The 18-credit course work, including the required introductory psychology course, allows you to choose a set of courses that match your specific area of interest.
The minor comprises 7 credits of core courses and 11 credits of elective courses, with 6 elective credits taken at the 400 level.
PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology
PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology
Course List - Psychology Minor
|Introductory Psychology||PSYCH 100||Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.||3 credits|
|Elementary Statistics in Psychology OR Elementary Statistics||PSYCH 200 OR STAT 200||Elementary Statistics in Psychology
Frequency distributions and graphs; measures of central tendency and variability; normal probability curve; elementary sampling and reliability; correlations; simple regression equations.
Elementary Statistics Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.
[This course is a prerequisite for PSYCH 301W and does not count toward the 18 credits needed for the minor.]
|Basic Research Methods in Psychology||PSYCH 301W||Introduction to methods of psychological research, with special attention to hypothesis formation and testing, threats to validity, and data presentation.||4 credits|
|Introduction to Developmental Psychology||PSYCH 212||Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Social Psychology||PSYCH 221||Research and theory on topics including interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, attitudes, attribution, cooperation, competition, and groups, from a psychological perspective.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Personality Psychology||PSYCH 238||Past and recent conceptualizations of key issues and root ideas of personality psychology.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology||PSYCH 243||Applying psychological knowledge to develop and maintain effective personal adjustment and well-being and positive social relations.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Cognitive Psychology||PSYCH 256||Introduction to study of such higher mental processes as thinking and reasoning, imagery, concept formation, problem solving, and skilled performance.||3 credits|
|Neurological Bases of Human Behavior||PSYCH 260||An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Abnormal Psychology||PSYCH 270||Overview of assessment, causes, and treatments of psychological disorders.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology||PSYCH 281||Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.||3 credits|
|Adolescence||PSYCH 412||Physical, cognitive, and personality development during adolescence.||3 credits|
|Human Sexuality||PSYCH 422||Psychological influences on human sexual behavior such as love, sexual orientation, gender, intercourse, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, dysfunctions, and paraphilias.||3 credits|
|Applied Social Psychology||PSYCH 424||Application of social psychological theories and research methods to field settings and to the study of social issues.||3 credits|
|Health Psychology||PSYCH 441||Overview of the field with an emphasis on how psychological research contributes to an understanding of health and behavior.||3 credits|
|Abnormal Psychology||PSYCH 470||Causes, dynamics, symptoms, and treatment of neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, and other psychological disorders of adulthood.||3 credits|
|Selection and Assessment in Organizations||PSYCH 482||Background in personnel testing, performance measurement, selection strategies, with emphasis on validity and measurement reliability.||3 credits|
|Work Attitudes and Motivation||PSYCH 484||Survey of theory and research with respect to attitudes, morale, and motivation of employees and management.||3 credits|
|Leadership in Work Settings||PSYCH 485||Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision.||3 credits|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.