Course Catalog : Subject Area




Psychology Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. [Students who have successfully completed PSY 201 and/or PSY 202 should not take PSY 200.] Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 205 Personal Conflict & Crisis Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the effective recognition and handling of personal and interpersonal conflicts. Discusses cooperative roles of public and private agencies, management of family disturbances, child abuse, rape, suicide, and related cases. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PSY 200. Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week
PSY 216 Social Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PSY 200. Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. [Replaces PSY 238 Developmental Psychology.] Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a lifespan perspective on the developmental tasks of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 235 Child Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child's growth. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 245 Educational Psychology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PSY 135, 200, 201 or 202. Explores human behavior and learning in the educational context. Investigates the nature of various mental characteristics such as intelligence, interest, and knowledge. Examines their measurement and appraisal and their significance for educational goals. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PSY 265 Psychology of Men and Women
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PSY 200. Examines the major determinants of sex differences. Emphasizes psychosexual differentiation and gender identity from theoretical, biological, interpersonal, and sociocultural perspectives. Includes topics such as sex roles, socialization, rape, abuse, and androgyny. Lecture 3 hours per week.