March 14, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Summer 2016 | Psychology Courses Help Majors, Fill Tier I, II


The Psychology Department offers a variety of summer courses, some of them online, that fill Tier I, II and III Ohio University general education requirements, as well as many courses to help majors stay on track.

PSY 1010 General Psychology ONLINE & On Campus

Tier II Social Sciences (2SS)

Class #2831, 2813, 2814 | First & Summer Sessions

Description: This introduction to psychology surveys topics in experimental and clinical psychology including physiological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, human development, social processes, personality, and abnormal behavior.

PSY 1110 Elementary Statistical Reasoning ONLINE

Tier I Quantitative Skills (1M)

Class #2815, 4674, 2816 | First & Summer Sessions

Description: This introduction to research methodology and descriptive and inferential statistics emphasizes the development of practical reasoning skills necessary for the comprehension and critical evaluation of statistical information typically encountered in everyday life. No credit if already credit for PSY 2110 or QBA 2010 or Math 2500; no credit toward psychology major.

PSY 2110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Tier I Quantitative Skills (1M)

Class #2817, 2819, 2818 | First & Second Summer Sessions

Description: This is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on inferential statistics. No credit for both 2110 and any of the following: MATH 2500, QBA 2010, COMS 3520.

PSY 2120 Research Methods in Psychology

Class#2820 | First Summer Session

Description: This course provides training in scientific methods and techniques of modern experimental psychology with individual reports of experiments.

PSY 2310 Cognitive Psychology

Class#2832 | First Summer Session

Description: This course covers theoretical and experimental investigations of learning in human beings: concept learning, problem solving, memory, motor skills, and language.

PSY 2410 Child and Adolescent Psychology ONLINE

Class#2822 | Second Summer Session

Description: Basic principles of human development from the prenatal period through adolescence are covered, along with theory and literature on physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development. No credit awarded if HCCF 1600 or EDEL 2000 has been taken. Will not count toward requirements for Education majors.

PSY 2420 Educational Psychology ONLINE

Class#2823 | First Summer Session

Description: This course covers applications of psychological theories and models to educational settings (emphasis on schools). Major topics include goals of education; cognitive, social, and affective development in children; cognitive and behavioral models of learning; motivation; individual differences; effects of social class, ethnicity, gender, and cultural deprivation on learning and development; tests and evaluation. Emphasis is on the role of teachers and parents as facilitators of learning and development. No credit awarded if EDCI 2700 OR EDTE 2000 has been taken.

PSY 2510 Social Psychology ONLINE

Class#2824 | First Summer Session

Description: Theory and research on the ways that people think about, influence, and relate to one another are covered. Specific topics include attitudes and behavior, social perception and cognition, conformity, persuasion, group influence, aggression, attraction, and helping behavior.

PSY 2710 Abnormal Psychology

Class #4671, 2826 | First & Second Summer Sessions

Description: This course covers development, presentation, and assessment of psychological disorders, with evaluation of major etiological theories and research findings.

PSY 2720 Psychology of Personality

Class #4672 | First Summer Session

Description: This course covers sevelopment, organization, and assessment of personality, with evaluation of major theoretical perspectives and research on personality.

PSY 3420 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

Class #2833 | Second Summer Session

Description: Behavioral change and continuity over adult years through old age is covered. Emphasis is on interaction of psychological, sociocultural, and biological variables as they contribute to behaviors of aging individual from perspective of developmental framework.

PSY 3430 Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Class #4693 | Second Summer Session

Description: This course covers characteristics, etiology, and treatment of abnormal child behavior: anxiety, mood, developmental, eating, attention-deficit, conduct, and selected pediatric disorders.

PSY 3440 Psychology of Gender ONLINE

Class#2828 | First Summer Session

Description: This course is a discussion and critique of major concepts and theories of the psychology of gender, with review of research on gender differences in major psychological and social domains; discussion of controversial issues related to the study of gender in psychology.

PSY 3510 Motivation ONLINE

Class #2829 | Second Summer Session

Description: This course surveys theories of motivation, with emphasis on human motivation.

PSY 3520 Social Psychology of Justice ONLINE

Class #2830 | Second Summer Session

Description: This course covers theory and research on the interface of psychology and the legal system (with an emphasis on social psychology). Specific topics include dilemmas faced by psychologists in the legal system; legality vs. morality; the socialization, training, and ethics of lawyers and police; perception memory and error in eyewitness testimony; hypnosis; lie detection and confessions; rights of victims and accused; rape and rapists; arrest and trial; jury selection; jury dynamics and deliberations; insanity and the prediction of dangerousness; sentencing; death penalty; rights of special groups; theories of crime.

PSY 3530 Psychology of Religion ONLINE

Class #5373 | Second Summer Session

Description: The goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of research on the development of religious beliefs, the psychological functions that religious beliefs have on people’s personal and social lives, and the factors that lead people to become more or less religious. It examines the differences between religions and cults, the belief in miracles, and the conflicts that arise in behaving in accordance with one’s religious beliefs. The course is designed to stimulate students to think about religious topics in new ways, whether this involves strengthening existing beliefs, leading them to question pre-existing beliefs, or simply encouraging them to think about facets of religious beliefs that they had not previously considered.

PSY 3710 Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Class #4673 | Second Summer Session

Description: This is a discussion of the role of clinical and counseling psychologists in research and applied settings; review of the theoretical and empirical basis for clinical and counseling techniques; consideration of ethical issues in clinical and counseling practice.

PSY 3940  Research in Psychology

Multiple class #s | Full Summer Session

Description: Students earn credit for supervised independent research on predefined problem.

PSY 4720 Human Stress

Tier III Synthesis (3)

Class #2834 | Second Summer Sessions

Description: Stress is an inevitable part of human life, and how we think about and respond to stressors can dramatically influence our health and well-being. Human stress is an interdisciplinary topic, and is best understood from multiple perspectives, including social psychological, cognitive, developmental, physiological, environmental, sociological, and medical. As such, this course drawa from material from complementary courses in psychology and related fields to synthesize and integrate ideas and information relating to human stress.

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