PSY 1643 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3-3-0). An intensive study of the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social factors in human development from conception through adolescence. Includes consideration of child management techniques, family, and cultural differences. Prerequisites: PSYC 2301.
PSY 2663 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). This course provides an overview of the case study, survey, observational, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental research methods and designs. Emphasis is given to the experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs as well as to methods of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting psychological and sociological data. Other topics include validity, reliability, sampling, evaluation of research, writing research proposals and reports, ethics, etc. Students read research articles from professional journals and are introduced to more advanced statistical procedures such as MANOVA-F test, post-hoc measures, planned comparisons, multiple correlation, and multiple regression. Credit may not be earned for both this course and SOC 2653. Prerequisites: PSYC 2317 or SOC 2743 or equivalent. Prerequisite courses should have been completed with a grade of C or better.
PSY 2673 SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). An elective course designed to deal with specific topics in psychology. These topics may include (1) Applied psychology: Field Study (2) Abnormal Psychology, and (3) Cognitive Psychology. Skills: E
PSY 2673 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: FIELD STUDY (3-3-0). This is an introductory course in Applied Psychology involving field experience. It is designed to acquaint students with the various types of careers in Psychology and Mental Health. Students will be required to attend seminar sessions and complete 50 clock hours of field work. Transportation, insurance, and other expenses are provided by the student. Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301.
PSY 2673 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). This is an introductory course in Abnormal Psychology. It is designed to acquaint the students with the various theoretical perspectives which explain maladjustment and abnormality. Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301.
PSY 2673 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). This course is designed to introduce the field of cognitive psychology, its theoretical contributions, and practical applications. Various theoretical perspectives in cognitive psychology are compared to other approaches in psychology. includes topics such as perception and pattern recognition, representation and organization of knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making, learning strategies, and cognitive development. Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301.
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). Survey of introductory topics, such as: learning, memory, language development, sensation and perception, research methodology, personality, stress, and psychotherapy, as well as developmental, abnormal, physiological, and social psychology. This course is designed for social science majors or those planning to attend a four-year college or university. Skills: E (PSY 1613)
PSYC 2308 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3-3-0). A survey of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social factors in human development from conception to death. This course is similar to PSY 1643 but is more comprehensive and less intensive. Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. Prerequisite waived for Health Science students. (PSY 1653)
PSYC 2315 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT (3-3-0). An intensive study of the humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic principles involved in psychological coping with human conflict or problems. Includes personal improvement topics such as stress management, intimacy, and communication skills. Skills: E (PSY 1623)
PSYC 2316 PERSONALITY (3-3-0). A survey of psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, trait, and behavioral personality theories, and research methods. This course includes special topics such as personality testing, anxiety, self-control, and defense mechanisms. Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. (PSY 2633)
PSYC 2317 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3-3-0). Designed for social and behavioral science students, this course covers measurement scales, graphing, measures of central tendency and variability, transformed scores, correlation and regression, normal distribution, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, t- and z-tests, introduction to ANOVA-F test, and certain nonparametric statistics. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistic within the context of research and the interpretation of statistical results. Relevant research topics are included. Calculations are required. Credit may not be earned for both this course and SOC 2743. Skills: X Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or equivalent, and MATH 1332 or MATH 1314 or equivalent. (PSY 2643)
PSYC 2319 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). A survey of the theories, research, and methods of social psychology including the topics of self, conflict, aggression, power, group dynamics, and decision making. Credit may not be earned for both this course and SOCI 2326. Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301. (PSY 2613)