SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 2:29:53 AMPSYCH 33 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 33Title:  GROWTH/COMMUNICATN  
Full Title:  Growth & Communications
Last Reviewed:12/6/1994

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Principles of mental hygiene and personality development. Emphasis upon emotions, reactions to frustration, measurement of personality, individual and group differences.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course originally numbered Psych 33. Renumbered to Psych 53 in Spring 1993. Renumber back to Psych 33 in Spring 1994. UC did not accept as transferrable, so course was renumbered back to Psych 53.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Spring 2008
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Spring 2008
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Fall 1993
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2008
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 1993

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Describe the experimental method and discuss the scientific
approach to behavior.
2.   Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the psychodynamic,
behavioral, humanistic, and biological personality theories.
3.   List the major types of stress and discuss the factors influencing
our tolerance of stress.
4.   Discuss three common coping patterns and explain the strengths and
weaknesses of each pattern.
5.   Describe three key components in the communication process, discuss
the significance of nonverbal messages, and explain why self-disclosure
is sometimes inappropriate.
6.   Explain the nature of groups and how groups affect individual
attitudes and behavior.
7.   Discuss three factors that influence interpersonal attraction.
8.   Explain at least one theory of childhood development.
9.   Describe the four phases of the human sexual response cycle, list
the various types of STDs, and describe how each STD is transmitted.
10.  Discuss the anxiety disorders, the somatoform disorders, the
dissociative disorders, the mood disorders, and the personality disorders.
11.  Discuss the insight, behavior, and biomedical therapies and describe
the techniques used by therapists in these various schools.

Topics and Scope
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 1.   The Self.
2.   Personality.
3.   Learning.
4.   Motivation and Emotion.
5.   Anxiety and Stress.
6.   Conflict, Anger, and Aggression.
7.   Psychotherapy.
8.   Attitudes and Values.
9.   Communication.
10.  The Individual and the Group.
11.  Love and Friendship.
12.  Sex.
13.  Marriage and Family.
14.  Work and Leisure.
15.  Life Cycles.

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  Reading and writing assignments, and other homework will be
 assigned: approximately 2 hours of homework for each hour of
 class meeting.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 90%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Bruno, Frank J.
   1983, ADJUSTMENT AND PERSONAL GROWTH. Seven Pathways. Wiley.
 Adler, Ronald B. and Neil Towne
   1987, LOOKING OUT/LOOKING IN. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
 Hamachek, Don E.
   1987, ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SELF. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

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