2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 4907 Psychology Capstone

This seminar builds upon theoretical foundations from required courses in the psychology major by providing students with an opportunity to critically examine and evaluate a new burgeoning field of psychological research. By examining and interpreting the latest psychological research from several sub-disciplines of psychology (cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, neuroscience, personality) we will gain a thorough understanding of the interconnections among several contemporary theories of psychological research and evaluate how they contribute to our understanding of psychological theory. Emphasis will be placed on the ways that scientists generate hypotheses regarding the nature of psychological processes and the methods by which these ideas are tested. Through the analysis of this specific area of psychological research, students will demonstrate comprehension, evaluation, and application of the science of behavior and mental processes. NOTE: Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” to complete the requirements of the psychology major.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CPSYC 3901, CPSYC 3441 and CSOCS 3444

Offered

online and Spring semester