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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Psychology

Certificate Program in Early Childhood Development

Social Psychological Theory Applied Through Film
A discussion of the constructs, theories, and ideas in the field of social psychology that are most relevant to contemporary society. Films that are rich in examples of social psychological theory are analyzed to facilitate mastery of these concepts.
CMS3090 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Kenneth Mann
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Religion and Psychology
In this study of psychology in relation to religion, students explore the definition of religion, its personal meaning to people, and its social and political meaning in the community. The importance of ritual is discussed, and conversion is examined to understand its meaning. The middle of the course focuses on such theorists as Freud, Jung, and Maslow and the role religion played in their theories. Finally, the role religion and culture play in psychotherapy and the difference between religions and cults are examined.
PSY3140 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Donna Hart
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Educational Psychology
Psychological themes, together with cognitive and social-emotional development, are studied in the context of the education environment. Emphasis is on the role of emotional climate in the classroom and its overall relationship to learning. Student variability (e.g., attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders) is evaluated. Sociological and legal issues pertinent to today’s classroom are also examined. Offered at the Rockland extension site.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
PSY3150 / 4 credits
Laura Butterfield
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16
Academic II, Room 2207

small star iconhybrid courses iconNEW! Psychology and the Media
The media profoundly affect how humans understand themselves and the world in which they live, and their cognition, emotion, socialization, and behavior. Students examine the application of psychological principles throughout several forms of media, including news, advertising, educational and public information, social media, and entertainment. Implications for consumers, educators, children, parents, and individuals are also considered.
Note: This is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Oct. 1 and 22, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17. Please refer to www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY3245 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Laura Moore
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Advanced Psychology of Communication
This course focuses on understanding communication in relationships (interpersonal) and within the mind (intrapsychic: thinking, alone time, analyzing, understanding the external world and how one communicates internally). Topics include communication styles and communication in the intimate relationship, within the family, and at the workplace.
PSY3365 / 4 credits
Donna Hart
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconPersonality Assessment
Focuses on how personality measures are constructed and how scores on these measures are interpreted and used. The strengths and weaknesses of various projective tests, personality inventories, single-trait measures, IQ tests, behavioral indicators, and physiological measures are reviewed. Topics include the stability of personality, whether or not IQ tests actually measure intelligence, and the accuracy of people’s self-descriptions of their personalities.
Note: This is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 2 and 23, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18. Please refer to www.purchase.edu/online for details.
Prerequisite: PSY 1530 or equivalent
PSY3690 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Kenneth Mann
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28–Dec. 18
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated April 23, 2014

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