Jul 20, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYN 106 - Introduction to Psychology


Credit(s): 3-6
3-6 hours lecture, 3-6 hours contact
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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