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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.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: PSYC 2317 or SOC 2743 or equivalent. Prerequisite courses should have been completed with a grade of C or better. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSY 2673 - Selected Topics in Psychology (3-3-0)
An elective course designed to deal with specific topics in psychology.
 
 Abnormal Psychology - 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 Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Psychology (3-3-0)
Survey of introductory topics such as learning, memory, sensation and perception, personality, life-span development, physiological basis of behavior, stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology, and research methods. Additional topics such as language development, states of consciousness, and psychotherapy may also be included as determined by the instructor.
 
 Introduction to Psychology: Honors - The Honors course provides a more in-depth introduction to the science and profession of psychology with emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills as they relate to the analysis and discussion of research and controversial issues in psychology. Please contact the Honors Program at 223-6555 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2306 - Human Sexuality (3-3-0)
This course explores various aspects of human sexual behavior, including the biology of sex, female and male sexuality, sex roles, the psychology of sex differences, and sexually transmitted diseases. Credit may not be earned for both this course and SOCI 2306.
 


Skills: E Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2308 - Child Growth and Development Through Adolescence (3-3-0)
An intensive study of child growth, development, and learning processes from conception through adolescence. Theories and research methods related to biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development will be studied. The focus will be on the application of these theories and research findings into real-life settings and broader social contexts.
 


Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2311 - Adult Development and Health Psychology Issues (3-3-0)
This course provides an in-depth discussion of adult development. The course focuses on the biological, physical, cognitive, social, and personality factors as well as the major challenges and achievements during the different stages of adulthood. The theories and research findings on adult development are discussed and integrated with the theories and research findings in the area of health psychology, giving special attention to stress-related health issues. Also, the course provides an overview of stress mastery practices as well as general health-enhancing practices. Demonstrations of some of these practices are provided as well as supervised hands-on experience.
 


Skills: G Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2314 - 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 PSYC 2308 but is more comprehensive.
 
 Human Growth and Development: Honors - The Honors course provides a more in-depth study of the life-span development with emphasis on studentsí development of oral and written communication skills relating to the analysis and discussion of research and controversial issues in developmental psychology. Please contact the Honors Program at 223-6555 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.
 


Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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 Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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.
 


Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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 statistics 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: S Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or equivalent, and MATH 1332 or MATH 1314 or equivalent. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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.
 


Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYC 2389 - Academic Cooperative (3-1-5)
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in psychology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions. Course may be repeated when topics vary. Transportation, insurance, and other expenses are provided by the student.
 
 Applied Psychology: Field Study - 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.
 Research Internship in the Behavioral Sciences - The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for qualified students to obtain firsthand, supervised research experience in the behavioral sciences. Students will be placed in different settings at ACC or organizations in the community to assist professionals in the behavioral sciences with various research activities. Students may assist researchers by providing the necessary literature review for the design of the study, collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, as well as contributing to the research report. Students will spend an average of five hours per week at the internship site.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: For topic Research Internship: PSYC 2317 and PSY 2663 (or concurrent enrollment in PSY 2663); for topic Applied Psychology: PSYC 2301. Course Type: T
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014