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.
Historical overview of the development of Black Psychology and the African-American "frame of reference." Includes topics such as family, psychological assessment, mental health, male/female relationships, personality and community development as well as educational, ethical and contemporary issues. Critical examination of psycho-cultural forces which have helped to shape and determine the unique thought, styles, behavior of African-Americans and to gain a greater appreciation of the theories, research, writings, and activities of Black Psychologists. 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.
Behavioral and mental foundations of health, wellness, illness, and disease, and psychological dimensions of medical intervention. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
Provides an introduction to the history, varieties and theories of the psychology of religion from an empirical, research-based perspective. Specific areas of study include the role of gender, age, socioeconomic status, and personality on religious experience, the effects of religion and prayer on mental and physical health, the development of religious thought and behavior over the lifespan, and the social psychology of new religious movements. In addition, the role of cultural differences on religious attitudes both within the USA and around the world is also addressed. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
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.
Theory and methods for observing, analyzing, and modifying behavior. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
The interrelationships among the physical, intellectual, social, and psychological aspects of developmental disabilities (DD). Various service approaches, policies, and programs designed to foster an adequate adjustment for individuals with DD and their families. Values and beliefs relating to persons with developmental disabilities. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101.
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.
Introduction to theories of personality with emphasis upon application of specific theories towards the understanding of individuals. 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.
Biological foundations of sensation, perception, motivation, emotion, cognition and psychopathology. Designed for students in the life sciences. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
Survey of psychological and physiological aspects of human sexual behavior. Emphasis placed on the integration of the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors in sexual functioning. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101. Course Notes: PSY277 course may contain adult content. All students under the age of 18 are required to have a signed parental consent form on file, which is on the back of the Under the Age of 18 Enrollment Form.
The application of psychological principles to business and industry practices including organizational structure, leadership, personnel, employee stress and conflict, workplace conditions and job performance. 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 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 permission of Instructor. Corequisites: PSY290AC lecture course.
Examines phenomena and history of altered states of consciousness. Surveys scientific principles, methods and applications in altered states research. Reviews current psychological research in topics related to sensory deprivation, daydreaming, meditation, hypnosis, sleep and dreams, and the effects of drugs. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PSY101 or permission of Instructor.
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.