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.
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.
Students will be introduced to SPSS and the process of independent data collection.
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.
This course will prepare students for practicum in psychological settings, including orientation, psychology ethics, resume writing, and identifying possible sites and contact persons. All psychology students seeking practicum experiences in approved agencies must satisfactorily complete this course prior to registering for PSYC3960. Fee: Additional fee required.
A variety of subjects is presented. Different topics are covered each offering. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.
A course that integrates experimental methodology and statistical data analysis procedures in behavioral science. Emphasizes statistical descriptions, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing.
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)
A study of the fundamental theories of counseling and psychotherapy, with emphasis on the processes, APA ethics, and Idaho state laws involved in counseling.
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.
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.
This course provides students with a context for reflection and self-analysis regarding their educational experience at NNU. The approach in this course to self-analysis and critical reflection is two-fold: 1) students will reflect on their comprehensive educational experience through the lens of the four university outcomes, and 2) students will think about and discuss the integration of their learning with their future, post-university lives. (See CRIM4010, HUMN4010, SPAN4010) Fee: Additional fee required.
A study of the development, structure, and modification of human personality. Modern theories of personality are submitted to critical analysis. Fee: Additional fee required.
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.
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.