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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Course Outcomes
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.

F/S (C, N, S)