Psychology

PSYC 1108 – College Success

2 credits

This is a performance-based course comprised of two components designed to: 1) introduce students to basic computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, internet and library resources, and 2) increase student success in college by developing self-esteem, personal responsibility, self-motivation, resource management, study skills and academic and career planning.

*PSYC 1110 – Principles of Psychology

3 credits

This course is an overview of psychology as a science. The course considers different conceptualizations of psychology, neuro-physiological bases of behavior, perception, sensation, sleep and consciousness, human assessment, personality, psychological conflict, motivation and emotion, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, social psychology, learning and memory.

PSYC 1111 – Life Span Human Development

3 credits | Prerequisite: PSYC 1110

A study of human development from conception to death. The course will examine theories of development and their related concepts, the impact of cultural and technological changes on stages of development, the changes in social, emotional, and cognitive functioning that occur across the lifespan and the interrelationships between different stages of development.

PSYC 2207 – Human Growth & Development

3 credits | Prerequisite: PSYC 1110

This course will cover the growth and development of humans from conception to early adulthood.

PSYC 2225 – Psychology of Addiction & Family Systems

3 credits | Prerequisite: HSSR 1105

This course will cover a broad range of issues related to addiction including various theories of addiction, how addiction is defined, how it develops, how it is treated and how it can be prevented. The coursework will include study of biological, developmental, motivational, familial and cultural aspects of addiction. The course will focus on many types of addiction including alcohol addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, compulsive gambling and other emerging forms of addictive behavior. Class activities will include researching and reading journal articles, class discussion as well as study from the assigned textbooks. This course will also focus on the impact of addiction on the family system and other relationships. Students will be exposed to the alteration of family patterns due to the presence of addiction. This course features a heavy reliance on academic research (scholarly journals) to supplement the material preseneted in the texts.

PSYC 2241 – Educational Psychology

3 credits | Prerequisite: PSYC 1110

This course deals with the major theories of human development and learning, motivation, instructional strategies and assessment and examines similarities and differences in learners. The role of factors in the student’s learning and development are considered.

PSYC 2275 – Abnormal Psychology

3 credits | Prerequisite: PSYC 1110

This course is an overview of the current theories and research concerning the causes, symptoms and treatment of various mental and behavioral disorders. Current mental health resources are examined and evaluated as to their effectiveness.