A general introduction to the basic concepts of psychology.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301 An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline as well as a profession. This course will survey the fundamentals of research, the various areas of career specializations, the central conceptual issues, and basic library skills in psychology.
This course represents the application of psychological principles to everyday life, such as stress, interpersonal communication, relationships, gender roles, and careers.
The physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of sex will be reviewed.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301A study of the principles, theories, and dynamics of the helping process.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra or MAT 1301 or a passing score on the Texas Wesleyan University Mathematics Placement Test A survey of descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in the interpretation of data. Laboratory required.
An overview of the study of infant and child development involving an examination of the transition from infancy to childhood. Cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes as well as relationships within the family and with peers will be the focus of this course.
A study of the social and emotional development of the individual through the life cycle with particular emphasis on the pre-school and school years.
The developmental changes, biological, cognitive, and social, from middle childhood through adolescence will be examined. Topics of discussion will include puberty, cognitive transitions, adolescents in the family, importance of peers, sexuality, and self-identity.
A study of theory and research on human development from adolescence through aging and death. The physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality factors will be considered.
A study of the psychological factors involved in the death and dying process.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301 and 2303 An introduction to the basic principles of social cognition, social influence, and social behavior.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 Principles and methods of psychological and educational testing, assessment, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 Basic processes of learning in humans and animals are studied. Specific emphasis will be given to classical and operant conditioning and social learning theory. Laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301 and 2303 A study of the effects of alcohol and other drugs on human behavior.
This course concentrates on the scientific study of psychology and law. It provides students with an understanding of relevant theory, empirical findings, and research methodology. Course topics include (but are not limited to) evaluation of courtroom procedures, forensic psychology, eyewitness reports and identifications, the legal system and children, lie detection, confession, jury behavior, expert witnesses, judicial punishment, and competence for standing trial.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301 and 2303 The similarities and differences in the science and practice of psychology across cultures and national boundaries are examined. Theoretical and methodological issues from the perspectives of cultural, cross-cultural, and indigenous psychology are studied.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301 A study of basic psychological principles applied to teaching and coaching individual and team sports. Basic techniques using motivation, behavior modification, visualization, relaxation training, and concentration will be discussed.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 A survey of the major topics studied and methods used in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The topics will include psychological testing and personnel selection; training and development; job analysis, employee evaluation and performance appraisal; human motivation and job satisfaction; leadership, communication and group processes; and organizational theory and development.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, 2420, and junior standing A study of the rationale and methodology of experimental psychology and its relationships to other research methods.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, 2420, and junior standing A study of the emergence of psychology as a science emphasizing both the continuity of ideas and the changes in those ideas as psychology has evolved. The various schools of thought in psychology will be examined.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 An examination of the psychology of thinking, including theory and research on attention, memory, problem solving, and the acquisition of knowledge. Implications for the learning of complex cognitive skills, such as reading, will be considered. Laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 A survey of the major theoretical perspectives, assessment procedures, change strategies, and findings of personological research.
Prerequisites: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420, and junior standing This course is an introduction to the biological basis of behavior and mental phenomena. Course topics include an introduction to biopsychology, neuroanatomy and physiology, neurotransmitters, neuropharmacology, cognition, and psychopathology.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 A study of various theories, research, and treatment methods of maladaptive behavior.
Prerequisite: Senior standing with a minimum of 15 completed credit hours of psychology courses This course focuses on understanding why we do what we do, including at least some discussion of other species. Students are expected to integrate knowledge gained from other courses in order to evaluate ideas and perspectives for themselves. There are many factors that influence our thinking and behavior. The factors covered include Evolution, Faith, Learning, Culture, Geography, Politics, and Economics.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 Supervised practice in counseling. Students must complete 150 clock hours of experience to receive credit.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 Supervised research experience. Students must complete 150 clock hours of experience to receive credit.
Prerequisite: PSY 1301, 2303, and 2420 Supervised experience in teaching psychology at the college level. Students must complete 150 clock hours of experience to receive credit.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of psychology and consent of instructor
Special topics in psychology will be studied under the direction of members of the psychology department faculty. Students should be in their last 45 hours of class work.
Department of Psychology
Location: Nenetta Burton Carter
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm