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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.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Online
Fall Day, Evening, Online
Winter Day, Evening, Online
Spring Day, Evening, Online

Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 20191127T11:14:52

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

ProfTech Related Instruction
  • 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
Identify basic concepts and research findings, and give examples of psychology's integrative themes.
Psychological science relies on empirical evidence adapting as new data develop.
Psychology explains general principles that govern behavior, while recognizing individual differences.
Psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors influence mental processes and behavior.
Our perceptions filter experience of the world through an imperfect personal lens.
Applying psychological principles can change our lives in positive ways.

Apply psychological principles to everyday life.

Draw appropriate, logical, and objective conclusions about behavior and mental processes from empirical evidence.

Evaluate misconceptions or erroneous behavioral claims based on evidence from psychological science.

Design, conduct, or evaluate basic psychological research.

Describe ethical principles that guide psychologists in research and therapy.

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