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Psychology

PSYCH 201


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Credit Hours

(4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
142155September 16, 2014
142358September 16, 2014
142461September 16, 2014
142734September 16, 2014

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Introductory Psychology


Course Description

Principles of human thought and action with emphasis on individuals in their environment; individual differences in intelligence and personality; effects of heredity and environment on the organism; and the nervous system, perception, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion and social relationships will be explored.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Recommended successful completion of courses in biology and social science at the 100 level.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate psychological studies with a research methodology approach.
  • Apply statistical reasoning and concepts to psychological research.
  • Explain the structures and the functions of brain anatomy.
  • Analyze the influences of nature and nurture on behavior and mental processes.
  • Compare and contrast the biological, cognitive and social changes across the life-span.
  • Examine the major conceptual and theoretical oreinctation in social psychology.
  • Apply the major concepts and theoretical approaches to learning.
  • Classify common psychological disorders.
  • Describe the major processes involved in human memory.
  • Summarize different states of consciousness and their impact on behavior and mental processes.
  • Apply emotions, stress and health models to everyday human behaviors and mental processes.
  • Compare and contrast theoretical orientations in the study of personality.
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