PSYCHOLOGY 1
COURSE OUTLINE
MR.JENSCH


INTRODUCTION:
Throughout history, humans have tried to understand the mysteries of their own being. How does their mind work? What causes them to behave the way they do? What shapes their personality? How does memory work? This course will help you to answer these important questions by introducing you to the general principles of psychology.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Define psychology and clean up misconceptions about the science.
Demonstrate how psychological research is conducted, including experimentation. Discover how biological factors affect our development.
Identify various influences on personality development.
Learn how our senses react to stimuli in our environment, and how our brain perceives those reactions.
Demonstrate the process of learning, thinking, and remembering.

COURSEWORK:
Reading assignments
Study guides
Classroom notes
Class participation
Tests
Research assignments
Experiments

TESTS:
Tests will generally consist of multiple choice and essay questions

GRADING:
In order to receive an “A” for this course, students must complete all assignments, achieve superior test scores, and participate in classroom activities. Infractions of Plagiarism or cheating will result in loss of credit for the assignment and an office referral.