Catalog 2021-2022

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PSY 201 Psychological Assessment

A study of psychometric theory with emphasis on techniques and topics in clinical interviewing, self-assessment, and reliability and validity of psychological tests in counseling and healthcare settings.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 202 Industrial Psychology

Studies the application of psychological principles to business and industry. Includes topics such as personnel selection, training, job satisfaction and work motivation.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 203 Social Psychology

Introductory survey of basic concepts in social psychology including research methods, attitudes, interpersonal processes, and small group processes.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 210 Psychology of Child Development

Focuses on psychological development in infants, children, and adolescents. Emphases are on applied, practical applications of research findings and consideration of the "how-to" as well as the "how" of growth and development. (Service learning may be required)

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 211 Statistics and Experimental Methods I

An introduction to statistical techniques and experimental methods. Statistical coverage includes frequency distributions, graphic representations, central tendency measures, variability measures, probability and the t-tests. Methodological coverage includes the nature of science, ethics, research approaches, the experimental approach, hypothesis testing, two-group designs and control for two-group designs. Students must complete PSY 211 with a grade of "C" or better to register for PSY 312.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS) (W)

Prerequisites

PSY 101 and MAT 160, MAT 170, MAT 260, MAT 261 or MAT 225.

PSY 219 Biopsychology of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation psychology is area 22 of the American Psychological Association, covering the psychology of disability and rehabilitation. This course takes an applied approach to some of the neuroscience relevant to the psychologist on a treatment and recovery team. The neuropathy of stroke, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, pain, and chronic illness are discussed, as specific examples of neural pathways, neuroplasticity, loss of daily function, and the common comorbidities of depression and anxiety.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 220 Fundamentals of Biopsychology and Learning

Introduces the student to fundamental concepts and examples in biological psychology and the study of learning and memory. The course focuses on topics essential to understanding the biological bases of behavior, including how the brain is organized, the units of brain function, and how neurons communicate sensory information, process perceptions and control behavior. Various aspects of learning including habituation, conditioned behaviors (classical/Pavlovian and instrumental/operant), theories of reinforcement and memory mechanisms are also discussed.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 225 The Cognition of Game Playing

Game playing meets a variety of human psychological needs, such as cognitive, social, and emotional, leading every human culture to play games. Centered on the cognitive aspects of games, this course examines how humans interact with these creative endeavors. Students study how our psychology influences the games we play, and how our cognitions affect our responses to and within those games. All types of games are considered, from board games to games of chance to video games.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 227 Applied Cognitive Psychology

Examines how the findings of cognitive psychology can be applied to educational and everyday settings. The core of cognitive psychology is the science of how people acquire, process, store, and use information. As such, it can assist in the design and creation of educational curriculum, software (educational and otherwise), and other human inventions.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 231 Inquiry into Clinical and Counseling Psychology

This course will provide an overview of clinical and counseling psychology utilizing an inquiry-based approach to learning. Students will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of these applied fields as well as the basic skill sets required to be successful mental health practitioners. Students will also be exposed to some of the current controversies in clinical and counseling psychology while learning ways to analyze these complex problems.
Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 250 Health Psychology

Explores the area of psychology that examines psychological aspects of how individuals maintain health, become ill and respond to illness.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101

PSY 299 Special Summer Studies

Special courses are offered occasionally during the summer sessions.

Credit Hours: 2-4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 101