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PSY 404 Human Sexual Behavior: Seminar

A survey of the physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Requires independent study project and seminar presentation.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS) (W)

Prerequisites

PSY 312

PSY 406 Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Open only to psychology majors. A supervised internship in local organizations. Admission by application to the industrial/organizational internship coordinator. Graded on a pass/fail basis. May not be used to satisfy the general distribution requirements. May be repeated for credit if internship location varies.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

PSY 101, PSY 202 and PSY 211, and GPA in the PSY major of 3.0.

PSY 407 Internship in Experimental Psychology

Open only to psychology majors. A supervised internship with local or collaborative research-suitable institutions. Admission by application to the experimental psychology internship coordinator. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. May not be used to satisfy the general distribution requirements. May be repeated for credit if internship location varies.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

PSY 101, PSY 211, PSY 220 and PSY 311, and a GPA in the PSY major of 3.0.

PSY 408 Internship in Developmental Psychology

Open only to psychology majors. Course provides opportunities in semester-long internships focusing on selected topics related to children’s formal and informal learning and how programs are developed to best serve the needs of children with and without learning differences. Admission by application to the developmental internship coordinator.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

PSY 101, PSY 210, and PSY 211; junior or senior status and GPA in the PSY major of 3.0. Pre-requisite or co-requisite of PSY 312.

PSY 409 Directed Internship in Psychology

Involves internship placements focusing on individual project- or problem-based experience in psychology. Admission by application to faculty member in area of interest, which may include: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biopsychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Experimental Psychology. Students are encouraged to bring potential locations to faculty for review and approval. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

Junior or senior status and GPA in the PSY major of 3.0. Prerequisite courses will be determined by area of internship focus. May not be taken in place of existing internship offerings (PSY 405 and PSY 408) for the semester the student is enrolled. May be repeated for credit if internship location varies, but a maximum of 4 credits can be used towards the major.

PSY 410 Sexual Harassment: Seminar

Examines the topic of sexual harassment as an organizational problem. Students will explore the topic from a psychological, historical, and legal perspective. Specific topics will include definitions and theories of sexual harassment, perceptions of harassment, legal definitions of harassment, harassment of men, effects of harassment and cross-cultural perspectives on harassment.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 312

PSY 414 Understanding Childhood Disorders

Students will take an in-depth look into childhood disorders in order to gain an accurate understanding of what qualifies as abnormal development in childhood. The information in this course will familiarize the student with how childhood disorders are diagnosed, assessed, and treated. Students will also learn about the etiology and characteristics of behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 210 and PSY 312

PSY 415 Contemporary Clinical Interventions

This survey course will give an overview of research-supported psychological interventions in clinical psychology. We will explore the history of psychotherapy, the core components of behavioral and cognitive interventions and the “new wave” of acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies. In addition, we will discuss other contemporary developments in clinical psychology, such as transdiagnostic treatments, the use of technology to increase access to mental health care, research support for these new movements and the future direction of clinical interventions.
Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 303 and PSY 312

PSY 420 Behavioral Neuroscience

Surveys current knowledge of the biological bases of behavior and psychological abilities (learning and memory), diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's) and disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD). Incorporates research findings from both animal models and human neuropsychiatric cases.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 220 and PSY 312. Recommended: PSY 311 or PSY 316.

PSY 424 Cognitive Psychology

The various roles of the mind are examined in this course. Central topics investigated may include neurocognition, pattern recognition, selective and divided attention, sensory memory, working memory, long-term memory, acquisition and retrieval processes, memory errors, models of long-term memory, language, visual knowledge, and conscious versus unconscious thinking.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 220 and PSY 312. Recommended: PSY 318.

PSY 425 Thinking

Examines the emerging field of cognitive science, a discipline encompassing cognitive psychology, computer science, philosophy, and linguistics, among others. Topics include problem solving, reasoning, expertise, categorization, and analogies. Upon completing this course students will have an appreciation of the current major research findings in the area.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 312

PSY 430 Selected Topics in Psychology: Seminar

A seminar course involving special topics in psychology. Provides students with the opportunity to explore subject matter in psychology more thoroughly than is possible in a formal class. Requires an independent study project and a seminar presentation.

Credit Hours: 4
(SS)

Prerequisites

PSY 312

PSY 450 Independent Study

Involves independent study and Honors research on individual problems in psychology. May be repeated for credit if subject matter varies.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor and department chair.

PSY 451 Senior Thesis

A substantial research and writing project expected to yield a journal-ready manuscript.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Senior standing, minimum 3.5 GPA, completion of 24 hours in psychology, and consent of instructor and department chair.