General Psychology

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001-004, 700, 701


Course Description:
A course designed to give the student an adequate foundation in the field of psychology, to provide an understanding of human behavior and to enable the student to adapt himself to his physical and social environment. This is the prerequisite course for all advanced courses in psychology. It is recommended that this course be pursued only after completion of one semester of college study.


Course Details


A grade of ā€œCā€ or higher is required to enter the ASDN program at Chipola.



Lennetta Loman-Greene

Rachel Rackard

Tameka Russ

Willie E. Spires

Kassandra Starrine

Linda Morales

Jessica Craven

Kristen Hinson



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Ettinger, R.H. and Willie E. Spires, Psychology for the Everyday Encounter (LooseLeaf). 8th ed. Redding: BVT, 2020. ISBN: 9781517807313


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify how the scientific method and research concepts are used in psychological research

Identify the unique personality attributes among individuals

Examine the fundamentals of psychological theories as they apply to the human condition

Compare the human and fiscal cost associated with psychological disorders

Identify how psychology impacts our lives in all interactions with others

SS-1, SS-3

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-4

SS-1, SS-4

Tests, Quizzes, Writing Assignments


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Students will read all assigned materials.

Students will attend and participate in class discussions.

Students will research and prepare oral reports on various psychological topics.

Faculty will prepare and deliver lectures on various psychological topics.

Faculty will avail themselves for office appointments for students to explore their progress in the course as needed.

Faculty will advise students to use the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab) for academic help when needed.


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