Psychology (PSYCH)

PSYCH 100 General Psychology 3(3-0)
Overview of the field of psychology including learning, perception, motivation, emotion, heredity, personality, development, abnormal and psycho-therapy. (F,S,SS)

PSYCH 103 Introductory Psychology for Majors 2(2-0)
Explore psychology as a career in addition to an introduction to the basic skills required for conducting psychological research including APA writing style, journal article analysis, and basic statistics. (F,S,SS/E)

PSYCH 105 (POLSC, SOC, WS 105) Understanding Human Diversity 3(3-0)
 Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts. (*)

PSYCH 110 Improving Memory 2(2-0)
Practical guide to understanding and improving memory. Emphasis on the application of study techniques for memory improvement. Exercises de-signed to increase memory ability. (*)

PSYCH 151 Introduction to Human Development 3(3-0)
Survey of human development through life span. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of both change and stability in physical, cognitive, social and personality development Review of relevant developmental theory and research. (F,S,SS)

PSYCH 205 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3(3-0)
An introduction to psychological theories and constructs affecting performance, coaching & development in sports and athletics. (F)

PSYCH 207 Quantitative Research Methods I 3(3-0)
Introduction to research development and use of quantitative methods. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 103, Gen Ed Math. Corequisite: PSYCH 207L. (F,S)

PSYCH 207L Quantitative Research Methods Lab I 1(0-1)
Introduction to methods of psychological experimentation. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 103, Gen Ed Math. Corequisite: PSYCH 207. (F,S)

PSYCH 209 Quantitative Research Methods II 3(3-0)
Continuation of PSYCH 207. Focus on research development and quantitative methods. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 103, PSYCH 207. Corequisite: PSYCH 209L. (F,S)

PSYCH 209L Quantitative Research Methods Lab II 1(0-1)
Continuation of Quantitative Research Methods Lab I. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 103, Gen Ed Math, PSYCH 207, PSYCH 207L. Corequisite: PSYCH 209. (F,S)

PSYCH 211 Women and Society 3(3-0)
Statistical overview of the current status of women, followed by examination of theories concerning equality of the sexes. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (F)

PSYCH 212 Sexism and Racism in America 3(3-0)
Dynamics of prejudice and discrimination in terms of sex and race; special attention to analysis of strategies for improving relations. (S)

PSYCH 220 Drugs and Behavior 3(3-0)
Principles of drug action with attention to beneficial and harmful uses of drugs. (F,S)

PSYCH 222 Understanding Animal Behavior 3(3-0)
Basic comparative and ethological perspectives regarding animal behavior. Scientific techniques for observation of animal behavior may be demonstrated at the Pueblo Zoo. (F,S)

PSYCH 231 (SOC, WS 231) Marriage and Family Relationships 3(3-0)
Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns. (F,S)

PSYCH 241 Human Sexuality 2(2-0)
Psychological and biological aspects of human sexual behavior. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 and sophomore standing. (F)

PSYCH 251 Infancy, Childhood and Preadolescence 3(3-0)
Physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth of the individual from conception through pre-adolescence. Topics include prenatal development, language development, attachment, and sexual development. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (F,S)

PSYCH 301 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation 3(3-0)
Introduction to basic methods and procedures for data collection and analysis of psychological experiments. Both survey and laboratory-based research designs will be described. Prerequisites: PSYCH 201 and 202. Corequisite: PSYCH 302. (F,S)

PSYCH 302 Psychological Experimentation Methods 2(2-0)
Introduction to methods of psychological experimentation in animals and humans. Corequisite: PSYCH 301. (F,S)

PSYCH 311 Theories of Personality 3(3-0)
Major theories of personality and the methods of personality investigation. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (F,S)

PSYCH 314 Environmental Psychology 3(3-0)
The influence of the physical and social environment on the individual. Variables considered include architecture, city size, noise, pollution and allocation of resources. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (*)

PSYCH 315 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3(3-0)
Application of the principles of psychology to the workplace, including personnel selection, motivation, group processes, leadership, job analysis, and organization. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (*)

PSYCH 331 Physiological Psychology 3(3-0)
Structure and function of the brain, nervous and endocrine systems; biological basis of sensation, perception, sleep and arousal, motivation, learning and memory, and drug action. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100. Corequisite: PSYCH 331L. (S)

PSYCH 331L Physiological Psychology Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: PSYCH 331. (S)

PSYCH 334 Perception 3(3-0)
The senses and how they cooperate with the brain to provide awareness and knowledge of the world about us. Empirical findings and theoretical analysis of the processes of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching. Role of learning in normal and illusory perception is considered. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: PSYCH 334L. (*)

PSYCH 334L Perception Lab 1(0-2) Corequisite: PSYCH 334. (*)

PSYCH 336 Learning and Motivation 3(3-0)
Principles of learning and memory. Empirical findings and theoretical analyses of topics including conditioning, reinforcement and punishment. Research and application. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or permission of instructor. (*)

PSYCH 337 Memory and Cognition 3(3-0)
Theory and research on current topics in cognition, including attention, concept formation, imagery, memory, decision making, language acquisition, problem solving and text comprehension. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (F)

PSYCH 342 Educational Psychology 3(3-0)
The contribution of psychology theory, research and methods to our understanding of teaching and learning. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or 151. (*)

PSYCH 351 Psychology of the Exceptional Individual 3(3-0)
Survey of characteristics of those individuals considered significantly above or below the norm of the population. Emphasis on behavioral identification and modification of the home, school and social environment. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (*)

PSYCH 352 (SOC 352) Social Psychology 3(3-0)
General and applied psychological principles of the individual’s interaction with a group. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (*)

PSYCH 353 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3(3-0)
Emphasis on theoretical foundations of developmental psychology. Research strategies used in conducting developmental research. Prerequisite: PSYCH 151 or PSYCH 251. (F,S)

PSYCH 362 Abnormal Psychology 3(3-0)
Etiology, diagnosis and therapy of maladaptive or abnormal behaviors and mental functioning. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (F,S)

PSYCH 381 Principles of Psychological Testing I 4(4-0)
Theories and principles of psychological testing are applied to the selection, use and evaluation of available tests. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 209, and 209L. (*)

PSYCH 401 History and Systems of Psychology 3(3-0)
The historical development of modern psychology from its roots in classical philosophy and the social, cultural, and political context within which psychological theory emerged. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 209, 209L and senior standing. (F,S)

PSYCH 410 Advanced Data Analysis 3(3-0)
Advanced techniques in data analysis, including analysis of variance/covariance, post-hoc tests, multiple regression and non-parametric tests. Use of computer software programs will be addressed, especially for those interested in graduate school admission. Prerequisites: PSYCH 209 and 209L. (*)

PSYCH 417 Health Psychology 3(3-0)
Students will study how the biopsychosocial model interacts dynamically and influences the well being of the whole person. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100. (*)

PSYCH 420 Human Evolutionary Psychology 3(3-0)
A synthesis of the modern principles of psychology with evolutionary biology with an emphasis on the origins of higher cognitive functions, emotions, and culture. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 & Jr. Sr. standing. (*)

PSYCH 463 Psychopathology of Childhood 3(3-0)
A survey of the unique conceptual models of etiology, assessment and therapy appropriate to the study of the psychological disorders of childhood. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 and 362 or equivalent. (*)

PSYCH 464 Systems of Counseling and Psycho-therapy 3(3-0)
Traditional and contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy through use of case studies and other selected materials. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 311, and 362. Corequisite: PSYCH 464L or permission of instructor. (F)

PSYCH 464L Systems of Counseling and Psycho-therapy Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: PSYCH 464. (F)

PSYCH 465 Behavior Modification 3(3-0)
Advanced methods and techniques of behavior modification as practiced in various agencies and institutions. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 and upper division standing. (*)

PSYCH 471 Clinical Psychology 3(3-0)
Survey of clinical psychology as a profession. Training requirements, opportunities, future directions, current research and ethical problems. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 311, 362, and upper division standing. (F)

PSYCH 475 Group Process 3(3-0)
Study and practice of basic group theory and approaches as they are applied in mental health. Basic group therapeutic techniques and procedures will be demonstrated in an experiential setting. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 311, 362, 464, and 464L. (S)

PSYCH 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

PSYCH 492 Research (1-3 VAR)
Faculty directed research project for undergraduate student. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 total credits. Prerequisites: junior or senior level standing. approval of Department Chair. (F,S,SS)

PSYCH 494 Field Experience (4-12 VAR)
In-depth, on-the-job experience in psychology, individually designed. Ability to use psychological tests and counseling techniques recommended. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, 311, 362, 464, 464L, upper division standing, and written permission of instructor. (F,S,SS)

PSYCH 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisites: PSYCH 100, upper division standing, and written permission of instructor. (F,S,SS)


Limited to those enrolled in the Counselor Training Master’s degree, or permission of instructor.

PSYCH 515 Psychology of Minorities 3(3-0)
Designed to provide a systematic analysis of the forces that shape the behavior of minorities and consequent counseling methods with this population. (*)

PSYCH 517 Life Span Development 3(3-0)
Leads to a broad understanding of the impact of external influences on a person through the life span. Format includes exploration of topics of interest, discussion of research and active class participation (*)

PSYCH 524 Philosophy and Theories of Counseling 3(3-0)
Designed to acquaint students with the range of theories currently directing the work of the counselor and to facilitate the development of a personal model of counseling. Personal professional ethics emerge as a major course focus. (*)

PSYCH 525 Tools and Techniques of Guidance Services 3(3-0)
Open to graduate students in the secondary school counseling program. A study of materials and methods used in secondary schools and of the counselor as a consultant and coordinator. The importance and role of the secondary school counselor will be the focus of this class. (*)

PSYCH 526 Organizational Development 3(3-0)
Designed to provide the graduate student with experience and skills necessary to improve programs and organization. (*)

PSYCH 527 Group Counseling 3(3-0)
Leads to an understanding of the function of group methods in the guidance program and assists the student in developing group facilitation skills. (*)

PSYCH 528 Career Development 3(3-0)
Designed to help students gain insight and understanding of the development process of occupational decision. Explores career counseling provided by counselors for clients in the areas of future education and in the world of work. (*)

PSYCH 530 Family Therapy 3(3-0)
This course is an introduction to Family Systems Theory. Emphasis is on the history and development of treatment models in family interventions and techniques. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

PSYCH 536 Practicum 3(3-0)
Designed to provide the beginning counseling student with basic interpersonal training experience. Individual and group contact focuses on personal growth and skill development. (*)

PSYCH 538 Elementary Counseling 3(3-0)
Designed to provide methods and techniques for elementary school counselors. (*)

PSYCH 546 Assessment in Counseling 3(3-0)
This course provides students with an understanding of group and individual educational and psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

PSYCH 563 Psychopathology of Childhood 3(3-0)
Unique conceptual models of etiology, assessment, and therapy appropriate to psychological disorders of child-hood. Graduate students complete an independent project and consider treatment and management techniques. Prerequisites: graduate standing, permission of instructor and PSYCH 362 or equivalent. (*)

PSYCH 591 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission of instructor. (*)

PSYCH 592 Research 3(3-0)
Designed to assist students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a consumer of research. The fundamentals of research procedure and analysis of statistics are stressed. (*)

PSYCH 595 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisites: graduate standing & permission of instructor. (*)

PSYCH 598 Internship 3(0-3)
Designed to provide the student with actual field work experience in counseling and guidance. (*)