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PSYCH 201 - Introductory Psychology

Credits: 4
Lecture Contact Hours: 4
Description: Principles of human thought and action with emphasis on individuals in their environment; individual differences in intelligence and personality; effects of heredity and environment on the organism; and the nervous system, perception, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion and social relationships will be explored.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: Successful completion of courses in Biology and Social Science at the 100 level.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Evaluate psychological studies with a research methodology approach.
  2. Apply statistical reasoning and concepts to psychological research.
  3. Explain the structures and the functions of brain anatomy.
  4. Analyze the influences of nature and nurture on behavior and mental processes.
  5. Compare the biological, cognitive and social changes across the life-span.
  6. Examine the major conceptual and theoretical orientation in social psychology.
  7. Apply the major concepts and theoretical approaches to learning.
  8. Classify common psychological disorders.
  9. Explain the major processes involved in human memory.
  10. Summarize different states of consciousness and their impact on behavior and mental processes.
  11. Apply emotions, stress and health models to everyday human behaviors and mental processes.
  12. Compare theoretical orientations in the study of personality.

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