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Applying Psychology (PSYC 1100)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: The course examines how psychological concepts can be applied to everyday life. A variety of topics focusing on personal adjustment are included, such as the effects of stress, memory formation, interpersonal relationships, and strategies for changing behavior. The course is designed for students who are not planning to take General Psychology.

Topical Outline:

1. Improving academic performance and memory (encoding and retrieval)
2. Effects of and coping with stress
3. Personality, person perception, and social influence
4. Communication, close relationships, marriage, and parenting
5. Gender and behavior
6. Psychological disorders and psychotherapy


Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand research methodology
2. Understand stress and apply methods for dealing with stress
3. Understand memory formation and retrieval
4. Analyze effective and dysfunctional interpersonal relationship, communication, and personality theories
5. Learn and apply strategies for changing behavior
6. Evaluate theories and research related to practical situations 

Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

MnTC: Goal 5