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PSYC 101 Foundations of Psychological Science:
This course is designed to introduce the student to
the field of psychology, which is defined as the
scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
Like other sciences, psychology seeks to explain,
predict and control the events it studies. Students
will be exposed to the important theories, methods,
and landmark findings that have helped shape
psychology as a field of inquiry. An integral focus
of the course will be a consideration of how
psychology can contribute to the synthesis of a
consistent Christian worldview.
PSYC 209 Child Development:
This course is a survey of the child development
field. Students will be encouraged to develop an
appreciation for the value of science for
understanding children and their development. Key
theories and research regarding cognition,
language, attachment, moral reasoning, the effects
of family and peers will be considered.
PSYC 404 Advanced Research Methods:
A study of advanced research methods, including
an independent research project. An IRB proposal,
data collection and formal written and oral
presentation of the study are required. This course
meets the WI and SI requirements for psychology.
Special topics courses are offered irregularly.:
I have taught two special topics courses: During
the January intersession, I have taught a seminar
style course on the scientific study of sleep and
dreams. The other special topics course I have
taught is a seminar style course on marriage and
family assessment and intervention.