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Psychology for the Health Care Professional


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This course is an introduction to the terminology, concepts, questions, theories, and empirical data that make up the field of psychology and are pertinent to the health care professional. Areas to be explored include research, consciousness, learning, memory, language, intelligence, human development, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders, and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on human development and learning theory. Students in this course are expected to go beyond the mere acquisition of facts to critically review their own beliefs about human behavior through the lens of scientific research and evidence and to consider the impact on society and the applications for day-to-day-living and professional practice. Students who have credit in Psychology 1040 and Psychology 1050 cannot also receive credit for this course.

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