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Introduction to General Psychology - PSYC 1101

Description

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.


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3

Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • None

Textbook


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 – 20%
  • Lesson Quizzes – 20%
  • Assignments/Projects – 30%
  • Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Final Exam – 15%
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