Psychology

A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of the college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g. learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.

This course is cross-listed as EDUC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 but may receive credit for only one of the two.

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General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories, and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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Lifespan Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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Study of individual behavior within the social environment. Topics may include socio-psychological processes, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, group processes, self, social cognition, and research methods.

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This course provides an introduction to the psychological, biological, and socio-cultural factors involved in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders. It includes a review of the historical understanding of abnormal behavior and the development of modern diagnostic systems. It includes discussion of psychological research and practice as it relates to mental health and psychological functioning, as well as legal and ethical issues. PSYC 2320 is included in the Psychology Field of Study.

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An introduction to the biological bases of behavior. Topics include evolution, genetics, research methods in behavioral neuroscience, motivation and emotion, sensation and perception, learning and memory, lifespan development, cognition, psychological disorders, and other complex behaviors. PSYC 2330 is included in the Psychology Field of Study.

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Last updated: 02/19/2019