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PSYCH 1, General Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This survey course introduces modern psychology by presenting scientific and humanistic interpretations of the human mind and behavior. Topics discussed include the methods psychologists use to gather data, the biological bases of behavior, the basic processes of perception, learning and motivation, the development of thinking and personality, and social influences on behavior.

2914   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

2915   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 253   Davis-King D T

2916   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

2917   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 416   Laurent M G

Above section 2917 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2918   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 253   Gunn K S

Above section 2918 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

2919   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 256   Davis-King D T

2920   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 253   Chin D

2921   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 256   Neswald D W

2922   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

2923   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 416   Laurent M G

Above section 2923 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2924   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 253   Gunn K S

Above section 2924 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

2925   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 254   Phillips D M

2926   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 256   Guild L A

2927   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 253   Chin D

2928   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 254   Phillips D M

Above section 2928 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2929   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 256   Neswald D W

2930   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 254   Edney J J

Above section 2930 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2931   11:30a-2:35p F   HSS 254   Edney J J

2932   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 254   Phillips D M

2933   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

2934   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 254   Phillips D M

2935   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 256   Guild L A

2936   1:45p-4:50p F   HSS 256   Farwell L A

2937   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 254   Schwartz A F

2938   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 256   Chambers C

2939   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 254   Edney J J

2940   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 254   Schwartz A F

2941   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 255   Sage R

2942   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn K S

Above section 2942 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2943   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn K S

Above section 2943 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4409   5:15p-6:35p TTh   HSS 254   Olson Gene C

4410   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 253   Berg D S

4411   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 256   Farwell L A

4412   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 256   Farwell L A

4413   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 254   Olson Gene C

PSYCH 2, Physiological Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Biological Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This introductory course emphasizes the biological approach and methods as tools for adding to our understanding of human psychology. Information about the functioning of the human nervous system is used to provide insight into mental, emotional, and behavioral processes. The role of biological factors underlying sensation, perception, motivation, learning, thinking, language processes, and psychopathology is stressed.

2944   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

2945   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 5   Russell R L

2946   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 253   Shirinyan D

Above section 2946 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2947   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 5   Russell R L

2948   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 253   Shirinyan D

2949   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 255   Sage R

4414   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 255   Lanum J C

4415   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 254   Olson Gene C

PSYCH 3, Personality: Dynamics and Development   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course provides an introduction to personality psychology. Topics covered include the utility of personality in predicting behavior, the influences of personality, the major theories of personality development and dynamics, and the application of personality theory and concepts to health, psychopathology, and treatment. Assessment of personality will also be discussed. This course will use a lecture, discussion, and demonstration format in exploring these topics.

2950   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D

Above section 2950 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2951   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D

Above section 2951 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

PSYCH 5, The Psychology of Communication   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course emphasizes the study of communication as a process of giving, receiving, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior in a variety of interpersonal situations. Communications research, listening skills, conflict resolution, feedback, communication barriers, and message organization are covered. Experiential exercises, including role playing and small group interactions, provide techniques for the development of more effective communication styles. Issues in gender and cross-cultural communication and conflict will be discussed, with an emphasis on methods to improve interpersonal interaction in culturally diverse settings.

4416   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 253   Gunn K S

PSYCH 6, Marriage, Family, and Human Intimacy   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course provides insight into and preparation for establishing rewarding relationships as the basis for a successful and fulfilling individual, marital, and family life. Included are values clarification, communication techniques, current views of male and female roles in society, mate selection, sexual involvement and adjustment, family planning, and child rearing. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the need for compromise and adjustment in a marriage and family unit in our rapidly changing society.

NEW 3146   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 252   Guild L A

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course will examine the major developmental milestones for children, both typically and atypically developing, from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development. Emphasis will be on interactions between maturational and environmental factors within a culturally sensitive framework. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.

2952   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M

Above section 2952 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2953   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 217   Schwartz A F

Above section 2953 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2954   8:00a-11:05a F   BUNDY 415   McGrath M T

Above section 2954 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2955   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M

Above section 2955 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2956   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 255   Matheson C

2957   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 217   Schwartz A F

Above section 2957 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2958   11:30a-2:35p F   BUNDY 415   McGrath M T

Above section 2958 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2959   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M

Above section 2959 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2960   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 253   Matheson C C

2961   3:00p-6:05p Th   BUNDY 335   Andrews T D

Above section 2961 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2962   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 253   Matheson C C

2963   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Parise W A

Above section 2963 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2964   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Parise W A

Above section 2964 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4417   6:30p-9:35p W   BUNDY 415   McGrath M T

Above section 4417 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4418   6:30p-9:35p M   BUNDY 217   Davison L L

Above section 4418 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4419   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 253   Davison L L

PSYCH 13, Social Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course is a study of the nature of social interaction and group processes that affect the motivations, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of individuals.

2965   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

2966   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

PSYCH 14, Abnormal Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course provides an introduction to biological, environmental, social, and psychological determinants of psychopathology and behavioral deviation. Historical and current theories of abnormal mental or behavioral functioning, their implications for therapy, and community support systems are discussed.

2967   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 256   Neswald D W

NEW 4470   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 254   Devich Navarro M

PSYCH 18, Childhood: Culture and Personality   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course summarizes anthropological and psychological theories, methods, and data. These are used to show the relationship between critical aspects of culture and the personality development of children, adolescents, and adults. Comparisons of child-rearing in different societies illustrate the role of myths, play, nutrition, education, and family in socialization. Inter-culture contact is discussed in relation to individuals and conflict in U.S. schools.

Psychology 18 is the same course as Early Childhood Education 18. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2968   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 255   Goodfellow C A

PSYCH 19, Lifespan Human Development   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4I (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course traces physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development throughout the lifespan from conception through aging and dying. The impact on the individual of the family, the culture, and socio-economic factors will be a special emphasis. Theoretical understanding of lifespan issues will provide a foundation for exploration of their practical implications at each stage of development. This course is open to all and is especially geared toward health professionals.

2969   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 255   Laurent M G

2970   8:00a-11:05a F   BUNDY 416   Feiger H T

Above section 2970 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2971   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L

Above section 2971 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2972   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L

Above section 2972 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4420   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 253   Davison L L

PSYCH 25, Human Sexuality   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This study of sexual behavior begins with anatomy and physiology, reproduction, and other biological topics. Pre- and post-natal development, gender differentiation, and psychosexual development are discussed to provide the background for considering the diversity of adult sexuality. In regularly scheduled small group meetings, the student is given an opportunity to explore and compare his or her own psychological and behavioral dynamics with the different values, beliefs, and practices of other individuals and other cultures.

2973   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 255   De Villers L C

4421   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 255   De Villers L C

PSYCH 40, Environmental Psychology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course will focus on the theory and application of psychological principles as they relate to the causes of, and potential solutions to, current global environmental problems. Modern ecological issues (such as global climate change, habitat-loss, etc.) have their historical origin in human behavior; this class will focus both on relevant causal behaviors, and on the mental mechanisms that give rise to such behavior. An evolutionary perspective will be employed to identify the pathways by which the clash of a “universal human nature” and the modern environment results in an “evolutionary mismatch.” Evolutionary models such as the “tragedy of the commons” will be elucidated with relevant and real world examples. In addition, the course will explore potential avenues to effectively reshape human kind’s social, technological and economic relationship with its environment. As such, a systems approach will be taken that considers the human as a part of, as well as an influence on, ecosystems. Cutting edge research will be integrated from different domains of psychology (cognitive, social, developmental and evolutionary, etc.) as well as related fields (genetics, behavioral economics, game-theory, anthropology, etc.) to comprehensively study the human-environment interaction.

PSYCH 40 is the same course as ENVRN 40. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

4422   5:45p-8:50p M   HSS 254   Schwartz A F

PSYCH 88A, Independent Studies in Psychology    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 1 and one other Psychology course.

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2974   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 367   Farwell L A

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