USAO Courses in Psychology

PSYC 1643 Elementary Psychology: A general survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of modern psychology as a behavioral science.Areas of study typically include language, intelligence, cognitive and physical development, motivation and learning, health psychology, social psychology, personality and the causes and treatment of mental disorders, approaches to research, sensation and perception, memory, and consciousness.
 

PSYC 1723 Personal Adjustment: A study of the factors conducive to favorable adjustment, with an emphasis on the nature of personal difficulties and means of coping with them.

 

PSYC 1803 Human Sexuality: A course designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge about sexuality, with emphasis on up-to-date information needed for everyday living.

 

PSYC 1903 Psychology of Gender: An examination of the psychological factors in the development of identity in women and men, including sex differences and gender roles.

 

PSYC 2123 Social Psychology: Study of social forces influencing human behavior, with emphasis on attitudes and attitude change, social perception, and group behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 2263 Psychology of Personality: Study of the development of the personality with special consideration given to personality determinants and approaches to personality. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 2513 Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychology: This course is designed to study human growth and development from conception through adolescence.  Emphasis is placed on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of human development. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 2523 Adult Development and Aging: This course is designed to study the longest phase of the life cycle--adulthood. The course is guided by a biopsychosocial approach to understanding human behavior and subjective experience. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 2880 Special Topics in Psychology: Specialized topics in psychology not covered in sufficient depth in existing courses. (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and content). Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 or permission of instructor.

 

PSYC 2990 Tutorial: Independent study in psychology (under faculty supervision) either in empirical research or individual instruction in lieu of an existing course. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and content). Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 and permission of instructor.

 

PSYC 3003 Research Methods in Psychology: Introduction to techniques and research designs in psychological research, with analysis of their appropriate use and interpretation. Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 plus 3 additional hours in psychology.

 

PSYC 3213 Abnormal Psychology: Consideration of the types of psychological disorders and their causes, prevention, and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 3513 Learning and Motivation: This course examines the empirical and theoretical foundations of our present understanding of human learning and motivation. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 3523 Cognitive Psychology: This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the field of cognitive psychology.  The content of the course includes the study of human cognition, including but not limited to, such topics as memory, attention, problem solving, and consciousness.Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 3900 Practicum: An opportunity for observation and supervised participation in a community social service agency or other appropriate setting. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with permission of advisor). Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 plus 9 additional hours in psychology.

 

PSYC 4423 Experimental Psychology: This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills developed in PSYC 3003. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643 & PSYC 3003 

 

PSYC 4433 Advanced Research Methods: This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills developed in PSYC 3003. Prerequisite: PSYC 1643 & PSYC 3003 

 

PSYC 4413 Physiological Psychology: Study of the biological bases of behavior. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, anatomy and function of the nervous system, sensory processes, hormones and sexual behavior, memory and motivation, and drugs and behavior.Prerequisite: PSYC 1643.

 

PSYC 4003 History of Psychology: Review of problems, theories and methods throughout history of psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 plus 9 additional hours in psychology.

 

PSYC 4223 Introduction to Counseling: Introduction to major counseling theories and techniques, including discussion of case histories. Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 and PSYC 3213.

 

PSYC 4533 Seminar: Group research project for advanced psychology students on subject of mutual interest to members of the class. (may be repeated for total of 6 hours). Prerequisites: PSYC 1643, PSYC 3003, and permission of instructor.

 

PSYC 4543 Psychological Measurements: Review of measurement techniques used in psychological research and testing, including reliability and validity, and introduction to standardized tests of achievement, aptitude, and personality. Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 plus 9 additional hours in psychology.

 

PSYC 4880 Special Topics in Psychology: Specialized topics in psychology not covered in sufficient depth in existing course. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and content). Prerequisite: PSYC 1643 or permission of instructor.

 

PSYC 4990 Tutorial: Independent study in psychology (under faculty supervision) either empirical research or individual instruction in lieu of an existing course. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and content). Prerequisites: PSYC 1643 and permission of instructor.