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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Psychology - 9 courses
PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Consideration of psychology as a science with analysis of human development, motivation, perception, intelligence, personality, learning, adjustment, abnormality, and social behavior.
Notes [ T] IAI: S6 900

PSYC101 Child Development (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduction to theory and research on the biological, physical, social and cognitive development of the human child from conception to adolescence. Topics may include genetic factors, prenatal development, sensory and perceptual changes, motor system development, language acquisition, social learning, cultural influences and aspects of abnormal development. (16 hours observation required.)
Notes [ T] IAI: S6 903

PSYC120 Introduction to Substance Abuse (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Historical and cultural background of drug abuse/use; addiction as a biopsychosocial disease; major classifications of abused substances; physical, psychological, and behavioral changes associated with addiction in the user; effectiveness and ineffectiveness of treatment models with combating addiction in specific populations; and intervention and prevention models used locally, nationally, and globally to combat substance abuse and addiction.
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PSYC205 Industrial Psychology (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Reviews psychological principles as they relate to management application. Such topics as behavioral causation, attitudes, frustration, morale, supervisory leadership, organizational training, motivation, fatigue, accidents, and absenteeism receive in-depth exploration.
Notes [ T] IAI: PSY 906

PSYC210 Human Development (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A study of the life-span development of the individual from conception through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to death, involving psychological, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects.
Notes [ T] IAI: S6 902

PSYC230 Abnormal Psychology (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of the range of psychological abnormalities or differences, their causes, and current treatment modalities.
Notes [ T] IAI: PSY 905

PSYC240 Social Psychology (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A study of the behavior of individuals as influenced by other people and the social situation. Emphasis placed upon psychological factors involved in the interaction between persons and groups, attitude formation and change, group dynamics, group structure and leadership, and related topics.
Notes [ T] IAI: S8 900 PSY 908

PSYC250 Personality (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction to the study of personality and behavioral problems as they relate to the social environment.
Notes [ T] IAI: PSY 907

PSYC260 Social Psychology of Aging (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Attitudes and myths about aging and social characteristics of older people. Special needs of the elderly person and her/his family in their economic, legal, housing, transportation, and health care settings. Community resources available to meet these needs.
Notes [ C] IAI: S6 905

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