Lesson 1 - Lesson1 TheHistory,Nature, Introduction:...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lesson 1  The History, Nature, and Science of Psychology  Introduction: Connecting Your Learning  If you haven’t read the  Welcome Statement    for the course, please go back and read it. And, if you do not  understand any part of it, please contact your instructor for clarification. The outline of the course and  all the basic requirements of the course are contained in the Welcome Statement. You are responsible  for understanding and following the directions set forth in the Welcome Statement. Your first assignments for the course are contained in this Welcome Statement. Do not start Lesson One  before completing the Pre-Test and the Deep Learning Essay. *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * The first lesson introduces you to the nature of the  science of psychology . The lesson looks at the  history theoretical perspectives, specialties , and  methods  of psychology. This first lesson covers Chapters One and  Two in your text. What is critical to understand is that you will be introduced to the  systematic  and  scientific  study  of human psychology.     Everyone comes into his or her first psychology course with a rich variety of ideas, theories, and opinions  regarding human psychology, based on their experiences within life. We are introspective beings we observe  the behaviors of others. From the first day of our lives, we are immersed in learning about ourselves and  others. Most of us have also read numerous popular articles and books on human psychology. As a valuable opening activity, you were asked to consider and write down your basic beliefs about human  psychology. What do you think "makes us tick?" There are many opening questions you could ask about  human psychology. What are the basic desires and motives of people? How important is our upbringing in the  development of our personalities? Are people all unique or are there common features to all of us? As you  progress through the course, you can compare your beginning ideas about human psychology with what you  learn about the scientific study of psychology.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern