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Spring 2015 Credit Courses: Psychology

Certificate Program in Early Childhood Development

hybrid courses iconAdult Development
Focusing on the longest phase of the life cycle, adulthood, this course examines the developmental processes from the transition to adulthood through old age. Students explore current theories regarding development and examine current research on adults’ capabilities and changes over time, adaptive responses to continuous changes in life, and reciprocal influences of the environment and development.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and 23, Mar. 16, April 13, and May 4. Please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY3125 / 4 credits
Laura Moore
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
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.
PSY3150 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Laura Butterfield
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 6
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.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Counseling and Psychotherapy
A study of the basic theories and their applications in counseling and psychotherapy. Theories studied include behavior therapy; drug therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; psychoanalysis; and group, art, movement, and the “newer” therapies. Variations on the above as applied to different clinical populations are emphasized, as are issues of research and ethics in counseling and psychotherapeutic practice.
PSY3730 / 4 credits
Kenneth Mann
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconPsychology of Personality
Personality psychologists study consistent ways people think, feel, and behave. This course focuses on classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to personality and how theory influences the research questions psychologists ask, the methods they employ, and their interpretation of results. An examination of research findings furthers understanding of commonalities as well as individual differences in people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, Mar. 17, April 14, and May 5. Please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
PSY3760 / 4 credits
Kenneth Mann
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Posted Sept. 23, 2014

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