PSY100 - Introduction to Psychology

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Subject Title
Introduction to Psychology

Subject Description
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour. Studying psychology can help us to expand and revise our understanding of our own and other people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. In this course, students will discover the foundations of psychological science, including basic research methods that are used in the field. Students will explore broad areas of study, such as the biological foundations of psychological processes, learning, memory, social influence, personality, and psychological disorders. Students will also apply psychological concepts and findings to life situations and social issues. 

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category.

Students who have taken PSY125, PSY204 or any other introductory psychology course cannot take PSY100 as a general education credit.

This is a prescribed course for the following programs: BHS, ECE, ESC, EVL, FHP, LAW, PND and RLS and will not count towards a general elective credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Compare scientific research methods that are used by psychologists to study mental processes and behaviour.
2. Describe the biological processes that underlie human behaviour and mental processes.
3. Apply the science of learning and memory to life situations.
4. Describe mental processes that regulate engagement with the social environment.
5. Analyze the effects of personality and social context on mental processes and behaviour. 
6. Discuss diagnosis criteria and treatments commonly used for psychological disorders.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.