Courses

Below is a list of the courses offered in a typical academic year by the Department of Psychology, along with a sampling of the research projects our students complete.

  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychology Internship I & II 
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Psychological Statistics
  • The Brain
  • Neurobiology of Mental Illness
  • Principles of Neurobiology
  • Research Methods 
  • Theories/Research and Practice of Counseling Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Listening and Communication Skills 
  • Animal Cognition
  • Children and Stress 
  • Comparative Animal Behavior 
  • Introduction to Animal Behavior:  Methods and Techniques
  • Biological Bases of Behavior 
  • Learning and Memory 
  • Special Topics: Risk and Resilience 
  • Special Topics: Motivation and Emotion 
  • Animal Behavior Intern/Research 
  • Advanced Animal Behavior: Methods and Technique 
  • Fourth-Year Thesis

Research Methods:  A Sampling of semester projects

  • Relationship Between Personalities and Color Preferences
  • Children's Reaction to Tragedy and Loss
  • Stereotyping Based on Physical Attributes
  • Gender Differences in Sexual Behavior
  • Personality and Preference for Owning Cats and Dogs
  • Personality and Roommate Capability