Psychology

PSY 105 (3 CR)
Psychology of Personal Adjustment

Introduces psychological principles that contribute to a well-adjusted personality.  Considers the effects of stress and coping with the problems of everyday life.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 116 (3 CR)
Psychology of Death and Dying

Focuses on psychological aspects of death and dying.  Teaches the meaning of death and ways of handling its personal and social implications.  Includes psychological, sociological, cultural, and religious views of death.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 200 (3 CR)
Principles of Psychology

Co-Requisite or Prerequisite: ENG111

Surveys the basic concepts of psychology.  Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations.  Includes topics such as:  physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology.  Students may not receive credit toward graduation requirements for both PSY 200 and PSY 201 nor for both PSY 200 and PSY 202.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 211 (3 CR)
Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences

Introduces the principles and processes of various research procedures for applying the scientific method to understanding behavior. Includes preparation for conducting, understanding and interpreting laboratory and field studies; documenting principles through research; and applying critical assessment to generic research.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 213 (3 CR)
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Prerequisite:  MTH 157

Introduces the principles and processes of statistics within behavioral research. Emphasizes understanding and applying statistical tests to behavioral data. Stresses recognition and use of process, based upon knowledge and understanding, over mathematical derivation. Focuses on selection of appropriate statistics, their application, and correct decisions of interpretation within a behavioral research experience.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 215 (3 CR)
Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite:  PSY 200 or PSY 201 or divisional approval

Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior.  Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy.  Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 216 (3 CR)
Social Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201, or PSY 202

Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes, and intergroup relations.  Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 220 (3 CR)
Introduction to Behavior Modification

Studies the history of behaviorism and the principles and applications of behavior modification.  Emphasizes observation and application of behavior modification principles.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 230 (3 CR)
Developmental Psychology

Studies the development of the individual from conception to death.  Follows a lifespan perspective on the developmental tasks of the person’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.  Lecture 3 hours per week. 

PSY 236 (3 CR)
Adolescent Psychology

Studies development of the adult personality.  Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PSY 270 (3 CR)
Psychology of Human Sexuality

Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201, or PSY 202

Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research.  Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships.  Lecture 3 hours per week.