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PSY 116 - Psychology of Death and Dying
Focuses on psychological aspects of death and dying. Teaches the meaning of death and ways of handling its personal and social implications. Includes psychological, sociological, cultural, and religious views of death.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 120 - Human Relations
Introduces the theory and practice of effective human relations. Increases understanding of self and others and interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology
Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, research methods and measurement, theoretical perspectives, and application. Includes biological bases of behavior, learning, social interactions, memory, and personality; and other topics such as sensation, perception, consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, health, development, psychological disorders, and therapy. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Readiness to enroll in English 111 required.
3 credits
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PSY 201 - Introduction to Psychology I
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 202 - Introduction to Psychology II
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 205 - Personal Conflict and Crisis Management
Studies the effective recognition and handling of personal and interpersonal conflicts. Discusses cooperative roles of public and private agencies, management of family disturbances, child abuse, rape, suicide, and related cases.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology
Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 216 - Social Psychology
Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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PSY 220 - Introduction to Behavior Modification
Studies the history of behaviorism and the principles and applications of behavior modification. Emphasizes observation and application of behavior modification principles.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology
Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 231 - Life Span Human Development I
Investigates human behavior through the life cycle. Describes physical, cognitive, and psycho-social aspects of human development from conception to death. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 232 - Life Span Human Development II
Investigates human behavior through the life cycle. Describes physical, cognitive, and psycho-social aspects of human development from conception to death. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 235 - Child Psychology
Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child's growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 236 - Adolescent Psychology
Studies development of the adolescent. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 255 - Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior
Studies psychology of criminal behavior. Includes topics such as violent and non-violent crime, sexual offenses, insanity, addiction, white collar crime, and other deviant behaviors. Provides a background for law enforcement occupations. Prerequisites: PSY 125, 200, 201, 202 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 265 - Psychology of Men and Women
Examines the major determinants of sex differences. Emphasizes psychosexual differentiation and gender identity from theoretical, biological, interpersonal, and sociocultural perspectives. Includes topics such as sex roles, socialization, rape, abuse, and androgyny. Prerequisites: PSY 125, 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 270 - Psychology of Human Sexuality
Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research. Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PSY 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits