Psychology

100 – Learning to Learn (3 credit hours)

A course designed for first and second year students who wish to improve their academic performance through the application of learning, study, memory, and time management strategies. Pass/Fail only.

Second Session Course:

  • 50118 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – GRNE 311, Shuman & Friedman

151 – Introductory Psychology (3 credit hours)

Systematic survey of psychology as the scientific study of behavior. Prerequisite to all courses of a higher number. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 51269 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – GRNE 313, Heffner

Second Session Course:

  • 51797 – 1:40PM-2:55PM – GRNE 313, Cameron

241 – Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)

Surveys physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development in humans from conception to death. P-PSY 151. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 51463 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – GRNE 311, Chevalier

245 – Survey of Abnormal Behavior (3 credit hours)

Study of problem behaviors such as depression, alcoholism, antisocial personality, the schizophrenias, and pathogenic personality patterns, with emphasis on causes, prevention, and the relationships of these disorders to normal lifestyles. P-PSY 151. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 50114 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – GRNE 308, Edwards

Second Session Course:

  • 52102 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – GRNE 308, TBA

255 – Personality (3 credit hours)

Survey of theory and research on the structure and function of human personality, with attention to the relationship to cognition, emotion, motivation, and behavior. P-PSY 151. (D)

Second Session Course:

  • 51798 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – GRNE 308, Watson

260 – Social Psychology (3 credit hours)

A survey of the field, including theories of social behavior, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, and group behavior. P-PSY 151. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 51271 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – GRNE 308, Masicampo

Second Session Course:

  • 52103 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – GRNE 313, Espino-Perez

265 – Human Sexuality (3 credit hours)

Explores the psychological and physiological aspects of human sexuality, with attention to sexual mores, sexual deviances, sexual dysfunction, and sex-related roles. P-PSY 151. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 52104 – 12:15PM-1:30PM – GRNE 313, Batten

270 – Topics in Psychology (1.5 credit hours)

Focused in-depth review of current theory and research on a selected topic in the field. P-PSY 151.

First Session Course:

  • 52105 – Science of the Supernatural – May 29-June 14 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – GRNE 311, Masicampo According to a 2005 Gallup survey, about three in four Americans hold at least one paranormal belief. 41% of Americans believe in extrasensory perception. 37% believe that houses can be haunted. 32% believe that ghosts can return to certain places. Widespread belief in the supernatural allows us to ask very interesting questions in the fields of Psychology and Neuroscience. Are there individual differences that lead a person to have stronger paranormal beliefs? Are there any neural differences between alleged psychics and non-psychic individuals? What happens inside our brain when we experience a paranormal perception? In this class, we’ll explore the paranormal, and in doing so, learn about the human brain.
  • 52106 – Alcohol: History, Use, Misuse – June 17-July 1 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – GRNE 311, Masicampo Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs among young adults and, in particular, college students. It is also one of the most dangerous. So, why do college students drink? Why do alcoholics relapse? Research has yet to fully answer these questions. In this course, we will explore interactions between alcohol and the brain, the neurobiology and behavior of alcohol addiction/addicts, and consider various treatment options for addiction.

Second Session Course:

  • 52109 – Healthy Psychology – July 8-July 24 – 1:40PM-2:55PM – GRNE 308, Prentice
  • 52110 – Motivation – July 25-August 10 – 1:40PM-2:55PM – GRNE 308, Prentice

275 – Internship in Psychology (0-3 credit hours)

Field work in pre-approved settings under the supervision of qualified professionals. Related readings and a term paper required. Students must apply and secure permission from designated Psychology Department faculty member who will assign final grade. Students desiring to propose internship that has not been pre-approved must do so at least 1 month before the proposed start of the internship, following standard department procedures. Internships will not be approved for credit after the internship has already begun. Credits cannot count toward minimum required for major or minor. Pass/Fail only. Open only to declared psychology majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Maximum 3 hours. P-PSY 310 or 311 and Permission of the Department (POD).

Full Summer Course:

  • 51997 – Greene

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