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PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)
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Liberal Arts and Education
 
PSY 1001 - General Psychology (HI/BEH/SSC)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Overview of psychology as scientific study of human/animal behavior. Emphasizes goals of psychology: to describe, understand, predict, and control behavior. Biological, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.



PSY 1093 - Lifespan Development (HI/BEH/SSC)
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Human life span perspective. Integrates developmental principles through research of social issues. Theories of major developmental theorists, recent challenges from changes in society/family interrelationships. Total environmental issues. Progress in genetics/medicines toward a better understanding of human development.



PSY 2253 - Human Behavior and Diversity Issues
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001; spring, every year)
Understanding diversity from psychological, political, economic, and industrial perspectives. Dynamics of race, ethnicity, culture, and gender in American society.



PSY 3201 - Social Psychology
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
How thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are affected by others. Social influence/interaction. Attitude measurement/change. Conformity, impression formation, attribution theory, aggression, prosocial behavior.



PSY 3520 - Industrial and Organization Psychology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1001, 3707; spring, every year)
Psychology of business enterprise. Leadership, labor relations, motivation, selection, performance, stress, group dynamics, organizational structure/change. Experiential learning, student centered discussion.



PSY 3604 - Abnormal Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Psy 1001; fall, spring, every year)
Comprehensive study of abnormal behavior. Focuses on causal factors, treatment, and outcome of maladaptive behavior. Systematic study of biological, behavioral, and psychosocial therapies as modes of treatment and prevention of disorders. Lectures, case studies, videos, group discussions, oral presentations, term paper.



PSY 3707 - Organizational Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1001; fall, every year)
Leadership, job satisfaction, motivation theories, goal setting, organizational behavior, organizational development, industrial relations.



PSY 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr, instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses.



PSY 3900 - Internship
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr, instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students are employed as interns in a business firm, institution, or agency to gain an in-depth understanding of their field of study. Reports, consultations with faculty/employers.



PSY 4203 - Organization and Transitional Change Seminar
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[1001, 3707] or instructor consent; fall, every year)
Historical, contemporary, and emerging changes in cultures/societies on international/U.S. domestic organizations. Stages of change, strategies. Tools to assist individuals/organizations through systems processes leading to positive outcomes.



 
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