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Psychology 211: Research Methods (Fall/Spring)

This course provdes hands-on experience in conducting research in psychology. Assignments and projects allows students to work directly on the types of tasks facing a modern-day research scientist. As a result, students attain skill and proficiency in all aspects of the research process—from generating a research question, reviewing and evaluating published journal articles, formulating hypotheses, collecting, organizing and analyzing data, preparing APA-style written reports, and communicating the results in the form of a conference-style presentation.


Psychology 416: Cognitive Psychology (Summer)

Throughout the course students will

  • Learn and understand basic concepts and general theories in Cognitive Psychology
  • Understand the importance of basic experimental psychology and develop this understanding through completion of Experimental Labs
  • Distinguish how your own intuition about Cognitive Processes differs from actual mental processes
  • Apply concepts to every day experiences. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to discover the personal relevance of course material to your own mental processes
  • Synthesize information and ideas from text, hands on experiments, and class discussion to facilitate your learning


Psychology 413: Sensation & Perception (Fall/Spring)

  • The student will demonstrate through written means an advanced understanding of the difference between “sensation” and “perception”
  • The student will evaluate behavioral, cognitive, and physiological methodologies used to study sensory and perceptual processes
  • The student will evaluate how sensory organ anatomy determines how humans interpret and interact with the environment
  • The student will use data and theory to articulate how/why human perceptual interpretation of the environment differs from objective, physical measurements of the environment
  • The student will demonstrate through written or oral means a basic understand of how both conscious and unconscious processing of sensory information affects human physiology and behavior
  • The student will assess theories of perception and interpret them within the larger context of psychological science as the study of human behavior


Psychology 423: Cognitive Neuroscience (in preparation)

  • The student will investigate, discuss, and report through written and oral means how brain activity supports human cognition and behavior
  • The student will review and evaluate behavioral, cognitive, physiological, and neuroimaging methodologies used to study human cognitive processes
  • The student will identify and explore the neurophysiological and neuroanatomical bases of human cognition
  • The student will demonstrate through written and oral means an understanding of major theoretical perspectives in the field
  • The student will demonstrate through written and oral means a basic working knowledge of cognitive neuroscience that allows him/her to discuss the topic outside of class and as it applies to everyday life
  • The student will assess the cognitive neuroscience and evaluate its contribution and importance to the study of psychological science


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