College of Arts and Sciences


  • PSY-B 309 Cooperative Work Experience— Psychology (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor and 15 credit hours of psychology. Experience in psychology- oriented work settings. Grade is determined on the basis of a written report and a supervisor's evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Spring)
  • PSY-I 501 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. This course explores the role of increasing diversity in the U.S. population and how it will impact the delivery of mental health services.  The focus of the course is on different ethnic and minority groups, their customs and values, and the impact that these cultural factors have on the utilization of psychological services.
  • PSY-K 300 Statistical Analysis in Psychology (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 117, MATH-M 100 or equivalent, PSY-P 101, PSY-P 102. Use of statistics in psychological work, including ordering and manipulation of data, problems of statistical significance, elementary correlational methods, and analysis of variance and nonparametric methods. (Spring)
  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.) Introduction to psychology; its methods, data, and theoretical interpretations in areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)
  • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II (3 cr.) Continuation of PSY P101. Developmental, social, personality, and abnormal psychology (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Design and execution of simple experiments, treatment of results, search of the literature, and preparation of experimental reports. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 or PSY P102. A survey course that integrates the basic concepts of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development from the prenatal period to death. Throughout the life span, theories, research, and critical issues in developmental psychology are explored with consideration of practical implications. Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY P316. (Fall, Spring)
  • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Focuses on the role of psychological factors in health and illness. Through readings, lecture, and discussion, students will become better consumers of research on behavior-health interactions and develop a broad base of knowledge concerning how behaviors and other psychological factors can impact health both positively and negatively. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 314 Psychology of Adolescence (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Development of behavior in adolescence and emerging adulthood; factors which influence behavior. Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY P314. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Development of behavior in infancy, childhood, and youth; factors that influence behavior. (Fall) Credit not given for both PSY P216 and PSY 316. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Methods and results of scientific study of personality. Basic concepts of personality traits and their measurement, developmental influences, problems of integration. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 320 Social Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. Principles of scientific psychology applied to the individual in social situations. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 and PSY P102. A first course in abnormal psychology, with emphasis on forms of abnormal behavior, etiology, development, interpretation, and final manifestations. (Fall, Spring)
  • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 102, PSY-K 300, PSY-P 211. Facts and principles of human and animal learning, especially as treated in theories attempting to provide framework for understanding what learning is and how it takes place. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.) P: PSY P101 or PSY P102. R: BIOL L100 or BIOL L105. An examination of the cellular basis of behavior, emphasizing contemporary views and approaches to the study of the nervous system. Neural structure, function, and organization are considered in relation to sensory and motor function, motivation, learning, and other basic behaviors. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation (3 cr.) P: PSY P101, PSY P102. How needs, desires, and incentives influence behavior; research on motivational processes in human and animal behavior, including ways in which motives change and develop. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.) P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Basic data, theories, psychophysics, illusions, and other topics fundamental to understanding sensory and perceptual processes. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY P101, PSY P102. Introduction to human cognitive processes including attention and perception, memory, psycholinguistics, problem solving, and thinking. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences (3 cr.) P: PSY K300. Principles of psychological testing. Representative tests and their uses for evaluation and prediction. Emphasis on concepts of reliability, validity, standardization, norms, and item analysis. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 388 Special Topics in General Experimental Psychology (1-3 cr.) Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems in experimental psychology. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 389 Special Topics in Human Processes Psychology (1-3 cr.) Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems in human processes. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 390 Special Topics in Psychology (1-3 cr.) Study and analysis of selected psychological issues and problems. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated (total of 6 credit hours) with change in topics. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 102 PSY-P 326 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the major psychoactive drugs and how they act upon the brain to influence behavior. Discussion of the role of drugs as therapeutic agents for various clinical disorders and as probes to provide insight into brain function. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 417 Animal Behavior (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 102. BIOL-L 101 and BIOL-L 102. Methods, findings, and interpretations of recent investigation of animal behavior. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 421 Laboratory in Social Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-K 300, PSY-P 211, PSY-P 320. Research methodology in the study of social behavior. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 326 or permission of instructor. A critical examination of neurological functioning with respect to human behavior. Assesses the behavioral functions of neural structures and systems through understanding the behavioral consequences of brain damage and through basic experimental study. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 211, PSY-K 300, PSY-P 329. The experimental investigation of current and classical problems in sensory psychology and perception. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 324. A survey of major behavior disorders with emphasis on empirical research and clinical description relative to etiology, assessment, prognosis, and treatment. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 211, PSY-K 300, and PSY-P 316, or PSY-P 314. Research methods in developmental psychology. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification (3 cr.) P: junior standing and 9 credit hours of psychology, including PSY-P 324 and PSY-P 325. Principles, techniques, and applications of behavior modification including reinforcement, aversive conditioning, observational learning, desensitization, self-control, and modification of cognitions. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 432 Women and Madness (3 cr.) This course focuses on the historical and cultural factors and behaviors that have been associated with madness in women as well as on women's efforts to recover sanity and make sense of female experiences. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 211, PSY-K 300, and PSY-P 325 or PSY-P 327 or PSY-P 335. Experimental study of human learning and cognitive processes. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 102,

    Methods, research, and theory in psycholinguistics. Examination of speech perception, speech production, psychological studies of syntax and semantics, language development, cognitive basis of linguistic theory, neurology of language, and language comprehension and thought.

  • PSY-P 456 Laboratory in Emotion and Motivation (3 cr.) P:  P211, K300, and P325 or P417.

    Experimental study of emotion and motivation (Occasionally).

  • PSY-P 458 Historical Approach to Psychological Systems (3 cr.) P: 12 credit hours of psychology. Origins and development of concepts and theories in science and philosophy that supplied the foundations of experimental psychology; an integrative description of psychological thought to the twentieth century. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 460 Women: A Psychological Perspective (3 cr.) P: 3 credit hours of psychology. Basic data and theories about the development and maintenance of sex differences in behavior and personality. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 463 Laboratory in Measurement (3 cr.) P: K300 and P336 or P303 or permission of instructor. This course provides students with hands on experience related to measurement (e.g. stress, depression, health-related quality of life.) (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 493 Supervised Research I (2 cr.) P: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 211, PSY-K 300. Active participation in research. An independent experiment of modest magnitude, participation in ongoing research in a single laboratory. Students who enroll in PSY-P 493 will be expected to enroll in PSY-P 494. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 494 Supervised Research II (2 cr.) P: PSY-P 493. A continuation of PSY-P 493. Course will include a journal-type report of the two semesters of work. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 495 Reading and Research in Psychology (arr. cr.) P: consent of instructor. May be repeated twice for credit. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)
  • PSY-P 535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Treatments for drug and alcohol addiction, assessment of drug and alcohol conditions and related disorders, and tracking patients to monitor treatment effectiveness. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 538 Professional issues in Addictions Counseing (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. This course will survey the process for obtaining an Indiana State License in addictions counseling as well as the state and national certification options.  It will include the following areas as related to state certification:  12 core functions, documentation standards, counseling theories related to addictions, use of DSM IV TR, legal and ethical requirements, case studies, basic pharmacology, case presentation methods, confidentiality, and role boundaries. (Spring)
  • PSY-P 556 Group and Family Counseling (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
  • PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Description of the phenomena of psychopathology and the principles associated with their classification. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 641 Assessment (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Examination of the administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected techniques used in clinical assessment, with special emphasis on addictions assessment. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 657 Topical Seminar (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. (Occasionally)
  • PSY-P 667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Analysis of neural mechanisms of drug effects on animal and human behavior, based on behavioral and biological experiments. (Fall)
  • PSY-P 691 Practicum in Applied Psychology (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Experience in psychology-oriented work settings.  Students will work with mental health and social service providers whose primary mission is drug and drug and alcohol addictions treatment.

  • PSY-P 694 Internship in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 691.

    Opportunities for application of theory and practice of counseling psychology in an appropriate organization under the supervision and direction of the internship agency.

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