PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F2KK 2009 HA
Naughton, Nathaniel B.
CAGS- Cambridge CollegeMA- Salem State CollegeBA- University of Massachusetts
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Fall 2, 2009 (10/20-12/10)
5:30 - 8:30 PM
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This course surveys the diverse range of areas in the discipline of psychology. We will begin with a brief history of the discipline and examine the keystone of psychology - scientific/ critical thinking and the scientific method. The first half of the term we will explore psychological principles in neuroscience, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, and thinking. The second half of the term will address motivation, emotion, intelligence, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, social psychology, and development.
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