PSYC 482-001 NATURE-NURTURE ISSUES A critical review and analysis of the classic argument involving influences on developmental outcomes. Questions of trait origin and consistency will be discussed. Students will read primary articles and texts covering diverse perspectives on the role of genes and the environment. Some of the concepts to be covered include: determinism, dynamic systems theory, epigenesis, genotype-phenotype, heritability, interactionism, ontogeny and phylogeny, reductionism, and stability versus variability. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and junior status. Three hours per week with enhancement.
2014 Summer I
PSYC 320-701 PSYCH OF INFAN & CHLDHD In-depth study of the implications of and issues surrounding the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children from conception to adolescence. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or 30 credit hours. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
2014 Summer II
PSYC 423-701 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Study of children who vary from the norm, including those with physical disabilities, mental disabilities and socio-emotional disturbances. Prerequisite: PSYC 320. Three hours per week with enhancement.
PSYC 101-002 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Survey of general principles underlying human behavior including study of the nervous system, perception, learning, emotion and personality. Experimental findings are applied to practical situations. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
PSYC 490-001 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDY Enables advanced students to pursue, through observation, experimentation or library research, a topic of their choosing. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.