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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.

1661   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 256   Chambers C

1662   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 152   Davis-King D T

1663   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 254   Farwell L A

1664   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 256   Guild L A

1665   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 205   Shirinyan D

NEW 1751   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 152   Davis-King D T

1666   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 254   Farwell L A

1667   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 104   Berg D S

1668   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D

Above section 1668 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1669   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   HSS 205   Sage R

4069   6:30p-9:40p MW   HSS 205   Smith-Clark C T

Above section 4069 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 13.

4070   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 205   Smith-Clark C T

Above section 4070 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

1670   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 205   Shirinyan D

4071   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 256   Davis T D

Above section 4071 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

1671   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUNDY 335   Matheson C C

Above section 1671 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1672   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 256   Tannatt M G M

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.

4072   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 254   O’Leary B A

Above section 4072 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

4073   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 104   Davison L L

Above section 4073 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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