*PSY 10000: Introductory Psychology *
This course poses and attempts to answer such questions as:
- What are psychologists, and what do they do?
- What methods can be employed to further our understanding of behavior?
- How is the behavior of one person affected by that of others?
- What is intelligence, and how does it develop?
- How does a child become an adult?
- How do we perceive the world around us?
- What role does heredity and the environment play in determining our behavior?
- What physiological variables affect behavior?
- What motivates people to behave as they do?
- What are emotions, what determines them, and how can they be measured?
- What are the various states of consciousness, and what alters them?
- What does it mean to be mentally ill, how does one get this way, and what can be done about it?
While Introductory Psychology is a required course for the psychology major, it is designed as an elective for any student with an interest in the behavior and interactions of human beings.