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Colegio de San Juan de Letran

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


PSYCHOLOGY AREA
I. COURSE NO.: II. COURSE TITLE: III. CREDITS:

PSYCH 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 UNITS IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course aims to provide students with the general overview of Psychology. Emphasis is on the scientific approach to understand human behavior and mental processes particularly on the Filipino individual. V. COURSE RATIONALE: The course is primarily for students who desire an intensive preparation for the more advance courses in Psychology. This is offered to ALL students in the collegiate department of the Colegio. In the end, it is hoped that the course will facilitate personal awareness and development among students. VI. COURSE OBJECTIVES: General Objectives: At the end of the course, the student is expected to have equipped himself with the basic knowledge in psychology. Specific Objectives: COGNITIVE: 1. Provide a general overview of the field of psychology. 2. Introduce the students to the scientific way of understanding human behavior and mental processes. 3. Stimulate intellectual curiosity about human behavior and thinking. AFFECTIVE 4. Facilitate personal awareness and development. 5. Develop a deepen interest in psychology. PSYCHOMOTOR 6. Participate actively in the class discussion. 7. Share ones experiences in relation to the topic discussed.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

SUBJECT MATTER The Nature of Psychology

VALUES INTEGRATED

TEACHING STRATEGIES/MET HODOLOGY Class activity thru a pre-quiz before the lecture

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

EVALUATION

TIME FRAME

EXPECTED OUTCOME

Appreciate the varied definitions of Psychology

1. Nature and History of Psychology a. Definition of Psychology b. Western History c. History of Psychology in the Philippines 2. Contemporary Psychological Perspectives a. Biological Approach b. Cognitive Approach c. Behavioral Approach d. Psychoanalytic Approach e. Phenomenological Approach 3. Major subfields of Psychology

Understanding

Reference books; Internet; related materials

Announced and unannounced quizzes

2 weeks

Appreciated the varied definitions of Psychology.

Distinguish the different approaches/persp ective in psychology which will be used by psychologists in conducting research Familiarize oneself with the different fields in psychology. Compare different western and indigenous methods used by psychologists in conducting research.

Wisdom

Group activity

Handouts

Graded recitation

Distinguished the different approaches/per spectives used by psychologist in conducting research.

Appreciation of the subject matter Enlightenment

Group activity

OHP; Transparencies

Group discussion

a. b. c. d. e.

4. Research methods used in Psychology Case study Experiment Testing Survey Interview

Mini research

OHP Transparencies; Handouts; Journal of Philippine Psychology

Reaction paper

Familiarized oneself with the different fields in psychology. Compare the different western and indigenous methods used by psychologist in conducting research

Psychological Development Employ ones knowledge of the fundamental principles and issues of development 1. Introduction to Human Development a. Aspects of Human Development b. The process of development c. Issues in Human Development 2. Reproductive process and the life span a. Male and female reproduction b. Stages of development c. Heredity, Genes, and DNA d. Chromosomal and reproductive Disorders 3. Stages of Development according to Freud, Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg Appreciation of Life Lecture; Group presentation Handouts; Reference books; learning aids Quizzes; articles; movie review 4 weeks Employed ones knowledge of the fundamental principles and issues of development.

Examine critically ones personal development.

Dignity of person

Structured Learning Exercises (SLEs)

Research materials

Assignment on baby momentos and pictures

Examined critically ones personal development.

Cary out objective, systematic evaluation of the main developmental theories.

Understanding the self

Journal Writing

Experiential sharing

Group discussion

Carried out objective, systematic evaluations of the main developmental theories

Biological Bases of Behavior Explain how different parts of the brain function on human behavior. The Nervous system The mechanism of the human brain b. Parts and functions of the brain 1. a. Appreciation of Life Discussion Reference book; hand outs; OHP and transparencies Quiz 2 weeks Explain how different parts of the brain function on human behavior.

Point out the effects of the normal, under, and over secretion hormones produce on each gland.

Valuing oneself 2. Endocrine system

Group presentation

OHP and transparencies

Group participation

Point out the effects of the normal, under, and over secretion hormones produce on each gland.

Sensory Processes and Perception Develop adequate background on the anatomy of perception Describe the various perceptual constancies including size, light and color constancies. 1. Physiological dimension of senses 2. Different principles of perception 3. Perceptual constancies Appreciation of the complexity of the human body Perception Journal readings; Structured Learning Exercises; Group presentation; Dyads Reference books; handouts; learning aids Quizzes; group discussion; seatwork; research work 3 weeks Developed adequate background on the anatomy of perception Described the various perceptual constancies including size, lights and color, constancies. Group activity Modules Quizzes 2 weeks Reflected on the importance of the study on consciousness and its altered states. Distinguished the waking states of consciousness

Consciousness and Its Altered States Predictability Reflect on the importance of the study on consciousness and its altered states. Distinguish the waking states of consciousness from altered a. b. c. 1. Definition of Consciousness and altered states of consciousness

2. Sleep Stages of sleep REM Problem and

Appreciation

Film showing

Handouts

Group discussion

states of consciousness. Dispel myths surrounding dreams, hypnosis; meditations and ESP. Familiarize oneself with the different psychoactive drugs Identify behaviors that are based on the learning principles. Interpret behaviors using learning theories as the basis.

Disturbances 3. Dream theories and interpretations Knowledge Journal writing Other learning aid Seatwork

4.

Hypnosis

Sense of responsibility

Role playing

Research work

from the altered states of consciousness. Dispelled myths surrounding dreams, hypnosis, meditation, and ESP. Familiarized one with the different psychoactive drugs.

Learning and Conditioning 1. Characteristics of Learning Understanding Discussion Handouts; reference; illustration Quizzes; dyads; film viewing 1 week Differentiated classical conditioning from operant conditioning.

2. Basic learning theories a. Classical Conditioning b. Operant Conditioning c. Social Cognitive Learning Emotion

Knowledge

Demonstration; Class sharing

Contrast the classical theories of emotion with the modern appraisal theories of emotion Describe the

1. Definition of emotion 2. Major theories of emotion 3. Modern Appraisal Theories of

Understanding

Lecture

Reference books; handouts; learning aids; OHP and transparencies

Quiz; group discussion

1 week

Sense of

Group presentation

Group

Contrasted the classical theories of emotion with the modern appraisal theories of emotions.

action tendencies that are most often associated with the basic emotions Classify aggression and explain its origins. COMMUNITY SERVICE INTEGRATION Organize a student assistance program that would entail our students to assist students of the adopted school of the Colegio in coping with student-related concerns,

Emotion 4. Action tendencies associated with emotion

responsibility

participation Describe the action tendencies that are most often associated with the basic emotions. Classified aggression and explained its origin. Amity Service Materials necessary for the activity Narrative report; reaction paper One month Organized a student assistance program that would entail students to assist students in the adopted school of the Colegio in coping with student-related concerns.

Wisdom

Role playing; photo language

Group participation

5.

Aggression

Tulong Estudyante Program

VII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Class attendance and active participation. Assignments, quizzes, seatwork, research work. Submission of reaction papers, active reviews, movie reviews. Submission of compilation of related literature and studies researched. Submissions of compilation of hand outs (from group presenters) Community involvement by group. Attendance to Psychology Areas activities and programs (for PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS only)

VIII.

TEXT MATERIALS

Kahayon, L. Introduction to General Psychology. 2003. IX. REFERENCES Baron, Atkinson R. et.al. Hilgards Introduction to Psychology, 13th ed. U.S.A.: Thomson Wadsworth Inc. 2000. Baron, R. et.al. Psychology, 3rd ed. Boston, U.S.A.: Allyn and Bacon Co. 1993 Crider, A. et.al. Psychology, 3rd ed. Illinois, U.S.A.: Scott, Foresman and Co. 1993 Evangelista, Lourdes. Introduction to Psychology: with questions and answers. Booklore, Inc. 2000. Macapagal, E. and The. L. General Psychology, Textbook and Manual. Quezon City: Ateneo Press. 1999. Plotnick, E. Introduction to General Psychology. 2002.
X. GRADING SYSTEM: (Base 60 grading system)

MIDTERM GRADE Class standing (30%) Quizzes (30%) Midterm Examination (40%) PRE-FINAL GRADE Class standing Quizzes Final Examination (30%) (30%) (40%) FINAL GRADE

MIDTERM GRADE + PRE-FINAL GRADE = 2