Introduction to Psychology

3 Unit(s)

This course provides a basic introduction to the field of human psychology. Students will explore systems theory as it applies to individuals, families, and organizations; basic methods of psychological research; motivation; learning and memory; sensation and perception; basic topics in neuroscience; and social psychology. Students will learn how to use research-validated tools to create more effective and satisfying relationships, in both personal and professional settings. The course also covers how psychology can elaborate and deepen the understanding of cultural diversity, human biology, and lifespan development. The class concludes by applying psychological principles to career goals.