Introduction to Psychology
Stephen Odom, MS, MFT
Introductory aspects of psychology: Includes fields of psychology, biological psychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, language, thought and intelligence, motivation and emotion, human development, personality, abnormal behavior and therapy, human sexuality, social and applied psychology
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, students will have:
- A general understanding of a broad range of psychological concepts and theories from historical to modern times.
- An increasing awareness of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes of psychology as applied today to a new generation of humans.
Each week will have a unique portfolio of video lectures. Follow the links below to access each weeks lectures. Live class discussions will focus on clarification of the week’s reading and lecture material so pace your lecture viewing appropriately.
Psychology in The New Millennium (8th Edition). Spencer A. Rathus. Thomson-Wadsworth, 2002
ONLINE CLASS DISCUSSIONS
Class will meet for one hour in the “HPTI webconferencing room” via internet once each week.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Students are expected to adhere to the following:
Each student will be expected to meet the minimum competencies as outlined by the instructor.
READ THE ASSIGNMENTS AND WATCH THE LECTURES prior to class. You will learn more when you have read watched the material and are able to participate in class discussions”
USE APPROVED INTERNET resources in order to complete your oral/written presentation.
PARTICIPATE in class discussions, exercises and group project assignments.
INVOLVEMENT: Participate in small group discussions or projects, if assigned.
WRITE & PRESENT PROFESSIONALLY: University standard levels for written work, including APA References will be expected from the students.