Applied Psychology (APSY)

APSY 208 - Statistics with Computer ApplicationCredits 3

Students will explore basic descriptive and inferential statistics for social-psychological research and evaluation with an emphasis on computer application. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 265 - Psychology and Christian ThoughtCredits 3

An introduction to the nature and process of the application of Christian thought to the study and practice of psychology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Bible credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Applied Psychology (APSY); and Undergraduate Level.

APSY 320 - Experimental PsychologyCredits 3

Students will be introduced to basic research design and evaluation methods. An analysis of the philosophy and methodology of the experimental method is considered. Students will complete an experimental research paper using APA guidelines and formatting. Notes: This course must be passed with a "C" or better to fulfill requirements for graduation. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 325 - Developmental Psychology: LifespanCredits 3

A study of the theory and research regarding human development from conception through death. Consideration will be given to the biological, psychological, cultural, and social influences on human development. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 344 - Abnormal PsychologyCredits 3

Abnormal psychology is an exploration of the nature, causes and treatments of abnormal behavior, including the full range of mental disorders identified within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5). This course is structured and designed to facilitate maximum exposure to the 'real world' of psychopathology through diverse learning assignments and exploration of current events within the field of psychology. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 355 - Psychology of Health and Well-BeingCredits 3

An overview of basic clinical and counseling techniques oriented toward enhancing psychological health and well-being will be explored. Students will examine the contributions of both theoretical and empirical psychological research to the understanding, prevention and treatment of a variety of health concerns. This course will also explore the nature of stress arising from work, family, mobility and cultural lifestyles. Students will examine and critically reflect upon the notion of health and wellbeing from a biblical/theological perspective to develop an integrative understanding of healthy living. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Bible credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Applied Psychology (APSY); and Undergraduate Level.

APSY 365 - Cognitive PsychologyCredits 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the research and theories of higher mental processes. Among the cognitive processes to be studied are problem solving, memory, language, attention, reasoning, and thinking. The physiological basis of cognitive processes will be discussed. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 406 - Social and Cultural PsychologyCredits 3

Analysis of social behavior, including social cognition, attitude formation, change, and group processes. Emphasis is placed on the application of social psychology principles to a range of issues, including sociocultural diversity, prejudice, conflict resolution, and gender roles. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 410 - Psychology in the WorkplaceCredits 3

Focuses on a number of important psychological factors for effective performance in the workplace. Includes communication styles, developing conflict resolution skills, employee selection process, goal setting, time management, diversity and cultural sensitivity, stress management, and work conditions. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 414 - Theories of PersonalityCredits 3

An overview of personality theories including the primary representatives from the major schools: analytic-psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, and cognitive-behavioral. Integrative content will be emphasized throughout the course. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 417 - Counseling TechniquesCredits 3

An overview of basic clinical interviewing and counseling techniques from both didactic and experimental perspectives. Topics include methods and theories in counseling, roles in the counseling relationship, legal considerations, dealing with resistance, cultural awareness and ethical issues related to counseling. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 425 - Psychology of Marriage and Family LifeCredits 3

An exploration of contemporary marriage and family life, including cultural and sociological factors impacting today's family. Divorce and remarriage, single parenting, dual career families, and the role of religious faith in the home will be addressed. Students will also examine and critically reflect upon the biblical and theological understanding of marriage and family to develop an integrative understanding of marriage and family life. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Bible credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Applied Psychology (APSY); and Undergraduate Level.

APSY 465 - Positive PsychologyCredits 3

An introduction to the field of positive psychology, which focuses on the systematic study of optimal human functioning; aiming to discover factors that contribute to individual and community flourishing. Theological integration will also be covered as it shares a concern with both Christian theology and ancient eudoemonistic ethics regarding the cultivation of human virtues. Students will use the integrated thinking cultivated in the class while researching and presenting their findings. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Bible credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Applied Psychology (APSY); and Undergraduate Level.

APSY 470 - Current Topics in PsychologyCredits 1-3

Reading, research and discussion of selected topics in the field of psychology. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

APSY 490 - Applied Psychology CapstoneCredit 1

The Applied Psychology e-Portfolio Capstone Project (CP) experience is designed to bring focus and reflection including integrating facets of the students interests with important concepts from the Applied Psychology curriculum and course assignments. Students in this course must create a capstone e-Portfolio using Google Sites, which includes sample assignments from courses taken as part of the program. Students will also write a 5–7 page paper that clearly articulates the student's intellectual and personal development as it relates to the material they have studied and assignments they have completed while in the program. The paper should specifically reference the key assignments and personal reflection included in their e-Portfolio. The overarching goal of the capstone project is to support students to consolidate their learning into a professional and personal identity that can inform and guide their activities post-graduation. Notes: Capstone course must be taken in the last trimester of regular coursework at Biola University. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.