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PSYC& 100 General Psychology • 5 Cr.

Description:

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.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, comprehensive scope, and areas of application in the discipline of psychology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific process by applying and/or critiquing 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 importrant psychological terms, concepts, processes and principles.
  • Apply critical thinking to assumptions, claims, and common sense ideas about behavior.
  • Demonstrate the application of psychological principles and findings to one's own life.
  • In terms of general education outcomes, students will be able to
    • Use cognitive and creative skills:
      • Analyzing (identifying and evaluating problems)
      • Synthesizing (interpreting situations, drawing conclusions, and making connections)
    • Improving communication skills:
      • Doing research (gathering and documenting information)
      • Delivering one or more written, oral and /or visual presentations with formal documentation)
    • Applying personal skills:
      • Understanding the influence of stress, nutrition, and life style on personal health and performance.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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