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  • PSY/201 FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY (AXIA)<br />Print<br />COURSE DESCRIPTION<br />This course overviews the foundations of psychology as the field applies to everyday life. The physical and mental aspects of psychology are traced through lifespan development with emphasis on psychological health and wellness. Further study focuses on personality; thinking, learning and memory; motivation and emotions; and gender and sexuality. Based in various historical traditions, the course is set in the context of contemporary psychological principles.<br />WEEK 1 - TOPIC 1: A BRIEF HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY<br />Objectives<br />Describe the subfields of psychology.<br />Explain the five major perspectives in the field of psychology.<br />Identify research methods used by psychologists.<br />Identify major ethical issues in the field of psychology research.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Ch. 1 of Psychology and Your Life -  Introduction to Psychology.<br />WEB LINK:  The Field of Psychology – Interactive Tutorial<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 2 - TOPIC 1: THE BRAIN AND MIND<br />Objectives<br />Identify the structure and functions of the brain.<br />Describe sensation and perception.<br />Recognize behaviors associated with states of consciousness.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 7: The Brain in Ch. 2 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />READING:  Read Module 8: Sensing the World Around Us & Module 11: Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of the World in Ch. 3 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />READING:  Read Module 12: Sleep and Dreams & Module 13: Hypnosis and Meditation in Ch. 4 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Appendix A: Meditation Worksheet<br />WEB LINK:  Stages of Sleep<br />WEB LINK:  Structures of the Brain (Section 3)<br />WEB LINK:  Structures of the Brain (Section 5)<br />WEB LINK:  Consciousness – Interactive Tutorial<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 3 - TOPIC 1: LEARNING AND MEMORY<br />Objectives<br />Compare classical and operant conditioning.<br />Summarize cognitive approaches to learning.<br />Explain the three-system approach to memory.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Ch. 5 of Psychology and Your Life - Learning.<br />READING:  Read Ch. 6 of Psychology and Your Life - Thinking: Memory, Cognition, and Language.<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Appendix B: Tips for Creating a PowerPoint® Presentation<br />WEB LINK:  Learning with Change and Experience and Memory – Interactive Tutorial<br />WEB LINK:  Information Processing Model tutorial<br />WEB LINK:  Bandura's Bobo Doll Experiment Video<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Video Transcript for Bandura's Bobo Doll Experiment<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 4 - TOPIC 1: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION<br />Objectives<br />Compare different approaches to motivation.<br />Summarize the varieties of human needs.<br />Classify the range of emotions.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 22: Explaining Motivation, Module 23: Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring & Module 24: Understanding Emotional Experiences in Ch. 7 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />WEB LINK:  Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial<br />WEB LINK:  Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs<br />Assessment<br />QUIZ:  Midterm Exam<br />QUIZ RESULTS:  Midterm Exam Results<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 5 - TOPIC 1: LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT: INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD<br />Objectives<br />Contrast the influence of nature vs. nurture.<br />Outline the milestones of physical, social, and cognitive development during childhood.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 25: Nature, Nurture, and Prenatal Development & Module 26: Infancy and Childhood in Ch. 8 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Appendix C: Piaget Worksheet<br />WEB LINK:  Children's Social Status<br />Assessment<br />Please see instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 6 - TOPIC 1: LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT: ADULTHOOD<br />Objectives<br />Summarize the major transitions that characterize adolescence.<br />Explain social development in adulthood.<br />Identify the cognitive changes that occur in late adulthood.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 27: Adolescence: Becoming an Adult & Module 28: Adulthood in Ch. 8 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />WEB LINK:  Aging and Changes in Physical Appearance<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 7 - TOPIC 1: PERSONALITY AND INTELLIGENCE<br />Objectives<br />Compare approaches to personality.<br />Explain behavioral assessments.<br />Summarize the theories of intelligence.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 30: Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, and Humanistic Approaches to Personality, Module 31: Accessing Personality: Determining What Makes us Distinctive, & Module 32: Intelligence in Ch. 9 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Online Personality Assessment<br />SUPPLEMENT:  IQ Test Labs Web site<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 8 - TOPIC 1: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS<br />Objectives<br />Describe perspectives on normal vs. abnormal behavior.<br />Identify the major classifications of psychological disorders.<br />Explain treatment approaches for psychological disorders.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 33: Normal Verses Abnormal: Making the Distinction & Module 34: The Major Psychological Disorders in Ch. 10 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />READING:  Read Module 36: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment & Module 37: Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment in Ch. 11 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />SUPPLEMENT:  Appendix D: Psychotherapy Matrix<br />WEB LINK:  Mental Disorders: Causes, Nature, and Treatment – Interactive Tutorial<br />Assessment<br />Please see the instructor's syllabus for details on assignments.<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />WEEK 9 - TOPIC 1: PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS<br />Objectives<br />Explain social cognition.<br />Determine ways to reduce discrimination.<br />Compare the concepts of like and love.<br />Describe how people cope with stress.<br />Materials<br />READING:  Read Module 33: Normal Verses Abnormal: Making the Distinction & Module 34: The Major Psychological Disorders in Ch. 10 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />READING:  Read Module 36: Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment & Module 37: Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment in Ch. 11 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />READING:  Read Module 42: Positive and Negative Social Behavior in Ch. 12 of Psychology and Your Life.<br />WEB LINK:  Prejudice and Discrimination Tutorial<br />Assessment<br />QUIZ:  Final Exam<br />QUIZ RESULTS:  Final Exam Results<br />Participation/Discussion Questions<br />