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PSYC-101 General Psychology

Through this introduction to the field of psychology, students will be able to describe how psychologists do their research and gain an appreciation of how psychologists view people through studying the views of Freud, Skinner, and Maslow. Students will be able to summarize, interpret and evaluate psychological information, especially as it appears in films and non -technical articles. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe psychological concepts and facts on the major topics of psychology.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Identify, summarize, analyze, and critically evaluate psychological information, including primary and secondary sources.

2. Describe, understand, analyze, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of psychological research through case studies, surveys, tests, naturalistic observations, and experiments.

3. Explain, analyze, and evaluate psychological concepts by critically applying the scientific method.

4. Apply psychological concepts and theories to one’s own experience in and out the classroom.

5. Explain the influences and limitations on mental process and behavior.

6. Compare and contrast the various influences on issues of mental health.

7. Compare, contrast, and apply the major perspectives in psychology.