Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Psychology

COURSE CODE: SWS1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

In this course the student receives a broad introduction to the science of psychology; from the history of the field and its major advances, to the latest research on topics such as perception, memory, intelligence, morality, sexuality, mental illness, religion, language, and creativity. Student will learn about the tools and methods psychologists use to investigate the mind and behavior. The course is organized in a manner that gives the student a better idea of how psychology works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.


COURSE AIM


  • The course is aimed at giving the student a general idea of what psychology is, how information is developed, and how psychology is applied to help improve people’s lives. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


By the end of the course the student should be able to:


  • Develop and test theories based on what psychologists study.
  • Understand the situational and environmental influences on behavior.
  • Appreciate the concept of personality and trait inferences about what the person is like.
  • Identify situations where psychological intervention may be required.
  • Describe people’s personality, habits, assumptions and values and critically      evaluate them.
  • Apply psychological phenomena to their own thinking, behavior, and emotions.

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