Course List

Quantitative Meth. Psychology -

PSYC 204 A

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101

Catalog Description:

An examination of techniques used by psychologiststo measure behavior and to analyze and interpretthe data. The course includes an introduction tocomputer data analysis.

Research Methods in Psychology -

PSYC 205 A

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research methods used in thefield of psychology. Topics include introductionsto and evaluations of observational, relationaland experimental research methods and designs.Ethics and research, communication and research,the development of research ideas and thereliability and validity of research is alsoexamined.

Evolutionary Psychology -

PSYC 280 A

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 10
Time: T/TH 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 301
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101

Catalog Description:

Why do humans like spicy food and drinkingalcohol? Why are younger women attracted to oldermen? Why would we risk our life to save a totalstranger? Evolutionary psychology suggests that aconsiderable amount of human activity can beexplained as evolutionary adaptations. Humanbeings like other animals on this planet, evolvedcertain traits preferences, and abilities to dealwith their environment. This class will explorethe latest research applying evolution to humanpsychology.