Courses offered in
the psychology department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2054
101 General Psychology.
University-parallel introductory course which surveys the field of
psychology, including the study of behavior, cognitive processes,
the concepts of memory, perception and sensation, consciousness,
personality development, psychological disorders, psychotherapy,
and social behavior. Prerequisite: Reading proficiency level.
(Honors version available)
115 Death and Dying.
Historical and current concepts of death and dying, including
implications of euthanasia and suicide. Prerequisite: Reading
201 Personality and Adjustment.
Theories of personality and personality development, personal
adjustment and mental health. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (Honors
203 Child Psychology.
Physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of
the child from conception until adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
204 Adolescent Psychology.
Physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development of the
adolescent, including discussion of different phases of
adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
206 Educational Psychology.
on the processes and theories of learning, individual differences,
measurement, motivation, emotions, and problem solving, as well as
thinking and communication in educational settings. Prerequisite:
PSY 101. For A.A.T. students this course should be taken with EDU
207 Human Growth and Development.
Life-span psychology covers the physical, cognitive, social,
emotional, and moral development of the individual from conception
until death. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (Honors version available.)
208 Abnormal Psychology.
Focus on human behaviors and mental experiences that are unusual,
unreasonable, and distinct from cultural norms. Appropriate
psychotherapeutic interventions as well as changing views of mental
disorders are considered. Prerequisite: PSY 101. (Honors version
209 The Psychology of Aging.
biological, psychological, historical and cultural aspects of aging
are presented in a multidisciplinary approach. Diversities in the
aging experience are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
210 Psychology of Women.
introductory course focusing on developmental, ecological,
psychological and gender issues relevant to women. Prerequisite:
211 Psychology and African Americans.
Examines the psychology of African Americans from Afrocentric,
historical, behavioral, developmental, and humanistic perspectives.
Prerequisite: PSY 101.
212 Drugs and Behavior.
Overview of the use of psychotropic drugs, including abused drugs
as well as those used to treat mental disorders. Topics include
legal and scientific issues relating to psychopharmacology, as well
as its historical context. Treatment, law enforcement, and
educational perspectives are also considered. Prerequisite: PSY
213 Forensic Psychology.
Introduces concepts that unite psychology and the law, and reviews
statutes governing competency, insanity and involuntary commitment.
Students will become acquainted with forensic assessment
techniques, including the interview process, specialized training,
and the collection of collateral information. Also considered are
the assessments of competency to stand trial, criminal
responsibility, and dangerousness. Pre-sentencing and child custody
evaluations are discussed as well. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
219 Social Psychology.
Covers predominant theories and research strategies, focusing on
social cognition, including beliefs, judgments, behaviors and
attitudes; social influence, including conformity, persuasion, and
group influence; and social relations, including the theories and
research on aggression, prejudice, attraction and intimacy,
altruism, conflict, and peacemaking. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
220 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Introduces the principles of psychology as they apply to sport and
exercise, including ethics and problems in research methodology,
motivation, learning, social behavior, performance enhancement,
youth sports, gender issues, leadership and exercise issues.
Multicultural and international views of the field are also
considered. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
289H Honors Colloquium in Psychology.
Topic: Political and Psychological Perspective on Leadership.
Team-taught by political science and psychology professors, this
colloquium will examine the phenomenon of leadership by focusing
primarily on the scholarship and analysis of several modern
approaches. Leadership theories of Harvard psychologist Howard
Gardner provide the framework for comparing leaders in a variety of
fields. Political scientist James McGregor Burnsís psycho-political
paradigm of transforming leadership will be used to examine such
leaders as Queen Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor
Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, and Mikhail Gorbachev, all major
contributors to political, military, scientific, and cultural
aspects of our society. Prerequisites: Minimum score of 95 of the
collegeís reading placement exam, 3.00 cumulative GPA, and
permission of the instructors or the honors coordinator.
291-293 Cooperative Education.
298 Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Organizational development, social and organizational behavior, and
motivation strategies in government and private industries.
Personnel development and training aspects include job analysis and
evaluation as well as performance appraisal. Effective leadership,
management and decision-making styles and stress in the workplace
are also considered. Prerequisite: PSY 101.
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