Psychology | Introductory to Psychology
P152 | 3797 | Hoffman, C


P152 - Introductory Psychology I addressed the biological bases of
behavior and psychological processes that all healthy people do in
similar ways, though at different levels, like sensing, perceiving,
learning, remembering, and thinking.  Introductory Psychology II now
turns to questions about how and why people are different.
In Introductory Psychology II we will address the topics of human
development,personality, mental disorders and their treatment, and
social behavior.  What childhood experiences affect how confident a
child is in meeting new people?  Is personality innate and acquired?
When do children develop a sense of morality?  Is it accurate to
categorize people as introspective or outgoing?  Is it helpful?  Why
and when are people altruistic?  How does culture influence
individual differences? What causes schizophrenia: A genetic tendency
for schizophrenia, a childhood medical trauma, or a dysfunctional
family environment?  How should we treat depression: Drugs,
psychotherapy, or behavioral modification?

Introductory Psychology II is for you if you are
interested in continuing your study in psychology, interested in
understanding yourself and others, or are considering a career in some
type of helping profession.  Introductory Psychology II is also for
you if you are interested in enhancing your studies in anthropology,
business administration, criminal justice, cultural studies,
education, history, humanities, sociology, political science or
women's studies (among other fields).