This course is drafted to familiarize students to the study of psychology. It is expected to provide broad coverage of the field by presenting basic theories, research, and applied use of psychology. It will give students a ground from which they can pursue more advanced psychological courses or maintain the information as a primary knowledge of psychology in general.
You will be able to exhibit familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. You will analyze the major perspectives of psychology. You will develop an enriched proficiency to use critical thinking skills to scrutinize issues related to human behavior and mental processes. You will be able to convey how psychological principles can be used to explain social issues and differences. You will be able to assess the sociocultural differences that impact individual differences in behavior.
Students will explore diverse theoretical viewpoints, and research findings that have influenced some of the major areas of contemporary psychology. This course also investigates the research approaches used by psychologists to study the foundations and deviations in human behavior. By the end of this course, all students should:
- Prove an understanding of the general history of the field of psychology
- Exhibit familiarity with social science research methods
- Grasp the steps of the scientific method, how it pertains to psychological research practice
- Illuminate the nature versus nurture claim
- Isolate the chief elements of biological systems often studied in psychology
- Express a knowledge of subfields within psychology
- Become acquainted with the major psychologists and their theories
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
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- (2014) Psychology: OpenStax College. Rice University. Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychology, Chapter 2 Psychological Research Chapter 12 Social Psychology https://d3bxy9euw4e147.cloudfront.net/oscms-prodcms/media/documents/Psychology-OP.pdf
- Macat Introduction to Psychology
- Ivan Pavlov: Classical Conditioning
- Abraham Maslow: Hierarchy of Needs
- Leon Festinger: A Theory of Cognitive Dissidence
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y17YaZRRvY (6min, 56 sec)
- William James: Streams of Consciousness
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxSO06klv8U (4min, 01 sec)
- Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalytics
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdawTFsCNtc(7min, 42 sec)
- Ivan Pavlov
- Abraham Maslow
- Leon Festinger
- William James
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