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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:
    1. identify the various psychological research methods;
    2. recognize the factors that contribute to an individual's psychological development and apply this knowledge to themselves;
    3. describe how coping strategies can be applied to their lives; and
    4. examine major psychological theories that address interpersonal relations.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:
    1. definitions of adjustment and the healthy personality
    2. theories of personality
    3. frustration, conflict and stress management
    4. social influence
    5. conflict resolution and assertiveness training
    6. human sexuality and intimate relationships
    7. psychopathology
    8. world of work
    9. issues facing women and minorities
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, 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.
  4. 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