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PSYC& 100 - General Psychology

5 Credits
Introduces the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Core topics include social behavior, personality, psychological disorders, learning, memory, human development, biological influences, and research methods. Related topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology, applied psychology, and treatment of psychological disorders.

Pre-requisite(s) ENGL& 101 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility English 101
Course Note Previously PSYCH 100.

Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 2015-04-28

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Social Science Area II ProfTech Human Relations
Course Outline
1. Introduction to history and theories of psychology

2. Scientific methods and research

3. Biological bases of behavior

4. Human development

5. Learning

6. Cognitive processes

7. Consciousness

8. Motivation and emotion

9. Personality

10. Psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches

11. Statistics

12. Social psychology

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

Apply psychological principles to personal and social issues

Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

Demonstrate information literacy in psychology

Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

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