(F) An application of psychological principles to the criminal justice system. Topics include: the relationship between the legal and mental health systems, the assessment of criminal responsibility, the psychodynamics of criminal behavior, and intervention strategies.
(S) This course focuses on the physical, intellectual, personal, social and moral development of the middle grades student. Influences of families, peers, school and mass media on the adolescent is highlighted.
(F) This course examines human behavior from a cross-cultural perspective. This course will evaluate psychological theories that make assumptions from a limited cultural perspective through exploring recent research and topics that challenge these commonly accepted psychological theories. The goal of this course is to provide a broader knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology outside of the U.S. culture. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(F,S) An introduction to the basics of clinical psychology. This course stresses the importance of theory, quality research, prevention, assessment skills, and clinical abilities in interventions. Reviews and examines three theoretical perspectives - psychoanalytic, behavioral, and phenomenological - and makes use of case material and real-world applications to illustrate each theoretical approach. There will be an emphasis on the advantages of the scientist-practitioner model of preparation for the multitude of functions available to clinical psychologists. Prerequisite: PSYH 200, or permission from instructor.
(F) This course will provide an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis on use in psychological research. Attention is given in this course to the use of statistical software for data analysis, and the selection of appropriate texts for particular experimental designs. Prerequisite: PSYH 200.
(S) This course continues the study of inferential statistics and the design and interpretation of psychological experiments begun in Experimental Research Design I. Includes an examination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, data collection procedures, methods of observation and analysis, reporting results, and ethical issues in research psychology. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 & PSYH 301.
(F) (formerly PSYH 215) This course examines the biochemical, neuroanatomical, and physiological basis of human and animal behaviours such as sensory perception, motor function, language, learning, memory and emotion, Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission of the instructor.
(F,S) Major emphasis is on problems involved in human relations. Designed to help the individual to understand and adjust to group thought and action. Attention is given to recent psychological and sociological research in human relations. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(F) This course examines the theories and research on psychological development from birth to death. This course will focus on the topical areas of physical, cognitive, and social changes that occur throughout life. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(on demand) This course exposes students to the psychological literature relevant to cultural awareness and sensitivity to diverse populations. By developing an understanding of the complexity of the various issues of diversity - race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age - the course creates the opportunity for students to discuss and expand their understanding of value systems and human behavior.
(F) An introduction to the study of human information processing. Topics include attention, thinking, pattern recognition, short and long-term memory, semantic memory, mental imagery, problem solving, creativity, and language acquisition. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor. (Even Years Only)
(S) Mental disorder, changing conceptions of normality, the more common forms of mental disorders, their psychological interpretation, principles of effective mental hygiene, and contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor.
(S) An introduction to the principles and theories of human perception. The anatomy and physiology of different sensory modalities are examined. Topics include vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Psychophysics is covered. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from instructor. (Even Years Only).
(on demand) This course examines the fundamental principles of learning theories and the factors that influence behavior such as motivation, memory, and attention. The relationship of animal to human behavior will be emphasized. Topics include learning through modeling and associations; classical and operant conditioning; choice and self-control; and voluntary action and free will. Language acquisition will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: PSYH 200, and permission from instructor. (Even Years Only).
(on demand) Introduction to the foundations of the alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation field. Emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor. Focus is on the first six of the twelve core functions: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, and basic counseling skills. Interactive work stressed.
(on demand) Introduction to the foundations of the alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation field. Emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor. Focus is on the last six of the twelve core functions: case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and recordkeeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment & services. Interactive work stressed.
(on demand) Introduce students to the ethical issues involved in chemical dependency treatment. Special attention will be given to the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases that frequently infect people who use drugs or who are chemically dependent. Students will examine treatment options and prevention strategies. The ethical and legal issues that impact infected individuals as well as the larger community will be explored. Students are expected to demonstrate respect for the client and an appreciation of individual and cultural differences, including sexual orientation. They are also expected to explore their own attitudes and biases about HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.
(on demand) Major emphasis is on factors determining the development of addictions, including physiological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral dimensions of the addictive process. Also emphasizes intervention and treatment strategies for the various types of chemical dependency and substance abuse. Prerequisite: PSYH 200 or permission from the instructor.
(on demand) This course is designed to address the diverse issues that are related to the recovery from addiction as an ongoing process involving physical, psychological, social, intellectual, spiritual and cultural aspects of the individual. Major themes of the course include the passages of recovery, relapse prevention principles, relapse warning signs, and the twelve-step approach to recovery. Using a holistic perspective, students will gain insight into basic recovery principles as they are related to the process and prevention of relapse.
(on demand) Explorationof the physiological effects of chemical use on human biological systems and human development. Emphasizes identification and mangement of chemically induced crises, situations, including issues in co-morbidity and prevention.