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Department of Psychology
501 Orr Dr.
302 C Gore Education Complex(GEC)
Tallahassee, Forida 32307
 
 

Academic Programs

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The department of Psychology offers work leading to the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in psychology with a Black psychology a multicultural emphasis. At the undergraduate level, the department offers the bachelor of arts degree and the bachelor of science degree. While both degrees provide the student with a broad liberal arts background, the bachelor of arts requires the fulfilling of foreign language requirements, i.e., French or Spanish, for twelve (12) semester hours. Both degrees enable students to pursue advanced degrees. Major and Minor- a major in psychology consists of a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours, inclusive of the following CORE courses: PSY 2012, PSY 3204, EXP 3704C, SOP 3782, CLP 4142, and PSY 4604, A minor in psychology consists of a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours, inclusive of PSY 2012 and SOP 3782.

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MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

The graduate programs in psychology offer the Master of Science Degree in Community Psychology with a Black Psychology and Multicultural Mental Health emphasis. The community psychology curriculum and course descriptions are as follows:

Community Psychology Curriculum
Required Courses:
Cr. Hrs.
CLP6166
Psychopathology
03
CLP6445
Individual Personality Testing
04
CYP6936
Seminar in Community Psychology
03
CYP6938
Advanced Seminar in Black Psychology
03
PPE6055
Seminar in Theories of Personality
03
PSY6064
Proseminar in Advanced General Psychology
03
PSY6206
Psychological Statistics & Measurement
03
PSY6216
Research Methods
03
SPS6191
Psycho-educational Assessment I
03
SPS6203
Intervention Techniques
03
Internship and Thesis
CYP6948
Internship in Community Psychology
06-12
PSY6971
Thesis
06-12
Electives
DEP6056
Developmental Psychology
03
EAB6766
Advanced Behavior Modification
03


COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
MODEL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
First Semester
CYP6936
PSY6206
PPE6055
PSY6064
Seminar in Community Psych.
Psychological Statistics & Measurement
Seminar in Theories of Personality
Proseminar in Advanced General Psychology
03
03
03
03
Second Semester
PSY6216
CYP6938
SPS6191
CLP6166
Research Methods
Advanced Seminar in Black Psychology
Psychoeducational Assessment I
Psychopathology
03
03
04
03
Third Semester
SPS6206
CLP6445
PSY6971
Intervention Techniques
Individual Personality Testing
Thesis
03
04
06-12
Fourth Semester
CYP6948
PSY6971
Internship in Community Psychology
Thesis
(06-12)
06-12


COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


CLP6166: Psychopathology. (3) Describes the major clinical syndromes from multidimensional approach, with emphasis on a social learning approach. Presents a critical examination of DSM III and its implications for classifying psychopathology, particularly in multicultural/minority populations. (Lecture)

CLP6445: Individual Personality Testing. (4) Provides experience and knowledge of personality assessment. Includes theory, administration, scoring, and the interpretation of objective and projective techniques, with an emphasis on African-centered approaches to the study of personality. Report writing is emphasized. (Lecture, clinical laboratory demonstrations)

CYP6936: Seminar in Community Psychology. (3) This seminar focuses on the application of clinical and psychological principles and procedures to multicultural community structures and settings. Social intervention and prevention models and consultation, evaluation, and social action research strategies will be emphasized, particularly as they relate to the mental health of African-American communities. (Lecture, field experience)

CYP6938: Advanced Seminar in Black Psychology. (3) Includes an in-depth study of theories and research concerning the nature of the African-American social reality in modern American society, as well as the nature and dynamics of Black personality and Black mental health. Emphasis will be given to theory and research that have grown out of the recent Black Psychology literature. (Lecture)

CYP6948: Internship in Community Psychology. (V) Supervised practical experience in agencies and institutional settings with a multicultural focus. (Field experience)

DEP6056: Developmental Psychology. (3) Traditional and multicultural theories of human psychological development and related research will be treated, as well as current issues and developments in the field. (Lecture)

EAB6766: Advanced Behavior Modification. (3) Specific behavior change programs directed toward school and community. Emphasis on community control of behavior and changing the community as a means of changing behavior. Multicultural issues in application will also be considered. (Lecture, classroom and laboratory demonstration)

PPE6055: Seminar in Theories of Personality. (3) Acquaints students with traditional and multicultural models of personality, and their utility in understanding and explaining human behavior and mental health issues in contemporary American society. (Lecture)

PSY6064: Proseminar in Advanced General Psychology: (3) Intensive focus on three major substantive areas of psychology: History and Systems, Learning and Cognition, and Perception and Sensation. Emphasis on multicultural contributions and models, contemporary issues and research. (Lecture)

PSY6206: Psychological Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation. (3) Survey of descriptive and inferential statistics, methods for measuring and evaluating change in educational and community institutional programs, and cross-cultural issues in measurement and evaluation of behavior. Some usage of SPSS software analysis. (Lecture and computer laboratory)

PSY6216: Research Methods. (3) Treatment of fundamentals of behavior research and cross-cultural applications. Stress is placed cultural values and conceptual framework in research, research problems, design of research and statistical analysis, and the relationship between them. Emphasizes scientific approach to solution of problems in psychology and education. APA style writing emphasized. (Lecture, classroom and laboratory demonstrations, field experience)

SPS6191: Psychoeducational Assessment I (4) Administration, scoring and interpretation of the WISC-R, WPPSI, WAIS-R and the Stanford Binet intelligence scales with consideration of multi-cultural limitations and alternatives. (Lecture, classroom and laboratory demonstrations, field experience)

PSY6971: Thesis. (V) Independent psychological research in some area of psychology under the direction of a graduate faculty member.

SPS6206: Intervention Techniques. (3) Application of various intervention strategies to multicultural populations. Emphasis is placed on mental health and psychoeducational counseling, short and long-term intervention strategies, and multicultural models of prevention. (Lecture, classroom demonstrations, field experience)