Students will review theory and research concerning continuities and changes from conception through adolescence as a function of psychological, environmental and biological factors. Representative topics include cognitive, social and moral development; parent- child relationship; identity and independence.
What can you learn from your pets? Take a look at applied animal behavior, including captive breeding, release programs and pet behavior. Students also will make scientific observations of animal behavior while providing services at local rescue shelters and humane societies.
Learn about the major forms of psychopathology, including anxiety and stress disorders, depression and suicide, schizophrenia, personality disorders and substance abuse. The course also examines a variety of social issues concerning our society’s responses to those labeled mentally ill.
Examine the major theories and techniques of psychological counseling. Lab work involves practice in basic communication and interviewing skills.
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