Psychology and Brain Sciences | Introductory Psychology 2
P102 | 3425 | Hoffman, C.


Introductory Psychology I addressed the biological bases of human
behavior and psychological processes that healthy people do in
similar ways (such as learning, remembering, sensing, perceiving).
Introductory Psychology II (P102) now turns to questions about how
and why people are different. In P102 we will address the topic of
human development: social, mental and moral. We will also address
human personality, mental disorders and their treatments, and social
behavior. Is personality innate or acquired? Is it accurate to
categorize people as introverted or extroverted? Is it helpful? 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?
Psychology 102 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.