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Courses at the 300-level

PSYC 320: Research Methods II: Behavioral Statistics

Statistical methods and research design as they are used in psychological investigations are examined. Topics include measures of central tendency, variance, probability, and statistical tests. (Formerly Introduction to Psychological Methods.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
PSYC 331: Child Psychology

Development, from conception to early adolescence, is studied, with an emphasis on biopsychosocial factors.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 230
  • or equivalents
PSYC 332: Adolescent Psychology

Significant factors in adolescent development are studied. Emphasis is on adjustment to adolescent roles and the search for self-identity.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 230
  • or equivalents
PSYC 335: Family Psychology

Theories and research on family structure, functioning, and development, are examined. Discussion includes the interdependent relationships between an individualís thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the family system.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 230
  • or equivalents
PSYC 339: Psychology of Aging

Theory and research relating to psychological processes in adulthood and old age are addressed. Topics include behavior biology interactions and perceptual, cognitive, and intellectual functioning.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 230
  • or equivalents
PSYC 341: Perception

The variables that determine what we perceive are explored, including input from sensory systems and the effects of attention and past experience. Included are experimental techniques used to investigate perceptual phenomena.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
PSYC 344: Learning

Traditional theories and contemporary models of learning are examined. Emphasis is on relationships between theories and observed phenomena.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
PSYC 345: Physiological Psychology

Neural and chemical bases of behavior are examined, including the relationship between anatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral data. General principles of sensory functioning, control of movement, and rhythms are also considered.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
PSYC 347: Social Cognition

Theoretical and empirical approaches to people's understanding of the social environment are examined, including the contribution of neurological, cognitive, and cultural processes.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 215
  • PSYC 221
  • or equivalent
PSYC 349: Cognitive Psychology

Historical and contemporary views of cognitive functioning are introduced, with emphasis on current interpretations of a wide range of cognitive phenomena. Included are information processing theories.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
PSYC 351: Psychology of Human Diversity

Psychosocial factors relating to human diversity, such as gender, socioeconomic class, and race/ethnicity, are presented. Included are historical and contemporary effects of discrimination and methods of reducing intergroup conflict. (Formerly PSYC 451: Race, Class, and Gender.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 110 (or 215)
  • PSYC 221
PSYC 353: History and Systems of Psychology

The growth of psychology from its philosophical roots to its current status is surveyed. Emphasis is on the great historical questions and controversies and on the people involved with them.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 251
  • or equivalents
PSYC 354: Abnormal Psychology

Traditional and contemporary approaches to the understanding and treatment of a wide range of abnormal behaviors, both in children and in adults, are studied.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • PSYC 251
  • or equivalents
PSYC 356: Psychology of Women

Documented sex differences from biological, biosocial, and social-psychological perspectives are analyzed. Included are theories and research findings relating to personality, selfconcept, and mental health.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 215
  • PSYC 221
  • or equivalents
PSYC 357: Social Cognition

Classical and contemporary theoretical and empirical approaches to how individuals think about and understand the social environment are examined, including attribution processes and social inferences, and attention and memory processes.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 215
  • PSYC 221
  • or equivalents
PSYC 360: Seminar in Current Topics

Contemporary issues and developments in the field of psychology are explored. Recent research and theoretical literature are considered. Topics vary. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221
  • Consent of department chair
PSYC 390: Directed Research

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221 or equivalent, 6 credit hours of 300-level psychology courses, and consent of department chair and dean
PSYC 391: Directed Research

This is a continuation of PSYC 390.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 390 and consent of department chair and dean
PSYC 392: Problems in Psychological Research

Topics of current interest are selected from psychological literature. Under the supervision of the instructor, students conduct investigations into these topic areas. One class per week is devoted to problems of research design and methodology.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 473 or 475 or 477 and consent of department chair and dean
PSYC 393: Directed Reading

Under faculty supervision, the student engages in intensive reading on a specific issue within the area of psychology.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • PSYC 221 or equivalent, 6 credit hours of 300-level psychology courses, and consent of department chair and dean

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