Course Details

Title Introduction to Psychology (Pre-recorded)
Field of Study Social science
Professor Allison Buller (abuller@bridgeport.edu)
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule Session A
Course code PAD1055
Course number 18536
Description

This course introduces students to the concepts, methods, and principles of the scientific study of human psychology. It provides an overview of the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social bases of thought and behavior, the development of fundamental psychological processes, and the nature and treatment of psychological disorders. The course is intended to familiarize students with the most prominent theories and theorists, methodologies, and empirical findings in the field of psychological science. Historical and current research will be discussed. This course will also attempt to enhance the ability of students to think clearly and critically about psychological issues, but does not attempt to teach students how to do psychological therapy.

Objective

•Recognize and explain the scientific method and evaluate scientific information
•Discriminate between reliable and less reliable information in your decision-making
•Understand that behavior, thoughts, and emotions are shaped by heredity, immediate environment, and culture.
•Understand that people’s experience of the world is subjective.

Preparations

*Pre-Knowledge: N/A- This course is an introductory course
*Textbook/Materials: Textbook – Psychology, 10th (10e) Edition by David Myers
The instructor will provide all course materials in advance.

Materials
Evaluation
Attendance
5%
Final
22%
Midterm
25%
Quiz
20%
Lesson Plan
Class 1: The History of Psychology
Class 2: The process of method of thinking Critically
Class 3: Biology of the mind- Neuroscience of the mind
Class 4: Consciousness and Sleep behavior
Class 5: Nature, versus Nurture in human development /Midterm Exam
Class 6: Sensation and Perception
Class 7: How we Learn and methods for improving learning
Class 8: Abnormal Psychology
Class 9: The purpose of sleep & Motivation for behavior
Class 10: The variable types of Intelligence/Final Exam
Last Updated October 14, 2020
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