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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 A. Allen M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2020 A. Cate T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2020 A. Cate T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2020 S. Wetmore T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2021 A. Allen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2021 A. Allen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2021 D. Hilton M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 D. Mayer 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or IN260PY or HNRS 260PY

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Nichols M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2020 S. Wetmore M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2021 V. Staff T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or permission. Take PSYC-204L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 L. Osterman M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2021 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.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take PSYC-204

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 L. Osterman T 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2020 L. Osterman T 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2021 T. Carter T 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2021 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Mayer M 5:30PM-8:30PM
Spring 2021 D. Mayer M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2021 D. Mayer M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 A. Cate M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2021 S. Wetmore T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2021 S. Wetmore M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 T. Carter M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2020 T. Carter M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2021 T. Carter M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Findley-Van Nostrand

PSYC 319 Sp Topics: Holding for 341

A course offered in various formats, designed to give students instruction in a subject not regularly offered. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 S. Wetmore M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PSYC 321 Child Development

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Mayer T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

PSYC 322 Adolescent Development

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 D. Findley-Van Nostrand T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 L. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or BIOL 120 or BIOL 190

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Nichols T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or PSYC 330.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 A. Allen M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or HNRS-260PY or INQ-260PY

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 T. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 OR INQ-260PY OR HNRS-260PY

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 L. Osterman M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PSYC 359 Self and Identity

A thorough examination of a particular topic within the domain of social-personality psychology that is not covered extensively in other regularly offered courses. May be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 C. Buchholz 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or INQ-260PY or HNRS-260PY.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Hilton T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2021 D. Hilton M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PSYC 384 Clinical Psychology

This course exposes students to the field of clinical psychology. Over the course of a semester, students will learn the history of the field, the specific research methods used in mental health research, the assesment of psychological constructs, the diagnosis of psychological disorders, and the theories and intervention techniques used to treat individuals with psychological distress. Students will leave the course with a practical knowledge of psychologists as a clinician, researcher, consultant, and public health advocate. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-101 or HNRS/INQ-260PY or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 D. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments Three or more PSYC courses or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 C. Buchholz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Fall 2020 C. Buchholz M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2021 C. Buchholz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 PSYC-204 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 C. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 PSYC-204 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 D. Findley-Van Nostrand M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 PSYC-204 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 C. Buchholz T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments PSYC-202 OR PSYC-205 PSYC-204 1 300-LEVEL PSYC COURSE

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 D. Findley-Van Nostrand M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

PSYC 430 Research Seminar: Neuroscience

An advanced, research-oriented seminar in human, invertebrate, or computational neuroscience. (Cross-listed with NEUR 430). (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments NEUR 330, PSYC-330, or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 D. Nichols T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM