Course List

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 C

Instructor: Dr. Denise R. Friedman
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 D

Instructor: Dr. Charles E. Early
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 F

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology w ith emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisit e for all other courses in the departmen t.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods in Psychology -

PSYC 205 A

Instructor: Dr. David F. Nichols
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research methods used in the field of psychology. Topics include introductions to and evaluations of observational, relational and experimental research methods and designs. Ethics and research, communication and research, the development of research ideas and the reliability and validity of research is also examined.

Child Development -

PSYC 210 A

Instructor: Dr. Darcey N. Powell
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Behavior and development of the child fr om conception to puberty. Lecture: 3 hrs /wk.

Adolescent Development -

PSYC 211 A

Instructor: Dr. Jan H. Lynch
Block: 9
Time: T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Behavior and development of the individu al from puberty to early adulthood. Lect ure: 3 hrs/wk.

Creative Thinking & Prblm Solv -

PSYC 220 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward R. Whitson
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An introduction to creative thinking and creative problem-solving, including definitions, theories, and asessment of creativity as well as research about creativity and the creative process. Attention will be given to skills of creative thinking and presentation of a creative problem-solving model. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Abnormal Psychology -

PSYC 230 A

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Study of individual psychopathology and deviant behavior, including diagnosis, theories, causes, and treatments. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk.

Abnormal Psychology -

PSYC 230 B

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Study of individual psychopathology and deviant behavior, including diagnosis, theories, causes, and treatments. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk.

Human Sexuality -

PSYC 260 A

Instructor: Dr. Galdino F. Pranzarone
Block: 8
Time: M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Human reproduction and sexual behavior; contemporary and historical norms; dysf unction; cross-cultural perspective; the bonding function of sexuality; and its expression in the arts, religion, ethics , and law. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Evolutionary Psychology -

PSYC 280 A

Instructor: Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Why do humans like spicy food and drinking alcohol? Why are younger women attracted to older men? Why would we risk our life to save a total stranger? Evolutionary psychology suggests that a considerable amount of human activity can be explained as evolutionary adaptations. Human beings like other animals on this planet, evolved certain traits preferences, and abilities to deal with their environment. This class will explore the latest research applying evolution to human psychology.

Personality -

PSYC 315 A

Instructor: Dr. Edward R. Whitson
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Theories of personality, applications, and extensions of these theories, curren t research on individual differences, an d methods and issues in personality meas urement. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Social Psychology -

PSYC 325 A

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Buchholz
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

Study of the influence of people on each other's behavior, including social influence and social interaction. Lecture:3 hrs/wk.

Cognition -

PSYC 340 A

Instructor: Dr. Mary K. Camac
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 305
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research and theo ry of complex cognitive processes. Topic s covered include memory, cognitive deve lopment, language, thinking, concept for mation, pattern recognition, and problem solving. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Cognition -

PSYC 340 B

Instructor: Dr. Mary K. Camac
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101 or permission.

Catalog Description:

An examination of the research and theo ry of complex cognitive processes. Topic s covered include memory, cognitive deve lopment, language, thinking, concept for mation, pattern recognition, and problem solving. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Sensation and Perception -

PSYC 350 A

Instructor: Dr. David F. Nichols
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 515
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSCY-101 or NEUR-330

Catalog Description:

Study the functionality of the different senses and how perception arises within the human brain.

Res Sem: Cyberpsychology -

PSYC 420 A

Instructor: Dr. Denise R. Friedman
Block: 12
Time: T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 204 and 205 and a 300 level PSYC course.

Catalog Description:

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res Sem: Evolutionary Psychol -

PSYC 420 B

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Buchholz
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 204 and 205 and a 300 level PSYC course.

Catalog Description:

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Res Sem: Evolutionary Psychol -

PSYC 420 C

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Buchholz
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC 204 and 205 and a 300 level PSYC course.

Catalog Description:

An advanced, research-oriented seminar where students in small groups propose and carry out an empirically based research study. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

History of Psychology -

PSYC 450 A

Instructor: Dr. Charles E. Early
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Senior standing or permission

Catalog Description:

Examination of the major systems in psyc hology with an emphasis on its 19th-cent ury origins to the present. Lecture: 3 h rs/wk.