Group II: Psychology of Religious Experience (313) Developmental Psychology: Life-Span (320) Developmental Psychology: Childhood (321) Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (322) Social Psychology (405) Group III: Experimental Psychology (305) Introduction to Measurement (306) Advanced Statistics (502). Group IV: Abnormal Psychology (309) Theories of Personality (411) Personality and Psychopathology I (515). All students are encouraged to take at least one course from the following: Group V: Psychology of Personal Adjustment (205)


COURSES 200 Introduction to Psychology (3) A survey of psychology as an empiri­ cal/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian world view. Topics to be sur­ veyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socializa­ tion, personality and psychopathology. 205 Psychology ofPersonal Adjustment (3) An empirical/behavioral study of the dy­ namics of personal adjustment. Includes a focus on such issues as self-esteem, the im­ pact of parent-child relationships on adult personality, coping with anger, guilt and de­ pression and interpersonal relationships and relationship skills. Prerequisite: 200. 206 Psychology and Christian Thought (3) An introduction to the nature and pro­ cess of the application of Christian thought to the study and practice of psychology. Prerequisites: 200 and Theology 100.

Dean: Keith J. Edwards, Ph.D. Undergraduate Coordinator: Gary H. Strauss, Ed.D.

FACULTY Professors: Narramore, Poelstra

Associate Professors: Guy, Strauss, Wong Assistant Professors: Grace, Hawkins, Pike

OBJECTIVES The psychology major provides

opportunities to study a broad spectrum of issues concerning human nature and func­ tioning from a distinctly Christian world view. Since students select a psychology major for a variety of reasons, course offer­ ings are designed to provide as much flexi­ bility as possible. Only three courses are required of all students (Introduction to Psychology, Psychology and Christian Thought, and Statistics with Computer Applications). Students preparing for grad­ uate study in psychology take a broad set of courses in the research and theory of psy­ chology as well as foundational courses in applied areas. Students majoring in psy­ chology as a terminal degree or those preparing for the ministry or other profes­ sional areas may select from both theoreti­ cal and applied courses those most suited to their vocational and personal goals. DEGREE PROGRAM A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements. The psychology major requires the comple­ tion of a minimum of 35 units beyond Introduction to Psychology (200), 27 of which must be upper division. Psychology 200 is prerequisite to all other psychology courses. All majors are required to take Psychology and Christian Thought (206), Statistics with Computer Applications (210) and to select at least one course from each of the following groups of courses:

Human Sexuality (303) Seminar in Therapeutic Techniques (418) Seminar in Group Process (426) Industrial/Organizational Psychology (315)

210 Statistics with Computer Applications (4)

Elementary statistics for psychological research; literature and computer analysis in sampling, probability, descriptive statis­ tics, basic nonparametric statistics, t-tests, correlation, regression equations and data processing. Not for general education math/science requirement. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Either semester. Lab fee: $25. 303 Human Sexuality (3) An examination of the areas of human sex­ ual functioning, behavior, relationships, and feelings. Issues of sexuality are discussed within a spiritual, psychological, cultural, and medical/health related perspectives. Prerequisite: 200 or Biology 100 or 111. 305 Experimental Psychology (4) Philosophy, methodology and analysis of the experimental method. Discussions of problems in conducting and evaluating psy­ chological research. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Prerequisite: 210. Lab fee: $25. Spring semester. 306 Introduction to Measurement (3) Theory and principles of measurement including the construction, reliability, validi­

Graduate School Preparation The following courses are recommended for graduate school preparation: Experimental Psychology (305), Introduction to Measurement (306), Learning (310) , Developmental Psychology: Life-Span (320), Social Psychology (405), Theories of Personality (411), Physiological Psychology (412) or Neurobiology (Biology 311), History and Systems of Psychology (530) Undergraduate Permission to Take Graduate Courses Undergraduate students in the Psychology Department may take graduate courses in rare cases. A special form may be obtained in the graduate Psychology Department. It must be filled out and signed by the student's advisor, dean of Rosemead, and instructor of the course.

Learning (310)

Group I:


Physiological Psychology (412) or Neurobiology (Biology 311)

A PsYCHOLOGY MINOR is offered with the completion of 18 units, 12 of which must be

Motivation (410).

upper division. Psychology 200 is a prereqty and application of measurement devices uisite for the minor.

in various professional settings. Prerequisite: 210. Fall semester.

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