Course Details

Title Introducing Psychology
Field of Study Social science
Professor Allison Buller (abuller@bridgeport.edu)
Type Academic course
Delivery Type Online Track (100% online course): Pre-recorded
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule N/A Recorded
Course code PAD1055
Course number 18024

This course introduces students to the concepts, methods, and principles of the scientific study of human psychology. It provides an overview of the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social bases of thought and behavior, the development of fundamental psychological processes, and the nature and treatment of psychological disorders. The course is intended to familiarize students with the most prominent theories and theorists, methodologies, and empirical findings in the field of psychological science. Historical and current research will be discussed. This course will also attempt to enhance the ability of students to think clearly and critically about psychological issues, but does not attempt to teach students how to do psychological therapy.

  • Recognize and explain the scientific method and evaluate scientific information
  • Discriminate between reliable and less reliable information in your decision-making
  • Understand that behavior, thoughts, and emotions are shaped by heredity, immediate environment, and culture.
  • Understand that people’s experience of the world is subjective.

Textbook – Psychology, 10th (10e) Edition by David Myers

The instructor will provide all course materials in advance.

Lesson Plan
Class 1: The process and method of thinking critically
Class 2: Neuroscience- Biology of the mind
Class 3: Consciousness and Sleep
Class 4: Nature versus Nurture in Human Development
Class 5: Human Growth and Developing through the lifespan
Class 6: Sensation and Perception of the living world
Class 7: How we learn and methods for improving learning
Class 8: Memory: Short term memory, Long term memory and problems with memory
Class 9: Language and cognition
Class 10: The variable types of intelligence
Class 11: Abnormal psychology & Diagnosis
Class 12: Motivation and sleep
Class 13: Health psychology and wellness
Class 14: Gender and psychology of sexuality
Class 15: Careers in Psychology
Last Updated April 16, 2021
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