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(this reflects the old curriculum)

PSY 150;INTRODUCTION TO Psychology

This course provides a survey of the basic subfields
in psychology, emphasizing major principles and vocabulary in order to prepare the student for advanced courses. The student is encouraged to apply the principles to the understanding of human behavior in everyday life. Prerequisite for all upper-division psychology courses.

PSY 210;CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Reviews relevant research and theories of college
student development; familiarizes students with career options in psychology at bachelor's, master, and doctoral level; helps students clarify personal interests and career goals; and prepares them for job searching or admission to graduate school. Required of all psychology majors; course should be taken in sophomore year.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.


PSY 280;PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS I

An introduction to descriptive statistics for applications in psychology. Topics covered include frequency distributions, graphical presentations of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, bivariate correlation and regression. Microcomputers are used for computer- College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 143 and application of psychology, as it relates to the social and cognitive development of the child from conception through adolescence.
Prerequisite: PSY 150. tional exercises. Required of all majors beginning fall, 1992. Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 284;MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY

(no longer offered)

This course acquaints the students with the ways microcomputers are used in the study and practice
of psychology. The basic information necessary to the effective use of microcomputers is taught. Applications of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and data base management are presented through laboratory and out-of-class assignments. In addition, the uses of microcomputers for simulation of psychological processes, conducting laboratory research and testing are presented. Laboratory. Psychology majors only.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 350;PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

The study of factors that promote psychological adjustment, with emphasis on self-help techniques. Topics include stress, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, love, sexuality, psychopathology and psychotherapy.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY/RS 357;PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

An introduction to the literature of the psychology of religion. Topics include the origins and functions of religiousness, types of religious experiences, religious motivations, altruism and the relationship between religion and mental health. Emphasis will be placed on empirical
studies.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY/WGS 358;PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN

(now Psychology or Gender)

Studies female psychological development throughout the life-span. Examines relevant theory and research. Topics include identity and self-concept, relationships and power, sexuality, parenting, work, mental health and women of color.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 362;APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

(This is now a Graduate course)

A broad introductory survey of the many and varied fields in which the principles of psychology have been applied. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the role and function of psychologists in such applied settings as hospitals, college placement centers, community mental health centers, drug abuse clinics, industry and business and similar employment situations.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 365;CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

The study of psychological theories, research, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 143 and application of psychology, as it relates to the social and cognitive development of the child from conception through adolescence.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.


PSY 367;INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL

PSYCHOLOGY

An introduction to the research and methodology used by psychologists in the study of human behavior in industrial organizations, including the specific application of psychological principles to such areas as personnel testing and selection, human factors, motivation and performance
and psychological problems associated with work adjustment. Psychological factors involving interpersonal relations which influence morale, production and job satisfaction are
examined.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 369;PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE

Examines relevant theories and research on physical, cognitive, emotional and social development in adolescence. Attention is given to identity, parent-adolescent relationships, peer interactions, sexuality, psychopathology, drug use and abuse and delinquency. Prerequisite:PSY 150.
This course will not satisfy the requirements in adolescent psychology or educational psychology for teacher certification.

PSY 371;ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

An introductory presentation of the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior, the traditional categories of psychopathology, and the etiology of psychological disorders. Traditional and contemporary approaches to treatment and prevention are examined.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 372;BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

A broad introductory survey of the application of learning principles and procedures used in the establishment, maintenance and modification of complex human behavior in clinical situations as well as the natural environment. Topics include contingency management, token economies, modeling, imitation, desensitization, cognitive behavior therapy and assertiveness training. Particular attention is given to ethical issues associated with the use of behavior modification techniques.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 373;PSYCHOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

An intensive and critical analysis of the normative and deviant use of various substances. Emphasis is placed on the psychological correlates of substance use and abuse. Topics include physiological addiction and/or psychological
dependency on such substances as marijuana, nicotine, alcohol and the so-called "hard drugs."
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 374;SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Studies the social determinants of human behavior and surveys current theories and findings in such major content areas as attitudes, attitude change, prejudice, gender roles, conformity, obedience, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression, social and person perception and group influences on individual behavior.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 375;LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Comprehensive overview of normal human development from conception through old age. The roles that genetics and experience play in social and cognitive development are emphasized.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 376;PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY

An introduction to major areas in the field of personality: approaches to personality theory, methods of assessing personality, personality development and research findings on selected aspects of personality.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 377;PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

This course provides an overview of the psychological and physiological factors in human sexual and reproductive behavior, including the psychology of sexual motivation and functioning, anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems, prenatal development, contraceptive techniques and psychological aspects of sexual disorders.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 378;PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS

An introduction to basic measurement concepts used in the constructing and standardizing of psychological tests and an examination of tests of intelligence, personality, attitudes, and special abilities. Particular attention is given to the development of an understanding of the functional relationship between measurement and evaluation. Standardized psychological instruments are critically analyzed in terms of the Technical Recommendations for Psychological Tests and Techniques of the American Psycho-144 1995-96 Bulletin logical Association. Ethical issues in psychological testing are considered. Prerequisite: PSY150.

PSY 380;PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS II

(no longer offered)

An introduction to inferential statistics for applications in Psychology. Topics covered include probability, sampling distributions and the logic of statistical inference, t- tests, analysis of variance, correlation, multiple regression, and nonparametic statistics. Microcomputers are
used for most computational exercises. Required for all majors beginning fall, 1992.
Prerequisites: PSY 150 and a grade of C or better
in PSY 280.


PSY 382;RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

A laboratory course that provides the student with an understanding of fundamental principles underlying research methods in psychology. The student is acquainted with basic experimental procedures through classroom and laboratory instruction involving both class and individual research projects. Required of all majors.
Prerequisites: PSY 150 and a grade of C or better in PSY 280 and PSY 380 (or PSY 381).


PSY 391;RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Student works with a faculty member engaged in research in progress. Experience obtained varies depending on nature of project and stage at which student joins project. Variable credit: either 2 or 3 hours per quarter (3 hours experience
per 1 hour of credit); maximum of 10 hours may be credited toward major.
Prerequisites: PSY 150; permission of instructor.

PSY 399;SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

This course is scheduled on an irregular basis to explore special areas in psychology and will carry a subtitle. Check in the Psychology office to learn of topics currently planned.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 452;COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Surveys current theories and research concerning human information processing. Includes such topics as perception, language comprehension, motor coordination and problem solving.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 453;MOTIVATION AND EMOTION

The study of motivation and emotion, dealing with such topics as methods of measurement, physiological mechanisms, theories of motivation and emotion, arousal and stress and the effects of learning. In-depth analysis of human sexual motivation, competence and aggression.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 454;SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

Presents the fundamental data, basic processes, and research methodologies in the study of the various human senses. Examines perceptual processes of vision such as the perception of color, depth, form and shape, as well as
constancies, illusions, and individual differences
in perception.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 455;PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL LEARNING

An introduction to the basic principles of animal learning and the scientific study of learning in nonhumans. Limited laboratory experience will introduce the student to equipment used in animal learning research as well as provide experience with laboratory animals.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 456;ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

A survey of the study of animal behavior, dealing with such topics as the diversity of behavior, the development of behavior and ecology. Attention is given to the adaptiveness of behavior and evolutionary approach to human behavior.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 457;PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

In-depth analysis of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; examination of the functional relationship between the nervous system and behavior. Surveys contemporary biological contributions to general psychological theories. Emphasis is placed on studies of
the biological basis of memory, learning and emotions. Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 473;HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

A survey of the role and function of the discipline of psychology in the field of behavioral medicine and health psychology. Included will be consideration of the psychological factors associated with such disabilities as paraplegia and epilepsy; the psychological trauma associated with body altering surgeries; and the psychological components of life-style decisions involving smoking, alcoholism, obesity and cardiovascular dysfunctions. Attention is given to the application of psychological principles in College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 145 the treatment and prevention of health-related problems.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 475;PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING

Examines developmental psychological processes in later adulthood, including changes with age in perception, intelligence, learning, memory and personality. Attention is given to prevention and treatment of psychological dysfunction in the aged.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.


PSY 476;THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

(no longer offered)

An in-depth exploration of major theories of personality. Examines representative theories of the psychodynamic, trait, behavioristic and humanistic perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY 150.

PSY 491;FIELD EXPERIENCE

Opportunity to gain practical experience through volunteer field work in applied settings in mental health, business, or education with which department has formal agreements. Student supervised on site and by instructor; weekly conferences with instructor. Arrangements with instructor should be completed in quarter prior to registration. Variable credit: minimum 5, maximum 10 credit hours per quarter (15 hours experience per week per 5 hours of credit); maximum of 10 credits counted toward major. Prerequisites: Psychology major with junior or senior standing, at least 15 hours of upper-level psychology courses, minimum 2.5 grade-point average; permission of instructor.

PSY 492;DIRECTED RESEARCH

An introduction at the undergraduate level to student-conducted research. Under the sponsorship of his/her advisor, the student participates in all phases of a research project, including planning, execution, data analysis and report writing. Prerequisite: PSY 150; junior or senior standing in psychology; permission of instructor.

PSY 493;DIRECTED STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY

Substantive reading in area of special interest directed by a faculty member. Review paper required. Maximum of 10 hours may be credited toward major. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in psychology; permission of instructor.

PSY 552;ADVANCED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

(no longer offered)

A laboratory course that presents some of the topics of Psychology 452 (Cognitive Psychology) in a more research-oriented approach. Students learn methodological and ethical principles in this area through classroom lecture and discussion, laboratory exercises, and individual research projects on such topics as human learning and memory, attention, language, and problem solving. Prerequisites: PSY 150, either PSY 381 or PSY 280 and PSY 380, PSY 382, and PSY 452.

PSY 553;ADVANCED ANIMAL LEARNING AND COGNITION

(no longer offered)

A study of the fundamental principles of conditioning and learning including experimental techniques and the analysis and generalizations of scientific findings. Students examine the theoretical basis for behavior change, and the
principles of learning that underlie such an approach. A laboratory component provides directed and systematic exposure to an application of conditioning principles. Prerequisites: PSY 150, either PSY 381 or PSY 280 and PSY
380, PSY 382, and PSY 455.

PSY 555;EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

(no longer offered)

Laboratory course that provides the advanced psychology student with an understanding of methodological and ethical issues underlying research in developmental psychology, provides exposure to important research areas within the
field and fosters skills for critically evaluating research. Prerequisites: PSY 150, 280 and 380 (or PSY 381), 382 and either 365, 375 or 475 or consent of instructor.

PSY 556;EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

(no longer offered)

A laboratory course that provides an in-depth examination of selected content areas treated in Psychology 374. Methodological and ethical issues in research will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: PSY 150, 381, 382 and 374 or consent of instructor.

PSY/PHI 562;HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

The study of the development of experimental and clinical psychology, including major contemporary theories. While part of the course emphasizes the historical roots of psychological concepts, there is also emphasis on understanding contemporary viewpoints in the various areas of psychology. Required of all majors.
Prerequisite: PSY 150.


PSY 583;SENIOR SEMINAR

A review and integration of major ideas in psychology. Examination of opposing viewpoints on current controversial psychological issues. Psychology majors only. Prerequisites: PSY 150; senior standing.

PSY 585;HONORS SEMINAR

Intensive reading and discussion of primary sources in psychology. Open by invitation to junior and senior majors and minors with high academic standing. Prerequisites: PSY 150 and permission of instructor.

PSY 599;SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

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