Seats Available in Psychology Courses - Summer 2018



PSYCH 139 Case Studies in Clinical Psychology

3 units (Session A)
Tu, W, Th
9:00 am - 11:29 am
Kroeber 160
Class #: 13944
This course is for students who are curious about clinical psychology and who seek to explore real world cases and examples of mental health diagnoses. Through the use of clinical cases and first-person accounts, this course will give an overview of the diagnostic criteria mental health providers use to make diagnoses, and analyze environmental and other causal factors, with a view to possible treatment options for various mental disorders.

PSYCH 137 Mind-Body and Health
3 units (Session D)
M, W, F
9:00 am - 11:29 am
Barker 101
Class #: 15005
Course explores psychosomatics or mind-body interactions in a dozen diseases/disorders from recurrent ailments (e.g., asthma, gastrointestinal disorders) and chronic diseases (e.g., hypertension) to “terminal” diseases (e.g., cancer, AIDS); also included are specific disorders of appetite, sleep, and sexual functioning. For each of these, (i) symptoms (physical and psychological) are outlined, (ii) epidemiological data are used to illustrate socio-cultural underpinnings of health, and (iii) etiology examines how emotion, personality, and other psychological variables interact with the biological. Finally, (iv) psychosocial assessment and (v) cognitive-behavioral-affective treatments are presented for each disease/disorder.

PSYCH 180 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
3 units (Session D)
M, W, F
12:00 pm - 2:29 pm
Mulford 159
Class #: 13948
Introduction to the field of industrial psychology, covering fundamental theory and concepts in personnel and social aspects in the field. Concerned with the processes involved in developing and maintaining organizations.

PSYCH 132 Applied Early Developmental Psychopathology
3 Units (Session D)
M, W, F
3:00 pm - 5:29 pm
Hearst Mining 390 
Class #: 15004
In this course, we examine the developmental trajectories that lead to mental illness in young children by: 1) understanding abnormal development in the context of normal development, and vice versa; 2) using a developmental approach to identify continuities and discontinuities; 3) addressing how mental illness develops and why; 4) learning the role genes and contexts of development play; 5) investigating multiple levels, and the dynamic reciprocal transactions among them; and 6) applying our knowledge to children’s real-world experiences, to better understand the mental illness, its mechanisms, and its challenges.


PSYCH 142 Applied Early Developmental Psychology
3 Units (Session A)
M, W, F
3:00 pm - 5:29 pm
LeConte 2
Class #: 14983
This lecture and small group activity course will examine the development of young children—from the prenatal period to age 8—in the varied contexts in which development occurs. The course is designed to introduce the basic theories and the research approaches that have been used to develop them. We will also explore how the contexts, the influences of environments in which children are growing and living, affect their development and our understanding of children. We will discuss how this understanding may be different, depending on whether one has studied psychology, neuroscience, education, social welfare, public health, or public policy, and how each contributes to our deeper understanding of children’s healthy development. 

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