Description: This course will explore the major theories, concepts and fields in psychology. Biological, social, and psychological influences on thinking, feeling, and acting will be examined as we discuss the application of psychology to real-life situations.
Description: Students will gain anincreased understanding of the field of psychologythrough an in-depth study of selected topics.PS 233 Introduction to Human Development. A consideration of Human Development from infancy through old age. Emphasis on cognitive, emotional, and social development, with attention to implications for nursing. Prerequisites: PS 203 or PS 233 or with instructor's permission
Description: Psychology viewed in its historical perspective. Thiscourse focuses on schools of thought, individualpsychologists, and the influence of time and place. Prerequisite: PS 304 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course will focus on the how research is conducted in Psychology and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis this semester will be on critical evaluation of sources of information, conducting literature searches and design of research projects. This course will provide an overview of both qualitative and quantitative research designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisites: PS 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course will build upon the information learned in PS303. Emphasis will be placed on conducting research experiments and analyzing and presenting research findings. This course will provide an overview of complex experimental, correlational and quasi-experimental designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisite: PS 303.
Description: As a subfield with roots in social psychology and cultural anthropology, cultural psychology studies the interaction between cultural systems and the mind, and specifically how each influences the other. Utilizing theory, research, and methods appropriate to the fields of both culture and psychology, we will examine cultural memory ? including intergenerationally communicated symbols, meanings, and behaviors ? as well as other sociocultural frameworks for diversity in self-identification, development, motivation, agency, perception, emotion, and relationships.
Description: This course examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child. Thechild?s development is not viewed in isolation butrather in the context of family and culture. Theory,research, and application are each important components of the course. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203, 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: In this course we will consider current theory, research and controversy regarding the nature, causes, outcomes and treatment of many of the major psychological disorders.Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 and junior or senior status or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course provides a comprehensive view of the developmental tasks and challenges of adolescence and includes historical and cross-cultural perspectives.Students will be expected to gain an appreciationof the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social influences on the adolescent?s development. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203 and 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: Multiple dimensions of adult life are addressed in this course. In addition to examining theoretical perspectives and research findings on adult development, the course examines negative stereotypes of ageism in our society. Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission
Description: The rich variety of human social behavior is discussed in this course. We will investigate how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Important issues in social perception, social influence, and social relations will be covered. PS 203 and 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: An examination of childhood disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course will emphasize theory, research, and case examples which illustrate both psychological disorders and a variety of treatment approaches. Prerequisites are any two of the following: PS 201 and PS 202 or P.
Description: An examination of childhood psychological disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course covers theory, research and controversies related to the nature, etiology and treatment of disorders that begin in childhood or adolescence. The impact of these disorders on the child?s development and family functioning are considered. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203 and 204, ED101, or with instructor?s permission.
Description: This course covers the theories and research that describe mental processes such as perception, learning, attention, memory and language. Students will learn about how we organize information and how we use this information in our daily lives to make decisions and solve problems. Prerequisites: PS 203 and PS 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course is includes both experiential learning in groups and the study of theoretical perspectives and research findings about groups. Students will engage in a variety of group activities as well as the more traditional classroom activities of lecture and discussion. PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission
Description: This course examines psychology from the perspective of strengths and virtues. It incorporates theory, research, and experiential learning. Topics covered include pleasure and positive experiences, happiness, character strengths, values, wellness, positive interpersonal relationships, and the institutions that facilitate these positive outcomes. Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: Neuropsychology will focus on the study of brain-behavior relationships and the theories which form the biological basis for the clinical application of this knowledge to human problems and brain dysfunction. Students will gain an understanding of the major ideas and theories in Neuropsychology, as well as an appreciation for the role of both experimental and clinical work in advancing the field. Topics covered will include principles of brain organization and function, assessment and diagnostic techniques, neuropsychological disorders occurring throughout the lifespan, as well as recovery, rehabilitation and currently available treatments. We will address ethics and the role of emerging technologies in shaping the direction of the field. Prerequisites: Any two of the following three: PS203, PS204, or PS233 or with instructor's Permission
Description: Students will combine an internship experience (8-12 hours a week on site) with weekly seminars. Learning will occur through integration of on-site experiences with individualized and group readings and discussions. Each student will evaluate theory and research as it applies to her or his own experiential learning while developing observational, analytical and professional skills. Prerequisites: PS 301 and senior status or with instructor's permission
Description: In this course, students will continue to synthesize theory and practice through a combined internship and seminar experience. Learning will occur through integration of on-site experiences (8-12 hours per week) with individualized and group readings and discussions. Each student will evaluate theory and research as it applies to her or his own experiential learning while developing observational, analytical and professional skills.