FS 13 103 syllabus

Goal 1 knowledge base of psychology students will

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Unformatted text preview: ill be useful to you even if this is not your chosen field. I have three main learning goals for you. At the end of this course, you should be able to: a. Define key terms and concepts from different areas within psychology. b. Apply psychological concepts to understand how people function, both individually and interpersonally. c. Apply theoretical, research- based, and clinical findings to increase your understanding about yourself and improve your well- being. This class also connects with the four overarching goals developed by Roosevelt University’s Department of Psychology for undergraduate students enrolled in our courses. Goal 1: Knowledge Base of Psychology. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. This course provides you with an introduction to many of these topics and is a key focus of PSYC 103. Goal 2: Research Methods in Psychology. Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation. This course will define these terms so that you can develop related skills in subsequent courses (especially statistics and research methods, for psychology majors). Goal 3: Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology. Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes. We will often analyze how psychologists examine arguments that distinguish our work from pseudo- science. Goal 4: Application of Psychology. Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues with concern for social justice. This is a main focus of PSYC 103. You will apply the ideas we discuss to yourself and others. PSYC 103 syllabus, page 2 Finally, this course is designed to reflect Roosevelt University’s historic commitment to social justice and its unique mission: “to educate socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.” Roosevelt University prides itself on promoting greater equality in society, consistent with its creation i...
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