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APSS 222 Introduction to Psychology

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9.00


Anonymous shared this review at 1:20pm 17 December 2015
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  • Language: English
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8.00

Course Description
1. The Dimensions of Psychology
- Aspects of Psychology
- A Brief History of Psychology
- Value and Contributions of Psychology to Human Life
2. The Neuro-biological Foundations of Psychology
- Central Core and Limbic System
- Endocrine System
- Genetic Influence on Behaviour
3. Variations in Consciousness
- Sleep and Dreams
- Consciousness and Drugs
4. Sensation and Perception
- Sensory Processes
- Principles of Perceptual Organization
- Perceptual Constancy and Development
5. Learning
- Classical Conditioning
- Operant Conditioning
- Social and Cognitive Approaches to Learning
6. Memory
- Memory Processes from Sensory Input to Long-term Memory
- Improving Memory
- Constructive Memory
7. Intelligence, Cognition and Language
- Intelligence: Classical and Contemporary theories
- Forming Concepts and Solving Problems
- Development of Language, Reason and Thought
8. The Dynamics of Motivation and Emotion
- Theories of Motivation and Emotion
- Hunger, Obesity and Anorexia
- Sexual Behaviour
9. Perspectives of Human Development
- Cognitive Development
- Social and Personality Development
- Emotional Development
- Moral Development
10. Social Influence and Human Behaviours
- Perceiving Others and Attribution
- Attitudes and Behaviour
- Interpersonal Attraction
- Social and Group Influences
11. Brief Overview of Personality Theories, Research and Assessment
12. Key Issues of Health, Stress and Coping
- Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning and Physical Health
- Factors Moderating the Impact of Stress
- Reactions to Illness
13. Psychological Disorders – Diagnosis & Treatment
- Brief Overview of Abnormal Behaviour: Myths, Realties and
Controversies
- Culture and Psychopathology
- Elements of the Treatment Processes
- Current Trends and Issues in Treatment 
Assessment
Quizzes (MC) 40%    
Written Assignments 40%    
Class Participation 20% 
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Anonymous shared this review at 10:12pm 3 January 2016
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  • Language: English
Rating:

10.00

Course Description
Some biology things
Assessment
Writing, Quiz
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