PSYC 109 Psychology of Adjustment • 5 Cr.
Teaches the scientific principles of psychology as they relate to adaptation to life's challenges. Topics include the nature and management of stress, coping strategies, interpersonal communication, relationship dynamics, self concept, life-long learning, and career development.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Students will apply theories about the nature of personal adjustment in order to better adapt, cope and manage problems, challenges and demands of life.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to identify and clarify personal values as a function of their knowledge of identity issues.
- Students will be able to identify methods leading to subjective well being in terms of personal happiness and satisfaction.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of a scientific attitude in order to be wise consumers of information.
- Students will be able to cite sound psychological principles based on underlying research in the following areas: personality, identity, stress, coping, communication, relationships, career development, sexuality and health.
- Students will demonstrate the application of these principles and findings to one's own life.
- Fall 2014 (current quarter)