Community Psychology

What is Community Psychology?

Community psychology studies the interactions between individuals and their environment.

 

Related Courses in the Psychology Department
PSY 353: Introduction to Community Psychology

Community psychology concerns the reduction of social problems, enhancement of quality of life, and promotion of social justice through value-driven research and action among individuals, communities, and societies.  Topics may include prevention and promotion, program development and evaluation, psychological conceptualizations of environment and community, community organization, empowerment, and social action.

PSY 357: Internship in Community Psychology

Internship in selected community human services agencies. Interns may assist with assessment, evaluation, consultation, prevention and /or program development activities under the supervision of agency personnel and university faculty.

 

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Cognitive Psychology

What is Cognitive Psychology?

Cognitive psychology studies the ways in which individuals perceive and interpret their environment. Topics of interest in this area include memory, learning, decision-making, and language acquisition.

Related Courses in the Psychology Department
PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology

Theory and research on selected areas of cognitive psychology such as neural basis of cognition, perception, mental imagery, attention, memory, judgement and decision making, inductive and deductive reasoning, skill acquisition, problem solving, intelligence, language comprehension and production, and cognitive development/aging.

PSY 333: Psychology of Language

Examination of the role of cognitive processes in comprehension and production of language. Topics may include the role of prior knowledge, word recognition, syntactic analysis, the structure of language, inference, brain and language, language acquisition, language disorders, and computer models of language.

PSY 335: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Interdisciplinary study of what it means to be an intelligent being, examining psychological, neuroscientific, computational, philosophical and linguistic approaches to the mind. Discussion of why the computer has become a rallying point for many researchers studying the mind.

PSY 384: Thought and Language

Psychological processes involved in human thought and language.  May include discussion of judgment and decision-making, inductive and deductive reasoning, analogical reasoning, problem solving, creativity, intelligence, and language comprehension and production.

PSY 386: Sensation and Perception Lab

Effect of physical stimulation on experience and behavior; sensation and perception from psychological and neurological perspectives.  May include receptor physiology, sensory and perceptual characteristics of the visual system, object recognition, face perception, spatial perception, attention and awareness.

PSY 387: Human Memory and Performance

Laboratory approaches to the study of learning and memory. Principles of attention, short and long term memory, skill acquisition, and concept learning. 

PSY 395: Cognitive Science Project

Research study in cognitive science by qualified students under supervision of the instructor. Problems may involve search of original literature, computer modeling, experimentation, and analysis of results.

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