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Education and Social Sciences

Psychology Department

A key principle at ASU-Beebe is integration.  Psychology is the perfect example in that it spans basic science and applications across the full range of human behavior.  Our psychology curriculum is designed with three specific components: (1) to provide a general background of the principles of psychology and it’s application, (2) to promote understanding of self and others through knowledge of basic concepts of psychology, and (3) to provide courses which satisfy core curriculum requirements, some education requirements, and some nursing requirements.

Faculty:

Dava Brock
Dawn Phillips
Matthew Rhoads

Psychology Faculty

Dava Brock
Assistant Professor of Psychology
ASU-Beebe
Office: Owen Center 212-G
Phone: 501-882-4537
E-mail: dlbrock

Office Hours:  Contact Owen Center, 501.882.8921, for office hours.

Background
Joined ASU-Beebe in 2010
AALA, Arkansas State University-Beebe
BA, University of Central Arkansas
MS, University of Central Arkansas

Dawn Phillips
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
ASU-Beebe Campus
Office:  England Center 103
Phone:  501.882.8877
Email:  ddphillips

Office Hours:  Contact Owen Center, 501.882.8921, for office hours.

Background:
Joined ASU-Beebe in 2007
AA, Arkansas State University-Beebe
BA, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
MA, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
EdS, Specialist in Community College Teaching, A-State
EdD, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, A-State


 

Matthew Rhoads
Instructor of Psychology
ASU-Beebe
Office: Owen Center 212-C
Phone: 501-882-8872
E-mail: marhoads

Office Hours:  Contact Owen Center, 501.882.8921, for office hours.

Background
Joined ASU-Beebe in 2008
BA, Ouachita Baptist University
MA, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology

Course Descriptions

Psychology

 

PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
A scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Introduction to psychology covers a wide range of human behavior.

PSY 2113 Psychology of Mental Health and Adjustment 3 Credits
This course addresses the psychological principles related to understanding mental health, adjustment and their applications related to areas such as stress coping strategies, social influence, interpersonal communication, sexuality, relationships, careers and work, and physical health.  The course focuses on applying knowledge of the scientic approach and psychological principles to issues of adjustment in everyday life.  Students will learn ways to apply psychological concepts and principles to enhance relationships and to increase coping with everyday life.

PSY 2533 Life-span Development (formerly Developmental Psychology) 3 Credits
A study of the transformation in human development from pre-birth to death. Usually required for nursing, psychology, and social work majors.

PSY 2533 Human Growth and Development 3 Credits
A study of the transformation in human development from pre-birth to death. Usually required for nursing, psychology, and social work majors.

PSY 2553 Sensation and Perception 3 Credits
An explanation of the sensory processes and perceptual phenomena. Prerequisite: PSY 2013.