Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101  - Introduction to Psychology  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology.

Carolina Core: GSS

PSYC 226  - Research Methods in Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Basic principles and methodology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

PSYC 300  - Human Sexual Behavior  (3 Credits)  

Psychological, physiological, and sociological factors of human sexual behavior and attitudes.

PSYC 301  - Psychology of Marriage  (3 Credits)  

The psychological, physiological, and social characteristics of marriage.

Cross-listed course: WGST 301

PSYC 310  - Psychology of Women  (3 Credits)  

Women’s experiences: childhood and adolescence, work, family, cultural images, adjustment, and social change.

Cross-listed course: WGST 310

PSYC 330  - Psychology and the African-American Experience  (3 Credits)  

Psychological theory and research as it applies to African Americans. Explores Africentric and other perspectives and roles of culture, racism, and historical phenomena.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

PSYC 350  - Industrial Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Psychological techniques applied to various industrial problem areas, such as management and supervision, morale, efficiency, training, personnel selection and placement, and relations among personnel.

PSYC 360  - Applied Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Uses of psychological knowledge and techniques in practical contexts; clinical, school, industrial, consumer, and environmental psychology.

PSYC 370  - Psychology of Consciousness  (3 Credits)  

Theories, controversies, and research findings on the nature of various states of consciousness; topics such as sleep/dreams, hypnosis, drug-induced states, and psychic phenomena.

PSYC 380  - Sport Psychology  (3 Credits)  

The role of sports in socialization, personality development and competence, including: spectator-performer interactions, motivation, competition effects; and the application of psychological techniques to performance enhancement.

PSYC 399  - Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

Closely supervised project or research experience in psychology. Approved contract required. May be repeated for up to six credits. Not for psychology major credit.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

PSYC 400  - Survey of Learning and Memory  (3 Credits)  

Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.
PSYC 405  - Cognitive Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Research and theories on sensory memory, attention, short-term and working memory, human learning and forgetting, imagery, long-term memory, speech perception, reading, language, thinking and problem solving, and decision making.

PSYC 410  - Behavioral and Mental Disorders  (3 Credits)  

Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.
PSYC 420  - Survey of Developmental Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCHC 130.
PSYC 430  - Survey of Social Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to theory and research in social psychology from a psychological viewpoint. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, aggression, prosocial behavior, and group processes.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

PSYC 440  - Survey of Personality  (3 Credits)  

Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

PSYC 455  - Introduction to Neuroscience  (3 Credits)  

Function of the brain including basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry, neural systems, and psychopharmacology as it relates to behavior.

PSYC 460  - Brain and Behavior  (3 Credits)  

How the brain mediates simple and complex behavior and how we can apply basic research about the brain to real world problems.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130.
PSYC 501  - Human Factors Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Application of research in experimental psychology to ergonomics, the design of human-environment systems, with emphasis on work settings.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and 9 hours of upper-level courses all in psychology, business, engineering, or nursing.
PSYC 520  - Psychology of Child Development  (3 Credits)  

Examination of development from conception through older childhood. Specific cognitive and social processes will be given in-depth study.

Prerequisites: PSYC 420.