Psychology (PGS)

PGS 101 Introduction to Psychology. (3) F, S, SS
Major areas of theory and research in psychology. Participation in department-sponsored research or an educationally equivalent alternative activity is required. General Studies: SB.

PGS 222 Human Sexual Behavior. (3) F, S
Patterns of sexual behavior, including variations and deviations; theories of sexual attraction, sex differences, and sexual dysfunction and treatment. Prerequisite: PGS 101. General Studies: SB.

PGS 270 Psychology of Adjustment. (3) F, S, SS
Principles of mental health, adjustment, conflict, stress, and coping processes derived from clinical and experimental research. Intended for nonmajors; cannot be used for major credit. Prerequisite: PGS 101. General Studies: SB.

PGS 304 Effective Thinking. (3) A
Understanding and improving your intellectual and behavioral skills; information analysis, inference, logic, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: MAT 119 or PSY 230 or equivalent. General Studies: L1.

PGS 306 Environmental Psychology. (3) F, S, SS
Concepts and research strategies in the study of behavior in interaction with physical environment. Prerequisite: PGS 101. General Studies: SB.

PGS 315 Personality Theory and Research. (3) F, S, SS
Definition and description of personality in terms of theoretical and methodological approaches. Prerequisites: PGS 101; PSY 290. General Studies: SB.

PGS 341 Developmental Psychology. (3) F, S
Behavior development analyzed in terms of psychological principles. Current research in human development. Prerequisites: PGS 101; PSY 290. General Studies: SB.

PGS 344 Directed Child Study. (3–4) F, S, SS
Theories and methods of intervention with preschool children and supervised practicum in the Child Study Laboratory. 1 hour lecture, 6–8 hours practicum. Prerequisites: CDE 232 (or PGS 341); instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

PGS 350 Social Psychology. (3) F, S, SS
Human social behavior, including such concepts as aggression, attraction, attribution, conformity, groups, helping, person perception, and persuasion. Prerequisite: PGS 101. General Studies: SB.

PGS 351 Honors Social Psychology. (3) N
A critical analysis of human social behavior for honors students; topics include stereotyping, social influence, attraction, aggression, helping, groups, and attitudes. Lecture, discussion. Open only to students without previous credit for PGS 350. Prerequisites: PGS 101; honors standing; instructor approval. General Studies: L2/SB.

PGS 365 Community Psychology. (3) F, S
Mental health and psychological well-being in the community, emphasizing current issues and related research. Prerequisite: PGS 315 or 350. General Studies: SB.

PGS 394 ST: Special Topics. (1–4) N

PGS 399 Supervised Research. (1–3) F, S, SS
Experience within the context of current faculty research projects. Student is assigned responsibility depending on qualifications. “Y” grade only. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisites: approval of faculty member before registration; “B” average in major. Pre- or corequisite: PSY 230 or equivalent.

PGS 414 History of Psychology. (3) F, S
Historical development of psychology from its philosophical beginnings to the present. Prerequisites: PGS 101; PSY 230, 290. General Studies: L2/SB.

PGS 427 Psychology of Aging. (3) N
Analysis of loss, maintenance, and gain associated with cognitive and affective aging. Individual differences in coping with normative life transitions. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 341. General Studies: L2/SB.

PGS 430 Industrial Psychology. (3) F, S, SS
Organizations and management systems; motivation and work performance; human factors in systems design and evaluation; personnel selection and testing. Prerequisite: MGT 301 or PGS 101.

PGS 441 Cognitive Development. (3) F, S
Experimental and theoretical literature in child development and behavior. Prerequisite: PGS 341 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/SB.

PGS 443 Abnormal Child Psychology. (3) F, S
The major disorders of childhood and adolescence (e.g., autism, hyperactivity, phobias, and delinquency) are covered, including cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisites: PGS 101 and 1 course from among PGS 315 and 341 and 350 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2/SB.

PGS 444 Adolescent Psychology and Psychopathology. (3) N
An advanced level survey of normal adolescent psychological development and psychological disorders of this age period. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 341; PSY 290. General Studies: L2.

PGS 445 Child Language and Drawing. (3) F
Language acquisition and developmental changes in drawing, considered in the context of cognitive developmental stages. Children’s representation and communication of knowledge through language and drawing. Prerequisite: PGS 341. General Studies: SB.

PGS 446 Social Development. (3) N
Theory, research, and issues regarding social development are discussed. Example topics: formation of attachments, prosocial development, and gender-role development. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: PGS 341. General Studies: L2.

PGS 450 Social Perception and Cognition. (3) N
A critical analysis of human social perception and social cognition. Topics include attribution, inference, memory, attention, impression formation, stereotype change. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350. General Studies: L2.

PGS 451 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination. (3) N
A critical investigation of the processes underlying, and the factors contributing to, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350. General Studies: L2.

PGS 452 Applied Social Psychology. (3) F
The study of applications of social psychological theory and concepts in natural settings; research design and data analysis. Lecture, lab-type activities. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350; PSY 230. General Studies: L2.

PGS 453 Organizational Behavior. (3) N
A survey of psychological theory and research as applied to the behavior of individuals in organizational settings. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350.

PGS 458 Group Dynamics. (3) F
Theories and methods of group leadership, group effectiveness, communication within groups, and relations between groups and individual members. Prerequisite: PGS 350.

PGS 461 Interpersonal Influence. (3) N
Principles and procedures that affect the process of social influence, consideration of attitudinal, compliance inducing, and perceptual influences. Prerequisite: PGS 350. General Studies: SB.

PGS 462 Health Psychology. (3) F, S
Contributions of psychology to health promotion and illness prevention, adaptation to acute and chronic illness, and to the health care system. Prerequisites: PSY 230, 290.

PGS 463 Advanced Psychology of Adjustment. (3) F
Critical analysis and effective expression of psychological theory and research of the topic of adjustment. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisites: PSY 230, 290; completion of 1st-year English requirements; L1 course. General Studies: L2.

PGS 464 Minority Issues in Psychology. (3) S
Psychological issues relating to the diversity of human cultural experiences and among ethnic minorities in the U.S. Prerequisite: PSY 290.

PGS 465 Psychology of Stress and Coping. (3) F
Readings in theory and research in the area of stress and coping. Lecture, discussion, class presentations. Prerequisites: PGS 315 (or 350); PSY 290. General Studies: L2.

PGS 466 Abnormal Psychology. (3) F, S, SS
Historical and current definitions, theory, and research concerning abnormal behavior. Major categories of psychopathology, including related treatment approaches. Prerequisites: PGS 101; PSY 290. General Studies: SB.

PGS 467 Psychology of Magical Beliefs. (3) N
The psychological nature and bases of magical beliefs and their impact on health behaviors, eating practices, and interpersonal relations. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: PGS 315 and 466 and PSY 434 or instructor approval. General Studies: L2.

PGS 468 Psychology and Law. (3) F, S
Theories, research, and practice in psychology as related to law, including criminal, civil, domestic relations, and professional issues. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: PSY 290.

PGS 471 Psychological Testing. (3) S
Methods and theory of psychological testing; various types of psychological tests; consideration of ethical, social, and legal aspects of testing. Prerequisite: PSY 290.

PGS 472 Clinical Psychology. (3) F, S
Clinical psychology as a science and profession. Historical development, methods of interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: PGS 466.

PGS 484 Internship. (1–12) N

PGS 494 ST: Special Topics. (1–4) N

PGS 499 Individualized Instruction. (1–3) N

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