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PSYC& 100 General Psychology • 5 Cr.

Presents methods, concepts, and principles of psychology. Topics include psychophysiology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation, development, emotion, health, stress, personality, and abnormalities and their treatments.

PSYC 109 Positive Psychology • 5 Cr.

Historically, the field of psychology has placed a lot of attention on what's wrong with people and what we can do to treat mental disorders. More recently, however, the field has broadened its scope to give more attention to the positive side of human nature and the most effective ways to pursue a good, meaningful life. This course will focus on the scientific research centered on the nature of happiness, well-being and leading a flourishing life. Throughout the course we will also engage in experiential learning and practical exercises to increase well-being, which will inform our theoretical and empirical understanding of positive psychology.

PSYC 110 Applied Psychology • 5 Cr.

Stresses application of psychological theory. Students survey how psychology interfaces with other disciplines, focusing on how psychologists perform their professional functions in different settings.

PSYC 194 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC 195 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC 196 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC 197 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC 198 Seminar in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC 199 Individual Studies in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

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PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology • 5 Cr.

Presents research and theories regarding human growth and change across the life span. Students explore factors that affect psychosocial, cognitive, and physical development from psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. May require participation in projects. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 202 Introduction to Physiological Psychology • 5 Cr.

Introduces the physiological systems that underlie behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, sensory systems, endocrine system, and research methods unique to the field of physiological psychology. Fulfills natural science course requirement at BC. Recommended: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 203 Cognitive Psychology • 5 Cr.

Considers human performance from the psychological standpoint. Topics include conditioning, memory and conceptual processing, language, sensation, and perception. May require participation in demonstrations and projects.

PSYC 205 Theories of Personality • 5 Cr.

Examines assumptions about the nature of humankind. Students focus on psychometric techniques as well as major theories and theorists. Recommended: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 209 Fundamentals of Psychological Research • 5 Cr.

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of psychological research methodology. Students explore a variety of approaches, ranging from uncontrolled field observation to laboratory experiments. Topics include data analysis, report writing, and factors affecting research results. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 210 Psychology of Human Sexuality • 5 Cr.

Examines human sexuality from three main perspectives: Psychological, biological, and socio-cultural. Recommended: PSYC& 100.

PSYC& 220 Abnormal Psychology • 5 Cr.

Introduces the theories, diagnosis, and treatment of maladaptive behavior and psychological disorders. Class format may include field trips to psychiatric institutions. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 240 Social Psychology • 5 Cr.

Examines the actions of individuals and groups in a social context. Topics include the influence of social learning on attitudes, perception, and personality, persuasion, conflict, attraction, altruism, and aggression. Students who completed either PSYC 240 or SOC 240 before Summer Quarter 2013 may not take this course for credit. Recommended: PSYC& 100.

PSYC 250 Cross Cultural Psychology • 5 Cr.

Examines psychological theories and research from a cross-cultural perspective. Students discuss the impact of culture on cognition, development, emotion, motivation, sex roles, disorders, group behavior, conflict, stereotyping, and prejudice.

PSYC 257 Psychology of Sex & Gender • 5 Cr.

Examines sex differences and similarities from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from biology, psychology, sociology, and history. Students analyze perceived and actual differences in communication styles, employment, education, mental health, and personal relationships.

PSYC 260 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare • 5 Cr.  New

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PSYC 294 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PSYC 295 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PSYC 296 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PSYC 297 Special Topics in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PSYC 298 Seminar in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

PSYC 299 Individual Studies in Psychology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.