Course Descriptions

PSYC111. Careers in Psychology

An introduction to careers in psychology that focuses on career goals based on personal interests, abilities, and skills. Discussions of the sub-disciplines and professions in psychology, career paths, including graduate school and/or bachelor’s level employment are included. Prerequisite: PSYC 131. Required course for freshmen, transfer students, and upperclassmen that change their major to Psychology. Credit, 1 hour. Offered spring semesters only.

PSYC131. Basic Psychology

The course emphasizes the etiologies of human behavior and pursues in depth study of motivation, emotion, the human senses, perception, personality, thinking, psychopathology, and measurement in psychology, as applied to physical and mental health. Required as a prerequisite to all courses for Psychology majors and minors; may be taken concurrently with PSYC 111. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.

PSYC232. Psychology & Human Development

A study of human behavior and mental processes as these relate to physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of the individual from conception through adulthood including children identified as exceptional. Prerequisite: PSYC 131. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.

PSYC234. Research Design & Statistics I

The focus of this course is on the methods used to describe, predict, and explain behavior and mental processes. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, including issues related to sampling and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: PSYC 131 and any college math course. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters.

PSYC237. Introduction to Counseling

A study of the basic issues in the counseling process, including: philosophical and ethical concerns, the role of the counselor, the counseling experience and problems in counseling. Public school guidance and counseling will be addressed. Prerequisite: PSYC 131. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters.

PSYC238. Psychology of Learning & Exceptionality

This course is designed primarily for Education majors and is required to complete a teaching degree. It is a study of learning as a process of change. The scope of the course includes investigation of the relationship of behavioral, social, cognitive, and information processing learning and motivational theories to instruction, principles of behavior and classroom management, standardized and teacher-constructed tests, exceptionality, and planning of instruction. Prerequisite: PSYC 131, PSYC 232. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.

PSYC244. Research Design and Stats II

A continuation of PSYC 234, including issues related to development of a testable research hypothesis and completion of a research proposal. Prerequisite: PSYC 131 and PSYC 234. Laboratory included. Credit, 4 hours. Offered spring semesters.

PSYC331. Physiological Psychology

A study of the brain and central and peripheral systems as these related to neuropsychological explanations of human behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 131. A Biology course as a prerequisite is suggested. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters.

PSYC332. Adult Development

Basic issues of adult development, including the psychological, biological, and social impact of aging. Issues related to biology, social work, business, and public health as they pertain to adulthood will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSYC 131 and PSYC 232. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semesters.

PSYC333. Psychology of Personality

The major contemporary theories of the origin and development of personality are explored, including: behavioral, psychoanalytical, psychophysical, and self-theories. Prerequisite: PSYC 131. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters.