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Psychology

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History and Systems of Psychology   (PSY-400)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Survey of historical developments in the emergence of modern scientific psychology. Contemporary theoretical systems discussed with emphasis on how they approach the recurring problems of psychology.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Survey historical developments of modern scientific psychology.
  • Discuss contemporary theoretical systems related to psychology.
  • Analyze some of the recurrent problems of psychology.

 
Contemporary Theories in Psychology   (PSY-367)   3.00 s.h.  
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Contemporary systems and view points used in psychology. 
Research in Experimental Psychology   (PSY-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Research in Experimental Psychology (PSY-322) provides an introduction to the research methods used by experimental psychologists as they attempt to understand human behavior. Examples of research studies, chosen from a variety of areas of experimental psychology, demonstrate these methods and provide you with an understanding of the knowledge these studies have produced.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why the scientific thinking used in psychological research is better than common sense as a means of acquiring knowledge about behavior.
  • Explain the logic of the psychology experiment and describe the features of experimental methodology intended to satisfy that logic.
  • Compare and contrast predictive and causal relations between variables.
  • Compare and contrast manipulated and non-manipulated variables.
  • Explain the problem of confounding in psychological experiments and describe methods used to minimize the problem.
  • Describe ways of summarizing patterns of data.
  • Explain the principle of drawing inferences from patterns of data and describe ways of measuring the confidence that should be attached to these inferences.
  • Describe factors that limit the generalizing of experimental findings in psychology.
  • Describe the analysis required to determine whether experimental findings are accidental.
  • Describe the format for reporting research findings.

 
Psychology and Law   (PSY-340)   3.00 s.h.  
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Law and psychology share a common focus: the understanding, prediction and regulation of human behavior. Despite this commonality of interest, different emphasis on these elements and a different mandate have frequently hindered active communication and collaboration between the disciplines. The purpose of this course is to present the common ground of law and psychology, and show how they contribute to each other. 
Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology   (PSY-472)   3.00 s.h.  
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Ethical principles in human and animal research and applied areas of psychology. Includes study of emerging legal issues in the various fields of psychology. 
Statistical Software   (CAP-292)   3.00 s.h.  
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Fundamentals of high-level languages used by computer scientists and by researchers in statistics, psychology, business economics, and the social sciences. These languages allow the user to perform data manipulation, input/output operations, report generation, statistical analysis, and graphics within one unified and easy-to-use system. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) will be presented in detail, exploring machine efficiency, flexibility, and limitations. 
Oral Pathology   (DEN-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Classroom instruction in the study of the principles of and practices for delivering health care to the public. The course examines educational philosophies and methods, educational psychology, the history of public health, tools of public health, dental health programs and dental care delivery systems. Practice teaching in schools and community centers and field experience in dental health program design through work in community agencies are required.  
Principles of Exercise and Health Science   (HEA-105)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the science of exercise and health. The background for further study of the scientific method, exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, stress and human systems as they relate to performance and lifestyle will be presented. 
Organization and Management of Long-Term Care Facilities   (HEA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Deals with organization and principles of administration, sociology and psychology of aging. Review of concepts of safety and security, labor market trends, city and state codes, and major legislation regulating health care facilities.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the organization and principles related to the administration of long-term care facilities
  • Discuss the sociology of aging and its impact on long term care
  • Discuss the psychology of aging and provide a selection of relevant examples/case studies
  • Discuss the concepts of safety and security, how they relate to long term care facilities, and provide examples
  • Provide an analysis of labor market trends and how they impact long term care facilities
  • Examine the local (city and state) codes in your area that govern or impact long term care facilities
  • Discuss the major health care legislation of the last ten years and how it has impacted long term care facilities

 
Consumer Behavior   (MAR-351)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the various aspects of consumer buying behavior. Such fields as economics psychology, social psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology are studies with reference to purchase decision criteria consumer motivation and attitude change. The course focuses on the implications of social science concepts for marketing strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Select a consumer product and compare demographic and VALS segmentation approaches to target customers. Discuss the strengths of each and how they would be best combined in a marketing campaign.
  • Review the marketing failures listed at the following website: http://foster.uw.edu/research-brief/15-cautionary-tales-failed-marketing-campaigns/
    • Select two for further research and discuss how consumer buying behavior was misinterpreted and if you believe there is a way to correct the misinterpretation that caused the failure.
  • Define opinion leadership and explain the dynamics of the opinion leadership process.
    • Select an industry and opinion leader: describe the motivations of the leader.
    • Explain three basic measurement techniques for measuring opinion leadership effectiveness
  • Explain consumer gifting behavior. In your explanation cite information on psychology and cultural anthropology. Discuss how marketers are able to utilize this information in marketing communications.

 
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