Psychology 111: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
This beginning course represents a survey of the various biopsychosocial factors affecting normal and abnormal development as an individual and as a member of society. Psychological theories will be discussed in light of significant experimental and correlational findings in human and animal behavior. This course serves as a prerequisite to more advanced courses in psychology and provides fundamental general knowledge useful in daily living skills.
Psychology 345: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Intoduces the psychology of abnormal behavior through research and clinical applications using a biopsychosocial model. Psychological disorders are presented within their mulitcultural, gender and developmental contexts. Topics also include history, assessment, suicide, psychopharmacology, mental institutions, psychotherapy and prevention as well as contemporary legal issues.
Psychology 380: STRESS MANAGEMENT
Examines the use of self regulation techniques in the management of stress. Topics include cognitive behavior strategies, goal setting, time management, assertiveness training, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, diet, exercise, and alternative health practices
Psychology 485: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Psychological aspects of health and disease are presented with an emphasis on current research. Includes stress and stress reduction, relations between behavior and health, psychological aspects of pain and chronic illnesses, psychological factors in successfully obtaining medical treatment.
Psychology 486: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
Introduces the development and application of psychology's scientific contribution to civil and criminal legal issues. Topics include history and philosophy of forensic psychology, report preparation (methods, assessment, and writing), practice and research ethics, expert testimony, mediation, domestic violence, child abuse , discrimination, sexual harassment and criminal profiling.
Psychology 490/690: TRAUMA
This special topics course examines normal and abnormal biopsychosocial factors and psychological responses to natural and technological disasters as well as terror-related events within our society. Materials will focus on identification, assessment, treatment and coping strategies for Post-Traumatic Stress and related disorders.
Psychology 650: WWAMI
Selected overview of contributions from behavioral sciences to clinical practice of primary care physician. Sensitizes students to impact of such factors as cultural background, social role, sexual identity and belief system upon their effectiveness as a physician; to appreciate role of behavioral factors in major management problems faced in medical practice; to acquire skills in analyzing behavior, defining behavioral objectives, and designing practice treatment strategies to obtain these objectives.