Jan 22, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYN 106 - Introduction to Psychology


Credit(s): 6 credits for students who began the program Prior to Spring 2019 / 3 credits for students who began the program in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019
This course introduces students to the major schools of thought and the essential language of psychology. In dialogue with students’ own experience, learning interests and questions, the course presents a comprehensive view of psychology, utilizing four major psychological perspectives: psychodynamic (Freudian), behavioristic, humanistic, and cognitive-developmental. Topics include personality development, motivation, learning and abnormality. Students explore human learning and thinking, memory and retention, emotions, social and group interaction, self-identity, and human potential. Students will develop a basic vocabulary in psychology, an understanding of the major perspectives in psychology, and the ability to think critically about the dynamics of human behavior. A Life Arts Project is required.   

Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program only. 



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