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Psychology

Psychology

FOR INFORMATION contact
Karen Ebeling, Ph.D.
Liberal Arts Building‚ Room 205C
Direct: 313-927-1293
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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts, Art/Psychology
Interdisciplinary Major ( B.A.)
Psychology Minor

FACULTY
Karen Doyle, Ph.D.
Karen Ebeling, Ph.D.
Pat Kwasek, M.A.

Professor Emeritae
Karen Tracy, Ph.D.
Dena Scher, Ph.D

Psychology Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS
B.A. Level: Business • Corrections • Health Education • Mental Health Service • Rehabilitation

Graduate Level: Clinical & Counseling Psychology • Government Administration • Human Resource Management • Industrial & Organizational Psychology • Teaching and Research

GENERAL INFORMATION
Psychology is a discipline devoted to understanding the thought and behavior of people, and then channeling that knowledge into social and psychological services.

The program at Marygrove offers a sequence of courses, which take you through the areas of psychological development, socialization, learning, dysfunctional behavior and experimental psychology. The program is intended for day students only. The psychology major prepares you to be an informed and engaged citizen in our ever-changing world with respect for diversity and social justice issues.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology combines preparation for future graduate study and/or for direct application of psychological principles with employment after the B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in psychology. The Bachelor of Arts with an interdisciplinary major in art and psychology allows you to prepare for graduate study in art therapy. Required psychology courses contribute 32 credit hours to the interdisciplinary major. A minor is not required.

The minor in psychology provides knowledge of human behavior, which complements your major area of study. If you choose this option, you are required to take a minimum of 20 credit hours in psychology.

CAREER INFORMATION
At the B.A. level, psychology graduates can work in business or mental health/social services. In business, positions include work in advertising, customer relations, job analyst, marketing researcher or representative. In mental health, positions include rehabilitation counselor, group home coordinator, social service director, employment program manager, corrections and parole officer, and family service worker.

At the M.A. level, psychology graduates can do vocational, marriage, family, school or industrial consulting and psychological testing.

At the Ph.D. level, psychologists can be administrators, consultants, or college professors.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Academic Performance
Only psychology courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the major requirements.

Transfer Students
The Department of Psychology generally accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions of higher learning. For psychology majors, at least 15 credit hours in psychology must be earned at Marygrove. For the minor, you must take a minimum of nine psychology credit hours at Marygrove.

Sequence of Courses
Required and elective courses are offered on a rotating basis.

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in psychology and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Psychology Courses
PSY 205 Introductory Psychology
PSY 225 Methods in Psychology
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
PSY 301 Experimental Psychology
PSY 305 Introductory Statistics
PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology or psychology elective
PSY 360 Social Psychology
PSY 365 Group Dynamics
PSY 496 Department Research: Senior Seminar

C. Psychology Electives
PSY 300 Modules in Psychology
PSY 320 Psychology of Women
PSY 343 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 346 Aging Individual in Society
PSY 348 Death and Dying
PSY 390 Special Topics in Psychology
PSY 491 Independent Study

BACHELOR OF ARTS, IN ART THERAPY (B.A.)

 

Please refer to ART THERAPY section of this catalog.

 

Minor in Psychology

The minor in psychology requires 20 credit hours in psychology. At least nine credit hours must be taken at Marygrove.

A. Required Courses
PSY 205 Introductory Psychology
PSY 225 Methods in Psychology

B. Recommended Courses
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
PSY 360 Social Psychology

Psychology Course Descriptions

PSY 205 Introductory Psychology 4 hours
General Education requirement. Prerequisites: MTH 099, LS 105, ENG 107; Term: 1, 2
An introduction to the study of psychology as a behavioral and social science. Theories, principles and empirical findings about human and animal behavior are examined. Topics include perception, motivation, learning, development, physiology, memory, social influence, psychological disorders and others. General Education option.

PSY 225 Methods in Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1
An introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline. This course teaches the student to distinguish between science and pseudoscience. It introduces the scientific method and research techniques, including correlation, experimental design, and statistical reasoning.

PSY 240 Developmental Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 1, 2
Overview of human development and factors that influence it. Covers physical, intellectual, social and emotional development from infancy through adolescence. May include service learning.

PSY 288 Cooperative Field Experience 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Department approval
Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 300 Modules in Psychology 1-3 hour
Prerequisite: PSY 205. Offered as needed.
Covers selected topics designed to fit special needs and interests in order to provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into topics which cannot be adequately or fully treated in other courses.

PSY 301 Experimental Psychology 4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108, PSY 205, PSY 225, PSY 305; Term 1; alternate years
Significant aspects of experimental psychology, methods and techniques. Includes topics in memory, learning, and cognition. Laboratory included.

PSY 305 Introductory Statistics 4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or equivalent; Term: 1, 2
Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications to social sciences. May include use of statistical software.

PSY 320 Psychology of Women 3 hours
Recommended: PSY 205; Term: 2; alternate years
A review of the social construction of gender, including topics of cultural stereotyping, gender comparisons of social, cognitive, and personality characteristics, work discrimination, love relationships, societal mental health issues. Online alternate years.

PSY 321 Introduction to Life-span Psychology 4 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 1, 2
A survey of principal cognitive, social and behavioral processes that operate across the lifespan. Intended for but not limited to pre-nursing students.

PSY 330 Psychology of Adjustment 3 hours
Recommended: PSY 205; Term: 1; Offered as needed
Processes involved in interaction of an individual with the environment. Includes study of theories of adjustment, stress and its effects, problems of adjustment through the life-span, techniques of adjustment, and maladaptive reactions.

PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205; Term: 1
Overview of the treatment and etiology of the major current diagnostic categories of psychopathology. Special attention to societal attitudes about mental illness.

PSY 343 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 2
Overview of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development from preadolescent through late-adolescent period. Topics include family and peer relationships, identity achievement, adjustment problems, and acceptance of the adult role.

PSY 346 Aging Individual in Society 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 1
Later years of human life explored mainly from the perspective of developmental psychology. Includes biological and sociological aspects, as well as areas of problems.

PSY 348 Death and Dying 3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status; PSY 205; Term 1: alternate years
Discussion of death in our society and in different cultures, attitudes toward death, children & death, grief & bereavement, suicide, lethal behavior, search for immortality & other topics.

PSY 360 Social Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099, ENG 108‚ PSY 205; PSY 225 and PSY 240 recommended. Term: 2
Study of how behavior is affected by the social environment. Topics include the self, interpersonal attraction, aggression, prejudice, attitude change, power, altruism. Writing intensive.

PSY 365 Group Dynamics 3 hours
Prerequisite: LA 105, ENG 108, PSY 205; Term: 1
Group processes as they apply to task, community and organizational groups. Theories will be demonstrated by participating in dyads, small groups, and large groups in class.

PSY 388 Cooperative Field Experience 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval
Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 390 Special Topics in Psychology 2-3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205. Offered as needed.
Various topics in psychology are offered on a rotating basis according to demand. May be elected for a maximum of six non-duplicate credit hours.

PSY 436 Clinical Perspectives: Interviewing 3 hours
Term 2, alternate years
Focus on active listening interviewing skills.

PSY 438 Psychology Practicum 2-3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, psychology major, permission of instructor
Practical application of classroom education and skills in a related field placement. Professionally supervised.

PSY 470 Learning and Memory 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108, ENG 312, PSY 205, PSY 305, junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor. Term: 1, alternate years
Empirical and theoretical examination of changes in behavior based on experiences in laboratory and natural settings. Surveys theories that account for behavioral change and common experimental paradigms. Emphasis on in-class experiments and reporting using scientific writing. Writing intensive.

PSY 488 Cooperative Field Experience 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Departmental approval
Supervised work experience in psychology.

PSY 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: PSY 205, junior or senior standing, departmental approval
For intensive advanced research with specified methodology and product.

PSY 496 Department Research: Senior Seminar 3 hours
Prerequisites: PSY 360, PSY 305, ENG 312‚ and PSY 301. Term: 1
Topic to be selected by student with approval of instructor. May be library-research based or an original research project. Requires written and oral presentations. Writing intensive.