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Introduction to Psychology
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course introduces students to the scientific study of human and animal behaviour, with a particular emphasis on the individual as the unit of study rather than the group. Through discussion, the course text and clips from Universal Studio films, students survey key concepts, issues and research methods in the various sub-disciplines of psychology and relate these to contemporary life and culture. Topics include: physiological processes, motivation, learning, perception and sensation, memory and thinking, and social, developmental and abnormal psychology. Students learn to develop their critical thinking and analytical skills and learn to distinguish between the average layperson's notion of psychology and psychology as a science.
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:46 AM