Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the inner workings of humankind's most complex organ: the brain. Designed as a tour through the realm of psychology, we'll explore the underlying mental functions and behaviors that govern how we sense, feel, learn, remember, and process language. You'll also learn how the mind develops as it ages, and the effects of nature versus nurture. Finally, you'll learn about psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. By the end of this course you'll have a greater appreciation and understanding of how your own mind works. This is a single semester course.

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ONE SEMESTER COURSE

Unit 1: Intro to Psychology and Research

  • Perspectives in Psychology
  • Psychological Research
  • Statistics and Ethics

Unit 2: Biology of Behavior

  • Nervous System and Neurons
  • The Human Brain
  • Brain Research

Unit 3: Human Development

  • Pregnancy and Infancy
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence and Adulthood

Unit 4: Sensation and Perception

  • Sensation
  • Perception
  • Illusions

Unit 5: Consciousness

  • Sleep and Dreams
  • Hypnosis and Meditation
  • Drugs

Unit 6: Learning

  • Classical Conditioning
  • Operant Conditioning and Modeling

Unit 7: Cognition

  • Thinking
  • Language and Creativity

Unit 8: Memory

  • Memory Functions
  • Forgetting
  • Improving Memory

Unit 9: Motivation and Emotion

  • Motivation
  • Hunger and Eating
  • Emotion

Unit 10: Stress and Health Unit

  • Stress
  • Coping
  • Health

Unit 11: Personality Unit

  • Psychoanalytic Theories
  • Other Theories
  • Testing

Unit 12: Social Psychology

  • Social influence
  • Aggression
  • Altruism and Love

Unit 13: Psychological Disorders

  • Diagnosis
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Other Disorders

Unit 14: Treatment

  • Therapy Part 1
  • Therapy Part 2
  • Biomedical and Preventative

Unit 15: Careers in Psychology

  • Careers in Psychology