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PSY 99 - 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 105 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment
Introduces psychological principles that contribute to well- adjusted personality. Considers the effects of stress and coping with the problems of everyday life.
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 125 - Interpersonal Relationships
Studies individual behavior as it affects the individual's relationships. Considers such topics as attitudes, needs, values, leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Teaches constructive methods of interpersonal problem solving.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 126 - Psychology for Business and Industry
Focuses on the application of psychology to interpersonal relations and the working environment. Includes topics such as group dynamics, motivation, employee-employer relationship, interpersonal communications. May include techniques for selection and supervision of personnel.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 135 - Child Care Psychology
Analyzes the development of the child from conception to adolescence with concentration on physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth patterns. Includes theory, research, and practical applications. Provides background for careers involving continuous work with children.
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 213 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Introduces the principles and processes of statistics within behavioral research. Emphasizes understanding and applying statistical tests to behavioral data. Stresses recognition and use of process, based upon knowledge and understanding, over mathematical derivation. Focuses on selection of appropriate statistics, their application, and correct decisions of interpretation within a behavioral research experience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
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 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 237 - Adult Psychology
Studies development of the adult personality. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of aging from early adulthood to death.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 245 - Educational Psychology
Explores human behavior and learning in the educational context. Investigates the nature of various mental characteristics such as intelligence, interest, and knowledge. Examines their measurement and appraisal and their significance for educational goals. Prerequisite PSY 135, 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 250 - Law Enforcement Psychology
Studies the psychology of police work in interpersonal or intergroup situations. Includes topics such as prejudice, suggestion, emotion, frustration, and aggression. Prerequisite PSY 100, 125, or divisional approval.
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 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