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Psychology 110: Introduction to Psychology
The American Business School in 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.

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

TEXT:
Psychology, Wade/Tavris, Harper & Collins, 10th Edition, 2010

EVALUATION:
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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