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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Psychology and Sociology - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe historical perspectives toward abnormal behavior; recognize and describe current trends and perspectives in understanding and treating mental illness; identify and describe the causes and treatments for major DSM-V classifications of abnormal behavior - their causes, manifestations and treatment (stress related disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD related disorders, psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, addictive disorders, psychoses, organic disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, suicide, and developmental disorders of childhood); compare the psychoanalytic, biological and cognitive-behavioral and social cultural theories about mental illness; and match and apply the major forms of treatment available today; independently locate sources of information about mental illness and demonstrate an ability to empathize with a person experiencing mental illness.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: historical perspective, major psychiatric (DSM-V) categories, causes and treatment, the four major therapeutic orientations: Psychoanalytical, Biological, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Social Cultural.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

April 2015 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the principles of biopsychology and connect the fundamentals of the relationship between the brain and behavior in terms of how the brain mediates behavior, cognition, and emotion; describe the structure and function of the nervous system, of the sensory and motor systems, on learning and behavior, and on neurological dysfunction and its causes  and form hypotheses for certain behaviors citing supporting evidence from  research methodology in biopsychology.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: research methodology in biopsychology, on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, of the sensory and motor systems, on learning and behavior, and on neurological dysfunction and its causes, subdivisions of neuropsychology, scientific methods, critical thinking, anatomy of the nervous system, neural conduction, synaptic transmissions, research methods of biopsychology, pharmacological research, genetic engineering, bio-psychological patterns of animal behavior, visual system, sensory system, somatosensory systems, chemical senses, sensorimotor system, brain damage and neuroplasticity, sleep, emotion, psychiatric disorders.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the physiology of conception, prenatal development and birth; identify the theories of cognitive development and psychosocial development; identify and define the physical capabilities and health needs of humans throughout childhood; list the stages of language development and make an initial assessment of language and developmental delays;  draw conclusions from the interaction between social and cultural context and genetic factors; explain the importance of and connect the role of attachment and parenting styles on psychosocial adjustment.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: theory and research on physical, cognitive emotional and social development from birth through middle childhood, Piaget’s theory, Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, language and intellectual development.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand, design, and evaluate experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research; understand and apply ethical principles and practices in conducting research with human and non-human subjects; recognize and describe the value of the scientific method, research ethics, research design, experimental control, sampling and generalization, conduct hypothesis testing and statistical analysis;  review journal articles, design an original experiment and write an APA-style research report.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: understanding the construction and evaluation of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research, the scientific method, research ethics, research design, experimental control, sampling and generalization, hypothesis testing and statistical significance.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

April 2015 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: trace the development of the science of psychology, including its many sub-disciplines; summarize and compare the distinctive characteristics, theoretical viewpoints, and research methods used in the psychological systems that comprise the ever-evolving science and profession of psychology; identify and contrast the main contributors to these systems; explain the sociocultural influences that contributed to the development of psychology and the influence of psychology on sociocultural norms.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: exploring the development of the science of psychology, pre-scientific psychology such as mental healing, phrenology, the birth of the science of psychology including Wundt, Ebbinghaus, Scientific psychology in America, early schools of American Psychology, structuralism, functionalism, Applied Psychology in America, psychoanalysis, Freud; neo-Freudian (Adler, Erikson, Jung and Horney) behaviorism, radical behaviorism; social action and social change, gender differences, Gestalt and cognitive psychology.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the practice of psychology in the workplace;  assess the human and societal context within which work takes place and summarize the issues, questions and solutions that applied psychology can make; explanation of the essential language, assumptions and methodology of the psychologist in the workplace; identify the legal and ethical issues involved with advising, consulting and researching within organizational and work settings; construct a framework utilizing a prior understanding of psychology to address issues and concerns of the contemporary workplace; acquire a necessary background for the study of more specific areas of applied psychology and organizational behavioral studies.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: history and science of industrial/organizational psychology, rRole of the industrial/organizational psychologist in job analysis, training and development in industrial/organizational settings, performance appraisal and feedback, motivation, attitudes, social dynamics, and stress in work settings, future trends in industrial/organizational psychology.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate and compare the significant theories of group dynamics; apply the principles of group behavior; recognize and predict the effects of conditions and factors that result in specific functions, and behaviors of groups.

Instruction:

Major topics are: groups, group formation and development; emergent group structures; mediating group processes; interpersonal power within groups; status and role; group tasks and group goals; groups in action; effective participation in groups; and leadership styles.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology and Sociology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and Jewish texts addressing issues in interpersonal relationships and of the teaching enunciated in those texts; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between emotional and social intelligence, positive psychology findings, and Jewish relationship values on the one hand and the quality of interpersonal relations on the other; demonstrate mastery of psychological and interpersonal skills which facilitate positive interpersonal relations. This course is presented in two complementary parallel tracks.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: Track 1: Psychological Topics and Skills:  concepts and application of emotional intelligence, social intelligence and positive psychology, practice related skills such as mindfulness and emotional regulation (e.g., assertive training and thought defusion), interpersonal effectiveness skills (e.g., reflective listening and conflict resolution). Track 2: Jewish Topics:  Jewish view of personality and character development, key concepts that relate to interpersonal relations: e.g., exercise of responsible free will, acts of lovingkindness, an attitude of compassion, and recognition and gratitude for the good done to us.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and structure the counseling situation; identify the elements of effective helping; conduct initial, fact-finding interviews for a mental-status examination; use the Egan model of helping and problem-solving; effectively use the self in the counseling process; demonstrate an understanding of Roger's theory of counseling; and demonstrate specific skills which facilitate good communication and address problematic clients hostile and resistant to counseling.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: the nature of helping relationships, goals in counseling skills and techniques, ethics in counseling, and the components of effective helping in a theoretical as well as a practical framework.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with  biological, physiological, behavioral and cognitive influences in psychology; major personality theories; mental health/illness; and social influences upon people.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: biological bases of behavior, perception, learning and memory; problem solving, mental health; psychological development, and social psychology.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

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