PS 101S General Psychology I: Biological Bases of Human Behavior (3)
The first course of a two-semester sequence. An introduction to psychology as a natural science. The course stresses the basic methods of problem-solving and accumulating knowledge in psychology, as well as the application of those methods to the following diverse content areas: sensation, perception, physiological psychology, human development, learning, cognitive psychology. Particular stress on the contemporary issues in each of the content areas. Focus on the attainment of scientific knowledge, both theoretical and research, with an emphasis on the awareness of available varying approaches.