Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes

Explain the scientific method and use it to evaluate scientific information (CLO 1).
Discriminate between reliable and less reliable information in your decision-making (CLO 2).
Demonstrate how course concepts apply to daily living (CLO 3).
Understand that behavior, thoughts, and emotions are shaped by heredity, immediate environment, and culture (CLO 4)
Understand that peopleís experience of the world is subjective (CLO 5)
Recognize that psychological conclusions are based on the scientific method (CLO 6).

Course component

CLO 1

CLO 2

CLO 3

CLO 4

CLO 5

CLO 6

Chapter 1-Science of psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional readings-brain myths and bogus science

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Interactive exercises on research design and ethics

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Video-selective attention

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Psych & Life assignment-Correlation and causation

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2-Biological foundations

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercises-neurons, brain plasticity

 

 

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Videos-Parkinsonís, plasticity

 

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4-Consciousness

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional readings-sleep deprivation

 

 

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Videos-addictive process, dreams

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Interactive exercise-Mouse party (drug effects)

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5-Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercises-classical conditioning, shaping, observational learning

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Videos-mirror neurons, reinforcement, classical conditioning

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Additional reading-technology and learning

 

 

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Psych & Life assignment-Training children and pets

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6-Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional reading-memory myths

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Interactive exercise-working memory

 

 

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Videos-structure of memory, eyewitness memory

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8-Motivation and emotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Videos-eating disorders

 

 

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Video-autism and reading faces

 

 

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Psych & Life assignment-Modifying your behavior

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9-Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional readings- language development, gender roles, aging myths

 

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Interactive exercises-moral development, cognitive development

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Videos: infant development, epigenetics

 

 

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Psych & Life assignment-Gender roles

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10-Personality

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercises-ideal self, personality assessment, defense mechanisms

 

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Psych & Life assignment- Personality

 

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11-Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercises-stress in college

 

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Videos-stress and the immune system

 

 

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Additional reading-information overload and stress

 

 

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Psych & Life assignment- Stress and coping

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14-Social foundations

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercises-attribution errors

 

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Videos-obedience, bystander effect, group behavior, stereotype threat

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Additional reading-persuasion, Stanford Prison study

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Psych & Life assignment- Implicit attitudes

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11-Disorders

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercise-diagnosis

 

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Videos-patient profiles of OCD, schizophrenia, depression

 

 

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12-Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interactive exercise-therapies

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Videos-exposure therapy, positive psychology

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Additional reading-Positive psychology

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Discussion board-Topics and outcomes to be determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course themes assignment

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