PSYC111W: Psychology

Psychology is an introductory course that surveys the behavioral science of psychology. Students explore personal and social behaviors through topics that include consciousness, memory, learning, perception, physiology, sexuality, cognition, abnormal behavior, and developmental processes. Applied research projects are an integral component of the course, which emphasizes the analysis of data, along with the theories and trends in the field.

PSYC112W: Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development explores human development from a psychological point of view. The course emphasizes cognitive growth patterns, along with the developmental stages of the lifespan.

PSYC118W: Introduction to Behavioral Psychology

Behavioral Psychology is sometimes referred to as Behaviorism and is the study of the connections between behaviors and the mind. Behaviorists believe that all behaviors occur through interactions with our environment. This course looks at patterns in behavior and actions through the study of the physical, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social, and personality development of children and adolescents.

PSYC200W: Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology covers five broad topics: development, learning, assessment, characteristics of learners, and lesson and classroom management. The development component focuses on developmental theories of cognition and affect as they relate to education. The learning component presents behavioral and cognitive perspectives on learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and critical reasoning. The classroom-management component focuses on the evaluation of learner characteristics to include ethnically diverse learners and learners with disabilities.

PSYC205W: Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology surveys abnormal psychology and mental illness. The course involves presentation and discussion of topics such as major disorders, mental illnesses, and the psychological, social, and cultural impact of mental disorders. The course also covers the use of diagnostic criteria, recent developments in treatment, and legal and ethical issues.