Psychology - CPS Specialty (PSCY)

PSCY 1016. Introduction to Psychology: Fundamental Issues. 3 Hours.

Seeks to answer the question “What is psychology?” Defines the science of psychology as the study of behavior and mental processes. Explores the fundamental principles and issues of contemporary scientific psychology, which are approached as a method of inquiry as well as a body of knowledge. Provides an overview and integration of the many and diverse approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes and offers students the basis for more advanced study in the disciplines of psychology. Examines the origins and methods of psychology, biological foundations, consciousness, cognition and language, and learning and memory.