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PSY 1001 - Introductory Psychology

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Minimum performance standard scores on the reading, writing, and mathematics preassessment placement tests.

Description: This course presents basic concepts, principles, and methods involved in the scientific study and understanding of human behavior. Attention is given to organic bases of human and other animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific method, behavioral neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, personality, mental health, social behavior, and developmental processes. This course is required for all psychology majors and minors.
General Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences II
Guaranteed Transfer: GT-SS3

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Introductory Writing Assignment

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Phone: 303-615-0699


Fax: 720-778-5691

Location: Plaza 220

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Mailing Address:

Department of Psychological Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 54 PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

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The Department of Psychology at MSU Denver has designed its curriculum according to the American Psychological Association's guidelines.

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Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.