Psychology

Psychology 150A 2 Credits
Psychology/Honors 150B 2 Credits

SENIORS ONLY: A LIMITED NUMBER OF SECTIONS WILL BE OFFERED

Psychology is a course that explores the "science of the mind." Students survey the latest scientific advances on a wide range of topics such as biological bases of behavior, perception, learning, human development, social behavior and psychological disorders.  The course will focus on the critical evaluation of psychological evidence—how do investigators gather data about intangible phenomena like love, intelligence and sanity?  Can we trust their conclusions?  Course work includes daily readings, regular tests, oral reports, experiment design, formal essays and a documented research paper.  All major assignments emphasize the ability to evaluate evidence, communicate an interpretation and to defend a position using appropriate evidence.

Honors Option: Honors work requires challenging readings above grade level and a trimester-long independent research project culminating in a documented research paper.  Honors students are expected to demonstrate consistent initiative and careful preparation in class discussions and activities.

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