Courses

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Findley-Van Nostrand M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
B D. Hilton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
C A. Allen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PSYC 106 Research Experience

Directed experience conducting empirical research under the supervision of a faculty member. Open to all students (major and non-majors). May be repeated for credit. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Buchholz
B T. Carter
C D. Findley-Van Nostrand
D D. Hilton
I L. Osterman
J D. Powell
K S. Wetmore

PSYC 110 Pursuing Your Purpose

The goal of this course is to help you identify your vocation, as well as inform you of the resources available to you within the psychology department and across the college, as you find your niche and prepare yourself for post-graduation success. To promote your exploration in finding your vocation, this course will also have a community-based learning component. This course is primarily for psychology majors - ideally at the sophomore level - or those who are considering changing their major to psychology. This course will be graded on a pass-fail basis. (1/2) Lecture: 1.5 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
E D. Powell T 4:30PM-6:00PM

PSYC 202 Research Methods in Psychology

An examination of the research methods used in the fields of psychology. Topics include introductions to and evaluations of observational, relational and experimental research methods and designs. Ethics and research, communication and research, the development of research ideas and the reliability and validity of research are also examined. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or IN260PY or HNRS 260PY Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Nichols M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
B S. Wetmore M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PSYC 204 Quantitative Meth. Psychology

An examination of techniques used by psychologists to measure behavior and to analyze and interpret the data. The course includes an introduction to computer data analysis through a laboratory component. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1.5 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take PSYC-204L Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carter M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PSYC 204L Quantitative Meth. in Psyc Lab

An examination of techniques used by psychologists to measure behavior and to analyze and interpret the data. The course includes an introduction to computer data analysis.

Requisites

  • Take PSYC-204 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 T. Carter T 1:10PM-2:40PM
2 T. Carter T 2:50PM-4:20PM

PSYC 221 Developmental Psychology

An examination of development of the individual across the lifespan (i.e., from conception until death). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Powell M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 241 Cognitive Psychology

An examination of the research and theory of complex cognitive processes. Topics covered include attention, perception, memory, language, problem solving, and reasoning. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A S. Wetmore T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
B S. Wetmore T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

PSYC 251 Social Psychology

A study of the influence of people on each other's behavior, including social influence and social interaction. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Osterman M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

PSYC 306 Research Practicum

Directed study and empirical experience under the supervision of a faculty member. (1)May be repeated for credit. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Buchholz
B D. Findley-Van Nostrand
C S. Wetmore
D S. Wetmore

PSYC 315 Internship

Practical experience in a setting in which psychology is applied. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Camac

PSYC 316 Internship

Practical experience in a setting in whi ch psychology is applied. Placements in mental health facilities and other commu nity agencies and institutions. Seminar on relevant topics. (One unit may be counted as an elective in the major). 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Camac

PSYC 322 Adolescent Development

An examination of development of the individual from puberty to early adulthood. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Findley-Van Nostrand T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PSYC 323 Adult Development and Aging

An examination of development of the individual from early adulthood to old age. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
E L. Hagemann T/Th 5:00PM-6:30PM

PSYC 330 Principles of Neuroscience

This course will provide a detailed understanding of neurons and the functional role of different aspects of the human nervous system. A survey of topic areas relevant to psychology and neuroscience related disciplines and an introduction to techniques in neuroscience will also be included. (Cross-listed with NEUR 330) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Allen M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PSYC 330L Principles of Neuroscience Lab

This course will provide a detailed understanding of neurons and the functional role of different aspects of the human nervous system. A survey of topic areas relevant to psychology and neuroscience related disciplines will also be included.

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or BIOL-120 or BIOL-190 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PSYC-330 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 D. Nichols M 4:00PM-5:30PM

PSYC 332 Drugs and Behavior

An examination of the mechanisms of actions, uses, effects and abuse liability of range of drugs. Both therapeutic drugs (such as antidepressants and antipsychotics) and recreational drugs (such as alcohol, stimulants and marijuana) will be addressed. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or PSYC 330. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Allen M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PSYC 342 Learning

Principles of learning processes, classic and contemporary theories, and methods of research. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Camac M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

PSYC 381 Abnormal Psychology

A study of individual psychopathology and deviant behavior, including diagnosis, theories, causes, and treatments. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Hilton T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
B D. Hilton T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

PSYC 390 History of Psychology

Examines the major philosophical and scientific trends that led to the establishment of scientific psychology, as well as the early paradigms and systems that helped shape modern psychology. This course also includes a careers component focused on preparing students for entering graduate school and/or the job market. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Three or more PSYC courses or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Buchholz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B C. Buchholz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PSYC 405 Independent Study

Empirical research project with faculty supervi sion. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Powell

PSYC 406 Independent Study

Empirical research project with faculty supervi sion. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Findley-Van Nostrand
B L. Osterman
C D. Powell
D E. Whitson

PSYC 410 Research Seminar: Psychology

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. May be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PSYC-204 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Osterman T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
B D. Findley-Van Nostrand T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PSYC 415 Tests and Measurements

Principles and methods of psychological measurement and test construction, with consideration of administration and psychometric evaluation of representative tests. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PSYC-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • PSYC-204 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
E B. Shenal W 6:00PM-9:00PM

PSYC 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Buchholz
B L. Osterman

PSYC 497 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1/2 Unit

Requisites

  • See catalog or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Allen
B D. Powell