Psychology

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-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: Navigating Education and Career Pathways, Credits = 3
The educational and career demands of the 21st century require individuals to evaluate the relevancy of well-worn pathways to success and achieve interdependence in the pursuit of developing identity. This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore education and career identity development. Readings, assessments, and applying theory to self and others will promote self-understanding and connect the implications of motivation, decision making, self-efficacy, the work we do, and the sense of community we experience. Recommended: ENGL 077 and READ 088. Formerly PSY 140.

PSYC-150: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I and II, Credits = 2
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. Student may not receive credit for both PSYC 150 and NURS 150. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-Requisite: NURS 100 and NURS 110.

PSYC-151: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare III, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from PSYC 150. Student may not receive credit for both PSYC 151 and NURS 151. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program; PSYC 150. Co-requisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111.

PSYC-160: Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Credits = 5
Study of criminal behavior from a psychological perspective. Special emphasis on psychiatric diagnoses most frequently encountered in the criminal justice system. 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. Formerly PSY 196. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

PSYC-205: Social Psychology, Credits = 5
Study of how the behavior presence of others impacts 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.

PSYC-207: Psychology of Personality, Credits = 5
Introduction to the study of personality, including an overview of the major theories and practical applications to psychological adjustment in daily life. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100. 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-250: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare IV, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from PSYC 150 and PSYC 151. Student may not receive credit for both PSYC 250 and NURS 250. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; PSYC 150 and PSYC 151. Co-Requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.

PSYC-251: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare V, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from PSYC 150, 151 and 250. Student may not receive credit for both PSYC 251 and NURS 251. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; PSYC 150, 151 and 250. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.