanced research design and statistical analyses used in the social sciences; directed research. (Formerly Empirical Methods)

 

PSY 6328:

Biological Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Structure and function of CNS, neuropsychology, perception, behavioral genetics, and psychopharmacology.

 

PSY 6329:

Principles and Application of Psychopharmacology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Drug action; behavioral and cognitive effects of medications/drugs of abuse commonly seen in clinical practice. Develop skills necessary to remain current in clinical settings.

 

PSY 6330:

Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Theory and research of successive life changes and challenges across the life span of the individual.

 

PSY 6331:

Multicultural Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-0) Prerequisites: PSY 6334 or CED 6327.
Multicultural issues in theory, practice and research. Emphasis on developing skills for more effective psychotherapy with persons from a variety of cultural/racial/ethnic groups.

 

PSY 6332:

Advanced Social Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Theory and research of social influence.

 

PSY 6333:

Ethics and Practice of Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Professional orientation to the roles, ethical and legal standards of practice in school psychology and counseling psychology. (Formerly: Psychology and the Law)

 

PSY 6334:

Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to masters program in psychology.
Examination of the major schools of psychotherapy including theory, process, issues, and efficacy.

 

PSY 6335:

Techniques of Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSY 6334.
Therapy skills introduced through didactic, demonstration and experiential learning situations. Students will be rated on oral communication and clinical skills in application of various techniques.

 

PSY 6336:

Introduction to Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to masters program in psychology.
Intake interviewing, behavioral observations, administration and interpretation of standardized intellectual and achievement tests, writing evaluations.

 

PSY 6337:

Advanced Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to masters program in psychology and PSY 6336.
Administration, scoring and interpretation of personality tests and specific diagnostic tests.

 

PSY 6338:

Group Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSY 6335.
Theory and techniques of group psychotherapy; emphasis on process.

 

PSY 6339:

Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: PSY 6334 or CED 6327.
An introduction to family therapy; theories and techniques of the major approaches; application to multiple settings; ethical issues.

 

PSY 6340:

School Consultation
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Examines the process and practices of school consultation. Required for LSSP.

 

PSY 6341:

Behavior Management
Cr. 3. (3-0).
The application of learning principles to conduct behavioral assessments and design behavioral management programs in school and home environments.

 

PSY 6342:

Child Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PSY 6336 and PSY 6337
The assessment of social, emotional and learning needs of children. Emphasis on in-depth individual evaluation using observation, clinical interviews, and psychological and behavioral instruments.

 

PSY 6605:

School Psychology Internship
Cr. 6. Prerequisite: Completion of course work required for LSSP.
Applied clinical internship in school psychology. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 semester hours.

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