Psychology Course - Pscychology A & B Information
PSYCHOLOGY A & B: CP – TWO CREDITS - Length of course: One Semester
Grade level: 12
Prerequisite: A passing grade on previous social studies courses.
Survey Course Goals: Acquisition & Application of Information. To gain insight into various schools of psychological thought, this senior college course relates to how people think and act, a study of human behaviors based upon the influences of nature & nurture. Emphasis is placed on learning basic concepts and terminology for future study and assorted applications toward self-improvement / self-actualization. The course is designed to offer a comprehensive survey of Psychology for future application and reinforcement designed to help all students focus on an understanding of the "self."
To gain insight into various schools of psychological thought, this introductory course relates to how individuals think and act. The primary goal is the acquisition of information for application of concepts toward personal improvement and enriched living through a study of human/animal behavior and mental processes. Early emphasis is placed on such topics as: The History of Psychology, Methodologies, Human Developmental Stages, Love and Loss, Body-Brain Functions, States of Consciousness, Sensation and Perception, Principles of Learning, Memory and Problem-Solving.
Students will also explore assorted Learning Styles, the Thinking Processes, Motivation and Emotion, Theories of Intelligence and Personality, and coping with Stress, mental Disorders and Treatments. Potential guest speakers may enhance our understanding of Psychological studies. This course is a comprehensive survey of Psychology for future application and reinforcement; it is designed to help all students focus on an understanding of the "self" and to gain a better understanding of strategies for healthy living in a world of diverse behavioral challenges.
Text: "Understanding Psychology" - Kassachau, Glencoe, McGraw-Hill, 2001
KNOW THYSELF! (see PDF below)
Thematic Formula I: B + B = B
Biology + Beliefs = Behavior
(Nature vs. Nurture) - Consider the RULE of 4 (Cause & Effect)
Thematic Formula II: A x 3 = Success
Adopt, Adapt & Apply
(Attitude is Key!) - Consider the 4 WINDOW Panes (Compare & Contrast)
Textbook Assignments: SEE RELATED FILES BELOW (Under continual Re-construction)
(See also: Journal Entries and Alternative Assignments!)
Click Here for Link to Online Practice Quizzes: Go PSYCH!