Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience
General Psychology (DE) (PSYCH101)
54 hours (12 weeks)
August 2019 - Present
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain how the brain affects behavior; discuss the roles of nature (genetics), nurture (environment) in human development throughout the lifespan, and the development of language and thinking skills; discuss parenting styles and effective parenting, particularly in regards to discipline communication, and how humans develop morals and values; identify various states of consciousness and how they are achieved; compare classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning; describe different types of motivation, different theorist’s approaches to personality, and stress management; define psychology and describe its goals; identify different types of abuse and discuss the cause and effect of trauma; discuss the importance of therapy, types of therapy that are available, stressors and triggers and how the body clings to unresolved issues; and explain the importance of relaxation and self-care.
This course examines the fundamental concepts of Psychology with emphasis on the understanding of different domains of normal human functioning as well as and introduction to psychological disorders and psychotherapy. Outside preparation includes completion of assigned readings and homework assignments.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Human Development, Human Services, Sociology, Allied Health, or as a General Education elective (5/22). NOTE: This course was previously evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). To view credit recommendations previously established, visit the ACE National Guide.