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History and Systems of Psychology   (PSY-400)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Survey of historical developments in the emergence of modern scientific psychology. Contemporary theoretical systems discussed with emphasis on how they approach the recurring problems of psychology.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Survey historical developments of modern scientific psychology.
  • Discuss contemporary theoretical systems related to psychology.
  • Analyze some of the recurrent problems of psychology.

 
Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology   (PSY-472)   3.00 s.h.  
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Ethical principles in human and animal research and applied areas of psychology. Includes study of emerging legal issues in the various fields of psychology. 
Psychology and Law   (PSY-340)   3.00 s.h.  
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Law and psychology share a common focus: the understanding, prediction and regulation of human behavior. Despite this commonality of interest, different emphasis on these elements and a different mandate have frequently hindered active communication and collaboration between the disciplines. The purpose of this course is to present the common ground of law and psychology, and show how they contribute to each other. 
Research in Experimental Psychology   (PSY-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Research in Experimental Psychology (PSY-322) provides an introduction to the research methods used by experimental psychologists as they attempt to understand human behavior. Examples of research studies, chosen from a variety of areas of experimental psychology, demonstrate these methods and provide you with an understanding of the knowledge these studies have produced.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why the scientific thinking used in psychological research is better than common sense as a means of acquiring knowledge about behavior.
  • Explain the logic of the psychology experiment and describe the features of experimental methodology intended to satisfy that logic.
  • Compare and contrast predictive and causal relations between variables.
  • Compare and contrast manipulated and non-manipulated variables.
  • Explain the problem of confounding in psychological experiments and describe methods used to minimize the problem.
  • Describe ways of summarizing patterns of data.
  • Explain the principle of drawing inferences from patterns of data and describe ways of measuring the confidence that should be attached to these inferences.
  • Describe factors that limit the generalizing of experimental findings in psychology.
  • Describe the analysis required to determine whether experimental findings are accidental.
  • Describe the format for reporting research findings.

 
Contemporary Theories in Psychology   (PSY-367)   3.00 s.h.  
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Contemporary systems and view points used in psychology. 
Social Psychology I   (PSY-370)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Social Psychology explores how humans think and behave in social situations. The course examines concepts such as perception, cognition, and attitudes as they relate to understanding, thinking, and evaluating the social world.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify major historical developments in social psychology.
  • Discuss the role of personality, particularly perception, cognition, and attitudes, in social functioning.
  • Explain the dynamics of social influence and persuasion.
  • Analyze theories about understanding of the self and self-esteem, and identify how trait theory can shed light on culturally defined gender differences.

 
Artificial Intelligence and Psychology   (PSY-416)   3.00 s.h.  
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Intelligent behavior as a process involving creation and modification of symbolic structures; examples from psychology and artificial-intelligence research. 
Psychology of Women   (PSY-270)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examines the psychology of women, including gender role development, achievement, women and work, relationships, sexuality, health, violence, and older adulthood. Available by TECEP exam.  
Introduction to Psychology   (PSY-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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Provides a broad general introduction to psychology. Examines its basic subject matter, its approaches to gathering and evaluating evidence about the causes and correlates of behavior, and the ways psychological knowledge can be applied to improve the quality of individual and community life. Available by CLEP exam.  
Psychology for Business and Industry   (PSY-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on the application of psychology to interpersonal relations and the working environment. Includes such topics as group dynamics, motivation, employee-employer relationship, interpersonal communications, and techniques for selections and supervision of personnel. 
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