The course is an overview of the field of psychology and is equivalent to an introduction to psychology at the college level. Students will be introduced to the systematic, academic, and scientific study of behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals.
The students are exposed to psychological studies, principles and theories upon which the course is based. Psychology is divided in to several sub-fields. Students are exposed to these sub-fields and the related relevant studies. In addition, students learn about the ethics of research and the science and practice of psychology.
Topics include History and Approaches, Research Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, Social Psychology.