Psychology Course Descriptions

Psy 105 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
A survey of the main fields of psychology: the history and methods of psychology, the nervous and endocrine systems, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, higher cognitive processes, developmental psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, personality theory, sexuality, intelligence, psychological testing, abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, social psychology, and applied psychology.

Psy 250 Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)

An introduction to the application of basic behavior principles to human behavior. Basic principles of reinforcement punishment, extinction, and stimulus control as they relate to normal behavior, behavior disorders, education, industrial settings, and child rearing will be discussed. Students must complete a class project using the principles learned in the class. Prerequisite: Psy 105. 

Psy 260 Social Psychology (3 credit hours)

Conformity, mass communication, propaganda, persuasion, social cognition, self-justification, human aggression, prejudice, liking, loving, interpersonal sensitivity, and social psychology as a science.

Psy 270 Cognitive Psychology (3 credit hours)

 An in-depth survey of the fields of cognitive psychology: physiological, sensation, perception, learning, memory, language, and cognition. Prerequisite: Psy 105.

Psy 300 – Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)
A study of human growth and development from conception to death. The course deals with physical, social, emotional, intellectual, moral, and personality development at all age levels, and the respective theories; the effects of heredity and environment on the developmental process. Prerequisite: Psy 105 or permission of instructor.

Psy 350 Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)

Abnormal psychopathology, including mental disorders, their treatment, models accounting for psychopathology, and community health programs. Prerequisite: Psy 105.

Mth 250 Statistics for Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

An introduction to statistical concepts and communications used in social science research at both the descriptive and inferential level in preparation for Psy 405, Psy 410; and Pls 405. Prerequisite: Mth 101, 102, 103, or 111.

Soc 204 – Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the major concepts and principles relating to the study of society, social institutions, and social interaction.