PSYCH 114 - Honors Introduction to Psychology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 111, 112, or 115.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
LSA Honors Students.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Non-honors students must obtain permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology. Students in PSYCH 114 are required to spend three hours outside of class participating as subjects in research projects.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to introduce Honors students to contemporary psychology. At the end of this class, the student should realize that psychological research addresses a wide range of issues, and that the methods used to study these issues are equally numerous. In order to achieve these objectives, we will cover a broad range of topics:

Part 1 is a general introduction to psychology (definitions, history, methods).

In Part 2, we will look at psychology on four levels of analysis, namely

  1. on a biological level (brain, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary psychology),
  2. a "basic processes" level (perception, learning, memory, information processing, motivation, emotion),
  3. on a level considering the person as a whole (development, personality theories, psychopathology, treatment of mental disorders), and
  4. on a "social / cultural" level, which focuses on understanding the individual in a social / cultural context (social cognition, social influence, social interaction: intra and inter group processes.).

In Part 3, we will study one specific problem, namely stress in college, and how psychologists study this problem on a biological level (stress and health, sleep, eating behavior), on a basic process level, on a person-centered level (are there personal styles that might make coping with stress easier?), and on a social level (how does social support influence our adjustment to stress?).

Required text: Gleitman H., Fridlund AJ, & Reisberg D., Psychology. W.W. Norton Company. 2004, 6th edition. A course pack will be available from Dollar Bill Copying.

PSYCH 114 - Honors Introduction to Psychology
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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