Psychology

Classes

PSYC 101R : Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory college course in psychology which focuses on the fundamental facts and principles of psychology within the broader context of contemporary personal and social concerns. Topics may include the historical development of the discipline, scientific methodology, human development, motivational theory, consciousness, sensation and perception, learning, thinking, memory, emotions, biological basis of behavior, personality theory, psychopathology, sexuality, and measurements and statistics.

Credits

3

PSYC 114R : Human Development

The course in normal human development shall take a look at developmental life sequences of humans from an historical and contemporary view of theories of development and learning. Emphasis will be on the interaction and adaptation in the process of human maturation in growth, movement, perception, cognition, communication, social interaction, and activities of daily living.

Credits

3

PSYC 200R : Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is designed to cover five broad topics: development, learning, lesson and classroom management, assessment and characteristics of learners. The development component focuses on developmental theories of cognition and affect as they relate to education. The learning component presents behavioral and cognitive perspectives on learning, problem solving, critical-thinking and reasoning. The classroom management component focuses on the evaluation of learner characteristics to include those with exceptionalities and ethnically diverse learners. Topics may include the definition of a reflective teacher; cognitive, personal, gender, social, and moral development; individual and group differences; behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning and thinking; motivation and instruction; and assessment. This course provides basic knowledge from the discipline of psychology as related to the field of education and application of this basic knowledge to improve the quality and outcome of the educational process.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 210R : Abnormal Psychology

This course explores the diagnosis, treatment and care of the symptoms associated with abnormal behavior. The theoretical causes of various types of psychological disorder – particularly the neurotic, psychotic, and mood disorders will be presented as will a historical perspective regarding treatment. The history surrounding the treatment of mental illness will be discussed. The psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and medical model approaches to treatment will be emphasized

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 211R : Social Psychology

This course surveys the major areas of social psychology - the science of individual human behavior in social situations. The course emphasizes an understanding of the important methods, terms, theories, and findings in the field of social psychology. By understanding social psychology we can become more aware of others and ourselves. It is required that you have passed an Introductory Psychology course before taking this class. The course employs primarily a lecture format, although your comments, questions, and discussion are strongly encouraged.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 212R : Forensic Psychology

This course examines the interface of psychology and the law with a specific focus on forensic psychology. Contemporary issues including child victims and witnesses, competence, insanity, risk assessment, violent juvenile offenders, psychopathy, and the death penalty as well as the roles and responsibilities of a forensic psychologist and forensic psychiatrist, juries, expert testimony, assessment and treatment within the legal system are addressed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 101R, or CRMJ 205R, or permission of Department Chair

PSYC 214R : Counseling Theories and Techniques

Counseling Theories and Techniques is a course designed to provide students with a foundation in the theoretical concepts of the major theories of counseling and interviewing skills. Students will examine the theories and research as it applies to counseling and psychotherapy. Specific emphasis will be given to interviewing techniques and preliminary counseling skills necessary for effective interaction with clients. Topics also include basic assessment, ethics, diversity, and self-awareness.

Credits

3