Psychology

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

9-12

Materials

None

Duration

1 Semester

Credit Value

0.5

Prerequisites

None

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

Modules 1-6

Course Syllabus