Psychology Courses

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PSYC& 100
General Psychology (5)

Course provides an introduction to the scientific study of the biological, mental, and social factors that influence human behavior. Topics covered include: personality, learning, memory, critical thinking, intelligence, psychological disorders, and treatments.

PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology (5)

A survey of human development from conception through death. Physical, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial development will be explored.

PSYC 202
Biopsychology (5)

How does our biology influence how we think, feel, and act? How does our behavior impact the way our biology is expressed? This course examines these two questions and explores the interaction between biology and behavior. Topics include: memory, sex, drugs, and mental illness. A prerequisite for UW psychology majors.

PSYC 207
The Psychology of Excellence (5)

This course focuses on the application of psychological theories & research to enhancing performance in a variety of life settings. Topics include: self-regulation, goal setting, visualization, stress management, attention control, time management, effective communication, & conflict resolution.

PSYC 208
Adulthood, Aging and Development (5)

A study of the basic concepts and issues in adult aging and development. Exploration of the developmental patterns and problems characteristic of the adult years from a cultural perspective.

PSYC 209
Fundamentals of Psychological Research (5)

This course covers the key themes and concepts of psychological research and is a foundation course for students planning to take additional courses in psychology. Students will also learn how to critically evaluate scientific findings and claims made by the popular press. A prerequisite for UW psychology majors.

PSYC 210
Psychology of Sexuality & Relationships (5)

Survey of social, psychological and biological influences on patterns of human sexual behavior. Sexual dysfunction and therapy, contraception, and venereal disease will also be considered.

PSYC 215
Death, Dying, Grief, and Recovery (5)

A survey course on death and grief; including the process of dying, death, needed preparations for terminal illness and death, grief, and recovery. Topics include preparation of wills and living wills, support skills to assist grievers, and Hospice.

PSYC& 220
Abnormal Psychology (5)

Introduction to the field of psychopathology. A survey of the symptoms, causes and treatment of psychological disorders will be considered.

PSYC 225
Drugs and Behavior (5)

This course surveys the popular recreational drugs in terms of their pharmacological, physiological (health) and psychological impact on the individual. In addition, we will examine issues related to drug use and abuse, addiction, treatment, drug regulation and enforcement, as well as other topical issues.

PSYC 230
Multicultural Psychology (5)

Focuses on how sociocultural contexts influence psychological processes. We will develop awareness, knowledge, skills and advocacy tools to increase multicultural competence. Negative effects of opression on mental health and well-being and strategies for inclusive counseling, research, and policy will be covered.

PSYC 236
Introduction to Personality (5)

Introduction to the scientific study of personality, including personality theories and theorists, personality assessment, and personality constructs.

PSYC 245
Social Psychology (5)

An introduction to the scientific study of relations between individuals and groups and the effects of contextual variables such as: race, ethnicity, culture, and gender. Some of the topics included are: group function, self-concept, conflict, aggression, and discrimination.

PSYC 293
Special Topics In Psychology (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in psychology. Student option grading.

PSYC 295
Special Topics In Psychology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in psychology. Student option grading.

PSYC 297
Individual Project In Psychology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PSYC 298
Individual Project In Psychology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PSYC 299
Individual Project In Psychology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.