Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

PSYC& 100 - General Psychology


Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Introduction to the factors which influence human behavior and thinking, as well as the complexities of the relationship between body and mind. The outcome of this course should be a clearer understanding of individual behavior. Critical thinking skills and practical applications are emphasized. Formerly: PSY 101.
Course Outcomes:
  • Distinguish among the major theoretical perspectives within psychology and apply them to an array of psychological topics.
  • Apply psychological concepts to self and others.
  • Define and explain psychological terminology.
  • Appraise the value and validity of research in psychology.
  • Explain the factors related to individual differences in behavior and mental processes.
Course Topics:
  1. History and research methods
  2. Biological issues in psychology
  3. Sensation and perception issues
  4. Consciousness
  5. Learning
  6. Memory
  7. Cognition and intelligence
  8. Motivation and emotion
  9. Health and stress issues
  10. Social psychological issues
  11. Psychological disorders and treatments
  12. Lifespan development
  13. Personality
Course Attribute(s): Social Science