PSYC 101: General Psychology

Currently Offered:
1st Summer Session 2019  (5½ weeks: May 16- June 20)
Spring Semester 2019 (January 9 - May 7)

This course is structured to provide you with an overview of the many areas of the rapidly changing science of psychology. No prerequisite is required, and no prior knowledge of psychology is assumed. This survey course will introduce you to many of the underlying principles and approaches believed to guide human behavior, including biological factors, learning, memory, social cognition, intelligence, emotion, and personality.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • define both the science and the practice of psychology
  • identify the various subfields and specialties within psychology
  • understand the importance of the scientific method to the study of psychology
  • explain the conditions that allow experimental research to infer cause and effect relationships
  • compare different theoretical and methodological approaches to behavior
  • master countless terms, names, concepts, scientific experiments, and theories vital to the understanding of psychology as a science
  • apply psychological principles and findings to solve real problems
  • critically evaluate sources of information found on the World Wide Web.

Please note that Psychology: Themes and Variations is not available at UNC Student Stores. You may still enroll in this course if you can purchase it elsewhere. Check the ISBN to make sure you are purchasing the correct edition.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Spring 2019: Ndidi Adeyanju
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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