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Psychology

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PSYCH 1, General Psychology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PSY 110.

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

This course is an introduction and general survey course in psychology. This course grounds the student in the epistemology of psychology as a scientific discipline, research methods, and critical analysis of research findings. Substantive psychological content includes the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology.

3179   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 207   Graham M D

3180   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 256   Laurent M G

3181   8:00a-9:20a MW   MC 5   Chan M

3182   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 253   De Loach C D
Above section 3182 is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3183   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 253   Shirinyan D

Above section 3183 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.

3184   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 255   Guild L A

3185   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 256   Laurent M G

3186   8:00a-11:05a F   HSS 255   Pemberton J V

3187   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 256   Chin D

3188   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 255   Hald L A

Above section 3188 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.

3189   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 5   Loeb T B

3190   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 253   De Loach C D
Above section 3190 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information.

3191   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 256   Hald L A

3192   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 255   Guild L A

3193   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 253   Shirinyan D

Above section 3193 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.

3194   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 256   Chin D

3195   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 101   Lancaster M A

3196   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUNDY 416   Chambers C
Above section 3196 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3197   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 253   Graham M D

3199   11:15a-12:35p MW   LS 203   Loeb T B

3200   11:30a-2:35p F   HSS 253   Loeb T B

3201   11:30a-2:35p F   HSS 255   Pemberton J V

3202   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 253   Chopp R M

3203   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 253   O’Leary B A

3204   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 256   Hald L A

3205   2:15p-3:35p MW   BUNDY 416   Chambers C
Above section 3205 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3207   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 256   Davis-King D T

3208   3:45p-5:05p MW   BUNDY 416   Chambers C
Above section 3208 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3209   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 256   Davis-King D T

3210   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Farwell L A
Above section 3210 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3211   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Farwell L A
Above section 3211 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3212   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Farwell L A
Above section 3212 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3213   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   De Loach C D
Above section 3213 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4413   5:15p-6:35p MW   HSS 256   Smith-Clark C T

4414   5:15p-6:35p MW   HSS 254   Lancaster M A

4415   5:15p-6:35p TTh   HSS 256   Davis-King D T

4417   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 254   Lancaster M A

4418   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 252   Farwell L A

4419   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 256   Smith-Clark C T

4420   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 256   Farwell L A

PSYCH 2, Physiological Psychology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PSY 150.

IGETC AREA 5 (Biological Sciences, non-lab)   •   Prerequisite: Psychology 1.   •   Advisory: English 1.

This introductory course emphasizes the biological approach and methods as tools for adding to our understanding of human psychology and neuroscience. 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. The course also notes historical scientific contributions and current research principles for studying brain-behavior relationships and mental processes. Ethical standards for human and animal research are discussed in the context of both invasive and non-invasive experimental research.

3214   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

3215   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

3216   9:30a-10:50a TTh   MC 5   Russell R L

3217   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 254   Shirinyan D

Above section 3217 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.

3218   12:45p-2:05p TTh   MC 5   Russell R L

3219   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 152   Sage R

3220   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 152   Sage R

4421   5:15p-6:35p TTh   HSS 254   Olson Gene C

4422   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 254   Olson Gene C

4423   6:45p-9:50p Th   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.

3221   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D
Above section 3221 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3222   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chin D
Above section 3222 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

PSYCH 5, The Psychology of Communication    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: Psychology 1.

This course emphasizes the study of psychological processes involved with the construction of communication including perception, motivation, learning, and emotion. The course will cover issues involved in giving, receiving, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior in a variety of interpersonal situations. Attention will be given to the intersection of gender, culture, and social identities and how these factors shape how we communicate with ourselves, with other individuals, and via mass communication and technology. Experiential exercises, including role-playing and small group interactions, provide opportunities to increase awareness of personal communication styles and to develop more effective communication skills including active listening, conflict resolution, and assertive language.

3223   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 254   De Loach C D

3224   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 254   De Loach C D

4424   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 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 the need for compromise and adjustment in a marriage and family unit in our rapidly changing society. This course will use lecture, discussion, and experiential formats in exploration of these topics.

3225   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 255   Guild L A

PSYCH 7, Research Methods in Psychology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: PSY 200.

IGETC AREA 4I (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   Prerequisite: Psychology 1 and Math 54.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, as well as collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology are examined in a variety of the sub disciplines of psychology. Ethical considerations for human and animal research are explored. Students are introduced to critical thinking and the application of the scientific method to psychological questions. The course contains both lecture and practical experiences via the formulation and completion of original research conducted in small groups. Various descriptive and inferential statistical approaches are explored and utilized to evaluate data.

3226   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 255   Hald L A

3227   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 255   Hald L A

4425   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 256   Smith-Clark C T

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: CDEV 100.

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.

3228   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 217   Matheson C C

Above section 3228 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.

3229   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 217   Matheson C C
Above section 3229 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3230   11:30a-2:35p MW   BUNDY 339   Grace Y H
Above section 3230 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3231   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 256   Schwartz A F

3232   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M
Above section 3232 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3233   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 256   Schwartz A F

3234   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 254   Chan M

3235   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Grace Y H
Above section 3235 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3236   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Grace Y H
Above section 3236 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4426   6:30p-9:35p Th   BUNDY 321   Tannatt M G M
Above section 4426 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4427   6:45p-9:50p M   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 considers individual human behavior in relation to the social environment. The power of the situation, other individuals, and the social group will be examined. Emphasized topics include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition.

3237   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 253   Chopp R M

3238   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 253   Chopp R M

4429   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 255   Tingen I W

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. An integrative survey of theory and research in abnormal behavior, and intervention and prevention strategies for psychological disorders are also introduced.

3239   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 253   O’Leary B A

3240   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 253   O’Leary B A

4430   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 255   Berger R T

PSYCH 19, Lifespan Human Development    3 units

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

From a psychological perspective, this course traces physical, emotional, social and intellectual development throughout the lifespan from conception through aging and dying. Special attention is paid to the interaction of biological, environmental, and psychological factors on development. The way familial, cultural and socioeconomic influences impact the individual will receive special emphasis. Theories and research regarding physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are used as a foundation to understand lifespan issues, developmental problems, and practical implications at each stage of development.

3241   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L
Above section 3241 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

3242   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L
Above section 3242 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW   3414   2:15p-3:35p TTh   BUNDY 217   Tannatt M G M
Above section 3414 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4431   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 253   Davison L L

4432   6:45p-9:50p Th   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.

3243   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 255   De Villers L C

4433   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.

3244   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 256   Schwartz A F

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