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Psychology 110: Introduction to Psychology
American Business School Paris
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of psychology. Primary emphasis is on the study of human behavior, motivation, emotion, intelligence and personality.
COURSE OBJECTIVE :
To help the student become familiar with standard psychological vocabulary and understand the development of today's science of psychology through the different schools of thought.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY :
Because of the amount of material to be covered, this class will be primarily a lecture class. Students will be expected to ask and answer questions concerning the material covered, however, and are therefore expected to prepare the chapters in advance.
- Introduction to the vocabulary of psychology & psychopathology
- Abnormal psychology
- Psychology of crime
- Experimental psychology : methods & current research trends
- Social psychology : group phenomena
- Child development
- Psychology of other cultures – Eastern vs Western psychology
Psychology, Wade/Tavris, Harper & Collins, 7th Edition, 2003
The final grade will be made up of class participation (20%), group project & presentation (20%), a mid-term test (30%), and a final examination (30%).