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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. 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.

1627 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 254 Guild L A

1628 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 256 Chambers C

1629 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Chin D
Above section 1629 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1630 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Chin D
Above section 1630 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1631 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Farwell L A
Above section 1631 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1632 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Farwell L A
Above section 1632 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4075 6:00p-9:00p TWTh BUNDY 217 Smith-Clark C T
Above section 4075 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 1693 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE DeLoach C D
Above section 1693 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 1729 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Staff
Above section 1729 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1633 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 253 Davis-King D T

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. 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.

1634 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 254 Sage R

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: CDEV 100.IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1635 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 256 Matheson C C

1636 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Grace Y H
Above section 1636 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1637 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Grace Y H
Above section 1637 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1638 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 253 O’Leary B A

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.

4076 6:00p-9:10p MW HSS 253 Davison L L
Above section 4076 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

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