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ERIC Number: ED065440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 27
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Introductory Psychology. Course Outline.
Darien Public Schools, CT.
This one-semester Psychology course for high school juniors and seniors is divided into five major units, each covered in three weeks. The overall conceptual objective is to help the interested and academically capable student to develop a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of human nature. Sub-objectives are stated within each unit. Unit 1, History and Scientific Basis of Psychology, is the keystone of the entire course. The emphasis is upon imparting the concept of psychology as a science and bringing out the need for logical formulation and critical thinking. The major thrust of Unit 2, Developmental and Psychological Bases, is that life stages can best be understood in reference to their antecedents and what may follow. Traditionally not taught as a single unit, the three concepts of Unit 3, Perception, Learning Motivation, Emotion, have been combined in the hope that effective presentation will raise the students' level of interest. Unit 4, Personality and Social Behavior, most closely matches students' concepts of psychology. Theories of human behavior and the problems of everyday living as related to social forces are presented. Unit 5, Psychological Measurement, is introduced at the end to place measurement in its proper perspective. Reference sources are cited with each unit, as are assignments and evaluation techniques. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Darien Public Schools, CT.