PSY-1010 General Psychology

3 Credits

Scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, social psychology and diversity.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS015.

PSY-101H Honors General Psychology

3 Credits

Examination of historical and conceptual foundations of modern psychology, its methodology and enduring issues within subdisciplines. Research basis of psychology and discussion of original source materials emphasized.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG-1010 College Composition I with "B" or higher; or eligibility for ENG-101H Honors College Composition; or psychology department approval.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS015.

PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3 Credits

Focuses on the application of research to the workplace and provides an overview of psychological principles as they relate to issues of industry and organizations. Topics include personnel selection, job analysis and design, job descriptions, training, motivational theories, job attitudes, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, teamwork, stress, workplace violence and U.S. employment laws related to personnel decisions.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

PSY-1060 Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers

1 Credit

Focuses on cultural sensitivity, diversity awareness and multicultural communication skills for health care providers. Includes communicating with patients in ways that are culturally aware and sensitve. Practice communication skills using scenarios involving patients of diverse background.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): DMS-1303 Introduction to Sonography, and DMS-1351 Patient Care Skills, and PSY-1010 General Psychology.

PSY-179H Honors Contract in Psychology

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course the Honors Contract adds an honor experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honor Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. Departmental approval required.

PSY-1820 Independent Study/Research in Psychology

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PSY-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Psychology

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

PSY-2010 Child Growth and Development

3 Credits

Study of human growth and development from conception through puberty. Emphasis on biological, cognitive, social and emotional development. Physiological and psychological processes examined. Major developmental issues examined from diverse perspectives.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS045.

PSY-201H Honors Child Growth and Development

3 Credits

The physical, intellectual, personal and social development of humans from conception through adolescence is examined from the perspective of multiple psychological theories. Basic and applied research in developmental psychological is emphasized.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-101H Honors General Psychology; or PSY-1010 General Psychology with a grade of "B" or higher; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS045.

PSY-2020 Life Span Development

4 Credits

Study of human growth and development throughout life span. Emphasis on biological, cognitive, social and emotional development. Major issues examined from diverse perspectives.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS048.

PSY-202H Honors Life Span Development

4 Credits

Study of human growth and development throughout the life span. Analysis and evaluation of major theories and research findings in the field of developmental psychology. Emphasis on biological, cognitive, social and emotional development. Examine the impact of diversity/culture on life span development. Appraise the major issues of life span development development theories to everyday life scenarios. Students will construct an understanding of cross cultural development across the life span.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology with a grade of "B" or higher; or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology and ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS048

PSY-2040 Social Psychology

3 Credits

Social influence on individuals ideas and behaviors, emphasis on issues such as attraction, prejudice, conformity and interpersonal communication.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS016.

PSY-2050 Psychology of Personality

3 Credits

Scientific study of personality, including motivation and development. Normal and abnormal personality considered along with its clinical applications and relevance to business and industry.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS018.

PSY-2060 Adolescent Psychology

3 Credits

Examines human development from puberty to young adulthood from variety of perspectives. Variations in development related to gender, social and cultural factors considered. Includes physical and sexual maturation, identity and self- image, family and peer relations, social, emotional and moral behavior, cognition and academic performance, work and leisure behavior, and transition to independence.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS046.

PSY-2070 Behavior Modification

3 Credits

Basic conditioning and learning principles emphasizing primary, social and token reinforcement. Applications to normal and abnormal behavior and uses in home, school, work, hospital and correctional settings. Implications and ethics of behavioral control examined.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology

3 Credits

Descriptive survey of behavioral and psychological disorders. Topics include past and present views of abnormal behavior, diagnostic and assessment procedures, classification, and causes, prevention and remediation of disorders.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS017.

PSY-2090 Psychology of Human Sexuality

3 Credits

This course examines the scientific study of Human Sexuality from a psychological perspective, providing students with an introductory overview of the biological, psychosocial, and developmental perspectives of sexuality. This course will also expose students to the diversity of human sexual expression. Topics include sexual anatomy, sexual arousal, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual health.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2100 Introduction to Aging

3 Credits

Overview of psychological aspects of maturation. Consideration of biological, emotional, perceptual, cognitive and psychosocial conditions encountered in young, middle-aged and senior adults.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors.

OAN Approved: TMSBS and OSS047.

PSY-2110 Educational Psychology

3 Credits

Examines the psychological basis of teaching and learning. Topics include theories of development and learning, learner motivation, learner differences, instructional strategies and assessment. Effects of cultural, social, and emotional factors on educational processes are also examined. This course is a requirement of teacher education programs.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2120 Multicultural Health Psychology

3 Credits

Exploration and study of current topics, research, and theory in the specialty of Health Psychology across many cultures. An overview of topics such as psychoneuroimmunology and health, the basic issues and processes. Examination of the connections between the mind and body and the impact of cognition, emotions and behavior (life style choices) on the physiology of common acute and chronic illnesses and cultural influences. Exploration of stress and coping styles with an emphasis on prevention and treatment. A survey of ?quality of life? issues as created by health needs and resources available in the community for treatment.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2150 Quantitative Methods in Behavioral Science

4 Credits

Introduction to quantitative analysis of behavioral data. Application of descriptive and inferential statistics (including correlation, t-test and ANOVA) and SPSS computer software to data presentation, hypothesis testing and design and interpretation of behavioral research.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology, and a 2000 level Psychology course; and Algebra II course in high school or college or a sufficient score on math assessment test, or departmental approval.

PSY-279H Sophomore Honors Contract

1 Credit

Sophomore Honors Contract in Psychology complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing Psychology 2000-level course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract that upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship appropriate to honors 2000-level. In order to complete the contract, student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credits) may be taken at the College (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 2000-level course in Psychology, whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in the sophomore honors contract. Departmental approval required.

PSY-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Psychology

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PSY-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Psychology

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.