Psychology Courses

Psychology Courses

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors. Many majors are looking to develop the kinds of research and writing skills, problem-solving skills, and higher-level thinking abilities that psychology classes provide. Whether you want a career in psychology or are looking for a solid academic background that prepares you for many different careers, a psychology class may be right for you!  Learn more about Psychology and related careers and degrees.

Popular Psychology Courses

Thinking about what classes to take after Introductory Psychology (PSY101)? 

Here are your next steps:

If you are interested in being a psych major, first take Introduction to Statistics (PSY230) and then Research Methods (PSY290), other 200 level classes can be taken as electives.

If you are simply interested in taking some additional psychology classes as electives, there are many choices. Some of our most popular classes are described below. For more detailed information download our pdf document.

Deeper Discovery - Class Choices after Introductory Psychology (PSY101) 

The GCC Psychology Department offers sixteen 200-level classes. The table below provides descriptions of some of our most popular classes. There are other choices as well.  If you would like more information, call the Psychology Department secretary, Kathy Noland, at (623) 845-3615. She will be happy to direct you to an instructor for the course. You can alsodownload this information. Consult an academic counselor to make sure you are taking appropriate classes for your degree.

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PSY 215:  Sports Psychology

Apply psychological perspectives to sports performance.

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PSY 240:  Developmental Psychology

Describe and understand human development from conception through adulthood.

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PSY 241:  Understand and Change Behavior

Experience the theory and methods for observing, analyzing, and modifying behavior as it applies to day-to-day life.

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PSY 250:  Social Psychology

Explore how people think about, relate to and influence each other. Learn about self-esteem, love, and conflict in close relationships, persuasion tactics and how groups affect us.

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PSY 262:  Positive Psychology

The science and art of happiness. How neuroscience, mindfulness, and meditation promotes positive outcomes such as stress reduction, focus, performance, and relationships.

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PSY 266:  Abnormal Psychology

Explore the continuum between typical mental processes and symptoms of mental illness.

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PSY 267:  Forensic Psychology

Explore the practice of psychology in the law, by the law, and of the law.

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PSY 275:  Biopsychology

Explore how the brain works, how we study it, and its involvement in both normal and abnormal behavior.

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PSY 277:  Psychology of Human Sexuality

Learn about sexual anatomy, feelings and behavior associated with sexuality, gender and intersex development, and reproductive health.

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PSY 280:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Use psychological principals in business settings to enhance understanding of workplace conditions and job performance.