PSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
- I. Course Number and Title
- PSYC100 Psychology of Personal Awareness
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course seeks to promote personal growth. Students examine definitions of the healthy personality, the historical, biological and historical views of adjustment, theories of personality, assertiveness training, issues pertaining to women and minorities, and various methods of achieving a healthy adjustment to societal and individual stresses.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- identify the various psychological research methods;
- recognize the factors that contribute to an individual's psychological development and apply this knowledge to themselves;
- describe how coping strategies can be applied to their lives; and
- examine major psychological theories that address interpersonal relations.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesThe following topics are presented:
- definitions of adjustment and the healthy personality
- theories of personality
- frustration, conflict and stress management
- social influence
- conflict resolution and assertiveness training
- human sexuality and intimate relationships
- world of work
- issues facing women and minorities
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified in the individual instructor's course syllabus are utilized. A minimum of four examinations must be administered.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 12/03; Revised 11/04; Revised 3/2010; New Core 8/2015