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Course Description

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

Course 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.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

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.
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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Apr 28, 2020 to Jun 01, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jun 02, 2020 to Jul 06, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jul 07, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 11, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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