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Tufts University and our University College team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and while we are currently still accepting applications and enrollments for Summer Session, we are in the process of considering alternative options for this summer’s programs and courses. We expect to update students and families no later than April 10, 2020 with our decisions. In the meantime, please visit the COVID-19 web page for additional information.
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Course Description

Systematic survey of the field of psychology, covering important general principles in the topics of psychological development, sensory processes, perception, motivation, emotion, learning, thinking, intelligence, aptitudes, social problems, and personality.

The course will consist of lectures, films and in class discussions that will help illustrate various subjects that we will cover in class. Students will embark on an exploration of the human brain and all of its complexities and will gain a better understanding of human behavior. Students will explore how Psychologists ask questions and then create a framework in an attempt to answer them using the scientific method and statistics. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to briefly describe the history of the field of Psychology, outline the connections between Psychology and other disciplines such as biology and philosophy, discuss the nature versus nurture argument as it applies to behavior, describe the biological basis of behavior as it relates to neuroscience research, discuss the connections between the sub-disciplines of the field, discuss the major theorists, analyze behavior with a researcher’s eye and question data and statistics, and use critical thinking skills when it comes to looking at behavior.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Arts & Sciences