This curriculum provides a general introduction to psychology covering topics such as the history of psychology, human development, influences on human behavior, methods of psychology, and abnormal psychology. This course will provide the student with knowledge and vocabulary central to the understanding of psychology as a social science. Upon completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of what aspects influence behavior and the dynamics of psychological thought.


Ch.1 – Intro and History of Psychology
Ch.2 – Methods of Psychology
Ch.3 – Biology of Behavior
Ch.4 – Sensation and Perception & Learning
Ch.5 – Consciousness
Ch.6 – Memory
Ch.7 – Development
Ch.8 – Motivation and Emotion
Ch.9 – Theories of Personality
Ch.10 – Methods of Testing & Intelligence
Ch.11 – Stress and Health
Ch.12 – Abnormal Psychology


1. Students can identify how we become aware of ourselves, how we learn to interact with others, and how we influence others and how they influence us.
2. Students can identify how psychologists study human behavior and how this knowledge can be used to explain, predict, and influence behavior.
3. Students identify and critically evaluate psychological research methods.
4. Students assess the significance and importance of research reports.