- Have you ever wondered why your dog salivates at the sound of a can opening?
- Is it possible to improve our memories?
- What is the best way to study?
- Do opposites really attract?
- How can we wake up one day to hear that coffee is unhealthy and the next day learn it is a cure for all of our ailments?
- Is there really safety in numbers?
- Does playing Mozart make babies smarter?
This class will focus on answering these and many other intriguing questions about human (and other animal) behavior!
We will introduce students to the varied topics within the field of psychology, with an emphasis on facilitating an appreciation for the science of psychology. Our overarching theme is to promote an understanding of psychological research and connect it to the real world. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their learning to enhance their own lives from an educational and personal perspective.
Note to parents:
- Domains covered are those recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA) National Standards for High School Psychology.
- The following general topics will be discussed within the course: the history of psychology, research methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, consciousness, human development, learning, memory, intelligence, language, emotion, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, psychological treatments, and social psychology.
- While every effort is made to steer away from heavier issues, due to the discussion-based nature of the class and psychological materials, some topics may be brought up by students that require a certain level of maturity. If you feel you may need more information to help determine whether this course is right for your child, please contact the instructor, Dr. Jessica, at firstname.lastname@example.org