Psychology Courses

PY
101
SB
Hours
3
Intro To Psychology

Basic principles of psychology.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
PY
105
SB, UH
Hours
3
Honors Intro Psychology

Honors section of PY 101.

Social and Behavioral Sciences, University Honors
PY
207
Hours
3
Psychology Of Adjustment

Basic principles of mental health and an understanding of the individual models of behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
211
Hours
3
Elem Statistical Methods

Methods are presented that enable students to make inferences about a population from a knowledge of small samples. Offered each semester and in the summer session.

PY
228
Hours
3
Applied Psychology

Examination of current uses of Psychology.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
313
Hours
3
Sensation and Perception

Physiological and psychophysical aspects of the senses.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
321
Hours
1
Professional Issues Proseminar in Psychology

Course orients psychology majors to career opportunities for psychology majors terminating with a BA or BS, as well as those students moving on to post-graduate work.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
352
Hours
3
Developmental Psych

Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development throughout the life span.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
355
Hours
3
General Experimental Psychology

Scientific methods applied to the problems of psychology.

Prerequisite(s): PY211 (grade of C- or higher required) AND 9 hours of Psychology coursework.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: PY 356
PY
356
Hours
2
Research Laboratory

Application of experimental and statistical techniques in a laboratory setting.

Prerequisite(s): PY211 (grade of C- or higher required) AND 9 hours of Psychology coursework.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: PY 355
PY
357
Hours
3
Advanced Statistical Methods: Regression

Regression models are ubiquitous in both social and psychological sciences. Understanding the fundamentals of these models is critical to a solid career in science. The purpose of this course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of regression analysis, such as linear regression, model selection, and logistic regression, including topics such as generalized linear models and parameter estimation.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 PY 211
PY
358
Hours
3
Abnormal Psychology

Etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of the major mental behavioral disorders.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
361
Hours
3
Psychology Of Learning

Theoretical and applied implications of principal findings in learning, memory, and cognition.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
365
Hours
3
Psychology Of Aging

The intellectual, social, cognitive, and physical development in adulthood with special emphasis on late adulthood.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
368
Hours
3
Intro To Personality

A study of theories that represent the psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, trait, life span, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral and social-learning approaches to understanding human behavior. Clinical and experimental data are used to evaluate representative personality theories.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
370
Hours
3
History & Systems in Psychology

A detailed presentation of the systematic points of view in Psychology with a consideration of their historical origins and significance for modern thought.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
371
Hours
3
Psychology Of Gender

Review of the contribution of psychological theories and research to the understanding of sex differences in general and to women's roles in particular.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
372
Hours
3
Social Psychology

Major aspects of social psychology, including aggression, altruism, attitude change, interpersonal relations, prejudice, leadership, and group dynamics.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
375
Hours
3
Special Topics In Psychology

Courses devoted to topics not currently covered in the Psychology curriculum will be offered under this title.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
376
Hours
3
Special Topics in Psychology: Behavioral Medicine

This course explores the theories, research, and practice of behavioral medicine, particularly as it relates to integration of behavioral health into primary medical care. Students will examine the roles of psychology and other behavioral health professions in research and practice within healthcare. Theories of practice in the field of behavioral health will be covered. Students will develop competence in the connection between behaviors and health.

PY
377
Hours
3
Psych Law And Justice

Psychological interpretations of criminality, treatment of offenders, and the roles of psychologists and psychological issues in the justice system.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105
PY
378
UH
Hours
1
Junior Honors Seminar

The course is the first semester of a four-semester honors sequence. Exposure to research methods and opportunites for research within the Department of Psychology.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: PY 355
University Honors
PY
379
UH, W
Hours
3
Junior Honors Seminar

The course is the second semester of a four-semester honors sequence. Preparation of a research proposal and approval of thesis committee is required. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): PY 378
University Honors, Writing
PY
380
Hours
3
Practicum in Community-based Psychology

This course combines specialized coursework with hands-on mentoring of middle and high school youth. It explores the development of civic engagement in youth and how to promote it.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101
PY
391
W
Hours
3
Junior Seminar

Course will expose students to specialty areas in Psychology and provide opportunities to develop skills associated with writing and oral presentation.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101 or PY 105 and PY 211
Writing
PY
395
Hours
3
Child Mental Health: Theory and Field Experience

The course will expose students to issues in child mental health and treatment, with a focus on professional ethics, mentoring, and evidence-based treatments for childhood disorders. The course will combine in-class lecture/discussion with a practicum experience at Brewer Porch.

Prerequisite(s): PY 101
PY
413
Hours
3
Physiological Psych

Bodily structures (nervous, muscular, and glandular) underlying behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355
PY
451
Hours
1-3
Undergraduate Research

Individual research projects. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be earned in PY 451.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355
PY
461
Hours
3
Child Psychology

Observational and research procedures with infants and young children, with emphasis on operant learning and socialization processes. Suggested for undergraduate seniors.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355
PY
470
Hours
3
Intro Cognitive Psychlgy

Contemporary approaches to cognitive psychology, including topics such as attention and memory.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355
PY
478
UH
Hours
2
Senior Honors Seminar

The course is the third semester of a four-semester honors sequence. Implementation of an approved research proposal.

Prerequisite(s): PY 379
University Honors
PY
479
UH
Hours
3
Senior Honors Seminar

The course is the final semester of a four-semester honors sequence. Preparation and defense of senior honors thesis.

Prerequisite(s): PY 478
University Honors
PY
481
Hours
1-3
Readings In Psychology

Selected supervised readings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

Prerequisite(s): PY 105 or PY 101 or PY 355 or PY 356
PY
491
W
Hours
3
Senior Seminar In Psychology

Thorough examination of a selected contemporary psychological area. Different topics are offered each semester; descriptions are available at registration. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered each semester and in the summer session. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

Prerequisite(s): PY 355 and PY 356
Writing
PY
495
Hours
3
Teaching Internship

Supervised experience and training in teaching, course administration, etc., as additional preparation for students planning to pursue graduate study in psychology.