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Summer 2017

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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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.

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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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PSY210 - Child Development
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course reviews human cognitive, psychosocial, and physical/motor development from conception through pre-adolescence. Effects of the interaction of heredity and environment are considered, with special emphasis upon the latter. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

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PSY211 - Adolescent Development
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the unique nature and course of adolescent development including biological, cognitive, emotional and social development within the contexts of family, peers, school and society. Emphasizes the interactive effects of heredity and environment on all aspects of development, with special emphasis on the latter. Prerequisite: PSY 101

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PSY250 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents an overview of techniques used by social scientists for organizing, computing, interpreting, presenting and reporting data in American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style. Emphasis will be on analysis within the context of social science research paradigms. Specific topics include: measures of central tendency, variability, and shape; tests of association and inference. Prerequisites: PSY 101 and completion of the Genesee Community College Math Proficiency. (Note: MAT 108, MAT 116, and MAT 117 are not accepted.)

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