Psychology and Sociology
Psychology Course Listing |
Sociology Course Listing
Professors: Dr. Cogdill, Dr.
Davenport, Dr. Taylor (Chair)
Associate Professors: Dr. Calloway,
Assistant Professors: Dr.
Fragedakis, Dr. Asbury
Adjunct Instructors: Dr. Smith, Mr.
Henderson, Dr. Viehe,
Requirements for a Major in
Psychology (CIP 42.0101)
Forty-three semester hours of courses in the major including Psychology
222, 260, 267, 330, 364, 368, 369, 461, 463 and 480; four psychology
electives chosen from additional psychology offerings; Mathematics 160
and eight semester hours of science (Biology 111 and 221 strongly
recommended) are required. No more than nine hours may be earned through
practicum courses. Psychology 222 is a prerequisite to all other
Students considering graduate study
for work in clinical or counseling psychology should take additional
work in biology. Anyone planning work in experimental psychology should
elect additional courses in mathematics, statistics, and chemistry.
Those considering the personnel and industrial fields of psychology
should elect Business Administration 331 (Management) and Economics 454
Requirements for Psychology minor are
(twenty-two hours) Psychology 222, 260, 330, 364, 368, 461, and one
Listing (PSYC 000)
Note: Psychology 222 is a prerequisite to all other psychology courses.
Psychology 222 is not recommended for Freshmen.
222 General Psychology (3)
A study of the various fields
of psychology: the developmental process, learning, motivation, emotion,
frustration and adjustment, attention and perception, memory and
cognition, group dynamics, and abnormal behavior. Attention is given to
the application of these topics to problems of study,
self-understanding, and adjustment to the demands of society. Required
of all prospective teachers. Psychology 222 is a prerequisite to all
psychology courses. Offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
232 Social Psychology (3)
A study of the way
individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others.
Topics for consideration include the manner in which status and role
characteristics affect personality, the behavior of small groups, group
pressure on individual judgment, leadership, crowd behavior,
affiliation, and aggression. Offered in the spring.
260 Developmental Psychology (3)
A study of the course of human
development from conception to death, including physical, moral,
cognitive, emotional, and social development. Normal developmental tasks
are also examined. Offered in the fall.
267 Statistics for the Social
An introduction to the
mathematical techniques used for evaluating behavioral and social
science data as well as to the conceptual and theoretical framework
behind many of these techniques. The semester will begin with a
discussion of basic descriptive and predictive techniques (i.e., central
tendency, variability, correlation and regression); but a greater part
of the term will be spent discussing probability theory, hypothesis
testing and scientific decision-making. Since this is a psychology
course, emphasis will be placed on statistical applications for
psychological data, but these methods can be used in other fields as
well. Offered in the spring.
325 Psychological Disorders of
Childhood and Adolescence (3)
A study of the causes and
treatment of various psychological disorders of childhood and
adolescence, for example, anxiety disorders, depression, childhood
schizophrenia, and autism. Offered in the fall.
330 Research Methods in Behavioral
and Social Sciences (4) (SOWK 330)
An introduction to the basic
research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences. Special
emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to understand and
evaluate scientific research as well as to conduct and report research.
Exposure to historically significant problem areas is provided.
Laboratory work is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: Math
160. Offered in the fall and spring.
364 Psychology of Human Relations
A study of factors which
affect human relationships, e.g. family of origin, personal values,
parenting styles, making choices, personal growth, and sex roles.
Offered in the fall and spring.
365 Industrial Psychology (3)
A study of psychological
principles as applied to business and industry, to employer-employee
relationships, and to producer and consumer behavior. Offered as needed.
368 Psychology of Learning and
A survey of the major concepts
and research methods for studying learning and cognition (e.g., language
development, memory formation, and conditioning procedures). Offered in
369 Physiological Psychology (3)
A study of the biological
correlates of behavior. Emphasis is placed on the development and
organization of the nervous system, the physiological basis of motivated
behavior, and the function and structure of sensory and motor systems.
Offered in the fall and spring.
372 Perception (3)
A study of the organizing
principles of perception. Topics such as perception of movement, depth,
taste and smell, form, color, and illusions are examined. Offered as
373 Exceptional Children (3)
A study of issues related to
the identification, assessment, and instruction of children with special
needs, including the academically gifted. The course will include an
examination of current definitions of exceptionality, legal issues,
teaching strategies, coordination with families and community agencies,
and the professional responsibility of the teacher. Offered in the fall
421 Sport Psychology (3) (Exer 421)
The psychological foundations
that underlie sport and physical performance, with the emphasis on
application rather than theory. Includes motor skill learning,
motivation, social interaction, mental training, and the effects of
stress, injury and burnout. Examines goal setting, characteristics of
peak performance, relaxation, imagery training, and implementing
psychological training programs. Prerequisite: PSYC 222.
430 Advanced Research (3)
A seminar course designed to
give students experience in evaluating literature, planning and
conducting original research, and technical writing aimed at
publication. Emphasis will be on gaining mastery of topics by extensive
literature review and on gaining critical thinking skills necessary for
scientific inquiry. Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in Psychology
330 and Math 160. Instructor permission required. Offered alternate
461 Abnormal Psychology (3)
A survey of the major forms of
abnormal behavior of children and adults, with an emphasis on
understanding the cause, treatment, and prevention of these disorders.
Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of psychology. Offered in the spring.
463 Educational and Psychological
A study of the principles of
educational and psychological testing in the areas of aptitude,
achievement, personality, interests, and attitudes. An examination of
the various types of tests through using test manuals and the tests
themselves. The application of these tests to educational and
psychological measurement is addressed. Offered in the spring.
467 Advanced Behavioral Statistics
An exploration of quantitative
methods of data analysis, including: higher order analysis of variance,
factor analysis, multiple regression and other multivariate techniques.
Emphasis is placed on the logic and utility of statistical techniques
and on computer applications of data analysis. Prerequisites: a grade of
C or better in Psychology 330 and Psychology 266. Instructor permission
required. Offered as needed.
471 Clinical Psychology (3)
A survey of the field of
clinical psychology, with emphasis on the major positions in which
clinical psychologists are employed and their principal activities.
Prerequisites: Psychology 364 and 461. Offered in the fall of even
475 Theories of Personality (3)
A survey of the major
personality theories ranging from Freud’s theory to Existentialism. This
is a seminar for psychology majors or minors only. Offered in the fall
of odd years.
480 History of Psychology (3)
A study of the important
figures, concepts, schools, and systems of psychology from the early
Greek philosophers to the present; an exploration of the development of
psychological research and theory within the modern and post-modern
sociopolitical context; and a re-evaluation of psychology’s heritage
from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Offered in the fall.
490 Practicum: Developmental
A practicum in a setting or an
institution for persons with development disabilities. Students are
given the opportunity to become involved in various programs that allow
for the practical application of coursework. Supervision is arranged
through the staff of the institution or agency and the faculty at
Campbell. The student participates in a seminar, writes a library
research paper and keeps a log concerning his or her experiences.
Offered in the fall and spring only through the main campus.
492 Practicum: Techniques in
Work for approximately a
half-day per week in an applied setting with a mental health counselor,
public school counselor, probation officer, or psychologist. Students
also participate in an on-campus seminar involving readings and
discussions of various aspects of counseling. They write papers related
to an aspect of counseling and their work experiences. They also develop
and write papers concerning their philosophy and theory of counseling.
Supervision is jointly arranged by the staff of the applied setting and
the faculty. Offered in the fall only through the main campus.
497 Internship (6)
Full-time work for selected
upper class students in a human services setting during a summer
session. The students are supervised by the staff of the institution and
Campbell faculty and are involved in activities with a staff
psychologist or mental health counselor at the respective institution or
agency. Offered in the summer only through the main campus.
499 Directed Study (1-3)
A directed study designed to
permit an advanced psychology major to investigate in detail specific
problem areas relating to his or her primary field of interest.
Permission must be obtained from the instructor, chair, and dean.
526 Drug Treatments of
Psychological Disorders (1)
An overview of the
psychotropic medications that health care providers prescribe for
various emotional, mental and behavioral disorders. Class discussion
will begin with some basic issues in drug action (i.e., potency,
efficacy, primary effects and side effects, administration, distribution
and metabolism). Focus will be on educating non-medical professionals
about the use of drug treatments for conditions like depression,
excessive anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia and others. Offered alternate
Listing (SOCI 000)
School of Education does not offer a major or minor in Sociology, the
courses listed below fill General College Curriculum and other
requirements and may also be taken as electives.
225 Principles of Sociology (3)
A study of human social
interaction and society. Specific topics include cultural variations,
socialization, social inequality, collective behavior, and global
ecology. Offered in the fall and spring.
226 Social Problems (3)
The nature and extent of
social problems in contemporary life examined in terms of causes and
constructive methods of prevention and treatment. Offered in the fall
232 Social Psychology (3)
A study of forms of
interaction of personalities which characterize social life. Topics for
consideration include the manner in which status and role
characteristics affect personality; the behavior of small groups studied
experimentally, group pressure on individual judgment, rumor,
leadership, crowd behavior, and social movement. Offered in the spring.
340 The Family (3) (Religion 340)
A socio-cultural study of the
family as an institution with emphasis on the family in its current
cultural setting. Topics studied include family dynamics as they arise
in the family life cycle. The religious dimension of the family is
explored. Prerequisite: Religion 101.
344 Sociology of Religion (3)
An investigation of the
socio-cultural structure of American Christianity. The meaning and
belonging functions of religion are explored.
345 Human Diversity (3) (Social
A study of the biological,
psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of human diversity. All
elementary and middle grades education majors must complete this course.
359 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
A study of delinquency as a
form of socially deviant behavior. Its definition and extent, the
limitations of statistics, theories of causation, the delinquent
subculture, prevention, and treatment are explored.
360 Gerontology (3)
A study of the biological,
sociological, psychological, and behavioral changes occurring in later
life, from the standpoint of both the individual and society.
450 Women In Our Culture (3)
(Family and Consumer Sciences 450)
A course examining the major
contributions of women to society and culture. This course encourages
students to become knowledgeable about the influence of women on a
global level regarding law, public policy, education, architecture,
furniture, politics, employment, the economy, religion, health,
medicine, and the media. Open to all students.