Course Code: PSY2012
Credit Hours: 3
Effective beginning: 2021-22
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.
A grade of “C” or higher is required to enter the ASDN program at Chipola.
Rachel Rackard, M.D.
Kassandra Starrine, M.S.
Tameka Russ, Ed.D.
Sarah Gambill, M.S.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Ettinger, R.H. and Willie E. Spires, Psychology for the Everyday Encounter (LooseLeaf). 8th ed. Redding: BVT, 2020. ISBN: 9781517807313
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
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 student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment 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-4
SS-1, SS-3, SS-4
|Tests, Quizzes, Writing Assignments|
- Read all assigned materials.
- Attend and participate in class discussions.
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
- Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions.
Note: Online and Distance Learning Courses will not contain the oral component.
Chapters are as follows:
- Defining the Science of Psychology
- The Application of the Scientific Method
- Altered States of Consciousness
- Principles of Learning and Behavior
- Developmental Psychology: Conception through Childhood
- Developmental Psychology: Adolescence to the End of Life
- Human Intelligence
- Cognition: Thinking and Language
- Sensation and Perception
- Exploring Human Memory
- Emotion, Stress, and Coping Strategies
- Personality: Theories and Assessment
- The Biology of Behavior
- Abnormal Psychology
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Social Psychology
College-wide policies and resources
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