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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: Psychology

Certificate Program in Early Childhood Development

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online courses iconIntroduction to Psychology
Empirical and theoretical approaches to the basic physiological, cognitive, and social mechanisms underlying behavior. Topics include learning and conditioning; sensation and perception; memory, thinking, and language; psychological development; social processes; and personality and psychopathology.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY1530 / 4 credits
Peggy De Cooke
Session I (3-Week Intensive): May 23–June 10

online courses iconSensation and Perception
An examination of the biological processes by which the sensory systems pick up information from the environment and the psychological processes by which that information is coded, transformed, and integrated to form perceptions. Emphasis is on the visual systems and visual perception. Aspects of perception in the visual arts and music are also discussed.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY2250 / 4 credits
Meagan Curtis
Session IV (3-Week Intensive): July 11–29

online courses iconBehavioral Statistics
An introduction to data analysis, with coverage of both descriptive and inferential statistics, and an introduction to probability. Class discussions focus on the use of sample, sampling, and population distributions as they are employed in hypothesis testing. Inferential tests include t-tests, ANOVAs, chi square, regression, and nonparametric tests.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details. It may be used to satisfy the statistics requirement for economics and environmental studies majors, and it counts as a basic science support course for biology majors.
PSY2320 / 4 credits
Peggy De Cooke
Session III (3-Week Intensive): June 13–July 1

*CANCELLED* Adolescent Psychology
A broad survey of human development from late childhood through early adulthood. Topics include physiological, social, and cognitive development; peers, the family, and the school; issues of autonomy, identity, and sexual relations; depression; substance abuse; and suicide.
PSY2500 / 3 credits
Donna Hart
Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online courses iconPsychology and the Media
The media profoundly affect how humans understand themselves and the world in which they live, and their cognition, emotion, socialization, and behavior. Students examine the application of psychological principles throughout several forms of media, including news, advertising, educational and public information, social media, and entertainment. Implications for consumers, educators, children, parents, and individuals are also considered.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY3245 / 4 credits
Laura Moore
Session I (3-Week Intensive): May 23–June 10

online courses iconPersonality Assessment
Focuses on how personality measures are constructed and how scores on these measures are interpreted and used. The strengths and weaknesses of various projective tests, personality inventories, single-trait measures, IQ tests, behavioral indicators, and physiological measures are reviewed. Topics include the stability of personality, whether or not IQ tests actually measure intelligence, and the accuracy of people’s self-descriptions of their personalities.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
Prerequisite: PSY 1530
PSY3690 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Kenneth Mann
Session IV (3-Week Intensive): July 11–29

Social Psychological Theory Applied Through Film
A discussion of the constructs, theories, and ideas in the field of social psychology that are most relevant to contemporary society. Films that are rich in examples of social psychological theory are analyzed to facilitate mastery of these concepts.
CMS3090 / 4 credits
Kenneth Mann
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated June 6, 2016

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