Psychology in Modern Life is designed to be an introduction to the discipline of psychology as it applies to everyday behavior. The major emphasis of the course will be on applying knowledge of psychological principles to real-life situations. Examples of life situations addressed include topics such as stress management, decision-making, handling conflict, and personality adjustment. The course has an empirical focus, which means that we will apply data collected via the scientific method to problems in living, and develop our critical thinking skills in order to evaluate claims about healthy living made by sources from within and outside the psychological community.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5