Introduction to Psychology

Course Code: PSYC 1000

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of psychology. Psychology seeks to understand why people think, feel and behave the way they do scientifically. To understand ourselves and others, however, we must consider all aspects of human functioning, such as the biological basis of our behaviour, the way we learn and remember and how our personality develops, to name a few. Thus, this course will provide an overview of some of the major fields within psychology. In the process, students will be exposed to a discipline that is rich in theoretical diversity, research findings and practical applications. They will be encouraged to critically evaluate common sense knowledge about how people function and to challenge their preconceptions. Category and Level: Society, Culture and Commerce, Lower Level. Restrictions: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Social Science, Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Child and Youth Care and Bachelor of Behavioral Science students are restricted from taking this course as a breadth elective. Students who have taken PSYC 400 Psychology cannot take this course.