Introduction to Psychology

This course will focus on individual behavior and why an individual thinks, feels, and then reacts. Major emphases will be placed on research methods, stages in childhood and adolescence, how the brain works including memory, intelligence and learning, stress and health, social cognition, social interaction and psychological disorders. The fundamental questions of “Why do people behave the way that they do in certain situations?” and “How can people change their behaviors?” will be addressed during the course.