Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 1A  Introduction to Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PSY 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 100 or completion of AMLA 33R

Psychological approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include the history of psychology, psychological research methods, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, and language, lifespan development, motivation and emotion, applied psychology (e.g., gender and sexuality and stress and health), social psychology, personality, psychological disorders, and psychological treatment.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820230PSYC:1AMW6:20am - 7:45amK. Laub26A-2670
Fall 201820231PSYC:1AMW8:00am - 9:25amA. Couch26A-2891
Fall 201820232PSYC:1ATR8:00am - 9:25amM. Pace26A-2670
Fall 201820233PSYC:1ATR8:00am - 9:25amB. Thomas26A-2891
Fall 201820234PSYC:1AMW8:00am - 9:25amB. Thomas26A-2670
Fall 201820235PSYC:1AMW9:45am - 11:10amA. Couch26A-2891
Fall 201820236PSYC:1ATR9:45am - 11:10amM. Nolan Marion26A-2891
Fall 201820237PSYC:1ATR9:45am - 11:10amZ. Keo-Trang26A-2670
Fall 201820238PSYC:1AMW11:30am - 12:55pmK. Joneja26A-2891
Fall 201820239PSYC:1AMW11:30am - 12:55pmS. Chhun26A-2670
Fall 201820240PSYC:1ATR11:30am - 12:55pmR. Seligman26A-2670
Fall 201820241PSYC:1ATR11:30am - 12:55pmM. Nolan Marion26A-2891
Fall 201820242PSYC:1AMW1:15pm - 2:40pmJ. Beakes26A-2891
Fall 201820243PSYC:1AMW1:15pm - 2:40pmS. Chhun26A-2670
Fall 201820341PSYC:1ATR1:15pm - 2:40pmB. Thomas26A-2670
Fall 201820343PSYC:1ATR1:15pm - 2:40pmB. Ingersoll26A-2891
Fall 201820344PSYC:1AW3:00pm - 6:10pmE. Berbiar26A-2670
Fall 201820345PSYC:1AM3:00pm - 6:15pmJ. Knapp26A-2670
Fall 201820418PSYC:1AMW5:15pm - 6:40pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201820471PSYC:1AM7:00pm - 10:15pmR. Takla26A-2891
Fall 201820472PSYC:1AT7:00pm - 10:10pmM. Pace26A-2670
Fall 201820477PSYC:1AW7:00pm - 10:10pmR. Takla26A-2891
Fall 201820759PSYC:1AMW9:45am - 11:10amA. Melkonian26A-2670
Fall 201820800PSYC:1AMW1:15pm - 2:40pmT. Shaw40-133
Fall 201824684PSYC:1AMW8:00am - 9:25amM. Ura26D-2421
Fall 201824685PSYC:1AMW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Nolan Marion40-129
Fall 201824923PSYC:1ATR3:00pm - 4:25pmB. Ingersoll26A-2891

PSYC 1AH  Introduction to Psychology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PSY 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 100 or completion of AMLA 33R

Psychological approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include the history of psychology, psychological research methods, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, and language, lifespan development, motivation and emotion, applied psychology (e.g., gender and sexuality and stress and health), social psychology, personality, psychological disorders, and psychological treatment. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 1A and PSYC 1AH.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820244PSYC:1AHTR8:00am - 9:25amM. Kolchakian26A-2620
Fall 201820245PSYC:1AHTR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Louie26A-2620

PSYC 1B  Biological Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Biological mechanisms of behavior. Includes evolution and genetics with emphasis on neuronal and synaptic transmission. Develops a conceptual framework and awareness of the scientific method. Stresses specific methods of investigation for the discipline.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820246PSYC:1BF8:30am - 11:40amA. Perry26A-2811
Fall 201820248PSYC:1BMW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Pivonka-Jones26A-2831
Fall 201820429PSYC:1BMW11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Knapp26A-2831
Fall 201820447PSYC:1BTR11:30am - 12:55pmZ. Keo-Trang26A-2821
Fall 201820517PSYC:1BTR1:15pm - 2:40pmZ. Keo-Trang26A-2821
Fall 201820577PSYC:1BMW1:15pm - 2:40pmS. Blacksher26A-2620

PSYC 3  Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH and PSYC 10 or MATH 110 or MATH 110H

Research methods in psychology. Includes systematic observation, research design, survey development, execution and analysis of experimental and other research methods, and American Psychological Association (APA) publication style writing.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820347PSYC:3T8:00am - 11:10amC. Powell18D-1105
R8:00am - 11:10amC. Powell18D-1105
Fall 201820503PSYC:3T11:30am - 2:40pmM. Kolchakian26D-3210
R11:30am - 2:40pmM. Kolchakian26D-3210
Fall 201820512PSYC:3M12:00pm - 3:10pmS. Bacigalupi18D-1105
W12:00pm - 3:10pmS. Bacigalupi18D-1105
Fall 201824489PSYC:3M8:00am - 11:10amC. Powell26D-3210
W8:00am - 11:10amC. Powell26D-3210

PSYC 3H  Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - Honors

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the honors program and (PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH) and (PSYC 10 or MATH 110 or MATH 110H)

Research methods in psychology. Includes systematic observation, research design, survey development, execution and analysis of experimental and other research methods, and American Psychological Association (APA) publication writing style. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 3 and PSYC 3H.

PSYC 5  Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

The components involved in problem solving and reasoning from a psychological perspective. These components assess many facets of the critical thinking process, including perception, learning (classical and operant conditioning, behavior modification, observation, cognitive models), memory, logical fallacies, heuristics, cognitive distortions, decision-making processes, argument, and judgment. This course also contains a practical application element involving systematic introspection and analysis of one's cognitive processes.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820268PSYC:5TR9:45am - 11:10amA. Couch26A-2821
Fall 201820269PSYC:5MW8:00am - 9:25amA. Perry26A-2831

PSYC 10  Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: (PSYC 1A or SOC 1) and eligibility for MATH 110

Statistical principles of the behavioral sciences emphasizing research design, scales of measurement, distributions, graphing, descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, z-test, independent and dependent t-tests, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, linear correlations and regression, and analysis of variance, including multivariate factorial designs and chi square analyses. Statistical analyses through the use of computerized statistical packages are interpreted through lab experience.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820249PSYC:10T8:00am - 11:10amM. Dowdle26D-3210
R8:00am - 11:10amM. Dowdle26D-3210
Fall 201820250PSYC:10M11:30am - 2:40pmM. Dowdle26D-3210
W11:30am - 2:40pmM. Dowdle26D-3210
Fall 201820394PSYC:10T11:30am - 2:40pmS. Blacksher18D-1105
R11:30am - 2:40pmS. Blacksher18D-1105
Fall 201820444PSYC:10M5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Blacksher18D-1105
W5:15pm - 8:25pmS. Blacksher18D-1105

PSYC 14  Developmental Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PSY 180)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Psychological principles of human development across the lifespan, from birth to death. This course does not fulfill the Title 22 requirements for Child Development majors.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820251PSYC:14MW8:00am - 9:25amK. Laub26A-2821
Fall 201820252PSYC:14MW8:00am - 9:25amB. Ingersoll26A-2811
Fall 201820253PSYC:14TR8:00am - 9:25amR. Seligman26A-2821
Fall 201820428PSYC:14MW9:45am - 11:10amT. Shaw40-133
Fall 201820445PSYC:14TR9:45am - 11:10amS. Sabet26A-2811
Fall 201820448PSYC:14MW11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Pivonka-Jones26A-2811
Fall 201820469PSYC:14TR11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Willis20-5
Fall 201820514PSYC:14MW11:30am - 12:55pmT. Shaw40-133
Fall 201820516PSYC:14TR1:15pm - 2:40pmC. Lamar20-1
Fall 201820518PSYC:14MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Ura26A-2811
Fall 201820578PSYC:14T3:00pm - 6:10pmE. Berbiar26A-2821
Fall 201820579PSYC:14M7:00pm - 10:15pmS. Chhun26A-2620
Fall 201820602PSYC:14T7:00pm - 10:10pmE. Berbiar26A-2821
Fall 201824925PSYC:14MW1:15pm - 2:40pmB. Thomas26D-2491

PSYC 14H  Developmental Psychology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors program

Psychological principles of human development across the lifespan, from birth to death. This course does not fulfill the Title 22 requirements for Child Development majors. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PSYC 14 and PSYC 14H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822932PSYC:14HTR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Powell26A-2811

PSYC 15  Introduction to Child Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Examines the psychology of the child from conception through adolescence. Emphasis on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development as it pertains to the child's psychological experiences. Includes psychological disorders and therapies specific to children and adolescents. This course does not fulfill Title 22 requirement for child development majors.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820254PSYC:15TR8:00am - 9:25amB. Ingersoll26A-2811
Fall 201820473PSYC:15MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Beakes26B-3551
Fall 201820513PSYC:15TR1:15pm - 2:40pmJ. Willis20-5

PSYC 17  Introduction to Human Services

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH or SOC 1 or SOC 1H

History, philosophy, and development of human services in America. Explores careers in human services, self-exploration in matching personal and professional interests to entry levels of human services employment.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820255PSYC:17MW9:45am - 11:10amK. Laub26A-2821

PSYC 19  Abnormal Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PSY 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH

Students will be familiarized with psychological, biological, and sociocultural approaches to understanding abnormal behavior, including DSM-5 psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depressive, and psychotic disorders and explore psychological principles underlying psychopathology.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820256PSYC:19TR9:45am - 11:10amC. Louie26A-2620
Fall 201820346PSYC:19TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Nolan Marion26A-2620
Fall 201820417PSYC:19M6:30pm - 9:45pmM. Pace26A-2811

PSYC 20  Introduction to Social Psychology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Individual human behavior in relation to the social behavior and social influences on behavior. Topics include: aggression, prejudice and stereotypes, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, group phenomena, gender roles, cultural norms, person perception, and social cognition and perception.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822938PSYC:20MW11:30am - 12:55pmS. Blacksher26A-2620

PSYC 25  The Psychology of Women

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: PSYC 1A (taken prior or concurrently), and ENGL 1A (taken prior or concurrently)

A biopsychosocial analysis of the role of gender in the experience of women. Psychological, sociocultural and biological factors, and current scholarly research relating to women's gender identity, development, socialization, motivation, mental health, and relationships.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820258PSYC:25TR8:00am - 9:25amG. Klee21J-1
Fall 201820259PSYC:25MW9:45am - 11:10amS. Bacigalupi26A-2620
Fall 201820603PSYC:25TR11:30am - 12:55pmC. Lamar20-1
Fall 201820801PSYC:25TR11:30am - 12:55pmG. Klee2-M117

PSYC 26  Psychology of Sexuality

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Explores the factors involved in establishing and maintaining intimate sexual relationships. The focus of the course is on the findings of social psychologists concerning sexuality and love relationships in our culture.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820260PSYC:26TR11:30am - 12:55pmG. Martin26A-2831
Fall 201820261PSYC:26MW11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Beakes26A-2821
Fall 201820262PSYC:26MW1:15pm - 2:40pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201820263PSYC:26TR1:15pm - 2:40pmG. Martin26A-2831
Fall 201820348PSYC:26W7:00pm - 10:10pmB. Green26A-2811

PSYC 33  Psychology for Effective Living

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: PSY 115)
Lecture: 54   

Emphasis on comprehension and application of psychological principles to daily life and personal growth. Topics include interpersonal relationships, sexuality, self and social influence, positive psychology, career and work, marriage and intimate relationships, parenting, aging, physical health, and other circumstances encountered in the life cycle. Considers personality development, psychological disorders, and therapeutic approaches, while emphasizing the importance of multicultural sensitivity and scientific research in the aforementioned topics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820266PSYC:33TR8:00am - 9:25amJ. Willis21B-1
Fall 201820385PSYC:33MW3:00pm - 4:25pmK. Joneja26A-2620

PSYC 99  Special Projects in Psychology

1-3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18-54   
Prerequisite: PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH and Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH
Advisory: READ 100

Offers selected students recognition for their academic interest in psychology and the opportunity to explore the discipline of psychology in greater depth. The content of the course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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