BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-121 - Introduction to Psychology II - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-121 - Introduction to Psychology II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Psychology 121 provides an introduction to psychology in general and focuses on areas of special interest within the field of psychology. The course will provide students with a basic understanding of psychology as well as allowing them to develop a questioning approach to psychology as it is experienced in daily life. This inquisitive approach will be of benefit to students in any further studies they may undertake.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Spring 2020 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • the major areas of psychology and an understanding of specific, critical thinking approach to the study of human behavior;
  • knowledge of the concepts, theories, methods, terminology and research findings appropriate to the field of psychology;

  • acquire a facility to analyze, interpret, evaluate and understand such phenomena as sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, cognition, and language;

  • acquire an increased understanding of what the profession of psychology is about;

  • introduction to spiritual concepts of self from Indigenous world view perspective;

  • an increased facility for understanding, tolerating, and/or changing the thoughts and behavior of other people;
  • gain an enhanced level of competency in perceiving, analyzing and evaluation of circumstances;

  • acquire an increased facility for understanding an Indigenous world view perspective;
  • basic issues and methodology of development psychology;
  • motivation in terms of inborn and learned determinants;

  • motivation and its relationship to physiology and emotion;
  • theories of emotion;
  • personality theory and assessment;

  • the relationship between stress, health and disease;

  • perspectives on causes and treatment of psychological disorders;
  • insight, behavioral, conformity, obedience, and compliance, prejudice, and aggression; and
  • First Nations psychological perspective.
  • Text and Materials: Wood, Ellen and Samuel. (1999, 1996). The World of Psychology. (2nd ed.). Prentice Hall Canada Inc.: Scarborough, Ontario.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
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    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
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    M,W9:00AM - 10:30AM06 Jan 202024 Apr 2020
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