PSYC101 - Introduction to Psychology
Course Code: PSYC101 Course ID: 3734 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
The course introduces students to the art and science of Psychology. Course emphasis is on applying the "science of human behavior" to a variety of settings: vocational, personal, academic, and clinical. Course content introduces the history of psychology, major theories of personality and learning, current research and developmental issues. The course has a holistic approach and integrates the biological basis of behavior, social factors, learning and the unique coping styles of the individual to understand human behavior.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
- Students will be able to identify and define the key tenets and theories in the field of psychology (perceptual, cognitive, developmental, abnormal, social, and health).
- Students will be able to apply basic psychological principles and theoretical concepts to their daily life, work, and relationships.
- Students will be able to describe how human behavior and mental processes are affected by culture and social situations and roles.
- Students will be able to apply the scientific method and research methodology to critique a simple psychological experiment.
- Students will be able to identify the main symptoms and treatments for common psychological disorders.
- Students will be able to describe the findings of major/critical psychological experiments and theorists in the field of psychology.
- Students will be able to summarize the mind/body connection as it relates to psychological concepts.
Participation on five weekly Discussions is required. General discussion posting requirements and topic-specific instructions are located on each discussion.
Starting in Week 3 and continuing through Week 4, students collect data for their sleep journal. Due in Week 5 is the Sleep Journal and Reflection Paper. Due in Week 7 is the Prosocial Behavior Assignment.
The course Final exam is open-book and consists of short essay questions that cover all course material.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.