Psychology (PSY) Courses
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course is a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It will familiarize students with the scientific methods used in the field of psychology. It will also introduce various topics within the field, such as consciousness, motivation, learning, memory, cognition, development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, social psychology, and the biological bases of behavior. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 124 Organizational Behavior (3-0) 3 hrs.
Organizational Behavior is an introductory business course that will provide information to the student about individuals, groups, organizational structure, and function. Topics to be studied include: Interpersonal Communications, Decision Making, Human Perception, Dynamics of Groups, Human Needs and Motivation, Concept of Organization, Leadership, Moral and the Quality of Work Life with attention to ethical consideration. (Also listed as BUS 124.) B View Course Syllabus
PSY 150 Interviewing & Counseling (3-0) 3 hrs.
A survey of basic counseling techniques, including an overview of the various schools of counseling-the dynamics of communication, interviewing, resolving resistances by dealing with case materials, and role playing. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 200 Life Span Development (3-0) 3 hrs.
Students will be introduced to the study of the development of human behavior throughout the life span from conception through late adulthood and including death and dying. Emphasis will be on the principles of physical, social, cognitive, and personality development. Prerequisite: PSY 100. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course provides an overview of human development during adolescence which occurs from age 12 through 19 years of age. This course will build upon the student’s knowledge of the methods of science that began in Introduction to Psychology to include observation, hypothesis testing, experimentation, case study and correlational data formation and interpretation. Biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional development during adolescence are studied. Families, schools, and cultures are emphasized as contexts for development. This course will primarily focus on normal development of the adolescent however some attention will be directed to some of the more common or particularly problematic disorders of adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 210 Social Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course provides students with an overview of the study of social influence including the influence of others on the individual as well as the influence of the individual on the group. The course builds on the knowledge of research in social science including observation, hypothesis development, data collection and measurement, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretative analysis. This examination of social influence focuses on interpersonal attraction, prejudice, conflict, aggression and helping behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 100. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 215 Biological Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to the interaction between our biology and everything we do, think and feel. More specifically, it is a survey of the theories and research pertaining to the scientific study of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of behavior and mental processes. It will focus primarily on the structures and functions of the nervous system and explore how the nervous system affects such phenomena as development, sensation, perception, movement, sleeping, eating, sexual behavior, learning, memory, language, thoughts, emotions, and psychological disorders. It will also consider the relationship between the body and mind, and how and why brain activity gives rise to your unique conscious experience. High school biology or BIO 115 recommended. Prerequisites: PSY 100. (Also listed as SCI 215) B View Course Syllabus
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to abnormal psychology. The student will be introduced to the concept of psychological abnormality, the DSM classification system for diagnosing disorders, and paradigms for interpreting data regarding psychological disorders. Students can expect to increase their awareness of the therapeutic approaches to psychological disorders and the different assumptions behind specific therapies. This course is not intended as a course in clinical psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 100. B View Course Syllabus
PSY 225 Child Psychology (3-0) 3 hrs.
Students will be introduced to the study of child development from conception through age 12. In addition to a biopsychosocial approach, child development will be considered from an ecological perspective that includes the influences of families and institutions on the developing child. Special attention will be given to domains of development such as language and play that are important for understanding how children function in childcare settings. This course will focus primarily on the normal development of the child; however, attention will be directed to some of the more common or particularly problematic disorders of childhood. This course will be especially useful to students who plan to work with children or in settings designed for children. Prerequisite: PSY 100. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course Syllabus
Key to Course Offering Times
|B||Both or either Spring and Fall semester|
|JP||Jan Plan/Winter Session|