PSYC 1: General Psychology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 110

This course introduces students to general psychology as a behavioral science with an emphasis on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology including the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, applied psychology, the history and origins of psychology, introductory statistical concepts, environmental and cultural factors in behavior, psychological tests and measurements, and personality theory.

PSYC 2: Experimental Psychophysiology

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: PSYC 1 and MATH 10

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 205B

This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology are examined through a review of research from a variety of the subdisciplines in psychology. In the laboratory students have the opportunity to conduct experimental and non-experimental research in a variety of areas. Data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions are analyzed with statistical software. In addition, a computerized psychophysiology laboratory is used to introduce students to experiments in which one variable is physiological and the primary focus and theoretical context is behavioral.

PSYC 2H: Honors Experimental Psychophysiology

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: PSYC 001

Corequisite: MATH 10 or MATH 10H

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 205B

Honors Experimental Psychophysiology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. The course introduces the student to the theory and application of the scientific method in psychology. Content includes: philosophy of science, research design, experimental procedures, data analysis and presentation. A computerized psychophysiology laboratory is used to introduce students to experiments in which one variable is physiological and the primary focus and theoretical context are behavioral.

PSYC 7: Physiological Psychology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: PSYC 1

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 150

This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of the physiological substrates of behavior and its fundamental role in the neurosciences. Among the areas covered are physiological, hormonal, and neurochemical mechanisms, and brain-behavior relationships underlying the psychological phenomena of sensation, perception, regulatory processes, emotion, learning, memory, and psychological disorders. The course also notes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and noninvasive experimental research. This course has value for behavioral science, paramedical, and premedical majors.

PSYC 9: Psychology of Women: A Multicultural Perspective

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: PSYC 1

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course introduces the student to the sex-role development of women in terms of the biosocial and cultural factors involved in intellectual and personal-emotional functions. Examinations of psychological research and theory focus on multicultural factors, that is gender as it relates to race, class, culture and ethnicity in United States society. (Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement for the Associate Degree). Pass/No Pass Option

PSYC 12: Human Growth and Development

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: PSYC 1

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 180

An introduction to the psychological, physiological, cultural and other environmental forces affecting human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on normal psychological development as a basis for understanding deviant behavior both within and across cultures. Theoretical models and research into the development of cognitive, perceptual, physical, personality and emotional abilities and disabilities will be presented and discussed.

PSYC 17: Introduction to Social Psychology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: PSYC 1

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 170

This course considers individual human behavior in relation to the social environment. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group will be examined. Emphasized topics include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, social cognition, persuasion, understanding others, thinking about the social world, genes, culture, and gender, and helping and prosocial behavior. These topics have high applicability in the legal system, and clinical settings.

PSYC 25: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: PSYC 1

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 120

This course introduces the scientific study of psychopathology and atypical behaviors, broadly defined. Students investigate abnormal behavior from a variety of perspectives including biological, psychological, and socio-cultural approaches. An integrative survey of theory and research in abnormal behavior, and intervention and prevention strategies for psychological disorders are also introduced. Course content deals with mildly maladaptive behavioral syndromes to grossly psychotic reactions, both functional and organic. The course is of value to students majoring in any area of behavioral science and to paraprofessional trainees in such areas as law enforcement, community health and social services. Pass/No Pass Option

PSYC 30: Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to the physiological, psychological, and social processes of addiction and how they relate to the abuse of legal and illegal substances. Pass/No Pass Option

last published: 5/31/18