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PSYCHOLOGY
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PSYCHOLOGY 001
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Survey course introducing modern psychology by presenting scientific and humanistic interpre-tations of the human mind and behavior. Topics to be covered are: biological bases of behavior, perception, learning, personality and social influences.
Acceptable for credit: UCLA: Psychology 10; CSUN: Psychology 150.


PSYCHOLOGY 002
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY II
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Psych 1.
Lecture 3 hours.
A survey of the role of biological factors in such areas in psychology as perception, motivation, learning, thinking, and pathology. Information about the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system is presented to explain psychological problems.
Acceptable for credit: UCLA: Psychology 15; CSUN: Psychology 250.


PSYCHOLOGY 003
PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
(CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Psych 1, with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture 3 hours.
To provide the student with a basic conceptual and experimental understanding of the application of modern techniques of behavioral control and modification as they relate to the student's personal and social adjustment.


PSYCHOLOGY 011
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
(US:CSU) 3 UNITS




PSYCHOLOGY 013
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture 3 hours.
Social Psychology is a specialty area within psychology addressing the influences of other people on our own behavior. Additionally, Social Psychology will focus on the behaviour or people within groups or mobs, organizations, interpersonal attraction, attitudes towards persons of various ethnic backgrounds, and will hope to address issues of tolerance within an increasingly ethnically diverse society.


PSYCHOLOGY 014
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Psychology 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
This course examines the definition, possible causes, and treatments of behaviors which are considered dysfunctional. Topics such as anxiety, depression, psychoses, addiction will be emphasized.


PSYCHOLOGY 017
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
(CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Psych 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture 3 hours.
An exploration of the physical, mental, and emotional development of the gifted, learning disabled, mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed and physically handicapped child. The course includes research into causes, prevention of disabilities, teaching and counseling methods.


PSYCHOLOGY 052
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
(UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture 3 hours.
Explores the psychological aspects of human sexuality. Topics include male/female anatomy and function of sex organs. Senses of sexuality myths and fallacies regarding the sexual process.

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