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Prerequisites: PSY 101Study of human development from conception to adolescence, emphasizing both current and historical approaches to research and theory, genetic and environmental influences on development, and sequence and timing of physical, mental, and personality development throughout years of childhood.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Survey of basis of human growth and development. Review of emotional, mental, physical, and social needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Analysis of multiple factors that influence and shape behavior and personality.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Introduction to physical, mental, personality, and social developments unique to adolescence. Focus mainly on factors influencing normal development, but some abnormal behaviors discussed. Biological, psychological, cultural, and historical perspectives considered.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Survey of abnormal/deviant behavior, including causes and theories of anxiety disorders, psychoses, mental retardation, drug abuse, sexual disorders, criminal behavior, and other selected topics. Includes discussion of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these disorders.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Study of major theories of personality with emphasis on developmental influence and integration of behavior. Theories surveyed represent dynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral perspectives. Issues such as self-concept, structure of personality, social adjustment, self-management, and maladjustment and therapy are considered within context of each theoretical system.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Examination of psychological processes of aging involving sensory, sexual, intellectual, and personality changes in later life with some attention to common mental disorders in the aged.
Prerequisites: PSY 101Study of social interaction of individuals and psychological principles and concepts involved in these relationships. Discussion of social perceptions, values, attitudes, prejudice, social influence, group dynamics, leadership, and other group processes.
Prerequisites: PSY 101
This course is an introduction to applied behavior analysis and the application of behavioral principles and procedures to social challenges. The students will learn about the causes of behavior, basic principles and procedures, and then apply this information to specific content areas or populations.