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PSYC1200 – General Psychology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 9. This is a comprehensive introductory overview of psychology that studies human behavior and mental processes. Topics include research methods, the history of psychology, theories of human behavior, the physiological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, behavioral learning, memory, problem solving, language development, personality theory, intelligence, the influence of groups on the behavior of individuals and altered states of consciousness such as sleep and dreams.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Explain the historical development of our present definition of psychology.
  2. Describe three research methods and how they are used to shed light on human behaviors.
  3. Apply the theories of human behavior to explain a behavioral problem from several different viewpoints.
  4. Explain behavioral learning.
  5. Explore the biological basis for behavior.
  6. Contrast sensation and perception.
  7. Examine methods used by cognitive psychologists in exploring the development of language, problem solving and intelligence.
  8. Identify the effects of the groups on the behavior of individuals.
  9. Contrast how abnormal behavior might be explained and treated by different schools of psychology.
  10. Assess personal values regarding the use of psychological diagnostic labels.
  11. Analyze the ethical nature of psychological experimentation on animals and people.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of legal rights of individuals with mental health disorders.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • (9) Ethical and Civic Responsibility

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