PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology
3 Semester Units
Introduction to Psychology introduces the methods and findings of contemporary psychology. Emphasizing the need for scientific and critical thinking, topics include a survey of biology and behavior, sensory process, human development, perception, learning and motivation. Emotion, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social interaction are also examined to provide students with a solid understanding of the facts, principles, and theories which make up the field of psychology.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define psychology.
- Review brain function and explain how it affects behavior.
- Discuss learning and memory.
- Summarize growth and development principals.