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SUPPORTING COURSES - PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 344 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY4
The dynamics of social interaction and interpersonal behavior with application to contempo­rary society. Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or permission of instructor.
PSYC 366 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY4
A survey of principal theories of personality with attention to the experimental methods and findings on which they are based, as well as their applications in everyday life.  Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or PSYC 140.
PSYC 370 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (OR HLTH 370) 3
The study of learning, motivation, and psychological theories as related to health decisions and practices.  Topics include the psychology of addictive behavior, behavioral health, and the relationship between stressful life events, social support, and wellness.
PSYC 390 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY4
Theories and methods in the study of mental processes such as attention, pattern recognition, comprehension, memory, knowledge representation, and problem solving. Connections to neuroscience and applications to information science are also explored.
PSYC 425 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION (OR RELH 425)3
Interpretation of religious behavior and motivation from psychological perspectives.
PSYC 430 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING3
Principles of test selection, administration, and interpretation; consideration of the contributions and limitations of major types of standardized tests and inventories used in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; MATH 206; and permission of instructor.  Offered even years only.
PSYC 437 DEATH AND DYING (OR SOWK 437)3
Study of the process of death and dying from four distinct perspectives: cultural, social, personal, and professional.
PSYC 441 COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES3
Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity.  Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post-school outcomes.  Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques, and counsel exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans.  The students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.
PSYC 455 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY4
Historical development of the various systems and theories of psychology. Prerequi­site: PSYC 130.
PSYC 464 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING3
A systematic, comprehensive, and balanced survey of the leading counseling approaches including an analysis of each system’s perspective on personality, abnormal behavior, clinical methods, and the helping relationship. Course is designed for all those interested in the helping professions.
PSYC 466 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY4
The study of the physiological, developmental and functional explanations of behavior.  This includes sensory and motor mechanisms, as well as motivated behaviors, learning, memory and language.  The biological basis for mental disorders and the behavioral effects of brain damage are also addressed. Prerequisites: PSYC 130, BIOL 101 or BIOL 201; or permission of instructor.
PSYC 489 CAREER COUNSELING THEORIES 3
Theories of career and lifestyle development, counseling approaches, ethical issues, and applications to the diversity of work settings are covered.  The changing roles of women and men, dual career families and life span changes in career are addressed. Offered odd years.
PSYC 492 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY4
An overview of the major categories of abnormal behavior, including clinical description and classification, as well as recent research on etiology and approaches to treatment. Prerequisites: PSYC 130 or PSYC 140.
PSYC 496 SEMINAR2-3; 6
In-depth examination of a specific topic in psychology. Topics may include motivation, sensation and perception, mental health, human sexuality, etc. Prerequisite: upper division mayor/minor in psychology or permission of instructor.
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