Introduction To Psychology: Why We Do What We Do –
This course provides a general introduction to the vast and fascinating field of psychology as well as an understanding into why people behave the way they do. This course covers psychology’s basic subject matter in a meaningful and relevant fashion. It also provides a discussion of the ways in which psychological knowledge is applied to improve the quality of individual and shared life. This course is an excellent gateway to more advanced courses in psychology.
Describe the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of stress.
Identify psychological factors which can affect health.
Discuss how psychology has contributed to the treatment of various physical health problems.
Discuss moderators of stress.
Evaluate reactions to stress.
Identify sources of stress.
Discuss the use of personality tests.
Compare and contrast various personality theories.
Psychology and Adjustment
Describe research methods used by psychologists.
Discuss methods of maximizing the college experience.
Identify how psychology explains human behavior.
Influence of Psychology
Discuss career possibilities for individuals with a degree in psychology.
Examine the influence psychology has on personality, relationships, and social perceptions.
Psychological Disorders and Therapies
Summarize the types of therapies used in treating psychological disorders.
Describe major psychological disorders and the causal factors for each.
Explain how psychological disorders are classified.
Attraction, Relationships, and Communication
Examine the five stages of Levinger's relationship model.
Summarize Sternberg's theory of love.
Identify which traits are considered attractive in a partner.
Changes: Adolescence through Adulthood
Discuss types of sexual dysfunctions and their treatment.
Outline the sexual response cycle for males and females.
Compare and contrast parenting styles and their effects on children.
Describe common changes associated with each stage of development from adolescence through late adulthood.
Identify factors that influence persuasion and conformity.
Describe variables that influence one's social perception.
Compare and contrast self-concept, self-esteem, and self-identity.
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