- Identify and analyze major psychological disorders using signs and symptoms from the current DSM.
- Identify and apply theoretical perspectives used to describe the causes of mental disorders.
- Identify the major anatomical structures, and their functions, of the nervous system.
- Identify the major structures and main sequence of events of neural chemical transmission.
- Students will apply biopsychological principles/ findings to their own lives.
- Apply major theories in developmental psychology.
- Evaluate the relative contributions of nature and nurture to human development.
|Introduction to Child Psychology
- Compare theories of child psychology.
- Apply physical (including changes in the brain), cognitive, and psychosocial (social, emotional and personality) changes throughout childhood (infancy through adolescence) to explain children's behavior.
|Introduction to Psychology
- Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
- Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
- Apply psychological principles to personal observations and / or experiences.
|Introduction to Psychology - Honors
- Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
- Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
- Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
|Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
- Compare and contrast the various research designs and describe their relative strengths and weaknesses.
- Describe the process of answering psychological questions from a scientific perspective.
|Introduction to Social Psychology
- Evaluate the reciprocal impact of the individual on social contexts, including social cognition, interpersonal attraction, discrimination, attitudes, conformity, obedience, aggression, and group dynamics.
- Describe the ways in which principles gleaned from social psychological research apply to real world problems and issues.
|Psychology for Effective Living
- Understand the processes by which psychological factors influence physical health.
- Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
- Identify stressors in your own life and evaluate the effectiveness of your coping strategies. (replaces previous SLO #1)
|Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving
- Identify correct and erroneous reasoning.
- Apply critical thinking skills to solve intra personal and interpersonal problems using psychological principles.
- Distinguish between emotional and logical problem solving and how they relate to different situations.
|Psychology of Sexuality
- Identify and describe sexual and reproductive anatomy, physiology, and sexual responses.
- Describe differences in sexual attitudes and behaviors based on diversity.
- Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing your lifelong personal well-being.
|Special Projects in Psychology
- Evaluate information from a minimum of five sources (professional journals or other sources approved by the instructor) that relate to the project.
- Complete a quality project from start to finish. This includes a proposal, data collection and analysis, and communication of results.
|Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
- Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t tests, z test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.
- Using SPSS software, correctly input data, analyze data, and interpret output for descriptive statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.
|The Psychology of Women
- Describe, compare and contrast the predominant theories of gender development.
- Identify gender role messages in popular culture.
- Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to the role of gender in your personal experience.
- Explain the concept of privilege as it relates to various minority groups.