Concepts of Psychology

This course introduces psychology as a basic and applied science. Students will investigate the scope of the field and explore physiological, psychological, social, and cognitive influences on behavior.

The course is taught from the perspective of providing insight into behavior and exploring skills which make practical application of this knowledge. Systematic study is stressed, and students explore the differences between psychology as a basic and applied science.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the readings and discussions through tests, projects, field trips, classroom interaction, and observation of the world around them.

(Offered alternating years, not available in 2020-2021)