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Title: Introduction to Psychology


1
Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction and discussion on what we will be
    studying in this course.

2
Why did you take this course?
  • Heard from other people?
  • Interested in the course?
  • Me?
  • Interested in specific topic?

3
Some of the topic we will be studying and
discussing
  • Basic introduction to the course
  • Body and Behavior
  • Altered States of Consciousness
  • Learning Principles and Applications
  • Memory and Thought
  • Thinking and Language
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Therapy and Change
  • Group Interaction

4
Material that we will cover
  • What is psychology is
  • How our thinking and memory develop
  • Physiology
  • Dreams
  • Mental Disorders
  • Therapies
  • Gangs, group dynamics

5
Additional Material we will discuss
  • Those that question aspects of pschology
  • Cults
  • Serial Offenders
  • Time Travel
  • Sept. 11 and its psychological aspects
  • Inspiration

6
Expectations
  • You will participate
  • You are free to discuss personal experiences as
    they relate to the material that we are covering
  • You will keep and open mind and not be afraid to
    contradict conventional wisdom
  • What is said in class stays in our class, we
    dont mock those that share their experiences

7
What do you expect to get out of this course?
  • Introduction exercise
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