Psychology (PSY)

PSY 105. Psychology of Personal Adjustment. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week.

PSY 116. Psychology of Death and Dying. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week.

PSY 200. Principles of Psychology. (3 Credits)

Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: ENG 111.

PSY 211. Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences. (3 Credits)

Introduces the principles and processes of various research procedures for applying the scientific method to understanding behavior. Includes preparation for conducting, understanding and interpreting laboratory and field studies; documenting principles through research; and applying critical assessment to generic research. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSY 213.

PSY 213. Statistics for Behavioral Sciences. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MTH 245.

PSY 215. Abnormal Psychology. (3 Credits)

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 per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSY 200 or divisional approval.

PSY 216. Social Psychology. (3 Credits)

Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PSY 200.

PSY 220. Introduction to Behavior Modification. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week.

PSY 230. Developmental Psychology. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week.

PSY 236. Adolescent Psychology. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week.

PSY 270. Psychology of Human Sexuality. (3 Credits)

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. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: PSY 200.