Introduction to the entire field, emphasizing the behavior of the normal adult human being.
Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2019; For GGP students only; Cross listed with PSYS 001 Z2 (for all other enrollments); Instructor Permission Required
This course will provide a broad introduction to the concepts of psychology, especially how it functions as a science and how it relates to all aspects of our lives. This course will familiarize you with the theories and research that constitute this field, as well as the ways in which human behavior is influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors. This will provide a strong background for those pursuing a psychology major, and non-majors will find the information of great value to their professional and everyday lives. At the end of this course, students will have: 1. An understanding of the scientific methods and critical research/ethical issues involved in psychological research; 2. An acquaintance with a broad array of subjects within the field and an increased understanding of the multitude of factors that influence human behavior; 3. Some ideas of how to apply psychological principles in your own life; 4. Experience thinking critically about psychological concepts and research practices.
This course combines lecture and discussion formats. Because this is a condensed course, students should expect to spend 15-20 hours a week on coursework. The required textbook for this course is "Psychology in Your Life" (2nd edition) by Sarah Grison and Michael S. Gazzaniga (ISBN-13: 978-0393265156), as well as the accompanying digital resource, InQuizitive.
Grades are based on class participation, weekly exams (including a non-cumulative final exam), and a final project.
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