Introduction to Psychology

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Welcome to Psychology 101!

Have a seat and make yourself comfortable, we are about to start class. Psychology 101 is a general psychology course adapted to an online training.

This online course represents a summary of the major theories, concepts, and treatment approaches in the field of psychology. Following the text will provide you with a strong basic understanding of the field of psychology. It won’t make you a psychologist, but it’s a great place to start.

Have fun, and happy learning!

This course includes the following units:

  • Unit 1: The History and Methods of Psychology
  • Unit 2: Neuroscience
  • Unit 3: Sensation and Perception
  • Unit 4: Learning and Memory
  • Unit 5: Development
  • Unit 6: Personality
  • Unit 7: Social Psychology
  • Unit 8: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Unit 9: Health and Stress Psychology
  • Unit 10: Psychopathology

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the general history of the field of psychology;
  • demonstrate familiarity with social science research methods;
  • understand the steps of the scientific method, how it applies to psychological research methodology, and the types of analysis common in psychological research;
  • explain the nature versus nurture argument and the current status of thinking regarding gene-environment interaction;
  • identify the major components of biological systems often studied in psychology; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the following subfields within psychology: sensation and perception, learning and memory, human development, social psychology, and clinical psychology/psychopathology.

 

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