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Psychology


2010-2012 Catalog

Psychology

Psychology Program Top of Page

Faculty

Hal S. Bertilson, Professor
David W. Carroll, Professor, Coordinator
Eleni N. Pinnow, Assistant Professor
Shevaun L. Stocker, Assistant Professor

Psychology is one of four programs housed in the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity. The other three are the Legal Studies, Social Work and First Nations Studies Programs.

Psychology Major Top of Page

A minimum of 34 credits in Psychology to be selected as follows:

Basic Core (all required): 16 credits

PSYC 101        Introduction to Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 301        Statistics for Psychological Research -- 3 credits
PSYC 303        Research Methodology in Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 304        Research Methodology Lab -- 1 credit
PSYC 404        Senior Research -- 3 credits
PSYC 494        History and Systems of Psychology -- 3 credits

Content Areas (select at least one course from each of the following content areas): 12 credits 

Personality, Social and Development        

PSYC 260        Personality -- 3 credits
PSYC 310        Social Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 352        Motivation and Emotion -- 3 credits
PSYC 451        Child Development  -- 3 credits
PSYC 452        Adolescence --  3 credits
PSYC 453        Adult Years --  3 credits

Biological Aspects of Behavior                             

PSYC 320        Health Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 350        Biological Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 351        Sensation and Perception --3 credits  

Adjustment and Clinical

PSYC 361        Introduction to Clinical Psychology  -- 3 credits
PSYC 461        Abnormal Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 462        Theories of Psychotherapy -- 3 credits

Learning, Cognition and Language       

PSYC 402        Applied Behavior Analysis  -- 3 credits
PSYC 403        Memory and Cognition -- 3 credits
PSYC 476        Psychology of Language -- 3 credits

Electives: Six credits

Electives to be selected in consultation with your advisor to reinforce personal interests and educational/career goals. Electives may be selected from additional courses in the above content areas, or from the remaining Psychology electives listed below:

PSYC 200        Profession of Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 212        Critical Thinking  -- 3 credits
PSYC 227        Interpersonal Skills  -- 3 credits
PSYC 258        Introduction to Psychology of Woman  --  3 credits
PSYC 270        Psychology of Men  --  3 credits
PSYC 311        The Psychology of Close Relationships -- 3 credits
PSYC 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence -- 3 credits
PSYC 318        Peace Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 335        Field Experiences in Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 360        Cross-Cultural Psychology  -- 3 credits
PSYC 490        Independent Study  -- 3 credits      

Psychology Minor Top of Page

A minimum of 21 credits in Psychology, to include PSYC 101, PSYC 494, and at least one course from three of the following four content areas:

Learning, Cognition, and Language

PSYC 402        Applied Behavior Analysis -- 3 credits
PSYC 403        Memory and Cognition -- 3 credits
PSYC 476        Psychology of Language -- 3 credits

Personality, Social, and Developmental

PSYC 260        Personality -- 3 credits
PSYC 310        Social Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 352        Motivation and Emotion -- 3 credits
PSYC 451        Child Development  -- 3 credits
PSYC 452        Adolescence -- 3 credits
PSYC 453        Adult Years -- 3 credits

Biological Aspects of Behavior

PSYC 320        Health Psychology  --  3 credits
PSYC 350        Biological Psychology --  3 credits
PSYC 351        Sensation and Perception -- 3 credits

Adjustment and Clinical

PSYC 361        Introduction to Clinical Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 461        Abnormal Psychology  -- 3 credits
PSYC 462        Treatment of Psychological Disorders -- 3 credits     

Psychology Minor -- Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level Top of Page

A minimum of 22 credits including the courses listed below. All EA-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Requirements as outlined in the Secondary Education Teaching Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject-specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

PSYC 101        Introduction to Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 301        Statistics for Psychological Research -- 3 credits
PSYC 303        Research Methodology in Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 304        Research Methodology Laboratory -- 1 credit
PSYC 404        Senior Research -- 3 credits
PSYC 452        Adolescence --  3 credits
PSYC 461        Abnormal Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 462        Treatment of Psychological Disorders -- 3 credits
PSYC 494        History and Systems of Psychology -- 3 credits

Individualized Major with a Psychology Component Top of Page

The Individually Designed Major permits students to develop an interdisciplinary program in such areas as chemical dependency counseling, gerontology, human health services and public relations. For information, see Individually Designed Major in the Undergraduate section of this catalog.

Broad Field Social Studies Major -- Psychology Concentration Top of Page

Students interested in teaching Psychology at the secondary level are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major with a Psychology Concentration. Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary major designed specifically for students who intend to teach within the social studies disciplines at the secondary level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.


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