Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour.
But how can we study something as complex and mysterious as the mind? This course will attempt to show students what we know, and what is possible to determine by studying a person’s actions or behaviour.
Although we cannot observe the mind directly, everything we do, think, feel and say is determined by the functioning of the mind. So psychologists take human behaviour as the raw data for testing their theories about how the mind works. This course introduces you to the theories and methods of Psychology, including human behaviour and the moral issues and ethics of psychological investigations.
Students will look at and study such subject matter as:
- How do psychologists study the mind?
- Human behaviour: the raw data of psychology.
- Psychology and other disciplines.
- Branches of psychology.
You will look at some of the explanations psychologists provide when trying to understand humans and their interactions with the world. The emphasis is on the development of psychological skills as well as the learning of psychological knowledge.