Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Society and Behaviour » GESB1010 / GESB017 – Psychology of Everyday Life
Suggested Year of Study:1-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FSS

Department of Psychology

Medium of Instruction:English

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain mental processes, emotions, and behaviour. Applications of psychology include performance enhancement, self-help, mental health and many other areas affecting everyday life and work. In this course, we will overview key topics in psychology such as learning, memory, human development, personality, feelings, motivations, and social behaviour representing some of what psychology seeks to understand and explain. In this course, we will take a grand tour of the most prominent theories, principles, findings and applications of psychology, and engage actively in research through participation in psychological studies and experiments.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Students will be able to:

1. Develop a basic vocabulary of psychology relevant to the study of the human mind and behaviour.

2. Identify and differentiate basic psychological processes of human mental health and behaviour in everyday life and work situations.

3. Solve everyday problems applying basic psychological concepts and theories of human behaviour.

4. Differentiate and evaluate cultural differences in the human experience.

5. Collaborate in psychological research to gain insight in the scientific methods used to study human behaviour