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Psychology - CE

PSY 059 – Prosperity Principles for Wealthy Living Advanced

Further explore the principles of wealthy living and the Law of Attraction. Learn processes and exercises to bring more of whatever desired in life: wealth, peace, love, harmony.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss major principles of the movement,
2. identify authors associated with the movement and discuss their contributions,
3. discuss 'energy medicine' and how it works,
4. create personal affirmations through words and pictures, and
5. construct a personal 'wheel of fortune'.

PSY 062 – Psychology of Aging

Explore the developmental stages of adulthood with a major emphasis on the later stages of mental, emotional and physical development. Learn about how physiological and sociological changes affect psychological and physical functioning, the developmental process, patterns of aging, self-concept, changing relationships and family patterns.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the developmental stages of adulthood;
2. identify the emotional, physical and sociological changes that occur in the later stages of adult development;
3. identify problem-solving strategies to respond to changes that occur in later life;
4. explain the relationship between psychological and physical functioning; and
5. assess the choices and consequences in the later stage of development between 'integrity versus despair'.

PSY 063 – The Psychology of Adult Behavior

Develop an understanding of adult behavior from a developmental perspective. Address theories of cognitive, moral and behavioral development across the lifespan. Topics include basic brain development, moral/ethical development, emotional development and behavioral development.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss various theories of human development;
2. analyze patterns of behavior exhibited by individuals;
3. evaluate predisposing and maintaining factors of behavior;
4. identify periods or events that have shaped one's personality, behaviors, views and morals.

PSY 065 – Aging and Spirituality: Life Part 2

Learn the Eastern and Western philosophies of life and spiritual possibilities in life's second half. Examine the themes of sacred traditions and how they can effect life's losses and changes and direct the soul's work to completion.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the limitations of conventional contemporary views of the aging process;
2. identify a variety of different models of spirituality in the second half of life, including contemplative and activist dimensions of the wise ┬┐elder┬┐; and
3. describe the four alternative spiritual paradigms in traditional cultures and compare them to contemporary views of the aging process.

PSY 068 – PSYCHIATRY AND FILM

Examine different psychiatric disorders, as portrayed in various major motion pictures throughout the years.

Course Objectives:
1. assess the different psychiatric disorders portrayed in these films,
2. compare and contrast attitudes toward the psychiatric profession in the past and in the present, and
3. discuss the complexity of mental illness as portrayed in these films.

PSY 069 – Psychiatry and Film

Examine different psychiatric disorders, as portrayed in various film venues. Topics to be covered include films starring the following: Lee J. Cobb, Joanne Woodward, Claude Rains, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the different psychiatric disorders portrayed by these actors,
2. compare and contrast attitudes toward the psychiatric profession in the past and in the present, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of mental illness as portrayed in these films.

PSY 080 – The Tao of Aging: Embracing Change and Valuing Longevity

Learn the basic concepts of this philosophical/spiritual system of ancient China and apply its teachings to the process of aging, and the experience of the second-half of life. As you address these philosophies in lecture and discussion, you'll cover "Tao"; "yin and yang"; "wu-wei"(effortless action); embracing change; the "use of the useless"; the value of longevity, and the wisdom of the elder.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the basic concepts and world-view of Taoism, a philosophical/spiritual system of ancient China that remains highly relevant to the modern world;
2. apply the value of Taoist teachings in relation to aging successfully; the notion of embracing change, valuing longevity, and finding the usefulness of the 'useless';
3. identify ways to view and use the aging process as a creative spiritual journey.

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