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Fall 2012
Psychology 101 C 3 unitsSyllabus General Psychology[pic]

Professor: Susan Johnson
Office: Humanities 224 Phone: 714.484.7020 Email: sjohnson@cypresscollege.edu Hours: Mon night 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Mon. thru Thurs 8:35 am -9:05 am and 1:35pm – 2:05pm

Required Text:
Psychology Around Us: Cypress College Edition. ISBN: 9781118456637 Ronald Comer (Princeton University), Elizabeth Gould (Princeton University), Wiley Publishing Company, 2012.

Cypress College Bookstore online: www.cypresscollegebookstore.com.

Course Description

This course is a scientific consideration of the psychological foundations of behavior. It will investigate psychological development, motivation, sensation, perception, learning, thinking, language, psychological measurement, and principles of mental illness and mental health.

Course Objectives

If you successfully complete this course you will be able to: 1. Apply the scientific method to psychological research, describing and analyzing basic research techniques used in psychology. 2. Examine and evaluate both theoretical and empirical (applied) information in psychology. 3. Evaluate critically the various perspectives and schools of thought in psychology and the major theories and principles associated with each. These include Neuroscientific Perspectives, Cognitive Perspectives, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Humanistic Psychology. 4. Identify and explain the various occupations involving psychology directly or indirectly, including occupations in both the clinical and research areas.

Student Learning Outcomes
The Psychology 101 General Psychology student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association’s guidelines which describe what a student having a BA in psychology ought to know and be able to do as a consequence of his or her coursework. Upon completion of General Psychology, the student should be...
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