120 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

(CAN PSY 2)

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Introduction to the facts and theories which seek to

explain and understand human thought and behavior

including such topics as personality, psychotherapy,

learning, memory, interpersonal relationships,

adjustment and biological influences.

CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


125 CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Introduction to theories and research findings

regarding cultural influences on human behavior and

cognitive processes (life span development,

abnormal behavior and mental health, drug use, self-concept,

emotion, gender schemas and gender

roles, social behavior, perception, learning,

intelligence, and memory). By providing students

with a non-judgmental understanding of how culture

influences human behavior, this course will make

them more equipped to interact in a world where

there is increasing contact among different cultures.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


134 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Review of the biological, psychological and social

aspects of human sexuality including sexuality

throughout the life span, individual and cultural

variations, homosexuality, communication and

relationships, sex therapy, sex roles, morality,

contraception and STD’s.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


138 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Examination of the individual’s perception of and

reaction to other people and social influences.

Topics such as attitude formation, prejudice and

discrimination, helping behavior, aggression,

conformity, obedience, cooperation and conflict

reduction, and group behavior are explored. (Also

listed as SOC 138. May not be taken if SOC 138 has

been taken.)

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


140 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: PSY 120

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Examination of the relationships between bodily

processes and aspects of behavior. Review of the

fundamental research methods and major research

findings in physiological psychology. The application

of experimental methods in psychology, physiology

and related disciplines to the understanding of

perceptual processes, the control of movement,

sleep and waking, reproductive behaviors, ingestive

behaviors, emotion, learning, language and mental

disorders is explored.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


165 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Overview of psychological research and theory

involving the life span approach to human behavior

and cognition. Explores the biological, emotional,

social and cognitive development from infancy

through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Topics include influences of drugs and disease on

prenatal development, child-rearing methods,

temperaments and personality, childhood disorders,

development of language and thinking, gender roles,

friendship, family and relationships, parenting, aging.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


170 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

3 hours lecture

Overview of psychological research and theory

involving the causes and treatment of abnormal

behavior. The major disorders include anxiety

disorders (such as phobias, panic attacks and

obsessive-compulsive), mood disorders (such as

depression and bipolar), schizophrenic disorders

and personality disorders. Also included are the

child/adolescence disorders (such as ADHD and

eating disorders), substance abuse, mental

retardation, sexual disorders, and the effects of

stress on the body.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


199 SPECIAL STUDIES OR PROJECTS

IN PSYCHOLOGY 1-3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Varies with topic

Corequisite: Varies with topic

Recommended Preparation: Varies with topic

3-9 hours

Individual study, research or projects in the field of

Psychology under instructor guidance. Written

reports and periodic conferences required. Content

and unit credit to be determined by

student/instructor conferences and the Office of

Instruction. May be repeated for a maximum of nine

units.

UC, CSU


215 STATISTICS FOR THE

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 103 or 110 or

equivalent

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: None

2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Methods and experience in defining and solving

quantitative problems in the behavioral sciences.

Emphasis is on the design of experiments and the

application of a variety of parametric and

nonparametric techniques to the analysis of data.

UC credit limit, CSU, AA/AS GE, CSU GE


220 LEARNING 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Recommended Preparation: Psych 120

3 hours lecture

Examination of the basic principles and research in

animal and human learning.

UC, CSU, AA/AS GE, IGETC, CSU GE


298 SELECTED TOPICS IN

PSYCHOLOGY 1-3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Varies with topic

Corequisite: Varies with topic

Recommended Preparation: Varies with topic

1-9 hours

Selected topics in Psychology not covered by regular

catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be

determined by the Office of Instruction and faculty. May

be offered as a seminar, lecture, lecture/laboratory or

laboratory class. Offered on a Credit/No Credit basis

only. Non-associate degree applicable.


299 SELECTED TOPICS IN

PSYCHOLOGY 1-3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Varies with topic

Corequisite: Varies with topic

Recommended Preparation: Varies with topic

1-9 hours

Selected topics in Psychology not covered by

regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit

credit to be determined by the Office of Instruction

and faculty. May be offered as a seminar, lecture,

lecture/laboratory or laboratory class.

UC, CSU