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General Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

Credits: 3



Department: Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of behavior and a systematic presentation of its basic concepts and methods.

Credits: 3

Proficiency with written English

Course Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology - History of Psychology; Research Methods; Basic Statistics

Module 2: Biological Psychology - Genetics; Nervous System; Endocrine System; Brain Anatomy

Module 3: Sensation and Perception - Sensation and Thresholds; Sense Organs; Perception

Module 4: Psychology of Learning - Classical Conditioning; Operant Conditioning; Social Learning

Module 5: Cognitive Psychology - Thinking; Intelligence; Memory

Module 6: Motivation and Emotion - Motivation; Emotion

Module 7: Development Psychology - Lifespan Development; Physical Development; Cognitive Development; Social Development

Module 8: Personality and States of Mind - Psychodynamic Theories; Personality; States of Mind

Module 9: Psychological Disorders and Therapy - Depressive and Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Dissociative and Trauma/Stressor Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Personality Disorders, Neurodevelopmental and Feeding/Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy

Module 10: Social Psychology - Social Psychology; Interpersonal Attraction; Beliefs and Attributions

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