Psy 123 – Introductory Psychology
Is Schizophrenia the same as a Split Personality? Is there such a thing as having a Split Brain? Can cats see in complete darkness? Are there universal standards for what is considered attractive? These are just some of the many questions we will cover in this course.
Psychology is the scientific study of the behaviors of individuals and their mental Processes. Introductory psychology is a broad courses which coveres a broad range of topics so you will most likely find at least one chapter very interesting! Here is a sample syllabus.
Psy 222 – Social Psychology
Social psychology is the study of how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by people in our environment. Specific topics include: the Self (how do we perceive and evaluate ourselves?), Impression formation (how do we view, categorize, and identify other people?), Stereotypes (what beliefs do we have about various groups and to what extent are we conscious of such beliefs?), Interpersonal attraction and close relationships (what is considered to be attractive?), Social influence (how do people change others behaviors?).
Here is a sample syllabus.
Psy 219 – Theories of Personality
Are your music preferences related to your personality? Can you accurately judge someone’s personality based on their facebook page? How much do genes and the environment contribute to personality? Are certain personality traits related to certain patterns of brain activity? In this course we will explore these questions and many more! You will be exposed to classic as well as contemporary research in the area of personality psychology. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete many personality scales and learn about your own personality. Here is a sample Syllabus.