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 College
James Butler University of West Georgia
J. Sean Callahan Georgia Highlands College
Janet Camp University of Georgia
Kevin Canada University of West Georgia
Nancy Carr Georgia Southern University
Kelly Cate University of North Georgia
Shubha Chatterjee Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Gerry Cofield University of West Georgia
April Crisp Georgia State University
Doris Davis Savannah State University
Molly Day Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Ramona Dennison South Georgia State College
Rosalind Duplechain University of West Georgia
Lisa Fosbender University of North Georgia
Jason Garofalo University of West Georgia
Paul Gladden Middle Georgia State University
Reba Goodin University of North Georgia
Jon Gulledge Dalton State College
Nihal Gunay University of West Georgia
Nancy Gup Georgia State University
Candis Harris University of North Georgia
Kathryn Henderson Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Jennifer Herrig University of North Georgia
Michele Hill University of North Georgia
Alison Hite University of North Georgia
Ron Hopkins University of North Georgia
Charles Huffman Georgia Southwestern State University
AJ Jackson Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Corri Johanson University of West Georgia
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
Donna McCarty Clayton 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 René Roepnack University of West Georgia
Addie Scott University of West Georgia
Sherry Serdikoff Savannah State University
Brittany Strickland East Georgia State College
Celeta Vanderpool Clayton State University
Brandi Williams Kennesaw State University
Stephanie Wright Georgia Highlands College
Eric Wruck University of West Georgia
Anne Yanez Middle Georgia State University

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.

  • Attendance - 1%
  • Class Participation - 40%
  • Assignments - 9%
  • Reflection Exercises - 15%
  • Lesson Quizzes - 20%
  • Final Project Part 1 - 5%
  • Final Project Part 2 - 10%

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