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This course is designed to cover important political issue of contemporary significance in various topics in (A) American and regional government, (B) Comparative government, and (C) International relations. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics. Prerequisites: PS101 and either PS300 or PS302, or consent of instructor (EFFECTIVE 11/SP, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE)
This course is meant to help understand and find ways to solve everyday problems. People often wish to change their behavior, or change the way that other people act towards them. This course provides some information about why people act the way they do and how they can change their behavior. The course may be taken along iwth EN085 courses. NO prerequisites.
This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of psychology, to methods for research in psychology, and to key finding from its subfields. Topics include the biological bases of behavior sensation and perception, consciousness and altered states, learning, human memory, problem-solving, motivation and emotion, development across the life span, personality, stress and coping, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social behavior.
This course is an introduction to experimental design, methods, and statistics used in psychological research. Prerequisite: PY101.
THIS COURSE IS THE LABORATORY COMPONENT OF PY210. THEY MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY. THE LAB MEETS FOR THREE HOURS EACH WEEK. STUDENTS LEARN APA WRITING STYLE, CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS, ANALYZE DATA WRITE REPORTS, AND PRESENT RESULTS. COREQUISITE: PY 210. PREREQUISITE: PY101
STUDENTS LEARN BASIC CONCEPTS, PROCEDURES, AND PHILOSOPHY OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND HOW THE CONCEPTS APPLY TO INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETAL PROBLEMS. MATERIAL FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN OPERANT BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT WITH A FOCUS ON PRACTICAL SETTING INCLUDING THE CLASSROOM, BUSINESS AND HOME. THE STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES ARE BASED ON THE BEHAVIOR ANALYST TASK LIST AND THE COURSE IS INTENDED TO BE AN EARLY COURSE TOWARD CERTIFICATION.
This course is a study of the historical development of modern psychology, of its foundation in the other sciences and philosophy, and of the people, ideas and theoretical systems that have been most influential in shaping contemporary psychological thought. Prerequisite: PY101. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course addresses how relationships form, change and end between friends, family members and romantic partners. Topics include interperson attraction; types of intimacy and love; sexuality in close relationsips; parent-child and sibling relationships; friendship; fairness, selfishness and altruism; communication; social power; jealousy; conflict; ending relationships; loneliness; social networks; and therapy for relationships. This course emphasizes: 1) knowledge of theory and research findings in close relationships; and 2) developing one's own skills for creating and maintaining rewarding relationships. Prerequisite: PY101 STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course offers an examination of the major capacities and functions involved in human learning. Major topics discussed include historical background, verbal learning, language and thinking, serial position learning, concept formation and forgetting. Prerequisite: PY101. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE
This course covers the study of historical changes in theories and methods of treatment; theory of personality development; dynamics of adjustment; the symptoms, dynamics, therapy, and prognosis of the various abnormal reaction patterns, both fuctional and organic; and modern theories and methods of diagnosis, therapy, and prevention. Prerequisite: PY101. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE