Grades: 11, 12Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The Standards have been divided into six content areas. These areas include: Scientific Methods, Developmental, Cognitive, Personality, Assessment and Mental Health, Socio-cultural and Biological Bases of Behavior. In the Scientific Methods area, research methods and ethical considerations are discussed. Developmental psychology takes a life span approach to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development. Cognitive aspects of psychology focuses on learning, memory, information processing, and language. Personality, Assessment and Mental Health topics include psychological disorders, treatment, personality, and assessment. Socio-cultural dimensions of behavior deal with topics such as conformity, obedience, perceptions, attitudes, and the influence of the group on the individual. The Biological Bases focuses on the way the brain and nervous system functions, including topics such as sensation, perception, motivation, and emotion.
- A Core 40 and AHD course
- A one semester course (1 credit)