Courses Taught

PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 

As the course title indicates, this is a general introduction to the entire field of psychology. There are many subfields within psychology (e.g., clinical, social, physiological, developmental, cognitive, experimental), and this course is designed to expose the student to each of them. Given the breadth of the field of psychology, it is impossible to cover any one subfield in extensive detail. But that's not the purpose of the course. The purpose of PSY101 is to introduce the student to these areas. The student may take subsequent courses in each of the subfields which describe them in much more detail. 

PSY 306 - Research Methods and Statistics I 

An introduction to the research methods and statistics used in psychological research. Topics include research ethics, sampling from populations, descriptive research and statistics, survey research, basic experimental design and hypothesis testing, and two-group designs and t-tests. Students will gain experience conducting literature reviews, reading empirical articles, using the SPSS statistical analysis software, and beginning writing APA-style manuscripts. 

PSY 215 - Cognitive Psychology 

An introduction to the major theoretical approaches and empirical research related to human thought processes. Topics include perception, attention, memory, thinking, problem solving, and decision making. 

PSY 401 - History and Systems of Psychology 

An attempt to place in historical perspective the major concepts, philosophical assumptions, and theories of psychology. The course draws together content from across the curriculum and includes a critical examination of the field.