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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.


PSYC 1101 - Summer 2024

Course Instructor
PSYC 1101 1AGAntoinette Miller
antoinettemiller@clayton.edu
PSYC 1101 1BGCarla Bluhm
cbluhm@ccga.edu
PSYC 1101 1CGDavid Biek
david.biek@mga.edu
PSYC 1101 1DGDeborah Lee
dlee@ega.edu
PSYC 1101 1EGMolly Day
molly.day@abac.edu
PSYC 1101 1FGAlison Hite
alison.hite@ung.edu
PSYC 1101 1GGKimberly Mannahan
kmannahan@ccga.edu
PSYC 1101 1HGstaff
3

Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • 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: Personality/Development
  • Lesson 7: Social Psychology
  • Lesson 8: Psychological Disorders/Therapy and Treatment

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

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Participation & Discussions - 25%
  • Quizzes - 19%
  • Unit 3 Writing Assignment - 10%
  • Unit 8 Writing Assignment - 15%
  • Major Project - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

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