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100. General Psychology (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students who score 147 or above on the English Placement Test or "C" or better in one of the following AFRS 100S, ASAM 100S, CHLS 104S, ENGL 100S or ALI 150 or equivalent.
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Provides a basis for further study and for application to everyday life. Topics include biological foundations of behavior, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, thinking, personality, development, social behavior, abnormal behavior, methods of therapy.

110. Introductory Statistics (4)

Prerequisites: Eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and applications in psychological research; performance of statistical exercises by interactive computer. Emphasis upon knowledge of which statistical tests to use and how to interpret their results.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 210.

130. Critical Thinking (3)

Prerequisite: GE A1 requirement.
The nature of critical thinking; models and strategies; common fallacies of reasoning; self-regulation in the thinking process; application of critical thinking to specific areas.

150. Personality and Social Behavior (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Psychological principles pertinent to the understanding of personality and interpersonal dynamics. Discussion of research and theories of social motivation, conflict and anxiety, adjustment mechanisms and personality change.

220. Research Methods (4)

Prerequisites: : PSY 100; PSY 110 or SOC 170 or HDEV 190 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or better, and Completion of GE A1 (Written Communication) requirement.
Introduction to basic research methods in Psychology. Principles of experimentation, naturalistic observation, correlational studies.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 200. (Lecture 3 hours, laboratory and field 3 hours)

241. Psychobiology (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement.
Introduction to the study of behavior from a biological point of view. Biological systems and processes underlying behavior, with emphasis on brain mechanisms, presented in the context of fundamental concepts and issues in psychology.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PSY 141.

278. Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 100.
In-depth look at domestic violence. Students learn about types of violence, prevalence rates and the etiology of domestic violence. Students also learn about legal, medical and therapeutic responses to domestic violence, as well as prevention and public policy interventions.

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