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PSY 100: General Psychology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This survey course serves as a foundation for further studies in psychology. Theories and research pertaining to the biological basis of behavior, human development, perception, emotions, learning, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, motivation, personality, social influences on behavior, mental disorders and psychotherapy are covered. (CAN PSY 2) (*UC Transfer Limit:. PSY 100, 100H and 120 combined: maximum credit, one course)

PSY 100H: General Psychology, Honors
(4) F, S -CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB and Math 104 or Math 107 or Math 111 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program Survey of psychology as a science. Principles of behavior, maturation, emotions, intelligence, learning, thinking, motivation and personality are some of the many topics covered. This Honors class emphasizes the development of creative application and critical analyses of these behavioral principles. (CAN PSY 2) (*UC Transfer Limit: PSY 100, 100H and 120 combined: maximum credit, one course)

PSY 100N: Supplemental Instruction In General Psychology
(0.5-1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Supplemental instruction designed to develop greater understanding of principles of psychology, human behavior and mental processes.

PSY 105: Applied Behavior Analysis
(2) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Basic concepts of behavior analysis, and application of these principles to various life domains (increasing physical activity, athletic performance, coaching, education, substance-dependence, psychotherapeutic treatment). Single-subject research methods, and social, ethical and professional issues relevant to applied behavior analysis.

PSY 106: Positive Psychology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisite: PSY 100 or 100H
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Scientific study of psychological strengths and optimal functioning including (1) positive subjective states, such as happiness, satisfaction, love and contentment; (2) positive individual traits, such as courage, honesty, kindness and wisdom; and (3) positive institutions, such as healthy families, work environments and communities.

PSY 110: Introduction to Physiological Psychology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: PSY 100 or PSY 100H
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Elementary physiology of the nervous system. Physiological mechanisms underlying sensation, perception, emotion, arousal, motivation, learning, and cortical specialization. Function of the endocrine system. Intended primarily for psychology majors as part of the lower-division pre-major pattern. Also useful for students in allied health fields.

PSY 115: Psychology Of Health And Effective Behavior
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Issues in personal and social adjustment to prepare students for a lifelong understanding of themselves as integrated persons. Study of personality, personal development, psychological and physical aspects of stress and health, abnormal behavior, coping skills, therapy, interpersonal communication, intimacy, family relationships, gender issues, effective functioning at work and as a parent.

PSY 120: Introduction To Psychology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduces students to the general field of psychology. Examines basic principles of human behavior and how they may be applied effectively in daily living situations. (*UC Transfer Limit: PSY 100, 100H and 120 combined: maximum credit, one course)

PSY 125: Psychology Of Human Sexuality
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: PSY 100 or PSY 100H

Focuses on the major aspects of human sexuality: psychological perspectives, research findings, human sexual response cycles, gender differentiation, sexuality through the life course and diversity in human sexuality. In addition, communication and relationship dynamics; love, romance and dating patterns; birth control, pregnancy and parenthood; sexual dysfunction and treatment; and the issues of sexual abuse and harassment. (*UC Transfer Limit: PSY 125, BMS 136 and HE 111 combined: maximum credit, one course)

PSY 130: Personality Dynamics And Effective Behavior
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: PSY 100 or PSY 100H

Personality theory, assessment and development, interpersonal communications, abnormal behavior, mental hygiene and psychotherapy. Study of psychological systems. Intended for either Psychology majors or as a useful elective for vocations dealing with people. Also includes mental health principles for personal growth.

PSY 135: Psychology of Film
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or English 110H or 110GB
Corequisites: Psychology 100 or Psychology 100H

Introduction to human psychological behavior, as portrayed through the medium of film. Students view and analyze films and discuss how filmmakers achieve psychological reactions in their audience members. Topics include human personality and development of individual differences; motivation; learning; memory; sensation and perception; physical, emotional and social development; abnormal behavior; aggression; and interpersonal relationships.

PSY 140: Child Development
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

History and philosophy of care and development of the child from conception through adolescence, with emphasis on the nursery and elementary school-age child. Studies include children's developmental characteristics, records of children's growth, individual differences, personality development and signs of physical or emotional disturbance. Emphasis is on the healthy normally-developing child. Includes child observation and reporting. (CAN FCS 14)

PSY 145: Human Development
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: PSY 100 or PSY 100H or PSY 120 or PSY 140

Examines the major issues, theories, research findings and methodological approaches to human development through the life span, from conception to death. Involves biological, psychological, sociological and cross-cultural perspectives. Includes developmental and allied research principles and methods related to the perennial question, "How is human nature best nurtured?"

PSY 150: Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: PSY 100 or PSY 100H

General education course in statistics for all majors in the behavioral and life sciences. Principles and procedures of measurement, probability, sampling theory and statistical significance, database management, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, measures of linear relationships; and Inferential Statistics: logic of hypothesis testing, z-tests, independent-samples and dependent-samples, t-tests, (*UC Transfer Limit: Psych 150 combined with Math 117 or 117H: maximum credit, one course) (CAN PSY 6)

PSY 170: Abnormal Psychology
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to assessment, diagnosis, treatment, research and prevention of mental disorders. Covers the major DSM disorders, including the phenomenology, etiology and treatment of anxiety, affective, dissociative, somatoform, psychophysiological, schizophrenic, sexual dysfunctions, paraphilias and gender identity disorder; substance-related; impulse-control; developmental, cognitive and personality disorders. Theories, therapies, research, legal and social issues are addressed.

PSY 175: Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Social Psychology studies how our thoughts, feelings and behavior are influenced by others. It takes a scientific approach, emphasizing that behavior is strongly influenced by social situations. Topics covered are the self; social cognition; attitudes and prejudice; social influences of culture; persuasive techniques; groups; relationships; aggression; and pro-social actions.

PSY 200: Research Methods & Experimental Design in Psychology
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: PSY 100 or PSY 100H and PSY 150 or MATH 117 or MATH 117H
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

The logic of and empirical procedures used in psychological research, with emphasis on experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research methods. Covers ethical principles used to guide research. Course includes practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will analyze research studies, participate in designing and conducting a research project, and write an APA research report.

PSY 295: Internship In Psychology
(1-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in applicable discipline at SBCC prior to enrolling in Internship course 5-20 lab hours per week (plus weekly meeting with instructor). Structured internship program whereby students gain work experience in clinical and community outreach programs and/or research laboratories.

PSY 299: Independent Study In Psychology
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Psychology with a 3.0 or above GPA; minimum 12 units of course work completed at SBCC, with a GPA of at least 2.5 Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings required. May be taken for one to four (4) units of credit. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC Transfer Limit: PSYCH 299 computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

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