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PSY 1700 Intro to Psychology

Course Description: PSY 1700 Introduction to Psychology is a survey of the fundamental principles of psychology including development, motivation, emotion, learning, thinking, personality, and social relationships. There is an emphasis on personal growth.

Textbook: Psychology Essentials 2; Santrock, J. W. McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisites: None

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Major methods used to study human behavior and mental processes
  • Biological and psychological bases of behavior
  • Major psychological approaches
  • Major theories of social, emotional, cognitive and personality development
  • Research methods, strengths and weaknesses
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Developmental, human
  • History of psychology

Suggested Emphases:

  • Application of psychological theories to one's life
  • Understanding of one's own development and personality
  • Writing skills expected of a professionally employed adult

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