Surveys major areas of psychological science, including human methods of research of physical development of children behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, and applied psychology.
Surveys biological, psychological, and social determinants of human sexuality and sexual behavior. Prerequisite: either TPSYCH 101 or PSYCH 101. Explores the basics of inquiry and research in the social sciences. 0 in either TMATH 110, T BGEN 200, T HLTH 305, TSOCWF 351, T URB 225, or QMETH 201.
Historical and current definitions, theory, and research concerning abnormal psychological behavior. Major categories of psychopathology, including related treatment approaches. Assignments include: illustrative case studies, written critical perspectives of course materials, and interpretative analysis of major topics in field. Examines historical and current definitions, theory, and research concerning child and adolescent abnormal behavior. Covers major categories of psychopathology, including related treatment approaches. Includes illustrative case studies, written critical perspectives of course materials, and interpretative analysis of major topics in the field. Explores human cognitive and psychosocial development across the lifespan.
Covers theories, methodologies, and research findings using a lifespan approach, which examines continuity and change from conception to death and the interaction of biological, psychological, and social aspects of development. Provides a comprehensive foundation in the twentieth century theories and ongoing research and evolving understanding of development in infancy and childhood in the twenty-first century. Covers genetics, embryology, fetal development, and explores developmental achievements from infancy to middle childhood. Explores individual learning and the educational process. Includes overview of teacher roles, classroom management, educational assessment.
Surveys the major areas of social psychology, the science of human behavior in social situations. Emphasizes an understanding of the important methods, terms, theories and findings in social psychology. Surveys cognitive psychology related to the mental processes associated with acquiring, storing, transforming, and using knowledge. Topics include perception, attention, learning, memory, metacognition, imagery, language, problem solving, and decision-making. Emphasizes identifying these concepts in everyday situations and application to educational and criminal justice fields.
May not be taken for credit if TPSYCH 355 already taken. Focuses on the biological events that influence psychological processes and behaviors. Topics include the structure and function of the nervous system, and the biological bases of sensation and perception, motivation, learning, cognition and communication, emotion, and mental disorders. Explores the major physiological, cognitive, behavioral, environmental and humanistic factors that motivate human behavior. Emphasizes how human differ I motivational characteristics, the effects of environmental demands and stimulation, and the motivational processes underlying complex behavior. Examines historical, current, and theoretical systems in psychology, such as psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and existentialism.
Offers a critical and philosophical examination of the field of psychology and its relationship to other disciplines. Covers research and theory about how people cope with change and adjustment. Focuses on change in theories of human development, the ways in which change is assumed to occur, strategies for managing change at the personal, organizational and societal level and the relationship between stress or social disorder and change. Introduces community psychology, a field examining the interrelationship between individual well-being and the multiple social systems with which individuals interact. Explores forms of inquiry form empirical laboratory research to fieldwork and phenomenological methods discussed in relationship to types of problem and research questions. Discusses quantitative and qualitative methods for gathering and reporting data as well as design, control, and the problem of interpretation and bias.