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Applied Psychology

PSY 101CW

Applied Psychology

PSY 101CW

Course Description

Introduces the psychological principles and processes that can be applied to live a successful and fulfilling life. Explores social interaction, stress and health, psychological disorders and treatment, intimate relationships, and careers. Intended to only be taken in a learning community combination. Credit may be earned in PSY 101W or PSY 101CW but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze the influences of social interaction on behavior of the individual.

Objectives:

  • Explain the elements of persuasion and obedience.
  • Describe the principles of group process, such as conformity.
  • Apply the principles of social interaction to personal and work situations.

Evaluate the relationships among stress, physical health and mental health.

Objectives:

  • Identify some of the sources of stress.
  • Describe the physical impact of stress.
  • Examine ways to prevent or reduce the effects of stress in people’s lives.

Differentiate between various psychological disorders and treatments.

Objectives:

  • Identify the main symptoms of the major psychological disorders.
  • Compare several methods of treatment for psychological disorders.

Examine interpersonal attraction and intimate relationships.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the common factors in attraction.
  • Examine the onset, development, continuation, and termination of intimate relationships.
  • Understand the factors (such as communication) that contribute to successful relationships.

Examine the current career options.

Objectives:

  • Explore vocational choice and development.
  • Consider ways to find and obtain a job.
  • Apply principles of adjustment to the work place.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.