An examination of the vocabulary, theories and research methods common to the various branches of the science of psychology. The course surveys psychology from its early history to important new advances in brain research. The principles of psychology are applied to learning, to mental health, and to everyday life. This course meets General Education Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills, and Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences. This Honors course fosters high-achieving students' growth towards learning outcomes such as: problem solving, often with creative approaches; critical reading, artistic literacy, or original data analysis; forming judgments based on evidence, often from alternative modes of inquiry or integrative learning; clear, persuasive research writing; oral presentation; and articulate reflection on personal growth. Honors courses are more likely to utilize student-driven active learning, emphasizing exploration and discovery, rather than the acquisition of specific knowledge; faculty might provide projects with no pre-determined conclusion, but with real-world application.
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