PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Basic preparation for advanced work in pure and applied
psychology through an acquaintance with the fundamental principles
of human behavior. The nature of psychology, biosocial basis of
behavior, individual differences, dynamics of behavior, personality
and mental health will be examined.
PSY 204 Adolescent Psychology
The effect of experiences in childhood and of cultural
institutions on puberty is examined. Included are major
areas of progression and regression of personality, central
conflicts and methods of coping with stress, characteristics
of adolescent phases of development.
PSY 208 Psychology of Except Child
This course is designed for individuals who wish to learn
about the developmental process in exceptional children, for
individuals who wish to work with children and adolescents
with special needs, as well as for persons having children
with special needs in their families. The course will define
and describe the various categories of children with special
needs (for example, gifted children, mentally retarded
children, emotionally disturbed children and children with
sensory handicaps). The course will identify the conceptual
frameworks and therapeutic interventions that are useful in
meeting these needs. Family dynamics, the importance of
social experiences, care giving and delivery systems, an
activity programming are some of the topics covered in an
attempt to prepare the worker for the realities of working
in the therapeutic milieu.
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology
Biology, behavior and environment interact in
complex ways to produce what is defined as abnormal.
Historical material, pertinent research and relevant
case studies provide an understanding of abnormal
psychology and its impact on all of us.
PSY 136 Personality
A comparison of major approaches to the study of
the development and structure of normal personality.
Topics include the applications of psychological
research to understanding and promoting mental
health and human resilience. Consideration is given
to the role of healthy personality in managing
frustration, conflict, adjusting to predictable and
unpredictable life changes, and achieving maximum