This course is a broad introduction to the field of psychology. Students explore the key figures, diverse theoretical perspectives, and research findings that have shaped some of the major areas of contemporary psychology. This course will also review the research methods used to study the origins and diversity of human behavior. Other topics may be added or topics adjusted at the instructor’s discretion. Course will include lectures, homework, discussion, and two short papers. Students are responsible for material from lectures and readings.
• Demonstrate an understanding of psychology as a science.
• Demonstrate an understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and theories related to the core topics in the field.
• Apply psychological principles and concepts.
• Demonstrate the ability to think critically about psychological issues and topics.