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CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

PSY 161 C  Probability and Statistics — Social Sciences

Psychology / 271

4 Units

PSY 161HC  Honors Probability and Statistics — Social Sciences

4 Units

Same as SOC 161HC. Prerequisite: MATH 040 C or Algebra II with a grade of “C” and the assessment process. Term hours: 64–72 lecture. This honors course provides an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts relevant to the social sciences but applicable to all disciplines. A conceptual approach is used to introduce students to topics of descriptive and inferential statistics including sampling, probability, central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Also introduced are non-­parametric statistics, such as chi-square, and parametric statistics, such as t-tests and ANOVA. Computers and calculators will be utilized. The use of current statistical software is emphasized. Data sets and problems will be from psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, and political science. This course is open to all students who meet the prerequisite, and it is required for psychology majors. This course is strongly recommended for all social sciences majors. Students who receive credit for this course may not receive credit for MATH 120 C. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 161 C, SOC 161 C, or SOC 161HC. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

PSY 202 C  Research Methods in Psychology

4 Units

Prerequisite: PSY 101 C and PSY 161 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture and 48–54 laboratory. This course encompasses the conceptual, ethical and technical aspects of designing and implementing research in the cognitive, behavioral and social sciences. Concepts are presented for proper application of the scientific method to psychological and social research using quantitative and qualitative techniques. The use of current technology to acquire, process, and analyze data is integrated throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on proper communication and presentation of completed research. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC)

PSY 212 C  Understanding Child Trauma and the Effects of Abuse

3 Units

Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the causes of child abuse and traumatization, the effects of trauma, and commonly accepted ways to assist children of trauma. Trauma includes the effects of abuse, neglect, witnessing, and experiencing extraordinary events. Legal and foster care issues will also be investigated. (CSU)

3 Units

PSY 221 C  The Brain and Behavior

3 Units

PSY 222 C  Abnormal Psychology

3 Units

PSY 237 C  Cross-Cultural Relationships

3 Units

PSY 240 C  Child Development and Education

3 Units

PSY 251 C  Social Psychology

3 Units

PSY 255 C  Psychology of Aging

3 Units

Same as SOC 215 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is designed to build realistic expectations in parenting. Students will acquire parenting skills and deal constructively with varied aspects of child rearing. A special emphasis will be placed on reviewing contemporary discipline and guidance techniques and on exploring resources available in the community for parenting. The course includes developmental states from birth through adulthood. (CSU) Prerequisite: PSY 101 C with a grade of “C” or better. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the neurophysiological processes associated with mental processes and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the brain and other central nervous system structures. Related processes such as the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system are also studied. Specific topics studied in the context of the brain include learning, sensation, perception, emotion, motivation, cognition, memory, stress, psychological disorders, and brain dysfunctions. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC) Prerequisite: PSY 101 C with a grade of “C” or better. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is a systematic study of psychopathology. It is concerned with consciousness expressed through behavior that is considered to be counterproductive, maladaptive, and disruptive to the individual and/or society. The course will consider disturbances of volition, thinking, and feeling. Students in this case-driven course will be required to understand the current version of the DSM and apply the multiaxial assessment to videotaped cases of actual patients. The taped cases will illustrate a specific Axis I or Axis II disorder and provide information sufficient for the student to make a clear diagnosis. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC) Same as SOC 237 C. Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 100 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the psychological factors involved in cross-cultural relationships including ethnic and racial differences. It explores personal processes and individual conflicts of people from differing United States ethnic backgrounds. Varying customs, social patterns and family dynamics of major local cultural groups will be discussed within this context. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, CUL DIV) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course explores the physical, cognitive, communicative/linguistic, and socio-emotional development of the child from conception through adolescence across diverse cultures with an emphasis on the learning process. Education and teaching issues related to children are highlighted. (CSU, AA GE, CSU GE) Advisory: PSY 101 C with a grade of “C” or better. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the basic theories, concepts, and empirical findings in such areas as social perception, social cognition, prejudice, discrimination, interpersonal attraction, conformity and obedience, by-stander effects, social aggression, group dynamics, attribution theory, and development of self in the social setting. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) Same as HUSR 255 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This course examines the biological, physiological, cognitive, developmental, and sexual aspects of the ongoing aging process. Critical life issues for elders and for those who live and work with them will be explored. These issues include physical health, mental health, health care policy, care giving, dependency, and positive aging strategies. Duplicate credit not granted for HUSR 255 C. (UC/‌CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

Courses

Same as SOC 161 C. Prerequisite: MATH 040 C or Algebra II with a grade of “C” or better and the assessment process. Term hours 64–72 lecture. This course provides an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts relevant to the social sciences but applicable to all disciplines. A conceptual approach is used to introduce students to topics of descriptive and inferential statistics including sampling, probability, central tendency, variability, correlation, regression, point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Also introduced are non-­parametric statistics, such as chi-square, and parametric statistics, such as t-tests and ANOVA. Computers and calculators will be utilized. The use of current statistical software is emphasized. Data sets and problems will be from psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, and political science. This course is open to all students who meet the prerequisite, and it is required for psychology majors. This course is strongly recommended for all social science majors. Students who receive credit for this course may not receive credit for MATH 120 C. Duplicate credit not granted for PSY 161HC, SOC 161 C, or SOC 161HC. (UC Credit Limitation/ CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

PSY 215 C  Parenting Skills

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