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Applying Psychology (PSYC 1100)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: The course examines how psychological concepts can be applied to everyday life. A variety of topics focusing on personal adjustment are included, such as the effects of stress, memory formation, interpersonal relationships, and strategies for changing behavior. The course is designed for students who are not planning to take General Psychology.

Topical Outline:
1. Improving academic performance and memory (encoding and retrieval)
2. Effects of and coping with stress
3. Personality, person perception, and social influence
4. Communication, close relationships, marriage, and parenting
5. Gender and behavior
6. Psychological disorders and psychotherapy

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand research methodology
2. Understand stress and apply methods for dealing with stress
3. Understand memory formation and retrieval
4. Analyze effective and dysfunctional interpersonal relationship, communication, and personality theories
5. Learn and apply strategies for changing behavior
6. Evaluate theories and research related to practical situations

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

MnTC: Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences