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This course surveys the scientific study of behavior and mental processes as natural phenomena. Basic psychological areas such as biopsychology, perception, learning, memory, motivation and emotion are typically addressed. Broader, integrated topics such as development, personality, and social and abnormal psychology are also explored. Students who enroll in 100WL gain additional focus on how psychologists formulate research questions, gather data and interpret findings based on the major conceptual approaches in the field of psychology. PSYC 101WL or 101NL is a prerequisite for all other courses, and is also required for the neuroscience major.

Bill DeCoteau
Fall 2023
Course Code:
PSYC 101 - 2