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Psychology

PSYCH 205


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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Psychology of Adjustment


Course Description

Factors and processes involved in the adjustment of the individual to personal and social environment are the main focus of this course. Essentials for the development of an effective and mentally healthy individual are emphasized. Foundations for adjustment, personal lifestyle adjustment, interpersonal relationships, adjustment throughout life and coping with maladjustment are major areas of study.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Twenty-six hours of transferable credit or consent of department.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate psychological adjustment studies using a research methodology approach.
  • Compare and contrast the theories of personality.
  • Apply research on stress to your personal behaviors and mental processes.
  • Apply research on health to your personal behaviors and mental processes.
  • Determine healthier behaviors in coping with and resolving problems.
  • Interpret the self in relation to the larger social context.
  • Explain how your behavior is influenced by others and how you influence other people.
  • Identify key factors involved in friendship and love.
  • Apply research on communication to your own personal behaviors and interactions with others.
  • Identify healthy and destructive behaviors.
  • Examine psychological and physical changes that occur from adolescence through adulthood.
  • Apply psychological adjustment to the workplace.
  • Classify common psychological disorders.
  • Evaluate different therapies for the treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Compare and contrast gender roles and gender differences.
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