ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Psychology (Social and Behavioral) (PGS)

PGS 101 Introduction to Psychology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Major areas of theory and research in psychology. Requires participation in department-sponsored research or an educationally equivalent alternative activity.
General Studies: SB

PGS 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

PGS 222 Human Sexual Behavior. (3)
fall and spring
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)
fall, spring, summer
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)
once a year
Understanding and improving intellectual and behavioral skills; information analysis, inference, logic, problem solving, and decision making. Prerequisite: MAT 119 or PSY 230 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: L

PGS 306 Environmental Psychology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
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)
fall, spring, summer
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)
fall and spring
Analyzes behavior development 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)
fall, spring, summer
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; ECD 314 (or PSY 290).

PGS 350 Social Psychology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
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)
not regularly offered
Critical analysis of human social behavior for honors students; topics include stereotyping, social influence, attraction, aggression, helping, groups, and attitudes. Open only to students without previous credit for PGS 350. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101; honors standing; instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

PGS 365 Community Psychology. (3)
fall and spring
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 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

PGS 399 Supervised Research. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Experience within the context of current faculty research projects. Responsibility is assigned 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 its equivalent).

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

PGS 427 Psychology of Aging. (3)
not regularly offered
Analyzes loss, maintenance, and gain associated with cognitive and affective aging. Individual differences in coping with normative life transitions. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 341.
General Studies: L/SB

PGS 430 Industrial Psychology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
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)
fall and spring
Experimental and theoretical literature in child development and behavior. Prerequisite: PGS 341 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

PGS 443 Abnormal Child Psychology. (3)
fall and spring
Covers major disorders of childhood and adolescence (e.g., autism, hyperactivity, phobias, and delinquency), including cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisites: both PGS 101 and 315 (or 341 or 350) or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

PGS 444 Adolescent Psychology and Psychopathology. (3)
not regularly offered
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: L

PGS 445 Child Language and Drawing. (3)
fall
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)
not regularly offered
Discusses theory, research, and issues regarding social development. Example topics: formation of attachments, prosocial development, and gender-role development. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: PGS 341.
General Studies: L

PGS 450 Social Perception and Cognition. (3)
not regularly offered
Critical analysis of human social perception and social cognition. Topics include attribution, inference, memory, attention, impression formation, and stereotype change. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350.
General Studies: L

PGS 451 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination. (3)
not regularly offered
Critical investigation of the processes underlying, and the factors contributing to, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisites: PGS 101, 350.
General Studies: L

PGS 452 Applied Social Psychology. (3)
fall
Studies 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: L

PGS 453 Organizational Behavior. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
fall
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)
not regularly offered
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)
fall and spring
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)
fall
Critical analysis and effective expression of psychological theory and research on the topic of adjustment. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisites: PSY 230, 290; completion of First-Year Composition requirement; a General Studies L course.
General Studies: L

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

PGS 465 Psychology of Stress and Coping. (3)
fall
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: L

PGS 466 Abnormal Psychology. (3)
fall, spring, summer
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)
not regularly offered
Psychological nature and bases of magical beliefs and their impact on health behaviors, eating practices, and interpersonal relations. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: a combination of PGS 315 and 466 and PSY 434 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L

PGS 468 Psychology and Law. (3)
fall and spring
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)
spring
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)
fall and spring
Clinical psychology as a science and profession. Historical development, methods of interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: PGS 466.

PGS 484 Internship. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

PGS 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

PGS 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

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