Psychology (PSYC)

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC&100 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment in ENGL 101.

The scientific study of behavior and mental processes including research methods, psychobiological processes, learning, memory, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and other topics to be determined by the instructor. [SE,HR,SS][PNP]

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE I
PSYC 122 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, NURS 123, NURS 124, NURS 127, NURS 128, and PSYC 124.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PSYC 100, NURS 110, NURS 111, NURS 113, NURS 114, and ENGL 112.

Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Application of concepts from previous courses in psychology and sociology to the direct care of patients/clients in various healthcare settings. Focus on women, children, and families. Taught concurrently with NURS 122. [SS]

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE II
PSYC 124 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, NURS 123, NURS 127, and NURS 128.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 110, NURS 111, NURS 113, NURS 114, and NURS 115.

Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Application of concepts from previous courses in psychology to the direct care of patients/clients in various healthcare settings. focus on therapeutic communication and behavioral symptomology specific to anxiety, depression, delirium and agitation. [SS]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
PSYC 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC&200 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Principles and theories of human growth and development; the interaction of psychological, biological, and social factors throughout the life span. Prior completion of PSYC 100 or (PSYC 101) recommended. [SE,HR,SS]

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 203 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: PSYC 100 (or PSYC 101).

Effects of social environment and interpersonal processes on both individual and collective behaviors. Socialization, impression formation and management, attitude formation and change, prejudice, aggression, altruism, leadership, power, conformity, environmental psychology, and other topics. [HR,SE,SS]

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE III
PSYC 253 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in NURS 251 and NURS 252.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 241 and NURS 242.

Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Application of concepts from previous courses in psychology and sociology to the direct care of patients/clients in various healthcare settings. Focus on persons with acute mental issues and/or chronic mental illnesses. [SS]

PSYCHOLOGY: SELECTED TOPICS
PSYC 280 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: PSYC 100 (or PSYC 101) or consent of Instructional Unit.

Selected topics in psychology as listed in the term class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
PSYC 290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
PSYC 315 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Focuses on managing relationships in organizations. Students will gain practical experience in managing teams, resolving conflict, and building professional and effective relationships. Special emphasis will be placed on managing difficult behavioral human situations, whether among employees within the organization or with external stakeholders. [HR]