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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 2314: Lifespan Development
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  PSYC 2301
Study of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical factors influencing human development from conception to death.  Course is for students majoring in Allied Health.

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: 4202:4302:  Independent Study
Cr. 1, 2, or 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s): 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.