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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.

1326   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 254   Davis-King D T

1327   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 256   Sage R

1328   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 206   Guild L A

1329   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 204   Edney J J

1330   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 254   Chambers C

1331   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 254   Chambers 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.

1332   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 256   Sage R

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.

1333   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M

Above section 1333 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1334   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 256   Berg D S

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.

1335   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L

Above section 1335 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1336   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L

Above section 1336 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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