Course Descriptions

Introduction to General Psychology - PSYC 1101


A broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing behavior, development, learning, memory, and personality.

Name Office Phone Email
Patsy Adams Gordon State College
David Biek Middle Georgia State University
Carla Bluhm College of Coastal Georgia
Alicia Briganti Dalton State University
James Butler University of West Georgia
J. Sean Callahan Georgia Highlands College
Janet Camp University of Georgia
Kevin Canada University of West Georgia
Kelly Cate University of North Georgia
Gerry Cofield University of West Georgia
April Crisp Georgia State University
Doris Michelle Davis Savannah State University
Molly Day Middle Georgia State College
Ramona Dennison South Georgia State College
Lisa Fosbender University of North Georgia
Jason Garofalo University of West Georgia
Paul Gladden Middle Georgia State College
Reba Goodin University of North Georgia
Jonathan Gulledge Dalton State College
Nihal Gunay University of West Georgia
Nancy Gup Georgia Perimeter College
Kathryn Henderson Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Jennifer Herrig Dalton State University
Candis Hill University of North Georgia
Lesley Hite University of North Georgia
Ron Hopkins University of North Georgia
Charles Huffman Georgia Southwestern State University
AJ Jackson Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Rashan Johnson Albany State University
Jody Klann University of North Georgia
Richard LaFleur University of West Georgia
Deborah Lee East Georgia State College
Kimberly Mannahan College of Coastal Georgia
Hema Mason Albany State University
Travis McKie-Voerste Dalton State College
Antoinette Miller Clayton State University
Timothy Pierce-Tomlin University of North Georgia
Toyosi Pius University of West Georgia
Beth Rene Roepnack University of West Georgia
Addie Scott University of West Georgia
Sherry Serdikoff Savannah State University
Brandi Williams Kennesaw State University
Stephanie Wright Georgia Highlands College
Eric Wruck East Georgia State College
Anne Yanez University of North Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply course content to everyday life - making better decisions; enhancing relationships; increasing self-understanding.
  • Recognize that human experience & behavior vary as a function of context, culture & situation.
  • Identify, understand & contrast fundamental psychology perspectives within an historical context; past, present & future trajectory.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the major methods of scientific inquiry.
  • Understand the relation among mind, body, consciousness, behavior.
  • Relate the importance of objectivity in scientific inquiry to the inherently subjective nature of human experience.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology
  • Lesson 2: Research Methods
  • Lesson 3: Biopsychology and Neuroscience
  • Lesson 4: Learning
  • Lesson 5: Memory
  • Lesson 6: Development
  • Lesson 7: Personality
  • Lesson 8: Psychological Disorders
  • Lesson 9: Therapy and Treatment
  • Lesson 10: Social Psychology

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions - 15%
  • Lesson Quizzes - 20%
  • Assignments/Projects - 30%
  • Reflection Exercises - 5%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

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