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.
Describe the development of the discipline of psychology.
Compare and contrast research methods used to examine psychological phenomena.
Explain biological influences of the human brain on psychology.
Awareness and Learning
Identify processes related to sensing and perceiving information from the environment.
Describe factors that influence states of human consciousness.
Distinguish between different types of learning.
Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking
Describe influences on memory functions.
Explain relationships among motivation, emotion, and behavior.
Evaluate major theories of emotion.
Summarize relationships among thinking, intelligence, and creativity.
Development: Physical and Self
Describe influences on physical and cognitive development.
Explain theories of social, moral, and personality development.
Compare and contrast personality theories.
Psychological Health and the Social Context
Explain the role of biological influences on physical and mental health.
Evaluate the role of various therapies in treating maladaptive behavior or mental illness.
Identify social influences on human thought, feelings, and behavior.
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