Psychology (PSY)

PSY 101 - General Psychology Units: 3

Survey of the basic foundations of psychology with emphasis on psychological theories, research methods and principles of behavior.

Term Offered: All Semesters

PSY 102 - Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment Units: 3

Personality adjustment in healthy persons; adjustment techniques and reactions to frustration and conflict in the context of various social groups.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 105 - Introduction to Neuroscience Units: 3

This course will provide a framework for understanding the fundamental, biological processes that are involved in human behavior and cognition. Topics surveyed will introduce basic principles of neuroscience, including: the divisions of the human nervous system, the cells of the nervous system and neural function. In addition, students will engage in discussion of how brain function supports higher-order cognitive processes and how behavior and cognition are impacted by neurological diseases. Same as BIOL 105.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 130 - Human Sexuality Units: 3

A survey of human sexuality emphasizing biological, psychological and socio-cultural influences. Topic areas will include sexual orientation, gender identity, communication, intimacy, sexual variation and dysfunction.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 198 - Special Topics in Psychology Units: 1-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

PSY 210 - Introduction to Statistical Methods Units: 4

Practice with statistical methods especially useful in the presentation and interpretation of psychological, sociological and educational data, includes elementary computer application.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: PSY 101; or SOC 101; MATH 96 or equivalent or qualifying Accuplacer, ACT/SAT test results.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 228 - Psychology of Dreams Units: 3

An introduction to the study of dreams through psychological theory, covering etiology and interpretation.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 233 - Child Psychology Units: 3

A study of the growth and development of the child with special consideration given to theories of learning and personality formation.

Term Offered: All Semesters

PSY 240 - Introduction to Research Methods Units: 3

An overview of the methods and analytical techniques used in the research of social phenomena. Emphasis will be on the design and execution of research.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: PSY 101. Completion of PSY 210 is strongly recommended.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

PSY 241 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology Units: 3

An overview of abnormal psychology with emphasis on symptom logy, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 261 - Introduction to Social Psychology Units: 3

Nature of the person and interpersonal relationships, their formation and maintenance and their institutional, ideological and societal contexts; empirical examination of beliefs, attitudes, influence. Same as SOC 261.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 275 - Undergraduate Research Units: 3

This course is designed to provide experience with conducting empirical research with human subjects. Students will define relevant psychological phenomenon, conduct a literature review, design an experiment, collect and analyze data, and synthesize previous knowledge with new knowledge related to the topic.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: PSY 210 and PSY 240

Term Offered: Spring

PSY 276 - Aging in Modern American Society Units: 3

The psychological and sociological development and the changes attendant to the process of aging in society; theory and research in the field, implications for social policy, and perspectives on death and dying. Same as SOC 276. Satisfies TMCC and UNR Diversity core curriculum.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

PSY 299 - Special Topics Units: 1

Research from any field of psychology in which the student is adequately prepared. May be repeated with study of a new problem.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED