2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PSYC-281 General Psychology

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. Recommended Co-requisite: PSYC-280  NOTE: Taking this course does not require registration into the General Psychology Lab, but it is recommended.
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes with special emphasis on research methods biological basis of behavior human development learning and cognition personality theories cultural environmental and interpersonal influences on behaviors abnormal development psychological disorders and therapeutic interventions.

Course Outcomes
  1. Explain basic psychological terminology, concepts, and theories in psychology to explain behavior and mental processes
  2. Explain the structures and functions of brain anatomy and their relationship to behavior.
  3. Analyze the influences of nature, nurture, and situational factors on behaviors and mental processes.
  4. Identify key characteristics of major content domains in psychology (e.g., cognition and learning, memory, developmental, biological, and sociocultural).
  5. Recognize major historical events, theoretical perspectives, and figures in psychology and their link to trends in contemporary psychology.
  6. Describe examples of relevant and practical applications of psychological principles to everyday life.
  7. Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  8. Interpret and explain basic psychological research
  9. Describe how individual and sociocultural differences can influence the applicability/generalizability of research findings and theories.
  10. Express ideas in written formats that reflect basic psychological concepts and principles.
  11. Interact effectively with others in interpersonal interactions