PSY (Psychology)

 

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

Three hours

A scientific study of the principles underlying human behavior. The student is introduced to the theory, research, and practice that characterize modern psychology.

 

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Three hours

A general statistics course that stresses a conceptual understanding of statistical procedures, and their appropriate use and interpretation. The course uses spreadsheet applications, current behavioral research publications, and examples from current events to teach critical thinking skills. Topics include descriptive statistics, the normal distribution, probability, and inferential statistics. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and either an ACT Math score of at least 19, SAT score of at least 480, or MTH 0153.

 

PSY 2903 Psychology of Personal Growth

Three hours

A study of the origin and nature of human individual differences, including an investigation of human coping strategies, an exploration of the potential of personality change, and understanding the scientific approach to human adjustment.

 

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

Three hours

A study of major counseling theories. Includes dynamic, existential, humanistic, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, reality, and family systems theories of counseling and the most useful strategies from each. Prerequisite: PSY 1013.

 

PSY 2393 Research Methods

Three hours

An introduction to research methods in psychology that stresses critical thinking about methodological issues. Research skills are developed in hypothesis construction, research design, interpretation of statistical results, scientific writing, library and internet research, and presentation of results to a professional audience. Prerequisite: PSY 1013 and 2383.

 

PSY 3203 Psychological Testing

Three hours

An examination of the theory, interpretation, and appropriate use of individual and group tests of personality, mental ability, aptitude, achievement, and interest. Prerequisite: PSY 1013 and 2383.

 

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

Three hours

An investigation of how the behavior, feelings and thoughts of an individual are influenced or determined by the behavior and characteristics of others. Topics for discussion include attraction, attitudes, aggression, persuasion, and group behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 1013.

 

PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology

Three hours

The nature, causes, and treatment of maladaptive behavior including personality disorders, psychoses, reactions to stress, anxiety disorders, and other dysfunctions. Prerequisite: PSY 1013; PSY 2233 recommended.

 

PSY 4333 Cognitive Psychology

Three hours

A study of the major principles, research methods, and empirical findings of cognitive psychology, including attention, memory, imagery, categorization, language, and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSY 1013.

 

PSY 4343 Theories of Learning

Three hours

A study of the major theories, research methods, and empirical findings of animal and human learning. Classical and operant conditioning paradigms are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 1013.