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Western Kentucky University

Psychological Sciences

Applied Psychological Science Concentration

The concentration in Applied Psychological Science focuses on applying principles of psychological science to increase performance effectiveness and solve problems in business, sports, or human engineering domains. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology is required
  • Individual Differences in Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology is required
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Capstone (3 hours)

  • PSYS 481 History in Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Applied Psychological Science Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement is required
  • Electives
    • PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems
    • PSYS 370 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    • PSYS 433 Judgment & Decision Making
    • PSYS 473 Training in Business and Industry
    • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
    • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
    • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
    • PSY 340 Sport Psychology
    • PSY  355 Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • PSY 412 Motivation and Emotion
    • PSY 470 Psychology and Law

Program Total: 37 credit hours

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 Last Modified 9/25/14