Nov 29, 2023
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
A survey of psychology including theoretical and experimental findings and applications from areas such as neurobiology, learning, memory, personality, social, abnormal and therapy.
- Distinguish key concepts, principles, and major perspectives in psychology:biological and cognitive.
- Describe the biological perspective, its concepts and theories, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, and sex.
- Describe the cognitive perspective, its concepts and theories, including learning, cognition, intelligence, and memory.
- Distinguish key concepts, principles, and major perspectives in psychology:development, social, personality and health.
- Describe the developmental perspective, its concepts and theories, including lifespan development and language.
- Describe the social and personality perspective, its concepts and theories, including social, personality, motivation, emotion, and gender.
- Describe the mental health perspective, its concepts and theories, including abnormal, health, and therapies.
- Use scientific reasoning to examine psychological phenomena.
- Describe major research methods (descriptive, correlational and experimental) used in psychology.
- Give examples of the affective, behavioral and cognitive components of critical thinking.
- Use psychology concepts and critical thinking to explain human experiences.
- Use psychological concepts to strengthen personal and professional relationships and build community.
- Identify potential prejudice and discrimination in oneself and others.
- Review obvious violations of ethical standards in psychological contexts.
- Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
- Develop competence in writing and/or verbal communication skills.
- State ideas in written formats that reflect basic psychological concepts and principles.
- Describe how cultural values and biases may produce misunderstandings in communication.
- Construct questions about psychological content.
- Apply psychological content and skills to personal and career goals.
- Identify a range of possible factors that influence beliefs and conclusions.
- Develop an understanding of the value and application of scientific research and problem-solving skills in providing evidence beyond personal opinion to support proposed solutions.
- Relate psychological content to business, health care, educational, and other work place settings.
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