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. Explain how genes, evolution, and the environment influence human behaviors and cognitions.
  4. Describe the structure and function of the brain.
  5. Understand biological rhythms and their effects on human functioning.
  6. Describe different way in which humans learn new behaviors.
  7. Explain how the social environment influences human behaviors and cognitions.
  8. Describe the basic cognitive functions such as attention, reasoning, and memory.
  9. Understand how human emotions influence our behaviors and cognitions.
  10. Explain different methods of copying with stress.
  11. Describe human motivation and drive.
  12. Understand human development over the life span.
  13. Describe theories of personality.
  14. Understand the symptoms and treatment of various abnormal behaviors.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Experience psychology (Rev: 2)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill (01/06/2014)
Author: King, L.
ISBN: 978-0-07-803534-0
Price: $118.56

* 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