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Muriel S. Snowden International School, 150 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
0.25 - 9:00p
Description for PSYCH100: A general survey of selected content areas in psychology, including personality and human development, physiological psychology, learning, intelligence, heredity and environment, and motivation and emotion. Please note: Students who have already earned credits for PSYCH 101 may not register for this course.
Academic Information: Credits: 3 Distribution: Social & Behavorial Sciences
Description for PSYCH215: This course examines the range of common psychological disorders, their characteristic symptoms, possible causes, and treatment. It takes a critical scientific approach to the criteria used to define psychological abnormality, the theories used to explain it, and the therapies used to treat it. Etiology, dynamics and treatment of psychopathology.
Description for PSYCH230: A scientific attempt to understand and explain how the thought, feeling, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others; focuses on the drama of social interaction.
Braintree High School, 128 Town Road, Braintree, MA 02184
6:30 - 9:30p
Description for PSYCH241: This course explores human development from infancy to middle childhood, i.e., from childbirth to ages seven or eight. Major emphasis is given to early perceptual, cognitive, social and affective development bearing the following questions in mind: How does the world of space and objects appear to the infant? How does he or she acquire knowledge and discover reality? How does the child experience the world of people and develop a sense of self? How does the child develop attachments to others and what role is played by the significant people in his or her life?
Description for PSYCH301: An examination of the assessment process and the methods (tests, interviews observations) used in it. Emphasis on the standards of validity for tests and procedures and on proper test use. Introduction to some major psychological tests.
Description for PSYCH337: This course explores interpersonal interaction and the functional and dysfunctional ways in which communication occurs. Participants examine non-verbal communication, including paralanguage, spacing, and gestures. Additionally, they acquire experience using the Internet, for research purposes as well as for on-line communication with other course participants. Discussions also focus on various aspects of the mass media.
Description for PSYCH360: An overview of the field of neuroscience. Selected topics are neuroanatomy, brain physiology, communication in the central nervous system, immunology, and psychopharmacology. This course also includes a critical discussion of various research techniques. One goal for students is to develop critical thinking skills, as consumers of scientific information.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or 101, and PSYCH 105 or any BIOL course.
Description for PSYCH415: This course explores the theory, research, and phenomenology of response to such traumatic events as combat, rape, and concentration camp survival. It examines normative psychological processes, common symptom picture, and the developmental, sociocultural, and personality factors that influence response. Discussions also focus on present and past controversies within the research, and on the personal, social, and professional implications of the material.
Description for PSYCH470: This course explores the theoretical and methodological problems of contemporary psychology-especially clinical psychology-in historical perspective. It provides a broad overview of the development of psychology as an independent discipline and of the various sub-specialties in the field; and it evaluates the significance of new movements and methods by examining intellectual antecedents and underlying assumptions.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status and PSYCH 201.