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Psychology (PSY)

PSY 1010  Introduction to Psychology  (3)                                                  fall/spring
This course is a study of the biological foundations and the basic psychological processes and concepts involved in human behavior, as well as an examination of the problems involved in personality adjustment and interpersonal relations; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: None

PSY 1050  Human Growth & Development  (3)                                                  winter
This course is designed to teach the developmental stages of humans from infancy through the aging process. Course content includes general and specific principles and concepts of growth and development, as well as physical, motor, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics of the various developmental stages. The course implements the philosophy and objectives of the  program by stressing the importance of the changes that occur at each stage of the life span. There is no specific clinical laboratory, but the student is expected to apply acquired principles and concepts in determining needs and implementing care of the client through all phases of the age continuum. The unique safety needs and healthcare maintenance needs of each developmental stage are emphasized; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: None

PSY 2110  Educational Psychology  (3)                                                           summer
An examination of the principles and theories of learning as they apply to the developmental changes of the child. Special emphasis will be placed on how the child learns and ways of producing optimal conditions for childhood learning; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: None

PSY 3070 Abnormal Psychology  (3)                                                               summer
This course focuses on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a wide variety of psychological disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, personality disorders, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders, childhood disorders, eating disorders, sexual disorders, and organic brain syndromes. Historical views of understanding and treating abnormal behavior, and diagnostic methods used to classify disorders, are also explored. Prerequisite: PSY 1010

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