Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Psychology Courses

Gerontology (GER) courses

  • GER 300 Service Learning Curricular Component

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a gerontology course designated as service learning offering.

    An integrative learning experience which addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs by incorporating community service with classroom instruction. Includes 40 hours on-task service to a community organization, agency or public service provider. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the course topic and learning objectives. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GER 301 The Elderly and the Media: Confronting Popular Stereotypes

    Prerequisite: 30 hours.

    Students will be introduced to common stereotypes held about the elderly within our society and statistics and information which prove these stereotypes to be false. Public perceptions of the elderly will be studied through the use of five commercial motion pictures and a review of four articles covering topics related to the theme of each of the films. The class will focus on how stereotypes about the elderly are both reinforced and challenged in commercial motion pictures, how stereotypes affect an older person's self-concept, and how popular ageist stereotypes shape our own views on growing older.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GER 310 Social Forces and Aging

    Prerequisite: 45 hours.

    Examines the aging process, demographic trends, and the social, economic, and social-psychological aspects of aging in the United States. Students will be introduced to current theories on aging in social gerontology and their application to the everyday lives of older people. Topics of interest include social attitudes toward aging, family and social bonds, work and retirement, gender issues, ethnicity and aging, living environments, and approaches to aging well. Students will learn about the role of federal, state and local agencies in meeting the needs of the elderly. Identical with SOC 375. Cannot receive credit for both GER 310 and SOC 375.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GER 320 Gender Issues in Later Life

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and GST 170 or 45 hours.

    A comparison of the aging experiences of men and women in later life. The relevance of gender and gender roles to the aging process will be considered. Specific topics of analysis will include the gender gap in longevity, psychological and physical health, minority status, socioeconomic status, family relationships, and public policy issues. Identical to PSY 354. Can only receive credit for one of the following: GER 320 or PSY 354.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GER 365 Families in Later Life

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and CFD 155 or CFD 163 or 30 hours.

    Examination of the structure and function of families in later life. Topics of interest include demographic trends impacting the structure of the family, marriage, sibling relations, parent-adult child relations, grandparenthood, widowhood, and retirement. The application of family theories and their relevance to later life families will be discussed. Identical with CFD 365, SWK 365, and PSY 366. Can only receive credit for one of following: CFD 365, GER 365, PSY 366 or SWK 365.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GER 380 Senior Citizens: Policies and Politics

    Prerequisite: 9 hours of gerontology.

    Students will be introduced to the development and practice of social policy, on the state and federal level, and how it affects services to the older adult population. Political organizations that influence the lives of the elderly (e.g., the American Association of Retired Persons, Gray Panthers, Older Women's League) will be examined as well as government and social welfare programs (i.e., Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare). What constitutes "citizenship" and the role of a "senior citizen" will also be explored.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GER 396 Directed Readings in Gerontology

    Prerequisite: 6 hours of gerontology and permission.

    Readings designed to supplement material introduced in previous Gerontology courses. Includes a wide selection of literature in the field. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GER 397 Special Topics in Gerontology

    Prerequisite: 6 hours of designated courses in the gerontology major.

    In-depth inquiry into selected interdisciplinary topics of contemporary interest in gerontology. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GER 470 Community Resources for Older Adults

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Covers the services, programs and institutions involved in providing services to older adults in the United States, with a focus on community-based services. Typical needs, issues, concerns and desires of older persons are identified and corresponding community-based services to address these needs are discussed. Emerging issues and developments in the field of gerontology will also be discussed as they relate to community services and resources. Site visits to agencies and organizations serving older adults will enhance students' familiarity with resources to improve the quality of life and well-being of aging members in our society. Identical with SWK 470. Cannot receive credit for both GER 470 and SWK 470.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GER 597 Special Topics in Gerontology

    Prerequisite: 90 hours; and 12 hours of gerontology.

    In-depth inquiry into selected interdisciplinary topics of contemporary interest in gerontology. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GER 697. Cannot receive credit for both GER 697 and GER 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GER 598 Supervised Practicum in Gerontology

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GER 599; completion of gerontology core courses with a grade of "C" or better in each; and permission of the program coordinator.

    Onsite contacts with elderly individuals through an internship at a residential or community placement approved by the coordinator. Direct supervision will be provided by qualified professionals in the field of gerontology. Students will serve 45 clock hours for each credit hour awarded. May be repeated to a total of 12 hours. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3-12
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GER 599 Seminar in Gerontology

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GER 598; completion of the gerontology core courses with a grade of "C" or better in each; and permission of the program coordinator.

    Weekly meetings to allow students to correlate experiences in GER 598 with academic knowledge, share experiences, and broaden contacts in the field of aging. Survey of current literature in gerontology from various disciplines will be included. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GER 697 Special Topics in Gerontology

    Recommended Prerequisite: 12 hours of Gerontology. In-depth inquiry into selected interdisciplinary topics of contemporary interest in gerontology. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topic changes. May be taught concurrently with GER 597. Cannot receive credit for both GER 597 and GER 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Psychology (PSY) courses

  • PSY 101 Psychology for Personal Growth

    A study of the emotional, intellectual, and interpersonal experiences of self and others in order to enhance self-understanding, to make informed choices, and to promote adjustment. Will not count toward the major or minor in psychology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 121 Introductory Psychology

    General Education Course (Focus on Social and Behavioral Sciences).

    An examination of how psychology enhances our understanding of human behavior; a survey of basic biological, experiential, cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural influences on behavior and self-understanding. Students must choose either to be research participants or fulfill an alternative library assignment as part of the course requirements. Honors sections are taught in a lecture/lab format.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 150 Introduction to the Psychology Major

    This course is required for admission to the psychology degree program and is recommended for students considering psychology as a major. Students will learn about specialties and careers in the field, understand the training and education necessary for various careers, develop professional goals, explore minor options, and become familiar with the psychology faculty and their specialties. Not required for the Psychology minor.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 160 The Pursuit of Happiness: A Psychological Perspective

    Explore the sources of our moods with an emphasis on skills for achieving healthy, happy, and productive feelings.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 197 Topics in Psychology

    Selected topics especially appropriate for lower division students (examples: meaning of death, preparation for marriage, and child rearing practices). May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and completion of General Education mathematics requirement.

    Principles and methods of statistics used in psychology; understanding and interpreting psychological data. This course cannot be credited toward a degree if the student has taken any of the following: AGR 330, MTH 340, QBA 237, REC 328, SOC 302.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 203 Introduction to Research

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and completion of General Education mathematics requirement.

    This course will provide an integrated approach to elementary research design and statistical methods. Students will review current research and develop small projects for which statistical methods will be selected and applied. This course cannot be substituted for PSY 200 and/or PSY 201 on the psychology major and will not count toward the Psychology major. This course is designed for psychology minors and will not prepare students for graduate work in Psychology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 240 Psychology of Humor

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Introduction to psychology of humor, includes theories of humor and explorations of humor through different areas of psychology, for example cognitive, social, developmental, personality, and health psychology. Focus will be on thinking critically about humor research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 250 Analysis of Interpersonal Behavior

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and permission of instructor.

    Ongoing processes of interpersonal behavior. Observation and experience as participant of a self-analytic group in the human relations laboratory.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 300 Naturalistic Methods in Social Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121, and 6 additional hours of Psychology.

    An alternative approach to social psychological processes. Involves text analysis, materials analysis, interviewing, and participant observation in naturally occurring, non-laboratory field settings. Focus will be on small group behavior.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 302 Experimental Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 200.

    Psychological methodology; major emphasis on experimentation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 303 Stress and Tension Control

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    An examination of the nature and treatment of the stress response. Laboratory experience with several forms of relaxation training including biofeedback.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Psychopathology and the maladjustment of the organism.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 305 Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    A survey of the major topics that are studied and the methods that are used in I/O psychology. The topics and methods will be viewed from a psychological perspective and will include psychological testing and personnel selection; training and development; job analysis, employee evaluation and performance appraisal; human motivation and job satisfaction; leadership, communication and group processes; organization theory and development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 306 Learning Processes

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    A survey of the methods of classical and instrumental conditioning.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 307 Human Sexuality

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    A balanced and comprehensive perspective of the field of human sexuality. Content includes the psychological, physiological, and interpersonal variables of human sexuality.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 309 Identity and Aging in Literature and Film

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of Psychology.

    Emphasizes the experience of aging as perceived from the older person's point of view and that of society. Situations in later life will be explore through the use of short stories, selected articles, and videos. The topics covered will include health, friendship and relationships, widowhood, family and intergenerational relations, perceptions of death and dying, and finding purpose and meaning in life. Students will acquire a basic understanding of identity issued and factors that contribute to well-being in later life.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 310 Applied Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Practical areas of application of psychology. Limited enrollment; field trips required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 311 Service Learning in Psychology

    Prerequisite: 30 hours, concurrent registration in a Psychology course designated as a service learning offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in psychology to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of, and participation, in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 315 History and Systems of Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 6 additional hours of psychology.

    Present psychological systems in the light of their historical development from ancient Greek and medieval thought.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 317 Psychology of Addictions

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Students in the course will learn basic psychological and psychophysiological processes involved in the progression of substance use, abuse, and addiction. Topics covered will include the conduct of individual assessment, interviewing techniques, and counseling processes. This class is intended to give students an understanding of individual, motivational, and social psychological perspectives.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 320 Psychology and the Law

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    This course is a survey of psychology applied to the legal system. The course includes topics in mental health law, such as competency and insanity, as well as the psychology of law enforcement, crime, juries, eyewitness testimony, and legal socialization.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 331 Psychology of Childhood

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    This course examines major psychological issues, theories and research concerning child development. Influences on cognitive, personality and social development are analyzed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 336 Ethology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    The study of the behavior of animals in a natural setting will be emphasized. The viewpoints of ethology, comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology will be used to study the behavior of animals, including humans. This course cannot be credited toward a degree if the student has taken PSY 497: Animal Behavior.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 339 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 304.

    A survey of the field of clinical psychology from a broad conceptual and historic perspective. The course examines professional issues such as various mental health delivery systems, ethics, and graduate training. The course also presents an overview of different approaches to psychotherapy along with assessment methods commonly used in evaluation of therapy, research, and decision making in a clinical setting.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 350 Psychology of Adulthood

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Principles and practical applications in development of the adult. Includes psychological effects of personality and intellect. Both normal and abnormal phenomena are considered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 354 Gender Issues in Later Life

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and GST 170 or 45 hours.

    A comparison of the aging experiences of men and women in later life. The relevance of gender and gender roles to the aging process will be considered. Specific topics of analysis will include the gender gap in longevity, psychological and physical health, minority status, socioeconomic status, family relationships, and public policy issues. Identical to GER 320. Can only receive credit for one of the following: GER 320 or PSY 354.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 355 The Psychology of Women

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    An in-depth examination of the myths of women's nature, the predominant theories of women's psychology, and a review of the research on women's behavior.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 356 The Psychology of Men

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    A survey of the psychological development of men, including a review of the sources of gender identity and gender role identity; evaluation of the research on men and gender differences; and examination of the myth of masculinity and of the effects of feminism on men's identity and relationships.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 359 Theories of Social Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 or SOC 150.

    A survey of research strategies in social psychology; social perception; interpersonal attraction; attitudes and persuasion; sex differences in social behavior.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 360 Educational Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Introduction to theory and research in educational psychology. Topics include cognitive and social development, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation, measurement, and individual differences.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 363 Death and Human Behavior

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    An introduction to the varied aspects of death and dying. The course will focus on attitudes toward death, fears of death and dying, special needs of those who have a life threatening illness, means of helping the survivors and techniques for prolonging life.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 365 Aging and Adjustment

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Personality adjustment in old age, with emphasis both on adequate and maladjusted development. Factors influencing adjustment are considered. Both functional and organic sources of maladjustment are surveyed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 366 Families in Later Life

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and CFD 155 or CFD 163 or 30 hours.

    Examination of the structure and function of families in later life. Topics of interest include demographic trends impacting the structure of the family, marriage, sibling relations, parent-adult child relations, grandparenthood, widowhood, and retirement. The application of family theories and their relevance to later life families will be discussed. Identical with CFD 365, GER 365, and SWK 365. Can only receive credit for one of following: CFD 365, GER 365, PSY 366, or SWK 365.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 379 Environmental Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    An introduction to the psychological predictors, processes, and outcomes associated with individual and group decision making about sustainable living, including individual differences, motivation, social influence, self-regulation, altruism, persuasion, ethics, and emotive responses. These variables will then be applied to issues of individual and social behavior change.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 380 Development of the Student

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and either ELE 302 or SEC 302.

    Life-span development, with a strong emphasis on grades K-12. Includes cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Coverage of developmental issues, such as divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, sexuality, and peer pressure. Also includes learning and motivation theory. Required for students seeking special education, K-9, or K-12 certification. Also will count toward any certification. May substitute for PSY 385 or PSY 390. Will not count towards the major or minor in psychology. Credit will be awarded for only one of the following: PSY 380, PSY 385, PSY 390.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 385 Development of the Early Childhood and Elementary School Student

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Life-span development, with a strong emphasis on preschool through sixth grade. Coverage of developmental issues, such as divorce, child abuse, substance abuse, and peer pressure. Also includes learning and motivation theory. Required for students seeking early childhood, early childhood-special education, or elementary education certification. PSY 380 may be taken instead of PSY 385. Will not count towards special education, K-9, K-12, middle school or secondary education certification. Will not count towards the major or minor in psychology. Credit will be awarded for only one of the following: PSY 380, PSY 385, PSY 390.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 390 Development of the Adolescent Student

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and SEC 302.

    Life-span development, with a strong emphasis on the middle school and secondary education years. Includes cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Coverage of developmental issues, such as substances abuse, sexuality, divorce, and peer pressure. Also includes learning and motivation theory. Required for students seeking middle school or secondary education certification. PSY 380 may be taken instead of PSY 390. Will not count towards special education, K-9, K-12, early childhood, early childhood-special education or elementary education certification. Will not count towards the major or minor in psychology. Credit will be awarded for only one of the following: PSY 380, PSY 385, PSY 390.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 405 Exercise Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    An examination of the research, theory, and practical applications of the field of exercise psychology. Content includes exercise adherence, psychological effects of exercise, and motivation to continue programs. Intersession course only.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 411 Psychology of Diverse Populations

    Prerequisite: senior standing; and 27 hours of Psychology.

    Capstone course reviewing research and theory in social cognition, biological bases of behavior, development, individual differences, and psychopathology as they apply to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, language, exceptionality, aging, privilege/disadvantage, and other aspects of diversity. Similarities and differences in human thoughts and behaviors will be evaluated to better understand individual and group outcomes. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 422 Memory and Cognition

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 6 additional hours of psychology.

    Theoretical, empirical, and practical consideration of human memory and cognition. Laboratory will focus on investigation and demonstration of various cognitive phenomena.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 424 Teaching of Psychology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    This course is open only to psychology majors who have completed the application and selection process for an undergraduate learning assistant in Introductory Psychology and who are available to attend training sessions prior to the beginning of semester. Students will be assisting in the teaching of Introductory Psychology by serving as undergraduate learning assistants. Experiences will include facilitating group study sessions, individually mentoring students, and gaining exposure to the skills necessary for successful teaching. Emphasis will be on learning and practicing mentoring skills, the implementation of innovative pedagogical techniques, and course development. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 441 Psychology of Adolescence

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and one additional psychology course, and junior standing.

    This course examines major psychological issues, theories, and research concerning adolescent development. Influences on cognitive, personality, and social development are analyzed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 451 Psychophysiology of Aging

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and BIO 101 and 111, or BMS 100 or BMS 110.

    This course will provide an introduction to the biology and physiology of aging. Students will examine broad changes in structure and function in humans, and get a closer look at changes in systems, organs, tissues, and cells in humans and some nonhumans. The class will explore the implications of these changes on function and independence in old age; learn about the impact of these changes on research and development of therapeutic measures to prevent, maintain or improve structure and function; and study methods for preventing decline, and maintaining and improving health and quality of life in older adults.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 481 Human Engineering

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 or 60 hours.

    Focuses on systematic attempts to develop principles and data to be applied in adapting equipment, machines, work space, and environments for human use.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom

    Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program; and PSY 360 or equivalent competencies.

    Planning, constructing, using, and analyzing a variety of assessment practices and understanding uses of standardized testing in education. Covers adolescent social behavior, management theory and strategies that promote effective learning and development while minimizing disruptive behavior. Application of theory to classroom practice and everyday situations. Identical with SFR 486. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 486 and SFR 486.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 487 Behavior Problems of Childhood

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 or PSY 331.

    Survey of the patterns of maladjustment in childhood from infancy through early adolescence. Introduction to the concepts related to the origin, manifestation, and treatment of childhood psychopathology emphasizing a developmental approach.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 490 Preparation for Graduate School

    Primarily for senior students considering graduate study in psychology and related fields. Emphasis is on career awareness and the practical activities involved in the application process.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 493 Directed Readings in Educational Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and permission of instructor.

    This course is designed for transfer students who are seeking teacher certification and who need to complete a limited number of MOSTEP standards. The course will involve inquiry into selected topics of educational psychology.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 495 Senior Seminar

    Prerequisite: senior standing (90 hours); and 27 hours of Psychology.

    Activities to help students identify and explore postgraduate career opportunities. A major field achievement test and program evaluation will be administered.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 496 Directed Readings in Psychology

    Prerequisite: 10 hours of psychology and permission of department head.

    Outstanding students who wish to undertake directed readings must consult with a professor of the department who specializes in the area selected, and with his or her consent present a written proposal to the head of the department for approval. Such proposals must be presented and approved before final registration for the course. Credited only on BA and BS degrees. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 497 Advanced Topics in Psychology

    Prerequisite: 9 hours psychology.

    In depth inquiry into selected topics of psychology. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours if topic is different. 1-3 F,S. Approved recurring course topic: Ethical Issues and Concepts. Exploration of the ethical principles and standards that guide the practice of psychology. Approved recurring course topic: Psychological Disorders in the Movies. Exploration and examination of psychological disorders in film. Approved recurring course topic: Psychology of Sexual and Intimate Relationships. Exploration of issues related to sexual and intimate relationships including techniques to enhance communication, sexual intimacy and relationships.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 498 Directed Research

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and permission of sponsoring faculty member and department head.

    Allows students to gain research experience by working with an individual faculty member either as a research assistant or as a primary researcher working under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 499 Practicum in Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 14 additional hours of psychology and permission of department head.

    Offers an opportunity for the student to obtain experience through field work. Such experience need not be confined to the campus. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 502 Learning Theories

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology.

    An introduction to contemporary theories about learning and behavior, emphasizing the experimental basis of these phenomena. May be taught concurrently with PSY 602. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 602 and PSY 502.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 505 Forensic Child Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Explores the basics of forensic psychology with emphasis on factors that affect children, how these factors are assessed and how communities intervene to reduce both child crime and child victimization. The class will involve text analysis as well as analysis of primary source readings. May be taught concurrently with PSY 604. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 604 and PSY 505.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 506 Perception

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology.

    Nature of perception, concept formation and role of language. May be taught concurrently with PSY 606. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 606 and PSY 506.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 508 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Serves as an introduction to the field of applied behavior analysis. During this course, students are introduced to content areas contained in the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Task List. This includes core concepts such as reinforcement, punishment, stimulus control, and principles of shaping. Students will be introduced to functional assessments and functional analyses. Additional topics include verbal behavior and ethical considerations for behavior analysts. May be taught concurrently with PSY 614. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 614 and PSY 508.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 510 Research in Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and PSY 200 or equivalent; and PSY 302.

    Advanced course in research methodology for psychology. The course focuses on individual research projects.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 512 Personality Theory and Systems

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 304.

    Current theories of personality, research background and historical development. May be taught concurrently with PSY 612. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 612 and PSY 512.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 513 Neuropsychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of Psychology.

    Introduction to the field of neuropsychology. Includes careers, history, behavioral changes after brain injury, assessment, and ethical considerations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 514 Psychology of Child Abuse and Exploitation

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 60 hours.

    Study of forensic issues related to child abuse and exploitation. Students will gain an understanding of the forensic and psychological issues that often arise during child abuse investigations. The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. will participate in the design of the course, thus the specific forensic issues discussed will remain current and may change based on the needs of the community. May be taught concurrently with PSY 617. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 514 and PSY 617.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 519 Cognitive Development

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 331 and 3 additional hours of psychology.

    Study of cognitive development in children and adolescents. Topics to be included: perception, memory, visual imagery, problem solving, language development, cognitive style, social learning theory, information processing theory, and Piaget's theory. Applications in education, child rearing, and behavior management. May be taught concurrently with PSY 619. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 619 and PSY 519.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 521 Physiological Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology.

    Physiological correlates underlying behavior, including sensory and response mechanisms, central nervous system. May be taught concurrently with PSY 622. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 622 and PSY 521.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 523 Psychology and Language

    Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of Psychology. An examination into the nature of and research in human language and its relationship to psychology. Topics will include the biological bases of language, speech production and perception, word recognition, sentence processing, reading, discourse, dyslexia, grammar and the lexicon. This course will cover current theories on these topics and experimental paradigms analyzing language and psychology. May be taught concurrently with PSY 623. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 523 and PSY 623.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 524 Honors Project in Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and PSY 200 or equivalent; and PSY 302; and PSY 510, and permission of sponsoring faculty member and department head; open to Honors College students only.

    Students will revise and expand their individual research project completed for PSY 510. The final project from this course must be submitted to a student conference or student journal, as well as to the Honors College as the student's Honors Project.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 525 Motivation and Emotions

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology.

    Psychological and physiological motives, needs, drives and instinctual mechanisms; emotional effects of these upon the organism. May be taught concurrently with PSY 625. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 625 and PSY 525.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 527 Advanced Psychological Statistical Methods

    Prerequisite: introductory statistics selected from: PSY 200, 711; AGR 330; MTH 340; QBA 237; REC 328; SOC 302; or equivalent.

    A review of introductory statistics and investigation of research methods in behavioral sciences that require multivariate statistical models. This course takes an applied orientation and emphasizes the use of statistical packages. Topics include: linear models, principal components analysis, discriminant analysis, multiple regression analysis, multiple regression with categorical variables, and multi-factor ANOVA. May be taught concurrently with PSY 627. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 627 and PSY 527.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 529 Psychological Tests and Measurements

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and PSY 200 or equivalent.

    Theory and techniques underlying measurement of human traits and abilities. Critical analysis of intellectual, achievement, interest and personality tests, including their development, application and potential abuses. May be taught concurrently with PSY 629. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 629 and PSY 529.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 533 Psychological Issues in Religion

    Prerequisite: PSY 121.

    Comprehensive overview of historical background, research methods, and contemporary issues involving behavior and religious beliefs. Psychological research in the areas of religious development and cognition will be included. May be taught concurrently with PSY 633. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 633 and PSY 533.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 534 Psychology of Infancy

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 331.

    Theory and research on the maturation and cognition of the human infant in the first two years, from a developmental psychometric perspective. General principles of the mental and motor assessment of the infant and interpretation will be emphasized through class demonstrations so that the student may understand the use of these procedures in interpreting development and research. May be taught concurrently with PSY 634. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 634 and PSY 534.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 535 Discipline and Social Behavior in the Classroom

    Prerequisite: PSY 121; and PSY 360 or PSY 380 or PSY 385 or PSY 390.

    Provides a psychological perspective of individual and social factors necessary to develop an effective eclectic approach to discipline and an understanding of social behavior in the classroom. Includes an emphasis on personal, social, and motivational development. May be taught concurrently with PSY 635. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 635 and PSY 535.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 550 Psychological Testing in Remedial Reading

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Techniques and skills in utilizing psychological tests as they pertain to diagnosing reading disabilities and prediction of success in remedial programs. Students receive supervised practice in administration. May be taught concurrently with PSY 648. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 648 and PSY 550.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 555 Developing Sport Team Leaders

    This e-course delivers leadership, team processes, and motivation principles to help coaches develop the leadership skills of sport team athletes. This course aligns sport program goals with educational goals by utilizing athletic settings to promote skills that student-athletes can apply on sport teams and in other group settings. Coaches will learn how to set specific leadership goals with team leader-athletes and will learn concrete and constructive ways to mentor leader-athletes. Coaches will use course principles to construct a plan for developing sport team leaders and for making "team leadership" a core team value. May be taught concurrently with PSY 649. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 649 and PSY 555.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 556 Developing Sport Team Leaders Practicum

    Prerequisite: PSY 555 or concurrent enrollment; and permission of instructor.

    Complementing PSY 555 Developing Sport Team Leadership, this course provides a 2-credit option for students to document the application of a leadership development plan on a sport team. This course reinforces the value of leadership and leadership development on sport teams by helping to make "team leadership" a core team value. Advancing this objective, students learn to align the values of sport teams with the broader values of educational institutions. Students taking this course must provide evidence that they have permission to implement a leadership development program on an organized sport team prior to enrolling in the class (hours the student spends with the team must exceed 90 hours). May be taught concurrently with PSY 656. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 656 and PSY 556.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 557 Forensic Psychology: Child Abuse and the Law

    Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 60 hours.

    Study of the legal issues related to child abuse and exploitation. Students will gain an understanding of the law pertaining to child cases and how interactions with children can bolster or diminish the quality of children's memory report as seen by the judicial system. The Greene County Prosecutor's Office will participate in the design of this course, thus the specific legal issues discussed will remain current and may change based on the needs of the community. May be taught concurrently with PSY 657. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 557 and PSY 657.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 565 Psychological Effects of Dementia

    Prerequisite: PSY 121, PSY 365.

    Description of dementias, with particular references to Alzheimer's Disease and with emphasis on behavioral consequences for both patient and caregiver. Directed practicum. May be taught concurrently with PSY 669. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 669 and PSY 565.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 597 Specialized Topics in Psychology

    Prerequisite: 9 hours of Psychology.

    Specialized investigation into selected topics in psychology. Graduate students will be required to complete an extra project to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours if topic is different. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with PSY 695. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 695 and PSY 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 602 Learning Theories

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology. An introduction to contemporary theories about learning and behavior, emphasizing the experimental basis of these phenomena. May be taught concurrently with PSY 502. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 502 and PSY 602.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 604 Forensic Child Psychology

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121. Explores the basics of forensic psychology with emphasis on factors that affect children, how these factors are assessed and how communities intervene to reduce both child crime and child victimization. The class will involve text analysis as well as analysis of primary source readings. May be taught concurrently with PSY 505. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 505 and PSY 604.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 606 Perception

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology. Nature of perception, concept formation and role of language. May be taught concurrently with PSY 506. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 506 and PSY 606.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 612 Personality Theory and Systems

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 304. Current theories of personality, research background and historical development. May be taught concurrently with PSY 512. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 512 and PSY 612.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 614 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

    Serves as an introduction to the field of applied behavior analysis. During this course, students are introduced to content areas contained in the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Task List. This includes core concepts such as reinforcement, punishment, stimulus control, and principles of shaping. Students will be introduced to functional assessments and functional analyses. Additional topics include verbal behavior and ethical considerations for behavior analysts. May be taught concurrently with PSY 508. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 614 and PSY 508.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 617 Psychology of Child Abuse and Exploitation

    Study of forensic issues related to child abuse and exploitation. Students will gain an understanding of the forensic and psychological issues that often arise during child abuse investigations. The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. will participate in the design of the course, thus the specific forensic issues discussed will remain current and may change based on the needs of the community. May be taught concurrently with PSY 514. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 617 and PSY 514.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 619 Cognitive Development

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 331 and 3 additional hours of psychology. Study of cognitive development in children and adolescents. Topics to be included: perception, memory, visual imagery, problem solving, language development, cognitive style, social learning theory, information processing theory, and Piaget's theory. Applications in education, child rearing, and behavior management. May be taught concurrently with PSY 519. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 519 and PSY 619.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 622 Physiological Psychology

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology. Physiological correlates underlying behavior, including sensory and response mechanisms, central nervous system. May be taught concurrently with PSY 521. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 521 and PSY 622.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 623 Psychology and Language

    Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of Psychology. An examination into the nature of and research in human language and its relationship to psychology. Topics will include the biological bases of language, speech production and perception, word recognition, sentence processing, reading, discourse, dyslexia, grammar and the lexicon. This course will cover current theories on these topics and experimental paradigms analyzing language and psychology. May be taught concurrently with PSY 523. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 623 and PSY 523.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 625 Motivation and Emotions

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and 3 additional hours of psychology. Psychological and physiological motives, needs, drives and instinctual mechanisms; emotional effects of these upon the organism. May be taught concurrently with PSY 525. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 525 and PSY 625.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 627 Advanced Psychological Statistical Methods

    Recommended Prerequisite: introductory statistics course selected from PSY 200, 711; AGR 330; ECO 308; MTH 340; QBA 237; REC 328; SOC 302; or equivalent. A review of introductory statistics and investigation of research methods in behavioral sciences that require multivariate statistical models. This course takes an applied orientation and emphasizes the use of statistical packages. Topics include: linear models, principal components analysis, discriminant analysis, multiple regression analysis, multiple regression with categorical variables, and multi-factor ANOVA. May be taught concurrently with PSY 527. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 527 and PSY 627.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 629 Psychological Tests and Measurements

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 200 or equivalent. Theory and techniques underlying measurement of human traits and abilities. Critical analysis of intellectual, achievement, interest and personality tests, including their development, application and potential abuses. May be taught concurrently with PSY 529. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 529 and PSY 629.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 633 Psychological Issues in Religion

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and REL 100. Comprehensive overview of historical background, research methods, and contemporary issues involving behavior and religious beliefs. Psychological research in the areas of religious development and cognition will be included. May be taught concurrently with PSY 533. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 533 and PSY 633.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 634 Psychology of Infancy

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 331. Theory and research on the maturation and cognition of the human infant in the first two years, from a developmental psychometric perspective. General principles of the mental and motor assessment of the infant and interpretation will be emphasized through class demonstrations so that the student may understand the use of these procedures in interpreting development and research. May be taught concurrently with PSY 534. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 634 and PSY 534.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 635 Discipline and Social Behavior in the Classroom

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121; and either PSY 360, PSY 380, PSY 385, or PSY 390. Provides a psychological perspective of individual and social factors necessary to develop an effective eclectic approach to discipline and an understanding of social behavior in the classroom. Includes an emphasis on personal, social, and motivational development. May be taught concurrently with PSY 535. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 535 and PSY 635.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 648 Psychological Testing in Remedial Reading

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Techniques and skills in utilizing psychological tests as they pertain to diagnosing reading disabilities and prediction of success in remedial programs. Students receive supervised practice in administration. May be taught concurrently with PSY 550. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 550 and PSY 648.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 649 Developing Sport Team Leaders

    This online course delivers leadership, team processes, and motivation principles to help coaches develop the leadership skills of sport team athletes. This course aligns sport program goals with educational goals by utilizing athletic settings to promote skills that student-athletes can apply on sport teams and in other group settings. Coaches will learn how to set specific leadership goals with team leader-athletes and will learn concrete and constructive ways to mentor leader-athletes. Coaches will use course principles to construct a plan for developing sport team leaders and for making "team leadership" a core team value. May be taught concurrently with PSY 555. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 555 and PSY 649.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 656 Developing Sport Team Leaders Practicum

    Prerequisite: PSY 649 or concurrent enrollment.

    Complementing PSY 649 Developing Sport Team Leadership, this course provides a 2-credit option for students to document the application of a leadership development plan on a sport team. This course reinforces the value of leadership and leadership development on sport teams by helping to make "team leadership" a core team value. Advancing this objective, students learn to align the values of sport teams with the broader values of educational institutions. Students taking this course must provide evidence that they have permission to implement a leadership development program on an organized sport team prior to enrolling in the class (hours the student spends with the team must exceed 90 hours). May be taught concurrently with PSY 556. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 556 and PSY 656.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 657 Forensic Psychology: Child Abuse and the Law

    Study of the legal issues related to child abuse and exploitation. Students will gain an understanding of the law pertaining to child cases and how interactions with children can bolster or diminish the quality of children's memory report as seen by the judicial system. The Greene County Prosecutor's Office will participate in the design of this course, thus the specific legal issues discussed will remain current and may change based on the needs of the community. May be taught concurrently with PSY 557. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 657 and PSY 557.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 669 Psychological Effects of Dementia

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 365. Description of dementias, with particular references to Alzheimer's Disease and with emphasis on behavioral consequences for both patient and caregiver. Directed practicum. May be taught concurrently with PSY 565. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 565 and PSY 669.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 695 Specialized Topics in Psychology

    Recommended Prerequisite: 9 hours of Psychology. Specialized investigation into selected topics in psychology. Graduate students will be required to complete an extra project to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours if topic is different. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with PSY 597. Cannot receive credit for both PSY 695 and PSY 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 700 Problems of Psychology

    Individual investigation into a problem or problems of concern to the student and deemed of significance by the instructor. Written report required.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 701 Symposium in Psychology

    Specific topics selected to introduce graduate students to research and theory. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 703 Human Growth and Development

    Depth investigation of growth and development during elementary school years. Experimental evidence and clinical evaluations used to supplement consideration of major theories of development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 705 Psychology of Adolescence

    Depth investigation of growth and development during the adolescent period. Experimental evidence and clinical evaluation used to supplement consideration of major theories of adolescence.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 707 Psychology of the Adult

    Development of intellectual functions, personality, and social psychological processes across the adult life span will be emphasized. Normal as well as abnormal phenomena unique to young, middle-aged, and elderly adults will also be considered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 708 Memory

    Provides in-depth analyses of historical and current theories and associated research in higher mental cognition processing. Primary emphasis is on normal human adult functioning, although associated topics such as cognitive development, learning dysfunctions and skill enhancement will be considered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 709 Psychological Evaluation of Pre-School Children

    Program involving both theory and practice in psychological evaluation of pre-school children.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 710 Psychology of Education

    Orientation to the use of psychology in education.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 711 Introductory Statistics for Education and Psychology

    Statistical techniques used in education and psychology; overview of scaling techniques, sampling, descriptive techniques, inferential techniques (to include t and x2), reliability and validity.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 716 Personnel Psychology

    A survey of the psychological principles, theory, and research related to personnel practices in organizations. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal and criterion development, individual differences measurement, personnel selection, and reliability, validity, and utility analysis.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 718 Organizational Psychology

    Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 121 and PSY 304. A survey of the psychological principles, theory, and research related to behavior in organizations. Topics include work motivation, job satisfaction and performance, leadership and group processes, organizational design and development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 720 Individual Intelligence Testing

    Prerequisite: PSY 629 or COU 701.

    Analysis of individual tests of intelligence; Wechsler Scales and the Revised Stanford Binet. Students receive supervised practice in administration, scoring and interpretation of individual tests. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 721 Individual Intelligence Testing II

    Prerequisite: PSY 629 or COU 701.

    Analysis of individual tests of intelligence; Stanford-Binet Fourth Edition and Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. Students will receive supervised practice in administration, scoring, and interpretation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 730 Projective Techniques

    Prerequisite: COU 701 and PSY 720.

    Introduction to theory of and basic underlying projective methods.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 740 Psychological Assessment

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in Psychology program.

    Students of clinical psychology will be introduced to the process of psychological diagnosis. They will be expected to master the administration, scoring, and interpretation of individual instruments and become acquainted with the foundations and theory and research on which they rest. In addition the course will emphasize the differential applicability of tests and assessment techniques to a wide range of referral problems and the principles of clinical inference that may be used to interpret, integrate, and communicate their diagnostic findings.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 742 Practicum in Psychological Assessment

    Prerequisite: PSY 740 and PSY 750 and permission of instructor.

    Supervised experience in assessment, diagnoses and report-writing with clients at a community mental health facility. Site arrangements must be made by the Practicum Coordinator during the preceding semester. Consists of a one-hour seminar on campus and 4 hours at the practicum site each week. May be repeated and a minimum grade of "B" must be maintained.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 745 Statistics and Research Design

    Recommended Prerequisite: introductory statistics course from PSY 200, 611; AGR 330; ECO 308; MTH 340; QBA 237; REC 328; SOC 302; or equivalent. Use of the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Models and Multivariate Analysis in the design and analysis of psychological experiments.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 747 Single Subject Research Design in Applied Behavior Analysis

    Prerequisite: admission to Applied Behavior Analysis program or permission of instructor.

    Provides instruction in the use of single subject design research methods, in both experimental and applied settings. Instruction provided in behavioral measurement via direct and indirect observation, the employment of group and individual (single-subject) time series designs, statistical approaches for within-group and single-subject design data analysis and interpretation, and use of data to evaluate interventions. The course also considers professional issues in the ethical conduct of research and practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 750 Advanced Survey of Psychology

    Reinforce breadth of knowledge of psychology in the areas of Biological bases of behavior, Sensation and Perception, Memory, Cognition, Motivation, Development and Social Psychology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 751 Seminar in Methods of Research

    Prerequisite: PSY 710 and PSY 711.

    Investigation of research methods employed in education and psychology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 752 Research Methods

    Prerequisite: PSY 745.

    Provides an understanding of the research methods employed in experimental and applied settings. Includes ethical considerations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 753 Program Evaluation

    Prerequisite: PSY 745.

    The application of research methods to the evaluation of programs and planned change interventions in organizations.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 759 Teaching of Psychology

    Must be taken prior to or concurrent with first teaching of any regular or laboratory section of any course. Preparation for teaching college courses, includes development of personal philosophies of teaching; suggestions for active student learning; maintaining student motivation; preparing assignments, in-class presentations, and exams; grading; and classroom management. Designed to help graduate students prepare for their first independent college teaching experiences.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 760 Clinical Communication Skills

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in psychology.

    Introduction to the nature of the helping process with emphasis on strategies of behavior change, interpersonal communication, and development of basic helping skills.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 761 Ethical and Professional Issues

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis.

    An exploration of ethical issues, including values, professional responsibilities, and professional ethics codes. Issues are explored both from ethical and legal perspectives. Current professional issues, such as changing modes of assessment and intervention, are examined.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 764 Group Psychotherapy

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    An extensive analysis of the factors contributing to the development and maintenance of therapeutic groups in a variety of settings. The prevention and education uses of small groups and small group processes will be included.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 765 Techniques of Individual Psychotherapy

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in Psychology program.

    An in-depth investigation of major strategies of psychotherapy and their efficacy. Emphasis on theoretical bases and critical analysis of comparative research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 766 Psychopathology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Focus is on the differential diagnosis of psychological disorders, the appropriate use of current diagnostic systems, and relevant research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 767 Behavior Disorders of Childhood

    Prerequisite: PSY 766.

    Course focuses on assessment and treatment of common childhood behavior disorders. The course emphasizes 1) the study of biological, behavioral, cognitive, and systemic variables in the development of childhood behavior disorders; 2) training in multiaxial diagnostic assessment; and 3) interventions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 768 Personality and Social Development

    A survey of the major theoretical and practical issues in the study of personality and social development. The course will focus on application of personality to universal human concerns.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 771 Organizational Health Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 718.

    An in-depth consideration of the psychological principles, theory, research, applications and problems associated with occupational stress, safety and health. Topics include personal, organizational, work-related and social antecedents to stress, as well as the short-term and long-term responses to stress.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 772 Performance Assessment

    Prerequisite: PSY 716 and PSY 745.

    An in-depth consideration of theory, research, applications and problems of performance assessment in organizations. Topics include criterion development and validation, models of effectiveness, performance appraisal, methods and sources of evaluation, performance feedback, team performance measurement, and biases in assessment.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 773 Human Factors

    Prerequisite: PSY 751.

    Provides an introduction to human factors engineering (ergonomics) primarily in the workplace. Involves emphasis on analyzing job requirements, human capabilities, human-machine interactions, and safety.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 774 Training and Development

    Prerequisite: PSY 716 and PSY 718.

    An in-depth consideration of theory, research, applications, and problems in the design, conduct and evaluation of training programs in organizational settings. Topics include needs assessment, theories of learning and motivation, transfer of training, and evaluation of training processes and outcomes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 776 Personnel Selection, Placement and Classification

    Prerequisite: PSY 716 and PSY 745.

    An in-depth consideration of the theory, research, applications, and problems in matching of individual needs, preferences, skills and abilities with the needs and preferences of organizations. Topics include job analysis, theories of human performance, test development and use, alternative selection techniques, EEO law, criterion development, and validation of selection decisions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 777 Conceptual Foundations of Applied Behavioral Science

    Prerequisite: admission to Applied Behavior Analysis program or permission of instructor.

    The course addresses the history of behavior analysis, philosophy of science, advanced behavioral principles and processes and their application to various content domains in the behavioral, social, and cognitive sciences (e.g., emotion, language, cognition, and culture).

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 778 Group Processes

    Prerequisite: PSY 718.

    An in-depth consideration of theory, research, applications, and problems in group processes in organizations. Topics include models and typologies of group performance, group decision making, group social influence and ecology, leadership, and team staffing and development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 779 Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Prerequisite: PSY 716 and PSY 718.

    Advanced study of selected topics in I/O psychology . Course requirements include extensive readings and a paper. May be repeated if different topics for a maximum of 9 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 780 Social Psychology

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Psychology program.

    Advanced study of interactions and social cognition, including attitude change, person perception, and group dynamics.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 796 Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the MS in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis program.

    Offers an opportunity for the graduate student to gain additional training through field experiences in research, clinical or organizational settings. Such experience need not be confined to the campus. Variable content course. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 797 Directed Research

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis program.

    Offers an opportunity for the graduate student to gain additional training through guided research. Such research need not be confined to the campus. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 798 Internship

    Prerequisite: PSY 796 and permission.

    Supervised fieldwork in a professional psychology setting. Includes a seminar paper as a requirement.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • PSY 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: admission to MS in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis program.

    Independent research and study leading to the completion of the thesis.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings