Jan 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog
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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.
Competencies
  1. Distinguish key concepts, principles, and major perspectives in psychology:biological and cognitive.
    1. Describe the biological perspective, its concepts and theories, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, and sex.
    2. Describe the cognitive perspective, its concepts and theories, including learning, cognition, intelligence, and memory.
  2. Distinguish key concepts, principles, and major perspectives in psychology:development, social, personality and health.
    1. Describe the developmental perspective, its concepts and theories, including lifespan development and language.
    2. Describe the social and personality perspective, its concepts and theories, including social, personality, motivation, emotion, and gender.
    3. Describe the mental health perspective, its concepts and theories, including abnormal, health, and therapies.
  3. Use scientific reasoning to examine psychological phenomena.
    1. Describe major research methods (descriptive, correlational and experimental) used in psychology.
    2. Give examples of the affective, behavioral and cognitive components of critical thinking.
    3. Use psychology concepts and critical thinking to explain human experiences.
  4. Use psychological concepts to strengthen personal and professional relationships and build community.
    1. Identify potential prejudice and discrimination in oneself and others.
    2. Review obvious violations of ethical standards in psychological contexts.
    3. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
  5. Develop competence in writing and/or verbal communication skills.
    1. State ideas in written formats that reflect basic psychological concepts and principles.
    2. Describe how cultural values and biases may produce misunderstandings in communication.
    3. Construct questions about psychological content.
  6. Apply psychological content and skills to personal and career goals.
    1. Identify a range of possible factors that influence beliefs and conclusions.
    2. 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.
    3. Relate psychological content to business, health care, educational, and other work place settings.  

 



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