Grayson College

Psychology Department

Psychology Department

Psychology is used in almost every endeavor of life. Grayson College offers several courses in the discipline of psychology and they are offered on-campus, at distance learning sites, and online. The introductory courses cover the essentials as proposed by the American Psychological Association (APA): science and psychology; states of consciousness; abnormal psychology; personality; motivation and emotion; and stress. The classes do not stop with the essentials. Other exciting topics are explored in our courses, as well. The developmental courses explore development from conception through late adulthood within the domains of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Grayson also offers courses in Human Sexuality, Psychology of Adjustment, and Forensic Psychology. All professors are fully qualified and possess degrees in their respective fields.

Your Professors

One of the full-time professors is Dr. Paul Bowers. Dr. Bowers has an earned doctorate from Texas A&M University in Commerce and has taught classes for over 30 years, first at Vernon College and later at Grayson College. Dr. Bowers has been at Grayson for 25 years and primarily teaches developmental psychology and introductory classes. Dr. Bowers has conducted various workshops and seminars in the field. Syllabi for Psychology 2314, Child and Lifespan Development and Psychology 2301, General Psychology both in-class and online are available on this website.

Differences between on-campus and online classes

Classes taught on campus are taught by qualified professors. There are night classes as well as day classes offered. Textbooks are required and may be purchased at the College bookstore. These classes have syllabi and many have support services online to help students learn the concepts presented. Power point presentations are offered to accentuate the material being studied. In addition, various videos and DVD's are utilized as part of the class presentation. Classes taught online are taught by qualified professors. Textbooks are required and may be purchased at the College bookstore. These classes have syllabi and many have support services online to help students learn the concepts presented. Online classes require the student to have an orientation to using the computer, demand more self-management, and require the student to organize the learning environment. Due dates for assignments/tests are strictly adhered to. These courses are very organized and easy for the student to understand. Students can work on the assignments/tests in the convenience of their homes. All work is done online with no on-campus time required.