Course Description

The purpose of this course is to investigate why human beings think and act the way they do. This is an introductory course and will broadly cover several areas. Students will be expected to expand and go further into the topics. Theories and current research will be presented for the student to critically evaluate and understand. Each unit will present the terminology, theories and research that are critical to the understanding of the topic. Assignments and assessments will be included as well as tutorials and interactive drills.

Course Requirements

Grade Level





1 Semester



Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Major Concepts

  • Origins of Psychology
  • Stages of Human Development
  • Complexity of Body Concepts
  • Memory Systems
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Language, Emotions, and Motivation
  • Contributions of Psychologists
  • Human Personality Traits
  • How Stress Affects Health
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Groups’ Influence on Individual Behavior
  • How Attitudes Affect Behavior