PSYC 1000 - General Psychology
This course is intended for students who wish to learn the basics of the discipline of psychology. If offers a contemporary view of the human organism through the study of topics concerned with growth and development, motivation, behavior disorders, emotion and adjustment, learning and thinking, perception, individual differences, and social adjustments.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Comments: This course also satisfies the Human Culture requirement at UW.
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1010
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PSYC 1000 General Psychology, the student will:
- apply psychological principles to facilitate positive change in personal, social, or organizational behavior.
- analyze the central concepts and major theories of psychology.
- identify the contributions of the scientific method and the influence of philosophy on the discipline of psychology.
- outline the major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- describe the major contributions of theorists and researchers who have been significant in the development of the discipline of psychology.
- differentiate the major methods of research used in psychology.
- compare the assumptions, methods, and choice of problems of psychology with those of other disciplines.
- generate novel insights about the psychology of humans and nonhumans.
- evaluate psychological science as a means of understanding behavior and mental processes.
- determine the quality, objectivity, and credibility of scientific evidence in drawing conclusions and in practice.
Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
Examine the applicability of psychological principles and empirical findings to personal, social, and organizational issues.
Summarize the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends in psychology.
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