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Psychology (PSYC)


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PSYC 2300:

Selected Topics in Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Topics in psychology; will vary each semester.

PSYC 2301:

Introduction to Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Survey of Introductory topics such as learning, memory, sensation and perception, personality, life-span development, psychological basis of behavior, stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology and research methods.
Core Category: (80) Social/Behavioral Science

PSYC 3310:

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

PSYC 3314:

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

PSYC 3315:

Statistics for the Social Sciences
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 3 s.h. of college algebra; must have completed at least 30 semester hours. 
Descriptive and inferential statistics used in the social sciences. Cross- listed with MATH 3395.

PSYC 3316:

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

PSYC 3317:

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

PSYC 4102: 4302:

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

PSYC 4300:

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

PSYC 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.

PSYC 4310:

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

PSYC 4311:

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

PSYC 4312:

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

PSYC 4313

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

PSYC 4314:

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

PSYC 4316:

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

PSYC 4317:

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

PSYC 4318:

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

PSYC 4319:

Psychology of Happiness
Cr. 3. (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.

PSYC 4320:

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

PSYC 4328:

Principles of Psychopharmacology
Cr. 3. (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.

PSYC 4330:

Stress and Health
Cr. 3. (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.

PSYC 4332:

Substance Abuse and Dependence
Cr. 3. (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)

PSYC 4334:

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