COURSE INFORMATION

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
PSYC050 Psy-Key Club
The Psy-Key Club will provide opportunities for psychology majors, minors, and others interested in psychology to learn more about psychology and to participate in activities that promote skill building in working with people. Graded S/U.
PSYC100 General Psychology Y
This course offers an orientation to psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, with sepcial emphasis on principles of learning, memory, adjustment, abnormal behavior, and the physiology of behavior.
PSYC113 Psych. of Becoming (Personal Growth and Development) Y
This is a beginning course for the person interested in an experiential/ experience-oriented approach to psychology. Emphasis is on personal growth and development and includes focus on self-awareness, personal values, stress and adjustment, healthy choices, communication with others, and interpersonal relationships.
PSYC128 Orientation to Psychology
Designed for psychology majors, or those thinking of psychology as a major, to accompany PSYC 100, this course will offer the starting point for the building of the student's portfolio and assessment process and will provide an overview of the major as well as the various career opportunities available.
PSYC208 Lifespan Development
Prerequisites: ENGL 106 or 107, PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course traces the physiological, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual from conception through late adulthood. choices and obstacles relative to normal growth and development are examined.
PSYC210 Studies in Developmental Psych.
This course includes diverse topics dealing with the growth and development of behavior. Each specific topic is subtitled on the student's transcript after completing the course. An example is psychology of early and middle adulthood. This course may be repeated, provided the topic is different.
PSYC213 Fundamentals of Counseling
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course offers an orientation to counseling. The major focus will be on rapport building and developing interpersonal relationships, learning specific counseling strategies and techniques, and applying some theories to helping others. This course would be useful for students entering the helping fields.
PSYC228 Human Inter/Human Rel. Lab
Designed for sophomore psychology majors, this course provides students opportunities to lead in-class group experiences and to learn ways to study human behaviors. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding one's self and the behaviors of multicultural groups.
PSYC233 Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course covers the study of pathological behavior generally, with major emphasis on the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders.
PSYC234 Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PSYC 233 This course will provide an overview of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV-TR and will provide students opportunities to learn more about the major mental disorders and the criteria needed for diagnosing these disorders.
PSYC240 Social Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course covers the study of human behavior in a social setting. Interpersonal relations are considered in the light of principles of attitude formation, prejudice, group dynamics, leadership, etc.
PSYC260 Cognitive Psychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course examines the key issues associated with the scientific study of cognitive psychology including research methodology, neurology, perception, attention, memory, language, and problem solving.
PSYC270 Neuropsychology
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course is about the relationship between physical processes and psychological phenomenon. Consciousness, sensation, perception, memory, and other mental activities will be explored from the perspective that neurological and chemical processes are the basis of all personal experience.
PSYC289 Research Methods I: Design and Analysis
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 and MATH 123 or permission of the instructor Recommended prerequisite: CSCI 150 This course is an introductory analysis of methods, techniques, and procedures used in behavioral science research. The material covers the basics of hypothesis testing and research design as well as the descriptive and inferential statistical procedures most relevant to research in psychology. Data entry and analysis using SPSS are also covered.
PSYC301 The Institutional Review Board
Prerequisite: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 or permission of the instructor This course examines the key issues associated with research ethics and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), including the proposal submission process at The University of Findlay.
PSYC309 Health Psychology
Prerequisite: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course focuses on the psychological factors that impact the health of children and adults. Students learn how psychological research methods, theories, and principles can be applied to enhance biomedical approaches for promoting health and treating illness. Students become aware of the experiences of treating patients in the hospital setting, factors that affect adherence to medical regimens, and sources of problems in patient/practitioner relationships. Individual behavioral change projects and group research are assigned to acquaint students with the methods needed to create healthier lifestyles.
PSYC310 Studies in Behavior
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course covers topics from the mainstream of contemporary experimental psychology. Each specific topic is subtitled on the student's transcript. Examples of the subtitles are drugs, psychology of religious behavior, and psychology and the law. The course may be repeated, provided the topic is different.
PSYC312 Studies in Personality
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100, or permission of the instructor. This course covers several topics typically associated with the human personality. Each specific topic is subtitled on the student's transcript. An example of a subtitle is tests and measurements. The course may be repeated, provided the topic is different.
PSYC314 Readings in Psychology
Prerequisites: ENGL 106 or 107 and three courses in psychology and/or permission of the instructor. This course has no specific content area; rather its content is chosen by the student via his or her special interest. It may involve an individual or group approach. This is a repeatable course. Graded S/U.
PSYC315 Animal Behavior
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course will provide the student with a general background of the field of animal behavior, including theoretical perspectives and applied examples. Study will cross the taxa, with special attention to domesticated species.
PSYC320 Theories of Personality
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107 or PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor. This course offers an integrated approach to the structure, dynamics,i and development of personality as viewed by the major theorists of the day. Research methodology is considered, as well as major determinants of personality development.
PSYC328 Community-Urban Field Exper.
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, approval of the Community-Urban Field Experiences director, minimum 2.75 GPA, and have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at The University of Findlay This course involves guided work-study field or service learning experiences outside the normal classroom setting. Up to 15 hours may be earned in one semester. Opportunities exist in the Findlay area or throughout the United States. This course will be graded S/U and may be repeated with a maximum of 15 semester hours applying toward a degree. Students will meet periodially as a group with the CUE director.
PSYC330 Applied Sport Psychology
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course will introduce students to the field of applied sport psychology from the perspective of a coach. Application of sport psychology theories will be applied to the areas of leadership, motivation, decision making, group effectiveness and team-building, peak performance, arousal, imagery, and concentration. Prospective coaches, physical or occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and student-athletes could benefit from this course.
PSYC350 Psycholinguistics
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course examines the key issues associated with the scientific study of language and language development. Topics include the brain and language, sensation and perception, memory, development, and pragmatics.
PSYC355 Psychology and Law
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course examines the key issues associated with the scientific study of psychology and the law including the legal system, crime, jury behavior, the trial process, and civil court issues.
PSYC360 History of Psychology
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, and junior standing or permission of the instructor This course covers the history of human behavior from early interpretations by the Greeks and others to modern scientific psychology. The emergence of psychology as an independent discipline apart from the Natural Philosophy is highlighted.
PSYC365 Evolutionary Psychology
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, and junior standing or permission of the instructor The course will examine the major tenets of Evolutionary Psychology and how the evolutionary perspective influences our perceptions of self. Of particular note will be the evaluation of the hypothesis that there is a mismatch between the evolved human brain and the pressures of modern society.
PSYC370 Sensation and Perception
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, and junior standing or permission of the instructor This course focuses on the processes of sensation and perception and the laboratory studies associated with these processes. Sensation can be defined as the process involved in converting physical energy into neural signals. Perception can be defined as the processes involved in creating internal experiences that correlate with the physical world around us.
PSYC375 Cognitive Development
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, and junior standing or permission of the instructor This course examines the key issues associated with the scientific study of cognitive developmental psychology through the lifespan. Topics include neurological development, sensation and perception, consciousness, memory, language, creativity, and social cognition.
PSYC380 Child and Adolescent Development
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This is an advanced course in the field of developmental psychology. Observational, survey, or interview research is utilized for experiential learning. Special attention will be given to how the science of development applies in context.
PSYC385 Death Education
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This course provides an exploration of the scientific study of death, dying, and bereavement. In addition to a general discussion of cultural perspectives and issues of death and dying, the main focus of the course is an overview of how death and dying is scientifically examined over the life span.
PSYC389 Research Methods II: Experimentation
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 289 or permission of the instructor The course is intended to advance the student's understanding of experimental research methods. The course covers basic and advanced principles of experimental design. The research process is highlighted from forming initial conceptions to publishing professional manuscripts.
PSYC428 Senior Capstone Seminar
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206, PSYC 100, PSYC 328 and major in psychology with senior standing or permission of the instructor This capstone course offers students the opportunity to evaluate where they have been, where they are now, and where they want to be personally and professionally. Students will also select a semester-long project, research study, or extensive field experience that utilizes their skills and integrates their learning in psychology.
PSYC495 Seminar
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor This is an opportunity for the advanced student to pursue independent research and to do a special project or to be involved in a specific group topic or workshop. This is a repeatable course. Graded S/U.
PSYC499 Psychological Research
Prerequisites: ENGL 106,107 or 206, PSYC 100, 289 and senior standing or permission of student's research mentor The student will develop, with the aid of a research mentor selected from one of the psychology faculty, a question to be researched. The student will then gather the necessary data to answer the question, and present the results orally and in writing to the psychology faculty and peers.