Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. General Psychology (PSYC 100) provides an overview of different perspectives held by psychologists. Major topics include research methods, learning theory, neuropsychology, memory, consciousness, and motivation. General Psychology is a prerequisite for many 200-level courses.
Psychology Program Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to articulate the main theories in psychology, and apply these theories as explanations for behavior and mental processes.
Students will be able to interpret and analyze data from scholarly and popular sources, fostering critical thinking and enabling the ability to use relevant data for decision-making and forming written and verbal arguments.
Students will demonstrate understanding that behavior and mental processes have multiple causes, including the influence of culture.
Students will transfer knowledge of psychological phenomena to personal applications in their lives.
Students communicate what they have learned using terminology and style appropriate for the behavioral and social sciences.
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