Psychology (PSY)

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PSY 100 Psychology as a Major1 Credit hour   

Prepares students to be successful undergraduate Psychology majors and introduces possible careers and educational requirements.

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PSY 201 Bison image  Introductory Psychology (CT)3 Credit hours   

Principles and methods in the scientific study of behavior.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Social Sciences
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PSY 201H Bison image  General Psychology-Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

For the superior student.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Social Sciences
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PSY 204 Psychology of Adjustment3 Credit hours   

Modes of personal and social adjustment; assessment and treatment techniques.

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PSY 205 Intro Paraprof Mental Health3 Credit hours   

Course covers paraprofessional mental health career options; community resource utilization, deinstitutionalization, crisis/interpersonal intervention and special populations. On-site observation experience required.

Pre-req: PSY 201.

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PSY 223 Bison image  Elem Behavioral Stat3 Credit hours   

Orientation to the philosophy of science; survey of methods in behavior study; elementary statistics.

Pre-req: (PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D) and (MTH 121 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 121B with a minimum grade of D or MTH 122 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 125 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 127 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 130 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 132 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 140 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 140H with a minimum grade of D or MTH 160 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 220 with a minimum grade of D or (STA 150 with a minimum grade of D and STA 150L with a minimum grade of D) or (STA 150B with a minimum grade of D and STA 150L with a minimum grade of D) or MTH 229 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H with a minimum grade of D).

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, Statistics
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PSY 223L Elem Behavioral Stats Lab1 Credit hour   

A laboratory course accompanying PSY 223, emphasizing experiential excercises related to methodology and research in psychology.

Pre-req: MTH 121.

Co-req: PSY 223
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PSY 250 Psychology of Pop Culture3 Credit hours   

This course surveys how psychology and psychological issues are presented, researched, and applied in multiple modalities of popular culture.

Pre-req: PSY 201.

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PSY 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PSY 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PSY 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PSY 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PSY 300 Paranormal Phenomena3 Credit hours   

Investigation of such putative paranormal events as ESP, clairvoyance, UFO's, ghosts, astral projecttion, astrology, and related topics. Emphasis on evaluation of evidence using the scientific method and scientific criteria.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 302 Social Psychology3 Credit hours   

Social determinants of individual behavior.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 310 Beh Int Paraprof Mental Health3 Credit hours   

Course covers behavioral theory, antecedent motivators, functional analysis, reinforcement regimes; preparing and following treatment plans, defining measurable goals/objectives, monitoring progress.

Pre-req: PSY 205.

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PSY 311 Child Development3 Credit hours   

Psychological characteristics and personal and social problems of developmental periods.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 312 Adult Development3 Credit hours   

Study of the physiological, psychological, and social processes that occur throughout adult development.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 323 Experimental Psychology3 Credit hours   

Methodology and research in psychology. 2 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 324 Sensation & Perception3 Credit hours   

Methodology and research in sensory and perceptual processes.

Pre-req: PSY 223.

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PSY 330 Human Sexual Behavior3 Credit hours   

A psychological approach to the functioning, attitudes, varieties and development of human sexual behavior.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 350 Animal Behavior3 Credit hours   

A comprehensive study of the behavior of non-human animals.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H.

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PSY 360 Personality3 Credit hours   

Personality structure, dynamics and development.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 391 Psychology Of Aggression3 Credit hours   

A multifaceted study of aggressive behavior in humans and other animals. Topics include biological and learned components of aggression, sex differences in aggression, violent crimes and personalities, media violence, and control of personal and group aggesssion.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H and (PSY 302 or PSY 311 or PSY 408).

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PSY 403 Applied Social Psychology3 Credit hours   

Examination of the applications of social psychological methods, theories, principles and research findings to the understanding or solution of social problems.

Pre-req: PSY 302.

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PSY 406 Psychometrics3 Credit hours   

Mental test theory and applicatons.

Pre-req: PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 408 Abnormal Psychology3 Credit hours   

An overview of the theories, assessment techniques, and treatment of maladaptive behavior.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 411 Adv Topics Developmental Psy3 Credit hours   

This course will provide an advanced study of topics regarding change throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be on understanding the interactions of biological, psy- chological and social factors.

Pre-req: PSY 311.

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PSY 415 Cognitive Psychology3 Credit hours   

Theoretical and empirical approaches to the role of pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making in human thinking.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 416 Psychology of Learning3 Credit hours   

Critical study of the major theories of learning and the related research.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 417 Inter Behavioral Stat3 Credit hours   

An intermediate level presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics as applied in behavioral research. 2 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 418 Psychology of Personnel3 Credit hours   

Psychological principles and methods applied to functions in personnel administration.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 420 Intro to I-O Psychology3 Credit hours   

A systematic study of the application of psychological methods and principles in business and industry. Emphasis is on research methods, motivation, training, leadership, personnel selection, employee safety, and job satisfaction.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H.

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PSY 422 Psychology of Machines3 Credit hours   

Human factors are integral in the design of today's products. This class focuses on the psychological principles involved in current technologies and psychology's use to create better products.

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PSY 424 Environmental Psychology3 Credit hours   

This course will focus on human interactions with the natural and built environment. We will examine human behavior and experiences. Topics will range from natural phenomenon to human constructed environments.

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PSY 425 Psychology of Cinema Symbolism3 Credit hours   

Analysis of how signs, symbols, and archetypes influence the individual and collective psyche via film.

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PSY 426 Bison image  Cross Cultural Psychology3 Credit hours   

Emic and etic cultural concepts are considered from an American (subcultural) and international perspective. Cultural influences on healing, health and service are covered.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Multicultural
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PSY 427 Computer Applications in PSY3 Credit hours   

An introduction to computer applications in psychology, emphasizing data collection, management, organization, analysis and reporting.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H and PSY 223.

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PSY 430 Psychology of Women3 Credit hours   

This course explores theories, findings, and social issues regarding the psychology of women and gender, with emphasis on gender role socialization on people's beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 433 Currt Models Psychotherapy3 Credit hours   

Introduction of theoretical models and related therapeutic strategies which influence the practice of modern psychotherapy.

Pre-req: PSY 360 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 408 with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 435 Psych of Conspiracy Theory3 Credit hours   

Understand, identify, and give critical analysis to the psychological and social factors that promote the support and belief of conspiracy theory.

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PSY 440 Physiological Psychology3 Credit hours   

The relationships between physiological functions and biochemical processes and behavior.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 443 Health Psychology3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the contribution of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D and PSY 323 with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 456 Bison image  Research in Psychology3 Credit hours   

Laboratory courses to give advanced students experience in conducting psychological research.

Pre-req: PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D and PSY 323 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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PSY 457 Bison image  Research in Psychology3 Credit hours   

Laboratory courses to give advanced students experience in conducting psychological research.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H.

Attributes: Capstone Course, No Textbook Required
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PSY 460 Bison image  History & Systems3 Credit hours   

An examination of the historical and philosophical antecedents of contemporary psychology.

Pre-req: (PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D) and PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D and PSY 323 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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PSY 465 Love Intimacy and Attachment3 Credit hours   

Examination of how childhood attachments, bonds, and relationships affect and influence adult perspectives on love, expectations, intimacy, fidelity, and commitment.

Pre-req: PSY 311.

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PSY 470 I-O Psych Practicum3 Credit hours   

The course will offer students applied observational/re- search experience in Personnel/Human Resource Departments under the supervision of professionals within the fields of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resources. (PR: Psy 4l8 or Psy 420 and Permission.)

Pre-req: PSY 418 or PSY 420.

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PSY 471 Bison image  Practicum in Clinical PSY3 Credit hours   

Students work 6 hours per week in a local clinical setting where they have the opportunity to observe individual and group therapy, psychological testing, staff meetings, etc. PR: l2 hours of PSY including 408 and Permission of Instructor

Pre-req: PSY 408.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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PSY 475 Race Culture and Development3 Credit hours   

Examine the roles that race, ethnicity, and culture play in the physical, cognitive, intellectual, and social developmental processes of people of color.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A course or seminar on some aspect of Psychology not other- wise treated in regular course offerings.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 201H with a minimum grade of D.

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PSY 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A course or seminar on some aspect of Psychology not other- wise treated in regular course offerings.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201E or PSY 201H.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PSY 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A course or seminar on some aspect of Psychology not other- wise treated in regular course offerings.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A course or seminar on some aspect of Psychology not other- wise treated in regular course offerings.

Pre-req: PSY 201 or PSY 201H.

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PSY 490 Bison image  Intro to Teaching in Psych3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide students with an introductory experience to teaching in psychology.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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PSY 491 Bison image  Intro to Teaching in Psych3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide students with an introductory experience to teaching in psychology.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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PSY 499 Bison image  PSY Capstone Seminar3 Credit hours   

A capstone course which integrates research methods, critical analysis, and problem solving applied to psychological questions and issues.

Pre-req: PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D and PSY 323 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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