NEIU PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
(1999-2000 Academic Catalog)
PSYC-100 Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
introduction to the study of psychology as a dynamic and changing
system of interrelated and interacting areas. (Formerly PSYC-102)
PSYC-110 Life Span Development, 3 cr.
introductory class on human development across the life span, from
conception to death. Explores the description, explanation, and
function of different aspects of development: physical, psychological,
and social. Designed as a general education course for non-majors, the
main purpose of the course is to present the general underlying
structures and mechanisms of development. Some of the major theories
and research findings will also be covered.
PSYC-115 Parenting, 3 cr.
practical course for parents and parents-to-be emphasizing
psychological principles for encouraging appropriate and eliminating
inappropriate behavior in children. (Formerly PSYC-112)
PSYC-200 General Psychology, 4 cr. Click here for more information
introduction to the study of psychology as a science. A personalized
system of instruction permits flexible scheduling and different rates
for fulfilling requirements. The text covers approximately 25-30 units
of material. Tutoring and instructional aides are available. (Formerly
PSYC-201) Prereq.: Reading placement score of 5 or appropriate READ DEV
PSYC-202 Statistics and Research Methods I, 3 cr.
first half of a sequence that is intended to prepare students to be
consumers/producers of research. In this course students will learn
basic descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic
elements of research design and APA style. Students will be required to
design a project and write the introduction and method. (Formerly
PSYC-317) Prereq.: PSYC 200 and MATH 102.
PSYC-215 Child Psychology, 3 cr.
theories, concepts, principles, and research data concerning the
physical, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of development in
children. (Formerly PSYC-212)
PSYC-300 Pro-Seminar in Psychology, 3 cr.
and timely topics in psychology. Discussion, reading, and/or library
research. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics. Prereq.:
PSYC-302 Statistics and Research Methods II, 3 cr.
course is the second half of a sequence that is intended to prepare
students to be consumers/producers of research. In this course students
will learn parametric and nonparametric inferential statistics through
three-way analysis of variance, elements of complex experimental and
quasi-experimental design, and research elements of APA format.
Students will be required to collect data, analyze and discuss results,
and write a formal results and discussion section. (Formerly PSYC-318)
Prereq.: PSYC 202 and ENG 102.
PSYC-303 Advanced Statistics, 3 cr.
extension of concepts covered in the introductory statistics course
(PSYC-302): advanced correlation techniques, analysis of variance, and
sampling statistics. (Formerly PSYC-321) Prereq.: PSYC-302.
PSYC-307 Psychological Tests and Measurements, 3 cr.
and methods of measurement and evaluation: elementary statistical
concepts, reliability and validity, interpretation of test results,
standards for psychological and educational tests, principles of test
construction, and use of psychological and educational tests. (Formerly
PSYC-331) Prereq.: PSYC-200.
Laboratory: Research Methods in Tests and Measurements, 3 cr.
Development, construction, scoring, standardization, determination of
reliability and validity of simple tests in psychology. (Formerly
PSYC-363) Prereq.: PSYC-302 and 307.
PSYC-310 Developmental Psychology, 3 cr.
study of the development of behavior throughout the life span,
including physiological factors and their bearing on the psychosocial
adjustment of the individual in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and
later maturity. (Formerly PSYC-301) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
PSYC-311 Psychosexual Development, 3 cr.
of the development of sex differences, from the acquisition of sex role
identity in childhood through sex differences in adult personality,
cognition, and role behavior. (Formerly PSYC-320) Prereq.: PSYC-200.
PSYC-312 Psychological Development in Women, 3 cr.
development and identity formation in women with emphasis on
personality, psychosexual, and cognitive development. (Formerly
PSYC-315) Prereq.: PSYC-100 or 200.
PSYC-315 Advanced Child Psychology, 3 cr.
of the childs emotional life and personality and basic development
principles. Psychological difficulties in children will be studied
insofar as this study sheds light on the course of normal development.
(Formerly PSYC-328) Prereq.: PSYC-215 or 310.
Laboratory, Research Methods in Psychology: Child Development, 3 cr.
Examination and application of research techniques and methods used in
child and developmental psychology. Students will collect, analyze,
interpret, and present research data. (Formerly PSYC-325A) Prereq.:
PSYC-318 Psychopathology of Childhood, 3 cr.
Study of the dynamics of pre-adolescent neurotic disturbances. (Formerly PSYC-397) Prereq.: PSYC-215 or 310.
PSYC-319 Child Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 3 cr.
studies of child rearing practices in varying cultural and sub-cultural
milieus, including those in the United States; effects of such
differences on subsequent adult personality in the cultures under
consideration; problems of normal and abnormal behavior. (Formerly
PSYC-334) Prereq.: PSYC-215.
PSYC-320 Adolescent Psychology, 3 cr.
of adolescent development and adjustment: physical, intellectual,
emotional, and social aspects. (Formerly PSYC-329) Prereq.: PSYC-100 or
PSYC-322 Emotional Disturbances of Adolescence, 3 cr.
of the psychological dynamics and of the problems and conflicts which
the adolescent may experience during this distinct phase of his/her
life. (Formerly PSYC-310) Prereq.: PSYC-320.
PSYC-330 Psychology of Personality, 3 cr.
theories of personality development and personality dynamics, and
definitions of the healthy personality. (Formerly PSYC-311) Prereq.:
PSYC-331 Laboratory, Research Methods in Psychology: Personality, 3 cr.
methods used in the study of personality. Collection, analysis and
interpretation of research data, and reporting results. (Formerly
PSYC-325B) Prereq.: PSYC 302 and 330.
PSYC-333 Humanistic Theories of Personality, 3 cr.
Approaches of the third force psychologists to the study of personality development. (Formerly PSYC-337) Prereq.: PSYC-330.
PSYC-334 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality, 3 cr.
comparison of the central concepts of Freudian and neo-Freudian
analytic psychology, with special emphasis upon the contributions of
ego psychology, implications for learning and for normal and abnormal
personality development. (Formerly PSYC-340) Prereq.: PSYC-330.
PSYC-340 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
of psychopathology; similarities and differences between normal and
abnormal groups. (Formerly PSYC-312) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
PSYC-341 Laboratory, Research Methods in Psychology: Clinical, 3 cr.
of the techniques learned in the Statistics and Research Methods
courses to actual research topics in the clinical field of psychology.
The format is one hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory, in
which students actually collect and analyze data. Fulfills department
major lab requirement. Prereq.: PSYC-302 and 340.
PSYC-345 Theory and Methods of Individual Therapy, 3 cr.
Overview of various approaches to psychotherapy. (Formerly PSYC-332) Prereq.: PSYC-330 or 340.
PSYC-346 Introduction to Group Psychotherapy, 3 cr.
and application of the underlying principles of several approaches to
group processes; e.g., T-groups, growth (Rogerian) groups,
rational-emotive groups, Gestalt groups, T.A. groups. (Formerly
PSYC-350) Prereq.: PSYC-330 or 340.
PSYC-350 Physiological Psychology, 3 cr.
on physiological research techniques; ablation, lesioning,
electro-physiology, and neurochemistry. The neuron, synaptic,
electrical and chemical events, sensory physiology, psychopharmacology,
memory mechanisms, emotions, and vegetative functions are covered.
(Formerly PSYC-316) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
PSYC-351 Physiological Psychology Lab, 3 cr.
employed in the investigation of brain functions including surgical and
testing procedures such as ablation, electrolytic lesions, implants of
permanent electrodes, operant conditioning techniques, pharmacological
experiments and demonstrations. (Formerly PSYC-354) Prereq.: PSYC-302
and 350, or 12 hours of biology and consent of instructor.
PSYC-352 Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology, 3 cr.
of neuronal synapse and neurotransmitter action, and of the physiology
and basic chemistry of the better known putative neurotransmitters;
overview of the major and minor tranquilizers, the antidepressants, and
the hallucinogens; examination of the better known relationships
between neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, and behavior. (Formerly
PSYC-381) Prereq.: PSYC-350.
PSYC-353 Physiological Bases of Mental Disorders, 3 cr.
and genetic aspects of mental disorders: major theories and current
research models with emphasis on current literature and primary
sources. (Formerly PSYC-382) Prereq.: PSYC-350.
PSYC-354 Seminar in Drug Abuse, 3 cr.
discussion, and selected readings concerning the psychological,
sociological, and physiological aspects of drug abuse. (Formerly
PSYC-345) Prereq.: PSYC-200 or Intro Biol.
PSYC-360 Social Psychology, 3 cr.
principles and research techniques in social perception, attitude
formation, group dynamics, interpersonal attraction, and social
influence. (Formerly PSYC-313) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
PSYC-361 Laboratory in Social Psychology, 3 cr.
of techniques learned in Statistics and Research Methods to actual
research topics in social psychology. Through lecture and laboratory,
in which students actually collect and analyze data. Prereq.: PSYC 302
PSYC-362 Introduction to Group Dynamics 3 cr.
Study of the structures and interpersonal dynamics of small groups. (Formerly PSYC-352) Prereq.: PSYC-200.
PSYC-363 Advanced Group Dynamics, 3 cr.
study of the various methods and theories of group interaction and
their application. (Formerly PSYC-353) Prereq.: PSYC-362.
PSYC-365 Industrial Psychology, 3 cr.
introductory survey of the diverse field of industrial psychology.
Personnel selection, business organizations, marketing and advertising,
human factors and human engineering, worker-supervisor relations, and
executive behavior. (Formerly PSYC-314) Prereq.: PSYC-200.
PSYC-370 Theories of Learning, 3 cr.
study of the processes of learning, problem-solving, and memory. Major
historical theories of learning; demonstration of some basic research
techniques. (Formerly PSYC-327) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
PSYC-372 Operant Conditioning Lab, 3 cr.
to quantitative and experimental techniques in psychology as a natural
science. Course work will cover experimental design, data collection
and interpretation centered around operant conditioning techniques with
the rat. (Formerly PSYC-306) Prereq.: PSYC-302.
PSYC-373 Human Perception, 3 cr.
of how our perceiving and performing systems convert information from
the environment and the self to action in everyday life. (Formerly
PSYC-323) Prereq.: PSYC-202.
Laboratory Research Methods in Psychology: Perception and Cognition, 3
cr. Research techniques and experiments in perception, cognition and
learning. (Formerly PSYC-362) Prereq.: PSYC-302 and 373.
PSYC-381 Independent Study in Psychology, 1 cr.
study projects in psychology specifically and individually contracted
with the instructor. Arrangements should be made in the term prior to
registration. (Formerly PSYC-357) Prereq.: PSYC-202 and consent of
PSYC-382 Independent Study in Psychology, 2 cr.
(See PSYC-381 for description.) Prereq.: PSYC-202 and consent of instructor.
PSYC-383 Independent Study in Psychology, 3 cr.
(See PSYC-381 for description.) Prereq.: PSYC-202 and consent of instructor.
PSYC-391 Field Experience in Psychology I, 3 cr.
learning in psychology-related settings (such as psychiatric hospitals
and schools) integrating both academic work and on-the-job experience.
Arrangements should be made in the term prior to registration.
(Formerly PSYC-379) Prereq.: 9 credit hours of psychology, and consent
PSYC-392 Field Experience in
Psychology II, 3 cr. Advanced and specialized work. (See PSYC-391 for
description). Arrangements should be made in the term prior to
registration. (Formerly PSYC-380) Prereq.: PSYC-391.
Notes on FIEsLD EXPERIENCE
credit may be earned through relevant work at field centers such as:
psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, drop-in centers,
schools, and businesses. The work may involve counseling, outreach,
tutoring, or research. This program serves to integrate theoretical
concepts with practical experience. Training is jointly supervised by a
field experience supervisor on site and a faculty member on campus.
Information about an undergraduate field experience may be obtained
from the program advisor in the psychology department.
PSYC-393 Seminar in the Teaching of Introductory Psychology, 3 cr.
students to the theories and methods of post-secondary teaching as
relevant to the field of psychology. Students participate with faculty
in active teaching activities of an undergraduate psychology course.
(Formerly PSYC-339) Prereq.: declared psychology major and consent of
PSYC-395 History of Psychology, 3 cr.
as a science from Wundt to present day. The course examines systems and
describes and evaluates theories. (Formerly PSYC-335) Prereq.: PSYC-302.
PSYC-396 Senior Seminar in Psychology, 3 cr.
and preparation of papers; provides for individual work by the student,
and guidance through criticism by fellow students and faculty.
(Formerly PSYC-351) Prereq.: PSYC-302.