PSY 1010

Description

This course is an introductory survey of the principles, theories, and methods of psychology as a basis for the understanding of human behavior and mental processes. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics in the broad field of psychology, including history, research methods, biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, development, personality, abnormal behavior, and social psychology.

Objectives

  1. Define psychology and discuss the history of the field.
  2. Describe the research methodology used in the field of psychology.
  3. Describe the structure and function of the brain.
  4. Describe the processes through which the external environment is processed using the five senses.
  5. Develop familiarity with biological rhythms and their effects on human functioning.
  6. Explain how genes, evolution, and the environment influence human behaviors and cognitions.
  7. Analyze human development over the life span.
  8. Compare and contrast the various ways in which humans learn.
  9. Explain cognitive functions such as those related to attention and memory.
  10. Analyze theories of language development and compare theories of intelligence. .
  11. Explain human motivations and drives.
  12. Appraise how emotions influence human behavior and cognitions.
  13. Analyze main theories of personality.
  14. Explain how the social environment influences human behaviors and cognitions.
  15. Describe psychological disorders and the types of therapies used to treat abnormal behavior.
  16. Explain the relationship between psychological states and physical health.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Experience psychology (Rev: 2)

Publisher: McGraw Hill (01/06/2014)
Author: King, L.
ISBN: 978-0-07-803534-0
Price: (No information available)

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu