Courses

Psychology 120- Introduction to Psychology- Overview of research drawn from biological, perceptual, cognitive, developmental, clinical, social, and personality traditions in the
discipline.

Psychology 211- Experimental Methods and Data Analysis 1- scientific method as the means
through which knowledge advances in the field of psychology. Developing and researching
hypotheses, collecting data, testing hypotheses using appropriate statistical techniques,
interpreting and reporting statistical results. Research methodology, descriptive
statistics, and inferential statistics, as well as use of the computer software statistical
Packages for the social sciences to analyze psychological data. students will be responsible
for researching a topic and creating a research proposal.

Psychology 212- Experimental Methods and Data Analysis 2- statistical techniques that build on concepts introduced in Psychology 211. Mastering inferential statistics and nonparametric
statistical procedures. students will carry out the research study outlined in their
proposals from Psychology 211 and complete an APA-style research paper. This course
must be taken in the semester immediately following Psychology 211 and with the same
instructor.

Psychology 370- Infancy and Childhood- Development of the child from prenatal period through
pre-adolescence. Theories, research, and current issues in cognitive, social-emotional,
and physical development with emphasis on stability and change across these stages of
development. Topics include physical changes, attachment, emotions, parenting, morality,
language, memory, education, peer relations, aggression, and gender identity. Developmental
methodology and empirical evidence.

Psychology 371- Adolescence, Adulthood, and Agin-. Development of the person from adolescence through death. Understanding theories, research, and current issues in cognitive, socialemotional, and physical development with emphasis on stability and change over these
stages of development. Topics include physical growth and decline, identity development,
peer relations, romantic relations, health and nutrition, leaving home, marriage, parenthood,
vocational choice, grandparenthood, retirement, illness, death. Developmental
methodology and empirical evidence.

Psychology 377 Seminar in Developmental Psychology- Contemporary issues in developmental psychology, focusing on how developmental theory and methodology can promote health and welfare across the lifespan. Topics vary from year to year. Practical approaches for
developmental psychologists in explaining, assessing, and intervening in current social
challenges. individual and societal implications of various issues from the perspective of
developmental science. Ethical and cultural influences on developmental psychology.

Dr. Schmidt also oversees Independent Studies, honors projects, and SOAR projects