Offered by Department of Psychology
College of Natural and Social Sciences

PSY Courses

PSY 803P - Psychology of Motivation - 3 hours
The principal issues, methods, and theories of motivation are examined. On demand.
PSY 806P - Theories of Personality - 3 hours
Personality theories from Freud to contemporary theorists are discussed. Spring only.
PSY 807P - Psychopathology - 3 hours
Current theoretical models and research are applied toward understanding the descriptions and causes of the predominant mental disorders. The course is based on the diagnostic system employed by most mental health professionals. Fall only.
PSY 810P - Industrial Psychology - 3 hours
The application of the concepts of psychology to people at work is addressed. Topics include personnel selection and appraisal, motivation, job satisfaction, employee development, industrial engineering, and advertising. Spring only.
PSY 815P - Group Dynamics - 3 hours
Theory and research on group behavior and the relationship of group dynamics to applied situations are covered. Spring only, even years.
PSY 816P - Eastern Psychology - 3 hours
The psychological aspects of various Eastern philosophical traditions including Sufism, Yoga, Taoism, and Buddhism are examined. The psychology of Zen is emphasized. Experiential as well as theoretical approaches are used. Fall only.
PSY 817P - Humanistic Psychology - 3 hours
The tenets and methods of humanistic psychology, its historical roots, theoretical concepts, and how it is distinguished from Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism are reviewed, as is the emergence of transpersonal psychology. Discussion group format. Spring only.
PSY 820P - Advanced Research Design and Analysis in Psychology - 3 hours
Advanced Research Design and Analysis in Psychology is a class the delves into the analysis of data using various advanced statistical techniques concentrating on how to determine which particular analysis technique is suited to a particular research design. We will place a heavy emphasis on the acquisition and interpretation of results using a common statistical package, SPSS.
PSY 830P - Memory and Cognition - 3 hours
Topics concerning intellectual functioning are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the information processing approach to the study of mental life. Topics include perception, attention, consciousness, memory, problem solving, and language. Spring only.
PSY 850P - Psychometrics - 3 hours
Basic measurement concepts, the selection, administration, and interpretation of standardized tests are reviewed. Spring only, even years.
PSY 853P - Developmental Psychology - 3 hours
The psychology of child and adolescent development is studied. Special emphasis is placed on experimental findings related to the development of physical, intellectual and cognitive functioning, and the development of personality. Fall only.
PSY 855P - Adolescent Psychology - 3 hours
Adolescent development is comprehensively reviewed. The intellectual, physical, and social/moral development of adolescents is discussed, along with the special problems of young adults. Spring only.
PSY 862P - Adult Development and Aging - 3 hours
The changes that come with age are addressed. Topics include physical decline, attitudes toward death and dying, and theories of biological, psychological, and social aging. Spring only.
PSY 865P - Psychopharmacology - 3 hours
The course consists of an introduction to pharmacology as a science followed by a discussion of therapeutic and recreational psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs are discussed in relation to their effect on behavior and nervous system physiology. Prior completion of PSY 203, background in physiological psychology, or background in biology is recommended. Spring only, even years.
PSY 870P - Neuropsychology - 3 hours
The relationship between human brain function and behavior is investigated. Special emphasis is placed on the behavioral effects of brain injury and methods of neuropsychological assessment. Prior completion of PSY 313 is recommended. Spring only odd years.
PSY 880P - Advanced Seminar in Psychology - 3 hours
Prereq: have completed at least 12 hours of psychology coursework and graduate standing and permission of the instructor
An in-depth examination of a particular topic in one of thirteen designated areas. Taught in seminar format. Topics will vary and be announced during the preceding semester. Offered on an irregular basis.
PSY 890 - Directed Research - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of the department chair
The student engages in a research project of his/her own design. The project is supervised by a psychology graduate faculty member.
PSY 899 - Directed Readings - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of the department chair
The student designs a set of readings in a chosen area of psychology. The work is completed under the supervision of the department chairman or a psychology graduate faculty member.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

10 Feb 2012