The Psychology Program course takes students through the basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior taking students through the various complexities of human development, the motivations for our thoughts, feelings and behavior as well as the role of sexuality, gender, heredity and genetics as applied to human behavior overall. Students will have the opportunity to analyze various psychological disorders, informal behaviors and the basis of the psychology behind learning, memory and experience.Students who complete this course will have firm understanding of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.
The study of psychology offers students a comprehensive look inside human thought and behavior. Psychology is a broad field that examines hundreds of different areas including the central nervous system, perception, learning and memory, personality, motivation, developmental and clinical psychology. Professionals who work in this field have a deep curiosity for human behavior and an acute desire to help people in need of psychological treatment. Students considering a course of study in psychology, or perhaps entering this profession, have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, corrections and even criminology.
1At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Explain basic biology concepts and terminologies
Outline the structure of the living world
Explain the relationship among DNA, mRNA, amino acids, and proteins
Distinguish between two types of cellular division
Classify components of animal and plant cells
Analyze energy flows and membrane transport within the cell
Determine the mechanisms of evolution
Analyze different patterns of inheritance
Distinguish different types of biodiversity
Analyze population growth and decline
Explain basic industrial biotechnological procedures
Outline components of ecology
Describe the organization of the human body
Explain the contribution that each body system makes to homeostasis of the body
Identify the major anatomical structures and the purposes of each body system
Explain basic physiological processes in each of the body systems
Describe selected human diseases in terms of definition, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments for each of the body systems
Describe common issues or changes that occur in each body system throughout the lifespan
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
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