PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S1J 2007 PV
Miller, Tamara D.
Adjunct Faculty, Social Sciences
A.A. LongviewB.A. University of Missouri Kansas CityM.A. Central Missouri State University
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January 15, 2007 - March 5, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
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Introductions, Ice breakers, history of psychology, the study of psychology, nueroscience
Nature v. Nurture, theories of development, our senses, perceptions
Read Chapters 1-6
Dreams, hypnosis, and other altered states of reality,
How do we learn?
Exam One Chapters 1-6
Learning theories, memory and forgetting
Read Chapters 7-12 by tonight
Language acquisition, Intelligence, what does it mean? Motivation and the Psychology of Sex
Emotions, stress and your health
Exam Two Chapters 7 - 12
Personality development, disorders and therapies
Core Assessment Project Due
Read Chapters 13 - 18 by tonight
Final Exam Chapters 13 - 18
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