The focus of this course is on the far-reaching applications of the wide range of psychology subdisciplines in our lives and our communities. Students will study their impact on our society and the myriad of employment opportunities they provide for our future psychologists. They will show how the best practices of clinical and counseling psychology can change lives and how occupational, organizational, and industrial psychology, as well as human resources, can have profound effects on the work environment. Students will also review the impact of community-based mental health and addiction issues and their relationship with the criminal justice system and how health psychology shows the link between stress, mental health and health care and sports/exercise psychology the impact of sports and exercise on health well-being. Participants will see the environment around them influences behavior and the growing influence of psychology in educational settings. This course will show our future psychologists the many professional options they have in our rapidly changing, diverse society. Prerequisites:PSY 201 or equivalent. 4 crs.
This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.