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Psychology Course Descriptions
PSYC110 - PSYCHOLOGY (3-0-3)
The study of the mind, focusing on both the individual and group. Topics such as consciousness, perception, learning, growth, personality, and motivation are covered. Prerequisite (Day): Successful completion of English sequence; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): ENGL105 English Composition. Day Sophomore Social Science and The Arioch Center Course.
PSYC350 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3-0-3)
Social psychology investigates how the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals are influenced by the presence of others. Topics will include person-to-person perception, decision-making, attitudes, prejudice, and group behavior. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.
PSYC375 - PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULTHOOD (3-0-3)
This course presents an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of adult psychological development and aging. Topics covered are: relationships, careers, midlife, retirement and death. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.
PSYC400 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4-0-4)
This course goes beyond an introductory course in psychology or sociology to examine the nature of social interaction in depth. The biological and cultural roots of interaction; the structure and dynamics of groups and organizations; social exchange and competence; social space and distance; evaluation of self and others; verbal and non-verbal communication; and similar topics are considered. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI elective.
PSYC405 - STUDIES IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3-0-3)
The systematic study of behavioral disorders including the various psychoses, psycho neuroses, mental deficiencies, and other abnormal conditions. Emphasis is on the use of theories and data to understand the description, etiology, progress, treatment, and prevention of abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.
PSYC410 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (4-0-4)
The systematic study of a variety of psychological disorders and troublesome problems of behavior. Attention will be given to the recognition of various symptoms and behaviors, several treatment methods, and preventive mental health measures for affected person and families. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI elective.
PSYC425 - INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (4-0-4)
By establishing the link between theory and application, this course enables the student to study the psychological principles that emerge in technology and business environments. Topics covered include leadership, communication, organizational culture, motivation, attitude, and stress. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI course.