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PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)

Updated for 2013-2014

PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (3) The basic principles of human behavior, motivation, learning, perception, and emotion, as they relate to the individual.

(DS) Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

PSY 180 Psychology of Work (3)

Designed for the vocational education major, this introductory course examines the personal and career needs of individuals working within an organization. Emphasizes the importance of psychology and human relations in the work setting. Students will learn how workers successfully cope with job demands while effectively meeting organizational goals.

Rec Preparation: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

PSY 202 Psychology of Gender (3)

Survey of topics relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues and violence (cross-listed as WS 202 at UH Mānoa.) (DS)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 or WS 151 with a grade of C or better.

PSY 230 Introduction to Psychobiology (3)

Survey of study of behavior from a natural sciences viewpoint. Evolution, ethological analysis of behavior, behavior genetics, neural mechanisms, drugs and behavior, biological development.

Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better.

PSY 240 Developmental Psychology (3)

Emotional, mental, physical, social development from infancy to adulthood; interest and abilities at different age levels. (DS)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

PSY 250 Social Psychology (3)

Interpersonal relations: social attitudes; group dynamics; intergroup relations, class cultural influence.

Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

PSY 260 Psychology of Personality (3)

Scientific study of personality, its theories, assessment, development and relationships to cultural-social determinants. (DS)

Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

PSY 270 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3)

History, theories, types of psychological problems, methods of assessment, forms of intervention, current developments.

Prerequisite: PSY 100 with a grade of C or better.

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