Unit 1 Essential Questions:
- Where did psychology come from?
- How has psychology changed the study of human and animal behavior?
- How do the different perspectives in psychology compare and contrast?
- Who were the movers and shakers in the evolution of psychology as a science?
Unit 1 Learning Objectives:
- Trace the historical and philosophical development of psychology as a science.
- Describe how the different perspectives explore and explain human behavior.
- Identify famous psychologists and describe their contributions to the discipline.
Unit 2 Essential Questions:
- What ways does psychology approach the study of human and animal behavior?
- How do psychologists use the scientific method to study behavior and mental processes?
- Which methods of research are appropriate for the study of different behaviors?
- How do psychologists draw appropriate conclusions about behavior from research?
- How do psychologists make ethical decisions about researching behavior with human and animal subjects?
Unit 2 Learning Objectives:
- Explore different career options for people who earn degrees in psychology. Discuss the advantage of research over other ways of knowing.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of case study research.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of naturalistic observations.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of survey research.
- Evaluate why correlational research does not yield causal conclusions.
- Identify the elements of an experiment.
- Apply elements of an experiment to different situations.
- Evaluate the importance of ethics in research.
- Evaluate the importance of statistics in research.