Psychology (S1 and S2)

Course Description 

This year-long course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students are exposed to the facts, concepts, and principles associated with the major fields within psychology through direct instruction, interactive activities, projects, and writing assignments. As they progress through each unit, students will analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological perspective, the psychosocial perspective, and the cognitive perspective. From a psychological point of view, students will investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary
perspectives in the field. By using the scientific method, students will gain a practical understanding of common research methods. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

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