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Psychology

Psychologists study the behavior of individuals and groups and try to help people achieve satisfactory personal adjustment. They work with individuals, couples, families or groups. Some engage in teaching or research, while others work with people doing testing, counseling, or treatment in clinics, schools, and industries. Some additional career titles include developmental psychologist, industrial/organizational psychologist, mental health coordinator, and community services worker. See Counseling for courses in educational and vocational planning and personal awareness.

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.

Course Number:1631 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 254 Instructor:O’Leary B A

Course Number:1632 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 254 Instructor:Guild L A

Course Number:1692 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 256 Instructor:Chamber C

Course Number:1633 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chin D Above section 1633 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1634 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chin D Above section 1634 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1635 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Farwell L A Above section 1635 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1636 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:De Loach C D Above section 1636 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1749 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:De Loach C D Above section 1749 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to 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.

Course Number:1638 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 256 Instructor: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. 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.

Course Number:1639 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 256 Instructor:Matheson C C

Course Number:1640 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Grace Y H Above section 1640 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

PSYCH 19, Lifespan Human Development 3 units

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

Course Number:4063 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. MTW Location:HSS 253 Instructor:Davison L L

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