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PSY 2 -  GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Psychology 7)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include history, methodology biopsychology, lifespan development, sensation and perception, consciousness and altered states, learning and memory, thought and language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychopathology and therapy, stress and health, and social and cultural influences. (CAN PSY 2) (A, CUS-GE, UC, I)

PSY 2H - HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Honors 7P and Psychology 7H)
ADVISORY: Meet the qualifications for consideration for acceptance into the Honors Program recommended. See Honors Program listing in College Catalog.

Scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, lifespan development, sensation and perception, consciousness and altered states, learning and memory, thought and language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychopathology and therapy, stress and health, and social and cultural influences. The Honors section of this course places a greater emphasis on understanding the human being as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological organism and further enriches that perspective with data and theories from related disciplines. (CAN PSY 2) (A, CUS-GE, UC, I)

PSY 5 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Systematic analysis of the social determinants of behavior and mental processes with emphasis on: methodology, theory, perception of self and others, attitudes, roles, conformity, compliance, attraction, aggression, altruism, behavior in groups, and behavior in built environments. (A, CSU, UC)

PSY 12 - CHILD ABUSE
2 units, 2 lecture hours, (See also Child Development 12)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A study of the abused, battered and neglected children. Characteristics of abusers. Identification,
A study of child sexual molestation and pornography. Characteristics of intra-familial sexual abusers, pedophiles and adolescent molesters. Reporting laws and the legal process. Identification, prevention and treatment of sexually abused children and of molesters. (A, CSU)

PSY 14 - YOUTH SUICIDE
1 unit, 1 lecture hour, (See also Child Development 14)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

An in-depth look at the causes of and increase in youth suicide. Clues to suicidal fantasy and motivation. Facts and myths pertaining to suicide. Effect of suicide on the family and community. Identification, prevention and intervention of youth suicide. (A, CSU)

PSY 15 - PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Psychological consequences of religion on thinking, emotions, moral and social behavior. Topics include the science-versus-religion problem, a comparison of selected Eastern and Western approaches to human identity and social relationships, and an examination of the impact of religion on experience, attitudes, behavior, and mental health. (A, CSU)

PSY 16 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Psychology 2 and eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Psychological, social, and biological bases of abnormal behavior. Definitions of abnormality; current models of causality, classification, therapy, and intervention; critical analysis of research techniques and findings. (A, CSU, UC)

PSY 19 - VOCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
1-4 units, (Repeats = 3)
PREREQUISITE: Must be enrolled in minimum of 7 units, including occupational work experience class, have a job directly related to the work experience class and either be majoring in the field or be enrolled in a course directly related to the job.

Supervised employment from 5 to 20 hours per week, and one hour in class per week. The amount of college credit earned by the student is dependent upon the number of hours of work during the semester as follows:

One unit for minimum of 75 hours;
Two units for minimum of 150 hours;
Three units for minimum of 225 hours;
Four units for total of 300 hours. (A, CSU)

PSY 21 - DEATH AND DYING
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

How people view and cope with death; what it is like to die and to grieve; formulating a personal philosophy regarding death. (A, CSU)

PSY 25 - HUMAN SEXUALITY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Psychology 2 and eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 and recommended.

Sexual behaviors and values in contemporary society from both a psychobiological and sociological perspective. Anatomy and physiology of sex, sex within relationships, alternative lifestyles, fertility management, contraception, sexual dysfunction, social roles and attitudes. Destructive sexual behavior: rape and incest. Presented in an explicit and scientific manner. (A, CSU, UC)

PSY 33 - PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The psychology of effective and ineffective coping patterns. Topics include personality, lifespan development, psychological factors of physical health and illness, stress, gender roles, interpersonal relationships, work and leisure, psychological disorders, and therapy. These topics will be explored with an emphasis on both theory and practical application in everyday life. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

PSY 36 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Psychology 2 and eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Biological mechanisms central to fundamental concepts and issues of psychology. Topics include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, research methods in biological psychology; and the physiological mechanisms underlying sensation, perception, consciousness, motivation, emotion, learning, memory and psychological disorders. (CAN PSY 10) (A, CSU, UC)

PSY 38 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour, (See also Child Development 38)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A balanced study of the basic theories, research concepts, and principles of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development at each major stage of life from conception to old age. All major topics of human development (e.g., human behavior, sexuality, nutrition, health, stress, key relationships of mankind to the social and physical environment, and implication of death and dying) are presented in an integrated manner. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PSY 39 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour, (See also Child Development 39)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. Verification of freedom from TB, and proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella, twice, if born after 1957 recommended.

A balanced study of the basic theories, research, concepts, and principles of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development at each major stage of life from conception to adolescence. (CAN H EC 14) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PSY 42 - STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (See also Mathematics 42)
PREREQUISITE: Math 3 or equivalent. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Descriptive statistics, sampling, hypothesis testing, estimation, selected non-parametric techniques, ANOVA, and regression, with applications from psychology, biology, and social sciences. (CAN PSY 6) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PSY 163 - PSYCHOLOGY FOR EFFECTIVE LIVING
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Examines the psychological, physiological, and social aspects of effective living. Adjustment, development, stress and coping, anger and depression, psychopathology and psychotherapy, physical self-care, substance use and abuse, sexuality, friendship and marriage, parenting and family life, work and play, aging and dying, and setting and accomplishing goals. Designed primarily for nontransfer vocational students. (A)
Last updated: 12/15/2009 11:30:34 AM