This course is an introduction to the study of psychology. It is designed for students with a limited background in psychological studies and may serve as a foundation for more advanced level courses in psychology; however, it also serves students for whom this knowledge is a general contribution to a broad-based undergraduate education. Topics include research methods, biological basis of mind, learning, memory, thinking, language, intelligence, emotion, social influence, social cognition, altruism, human development, personality, and psychopathology.
- Describe basic psychological concepts and themes.
- Identify major psychological perspectives on common human behavior.
- Apply basic research skills in their course project.
- Communicate effectively, both in verbal and written form, in interactive academic discussions and group presentations, and research project reports.
- The Brain (The Nervous System, Sensation, Perception)
- Learning & Memory
- Cognition (Thinking, Language, Intelligence)
- Social influence, social cognition, altruism
- Social processes (Emotion)
- Human Development (Cognitive, Social, Adult)
- Personality (Traits, Abnormality, & Psychopathology)
- Health (Treatment of Mental Disorders)
- Happiness (Well-being, Positive Psychology)
|WEC – Course Participation:
|WEC – Midterm Exam||20|
|WEC – Final Quiz||20|
|WEC – Research Project Report||20|
|WEC – Research Project Presentation||20|
Yow Wei Quin