PSY093. Psychology Research Experience. 0 Credits.

Direct experience in psychology research, including experiences as a research participant and/or attending lectures on psychology reserach, or related activities.

PSY193. Psychology Select Topic. 3-12 Credits.


PSY272. Introductory Psychology. 3 Credits.

Introduction to psychology. Topics include research methods, states of consciousness, cognition, sensation and perception, developmental psychology, brain and behavior, personality, learning, motivation, social psychology, psychological disorders and treatment.

PSY273. Psychology of Adjustment . 3 Credits.

The adjustment processes through childhood, adolescence, and aging. Topics include: motivation, emotion, learning, marriage, divorce, group behavior, stress, illness, and rehabilitation.

PSY275. Psychological Statistics . 4 Credits.

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical procedures commonly used in psychological research. Includes correlations, interval estimation, hypothesis testing with z and t tests.

PSY293. Psychology Select Topic. 3-12 Credits.


PSY295. Indep Study Psychology. 1-12 Credits.


PSY302. History and Systems in Psychology . 3 Credits.

Philosophies and approaches that have led to contemporary psychology. Major contributors such as James, Freud, Watson, and Skinner, and their psychological approaches.

PSY303. Introduction to the Psychology of Learning . 3 Credits.

Experimental findings in and contemporary theories of learning.

PSY304. Industrial Psychology . 3 Credits.

A survey of how psychological principles (social perception, learning, cognition, motivation, psychological measurement) are applied to human resources decisions (selection, training, performance appraisal). Fairness and legal implications of such decisions are considered.

PSY305. Psychology of Perception . 3 Credits.

Perceptual processes of form, color, movement, space, localization, and constancy. The psychology of consciousness.

PSY306. Social Psychology . 3 Credits.

Theories and research regarding social behaviors such as conformity, altruism, aggression, attitude-formation, and discrimination.

PSY307. Evolutionary Psychology . 3 Credits.

A detailed, critical exploration theory as applied to behavior of humans and other species. Research addressing evolutionary underpinnings of behavior is presented in regard to several classes of behavior (e.g., mating, aggression, cooperation).

PSY308. Psychology of Motivation . 3 Credits.

Identification of basic concepts, theories, and experimental findings of the psychology of motivation.

PSY309. Constructivism. 3 Credits.

Reviews, theories, research, and clinical applications of constructivist approaches to psychology-including, but not limited to, personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism.

PSY310. Psychology of Memory and Thinking . 3 Credits.

Theories and research regarding the mental processes of acquiring and retaining information for later retrieval, and the manipulation of that information for complex skills such as reasoning, decision-making, and problem solving.

PSY311. Research Methods in Psychology . 4 Credits.

Research methodology in psychology: scientific reasoning and critical thinking, correlational and experimental research approaches, including control, designs, statistical analyses, and hypothesis testing.

PSY313. Psychology of Personality . 3 Credits.

This course reviews theoretical and empirical issues regarding personality psychology. Evolutionary, psychoanalytic, physiological, cognitive, social, and life story perspectives are addressed. Empirical issues include the measurement of personality and the person situation debate.

PSY315. Basics of Organizational Psychology . 3 Credits.

Introduction to organizational behavior and management, emphasizing psychological and social-psychological theories and findings. Research methods, learning, motivation, stress,communication, leadership, and other topics are discussed, both in general and in relation to work settings. Students may not take both this course and BUS321 for credit.

PSY318. Group Behavior . 3 Credits.

Participation in face-to-face small groups focusing on the group's own behavior. Emphasis is on an understanding of leadership, power, and authority as primary elements of social behavior. Each student is expected to participate actively in group sessions. Available as an alternative to traditional educational approaches. Because of this approach some students may experience stress.

PSY320. Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures . 3 Credits.

The application of operant learning principles to improve behavior in school, home, institution, and work settings, as well as for personal self-improvement. Practical procedures of changing behavior in he natural environment are discussed.

PSY330. Crisis Intervention . 4 Credits.

Basic counseling and crisis intervention skills using a didactic/experiential approach under professional psychological supervision. Theory of intervention in suicide, substance abuse, and developmental crises. Role play practice.

PSY343. Psychology of Infancy and Childhood . 3 Credits.

Theories and research on social, emotional, perceptual, and cognitive development. Implications of this information for child-rearing, education, and society.

PSY344. Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood . 3 Credits.

Emphasis on the issues, trends, and information pertinent to development from adolescence through death. Particular attention to problems of the adolescent, the aged, and the family in today's society.

PSY350. Psychology of Women . 3 Credits.

The psychology of women as conceptualized within traditional psychological as well as feminist theory. A survey of findings on women from various fields: personality, cognition, physiological, social, developmental and abnormal psychology.

PSY393. Psychology Select Topic. 3-12 Credits.


PSY399. Modular Course. 1-12 Credits.


PSY402. Psychology of Language . 3 Credits.

Study of language behavior and its relation to learning and thought processes. Attention to language acquisition and psychological phenomena of speech and speech perception. Social aspects of language and non-verbal communication.

PSY403. Health Psychology . 3 Credits.

An examination of how biological, psychological, and social factors interact to influence individual behavior related to promoting health, preventing illness, and coping with illness, pain, and stress. Research techniques and ethical dilemmas in health psychology. Students will keep an Intellectual Journal.

PSY412. Abnormal Psychology . 3 Credits.

Symptoms, causes, and therapies of anxiety disorders, psychoses, and personality disturbances.

PSY436. Physiological Psychology . 3 Credits.

The functioning of the brain and its role in learning, eating, drinking, aggression, and behavioral abnormalities.

PSY440. Clinical and Counseling Psy . 3 Credits.

Review of clinical and counseling psychology, focusing on theory, practice, research, and professional issues.

PSY442. Psychological Study of Social Problems . 3 Credits.

Study of one or more current social problems, such as violence, poverty, education, drug use, war, through an examination of psychological and social-psychological data and theory.

PSY456. Disaster Psychology . 3 Credits.

The psychological impact of disaster and trauma including normal and severe reactions such as PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder will be studied. Acute and long-term interventions, vicarious traumatization and self-care will be examined.

PSY458. Introduction to Psychological Testing . 3 Credits.

Uses and limitations of present psychological techniques for assessing ability, achievement, intelligence, personality, and abnormality. Objective and projective personality tests.

PSY493. Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.


PSY494. Fieldwork In Psychology. 1-12 Credits.


PSY495. Independent Study Psychology. 1-12 Credits.


PSY497. Internship in Psychology. 3 Credits.

Supervised experience working in an applied setting related to psychology. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of 15 credits in practicum, fieldwork and independent study credits.

PSY498. Seminar in Psychology . 3 Credits.

Advanced study in a specific area of research, theory, or practice. Writing intensive.