Courses in Psychological Science (PSYS)

PSYS 001 - Intro to Psychological Science
Introduction to the entire field, emphasizing the behavior of the normal adult human being.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PSYS 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
PSYS 111 - Learning, Cognition & Behavior
Behavioral and cognitive principles underlying learning, memory, and action inside and outside the laboratory. Includes conditioning, motivation, biological constraints, and mechanism of remembering and forgetting. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 115 - Biopsychology
Biological bases of behavior: classical and contemporary issues, including introduction to nervous system, behavioral effects of drugs, chemical bases of behavioral disorders. Prerequisites: PSYS 001 or BIOL 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 150 - Developmental Psych: Childhood
Survey of research and theories on child development from conception to adolescence emphasizing experimental analyses of early social and cognitive development. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 170 - Abnormal Psychology
Describing and defining abnormal behavior; models of etiology; research evidence for biological and social models; methods of intervention and prevention. Prerequisite: PSYS 001.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 211 - Learning
Analysis of theory and research on the basic learning process and behavior. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 111.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 212 - Cognition
Research and theories on the major areas within cognition: perception, attention, pattern recognition, memory, knowledge representations, mnemonic strategies, problem-solving and neurocognition. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 110.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 213 - Motivation
Theory and research on motives, including hunger, fear, sex drive, and addiction, their influence on behavior, relationship to other psychological processes, and biological correlates. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 111.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 215 - Physiological Psychology
Structure and function of mammalian nervous system, emphasizing neurological correlates of sensory experience and perception. Individual laboratory experience. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 115 or NSCI 110.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
PSYS 216 - Psychopharmacology
Effects of drugs (both medical and recreational) on behavior. Topics such as drug effects on learning, memory, motivation, perception, emotions, and aggression. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 115 or NSCI 110.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 217 - Animal Behavior
Behavior of animals under controlled experimental conditions and in their natural environments. Consideration of evolution, development, function, and control of behavior. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 111 or PSYS 115 or NSCI 110.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 218 - Hormones and Behavior
A study of the involvement of hormones in cognition, emotion, the stress response, circadian and homestatic mechanisms that affect mental state, psychopathology, and reproductive behavior. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 115.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 219 - Sel Topics Behavioral Neurosci
Selected topics examining the role of the central nervous system in determining behavior, including innate behaviors, arousal, motivation, learning, and memory. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 115 or NSCI 110.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 230 - Advanced Social Psychology
In-depth discussion of select topics centering on how situations influence individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Prerequisite: PSYS 053 and PSYS 130.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 232 - Self and Social Cognition
An advanced course in social psychology that covers theory and research on the self and social cognition. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 130.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 240 - Organizational Psychology
Study of the psychological impact of macro and micro features of organizations upon leadership, decision making, workforce diversity, group process, conflict, and organizational performances. Prerequisite: PSYS 053; and PSYS 111 or PSYS 130 or PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 253 - Cognitive Development
Examination of research and theory concerning developmental changes in the human processing of information from infancy to adulthood centered around the work of Piaget. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 150.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 254 - Social Development
Examination of theory and research concerning interpersonal development in humans from infancy through adulthood. Emphasizes relationships among language, cognition, and social development. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 150.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 256 - Infant Development
Biological, cognitive, and social aspects of infant development in context; opportunities to evaluate and design research and apply knowledge to parenting, prevention, and social policy. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 150.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 257 - Adolescence
Analysis of current theory and research in adolescent development. Covers biological, cognitive, and social changes; family, peer, and school influences; and normative and problematic development. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 150.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 258 - Psyc of Adult Develmt & Aging
Psychological development in the final third of the life span emphasizing theory and research concerning social, cognitive, perceptual, and mental health transitions and support interventions. Prerequisites: PSYS 001; and HDFS 020 or HDFS 195 or HDFS 295.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 270 - Behav Disorders of Childhood
An overview of theory, research, and practice in developmental psychopathology from infancy through adolescence. The major disorders of social and emotional development reviewed. Prerequisites: PSYS 053; and PSYS 150 or PSYS 170.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 271 - Intro to Clinical Psychology
Study of basic principles of interviewing, testing, assessment from life situations, and report writing. Examination of the most common approaches to psychotherapy. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 170.
Credits: 3.00
PSYS 279 - Intro to Health Psychology
Psychology of the cause, treatment, and prevention of physical illness and disability. Topics include: stress, health behavior, medical compliance, patient-provider relationships, coping with illness. Prerequisites: PSYS 053 and PSYS 170.
Credits: 3.00