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PSY 211 - Applied Psychology:Current Issues in Psychology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course applies psychological principles and techniques to current problems and areas of human behavior such as education, vocational guidance, human engineering and management of personal problems.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Evaluate research journals related to applied psychology including their research methods and ethics.
  2. Apply basic scientific research and statistical procedures.
  3. Apply techniques of observation to consumer behavior.
  4. Distinguish biological, cognitive, emotional and social psychological issues.
  5. Define skills which are applied to the treatment of behavior disorders.
  6. Explain joy and how to integrate it into life.
Listed Topics
  1. Research methods and ethical principles of research
  2. Theories of personality and their applications
  3. Cognitive development
  4. Theories of perception and their applications
  5. Theories of motivation and their applications
  6. Theories of abnormality and their treatment strategies
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, handouts, internet resources and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019

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