This course provides an overview of basic psychological principles that underlie human behavior and reactions to everyday life. Students are provided an opportunity to apply critical-thinking skills to psychological problems and issues. The basic tenets of psychology are presented from a historical perspective, with attention to research-based behavioral science.
Identify social influences on human thought, feelings, and behavior.
Evaluate the role of various therapies in treating maladaptive behavior or mental illness.
Explain the role of biological influences on physical and mental health.
Development: Physical and Self
Compare and contrast personality theories.
Explain theories of social, moral, and personality development.
Describe influences on physical and cognitive development.
Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking
Summarize relationships among thinking, intelligence, and creativity.
Evaluate major theories of emotion.
Explain relationships among motivation, emotion, and behavior.
Describe influences on memory functions.
Awareness and Learning
Distinguish between different types of learning.
Describe factors that influence states of human consciousness.
Identify processes related to sensing and perceiving information from the environment.
Introduction to Psychology
Explain biological influences of the human brain on psychology.
Compare and contrast research methods used to examine psychological phenomena.
Describe the development of the discipline of psychology.
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