Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC-101Ā GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course provides students with a general overview of the science which seeks to understand and explain behavior and mental processing. Variations in psychology faculty training and research interest influence topic emphasis. However, students will be introduced to many of the major contemporary theories and concepts in psychology. This course will prove interesting and useful to those students wishing to better understand human behavior and thinking. It should prove helpful to students preparing for a career that will bring them into contact with other people.

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PSYC-205 Developmental Psychology
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course covers the full spectrum of human development from conception through death. Students examine the biological, cognitive, and social aspects of an individual's development. Individual faculty preparation will determine areas of emphasis. This course is valuable to students pursuing a career that will necessitate working with and being sensitive to people of various ages (teachers, social workers, nurses, law enforcement officers, etc.).

Prerequisites: PSYC-101

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PSYC-210 Psychology of Personality
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is a study of theory and research of the normal personality including basic concepts, techniques of measurement, and relevant findings. This course surveys the major theories of personality, including trait, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral perspectives.

Prerequisites: PSYC-101

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PSYC-211 Abnormal Psychology
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course provides a study of the nature, cause, treatment, and prevention of patterns of emotional disturbance and personality disorganization. It introduces the major categories of mental disorders as defined in the DSM.

Prerequisites: PSYC-101

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PSYC-218 Introduction to Research in the Behavioral Sciences
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is primarily designed for behavioral and social science majors. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic methods of behavioral research. This will be accomplished through active participation in the design, implementation, and analysis of class research projects. This course involves three hours of lecture and a two-hour lab per week. This course is applicable for those students who plan to pursue an undergraduate and graduate degree in one of the behavioral or social sciences.

Prerequisites: PSYC-101

Corequisites: PSYC-218L

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