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Psychology

Social Science Division

PSYC-01A INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (CAN PSY 2)
(CSU breadth area D9) [CILC area E] 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
PSYC-01A is a survey course designed to provide introduction to facts and theories underlying human behavior. Special emphasis is given to the following topics: schools of psychology, physiological factors, sensation, perception, motivation, learning, thinking, emotion, abnormal behavior, personality, heredity, environment, and social factors. (12/02)

PSYC-01AH HONORS INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
(CSU breadth area D9) [CILC area E]
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program. See the current college catalog for a description of enrollment requirements.
PSYC-01AH is an in-depth survey course designed to provide an introduction to facts and theories underlying human behavior. Special emphasis is given to the following topics: schools of psychology, physiological factors, sensation, perception, motivation, learning, thinking, emotion, abnormal behavior, personality, heredity, environment, and social factors. (1/00)

PSYC-01B INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS
3 units: 3 hours lecture. [CILC area E]
Prerequisite: PSYC-01A or PSYC-01AH.
This course is a continuation of PSYC-01A with emphasis on psychological theory and a detailed treatment of the scientific method as applied to the study of human behavior. Experimental design, basic assumptions, and limitations and advantages of the experimental method are considered along with an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. (1/05)

PSYC-09 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (Also: CLDV-09)
(CSU breadth area E) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human development from conception through death. It examines the interplay of biological, psychological, social, and cultural forces on the developing human being. (10/99)

PSYC-10 SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
Students will study selected topics in one of the major content areas of psychology (for example, the psychology of women or theories of personality). The psychology of women will be used as an illustration for this outline; outlines for additional categories are available in the division office. (9/99)

PSYC-22 HUMAN SEXUALITY
(CSU breadth area E) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course explores the psychology of human sexuality. Biological, psycho-social, and socio-cultural research is presented concerning all aspects of human sexuality in contemporary society. Specific topics include human development and sexuality, sexual orientation and behavior, contraception and sexually transmitted infections, sexual dysfunction, and prostitution. (1/05)

PSYC-23 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT
(CSU breadth area E) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
PSYC-23 is a course which examines personality factors as they relate to problems of growth and adjustment. Concepts covered in the course are personality development, psychological bases of behavior, mental health, and interpersonal relations. Stress is placed on the importance of applying therapeutic principles and techniques in everyday life. (3/03)

PSYC-29 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Also: CLDV-29)
(CAN FCS 14)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
The growth and development patterns of children from prenatal life through adolescence will be studied with emphasis on the years between age two and age five. There will be a strong integration of theory and practice. There will be directed observations of children from newborn through adolescence. (12/04)

PSYC-33 WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH FAMILIES
(Also: CLDV-33 and SOC-33)
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This is a course designed to teach students how to work with parents in school settings. Students will examine current ways of parent involvement, parent rights and responsibilities, and ways of keeping parents informed. (12/04)

PSYC-51 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles of human behavior and personality development, and their application to daily problems. Special emphasis will be given to the following topics: self-esteem, personality, learning and self-management, motives and values, emotions, attitudes, life-span development, interpersonal relationships, and psychological wellness. (11/04)

PSYC-80 PSYCHOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This course will examine psychological issues pertinent to re-entry students. Emphasis will be on learning practical problem-solving approaches, improving academics, self-confidence, and communication skills. In addition, the course will explore common psychological problems. (10/99)


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