Two new psychology classes added to spring schedule

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Two new psychology classes added to spring schedule

November 3, 2011

Undergraduate students looking for a couple psychology electives for the spring semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University should investigate Criminal Psychology and Human-Animal Interaction, two new classes that have been included in the schedule.

Criminal Psychology is taught by Dr. James Smash, adjunct of psychology. Students in the fields of psychology, counseling and social work who are interested in learning about the professional aspects of addressing the mental health care needs of incarcerated adult offenders can enroll in this class.

Dr. Sherril Stone, associate professor of psychology, is teaching Human-Animal Interaction. This class examines the bonding processes that occur between humans and animals. The therapeutic benefits of animal-assisted therapy also will be presented and the students will participate in an applied setting with service/therapy animals.

Enrollment for the spring semester is still open. Students are encouraged to get enrolled in these classes if they are interested, as spots are filling up fast.

For more information about Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, contact Dr. Mark Davis, Psychology Department chair, at or (580) 327-8447.