Students choosing the Minor in Psychology must take:
PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSYC 303 Theories of Personality (3)
PSYC 313 Research Methods (3)
Plus a choice of any 2 courses listed below:
PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSYC 400 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 410 Physiological Psychology (3)
PSYC 421 Introduction to Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 428 Survey of Psychological Assessments (3)
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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Examination of the major themes in the study and practice of psychology, such as human nature, motivation, change and development, and spiritual struggles, as well as applied psychological knowledge for everyday life.
Examination of the major theoretical perspectives related to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, spiritual, and social development in people over the life span.
Examines the major schools within personality theory with a focus on contributions and usefulness in understanding human behavior, the principal theorists from each school, the limitations of each theory, and comparisons between theoretical perspectives.
Considers the systematic process by which to conduct research as well as the various research methods that can be used to acquire and advance knowledge. Introduction to methodological concepts used in the study of society, to the formal steps of the scientific method, to various research processes, to quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation, and to the communication of research results via research reports. Prerequisite: MATH 201.
Survey of various categories of abnormal or deviant behavior such as developmental, personality, mood, psychophysiological, psychotic, anxiety, somatoform, chemical dependency, and dissociative disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 102 or equivalent.
Study of the biological bases of behavior with an emphasis on the role of the nervous and endocrine systems. Topics include: attention, learning and memory, sensation and perception, sleep, language, reproduction, emotions, aggressive behavior, addictions, and behavioral disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 102 or equivalent.
Survey of theories and research in the major areas of social psychology including perception, attitude change, attraction, aggression, altruism, conformity, prejudice, values, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: PSYC 313 or permission of the instructor.
Theory and techniques of psychological assessment including the statistical foundations of testing and assessment, principles of psychological measurement, and the most common domains of testing such as cognitive ability, achievement, interests, and personality.