Psychology

Psychology examines and explains the behavior and mental processes of humans. Our Psychology courses offer you a balanced curriculum in experimental, psychobiological, social/personality/clinical, and cognitive/developmental areas.

Psychology 110

PSYCHOLOGY 110—INTRODUCTION TO  PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND COGNITION (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. No prerequisite. Introduction to the biological basis of behavior and the experimental approach to cognition.

Psychology 111

PSYCHOLOGY 111—INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY II: DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR,  AND  INDIVIDUAL  DIFFERENCES (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Introduction to experimental design, social psychology, social and emotional development, personality measurement and theory, psychopathology, and therapeutic interventions.

Psychology 200

PSYCHOLOGY 200—LABORATORY IN  EXPERIMENTAL METHODS   (HSC)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Introduction to basic methods and design of psychological research in the areas of learning, memory, sensation, perception, personality, and social processes. Laboratory exercises and fundamentals of scientific writing are emphasized. Prerequisites: Psychology 110 or 111 and QTM 100.

Psychology 205

PSYCHOLOGY  205—CHILD DEVELOPMENT (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. (TPSL) No prerequisite. The purpose of this course is to trace the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial changes of the human being from conception through adolescence and to examine the factors that influence this course of development.

Psychology 210

PSYCHOLOGY 210—ADULT ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR (ADULT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY) (SNT)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or Psychology 111. Descriptions of, explanations for, and treatment of the major adult psychological disorders.

Psychology 211

PSYCHOLOGY  211—CHILDHOOD  PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (HSC)

On Demand. Credit, three hours. Description, classification, causal factors, and treatment approaches related to abnormal behavior in children and adolescents. Prerequisites: Psychology 110 or 111 or 205.

Psychology 222

PSYCHOLOGY 222—NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY 222Q/ CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE (SNT)

Fall. Credit, three hours. No prerequisite. This course is an introduction to the neurobiology of mental disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Additional topics include: psychoneuroimmunology, stress and coping, and psychopharmacology. A background in neuroscience (as offered in anthropology, biology, chemistry, or psychology) strongly encouraged.

Psychology 305/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies 305

PSYCHOLOGY 305/WOMEN’S, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES 305—PSYCHOLOGY OF  GENDER (HSC)

Fall. Credit, four hours (TPSL). This course is a theoretical and empirical examination of gender roles and an exploration of myths, theories, and research, behavior and experience, and sex and gender in social relationships.

Psychology 311

PSYCHOLOGY 311—ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY (HSC)

On Demand. Credit, four hours. (TPSL) Theories and research concerned with biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development during adolescence and with the contexts in which adolescent development occurs.

Psychology 312

PSYCHOLOGY  312—PSYCHOLOGICAL  CONCEPTIONS  OF  GIFTEDNESS (HSC)

Fall. Credit, four hours (TPSL). Prerequisite: Psychology 111. Students will study intellectual giftedness, the many different types of creativity, and even critically examine the evidence for ESP. The course will focus on issues of definition, designing effective educational systems, acceptance of the gifted by society, and the latest research findings.

Psychology 323

PSYCH 323—DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR  (SNT)

Every other year. Credit, three hours. No prerequisites. A review of the behavioral and neurobiological actions of all the major psychoactive drugs, focusing on how drugs alter behavior by influencing brain mechanisms.

Psychology 330

PSYCHOLOGY  330—PERSONALITY THEORIES (HSC)

Spring. Credit, four hours (TPSL). No prerequisites. Examination of the major personality theories as well as the research that informs the theories.

Psychology 360

PSYCHOLOGY  360—FOUNDATIONS  OF LEADERSHIP

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Psychology 111. Students will focus on the nature of effective and ethical leadership across cultures as well as within politics, business, and nonprofits.

Psychology 397R

PSYCHOLOGY 397R—DIRECTED STUDY

TBA. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisites: Psychology 110 or Psychology 111, two other psychology courses, a written proposal, and permission of instructor. Independent reading and research under the direction of a faculty member. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in history and social sciences.