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Introduction to Psychology

This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Psychology (common course-id PSY 110), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

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General Course Description: PSY 110

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology.

The Psychology FDRG recommends that colleges award credit for their course that is comparable to the C-ID PSY 110 descriptor when a student has received an AP Psychology score of 3 or higher.

Minimum Units: 3.0

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Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Advisories/Recommendations: English, one level below transfer (i.e., eligibility for English composition (C-ID ENGL 100)) and reading (a course with an existing skill of ability to read a college level text)

Pedagogical Approach

None

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research methods, core empirical findings, andhistoric trends in psychology.
    • Explain (including advantages and disadvantages) and compare major theoretical perspectives of psychology (e.g., behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, psychodynamic and socio-cultural);
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following nine general domains: (1) biological bases of behavior and mental processes, (2) sensation and perception, (3) learning and memory (4) cognition, consciousness, (5) individual differences, psychometrics/measurement, personality, (6) social processes (including those related to socio-cultural and international dimensions), (7) developmental changes in behavior and mental processes that occur across the lifespan, (8) psychological disorders, and (9) emotion and motivation;
    • Describe and demonstrate an understanding of applied areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, forensic, community, organizational, school, health);
    • Draw the distinction between scientific and non-scientific methods of understanding and analysis.
  • Recognize and understand the impact of diversity on psychological research, theory and application, including (but not limited to): age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, socio-economic status, disability, and sexual orientation.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal experience and social and organizational settings.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and information competence as applied to psychological topics.

Assessment

May include:

  • Exams
  • Quizzes
  • Written Assignments
  • Projects

Other Information

None

Course Resources

  • Introduction to Psychology -- 1st Canadian Edition
    Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major... More
  • Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Psychology (Open (Access) Textbook)
    This is a Wikibook that is continually being updated by a variety of authors.
  • Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Psychology (Open (Access) Textbook)
    This is a free, online textbook from Saylor Foundation. The Charles Stangor Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual... More
  • Introduction to Psychology: The Full NOBA Collection
    This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains more than 80 learning modules covering every... More
  • Psychology
    Psychology (Open (Access) Textbook)
    Psychology published by OpenStax College is an excellent free open textbook covering the scope and sequence of a one... More
  • Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Psychology (Open (Access) Textbook)
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  • Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Psychology (Open (Access) Textbook)
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