PSYCH 331 Human Sexuality — 1 unit
Examines human sexuality and sexual development, including
dysfunctions and their treatment. Students will study the range of
sexual behaviors, including atypical and dysfunctional behaviors,
examine sexuality issues related to special populations or groups and
learn processes and techniques of sex therapy.
PSYCH 333 Chemical Substance Dependency: Assessment
and Treatment — 1 unit
Examines the dynamics, behaviors and treatment interventions
related to addiction and chemical substance dependency.
PSYCH 334 Relational Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and
Reporting — 2 units
Examines the dynamics and behaviors of child, spousal and geriatric
abuse. Typical intervention strategies, reporting requirements and the
clinical and legal aspects of relational abuse will be covered. Students
will also acquire an understanding of the causes and consequences of
PSYCH 340 Industrial/Organizational Psychology — 3 units
Explores the theory and practice of industrial and organizational
psychology. Students will examine the dynamics of organizational
life and develop an understanding of the individual, interpersonal
and group behaviors in work settings. Methods of assessment and
intervention will be covered.
PSYCH 341 Organizational Behavior and Process — 3 units
Examines the structure, function and performance of organizations
and the impact of psychological and sociological variables on the
behavior of groups and their members. Students will learn the key
relationships between organizational culture, behavior and processes.
PSYCH 342 Organizational Development, Assessment and
Intervention — 3 units
Explores how systematic organizational interventions are
accomplished within complex human networks. Students will learn
how to use behavioral science to assess an organization’s current state
and discover routes to its improvement. Also covered will be the role
of internal and external consultants in intervention and the resulting
impact on human behavior and organizational performance.
PSYCH 343 Leadership and the Development of Managerial
Excellence — 3 units
Explores the nature and role of leadership in organizations. Special
emphasis will be devoted to the role of emotional intelligence in
organizational effectiveness and managerial excellence. Students will
learn through an examination of their own emotional and leadership
competencies, and also through readings, cases and group projects.
PSYCH 344 Tests and Measurements — 3 units
Prepares students to administer and interpret psychological tests in
organizational environments. Students will be exposed to the major
psychological assessment tools used to measure organizational
performance and effectiveness, as well as tools used for employee
selection, placement and training. Students will be able to select tools
to perform key I/O duties like job analysis, performance appraisal
and feedback, team building, person-environment fit analysis,
leadership training and team morale assessment. They also will be
able to construct and validate assessment tools and perform data
analysis using SPSS to diagnose organizational problems. This course
fulfills the test publishers’ educational requirement to purchase testing
materials. Prerequisite: MATH 40, MATH 45 or equivalent.
PSYCH 350 Applied Industrial Psychology — 3 units
Explores in depth the field of industrial psychology. Students will
learn how thorough job analysis, carefully selected performance
criteria, and an appreciation for individual differences underlie
the successful application of performance appraisal, recruitment,
screening, selection, placement, training and development.
PSYCH 351 Career Counseling and Development — 3 units
Examines the expert skills and knowledge used in helping individuals
clarify their career and life goals. Students will be introduced to
the major career development theories and their application to the
world of work. In the process, Students will examine issues such as
certification and licensure, multicultural counseling, retirement, and
dual-career couples. Students will learn how to assess interest and
ability and how to access occupational and educational information
PSYCH 352 Structure, Theory and Ethics of Conflict
Resolution — 3 units
Explores professional conflict resolution and mediation as an emerging
means of problem solving in family, industrial, environmental and
business law. Students will examine the theoretical framework
of dispute resolution and its relationship to the traditional justice
system, and explore related ethical issues.
PSYCH 353 Conflict Resolution: Skills and Techniques —
Explores the skills and techniques necessary for conflict mediation.
Students will learn communication techniques, problem identification
and disagreement management skills, techniques for achieving
agreement or settlement and intake skills.
PSYCH 394 Practicum: Counseling Psychology — 1–6 units
Provides practical counseling experience in an approved mental
health setting. Students must conduct at least 25 hours of face-to-face therapy for each unit of credit. Practicum must be supervised
by an approved, licensed therapist. Supervision must include at least
one hour of direct supervisor contact for each week of experience
and an additional hour of direct supervisor contact for every five
hours of client contact. Prerequisites: PSYCH 320 and consent of the
PSYCH 395 Field Research in Industrial/Organizational
Psychology — 1–3 units
Provides practical experience in industrial or organizational
psychology through an extensive case analysis under the direction of a
faculty member. Students will research and assess an organization, and
develop an appropriate intervention. This course involves extensive
reading and research and a final project summary. Prerequisite:
consent of the department.
PSYCH 396A–ZZ Selected Topics in Applied Psychology —
Explores significant, topical, practical and theoretical problems and
issues in applied psychology. Topics are selected by the department
chair. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same
topic is not repeated.
PSYCH 397 Practicum in Conflict Resolution — 3 units
Provides practical experience in conflict resolution by working with
an experienced mediator in a supervised environment. Prerequisite:
consent of the department. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSYCH 352
and PSYCH 353.