Summer 2021 Registration Information

Summer 2021 Offerings

The Department of Psychology plans to offer the following online courses. (Note that summer offerings are dependent upon budget, faculty availability, and student enrollment):

  • ISCI 104: Science vs. Pseudoscience
  • ISCI 104: Vision and Driving
  • PSYC 101: General Psychology
  • PSYC 105: Topics – Orientation to Psychology
  • PSYC 160: Life Span Human Development
  • PSYC 200: Topics: Sport Psychology
  • PSYC 210*: Psychological Measurement & Statistics
  • PSYC 211: Psychological Research Methods
  • PSYC 250: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology. This course is not for Psychology majors.
  • PSYC 285: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 308: Health Psychology. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 310: Women and Gender. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 330: Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 345: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 365: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 375: Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC 380: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 385: Biopsychology
  • PSYC 390: Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 400: Topics: Developmental Psych: Evolutionary Perspectives
  • PSYC 410: Psychology of the Workplace. This course meets the sociocultural awareness requirement.
  • PSYC 475: Psychology of Adulthood
  • PSYC 497: Senior Seminar: Positive Psychology

*Regarding registration for PSYC 210. Psychology majors who have completed or are completing the prerequisite courses may register for PSYC 210. Students who do not demonstrate mastery in these courses will be dropped from the course after spring semester grades are submitted and before summer classes begin. See https://www.psyc.jmu.edu/ug/admission.html for details, email ugpsyc@jmu.edu, or contact your advisor if you have questions.

Senior Seminar

PSYC 497. Positive Psychology. This course will examine the nature of happiness, engagement, and meaning from the perspectives of experimental social psychology and positive psychology. Recent empirical research will be reviewed and you will be asked to critically analyze and apply the information in written assignments, an oral presentation, and in class discussion. While the main goal of this course is to extend your understanding of research on the topics of well-being,you will also be encouraged to apply some of the findings to your own life. This course is offered by Dr. Jaime Kurtz (kurtzjl@jmu.edu).

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for Psychology courses are available in the catalog. Course descriptions for topical courses are below.

PSYC 200 Sport Psychology (3 credit hours). This course focuses on theoretical, research, and applied issues in sport and performance psychology. The emphasis of the course will be on gaining an understanding of the relationship between psychological variables and performance in sport and other performance domains (e.g., performing arts, military) by exploring selected readings and research studies in sport and performance psychology. This course is offered by Dr. Bob Harmison (harmisrj@jmu.edu). This course is open to all JMU students. No prerequisites.

PSYC 400 Special Topics – Developmental Psychology: Evolutionary Perspectives. (3 credit hours). Evolutionary psychology involves understanding human behavior through natural selection and adaptation. Throughout the course, we will read theoretical and empirical articles to understand biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development from an evolutionary perspective. Prerequisite: 1 Social Science Content Core and 1 Natural Science Content Core class. This course is offered by Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen (jakobskv@jmu.edu)

ISCI 104. Scientific Perspectives: Science versus Pseudoscience (1 credit hour). This course meets General Education Cluster 3 requirements with psychology laboratory experiences. Offered by Dr. Tracy Zinn (zinnte@jmu.edu).

ISCI 104. Scientific Perspectives: Vision and Driving (1 credit hour). This course meets General Education Cluster 3 requirements with psychology laboratory experiences. Offered by Dr. Jeff Andre (andrejt@jmu.edu).