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Courses with the PSYCH Subject

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Courses

Psychology (PSYCH / PSYCH)

105 [SSCI] [S] Introductory Psychology 3 Survey of the basic terms, processes, principles, and theories related to the scientific study of human behavior.

230 Human Sexuality 3 Sexuality in personal development; personal, cultural, biological influences on sexual identification and behavior; fertility, reproduction, sexual functioning, sexuality and personality. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 230, WOMEN ST 230). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

265 [B] Biopsychological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs 3 Biopsychological effects of the major classes of abused and psychotherapeutic drugs, including alcohol, stimulants, sedatives and hallucinogens. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 101 and 105.

301 Seminar in Psychology V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.

306 Industrial Psychology 3 Job analysis and evaluation; personnel recruitment and selection; design and evaluation of training systems; performance appraisals. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

307 Human Factors 3 Human limitations and capabilities in architectural and engineering design; system analysis. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

308 Organizational Psychology 3 Employee motivation satisfaction and commitment; organizational communication; leadership; group behavior, teams and conflict; organizational change and development. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

309 [S,D] Cultural Diversity in Organizations 3 Psychology applied to cultural diversity in organizations; interpersonal and intergroup relationships; diversity training; EEO legislation and affirmative action. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

310 Pseudoscience and Human Behavior 3 Evaluation of scientific claims in the behavioral sciences and everyday life.

311 Elementary Statistics in Psychology 4 Course Prerequisite: ENGR 107, MATH 105, 106, 107, 108, 140, 171, 172, 202, 205, 212, 252, or MGTOP 215 with a grade of C- or better. Descriptive statistics, probability, and inference; design and interpretation of research. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

312 [M] Experimental Methods in Psychology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 311 with a grade of C- or better. Designing, conducting, and reporting research in selected areas of experimental psychology. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

320 Health Psychology 3 Psychological and physiological aspects of stress; health behavior and disease prevention; adjustment to chronic illness. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

321 Introduction to Personality 3 Theories, concepts, methods, discoveries in psychology of personality. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

324 [S,D] Psychology of Women 3 Contemporary overview of the psychological theory and research on sex and gender. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 324, WOMEN ST 324). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

324 (Effective through Summer 2015) [S,D] Psychology of Women 3 Socialization and sex roles of women; a psychological perspective. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 324, WOMEN ST 324). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

328 [M] Self Control 3 Analysis of self-control problems; application of behavioral principles to student-conducted projects. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

333 Abnormal Psychology 3 Problems of abnormality from traditional and evolving points of view; types, therapies, outcomes, preventive techniques. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

350 [S] Social Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Attitude changes, conformity, interpersonal relations, groups and social influences explored to give a coherent view of social psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 350, SOC 350). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or SOC 101.

361 [S] Principles of Developmental Psychology 3 Introduction to biological and psychosocial influences on infant, child and adolescent development. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

363 Psychology of Aging 3 Psychological processes of aging; changes in sensory, motor, cognitive, motivational and personality characteristics; research methodologies for the study of aging. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

372 [BSCI] [B] Biological Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Functional relationship between nervous system and behavior; integrated organ systems, sensory processes, and investigative procedures. Occasional lab meetings required; see instructor for times. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105 or PSYCH 265; BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 101 and 105.

384 Sensation and Perception 3 Perception of size, depth, form, shape; illusions, contrast; historical and modern theories and research; applications and demonstrations. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

401 [M] Historical Development of Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Psychology; junior standing. Concepts, methods, theories, trends, and systems. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

403 [T,D] Cultural Issues in Psychology 3 Multidisciplinary analyses of the relationship between social-ecological and political contexts and individual and collective psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 403, PSYCH 403).

440 [M] Clinical/Community Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 333. Professional problems; theory, training, relations with clients, institutions, public. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

444 Basic Helping Skills 3 Course Prerequisite: 6 hours PSYCH. Training in basic skills to work with varied types of clients; didactic and role play instruction. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. S, F grading.

445 Undergraduate Practicum V 1 (0-3) to 3 (0-9) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: 6 hours PSYCH; junior standing. Supervised experience in local and county agencies; application of psychological principles to a variety of professional work settings. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 333; PSYCH 444. S, F grading.

464 Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 361, HD 101, or HD 340. Theoretical and empirical approaches to the description, etiology, and treatment of behavior disorders in children and adolescents. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 333.

466 Environmental Psychology 3 Psychological concepts applied to the mixture of positive and negative interactions individuals have with their physical environment. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

470 Motivation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Different motivational systems; analysis of environmental and biological factors influencing motivation, with emphasis on human motivation. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; PSYCH 350, PSYCH 372, PSYCH 490, or PSYCH 491.

473 [M] Advanced Biological Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 372, or NEUROSCI 301. Neurophysiological, hormonal, and biochemical bases of regulatory behavior; theoretical and applied issues. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

490 Cognition and Memory 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Human information processing, memory, and cognition. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

491 Principles of Learning 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Principles of learning from a behavioral perspective using the experimental analysis of behavior. Credit not granted for both PSYCH 491 and 591. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

492 [T] Psychology of Language 3 The cognitive and neuropsychological processes involved in the acquisition and use of language; cross-cultural perspectives on language and thought.

496 Cooperative Education Internship V 2-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 445 or PSYCH 495. Off-campus cooperative education internship with business, industry, or government unit coordinated through the Professional Experience Program. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. S, F grading.

497 Instructional Practicum V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. S, F grading.

498 Research Participation V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Participation in the current research of departmental faculty. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

502 Research Design V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 hours. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Research design, equipment, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. S, F grading.

506 Current Research in Psychology 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Current research being conducted by psychology faculty and members of associated departments. S, F grading.

538 Child Therapy Practicum 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 hours. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology with children and families. S, F grading.

548 Clinical Externship V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 18 hours. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Supervised practice in the clinical application of psychology at approved hospitals and medical practices. S, F grading.

591 Principles of Learning 3 Principles of learning from a behavioral perspective using the experimental analysis of behavior. Credit not granted for both PSYCH 491 and 591. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

592 Cognition and Affective Basis of Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Experimental approaches to human information processing, memory, and cognition.

595 Clinical Internship in Psychology V 2-16 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 hours. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Clinical training in an internship approved by American Psychological Association or by WSU. S, F grading.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in Psychology. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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