Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of individuals and groups. The Department offers a broad understanding of human behavior, including the development, relationships, physiological functioning, and interactions of individuals in systems.
The Department contributes to the liberal arts education of NNU students through courses offered to meet the general education core requirement. More in-depth study leads to the major in psychology. The Psychology Department provides students with a solid background in the questions, methods, and theories of the disciplines, and prepares them for occupations and further study in psychology. The Department models and trains its students to be Christian professionals serving the community.
Elizabeth List (Department Chair) and Sarah Marion
Student Learning Outcomes
- Graduates of this major will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and successfully apply the principles of research design, methodology and statistical analysis.
- Graduates of this major will demonstrate a professional demeanor in the context of a Christian perspective.
- Graduates of this major will be able to articulate a synthesized understanding of the history, theories, and application of the major sub-disciplines of psychology.
Degrees and Certificates
Pre-Counseling,Bachelor of Arts
Psychology,Bachelor of Arts
Psychology Education,Bachelor of Arts
Sports Psychology,Bachelor of Arts
PSYC1250: Psychology for LifeCredits 2
PSYC1550: Introduction to PsychologyCredits 3
A study of the basic principles of human behavior, giving attention to developmental patterns, motivation and adjustment, learning and memory processes, and individual differences in aptitude, personality, and mental health. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC1615: Careers in PsychologyCredits 2
PSYC2100: Lifespan DevelopmentCredits 3
PSYC2110: Educational PsychologyCredits 3
PSYC2215: Research DesignCredits 3
A study of qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Students will learn the basics of how to use professional psychological research, design research around a hypothesis, and the basics of research writing.
PSYC2245L: Statistical Analysis LabCredits 1
Students will be introduced to SPSS and the process of independent data collection.
PSYC2559: Psychology of Motivation and LeadershipCredits 3
This course examines the psychological theories and methodologies of motivation and the elements of leadership, including motivating and demotivating factors, benefits of motivations, individual and team leadership, leadership styles and personalities. Applications for the organizational systems, individuals and groups will be studied. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC2955: Psychology Pre-PracticumCredits 1
PSYC3094: Special Topics in PsychologyCredits 1 3
A variety of subjects is presented. Different topics are covered each offering. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.
PSYC3455: Abnormal PsychologyCredits 3
PSYC3640: Experimental Design and Statistical AnalysisCredits 3
A course that integrates experimental methodology and statistical data analysis procedures in behavioral science. Emphasizes statistical descriptions, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing.
PSYC3670: Teaching Psychology in Secondary SchoolsCredits 2
Course topics include strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, and curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for candidates to assist and teach for a minimum of 20 hours. (See EDUC3670)
PSYC3701: Contemporary Approaches in Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCredits 3
PSYC3702: Counseling Theory and Helping SkillsCredits 3
A study of the fundamental theories of counseling and psychotherapy, with emphasis on the processes, APA ethics, and Idaho state laws involved in counseling.
PSYC3702L: Counseling Theory and Helping Skills LabCredits 1
PSYC3850: Biological Foundations of BehaviorCredits 3
PSYC3850L: Biological Foundations of Behavior LaboratoryCredits 1
An examination of the basic processes underlying brain function and behavior. Major emphasis will be placed on brain function and structure and neurological anomalies in the brain. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC3960: Psychology PracticumCredits 1 2
Readings and supervised practicum experience designed to give the student practical application in the areas of assessment, counseling, and behavior modification. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC3970: Advanced Research in PsychologyCredits 1 2
PSYC4010: CapstoneCredits 1
PSYC4110: Psychology of LearningCredits 3
PSYC4111: Human SexualityCredits 3
PSYC4112: Human DiversityCredits 3
PSYC4350: Personality TheoryCredits 3
A study of the development, structure, and modification of human personality. Modern theories of personality are submitted to critical analysis. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC4511: Psychology of ReligionCredits 3
PSYC4512: Social PsychologyCredits 3
PSYC4619: Introduction to Psychological TestingCredits 3
An introduction to the theory, problems, methods and content of psychological testing. The first part of the course deals with the basic concepts of the purpose of testing, test administration, scoring, standardization, reliability, validity, and evaluation. The remainder of the course covers the principal intelligence, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality tests. Fee: Additional fee required.
PSYC4659: Advanced PsychologyCredits 3
PSYC4761: Introduction to Neuropsychology and PsychopharmacologyCredits 3
PSYC4762: History and Systems of PsychologyCredits 2
PSYC4850: History and Systems of Psychology ExperienceCredits 1
An historical survey of modern psychology and an analysis of the classical systems and contemporary theories in psychology. Students will visit historical sites and classic psychological and social science venues that are presented in the PSYC4762 course. Fee: Additional fee required.