Dec 11, 2023
PS 100 - General Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
Topics may include but are not limited to the nature of psychology as a science, statistical analysis, biological foundations of behavior, sensation, perception, conditioning and learning, motivation, cognitive processes, reactions to frustration and mental health.
Fulfills SUNY General Education – Social Sciences.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- explain and appraise psychology as a science and correct common misconceptions about the field;
- describe and compare the scientific methods used in psychological research;
- define, name and describe psychological terminology, recognize researchers who have shaped the field and current research;
- develop critical thinking skills;
- explain the basic concepts of biological, sensory, and perceptual processes underlying behavior;
- name and describe the basic concepts of learning, memory, thinking, intelligence and human development;
- name and describe the basic concepts of motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal behavior and therapies;
- recognize and have an appreciation for the complexity and diversity of human behavior; and
- apply psychological concepts and finding to everyday life.
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