Explores the mind-body connection with an emphasis on the relationship between stress, coping, and disease. As a writing intensive class, students develop professional fluency and grow as critical consumers of psychological research through written work.
Delves into various models aimed at understanding what it means to be a person - our thoughts, behavior, and feelings. Approaches include trait, biological, and Psychoanalytic theory.
Examines the founding and development in the field of psychology, from the early influences of Greek philosophy to the modern perspectives guiding current scholarship in psychology. As a writing intensive class, students expand their knowledge of historically important antecedants through original pursuasive research assignments.
Surveys human emotion from various psychological perspectives - including development, physiology, neuroscience, cognition, social relationships, personality, and psychopathology. Special topics include emotion regulation, neuroedocrinology, and pursuing happiness and well-being.
Survey of statistics, including central tendency, variability and inference, and scientific methodology used in psychological research. Students collaborate in teams to design, test, and analyze an original research project.
Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Students explore key theories and research across a variety of topic areas including - social, personality, sensation and perception, and development.