2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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PSYC 1103 - General Psychology*

3 Credits
Focus on the scientific study of behavior and its development as a distinct field of study. A survey course which considers the brain, states of consciousness, motivation, emotion, stress, learning, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social psychology.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. (GEO 3)
2. Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation. (GEO 2)
3. Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes. (GEO 2, 3)
4. Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Write effectively utilizing the discipline-accepted APA format. (GEO 1, 3)
6. Recognize the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity. (GEO 3, 4)
7. Identify the mental processes that govern the student’s own behavior, and that of others. (GEO 3, 4)
8. Demonstrate effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement. (GEO 3, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: PSYC 1103



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