psy103 | undergraduate

Introduction To Psychology

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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: 5

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    Psychological Health and the Social Context

    • Evaluate the role of various therapies in treating maladaptive behavior or mental illness.
    • Identify social influences on human thought, feelings, and behavior.
    • Explain the role of biological influences on physical and mental health.

    Introduction to Psychology

    • Describe the development of the discipline of psychology.
    • Compare research methods used to examine psychological phenomena.
    • Explain biological influences on the human brain.

    Awareness and Learning

    • Identify the 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 the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior.
    • Evaluate major theories of emotion.
    • Summarize the relationships between thinking, intelligence, and creativity.

    Development: Physical and Self

    • Describe influences on physical and cognitive development.
    • Explain theories of social, moral, and personality development.
    • Compare personality theories.
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