Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

PSY 150 General Psychology

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

Pre-requisite(s): DRE 097  or ENG 002  
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the various theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  2. Demonstrate the principles of experimental design.
  3. Relate the functioning of the nervous system to human behavioral patterns, both normal and abnormal.
  4. Use the principles of the learning/behavioral paradigms to explain human behavior.
  5. Critique the theoretical explanations regarding the development of personality.
  6. Distinguish the factors contributing to normal and abnormal behavior.