|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Social Sciences | | |PSY/211 Version 2 | | |Essentials of Psychology |
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This course overviews the foundations of psychology as the field applies to everyday life. The physical and mental aspects of psychology are traced through lifespan development with emphasis on psychological health and wellness. Further study focuses on personality; thinking, learning and memory; motivation and emotions; and gender and sexuality. Based in various historical traditions, the course is set in the context of contemporary psychological principles.
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Feldman, R. S. (2010) Psychology and your life. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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|Week One: A Brief History of Psychology | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe the major perspectives in the field of psychology. | | | | |Identify research methods used by psychologists. | | | | |Identify major ethical issues in the field of psychology research. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1 of Psychology and Your Life. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Week 1 |4 | |Activities and Preparation |Watch The Field of Psychology – Interactive Tutorial located at the following link: | | | | |http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_94123_psych_axia/lesson_01/select.htm | | | |Individual |Complete the Introduction to Psychology Worksheet located on the student web page. Post |Week 1 |8 | |Introduction to Psychology |assignment to Assignments Section link. |5:59 pm CST | | |Worksheet |...
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