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Psychology for Everyone

Date: September 14 2013 8:00am - October 26 4:30pm Location: York Graduate Center Room 116, Graduate Campus

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    Roberta Deppe, Ph.D.

York Graduate Center Room 116, Graduate Campus

Psychology for Everyone is an introduction to topics studied by research psychologists, emphasizing applications to counseling/clinical work. 

This course is designed for students who are interested in starting graduate work in counseling psychology but who do not have an undergraduate background in psychology.

Topics include: orientation to biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches; experimental, clinical and correlational methods; basic neuroanatomy and brain function; states of consciousness; learning and memory; motivation and emotion; developmental and personality psychology; orientation to psychopathology and treatment; social influence, interpersonal perception, and attitudes and attitude change.

This course may be taken:

  • For non-credit/CEU’s or for continuing education credit.
  • To satisfy the psychology background requirement for the Counseling Psychology graduate program, in lieu of acquiring a passing score on the GRE Psychology exam or passing the departmental background examination.

Dates: Four Saturdays, September 14, 28, October 12, 26, 2013

Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Roberta Deppe, M.A., Ph.D.

Required text: Psychological Science 4th edition, by Gazzaniga, Heatherton and Halpern. Students should read chapters 1, 2 and 3 before the first class meeting, paying particular attention to chapters 2 and 3. This book will be made available from the Lewis & Clark bookstore. Check back for updates. 

Continuing education credit: CECP 826, 2 semester hours, $700

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

Noncredit/CEU: 30 hours, $500

Register now for noncredit/CEU

About the Instructor

Roberta Deppe received an M.A. in counseling psychology from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 2007. Prior to this, she was an academic psychologist with a Ph.D. in social psychology. Roberta taught at private liberal arts colleges for 10 years and now works with adults in private practice while teaching part-time. She loves introducing students to what research psychologists have to offer and helping students gain confidence in their ability to access and interpret that information.

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