The word "psychology" is the combination of two terms - study (ology) and soul (psyche), or mind. The derivation of these words from the Latin provides a clear and obvious meaning: The study of the soul or mind. Today, psychology generally refers to the study of mind and behavior.
If psychology interests you, you have something in common with the ancient Greek philosophers. They asked questions about the life of the mind: What is the relationship between mind and body? How can we tell if the world is really the way we think it is? Today's psychologists study all sorts of fascinating questions, such as: Why is learning a language as an infant easier than as a teenager? What are the roots of violence? What is the best way to help someone with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulima?
Other more important and global issues include: How do we best learn to be respectful to our environment? How might we all work together to make the world a more loving and peaceful place that welcomes diversity, respects differences, and celebrates life?
Psychology classes will provide students with an introduction to both academic and clinical aspects of the field. This is useful for those who picture going on to a career in psychology, are fulfilling general education requirements, or are looking to enhance their personal growth.
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Psychology course outlines for Fall 2013
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Psychology course homepages
PSYCH 1A General Psychology
PSYCH 1B Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 7 Theories of Personality
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology
PSYCH 34 The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
PSYCH 35 Psychology of Identity
PSYCH 40 Psychological Perspectives on Gender
PSYCH 52 Interpersonal Communication
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death
PSYCH 57 Introduction to Sports Psychology