Psychology of Human Adjustment

PSYC 2315

  • State Approval Code: 4201015625
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

Discussion of psycholgical adjustment and its background in personal-social relationships. Lecture hours = 3, Lab hours = 0


PSYC 2301

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
  • Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • To understand and apply basic principles of proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • To employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • To use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

The student will gain understanding of how different psychological perspectives understand issues of adjustment. The student then will be able to analyze strategies for dealing with issues of adjustment from different theoretical approaches.

Specific Course Objectives

The student will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to personal life situations, understanding how the theories able explain their personal experience. The student will also be able to apply specific approaches to dealing with adjustment in their personal life.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

The course will cover major areas of adjustment i.e. depression, anxiety, interpersonal skills. Specific methods for assessing and coping with adjustments will be studied and discussed.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Class will be a balance of lecture, group discussion and independent study.


Written tests, class discussion and project completion.
Evaluation of tests, projects and participation.
90% completion – A, 80% - 89% - B, 70% - 79% - C, 60% - 69% - D, Below 60% - F

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

Textbook: The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns, MD, Other materials as assigned by instructor.