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Summer 2014 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 for details.
PSY1530 / 4 credits
Peggy De Cooke
Session III (Intensive): June 9–27

small star icononline courses iconNEW! Introduction to the Brain and Behavior
An overview of the exciting field of behavioral neuroscience. The four content areas are basic neural processing and neuroanatomy; imaging the brain; the thinking, feeling, remembering, and learning brain; and the ethical brain. In addition, the ways in which brain-behavior relationships are portrayed in the popular media are discussed.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
PSY1700 / 4 credits
Nancy Zook
Session III (Intensive): June 9–27

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 for details.
PSY2250 / 4 credits
Meagan Curtis
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–25

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 for details. It is intended to fulfill the statistics requirement for psychology majors. It may also 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 I (Intensive): May 19–June 6

Abnormal Psychology
Explores the diagnosis, phenomenology, and scientific and clinical understandings of a wide range of mental disorders. Current research is reviewed to explore the underlying mechanisms of the disorders under discussion. Diagnosis is approached from the perspective of the most recent DSM. At various points, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and neuroscientific viewpoints of psychopathology are represented.
PSY3100 / 4 credits
Donna Hart
Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Session II: June 10–July 24
Library, Room 0001

online courses iconEducational Psychology
Psychological themes, together with cognitive and social-emotional development, are studied in the context of the education environment. Emphasis is on the role of emotional climate in the classroom and its overall relationship to learning. Student variability (e.g., attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders) is evaluated. Sociological and legal issues pertinent to today’s classroom are also examined.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
PSY3150 / 4 credits
Kenneth Mann
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–25

online courses iconPsychology of Aging
Based on changes occurring throughout life-span developmental psychology, this course evaluates what is myth, stereotype, potential, and reality about old age. Students examine the theoretical and empirical developments in such areas as psychosocial functioning, including identity and personality development; cultural norms and expectations, including role and status changes; physical and intellectual change; death and dying; and health nutrition.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
PSY3315 / 4 credits
Laura Moore
Session I (Intensive): May 19–June 6

Psychology of Personality
Personality psychologists study consistent ways people think, feel, and behave. This course focuses on classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to personality and how theory influences the research questions psychologists ask, the methods they employ, and their interpretation of results. An examination of research findings furthers understanding of commonalities as well as individual differences in people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
PSY3760 / 4 credits
Kaori Germano
Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–31
Fort Awesome, Room 0142

*CANCELLED* Social Psychology
Students study classic experiments and contemporary research in the areas of conformity, obedience, helping behavior, attributions, aggression, persuasion, close relationships and attraction, attitudes and social influence, ethics, and prejudice. This material is applied to both current and historical examples in social research.
PSY3860 / 4 credits
Kaori Germano
Mon.–Thurs., 9am–12:10 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Room: TBA

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