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PSY 100 - General Psychology
Introduction To Psychology
Prerequisite: None

Surveys the methods, findings, and theories of scientific psychology. Research methods, neuroscience, human development, learning, sensation and perception, cognition, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, social behavior, and industrial/organizational psychology will be covered. Students are required to participate in psychological research or to complete an alternative writing assignment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T1SS-Social Science

PSY 101 - Intro To The Psych Major
Introduction To The Psychology Major
Pre or Co-requisite: PSY 100

Introduction to the academic and professional aspects of the field and an overview of careers in psychology. The course will develop skills for success in the major including introduction to APA style, research, library research, and information acquisition for psychology. Students will be introduced to careers in psychology and how to create documents needed to secure employment or gain admission into graduate programs.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 1XX - Psychology Elective
Psychology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSY 202 - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Prerequisite: None

Survey of theory and research in social psychology including topics such as attitudes, social perception, interpersonal attraction, aggression, social behavior, social influence and behavior in groups.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 203 - Groups And Teams
Groups And Teams
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

This course will explore the dynamics of groups and teams. Course content will include the similarities of and differences between groups and teams, and the dynamics experienced by groups and teams such as cooperation/ competition, communication, conflict, and social influence. Topics will be presented in the context of lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

PSY 204 - Psychology Infant and Toddler
Psychology of The Infant and Toddler
Prerequisite: None

A comprehensive overview of infant and toddler development and major issues involved in understanding the impact of culture and the family upon very young children, focusing on the ages from prenatal through age 3. Major content area will include motor, cognitive, language, temperament, social and emotional development. Spring 2020, this course is PSY 314.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 205 - Principles of Learning
Principles of Learning
Prerequisite: None.

Basic current principles of learning. Application to both normal and abnormal behavior, individual and social situations. Behavioral treatment of diverse problems will be studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 206 - Psychology Of Childhood
Psychology Of Childhood
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

The social, emotional, moral and gender-role development of children will be studied in the context of their interrelationships with such variables as peer acceptance, parental child-rearing patterns, sibling status, socioeconomic status and school experience. The focus is on children approximately ages 4 through 12.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

PSY 207 - Intellectual&Dvlpmntl Disablty
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Prerequisite: PSY 100

An introduction to intellectual and developmental disabilities and allied behavior with an emphasis on behavioral concepts and methods. This course includes analysis of research and case histories in behavior modification, and supervised field experience with people from the community with these disabilities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 208 - Psychology Of Adolescence
Psychology Of Adolescence
Prerequisite: None

Adolescent patterns of development and the major issues involved in understanding the impact of culture upon the teenager. An examination of the influence of family, neighborhood, school, peers and mass media. The focus is on youth approximately ages 12 through young adulthood.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 210 - Psych. Of Adulthood And Aging
Psychology Of Adulthood And Aging
Prerequisite: NONE

The factors affecting development during middle and late adulthood. Topics to be covered include: physiological aging, memory, intimate and social relationships, parenting and grandparenting, wisdom, death and bereavement, successful aging, myths about aging, and end-of-life issues.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 212 - Lifespan Development
Life-Span Developemental Psychology
Prerequisite: None

A comprehensive course covering physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development from conception to death. Major developmental issues will be discussed along with life-span developmental theory and methodology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 216 - Ethics & PD for Beh Analysis
Ethics & Professional Development for Behavior Analysis
Pre or Co Requisite: PSY 205

This discussion-intensive, seminar-style course provides an overview of the ethical guidelines that govern the profession of behavior analysis. Aditionally, issues of professionalism and the disciplinary standards of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board will be discussed. Real-world applicaitons of these issues will be emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 217 - Introduction Research Methods
Research Methods I
Prerequisite: PSY 100

This course provides an overview of behavioral research including developing hypotheses, research methodologies (experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational and single case), conducting library research, writing in the style of the American Psychological Association and an introduction to basic statistics. Students will read scholarly journal articles. The culminating activity of the course will be a research proposal for an independent research project that may be conducted in PSY 327, Research Methods II. Completion of PSY 227 or MAT 216 recommended.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 225 - Supervision & Perf Management
Supervision & Performance Management
Prerequisite: PSY 205

This 1-credit course provides an overview of the supervision process for behavior analysts. Issues associated with professional performance management will be considered, especially as they relate to improving performance of staff and supervisees. Real-world applications of these issues will be emphasized.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 227 - Behavioral Science Statistics
Behavioral Science Statistics
Prerequisites: PSY 100; at least Sophomore Standing, Psychology Majors or Minors only (or by permission of instructor).

An introduction to the descriptive and inferential methods used to evaluate psychological research. Topics include measures of central tendency, sampling distributions, variability, probability, and hypothesis testing. Emphasis upon computation and psychological applications of correlational procedures, t-tests, ANOVA, and an introduction to non-parametric statistics and regression analysis. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) will be used. Completion of MAT 216 recommended.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 230 - Family Psychology
Family Psychology
Pre-requisites: None

The focus of this course is on the study of relationships and families. Topics will include dating and committed relationships, communication patterns, psychological needs within families, and how the following events impact the family: reproduction and childbearing, challenges of parenting, stress, transitions, and aging. Spring 2020, this course is PSY 345.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 246 - Single-Subject Research
Single-Subject Research
Prerequisites: PSY 227 and PSY 205

This is a 3-credit course designed to provide an introduction to the methods used to study behavior of an individual or small group. Emphasis will be placed on repeated-measures, single-subject methodologies. Aspects of research design, data collection, and data analysis particular to the single-subject experimental tradition will be the focus of course activities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 247 - Research Methods I
Research Methods I
Prerequisites: 9 credits in Psychology including PSY 227 with a grade of "C" or better, and excluding PSY 100 and 101. Must be a Psychology Major or Minor OR with permission of instructor.

This course provides an overview of behavioral research including developing hypotheses, research methodologies (experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational and single case), conducting library research, writing in the style of the American Psychological Association and an introduction to basic statistics. Students will read scholarly journal articles. The culminating activity of the course will be a research proposal for an independent research project that may be conducted in PSY 327, Research Methods II. Students are required to participate in psychological research or to complete an alternative writing assignment. Completion of MAT 216 recommended.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

PSY 2XX - Psychology Elective
Psychology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSY 300 - Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 206 or PSY 208

Factors affecting the learning process in school. Course covers aims of educative process, evaluation of individual differences, personality factors, intelligence, achievement, educational test constriction, motivation, problem-solving, concept formation, teacher attitudes, critical incidents in classroom, school and community.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 301 - Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: none

Description and interpretation of various adult disorders of feeling, thinking and behaving included in the current diagnostic systems. Clinical and experimental data will be applied to selected theoretical issues.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 302 - Psychopathology Of Childhood
Psychopathology Of Childhood
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a description and interpretation of childhood psychological disorders. Areas of study include definitions of disordered behavior, pathology within the context of normal development, assessment strategies, and a focused examination of variables that influence internalizing and externalizing child psychological disorders.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 303 - Industrl/Organizatl Psychology
Industrial And Organizational Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 100

Psychological methods, research findings and theory applied to organizations. Interface between worker and organization, including performance evaluation, personnel decisions, training, motivation, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, leadership, organizational influences, communication, job design, work environment, group processes, diversity management, and work-related stress.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 304 - Job Satisfaction And Motivatio
Job Satisfaction And Motivation
Prerequisite: PSY 100, PSY 303 or Permission of Instructor.

This course will cover the theories that help to explain why people like (or dislike) their jobs and how they can be motivated to perform more effectively. The course will also cover how satisfaction and motivation are measured and the types of programs that can be designed to improve both satisfaction and motivation. The role of satisfaction and motivation in recruiting and retaining employees will also be discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 305 - Leadership In Organizations
Leadership In Organizations And Society
Prerequisite: PSY 100 And PSY 303

This course will introduce students to key theories of leadership (traits, behaviors, situational, etc.), the process of leadership, and the desirable and undesirable outcomes of leadership. Through activities and studies of historic leaders, students will also gain a better understanding of their own leadership capability.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 306 - Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Prerequisite: At least six hours of Psychology above 100 level.

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human cognition. Cognition is a broad term referring to the many types of information processing which the brain/mind accomplishes. Course topics include an introduction to cognitive psychology, sensation and perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 309 - Attraction and Relationships
Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships
Prerequisite: PSY 202

Students will critically examine research regarding attraction and close relationships investigating such topics as arousal, attraction, attachment styles, evolution, mating, friendships, romantic relationships, and infidelity. A special focus of the class will be to review social psychological theory and research related to attraction and romantic relationships such as similarity, excitation transfer, implicit and explicit attitudes, cognitive dissonance theory, attributions, evolutionary theory, mate preferences, love, reciprocity, aggression, mere exposure theory, and social exchange theory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 314 - Psychology Infant and Toddler
Psychology of Infant and Toddler
Prerequisite: None

A comprehensive overview of infant and toddler development and major issues involved in understanding the impact of culture and the family upon very young children, focusing on the ages from prenatal through age 3. Major content area will include motor, cognitive, language, temperament, social and emotional development. Formerly PSY 204.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 315 - Psychology Of Gender
Psychology Of Gender
Pre-req: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

Examines the biological and psychological development of sex differences. It explores the research and controversies in the areas of intelligence, ability, and personality, and includes the historical and current feminist perspectives.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

PSY 316 - Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis
Prerequisite: PSY 205

This course applied the principles of learning through the design and implementation of behavior change programs. Through reading primary empirical articles and applying single-subject methodology, we will assess and measure behavior, analyze the function of behavior, select appropriate interventions, and address issues related to professional ethics. Principles will be applied to produce meaningful social outcomes across a variety of learners and settings.



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 318 - Sensation And Perception
Sensation And Perception
Prerequisite: PSY 100

An introduction to the study of sensory system processes and their relations to perception. Visual and auditory systems will be emphasized; other areas to be covered include the cutaneous and chemical senses.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 319 - Human Sexuality
Human Sexuality
Prerequisites: None

This course presents an overview of biological, psychological, behavioral, environmental and sociological factors concerning human sexuality. Topics will cover the basics of human anatomy, sexual cycles/phases, an understanding of sexual research, sexual orientation, sex/health education, sexual disorders and society's current attitudes about sex.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 320 - Theories Of Personality
Theories Of Personality
Prerequisite: PSY 100

A scientific study of research methods, assessment and core tenets of personality theories. The content will include an overview of the trait, biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, cultural and behavioral theories.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 325 - Health Psychology
Health Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 100

Health psychology is a diverse and rapidly growing field that applies psychological principles to all aspects of health behavior. This course examines the theoretical, empirical, and historical bases for health psychology, as well as the ways in which it is currently applied by health professionals. Topics covered will include all the effects of stress, the determinants of addictive behavior, the impact of psychological factors on physical health, doctor-patient relationships, and the causes and treatment of chronic pain.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 327 - Research Methods II
Research Methods II
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in both PSY 227 and PSY 247

Research Methods II is a continuation of Research Methods I (PSY 247) and focuses on providing in depth coverage of research methodologies including correlational and experimental designs. Students will carry out independent undergraduate-level research projects (typically those proposed in PSY 247). This course covers the conception and implementation of correlational and experimental research, ethics, statistical analyses and the writing of research reports in APA style. Students will gain practical experience in research through lab assignments in research design, statistics, and SPSS. The final project will constitute 25% of the course grade. Students will be required to present their final research project in a forum that is open to the university.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work, Writing Intensive

PSY 330 - Evolutionary Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Prerequisite: None

This course explores how the human mind and behavior have been shaped by evolution. The focus will be on why the mind is shaped the way it is and the functions different psychological mechanisms serve. Topics covered: natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary arms races, female and male mate choice (and how they are different/similar), good genes sexual selection, pregnancy sickness, family relationships, cooperation, emotion, and aggression.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 345 - Family Psychology
Family Psychology
Pre-requisites: None

The focus of this course is on the study of relationships and families. Topics will include dating and committed relationships, communication patterns, psychological needs within families, and how the following events impact the family: reproduction and childbearing, challenges of parenting, stress, transitions, and aging. Formerly PSY 230.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 390 - Professional Development
Professional Development in Psychology
Prerequisite: Minimum of 60 credits completed or in progress and psychology major or minor, or permission of instructor.

The aim of the class is to help upper level students clarify career goals in psychology and prepare to apply for graduate school or professional jobs. Topics covered will include: making realistic career goals, how to apply to graduate school, how to find and apply for professional jobs in psychology-related fields, writing vitaes and resumes, interview skills, leadership skills and conflict management in the workplace.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 3XX - Psychology Elective
Psychology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSY 402 - Current Research Child Psyc
Current Research In Child Psychology
Prerequisites: PSY 247 and PSY 227 with a grade of "C" or better; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

In depth study of recent research on child and adolescent behavior. Primary journal research articles in areas of child development, pathology, therapy, and family influences will be analyzed in terms of theoretical foundations, experimental rigor, and practical application.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

PSY 403 - Seminar In Diversity At Work
Seminar In Diversity At Work
Prerequisite: PSY 100 And PSY 303

Students will explore the challenges of leading and motivating employees with different backgrounds. Research on affirmative action, sexual harassment, prejudice and discrimination, managing diversity, and multiculturalism will be discussed. Definitions of diversity will be expanded to include differences in communication styles, personalities, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and family situations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 404 - Measuring Work Behavior
Measuring Work Behavior
Prerequisite: PSY 100, PSY 303

This course will explore how and why work behaviors are measured. Topics include the testing of job applicants, measuring/appraising performance on the job, measuring employee attitudes/morale, and measuring the behavior of work groups. The word "behavior" will be broadly defined to include all of the above.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 405 - Psychology Women And Work
Psychology Of Women And Work
Prerequisite: PSY 315 or Consent of Instructor

Study of women who choose to be homemakers, artists, scientists, nurses, politicians and executives. Includes psychological theories on coping with stress, assertiveness and research on the problem of sexual harassment of working women.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 407 - Radical Behaviorism
Radical Behaviorism
Prerequisite: PSY 205 or Consent of Instructor

This course provides a desciption and anlysis of current theories of learning. The focus will be on the philosophy of behaviorism, with special emphasis placed on radical behaviorism. We will study how such a philosophy influences applied behavior analysis practices such as those found in behavior modification, behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. We will also study how the philosophy applies to larger institutions such as education, law and cultural practices. The goal is for the student to learn the intellectual and philosophical foundations of behavior analysis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 409 - Current Research In Psychology
Current Research In Psychology
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in both PSY 247 (217) and PSY 227; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

In-depth study of recent research in psychology. Primary journal articles in areas of neuroscience, human development, learning, cognition, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, social behavior, and industrial/organizational psychology will be analyzed in terms of theoretical foundations, experimental rigor, and practical application.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

PSY 410 - Psychological Tests/Measurmts
Psychological Tests And Measurements
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PSY 227 Or One Statistics Course

The measurement of human behavior through psychological testing. Considers construction and use of psychological tests, methods of determining reliability and validity, and current issues in psychological testing. Introduction to tests of intelligence, achievement, interest and personality

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 416 - Sustainable Behavior
Sustainable Behavior
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 60 credits

This discussion and project-based seminar course provides an application of principles of behavior analysis to promote behavior that is environmentally sustainable (i.e., reduces human impact on the physical world). Students will apply behavior-analytic princples to induce and evaluate behavior change.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 417 - Topics in Behavior Analysis
Topics in Behavior Analysis
Prerequisite: PSY 205

This course is designe dto facilitate the application of behavior-analytic principles to change a variety of complex forms of behavior, such as organizational behavior, verbal behavior, and creativity and problem solving.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 418 - Physiological Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Prerequisite: 9 Credits of Psychology or Consent of Instructor

An examination of the psychological processes underlying behavior. Analysis of stimulus reception through sensory processes, electrical and chemical aspects of the nerve impulse, cortical functioning and control, effector mechanisms, sleep and wakefulness, developmental synthesis of behavior, and the physiological components of motivation and emotion.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 419 - History/Systems Of Psychology
History And Systems Of Psychology
Prerequisites: 21 Credits of Psychology or Consent of Instructor

The historical development of psychology as a science. Critical examinations of the classical systems of psychology, their philosophical antecedents, and contemporary developments.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 420 - Seminar Applied Psychology
Seminar In Applied Psychology
Prerequisites: 15 Credits in Psychology

A survey of the contemporary field of Applied Psychology. Topics will include education and training, professional ethics issues, and the integration of practice and research. Course content focuses on such areas as Clinical/Health, Organizational/Industrial, Applied Cognitive, Applied Social and School Psychology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 421 - Culture And Psychology
Psychology And Culture
Prerequisites: 21 credits in Psychology

This seminar course focuses on the study of human behavior both within and across cultures. Cross cultural and multicultural frameworks will be utilized to better understand how culture impacts human behavior. Diverse racial and ethnic groups within the United States as well as other cultures around the world will be studied. Specific topics include how culture impacts communication, interpersonal and intergroup relationships, assessment and treatment of psychopathology, and the agents that help individuals learn cultural norms and values (e.g., families, peers, institutions).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 430 - Human Neuropsychology
Human Neuropsychology
Prerequisite: PSY 100

Study of the organization of the nervous system, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurological disorders, behavioral neurology, and clinical neuropsychology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 435 - Controversies Child Psychology
Controversies In Child Psychology
Prerequisiste: 45 Complete Credit Hours

Seminar discussion course examines current controversies in child psychology. Students will vocally participate in class discussion of current controversies in child psychology. Students will formulate, defend and reconsider their positions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 450 - Counseling And Clinical Psych
Counseling And Clinical Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 247 with a C or better

Students will learn basic skills and techniques of different empirically-supported therapies and assessment methods through class discussions and activities. Students will also review and critically discuss other applied aspects important in the fields of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. This course will not include practicing counseling and clinical skills with patients in a field placement setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 455 - Child Counseling and Clinical
Child Counseling And Clinical Psychology
Prerequisite: PSY 247 with a C or better

Students will learn basic skills and techniques of different empirically-supported therapies and assessment methods through class discussions and activities, with an emphasis on work with children. Students will also review and critically discuss other applied aspects important in the fields of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. This course will not include practicing counseling and clinical skills with children in a field placement setting.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 460 - Seminar In Psychology
Seminar In Psychology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Note: May be repeated with change of topic.
In-depth study of specific topic in psychology utilizing primary sources and relevant psychological literature.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Psychological Science Department

PSY 470 - Global Studies Tour Prep
Global Studies in Psychology Tour Preparation
Prerequisite: NONE

This course provides relevant readings, activities, and orientation materials in preparation for a psychology global field experience. In addition to a broad introduction to cross cultural issues in psychology, students will be introduced to a necessary foundational knowledge of culture and history relevant to the global study. Orientation to global field course policies and expectations will also be covered. Permission of the instructor required. May be repeated one time.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 471 - Global Studies in Psychology
Global Studies in Psychology
Prerequisites: NONE

In-depth, advanced-level global field experience in which students study topics in psychology from a cross-cultural or global perspective. This course includes an immersive travel component as a University-approved global field course. Permission of instructor required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

Psychological Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Field Course

PSY 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Supervised research on an acceptable psychological topic with associated readings. An honors course for seniors and second semester juniors. Term research project.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Psychological Science Department

PSY 490 - Teaching Assistantship
Internship In Psychology
Prerequisite: Advanced students with departmental approval

Students serve as aides, usually in first- and second-year classes or assist faculty with research.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Psychological Science Department

PSY 491 - Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Students will assist faculty members with their research. By assisting in current research project(s), the student will gain experience in one or more of the following: research design, data collection, data entry using SPSS, data analysis, and/or the interpretation of data.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Psychological Science Department

PSY 496 - Psych Intern:Group Supervision
Psychology Internship: Group Supervision
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

An experiential learning course where students participate in an internship at a social service setting such as a hospital, clinic, human service agency, group home, school counseling office, corrections site, or specialized classroom. The student acquires knowledge regarding methods of intervention and the treatment philosophy of the placement agency by participating in an observational and supportive role. Students participate on site for a minimum of 8 hours per week. On-campus supervision addresses ethical issues, including confidentiality.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 24.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Psychological Science Department

PSY 497 - Psych Intern: Individual
Psychology Internship: Individual Supervision
Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor

An experiential learning course where students participate in an internship at an industrial organizational business or social service setting such as a hospital, clinic, human service agency, group home, school counseling office, corrections site, or specialized classroom. The student acquires knowledge regarding methods of intervention and the treatment philosophy of the placement agency by participating in an observational and supportive role. Students participate on site for a minimum of 8 hours per week. On-campus supervision addresses ethical issues, including confidentiality.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 24.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Psychological Science Department

PSY 498 - Research And Field Experience
Research Field Experience
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

A field placement intended to develop research skills by allowing the student to participate in the programs of a selected agency or department which is actively involved in research. By assisting in a current research project or projects, the student will gain experience in one or more of the following: research design, the collection and analysis of data, and/or the interpretation of data. Students participating in the practicum are obligated for the equivalent of one day per week.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

Psychological Science Department

PSY 4XX - Psychology Elective
Psychology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PSY 505 - Psychologicl Assesmt Technique
Psychological Assessment Techniques
Prerequisite: None

The construction and use of psychological tests, including tests of intelligence, achievement, personality, and interest. Students will be given an opportunity to familiarize themselves with major tests and to study problems of validation and administration.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 506 - Theories Interview/Counseling
Theories Of Interviewing And Counseling
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the interview in vocational and counseling settings. The interview as an information- gathering process and its role in decision-making.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 507 - Industl/Organizatl Psychology
Industrial And Organizational Psychology
Prerequisite: None

Psychological methods, research findings and theory applied to organizations. Interface between worker and organization, including performance evaluation, personnel decisions, training, motivation, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, leadership, organizational influences, communication, job design, work environment, group processes, diversity management, and work-related stress.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Psychological Science Department

PSY 508 - Applied Social Psychology
Applied Social Psychology
Prerequisite: None

The study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. The relationship between attitudes and behavior, explaining the behavior of self and others, cultural and group influences, persuasion, interpersonal attitudes and relationships, aggression, altruism, cooperation and competition. Special attention to applications of social psychology within organizations, institutions, and the workplace.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 538 - Train/Developmt In Organiztns
Training And Development In Organizations
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

This course covers the essential competencies in the practice of organizational training and development, including analyzing performance problems; developing skill hierarchies and learning objectives; instructional module development; program evaluation; and transfer of training to the job. This course revolves around the instructional strategy known as criterion-referenced instruction (or instructional systems design). Students are encouraged to bring-and apply the concepts to-any training activities they may be currently involved with in their own work context.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Psychological Science Department

PSY 580 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: None

Research, conference and papers on the appropriate topic under the supervision of a member of the department. A clear statement of the student's research and writing plans must be submitted prior to the beginning of the course to the professor with whom the student will be working. Must be approved by advisor and the Dean.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Psychological Science Department

PSY 5XX - Psychology Elective
Psychology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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