Required Textbook: Myers, D. G. (2007). Psychology: Eighth edition in modules. New York: Worth Publishers.
Course Description: The Foundations of Psychology course is an introduction to the varied fields of research and practice in the field of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. You should leave this class with a general feel for the science of psychology and a general familiarity with the historical and scientific roots of psychology, the biological foundations of behavior, motivation, development, learning, memory, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology. This class aims to answer the questions, what is psychology, what do psychologists do, and how is psychology a part of my life?
Required Textbook: Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2008). Social psychology (7th edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Course Description: This course presents an introduction to Social Psychology by examining theories and research dealing with individual behavior influenced by the social environment. Major topics to be covered in the course include, but are not limited to, social influence processes, interpersonal attraction, group behavior, aggression, conformity, and attitude formation and change.
Required Texts: Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2005). Essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences (6thed). Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth-Thompson Learning. Cozby, P. C. (2008). Methods in Behavioral Research (10th ed.). McGraw Hill. Concise Rules of APA Style (6th ed.). (2009). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Course Description: To provide an overview of the process of conducting scientific research in psychology. This course will consider the entire process from initial generation of research ideas to writing research reports. Special emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, idea presentation, and choosing the research design and statistical procedure that are most appropriate to the research question of interest.
Required Texts: Brannon, L. (2008). Gender: Psychological Perspectives (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Galliano, G. (2003). Gender: Crossing Boundaries. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.
Course Description: Psychology of Gender examines the biological and sociological foundations of gender. Gender development, differences and stereotypes will be covered as well as gender differences in emotions and relationships. Issues of physical and mental health as well as social justice will also be addressed.
Required Textbook: Levy, P. E. (2010). Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace, 3rd Ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Course Description: Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Psychological knowledge and methodology are used to study relevant business issues including but not limited to employee and organizational assessment, selection, training, performance, development, behavior, satisfaction, leadership, and work-life balance. I/O psychology utilizes scientific rigor to maximize the economic and psychological well-being of employees and their organizations.
Required Textbook:Cohen, R.J., Swerdlik, M.E., & Sturman, E. D. (2013). Psychological testing and assessment: An introduction to tests & measurement (8th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to (a) introduce methods and applications of statistics used in measurement theory; (b) introduce students to commonly used existing measures found in vocational, clinical and educational settings; and (c) have students create, evaluate and present a written report of their own psychometric measure.
Required Textbook: None, readings will be provided.
Course Description: To provide specific experiences in psychological research, including: data collection, research design, data entry, data analysis, and report writing. Additionally, the class will provide valuable undergraduate research experiences aimed and enhancing students graduate school applications.
Required Textbook: American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Course Description: This course is designed to go into more detail on the classic studies that have helped to define the science and methodology of psychology. The purpose of covering this material is not only to expose you to previously unfamiliar concepts, but also to help you generate ideas for your own research projects, and to limited extent provide examples of how other researchers have addressed these issues. With your group (and under the instructor‘s guidance), you will design and run an original study. You will present your study in two ways: an APA-style paper and a poster to be presented at a mini-conference held in the SIUE Psychology department.
Required Textbook: Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2009). Statistics for the behavioral sciences (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth-Thompson Learning.
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to univariate, parametric statistics and experimental research methodologies that are commonly used in psychology. This course will focus on selecting appropriate statistics and designs; and on the theories, computer calculations, and interpretations of those statistics. Empirical scientific methodology and statistical analysis are the tools used by both psychology as a science (exploring human behavior) and psychology as a practice (applying what we know about human behavior in the efforts to bring about positive changes in behavior).
Required Textbook: Tabachnick, B. G. & Fidell, L. S. (2007). Using Multivariate Statistics (5th ed). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to cover advanced univariate and
multivariate statistics that are commonly used in psychology. This course will focus on selecting appropriate statistics for designs; and on the methodology, applications (i.e. computer calculations), and interpretations of those statistics.
Required Textbook: Gatewood, R.D., Feild, H.S., & Barrick, M. (2008). Human Resource Selection (6th ed.). Southwestern Publishers.
Course Description: This is a graduate-level course designed to introduce the science and practice of employee selection. Human resource selection is a complex process requiring knowledge of selection techniques, validation, job analysis, criterion development, and legal and professional issues.