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Psychology 300 Level Courses

PSY-B 303 Career Planning for Psychology Majors

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Course Summary: Students will explore careers, practice job search skills, and learn about graduate and professional school application processes. Students will utilize resources across campus and in psychology, map an academic and co-curricular plan, and develop an understanding of how knowledge gained from the discipline of psychology can be integrated into their career.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent and Sophomore status or above.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 199

PSY-B 305 Statistics

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to basic statistical concepts; descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Introduction to data analytic software.
  • Prerequisites: PSY B110 or equivalent and three (3) credit hours of mathematics that carry School of Science credit
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-K 300, PSY-K 310, and PU PSY 20100

PSY-B 307 Tests and Measurement

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Overview of statistical foundations of psychological measurement (e.g., test development, norms, reliability, validity). Survey of commonly used assessment instruments (e.g., intelligence/aptitude, personality, academic achievement tests) and applications of psychological testing in different settings (e.g., clinical, industrial/ organizational, school, forensic/legal settings). Recommended for students considering graduate training in clinical, industrial/organizational, school, or related areas of psychology.
  • Prerequisites: PSY B110 or equivalent and B305
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 336 and PU PSY 20200

PSY-B 310 Life Span Development

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Emphasizes the life span perspective of physical and motor, intellectual and cognitive, language, social and personality, and sexual development. Commonalities across the life span, as well as differences among the various segments of the life span, are examined. Theory, research, and practice applications are stressed equally.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: PU PSY 23000

PSY-B 311 Research Methods in Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to the science of psychology and to the basic research methods that psychologists use to study thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Topics include measurement, research design (descriptive, correlational, experimental), scientific writing, and ethical issues. By the end of the course, you should be ready to design and analyze your own research.
  • Prerequisites: PSY B110 or equivalent and B305.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 211 and PU PSY 20300

PSY-B 320 Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This course focuses on how behavior emerges from the organ that produces it, the brain. Topics include evolution and anatomy of the brain, neurophysiology, how brain networks function, and what happens to behavior when the brain has problems. A better understanding of structure-function relationships within the central and peripheral nervous system will be achieved through examples from human neuropsychology and animal behavior. Psychology majors should take B320 unless they plan to also major or minor in neuroscience; those students need to take the PSY-B201/PSY-B301 sequence.  Credit given for only one of B301 or B320.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 326 and PU PSY 22200

PSY-B 322 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: A survey of various aspects of the practice of clinical psychology from a scientist-practitioner perspective. Aspects of the historical framework of clinical psychology will be discussed. In addition, various aspects of the present state of clinical psychology will be covered in addition to directions for the future.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent

PSY-B 334 Perception

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Consideration of the concepts and research in perception. Relation of sense organ systems to human behavior. Some attention to social and cultural factors.
  • Prerequisites: Three (3) credit hours of introductory psychology
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 329 and PU PSY 31000

PSY-B 340 Cognition

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: A survey of information processing theories from historical antecedents through current theories. Research methodology and theory will be emphasized throughout the discussion of issues such as perception, attention, memory, reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 335 and PU PSY 20000

PSY-B 344 Learning

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: History, theory, and research involving human and animal learning and cognitive processes.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 325 and PU PSY 31400
  • Course Documents: B344 Course Syllabus, Fall 2012, Goodlett

PSY-B 346 Theories of Personality

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Methods and results of the scientific study of personality, including the development, structure, and functioning of the normal personality.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall
  • Course Equivalent: IUPUI PSY-B 424, IU PSY-P 319 and PU PSY 42000

PSY-B 356 Motivation

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Study of motivational processes in human and animal behavior, how needs and incentives influence behavior, and how motives change and develop.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 327 and PU PSY 33300

PSY-B 358 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This course surveys various aspects of behavior in work situations using the scientist-practitioner perspective. Traditional areas covered from personnel psychology include selection, training, and performance appraisal; areas surveyed from organizational psychology include leadership, motivation, and job satisfaction.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 323 and PU PSY 37200

PSY-B 360 Child and Adolescent Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Development of behavior in infancy, childhood, and adolescence, including sensory and motor development and processes such as learning, motivation, and socialization.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P316 and PU PSY 23500
  • Additional Information: This course is offered online only.

PSY-B 365 Health Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This course will familiarize students with the study of physical health within the field of psychology. Topics include the relationship between stress and health, health promotion, health behaviors, chronic illness, and the patient-physician relationship. Research methods in health psychology as well as major theories underlying the field will be examined and evaluated. Psychological variables related to physical health will be examined within the framework of these theories. Practical application of constructs will be emphasized through activities and writing assignments.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Additional Information: Online only in Spring and Summer

PSY-B 370 Social Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Study of the individual in social situations including socialization, social perception, social motivation, attitudes, social roles, and small group behavior.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 320 and PU PSY 24000

PSY-B 375 Psychology and Law

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This course provides an overview of the U.S. legal system from a behavioral science perspective. Topics include: careers in psychology and law; theories of crime; police investigations and interrogations; eyewitness accuracy; jury decision-making; sentencing; assessing legal competence; insanity and dangerousness; and the psychology of victims.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent

PSY-B 376 The Psychology of Women

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: A survey of topics in psychology as related to the biological, social, and psychological development of women in modern society.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 460 and PU PSY 23900

PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Various forms of mental disorders with emphasis on cause, development, treatment, prevention, and interpretation.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Course Equivalent: IU PSY-P 324 and PU PSY 35000

PSY-B 386 Introduction to Counseling

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This course will help students acquire a repertoire of basic counseling interview skills and strategies and expose students to specific helping techniques. This will be an activity-based course and students will enhance the general-education goals of listening and problem solving.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring

PSY-B 394 Drugs and Behavior

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: An introduction to psychopharmacology, the study of drugs that affect behavior, cognitive functioning, and emotions, with an emphasis on drugs of abuse. The course will explore how drugs alter brain function and the consequent effects, as well as the long-term consequences of drug exposure.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Course Equivalent: PU PSY 42800

PSY-B 396 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to the use and abuse of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs. Topics include theories of alcohol and other drug use, neurobiology, and the factors that influence use, abuse, and addiction. Addiction assessment, recovery, treatment, relapse, and prevention are also covered.
  • Prerequisites: PSY-B110 or equivalent
  • Course Equivalent: PU PSY 42800

PSY-B 398 Brain Mechanisms of Behavior

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: An advanced topical survey of the neurobiological basis of behavior, focusing on the neural substrates and the cellular and neurochemical processes underlying emotions, motivation and goal-directed behavior, hedonic experience, learning, and cognitive function. Integrates experimental research across different levels of analysis (genetic, molecular, cellular, neural systems).
  • Prerequisites: B320
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring