|PSYC-111: Psychology of Relationships, Credits = 3|
Personal discovery of the factors that influence interactions including friendships, romantic relationships, work interactions, and family interactions. Skills in personal communication, active listening, feedback, self-disclosure, empathy, assertiveness, and conflict management are developed. Formerly PSY 111.
PSYC-113: Human Sexuality, Credits = 5
Study of sexual facts, attitudes, morals, and behavior. Includes conception, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, physiological and psychological aspects of sexual response, varieties of sexual behavior, exploration of sexual abuse and victimization, legal issues in sexuality, sexual ethics, and society's influence on sexuality and sex roles. Course for adults--lectures and films may contain explicit language, sciences, nudity, and material. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 097. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both PSYC 113 and WST 113. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly PSY 113.
PSYC-139: Psychology of Women, Credits = 5
Explore the historical, cultural, and biological development of growing up female. Also examined are the social and psychological perspectives of female identity, traditional and non-traditional roles, values, sexuality, dependency, emotions, physical and mental health issues, and the changing perception of femininity and masculinity. Student may not earn credit for both PSYC 139 and WST 139. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 139.
PSYC-140: Career and Life Planning, Credits = 3
A systematic approach to planning students' individual career paths. Students learn to recognize their skills, interests, and values related to work and education. Career fields and occupations are identified that relate appropriately to those personal characteristics and students learn to research the demands, rewards and employment practices unique to each. Resumes and portfolios are produced as part of preparing to conduct an effective job search. Recommended: ENGL 077. Formerly PSY 140.
PSYC-160: Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Credits = 5
Study of maladaptive behavior as formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association and classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. Special emphasis on psychopathy and related diagnoses most frequently encountered by criminal justice personnel. Also includes an examination of crisis intervention and techniques of brief therapy. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 160.
PSYC-196: Psychology of Human Performance, Credits = 3
In-depth study of the relationship between the mind and body. Course includes application of psychological theories, research, and intervention strategies to performance enhancements in a variety of settings. Topics include stress and emotional control, attention and concentration, mental rehearsal, memory enhancement, the effects of motivation and personality on performance and effective group communications. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 196.
PSYC-205: Social Psychology, Credits = 5
Study of the influence of the behavior of others on individual behavior and attitudes. Topics include conformity, obedience, aggression, prejudice, persuasion, interpersonal attraction, self-justification, and group processes. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly PSY 205. [SS] [^D]
PSYC-207: Psychology of Personality, Credits = 5
Introduction to the study of personality, including an overview of the major theories, research strategies for measuring aspects of personality, and practical applications to psychological adjustment in daily life. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100, General Psychology. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.
PSYC-219: Health Psychology, Credits = 5
Study of the psychological research and principles in the promotion and maintenance of wellness and health in understanding and preventing disease. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100, General Psychology. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 219.
PSYC-224: Environmental Psychology, Credits = 5
Study of interrelationships between people and the environment. Course will address the theories of environment-behavior relationships and include topics of environmental perception, assessment and cognition; noise, weather, climate, pollution, disasters, personal space and territoriality; planning and design in the work, learning and leisure environments; and changing behavior to save the environment. The course structure will allow the student to apply the theories and concepts of environmental psychology to their particular setting of interest, i.e. work, school, home. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 224.
PSYC-240: Honors Seminar: Explorations in Psychology, Credits = 2
Provide students with a chance to examine a specific area of Psychology in depth. The basic concepts of the particular area of study will be covered, in addition to discussion of related current events and specific issues of local, national or global interest. Includes lecture as well as student interaction, and will require critical thinking and consideration of relevant diversity issues. Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in WWCC Honors Program, or instructor permission.
PSYC-297: Special Problems, Credits = 1 - 5
Provides an opportunity to design and implement a research project of interest in psychology under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly PSY 297.