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Fall 2012

Psychology Courses:

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PSY101 - General Psychology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the scientific study of human and animal behavior. Topics include basic methodology, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, human development, personality, psychological disorders, and therapy. Prerequisite: completion of the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.

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PSY102 - Child and Adolescent Development
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines human cognitive, psychosocial, and physical and motor development from conception through adolescence. Emphasizes the interactive effects of heredity and environment on all aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSY101.

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PSY106 - Human Sexuality
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Comprehensive survey of research in human sexuality. Topics include childhood and adolescent sexuality, marital and extramarital sex, sexual orientation, self-pleasuring, pornography, prostitution, and the sexuality of the elderly. Presents the research methodology employed in this field and the fundamental findings that have been discovered. Fall only.

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PSY201 - Social Psychology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines individual behavior in social settings. Discusses research methodology, social cognition, attitudes, group behavior, social influence, prejudice, aggression, altruism, and interpersonal attraction. Prerequisite: PSY101 or SOC101.

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PSY202 - Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys mental and behavioral disorders observed in western society. Explores causes of disorders, characteristic symptoms, treatment of disorders, historical perspectives, diagnosis and classification, and relevant research. Prerequisite: PSY101.

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PSY203 - Dev Psychology Across Lifespan
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: A study of the development of human behavior throughout the life cycle (conception to death). Emphasizes the principles of physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development as well as the interaction of heredity and the environment. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and concurrent enrollment with Nursing 210.

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PSY204 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Analyzes theories and research in adult development. Emphasizes the interactive effects of all areas of development along with the interaction of heredity and environment. Prerequisite: PSY101.

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