PSYC 1110G. Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits (3)
This course will introduce students to the concepts, theories, significant findings, methodologies, and terminology that apply to the field of psychology.
- Explain how the scientific method and psychological research methodologies are used to study the mind and behavior.
- Recall key terms, concepts, and theories in the areas of neuroscience, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation and emotion, development, personality, health, disorders and therapies, and social psychology.
- Explain how information provided in this course can be applied to life in the real world.
- Identify the major theoretical schools of thought that exist in psychology as they relate to the self, the culture, and the society.
PSYC 2221. Applied Psychology
3 Credits (3)
Explanation of the psychological principles of everyday living. Emphasizes motivation, learning of intelligent behavior, and applications of psychology to social issues. Community Colleges only.
- The objective of this course is to orient students to the personality characteristics, interpersonal competencies, ethical decision-making skills, and other professional traits associated with pursuing a career in a helping profession.
- Identify the requirements for becoming a helping professional, characteristics of a skilled helper, and cultural factors that impact helping professionals
- Explain your personal strengths and weaknesses as a potential helper.
- Demonstrate appropriate helping strategies based upon the special characteristics of clients.
- Compare the capabilities that individual, family, group, community, and online interventions offer you as a future helper.
- Identify the ethical and legal issues that impact helping professionals
- Analyze the potential impact of your future ethical and professional standards as a helping professional
- Explain how your role as a helping professional is impacted by your professional affiliation and ethical principles
- Analyze how worsening personal problems and increasing stress can impact the kinds and quality of our responses to life and the people around us.
PSYC 2230. Psychology of Adjustment
3 Credits (3)
This course focuses on the individual's adjustment to society, and the application of psychological principles to the understanding of adjustment.
- Explain the internal and external factors associated with the psychology of adjustment.
- Evaluate contributions from psychology to adjustment concepts and processes.
- Describe the different explanations of how individuals adjust to their environments.
- Describe how self-identities develop and how they affect relations with others.
- Identify resources available for assistance with adjustment-related concerns.
PSYC 2311. A Study of Substance Abuse through Learning
3 Credits (3)
Physiological and psychological impact of drug use on human behavior. Emphasizes practical applications of intervention and prevention in the community. Community Colleges only.
- Through readings and discussions, students will be able to describe the role that gender, ethnicity, and age have in alcohol and drug use.
- Through readings and discussions, students will be able to learn past and current perspectives of addiction.
- Through readings, discussions and student presentations, students will be able to distinguish between different types of abuse-able drugs and be able to classify them.
- Through readings, discussions, lectures and guest speaker’s students will be able to describe the role of addiction and criminal behavior.
- Through readings and discussions, students will be able to discuss the Models and Theories of Drug Dependence and Addiction.
- Through readings, discussions and evaluation of case studies students will be able to discuss the definitions of Substance Abuse, Dependence Addiction.
- Through readings and discussions, students will be able to acquaint themselves with the effects of Addictive Behavior on Family Systems.
- Through readings discussions, students will be able to Discuss Disorders Co-Occurring with Substance Abuse
- Through readings and community service learning outing, students will be able to discuss how important the concepts of Prevention, Intervention and Treatment in drug addiction.
- 1 Through readings and community service learning outing students will be able to discuss Alcohol/Drug Recovery Treatment Relapse Prevention
- 1 Through completion of Service Learning and field assignment students will be able to discuss the role of AA/NA in Recovery Treatment.
- 1 Through attendance of a Drug Court Hearing students will be knowledgeable of the role of Drug Courts in prevention and treatment of drug addiction.