Liberal Arts > Psychology

General Information

  • Name: Psychology of Personal/Social Adjustment
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Psychology
  • Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Focuses on understanding and applying psychological principles and theories to personal development and human relationships.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about principles and concepts important to personal and social adjustment. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have demonstrated they can:

  • Identify important terminology, concepts, and principles from the range of topics important to personal and social adjustment. (GE 1)
  • Use and evaluate self-improvement strategies and activities. (GE 6)
  • Provide insights into their own behavior and mental processes (GE 6)
  • Write quality essays and assignments based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual (GE 2).

III. Topics

Major topics covered include adjustment, personality, stress and coping skills, individual development, health, social thinking, communication, relationships, gender and sexuality, careers, disorders and psychotherapy.


Scheduled PSY-102 classes:

Fall 2019