Course Descriptions

Required Psychology Courses

PSY 1013 General Psychology
Three hours lecture. The study of human behavior, heredity and growth; motivation: feeling and emotion; frustration; conflict; learning; language; thinking, attention; sensation; perception; intelligence; aptitudes; social influences.

PSY 1021 Careers in Psychology
(Prerequisite:PSY 1013) One hour lecture. Introduction to professions and career opportunities in the field of psychology by University faculty and practicing professionals.

PSY 3104 Introductory Psychological Statistics
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013, MA 1313) Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. An introduction to the techniques and practices in statistical analyses used in psychological experimentation and evaluation along with practical experience in statistical software packages.

PSY 3213 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Behavioral patterns and causes of deviant behavior from childhood through later maturity. Etiology and symptomatology are emphasized.

PSY 3314 Experimental Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 3103) Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Introduction to the methods and techniques of research and design. Practical experience in conducting experiments, analyzing data, and writing scientific reports.

PSY 3343 Psychology of Learning
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Survey of a variety of learning situations. Consideration of the variables and conditions which influence the learning process.

PSY 3623 Social Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Human behavior as a product of social inter- action; social perception; social norms and roles; group processes, interrelationship of personality, culture, and group.

PSY 3713 Cognitive Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Introduction to the basic areas of cognitive psychology, including perception, attention, memory, reasoning, and language.

PSY 3803 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. A survey and evaluation of current theory and research concerning development from infancy to young adulthood. Cognitive, social, and emotional development is emphasized.

PSY 4403 Biological Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Nervous, endocrine, and immune systems of the body as they affect behavior and adjustment. Emphasis upon the role of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Elective Psychology Course

PSY 3353 Motivation
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Study of the role of motivation in behavior theory; biological and psychological bases; historical and contemporary views.

PSY 3363 Behavioral Modification
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Intensive examination of the principles and procedures used to modify the behavior of humans in contemporary situations.

PSY 3413 Human Sexual Behavior
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Varieties of sexual behavior. Research methods and findings; typical behaviors; homosexuality; sexual disorders; sexual assault and sexual victims; treatments; pornography and prostitution; sexual risk perception.

PSY 4223 Drug Use and Abuse
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Study of basic principles of drug use and abuse. Includes an introduction to psychopharmacology and basic treatment strategies.

PSY 4203 Theories of Personality
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. Current theories of personality. Structure, development, dynamics, acculturation processes. Methods, techniques, and research in personality assessment.

PSY 4353 Psychology and the Law
(Prerequisite PSY 1013 and Junior Standing) Three hours lecture. Examination of the roles of psychologists in the legal system; application of psychological theory and research to issues in the legal system.

PSY 4733 Memory
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013 and PSY 3713) Introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of memory. Discussion of laboratory memory, computer models of memory, memory self-concepts, everyday memory, and clinical memory problems.

PSY 4813 Positive Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSY 1013) Three hours lecture. The scientific study of how human beings prosper in the face of adversity; become satisfied and content with their past; find happiness in the present; and become optimistic about the future.