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Course Description

The nature, scope, methods, presuppositions, history, and fields of psychology together with the scientific study of factors influencing human behavior, human development, perception, learning, memory, emotion, personality, frustration, and psychotherapy. This course was previously listed as PSYC 1A. (C-ID: PSY 110) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • To recognize psychology as the science that systematically studies observable behavior and its relationship to unseen mental processes and events in the environment.
  • To define basic psychological terms, concepts and theories.
  • To identify the nature and operations of behavioral patterns.
  • To apply psychological terms, concepts and theories to personal, interpersonal and professional functioning.
  • To describe the role of the APA Ethics Code in the field of psychology.
  • To explain the importance of addressing diversity issues in the field of psychology.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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