COURSE TITLE:PSY 201INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl McGill
CREDIT HOURS:3.0PHONE NUMBER:661-8361
ROOM AND TIME:To be announcedOFFICE:Room 5216
OFFICE HOURS:To be posted on office door E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a college transfer course in which the following topics are presented: methods used in scientific study of behavior, introduction to the basic theories and concepts in the science behavior, biological aspects of behavior, perception, motivation/emotion, learning, memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior and social psychology.
To provide each student with that information needed to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the major issues and idea in the field of psychology.
To help each student learn how to analyze critically the major issues and ideas in the field of psychology.
To encourage each student to explore ideas n the field of psychology he/she finds interesting and/or relevant to their own life-situation.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Define psychology and explain how it differs from other social science disciplines.
List and summarize the essential differences between the major historical “schools” of psychology.
Differentiate between psychology and psychiatry.
List and explain the major specialties within the field of psychology.
Illustrate and explain the major research methods used in psychology, focusing especially on the naturalistic-observation-method, the experimental method, and the correlational method and methods of science.
Illustrate the concept of statistical significance and measures of central tendency.
Identify the structures and functions of a neuron.
Describe action potential.
Explain the neural transmission process.
Identify neurotransmitters and explain their functions and their relationship to disorders.
Outline the divisions of the