Essay Discovering Psychology

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Course Design Guide
College of Social Sciences
PSY/211 Version 3
Essentials of Psychology
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Course Description

This course overviews the foundations of psychology as the field applies to everyday life. The physical and mental aspects of psychology are traced through lifespan development with emphasis on psychological health and wellness. Further study focuses on personality; thinking, learning and memory; motivation and emotions; and gender and sexuality. Based in various historical traditions, the course is set in the context of contemporary psychological principles.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding
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You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper:

Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response.
Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable.
Address how the learned experience could have occurred through observational learning.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Due end of week 2 (Monday)
Learning Team
Memory Discussion
Submit a 300- to 500-word summary of the discussion of the following:

Explain the three stages of memory.
How might understanding how our memory works help us learn?
End of week two (Monday)

Week Three: Thinking and Intelligence Motivation and Emotions

3.1 Summarize theories of intelligence.
3.2 Compare different approaches to motivation.
3.3 Classify the range of emotions and related theories.
3.4 Explore the connection between psychological needs and motivation.

Read Ch. 7 of Discovering

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