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PSY-1010 General Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Scientific study of human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, social psychology and diversity.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.
OAN Approved: OSS0015

PSY-101H Honors General Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Examination of historical and conceptual foundations of modern psychology, its methodology and enduring issues within subdisciplines. Research basis of psychology and discussion of original source materials emphasized.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I, and psychology departmental approval.

PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Focuses on the application of research to the workplace and provides an overview of psychological principles as they relate to issues of industry and organizations. Topics include personnel selection, job analysis and design, job descriptions, training, motivational theories, job attitudes, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, teamwork, stress, workplace violence and U.S. employment laws related to personnel decisions.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PSY-1060 Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers
01 Semester Credit
Focuses on cultural sensitivity, diversity awareness and multicultural communication skills for health care providers. Includes communicating with patients in ways that are culturally aware and sensitive. Practice communication skills using scenarios involving patients of diverse backgrounds.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, and Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program.

PSY-179H Honors Contract in Psychology
01 Semester Credit
Honors Contract complements and exceeds the requirements and objectives for an existing PSY 1000-level honors course through the formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. In order to complete the contract, the student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course in Psychology, whose instructor approves Honors Contract.

PSY-2010 Child Growth and Development
03 Semester Credits
Study of human growth and development from conception through puberty. Emphasis on biological, cognitive, social and emotional development. Physiological and psychological processes examined. Major developmental issues examined from diverse perspectives.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS045

PSY-2020 Life Span Development
04 Semester Credits
Study of human growth and development throughout the life span. Emphasis on biological, cognitive, social and emotional development. Major issues examined from diverse perspectives.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS048

PSY-2040 Social Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Social influence on the individual's ideas and behaviors; emphasis on issues such as attraction, prejudice, conformity and interpersonal communication.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2050 Psychology of Personality
03 Semester Credits
Scientific study of personality, including motivation and development. Normal and abnormal personality considered along with its clinical applications and relevance to business and industry.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS018

PSY-2060 Adolescent Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Examines human development from puberty to young adulthood from a variety of perspectives. Variations in development related to gender, social and cultural factors considered. Includes physical and sexual maturation; identity and self-image; family and peer relations; social, emotional and moral behavior; cognition and academic performance; work and leisure behavior; and transition to independence.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS046

PSY-2070 Behavior Modification
03 Semester Credits
Basic conditioning and learning principles emphasizing primary, social and token reinforcement. Applications to normal and abnormal behavior and uses in the home, school, work, hospital and correctional settings. Implications and ethics of behavioral control examined.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.

PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Descriptive survey of behavioral and psychological disorders. Topics include past and present views of abnormal behavior; diagnostic and assessment procedures; classification; and causes, prevention and remediation of disorders.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS017

PSY-2100 Introduction to Aging
03 Semester Credits
Overview of the psychological aspects of maturation. Consideration of biological, emotional, perceptual, cognitive and psychosocial conditions encountered in young, middle-aged and senior adults.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology, or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OSS047

PSY-2110 Educational Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Examines the psychological basis of teaching and learning. Topics include theories of development and learning, learner motivation, learner differences, instructional strategies and assessment. Effects of cultural, social, and emotional factors on educational processes are also examined. This course is a requirement of teacher education programs.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology.
OAN Approved: OED003

PSY-2120 Multicultural Health Psychology
03 Semester Credits
Exploration and study of current topics, research, and theory in the specialty of Health Psychology across many cultures. An overview of topics such as psychoneuroimmunology and health, the basic issues and processes. Examination of the connections between the mind and body and the impact of cognition, emotions and behavior (life style choices) on the physiology of common acute and chronic illnesses and cultural influences. Exploration of stress and coping styles with an emphasis on prevention and treatment. A survey of quality-of-life issues as created by health needs and resources available in the community for treatment.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PSY-1010 General Psychology.

 

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