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PSY 201 Mind and Behavior 3 Credits
This course is an introductory level course on human mind and behavior, designed to provide an overview of scientific psychology. The major goal of this course is to introduce theoretical perpectives as well as the empirical findings in psychology. In doing so, the course also aims to highlight both the interaction of psychological sciences with other allied disciplines and the impact of psychological findings in applied fields. In this regard, the course will present an oppurtunity for students with different backgrounds to explore links between their own fields of interest and study and psychology.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2019-2020 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2018-2019 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2018-2019 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2017-2018 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2017-2018 Mind and Behavior 3
Summer 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2016-2017 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2015-2016 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Mind and Behavior 3
Spring 2014-2015 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2014-2015 Mind and Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2012-2013 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Summer 2011-2012 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2011-2012 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3
Fall 2007-2008 Mind & Behavior (PSY301) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 202 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I 3 Credits
This course introduces basic concepts in research methods and the scientific method, from a Psychology perspective; including experimental logic and terminology. It also introduces the basics of null hypothesis significance testing, and teaches how to use the software SPSS for basic data manipulation and analysis.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I 3
Fall 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: PSY 202L
ECTS Credit: 7 ECTS (7 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 202L Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I Lab 0 Credit
This lab course provides the students with the necessary skills for data analysis

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I Lab 0
Fall 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I Lab 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: PSY 202
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 304 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II 3 Credits
This course continues to develop students' understanding of, and competence in, study design and data analysis. It emphasises the use of more sophisticated techniques to test more complex predictions involving multiple predictors.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: PSY 304L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 304L Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II Lab 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: PSY 304
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 305 Experimental Psychology 3 Credits
This course gives students practica experience in designing, conducting, analysing and reporting psychology experiments, in small groups. The emphasis will be on encouraging students to analyse design decisions, to minimise the influence of confounding variables, and to maximise power. The course will also give a thorough grounding in scientific writing and appropriate reporting format.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Experimental Psychology 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 310 Cognitive Processes 3 Credits
An introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology, the course surveys areas such as perception, attention, memory and language, and thought. Empirical behavioral evidence about these areas are complemented by recent biological and neuropsychological perspectives and findings.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2019-2020 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2018-2019 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2018-2019 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2017-2018 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2017-2018 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2016-2017 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2015-2016 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2014-2015 Cognitive Processes 3
Fall 2014-2015 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2013-2014 Cognitive Processes 3
Spring 2012-2013 Cognitive Processes 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 314 Language 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of research on the psychology of language. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics including language acquisition in infancy and childhood, second language learning, the neural processing of language, and language education. The course equips students with theoretical and methodological understanding of research on language and mind.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Language 3
Spring 2018-2019 Language 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 315 Memory 3 Credits
This course will provide the students with an overview to the scientific study of human memory. Topics that are covered include, but not limited to, memory systems and processes; such as encoding, forgetting; memory disorders and developmental approaches. Everyday applications of memory will also be explored.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Memory 3
Fall 2017-2018 Memory 3
Spring 2016-2017 Memory 3
Spring 2015-2016 Memory 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 310 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 316 Attention 3 Credits
This course explores the theories and mechanisms of attention. Topics include classical behavioral and modern neurocognitive models of attention, a brief overview of clinical impairments of attention, and the relationships between attention and other cognitive processes.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Attention 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 317 Learning 3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the elementary forms of learning that have been the focus of research for much of the 20th century. The students learn? the theories of learning; from habituation, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning to stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to the study of cognition. The course also covers how findings from animal research relate to human learning and behavior, and touches base with the main concepts in neurophysiology offering insights into neural substrates of learning processes.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Learning 3
Fall 2017-2018 Learning 3
Fall 2016-2017 Learning 3
Fall 2015-2016 Learning 3
Fall 2014-2015 Learning 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 320 Developmental Psychology 3 Credits
A comprehensive overview of contemporary developmental science, studying the contribution of a developmental perspective (changes with age) to major questions in the field of psychology, such as thinking, memory, self etc. Recurring themes would be continuity vs discontinuity of development, and nature-nurture sources of development. Research discussions include both classic and current studies within the field. Consideration is given both to biological and cultural influences on development.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Developmental Psychology 3
Fall 2019-2020 Developmental Psychology 3
Summer 2018-2019 Developmental Psychology 3
Spring 2018-2019 Developmental Psychology 3
Fall 2018-2019 Developmental Psychology 3
Summer 2017-2018 Developmental Psychology 3
Fall 2016-2017 Developmental Psychology 3
Fall 2015-2016 Developmental Psychology 3
Spring 2014-2015 Developmental Psychology 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 322 Lifespan Psychological Science 3 Credits
This course aims at providing students with an understanding of how life events experienced at an early time point shape behavior years later. It examines widely-held but scarcely tested assumptions of psychological theories on long-term effects on behavior, such as the effects of early development on adult life outcomes or changes in behavior from early to late adulthood. The course introduces existing long-term longitudinal studies, provides examples from popular hypotheses about long-term effects on behavior, surveys evidence on whether these hypotheses are supported and if yes, discusses which mechanisms are responsible for producing these long-term effects.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Lifespan Psychological Science 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 325 Infant Development 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of many of the important aspects of infant development over the first 2 years of life. This includes the development of the cognition, perception, language, temperament, personality, and social and emotional development. It covers the current debates within the field, and emprical experiments.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 330 Individual Differences 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide an individual differences perspective to major fields of study within psychology, addressing questions such as: How and why do people differ? Does personality change over time? What are the physical, mental social consequences of personalities and intelligences? Implications of a wide range of individual differences (cultural, socio-economic, learning style, skill level, gender) are discussed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2016-2017 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2015-2016 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2014-2015 Individual Differences 3
Fall 2013-2014 Individual Differences: Intelligence&Personality 3
Fall 2012-2013 Individual Differences: Intelligence&Personality 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 340 Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to social psychology, the study of human interaction. Social psychology is concerned with the reciprocal influence between the social environment and people's attitudes and behaviors about themselves and others. This will be a survey course, offering an overview of the important topics that comprise the field of social psychology including: social influences, prosocial behavior, group processes, gender, authority, conformity, attitude formation, aggression, persuasion and propaganda, attraction, stereotypes, and self-esteem. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic theories about human behavior in social contexts, and applying such frameworks and research to real-life settings in politics, education, law, health care, etc.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Social Psychology 3
Fall 2019-2020 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2018-2019 Social Psychology 3
Fall 2018-2019 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2017-2018 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Social Psychology 3
Fall 2016-2017 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2015-2016 Social Psychology 3
Spring 2013-2014 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Fall 2010-2011 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2009-2010 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Fall 2008-2009 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3
Spring 2007-2008 Social Psychology (PSY302) 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 340L Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II Lab 3 Credits

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 341 Applied Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course offers a social psychological perspective on how to help individuals become happy, healthy, wise, and nice. It will use cutting-edge research and theories in social psychology to develop strategies, policies, and business ideas that improve individual happiness and health, encourage wise decisions in organizational and educational settings, and promote prosocial behavior.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Applied Social Psychology 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 343 Relationship Science 3 Credits
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of theories and research in the field of interpersonal relatipnships and family science. Topics of this course include, but are not limited to, interpersonal attraction, attachment, relationship maintenance, family violence, relationhip dissolution, and divorce.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Relationship Science 3
Fall 2018-2019 Relationship Science 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 344 Group Processes 3 Credits
Building upon contemporary social psychology research literature, this course introduces students to basic intragroup processes and within group dynamics such as group formation and group thinking, group decision-making, ingroup diversity and ingroup identification, as well as intergroup processes such as the formation of stereotypes and prejudice, outgroup attitudes and behaviors The course does not only rely on classical theories in the field of group processes, but it also focuses on state of the art research in social psychological and personality science, and aims to provide students with a generic understanding of how groups-groups and groups-individual dynamics operate in various settings

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Group Processes 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 350 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 Credits
This course will focus on the biological basis of human brain, covering topics such as neural functioning (membrane potentials, ion channels, neurotransmitters, synapses, etc.), the basis of brain organization (cortices, nuclei, axonal paths, etc.), and main neural circuitries (sensory pathways, motor system, limbic system, autonomous nervous system etc.). There will be a particular emphasis to link these electrical, chemical, and anatomical notions to the behavioral output. Topics include (but are not limited to) brain basic anatomy and function, a relationship between neural and chemical systems working together in the brain, and how we perceive the world around us.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2019-2020 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2018-2019 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Spring 2017-2018 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2017-2018 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Spring 2016-2017 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Fall 2016-2017 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Summer 2015-2016 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2014-2015 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Biological Bases of Behavior 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 352 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Credits
Cognitive neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience which studies processes of nervous system underpinning cognitive functions (acquisition, storage, transformation, and use of knowledge). The course explores the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as perception, attention, memory, and decision- making. In light of behavioral and neuroimaging research, the course aims to deliver the skills to interpret cognitive neuroscience research and understand human cognition.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Cognitive Neuroscience 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 350 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 360 Abnormal Behavior 3 Credits
Theories and approaches to understanding psychopathology and treatment to, and prevention of abnormal behavior. Emphasis is on current theory, research, issues in, and the role of clinical psychology in contemporary society.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Abnormal Behavior 3
Fall 2019-2020 Abnormal Behavior 3
Spring 2018-2019 Abnormal Behavior 3
Spring 2017-2018 Abnormal Behavior 3
Spring 2016-2017 Abnormal Behavior 3
Fall 2015-2016 Abnormal Behavior 3
Fall 2013-2014 Abnormal Behavior (PSY308) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Abnormal Behavior (PSY308) 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 362 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3 Credits
This course is an overview of clinical applications of psychology. Topics to be covered are basic features of clinical assessment, basic features of clinical interventions, psychological testing, overview of psychotherapy models (psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, group, family etc.) and research on clinical interventions. Clinical case examples as well as relevant movies and literary works will be used in order to demonstrate the workings of clinical psychology in practice.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Fall 2018-2019 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2017-2018 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Fall 2017-2018 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2015-2016 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2014-2015 Clinical Applications of Psychology 3
Spring 2013-2014 Clinical Applications of Psychology (PSY430) 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 370 Emotion 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the rapidly developing field of emotion science. Students will learn about the biological function, neurology, and physiology of emotions in humans and other animals, and about strategies for measuring and classifying emotions. The course will also examine interactions between emotion and cognitive functions, and how these can be used to understand and treat mental illnesses.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Emotion 3
Spring 2018-2019 Emotion 3
Spring 2017-2018 Emotion 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 371 Stress and Well-Being in Adulthood 3 Credits
This course examines associations of stress with psychological and physical well-being in adulthood. Topics include conceptualization and measurement of stress and well-being; daily life factors influencing stress reactions ; psychological, social, and biological mechanisms underlying stress regulation; pathways through which daily life events and stress are linked to psychological and physical well-being; age-related changes in stress and well-being across adulthood.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Stress and Well-Being in Adulthood 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 380 Testing and Measurement 3 Credits
This course provides the students with necessary skills to measure psychological constructs as well as knowledge on test construction, validity and reliability issues. It also covers topics such as factor analysis and administration and scoring procedures of various types of tests, including standardized tests of intelligence.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2018-2019 Testing and Measurement 3
Fall 2018-2019 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2017-2018 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2016-2017 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2015-2016 Testing and Measurement 3
Spring 2014-2015 Testing and Measurement 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: PSY 380L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 380L Testing and Measurement Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Testing and Measurement Lab 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: PSY 380
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 382 Personality 3 Credits
This course aims to introduce students to different approaches in personality, such as, psychodynamic, cognitive, social learning, and trait approaches, and provide the background to evaluate and critique them.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Personality 3
Spring 2018-2019 Personality 3
Fall 2018-2019 Personality 3
Fall 2016-2017 Personality 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 390 Sensation / Perception 3 Credits
This course will cover basic principles of sensation and perception in vision, audition and other modalities by mainly focusing on the structure and the function of the sensory systems, which will be discussed in terms of how information is processed. Additionally, some of the following questions will be discussed in this course. What are the anatomical structures of the senses? What are the factors which has an effect on these complex processes? How does the perception arise from information gathered by the sensory system?

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Sensation / Perception 3
Summer 2018-2019 Sensation / Perception 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 398 Independent Study I 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list, developing research skills, and gain hands-on experience in carrying out a research study. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2018-2019 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2017-2018 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Independent Study I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Independent Study I 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 399 Independent Study II 3 Credits
This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list, developing research skills, and gain hands-on experience in carrying out a research study. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2018-2019 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2017-2018 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Independent Study II 3
Spring 2013-2014 Independent Study 3
Fall 2013-2014 Independent Study 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 403 Advanced Research in Psychology 3 Credits
The goal of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills in literature review, data analysis, and writing. Topics of this course include, but are not limited to, hypothesis generation, structure of scientific articles, description of methods, and writing up scientific research papers.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Advanced Research in Psychology 3
Fall 2018-2019 Advanced Research in Psychology 3
Fall 2017-2018 Advanced Research in Psychology 3
Fall 2016-2017 Advanced Research in Psychology 3

Prerequisite: (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and (PSY 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 405 Culture and Cognition 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in cognition with the opportunity to study the social and cultural aspects of thinking. It uses a psychological, and at times cognitive scientific, lens to explore issues such as the relation of language and thought, narrative development, memory (individual and collective), emotion, morality, transmission of knowledge, concepts, implicit cognition. It will survey research and theory within social psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural psychology and provide implications from and for philosophy, anthropology, literature, artificial intelligence, and politics. This course is also concerned with methodological and theoretical challenges in the integration of cultural perspectives in psychology

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2016-2017 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2015-2016 Culture and Cognition 3
Fall 2014-2015 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2011-2012 Culture and Cognition 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 310 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 410 Advanced Topics in Social and Cognitive Psychology 3 Credits
Specific content topics in social psychology and cognitive psychology for a better understanding of both fields. The particular focus may change each semester it is offered. Topics include not limited to moral psychology, emotion, memory processes, spatial cognition etc.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Advanced Topics in Social and Cognitive Psychology 3

Prerequisite: PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 414 Selected topics in Language and Communication 3 Credits
This course presents specialized topics in research on language and communication. The selected topics will vary from year to year, but topics are drawn from one or more areas of psychology and related fields including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, speech pathology, and education. The main focus of this course is to closely examine recent literature in the field. By the end of the course, students are expected to have developed basic abilities to critically evaluate research articles concerning the psychology of language.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Selected topics in Language and Communication 3

Prerequisite: PSY 314 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 415 Selected topics in Memory and Attention 3 Credits
This course explores the most recent advances in interactions between attention and memory. Topics include the role of memories for guiding attention, and the role of attention for encoding, manipulation, storage, retrieval of memories. The goal of the course is to provide an advanced, state-of-art understanding of the interactions between memory and attention, and to deliver the skills for critically evaluating the relevant research.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2017-2018 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3
Spring 2017-2018 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3
Spring 2015-2016 Selected Topics in Memory and Cognition 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (PSY 310 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 315 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 316 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 352 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 421 Cognitive Development 3 Credits
This course reviews current research and theoretical issues about cognitive development. Major research areas that are covered are theory of mind, joint attention, language, memory, numerical cognition, social cognition, and implications of atypical cognitive development. Paralells with socioemotional development are also stressed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Cognitive Development 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Development 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 422 Social Development 3 Credits
This course provides a broad overview of how children behave in and think about the social world. The topics include: innate and early-emerging social knowledge, moral development, social cognition, theory of mind, aggression, victimization, identity development, social categorization and bias, and the influence of peers & parents, and culture on development.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Social Development 3
Fall 2018-2019 Social Development 3
Spring 2016-2017 Social Development 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or (PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 320 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 433 Human Bonding 3 Credits
The central goal of the course is to understand the basic structure, functions, dynamics, and development of human affectional ties. The course will survey a broad range of topics at the heart attachment theory and research, including formation and maintenance of attachment bonds from infancy to adulthood, individual differences in attachment representations, attachment change across the lifespan, dissolution of attachment bonds, and strategies to promote satisfying attachment relationships.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Human Bonding 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 440 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3 Credits
Applied aspects and the immediate implications of information derived from psychological science. The focus may change each semester that it is offered. Topics include but are not limited to educational psychology, health psychology, sports psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, policy implications in educational and legal issues.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2017-2018 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Spring 2017-2018 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Fall 2017-2018 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Summer 2016-2017 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3
Spring 2015-2016 Topics in Psychology in the Public Interest 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 443 Psychology of the Self 3 Credits
This course aims to present an overview of the recent theories and research in the self literature. The course also covers how self and attachment processes interact and their cultural implications. Particular emphasis is placed on the formation and nature of self- development, self-esteem, self-regulation and attachment.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Psychology of the Self 3
Spring 2018-2019 Psychology of the Self 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 444 Intergroup Relationships 3 Credits
This course provides students with an advanced understanding of intergroup processes and relationships focusing on special topics such as social identities, majority-minority group relationships, prejudice reduction techniques, collective action, and acculturation. Departing from both theoretical and empirical research in social psychology, political psychology, and intergroup processes literatures, the course equips students with extensive knowledge in intergroup relationships and aims to provide students skills and competencies that enable them to critically discuss and generate research ideas in the field of intergroup relationships..

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Intergroup Relationships 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 445 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in social psychology with the opportunity to explore a variety of popular research areas in depth. It will also include discussions about the methodological and technological challenges the field is faced with.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3
Spring 2018-2019 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3
Spring 2017-2018 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3
Spring 2016-2017 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3

Prerequisite: (PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and PSY 340 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 450 Selected Topics in Neuroscience 3 Credits
This course will examine recent literature in neuroscience. The aim of this course is to enable the students to have a good grasp of the most recent advances, and a critical assessment of the literature in the field of neuroscience. Through reading the recent and important classical studies in literature, students will gain essential perspective as well as critical thinking on the relevant studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Fall 2016-2017 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Spring 2015-2016 Topics in Brain, Biology and Behavior 3
Spring 2013-2014 Topics in Brain, Biology and Behavior 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 350 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or PSY 352 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
PSY 464 Selected Topics in Applied Psychology 3 Credits
The goal of this course is to present specialized research topics in the broad area of applied psychology. Topics may be drawn from one or more area of psychology and include (but not limited to) applied topics in social psychology (i.e., traffic psychology, road user behavior), health psychology, forensic psychology. The selected topics will vary from year to year and will include examination of recent literature and interpretation of recent trends in the field of applied psychology.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Selected Topics in Applied Psychology 3

Prerequisite: PSY 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and PSY 340 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: