Introduction to Psychology and Human Behavior
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students will be exposed to classic ideas, psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with the major subfields within psychology. Students will also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The class meetings will be run in a seminar style, with discussion more common than lecturing. It is the expectation that every student in this class will participate in the discussions. There will be one required paper and one power point presentation.
We will be reading classic texts, short books, and scientific articles distributed on the ISC website. Readings may include the following and will be determined as the class proceeds:
St. Augustine. Confessions.
Aristotle. On Memory and Reminiscence
Russell. The Analysis of Mind
Asch: Studies of Independence and Conformity
Frankfurt: On Bullshit
James. Principles of Psychology: Memory
Loftus. Make-believe memories
Luria, Alexander. The Mnemonist.
Gallup. Self-recognition in primates.
What you should take away from the course:
1. Enhanced critical thinking skills.
2. An intellectual command of psychology terminology and theories.
3. Working knowledge of scientific procedures and methods.
4. Exposure to various career opportunities in the field of psychology.
5. Enhanced research skills, methodology, and procedures.
6. Basic understanding and analysis of statistical data and methods.
7. Increased confidence in writing and speaking skills.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.