Psychology courses

PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology

It addresses the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in the field of psychology. Topics covered span across the various subfields in psychology and include: biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition, learning, emotion and motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapies, and the application of psychology to contemporary social issues.

Units: 4 — 4

PSY 100L: Intro to Psychology Lab

Various laboratory exercises and training in psychology. Concurrent enrollment in PSY100 is required. The lab component of the course provides students with opportunities to experience psychological research first hand by participating in psychological studies on campus. (Coreq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units))

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 110L: Human Biology and Behavior Lab

Various laboratory exercises and training in human biology and behavior. Concurrent enrollment in PSY110 is required. This is a laboratory course to accompany PSY 110: Human Biology & Behavior (3 units) that involves supplemental activities and exercises related to animal and human behavior. (Coreq: PSY 110: Human Biology & Behavior (3 units))

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 110: Human Biology & Behavior

An overview of human evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and holistic view of the study of human behavior. Students will learn how their bodies normally function and how different systems contribute to homeostasis and good health. Topics focus on a biopsychosocial model for understanding human behavior and health management. Satisfies CSU GE Breadth Area B2. (Coreq: PSY 110L: Human Biology and Behavior Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis

Introduction to the design, analysis, and critique of different experimentation methods in psychology. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess published research and express arguments orally and in writing according to the professional standards, such as the APA Publication Manual. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct hypothesis testing using the scientific process and appropriate statistical data analyses. Concurrent enrollment in PSY200L (1 unit) is required. Part of Psychology Major/Minor lower division core. [(Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 200L: Research Method Lab

Computer laboratory to accompany PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units). Various research laboratory exercises and training in statistics and computer data analyses. Concurrent enrollment in PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) is required. Part of Psychology Major/Minor lower division core. [(Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 210: Psychobiology/Eating/Disorders

An overview of health issues from a psychobiological perspective that includes different theoretical perspectives of the eating disorders and the interdisciplinary biopsychosocial research approach to the study of obesity, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Satisfies CSU GE Breadth Area E. Formerly PSY 201. (Coreq: PSY 210L: Psychobiology of Eating Disorders Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 210L: Psychobiology of Eating Disorders Lab

Various laboratory exercises and advanced training in assessing and measuring normal and aberrant eating. Concurrent enrollment in PSY210 is required. This is a laboratory course to accompany PSY 210: Psychobiology/Eating/Disorders (3 units) that involves supplemental activities and exercises related diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of obesity and eating disorders. (Coreq: PSY 210: Psychobiology/Eating/Disorders (3 units))

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 215: Drugs & Human Behavior

The study of the drug development and testing, drug action, and drug use and abuse on human behavior. General topics include: basic principles of pharmacology and drug action, "new" drug development, theories of psychopharmacology, theories of emotion/motivation/reward, drugs and the nervous system, psychostimulants, alcohol, hallucinogens, psychiatric medications, and substance abuse treatment. [Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and (PSY 110: Human Biology & Behavior (3 units) or FYS 125)]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment

Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment :The capstone process for juniors who are Psychology Majors begins in PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units). Students develop a broad understanding of the science, ethics and application, and social responsibilities of psychologists. Students plan their academic careers and goals for attaining the entry-level qualifications for using their psychology theories and undergraduate skills. Together with a faculty advisor, a scholarly Individual Learning Plan is developed for attaining future professional and career goals. Required for all juniors who are Psychology Majors in their first semester. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 301: Advanced Psychological Statistics

Students learn strategies to evaluate experimental designs and methodology. Emphasis is on using computer application of statistical models that use multi-group paradigms and linear analyses including the t-test, Analysis of Variance, and regression. Nonparametric statistics and evaluation of quasi-experimental designs are also included. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 301L: Advanced Psychological Statistics Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 301L: Advanced Psychological Statistics Lab

Advanced Psychological Statistics Lab: Computer laboratory to accompany PSY 301: Advanced Psychological Statistics (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises and training in statistics and computer data analyses. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 301: Advanced Psychological Statistics (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 302L: Psychology Research Lab

Computer laboratory to accompany PSY 302: Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises and training in statistics and computer data analyses. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 302: Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 302: Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis

Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis: Students learn statistical evaluation of a variety of research designs and methodology used in psychology including correlational design, experimental design, and quasi-experimental design. Each student is required to write an American Psychological Association (APA) style research paper. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 302L: Psychology Research Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 305: PSY Testing and Measurement

Students learn the process of test and questionnaire construction. Student learn traditional laboratory experimental designs and methodology and critical thinking skills in evaluation and interpretation of construct validity in intelligence and ability tests, personality and adjustment questionnaires, ratings and behavioral observation techniques. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units) and Coreq: PSY 305L: Psychology Testing and Measurement Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 305L: Psychology Testing and Measurement Lab

Computer laboratory to accompany PSY 305: PSY Testing and Measurement (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises and training in statistics and computer data analyses. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units) and Coreq: PSY 305: PSY Testing and Measurement (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 310L: Biological Psychology Lab

This is a laboratory course to accompany PSY 310: Biological Psychology (3 units) that involves supplemental activities in biological psychology, including basic neuroanatomy and laboratory skill training exercises. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units) and Coreq: PSY 310: Biological Psychology (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 310: Biological Psychology

The study of the biological bases of behavior and psychological processes. Topics include: biological theories and scientific principles related to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships; general neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurotransmission and brain function; invasive and non-invasive research techniques and ethical standards for human and animal research. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units) and Coreq: PSY 310L: Biological Psychology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 315: Psychopharmacology

The study of the drug development and testing, drug action, and drug use and abuse on human behavior. General topics include: principles of pharmacology and drug action, "new" drug development, general theories of psychopharmacology, theories of emotion/motivation/reward, drugs and the nervous system, biochemical hypotheses of antipsychotic action, biochemical hypotheses of mood stabilizers, pharmacotherapy for mental disorders, and geriatric psychopharmacology. (Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 320S: Psychopathology Servc Lrning

This course is designed to help students take a closer, more critical view of psychopathology by examining not only how mental disorders are defined and diagnosed, but also how mental disorders are experienced and understood by those who have them. We will examine how society stigmatizes mental disorders, and how stigmatization affects not only those with mental disorders, but society as a whole. In addition to class work, students will work in the community with people who have mental disorders. Formerly PSY 374S. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 4 — 4

PSY 320L: Psychopathology Lab

Laboratory course to accompany PSY 320: Psychopathology (3 units) (Psychopathology). This course will consist of supplemental activities that will enhance understanding of research methods in Clinical Science. Empirical article review and research writing are required. [(Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 320: Psychopathology (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 320: Psychopathology

This course critically examines mental illness in adults from various theoretical and empirical perspectives (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral) and provides an overview of the predominant psychological disorders. The emphasis will be on the etiology, symptom/diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches of psychological disorders. Advanced research findings in this area will be emphasized. Formerly PSY 374. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 320L: Psychopathology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 321: Clinical Psychology

Provides an in-depth exploration of the field of Clinical Psychology, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders. This advanced course will review the theoretical frameworks that have shaped the field and have traditionally been used in psychotherapy, in addition to focusing on Evidenced Based Therapies. Professional issues, multiculturalism and culturally competent therapies will be explored. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 321L: Clinical Psychology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 321L: Clinical Psychology Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 321: Clinical Psychology (3 units). Students will be required to complete supplemental activities and exercises in Clinical Science and practical application of helping skills. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 321: Clinical Psychology (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 322: Theories and Methods of Counseling

This course focuses on the predominant theoretical models and methods used in counseling clients with personal and interpersonal problems. Students will critically examine treatment approaches used to help individuals with adjustment to a variety of life stressors including vocational, educational, familial, and health problems. Current professional issues in the field such as the importance of the therapeutic relationship and competent treatment for culturally diverse clients will be explored. [Prereq: (PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units)); Completion of PSY 320: Psychopathology (3 units) is recommended.]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 323: Undergraduate Practicum

This course is for students who wish to gain practical experiences beyond the Service Learning requirement. Students enrolled in this course will gain hands-on, supervised experience at a local agency serving children and/or adults in a variety of community settings, such as schools, correctional facilities and mental health clinics. This course will meet weekly for group supervision and training of helping skills, however most of the hours will be accrued in the community placement. [Prereq: (PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units)) and (PSY 320: Psychopathology (3 units) or PSY 321: Clinical Psychology (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 323L: Undergraduate Practicum Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 329: Health Psychology

Health Psychology (also referred to as Behavioral Medicine) examines the complex interplay of biological, interpersonal, social and environment factors that contribute to health and disease. This advanced course emphasizes the biopsychosocial model for disease prevention and management of chronic illnesses. Interventions focus on behavioral lifestyle changes, stress management, coping skills and adjustment to illness. This course emphasizes current research & evidenced based interventions. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 329L: Health Psychology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 329L: Health Psychology Lab

Laboratory course to accompany Health Psychology (PSY 329: Health Psychology (3 units)). This course will consist of supplemental activities that will enhance understanding of research methods in Health Psychology. Empirical article review and research writing are required. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 329: Health Psychology (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 330: Cognitive Psychology

Introduction to the study of human information processing and higher mental processes. Cognitive psychology includes topics such as perception, memory, language and thinking, and information processing. Various theories and selected experiments are described, analyzed and interpreted. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 330L: Cognitive Psychology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 330L: Cognitive Psychology Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 330: Cognitive Psychology (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises, computer demonstrations of research experiments, discussion and/or oral presentation of cognitive material. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 330: Cognitive Psychology (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 331: Human Memory

Principles of human memory. Examines basic theories, models, methods, and research findings in human memory. Topics include forgetting and retrieval of memory, eyewitness testimony, amnesia, and memory and aging. It covers cognitive processes involved in remembering. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 331L: Human Memory Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 331L: Human Memory Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 331: Human Memory (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises, computer demonstrations of research experiments, discussion and/or oral presentation of memory material. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 331: Human Memory (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 332: Decsn Making & Prblm Solving

Study of critical thinking skills through an understanding of psychological factors. Practical strategies are explored in relation to hypothesis formation and evaluation, decision making, problem solving and creativity, reasoning, and memory. Applications are emphasized. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 332L: Decision Making and Problem Solving Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 332L: Decision Making and Problem Solving Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 332: Decsn Making & Prblm Solving (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises, computer demonstrations of research experiments, discussion and/or oral presentation of decision making and problem solving material. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 332: Decsn Making & Prblm Solving (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 333: Cognitive Neuroscience

An examination of the neurological mechanisms of psychological processes, including perception, motor control, language, executive functions, memory and learning. Principles of nervous system organization are discussed at each level. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq:PSY 333L: Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 333L: Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 333: Cognitive Neuroscience (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises, computer demonstrations of research experiments, discussion and/or oral presentation of cognitive neuroscience material. [(Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 333: Cognitive Neuroscience (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 334L: Sensation & Perception Lab

Laboratory to accompany PSY 334: Sensation & Perception (3 units). Various advanced research laboratory exercises, computer demonstrations of research experiments, discussion and/or oral presentation of sensation and perception material. [(Prereq: PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 334: Sensation & Perception (3 units))]

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 334: Sensation & Perception

Examination of how information about the outside world is sensed and how that information is organized and interpreted to form perceptions. Empirical and theoretical approaches to the psychology of perception with an emphasis on vision. Topics include psychophysical methods, basic physiology and function of sensory systems, perception of color and form, motion, distance, auditory patterns, body and limb position, temperature, pain, perceptual constancies, adaptation, and perceptual development. [(Prereq: PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 334L: Sensation & Perception Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 340: Developmental Psychology

This class examines physical, socio-cultural, intellectual and emotional aspects of growth and development from conception to death. Students are introduced to theories, methods, concepts, and issues relevant to the scientific study of development across the lifespan. Topics covered include: the major theoretical and methodological issues in developmental psychology, social, cognitive, and physical development in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. [(Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units)) and (Coreq: PSY 340L: Developmental Psychology Lab (1 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 341: Psych of Thought & Language

Explores the dynamic interface between psychological thought and language throughout development. Focuses on early expression and understanding of meaning in infants and young children and on analysis of everyday conversations and activities of children as a window on developing understandings of the world. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 343: Development of Humor

What is humor and how does it develop? Babies produce their first social laugh at 3-4 months of age and people continue to laugh throughout their lifespan. We will examine humor from a variety of perspectives, including social, cognitive, and biological to understand where humor comes from, how it develops, and the purposes it serves. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 344: Sports and Childhood

We will examine the psychology of sports participation and observation on children and adolescents. Topics include: gender representation of fans and participants on teams; identity development of athletes; influences of family expectations of sport participation; and the ability of sports to bring together or pull apart countries, families, and friends. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 346: Cognitive Development

Cognition in children from infancy through adolescence. Basic and current research on children's understanding of the social and physical world. Focus on major theoretical perspectives: Piaget's constructivist approach, information processing approach, and sociocultural approach. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 347: Social & Emotional Development

An examination of contemporary theory and research on social and emotional psychological development from infancy through childhood. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 348: How to Love

How to Love is an interdisciplinary course on the art and science of love. Examine relevant scholarship on love and intimacy from psychology, feminism, philosophy, and human development. Learn evidence-informed practices to cultivate healthy development and love, including how to: identify feelings, communicate respectfully, set boundaries, and foster self-love. Though this class may be therapeutic, it is not therapy. This course is simply one avenue to enrich students' ongoing self-development. (Prereq: PSY 300: Experimental Psychology and Human Assessment (3 units))

Units: 4 — 4

PSY 350L: Social Psychology Lab

Social Psychology Lab: This is a laboratory course to accompany PSY 350: Social Psychology (3 units) that involves supplemental activities in social psychology, including writing, research and laboratory skill training exercises.

Units: 1 — 1

PSY 350: Social Psychology

Social psychology is a scientific area in the discipline of psychology that seeks an understanding of how people feel, think, and behave in social situations. Students are introduced to the theories, research methods, and seminal findings of social psychology. Topics covered include: attitudes, perceptions of others, social influence, social identity and the self, attraction, aggression, and intergroup dynamics. [(Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units)) and (Coreq: PSY350L)]

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 352: Theories of Personality

Survey of the major contemporary theories of personality. Theoretical positions are compared and critically examined along various significant dimensions, including their relationships to the total field of psychology. Methods of personality assessment as related in theory construction. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 353: Social Psychology of Gender

Explores the ways in which social psychological processes are influenced by societal norms around notions of gender. In doing so, students will be introduced to how culture, social class, and sexuality shape people's experiences of what it means to be a woman or man in contemporary U.S. society. The course also includes discussions of how power dynamics influence people's understanding of gender from a social psychological perspective. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 354: Social Psychology and Criminal Justice

Examines relationships between social psychological research and crime, incarceration, and legal fictions. The course addresses questions such as: What causes crime? Why are there racial disparities in incarceration? How are various media outlets implicated in the public's perception and attitude towards crime and punishment? Outcomes will focus on the ways that research can be integrated into institutional settings and influence shifts in public opinion. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 355: Social Psychology and Social Justice

This course explores the relationship between social psychology as an academic discipline and struggles towards social justice. We address questions such as: How can social psychology be used to improve the material lives of disadvantaged groups? How does academic scholarship relate to the lives of those not present in academic settings? Discussions will include implications for social policy. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 360: Industrial/Organizational PSY

Application of psychological theory, research and methodology to the work environment. Topics covered include leadership, power, group processes, motivation, satisfaction and issues in personnel psychology. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 361: Organizational Development

Theory and practice of organization development, including systems thinking; action research; organization assessment and diagnosis; survey development and feedback; individual, group, inter-group and organization-wide interventions; consultant roles; and ethics of practice in organizations. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 395: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Psychology. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 6

PSY 397: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and total number of credit hours.

Units: 1 — 6

PSY 400: Psychology Capstone

Each student produces a capstone project or compiles an academic portfolio that highlights their course-based and experiential scholarly achievements including internships, field studies, and civic service as volunteers. Both of these options help demonstrate that the students have experienced their education through a variety of modern learning techniques and have acquired their knowledge through best practices in the field. Student mastery is demonstrated by an individual scholarly research presentation that demonstrates knowledge of theory, methods, and application of a chosen specialty area in psychology is required. Mandatory Credit/No Credit Grading.

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 419: Biopsychology Eating Disorders

This course is a seminar course on the biopsychology of eating, weight regulation and associated chronic disease models. A biopsychosocial model for disease prevention and wellness is used to evaluate different theoretical perspectives of the biological, behavioral and social factors that influence obesity and the eating disorders. Additionally, treatment and complications of treatment outcomes will be discussed. (Prereq: PSY 310: Biological Psychology (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 445: Theory of Mind Across Cultures

Children develop an understanding of their own and others' minds during their early years. This is evidenced by their growing sophistication in conversation, deception, and pretend play. There appear to be universal as well as culture-specific ways in which children develop their skills in this domain. This course will examine how children from infancy to school age, in different cultural contexts, develop an understanding of mind. A GE-certified statistics course must be completed prior to enrollment. Formerly PSY 345. (Prereq: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (4 units) and STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (4 units) and PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 units) and PSY 200L: Research Method Lab (1 units) and PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

PSY 497: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and total number of credit hours.

Units: 1 — 6