Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101  Introductory Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides instruction in the nature of human behavior and a consideration of theories and principles pertaining to the topics of research design and experimentation, perception, emotions and motivation, personality, social psychology, psychopathology, human development, learning, cognition and memory. It includes essential features of the biological and neurological bases of behavior. C-ID: PSY 110.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 108  Family Dynamics of Addiction and Abuse  (3.0 Units)  

This course studies family abuse and addiction. Theories and evidence-based intervention strategies that promote behavioral change and wellness are evaluated. Chemical, child, spousal, and dependent adult abuse are defined within a social, cultural, and historical context. It also explores the correlation between chemical dependency and family dysfunction as well as the developmental impact abuse has on children and adolescents.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PSYC 109  Biopsychology  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the study of behavior from a biological perspective. Neuroanatomy,neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, and the biological systems and processes underlying behavior. Emphasis will be placed on brain mechanisms underlying behavior and their relation to issues in psychology. C-ID: PSY 150.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or PSYC H101, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 110  Developmental Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

This course includes the study of theories, methods, and research findings regarding biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual across the lifespan including death, dying and bereavement. (UC credit limitation). C-ID: PSY 180.

Recommended Preparation: PSYC 101 and Eligibility for ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 121  Human Sexuality and Intimacy  (3.0 Units)  

This is a survey course of human sexual and intimate behaviors throughout the life cycle. It includes the physiological, psychological, sociological and theoretical approaches of human sexuality, the cultural legacy of human sexuality, variations of sexual behaviors and intimate relationships, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual disorders and related social issues. C-ID: PSY 130.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 125  Introduction to Counseling  (3.0 Units)  

An introduction to principles of counseling concepts will be the primary focus. A systematic consideration of the basic skills and theories essential for effective counseling and problem solving.

Recommended Preparation: PSYC 101

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PSYC 138  Cooperative Education Psychology  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in the catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PSYC 204  Social Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

The focus of this course is the relationship between the individual and society including such topics as social identity, conformity, obedience and deviance, attitudes and attitude change, attribution theory, persuasion, prejudice and stereotyping, aggression and prosocial behavior, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and conflict and conflict resolution.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101, Minimum grace C

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 209  Developmental Psychopathology  (3.0 Units)  

This course studies childhood and adolescent psychological disorders within the context of human development. Emphasis is on the developmental origins and developmental consequences of biological, social, emotional, and behavioral disturbances/influences. Topics include DSM-V classification, assessment, testing, course, etiology, gender, culture, prevention, risk and treatment modalities.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 211  Introduction to Learning and Behavior Analysis  (3.0 Units)  

This course addresses the fundamental principles in Learning and Behavior Analysis with an emphasis on operant conditioning, applied behavior analysis, and evolutionary and biological factors. Topics include the history and basic principles of modern learning theories; methodology, measurement and quantification of behavior research, and the application of behavior analysis techniques for changing behavior.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 213  Abnormal Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

This course explores the history and classifications of psychological disorders, symptom criteria, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and the major theoretical treatment modalities. The Biopsychosocial, Psychoanalytic, Cognitive, Behavioral and Sociocultural theories are emphasized. How we define, assess, treat and study psychological disorders is the thematic focus of the course. A variety of class exercises are used to illustrate and understand the etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders. C-ID: PSY 120.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 215  Introduction to Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences  (3.0 Units)  

This is an introduction to the basic statistical methods and analyses commonly used in behavioral and sociological research. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics including levels and types of measurement; measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal, t, and chi-square distributions; probability and hypothesis testing; measures of significance; regression and correlation; and, analysis of variance (ANOVA). Application of statistical software to social and behavioral science data required. C-ID: SOCI 125.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 and PSYC 101 or SOC 101

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 217  Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology  (4.0 Units)  

This course surveys psychological research design and methods with an emphasis on correlational relationships, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation. Research design and methodology will be examined through the review of scholarly journal articles. In laboratory sessions students will conduct research in psychology and/or social science. Actual data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions will be analyzed with statistical software. C-ID: PSY 205 B.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or PSYC H101; and MATH 120 or PSYC 215, Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.0; Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU