84 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
309 Abnormal Psychology (3) Nature, causes and treatment of abnor mal behavior, including the full range of mental disorders identified within current categorical systems. 310 Learning (4) Empirical findings and theoretical devel opment in the area of learning and their ap plication to human behavior. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Prereq uisite: 305. Lab fee: $25. Fall semester. 313 Psychology ofReligious Experience (3) An examination of the nature and scope of religious experience including such is sues as the development of religious con cepts and values, conversion, the experi ence of prayer and spiritual maturity. Attention is also given to issues in the inte gration of psychology and theology.
development of children. Genetic-matura tional factors along with their interaction with experiential factors will be examined as to their effect upon behavior. Both pathogenic and adaptive patterns will be ad dressed with a view to facilitating optimal development and socialization of children. Fall semester, alternating years.
with the professor's supervision, a detailed course proposal and bibliography and submit with a Learning Contract form available from the departmental office. Prerequisite: upper di vision status. Either semester. 418 Seminar in Therapeutic Techniques (3) Emphasis on core facilitation skills. Supportive, re-educative and reconstructive therapies considered. Personal growth ac tivities incorporated. Prerequisite: consent. 426 Seminar in Group Process (3) Techniques for forming groups, analyzing processes, leadership facilitators , measure ment of behavior and methods of stabilizing gains over time. Prerequisite: consent. 450 Directed Field Work in Psychology (1-3) Supervised experience in mental health, educational, correctional or related facility. Open only to upper division students. Prereq uisites: 306, 309 and consent. Either semester. 470 Current Topics in Psychology (3) Reading, research and discussion of se lected topics in the field of psychology. Prerequisite: consent. 480 Research in Psychology (1-3) Research activity consisting of assisting doctoral level research under the supervi sion of the primary researcher or self-di rected research under the supervision of the professor of record . Prerequisites: 210 and consent. Either semester. Note: The following graduate level courses may be taken by senior psychology majors with consent of the departmental chair. For course description see Rosemead section ofcatalog.
322 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (3)
An in-depth study of theory and research concerning the adolescent period including the transition from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood. Issues to be considered will include physiological, psychological and social changes, identity formation, behavior and moral development. Discussion will include timely issues of per sonal relevance to the college student's own development as an emerging young adult. Fall semester, alternating years. 405 Social Psychology (3) Attitude formation and change, attitude measurement; prejudice, conformity, lead ership, affiliation drives and group process es. Social experiments and research. Prerequisite: 210. Spring semester. 410 Motivation (3) Physiological, psychological and social bases of motivation. Topics include drives, obesity, sexual motivation, need for achieve ment and aggression. 411 Theories ofPersonality (3) An overview of personality theories in cluding the primary representatives of the major schools: analytic or dynamic, human istic-existential and behavioral. 412 Physiological Psychology (3) A study of the physiological bases of be havior including neural, sensory, motor and chemical aspects with an emphasis on appli cation to human rather than animal process. (Biology 311 Neurobiology may be taken as an alternative to this course.) Prerequisite: Biology 100 or 111. Spring semester. 413 Sensation and Perception (3) Theory and research regarding the pro cesses of sensation and perception and their relation to motivation and learning. 414 Readings in Psychology (1-3) Reading and bi-weekly discussion with professor of record in a topic of the student's choosing. The student is expected to work out,
315 Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (3)
A study of the application of the principles of psychology in industrial and organization al settings. Prerequisite: 200 or consent. 319 Cross-Cultural/Ethnic Issues in Psychology (3) The psychological dynamics involved in the formation and reduction of prejudices, discrimination, and stereotypes will be ex plored. The course is designed to increase student awareness of the historical treat ment of cross-cultural issues within a psy chologial context, and to sensitize students to ethnic minorities and issues. Prerequisite: 200. 320 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan (3) A study of the theory and research con cerning life-span development. Consideration will be given to the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and moral as pects of human development across the en tire span from conception to death. Discussion will include timely issues of per sonal relevance to the student's own devel opmental pathway. Spring semester. 321 Developmental Psychology: Childhood (3) An in-depth study of theory and re search concerning the childhood period from conception through pre-adolescence. Particular attention will be given to the is sues of parent-child bonding and the impact of family dynamics and interaction upon the
502 Advanced Statistics (3)
515 Personality and Psychopathology I (3)
530 History and Systems ofPsychology (3)
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