HSS-1005

General Psychology

Course Detail

Career
Undergraduate
Units
3.00
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Course Components
Lecture
Campus
Offering School
School of Humanities and Social Science

Description

This course provides a broad introduction to psychology – the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Basic terms, influential theories and research methods will be introduced. A wide spectrum of psychological phenomena and topics will be discussed: the nature and history of psychology, its biological foundation, sensation and perception, the brain and states of consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, social psychology, psychological development, personality, psychological disorders, counseling and psychotherapy, stress and anxiety, wellness psychology, self-esteem, morality, group processes, and organizational behavior. The main purpose of this course is to introduce the science of psychology to students, to broaden their views, to guide them to understand basic psychological phenomena and toward what path to follow should they develop a deep interest in Psychology.