Major - Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 1106  Introduction to Psychology I


PSYC 1105


Three hours of lecture per week and two hours of laboratory work every second week for one term.




This course is a survey of various perspectives and fields of psychology with reference to the historical development of the discipline. The course stresses scientifically-based biological and environmental explanations of human and animal behaviour. The course topics include the scientific method, brain structure and function, genetic and physiological influences, the senses, and sleep, dreaming, and consciousness, and the major psychological theories - psychoanalytic, behaviouristic, humanistic, cognitive, biological, and evolutionary. The laboratory portion gives students ""hands-on"" experience to develop a concrete understanding of the role of the scientific method in psychology. Each lab unit focuses on one fundamental area of research design or elementary statistical analysis.

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