Psychology (PSY) - Rock County

Courses

PSY 201   Introductory Psychology   4 Units

Surv. of major content areas in Psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, memory, cognition, biological psychology, sensation, perception, motivation, emotion, development, personality, psychopathology, & social psychology. Students may not receive credit for both PSY 201 & PSY 202.

PSY 202   Introductory Psychology   3 Units

(See PSY 201 course description.) Students may not receive credit for both PSY 201 & PSY 202.

PSY 203   Individuals and Institutions: Concepts/Experience   3 Units

Lecture/discussion presentation of concepts of human behavior will be related to concurrent experiences in community agencies such as schools, social service departments, & hospitals. Agency placements involve a minimum commitment of four hours per week & will provide some direct contact between the students & agency clients. Two hours of lecture & discussion will be required, with opportunity for additional individual discussion.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 OR CONCURRENT REGISTRATION AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PSY 208   Psychology of Gender   3 Units

(PSY 208 & GSW 208 are the same course.) The process & consequences of gender development; review of current gender research & theory in the context of cultural, psychological, biological, historical, & cross-cultural perspectives. The course focuses on female & male experience as it relates to issues such as cognition, value systems, achievement, interpersonal relationships, aggression, & sexuality.

PSY 210   Statistical Methods in Psychology   3 Units

An Intro to descriptive & inferential Stat.. Topics include measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation & regression, sampling distributions, & hypothesis testing procedures including t-tests, & analysis of variance.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 OR CONCURRENT REGISTRATION AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PSY 224   Conceptual Introduction to Statistics   1 Units

This course is a supplement to PSY 225 for students who have had no previous course in Stat.. It is not a substitute for PSY 210 & does not satisfy requirements for an Introductory course in Stat..
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 (WITH A GRADE OF C- OR BETTER OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR) COREQ: PSY 225

PSY 225   Experimental Psychology   5 Units

Emphasis on research techniques, design, & methodologies including the collection, analysis, & reporting of psychological data. Lecture & Lab.

PSY 250   Life Span Developmental Psychology   3 Units

A Surv. of human development theories & research. Topics include the biological, cognitive, emotional, & social development of the individual from the prenatal period through old age & the process of death & dying. Students taking PSY 250 may not also receive credit for PSY 360 or PSY 362.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR ANTIREQ: PSY 360 OR 362

PSY 254   Behavioral Neuroscience   3 Units

Discussion of the biological substrates of attention, emotion, motivation, learning, cognition, language & psychopathology; includes an examination of research using lesions, stimulation & neuroimaging.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PSY 270   The Psychology of Discrimination   3 Units

The use of psychological concepts, principles, & research to enhance underst&ing of intergroup relations (e.g., race relations) in America. The experience of traditionally marginalized & privileged groups will be examined. Inter-racial & inter-ethnic relations will be used as a springboard to also examine relations from across differents genders, physical abilities, religions, & sexual orientations. Topics may include identity formation, prejudice, discrimination, socialization, privilege, & strategies to reduce conflict across difference.

PSY 294   Internship in Psychology   1-3 Units

An internship is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge & skills they have learned in Psychology courses to a professional or community-based institution. The internship will involve a psychology-related placement at an off-campus institution & will be supervised by a faculty advisor. The internship is intended for advanced students with prior Psychology coursework. Students will receive credit based on hours completed during the course of the Sem., completion of a final report summarizing how their experiences reflect classroom learning & how it will influence their future work, & any other course work agreed upon by the advisor & student at the beginning of the course. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits.

PSY 299   Directed Study in Psychology   1-3 Units

Directed reading of the Lit. in a particular subject, possibly including a research Proj., under the personal supervision of the instructor.

PSY 307   Psychology of Personality   3 Units

Discussion of major theories & research in personality; may include behavioral, biological, cognitive, dispositional, humanistic, & psychoanalytic perspectives.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PSY 309   Abnormal Psychology   3 Units

Contemporary theory & research on abnormal behavior, includes diagnostic categories, approaches to treatment & underst&ing of abnormal behavior.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE IN PSY IS RECOMMENDED.

PSY 311   Social Psychology   3 Units

Theory & research in areas such as social cognition, attitude formation & change, attribution theory, interpersonal attraction, group processes, social influence, aggression & prosocial behavior.

PSY 360   Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence   3 Units

A Surv. of human development theories & research. Topics include the biological, cognitive, emotional & social development of the individual from the prenatal period through adolescence. Students may not receive credit for both PSY 360 & PSY 250.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR ANTIREQ: PSY 250

PSY 362   Psychology of Adulthood and Aging   3 Units

A Surv. of human development theories & research. Topics include biological, cognitive, emotional & social development of the individual from young adulthood through old age & the process of death & dying. Students may not receive credit for both PSY 362 & PSY 250.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR ANTIREQ: PSY 250

PSY 364   Psychology of Death and Dying   3 Units

This course examines all major aspects of the psychology of death & dying, including but not limited to terror Mgmt. theory, models of death anxiety, death awareness & cognitive development, the life review process, the NDE controversy, theories of suicide, & stages of grieving & bereavement.
PREREQ: PSY 201 OR PSY 202 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

PSY 414   (U)Cognitive Psychology   3 Units

This course explores the scientific study of mental processes & brain mechanisms, with which people perceive, pay attention, learn, remember, make decisions, solve problems & communicate. The topics will be Introduced in an interdisciplinary manner among psychology, neuroBio., computer Sci., robotics, & linguistics.

PSY 430   (U)Social Psychology   3 Units

Theory & research in areas such as social cognition, attitude formation & change, attribution theory, interpersonal attraction, group processes, social influence, aggression & prosocial behavior.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR; AND PSY 201 OR 202

PSY 440   (U)Leading Groups and Organizations: Organizational Psychology   3 Units

Organizational Psychology applies psychological methods & principles to underst& how interactions among individuals, groups, & the broader social context impact organizations. By examining topics such as motivation, leadership, intergroup dynamics, conflict, & negotiation, this course will prepare students to lead successful groups & organizations. This course involved readings, lectures, experiential exercises, & placement at an organization within the community. Organizational placements involve a minimum commitment of two hours per week (equivalent to 30 hours of service-learning experience).
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR; AND PSY 201 OR 202

PSY 462   Psychology of Adulthood and Aging   3 Units

A Surv. of human development theories & research. Topics include biological, cognitive, emotional & social development of the individual from young adulthood through old age & the process of death & dying.