Course Description

A survey of the principles and concepts basic to understanding human behavior. Course resources and assignments address the history, development and practical application of basic psychological theories and perspectives.

Personal Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the historical and cultural roots of psychology. 
  2. Define the major schools of psychological theory, their advocates, and their approaches to understanding behavior. 
  3. Define personality, language, thought, sensation, perceptions, memory, learning, intelligence, motivation, and emotion in relationship to psychological perspectives.  
  4. Interpret examples of human behavior according to contemporary psychological theories. 
  5. Deliver a presentation prepared to address a specific issue or concept related to the course.
  6. Demonstrate college-level writing skills by incorporating material into clear sentences and cohesive paragraphs.

Syllabus

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Course guide

Here is the course outline:

Getting Started
Welcome to your online course!
Week 1
Understanding Communication in a Global Society
Week 2
Understanding Culture and Perception: Inter-relationships and Behaviors
Week 3
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Intercultural Contexts
Week 4
Identifies, Cultural Interactions, and Conflicts
Week 5
Social Environment and Cross-Cultural Communication: Media, Technology, Acculturation
Week 6
Exam on All of the Course Materials