PSY100 - Introduction to Psychology

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Subject Title
Introduction to Psychology

Subject Description
The discipline of Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It is concerned with the observation behaviour of an individual and its relationship to unseen mental and physical processes, as well as of external events. Introduction to Psychology will provide a framework within which the student can begin to explore the human personality.

Co-requisite: EAC149 or equivalent.

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

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

1. Appreciate psychology as a true science.

2. Describe the major theories of psychology.

3. Analyze and evaluate personal behaviour and demonstrate a greater sensitivity to the behaviour of others.

4. Discuss the psychological factors behind group behaviour.

5. Explain the social processes of conformity and obedience.

6. Explain the relationship between biology and behaviour.

7. Describe the different stages of human development.

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