Psychology

Psychology Courses

PSYC 1 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Basic psychological concepts underlying human and animal behavior in such areas as learning, motivation, perception, personality and social behavior. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for English 1A. 3 hours. AA/ AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D9; IGETC: 4I. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 2 INTRODUCTION TO PSYChOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY 3 UNITS

Introduction to scientific method in the study of human and animal behavior. Experience in designing, performing, and reporting behavioral science experiments and surveys. Includes fundamentals of research design, hypothesis testing, and reasoning in inferential statistics. Strongly recommended: Psychology 1. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D9; IGETC: 4I. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 3 PROBLEMS AND METHODS IN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Research and theory regarding psychological processes within individuals such as attitudes, perception, cognition that influence or are influenced by the physical setting in which they occur and the social groups to which individuals belong. Strongly recommended: Psychology 1 or Sociology 1 or Anthropology 3. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D9; IGETC: 4I Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 4 BRAIN, MIND, AND BEHAVIOR 3 UNITS

Introduction to the field of biopsychology. The biopsychology of cognitive, perceptual, emotional, developmental, and social processes. Includes the biopsychology of personality, gender, emotions, learning, learning disabilities, drugs, neurological and developmental disorders, and mental health. Examination of information and theory for practical application. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: B2 or D9; IGETC: 4I or 5B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 6 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Introduction to abnormal psychology. Mental health and mental health disorders in adults and children. Includes disorders of anxiety, mood, personality, sexuality, substance abuse, psychosis and other disorders. Major psychological, biological, and sociocultural models of mental health disorders and their treatment. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D9; IGETC: 4I Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 10 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY 3 UNITS

Physiological and psychosocial aspects of sexual health in our contemporary society. Understanding the interrelationship of attitude and behavior as it relates to sexual well-being and sexual integrity. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 12 LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Introduction to the psychological, physiological, and socio-cultural factors influencing development from conception through death. Emphasis on the process of normal development and its variations. Examination of theoretical models and research for practical application. 3 hours. AA/AS GE; Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: Area D or E; IGETC: 4I Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 13 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN 3 UNITS

This course examines the diverse experiences of women from a psychological perspective. Students will explore psychological theory and research on gender and issues that affect women, and will gain insight into how psychologists investigate gender-related issues. Strongly recommended: Psychology 1. 3 hour lecture.AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 15 PROBLEMS OF CHILDHOOD 3 UNITS

An exploration of the emotional, cognitive, developmental, and behavioral problems of childhood and adolescence. Topics include: common stresses and problems of adjustment; the effects of stress, abuse, and traumas on development; mental retardation, autism and other developmental disabilities; normal and abnormal problems of attention, conduct, mood anxiety, sleep, eating, sex, learning and speech. Examination of theories of cause of mental health problems in children and adolescents and approaches to treatment. Examination of information and theory for practical application. Students who have completed or are enrolled in Early Childhood Development 15 may not receive credit. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU; CSU GE: D9. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 16 SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Selected topics, issues and controversies in contemporary psychology. Study of behavior as a personal, social, and biological phenomenon. Examination of information and theory for practical application. (May be taken 4 times). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

PSYC 20 DRUGS AND THE BRAIN 3 UNITS

Overview of the physiological and psychological effects of recreational and medicinal psychoactive substances, including opiates, sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, marijuana, hallucinogens, and dissociative anesthetics. The course will examine the theories and evidence concerning dependence, substance abuse, tolerance, and withdrawal for the major drug classes. Prerequisite: Psychology 1. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D9; IGETC: 4I Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

PSYC 24 SPORT PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

A formal introduction to the study of sport psychology focusing upon both the psychological factors that influence participation in sport and exercise and the psychological effects derived from that participation. Emphasis on understanding the psychological processes involved in human performance, models of intervention that can enhance and improve learning and performance conditions, and the strategies which can elicit and influence favorable psychological perceptions and outcomes. Students who have completed or are enrolled in Physical Education 24 may not receive credit. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

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