PSY114 - Introduction to Psychology II

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Subject Title
Introduction to Psychology II

Subject Description
Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, emotion, and cognition. This course is the second of the two-part Introduction to Psychology series. This module continues the course emphasis on psychological concepts, principles, and theories. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course ultimately allow students to successfully navigate personal, social, and professional life. Students are encouraged to draw from their own experience as the course progresses.

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

  • To appreciate the role of language in how we think, make decisions, and problem-solve
  • To understand and evaluate the psychological construct of intelligence
  • To appreciate life-span development in all of its stages
  • To gain a basic familiarity with the major theories of personality
  • To acquire an understanding of social processes, including behaviour, influence, and cognition
  • To identify the major psychological disorders and their etiology
  • To become familiar with the major treatment modalities
  • To understand stress and stress reactions with a particular focus on stress management and pro-health behaviours
  • To reframe information and concepts in ways which demonstrate comprehension
  • To apply knowledge gained from class to enhance thinking, relating and behavior in the world beyond the classroom 

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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.