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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
- Nature of psychology
- Relationship of psychology with other social sciences.
- Psychology as a science of human nature.
- Application of psychological theories and principles in management sciences
- What is learning?
- Theories of learning
- Classical conditioning
- Operant conditioning
- Social learning
- Reinforcement and its schedules?
- Punishment use and consequences
- What is personality?
- Personality determinants: Heredity, Environment, Situation
- Personality traits
- The big five models
- The development of personality
- Nature of cognition.
- Thinking process
- Basic elements of thought, Concepts, Proposition, Images
- Reasoning and Errors in reasoning
- Nature of perception
- Sensation, perception and attention
- Perceptual selectivity
- Perceptual organization
- Attribution, Stereotyping, Halo effect.
VALUES AND ATTITUDES
- Importance, services, types
- Personal values and ethics?
- Services, types, and functions of attitudes
- Attitudes and consistency
- The causes of stress
- Impacts of stress
- Coping strategies with stress
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the vocabulary and concepts of psychology.
- Understand the research upon which the knowledge of human thought and behavior is based Understand how critical thinking skills are developed
- Be a cautious and analytical consumer of information that is proclaimed to be scientific or based on research
- Have a greater understanding and accepting of him/herself and others
- Describe the critical developments that led to the present discipline of psychology
- Contrast and compare the three major
- Describe and apply psychological theory in some areas of his/her life