Credit Units: 3
Mr. Bennibor, S. A., firstname.lastname@example.org. Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences
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.
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,
- Consumer psychology
- Abnormal psychology,
- Forensic / legal psychology.
Methods of Instruction:
- 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:
Individual Works/Tasks 10
Class Tests 10
Class Assignments 10
Final Examination 70
Recommended Reference Materials:
- Feldman, Robert S. (2011), Understanding psychology, 10th ed, New York, McGraw-Hill.
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