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Discipline: Psychology
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 19
  • 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.
Biological Psychology PSYC 1B
  • 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.
Developmental Psychology PSYC 14
  • Apply major theories in developmental psychology. (changed from identify to apply - 7/3/13)
  • Evaluate the relative contributions of nature and nurture to human development.
Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 15
  • 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 Human Services PSYC 17
  • Evaluate how the following factors affect services clients receive: culture, language, financial status, intellect, educational level, physical ability, mental health, age, gender, sexual orientation.
  • Achieve more clarity in one's own desire to pursue a career in Human Service.
  • Apply modalities to interacting and communicating with clients.
  • Differentiate models of human service delivery.
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • 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 PSYC 1AH
  • 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 PSYC 3
  • 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 PSYC 20
  • 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 PSYC 33
  • 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 PSYC 5
  • Identify correct and erroneous cognitive processes.
  • 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 PSYC 26
  • 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 PSYC 99
  • 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 PSYC 10
  • 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 PSYC 25
  • 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.