General Psychology

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Course Description: 
General Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to psychology (the scientific study of behavior and mental experience). It is a prerequisite for all advanced psychology courses as well as a requirement for many other majors. This is a survey course of a diverse field. This course covers a broad range of topics, including research strategies, neuroscience, human development, learning, memory, cognition, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology. Satisfies social science distribution are D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
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Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101, or instructor permission.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Personal Dimensions of Psychology
    • Understand and provide examples of individual differences in human behavior.
    • Be able to think rationally and critically about behavior in order to develop informed opinions by using theories of Psychology.
    • Apply psychological knowledge to improve study skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Social Dimensions of Psychology
    • Define and understand the diversity of the field of psychology.
    • Integrate the biological, social, and psychological factors in behavior.
    • Understand how theories of psychology have been integrated into culture.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Knowledge Building and the Cognitive Dimension of Psychology
    • Be able to use and define basic psychological terminology.
    • Understand how psychological evidence presented in this course has been acquired through the use of scientific method.
    • Understand how brain development relates to multiple areas of psychology.