Sep 18, 2020
PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology PSY 1101.
Description: Introduction to psychology through such topics as the scientific method in psychology, survey of different fields in psychology, heredity and environment, intelligence, emotions, motivation, nervous system, and learning processes.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.
- Psychology--definition and history of the discipline
- Psychology as a science--methods and techniques of psychology
- Learning, memory, and intelligence
- Developmental psychology
- Physiological psychology
- Motivation and emotion
- Personality development and assessment
- Abnormal psychology--including therapeutic techniques
- Social psychology
- Compare and contrast various theoretical approaches which have suggested explanations of human and animal behavior.
- Examine, compare and critically analyze both historical and current trends in psychological theory and research.
- Identify scientific methodology including observation, correlation, and experimentation. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how these methods can be used to test hypotheses concerning behavior, thought, and feelings.
- Analyze and critically evaluate research methods and conclusions. An awareness of both the value and limitations of various methods is necessary to achieve this goal.
- Develop and test hypotheses using appropriate scientific methodology.
- Examine and critically analyze various psychological perspectives relating to development, interpersonal relations, motivation, personality, and adjustment.
- Describe and explain multiple causation, with an emphasis on environmental, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social/cultural determinants.
- Analyze, compare, and evaluate various models for mental disorder and approaches to treatment.
- Describe how psychological concepts relate to self awareness and everyday experience.
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.