An introduction to various areas of psychology, including scientific investigation, motivation, personality, intelligence, behavioral deviation, perception, learning and human development. It provides a basis for further study in related areas.
The course (and text) is organized around six important domains of knowledge that cover topics as diverse as genetics, psychodynamic motives, traits, the self, gender, culture, stress, coping and health. As we explore these domains of knowledge through the text and lectures, we will develop a fairly comprehensive overview of the field of personality psychology as it exists today. Students will also develop an appreciation for individual differences and aspects of individual self for continued reflection and exploration.
Social psychology is a dynamic study of how an individual’s thoughts, feelings and actions are affected by others. Issues discussed include prejudice, conformity, interpersonal attraction and violence. The scientific methods of studying such phenomena are emphasized.
Psychology studies the mind and behavior. The major in Psychology introduces students to the main concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the field.
Students gain the ability to think scientifically, creatively, and critically about human behavior and mental processes; to acquire the basic skills for conducting research in these areas; and to develop a general understanding of psychology as both a natural science and a social science.
The American College of Dubai is centrally located in Garhoud, Dubai, making it a very convenient option set in the heart of the city. Our faculty are highly experienced and we have been delivering excellent educational standards for over 20 years. Our campus includes lecture halls, a separate library building with study areas, a major computer centre and related resource rooms, as well as a small clinic staffed by a resident nurse. Student activity areas include outdoor sports facilities such as a football field as well as basketball and volleyball courts. There is also a games hall beside the cafeteria as well as a dedicated activities area.Read More