Courses

  • PSYC-1113 General Psychology I

    An introduction to the fundamental aspects of modern scientific psychology. Included in the study are the history of psychology, methods used in the field, learning theory, motivation, emotion, and mental disorders. The student is stimulated to apply psychological principles to life situations. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • PSYC-1211 Introductory Seminar in Psychology

    A course which introduces the psychology major to the field of psychology as a career. Major emphasis is placed on preparation for graduate school, taking the Graduate Record Exam (Gre) and the different career options within the field of psychology. Guest speakers are utilized. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-2223 General Psychology II

    Second introductory class for the field of psychology. This course is primarily for majors or minors in psychology and includes units on social psychology, human learning, remembering and forgetting, testing, the brain and psychological therapy. The course completes the student-s preparation for upper level psychology courses. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-2413 Introductory Psychological Statistics

    Elementary statistics with social and behavioral applications. Same as SOCI-2413. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • PSYC-3213 Advanced Psychological Statistics

    An intermediate course exploring the application of more advanced statistical methods used in research in psychology and related fields. Emphasis will be placed on the major concepts of the methods and on the practical application of these statistics. Specific topics covered are factorial analyses of variance, including repeated measures design and post hoc analyses, linear and multiple regression, analysis of covariance and non-parametric statistics including chi-square and log linear analyses. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-3313 Abnormal Psychology

    A study of the definition, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-3413 Social Psychology

    A study of behavioral consequences of group and individual interaction. Same as SOCI-3413. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology

    The physical, mental and social development of the normal individual from conception through adolescence. This course is normally offered every semester and summer. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • PSYC-3524 Developmental Psychology: A Lifespan Approach

    The physical, mental, and social development of the normal individual from conception through death and dying. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • PSYC-3573 Psychology of Religion

    A study of the relation between social dynamics, culture and religion, with emphasis upon Christianity. Special attention is given to psychological and sociological bases of the religious life. (Same as BIBL-3573 and SOCI-3573.) This course is offered as needed.

  • PSYC-3613 Adolescence and Early Adulthood

    A study of the developmental process of adolescence and early adulthood. It will focus on biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional issues as they pertain to the ongoing changes in this time of the life cycle. Attention will be given to issues of gender, culture, family relationships, peer relationships, sexuality, and education. Special attention will also be given to issues that young adults face as they venture into collegiate life, career exploration and new family roles. Same as FMST-3613. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-3713 Personality

    Structure and dynamics of personality development. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • PSYC-3723 Adult Development and Aging

    A study to include physical and health factors in aging; psychological aspects of aging; marriage, family and community relationships of older persons; economic and vocational factors in aging; perspectives on death, dying and grief; aging and institutional care; aging and the law; and the future of social intervention, both public and private. Same as FMST-3723 and SOCI-3723. This course is normally offered spring semester.

  • PSYC-3813 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

    An introduction to the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Focus will be placed on understanding the theories of Freud, Adler, Jung, Rogers, Perls, Ellis and Glasser, and on appreciating the complexity of helping others in a counseling relationship. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • PSYC-3913 Psychology of Crime

    Psychological aspects of criminal and anti-social behavior, including comparison of psychological and legal factors in criminal investigation and testimony. Same as SOCI-3523. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-3933 Cybernetics and Systems Theory

    An introduction to the major underlying theoretical foundations of family therapy. The course will explore the historical development of systems theory and cybernetics from its origins in the 1940s in the thinking of mathematicians, physicists, biologists and engineers to the pioneering work of Bateson and his colleagues in the late -50s and their application of cybernetics to the family. The course will cover the work of Murray Bowen. The basic concepts of systems theory will be discussed and contrasted with the more common Western, analytical approach that has dominated thinking in psychology since the time of Freud. Same as FMST-3933. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • PSYC-4113 Motivation and Emotion

    Theoretical analysis of purposive behavior drives and motives as well as biological and social origins. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • PSYC-4213 Psychology of Learning

    The study of experimental psychology in the learning situation. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-4313 Organizational Behavior

    Psychology of employee selection, training, proficiency evaluation, motivation, morale, and reaction to working conditions. Same as MGMT-4313 and SOCI-4313. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-4323 Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy

    An introduction to the field of marital and family therapy. It will present the history of systems therapy, including the importance of systems theory to the continuing development of the discipline. Special emphasis will be placed on the current status of marital and family therapy including the importance of constructivist theories. The course will also present the major theories of marital and family therapy that have defined the field for the last 40 years. This will be a systemic, experiential, discussion-based class that will require active participation from each student. Same as FMST-4323. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • PSYC-4413 Biological Psychology

    A study of the nervous system and other physiological correlates of behavior. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-4423 Drugs and Psychopharmacology

    An advanced course in biological psychology, focusing on the effects of drugs on the human nervous system. It will explore drugs of abuse, emphasizing how these drugs work in the brain to produce their behavioral effects. Special attention will be given to the topic of addiction. The course will also focus on psychopharmacology, specifically the treatment of mental health disorders via the prescribing of psychoactive agents. The course will focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders and psychotic disorders through medication. Attention will be given to how these drugs work in the brain. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • PSYC-4613 Introduction to Psychological Testing

    An overview of the theory and content of evaluation instruments commonly used in fields of psychology to assess achievement, intelligence, special aptitudes and personality. General principles of construction, validation, administration, scoring, and interpretation are covered along with brief descriptive overviews of widely used instruments. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-4623 Experimental Psychology

    Planning, executing, analyzing data, and writing up results of psychological research projects. Methods and problems encountered are explored. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • PSYC-4653 Research Seminar

    The capstone course in the psychology program and a follow-up to Experimental Psychology (PSYC-4623). Students will learn Spss - the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences - and complete their own individual research project and paper, including the collection and analysis of data. The final goal will be making a presentation of their findings to the appropriate student convention. Much of the class will consist of individual instruction and laboratory work. Same as FMST-4653. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-4713 History and Systems in Psychology

    A comprehensive study of the history of psychological thought beginning with philosophical foundations and continuing to the present. The course focuses on major contributions and systems with which they are associated. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • PSYC-4733 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues

    A study of the contemporary ethical considerations, legal standards and professional issues that influence the work of psychologists, counselors and other mental health officials. Specific attention will be given to the Ethical Standards of the Apa, Aca and Aamft, as well as Oklahoma State Law governing the behavior of researchers and psychotherapists. The course will focus on specific ethical dilemmas throughout the class, including, among others, confidentiality, dual relationships, professional relationships, assessment and research. Same as FMST-4733. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • PSYC-4810 Psychology Seminar

    Content varies. Course may be repeated. (1-4 hours, depending on course content.)

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