The Science of Thought and Behavior
Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
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There are no prerequisites, but we encourage curiosity about human nature.
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Students will be able to:
identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts.
identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them.
evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.