PSYC 201: Introduction to Psychology (3)
Explaining human behavior is a wonderfully complex task, and this course introduces students to the scientific study of topics such as memory, personality, development, social influence, disorders, and others. Along the way, we will use a bio-psycho-social (spiritual) model to frame our study and will compare a biblical perspective on being human to several historical perspectives in psychology.
PSYC 204: Lifespan Development (3)
This course studies the growth and maturation of persons throughout the entire lifespan, including examination of physical, cognitive, personality, social changes, faith development, and other developmental tasks. This course will also focus on evaluating the theoretical issues and descriptive information portraying the growth of an individual from conception through late adulthood. Students will develop a biblicallyinformed vision of who we are as image-bearers of God and what it means to be humans living in God’s creation. [Cross-listed: CORE 251]
PSYC 224: Psychopathology (3)
This course examines the development and symptoms of emotional and behavioral problems. Topics covered include the clinical assessment of affective disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, psychosomatic disorders, anxiety disorders, and the process of adjustment to stress. Attention will be given to personality, social, and religious factors, and their role in mental health. Prerequisite: Psychology 201 or 204 or 210.
*four psychology electives (12 or more credits)