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Psychology 110: Introduction to Psychology
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Psychology 100 English 3 45 None

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.

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.

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%).

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