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Applied Psychology Degree Program

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Major Area Course Descriptions

COMM 335 - COMMUNICATION IN GROUPS AND TEAMS

The course examines current theories and best practices of working collaboratively in professional contexts. Students apply these concepts to analyze their own work experience, generating strategies for how to improve their performance in work groups. Students will learn basic project management skills and work in online virtual teams to complete a final communication project.

PSYC 310 - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

This psychology based course provides evidenced-based information and application strategies for improving personal and professional adjustment and effectiveness. The purpose of this course is to enable students to address and utilize more of their inherent potential. Students will use a self-coaching model to apply principles and methods taken from a variety of current sources, i.e. emotional and social intelligence, multiple intelligences, and positive psychology and executive coaching. The primary course outcome will be a plan for effecting improved adjustment and performance in students' personal and professional lives.

PSYC 315 - APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: THEORY TO PRACTICE

This course is an exploration of the expanding field of Applied Psychology. The framework of inquiry incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the current state of the field and its career possibilities. The principal focus is on applying scientific and humanistic perspectives derived from psychology to individual, social, and institutional opportunities.

PSYC 325 - COACHING IN ORGANIZATIONS

This course is designed to introduce students to the use of coaching skills for improving the adjustment and performance of individuals in an organizational setting. Topics to be covered include: the scope of coaching practice, optimal practitioner characteristics, benefits for coaches, related organizational dynamics, and coaching interventions and resources. This course also includes an emphasis on experimental learning through coaching practice activities.

PSYC 420 - ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN ORGANIZATIONS

This course explores the use of psychological instrumentation as a means for improving individual and organizational performance. The emphasis is on the assessment of strengths and positive psychological functioning. Students will become acquainted with various psychological instruments including their selection, construction, and administration. Additionally, students will gain experience with the interpretation and delivery of instrument results and their translation into individual and organizational improvement interventions.

PSYC 495 - APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY CAPSTONE

This course provides a culminating, integrative experience for all Applied Psychology majors. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes associated with the major. Students will self-select a capstone project that can be completed within the duration of the course that will provide evidence of their subject matter learning as well as provide a benefit to themselves and a participating organization.

SOCL 210 - PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY

Course materials will introduce students to the typical introductory sociological concepts and theories which prepare students to begin seeing how their socio-historical contexts help to shape who they are and to shape the larger communities in which they live. Innovative aspects of this course help students to reflect on the deeper and more personal question pertaining to what kinds of communities they want to live in and what roles they are willing to play in bringing those communities to fruition.

SOCL 335 - APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS

Applied Research Methods introduces students to foundational issues of social scientific research - that is, research entailing the application of the scientific method to the study of human behavior. Students will examine the strengths and weaknesses of major quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques as well as the processes involved in planning and executing such projects and the standards of evaluating the quality of data.

SOCL 355 - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

This course explores the social context of mental health treatment and delivery of mental health care. The delivery of mental health care is rife with public policy debates stemming from the diversity of opinion among policy makers, treatment specialists, consumers of mental health care and their families, for-profit entities such as pharmaceutical companies, and the public. Debates that highlight this course include but are not limited to the following: the proper role of medication in mental health care, balancing patients' rights with the desire for public safety, influence of the Affordable Care Act on mental health diagnosis and treatment, and differences between mental health care in Ohio and that found in other locales.

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