This course provides an in-depth review of the cognitive/thinking process, from fundamental sensory processes, through perceptual organization, memory, and the deeper analysis of data used to solve problems and to inform and to form decisions and conclusions. (Prerequisites: PSYC125L)
This course explores the theory and research on how interactions with other people influence our own thoughts and behaviors. Specific topics include attitudes and behavior, social perception and cognition, conformity, persuasion, group influence, aggression, attraction, and helping behavior. (Prerequisites: PSYC125L)
This course explores the development and organization of personality, with evaluation of the major theoretical viewpoints on the structure, dynamics, and development of the personality. Psychoanalysis, behaviorist, humanistic/existential, and social cognitive/cognitive emotive perspectives will be discussing, along with trait and biological theories. (Prerequisites: PSYC125L)
This course covers the basic concepts and theories of human behavior with emphasis on the neurological and biological effects of stress. Traumatic situations such as death and dying, suicide, drug abuse, assaults, and large scale disasters are covered. (Prerequisite: PSYC125L)
This course is an introduction to the categories, causes and methods of treatment of the major forms of psychopathology: neurosis, psychosis, personality disorders, addictions, sexual deviations, psychophysiological problems. (Prerequisite: PSYC125L)
Psychological principles are applied to the learning environment. Theories of learning, memory, cognition, and behavior management are discussed in relation to formal education. (Prerequisites: PSYC125L, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC125L)
This course is an introduction to the experimental method, from how to a research question, to the development of an appropriate research design, up to and including data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Topics also include a review of the various ethical principles and issues in behavioral science. (Prerequisite: PSYC125L.)
This course surveys physiological, mental and emotional development over the human life span. Using the central concepts of epigenetic stages and interaction with the environment, the course identifies the main trends of human development and explores the needs and typical responses of persons at each stage.
Various areas of psychology, including scientific investigation, motivation, personality, psychological testing, behavioral deviation, and perception, learning and human development are studied.