Why take General Psychology?
The most common question posed to psychologists (and people taking a psychology class) is “Are you analyzing me?” In fact, much of psychology is not about therapy and mental health. Instead, psychology is an incredibly broad field that explores how humans (and other animals) think and behave. By taking this course, you will encounter information based in other sciences, like biology and chemistry. You will also see how psychology informs countless other fields such as communications, nursing, and education. Furthermore, you will see how you can take what you are learning in class and apply it to your daily life. When we discuss how psychologists do research, you can learn how to evaluate all the news you see on your social media streams; when we learn about how people learn and remember things, you can apply reliable study techniques to you other coursework; when we discuss social thinking, you can see how people are influenced in group settings and recognize it in the real world. The list goes on and on. In this course there will be at least one thing you discover that will excite you, and that will influence how you see the world!!