Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: VI a Social Studies (a) Individuals and Groups
|Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding||Lilienfeld, Lynn, Nami, and Woolf||Pearson|
Course Objectives: It is my personal goal to help you understand the biological underpinnings and environmental experiences that explain the variance you witness in behavior and therefore help you become more sensitive to the human experience.
Course Content: During our time together we will use scientific research to help us understand behavior. The first two lectures are devoted to the methods scientist use to gather information about the topics that we will discuss during the rest of the semester. These topics include the role of genetics and the environment on individual differences in behavior, human development, psychological disorders, personality, learning, and memory to name a few.
Method of Presentation: Lecture with some discussion
Method of Evaluation: There are four quizzes and a final exam