Psychology Courses

PSY 104 - Principles of Psychology Social Forces and Individual Behavior (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Impact of social forces and institutions on individual behavior; interaction between individual and social environment.

PSY 200 - Evolutionary Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Fossil evidence for human evolution; impact of evolutionary history on the development of human behavior; how evolutionary theory can be applied to understanding human behavior in contemporary society. Prerequisite: PSY 104 or consent of instructor.

PSY 205 - Quantitative Methods (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to applied statistical analysis: data reduction and representation; frequency distributions and their measures; probability; sampling theory; significance testing. Descriptive and inferential analyses are presented in the context of psychological research. Not open to non-majors with credit in QM 262 and QM 263. Prerequisite: 3 hours of college mathematics or consent of instructor.

PSY 206 - Experimental Psychology (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Basic principles of research design and interpretation; emphasis on experimental method. Laboratory work. Prerequisite: PSY 205 or consent of instructor.

PSY 207 - Analysis of Behavior (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Environmental factors applied to specification and understanding of behavior. Laboratory work with animals. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 245 - Personality and Adjustment (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Human adjustment and factors in mental health. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 280 - Psychology of Religion (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An overview of both theory and method in the psychological study of religion. Emphasis will be on understanding the biological and psychological underpinnings of religious belief, behavior, and experience. Cross listed as RLS 280. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 299 - Special Topics (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to the study of special issues related to applied and/or theoretical psychology, which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: PSY 104 or equivalent.

PSY 300 - Psychology of Women (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Women and their behavior: influence of psychological, social, and biological factors. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 302 - Psychology of Learning (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Variables and conditions that affect the learning process; theories of learning. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 304 - Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Mental, physical, and social development from birth to adulthood. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 307 - Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Attention, memory, language use, problem solving, and artificial intelligence. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 308 - Social Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theories, research finding, and methods of social psychology. Topics include person perception, attitude change, interpersonal attraction, aggression, competition, group processes, and leadership. Prerequisite: PSY 104 or equivalent.

PSY 310 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Job analysis, psychological testing, interviewing, performance appraisal, employment law, leadership, motivation, training, job satisfaction, organizational theory, and research methods. Prerequisites: PSY 104; PSY 205 or equivalent.

PSY 312 - Human Sexuality (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Current knowledge concerning human sexuality. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or consent of instructor.

PSY 314 - Adult Development and Aging (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to conceptual issues, research methods, and available data in adult development and aging. Prerequisite: PSY 104.

PSY 320 - Human Factors Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to psychological concepts and methods relevant to human-machine system design. Emphasis on issues related to human sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and motor performance. Survey of current areas of application. Prerequisites: PSY 104; PSY 205 or equivalent.

PSY 334 - Motivation and Emotion (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Current theory and research in motivation and emotion. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology.

PSY 335 - Health Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Biological, psychological, and social interactions that influence an individual's state of health and illness. Stress, pain, cardiovascular risk, cancer, chronic illness, addictive behaviors. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology and 3 hours of biology.

PSY 345 - Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Psychological disorders of adulthood, including psychotic, affective, anxiety, substance-related, and personality disorders. Current knowledge of symptoms, prevalence, course, etiology, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or consent of instructor.

PSY 381 - Undergraduate Practicum: Child Study Center (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Supervised work in the applied setting of a preschool classroom. A maximum of 6 hours of practicum coursework (PSY 381 and PSY 382) is allowed. Prerequisite: PSY 304.

PSY 382 - Undergraduate Practicum: Community Agency (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Supervised work in applied settings such as mental health clinics and counseling centers. A maximum of 6 hours practicum coursework (PSY 381 and 382) is allowed. Prerequisite: junior standing in psychology and consent of instructor.

PSY 400 - Honors Research (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Completion of an honors thesis proposal in psychology. Topics include preparing a literature review, design and methods in psychology, hypothesis testing using statistical analyses, ethics in research, and professional issues pertaining to psychological research. Prerequisites: PSY 206; junior standing; honors program participant or instructor consent.

PSY 403 - Physiological Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Physiological bases of behavior; emphasis on the neural structure and functional concomitants of receptor and effector processes, motivation, emotion, and learning. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology; 3 hours of biology; PSY 206; or consent of instructor.

PSY 404 - Sensation & Perception (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Physiology of the senses; processes by which sensory stimulation produces perceptual experiences. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology; 6 hours of biology; or consent of instructor; PSY 206.

PSY 411 - Tests and Measurement (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Types of psychological tests, psychometric properties of tests, development and analysis of test items. Prerequisites: PSY 205 or equivalent; PSY 206; junior/senior standing.

PSY 414 - Cognitive Development (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Provides an overview of cognitive change during childhood. Theoretical perspectives and research findings in major areas such as infant cognition, memory, language, concept formation, number, problem-solving, and social cognition. Applied issues pertaining to developmental disabilities and education will also be considered. Prerequisites: PSY 304 or ETE 225; PSY 206; 9 hours of psychology.

PSY 415 - Intermediate Statistics for Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Conceptual foundations of hypothesis testing, introduction to meta-analysis and its procedures, exploration of multiple regression/correlation and applications such as factor analysis. Prerequisites: PSY 205 or both QM 262 and QM 263 or equivalent; PSY 206.

PSY 439 - History of Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Conceptual origins, problems and controversies, and ideas that gave rise to modern psychology. Prerequisite: 15 hours of psychology or consent of instructor.; PSY 206.

PSY 442 - Child Psychopathology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Psychological disturbances of childhood, including mental retardation, autism, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, and attention deficit disorders. Current knowledge of symptoms, prevalence, course, etiology, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisites: PSY 206; PSY 304 or equivalent; PSY 345 or equivalent.

PSY 444 - Clinical Psychology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Issues in psychological assessment and psychotherapy, with an emphasis on empirical support of theories, techniques, and outcomes. Prerequisites: PSY 205 or equivalent; PSY 206; PSY 345 or equivalent.

PSY 452 - Personality Theories and Theorists (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Comprehensive survey of views on structure and function of personality, contemporary research, and methods of assessment. Prerequisites: PSY 206; PSY 345 or consent of instructor.

PSY 481 - Reading (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Directed reading by qualified students, with faculty guidance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hrs. credit. Prerequisite: PSY 206; consent of instructor.

PSY 491 - Research (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Directed research by qualified students, with faculty guidance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: PSY 206; consent of instructor.

PSY 499 - Advanced Special Topics (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced study of special issues related to applied and/or theoretical psychology, which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology or consent of instructor.

PSY 681 - Readings I (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Readings in area selected by student. Prerequisites: graduate standing and prearrangement with instructor.

PSY 682 - Readings II (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Readings in area selected by student. Prerequisites: graduate standing and prearrangement with instructor.

PSY 691 - Research I (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research in area selected by student. Prerequisites: graduate standing and prearrangement with instructor.

PSY 692 - Research II (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research in area selected by student. Prerequisites: graduate standing and prearrangement with instructor.