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.