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Psychology Courses offered at NICC

PSY 110 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

This is an introductory level course focusing upon the historical overview, fundamental concepts and scientific principles pertaining to general psychology. Topics to be discussed and explored include but are not limited to: physiological psychology, learning theories, abnormal psychology, behavioral modification and other mental health treatment modalities utilized in psychology. When relevant, the course content will explore both Indian and non-Indian viewpoints. The student will utilize their critical thinking skills by comparing and contrasting viewpoints. (Satisfies Gen. Ed. requirement)

PSY 200 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)

This is an introductory level course designed to explore human sexuality issues. Human sexuality encompasses a broad spectrum of human behaviors: biological systems, sexual responsiveness, sexual functioning, and sexual dysfunction. The student will review and discuss current treatment modalities utilized in sexuality issues and dysfunctions.

PSY 203 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Human development from conception to death, emphasizing biological, cognitive, emotional, social, and personality development. Scientific approaches for studying developmental psychology will stress the importance of research methodology and research findings across the life span. Theories of development and applications to real world problems will provide a context for understanding how humans change during the life-cycle.

PSY 250 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

This course will compare and contrast the Native American and non-Native cultural perspectives regarding abnormal psychology. Both Native American and non-Native concepts of traditional and contemporary views and issues will be explored. The rationale for this course is to facilitate student awareness into the following concepts: myths of mental illness, identification of “abnormal behavior” and other relevant terminology, etiology, diagnosis, symptomatology, treatment strategies, and therapies regarding abnormal psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 110.

PSY 290 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

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