Psychology

Updated 8/20/14


PSYC& 100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (SS) (5)
An introduction to the scientific study of behavior: history, research methods, biology of behavior, lifespan development, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders and therapies, and social psychology.

PSYC& 200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY (SS) (5)
Human development from conception to death. Basic concepts and principles of biological, cognitive, and psychological development are integrated for each age period. Typical development tasks as well as problems are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or instructor permission.

PSYC 202
BIOPSYCHOLOGY (5)
Biopsychology, studies the branch of neuroscience that explains human behavior in terms of the biology of the brain, including mechanisms that produce motivation, emotion, and aggression. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 209
RESEARCH METHODS (5)
Overview of scientific method, major research designs, statistical concepts and utilization of materials related to scientific journals. Prerequisites: PSYC& 100 (may be currently enrolled), eligible for ENGL& 101 and college-level math.

PSYC 210
INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY (5)
An introduction to the study of personality, including major theories, with a focus on basic principles of psychology and their application to personality development, personal growth and psychological adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or instructor permission.

PSYC& 220 (Formerly PSYC 211)
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (5)
An introduction to the study of abnormal behavior, including behavioral problems, personality disorders and maladjustment, and the study of causes, diagnosis and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or instructor permission.

PSYC 250
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (5)
The scientific study of how a person's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are influenced by other people. Includes an exploration of: propaganda, persuasion, social cognition, human aggression, prejudice, love, and interpersonal sensitivity. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or instructor permission