Psychology

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Major in Psychology (B.A. and B.S.)

Requirements for a major in Psychology (both B.A. and B.S.)

Both:
  • 101: Principles of Psychology  or  100: Introduction to Psychology
  • 251: Research Methods and Data Analysis
Two from (one must be from the courses marked with an ⇒):
  • ⇒201: Psychology of Personality 
  • ⇒202: Abnormal Behavior
  • ⇒203: Social Psychology
  • 206: Industrial Psychology
  • 215: Behavior Modification for Sustainability
  • 219: Infancy and Childhood*
  • 221: Adolescence
  • 222: Adult Development and Aging
  • 280: Psychology of Human Diversity
  • 357: Child Development*
  • 402: Community Psychology
  • 403: Psychology and Popular Culture in the U.S.
  • 406: Psychobiography
  • 408: Seminar in Abnormal Behavior
  • 412: Psychology of Gender
  • 430: Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia**
  • 480: Language, Literacy, and Play@
  • 482: Emotional Intelligence@
  • 484: Autism and Related Disorders@
  • *Students may not receive credit for both 219 and 357; Students may count Psyc 357 in only one group.
  • **Students may count Psyc 430 in only one group.
  • @Courses available at Yale to students accepted to the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program
Two from (one must be from the courses marked with an ⇒):
  • ⇒208: Cognitive Psychology*
  • ⇒254: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
  • ⇒358: Cognitive Psychology with laboratory*
  • 213: Comparative Sexual Behavior
  • 276: Pseudopsychology
  • 349: Drugs and Behavior
  • 357: Child Development**
  • 359: Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience
  • 410: Cognitive Illusions
  • 411: Judgment and Decision-Making
  • 420: Consciousness and Unconsciousness
  • 430: Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia***
  • 481: Introduction to Cognitive Science@ *
  • 483: Cognitive Neuroscience@
  • 490: Principles of Neuroscience@
  • 491: Neurobiology of Emotion@
  • 492: History of Modern Neuroscience@
  • 493: Research Topics in Emotion and Cognitive Control@
  • *Students receive credit for only one of 208, 358, and 481
  • **Students may not receive credit for both 219 and 357; Students may count Psyc 357 in only one group.
  • ***Students may count Psyc 430 in only one group.
  • @Courses available at Yale to students accepted to the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

Among the above

  • one must be an advanced lab (357, 358, 359) and
  • one must be a seminar (402, 403, 406, 408, 410, 411, 412, 420, 430)
  • effective with the class of 2015: majors who take the minimum 10 Psychology courses may count only one Psyc 444 (4 credit hours) toward their major; Psychology majors who take more than 10 Psychology courses may count two Psyc 444 courses (8 credit hours) toward their major.

A major consists of ten full courses in Psychology at minimum.

The Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam in psychology consists of a paper that integrates material from three areas in psychology. Ordinarily several possible questions are distributed in January with a mandatory outline submitted in February. The paper is due during the second comprehensive examination period for the Easter semester.  Detailed Guidelines for the class of 2015.  Questions for the class of 2014.

For the B.S., also see the Degree Requirements of the College, Additional Requirements for a Bachelor of Science

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