Psychology - Spring 2018

General Psychology — 3090
PSY 1510 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will demonstrate an understanding of theories and research as they apply to fundamental concepts in psychology. As they complete readings and activities on the history of psychology, models of learning, biology and behavior, personality theory, psychological disorders, social psychology and other selected topics students will apply their knowledge to better understand the causes of thought, feeling, and behavior. They will be able to comprehend and apply the methods of scientific inquiry to the science of psychology. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Jan 17 – May 17 Mon, Wed 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
General Psychology — 3352
PSY 1510 – 3 credits
Rodney A. Valandra

Students will demonstrate an understanding of theories and research as they apply to fundamental concepts in psychology. As they complete readings and activities on the history of psychology, models of learning, biology and behavior, personality theory, psychological disorders, social psychology and other selected topics students will apply their knowledge to better understand the causes of thought, feeling, and behavior. They will be able to comprehend and apply the methods of scientific inquiry to the science of psychology. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Life Span Development — 3081
PSY 2510 – 3 credits
Rodney A. Valandra

Students will demonstrate an understanding of human development from conception to late adulthood. Students are expected to engage in critical thinking concerning the developmental processes and issues characterizing the various stages of the life cycle. Emphases will be placed on integrating theory and research and appreciating the practical application of life span development to real-life concerns and problems. Prerequisite: PSY 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Life Span Development — 3356
PSY 2510 – 3 credits
Michael K. Ackerman

Students will demonstrate an understanding of human development from conception to late adulthood. Students are expected to engage in critical thinking concerning the developmental processes and issues characterizing the various stages of the life cycle. Emphases will be placed on integrating theory and research and appreciating the practical application of life span development to real-life concerns and problems. Prerequisite: PSY 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 309
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Interpersonal/Group Dynamics — 3087
PSY 2540 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will demonstrate mastery of the theories involved in both interpersonal relations and group dynamics and will be able to apply those theories to their own lives. They will be familiar with the research in both areas and be able to critically analyze various types of group process. Students will do a process observation of an interpersonal and/or group interaction. Students will be committed to learning by experiential and more traditional methods. Prerequisite: PSY 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Abnormal Behavior — 3088
PSY 2560 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will demonstrate mastery of past and current theoretical perspectives on abnormal behavior. Students will critically evaluate issues relating to the classification, etiology, and treatment of basic abnormal behavior categories identified in the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Applications are made to specific case studies. Prerequisite: PSY 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am