Psychology

PSYCH 10 – FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to psychology and the principles of human behavior and relationships. Studies in sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence and emotion. Emphasis is on general psychological principles. Use of individual and group exercises. (3 units)

PSYCH 170 – PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
An integral approach to the understanding of human behavior. Concepts of personal and social adjustment as related to employment, morale, employee relations, supervisory techniques, and business efficiency. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10

PSYCH 175 – PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
Survey of current scientific knowledge about human personality. Consideration will be given to both the universal, shared aspects of personality and those upon which people differ (e.g., shyness, self-esteem, and need for achievement). Methods of personality assessment and applications of personality research will be discussed. (3 units)  Prerequisite: PSYCH 10

PSYCH 180 – SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course covers three core domains of social psychology. The first is social attitudes. Different views of the nature of attitudes are explored and the role of attitudes in guiding information processing and directing behavior is examined. The second domain is small group behavior. It involves changing conceptions of social influence are examined from obedience through conformity to minority/majority influence. The final domain is prejudice and inter-group relations. The course emphasizes the importance of both individual and group processes for understanding social psychological phenomena. (3 units)  Prerequisite: PSYCH 175

PSYCH 220 – PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
This course provides an introduction to personnel psychology. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, employee selection, equal employment opportunity, criterion development, selection interviewing, validation, legal issues, and human resources planning, recruitment, classification, utility analysis, training, compensation, organization, career development and consulting strategies. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 180

PSYCH 299 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
The course offers topics of specialized interest, can be given as a special study. (1-4 units)
Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission