This course introduces students to the scientific study of human behavior. It covers the basic psychological processes of thinking, motivation, perception, learning, and the significance of the brain in mediating these processes. It examines the normal personality, how it develops and how it functions in a social context. Psychological disorders are also discussed. Students select from the following: three hours of participation as subjects in approved psychological research; participation in a library research workshop on psychological topics; or preparation of a proposal for a simple experiment.
This is an introduction to some of the major fields of study in the science of psychology. Areas covered include learning, perception, theories of personality, mental illness and therapy, social psychology, and the research methods of psychology.
This course stresses adaptive human behavior in relation to the environment. Topics considered include: origins and methods of psychology, neuropsychological bases of behavior, maturation, motivation, emotion, learning frustration, and conflict.
Introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of modern psychology. Consideration of the scientific basis of psychology and of the significant problems in the areas of learning, motivation, emotion, individual differences, physiological bases of behavior, perception, developmental processes, personality, and social behavior.
The student will demonstrate familiarity with the areas of psychology, including methods, learning and memory, sensation, perception, physiological processes, emotions, drives, personality, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, individual differences, social behavior, and growth and development.