PSYCHOLOGY

Why Study Psychology: Any career entails developing and maintaining relationships with coworkers, managers, customers, patients or students. Interpersonal relationships help to define human life. What better way to prepare than to understand the “why” behind the behaviors in these interactions? A degree in psychology gives students a foundation to do just that, while opening doors to further education. For more information about the required courses in Psychology at GPC, view the Psychology Advisement Formor our online catalog.

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to General Psychology (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 This course is a broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing behavior, development, learning, memory, personality and abnormal psychology.

PSYC 1101H - Introduction to General Psychology (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 and acceptance into the Honors Program This course is PSYC 1101 for Honors students.

PSYC 2101 – Introduction to Psychology of Adjustment (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course provides an introductory examination of the applied psychological theory and research concerning mental health and well being. Subjects including, but not limited to, stress and coping, identity, personal growth, communication, interpersonal relationships and career issues are studied.

PSYC 2103 - Introduction to Human Development (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course provides an introductory, non-laboratory based examination of human development across the life span with an emphasis on normal patterns of physical, cognitive and social development.

PSYC 2103H - Introduction to Human Development (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H and acceptance into the Honors Program This course is PSYC 2103 for Honors students.

PSYC 2107 – Introduction to Social Psychology (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course provides an introductory, non-laboratory based examination of the influences of social and cultural factors on individual behavior and psychological functioning. Among the topics covered in the course are social psychological research methods, the relationship between self-knowledge and social influence, social cognition, conformity, obedience, aggression, prejudice, interpersonal attraction, affiliation, persuasion, attitude formation and change, group processes, helping and altruism, and conflict and conflict resolution. The course will include an examination of cultural influences on individual behavior and psychological functioning.

PSYC 2210 – Careers and Professional Issues in Psychology (3) Prerequisites or Co-requisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course provides an introductory examination of careers in psychology and related fields for which the Bachelor’s degree in psychology is an appropriate preparation. The course prepares students for further study in psychology by providing an introduction to the process of conducting bibliographic research in psychology, the major research methods in psychology, the application of APA style for writing in psychology, exploration of career options in and related to psychology and the academic preparation required for such careers, ethics in psychology and current issues in the field of psychology.

PSYC 2618 - Psychology of Women (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course is designed to examine the current status of theory and research on women's experiences and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the integration of findings from physiological, personality, developmental, socio-cultural, and abnormal psychology. Gender differences and the theories advanced to understand such differences are critically evaluated.

PSYC 2618H - Psychology of Women (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or 1101H and acceptance into the Honors Program This course is PSYC 2618 for Honors students.

PSYC 2621 - Abnormal Psychology (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course is a survey of major theoretical perspectives on abnormal behavior, the DSM system, and major psychological disorders. A variety of major psychological disorders are covered including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders.

PSYC 2621H - Abnormal Psychology (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H and acceptance into the Honors Program This course is PSYC 2621 for Honors students.

PSYC 2900 - Special Topics in Psychology (1-3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H This course is taught in response to student interest and demand. Some examples of topics covered are human relations, communication skills, stress management, parenting skills, and others. The transferability of this course depends on the evaluation of the receiving college or university.

PSYC 2900H - Special Topics in Psychology (Honors) (3) Prerequisites: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H and acceptance into the Honors Program This course is PSYC 2900 for Honors students.