Psychology and Brain Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

PSY 1000 : General Psychology

Introductory examination of the fundamental concepts of psychology, with particular emphasis on the description of normal human behavior and those factors that underlie it. Prerequisite to all other courses in psychology.

Credits

3

PSY 1001 : Intro to Brain and Behavior

Examination of fundamental concepts in psychology with special emphasis on underlying neural mechanisms. Satisfies same pre-requisite requirements as PSY 1000 and is the preferred introductory psychology course for CBN majors. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 1000 and PSY 1001.

Credits

3

PSY 2000 : Intro Statistics

Basic concepts, assumptions, and applications of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2050 : Research Methods in Psy.

Introduction to the reading, design, and reporting of psychological research. Writing intensive.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2400 : Cross-Cultural Psychology

Theory and research on cultural influences on human diversity in behavior and psychological processes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2450 : Psychology of Gender

Sexism in psychological research & theory; gender stereotyping & discrimination; psychological theories of gender; women's physical & mental health, female sexuality & lifespan development; sexual orientation; victimization of women; biological influences on women's experiences.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2700 : Industrial/Organizationl Psy

Applications of psychological data, theories, research methods, and testing procedures to individuals in organizational settings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2800 : Human Factors

Application of theories of human performance (perception, cognition, and motor control) to the design of products and systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2900 : Special Topics

An intensive examination of selected topical areas within psychology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 2905 : Special Topics Seminar

Selected topics in memory improvement, time management, stress management, interpersonal communication, etc. Open to all Majors. Only three 1-credit seminars may be applied toward graduation. Cannot be used to fulfill Psychology electives.

Credits

1

PSY 2993 : Psychology Internship

Supervised work experience in agency, hospital, school, or company. Minimum 3.0 G.P.A., Psychology major. Permission of instructor. Apply in Psychology Department office. Cannot be used to fulfill Psychology electives. Graded S/U.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 3200 : Human Development

Theory and research on social/personality, physical, and cognitive/intellectual changes from infancy through old age.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 3300 : Perception

Theory and application of sensory and perceptual processes such as distance perception, color vision, illusions and deafness.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 3500 : Psych of Personality

Theories, dynamics, and structure of personality. Students cannot receive credit for this course and PSY 4700.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 3600 : Social Psychology

Survey of theory and research on altruism, attraction, social cognition, the self, attitudes and attitude change, social influence, affiliation, personal control, and aggression.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-

PSY 3700 : Abnormal Psychology

Classification, etiology, and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders with emphasis on contemporary theory and research.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and PSY 2050 :D-

PSY 3800 : Clinical Psychology

Fundamental concepts, basic areas of professional functioning, and contemporary issues in the mental health field.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and PSY 2050 :D-

PSY 4200 : Biopsychology

Theoretical and laboratory examination of basic neural and hormonal processes underlying behavior.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and (PSY 2000 :Y :D- and PSY 2050 :D-) or (PSY 2000 :D- and PSY 2050 :Y :D-)

PSY 4500 : Cognitive Psychology

Theory and research on human learning, memory, and cognitive processes. Writing intensive.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 2000 :Y :D- or PSY 4000 :D-) and PSY 2050 :D- or PSY 2000 :D- and PSY 2050 :Y :D-

PSY 4600 : Animal Learning & Cognition

Cognitive mechanisms responsible for simple behavior and behavioral change as they have been studied using animal subjects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and PSY 2050 :D-

PSY 5150 : Foundations of Modern Psych

Overview of the major concepts and theories of psychology presented in a historical context.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and PSY 2000 :D- and PSY 2050 :D-

PSY 5250 : Contemp Research Issues in Psy

Recent and emerging topics, issues, and methods in psychological science.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-) and PSY 2000 :D- and PSY 2050 :D-

PSY 5900 : Independent Research Project

Supervised research project and report. Student may register for PSY 5900 more than once; however, only 3 hours of research can be applied toward the degree requirements in psychology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 1000 :D- or PSY 1001 :D- or HON 1811 :D-