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Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-December 11)

This course is structured to provide you with an overview of the many areas of the rapidly changing science of psychology. No prerequisite is required, and no prior knowledge of psychology is assumed. This survey course will introduce you to many of the underlying principles and approaches believed to guide human behavior, including biological factors, learning, memory, social cognition, intelligence, emotion, and personality.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • define both the science and the practice of psychology
  • identify the various subfields and specialties within psychology
  • understand the importance of the scientific method to the study of psychology
  • explain the conditions that allow experimental research to infer cause and effect relationships
  • compare different theoretical and methodological approaches to behavior
  • master countless terms, names, concepts, scientific experiments, and theories vital to the understanding of psychology as a science
  • apply psychological principles and findings to solve real problems
  • critically evaluate sources of information found on the World Wide Web.

Required Text

  • Wayne Weiten, Psychology: Themes and Variations, Briefer Version, 8th edition, Thomson Wadsworth, 2011. ISBN: 9780495811336.

Friday Center Books & Gifts has a limited supply of the textbook, and students may have to obtain the text on their own. Students ordering through Friday Center Books & Gifts may purchase the book in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

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PSYC 245: Abnormal Psychology

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-December 11)

This course covers major forms of behavior disorders in children and adults, with an emphasis on description, causation, and treatment.

Required Text

  • Durand & Barlow, Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, 7th edition + MindTap Psychology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card. ISBN: 978-1305622937

You may purchase the textbook at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Nicole Heilbron, PhD
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or permission of instructor
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