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Psychology

Why do we study psychology?

  It is interesting

  It happens all around us

  It helps us understand ourselves and others


Emphasis of the classes:

Scientifically studying human and animal behaviors and thought processes

Analysis and application of the six modern approaches to psychology (biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, cross-cultural)  

Psychology 1 emphasizes major learning, personality, and psychopathologic ideas, theories, and theorists.

Psychology 2 emphasizes therapy, social psychology, sensation & perception, consciousness, and development.

Current research will be presented to highlight current and ongoing happenings in psychology.


Approximate Grade Breakdown

60% Daily Activities and Assignments

40% Tests & Quizzes


Textbook: Thinking About Psychology (3rd edition)


Psychology 1 Outline

Unit 1  Introduction to Psychology 

modules 1, 2, 3

Unit Test September 8/11


Unit 2  Learning and Memory 

modules 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

Unit Test October 13/16


Unit 3  Thinking and Personality

modules 24, 25, 28, 29

Unit Test November 14/15


Unit 4  Disorders and Stress 

modules 30, 31, 32, 35, 36

Unit Test is part of the Semester Exam


Psychology 2 Outline

Unit 5  

Sensation, Perception, Consciousness (modules 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Unit 6  

Brain, Body, Developmental Psychology (modules 4, 5, 11, 12, 13)

Unit 7  

Social Psychology & Nature  (modules 18, 19, 20, 21)

Unit 8  

Motivation, Emotion & Treatment (modules 26, 27, 33, 34)

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