Registration for the Fall 2018 semester is open now! For information about signing up for fall classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration. To apply to KCC online for free, visit www.kellogg.edu/step1.
Interested in psychology? Here’s a list of several psychology (PSYC) classes offered at Kellogg Community College during the Fall 2018 semester.
PSYC 201: Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
Psychology is the science of behavior. Topics investigated include biological foundations of behavior, learning, child development, sensation and perception, thinking, emotion, motivation, individual differences, personality, frustration and adjustment, abnormal behavior, and techniques of psychotherapy.
PSYC 220: Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
A survey of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development through the total life span. Emphasis is on the normal changes in human behavior that result from continuous interaction of maturation and experience. Cross-cultural comparisons of developmental patterns are also considered.
PSYC 250: Abnormal Psychology (3 Credits)
The study of psychopathology in individuals from four current points of view: psychiatric (biophysical), intrapsychic, phenomenological and behavioral. Special attention will be paid to describing psychopathology in terms of behaviors. The course will also include current approaches to assessment and treatment.
PSYC 265: Addiction and Human Behaviors (3 Credits)
This course is designed as an overview and introduction of some common drugs and the subsequent behaviors/outcomes related to their use (e.g. addictions, abuse and dependence). The societal impact, as well as the affects drugs have on the individual (psychologically and physiologically) will be explored. In addition, the issues of treatment and prevention will be investigated and identified.
PSYC 270: Human Sexuality (3 Credits)
This course is an introduction to the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality. Topics to be covered include sexual beliefs and values, sexual development, male and female anatomy and physiology, the sexual response cycle, sexual health and wellness, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation issues, intimate relationships, sexual dysfunction and sexual abuse. This course will allow the student an opportunity to build and/or examine their own set of sexual values. Since values are based upon knowledge, students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of information regarding the physiological, psychological and social aspects of human sexual behavior.
PSYC 285: Introduction to Neuropsychology (3 Credits)
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviors, memory, emotions, perceptions and human brain function. Brain dysfunction, disease and mental illness are also examined in relationship to the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain. A biopsychosocial approach is applied to this understanding.
PSYC 290: Social Psychology (3 Credits)
Social psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the actual or imagined presence of other people. The course helps students understand their own thoughts, feelings and actions and the social contexts that influence them. They learn how applied research in social psychology can help improve physical and psychological health, how it can be used in different professions and to help address a variety of social problems.
The first Fall 2018 classes start Aug. 30, and the semester ends Dec 17. For information about signing up for fall classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration. For more information about studying psychology at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/psychology.