Psychology --- PSYC


Department Homepage: https://inverhills.edu/DegreesAndPrograms/Psychology/

 

PSYC 1101  Introduction to Psychology   4.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1101

Presents a survey of the science of psychology including theoretical and experimental findings and applications. Topics include research methodology, the nervous system, perception, cognition, learning, memory, human development, emotions, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, attitudes, social influence and growth processes. This course may not be taken for credit if you have already earned credit for Introduction to Psychology with Lab (PSYC 1201). Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or successful completion (grade of C or above) of ENG 99/Read 93

PSYC 1140  Psychology of Women   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1140

Introduces current theory and research related to such issues as the psychological development of women, identity formation, self-esteem, violence, health, spirituality, social cultural influences, biology, relationships and career. Both academic and experiential learning are emphasized including extensive reading and journaling and a community project. Attendance and group participation are essential.

PSYC 1201  Introduction to Psychology with Lab   4.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1201

Presents a survey of the science of psychology including theoretical and experimental findings and applications. Topics include research methodology, the nervous system, sensation and perception, cognition, learning, memory, human development, emotions, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, attitudes, social influence and growth processes. Incorporates weekly laboratory activities in which students perform hands-on experiments, measurements, and analyses in psycho-physiology, sensation and perception, learning, and/or other experimental topics. This course may not be taken for credit if you have already earned credit for Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101).

PSYC 1210  Lifespan Development   4.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1210

Presents an introduction to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan. Explores the research and theories relevant to the psychological study of human development from conception to death. Applies these issues to general and clinical populations. PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201 recommended.

PSYC 1215  Child and Adolescent Psychology   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1215

Explores the basic development in the physical, cognitive and psychosocial areas from conception through adolescence. Pertinent theories, studies, and methodologies are addressed. This course and Adulthood and Aging Psychology (PSYC 1220) provide a comprehensive study of Lifespan Development. Prereq: Recommended PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

PSYC 1220  Adulthood and Aging Psychology   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1220

Explores research and theory from the field of developmental psychology regarding the nature and processes of human development from early adulthood through old age and death. Implications and applications are addressed. This course and Child Adolescent Psychology (PSYC 1215) provide a comprehensive study of Lifespan Development. Prereq: Recommended PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

PSYC 1230  Psychology of Death, Dying, and Loss   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 1230

Emphasizes a psychological approach to death, dying and related topics. Explores relevant theories, data, models, ethical issues and provides an opportunity to confront and explore personal attitudes and feelings.

PSYC 2000  Statistics for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences   4.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 2000

Students use basic mathematical and computerized procedures to analyze data in the behavioral sciences. Students use statistical software (e.g., SPSS, "R," "PSPP") to conduct descriptive and inferential data analyses. Students choose and apply statistical procedures to help to answer psychological and behavioral scientific research questions. Students read, interpret, and write APA-style Results sections for behavioral science research.

PSYC 2100  Social Psychology   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 2100

Explores how individuals and groups influence us and how we influence others. Issues such as attraction, relationships, behaviors and attitudes, persuasion, aggression, sexism, racism, and how we form judgments will be studied. Prereq: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

PSYC 2250  Abnormal Psychology   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 2250

Explores the classification, assessment, diagnosis, symptoms, causes, and treatment of common psychopathologies, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance-related and addictive disorders.

PSYC 2251  Special Topics in Psychology   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 2251

Explores various subdisciplines, developments and issues in Psychology. Examples of possible topic areas include but are not limited to Biopsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Counseling Techniques, Sports Psychology, Learning Theory, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and History of Psychology. This course may be repeated under different topics. Prereq: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.

PSYC 2300  Psychology of Mind and Health   3.0 cr
Course Outline for PSYC 2300

Explores the role of psychological factors in physical health and sickness. The scientific research and application of such topics as psychoneuroimmunology, shamanism, meditation, and modern relaxation techniques are addressed. Students learn to critically evaluate the research supporting the use of such techniques. Classes are primarily discussion-based, with opportunities for experiential learning. This course is reading-intensive. Prereq: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1201.