Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. In this course, students will learn about the common human experiences, and understand how we construct meaning out of the world around us. This course covers the basic tenants of psychology, including the development of personality, emotion, abnormal psychology, and the major theories and therapies used to analyze behavior and treat mental disorders.
Students will be provided with Psychology A Conscise Introduction 5th ed
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- Explain what psychology is and how psychologists go about adding knowledge to this field of science.
- Describe the connection between human biology and psychology as a tool used to understand how people experience the world around them.
- Identify ways in which learning, memory, thought and intelligence effect our behavior.
- Trace the stages of human development and describe how they influence our behavior.
- Explain how various aspects of human personality are known to affect our attitudes and behavior.
- Compare and contrast life styles in terms of physical and psychological health and discuss treatment methods to improve psychological well-being.
- Describe factors that support the belief that psychology is a social science.
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
Chapter 2: Neuroscience
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 4: Learning
Chapter 5: Memory
Chapter 6: Thinking and Intelligence
Chapter 7: Developmental Psychology
Chapter 8: Personality Theories and Assessment
Chapter 9: Social Psychology
Chapter 10: Abnormal Psychology