Introduction to Psychology
GE Outcomes: Scientific Literacy
This course includes the basic concepts and principles of scientific psychology, its history as a discipline, and its major theories. The topics covered include methods of research, the biology of behavior, consciousness, sensations and perception, memory, conditioning and learning, thinking and problem solving, and motivation and emotion. This course offers a foundation for further study in personality and sexuality, stress and health, and abnormal behavior and psychotherapy. With its completion, the student will understand and apply a more comprehensive perspective of human behavior and mental processes and will better perceive psychology's role within the social sciences.