Psychology

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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PSY 101 General Psychology   3-0-3  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR PSYC100)
This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor. Focus is on the historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perceptions; learning, remembering, and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; stress and coping; and psychopathology and psychotherapy.

PSY 201 Child Growth and Development  3-0-3
This course presents the development of children from the point of conception through adolescence. Focus is on biological, cognitive, and emotional processes, and the social contexts of development. The framework of the course is topical, examining physical, perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development from conception through adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY101. (IN)

PSY 205 Human Lifespan Development  3-0-3  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR PSCYC200)
This course is designed to present the study of human development throughout the life span. Study includes the four domains of development: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Major theories, the influence of genetics, and prenatal development will be examined. The framework of the course is chronological, dividing the life span into seven parts: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood and the end of life. Prerequisite: PSY101.

PSY 210 Introduction to Social Psychology  3-0-3
PSY210 presents an overview of social behavior and cognitive processes with emphasis on such topics as the person in the situation, social cognition, the self, persuasion, social influence, affiliation and friendship, love and romantic relationships, prosocial behavior, aggression, prejudice, group behavior, and social dilemmas. Prerequisite: PSY101.

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology  3-0-3
This course is an introduction and overview of a wide range of psychological disorders. Focus is on the history and definition of psychological disorders, theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: PSY101.

PSY 299 Special Studies in Psychology (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager