Psychology is defined as the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. While most people think psychology is primarily about clinical issues such as psychological disorders, this makes up only a small part of the field.
This course will be a broad introduction of psychological terms, facts and principles designed to aid you in understanding individual behavior. Behavior is analyzed and interpreted through a survey of the various areas of psychology, including, but not limited to: brain and behavior, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, intelligence, personality, principles of learning, disorders and breakdown.
One of the best aspects of Psychology is that the student is the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations that allow the student to experience the topic under study. Hopefully, by the end of this course, students will have improved their ability to be introspective and empathetic. To aid in this endeavor, students will keep a journal throughout the year.