General Psychology

PSY 113

YC Academy’s General Psychology course serves as an introduction to the basic concepts in psychology that analyze human behavior. The course introduces students to the history and different branches of psychology, provides an introduction to biology as it relates to human psychology, and gives students an understanding of the psychology behind cognition, memory, learning, and motivation as well as social psychology.

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Course Outline

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Outcomes/Objectives

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Module #1

Psychological Science

  • Lesson 1: Psychology as Science
  • Lesson 2: History of Psychology
  • Lesson 3: Approaches in Psychology
  • Lesson 4: Research in Psychology
  • Lesson 5: Analysis and Conclusions
  • Lesson 6: Writing in Psychology

Module #3

Developmental Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Human Development
  • Lesson 2: Theories of Development
  • Lesson 3: Infancy and Childhood
  • Lesson 4: Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Lesson 5: Old Age

Module #5

Learning

  • Lesson 1: Classical Learning
  • Lesson 2: Operant Learning
  • Lesson 3: Observational Learning
  • Lesson 4: Learning in Context
  • Lesson 5: Types of Memory
  • Lesson 6: Processing Memories

Module #7

Motivation and Emotion

  • Lesson 1: Nature of Motivation
  • Lesson 2: Biology and Motivation: Sex and Hunger
  • Lesson 3: Nature of Emotion
  • Lesson 4: Theories of Emotion

Module #9

Stress and Health

  • Lesson 1: Stress and Stress Management
  • Lesson 2: Illness
  • Lesson 3: Health

Module #11

Social Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Social Cognition
  • Lesson 2: Social Perception
  • Lesson 3: Attitudes
  • Lesson 4: Social Influence
  • Lesson 5: Pro social and Antisocial Behavior

Module #2

Biopsychology

  • Lesson 1: Genetics
  • Lesson 2: Neurons
  • Lesson 3: Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Brain
  • Lesson 4:Peripheral Nervous System and the Brain
  • Lesson 5: Investigating our Biological Bases

Module #4

Sensation and Perception

  • Lesson 1: Sensing
  • Lesson 2: Vision
  • Lesson 3: Audition
  • Lesson 4: Chemical and Other Senses
  • Lesson 5: Perception: Organization and Recognition

Module #6

Cognition, Language, and Intelligence

  • Lesson 1: Mental Representations and Thinking
  • Lesson 2: Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Lesson 3: Language
  • Lesson 4: What is Intelligence?
  • Lesson 5: Measuring Intelligence

Module #8

The Expansion of Power

  • Lesson 1: What is Consciousness
  • Lesson 2: Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Lesson 3: Sleep
  • Lesson 4: Altered States

Module #10

Personality

  • Lesson 1: Defining and Assessing Personality
  • Lesson 2: Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Lesson 3: Neo-Freudians
  • Lesson 4: Social-Cognitive Approach
  • Lesson 5: Trait Theorists

Module #12

Psychopathy

  • Lesson 1: Psychological Disorders
  • Lesson 2: Anxiety Disorders
  • Lesson 3: Psychotic Disorders
  • Lesson 4: Personality Disorders
  • Lesson 5: History of Treatment and Therapies

The student will explain and analyze the foundations of psychological science.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will classify and compare the biological aspects associated with human psychology including genetics, the nervous system, sensation, and perception.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in learning and cognition.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain and analyze the effects of human states of being (such as sleep, drugs, stress, and health) on the human psyche.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders.

Bloom’s level 5

Select appropriate strategies to solve systems of equations with three variables.

Bloom’s level 1

The student will explain, analyze, and evaluate cases in developmental psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain, analyze, and compare therapy and treatment in psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Psychological Science

  • Lesson 1: Psychology as Science
  • Lesson 2: History of Psychology
  • Lesson 3: Approaches in Psychology
  • Lesson 4: Research in Psychology
  • Lesson 5: Analysis and Conclusions
  • Lesson 6: Writing in Psychology

Module #3

Developmental Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Human Development
  • Lesson 2: Theories of Development
  • Lesson 3: Infancy and Childhood
  • Lesson 4: Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Lesson 5: Old Age

Module #5

Learning

  • Lesson 1: Classical Learning
  • Lesson 2: Operant Learning
  • Lesson 3: Observational Learning
  • Lesson 4: Learning in Context
  • Lesson 5: Types of Memory
  • Lesson 6: Processing Memories

Module #7

Motivation and Emotion

  • Lesson 1: Nature of Motivation
  • Lesson 2: Biology and Motivation: Sex and Hunger
  • Lesson 3: Nature of Emotion
  • Lesson 4: Theories of Emotion

Module #9

Stress and Health

  • Lesson 1: Stress and Stress Management
  • Lesson 2: Illness
  • Lesson 3: Health

Module #11

Social Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Social Cognition
  • Lesson 2: Social Perception
  • Lesson 3: Attitudes
  • Lesson 4: Social Influence
  • Lesson 5: Pro social and Antisocial Behavior

Module #2

Biopsychology

  • Lesson 1: Genetics
  • Lesson 2: Neurons
  • Lesson 3: Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Brain
  • Lesson 4:Peripheral Nervous System and the Brain
  • Lesson 5: Investigating our Biological Bases

Module #4

Sensation and Perception

  • Lesson 1: Sensing
  • Lesson 2: Vision
  • Lesson 3: Audition
  • Lesson 4: Chemical and Other Senses
  • Lesson 5: Perception: Organization and Recognition

Module #6

Cognition, Language, and Intelligence

  • Lesson 1: Mental Representations and Thinking
  • Lesson 2: Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Lesson 3: Language
  • Lesson 4: What is Intelligence?
  • Lesson 5: Measuring Intelligence

Module #8

The Expansion of Power

  • Lesson 1: What is Consciousness
  • Lesson 2: Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Lesson 3: Sleep
  • Lesson 4: Altered States

Module #10

Personality

  • Lesson 1: Defining and Assessing Personality
  • Lesson 2: Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Lesson 3: Neo-Freudians
  • Lesson 4: Social-Cognitive Approach
  • Lesson 5: Trait Theorists

Module #12

Psychopathy

  • Lesson 1: Psychological Disorders
  • Lesson 2: Anxiety Disorders
  • Lesson 3: Psychotic Disorders
  • Lesson 4: Personality Disorders
  • Lesson 5: History of Treatment and Therapies

Outcomes/Objectives

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The student will explain and analyze the foundations of psychological science.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will classify and compare the biological aspects associated with human psychology including genetics, the nervous system, sensation, and perception.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in learning and cognition.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain and analyze the effects of human states of being (such as sleep, drugs, stress, and health) on the human psyche.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders.

Bloom’s level 5

Select appropriate strategies to solve systems of equations with three variables.

Bloom’s level 1

The student will explain, analyze, and evaluate cases in developmental psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain, analyze, and compare therapy and treatment in psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

The student will explain and analyze the foundations of psychological science.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will classify and compare the biological aspects associated with human psychology including genetics, the nervous system, sensation, and perception.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in learning and cognition.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain and analyze the effects of human states of being (such as sleep, drugs, stress, and health) on the human psyche.

Bloom’s level 4

The student will analyze and evaluate cases in personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders.

Bloom’s level 5

Select appropriate strategies to solve systems of equations with three variables.

Bloom’s level 1

The student will explain, analyze, and evaluate cases in developmental psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

The student will explain, analyze, and compare therapy and treatment in psychology.

Bloom’s level 5

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Psychological Science

  • Lesson 1: Psychology as Science
  • Lesson 2: History of Psychology
  • Lesson 3: Approaches in Psychology
  • Lesson 4: Research in Psychology
  • Lesson 5: Analysis and Conclusions
  • Lesson 6: Writing in Psychology

Module #2

Biopsychology

  • Lesson 1: Genetics
  • Lesson 2: Neurons
  • Lesson 3: Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Brain
  • Lesson 4:Peripheral Nervous System and the Brain
  • Lesson 5: Investigating our Biological Bases

Module #3

Developmental Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Human Development
  • Lesson 2: Theories of Development
  • Lesson 3: Infancy and Childhood
  • Lesson 4: Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Lesson 5: Old Age

Module #4

Sensation and Perception

  • Lesson 1: Sensing
  • Lesson 2: Vision
  • Lesson 3: Audition
  • Lesson 4: Chemical and Other Senses
  • Lesson 5: Perception: Organization and Recognition

Module #5

Learning

  • Lesson 1: Classical Learning
  • Lesson 2: Operant Learning
  • Lesson 3: Observational Learning
  • Lesson 4: Learning in Context
  • Lesson 5: Types of Memory
  • Lesson 6: Processing Memories

Module #6

Cognition, Language, and Intelligence

  • Lesson 1: Mental Representations and Thinking
  • Lesson 2: Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Lesson 3: Language
  • Lesson 4: What is Intelligence?
  • Lesson 5: Measuring Intelligence

Module #7

Motivation and Emotion

  • Lesson 1: Nature of Motivation
  • Lesson 2: Biology and Motivation: Sex and Hunger
  • Lesson 3: Nature of Emotion
  • Lesson 4: Theories of Emotion

Module #8

The Expansion of Power

  • Lesson 1: What is Consciousness
  • Lesson 2: Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Lesson 3: Sleep
  • Lesson 4: Altered States

Module #9

Stress and Health

  • Lesson 1: Stress and Stress Management
  • Lesson 2: Illness
  • Lesson 3: Health

Module #10

Personality

  • Lesson 1: Defining and Assessing Personality
  • Lesson 2: Psychodynamic Perspective
  • Lesson 3: Neo-Freudians
  • Lesson 4: Social-Cognitive Approach
  • Lesson 5: Trait Theorists

Module #11

Social Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Social Cognition
  • Lesson 2: Social Perception
  • Lesson 3: Attitudes
  • Lesson 4: Social Influence
  • Lesson 5: Pro social and Antisocial Behavior

Module #12

Psychopathy

  • Lesson 1: Psychological Disorders
  • Lesson 2: Anxiety Disorders
  • Lesson 3: Psychotic Disorders
  • Lesson 4: Personality Disorders
  • Lesson 5: History of Treatment and Therapies

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