[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2022  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 499 - Senior Seminar: Current Issues in Psychology

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in psychology with a minimum of six psychology courses including PSY 305 .
This capstone course serves to synthesize a variety of peer reviewed research that is currently relevant in the field of Psychology within contemporary society.  Students will utilize the knowledge obtained during their college experience to critically examine current perspectives and research in psychology.  This seminar experience will cover four major areas in the field of psychology; Applied, Social/Personality, Biological and Cognitive Psychology.  Students are introduced to current contemporary thought in each of the four areas through the critical examination of recent peer-reviewed articles. Through introduction to historical developments, students will understand how the field's history has shaped current perspectives. Combining up-to-date research with critical analysis, this course provides a platform for building the critical thinking skills necessary not only for graduate research, but also for the emerging global job market.