• New Psychology Lab

    Open to SPC students for:

    • Educational/community resources
    • Microscopic slides of the brain
    • Psychology tutoring
    • Research/computer access
    • Study groups

    Location:
    Social Arts building, SA 315
    St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

    Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
    Second and fourth Tuesday of the month: 2-4 p.m.

    For more information, contact Dr. Carleah East, Instructor of Psychology, at 727-341-4662 or east.carleah@spcollege.edu.

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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu712-5776
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
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  • Psychology offers insight into thoughts and behaviors by studying the inner workings of the human brain and observing the influences of social environments and cultures.

  • Psychology courses supplement many majors including health sciences, philosophy, history, literature, communication, sociology, anthropology and public administration. They also can help satisfy the general education requirements for an Associate in Arts transfer degree. You can find the requirements for about 250 university majors and track your progress toward completion through the A.A. transfer evaluation tool on Florida Virtual Campus.

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  • CLP 2140   Abnormal Psychologycredits: 3

    This course is an examination of the major categories of psychological disorders. Diagnostic criteria and treatment methods applicable to psychological disorders are studied. This course has a substantial writing requirement. (Note: Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course. http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1012 or PSY 1012H

    DEP 2004   Developmental Psychology of the Life Spancredits: 3

    This course is a study of human development from conception to death. Emphasis is on the ongoing changes which result from the interaction of inherited and environmental factors, and on the uniqueness of the individual. The course examines the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity and race affect development. This course has a substantial writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: PSY 1012

    DEP 2102   Child Developmentcredits: 3

    This course is an in-depth study of the development of children from conception through adolescence. It includes the major theories, research methodology, genetic and environmental influences, and stages and domains of development. Consideration is given to gender, cultural, and ethnic influences on development. (Note: This course has a substantial writing requirement. Credit is only given for PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H.)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1012

    DEP 2949   Co-op Work Experiencecredits: 1-3

    This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. (Note: This course may be taken up to 12 times for a total of 12 credits.)

    Permission of the Program:

    DEP 3305   Psychology of Adolescencecredits: 3

    This course is designed to focus on the various theories regarding the physical and psychosocial development of children ranging from pre-adolescence to adolescence. The course follows the social, emotional, cognitive, moral, and physical development of youth during this critical time and will consider the influences of biology, family, culture, school, and peers. Significant issues facing adolescents today are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at these various developmental ages and stages. (Note: A minimum of 5 field-based or school-based hours of observation/teaching specifically are required.)

    Admission to: EDST-BS and Prerequisite: (PSY 1012 or PSY 1012H)

    PPE 2001   Personality Developmentcredits: 3

    This course deals with the theories and principles through which individual differences in typical modes of acting, feeling and thinking are acquired. Extensive attention is given to an understanding of the various factors influencing effective as well as ineffective patterns of adjustment, with consideration of the degree to which the individual can, through his/her knowledge and efforts, have an influence on his/her own personality patterns. Social diversity as it relates to the development of personality patterns is incorporated. This course has a substantial writing requirement. Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course (http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/).

    Prerequisite: PSY 1012 or PSY 1012H

    PSY 1012   General Psychologycredits: 3

    This course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It includes the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development. The psychological application of ethics as well as social and cultural diversity are integrated into the course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both PSY 1012 and PSY 1020H or IDS 1610.

    Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) Or EAP 1695 or an appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test

    PSY 1012H   Honors General Psychologycredits: 3

    This course is an advance-level introduction to psychology. This course will emphasize the evaluation and synthesis of psychological concepts by examining the history, scientific methodology, major theoretical schools of thought, various approaches to interpersonal functioning, and human development. The effects of ethnicity, age, race, and gender are integrated into the study of this course. This course will have a substantial writing assignment. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both PSY 1020H and PSY 1012.

    Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or Approval of the Dean

    PSY 2949   Co-op Work Experiencecredits: 1-3

    This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

    Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Director Approval.

    SOP 2002   Social Psychologycredits: 3

    This course is an introduction to the subject and methods of social psychology. Emphasis is placed on the socialization process, the formation of attitudes, changes in attitudes, social interaction, and behavior in groups in one's sub-cultures and communities. This course has a substantial writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: PSY 1012 PSY 1012H or SYG 2000

  • Psychology courses provide foundational knowledge that is beneficial to numerous professions including social services, law enforcement, health sciences and business.