PSY 1010: General Psychology


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.


  1. Trace the historical development of the psychology field.
  2. Recall research methodologies used in the field of psychology.
  3. Discuss social factors that influence human behaviors.
  4. Describe ways in which humans learn new behaviors.
  5. Explain basic cognitive functions.
  6. Illustrate symptoms of abnormal conditions.
  7. Identify biopsychology contributors to perception, motivation, and consciousness.
  8. Examine a scholarly, peer-reviewed psychology journal article.




Psychology (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2020)
Author: Ciccarelli, S. K., & White, J. N.
ISBN: 9780135212431
Price: $130.68

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