Psychology (PSY)

PSY 101 | General Psychology I: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including motivation, emotion, physiological psychology, stress and coping, research methods, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, and memory. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PSY 102 | General Psychology II: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including cognition, language, intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, life span development, and social psychology. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PSY 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in-depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

PSY 200 | Research Methodology

Lecture Credit: 4

Introduces research methods and designs including correlational studies, experimental designs and quasi-experimental designs. Additional topics include evaluations of scientific research, data analysis, report writing and research ethics.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and MAT 120 with a grade of C or better

PSY 205 | Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines gender comparisons in work, courtship, family life, and sexual behavior throughout the life span. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 207 | Introduction Forensic Psychology

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduction to Forensic Psychology is a course in an overview of Forensic Psychology. As such it explores both current research and practice in five areas. These areas are police psychology, criminal psychology, victimology, correctional psychology and the interface of psychology and the courts. The course facilitates an understanding of the numerous careers related to forensic psychology, how to prepare for them and current research and practice in each of the five broad areas of forensic psychology.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 217 | Human Sexuality: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Surveys physiological, psychological, and psychosocial aspects of human sexuality. Topics include relationships, sexual identity, and sexual health. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 226 | Social Psychology: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the behavior of humans in social settings, including attitudes, aggression, conformity, cooperation and competition, prejudice, and interpersonal attraction.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 227 | Psychology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the philosophies of life and death, emphasizing dying, death, mourning, and the consideration of one`s own death. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 231 | Positive Psychology: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on human strengths rather than the traditional view of psychology that tends to focus on the worst of human nature. This course is designed to explore strengths-based research, concepts of happiness, helpfulness, and resiliency. The research and theories about human nature will go beyond simply not being mentally ill as a form of mental health, which will include optimism, post-traumatic growth, and how to increase emotional, psychological and social functioning. Overall, this course will be focused on understanding one’s own sense of life satisfaction and how to further improve well-being. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 235 | Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines human development from conception through death, emphasizing physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with grade of C or better

PSY 238 | Child Development: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the growth and development of the individual, from conception through childhood, emphasizing physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 240 | Health Psychology: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Students will learn an overview of the scientific study of attitudes, behaviors and personality variables related health, illness and bodily systems. Emphasis is on the interaction of biological, psychological and social factors that cause illness and influence its treatment and prevention.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 249 | Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines abnormal behavior and its classification, causes, treatment, and prevention. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 101 or PSY 102 with a grade of C or better

PSY 251 | Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the principles of Natural Selection and applies them to Psychology and the study of human behavior. The course lays the framework for a biologically based approach to psychology and provides a metatheory for the discipline by examining current experimental data.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 101 or PSY 102 with a grade of C or better

PSY 255 | Brain and Behavior

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an introduction to the study of the relationship between brain function and behavior. The course presents neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as they relate to human experience and behavior. It demonstrates the application of neuroscience concepts to understand and intervene in human behaviors and disorders. Students will be introduced to modern research methods and ethics in the study of brain and behavior.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better

PSY 258 | Intro to Neuropsychology

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on introduction to basic neuropsychological terms and concepts with emphasis on application of thinking and behavior in humans.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 101 with a grade of C or better

PSY 265 | Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the structure, function, and development of personality. Investigates the major contemporary theories of personality. Covers psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-social learning, humanistic, trait, and, optionally, neurobiological, existential, and/or Eastern, perspectives. The underlying assumptions and research support for these theories are appraised. Enables the student to gain an appreciation of the value of alternative theoretical approaches to this subfield of psychology. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS3

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 102 with a grade of C or better

PSY 268 | Organizational Psychology

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides a comprehensive study of psychological principles and theories as applied to organizational behavior. Topics include motivation, job satisfaction, conflict supervision, human relations and stress management.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 101 or PSY 102 with a grade of C or better

PSY 269 | Psychology of Leadership

Lecture Credit: 3

Studies and applies the theories and techniques of leadership and group processes. In addition, introduces leadership skills and experiences with applications in group and community settings.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 and PSY 101 or PSY 102 with a grade of C or better

PSY 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in-depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

PSY 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better