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- Introduction to Psychology - 201
Psychology 201 examines the history, theories and major concepts
involved in the field of psychology. This course is required prior to
enrollment in Psyc 220 or Psych 250.
- Lifespan Development/
Developmental Psychology - 220
Womb to tomb. This course studies the developmental changes
(cognitive, physical, social and in personality) occurring in humans
beginning at the moment of conception through death.
- Abnormal Psychology
This course focuses on the abnormal aspects of psychology,
including areas such as psychopathology (especially as it related to
behaviors), causal theories and assessment/ treatment
considerations. Special attention is paid to the practical application
of abnormal psychology to real-world tasks and situations.
Health Psychology - 260
- Health Psychology is the study of how psychosocial factors relate to the
promotion and maintenance of good health/ wellness and with the causation,
prevention and treatment of illness. A biopsychosocial approach is applied
to this understanding.
- Criminal Psychology
An examination of the
psychological and sociological theories and processes utilized to
evaluate, analyze and predict deviant human behavior and criminal conduct.
This course also examines the relationship between the mental health
professional and the legal system/ law enforcement. Students also receive an
introduction to the profiling of criminal behaviors and the prediction and
prevention of violence.
- Social Psychology
- 290 & SHU 450
Social Psychology attempts to understand and explore how the
physical, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of humans are influenced by the
actual, implied or imagined presence of others or the subsequent beliefs and
expectations of the society as a whole.