Psychology A

This course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

Part A covers concepts in…                      

Unit 1:History, Perspectives, and Research

Unit 2: Psychological Research Methods   

Unit 3:Psychology and the Body: Biology, Sensation, Perception and Consciousness   

Unit 4: States of Consciousness                  

Unit 5: Altered States of Consciousness     

Unit 6: Being Human: The Nature of Human Experience                                      

Unit 7: Contemporary Theories of Learning

Unit 8: Memory                                             

Unit 9: Language and Problem Solving      

Unit 10: Intelligence