Psychology

Psychology of Personal Awareness

PSYC100

This course seeks to promote personal growth. Students examine definitions of the healthy personality, the historical, biological and historical views of adjustment, theories of personality, assertiveness training, issues pertaining to women and minorities, and various methods of achieving a healthy adjustment to societal and individual stresses.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Group Dynamics

PSYC105

This course focuses on the communication behavior of individuals within group structures. Didactic and experiential techniques are used to explore the stages of group development, decision-making techniques, group problems and problem solving, resolution skills, norms, structures, leadership, authority, membership, ethics, cultural sensitivity and the intra-and inter-personal dynamics within small groups.

3 credits
Prerequisite: COMP110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC110

Introduction to Psychology is the scientific study of the psychological factors which influence the behavior of individual organisms, both animal and human.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test score Level 3 or higher or READ110 (C or better)
Corequisite: Reading Placement Test score Level 2 and enrollment in a paired section of READ110

Human Sexuality

PSYC120

This course seeks to foster healthy attitudes toward sexuality by providing knowledge and having discussions about the formation of sexual attitudes and myths, the physiology of human sexual systems, psychological aspects of sex roles, love and human sexuality, sexual minorities, and the legal aspects of sexuality.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Psychological Techniques of Stress Management

PSYC125

In this experiential course, the positive and negative consequences of stress are examined. Emphasizing the mind/body connection and encouraging holistic health in the students, both the physiological and psychological aspects of stress management are studied.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Psychology Applied to Business

PSYC130

This course focuses on the application of psychological principles and research methods to the study of human behavior in various environmental settings, such as business, industry, and government.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

The Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse

PSYC160

This course analyzes the development, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse, alcoholism and codependency. Family dysfunction and its results are examined, as well as specialized techniques in counseling. Various intervention strategies are discussed.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC100 (C or better) or PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Human Growth and Development

PSYC180

This course is a survey of development and growth from conception through adolescence. The physical, emotional, intellectual, and social processes of maturation are examined. Emphasis is on the adjustment of the individual to his or her peer group, social institutions, the community, and the home.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Developmental Psychology - Lifespan

PSYC181

This course describes the intellectual, emotional, social, and physiological development of the human being. Development will be studied from conception through adulthood and aging.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

The Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

PSYC185

Examines developmental and psychological needs of the young, middle-aged, and older adults. The developmental tasks encountered during these stages, such as deciding on a career, choice of marital states, life management, and adjusting to a decline in physical ability, are studied in the light of current research and theory.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Educational Psychology

PSYC190

This course surveys the nature of the learning process and application of the principles of psychology to the problems of learning and teaching. Individual differences, special problems of learning, and evaluation techniques are among the topics covered. Field experiences are provided to acquaint students with an authentic teaching-learning environment.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Social Psychology

PSYC200

This course emphasizes those findings and theories of psychology, which aid in the understanding of socially significant behavior. Areas of psychology are emphasized to the extent that they contribute to an understanding of human behavior on a social level.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

The Psychology of Cultural Diversity

PSYC205
EXPERIMENTAL

The purpose of this course is to increase one's ability to relate to people whose backgrounds and experiences are different from his or her own by critically examining one�s own sense of self and others� identity, personal attitudes, values and norms.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test score Level 3 or READ110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Introductory Psychological Statistics

PSYC215

This course includes exercises within the following areas: scales, graphic representations, central tendency and variability, probability, the normal distribution, standard scores, correlation, hypothesis testing, basic nonparametric techniques, analysis of variance, and basic experimental design. This course includes a two-hour weekly computer lab.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH115 (C or better) and PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Neuroscience of Psychology

PSYC230

This course focuses on biological contributions to behavior. Instruction encompasses teachings regarding introduction to the structure and function of the nervous systems as well as psychological topics including, but not limited to, emotions, stress, sleep, substance use and abuse, learning, memory and psychological disorders.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None.

Experimental Psychology

PSYC270

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of experimental design through a description of experimental investigations in various subject areas such as perception, learning, memory, and social psychology. It also focuses on the skill of scientific report writing and includes scheduled laboratory experiences.

4 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC215 (Prerequisite or co-requisite)

Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

PSYC280

This course presents a summary of the field of abnormal behavior. It analyzes current theories which attempt to explain the development of personality and the cause of mental illness. Also discussed are diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the techniques currently used.

3 credits
Prerequisite: PSYC110 (C or better)
Corequisite: None