The Science of Thought and Behavior.
Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
Students will be able to:
- identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
- place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.
- identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.
- evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
- recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology
Lesson 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Lesson 3: The Biology of Behavior
Lesson 4: Sensation and Perception
Lesson 5: Human Development
Lesson 6: Consciousness
Lesson 7: Learning
Lesson 8: Memory
Lesson 9: Language and Thought
Lesson 10: Intelligence
Lesson 11: Motivation and Emotion
Lesson 12: Stress and Health
Lesson 13: Personality
Lesson 14: Social Behavior
Lesson 15: Psychological Disorders
Lesson 16: Treatments for Psychological Disorders
Instructors: Susan Snycerski and Greg Feist