This course provides an overview of basic psychological principles that underlie human behavior and reactions to everyday life. Students are provided an opportunity to apply critical- thinking skills to psychological problems and issues. The basic tenets of psychology are presented from a historical perspective, with attention to research-based behavioral science.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course will appear as PSY/103T on your University of Phoenix transcript.
Topics and Objectives
Introduction to Psychology
- Describe the development of the discipline of psychology.
- Compare research methods used to examine psychological phenomena.
- Explain biological influences on the human brain.
Awareness and Learning
- Identify the processes related to sensing and perceiving information from the environment.
- Describe factors that influence states of human consciousness.
- Distinguish between different types of learning.
Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking
- Describe influences on memory functions.
- Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior.
- Evaluate major theories of emotion.
- Summarize the relationships between thinking, intelligence, and creativity.
Development: Physical and Self
- Describe influences on physical and cognitive development.
- Explain theories of social, moral, and personality development.
- Compare personality theories.
Psychological Health and the Social Context
- Explain the role of biological influences on physical and mental health.
- Evaluate the role of various therapies in treating maladaptive behavior or mental illness.
- Identify social influences on human thought, feelings, and behavior.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.