Psychology is considered the study of human and animal behavior. It seeks to understand and explain both normal and abnormal behavior, mental ability, perception, development and individual differences. Psychological study explores human emotions, thoughts, and motives. Among the major sub-branches within psychology are educational psychology, social psychology, psychometrics, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, abnormal psychology, applied psychology, differential psychology, statistics, and child psychology.
101/101H-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY/HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 101 is an intensive study of human behavior. The course examines scientific principles, biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, thinking, individual differences, intelligence, personality, behavior disorders, and therapeutic behavior change.
103 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 103 is a exploration of the relationship between mind and body, emphasizing the neurological correlates of behavior. The course includes the structure and functions of the nervous system, methodology, concepts of physiological psychology, and current developments.
104 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 104 deals with people as social beings. Topics covered include moral development, cooperation and com petition, violence and war aggression, prejudice, attitudes, conformity, sexual behavior, group processes, non-verbal communication, interpersonal attraction, and altruism.
105 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
Psychology 105 is a survey of human sexuality. The course focuses on internal and external anatomy, physiological functioning and dysfunctioning, causes and possible corrections of dysfunctions. It covers such matters as conception, pregnancy, childbirth, methods of birth control and family planning, and cultural and psychological influences.
106 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 106 is the study of the psychological development of the person from the prenatal period through old age and death. This course emphasizes theories and their applications to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development throughout the human life-span.
108 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LOSS EXPERIENCE
Psychology 108 is a study of loss experiences, including but not limited to loss by death, together with their impact on the grieving survivor. This course examines historical and contemporary attitudes and practices and the historical factors that have influenced significant changes between the two.
109 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
Psychology 109 is an introduction to the study of social gerontology, aging and its implications for the individual and society utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.
110 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT
Psychology 110 is a study of the processes of human adjustment. The characteristics of healthy and unhealthy personality patterns, and the forces that shape them, will be studied.
111 WOMEN: MIND AND BODY
Psychology 111 is an investigation into traditional and nontraditional medical model health delivery systems, with special emphasis on women and their bodies. Major topics covered are women as research subjects, cross-cultural perspectives on the use of health care, and current research findings on menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.
113 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
Psychology 113 is a study of the psychological factors which contribute to the present emotional, sexual and economic status of the American woman. This study is designed to help the student better understand the experiences of women through the examination of family structure, social structure, female sexuality and self-esteem.
114 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
Psychology 114 is a study of the process of human communication. The characteristics of effective communication and its uses are studied and the specific skills for the achievement of effective communication are explored. The application of communication skills to the building of interpersonal relationships, the resolution of conflicts, and the attainment of personal growth are included in this course of study.
115 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 115 deals with maladaptive or abnormal behavior of human beings. Topics covered include classifications, clinical pictures, causal factors, treatment and outcomes of maladaptive patterns, assessment, therapy, and prevention.
131 MARRIAGE AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
Psychology 131 studies, with an emphasis on psychological and sociological theories and research, the development of traditional and contemporary patterns of people living together. Topics examined include the historical development of marriage, diverse lifestyles (including single-parenting, the blended family, and gay and lesbian partnerships), partner compatibility, communication techniques, intimacy, conflict, child rearing, dissolution of partnerships, and speculation about the future of relationships.
150 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 150 is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the theoretical foundations of learning theories and their application in school settings.