Psychology

PSYC 1010 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

PSYC 1101 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Appropriate Degree Level Writing (English) and Reading Placement Test Scores
Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on critical thinking and fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology.

PSYC 1150 INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Appropriate Degree Level Writing (English) and Reading Placement Test Scores
Emphasizes interpersonal and behavioral skills required in today's business and industry. Topics include an overview of industrial/organizational psychology, principles of human resources management, psychological testing, performance appraisal, training and professional development of employees, principles of leadership, motivational factors, workplace conditions, safety and health, and workplace stressors.

PSYC 2103 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101
Emphasizes changes that occur during the human life cycle beginning with conception and continuing through late adulthood and death and emphasizes the scientific basis of our knowledge of human growth and development and the interactive forces of nature and nurture. Topics include but are not limited to theoretical perspectives and research methods, prenatal development and child birth, stages of development from infancy through late adulthood, and death and dying.

PSYC 2250 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: PSYC 1101
Emphasizes the etiology and treatment considerations of various forms of abnormal behavior. Topics include historical and contemporary approaches to psychopathology; approaches to clinical assessment and diagnosis; understanding and defining classifications and psychological disorders.