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Introductory Psychology (PSY 1010)

Term: 2021 Fall

Faculty

Dan Kleber

Office Hours by appointment.

Description

This course will present a broad array of topics studied in the field of psychology. Major theorist?s attempts to explain what makes human beings ?tick? are studied and critiqued and the contradictions of their theories are highlighted. The interactions of the body and the psyche will be explored, as well as motivation, sexuality, and abnormal behavior. Students will be asked to participate in an interactive class, to look critically at the assumptions that underlie many theories in psychology and draw conclusions as to their validity. Because one of the aims of the college is to prepare health professionals for evidence-based practice, research skills are introduced (or reinforced) in this course. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts from a broad array of psychological fields; apply, analyze, and synthesize concepts studied; will use a variety of tools to locate current and reliable research data; will evaluate the validity o