ERIC Number: ED422534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Psychology.
Designed for community students interested in learning about psychology as a field of study, this module offers group and individual activities to involve the beginning student in research, experimentation and discussion. Unit 1, "What Is Psychology?," includes the use of animals in psychology, ethics, the history of psychology, an overview of five major approaches today, and material specific to studying psychology in Australia. Unit 2, "Research Methods," gives the student an introduction to the scientific method and other research methods. Unit 3, "States of Consciousness," covers sleep, hypnosis, and drugs. Unit 4, "Memory," deals with stages of memory, remembering, forgetting, and improving memory. Unit 5, "Learning," covers classical conditioning, phobias, operant conditioning, punishment, and cognitive learning. Unit 6, "Personality," introduces major personality theories and personality testing. Unit 7, "Intelligence," covers issues related to intelligence, including mental retardation, insanity, genius, and IQ. Unit 8, "Developmental Psychology," introduces concepts of age-related behavior, attachment theory, and major theories of social and cognitive development. Unit 9, "Psychopathology," introduces the major mental disorders. This material is designed to coordinate with the CGEA GCO at levels 3-4 in Australia. It is recommended that supporting references, including a basic text in psychology, be available. A brief teacher's guide is included. (EMK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Learning Modules, Psychology, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia