Psychology

Professors

A. Celeste Gaia, Chair

Kimberly Baranowsky

R. Christopher Qualls

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

PSYC 101 : Intro to Psy As a Natural Science

Basic processes of human behavior, sensation and perception, motivation, conditioning and learning. Laboratory introduction to experimental design and statistics. (This course will not fulfill teacher certification requirements for lab science.) This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Natural World. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Semester Hours

4

PSYC 102 : Intro to Psy As Social Science

Complex processes of human behavior. Child and adult development, personality, abnormal psychology, social psychology, and issues of gender, sexuality and culture. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Individual and Society. 101 is not a prerequisite to 102.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

.

PSYC 205 : Psychology of Sex and Gender

A critical and multi-disciplinary inquiry into various theories, methods and research concerning the issue of psychological differences between females and males. Historical, biological, sociological and anthropological perspectives.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

sophomore status or permission of instructor.

PSYC 210 : Personality Theories

Selected influential theories of personality that address aspects of human behavior and psychological functioning.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

102.

PSYC 211 : Research Design in Psychology

Introduction to behavioral research, emphasizing experimental method. Critical examination of factors determining validity and limiting inferences. Applications of statistics and scientific writing. This course satisfies the proficiency requirements for Oral Communication and Written Communication in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

Statistics 163.

PSYC 220 : Child Development

Survey of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that occur in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

102.

PSYC 231 : Lifespan Development

This course follows the developing person from conception until the end of life using theory, research, and practical applications to understand genetic influences; prenatal and birth factors; and physical, connitive, social personality, and cultural variables that influence development throughout lifespan (infancy, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood). Psychology 102 or permission of instructor.

Semester Hours

3

PSYC 286 : Reseach Experience II

Hands-on research experience, assisting in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

211 and permission of department.

PSYC 288 : Research Experience IV

Hands-on research experience, assisting in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

211 and permission of department.

PSYC 315 : Testing & Measurement

Issues relevant to psychological testing including intellectual, traditional personality, and behavioral assessment. Psychometric construction and evaluation of standardized tests. Service learning component in this course. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Quantitative Literacy in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

102 and Statistics 163.

PSYC 316 : Physiology Psychology

Biological basis of behavior with attention to structure and function of nervous system, endocrine glands, and sensory processes as determinants of behavior. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

101 or Biology 117.

PSYC 318 : Health Psychology

Applications of psychology to the encouragement of health and wellness, to the prevention of disease, and to the healing process. The course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

101.

PSYC 320 : Learning & Cognition

Experimental investigation of learning and cognitive processes, including classical and operant conditioning, attention, perception, memory, language, problem-solving, and decision-making. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

101.

PSYC 340 : Cross-Cultural Psychology

Theory and research of cultural influences on human behavior and psychological processes. Combination of a classroom instructional component with a study abroad experience to identify and compare psychological aspects of different cultures. Students will be responsible for travel expenses to locations abroad. This course satisfies the Emory Abroad requirement.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

permission of instructor.

PSYC 350 : Special Topics

Selected topics in psychology chosen by the instructor in response to student needs and interests. May be retaken for credit for different topics. One to three semester hours.

Semester Hours

3

PSYC 411 : Research in Social Psychology

Behavior of the individual in social settings. Social and cultural influences on behavior, language and communication, attitudes and opinions, interpersonal relations, and group processes.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

102; junior status; 211 or Sociology 330.

PSYC 422 : Appl of Psychotherapeutic Technique

Overview of ethics related to psychotherapy, instruction in diagnostic interviewing, and application of general psychotherapeutic techniques shown to produce effective psychological intervention. Development of skills through the administration of the selected techniques in simulated therapeutic settings. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Ethical Reasoning in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

102 and 321.

PSYC 430 : History of Psychology

Historical introduction to psychology. Selected theories of mind, brain, and behavior in western thought from ancient Greeks to contemporary "schools" of psychology.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

101 and 102 or permission; junior status.

PSYC 450 : Seminar

Topics selected on basis of current research, and interest and needs of the students.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

junior status or permission of instructor.

PSYC 460 : Independent Study

Individual research to be designed, carried out, and reported in the style of report writing approved for psychological journals, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

psychology major; senior status.

PSYC 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

senior status, permission of department, 2.

PSYC 471 : Internship II

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

senior status, permission of department, 2.

PSYC 480 : Senior Project I

Basic or applied research undertaken in close consultation with the department. Design, conducting, and documentation of an independent research project.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

211, senior status, and departmental permission.

PSYC 481 : Senior Project II

Basic or applied research undertaken in close consultation with the department. Design, conducting, and documentation of an independent research project.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

211, senior status, and departmental permission.