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Psychology of Adjustment (PSY 210)

Term: 2016-2017 Academic Year Spring


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Mon-Wed, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (1/23/2017 - 5/12/2017) Location: HONE


PSY 210 (Formerly SS 232) - Psychology of Adjustment

This course offers a functional approach to well-being. It examines the dynamics of personality as well as the capacity that human beings have to face, adapt and effectively cope with a rapidly changing environment. Within the framework of a socio-cultural approach, the course emphasizes self-understanding as a key aspect of adjustment (3 Credits). Prerequisite: PSY 105


PSY 210
1. Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends.
2. Understand basic research methods in psychology.
3. Use critical thinking and skeptical inquiry to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
4. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
5. Weigh evidence in an ethical manner.
6. Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers to locate information.
7. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats
8. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.
9. Develop insight into one’s own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.