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 Dr. Angela A. Allen M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Anthony D. Cate T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
C Dr. Anthony D. Cate T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
D Dr. Stacy A. Wetmore T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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 Dr. David F. Nichols M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Stacy A. Wetmore M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

PSYC 204 Quantitative Mthd. 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 at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman 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 at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman T 1:10PM-2:40PM
2 Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman 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
E Dr. Darcey N. Powell M 5:30PM-8:30PM

PSYC 231 Biological Psychology

An overview of general principles and areas of research of biological psychology. Topics covered include neuronal functioning, how aspects of human behavior are controlled by the brain, and basic research techniques in biological psychology. (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 Dr. Angela A. Allen M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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 Dr. Anthony D. Cate M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

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 Dr. Travis J. Carter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Travis J. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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 Dr. Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand

PSYC 321 Child Development

An examination of development of the individual from conception to puberty. (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 Dr. Darcey N. Powell T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

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 Ms. Lauren P. Hagemann T/Th 5:30PM-7:00PM

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 Dr. David F. Nichols T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PSYC 343 Judgment and Decision-Making

Examines human judgment and decision-making, using both theory and empirical research drawn from a wide array of disciplines, including social and cognitive psychology, economics, philosophy, and statistics. Ths course particularly explores the discrepancy between how decisions should be made and how they are actually made. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Travis J. Carter T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PSYC 354 Evolutionary Psychology

An examination of the human mind as a set of evolved adaptations shaped to address challenges of survival and reproduction, such as avoiding disease and predators, finding a mate, raising children, and living in social groups. The course emphasizes the most current empirical literature connecting evolutionary principles to human psychology. (1) 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 Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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 Dr. Dane Hilton T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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 Dr. Christopher Buchholz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
B Dr. Christopher Buchholz M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PSYC 410 Res Sem: Social-Personality

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 Dr. Christopher Buchholz T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

PSYC 410 Res Sem: Social Development

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
B Dr. Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM