2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Psychology

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Majors

Psychology Major

Minors

Neuroscience Minor

Psychology Minor

Psychology, broadly defined, is the systematic, scientific study of physiological, behavioral and mental processes in humans and animals. The field of psychology is simultaneously a scholarly discipline, a research domain and an applied profession. Psychologists may work in clinical, counseling, educational, industrial or social settings and play central roles in the fields of health, sports, politics and business.
 
The main goal of the Department of Psychology at Bridgewater College is to teach students the significant concepts, theories, research findings and methodological approaches that have shaped the history of psychology and that represent the contemporary status of the field. A vital component of a Bridgewater student’s training in psychology is direct involvement in psychological research and the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to the prevention, treatment and solution of individual and social problems.
 
The Department of Psychology offers a wide range of courses to students to represent the
diversity of the field and to meet the diversity of students’ interests. Students have the
opportunity to choose those courses that best serve their interests and career goals.
 
The curriculum is research-focused while sampling from subfields within psycholog y that are traditionally regarded as fundamental (cognition, developmental and social) and those more often labeled as applied (clinical and sexuality), in addition to the neurosciences. Students may fulfill the senior capstone requirement through a faculty-mentored research project using state-of-the-art computing and laboratory or through applied research in a practicum setting at one of many human service agencies in the area.

Psychology Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

A minimum of 37 credits including the following courses:

 

Core Courses (17 credits)

PSY-101 General Psychology

PSY-210 Biological Psychology

PSY-230 Research Methods

PSY-240 Behavioral Psychology

PSY-300 Measurement and Statistics

Fundamental Courses (9 credits)

PSY-310 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-330 Memory and Cognition

PSY-350 Social Psychology

PSY-317 Biology of Mind

PSY-370 Developmental Psychology

PSY-390 Sensation and Perception

PSY-399 Psychology of Personality

Applied Courses (6 credits)

PSY-319 Functional Neuroanatomy

PSY-320 Clinical Psychology

PSY-340 Public Mental Health

PSY-360 Psychopharmacology

PSY-375 Applied Neuropsychology

PSY-380 Human Sexuality

PSY-400 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Fundamentals of Behavior Change

PSY-410 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Analysis And Intervention

Integrative Course (3 credits)

PSY-450 Historical Issues in Psychology

PSY-460 Interaction Rituals: Research Seminar In Contemporary Psychology

PSY-470 Special Topics

PSY-475E Neuroethics

PSY-480 Internship

PSY-481X Practicum in Applied Psychology

Plus 3 credits from any PSY course except PSY-499 (3 credits)

Neuroscience Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

A minimum of 20 credits including the following courses:

 

PSY-210 Biological Psychology

-or-

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

PSY-425 Neuroscience Methods

PSY-475E Neuroethics

Plus 3 of the following :

PSY-390 Sensation and Perception

PSY-360 Psychopharmacology

BIOL/PSY-375 Applied Neuropsychology

BIOL/PSY-317 Biology of Mind

BIOL/PSY-319 Functional Neuroanatomy

Students interested in graduate work or careers in neuroscience are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL-305 and BIOL-314.

Psychology Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

A minimum of 18 credits including the following courses:

 

PSY-101 General Psychology

PSY-230 Research Methods

Plus 4 additional PSY courses

Courses

PSY-101 General Psychology

PSY-150 Creativity and Problem Solving

PSY-210 Biological Psychology

PSY-230 Research Methods

PSY-240 Behavioral Psychology

PSY-300 Measurement and Statistics

PSY-310 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-317 Biology of Mind

PSY-319 Functional Neuroanatomy

PSY-320 Clinical Psychology

PSY-330 Memory and Cognition

PSY-340 Public Mental Health

PSY-350 Social Psychology

PSY-360 Psychopharmacology

PSY-370 Developmental Psychology

PSY-375 Applied Neuropsychology

PSY-380 Human Sexuality

PSY-390 Sensation and Perception

PSY-399 Psychology of Personality

PSY-400 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Fundamentals of Behavior Change

PSY-410 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Analysis And Intervention

PSY-425 Neuroscience Methods

PSY-450 Historical Issues in Psychology

PSY-460 Interaction Rituals: Research Seminar In Contemporary Psychology

PSY-470 Special Topics

PSY-475E Neuroethics

PSY-480 Internship

PSY-481X Practicum in Applied Psychology

PSY-490 Independent Study

PSY-491 Research

PSY-499 Honors Project