Psychology A Division of Rosemead School of Psycholgoy Dean: S. Bruce Narramore, Ph.D. Gary H. Strauss, Ed.D., Undergraduate Coordi nator Faculty Professors: Car ter, Edwards, V. Lewis , Narramore, Poelstra Associate Professors : Brady, Duvall, Kelley, Larzelere, McQueen, Mohline, Strauss Assistant Professors: Edkins, Guy, Hawkins, Hunter, Martinez, Pike, Polite, Thomas, Wong Objectives: Biola Un ivers ity's psycholo gy·courses and undergraduate major are offered through the Rosemead School of Psychology. The Rosemead facu lty offers courses from the bachelor's level in psy chology through the doctorate in clinical psychology. The psychology ma1or pro vi des opportunities for undergraduate stu dents to interact with theoretical , research and applied issues concerning human dynamics, including biblical considerations. It is intended that many students complet ing the major in psychology will pursue graduate work in psychology or related disciplines. To this end, the undergraduate major consists of a core of requ ired courses providing a comprehensive foun dation to which is added elective courses wh ich provide specialization suited to the individual student's interests and profes sional goals. Department Major: The major requ ires 32 units beyond the general education re quirement (Psy 200), 24 of which must be upper division. Psychology 200 is a prereq uisite to all other psychology courses. Biol ogy 31 I is required as a supporting course. Core Courses: Statistics (210), Experi mental Psychology (305), Introduction to Measurement (306), Learning (3 10), Social Psychology ( 405) and Theories of Personality ( 41 I). Department Minor: I 8 units, 12 of which must be upper division. Psychology 200 is a prerequisite for the minor.
200 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3) A survey of psychology as an empiri caVbehavioral 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 , personal ity and psychopathology. 205 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT (3) An empiricaVbehavioral study of the dynamics of personal adjustment. Includes a focus on such issues as self-esteem, the impact of parent-child relationships on adult personality, copi ng with anger, guilt and depression and interpersonal relation shi ps and relationship skills. Prerequisite: 200. 210 STATISTICS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (4) Elementary statistics for psychological re search; literature and computer analysis in sampli ng, probabil ity, descriptive statistics, basic nonparametric statistics, t-tests, cor relation, regression equations and data processing. Not for general education math/science requirement. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Either se mester. Lab fee: $ I 0. 303 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3) An examination of the areas of human sexual function ing and behavior. Issues of sexuality are discussed within a psychologi cal and medicaVhealth related framework. Prerequisite: Psy 200 or Biology I I I . 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. Prerequ isite: 210. Lab fee: $ I 0. Spring semester. 306 INTRODUCTION TO MEASURE MENT (3) Theory and principles of measurement in cluding the construction, re liability, validity and application of measurement devices in
41 I THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (3)1 An overview of personality t heories in cluding the primary representatives of the major schools: analytic or dynamic, human istic-existential and behavioral. Fal l semes ter. 4 14 READINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY ( 1-3) Reading and bi-weekly discussion with pro fessor of record in a topic of the student's choosing. The student is expected t o work out, with the professor's supervision, a de tailed course proposal and bibliography and submit with a Learning Contract form avai lable from the departmental office. Prerequisite: senior standing. Either semes ter. 418 THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES (3) Emphasis on core facilitation skills. Sup port ive, re-educative and reconstructive therapies considered. Personal growth ac tivities incorporated. (Permission only.) 426 SEMINAR IN GROUP COUN SELING (4) Techniques for forming goups, analyzing processes, leadership facilitators, measure ment of behavior and methods of stabiliz ing gains over time. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Prerequisite: I 5 units in psychology and consent. 428 EUROPEAN STUDY ( 1-3) Travel to places of historic interest such as Freud 's museum in Vienna, Jungian Institute in Zurich and various clinics in Europe. Of fered in summer on sufficient demand. 430 FAMILY INTERACTION AND THE CHILD (3) Analysis of patterns of family dynamics and their influence on the development of chil dren. Pathogenic family interaction and healthy family patterns emphasized. Pre requisite: 307.
various professional settings. Prerequisite: 21 0. Spring semest er.
307 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I (3) Theory and research in the physical, emo tional, cognitive, perceptual, social and moral aspects of deve lopment. Emphasis on infancy and early childhood with some consideration of the middle childhood pe riod. Fall semester. 308 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II (3) Theory and research focusing primarily on adolescent development with some con sideration of the pre- and post- adolescent periods. Issues considered include physio logical, psychological and social changes, identity format ion, behavioral issues and moral development. Spring semester. 309 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Nature, causes and treatment of abnormal behavior, including the full range of mental disorders identifi ed within current cate gorical systems Fall semester. 310 LEARNING (4) Empirical findings and theoretical develop ments in the area of learning and their ap plication to human behavior. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Prerequi site: 305. Lab fee: $5 Fall semester. 3 13 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (3) An examination of the nature and scope of religious experience including such issues as the development of religious concepts and values, conversion, the experience of prayer and spi r it ual maturity. Attention is also given to introductory issues of the in tegration of psychology and theology. 405 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Attitude formation and change, attitude measurement, prejudice, conformity, lead ership, affil iation drives and group pro cesses. Social experiments and research. Prerequisite: 210. Spring semester.
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