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PSY 203 - General Psychology I

Description: Designed to familiarize the student with the science of human behavior and mental states; the methods employed by psychologists; the experimental findings and applications of research; and the important contributions from the behaviorist, psychoanalytic, neuroscientific, and cognitive schools of thought. This course includes the study of learning, perception, cognition, intelligence, social influences, psychological disorders, physiological changes and developmental stages. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 204 - General Psychology II: Research and Methods

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: This course focuses on research and scientific inquiry in the field of psychology. The course will cover the logic of scientific inquiry, ethical considerations, common research designs used in psychological research, basic measurement concepts, and hypothesis testing. Students will learn to read and interpret psychological research literature, actively participate in demonstrations and original research, and learn how to present their findings in an APA-style paper. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 206 - Educational Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: (Dual listed with EDU 206). Students who have taken PSY 206 will not receive credit for EDU 206. This course is intended to provide knowledge and understanding of the major theories and findings of the science of Educational Psychology. The course includes a consideration of such topics as: research methods in educational psychology; the cognitive, personal, social and moral development of students; the impact of student diversity on teaching and learning; the principles and processes of learning; motivational concerns in education; classroom management; techniques of teaching; and methods of assessing student learning. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 207 - Industrial Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: An examination of aspects of behavior that relate to work organizations. Areas covered include pertinent general psychological processes such as learning and motivation; individual difference dimensions such as personality, aptitudes, and attitudes; and characteristics of group and organizational environments. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 212 - Adolescent Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: Problems of adolescence as related to childhood and maturity. Physical, emotional, social, intellectual, moral, and religious development; theories of adolescent personality development, the importance of home and community relationships. Observations required. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 213 - Child Development

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: Development and analysis of infant and child behavior, motor development, emotional development, motivation, language, thinking, work and play. Problems and methods of child study; application of research; effects of heredity and environment on the individual; individual differences and theories of personality development. Observations required. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 214 - Adult Development

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: This course examines theories and research concerning psychological development in adulthood and old age. Among the topics studied are: theories of adult development, motivation, language, thinking, work and play. Problems and methods of child study; application of research; effects of heredity and environment on the individual; individual differences and theories of personality development. Observations required. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: An introduction to the scientific study of psychological disorders. Considers the historical approaches, current theoretical models, and assessment of behavioral abnormality. A wide range of psychological disorders is considered with a focus on symptoms, theories of causation, and approaches to treatment. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 216 - Lifespan Human Development

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: This course will examine major theories and findings on human development. Development is viewed across the life span from prenatal development through advanced old age. The course integrates theoretical perspectives and serves as a foundation for careers in the behavioral sciences, health, and human services. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 219 - Psychology of Art

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: Issues, theories, and methodology in the psychology of visual art. Theories of creativity and profile of the creative individual and thought process. Motivation to view art, pictorial perception, visual preference, sensitivity to style, and aesthetic judgment. Developmental trends in normal, autistic, gifted children's drawings, chimp art and pathological art. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 220 - Brain and Behavior

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: A course examining the structure and functioning of the nervous system on all levels, from the microanatomy and physiology of the neuron to a general description of the cerebral processes which underlie all behavior. Emphasis is placed on a general understanding of the organization of the brain and how this organization relates to both simple and complex behaviors. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 235 - Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Prerequisites: PSY 203 and PSY 212 or PSY 213.

Description: Students who have taken EDU 235 will not receive credit for PSY 235. This course examines the psychological, learning and behavioral characteristics of each category of exceptionality. Students will be introduced to special education laws and their implications for identification, delivery systems, transition plans, and placement procedures. Field experience in a special education setting is required. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 240 - Psychology of Human Adjusment

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: The personality development of the individual, personal awareness and personal growth, adaptive and maladaptive modes of adjustment to social and psychological stresses, including a survey of major issues of current concern and a discussion of the community resources available to the individual with emotional difficulties. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 241 - Social Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: The behavioral characteristics of individuals, of small and of large groups: their interrelationships, methods of measuring and assessing interactions between the individual and his environment. Motives, attitudes and opinion, social norms and roles, individual personality, group structures and processes, leadership and communication. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 242 - The Psychology of People of African Descent

Description: Prerequisite: PSY 203 with a minimum grade of C The course provides a comprehensive of the social psychological development and function of African descent people (e.g. African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino) with and emphasis on the emergence of patterns, thoughts, feelings and behavior shape by the complex social-cultural landscape in the United States. Particular attention will be given to the protective role of neighborhoods, churches and other environments in fostering healthy developments, including positive identity interconnected cultural beliefs, prosocial behaviors, and elaborate familial and extended supportive networks. Social and cultural variables.(e.g., racial socialization) and historical context that have contributed to the resiliency, adaptability and healthy functioning of people of African descent will also be discussed. NCC GEN ED-SBS Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology

PSY 294 - Cooperative Education Internship

Prerequisites: PSY 203 and permission of the Instructor and/or Chairperson and approval by the agency offering the internship.

Description: Supervised placement of the student in professional Psychological and Psychology-related settings to enable the student to gain insight into the Psychology field as well as interactive and practical work experience to enhance the formal academic concepts received in the classroom. Students are required to attend five on-campus seminars. Formerly PSY 490. Students who have completed PSY 490 will not receive credit for PSY 294. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Psychology

PSY 295 - Indepdendent Study-Psychology

Description: SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS. Formerly PSY 699. Students who completed PSY 699 will not receive credit for PSY 295.

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Psychology