Psychology is a fascinating scientific field that tries to understand who we are and why we behave as we do. This course is designed to introduce you to many of the major topics and theories of psychology. It will look at both historical perspectives and current research. I will focus on applying psychology to various aspects of your everyday life. It is my aim to develop in you the ability to think critically about human behavior and to perceive issues through a psychological perspective.
Specifically the learning objectives are that students should be able to:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of major facts and theories from the various domains of psychology.
- Apply this knowledge to events and situations in their everyday lives.
- Combine and synthesize this knowledge to draw conclusions and to critically analyze information.