Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY 110: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND COGNITION (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Introduction to the biological basis of behavior and the experimental approach to cognition.

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: LABORATORY IN EXPERIMENTAL METHODS (HSC)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisites: Psychology 110 or 111 and Quantitative Theory and Methods 100. 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.

PSYCHOLOGY 202: INTRODUCTION TO NEUROETHOLOGY (SNT)

TBA. Credit, three hours. Students will learn basic principles of neuronal function, as well as how evolution has produced specializations in neural circuits in various invertebrate and vertebrate animals that allow them to do unique things in the natural world. Such comparative approaches not only help students understand how studies of neural specializations across species underlie behavioral diversity in the world around us, but also how to extrapolate generalities about how nervous systems organize behavior by identifying common operating principles in those mechanisms. (Cross-listed with Neuroscience and Behavioral Science 202)

PSYCHOLOGY 205: CHILD DEVELOPMENT (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. (TPSL) 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: 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: CHILDHOOD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (HSC)

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

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

Fall. Credit, three hours. 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 223: DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR (SNT)

Every other year. Credit, three hours. 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 304: HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR (SNTL)

TBA. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Psychology 110. A lab course focused on the relationships between hormones, brain function, and behavior, as well as the techniques used to investigate them. In the lab students will design, run, and report novel experiments using fish that answer questions about how hormones influence social behavior. (Cross-listed with Neuroscience and Behavioral Science 304)

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: 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: 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 330: PERSONALITY THEORIES (HSC)

Spring. Credit, four hours. (TPSL) Examination of the major personality theories as well as the research that informs the theories.

PSYCHOLOGY 360: FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (HSC)

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 385R: SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

TBA. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisites: At least one 100-level psychology course and permission of instructor. Seminar in selected topics of psychology or directed individual course of study. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

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.