An introductory course which surveys the behavioral science of psychology. Personal and social behaviors are explored through such topics as: consciousness, memory, learning, perception, physiology, sexuality, cognition, abnormal behavior and developmental processes. Applied research projects are an integral component of this course. Emphasis is placed on analyzing data, theories and trends in the field. (Prerequisite: ENGL120W strongly recommended)
PSYC112W Human Growth and Development
Human development is explored from the psychological point of view. The developmental stages of the life-span are emphasized along with cognitive growth patterns. (Prerequisite: ENGL120W strongly recommended)
PSYC200W Educational Psychology
This course 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 Leaning 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 disabilities and ethnically diverse learners.
PSYC205W Abnormal Psychology
This course surveys abnormal psychology and mental illness. Presentation and discussion will include identifying major disorders, mental illnesses, and reviewing the psychological, social and cultural impact of mental disorders. Use of diagnostic criteria, recent developments in treatment methods, legal and ethical issues will also be covered. (Prerequisites: ENGL120W, PSYC111W or POI)