Overview of the study and methods of psychological science. Includes an introduction to subfields such as biopsychology, learning, memory, development, social, and psychological disorders. Prerequisites: None.
The demonstration and application of psychological principles to parenting and the development and guidance of children and adolescents. Prerequisites: None.
Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies. Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as intergroup relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health. The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
Designed to give the student an understanding of the research and theories of death, dying, bereavement process, and aspects of end-of-life care and decision-making. Prerequisites: None.
Application of the physiological, behavioral, social, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives in psychology to sport. Includes topics such as optimal performance, correlation, motivation, co-action effect, self-actualization, psycho-behavioral techniques, self-efficacy, and the general health benefits of sport participation. Prerequisites: None.
An introduction to basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis upon application to psychology. Consideration given to the methods of data collection, sampling techniques, graphing of data, and the statistical evaluation of data collected through experimentation. Required of psychology majors. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (PSY101 and eligibility for MAT14+ or higher as indicated by appropriate district mathematics placement) or permission of Instructor.
Applications of inferential and descriptive statistics to statistical software in the field of psychology. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: PSY230.
To assess historical and psychological perspectives on women and men and to evaluate contemporary viewpoints regarding the psychology of women and men. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
Human development from conception through death. Includes biological, physical, cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural development across various ages. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor. Course Notes: Recommended for students majoring in nursing, education, behavioral, pre-med, and psychology.
The scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people and situations. Includes how we think about ourselves and others, persuasion and influence, sexual and romantic attraction, friendship and helping others, aggression and prejudice. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
Theory and methods for observing, analyzing, and modifying behavior. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
Overview and application of psychological principles based on strengths and resilience of human beings as opposed to dysfunction and symptoms of mental disorders. Topics include happiness, relationships, resilience, optimism, well-being, and brain research explaining positive emotions. Prerequisites: None.
Distinguishes between healthy psychological functioning and psychological disorders. Includes topics in psychopathology such as problems with anxiety and depression, eating disorders, substance-use, schizophrenia, sexuality, and personality. Also covers causes and treatments of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101, or permission of Instructor.
Overview of the practice of psychology in the law, by the law, and of the law. Focuses on the complementary functions and distinctions between psychology and the legal justice system. Topics include, but are not limited to, criminal investigations, risk and level of danger, competency, interrogations, confessions, assessment, eyewitness testimony, child custody, and domestic violence. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
Planning, execution, analysis, and written reporting of psychological research using American Psychological Association guidelines (APA). Surveys the literature, procedures, and instruments in representative areas of psychological research. A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSY230 or PSY230WL or permission of Instructor.
Laboratory experience in support of PSY290AC lecture course. A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSY230 or PSY230WL or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: PSY290AC lecture course.