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Learning Recommendations: None

General Description: Believe it or not, you have been studying psychology longer than you can remember. Anytime you've wondered why friends act the way they do or attempted to get inside an opponent's head, you've been an amateur psychologist. Psychology is, perhaps, one of the most important fields of study, as it attempts to understand student behavior. In this class, you will learn about intelligence, motivation, thinking and language, memory, and human diversity.

Course Objectives:

  • Improve self-understanding and awareness of multiple perspectives
  • Master the core concepts of psychology
  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • Value clarification
  • Understand and use psychology in everyday life, including at school, at home, on a date and at work


  • Unit 1: Neuroscience
  • Unit 2: Human Diversity
  • Unit 3: Intelligence 
  • Unit 4: Memory
  • Unit 5: Thinking & Language

Strategies:  Students will learn through a variety of strategies:

  • Class discussions
  • Small group work
  • Readings (books and articles)
  • Documentaries

Homework:  Homework will consist of textbook readings for 2 reading quizzes per week and if an assignment needs to be completed if not done during class time.