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University of Houston-Victoria



Psychology (PSYC)

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).  TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
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.

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(s): PSYC 2301.
Examination of the relationship between brain processes and behavior.

PSYC 3315:    Statistics for the Social Sciences

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

PSYC 4102:     Independent Study

PSYC 4202:    Cr. 1, 2, or 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s):
PSYC 4302:    Approval of instructor.

PSYC 4300:     Selected Topics in Psychology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): PSYC 2301 and consent of instructor. May be repeated when topics vary.

PSYC 4305:    Internship

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): 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). Prerequisite(s): PSYC 2301 and PSY 3315.
Norms, reliability, validity, and critical analysis of tests used in psychology and education.

PSYC 4311:     Abnormal Psychology

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

PSYC 4312:     Social Psychology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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). Prerequisite(s): 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.