Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101  Introductory Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

The introductory course which surveys the multifaceted discipline of psychology and explores the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00

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: 54.00

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.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or PSYC H101

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

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)

Recommended Preparation: PSYC 101 and Eligibility for English 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 111  Introduction to Child Psychology  (3.0 Units)  

Schedule Description This course explores child development from conception through adolescence with particular emphasis on biopsychosocial, emotional and cognitive development. (UC credit limitation).

Recommended Preparation: PSYC 101 and Eligibility for English 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.00

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 throughout the life cycle, sexual disorders and related social issues.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

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: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PSYC 133  Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies  (3.0 Units)  

This course will provide a historical perspective on drug/alcohol abuse, its impact on the individual, the family, the community and society. Definitions of use, abuse, and addiction will be presented as well as the disease concept of addiction. The effectiveness and economics of various models of treatment and rehabilitation will be explored.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 138  Coop Ed 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 or PSYC 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PSYC 209  Developmental Psychopathology  (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.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

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: 54.00

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.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

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

This course is an introduction to basic multivariate statistics commonly used in social and behavioral science research. , UC.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 90 Minimum grade C

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101 AND PSYC 101 OR SOC 101

Lecture Hours: 54.00

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.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 or PSYC H101; MATH 120 MATH H120 or PSYC 215; Minimum grade C;

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PSYC 219  Fieldwork in Psychology and Social Sciences  (3.0 Units)  

Fieldwork experience in Psychology and Social Science is a required course for the Mental Health Worker and the Applied Developmental Psychology Certificate(s)of Achievement. Practical experience is a major factor in professional skill development and application of research and academic knowledge. Class meetings focus on fieldwork experiences, self-care, case communication, and multi-disciplinary teamwork experiences. Students will be assigned a supervised position in a placement setting. Field placement agencies may require a TB test and/or fingerprinting.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101 Minimum grade of C;

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 PSYC 125 PSYC 213; In addition, this course requires permission from the instructor AND the Psychology Department Chair.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU