Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Psychological Science Concentration

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Psychological Science M.A. Concentration Course Requirements

Core Courses – All courses are required.
Course title Course number Credit hours
Advanced Research Methods in Psychology PSY 504 3
Seminar in Experimental Design PSY 512 3
Advanced Statistical Analysis PSY 513 3
Statistics and Psychometric Theory PSY 563 3
Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology PSY 541 3
Thesis Research and Writing PSY 599 6
Practicum in Psychology PSY 662 3
     
Science of Behavior – One course required.    
Course title Course number Credit hours
Psychology of Learning PSY 511 3
Advanced Child Psychology PSY 521 3
Advanced Topics in Cognition PSY 523 3
Advanced Social Psychology PSY 552 3
Advanced Physiological Psychology PSY 580 3
     
Cognitive Focus Area Requirements – 9 hrs.    
Course title Course number Credit hours
Trends and Scientific Approaches in Psychological Thinking PSY 500 3
Advanced Topics in Cognition PSY 523 3
Advanced Social Psychology, OR PSY 552 3
Advanced Physiological Psychology, OR PSY 580 3
Readings of Research in Psychology PSY 590 3
Motivation PSY 412G 3
     
Developmental Focus Area – 9 hrs.  (only one 400G course permitted)    
Course title Course number Credit hours
Advanced Child Psychology, OR PSY 521 3
Topics in Developmental Psychology,  OR PSY 424G 3
Psychology of Adult Life and Aging PSY 423G 3
Advanced Topics in Cognition, OR PSY 523 3
Advanced Social Psychology, OR PSY 552 3
Behavioral Problems of Childhood and Adolescence, OR PSY 540 3
Child Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice PSY 545 3
Readings of Research in Psychology PSY 590 3
     
Biobehavioral Focus Area – 9 hours  (Only one 400G course permitted)    
Course title Course number Credit hours
Trends and Scientific Approaches in Psychological Thinking PSY 500 3
Advanced Physiological Psychology PSY 580 3
Psychology of Learning, OR PSY 511 3
Readings of Research in Psychology PSY 590 3
Sensation and Perception, OR PSY 411G 3
Evolutionary Psychology PSY 482G 3
     
Student/Mentor Designed Focus Area – 9 hours    
Students may design a focus area that best fits their interests. An individual focus area is subject to approval by the student's academic advisor and the concentration coordinator.
 Last Modified 10/31/13