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A Syllabus Submitted by Ada Gay O.

Serencio, RN Course #: Psycho 101 Course Title: General Psychology Course Description: This course aims to provide general overview of Psychology, biological foundations of behavior, sensory processes, learning, perception, memory, emotion, motivation, personality, and the social bases of behavior. It includes theories and concepts in understanding human behavior and mental process. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Recognize Psychology as a scientific study of behavior. 2. Discuss the mechanisms, functions and structure of Nervous System. 3. Differentiate sensation and perception. 4. Compare and contrast theories of development and how it influences human behavior. 5. Discuss memory processes, intelligence, and learning mechanisms. 6. Apply findings, theories, and principles of psychology to everyday life. Time Table and Course Content Time Start of Class to Prelim June 4, 2012-July 11, 2012 Course Outline I. Psychology: The Scientific Study of Behavior Definition & Significance of the study of Psychology Brief History of Psychology Schools of Thoughts/Psychology Goals of Psychology Methods of Psychological Study II. Biological Foundation of Psychology The Nervous System Neurons and Neurotransmitters Bead Neuron Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System Left Brain-Right Brain Activity Group Work: Make a Collage of the Brain Reflection Paper: Heart Over Mind, Mind Over Heart Prelim to Midterm July 16, 2012-August 15, 2012 III. Sensation and Perception Sensory System Perception Pain Reflection Paper: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. Self-portrait IV. Human Growth and Personality Development Principles of Heredity Factors Affecting Development Developmental Milestone

Theories of Personality The Filipino Character Reflection Paper: Me, Myself and I We are Our Project Temperament Test

VI. Stress and Coping The Stress Process Paradigm Types of Stressors General Adaptation Syndrome Coping with Stress I Can Manage VI. Intelligence Nature and Definition Theories Types and their concepts Mental Calisthenics VI. Learning Theories of Learning Classical Conditioning Operant/Instrumental Conditioning Social Learning Principles of Learning Are You An Effective Learner from Experience? Learning and Success Fantasy VII. Memory and Forgetting Kinds of Memory Improving Memory Theories Memory Memory Quiz Auditory Memory Exercise VIII. Altered State of Consciousness Sleep Dreams Hypnosis Meditation Drugs Reflection Paper: The Greatest Thing I Learn in Life. Semi-Finals to Finals September 17, 2012-October 10, 2012 IX. Thinking and Problem-Solving and Decision Making Nature of Problems and Thinking Kinds Concepts X. Motivation Basic Motives Homeostasis and Drives Gender and Human Sexuality My Journey to the Good Life XI. Emotion Nature of Emotion

Midterm to Semi-Finals August 20, 2012-September 13, 2012

Aspects of Emotion Classifications of Emotions Reflection Paper: Me and My World. XII. Behavior and Mental Disorder Help me, Im Falling! XIII. Famous Psychologist References: Rodriguez, Tessie J, DM (2009). Understanding Human Behavior, Philippines, Rex Book Store, Inc. Zulueta, Francisco M. et. al. (2004). General Psychology. Mandaluyong City, Philippines. National Bookstore Publising. Bucu, Luz C. et. al. (2000). Introduction to Psychology, 2nd Edition. Philippines. Rex Bookstore Publishing. Balita, Carn E. (2008). Ultimate Learning Guide to Nursing Review, 2nd Edition. International Release 2008. Ultimate Learning Series. Manila, Philippines. Kozier, Barbara et. al. (2004). Fundamentals of Nursing. New Jersy: Pearson Education, Inc. http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/genpsysyl.html http://euphrates.wpunj.edu/faculty/hainese/old/110/ Dizon, Pricila B., et. al (2005) General Psychology, Revised Edition 2003. RSBI, Manila.