Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PSYC 125-01 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:W   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   TOME 115
PSYC 125-02 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
Instructor: Teresa Barber
Course Description:
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. This course is a Health Studies elective. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:R   JAMESR 1206
0830:MWF   TOME 115
PSYC 140-01 Social Psychology
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
Course Description:
In this introduction to psychological aspects of human social behavior, we discuss such topics as the relationship between attitudes and behavior, how people judge one another, interpersonal and group influence processes, and relations between individuals and groups, with strong emphasis on real-world applications. We also introduce scientific methods and formal theories for studying social behavior.
1330:MR   KAUF 179
PSYC 140-02 Social Psychology
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
Course Description:
In this introduction to psychological aspects of human social behavior, we discuss such topics as the relationship between attitudes and behavior, how people judge one another, interpersonal and group influence processes, and relations between individuals and groups, with strong emphasis on real-world applications. We also introduce scientific methods and formal theories for studying social behavior.
1330:TF   KAUF 179
PSYC 145-01 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
This course is a study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological aspects. We will cover sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientations, biological influences, sexual attitudes and behavior, gender, sex therapy, sexual coercion and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health, and the development of sexual relationships. The study of human sexuality is inherently interdisciplinary in nature (drawing from such varied disciplines as sociology, women's studies, biology, anthropology, history, and others). Although we will cover some material from these disciplines, we will take an explicitly social psychological perspective, focusing on individual, personal, and social aspects of sexual behaviors, attitudes and beliefs.
1030:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 155-01 Child Development
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
This introduction to developmental psychology will cover such topics as: What are the processes of prenatal development and birth? How does an infant learn about the world around him or her? How do children develop as social beings? And, how do the cognitive abilities of thought, language, and memory develop?
1330:T   ALTHSE 08
PSYC 165-01 Psychopathology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.
1030:TR   KAUF 186
PSYC 165-02 Psychopathology
Instructor: Michele Ford
Course Description:
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.
0900:TR   KAUF 179
PSYC 201-01 Design of Psychological Research
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WID Requirement. Readings and laboratory exercises introduce students to bibliographic resources in psychology, rules of valid scientific inference, and techniques for conducting psychology experiments. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: any 100-level course. NOTE: Completion of both 201 and 202 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1130:MWF   KAUF 186
1330:W   KAUF 186
PSYC 202-01 Analysis of Psychological Data
Instructor: Megan Yost
Course Description:
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WID Requirement. In this course, one of the core requirements for the major, our focus is how to make sense of numerical information. Students learn to describe and analyze data. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. NOTE: Completion of both 201 and 202 fulfills the WID requirement.
1330:R   KAUF 186
1330:TF   KAUF 186
PSYC 315-01 Research Methods in Drugs and Behavior
Instructor: Anthony Rauhut
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. This integrated lecture-laboratory course will review the mechanisms by which various classes of drugs (e.g., antidepressants) interact with the central nervous system to alter behavior. In the laboratory component, methodologies employed by behavioral pharmacologists to study the effects of drugs on behavior will be reviewed. Several hands-on projects will be conducted throughout the semester. Three hours of lecture will be complemented by three hours of laboratory a week.Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 125, 130 or 165 and PSYC 201 and 202, or BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
1130:MWF   JAMESR 1206
1230:MWF   JAMESR 1206
PSYC 350-01 Research Methods in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
Each culture is unique in its understanding and beliefs regarding human nature. These differences can lead to varied perceptions of self, in-group and out-group members, time, politics, social distance and social expectations. This course is designed to support student investigation into these cultural and subcultural differences as students generate, conduct, analyze and prepare written reports of observational, survey, correlational or experimental study designs on various topics in cross-cultural psychology, stereotypes and intercultural conflict. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Prerequisite: 201 and 202; 140 or 150.
1330:TF   KAUF 185
1500:TF   KAUF 185
PSYC 365-01 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
Course Description:
This course will introduce various strategies used in empirical research of clinical phenomena. Practice in behavioral observation systems, structured clinical interviews, and assessment techniques will be gained as students conduct research and write research reports in the area of clinical psychology. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 165, 201 and 202.
1330:MR   KAUF 185
1500:MR   KAUF 185
PSYC 440-01 Seminar in Social Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 300-04. Social psychology is the science of how people interact with, relate to, influence, and motivate one another. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an area of research within social psychology that examines extreme aggressive actions that occur within the context of a romantic relationship. This course will expose students to in-depth scientific research in the area of IPV in order to more fully understand the nature of IPV, its many precursors, how and when it occurs, and ultimately offer some suggestions for interventions. Students in this seminar-based course will read original journal articles, critically evaluate empirical findings and in-class discussions, compose individual and group presentations, and collaborate very closely with a local non-profit agency working in the area of preventing and responding to IPV. Course work will address critical research questions that will directly impact both clients of the agency and the greater Carlisle community. Through this service-learning course, you will forge a lasting partnership with a local Carlisle agency while gaining a solid research background from which to understand and address the real problems faced by victims of IPV not only in Carlisle, but around the world.
0900:WF   KAUF 187
PSYC 450-01 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Psychology
Instructor: Rui Zhang
Course Description:
Investigates psychological perspectives related to the impact of culture in determining individual and social behavior, cross-cultural differences and similarities in human behavior, and the psychological sources of group conflict. Topics may include the impact of stereotypes on perceivers and targets, the psychological rationale for prejudice and discrimination, the benefits and difficulties of gender, racial, and cultural diversity, methods for prejudice and discrimination reduction, and an examination of human behavior beyond the traditional Euro-American psychological perspective. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
0900:TR   KAUF 187
PSYC 455-01 Seminar in Dev Psychopathology
Instructor: Gregory Smith
Course Description:
Applying a developmental perspective in which clinical disorders are viewed as either quantitative deviations from normal development or qualitatively distinct disorders this course will study the history, methods, procedures, empirical facts, and theories that influence the conceptualization of and treatment of clinical disorders in children. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.
1030:TR   KAUF 185
PSYC 500-01 Integrating Language, Cultural Identity, and the Brain
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 500-02 Process and Mechanicsms of Change in Adventure Programming With Field Placement
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 500-03 Technology, Interaction and Workplace Behavior
Instructor: Teresa Barber
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PSYC 500-04 Clinical Psychology: Counseling Theories
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 550-01 Perceived Attachment to Parents and Risky Behavior
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-02 Effects of Music on Aggressive Tendencies
Instructor: Kiersten Baughman
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PSYC 550-03 Attitudes Towards Incarcerated Women who have Experienced Sexual Abuse
Instructor: Sharon Kingston
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PSYC 550-04 The Irrational Consumer
Instructor: J Daniel Schubert
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PSYC 550-05 Measuring Corporate Culture Fit
Instructor: Michele Ford
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PSYC 550-06 Experimental Research on Weight Bias
Instructor: Suman Ambwani
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PSYC 560-01 Collaborative Research on Sexual Consent
Instructor: Megan Yost
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PSYC 560-02 Smoking Stigma Research
Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen
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