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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Psychology (PSY)

PSY B309 Cooperative Work Experience—Psychology (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor and 15 credit hours of psychology. Experience in psychology-oriented work settings. Grade is determined on the basis of a written report and a supervisor’s evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Spring)

PSY K300 Statistical Analysis in Psychology (3 cr.)
P: MATH M014 or equivalent, PSY P101, and PSY P102. Use of statistics in psychological work, including ordering and manipulation of data, problems of statistical significance, elementary correlational methods, and analysis of variance and nonparametric methods. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I(3 cr.)
Introduction to psychology; its methods, data, and theoretical interpretations in areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

PSY P102 Introductory Psychology II(3 cr.)
Continuation of PSY P101. Developmental, social, personality, and abnormal psychology. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

PSY P211 Methods of Experimental Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Design and execution of simple experiments, treatment of results, search of the literature, and preparation of experimental reports. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

PSY P216 Life Span Development Psychology (3 cr.)
P: P101 or P102. A survey course which integrates the basic concepts of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development from the prenatal period to death. Throughout the life span, theories, research, and critical issues in developmental psychology are explored with consideration of practical implications. Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY P316.

PSY P303 Health Psychology (3 cr.)
P: P101 and P102. Focuses on the role of psychological factors in health and illness. Through readings, lecture, and discussion, students will become better consumers of research on behavior-health interactions and develop a broad base of knowledge concerning how behaviors and other psychological factors can impact health both positively and negatively.

PSY P314 Psychology of Adolescence (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Development of behavior in adolescence and emerging adulthood; factors which influence behavior. Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY P314. (Occasionally)

PSY P316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Development of behavior in infancy, childhood, and youth; factors which influence behavior. (Fall) Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY 316.

PSY P319 Psychology of Personality (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Methods and results of scientific study of personality. Basic concepts of personality traits and their measurement; developmental influences; problems of integration. (Spring)

PSY P320 Social Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Principles of scientific psychology applied to the individual in social situations. (Fall)

PSY P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. A first course in abnormal psychology, with emphasis on forms of abnormal behavior, etiology, development, interpretation, and final manifestations. (Fall, Spring)

PSY P325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300, PSY P211. Facts and principles of human and animal learning, especially as treated in theories attempting to provide framework for understanding what learning is and how it takes place. (Occasionally)

PSY P326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101 or PSY P102. R: BIOL L100 or BIOL L105. An examination of the cellular basis of behavior, emphasizing contemporary views and approaches to the study of the nervous system. Neural structure, function, and organization are considered in relation to sensory and motor function, motivation, learning, and other basic behaviors. (Occasionally)

PSY P327 Psychology of Motivation (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. How needs, desires, and incentives influence behavior; research on motivational processes in human and animal behavior, including ways in which motives change and develop. (Occasionally)

PSY P329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Basic data, theories, psychophysics, illusions, and other topics fundamental to understanding sensory and perceptual processes. (Spring)

PSY P335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Introduction to human cognitive processes including attention and perception, memory, psycholinguistics, problem solving, and thinking. (Occasionally)

PSY P336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300. Principles of psychological testing. Representative tests and their uses for evaluation and prediction. Emphasis on concepts of reliability, validity, standardization, norms, and item analysis. (Occasionally)

PSY P388 Special Topics in General Experimental Psychology (1-3 cr.)
Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems in experimental psychology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)

PSY P389 Special Topics in Human Processes Psychology (1-3 cr.)
Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems in human processes. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)

PSY P390 Special Topics in Psychology (1-3 cr.)
Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)

PSY P407 Drugs and the Nervous System (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102; R: PSY P326 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the major psychoactive drugs and how they act upon the brain to influence behavior. Discussion of the role of drugs as therapeutic agents for various clinical disorders and as probes to provide insight into brain function. (Occasionally)

PSY P417 Animal Behavior (3 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P102. R: BIOL L101 and BIOL L102. Methods, findings, and interpretations of recent investigation of animal behavior. (Occasionally)

PSY P421 Laboratory in Social Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300, PSY P320. Research methodology in the study of social behavior. (Spring)

PSY P423 Human Neuropsychology (3 cr.)
P: P326 or permission of instructor. A critical examination of neurological functioning with respect to human behavior. Assesses the behaviorial functions of neural structures and systems through understanding the behavioral consequences of brain damage and through basic experimental study.

PSY P424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (3 cr.)
P: PSY P211, PSY K300, PSY P329. The experimental investigation of current and classical problems in sensory psychology and perception. (Fall)

PSY P425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (3 cr.)
P: PSY P324. A survey of major behavior disorders with emphasis on empirical research and clinical description relative to etiology, assessment, prognosis, and treatment. (Summer II)

PSY P429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300, PSY P316. Research methods in developmental psychology. (Spring)

PSY P430 Behavior Modification (3 cr.)
P: junior standing and 9 credit hours of psychology, including PSY P324 and PSY P325. Principles, techniques, and applications of behavior modification, including reinforcement, aversive conditioning, observational learning, desensitization, self-control, and modification of cognitions. (Occasionally)

PSY P432 Women and Madness (3 cr.)
This course focuses on the historical and cultural factors and behaviors that have been associated with madness in women as well as on women’s efforts to recover sanity and make sense of female experiences.

PSY P435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300, and PSY P325 or PSY P327 or PSY P335. Experimental study of human learning and cognitive processes. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

PSY P458 Historical Approach to Psychological Systems (3 cr.)
P: 12 credit hours of psychology. Origins and development of concepts and theories in science and philosophy that supplied the foundations of experimental psychology; an integrative description of psychological thought to the twentieth century. (Occasionally)

PSY P460 Women: A Psychological Perspective (3 cr.)
P: 3 credit hours of psychology. Basic data and theories about the development and maintenance of sex differences in behavior and personality. (Occasionally)

PSY P493 Supervised Research I(2 cr.)
P: PSY P101, PSY P211, PSY K300. Active participation in research. An independent experiment of modest magnitude, participation in ongoing research in a single laboratory. Students who enroll in PSY P493 will be expected to enroll in PSY P494. (Occasionally)

PSY P494 Supervised Research II(2 cr.)
P: PSY P493. A continuation of PSY P493. Course will include a journal-type report of the two semesters of work. (Occasionally)

PSY P495 Reading and Research in Psychology (cr. arr.)
P: consent of instructor. May be repeated twice for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

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