Psychology

A division of Rosemead School of Psychology

Faculty

Dean: Clark D. Campbell, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Chair: Peter C. Hill, Ph.D.
Professors: Edwards, Grace, L. Hall, Hill, Strauss
Associate Professors: Abouezzeddine, Brunt, Eltiti, Lee-Kim, Porter, Williams
Assistant Professors: Dryjanska, Wang

Courses

Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 200 - Introduction to PsychologyCredits 3

A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 206 - Psychology and Christian ThoughtCredits 3

An introduction to the nature and process of the application of Christian thought to the study and practice of psychology. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200, BBST 105.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 209 - Statistics with Computer ApplicationsCredits 3

Basic statistics for psychological research. Descriptive statistics, correlation/regression and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, type I and II errors, t-tests, analysis of variance, and several non-parametric tests including chi-square. Not for Core Curriculum math/science requirement. Notes: Concurrent with PSYC 211. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PSYC 211.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 211 - Statistics with Computer Applications LabCredit 1

Use of Excel and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to obtain descriptive and inferential statistics covered in 211. Experience in developing surveys, analyzing survey data and writing research reports. Notes: Concurrent with PSYC 209 unless PSYC 209 has been met with transfer credits or AP credit. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PSYC 209.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 303 - Human SexualityCredits 3

An examination of human sexual functioning, behavior, relationships, and feelings. Issues of sexuality are discussed within spiritual, psychological, cultural, and medical/health related perspectives. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 305 - Experimental PsychologyCredits 4

Philosophy, methodology and analysis of the experimental method. Discussions of problems in conducting and evaluating psychological research. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 209, PSYC 211. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 306 - Psychological Testing and AssessmentCredits 3

Theory and principles of psychological assessment and testing including the construction, reliability, validity and application of assessment methods and devices in various professional settings. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 209, PSYC 211. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 309 - Abnormal PsychologyCredits 3

Nature, causes and treatment of abnormal behavior, including the full range of mental disorders identified within current categorical systems. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 313 - Psychology of Religious ExperienceCredits 3

An examination of the nature and scope of religious experience including such issues as the development of religious concepts and values, conversion, the experience of prayer and spiritual maturity. Attention is also given to issues in the integration of psychology and theology. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 315 - Industrial/Organizational PsychologyCredits 3

A study of the application of the principles of psychology in industrial and organizational settings. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 317 - Psychology of MarriageCredits 3

Covers significant contemporary theoretical and clinical literature of marriage as a social and religious institution and an intimate, committed interpersonal psychological relationship. Includes topics such as the neurobiology of emotions and adult love, the psychology of interpersonal communication, conflict and problem solving, marital sexuality, gender issues, the developmental course of the marital relationship, emotional abuse and violence, and spirituality in marriage. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 319 - Cross-Cultural/Ethnic Issues in PsychologyCredits 3

This course is designed to increase student awareness of the historical treatment of cross-cultural issues within a psychological context and to explore psychological issues in various cultural contexts within the American culture and worldwide. Attention is paid to the psychological dynamics involved in the formation and reduction of prejudices, discrimination, and stereotypes. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 320 - Developmental Psychology: LifespanCredits 3

A study of the theory and research concerning lifespan development. Consideration will be given to the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and moral aspects of human development across the entire span from conception to death. Discussion will include timely issues of personal relevance to the student's own developmental pathway. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 325 - Developmental Psychology: Childhood and AdolescenceCredits 3

An in-depth study of theory and research concerning the child and adolescent period. Issues to be considered will include physiological, psychological, social, behavioral, and spiritual development from the period of conception through adolescence. Both pathogenic and adaptive patterns will be addressed with a view to facilitating optimal development. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 345 - Psychology of GenderCredits 3

This course explores a wide variety of psychological issues that concern gender, including sex-related differences, life events unique to gender and gender experiences (e.g., women's experiences in areas that are generally viewed from a male perspective). Also included is the impact of ethnicity and class on gender issues. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 355 - Psychology of FamilyCredits 3

An examination of family from three different perspectives: Scriptural, cultural and clinical. A major goal of the course is to stimulate thinking regarding the integration of these perspectives. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of family purpose, roles within the family, and psychological processes leading to healthy and unhealthy outcomes. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 365 - Cognitive PsychologyCredits 3

This course focuses on the underlying cognitive processes directing behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, the neural basis of cognition, perception and attention, perception- and meaning-based knowledge representations (schemas), memory concepts and principles, problem solving, reasoning, language structure and use, cognitive development, and the nature of intelligence. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 305. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 405 - Social PsychologyCredits 3

Analysis of social behavior, including social cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, group processes, etc. Both theory and research findings will be examined. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 305. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 411 - Theories of PersonalityCredits 3

An overview of personality theories including the primary representatives of the major schools: analytic or dynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive behavioral which will be evaluated in the context of Christian framework. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 412 - Physiological PsychologyCredits 3

A study of the physiological bases of behavior including neural, sensory, motor and chemical aspects with an emphasis on application to human rather than animal process. Notes: Biology 311 - Neurobiology may be taken as an alternative to this course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 305 and BIOS 100 or BIOS 111. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 414 - Readings in PsychologyCredits 1-3

Reading and bi-weekly discussion with professor of record in a topic of the student's choosing. The student is expected to work out, with the professor's supervision, a detailed course proposal and bibliography and submit with a Learning Contract form available from the departmental office. Notes: May receive no more than a total of 6 credits for 414, 450 and 480 combined. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 418 - Seminar in Therapeutic TechniquesCredits 3

Emphasis on core facilitation skills. Supportive, re-educative and reconstructive therapies considered. Personal growth activities incorporated. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 420 - Advanced StatisticsCredits 3

Concepts and techniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of clinical and research data. Lecture and laboratory descriptive and inferential statistics. Major topics include correlation and regression, tests of significance and introduction to analysis of variance. Both parametric and non-parametric approaches are covered. Instruction assumes undergraduate background in statistics. Notes: This course may be taken by senior psychology majors at the graduate level, course RSPY 502. Contact the department for details. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 440 - History and Systems of PsychologyCredits 2-3

An overview of the history of psychology and classical systems in psychology. The class also considers issues in the philosophy of science relevant to psychological systems, research, theory, and practice. Notes: This course may be taken by senior psychology majors at the graduate level, course RSPY 530. Contact the department for details. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 450 - Directed Field Work in PsychologyCredits 1-6

Supervised experience in mental health, educational, correctional or related facility. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits. May receive no more than a total of 6 credits for 414, 450 and 480 combined. Three credits of PSYC 450 may be used toward the major. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 460 - Studies in PsychologyCredits 1-6

Seminar course taught by special lecturers addressing areas of specific interest. Reading, research and discussion of selected topics in the field of psychology. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits. Course usually offered abroad and subject to Department approval. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 465 - Positive PsychologyCredits 3

An introduction to the field of positive psychology which focuses on the systematic study of optimal human functioning; aiming to discover factors that contribute to individual and community flourishing. Theological integration will also be covered as It shares a concern with both Christian theology and ancient eudaemonistic ethics regarding the cultivation of human virtues. Students will use the integrative thinking cultivated in the class while researching and presenting their findings. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology (PSYC); and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 470 - Current Topics in PsychologyCredits 1-3

Reading, research and discussion of selected topics in the field of psychology. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites may vary. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 480 - Research in PsychologyCredits 1-6

Research activity under the supervision of the primary researcher or self-directed research under the supervision of the professor of record. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits. May receive no more than a total of 6 credits for 414, 450 and 480 combined. Three credits of PSYC 480 may be used toward the major. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: "B" minimum grade in PSYC 209, PSYC 211, PSYC 305; cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 in all college level work or 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. in all Psychology coursework; completed essay. Acceptance into the Psychology Major.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Psychology - UG Department; Undergraduate Level.

PSYC 490 - Rosemead Special ProgramsCredits 1-6

Supervised research and/or reading in selected areas of Psychology through the Biola Special Programs. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits. Course usually offered abroad and subject to Department approval. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor.
Restrictions: Must be Psychology - UG Department; and Undergraduate Level.