- Social Studies
Level: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Must have completed World Cultures
This class may be offered in a blended format.
This course will serve as an overview of the major fields within psychology with an emphasis on developing an understanding of psychology as the science of human thought and behavior. While psychology is most often associated with clinical issues (e.g. personalities disorders), this makes up only a small portion of the field. Other specialties within psychology include, to name just a few, physiological, social, organizational, and developmental psychology. Units of study will include theory, the bio-psychological basis of behavior (study of the brain), lifespan development, and psychiatric illnesses and disorders. Students will also critically examine “common sense” knowledge about how people function.