Discovering Psychology

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Course Design Guide College of Social Sciences PSY/211 Version 3 Essentials of Psychology Copyright © 2013, 2012, 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Course Description This course overviews the foundations of psychology as the field applies to everyday life. The physical and mental aspects of psychology are traced through lifespan development with emphasis on psychological health and wellness. Further study focuses on personality; thinking, learning and memory; motivation and emotions; and gender and sexuality. Based in various historical traditions, the course is set in the context of contemporary psychological principles. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding…show more content…
8 Substantial post per week, Weeks run Tuesday-Monday 2 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions. You will have Two discussion question per week, First must be completed by Thursdays, the second by Saturday 2 Activities and Preparation Watch the Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial located at the following link: Individual Psychological Needs Paper Write a 500- to 700-word paper about psychological needs as represented in Maslow’s hierarchy. Include the following: Explain Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Does this hierarchy make sense to you? Explain your answer. How does Maslow’s hierarchy relate to motivation? Which need to you find most challenging? Why is this need challenging? Why? Format your paper according to APA standards. End of Week 3 (Monday) 8 Learning Team Motivation and Emotion Worksheet Complete the Motivation, Emotions, and Intelligence Worksheet located on the student web page. End of Week 3 (Monday) 8 Week Four: Lifespan Development Personality Details Due Points Objectives 4 4.1 Outline physical, social, and cognitive development from childhood to late adulthood. 4.2 Compare theories of personality development. 4.3 Explain ways personality can be assessed. Readings Read Ch. 9 of Discovering Psychology. Readings Read Ch. 10 of Discovering Psychology.
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