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PSY 115. Introduction to Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Survey of contemporary scientific psychology. Includes: biological bases of behavior, cognitive mechanisms, learning/behavioral adaptation, development, social influences, personality, disorders, and treatment.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


PSY 116. Introduction to Laboratory Methods

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Psychological study of human behavior and evaluation of psychological research. Use of the scientific method, interactive demonstrations.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


PSY 119. Psychology as a Discipline and Profession

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Explore academic and career options in psychology. Develop relevant personal, academic and career goals. Intended majors only.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


PSY 200. Psychological Data Analysis Lab

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Use of empirical data to analyze outcomes of psychological studies: experimental and non-experimental. Work with existing psychological databases.
Corequisites: PSY 201
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 201. Psychology Statistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Descriptive and inferential statistics. Sampling procedures, data analysis, probability, estimation, statistical decision making. Parametric and non-parametric approaches.
Prerequisites: PSY 115, MATH 112 or higher, psychology major or instructor's permission
Corequisites: PSY 200
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


PSY 202. Methodology in Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Experimental and descriptive research design and methodology.
Prerequisites: PSY 115, PSY 116, PSY 201 or permission
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


PSY 225. Psychology of Women (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological research, theories and issues relevant to women. Critical analysis of similarities and differences between women and men.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


PSY 228. Conservation Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological aspects of conservation and sustainability in the context of environmental, ecological, evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives including attitudes, values, risk perception, environmental identity, human-nature interactions, behavioral interventions.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


PSY 240. Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Human development from a life span perspective, including multicultural, theoretical, and research perspectives. Careers in developmental psychology.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


PSY 250. Cognitive Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Attention and consciousness, memory, thinking, problem solving, perception and cognitive development.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


PSY 270. Social Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Attitudes, social cognition, attraction, aggression, altruism, prejudice, intimate relationships, the self, and group dynamics.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Spring| Summer


PSY 282. Human Learning and Memory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Classical and operant conditioning, verbal learning, and memory processes.
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


PSY 323. Environmental Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The environment, use of space, stressors and esthetics as related to human beings, the optimum design of buildings, homes, and institutions, and the effect of humans on the natural environment.
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 325. Psychology and Modern Life

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The impact of modern thought on individuals and society, especially on the family, religion, education, business, and government.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


PSY 327. Motivation and Emotion

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Biological, learned, and cognitive components of motivated behavior and emotional responses.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 329. Psychology of Sleeping and Dreaming

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological, physiological and biochemical aspects of sleeping and dreaming; treatments of sleep disorders; theories of dream interpretation.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PSY 330. Cross-Cultural Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Exploration of issues influencing individuals and groups in cross-cultural and multicultural contexts. Cultural influences on perception, cognition, emotions, behavior, attitudes, and human development.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: DEMAND


PSY 345. Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological research and theory concerning death and dying rituals and practice. Multicultural rituals and practices.
Semester Offered: Spring| Summer


PSY 353. Sensation and Perception

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Classical psychophysics and signal detection theory.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 355. Psychology of Problem Solving and Decision Making

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical models, heuristics, and biases. Applications.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Spring


PSY 360. Industrial Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological study of people and the world of work.
Semester Offered: Spring


PSY 375. Psychology of Altruism, Helping, and Holocaust Rescue

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Definitions and theories of altruism and helping. Topics of altruistic personality, situational determinants, racism/ethnocentrism, emotions, social norms, genetics, development, help seeking, and responses to aid. Case histories of helping, and altruistic behavior during the Holocaust of World War II.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 378. Theories of Personality

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Personality theories and methods for assessing personality. Relations between personality theories and other major areas in psychology.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: Fall


PSY 380. Experimental Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Experiments in psychology; collection, manipulation, and report of data.
Prerequisites: PSY 115, PSY 200, PSY 201, PSY 202 or permission
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


PSY 386. Physiological Psychology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Physiological and biochemical correlates of such phenomena as arousal, emotion, motivation, learning, and memory.
Prerequisites: BIOL 104, PSY 115
Semester Offered: Spring


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