This university-transferable course focuses on the psychologist's approach to theories, problems and issues in contemporary psychology. This survey course introduces the student to the following areas of psychology: theories of personality, psychological disorder and its treatment, health psychology, emotion and motivation, social psychology and cultural influences, developmental changes over the life span, thought and intelligence.
This course is accepted as a General Education Component Credit for Bachelor of Business Administration students and Computer Systems Bachelor of Technology Degree,Interior Design Diploma students and as a prerequiste for BCIT BSc Nursing program. Course materials will be listed on the BCIT Bookstore Website. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Discuss the contribution of the psychoanalytic, trait, behavioral and humanistic perspectives in explaining the various aspects of personality and its assessment.
Describe the etiology of psychological disorders from the various psychological as well as biological perspectives and identify the distinguishing features of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, somatoform disorders, and substance-related disorders.
Describe the various methods of therapy for psychological disorders from the psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and biological perspectives.
Describe the research findings regarding the nature of stress, reactions to stressors, the impact of stress on health, and effective coping and stress management techniques.
Describe current research findings examining the various psychological and biological components involved in emotion, with a focus on aggression and anger.
Describe the current theories regarding the biological factors involved in various motivational states, with a focus on attachment and sexual motivation, as well as achievement motivation.
Explain current developmental perspectives and research findings regarding cognitive, physical, and social changes which occur across the lifespan, from conception to old age.
Explain current research findings and theories examining the manner in which social behaviours of individuals can be influenced by the presence and behavior of other people, as well as factors involved in the formation of attributions and attitudes about others and the self.
Describe general findings on cultural differences and factors which influence cross-cultural relations.
Describe basic research findings regarding the nature of thought and intelligence.
Effective as of Fall 2003
PSYC 1102 is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business
Accounting Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Accounting
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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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