Psychology A (05020252)

Psychology A (05020252)


1.0 Credit; Unweighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11, 12

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major sub fields within psychology. The topics covered include development, biological basis for behavior, sensation and perception, cognition (learning, memory and intelligence), states of consciousness, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and emotion and motivation (sports psychology). Students also learn about the methods  employed by psychologists studying behavior. Experiments, surveys, opinion papers, simulations, and creative illustrations are examples of techniques to be used to facilitate learning.