PSYCH 1 - General Psychology

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID PSY 110

Introduction to general psychology as a behavioral science. Course emphasis is placed upon the scientific foundations of psychology, including the history and origins of psychology, introductory statistical concepts, motivation, emotion, biological determinants of behavior, environmental and cultural factors in behavior, psychological tests and measurements, learning, and personality theory.

PSYCH 2 - Experimental Psychophysiology

4 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit
Prerequisite: PSYCH 1
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 10
Advisory: MATH 106/106R
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University C-ID PSY 205B

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 will be used to introduce students to experiments in which one variable is physiological and the primary focus and theoretical context are behavioral.

PSYCH 12 - Human Growth and Development

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: PSYCH 001
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. Pass/No Pass Option

PSYCH 17 - Introduction to Social Psychology

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID PSY 170

This course will introduce the student to the field of social psychology, and will explore its relevance to many life situations of professional and personal relevance. Students will cover the following topics, among others: Understanding others, Thinking about the social world, Attitude formation, Genes, culture, and gender, Prejudice, Interpersonal attraction (What is love?), Persuasion, Aggression, and Helping and prosocial behavior. These topics have high applicability in the legal system, and clinical settings.

PSYCH 25 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: PSYCH 1
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID PSY 120

This course deals with various categories as well as social criteria of “deviant” or “abnormal” behavior patterns. Course content deals with mildly maladaptive behavioral syndromes to grossly psychotic reactions, both functional and organic. Characterological or personality disorders, including sexually maladaptive behavior, are included in the course content together with behavioral dysfunctions from childhood to senility. 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

PSYCH 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

PSYCH 93 - Directed Studies

3 units (See department for schedule)
Prerequisite: Interview with instructor to determine objectives and write a contract
Acceptable for credit: California State University
Granting of UC credit is determined based on course content upon petition to the enrolling UC campus usually after transfer. A course syllabus must be submitted by the student for campus consideration.

Directed studies are investigations of special interest to the student which are related to, but not included in, regular courses offered by the college. Pass/No Pass Option

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