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Credit Units: 3
Mr. Bennibor, S. A., shioben2010@gmail.com. Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences 

Course description:

This course introduces students to the study of Psychology from a biological, social and human developmental perspective, and provides a broad base knowledge of the discipline. 

Course Content

The course content will cover areas / topics such as;

    • Introduction – definition, 
    • Overview of theories/Perspectives in Psychology,
    • History and founding fathers in Psychology (such as works of Ivan Pavlov, B.F. skimmer, Sigmund Freud, etc.). 
    • Psychobiological bases of behaviour, 
    • Social bases of behaviour, 
    • Motivation and emotions, 
    • Sensation and perception, 
    • Learning, memory and forgetting 
    • Human development, 
    • Personality, 
    • Consumer psychology
    • Abnormal psychology, 
    • Forensic / legal psychology. 

Methods of Instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups
  • Guest lectures
  • Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation)
  • Reading of articles from relevant scientific journals

Methods of Course Assessment:

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Individual Works/Tasks 10

Class Tests 10

Class Assignments 10

Final Examination 70

TOTAL 100

Pre-requisite courses:

None

Co-requisite course(s):

None

Recommended Reference Materials:

Textbooks

  1. Feldman, Robert S. (2011), Understanding psychology, 10th ed, New York, McGraw-Hill.

Journals

Web

  1. www.en.wikipedia.org

www.simplypsychology.org

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