PSYC& 100 General Psychology • 5 Cr.
Presents methods, concepts, and principles of psychology. Topics include psychophysiology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation, development, emotion, health, stress, personality, and abnormalities and their treatments.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe the purpose, comprehensive scope, and areas of application in the discipline of psychology.
- Apply and/or critique various research methods used by psychologists in the study of behavior.
- Recognize, compare and contrast various theoretical perspectives used to explain and guide psychological research and application.
- Identify historical and present-day contributions of major psychologists.
- Define key psychological terms, concepts, processes and principles.
- Apply critical thinking to assumptions, claims, and common sense ideas about behavior.
- Apply psychological principles and findings to one's own life.