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Psychology and Neuroscience

Davie Hall, CB# 3270
(919) 962-7149

First Session, 2020

NSCI 222 Learning (3)

ONLINE.  Prerequisite, NSCI 175 or PSYC 101. Topics in Pavlovian and operant (instrumental) conditioning, learning theory, higher order cognitive learning, and application of those principles to mental-health related situations.

NSCI 225 Sensation and Perception (3)

MAYMESTER and SSI.  Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Topics in vision, audition, and the lower senses. Receptor mechanisms, psychophysical methods, and selected perceptual phenomena will be discussed.

PSYC 101 General Psychology (3)

No prerequisite. A survey of major principles of psychology and introduction to scientific modes of thought about behavior. Students participate in ongoing psychological research in the department.

PSYC 210 Statistical Principles of Psychological Research (4)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Consideration of the methodological principles underlying psychological research, descriptive and inferential techniques, and the manner by which they may be employed to design psychological experiments and analyze behavioral data.

PSYC 230 Cognitive Psychology (3)

ONLINE.  Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Topics in attention, memory, visual, auditory, and other forms of information processing, decision making, and thinking

PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology (3)

MAYMESTER and ONLINE. Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Major forms of behavior disorders in children and adults, with an emphasis on description, causation, and treatment.

PSYC 250 Child Development (3)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Study of the development of social and intellectual behavior in normal children and the processes that underlie this development. Emphasis is typically on theory and research.

PSYC 260 Social Psychology (3)

ONLINE. Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Introductory survey of experimental social psychology covering attitudes, interpersonal processes, and small groups.

PSYC 270 Laboratory Research in Psychology (4)

Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 210. Experiments in biological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, personality, and social psychology are discussed, prepared, performed, and reported.

PSYC 490 Current Topics in Psychology: Gender and Pronouns (3)

MAYMESTER. Various special areas of psychological study, offered as needed.  Course may be repeated for credit.  May be repeated in same term for different topics.

Topic May 2020: Pronouns have attracted attention recently as a tool to talk about gender. Through readings, lecture, and discussion, this course examines gender and language from both a cognitive and a social perspective. How do we conceptualize gender? How is that reflected in language? What are the mental steps we go through when we use language? Students will learn about experimental methods in psychology, and design their own survey to test ideas about pronouns and gender. The goal is for students to acquire tools to help them better understand their own use of pronouns and other people’s perspectives.

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PSYC 501 Theoretical, Empirical Perspectives on Personality (3)

MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, PSYC 101.  An in-depth coverage of the traditional clinically based personality theories of the early 20th century contrasted with more recent empirically based perspectives.

PSYC 564 Interpersonal Relationships (3)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101, 210, and 260.  PSYC 270 Recommended. This advanced course will comprehensively cover the social psychological literature on normally-developing interpersonal relationships, with implications for relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and romantic partners. This is a research-intensive course with a major aspect involving an independent research project to facilitate learning by doing.

PSYC 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.)

PSYC 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.)

Second Session, 2020

PSYC 101 General Psychology (3)

No prerequisite. A survey of major principles of psychology and introduction to scientific modes of thought about behavior. Students participate in ongoing psychological research in the department.

PSYC 210 Statistical Principles of Psychological Research (4)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Consideration of the methodological principles underlying psychological research, descriptive and inferential techniques, and the manner by which they may be employed to design psychological experiments and analyze behavioral data.

PSYC 220 Biopsychology (3)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101.  Study of the biological basis of behavior. Emphasis will be placed on human findings and applications.

PSYC 230 Cognitive Psychology (3)

Prerequisite PSYC 101. Topics in attention, memory, visual, auditory, and other forms of information processing, decision making, and thinking.

PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Major forms of behavior disorders in children and adults, with an emphasis on description, causation, and treatment. Online section available.

PSYC 250 Child Development (3)

Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Study of the development of social and intellectual behavior in normal children and the processes that underlie this development. Emphasis is typically on theory and research.

PSYC 270 Laboratory Research in Psychology (4)

Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 210. Experiments in biological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, personality, and social psychology are discussed, prepared, performed, and reported.

PSYC 504 Health Psychology (3)

Prerequisites, PSYC 101 and 245. An in-depth coverage of psychological, biological, and social factors that may be involved with health.

PSYC 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.)

PSYC 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.)