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PSYCHOLOGY
(Div. II, with some exceptions as noted in course descriptions)

Chair, Professor GEORGE R. GOETHALS II

Professors: CRAMER, FEIN, GOETHALS, HEATHERINGTON, KASSIN, KAVANAUGH, P. SOLOMON, ZIMMERBERG. Associate Professor: KIRBY. Assistant Professors: FRIEDMAN, M. SANDSTROM*, N. SANDSTROM, SAVITSKY, A. SOLOMON**, ZAKI. Visiting Assistant Professor: ROSSELLI. Lecturer: ENGEL.

MAJOR

1) Psychology 101 Introductory Psychology

2) Psychology 201 Experimentation and Statistics

3) Three 200-level courses, with at least one from each of the following groups.

Group A Psychology 212 Introduction to Neuroscience

Psychology 221 Cognitive Psychology*

Psychology 222 Cognitive Science*

Psychology 262 Health Psychology

Group B Psychology 232 Developmental Psychology

Psychology 242 Social Psychology

Psychology 252 Psychological Disorders

* Either Psychology 221 or 222, but not both, can count towards the three required 200-level courses.

4) Three 300-level courses from at least two of the areas listed below:

Area 1: Behavioral Neuroscience (courses with middle digit 1)

Area 2: Cognitive Psychology (courses with middle digit 2)

Area 3: Developmental Psychology (courses with middle digit 3)

Area 4: Social Psychology (courses with middle digit 4)

Area 5: Clinical Psychology (courses with middle digit 5)

Area 6: Health Psychology (courses with middle digit 6)

At least one of these courses must be from among those carrying the designation Empirical Project.

5) Psychology 401 Perspectives on Psychological Issues

With the approval of the department, students may substitute two courses in associated fields for one of the required 300-level courses. Students must apply in writing for this approval.

The department recommends that students take Psychology 201 in their sophomore year. The department requires that 201 be completed by the end of the junior year.

THE DEGREE WITH HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Students who are candidates for honors need take only two 300-level courses from two different areas, but they must enroll in Psychology 493-W031-494 and write a thesis based on original empirical or theoretical work. Presentation of a thesis, however, should not be interpreted as a guarantee of a degree with honors. Guidelines for pursuing the degree with honors are available from the department.

COURSE NUMBERING RATIONALE

As is the case in all departments, the first digit of a Psychology course number indicates the relative level of the course. Where appropriate, the second digit corresponds to the Areas listed above.