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Introduction To Behavioral Science

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This course focuses on human personality, motivation, learning, and cognition. The theories and insights of major figures in psychology are discussed. Neuroscience, psychological disorders, and therapies are also considered in relation to human behavior.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Biological Basis of Behavior and Neuroscience

    • Describe the influence of heredity on human behavior.
    • Recognize the relationships between the neural system and human behavior.
    • Explain the effect of hormones on a person's behavior.

    Learning and Memory

    • Compare and contrast classical and operant conditioning.
    • Compare early and contemporary theories of intelligence.
    • Describe the characteristics of a good measure of intelligence.
    • Explain the process of learning based on the information processing model of memory.

    Cognition and Intelligence

    • Apply problem-solving techniques.
    • Recognize one's use of problem-solving techniques.
    • Illustrate the contributions of Skinner to learning and operant conditioning.

    Psychological Disorders and Therapies

    • Discuss the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
    • Differentiate between the characteristics of various psychological disorders.

    Psychology as a Science

    • Compare and contrast the various research methods in psychology.
    • Explain the diversity of human behavior based on gender, race, and ethnicity.
    • Describe the development of psychology as a science.

    Motivation and Emotion

    • Describe how motive and emotion direct behavior.
    • Recognize the influence of gender and culture on emotion.
    • Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

    Social Psychology

    • Describe the influence of society on the behavior of an individual and a group.
    • Compare and contrast the factors that play a role in how we judge others.
    • Explain how attitudes are developed.

    Interview Profile

    • Explain the application of psychology in everyday life.

    Personality

    • Examine the contributions of Freud, Jung, and Rogers to the understanding of personality and to psychology as a field.
    • Compare and contrast the personality theories proposed by different psychologists.
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