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Division of Gen Ed: Behavioral Sciences: PY 100 Intro to Psychology

Research and Resource Connections for Behavioral Science Courses

Course Description

 This is a general introductory course in Psychology intended to satisfy general education requirements in Behavioral Sciences. During this course, students will complete a comprehensive survey of psychology with an emphasis on research, personality theory and assessment, biology, consciousness, intelligence and cognitive processes, motivation and emotion, memory, sexuality and gender, personality, psychological disorders and associated therapies and treatments.

Key Topic Research Connection

I. Identify historical foundations and current trends in psychology.

II. Distinguish methods of research in psychology.

III. Identify the biological basis of behavior including the physiology of the brain.

IV. Distinguish principles and theories of learning and cognition.

V. Recognize theories and applications of motivation and emotion.

VI. Demonstrate an understanding of human life span development.

VII. Identify the major theories of personality.

VIII. Recognize categories of psychological disorders and treatments.

IX. Recognize the major theories and findings in social psychology.

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