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PSY 105 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment
Introduces psychological principles that contribute to well- adjusted personality. Considers the effects of stress and coping with the problems of everyday life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 116 - 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.
3 credits
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology
Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, developmental psychology, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders and treatment. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 200 Detailed Outline
PSY 210 - Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduces the principles and processes of statistics for behavioral science research. Focuses on selection and application of appropriate statistical tests and accurate interpretation of behavioral science data. Utilizes statistical software for conducting statistical analysis
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 and Corequisite: MTH 245 or equivalent
4 credits
PSY 210 Detailed Outline
PSY 211 - Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences
Introduces the principles and processes of various research methods for applying the scientific method to understanding behavior. Includes preparation for and fundamental experience with designing, conducting, interpreting, and evaluating behavioral science research studies. Prepares students for creating APA-style research manuscripts to summarize research.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 AND PSY 210 (currently PSY 213) or departmental approval.
3 credits
PSY 211 Detailed Outline
PSY 213 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
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.
3 credits
PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology
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. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PSY 200, PSY 201, or PSY 202.
3 credits
PSY 216 - Social Psychology
Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Acquaints students with a scientific understanding of how the presence of other people, interactions with other people, and other situational factors influence human thoughts and behaviors. The assignments in the course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through written reports (including the production of at least one APA-formatted individual writing assignment).
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY 200 or departmental consent.
3 credits
PSY 220 - 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.
3 credits
PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology
Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 236 - Adolescent Psychology
Studies development of the adolescent. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 270 - Psychology of Human Sexuality
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.
Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202.
3 credits