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James Rodgers

Professor of Psychology

Social Sciences

Black Hawk 187

1501 East Orange Rd

PO Box 8015

Waterloo, IA 50704-8015

319-296-2329 x1737

email:

james.rodgers@hawkeyecollege.edu

Office:  Black Hawk Hall 187

Office Hours – Fall 2014

Monday - Friday   8-9 am

Courses I Teach ( both in-person and web/online)

Psy 111 Introduction to Psychology– This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Psy 121  Developmental PsychologyThis course presents a life span, developmental approach to the study of the developing person that identifies the behavioral dynamics of the physical, cognitive, social, and affective domains of development with a view to the impact of family, school, and community

Psy 241  Abnormal PsychologyThis course is a survey of the major classifications of psychological disorders. Emphasis will be on theoretical perspectives, descriptions of disorders, and therapeutic approaches. Pre-requisites: PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

Psy 102 Human and Work Relations.     Human relations is the study of self and social behavior.  Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Teaching Fall 2014:  Psy 241, Psy 121, Psy 111,  Psy 102.           

About me

I have taught at HCC since 1998.   I have previously taught college at:  West Virginia State, Lewis University, The Defiance College, University of Toledo (Ohio), and Iowa Wesleyan College.

Link to Psychology emphasis page:

www.hawkeyecollege.edu/academics/programs/transfer/liberal-arts-degrees/courses-psychology-emphasis.aspx

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