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Psychology

Course Code
PSY 113  Credits
Title General Psychology 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey of content and methods of modern psychology. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
PSY 202  Credits
Title Developmental Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Psychological development of the individual from conception to death, including genetic, pre-and post-natal influences; relations with parents and peers; social, emotional and intellectual development. 



Course Code
PSY 220  Credits
Title Social Behavior 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The influence of other people on the behavior and attitudes of individuals. Topics include attitude change, the effect of being a part of a group, attraction, aggression, sex roles and discrimination. Theory and application. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
PSY 230  Credits
Title Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis testing. Analysis of variance designs; multiple-comparison tests; nonparametric tests; computer application to statistics. Laboratory included. 



Course Code
PSY 230L  Credits
Title Statistics for Behavioral Sciences Laboratory 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a zero-credit lab that accompanies PSY 230



Course Code
PSY 261  Credits
Title Personality 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to the study/explanation of human behavior, motivation and conflict emphasizing personality as viewed by a variety of theorists. 



Course Code
PSY 265  Credits
Title Health Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of psychosocial influences in health maintenance and prevention of illness. Emphasis is on cognitive-behavioral intervention to promote life-style changes and increase compliance with medical regimens. 



Course Code
PSY 275  Credits
Title Behavior Modification 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Application of basic learning principles to the study of behavior change across community, home and school settings. Topics include reinforcement, extinction, punishment, shaping, self-management, and clinical behavior analysis. 



Course Code
PSY 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Psychology 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topics course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
PSY 294  Credits 1-3 
Title Directed Research 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Conduct of research under direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis is on experience and learning with regard to research design and analysis. 



Course Code
PSY 310  Credits
Title Psychology of Women 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The interacting effects of biology, physiology, and psychology on female development, providing evidence on sex differences and role differentiation. 



Course Code
PSY 317  Credits
Title Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Informational survey and study of alcoholism and drug abuse, a major health problem with substantive psychological components. The physiological, psychological, and social impact of drugs and their misuses and abuses will be discussed. Students must have taken Psy 113, or have the consent of the instructor. 



Course Code
PSY 320  Credits
Title Social Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theories and research involving individual's reactions to others. Topics: social perception, attraction, social influence, aggression, social exchange. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses, prior to enrolling in this course. 



Course Code
PSY 323  Credits
Title Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Understanding the behavior of individuals at work plus psychology's contribution to their selection, training, evaluation and motivation. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 324  Credits
Title Environmental Psychology 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The scientific study of the relationship between humans and their social and physical environment from a psychological perspective and other related fields. Topics include: environmental perception and cognition, crowding, noise, privacy, urban environments, the psychology of sustainability and designing more habitable environments. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
PSY 330  Credits
Title Experimental Methods 
Prerequisite PSY 230 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Course emphasizing report writing (APA editorial style), and research methodology, and application of statistics. 



Course Code
PSY 342  Credits
Title Learning and Memory 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, and models of memory storage and retrieval. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses prior to enrolling in this class. 



Course Code
PSY 345  Credits
Title Physiological Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Basic biological facts and their relationship to behavior. An analysis of the senses, hormonal systems, brain and peripheral nervous system will be included. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses prior to enrolling in this course. 



Course Code
PSY 348  Credits
Title Cognition and Perception 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of cognitive and perceptual theories and processes. Students must have earned six credits in psychology courses prior to enrolling in this course. 



Course Code
PSY 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Psychology 
Prerequisite PSY 113 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a upper division topics course and may be repeated when the topic changes.