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Introduces psychology as scientific discipline. Examines concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality, and measurement. Read More »
Review of major developmental theories including perspectives of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Read More »
Study of human behavior development in a social matrix, including such topics as socialization, cultural behavior, group norms, and attitude formation. Read More »
Descriptive and inferential statistics in design, analysis, and interpretation of psychological research with practical application using computers in laboratory. Read More »
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 »
Principles of animal learning, including such topics as classical and operant conditioning, discrimination learning, and animal cognition. Read More »
Study of human psychological development from conception to adolescence including such topics as genetic factors, emotional and intellectual growth, and environmental influences. Read More »
An in-depth overview of important topics in cognitive psychology, including memory, attention, pattern recognition, problem solving, reasoning, and psycholinguistics. Read More »
Review of the theories and methods in psychological counseling. Read More »
Introduction to classical and contemporary theories of personality, and comparative evaluation of major theories in terms of relevant studies. Read More »
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 »
Individual placements in applied psychology settings. Read More »
Consists of a one-hour service learning component linked to selected psychology courses. Read More »
Examination of application of psychological principles and methods to problems commonly encountered in business and industry. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Problems involved in diagnostic assessment of children with various handicapping conditions such as learning disabilities, retardation, and emotional disturbances. Read More »
Special topics reflecting interests in specialized areas. Read More »
Selected topics reflecting specialized area of school psychology.
Emphasizes current research and application of human factors, ergonomics, applied cognition, and applied perception.
Emphasizes current research and development in human-computer interaction, cognitive systems engineering, cognitive ergonomics, and cognitive engineering.
Focuses on noncognitive individual differences that predict performance. Published work discussed in seminar format with emphasis on conceptual development, methodological adequacy, and new directions.
Selected topics reflecting specialized areas in psychology.