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Overview

Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.



Why Take This Course?

Students will be able to:

  • identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.

  • place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.

  • identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.

  • evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.

  • recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology

Lesson 2: Research Methods in Psychology

Lesson 3: The Biology of Behavior

Lesson 4: Sensation and Perception

Lesson 5: Human Development

Lesson 6: Consciousness

Lesson 7: Learning

Lesson 8: Memory

Lesson 9: Language and Thought

Lesson 10: Intelligence

Lesson 11: Motivation and Emotion

Lesson 12: Stress and Health

Lesson 13: Personality

Lesson 14: Social Behavior

Lesson 15: Psychological Disorders

Lesson 16: Treatments for Psychological Disorders