Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

For course syllabi from before 2011, please see our syllabus archive.

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 100: 3 Credits

Basic Concepts in Psychology

Introduces psychology as scientific discipline. Examines concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality, and measurement. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Keith D Renshaw
  • Section C01 — 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM MTWR — Nguyen Engineering Building 1108

200-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 211: 3 Credits

Developmental Psychology

Review of major developmental theories including perspectives of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 231: 3 Credits

Social Psychology

Study of human behavior development in a social matrix, including such topics as socialization, cultural behavior, group norms, and attitude formation. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Sarah Fischer — 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM MTWR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

300-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 300: 4 Credits

Statistics in Psychology

Descriptive and inferential statistics in design, analysis, and interpretation of psychological research with practical application using computers in laboratory. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 301: 3 Credits

Research Methods in Psychology

General research design in psychology, with an emphasis on experimental design and control. Topics include use of human participants in research, reliability and validity, observational methods, and survey and longitudinal designs. Read More »

6 Sections Currently Scheduled »

PSYC 304: 4 Credits

Principles of Learning

Principles of animal learning, including such topics as classical and operant conditioning, discrimination learning, and animal cognition. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 313: 3 Credits

Child Development

Study of human psychological development from conception to adolescence including such topics as genetic factors, emotional and intellectual growth, and environmental influences. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 317: 3 Credits

Cognitive Psychology

An in-depth overview of important topics in cognitive psychology, including memory, attention, pattern recognition, problem solving, reasoning, and psycholinguistics. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section B01 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Krug Hall 5

PSYC 321: 3 Credits

Counseling Psychology

Review of the theories and methods in psychological counseling. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Jerome Short — 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM MTWR — Robinson B111

PSYC 324: 3 Credits

Personality Theory

Introduction to classical and contemporary theories of personality, and comparative evaluation of major theories in terms of relevant studies. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Seth Kaplan — 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM MTWR — Robinson B220

PSYC 325: 3 Credits

Abnormal Psychology

Study of development of abnormal behavior patterns, including such topics as methods of diagnosis and prevention of serious mental disorders such as psychosomatic disorders, psychoses, character disorders, and mental retardation. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section B01 — Andrea Nicole Burchfield (Mascitelli)

PSYC 327: 3 Credits

Psychology in the Community

Individual placements in applied psychology settings. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section S01 — Michael E Hurley — 09:30 AM to 11:15 AM MW — Aquia Building 213

PSYC 328: 1 Credits

Psychology in the Community Laboratory

Consists of a one-hour service learning component linked to selected psychology courses. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 333: 3 Credits

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Examination of application of psychological principles and methods to problems commonly encountered in business and industry. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 362: 3 Credits

Psychology of Gender

Behavior and attitudes of women; influence of chromosomes and hormones on behavior, influence of culture on sex role differentiation, and theories of sex role development. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 372: 3 Credits

Physiological Psychology

Survey of neuroscience, including basic neuroanatomy, neural and synaptic transmission, neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal behavior, and biological mechanisms of drug action. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 373: 1 Credits

Physiological Psychology Laboratory

Functional anatomy and physiology of the brain, including dissection of brain and eye, and a demonstration and practice in research methods for studying physiological mechanisms underlying behavior. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

PSYC 375: 3 Credits

Brain and Sensory Processes

First half of comprehensive survey of neuroscience, including basic neuroanatomy, neural and synaptic transmission, neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal behavior, and biological mechanisms of drug action. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 379: 3 Credits

Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology

A review of important landmarks in cross-cultural research, showing how this research impacts psychology as a discipline. Emphasizes an empirical approach to cross-cultural study and includes topics such as theoretical and empirical developments in cross-cultural psychology, development of coherent schemas to guide cross-cultural research and interventions, comparison of psychology's goals and assumptions in Western and other cultures, and integration of course materials into educational and career goals of students. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 405: 3 Credits

Mystery, Madness, and Murder

Multidisciplinary approach to taboo topics that fascinate and frighten us. Instructors from disciplines across the arts and sciences bring expertise and diverse perspectives to provocative issues such as cannibalism and serial murder. Students learn to think critically and objectively while examining use in myth, literature, and popular culture. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Marinka Gadzichowski — 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM MTWR — Art & Design Building 2026
  • Section B02 — Doris Bitler Davis
  • Section B03 — Raul Gabriel Ramirez

PSYC 461: 1-3 Credits

Special Topics

Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in PSYC

PSYC 461: 1-3 Credits

Special Topics

Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 592: 1-6 Credits

Special Topics

Special topics reflecting interests in specialized areas. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in PSYC

PSYC 722: 4 Credits

Advanced Child Assessment

Problems involved in diagnostic assessment of children with various handicapping conditions such as learning disabilities, retardation, and emotional disturbances. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in PSYC

PSYC 592: 1-6 Credits

Special Topics

Special topics reflecting interests in specialized areas. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

PSYC 678: 1-6 Credits

Topics in School Psychology (not currently offered)

Selected topics reflecting specialized area of school psychology.

PSYC 734: 3 Credits

Seminar in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (not currently offered)

Emphasizes current research and application of human factors, ergonomics, applied cognition, and applied perception.

PSYC 737: 3 Credits

Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction (not currently offered)

Emphasizes current research and development in human-computer interaction, cognitive systems engineering, cognitive ergonomics, and cognitive engineering.

PSYC 757: 3 Credits

Advanced Topics in Statistical Analysis (not currently offered)

Focuses on noncognitive individual differences that predict performance. Published work discussed in seminar format with emphasis on conceptual development, methodological adequacy, and new directions.

PSYC 892: 1-6 Credits

Special Topics in Psychology (not currently offered)

Selected topics reflecting specialized areas in psychology.