Content with Disciplines : Psychology

Psychology SL Internship Course

Course Description Provides students with opportunities for learning through practical experience in a professional setting. The intern will be given the chance to relate principles presented in textbooks and classroom settings to real-life situations, under responsible supervision. Course Objectives This course will: Provide the opportunity for students to actively examine their values, with respect to their roles both as individuals and professionals, within the broader social context Provide the opportunity for students to understand the need for a sense of community and shared endeavor, while concurrently appreciating professional, cultural, and personal diversity Help students develop sensitivity to the close interdependence…

Psychology Integration SL Year-long Course

This Capstone Seminar in the fall is part of a 2-course sequence. The overarching theme for both courses is “Culmination and Integration— A Year in Living the Mission of LMU.” The Capstone Seminar in Fall 2015, drawing on the Bio-Psycho-Socio/Cultural model and the gifts of discernment and Ignatian Spirituality lay the theoretical foundation for a more practical aspect of the year-long objectives in Spring 2016. The seminar in the fall (Part I) is designed to enliven the first 2 pillars of the LMU Mission, the Encouragement of Learning (in all its forms) and the Education of the Whole Person. The…

Psychiatric Nursing SL Course

Catalog Course Description: This course will focus on primary, secondary, and tertiary care of patients across the lifespan with psychopathology and/or psychosocial integrity variances. Students will incorporate a holistic perspective in planning individualized care for patients in an acute behavioral health care unit and in the community. Experiential learning will take place in an acute care clinical setting and in a community setting. Pre-requisites: NUR383, NUR 385, and NUR387. Spring semester. Course Outcomes: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Expected Student Learning Outcome (ESLO) Institutional Student learning Outcomes (ISLO) See below for the full syllabus: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing SL Course…

The five whys method: A tool for developing program definitions in collaboration with children

Participatory action research with young people (yPAR) involves youth and adults in a collaborative process of research, reflection, analysis and action. An important part of the research cycle is enabling youth participants to identify a problem definition. This article draws upon a yPAR project to demonstrate how the Five Whys method for reflecting on lived experience facilitated the development of problem definitions in line with second order change. The Five Whys method, when used within a participatory framework, offers both a context and a structure for young people to critically examine social problems and to seek out root causes. Kohfeldt,…

‘Playing with fire and getting burned’: The case of the Naive action researcher

This article is a case-based reflection on the dilemmas surrounding community-based research and how it can impact upon the experiences of both the community and the researchers facilitating the project. Reflections are contextualized within discussions from various academic orientations within the psychological and social science literature. Estacio, E. V. (2012). ‘Playing with fire and getting burned’: The case of the Naïve action researcher. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22(5), 439-451. Full Text.

Health Psychology

Course Description: Health is experienced within a broad psychosocial context. Physical states affect mental states and mental states can and do influence the course of both health and illness. This course investigates the relationship that exists between physical and mental health. Emphasis is placed on the role that psychological and social factors play for both physical health and illness. The course also examines stress and stress management techniques. Course Objectives: Students will understand how psychologists in the field of Health Psychology study the mind –body interaction. Students will acquire knowledge on the theories and empirical findings linking psychological and social…

Motivations and Movements: Exploring Careers in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Required textbook: Focus on Community College Success , Constance Staley. Wadsworth. Description: This Learning Community Seminar is a 3-credit college level course designed to help incoming students make a successful transition to College. The Seminar enables students to reflect and explore college and career goals; introduce students to a range of college resources aimed at helping them establish academic goals; solve academic, personal and social problems; and overcome potential barriers to success; develop critical thinking, information literacy and communication skills; collaborate in active, diverse learning environments; and make connections between classroom learning and the larger community. Core Theme: “What is…

Senior Seminar on Morality

PY400: Senior Seminar on Morality Prof. Tricia Waters Office: 229c Palmer, Phone: 389 6595 Office Hours: MTF: 1:00 2:00, or by appointment Email: twaters@ColoradoCollege.edu PURPOSE: This course is designed to help you integrate and apply conceptual, empirical and theoretical material related to the study of morality. This course includes a community based learning component. Working 6-8 hours per week in a local agency (see attached list of sites and descriptions) you will have an opportunity to experience, first hand, the complexities of everyday moral decision making. You will be asked, through a series of journal entries, seminar reflection papers, and…

Human Growth and Development

Phone: Email: marlene.groomes@mdc.edu Office: Room B-140 Office Hours: TBA DESCRIPTION Human Growth and Development is planned to acquaint you with developmental concepts in psychology and to give you an understanding of the basic dynamics, which underlie human behavior at various stages in the lifespan. You will have the opportunity to study human development from conception through childhood. Course content will include important theoretical models of human development and such specific topics as genetics, learning, intelligence, socialization, personality, sex-role identification, language acquisition, and moral development. You will be investigating these processes in relation to biological, psychological, socioeconomic and cultural factors. Your…