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Introduction to Human Understanding PSY 101

Formerly Introduction to Human Understanding PSY 101
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2006 - December 2008. Version 2: January 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the Biblical understanding of man; trace the development of human understanding in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; show that a proper understanding of God is essential to a proper understanding of man; show how human understanding has been shaped in the Twentieth Century by influential psychologists; show that psychology is a discipline that draws from both science and philosophy; understand research in neuroscience and how it has shaped theories of behavior; understand research that explores both genetic and environmental factors in human development; outline various stages of human development: prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; outline, compare, and evaluate four approaches to personality; describe and discuss anxiety disorders, dissociative and personality disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia; understand stress and its relationship to health; survey and evaluate three responses Christians have had to Psychology; discuss the role of Scripture in human understanding and its place in the evaluation of ideas; and articulate principles that are helpful in evaluating the research, the theories, and the methodology in the field of Psychology.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: Biblical view of man; historical review of anthropology; influential psychologists; human development; personality; disorders; neural and hormonal systems; Christian responses to psychology; principles for evaluation. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, and collaborative learning. Evaluation criteria include: examinations, projects and reading.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Social Sciences (04/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, or Christian Ministries (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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