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Psychology

We seek to foster in students an understanding of the range and complexity of human behavior, and of the methods that have been used to study it. We also seek to inspire a value for diversity within the context of a rich and complex society.

In addition to the core course in General Psychology, the program offers a broad array of lower division courses, all of which are transferable to CSU (most to UC as well). and most of which meet GE breadth requirements for the associate degree and for transfer.

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Adjunct Faculty

  • Julia Dickinson
  • Tom Morin
  • Rajinder Samra
  • Paul Pitner
  • W. Welsh
  • Robert Doerr
  • K. Rahmany
  • A. Ekeruo

 

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Course Descriptions

Psychology 1 
General Psychology
3 Units

Basic psychological concepts underlying human and animal behavior in such areas as learning, motivation, perception, personality and social behavior.
Strongly recommended:
Eligibility for English 1A. May be offered in Distance Education format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D9, AI, Group A; IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS; (CAN PSYCH 2).

Psychology 2 
Introduction to Psychological Methodology
3 Units

Introduction to scientific method in the study of human and animal behavior. Experience in designing, performing, and reporting behavioral science experiments and surveys. Includes fundamentals of research design, hypothesis testing, and reasoning in inferential statistics.
Strongly recommended:
Psychology 1.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: B1, D9, IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS; (CAN PSYCH 8).

Psychology 3 
Social Psychology
3 Units

Research and theory regarding psychological processes within individuals such as attitudes, perception, cognition that  influence or are influenced by the physical setting in which they occur and the social groups to which individuals belong.
Strongly recommended:
Psychology 1 or Sociology 1 or Anthropology 3.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D9, IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS.

 

Psychology 5 
Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4 Units

Applied descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency and variability; correlation and regression. probability; introduction to statistical inference. Emphasis on selection and interpretation of statistical analyses.
Strongly recommended:
Mathematics 65 or 65B

4 hours. Transfer: CSU, AA/AS.

Psychology 6
Abnormal Psychology
3 Units

Introduction to problems in emotional and cognitive human behavior ranging from mild social and personal stress to profound personal disorganization. Includes history of treatment and diagnostic models, neuroses, psychoses, sexual  dysfunction, anti-social personality and other psychological problems along with a comparative study of contemporary treatment procedures applied to these problems.
Strongly recommended:
English 1A or 52A. May be offered in Distance Education format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: B1, D9, IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS.

 

Psychology 7
Introduction to Counseling Theory and Skills
3 Units

Introduction to counseling theory and process with emphasis on fundamental principles of behavior change. Includes essential counseling skills, major  counseling theories, and legal and ethical issues.
Strongly recommended:
Psychology 1

3 hours. Transfer: CSU

 

Psychology 8
Human Sexuality
3 Units

Physiological and psychosocial aspects of sexual health in our contemporary society. Understanding the interrelationship of attitude and behavior as it relates to sexual well-being and sexual integrity.
May not receive credit if Health 8 or Sociology 8 has been completed.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: E; AA/AS.

Psychology 12
Lifespan Psychology
3 Units

Introduction to the psychological, physiological, socio-cultural and socio-historical factors influencing development from conception through death. Emphasis on the process of normal development and its variations. Examination of theoretical models and research of practical application.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, CSU/GE: E; AA/AS.

Psychology 18
Psychology of the African America Experience
3 Units

Psycho-sociological exploration of the African American experience n American society and resultant behavior.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS.

 

Psychology 25
Stress Management and Health Psychology
2 Units

Analysis of the psychological factors that influence health, stress and illness, emotion and illness. pressure-cooked kids, children and stress, can't slow down, the mind as healer, the relaxation response, focusing mind, and maximizing performance. May be offered in Distance Education format

2 hours. Transfer: CSU

Psychology 25L
Stress Management and Health Psychology Laboratory
1/2 Unit

Using scientific approach to the study of stress management, this laboratory will introduce students to current stress reduction techniques used in the field of health psychology. An analysis of the mental, physiological, and nutritional factors which help produce optimal personal performance in daily living activities will be investigated.
Prerequisite: Completion of current enrollment in Psychology 25. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format.

1 hours.

Psychology 33
Personal and Social Adjustment
3 Units

Personality and behavior theory, personality assessment, and techniques of increasing personal effectiveness; basic human nature and the development of human potentialities through genetic inheritance, maturation and learning in a physical and socio-cultural environment; dynamic of individual and group behavior, motivation, stress, adjustive and maladjustive behavior and group and individual interaction.
Strongly recommended: English 1A or 52A.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE:  D9, IGETC: Area 4;  AA/AS.

 

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