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PSYC 1030 - Psychology of Adjustment

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is a survey of the psychological factors involved in human adjustment and healthy personal development. Content includes broad based psychological theories, developmental stages of the lifespan including death and dying, and acquisition and maintenance of coping mechanisms. Additionally, course content includes theories of personality, stress and health, self-concept, and interpersonal relationships.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Psychology as a contemporary science
  2. Psychological theories of human behavior and development (e.g. psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and biological)
  3. Theories of personality
  4. Coping processes and defense mechanisms
  5. ¿ Death and dying
  6. ¿ Gender and behavior
  7. ¿ Interpersonal relationships
  8. ¿ Psychology and physical health
  9. ¿ Psychology of stress and stress management
  10. ¿ Self-concept, self-esteem, and self-actualization
  11. ¿ Social thinking and social influences

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze contemporary theories of development.
  2. apply various coping mechanisms in dealing with stressful life situations, including death and dying and interpersonal relationships.
  3. describe the five major theoretical approaches to analyze and understand human adjustment.
  4. identify the developmental stages of the lifespan and associated challenges.

Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.

05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.

05. 04. Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.


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